Human Design Centers

The Nine Centers

We have nine energy centers in our body, each one with its own unique implications for our life. These centers can be either “Defined ” or “Open.” A defined center (colored) means that energy in that center is consistent; you can learn to rely on its fixed energy. An open center (white) means that the energy is coming in from the outside. This energy is amplified, and is not consistent or reliable. It is not you.

The Not-Self Mind

An open center can be a wonderful source of wisdom and sensitivity; however, it is generally where you are trapped trying to be what you are NOT. This is what Human Design calls the not-self mind. The monologues and dialogues that take place in your head are fueled by your open centers. This is who you think you are or what you think you should be. The mind is literally obsessed with these themes; this is where and how your mind tortures you. Learning to witness these voices is an incredible tool for dis-identifying with your mind.