Ah, yes. The manifestor.
Perhaps the most misunderstood class in the human design system.
…but also the most envied. Everyone *thinks* they want to be a manifestor. Sitting at only 8% of the world’s population, we manifestors are a rare bunch.
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On the surface, manifestors are the most desirable class to be. We’re the only class that’s self-contained. We need nobody. We’re also the only class that can initiate action. Every other class has to wait.
Historically, the world was run by manifestors. They were the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, for example. Having the tendency to be rulers, manifestors have really set the stage for how people should live their lives.
But being a manifestor is not all that it’s cracked up to be. In this article I will debunk the most common myths about manifestors in an effort to inspire you to work with them instead of against them.
Manifestors bring a beautiful dynamic to planet earth. But it’s not an easy journey for us. And until we’re more understood, our existence will continue to impact people in negative ways.
Whether you know a manifestor or not, you’re bound to run into one. And it will be obvious. It is therefore crucial that you take a few moments to understand their impact. If you’re a manifestor, don’t hesitate to reach out to me…I will help you and guide you to your greatest destiny.
So let’s get started. Here’s the list, in no particular order:
Ten Things You Need to Know About Manifestors (Human Design)
#1 – Our aura is dense.
Manifestors are designed to push people out of the way. We repel other people emotionally as well as physically. Although essential to our design, this tends to distance us from other people. It’s common for manifestors to experience profound feelings of loneliness.
#2 – We don’t get to choose what we manifest.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I struggled with this. For years I practiced the Law of Attraction with pretty much ZERO results. And now I know that’s because manifestors are stuck in the matrix just like everyone else. Little do non-manifestors know, we also have to wait. You see, in order to manifest properly and healthily, the manifestor must wait until they achieve clarity in the body. And manifestors with a defined emotional center, like myself, must learn to wait an entire emotional cycle before making big decisions.
It can be a really dangerous thing when a manifestor thinks they know what they want to manifest. Usually, this means they’re manifesting from the mind and not the body. The best thing a manifestor can do for everyone is slow their mind down and learn to get in-tune and aware of their body. Clarity is the ultimate goal, not “certainty”. Certainty comes from the mind and clarity comes from the body. If there are any feelings of nervousness or anxiety in the body, then you are not clear. Wait for clarity.
By the way, this also goes for the other classes as well. Learn to be guided by your heart…and by your body…not your mind.
#3 – STOP trying to control manifestors!!
Oh my God. For the love of all that is holy…STOP IT. Stop trying to control manifestors. Stop telling us what to do. Stop trying to get us in a box. It fucking pisses us off and breeds resentment for all the other classes. Human Design is most effective when there’s harmony between the classes. Nothing disenfranchises the manifestor more than telling them what to do.
Many people make this mistake and it ends up leaving them frustrated, sad, and/or heartbroken. Face it: manifestors are lone wolves and can be extremely impulsive. Don’t take this personally. It’s just how manifestors are. If you ever stop hearing from a manifestor for a while, just assume that they went to go do a bunch of things.
#4 – Manifestors are always doing stuff.
Manifestors tend to be very busy because they are designed to take action and initiate/create. They strive to have a huge impact on the world. Although manifestors cannot sustain long-term energy output like generators can, their minds remain highly active at all times. Manifestors who are functioning healthily usually have two modes: exploding and regenerating. Their creative energy is released in powerful blasts that can leave the manifestor feeling drained for several hours or days at a time.
#5 – Let us recharge!
Look, I know how this sounds…but we manifestors require lots of rest. Since our minds are highly active, our bodies need to relax a lot of the time. That way, when it’s time to act we can explode into impressive action that’s characteristic of a manifestor. Most people are in awe of the explosive spontaneity of manifestors…but I find it far more impressive to watch a generator crank out consistent energy day-after-day for long stretches of time. If you’re a generator, remember that you’re designed for energy output…manifestors are not. Please…let us rest.
#6 – Leave us alone!
We’re lone wolves…no offense to you or anyone. Don’t try to trap a manifestor or get them to stay. Let them go. If you do, it will increase the odds that they’ll be back. You can make a manifestor feel comfortable with commitment if you give him or her lots of freedom in the relationship. Manifestors can make great partners if you’re willing to support them by reminding of their strategy to inform.
