The Generator’s strategy for life is to wait to respond.
Sounds easy, to wait, right?! For most, this statement stirs confusion and wonderment. The mental gymnastics begin with something like; How does that work, or how long do I have to wait, or what am I waiting for, or what is a response?
In our fast-paced, microwaveable, twitter-world we live in, there doesn’t appear to be much support or encouragement to wait for anything.
I had an Expressive Art group experience that shined a light on my Generator process, as well as providing a metaphor to anchor my clarity. On the particular group, we were invited to enact the theme of growing from a seedling or a sprout to blooming using our body’s. The music began, and people were encouraged to start on the floor to act-like a seed.
Movements mirrored expressions of pushing through dirt, stillness, fluttering, and flickering, cracking open to become a stem, leaf, or bud. Pretending to be a seed, I realized its growth included stopping and starting, pushing and resting, grunts and groans, and at some point, cracking open.
Similarly, Generators hold unlimited seedlings in their life force energy. They carry seeds of pure energy, waiting for expression in their life for pleasure and satisfaction. Generators are designed to effort and provide sustainable energy for manifestation, just like a vital seedling.
Some of the challenges Generators face, especially in the first few years of their process are:
- Finding it challenging to rest and do nothing. Especially if there is ‘work’ to do or someone has asked for their help.
- They are learning to recognize that their mind will interfere with their response. Since most people have allowed their logical thinking to make all their decisions, in the past, it will take practice to rewire the Generator’s mind/body process. Each has a unique discovery that works for them.
- Confusing being stuck as harmful or digressing. Hitting a plateau is part of the Generator process. Most times, ‘being stuck’ is the body’s way of resetting its energy or storing it up for the next satisfying experience.
- Many begin their process recovering from burnout or over-giving.
- Discovering how frustration plays a positive role in their process. When frustration strikes, take it as a way to awaken your sacral energy output.
To keep your Sacral motor running optimal Generators must learn to discipline themselves to rest, look up, and take in the views. Our western culture has conditioned us to be busy and push on. Implementing your strategy wait to respond requires practice, patience, courage, and a willingness to say “no,” more than you’ve ever imagined.
I’m abundantly familiar with feeling stuck and frustrated, having setbacks, pushing, and not getting results. Even after ten years of practice, a Generator is a Generator. What’s changed is I’ve accepted and surrendered to the wisdom of my Sacral and my experiences of setbacks and frustration.
There are seasons for effort and ones to be idle. I remind myself of the seedlings inside of me and their process to become a plant.
Generators, what actions would support you in being clear and confident with your responses?
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This reminds me of a long-standing question. What is the relationship of the I-Ching hexagram numbers and the Human Design gate numbers? Are they the same? And we have changing lines in the I-C. the gate line relates to that … how?
My own – pure 6/2 generator mostly open – way of waiting in the now is to have daily practices of renewal and re-framing. At the very least it breaks up my mind’s desire to set some themes and hold me to them! lovely posts. I shall continue!
Yes, the I-Ching Hexagrams and Gates are the same. HD interpretation of the Hexagrams is similar and also brings it more into modern times for us. Keep in mind, gate/hexagram have layers of information – the core essence is the same. How does this relate for Incarnation Crosses? Each gate has 6 lines. Pending on which line is active at the time of your birth tells us if you’re a Right Angle (Personal Life journey), Left Angle (Trans-personal Life Journey) or Juxtaposition (Fixed Fate). Lines 1-3 are Right Angle, and in some cases 4th line as well. 5&6 are left angle and 4-1 is the only fixed fate cross.
I like your approach – it’s like hitting the refresh or F5 on your computer each day. Great Job 6.2 Generator! Thanks for your wisdom.
Thank you for that little wisdom for this generator,6/2,single definition, one channel.
Well said. Even this manifestor has benefited from your wise words about when it is time to move forward and when it is time to ‘set back’.
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Just what I needed to push myself into submission of the set backs and not look at things in such a “Bad” way.
Thank you for the reassurance of moving forward and re-energizing through temporarily “set-backs” and times of rest. Great way of reframing energy flow…
Nattalee, there were several things you wrote that I found lovely and enlightening, but “Setbacks offer time for seasonal review, retreat, regrouping, realignment and sometimes redirecting in order to forward our progress” just makes my generator heart sing. It’s quite liberating, especially the “fun” & challenge of operating contrary to the tribal conditioning of the busy, goal oriented world most of us work in. Thanks for sharing your experience and wisdom.
Great article. Didn’t realize you used tarot, good to know. I often consult with the cards too. I’m going to read through the rest of this blog now….
The two deck I resonate with and include the I Ching are: The Tao Oracle and Voyager Tarot. I appreciate the diverse interpretations of the hexagrams and I find it helps me as Human Design analyst and coach.
I’ve used the Voyager deck, a card a day, for over 25 years. It’s amazing how accurate the card describes what my day is about or what lesson I’m working through. How about you?
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Thank you so much!!!
Nattalee, great article! As a generator myself, I find it quite challenging to rest and do nothing
But what will happen when a generator with emotional inner authority is in a relationship with a generator with sacral inner authority? Should both of them just wait and respond?
Thanks, Victor, for your inquiry. When there are two Generators, regardless of their Inner Authority, either one can ask the first question.
As you probably know from experience, Yes/No questions are best. One of you can start by asking, for example, Are you Hungry? The other can say, ARe you hungry?
Do you want to cook? Or, standing at the fridge, Do you want this leftover? Do you want a frozen pizza? Or whatever, you get the idea.
This of it as passing a ball back and forth.
Sometimes, Generators don’t know. It is not a yes or a no. For example, do you want to go to this movie? If the other does not have a yes or a no, you can ask, Do you need more information? Would you like to watch the trailer?
Has this been helpful for you?
Love yourself, Nattalee