The Ultimate Blog For Human Design Mental ProjectorsApr 05, 2021
If you’re a Mental Projector, then this is the ULTIMATE BLOG for YOU that will teach you the foundation of how you operate.
Whether you just found out you’re a Human Design Projector with an outer authority, or you’ve known this for years, this blog is going to go through the ins and outs of being a Mental Projector.
This blog will cover:
• What is Human Design?
• What is a Human Design Projector?
• Mental Projectors
• The center that constructs the Outer Authority
• The mechanics of how the Outer Authority operates
• The Outer Authority gates and channels
• A famous Mental Projector
• Five strategies to decondition the Outer Authority
• And more!
But before we take a deep dive into the mechanics of your authority, let’s explore for a little bit what Human Design is, and what it means to be a Projector type within this beautiful system.
What is a Projector?
Walk into a room and on average one in every five people will be a Projector (20% of the population). Projectors are here to GUIDE energy. We are here to be wise about how to do things. We’re not the rarest Type within Human Design, but we’re susceptible to being the most conditioned.
What does it mean to be conditioned? It means to live in a way that isn’t authentic to you. As children, we are sensitive and are easily susceptible to take on what our upbringing environment was like. So you can be conditioned to act, think, and feel in a way that isn’t really you. What happens is that you grow up using your mind to make decisions instead of letting your body’s intelligence (strategy and inner authority) to do the decision making for you. Now you have to peel the layers off so you can discover your unique nature.
We live in a world where it’s normal to work 40 hours a week and to only get two weeks of vacation on average every year. On top of that, we’re told, “just do it.” Working for extended periods of time is suitable for Generators and initiating is what Manifestors are here to do. So as you can see, Projectors are conditioned to believe that they have the energy and initiative mechanisms to work like everyone else.
Not the case.
Projectors are the newest Types out of the four that emerged after 1781. And until now, until the advent of the Human Design System, Projectors didn’t know that they’re unique beings that operate differently than mostly everyone else. Now, we can clearly see that the world is operating at a different rhythm than that of a Projector’s.
To illustrate this example, via a metaphor, imagine that you (a Projector) have been running a marathon all of your life. You’ve been running a marathon, just because everyone else has been running it. Only to find out that your body doesn’t function properly in marathons.
You discover that your body thrives in practicing yoga because your body was designed to flourish in moving itself in those ways. That’s how life is for Projectors: you’ve been operating in a way that wasn’t designed for you (running a marathon) and need to adjust your way of being (practice yoga) in order to live a life of success, fulfillment, and well-being.
This example is just a metaphor to illustrate the differences that we have with the rest of the world.
We need to first know what our uniqueness is as Projectors, then accept this deeply, and then embody these differences. If you can do this, then you can truly live a fulfilling and successful life. This is what The Projector Movement is here for: to support you DEEPLY in your journey back ‘home’, to your truth, to your core, to your uniqueness, and when you discover this and live from this place, life begins to flow in the most magical of ways.
If there’s one thing we want you to take from Human Design, it’s this formula. By honoring this decision-making process, we start to align ourselves to our unique essence and begin to blossom into the person we were born to become.
If you have a defined Ajna Center connected either to your defined Throat or Head Center or both and no definition below the throat, then you’re a Mental Projector. Through all those open centers, you are taking in the energy from the outer world, and then the mind (Ajna) starts to sample, sort through, process, and tries to make sense of all that information. This authority pertains to Projectors only—and with only 2%-3% of the world’s population, it’s a very unique and incredibly rare one!
Let's talk a little about how the Projector strategy works in with your outer authority as a Mental Projector.
Projector Success Formula: The Projector strategy (recognition + invitation) + inner/outer authority
So, after getting recognized and invited, we then check-in with our specific authority to truly know whether that opportunity is correct for us or not. If there's one thing we want you to take from Human Design, it's this formula. By honoring this decision making process, we start to align ourselves to our unique essence and begin to blossom into the person we were born to become.
