The Human Design parenting approach
Parenting is as challenging as it is rewarding, and usually overwhelming. In 9.5 years as a mum, I’ve faced many challenges including reflux, tongue tie, sleepless nights, temper tantrums & bullying. Not to mention loss of identity & wobbly mental health.
One thing is certain, there are many more trials coming my way as my children become tweens and then teens!
When my children were 4 and 6, I rediscovered the Human Design system. It gave me such a deep understanding of who I am, and who my children are, that it naturally began to influence my parenting.
Before Human Design came into my life, I was proud to be a ‘winging it’ mum – not over thinking it & basically making shit up as I went along. This was fine for the most part, but with hindsight it was always the same battles that came up again & again.
Relentless. Infuriating. Exhausting!
That began to change when I started experimenting with the Human Design parenting approach. Seeing my kids’ designs was like hacking into their wiring and being able to understand how they tick.
It was like getting a sneak peak into their potential.
At the same time, I was learning about my own design, and giving myself what I needed in order to thrive. Now, as a Holistic Wellness Coach, I thought I was pretty clued up when it came to looking after myself. But on learning I was a Human Design Projector, so much made sense about why I was so bloody knackered and prone to burn out.
So what is Human Design?
Known as the science of differentiation, it’s the study of your unique energetic blueprint. The system is based on a fusion of astrology, chakras, I Ching, Kaballah tree of life and quantum mechanics and it’s fair to say that it’s “out there”! But, I can promise you it’s like the most accurate personality test you’ll ever try!
All you need to do to get started is to enter your date, time and place of birth into chart software to create your bodygraph – a personalised energy map or guidebook.
From your bodygraph chart, you can discover your:
- Energy type – how your aura interacts with the world – there are 5 types – Generators, Manifesting Generators, Projectors, Manifestors, Reflectors
- Strategy – the most efficient way for you to take aligned action
- Authority – your source of intuition or body’s wisdom
- Open/Undefined centres – where you put out and take in energy, your consistent themes vs where you have greatest potential for transformation
- Personality profile – how you see yourself vs how the world sees you
- Gates & channels
- And much more
It can seem like a ton of information at first, and you may be thinking “Basma, I’ve got enough on my plate without adding some crazy new age hippy dippy system to it” and I hear you. HOWEVER…
When you start living life according to your design, and raising your kids according to theirs, EVERYTHING BECOMES EASIER.
It’s like floating downstream, you naturally take the path of least resistance and life just flows.
You can think of it as an experiment – start playing around with your strategy and authority and see what changes.
Now, it’s not the answer to all your problems, and it’s not for everyone. But if you’re willing to explore & experiment, it could transform your life.
Human Design parenting is a two-step process. First, you have to know and accept yourself, so that you can fully and unconditionally love and accept your child for who they are, not who you want them to be.
Whether you’re new to the Human Design system or already on your experiment, I’ve created a free mini ebook:
Go grab a copy to discover personalised self care strategies so you can recharge your batteries and nail this parenting lark.
(Want to get a free bodygraph chart for you & your family? Click here!).