How To Tap Into The Energy To Show Up By Human Design
Showing up is a frequency game, but sometimes it feels impossible to keep it all up. Every energy type struggles with consistency for its own reasons. Projectors, Manifestors, and Reflectors lack consistent access to the life-force energy to get things done with their undefined Sacrals. Generators and Manifesting Generators often do not know how to work with it.
I want to give you a few shortcuts that will help you activate that power to show up and “shine your light” – because it is precisely that light not being ON that often causes us to procrastinate in the first place.
In this case, we will be looking at your Sacral center. This is the center responsible for the access to that sustainable vitality, getting things done, creating and mastering your “work.”
For those who have this center defined, having discovered how to work with it and finding their “work” will bring an immense feeling of satisfaction, especially for Generators. Manifesting Generators can find a way to manage their more vibrant and somewhat irregular impulses in a way that gets lots done and adds that feeling of flow and satisfaction.
And even if you are like me with undefined Sacral, there can still be consistent energies activated in the gates coming off that center that can show you how to tap into this energy to help us activate our creative flow, or on the days when transits or personal connections define our Sacral, we can really take advantage of this power source, even though it is temporary for us and will require some sort of winding down and resetting afterward.
What fascinates me the most is that gates in the Sacral center offer insights into what we love and maybe do not love doing so much. Recently I saw a graphic posted on Instagram by Human Design Coach Alexandra Cole that really nailed it for me, and I want to share with you how you can use this information to determine what you need to pay more of your attention to in order to get the most of your Sacral (defined or undefined) and activate that natural feeling of aliveness and creativity.
Alexandra uses the word magnetic, but to me, that does not have the right “flavor.” I definitely would say you feel “most in the flow” when you tap into the consistent energies of your activated Gates.
Let’s summarise what Alexandra suggests in her post:
- Gate 14 Guiding or inspiring others
- Gate 29 Collaborating with others
- Gate 59 Having deep, meaningful conversations
- Gate 9 Being able to focus
- Gate 3 Innovating
- Gate 42 Having time to think things through
- Gate 27 Serving Others
- Gate 34 Doing what you love
- Gate 5 Operating on YOUR timeline
Let’s have a look at how it works in action – I will use myself as an example.
I am a Projector, so my Sacral is not defined – and as I work from home, I ran connection charts to see if my family members (also all Projectors) activate it. Unfortunately, they do not, which means that all three of us lack consistent access to creativity and the ability to get things done. Which honestly sometimes can be an issue.
For example, I can physically sense when my husband or my daughter is in what I call a “limbo,” feeling not creative or productive, and this feeling is like a swamp. It drags me down too. If only one of them comes within 3 meters of me – enters my aura, this feeling is so powerful it can affect me even if I am having a more or less productive day.
When I looked deeper into the active gates on my Sacral, I realized that indeed when I create an environment that allows me to focus (gate 9) – for example, a clean desk, no one in my space, staying hydrated, sometimes listening to my favorite music or switching off the sound on my phone and desktop messenger to work in a distraction-free zone, I definitely tap into my creativity and can create something energetically aligned. What’s important for me as a Projector, I feel great about it. Gate 9 is active on my personality side (black), which means I am consciously aware of the energy it brings.
The next Gate – also on my Personality Side as it is black, is Gate 27 – serving others. This is an interesting one because when some of my clients ask me to do something for them (even if that doing is guidance), I feel that I activate immediately. I used to think it came from being a people pleaser, but as I observed how it made me feel, I realized that it is not about being used or doing something so “they like me.” I am so fast responding to others because, in this act, I am serving them – exactly what the energy of Gate 27 brings. When I serve others, I get to activate the flow, even if I feel zero motivation to do something for myself at this moment. Actually, after helping others, I often feel lots of energy to create for myself too!
How do I tap into this energy even deeper? When I sit down to create my content, I hold an intention to serve others as I condense a massive amount of research they would have needed to do to discover some good insights and a-ha moments that can completely shift their perspective and make their direction clearer and their attitude towards showing up lighter, feeling safer, feeling inspired. This also explains why my best posts, articles, and trainings are always motivated by a question or a block one of my clients or someone who confided in me has.
Lastly, the final active Gate in my Sacral center is unconscious- showing in red on the Design side of my chart. It is Gate 5, which is about the rhythms of your life, and this is not conscious energy, not something I actively identify with or feel – but the more I look at what helps me get into the zone and show up in my full authentic power, I realize that indeed the routines and rhythms are important for me, but they cannot be dictated by anyone else. I truly need to take action on my own timeline.
This is why I could never follow some sort of schedule created by someone else, like the 5 AM Club or anything to determine what I should be doing and when.
Interestingly, when I try to create a timeline like this and a schedule to fill, I fail miserably every time. It may have something to do with my Splenic Authority which always tells me if it is safe (or beneficial) for me to do or engage in an activity at every single moment of my life. Splenic Authority is truly living in the NOW. There is no way to schedule your life ahead because when that time comes – the Spleen may clearly tell me not to enter that commitment or activity. It will just feel off. And if I overwrite this with my mind, whatever and however logical the reasoning may be – it always ends up exhausting my energy instead of tapping into the zone.
This encourages me to learn to trust my own patterns and rhythms. On the days when my mind is not trying to take over my life, I see the evidence of how magical the ability is to trust that my rhythms are the correct ones for me. Invitations miraculously come into my life, or inspiration arrives, and I have the vitality to create from that inspiration.
This article came to life just like that. Trusting my own rhythm, not pressurizing myself into doing what I should, but more about listening to my body, creating an environment to focus, and getting into the rhythm to serve others with my insights.
And this is truly the key to showing up consistently. It is not always a lack of inspiration that stops us, but most of the time, the lack of energy to execute it, the lack of light within to get it done.
I hope you can look at this image and your chart and see what Gates and what energies you have available to tap into. Even if your Sacral center is not defined – these are the energies you can rely on.
And if you are a Generator and Manifesting Generator, this means you literally have the list of things that will “light you up” – just make sure that whatever you are creating comes from you RESPONDING to something on the outside and not your ideas and internal inspirations. Your strategy to relax into waiting to respond to external cues, like a beautiful dance with the Universe – is key to activating correct energy for your activities, and then you can always tap into the power of your Gates for specific things you can focus on to make the most of it. But when you listen to your reasoning and your mind without responding, it will only cause you to push and get frustrated more and more. Following your strategy is a beautiful secret to a more aligned, enjoyable life.
Before I finish, if you have a completely open Sacral (no Gates), I would advise watching daily transits for activations of the Gates. Then you can use this article to reference what energies are at play and how you can tap into them. It is kind of fun to think that it offers you more versatility too!
And, of course, there could still be so many questions around showing up and your marketing, but if you want to dive deeper, you are welcome to order your Marketing Blueprint By Design™ here, and we can figure these things out together.
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Juliette Stapleton is a Visibility Strategist for coaches and experts. She teaches how to attract clients online, creating your OWN marketing experience that feels good, easy and aligned with who you are and brings results.
Juliette has been featured in Forbes and several major business and marketing podcasts, like SocialChatter, 365Driven, Rising Tide, iHeart Radio, and Confident Live. She is an active contributor to world-leading online publications, such as Entrepreneur.com Influencive, Addicted2Success, Thrive Global, Good Men Project and many more.
She lives in Tallinn, Estonia.