I’d like to ask you a question.
Are you struggling with chronic pain? Put your hand up if you are.
Maybe you’ve tried everything to manage your pain, but nothing is working.
Or, you’re afraid of changing your lifestyle because you don’t know if this change will help or not.
If you can relate to any of these issues, then you’re going to find value in this post.
Over 20 years ago, I received an ankylosing spondylitis diagnosis. Like many womxn with chronic pain, I was looking for ways to manage my symptoms. And over the years, I’ve tried many things such as cranial sacral therapy and massage to reduce pain.
Two years ago, when I first saw my body design chart, I had no clue what it was about and why people were making such a big deal out of it. But learning and implementing my human design strategy and authority has altered my life dramatically.
What Is a Human Design Chart?
A human design chart is a tool that can help you understand your unique personality. It’s based on Astrology, the Chinese I Ching, Quantum Physics, Kabbalah, and the Hindu Chakra. Each of these systems has its own unique perspective, but they all share a common goal: to help us live our best authentic lives.
The 9 centers, 64 gates, and 36 channels represent different aspects of your personality, and by understanding how they work, you can get an idea of how you interact with the world. If we take the time to get to know ourselves better, we can start achieving our goals and live with less frustration and anger.
5 Human Design Benefits for Chronic Pain Management
Now that you know a little more about human design, let me share how it’s helped to manage chronic pain and how it can do the same for you.
1. I have a better understanding of my energy field
The first thing that human design showed me was that I have a very sensitive energy field. I’m easily affected by the surrounding energy, both positively and negatively.
Because of this, I have to be very careful about who and what I allow into my space. I need to be mindful of the type of environment I’m in, the people I spend time with, and the information I take in. But this sensitivity is also a gift as it allows me to become deeply in tune with my coaching clients and understand their needs on a deep level.
2. I know when to continue with a task and when to rest
One of the most valuable things I’ve learned from human design is how to pace myself. I used to push myself very hard when I was a corporate employee and in my personal life.
Now, I know when to listen to my body and take a break. I’ll take a nap or just put my feet up for a few minutes if I feel tired. This has had a significant impact on my general energy and pain levels.
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3. I’m more accepting of pain
In the past, I used to see my pain as an enemy that stole my joy and energy. But now, I see it as a part of me that needs to be honored and respected. Pain happens for a reason.
I’ve learned to listen to pain and use it as a compass. It’s helped me understand when I need to rest, slow down, or change my diet or lifestyle.
While I don’t have debilitating agony daily as I used to, I’m more accepting of the discomfort that comes. I understand it’s there to tell me something, and I’m thankful for the help it offers.
4. I’m more in touch with my emotions
One of the side effects of chronic pain is feeling disconnected from your emotions. You may numb or dissociate from your feelings to avoid the pain by using drugs, alcohol, food, or other numbing activities.
But when you dissociate from your emotions, you also disconnect from your intuition and inner guidance system. This is one of the main reasons I turned to human design.
Through working with my chart, I’ve learned how to process emotions in a way that is correct for me. I no longer stuff down my feelings or numb out with food or other unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Instead, I’ve learned to express my emotions productively, which has helped me stay connected with myself and make better decisions about my health.
5. I’m more present and mindful
Human design has also helped with being more present and mindful in my day-to-day life.
I’m more aware of my thoughts, emotions, and actions and I’m able to take a step back by observing my reactions instead of being on auto-pilot. This has been invaluable in managing pain, as I can catch things early on and make the changes before they snowball into something bigger.
Human design is an amazing tool that can help you understand yourself on a much deeper level. If you’re dealing with chronic pain, I highly recommend working with your chart to see how it can help you manage your symptoms.
If you’re not sure where to start, I offer human design chart readings and coaching sessions. Learn more about my services here.
Love and blessings!