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Notes from the Void

The Void* is that space between what was and what will be. That interim time and place where you leave behind what isn’t working, but what’s next has not yet emerged. It’s a time of transition. Re-calibrating. Realigning. Allowing. Surrender.

Not the “giving up” kind of surrender. It’s the “I know I’m not in charge” surrender that gracefully allows the universe to nudge and guide.

I’ve been in the Void for two weeks now. I must say, I’m quite surprised to find myself here. It’s not the sort of thing you plan. It happens, when the time for it is right.

In reflecting on my circumstances, I see that it came about from the perfect confluence of several powerful components:

  • The turmoil in the U.S. from the pandemic, divisive politics, and especially the racial equality activism that actually strengthened in the face of more force and less listening.
  • The resultant self-awareness, introspection, and reckoning happening at individual and organizational levels all over the U.S. (and the world).
  • My reading of Charles Eisenstein’s book, The More Beautiful World That Our Hearts Know Is Possible. I’m 70% through it as of today and I highly recommend it. It’s transformative as well as uplifting.
  • My “mini-sabbatical” month of July that gave me the vital time and space to BE in this space of transition without the usual pressures of DO-ing.

This Void is a very a different experience than the rebellious feeling I sometimes get when I am pushing myself too hard. This is a feeling of free-floating. Drifting, un-tethered. Not aimless, but not connected either. Not upset. Not angry. Not depressed or despairing. Just gently adrift.

I’m sharing this with you because perhaps you’ve been there, are there now, or will be there in the future… and I want you to know that it’s actually a good place to be.

Personal growth requires leaving something behind and embracing something new. This can sometimes involve pain, resistance, a sense of loss, or a sense of being lost. And those can be scary.

How does one navigate the Void? With patience, and a willingness to be open to whatever reveals itself in the process. This is not something to rush. You need to be okay with not knowing what’s next. That’s harder for some of us than for others. If you have a 1 or a 4 in your Human Design Profile, you’re likely to be uncomfortable with being in limbo. (Those are both foundational profile lines, which like stability.) If your Gate 57 is defined, you might experience the splenic fear called fear of the future, or fear of the unknown.

Especially if you’re in the Void (and even if you’re not), pay attention to how you feel. Notice what is changing for you. Maybe what used to resonate with you no longer feels resonant. Maybe new awareness is emerging.

I recommend that you avoid setting new goals or choosing a “new direction” for your life. Those would probably be coming from your old way of being. Allow what comes next to evolve naturally and organically.

What has helped me enormously during my excursion into the Void is knowing my Human Design. I know who I am. I know why I’m here. I don’t feel lost.

In addition to knowing my Type (Projector) and Profile (1/3), the parts of my chart that give me my deepest sense of self and inner peace are my Incarnation Cross (which I call the Life Path) and my Chiron/Kiron energies (which I call the Soul Mission).

My Life Path is to restore the flow of energy (Cross of Tension). My Soul Mission is to learn to make peace with “what IS” (Gate 60) and stay in a state of wonder and awe (Gate 61). When I stray from these guideposts, I feel out of sorts and misaligned.

I find these guideposts so valuable for myself and for clients that last year I created a unique 30-minute reading called the Life Path and Soul Mission Reading that focuses exclusively on Incarnation Cross and Chiron. My intention is to make available a special offer related to this reading sometime in August, but first I need to allow myself to be in the Void for as long as it takes. In the meantime, you can learn more about this reading here.


*The Void is a term used by my Human Design teacher and mentor, Karen Curry Parker.


We were made for these times . . .

posted 2020-04-08 during coronavirus pandemic

My dear friend, shaman Alana Blusol, sent me this beautiful message written by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes in 2001. It touched me deeply and is so relevant for giving us hope, inspiration, and empowerment during the global and personal upheavals we face these days. I wanted to share it with you in the hope that you, too, will find these words inspiring and empowering.

Mis Estimados Queridos, My Esteemed Ones:

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times.

