The Mechanics of Choice

The Mechanics of Choice

What makes you choose what you choose and how you can gain control over your choices to create what you REALLY want…

Here’s something to think about….You are exactly where you are today in your life because of the choices you have made.  Every choice you’ve ever made, big and small, has brought you to this place.

And, the truth is, if you don’t like where you life is taking you right now….if you’re not on a path that is bringing you more abundance, love, health, connection to Source, creative fulfillment….then you need to make a different set of choices.

But it’s not that simple.

Most of us don’t really learn the right way to make choices.  We are taught to think things through and use our heads but, the truth is, making good decisions really has nothing to do with your mind.

It has everything to do with knowing how you operate, what your past experiences have been, what energy forces influence you, what unmet emotional and energetic needs you have and what beliefs you hold.

We NEVER make a decision with just our minds.  Ever.  What you think and perceive is deeply influenced by so many factors.  Your mind is not some super clean decision making machine.  In fact 2/3 of you aren’t even using logic and reason, even IF you’re thinking your way into a decision.  Only a third of people are hard-wired to make logical decisions.

If you want to create something different in your life, you’ve got to learn how to make good decisions.

And in order to do that you’ve got to:

  1. Know who you are and how you operate
  2. Understand the forces that drive you and influence you
  3. Understand what your energetic and emotional needs are
  4. Take inventory of your beliefs and see how your beliefs are impacting the choices you make

For years in Human Design we’ve talked about the concept of Conditioning, how your Open Centers take in energy and influence your life decisions.  Conditioning is one of the most important Human Design concepts.

But your Open Centers and your conditioning aren’t the only thing that influences your choices.  The colored in parts, called your Definition, are also part of what influences you.  Your Definition in your chart is what is consistent and reliable in your chart.  It is the truth of who you really are.

But even the parts of your chart that have consistent energy can be expressed in a variety of ways.  Every energy in the chart has a theme and a high and low expression.  When you make a choice, you’re not only drawing on all the outer energies that condition and influence you, you are also influenced by your own energy and your own inner forces that drive you to make specific choices.

For example, this is the Channel 64/47, the Channel of Abstraction.

Figure 151 - Channel 64 - 47


If you have this Channel colored in on your chart, when you make a choice, you are faced with the option to be comfortable with confusion and trust that an epiphany will happen OR you can drive yourself crazy trying to force a rational answer to appear in your mind and, in the mean time, if you don’t know what the answer is, you may run around super inspired but simultaneously confused about what the next step is and you may be slinging proverbial spaghetti all over the place trying to manifest clarity out of confusion.


There are energetic mechanics to decision making that go beyond Open Centers and Type and Strategy.  If you want to understand why you’re making the choices you’re making and you want to empower yourself to make better choices, you need to understand your hardwiring and the mechanics of what drives you to make the choices you make.

Over the last 15 years I have been an eager student and teacher of Human Design.  I’ve spent a lot of time teaching about Type, Strategy and Conditioning.  I’m so excited to announce a brand-new program that outlines the complete Human Design mechanics of making choices.

During this 6 months training I will outline all of the Circuits, Gates and Channels and the motivation and decision drivers for each component.

This class is for people who want to learn more about Human Design and have a good understanding of the HD Level 1-3.  (Don’t worry.  I’m creating a more basic version of this training next year!)

During this class you will learn:

  1. The motivation and mechanics of choice in the Gates, Circuits and Channels
  2. How Conditioning influences the mechanics of choice
  3. How the Gates, Circuits and Channels influence Mistaken Motivation
  4. How the Gates, Circuits and Channels influence subconscious and conscious beliefs


Time OUT


All the writing above this line was written with the intention of speaking to your mind.  Now I’m going to speak to your heart.

For all of your life…and I’m not talking about this current lifetime…I’m talking about all of your spiritual, eternal life when you have been serving on the leading edge of expansion for the Universe…you have been creating.  Your experiences and awarenesses have spun off distinct energetic desires that have been hovering as part of your creative “cloud”.

You are a powerful, unlimited creator.

Creating as a human has some pretty interesting challenges.  When we incarnate into these dense human manifestations of our souls, it’s very easy to get knocked off your path if you don’t know how to operate your human system.

It’s easy to listen to others, take in limiting beliefs, absorb other peoples thoughts and feelings and think they are our own…and forget your unlimited creative potential.

When we forget, we suffer.

This program will not only walk you through the mechanics of choice, it will help you remember on a cellular level, the preciousness of Who You Really Are and take you back to the point where you started making choices to please others, instead of pleasing yourself, where you gave up what was right for you because you wanted to fit in and belong, where you turned your back on your dreams and your burning desires because you bought the lie that your dreams were impossible, irresponsible, impractical and would never come true…so you can undo those old patterns and start making the choices that are RIGHT for YOU.

(Because when you make the choices that are right for you, it’s not only better for you, it’s better for EVERYONE!)

You are perfectly designed to know how to align yourself with all of those amazing things you intended to create when you got here.  And you’re perfectly designed to benefit and prosper from the fulfillment of those dreams in ways you can’t even imagine yet.

But you’ve got to know what is driving you to choose what you choose and how to choose differently so that you can get yourself to where you want to be.  Without suffering.

Think about this.  All the choices you’ve ever made have brought you right here.  And now you have the choice to learn how to make better, more conscious choices…

Ok.  I’ve said my piece.

Back to the data…

Imagine being able to look at your chart and know exactly what had driven you to make the choices that you’ve made and how you can consciously choose to make choices that bring out the biggest, boldest, most joyful, authentic expressions of Who You Truly Are.  It takes awareness (and a little courage), but you CAN step into a whole new way of being yourself in the world….

I can’t wait to see you choosing YOU!



P.S.  Yup.  You.  No compromise.  No sacrifice.  No martyrdom.  Just You being You.  And embracing the Preciousness of it all.

2 Replies to “The Mechanics of Choice”

  1. Do ICU elite members get a discount?
    I would love to do this class, but I’ve not completed the levels 1, 2 , 3.
    My husband will be having major neck surgery during this time.

    Karen, I know I need to get some emotion under control and don’t want to be a burden to others in the class.
    Is this right for me at this time or should I wait?
    Thank you for last night. I love you for your caring way of working with me.

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