There’s a notion that the open centers in our Human Design are ‘sensitive’. That the openness means we’re easily manipulated by others. But here’s an unpopular opinion:
Sure, our openness can be conditioned easier because that’s where we take in and amplify energy. But here’s the thing, even defined centers can be conditioned too by our beliefs. The deeper I dive into my energetics, the more I realize my sensitivity is what helps me take in and deeply tune in to the world around me.
My definition (the areas I have defined/coloured in) is how I personally influence everyone around me and how I show up in the world but it’s more holistic than that.
Without the input, the ‘data/insights’ from my open centers I wouldn’t have the depth I have now. In my case, they strengthen my definition.
I’m not saying there weren’t difficult times growing up. Not at all, life is a mix of highs and lows. That’s how we learn and grow. It was particularly hard because I was unaware of how that openness affected me. But we shouldn’t avoid others because we don’t want to amplify their energies. We shouldn’t strive to keep those undefined, open centers “empty”, out of fear. They were designed to take in and amplify after all.
But then how do we avoid conditioning? Well, first of all we can’t. And not all conditioning is bad. Cause here’s the thing, we’re constantly influenced by energies around us. Even if you’re in an island all by yourself the transits will be influencing you.
Discern what are your boundaries vs. fear? What can you learn from them? What is your relationship to those energies? Know when to retreat and when it feels ‘correct’ to take in and when it’s not, how can you let go?
Knowing what we have power over and what we don’t, can take a lot of weight off our shoulders.
And help us spend time cultivating what’s more “us” vs trying to be everything we’re not.
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