I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous rage over the latest degradations of what matters most to civilized, visionary people.

You are right in your assessments. The lustre and hubris some have aspired to while endorsing acts so heinous against children, elders, everyday people, the poor, the unguarded, the helpless, is breathtaking. Yet, I urge you, ask you, gentle you, to please not spend your spirit dry by bewailing these difficult times. Especially do not lose hope. Most particularly because, the fact is that we were made for these times. Yes. For years, we have been learning, practicing, been in training for and just waiting to meet on this exact plain of engagement.

I grew up on the Great Lakes and recognize a seaworthy vessel when I see one. Regarding awakened souls, there have never been more able vessels in the waters than there are right now across the world. And they are fully provisioned and able to signal one another as never before in the history of humankind.

Look out over the prow; there are millions of boats of righteous souls on the waters with you. Even though your veneers may shiver from every wave in this stormy roil, I assure you that the long timbers composing your prow and rudder come from a greater forest. That long-grained lumber is known to withstand storms, to hold together, to hold its own, and to advance, regardless.

In any dark time, there is a tendency to veer toward fainting over how much is wrong or unmended in the world. Do not focus on that. There is a tendency, too, to fall into being weakened by dwelling on what is outside your reach, by what cannot yet be. Do not focus there. That is spending the wind without raising the sails.

We are needed, that is all we can know. And though we meet resistance, we more so will meet great souls who will hail us, love us and guide us, and we will know them when they appear. Didn’t you say you were a believer? Didn’t you say you pledged to listen to a voice greater? Didn’t you ask for grace? Don’t you remember that to be in grace means to submit to the voice greater?

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall:

When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

– Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D
– Author of the best seller Women Who Run with the Wolves

May you be well and safe and loving and fierce in these important times.


Let’s put some context around this craziness…

[written 3/20/20 about the coronavirus pandemic]

First, let me give you a virtual hug. In these days of social distancing I miss the closeness and affection of hugs and cheek kisses. (I’m half French… cheek kisses are important!)  Hugs are very healthy for us… except under these unusual circumstances.

I hope you are staying well and calm. Fear, worry, panic, anxiety, despondency all drain our immune system… just at a time when we need our immune system to stay as strong as possible.

I thought it might be helpful to put some bigger-picture context around this pandemic and the related disruptions it’s causing in life as we knew it. It’s the unknown that causes the most stress, and having some context takes a little of the uncertainty and feeling of “free fall” out of the picture.

The context I’m referring to is the 2027 Solar Plexus Mutation that Ra Uru Hu foretold. [continue reading…]


2019 Human Design Solar Transits Guidebook is now available!

Are you intrigued with the “transits” and how they potentially affect you and your Human Design chart?

(Transits are the predictable movements of planetary bodies, including the sun, around the 64 Gates of the Human Design wheel.)

Would you like help understanding each solar transit as it occurs?  (They happen about every 6 days.)

Would you like help applying that information to your life, so you can improve your decisions, your actions, and your relationships?

My teacher, mentor, and dear friend Karen Curry Parker has created a truly “evolutionary” tool for this –>  the 2019 Human Design Evolution Guide.

This 164-page book walks you through EACH solar transit, with the date it starts, the name of the Gate/Hexagram, and a description of the energy it brings.

Plus, you get three powerful tools to help you understand and APPLY the influence and wisdom available from each Gate.

For EVERY Gate/Hexagram throughout the year, you get: [continue reading…]


Quick Tip: Buckle Up! Super-Speed Energy Almost Here

Each year at this time (late November), there is a powerful transit that bathes the entire planet in super-fast Manifesting Generator energy. A transit is a set of Human Design gate energies activated by the constantly moving planetary bodies. Transits happen every day, all year long. Some are more impactful than others. (Read more about transits here)

This transit, with the sun in gate 34 and the earth in gate 20, activates the 34-20 channel which is the archetype of the Manifesting Generator. Manifesting Generators are the fastest processing and functioning type of all the Human Design types and, when defined by the 34-20 channel, that MG is the fastest of all the MGs.