Now for you, as a Mental Projector, the formula works slightly differently as you don't have an inner but an outer authority. It's vital to start looking at the conditioning in your open centers first. Conditioning is basically just energy that we absorb through our open centers from other people in our lives and from society as a whole that the mind then turns into limiting beliefs and behavior patterns that make us fall out of touch with our truth. As an MP (Mental Projector), you have either six or seven open centers, making you extremely sensitive and vulnerable to any form of outer conditioning. So becoming aware of where & how you are conditioned, releasing it, and learning how to protect your energy supports you in being recognized as the outer authority you are here to become for others. _____________________________________________________________
"There is a dilemma here for the Mental Projector, because for them, Authority is really a questionable thing and not something that is simple at all." - Ra Uru Hu
Mental Projectors (MP) have the potential to become one of the wisest types within the Projector family due to your openness. At the beginning of your journey, the amount of openness in your chart might feel overwhelming. The more you decondition that which is not yours in your open centers, the more you can step into service and share your brilliant mind and embodied wisdom with the world.
Your energetic setting is a fascinating one, and you are here to offer your unique perspective in service to the world. Ultimately, your role in this lifetime is to become an authority, a guiding force, and a trusted advice giver for the people around you - empowering them in their correct decision-making process.
Choosing and placing yourself in the right environment - especially while having an open Identity Center - is SO important to you. You literally become your environment. The more attention you put into finding out which settings make you feel vibrant and alive, the more successful, recognized and fulfilled you will become as an MP.
Let us say this again...
The more attention you put into finding out which settings make you feel vibrant and alive, the more successful, recognized and fulfilled you will become as a Mental Projector.
Another way to access your outer authority is by bringing the people you trust in a tried and true environment and use them as a sounding board. It is not for them to weigh in or give advice; it is for you to connect to your body, breath and allow your environment to speak truth through you. A shadow aspect for MP's to watch out for is forgetting that your mind is here to bring solutions and guidance to others exclusively. Believing that you can use it to think about and solve your own challenges ultimately confuses you from within and takes you away from your dharma (life path).
The Center That Constructs The Mental Authority is the Ajna Center.
Ajna Center: MIND CONSCIOUSNESS & CONCEPTUALIZING
Some key points specific to this center:
- Conscious mind
- Anterior & posterior pituitary
- Awareness Center
- Concrete thinking and processing information; how we see the world
- Forming opinions, ideas; Fixed way of thinking about things
- Susceptible to anxiety: fear of not knowing or being misunderstood
- Can influence and pressure others to think
The Gates Of The Ajna Center
Gate 4: Gate of Formulization
Gate 4 is the gate of answers. It formulates mental awareness around questions about the future.
If you have Gate 4 activated, you have answers--plenty of them. Just because you have answers, however, doesn’t mean you need to share them with everyone (especially because you're a Projector). The key, as with any aspect of Human Design, to not be overbearing with all the answers you have to share, is to adhere to your Strategy and Authority.
The answers you provide are formulas that need to be tested in order for their validity to be correct. This means that the answers you have for people are maybe what they are searching for, or not. This is why following your body’s intelligence will guide you to the correct questions you need to focus on and will share your answers with the correct timing.
Every awareness center (Ajna, Splenic, and Solar Plexus) has their fears. The Ajna Center carries fears of mental anxiety and each gate carries a certain frequency of mental anxiety. For Gate 4, it’s the fear of chaos. The key to transcending this fear is to accept that you have so many possibilities to share but to only share them when the timing is right. If you’re not aware of this mental pressure, life can become chaotic, as you are always trying to give answers.
The shadow of this gate can be being emotionally chaotic, and then you can go about totally believing your emotions and building stories and cases about WHY you are right.
It’s very important if you have this gate to listen to your own emotions and to not believe everything you hear and feel and start to take responsibility for your own emotions turbulence.
Gate 11: Gate of Ideas
This gate wants to open up to life, open up to new perspective, and new ways of looking at things!
If you have this gate defined make sure you open yourself up to more creativity and a more feminine flow.
Otherwise this gate can create a very small band of frequency that you live your life in. You believe it’s real and you continually shut down to the full experience of life. You will have your opinions, the way things are in your mind, and you will only open up to that. This is a delusion. So, to open the potential of this gate want to allow some openness and creativity to come into your mind.
Gate 17: Gate of Opinion
Pointing towards the throat center, which can be a challenge for projectors with this gate defined…
Being a Projector our aura already penetrates so if we speak when we are not invited this can come across somewhat 'pushy'. Add in this gate and there can be quite an opinionated force that moves through us. This is why waiting for the right opening and invitation can create a much smoother experience.
