What Type of Pain Do You Have?

What type of pain do you have? An image of energy swirling with blue and gold

What is Quantum Alignment System?

We are designed to experience health, wellness, and abundance.  At any given point in time, 48-62 trillion cells in your body are functioning optimally and supporting your physical experience of a healthy, happy life.

The Human Design chart is a blueprint that shows the relationship between our physical body and our unique energetic configuration.  Human Design shows us that, not only are we designed to experience vitality and health, but we are also designed to be abundant, joyful, have meaning and direction in our lives that is fulfilling and valuable, to be empowered, self-loving, and compassionate.

But, sometimes something goes wrong.  Injury, bacterial and viral assaults, immune system dysfunction, and more creates a response in the body that manifests as illness and physical challenges.  Beliefs and life experiences create trauma, emotional and spiritual pain.

And we lose our connection with our joy, abundance, and vitality.

If we’re hardwired to experience health and vitality and abundance and joy are the optimal expressions of energy, what is the true purpose of pain?  And why do so many of us get caught in cycles of pain that repeat themselves over and over?

Of course, our first desire is to get out of pain and to stop the progression of whatever is hurting us.  Addressing the symptoms of what’s hurting us is a vital part of healing.  When you’re in pain, it’s hard to focus on anything else other than the pain, and consequently, our growth stops until the pain is managed.

But, only addressing the symptoms can cause us to miss the bigger purpose of pain and can ultimately create cycles of pain that repeat over and over.

Pain can be a powerful teacher, a life-changing (and life-saving) messenger, and ultimately, the greatest catalyst to deep healing.  When we only treat the symptoms of pain we often miss some of the bigger messages to heal our deepest wounds, our genetic lineage, and our spiritual legacy.

The course of Life often takes you away from having a deep connection with your Authentic Self, the abundant, joyful Self you are designed to be.  Genetics, family history, belief systems, other people’s energies, experiences, and, for those of us who are more sensitive, even witnessing or reading about the suffering and pain of others can imprint us physically, spiritually, and energetically, causing us to lose touch with our natural pain-free state.

Not only that, but Human Design shows us that each and every one of us is here to contribute to the world in a unique way.  Unfortunately, most of us are taught that there is only one way to be successful and make a meaningful contribution in the world.  We learn to hide who we really are, compromise our desires, and give up what is most natural for us in order to try to be successful in the rigid way that we’ve been taught.

It takes a LOT of energy to maintain an identity that isn’t true to who you are.  Every time you say “yes” to something you really want to say “no” to, try to be something or someone you’re not, make a choice that feels wrong (even though your logical mind is telling you something different), give up a dream or a desire, nurture someone else at a cost to yourself and choose circumstances that actually take you away from your joy and your Authentic Self, you use an enormous amount of energy.

When you use your vital life force energy to maintain a facade and inauthentic choices, you will eventually burn out.  (And sabotage everything in your life, oftentimes including your health…)

The greater the disconnect from your Authentic Self, the greater the pain in your life.  Your pain is telling you that you’re “off-course” and helping you realize that you need some serious “course correction”.

It’s hard to discern the true source of your pain.  Because most of us learn to disconnect from our Authentic Selves from an early age, we lose touch with ourselves and often struggle to know what’s really bugging us and ultimately causing us pain.

Human Design shows us that we are uniquely designed and that we each process and experience energy differently.  Your unique Human Design chart will show you where you are most likely to experience pain if you do not live true to your Authentic Self.

What you are experiencing right now is the sum total of every choice that you’ve made in your life.  How you are hard-wired energetically (your Human Design) will influence the kinds of choices that you make and what you need to choose to fully express your Authentic Self.

When you experience pain it is often the result of having made a choice that stops the natural flow of your unique energy.  The greater the pain, the more choices you’ve made that have taken you farther away from your Authentic Self.

In the Quantum Alignment System, you will discover a systematic approach to understanding your energy and the energetic forces that have influenced your life choices.