So, what does this mean for us right now?

Starting Saturday, November 23, 2019, and lasting 6 days we all can benefit from this powerful surge of available energy! (Of course, where you are on the planet affects exactly when the transit begins and ends for you.)

Gate 34 is the gate of power and Gate 20 is the gate of the “now.” Together, they flow the Sacral Center’s potent work force and life force energy directly to the Throat Center providing “motor energy” for communicating and making things happen in the world.

This is BUSY energy. The busiest, in fact.

How might YOU feel this energy during the transit?

If you have an undefined Sacral Center (you are a Projector, Manifestor, or Reflector), you will likely feel an increase in energy available for getting things done. This can be good news, especially just before Thanksgiving when there is often a lot to do!

This energy can also feel exhausting, so pay attention to your body and what it needs. You may need extra naps and rest time. Whatever you do, pace yourself and don’t overdo it. This energy isn’t yours. You’re just “borrowing” it and experiencing the flavor of it. You don’t actually become a Manifesting Generator. You just may feel it temporarily. (By the way, not everyone feels it.  If you don’t feel it, don’t worry about it!)

If you have a defined Sacral Center (you are a Generator or Manifesting Generator), you may feel an increase in your energy for making things happen. This is the initiating energy that gives “manifesting” capacity to the Manifesting Generator types.

You may feel a turbo-boost in your ability to communicate powerfully and get things done. You may get super busy! But it’s still not YOUR energy, so pay attention to how your body feels and don’t overdo it. You can get exhausted by this energy, too.

If you already have the 34-20 defined in your chart, you might feel an extra surge of energy but you’re probably already so busy that you may not even notice it.  😉

For all of us:  this transit gives us a brief, golden opportunity to turbo-boost our “doing-ness.”

Now that you know about it, you can plan for and wisely leverage this temporary gift of powerful energy.



New Group for Reflectors! Explore and grow with fellow Reflectors

I recently reached out to a colleague, Leslie vanWinkle, who is a Reflector and a Human Design Specialist, about creating an opportunity for Reflectors to be together and learn together.

She is excited and moving forward with putting together an online group where Reflectors can:

  • come together and support each other
  • learn how to decondition and release the influence of other people and the environment (without getting overwhelmed and hijacked by the energy of others), and
  • explore how Reflectors can step into their unique role in service to their communities.

If learning more about (and possibly joining) this group is something that appeals to you, please send an email to:
Leslie vanWinkle at  humandesign4lm@gmail.com   (the “lm” in the address stands for Life Mastery)

Leslie has created a Facebook group that is open to Reflectors and family members/loved ones of Reflectors, with more events in the planning stages. Input and co-creation from group members is welcomed!

She has a handout that is particularly useful for Reflectors, which she will send to you along with directions for how to join the Facebook group. (Just give her a few days; as a Reflector, she follows her own internal timing).

In your email to Leslie, please tell her a bit about yourself.  For example:

When did you learn you were a Reflector?  How has that affected your life?  Have you had a Human Design Reading yet?  What’s your biggest challenge as a Reflector (or as the ally of a Reflector?

She is looking forward to connecting with each of you and inviting you into the group.



Support Group for Projectors! You’re invited to the Empowered Projector Movement

If you are a Projector (or love a Projector), please join our ongoing discussion group about how to be an empowered Projector.

Fellow Projector Robin Gallob has teamed up with me to create a safe space to explore what really supports and makes a difference for Projectors.

This is the first public appearance of the Empowered Projector Movement—an idea I’d been quietly nurturing for about a year.

The group is open to Projectors and those who love Projectors. It’s completely free and there is no obligation.

It is a closed Facebook group, so you’ll need to click the link below to request to join. You’ll be asked 3 questions so we can learn a little about you before you’re given access.

There are some GREAT discussions going on right now, and everyone is learning so much from each other’s experiences.