Opinions for the sake of challenging another and having an option is the shadow frequency of this gate. Often these opinions come from the first 7 years of your life. And then you spend your whole life protecting and affirming these options which simply creates separation between you and others, between you and life.
See opinions to be just that, an opinion, it’s definitely not right, because there is no right, all we are is a dance of energy, so your right is someones wrong and vice versa.
We recommend over here at the Projector Movement, to begin to hold your opinions more loosely.
When you level up this gate, you can have opinions, but not be stuck within them, you have a more holistic view of situations and you are based in love and are standing for love.
If you’re not standing for love? What are you standing for?
Thus, your opinions no longer come from the mind but rather come from the heart!
Gate 24: Gate of Rationalization
This gate takes the unique and eccentric concepts and turns them into a rational concept; through a process of pondering, the knowing naturally and spontaneously appears. Allow the mind to transform organically without force i.e watching or listening to something over and over and over, without control, just watching; pops in like an “ah-ha!”
- Struggles with the fear that they will “never know for certain”.
If you have this gate then the shadow aspect is addiction. It doesn’t have to be addictions to drugs, alcohol etc. This could be addict patterns of behaviour, communication, ways of being. And this could keep going and going without you even being away of the addictive nature.
Bring more awareness into your life. Start to question reality, start to feel your own feelings more deeply.
Awareness will penetrate these patterns and when it does you’ll be waiting there and see the pattern for what it is, in a moment the addictive nature can lose its power, but you need to have the courage to witness your own shadows playing out.
Gate 43: Gate of Insight
Let's begin with the shadow aspect of this gate. If this gate is at a lower frequency then you won't fully listen to others. You will focus more on worrying, and will probably take up a lot of space by constantly talking. This is a way for this fear pattern to stay in 'control'.
Yes this gate is a very individual gate, so instead of not listening to people in your life you stop listening to the status quo (use deafness in a very positive way).
You become a rebel with a cause, a cause to serve, to share your gifts, to share your insights
This gate represents the inner ear, keen sense for ones own inner voice. It transforms rational inner knowing into Individual insight through spontaneous breakthrough to a new perspective; eccentric and unconventional insights.
Gate 47: Gate of Realization
You may feel pressure at times to take action, the key is, is to allow the pressure to be there and trust the process, slow down and when clarity really comes, then take action. Also blend this in with your strategy and authority.
You must look to your shadow aspects, your darker desires, your darker aspects if you have this gate.
Because only by seeing them, accepting them and integrating them can you evolve.
The only way to transform suffering is to move into it, deeply meet it, as it is, and merge with it and this is mostly done through the emotional body.
Hello Mental Projector, Simone here... I was asked to support and collaborate this blog within the Projector Movement. I myself am a Mental Projector, so I'm so happy to be able to share my unique experience and wisdom with you all. I have been within Human Design for some years now and I've been on a very big journey of deconditioning.
I want to begin with a real-life example of using my authority as a Mental Projector. When Charlie invited me to share my personal experience as a Mental Projector, I thought it was a great idea and decided to explore it further. I spoke in different environments with different people about the possibility of co-creating content for my fellow MP's out there. I wanted to see how it feels in my body by voicing it out in various auric and environmental fields. What can I say? The more I sampled, the better it felt, so here I am.
As one of the Projector Movement's founding members and journeying for over five years now on the route of deconditioning, I feel excited to share some personal experiences with you. If you want to see what I am passionate about, I invite you to meet me at the Projector Playground.
My world collapsed for the first time when I was five years old. My mom died from a rare form of leukemia. It was the first time I got - unconsciously though - in touch with two essential parts of my design: to expect the unexpected & to cultivate a deep sense of trust in life. My dad was drenched in pain and couldn't take care of me at that time - so he decided it would be best that I would live with my mom's sister's family - one of the most nourishing people on earth.
I remember her saying, that during the three years I lived with them, despite being half-orphan, I appeared to be lighthearted and used to seize every possibility to sneak outside of the house. She thought I was playing around, but all I did was enrolling random strangers with talking and singing (like a Manifestor in disguise;-).
I vividly remember how much I loved to look into and connect with all sorts of people, and it started at that age. When I turned eight years old, my dad married again, and I was in for what I like to call a ten-year Bootcamp of mastering the dark sides of emotional abuse. The cheerful little girl disappeared very quickly, and all the beautiful qualities of my little projector self seemed too burdensome for my stepmother and my dad. I was perceived as too sensitive, seeing too much, being too much, feeling too much, knowing too much … too much of one thing, too little of another thing - there was just no way I could get around.
