I met Jess at a party over 3 years ago. It seemed like everyone wanted to talk to her and I could see why. I noticed that while approachable and kind, she was still setting energetic boundaries when needed. I took advantage of one of her mini classes and she then helped coach me through visioning my future. She is a natural-born coach– full of encouragement, positive energy, and practical advice. She helps you to see your unique giftedness and the treasure that you can offer the world. When I saw that she had become a Human Design Educator, I knew I had to interview her!
Hello, Jess! I know that you are here to talk to us about the Human Design System today, but to begin, could you tell us a little bit about your background in the health industry and your work as a life coach? What was the journey that led you to where you are today?
I started out as a speech therapist. And although I loved the families and kids I worked with, I didn’t like the corporate world. It wasn’t my forte and I wanted out. In 2013, I had a spiritual awakening when I went to have an Intuitive Reading done by a professional. I realized I had intuitive gifts and could receive messages from beyond. I decided to start studying with an Intuitive professional to tap into my own intuitive gifts and develop them further. I began doing intuitive readings for other people more and more. People coming to me wanted to learn more about understanding their own intuition, and from there it was an easy segue into coaching.
You recently started posting classes about how to read your Human Design chart. How did you first learn about the Human Design System and what made you fall in love with it?
Two and a half years ago a colleague introduced me to Human Design. I found that it was a really beautiful and intricate map to help support people in understanding how their intuition speaks to them and who they came here in the world to be. I also love it because having a physical, tangible map that people can see themselves in is helpful when understanding the metaphysical realm. I absolutely fell in love with it because it supported me to be the best me that I could be.
Could you tell more about what you have learned about yourself or how your design chart fits you personally?
My human design type is a manifestor. A manifestor is a self-contained person who is independent, good at starting stuff, and good at getting the ball rolling. A manifestor is not good at the busy work. Before I understood this, I always judged myself for not having the same energy that my family members had. When I learned about my system, I thought, “Oh my God, this is me!” I could understand myself in new ways and accept myself in new ways. I used to impulsively say yes to something that I couldn’t commit to. Human design taught me how to make decisions that were right for me. Instead of being an emotional, impulsive decision maker, I learned to wait to make decisions that were better for me and others around me. And as a manifestor, I am here to inform people. Since I am pretty self-contained and independent, I would get in trouble because I would not think it important to tell others what I was doing. Learning to inform people what I was up to and taking time to make better decisions completely changed my relationships with people for the better.
Tell us a little bit about the background of Human Design and what a person can expect to learn about themselves from it?
Human Design is a system that Alan Krakower who went by the name Ra Uru Hu discovered in 1987. It is composed of astrology, the Chinese I-Ching, the chakra system, kabala, and quantum physics. It brings together a map about who you are. It tells about your energy, your purpose, how you work, how you make decisions, and your message for the world. It is powerful system that helps people to understand their lives, to set up an enviroment they can thrive in, and to carry out their higher purpose. They can navigate life in a way that is authentic, genuine, and fulfilling.
Wow…that sounds like a lot! It’s almost unbelievable. What would you say to someone who questions the validity of Human Design or thinks it is just a cult started by Alan Krakower?
I suggest to just get a reading and see for yourself. Or really all you have to do is to look up the 3 basic things on your chart: your type, your authority, and your strategy. You can get that information for free online at Jovian archive. Then you can go to my instagram page or anywhere online to look up what each of those mean. Suspend disbelief for a moment and see what resonates with you. I bet you will be extremely surprised on how much it explains about you because that is the reaction most people get when they discover their chart.
As a Reiki practitioner, you have a lot of experience with energy work. How do you see energy work and Human Design tying in together?
Your human design chart lays out how you take in the energy around you. For example, some people have an open mind center that pulls in a lot of energy and amplifies it, while others have an open emotional center and are empathetic and sensitive to other people’s energy. As an energy healer, I can use the chart to see how people are more susceptible to the environment or other people’s energies. Human Design can help the client to understand how to create energetic boundaries as well.
This is sort of a silly question, but since Christmas is coming up, I have to ask it! Do you have an idea about what Jesus’ Human Design Chart would look like?
That’s a hilarious question! I was actually just talking about that with my friend. I think he was a manifesting generator because he had the energy to keep going. He was on a mission and he had to keep bringing that consistent energy forward. I would say that Jesus also had the channel that is all about death and rebirth and coming into your higher self. In fact, gate 25 is about being spirit-led and focused on higher principles. The 10/20 channel is about awakening higher principles so I could see that being in his chart as well.
Thanks for sharing about Human Design with us. You do so much more than just teach people about Human Design. Could you tell more about some of your other offerings?
Each Fall, I offer a class called Being You that helps you understand your gifts, how your intuition works, and your higher purpose. Throughout the year, I offer Intuitive Development classes to help people learn how to do intuitive readings.
If you would like to meet 1:1, I offer Intuitive Readings as well as Human Design Readings. You can also follow my podcast Awaken Your Intuition on apple or spotify.
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About the Author: Julie Glaser is a healer who creates sacred spaces for people to share, release, and grow. She’s in the habit of being in awe and wonder and writes to share her own experiences and curiosities with other inquisitive souls in the process of transforming.