As moderators, Robin and I occasionally post discussion questions, and we encourage sharing, exploration, and engagement with the group. Our role is to listen, facilitate, and support. Excellent “real world” issues get posted by members, which elicit experiences, wisdom, and resources from fellow members. It’s a treasure trove of insights and support!

Our purpose with this group is to empower as many Projectors as possible—because the world needs as many empowered Projectors as it can get!!

Projectors have a vital role to play in the consciousness evolution of humanity. We need to feel and be SELF-empowered so we can correctly guide others. And so we can have a great life in the process! Martyrdom is NOT an option.  😉

> Click HERE to join the Empowered Projector Movement Group >>



Example of how Type & Strategy can make/break marriage & business [case study]

It’s easy for me to talk about the power of using Type and Strategy in our lives (I’m a bit biased, of course!), but it makes the most sense when we can hear how it really impacts other people in their lives.

So I thought I’d share a quick story with you about Karen and Sergio and how they used their Types and Strategies to improve their marriage (of 27 years) and their business.

When Karen came to me for a Reading, she was struggling. She and her husband run a gallery together… he is the artist and she manages the business.

  • She was worn out from the daily operations of being at the gallery every day
  • She wasn’t using her true brilliance for strategically increasing their business
  • They were irritated with each other from the whole process

First, we focused on her. She is a Manifestor so she is designed to initiate things and get the ball rolling, but not to do all the work of implementing and follow through.   [continue reading…]


Resource: There’s an Art to “Possibility Thinking”?

Here is a GREAT resource for helping you have an awesome life that you love (which is both my motto and my mission!).

A dear friend gave me a copy of this book while we visited together during a recent trip. As much personal development work as I’ve done, I had not come across it yet… which really surprised me.

It’s truly a gem.  [click the title below to learn more, read reviews, etc.]

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

This husband and wife team draw from their combined growth and success in both personal and professional arenas to bring us a practical manual for generating and applying “possibility thinking” and creativity in our lives.

This can change your entire outlook on life, relationships, and success. They offer 12 “practices” that turn problems into possibilities which open the door to inspired solutions.

An uplifting and transformational, as well as practical, book.

I plan to incorporate many of these concepts into my own coaching programs—that’s how much I like this book!


[If you choose to buy the book from the above link, I may get a tiny commission from Amazon.com’s affiliate program. Please rest assured that I only recommend books and programs that I believe have great value and integrity and that I have personal experience with.]


Resources: Evelyn’s Interview on Internet Radio

Recently, I was interviewed by Andréa Dykstra on her radio show Shortcuts to Spirituality. Andrea is an accomplished author, coach, speaker and radio host who is always looking for quick and effective ways to help herself and others access our spiritual nature and connect to Source. (Of course she looks for shortcuts, she’s a Manifesting Generator!!!)

Human Design is a great fit for her new show. She had a little experience with it even before we met last year at a business conference, then I did a quick Reading with her and also explained the basics about her husband’s chart and their energetic composite.

During the radio interview, Andréa shares about how Human Design has changed the way she makes decisions and has given her new confidence for following her powerful instincts and piercing intuitive awareness. She also talks about the impact this knowledge is having on her marriage.

I gave a quick yet comprehensive overview of Human Design and the five energy Types and Strategies during the interview. Plus, I did an impactful mini-Reading live on-the-air with the winner of the mini-Reading drawing. I think you’ll really enjoy the replay!

Here’s the replay link:  http://ctrnetwork.com/profile/S2SRadio (easily navigable on the left hand side, under archives, or via the inline player—look for Human Design).

I also made a special offer to the listeners (which includes YOU if you listen to the replay!) for my Success By TYPE Self-Study Courses and a brand new combo of SBT courses with an Initial Reading.

These special offer prices expire May 15, so I encourage you to act soon if you’re interested. And if you would like a Reading with me, the sooner you sign up the sooner you can get on my calendar (which is booking up).

I hope you’ll take advantage of these opportunities….the SBT courses are 50% off and the combo package is an excellent deal!