I felt like something was profoundly wrong with me. In the years to come, I tried everything to get some attention and recognition. As you can imagine … none of it worked or nourished my desire to be seen. The next collapse I witnessed in my world was deeply personal. A carcinoma was found on my vocal cords. I lost my voice at the age of 13. After it was removed my voice came back - with the sound of a comic figure. Not cool at that age ;-) It didn't go unnoticed. After being bullied far too long, I decided it was unsafe to use my voice and only expressed the necessary, although my soul desperately wanted to speak.
By the age of 20, I had protected my real self with so many emotional layers that I could barely recognize myself under the various masks of the good girl, the people pleaser, the overachiever, the fearless rebel, the courageous warrior... just to name a few. My soul was in deep pain. It wasn't until I entered the world of personal development when things started to shift and transform.
Hidden under countless layers of social conditioning and limiting beliefs, over the years, I learned how to slow down, dance to my own drum, and meet those shadows I was so afraid of.
By the age of 26, I moved to Barcelona, Spain, with my car, my credit card, a rough idea where to stay for the first time, a pile of printed CVs and a boatload of enthusiasm :-) I couldn’t have been more excited when I landed my first job in a picturesque winery in the countryside. My mind was on fire! If there was one thing I could rely on as a Mental Projector with the channel of structure (43-23, also called from genius to freak), it was the capacity to tap into a well of creative energy, offer new ideas, and concepts to the people around me. It felt so easy to structure them in the mind and expressed the downloads through the throat.
While enjoying living in my ideal environment - valleys wide - in a beautiful Mediterranean country house, I missed the hustle in my career (to my defense - I thought I was a Generator).
My next adventure was initiated by a friend who invited me on a Mediterranean cruise to participate in a transformational Workshop with Debbie Ford, also known as the queen of shadow work. Through cosmic 'coincidences' I was invited to join her training in San Diego to get certified as one of her Blueprint Coaches. I spent time with people who love deep inner work just as much as I, filling my heart with joy and excitement. During the two years of training, I shed many tears of relief because I realized nothing was wrong with me! In meeting my deepest shadows, I was able to find out who I truly am and why I needed to trust in life and live with an incredible amount of courage and strength.
Fast forward … it’s already been over ten years since I started to journey with clients into the realms of their shadows, helping them navigate back home to their true self. I have moved countries and got introduced to Human Design over five years ago. It was love at first sight, and I cannot imagine ever stopping exploring (in true line 1 fashion) and sharing my insights with the collective.
My world has collapsed many times, and I have seen the gift in it.
How Does The Outer Authority Operate?
Here’s an overview of the percentages of the authorities people have:
1. Solar Plexus - 51.01%
2. Sacral - 32.6%
3. Splenic - 9.03%
4. Ego Manifested - 0.95%
5. Ego Projected - 0.45%
6. Self Projected - 2.58%
7. Outer (Lunar + Mental) - 3.38%
From 1-6, you’ll see that people have a so-called inner authority, which is like an intuitive GPS guiding them towards the correct decision-making. In the case of Projectors, it comes into play after they have been recognized and invited. It can be challenging for a so-called outer authority person to explain their way of decision-making as the dynamics work so differently.
MP’s tend to identify strongly with their mind (Ajna), one of the most potent awareness centers in Human Design. Knowing that the mind never makes decisions in Human Design, adds to the confusion of using the Ajna correctly.
There are only two energy types with an outer authority: Reflectors (with an undefined mind) and Mental Projectors (with a defined mind). Both have a unique and different way of using their outer authority. In fact, every human being has an outer authority - it's the mind. But the role of the mind is what makes it different for the inner and outer authority.
About the mind's role for an inner authority:
As a Projector who has a splenic, self-projected, ego or emotional authority, your inner decision making process is your number one priority. It is only after you have gained clarity that you can go ahead and use your mind as an outer authority to figure out the details of your decision.
About the mind's role for an outer authority:
As a Mental Projector, you are here to BE an outer authority to others, providing them with insights, information, and guidance that stem from your unique perspective. As shared above, Reflectors do have an outer authority too, but for today we are putting our focus and attention on you as a Mental Projector. As you can imagine, there's a whole lot of misleading information out there about the term "outer authority". We'll try our best to be clear and provide you with in-depth understanding of yourSELF.
