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Understanding Your Authority for Optimal Decision Making

Every day we make a myriad of decisions, whether big or small we are always faced with a choice. We decide what to wear, what or where to eat, who to communicate with and in what way, and on and on it goes. Sometimes our choices make a larger impact on more than just ourselves, such as where to work or live, whether to marry somebody or not. Whether deciding something small that affects our lives or tackling a larger commitment, it is imperative that we learn our unique way of ensuring that we always make the right decision for us.

Since our first breath on this earth we are taken care of by well-meaning people who have our best intentions at heart. They teach us and guide us as we grow and develop into young adults. Often times, their values and beliefs become our values and beliefs and we adopt many of their viewpoints about the environment around us. We are also influenced by countless other factors throughout our younger years. Teachers, friends, extended family, music and the media, etc. all contribute to conditioning us into who we become in this lifetime. It’s great to have the loving guidance of others as we learn about our world as long as we are encouraged to honour our own unique individuality.

I remember being taught to make decisions by thinking things through. It was suggested to me to write out a list of pros and cons and weigh them against each other to determine the most logical course of action. Can you relate to this? I venture to guess that many of you can. This is a common method that people use today and I’m going to tell you that it is incorrect. Allowing our minds to make decisions for us can, and usually does, lead to poor choices that we may have to live with for years to come.

Human Design teaches us that the mind is a brilliant tool used for many tasks such as organizing data and solving problems. The mind makes sense of things by rationalizing past events and reasoning current patterns to predict future outcomes. Our minds are capable of all of this and so much more, but they are in no way responsible for having any authority over our lives by making the decisions for us. When we utilize the mind to reach a conclusion or a resolution after consideration, we are bypassing our true natures and potentially missing out on what is inherently right for us.

Each person on this planet is born with a built-in mechanism to help them make correct decisions. A personal guidance system, if you will, an internal thermometer or a compass that, once we learn how to identify and use it, will never steer us wrong. Are you curious to discover what your Authority is? There are six of them identified within Human Design. First you will need to know which authority you are. You can find out by going to and getting a free life chart. For this, your birthdate, birth place and exact birth time are required. Then, have a listen to my interview with Kiki from where I explain what each of the authorities are and how to wield them to maximize your potential in life.

Enjoy your journey of deeper self-discovery and if you’re interested in a one-on-one Human Design reading with me, where we delve into the nuances of your life chart that is unique to you, please contact me through my website at Please note that I stand corrected;

when speaking of the 5th authority I say triangle for the shape of the self center when in reality it is a diamond shape. Thank you!

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