In the Quantum Alignment System, we look at five layers of influence and imprinting that help us understand what and why we’ve made the choices that we’ve made, and most importantly, how to consciously make new choices that bring you closer to who you truly are, restoring your energy and easing pain in all areas of your life.

Each one of the five layers contains within it a series of questions, called Choice Points.  Choice  Points are questions designed to help you discover the motivations that influence you when you make a choice in your life.

Every time you make a choice, you have the option of choosing a “high” or “low” expression of your Authentic Self.  If you choose a “low” expression, it will manifest as pain in your life.  If you choose a “high” expression it will manifest as abundance and joy in your life.

The purpose of the Quantum Alignment System is to help you become aware of the forces that influence you when you make choices and to empower you to consciously make choices that are more in alignment with your Authentic Self.

When you consistently choose in favor of your Authentic Self, you begin to master the lessons your pain is giving you, fully activate your energy, and move from pain to vitality.

And you get to live the life you’ve been struggling and fighting to live for a lifetime.

Level One Choice Points

The first level of Choice Points focuses on how our unique Human Design Type influences our choices.  Each Human Design Type has a specific role and energy.  When we live true to the energy of our Type then we fulfill our destiny and unlock our potential and energy.

When we make choices that are not true to our Human Design Type, we either hide our true power, use energy we don’t have, burn out, break commitments, become victims of our emotional theme, devalue ourselves and our gifts, and fail to fulfill our destiny.  (And, consequently, hurt our physical bodies, relationships, finances…etc.)

Level One Choice Points are the gateway choices to optimal living.  When you are living true to your Human Design Type, you will fully access all of your energy and do what you came here to do.

There are five Human Design Types.  Each Type has a specific role and life purpose.  Each Type also has a unique emotional theme.  To live fully and be healthy, you need to express your energy correctly according to your Human Design Type and understand the true nature of your emotional theme.

To assess whether you are fully expressing yourself true to your Type, find your Type listed below and rank yourself on the scale written below the description of each Type.

If you rank yourself as a “9″ or less on any scale, then you will want to go to Level Two Choice Points and discover the deeper source of your pain.

Again, please remember that these questions are designed to give you information to help you assess how you are expressing your Authentic Self.  The more awareness you gain, the more opportunity you have to consciously choose something different in your life.

The Manifestor (Initiator)

The Manifestor energy type is the only kind of energy configuration that has the ability to consistently and effectively “make up their mind” and take action.  In the Human Design system, the Manifestor type comprises only 9% of the population.

The big challenge for the Manifestor is that they are powerful, dynamic creative forces and tend to create in a wordless, creative flow that often leaves the people around them stunned, confused, or worried.  This often results in someone interrupting the Manifestor and offering help or, even worse, unsolicited advice or guidance.

For the Manifestor, when they have to stop their creative flow and deal with another person it can stop them dead in their tracks and they can respond with feelings of anger.  As difficult as it can be, a Manifestor can save themselves a lot of anger and irritation if they tell people what they are going to do before they do it, it will often cut people off from offering their well-intended, but detrimental help and advise.  A Manifestor is truly a doer and doesn’t usually need help unless they ask for it.

Manifestor: 1) Do I express my full power or do I hide?
(Fear of being stopped or controlled.)

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(hide my power)                                               (fully express my power)

2) Is anger keeping me from fulfilling my power?
(Can keep them from fulfilling potential to initiate; source/reason for anger in deeper layers.)

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(angry)                                                                                 (not angry)

The Generators (Alchemists) / Manifesting Generators (Time Benders)

For the rest of the energy types, waiting, as counterintuitive as it seems, is an integral part of the decision-making process. The other four energy types have different styles of waiting as part of their creative process.

The Generators and Manifesting Generator types have a decision-making strategy that involves waiting for confirmation that an idea or inspiration is correct before they take any kind of action.  The biggest challenge for the Generator Types is quitting and leaping into action without waiting for the right cue.  Frustration can also be a source of self-sabotage.

