SACRAL BEING TOOLBOX
Welcome to the Sacral BEing Toolbox.
I’m writing this on the eve of Summer Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) and easing into slowing down into the rhythms of the summer. The heat here in Southern Spain is in the low 30s so shade, water and flowing with the mood of the day is necessary.
I have deliberately and intentionally brought this toolbox together for Sacral Beings (Generators and MG) to ease you into remembering the power of your sacral. You are the energy generators of the world. Without you, nothing is created easily. Sure, the other energy types can create but we have access to that delicious creation energy so much easier and we can sustain it for longer. We are the builders of the world we live in.
For those non-sacral beings, this is a toolbox for you too. We all have access to all the energy in our chart whether it is defined or not. The energy is either constant (defined) or fluctuating (non-defined/open) but we all have sacral energy and we get to choose to learn how to use it.
The Magic of being Magnetic
Your Sacral hold the power to be magnetic and drive the human race forward. It’s the power motor that’s the second from bottom square in the bodygraph. If you are a Gen/MG, then this square will be coloured (usually red). If you’re a non-sacral being then your square will be white (open/undefined).
It can be defined as the sacral chakra which holds the energy of the reproductive organs, our sexuality, creativity, vitality and movement. When we (Gens/MGs) are living in our power, we have the magnetism to draw people, opportunities and experiences to us. Being lit-up and loving life is what amplifies our magnetism and our attraction. And in turn this gives us things to respond to.
If you have ever tussled with the frustration of being a Gen/MG then coming home to your sacral energy is where you will find peace. Your sacral is raw power and is the most influential out of all the motors in Human Design. Meaning that when it’s operating correctly, we’re unstoppable. And conversely, when we’re not operating correctly, it can get depleted; the infamous Gen/Mg burnout which can lead to illness.
One of the main issues you can face is not tiring out your sacral during the day. The result is being tired but wired on an evening and having problems sleeping. We all know sleep is important but the right kind of deep, restorative sleep is paramount for Sacral Beings. One of the misconceptions of sacral living is that we always have energy. We do, kinda. As long as we honour the flow of physical energy that our body generates, we can do incredible things.
One of my triggers to slow down and rest is that I reach for carbs to give me fast fuel. Or I can’t sleep properly.
Knowing thyself is feeling into your energy.
- Is it high vibe and energetic?
- Or is it wired, restless energy?
Lean into exhausting your sacral everyday with walking, a gym session or even an orgasm before bed. Yes, Sacral Beings are required to exhaust all kinds of energy everyday!
Know Thy Sacral
The Sacral is all about gut knowing (without know why). We’ve all felt it where we’re in the moment and you get a gut feeling hit. That’s your sacral. And the beauty of having a yes/no response is that you get to be in the moment to respond to each and every thing. Hence why our strategy is to respond.
Our Sacral is way more powerful at making decisions than our mind. And yet, we’re taught to use mindset and critical thinking to make logical decisions. It’s where we go wrong and end up at a dead end instead of following our unique energy towards things that light us up.
One of the dangers of misusing our sacral is to push through using our mind to override our body wisdom. We load up our body with things to do, saying yes to too many things, disregarding our sacral yes/no and ignoring signals from our body. We then begin to operate in a deficit of energy (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) which leads to nervous system blow-outs, autoimmune disorders, burnout, stress and depression.
When we’re young, we can get away with a little wear and tear on our bodies but over time and increased stress, we find it harder to bounce back. Especially after a stressful incident where we need our resilience to be strong to handle the situation. So knowing your sacral well can help with keeping your energy level and continually chugging along.
Naps are Life
As I’m sat here writing this toolbox, it’s coming up to about 3:30pm and I know this is time where I get to slow down and have a restorative nap. I acknowledge that naps may not be an option for you with commitments however, 3pm is the time where we get to slow down and check in with our energy.
If you are abe to nap then there is research to suggest that a 26 minute nap is the optimal length for a nap. I know, I was like WTF too! It’s to do with sleep cycles. Everything is a cycle! And to prevent you from dropping into deep sleep, 26 minutes is the perfect length of nap.
I highly recommend building a nap into your day if you are able. It’s kinda standard practice here in Spain because of the heat. Once or twice a week is a great start. Even if you set an alarm to check in with yourself around 3-4pm, you’re bringing attention to your body and your energy levels.
Ask yourself “what does my sacral want? Nap or Keep going?” And listen to the response.
The more we pause and bring our attention to our sacral the more familiar we become and also learn to trust it.
Once you’ve had your nap, or a lay down, or even just walking away from your work, have a walk around the block or a shower to wake you up again.
I tend to knock out a few more hours work on an evening when I do this.
Our sacral is a powerhouse of energy, if we treat it with respect.
