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Finding Your Purpose with Human Design and Gene Keys

When starting a journey of self-discovery and personal fulfilment, many individuals find themselves searching for a deeper understanding of their purpose and meaning for their life.


Two systems that have gained significant popularity in the past few years in helping people to achieve this are Human Design and Gene Keys. Both approaches offer unique perspectives and tools that can assist individuals in unraveling their purpose and living a more authentic and fulfilling life.


When people find out that I use Human Design and Gene Keys in my personal life and with my clients, the first thing they are keen to know is what their life purpose is. And although Human Design and the Gene Keys can give you an indication to your purpose in life, it’s not as clear cut an answer as people hope. And for some people, it turns out to be more of a disappointment rather than a ‘Great, I have a clear direction in life now,’ type moment.

Before we dive in further, let me go over a few basics.


1. What is Human Design?

Human Design is a synthesis of various esoteric and scientific systems, including astrology, the I Ching, the Kabbalah, and quantum physics. It provides a blueprint of an individual's energetic makeup based on their birth data (birth date; birth time; birth location), unveiling their unique qualities, strengths, and potential challenges.


a. The Five Energy Types and Strategy

Human Design categorises individuals into one of five distinct Energy Types: Manifestor, Generator, Manifesting Generator, Projector, or Reflector. Each type has a specific Strategy for navigating life and accessing their purpose. For instance, Generators and Manifesting Generators are designed to follow their gut response and engage in activities that bring them joy and satisfaction, leading them closer to their purpose. You can read more about the different energy types in my blog post ‘Human Design Types’.

b. Centres and Authority:

Human Design also explores nine energy centres within an individual's BodyGraph, each representing specific aspects of life. The definition or openness of these Centres influences how individuals experience and interact with the world. Additionally, Human Design highlights different Authorities, such as emotional, sacral, or splenic authority, which serve as decision-making guides aligned with an individual's unique design.


The Energy Type, Strategy and Authority are the very basic level of Human Design information that a person can use to start living their life in a different way. I’ve experienced first hand how implementing my own Strategy and Authority as a Manifesting Generator has quickly changed the direction of my life. My decision making process has become much clearer and it has led me to make great decisions in areas of life important to me, such as moving home and turning down what seemed like great job offers.


2. What are the Gene Keys and the Journey of Transformation?

The Gene Keys, developed by Richard Rudd, focus on unlocking an individual's potential by diving deep into their genetic makeup and exploring the patterns and codes within their DNA. It proposes that each person carries a unique set of gene keys, representing specific qualities and aspects of their consciousness.


a. The Holographic Profile

Similar to the BodyGraph in Human Design, The Gene Keys system introduces a Holographic Profile that combines an individual's astrological birth chart with the I Ching. This profile highlights significant areas of life, including the individual's life's work, relationships, and challenges. By contemplating these aspects, individuals can gain insights into their purpose and the paths for personal growth and evolution.


b. Embracing the Shadow

A key aspect of the Gene Keys system is the recognition and integration of one's shadows—the unconscious patterns and fears that hold us back from embodying our purpose. By bringing awareness to these shadows, we can transform them into our gifts and strengths, ultimately guiding us towards our true purpose.


As I learned about my own Gene Keys and the gifts and challenges contained in each one, it has become clear that this is not an easy task to undertake. It is also something that needs to be given space and time so that an individual can integrate the information learned into their life. Again, my own experience has been enlightening and I’ve seen shifts in my life from taking the time to become aware of patterns of behaviour and change them so that I am able to move in the right direction for me.


3. Synergies and Complementary Aspects of Human Design and the Gene Keys

While Human Design and Gene Keys offer distinct approaches, they share common threads that enhance their effectiveness when used together. Bringing these approaches together is what has helped me elevate the support I give my clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how to move forward in their lives.


a. Self-Awareness and Empowerment

Both systems prioritise self-awareness as a foundation for personal growth and fulfilment. By understanding their unique energetic makeup and genetic coding, individuals are able to gain a deeper understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and potential. This self-awareness empowers them to make conscious choices aligned with their purpose and to navigate life's challenges with clarity and confidence.


b. Embracing Uniqueness and Authenticity

Both Human Design and Gene Keys encourage individuals to embrace their uniqueness and authenticity. By recognising and honouring their individual design and genetic imprints, individuals can break free from societal conditioning and expectations, allowing them to embody their true purpose without compromise.


c. Transformation and Integration

Gene Keys emphasise the transformative journey of integrating one's shadows into gifts. Human Design complements this by providing practical strategies for navigating life based on one's unique design. Together, these systems offer individuals a holistic approach to personal growth, assisting them in embodying their purpose with authenticity and alignment.

4. Finding your purpose using Human Design and the Gene Keys

When people think about life purpose, most think of a job or vocation. Once they have this in mind, they work towards this through education and training. I want to add a personal note and opinion here. Life purpose is not a job or vocation. It is not what you ‘do’. Life purpose is who you ‘be’ in this world. It is the truest version of you. It is your purpose to actualise that version here on earth. How you do it is the journey you get to take to discover it.


I’ve done many Human Design readings and the Incarnation Cross of a person’s BodyGraph is an indication of their purpose. From all of the readings I have done for clients, not one gave a job title or vocation. It was more about using their skills and talents in life. How they chose to do it was something they would get to decide (by using their Strategy and Authority).

Similarly, the Gene Keys show us our skills and strengths and challenges. These are aspects of ourselves we get to work with and work on in order to fulfil our purpose. Again, not a job or a vocation.

I have had clients who have been disappointed with what their reading has revealed to them because what they wanted was a job title to work towards. They were still stuck in the societal programming that their life purpose was the job they were destined to do. I have also had clients who once they have discovered their purpose actually decide that they do not want to continue on the journey of self-actualisation as they are not ready to do so.

For those individuals who are ready and willing to pursue purpose and self-actualisation, Human Design and Gene Keys can offer valuable insights and tools for discovering a deeper understanding of themselves. Both systems empower individuals to recognise their unique strengths, navigate life's challenges, and ultimately embody their purpose. By combining self-awareness, authenticity, and transformative practices, individuals can embark on a fulfilling journey towards living a purpose-driven life.


I support women to incorporate Human Design and Gene Keys into their personal growth and exploration, providing a powerful catalyst for self-discovery. Clients are able to unlock their potential and create a life that aligns with their deepest truths. When they delve into the intricate layers of their energetic makeup and genetic coding, clients can embark on a transformative journey towards embodying their purpose, leading to a life of fulfilment, authenticity, and joy.


If you would like to find out how Human Design and Gene Keys can support you to create clarity and confidence to live the life you desire, I invite you to book a consultation call with me.

Much love,

Harmesch x

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