For example, let’s say a Generator or a Manifesting Generator decides they want to start their own business.  Typically, if you want to start your own business, you do your research, set up the business, and open up “shop”.  One in three businesses fail in the first two years of business and almost half in four years.

Perhaps the reason for such a high failure rate is that most people don’t enter into business in the way that is correct for their energy.  If you are a Generator or a Manifesting Generator, before you can act on your inspiration, you need to wait for a sign or confirmation in your life, such as someone telling you that you’d be good in a certain kind of business or having a “coincidental conversation” with a stranger about your intended business, before you give yourself the “green light” to get started.

Generator/Manifesting Generator:  1) Am I expressing my mastery or am I settling for less?

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(Settling for less)                                                                         (Fully masterful)

2) Is frustration keeping me from my masterful destiny?

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(Frustrated)                                                                               (Totally in the “flow”)

The Projector (Orchestrator)

About 20% of the population, the Projectors, have a decision-making strategy that is extremely different from what most of us are taught.  The Projector energy type has a life path of guiding and directing others.  They are wise sources of information for others and as such are here to be a helping force in the world.

But the Projector has a pretty powerful dilemma.  If a Projector tries to help someone without being asked for help first, the odds are pretty high that they will be ignored, rejected, or have their wisdom used and they won’t get credit for it.

The Projector decision-making strategy involves waiting for someone to recognize them or invite them to share their wisdom.  Imagine how hard life can be when you watch other people and intuitively and naturally know exactly what people need to do to make their life better and when you share your insights and wisdom, it’s as if you haven’t said a word.

The Projector has to wait to be invited into the big things in life, like love, work, and living circumstances.  These invitations don’t seem to happen as quickly as it does for other people and there can be a sense of life not feeling “fair” for the Projector.  Going out into the world and trying to make it happen very rarely works for the Projector and only leaves them feeling bitter and exhausted.

When the Projector trusts and waits for the right recognition and invitations, they can be hugely impactful and play a powerful role in life.  Presidents Obama and Kennedy both have Projector energy.  So do Barbara Streisand and Steven Spielberg.

Projector:  1) Do I value myself or devalue myself?

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(I struggle with self-worth)                         (I’m so valuable that I’m comfortable with BEING and following what feels delicious to me.)
2) Is bitterness masking my value?  

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(bitter)                                                                      (not bitter)

The Reflector (Calibrator)

The last energy type, the Reflector, is pretty rare, less than 1% of the population.  The Reflector has a very unique life purpose.  They are here to reflect the energy of the people and community around them.  To make effective decisions, they need time…a lot of time…before they can be clear about what their action plan is.

Because the Reflector is highly empathic and always processing other people’s energy, they have to wait to see if their own insights about themselves are actually coming from their own energy rather than someone else’s.  The amount of time it takes for a Reflector to wait for clarity is about 28 days or the full cycle of the moon.

Michael Jackson was a Reflector.

Reflector: 1) Can I “be” or am I “merged”?

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(I get confused a lot about how I feel)             (I totally know my own energy)

2) Is disappointment keeping me from be-ing?

0 —— 1——2——3——4——5——6——7——8——9——10

(very disappointed)                                                    (not disappointed)

There are many other factors in a Human Design chart that can influence decision-making strategy.  Each individual is beautifully unique and lumping people into five categories makes sharing basic information simple, but doesn’t do each person’s unique energy configuration justice.

In a world that is systematized and strongly biased towards “reason” and “logic,” we discount the vast complexity and beauty of much of the human experience and ways of being in the world.  When we embrace our unique nature, approach and ways of experiencing life, we not only discover the power of making better choices for ourselves, we begin the journey of unlocking our true personal and global potential.

The more you learn to choose to live in alignment with your Authentic Self, the more you set yourself free from suffering and pain.

To learn more about Quantum Alignment System (formerly called Healing by Human Design) and to find a practitioner near you, please visit here

You don’t have to suffer anymore.

YOU being your AUTHENTIC SELF…are the greatest gift you can give the world, your loved ones, and of course…to yourself.

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