So let's take a more in-depth look at what is beneficial for a Mental Projector!
The way we Projectors operate correctly in life (how we navigate life) is that we have to be recognized and invited. To honestly know if the invitation is correct for us, we need to check in with our authority. There is nothing you can really rely on for a Mental Projector, having an undefined G Center (Identity) and no definition below the throat.
Being in a conducive environment is crucial for you, as your aura extends and permeates into your environment. You literally become your environment. Being in an environment that feels correct for you brings aliveness, nourishment, expansion, magnetism, and playfulness to your life - being in the wrong environment, though, is like wreaking havoc on your entire nervous system. Therefore, as an MP, after you’ve been recognized and invited, place yourself in a nourishing environment and take the next step..
Speak your truth!
Penetrate the topic from different angles, connect with it, reflect on it for as long as you need, and remember that you are not here to make decisions in the moment.
So how does speaking your truth work? If you can, especially for those more significant invitations, talk it out with a trusted friend (sounding board). The more you can tap into different personalities and the more information your defined Ajna can sample, process, and conceptualize - the better.
Building a circle of trusted friends who can hold space for you from time to time is an act of self-love for you as an MP. You can talk it out with yourself for the smaller invitations, but if you have someone you trust where you can voice how you feel about the invitations, then that is ideal. If you choose to voice it out with yourself, you can simply speak out loud and hear yourself or record yourself on the phone. You feel your truth by listening to your voice in the correct environment, observing how it lands in your body.
It's best to be clear about your needs when contacting a friend to hold space for you:
1. Message a friend or family member - whoever you know is emotionally intelligent and ask them if they can do you a favor.
2. Explain to them that you're reaching out because you know that you trust them and need someone who is a great listener that will be present as you talk out an invitation.
3. Let them know that for you to understand if this significant opportunity is correct for you or not, you need to talk it out with someone you trust.
4. They're also not there to be completely silent. You can ask them if they can help guide the conversation by asking questions while at the same time listening.
Lastly, inform them that you're not going to be asking for their advice; you just want someone who has a mindful awareness that can be there to help guide your process.
The type of person who will be your sounding-board and setting the framework for your decision-making process is crucial for figuring out if an invitation is correct for you or not. You don't want someone who doesn't have a high EQ (emotional intelligence) because they can bring their conditioning into the mix. You also want to set the stage because they may not know about how your outer authority works.
By following these steps, you'll be able to set the proper container to hear your truth, in the right environment, through your voice. If you have such a sacred space holder in your life - give them some love! There are not too many out there who have mastered the art of non-reactive listening while giving you the feeling of being heard in a non-judgemental way.
Now, as mentioned earlier, you can also talk out the invitation by yourself. For whatever reason, if you can't get a trusted advisor, then you can voice your process on your own. If you're going to do this, try going out in nature where you can be in your own aura. Whether you're walking in the forest or sitting on the beach, one way to process your decisions is by recording yourself using a voice recorder app on your phone.
Before you start voicing your truth, set an intention. Let the universe, source, God, know that you want to be present at the moment as you process whether the opportunity you're being invited to is correct for you or not. _____________________________________________________________
Famous Mental Projector
Looking at famous Projectors’ BodyGraphs can help us know what’s possible for us based on their configuration. If you don’t have an outer authority, you can still receive wisdom from what you do share (e.g., defined centers, channels, gates) with famous Projectors. Let’s take a look at this incredibly successful Mental Projector, and most likely to your surprise as it was to ours, this person is potentially the most successful sports woman in the world.
6/3 Mental Projector LAX Healing 2
"As a Human Design Projector, and an athlete by profession, she has had to learn to use her abilities to guide her opponents toward making the moves and plays they need to make for Serena to win. Like a successful chess player, she must be able to control the game by seeing the next few moves before they arrive and leading her opponent right into her trap." - Human Design For All
One thing also to know is that Projectors, when physically working out at a high level, need extra rest and recovery time. Serena has been known to get injured at times and this could be because she pushed her body too much for many years.
6 Ways To Decondition as a Mental Projector
As Projectors, we navigate life at a slower pace than that of Manifestors or Generators. Meaning, our strategy (being recognized and invited) doesn’t happen that often; however, what we do have at our disposal at any given time is our authority.
