Have you ever wondered why you might be experiencing ADD type behaviour, weight gain, and trouble sleeping as a woman at mid-life? Perhaps you’ve suspected these are all normal parts of aging as you move into menopause. I’m here to tell you that yes, these symptoms could be due to menopause, but they also could be completely avoidable by digging into your human design and making some simple lifestyle adjustments! Your sacral energy as a Generator will be an important factor in how you experience your life. Enjoy this mini reading to learn more!
This woman came to me because she’s dealing with a lot of concerns that she’s chalked up to ‘just part of menopause.’
Her thoughts are scattered.
Her co-workers are asking about ADD/ADHD.
She’s not sleeping.
She’s gaining weight.
She feels like her brain and body are on a hamster wheel of activity.
Yes. These things can be attributed to menopause but there’s a lot of other factors that could be causing them. The first of which is that I suspect she’s not getting enough physical activity.
Generator types NEED to move daily.
They are not meant to be couch potatoes.
Generators are the workers and the builders of the planet.
Would it surprise you to know that over 70% of the people diagnosed with ADD/ADHD are actually Generators by design?
For me, this changes everything!
What if, instead of medicating those with ADD or ADD type behaviors, we instead taught them how to connect with their powerful Sacral energy as a Generator in their design and use it up daily?
👆🏻 THIS would be a game changer.
Except, there’s no money in that. The money is in sending kids, and most recently, women at midlife (if you aren’t aware, there’s an epidemic of midlife women being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and prescribed antidepressants) down the pharmaceutical rabbit hole.
We all know how that ends.
There is no end.
I see women who’ve been on these drugs for 5, 10, 20 years.
They are numb.
No, they aren’t hyperactive, but they also aren’t in touch with their bodies and souls.
Back to the chart at hand.
This is an Emotional Generator.
Here’s the thing about Generator types. Generator types, which includes Manifesting Generators, have energy to burn. They can go and go and go and go and go. That is because the sacral center is defined in their Human Design.
The sacral center is the second center from the bottom, it is coloured in pink in this chart. The Sacral center is lifeforce and workforce energy. It’s the energy to keep going, to push through. The energy to work. As generator types we are here to work and to build. This takes energy.
It is crucial for generator types to use this sacral energy daily. In the human design world, you’ll often hear this referred to as dumping your sacral energy.
Generators must fall into bed completely physically exhausted. That’s the only way you’re going to sleep as a generator type. If you go to bed before you’re tired, your wheels will spin. If you do not physically use up your sacral energy as a Generator that you have throughout the day, your wheels will spin. You’ll be restless and you won’t be able to sleep.
If you’re a generator type, the first thing that I would say is to get your body in motion.
At first glance (remember this is a laser style reading) I look at this chart and immediately think whoa, she’s got a lot of pressure, a lot of pressure. There are two pressure centers in the Human Design body graph. One is the head center, that’s the center at the top, which is outlined in yellow. And the other is a center at the bottom, the Root centre, which is outlined in beige.
Both of these centers are not only open, they are floating, which means that they don’t have any activations in them at all. Even if there was one gate defined in a center, it would give her a frame of reference, or something to filter the pressure through. That’s not the case here because there’s no definition. This isn’t good or bad, it just is.
So we know she has a lot of pressure.
She’ll feel pressure from her defined Sacral. The pressure to do! Do! Do!
The root center is the Center for adrenaline in the body. It is the center that says you must get things done in order to rest. Of course, things are never done, so there’s no rest.
It’s that pressure that says, “I can rest when I finish” but of course, you’re never finished because before you know it, there’s another thing to be done! It’s a constant pressure.
In contrast, if the center is defined, the pressure ebbs and flows. It goes on and off. It operates in a pulse, called the root pulse. If you have this defined, your energy is going to pulse on and off so that you can rest. You’ll have pulses where your energy is just on fire and you’re like, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go. You’re creating things in your business, you’re creating things in your life, you’re going crazy. Then you’ll have other times in your life where it’s just off and no matter what you do, you cannot get it turned back on which can be frustrating, especially for a generator type. Remember that the not self theme of generators is frustration.
In this chart though, is an open Root and it’s going to pressurize this chart and this woman’s life, always. It may have her craving adrenaline rushes.
She also has gate 36 which is a gate of craving adrenaline rushes. It’s a gate of experience, of experiencing life. Often, it’s referred to as part of the Evil Knievel channel. You have GOT to try it out for yourself. AND she’s a third line profile!
So you see up in the top left of her chart, it says three, five, martyr heretic. Well, the third line profile needs to experience everything for themselves. They’re not going to be told, ‘if you do this, that’s going to happen’. They’re going to try everything for themselves.
