Generator Types and Abundance
Life Purpose: Build (work, family)
Strategy: Respond, then act
Emotional Theme: Frustration
Wealth Theme: Mastery over time
Challenges: Finding right work, frustration and quitting, patience and waiting, trusting their inner response (Sacral)
Percentage: 35% Generators, 35% Manifesting Generators
There are two different kinds of Generator Types, the pure Generator and the Manifesting Generator. Manifesting Generators are a mix of some of the themes of the Generator and a handful of themes from the Manifestor. But, overall, the Manifesting Generator is first and foremost a Generator Type.
Generator Types have a life purpose of building and doing the work of the world. The ultimate goal of a Generator is to find the work they love and to dedicate their life and energy to fulfilling that calling.
But, it can be tricky because the Generator doesn’t so much “find” the right work as much as allows the right work to “find” them. This is a small, but vital, shift in perspective that can make the difference between a masterful and abundant life or a life filled with false starts, unmet expectations and frustration.
The Generator strategy is to wait to respond to what life brings them. That sounds strangely passive to a world that is trained to “manifest your destiny” but for all Types except the Manifestor, going out and forcing the world to bend to your desires and will simply does not work.
The Generator flow of abundance is activated when they pay attention to the “signs” the Universe sends. Being a Generator is kind of like being a detective who follows the clues that life leaves for you, showing you the way and which direction to take next.
Not only do Generators follow clues, whatever the Generator chooses to follow has to feel good and right. Too often we believe that to create what we want in life requires suffering, compromise and a litany of doing things we don’t want to do or that we are taught we “should” do. For Generators (and all humans), following what feels obligated and stiff, is the fastest route to burning out and pushing wealth (and joy) away.
Generator Types have a unique definition in their charts that makes them a Generator Type. Only Generator Types have a defined Sacral energy center
The Sacral is the energy center for work and sexuality. Because for Generators the Sacral is always defined it means that Generators have consistent energy for work and all of the expressions of sexuality, including the energy to provide for and to raise children to adulthood.
The Sacral Center works in response. Even though it is the most powerful energy center in the Human Design body graph, it is an energy that dances with life. You can’t push when you have a defined Sacral. You can only wait to see what life brings you and then respond to it.
That sounds like a lot of waiting for a high energy Type of person but actually, Generators have the opportunity to respond to life every day. They respond to what to eat, what to wear, what to do, who to do it with and, when it comes to abundance, what kind of work to do.
When you are a Generator Type, life talks to you by sending you “signs”. It can be something as simple as a postcard with a scene from a beautiful beach on it that inspires you to take a vacation at a tropical island, it can be a license plate from a city that you are wanting to visit, it can be a phone call or an advertisement for something you want.
When the Generator bumps into a sign that life is sending them, they have a deep, non-verbal, gut-level response that sounds like “uh-huh” for “yes” and “unh-unh” for “no”. This is a speedy internal Sacral response that bypasses the noise and “shoulds” of the mind and is the compass for the direction a Generator should follow.
But, learning how to trust your Sacral response is difficult and requires that you surrender the belief that your “reasoning” and being “reasonable” is the best way to create success and abundance. Truth is, if reasoning was such an effective tool for creating abundance, most of us wouldn’t be struggling.
For Generators, the Sacral response is their attunement to the flow of abundance. If Generators follow that deep inner knowingness and give themselves permission to do what feel good and juicy instead of what they think is “right” they will align themselves with sustainable abundance, the right work and deep fulfillment in a very short time.
The emotional theme for Generators is frustration. Failure to understand the role that frustration plays as part of the Generator experience causes many Generators to quit right before they have a breakthrough.
Generators have a stair-step learning curve versus the standard progressive learning curve that we all think is the signature of having made a successful decision. There is no linear progress for Generators.
For Generators when they respond to a new situation in life, they have an initial surge in mastery. Things move quickly and seem satisfying and fun. But, it’s a normal part of the Generator process to have a cycle of sitting on a plateau where nothing seems to be happening.
These plateaus are a crucial part of the Generator process. During a plateau phase Generators are given a chance to rest, study, explore and feel their way into what may be coming next. They may feel like inertia but they are, in fact, cycle where energy is building for the next opportunity.
Inertia cycles inspire frustration in Generators and frustration and anger for Manifesting Generators. Instead of waiting out the inertia, most Generators quit in frustration and never have the opportunity to experience the next surge in mastery and the opportunity to experience a deeper expression of their life calling and right work.
It is these cycles of inertia that give the Generator their greatest wealth challenge. The wealth theme of the Generator is to become masterful at whatever they respond to. Most Generators get frustrated when they hit their plateau of inertia and many quit before the next surge in mastery, denying them the blessing and opportunity of experiencing whatever it is they are here to build in the world.
To align with true abundance the Generators have to learn to wait and also manage their frustration in healthy and dynamic ways so that they can be masters in life.