Here are six strategies to strengthen your Outer Authority.
1. Explore Your Environment, remember who you are.
Easier said than done with an open G Center, aka chameleon identity, right? You are going to be deeply impacted by the people and places you surround yourself with. That’s why we are focusing so much on the environmental piece here. I invite you to practice awareness by feeling into the environments and people in your life, especially when making commitments or agreements.
I encourage you to check in with yourself regularly:
• How does this place/person make me feel?
• What is this place/person telling me?
It is essential to become aware of it. You don't need to change everything at once. One step at a time. Knowing that you 'literally' become your environment, make sure that the energy can flow freely by removing any unnecessary clutter. Find out HOW you want to feel in different settings, not only for your decision-making process but, in general, for your overall well-being as a Mental Projector and for drawing in those aligned invitations you are looking for.
No matter if it's in your home, in nature, in other cities, countries - there is no limit to exploring environments. Don't underestimate the small things. If you are not happy in the place you live and can't change it, for now, start with some energetic upgrades.
- Apply Feng Shui to your home
- Move the furniture
- Add nature/plants
By changing the energy in your field, you will begin to feel differently. Do whatever it takes to feel good in your surroundings!
If you miss traveling - use astrocartography to find your most supportive locations on earth and bring a taste of that culture/place into your home (might be the food, the colors, the scents, the music, talking to a person who is living there) … get creative!
Next, we suggest you take a closer look into your chart and find your ideal environment and environmental style. In my case, it's Valley's wide (one of the most receptive environment types that needs openness, spaciousness, flow, low elevation location) and being an observer. Learning and understanding more of it felt so empowering. That being said, what environments do you spend the most time in? Do they feel supportive or pleasing to you? If not, how could you level up these environments to be more conducive for your energy?
If you want to discover more about your preferred environment you can discover it here
2. Speak + Listen To Your Truth
I want to highly encourage you to practice speaking your truth daily, if you are not already doing it. It will help you to discover your truth. I’ll say that again: "Speaking your truth will help you discover your truth".
As a Mental Projector, you need to hear yourself speak in the right environment, AND your words need to come from a place of authenticity and vulnerability. I suggest you share about the things you feel and experience in that current moment without sugarcoating or holding back.
That way, you can recognize your true self and make grounded decisions. If you speak from any other place, your mind is tempted to tell you a story that might be guiding you in the wrong direction. If you have a hard time speaking up with confidence and authenticity, know that you are not alone! Usually, it takes time, attention, and awareness to see the underlying fears that are blocking you from expressing your truth, so be gentle with yourself.
An excellent way to notice your fears is by writing them down, recording yourself while you speak, or observing your mind while it thinks - all without judging yourself, simply observing and being inquisitive. You’ll start to see a pattern in your way of expression, and once you have identified it, you can start shifting it. Sounds good, right? Ok, please take a deep breath before we move on to the next level.
Over time you’ll be surprised that you can discover many nuances and hidden gems in your vocal expression.
3. Use your mind correctly
I will always advocate for nourishing, stimulating, and celebrating the superpowers of our brilliant and agile minds as Mental Projectors. Putting it to use when you need it and not having it run your life requires mastery - no doubt, but the more you love it up, the more it can be of service to the world - that's why you are here ultimately!
That mental powerhouse needs the right fuel. Think about majestic racehorses. They are highly-sensitive and beyond powerful if you know how to care for them. If you keep them all day long in the barn with no possibility to move, they will become irritated. If you push the training hours over the edge, they'll enter burnout (it's a real thing!). If you feed them low-quality food, their performance will decrease. The mind of an MP is pretty much the same.
Don't starve it.
Find a balance that works for YOU.
- Stimulate it with the right stuff
Instead of tending to go into "monkey-mind-mode", being all over the place, trying to analyze and figure out every tiny detail with your mind … start redirecting the energy. Deepen the topics you are most passionate about, study what you love, get lost in your books, and rise as a master in those areas so you can share your insights with the world.
- Nourish it with high-quality (brain) food
Learn more about how you digest your food and how you take in life by diving into the PHS System of Human Design - more specifically, the areas of Digestion (Determination, and Cognition) in your chart. Being aligned in those areas directly affects the nourishment of your brain!
4. Allow time to rest, relax and wind down
Slowing down the pace of your life … is vital for you. As an MP, your mind is constantly processing what it takes in from your open centers.