#7 – Remind manifestors to inform.
It is not uncommon for manifestors to become obsessed with ideas flying around in their heads. When this happens, it’s really easy for them to act impulsively without informing people of their actions. Because of this, manifestors can be seen as confusing, or even intimidating. No other class exhibits the initiative and spontaneity of the manifestor. It is for this reason that people are constantly trying to control them. The only way for manifestors to eliminate this resistance is by informing those close to them about their intentions.
If you’re a manifestor, informing is your friend. Remember that you’re not doing it for anyone but yourself. The purpose of informing is not to ask permission…it’s so you can meet with less resistance. By informing, you not only decrease resistance, but you’ll find that people actually want to support you and rally around those movements that you initiate as a manifestor. But…please…show respect to the other classes by first asking them or at least letting them know that you’re about to inform. Before you deliver the impact, ask: “Is it okay if I tell you something?”
Manifestors…make sure you’re making a clean impact on the world by knowing your power and respecting those people who might be affected by it. In just two words: be nice.
#8 – The traditional manifestor model is dead.
The last thing the world needs is more rulers. As the world becomes more globally conscious, the need for rulers decreases. Manifestors in today’s world need to stay far away from any impulses to rule over the other classes. Instead, focus on initiating and then moving on. Stick and move, manifestor. It is in this way that you will set the example by going first.
This is not to say that manifestors are not born leaders. We are. But we have to be careful to not confuse “leading” with “ruling.” Sometimes there’s a fine line…and keep in mind that a true leader always leads among, not above.
#9 – The role of the manifestor is counter-intuitive.
When the word “manifestor” is used, images of domineering rulership often come to mind. But upon closer examination, you’ll see that a healthy manifestor is there to serve others. If you look at initiating as a service to the non-initiating classes, then you’re truly using your powers for the good of the planet. Traditionally, manifestors have a “receiving” (read: taking) energy. But manifestors in the new world should instead focus on giving. You can still be a lone wolf and contribute to the overall harmony of the planet. If you are a manifestor and you want to have a good life, focus on using your powers to be of service to others, not at odds with them.
#10 – Manifestors can often be intimidating.
The manifestor is designed to push energy out of the way, which is useful for clearing old/negative energy on the planet. On top of this, manifestors have an initiating energy that’s often spontaneous. Because of this, it’s quite normal for the other types to feel a little bit insecure or fearful around manifestors. If you don’t understand their frequency, it can easily come across as quite intimidating. Because of this, many people are constantly suspicious and on-guard around manifestors, which can get really tiresome for everyone involved. This level of resistance can really take its toll on manifestors, driving many of them to give up manifesting altogether.
#11 (Bonus) – Manifestors are NOT generators.
Generators love telling manifestors what to do and how to do it. To a generator, the world is an entirely different experience. Generators…listen up! We do not have the same energy signature that you do. We are not designed to output energy all day every day. If you’re a generator, count your blessings and be grateful for your abilities. But stop holding us manifestors to your standards. We can’t do what you do. Our energy is an initiating one, not a sustaining one. It is severely damaging to the mind, body, and soul of a manifestor to behave as if he/she is a generator. It might take many years, but eventually serious mental and physical health problems can emerge from a manifestor trying to keep up with a generator. Stop trying to keep up with the generator…you won’t be able to anyway.
#12 (Bonus) – We’re here to experience deep peace.
Everyone loves peace. But the ultimate goal of every manifestor is to experience deep peace. It is so intertwined with who they are, that it’s essential for them to achieve peace in their lives. As my good friend John Martin says, “There is a sweetness about a manifestor that’s just being authentic.” When you combine the dense and hard aura of a manifestor with their genuine sweetness, you end up creating a beautiful harmony that can create a massive positive resonance in the world. So be nice to us, okay? We love you!
Update: since this post has gone viral, I have created many follow-up resources for manifestors.
- The Great Paradox of Being a Manifestor
- The #1 Killer for Manifestors
- The Manifestor Secret They Don’t Teach You in Human Design
- Money and Financial Independence for Manifestors and Beyond
- On Being a Woman / Feminine Manifestor
- Human Design for the Go-Getter
- Things that Piss Manifestors Off
- Advanced Tips for the Manifestor
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