Surrender to your Sacral
You might not want to hear this but your idea of success in your head is likely not to be the same as what your scaral wants. Too often, we;re tripped up by deciding with our head what we want. Especially if we have an open head centre. We take in ideas and inspiration from everywhere are take it on as our own. But as we now know, our head and ajna don’t make sound decisions. They back up our sacral decision with logic after the event!
Surrendering to what your sacral wants is often disguised as a diversion but you will end up where you need to be. For example, with money, you might want a business that does £1m a year with 3 members of staff. In your head, it makes sense. But really, your sacral is guiding you towards a more chilled out life where you can slow down and enjoy creating £100k of value per year as a solopreneur doing what you love every day.
Our head may say “more is better” but out sacral will take us to what lights us up.
We have the gift of sound decisions when we follow our strategy of responding instead of initiating. The sacral decisions we make always lead us to joy, peace and happiness.
“Generators often describe it as life making a decision through them, and that’s exactly what happens. It doesn’t matter what they ‘think’ their life should look like, as the life force knows what is correct for them, and what they have energy for. This is their truth. Their patient and expectant waiting allows the universe to bring life to them, while their responses attune them to the ebb and flow of the unique path and purpose they are here to live.” — Ra Uru Hu
If I could convey one thing to you, it would be to FOLLOW YOUR STRATEGY + AUTHORITY as they make up 80% of you living your design with ease and flow. Your mind isn’t there to make decisions.
When I began my HD journey, I was sooooo confused about mindset. At the time, I was with a mindset coach who taught me how to use my mind to propel me to success. I’ve studied mindset for decades. Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, Zig Ziggler, all the greats. The mind is praised as being the control centre of the body. But as we all know, the subconscious mind is where the magic is… or is it?
Sure, the mind is powerful but in the case of making decisions that are for YOU not just following a blueprint of “think this and get success”, you must use your decision making authority.
Everyone is unique and has a beautiful life inside of them waiting to be expressed. When we follow someone else’s blueprint or mindset for the classic idea of success, we’re moving against our own design.
At the end of the time with my coach, I was more confused and fed up with the success industry than ever. It’s why I rebuilt my life from a holistic standpoint. We can’t have mindset without understanding OUR OWN life design, our body, our energy, our emotions and so much more.
When I say mindset is secondary, it really does come after our authority making decisions that are right for YOU.
Emotional Authority - Defined Solar Plexus
Riding the Emotional Wave.
Sacral Authority - Undefined Solar Plexus
Splenic Authority - Defined Spleen
The oldest awareness centre in the body. Primal instinct.
I have deliberately created this course to be a low-impact course. I believe that we’re overstimulated so I’ve turned this course into an audio course instead of a video based course.
One of the beautiful things about audio is that we have to be present to receive the information. Sure, we can listen passively while we’re driving or walking but the real power comes from sitting with the course and your finger on the pause button. When you hear something that stirs in our sacral, you get to pause and reflect. I want this course to be a deliberate shifting of gears from your normal day of rushing to pausing and reflecting.
Gentle enquiry opens the doors to aha moments.
So in this spirit, I invite you to listen to the audio with your journal. When a question sparks something inside you, pause the audio and take as much time as you wish to flush out all your magic.
What you are to be aware of is your beliefs around certain things. Where are you being rigid in your opinion of how life “should” be or where you hold resistance around dropping into what you know is right for you? Once you have the awareness then you get to choose something different.
- How do you feel about resting? Especially during the work day?
- How are your boundaries? Are you able to set them? How do you deal with clients over stepping boundaries? Do you have contracts in place to negate issues?
- How do you currently deal with being tired? Do you know your limits? Are you able to declare you are taking time out/away from your work and people to restore your energy?
- What is your evening routine? Do you have one? Do you feel tired or wired?
- How many times a day do you check in with yourself? Checking your energy levels, concentration levels, body energy? And do you honour it?
- When was the last time you listened to your authority and it guided you successfully to new opportunities or people? When was the last time you didn’t listen to your authority and how did that turnout?
- What does responding to you feel like? Are you able to pause and be patient with the waiting? (Read Gene Key 5 for support)
- How do you deal with frustration? How does it manifest in your life? What does it feel like and can you spot it early? How do you work through it?
- How often to you push through the energy barrier and continue working when you don’t have free flowing energy? Are you plodding?
- How do you know when enough is enough?
The Flavour of Energy that makes you unique and your gifts
GATE 5 - Rhythms and cycles
GATE 14 - Power Skills to negotiate prosperity
GATE 29 - Perseverance when times get tough
GATE 59 - Penetration and breaking down barriers to achieve union
GATE 9 - Focus and attention to detail
GATE 3 - Bringing order to chaos at the beginning of tasks
GATE 42 - Finishing things to completion and letting go
GATE 27 - Nourishing and caring for things and people
GATE 34 - Power, strength and majesty
The Sacral runs in cycles of power then restoration or what HD refers to as the Sacral Plateau.