Developing an objective perspective, while simultaneously understanding yourself to be the awareness that watches the thinking and not mistake yourself for the thinker is essential. Meditation, being in nature, doing breathwork, giving your mind a good brain dump in the morning - these are all beautiful practices to drop into your body and give your mind some space to rest & rejuvenate.
Find out what works best for you to put some gaps in-between your thought stream and invite more flow into your life. And … start ignoring other people's generic recommendations. Don't get me wrong, there are great teachers and mentors out there - but most of them don't really know how to assist us, remember we are part of a crowd that makes up only 2%-3% of the world ;-)
5. Upgrade your boundaries
When you go through painful and challenging situations, there will be a lightbulb-moment where you realize why this is your path, like a transformational caterpillar-butterfly moment of deep knowing and understanding why your soul has chosen to incarnate as an MP in this lifetime.
The longer you walk the pathway of deconditioning, the more you’ll see and understand that your role in the new era is to be a leader and guide who succeeds by sharing your unique gifts that are here to benefit the collective. With your focussed and absorbing aura, you literally penetrate the auric field of others and gain a deep understanding of who they are in a way that is often deeper than their own understanding of themselves.
Here’s the thing: a Projector who is in alignment has a magnetic aura. People who are in your presence want more of that energy. They want your wisdom, unique perspective of the world, the warm feeling of being seen and recognized in such a profound way. That will most probably lead to invitations from them which are actually great. Don’t we all want an invitation as Projectors?
I am sorry for crushing the storyline; it’s important to remember that not every invitation that comes your way will be right for you. The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to stay calm and take the time to determine which invitations feel right for you by following your authority. Even though it is tempting to jump right into it - after all that patience you have cultivated - please don’t. Choosing wisely and trusting that the right decisions will come to you at the right timing will prevent you from ending up feeling drained and bitter.
If you haven't gotten to it yet, now would be the perfect timing to think about upgrading your boundaries. While having an open Solar plexus Center brings the qualities of being an empath and a deep feeler, not having rock-solid boundaries will take its toll on your wellbeing. Why? Because you absorb & amplify the emotions of others, riding their emotional rollercoaster thinking it's yours. It is not. You simply listen and react to the feelings, projections, and conditioning of others.
The first step is to create awareness that those feelings are not yours. The second step is to become a champion in creating and holding boundaries.
When I started to take inventory of my own boundaries some years ago, I was terrified. They were almost non-existing. The only question as a recovering people pleaser was: How can I set boundaries without hurting other people? It took me a while to get there, and my conclusion is: It's not possible. There will always be a reaction, a projection, a wounded aspect in the other person that feels triggered.
Setting boundaries is an act of self-care, self-awareness, and emotional maturity. You share where your limit is. How people react to your boundaries speaks about their emotional experience/maturity and has nothing to do with you. You are not meant to handle what comes up as a trauma-infused response in the other person. Even though you might have been raised differently - There is no need to explain yourself, argue about it, or withdraw your boundary to ease the other person's pain.
Becoming unapologetic about your boundaries without losing your kindness and empathy for the wounded part in the other person is a healthy route to follow. Let’s have a look at the common types of boundaries and how they may sound:
1. Physical Boundaries: "I am not feeling comfortable with you sitting that close to me.“
2. Time Boundaries: "Let’s speak next week; that’s when I can dedicate time and energy to your question.“
3. Emotional Boundaries: "I had a rough day. Do you have 20 Minutes to hear me out?“
4. Boundaries of material things: "I am happy to lend you my bike until next week, Saturday.“
5. Energy Boundaries: "I feel under-resourced today; I need to rest.“
6. Advanced Boundary: "No.“ (without further explanation)
How do you feel about boundaries, and where do you need an upgrade?
6. Grounding Into Your Essence
Put those feet onto the earth, my friend. When we think in terms of polarity, there is no such thing in a Mental Projector chart. The definition lacking in the lower centers of the BodyGraph needs some loving attention to balance out the mental power from the upper centers. Whenever you feel stressed or have the pressure to act a certain way or hurry up, your open Root Center (one of the pressure centers in Human Design) informs you that you have taken on too much of other people's pressure.