In her life, she’s probably had thousands of messages that tell her she’s making another mistake. Oh, my God, can’t you just learn from your past mistakes? Why do you have to try everything yourself? Can’t you just sit back? She has that coming at her from all directions, she has it because of this 36 channel, she has it because of being a third line profile, she has it because of being a generator. So it’s going to be something that comes up for her over and over again. She needs to learn to make peace with the fact that she’s never going to stop making “mistakes”. She’s here to experience life. The biggest thing for her is that she needs to experience life. She’s not here to be told what to do. She’s not here to be corrected. She is here to carve her own path.
Back to the open Root centre. It could have her craving adrenaline experiences. It could also lead to a whole lot of food issues for her.
There are foods that decrease adrenaline in the body that we turn to for comfort in times of stress, when we just need to calm ourselves down.
We may crave fried heavy foods, mashed potatoes, or maybe chips. It will be something that will weigh us down a little bit energetically. We do this with healthier things to, it doesn’t have to be junk food. Think stews, homemade mac and cheese, soups, chilli, whatever it takes to ground and calm the nervous system.
When you want to raise your adrenaline, you’re going to hit the alcohol, chocolate, caffeine, Red Bull, things like that.
Remember, this is on a subconscious level. People will say to me, ‘I’m an emotional eater’.
Well, yes. We are all emotional eaters, trying to regulate our emotions all of the time. The nervous system needs to be regulated. Your subconscious is going to try to increase or decrease your adrenaline to make you more comfortable and to find regulation. It’s not your fault.
Next up, this leads to weight gain and we blame menopause. Like it’s this mysterious monster, trying to ruin our lives.
Your adrenals are going to be tapped when you’ve got a pressure center like this, and you’re unaware of how to manage it. You’re going to burnout, which is what it sounds like this person is dealing with.
I’m glad she came to me before hitting her doctor’s office because so much of this can be managed with lifestyle. SO MUCH.
Everything is connected.
Her adrenals are screaming out for support.
Human Design – Open Root centre creating pressure.
Sleeplessness – Defined Sacral centre not getting enough activity.
ADD/ADHD type thoughts – Open Head Centre.
She’s going to need to take a hard look at stress in her life as a way to manage energy levels, sleep issues, and everything else going on. It’s all connected.
The Head Center is a center for inspiration and ideas. When it’s open, or floating, as hers is, it creates doubt and confusion and a pressure to have all of the answers. Hence, the hamster wheel that is her brain. There’s so much pressure here.
She’s probably thinking about all of these things that don’t matter.
So one of the tricks is to continually ask herself, “Does this matter to me right now? Is this mine to answer? Or am I trying to answer everyone else’s questions?”
That’s going to be important for her to come back to over and over again.
One more thing that I’ll touch on quickly is that she’s got an undefined will center. And again, it’s completely floating. So no activations. This undefined will center (the tiny little triangle outlined in pink) is where her sense of value and worth, or lack thereof, lives. The undefined Will center will always have you trying to prove yourself. So she has to prove that she’s worthy. She has to prove that she’s valuable, that she can be the best, that she can do it better than anyone else and she won’t get tired doing it. She has to push through all of the things. This is a theme right in this chart. Are you seeing it?
I’ll tie it together for you here.
We see this need to push in the adrenals and the open, pressurized Root centre.
We see it in the defined Sacral centre and in the undefined Will centre.
A big overall lesson to learn is to know when enough is enough.
Her mantra needs to be, “Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should.”
She could literally go out and do anything. ANYTHING.
There is power in this chart.
She has gate 46, which is succeeding where others fail.
She has the 48/16 channel, which is a real channel of depth as a channel that’s always going to drive her to learn and to grow. It’s the channel of talent.
She has gate 34 – the gate of power.
She has clinging fire, gate 30.
There is so much success built into this chart, the 2/14 – receiving possession in great measure.
Yet she will continually try to prove that she can be the best, whether she’s trying to prove it to herself or to someone else. There is no rest until she deconditions and learns to work WITH her design, instead of fighting it.
When I look at her incarnation cross, (this is taken from the four numbers at the top of the chart on the black side and the red side) she has the Vessel of Love as her incarnation cross.
This person is here to come from love, always. Everything that she creates from a place of love, will thread gold through the collective. She has a beautiful gift to come from a place of love. In her defined heart center I see the gate of self love, gate of universal love, gate of love of the body, the gate of love of humanity, and a gate of receptiveness. There is SO much love in this Generator chart.
The question is, can she learn to love and value herself enough to stand in this cross and this purpose in life?
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