Grounding is the most efficient way to bring you back into your body, to your center, to your truth. Here are some ideas of what grounding looks like:
• Spending plenty of time in nature - walking barefoot in the grass, the earth, any natural ground that allows you to connect & release
• Eating grounding foods like root veggies
• Taking care of your nervous system & adrenal health
• Replacing coffee with chaga mushroom or herbal tonics
• Jumping into the ocean, taking a shower, or hopping into the tub with some good old Epsom Salts
• Massaging your feet or, even maybe even better, getting them massaged!
• Sleeping alone and without any EMF frequencies
Now it's your turn; what are your best ways of grounding into your essence?
“Live out your Type, Strategy, and Authority for seven years and you’ll be as awake as Buddha.”
- Ra Uru Hu
We started out this blog journey talking about what Human Design is and more specifically what a Projector is as well. Then, we moved into talking about YOU, Mental Projectors, the Ajna center and how it operates. We then went into the specific gates within this center. Afterwards, we shared a bit about a famous MP, Serena Williams. Lastly, we presented 6 strategies that you can implement to strengthen your Outer Authority as a Mental Projector.
We hope you received a lot of valuable wisdom and knowledge from this post, and if you know any other Mental Projectors in your world, then please do send this blog or YouTube video below their way to also help them on their journey.
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When you move more into alignment, the invitations, the recognition, the success and most importantly the feeling that is birthed within you is drastically different when you are living out of alignment. Join me to become more aligned.
What is Human Design?
Before we dive into all things Mental Projector, let’s start from the beginning…
In 1987, a man by the name of Ra Uru Hu had a mystical experience where he was guided and given instruction by what he termed as “The Voice” to combine the ancient teachings of Astrology, The I’Ching, The Kabbalah, and The Chakras alongside modern science of Quantum Mechanics, Astronomy, Genetics and Biochemistry. The synthesis of these ancient teachings from different parts of the world combined with contemporary science created Human Design, a powerful, accurate, and beautiful system that lays out the blueprint on how to navigate YOUR life.
What I like about Human Design is that it’s not a belief system. You don’t have to believe in how the system was birthed. The founder, Ra, simply said to apply the knowledge that pertains to you and simply see if it works. More importantly, this system is specific to you. This is because of how Human Design works. What this system does is it takes the time, date, and place of your birth and produces a chart (known as a BodyGraph) that looks like the one below. In other words, you were imprinted with specific energy at the moment of your birth, as well as 3 months prior to your birth.
If you want to learn about how to read your BodyGraph, then click on the image below (or here) to watch the video we created that guides you step by step, so you can understand how to navigate your own chart.
So, there is no one person that has the same BodyGraph. But this system does categorize humans into 4 main types. These 4 types are Generators (which includes Manifesting Generators), Projectors, Manifestors, and Reflectors. Generators have an open and enveloping aura. Projectors have an absorbing and focused aura. Manifestors have a closed and repelling aura. And Reflectors have a resistant and sampling aura.
The most important gift Human Design has to offer humanity is our decision-making strategy. Based on what type you are, will determine how you best make decisions. So if you’re a Projector, this means you have to wait to be recognized and invited for the big opportunities in life (e.g., home, career, love, and relationships). Waiting to be recognized and invited is the first step in knowing how to move forward in life, but before we learn the second step, let’s talk about the basics of what a Projector is.
I also go a lot deeper into what it’s like being a Mental Projector, along with the specific gates within the Ajna Center, and 20+ hours of Projector-related content within “The Ultimate Projector Guide” training. And as a gift from us to you, we’re offering a 10% discount to our MP friends who want to dive deeper into this topic. Just use the code ‘MENTAL’ at checkout. So if you want to explore and embody your Projector essence, then check out our in-depth foundational training here.
Don't forget, as an MP you have no motors (energy centers), so the best way for you to get energy is to take care of yourself, to get out into nature, to eat healthy foods and feed your mind with healthy thoughts. Another non-negotiable for YOU is to really take care of your environment and surround yourself with good energy and vibrations.
Human Design Chart Readings (Learn How To!)
One last thing, for those of you who are wanting to know how to read a Human Design chart, then we have the exact course for you. Affordable and potent.
"Unlock Your Human Design Chart" is an online course taking you into the depths of the Human Design BodyGraph Click here to check it out
With all that being said, we from The Projector Movement wish you an incredible journey, one full of success and wellbeing!
Wishing you all the best,
Charlie and Simone
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