In last week’s article, I talked about how you, as a Manifestor, can really begin showing love to the Generators around you. In today’s article, we are going to continue that conversation by talking about how we can love the MGs (the Manifesting Generators or Mani Gens) in our lives.
If you have not yet learned the basic fundamentals of Human Design to understand all of the different energy types, let me give you a quick rundown of what MGs are like, what makes them tick, how their energy operates and how they’re unique and different from everybody else.
Manifesting Generators are a hybrid type of Manifestors and Generators. They are well known within Human Design to be a Manifestor spirit in a Generator body. Some people refer to it as a Manifestor driver in a Generator vehicle.
They have all of the initiating, creative, drive, desire and urges to create and build new things like the Manifestor. But they also have the physical energy and the same aura qualities of the Generator.
Manifesting Generators make up about 33% of society. When Generators make up about 37%, they take equal parts, and together they make 70% of our collective society.
MGs are what are known as Sacral beings, because they have a defined Sacral center, just like our Generators.
That means that:
The difference between Manifestors and Manifesting Generators is that MGs also have a defined Sacral center, like the Generators do. But they are not the same as Generators, and they are not the same as Manifestors either.
They are their own type, which is why they are allocated their own type as Manifesting Generators.
Manifesting Generators have this amazing ability to:
They have this restless Generator energy that says “I want to dig into this because this lights me up, because this excites me, because this is where I want to go. I want to do all of the things that are required to master this” That comes from that sacral energy.
The Manifestor energy part of them says “I want to constantly be doing something different. I want to be bouncing around. I want to be jumping. I want to always feel like it’s new and that it’s exciting, and that I’m birthing something that has never been seen before, that I’m diving into something that I’ve never experienced”.
There has to be this sense of freedom, of newness, of space, that is from that Manifestor spirit. You know in show business how we refer to people as a triple threat because they can sing, dance and act? I see MGs as the people like that in Human Design. They are capable of doing EVERYTHING.
MGs can both:
We see MGs with this ability to multitask, and to take on many, many things at once and be very, very capable and proficient and expertised at doing just that.
These classically are the people who can work a full time job while running a very successful side hustle, still be doing their Masters at Uni, looking after two kids, and also be going to the gym seven days a week. That is our Manifesting Generators in a generalised statement.
Every Manifesting Generator is of course different, but generally speaking that’s the archetype of their energy.
MGs have significant power and significant capacity, but with that comes the possibility for significant limitation. They can experience significant wounding and conditioning. Our MGs really are the people who struggle the most with things like Imposter Syndrome. So if you as a Manifestor struggle with Imposter Syndrome, have a chat with an MG, because they are the leading authorities on it.
It is much like the phrase, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Our beloved MGs can have so much skill and ability that it actually makes them wonder whether they deserve it at all. They can really struggle with getting caught up in all of that Generator energy which causes them to not dig into the self-awareness that is required to start trusting that Manifestor aspect of them.
We see a lot of Manifesting Generators in business, and we see a lot of Manifesting Generators in high level professional capacities, because they’re so capable. Their energy is so inspiring that in a business/professional capacity, it’s quite intoxicating.
They can manage almost everything at once, juggling many balls in the air and seemingly getting more excited as they do it. They can work hard without needing a break. They can charismatically try new things and sustain them while they flourish. It makes for a very successful business or professional career.
That means a lot of people around the MGs really experience a sense of, “I don’t measure up to that. I can’t do that. I can’t step up to that plate. I can’t juggle 15 different balls at once. I can’t constantly keep going and never get tired. I can’t have my finger in all of these different pies, it’s just too much for me. It doesn’t align for me, it doesn’t work for me in the same way that it does for them”.
But in this very, very masculine, competitive, success driven social paradigm that we have been in, the MG energy has been heralded as ‘This is who you need to be. This is the best energy.’
This has had a unique impact on every other energy type, including the MGs themselves, to feel like they:
But as a Manifestor, I’m going to talk about “what has the impact of all of that been on Manifestors? And where have we experienced this in relationship dynamics between Manifestors and MGs?”
I would say, in my experience, the Manifestor to Manifesting Generator relationship is the one that is most fraught with wounding and conflict. Manifestors experience a great deal of sacral pressure from MGs, most of that being unconscious because the sacral energy is projected. It’s pushed out, and so as non sacral beings, we receive that as pressure.
The energy comes on board for us as conditioning, where Manifestors feel, “Oh, I need to keep saying yes. I need to work harder in order to be satisfied and to be successful. I need to be doing all of the things. I need to be stepping up in order to be meaningful, in order to be valuable, in order to be successful.”
As non sacrals, we don’t have consistent access to that energy. This means we take on sacral conditioning, and we essentially “fail” in trying to meet those expectations of work and ability. We experience wounding around, “I tried that and I couldn’t do it, but the MG next to me could. They were successful where I just got hurt, and I got tired.”.
That exchange is outside the hands of an MG because that’s just the way that their sacral energy is projecting out. It is the way that we as Manifestors are receiving it, because we are non sacral.
But further to that, what Manifestors often experience in these one-on-one dynamics with MGs, is that MGs do tend to see the similarities between us. They identify with the Manifestor energy in us, for it is the same as the energy they experience within themselves. And for them, it’s quite expansive. For them it’s quite inspiring.
From the number of MGs that I have in my life, and that I’ve spoken to about this, they say they find Manifestors really intriguing, enticing and expansive because we have complete freedom within our energy to only initiate, and to simply navigate through that journey. Whereas they, as MGs, feel a need to also complete, to push things through, to make things happen by using that physical energy and juggling all of the things. What that creates is a dynamic in communication and connection between Manifestors and MGs, where MGs will either lovingly (or because they are out of alignment) seek to push the Manifestor to become more than we are able to become. It often looks like:
“We are so similar. We have such similar spirits, and such similar ways that we view the world. I’m able to do this but you haven’t quite reached that potential.”
That makes the Manifestor angry – being pushed to become something that we are not, and being forced to do something that we don’t want to do, because it tires us out. We don’t have capacity. It doesn’t feel right for us.
We need to celebrate our MGs for being MGs. Celebrate the Manifesting Generators in your life not because they’re like Generators, but because they’re Manifesting Generators. Celebrate them not because they’re like Manifestors, but because they’re Manifesting Generators. They are their own type. They follow their own archetype. They have their own experiences. Start opening your eyes and paying attention to all of the beautiful and wonderful ways that they are different to you.
Even though MGs are seen as high capacity, as people who can juggle all of the balls and constantly master things, changing the world almost in their sleep, they have their own challenges. They have their own battles. They do doubt themselves, and they do struggle with feeling like they must be imposters.
They struggle with Generators telling them to behave like Generators. They struggle with Manifestors getting angry at them for being different than we are.
So, if you have relationships with MGs in your life, wherever that may be, if that’s in your family, in your friends, with your colleagues, with your kids, with your staff, anything….start paying attention to and asking them about their struggles and their challenges. Have compassion for that. Hold space for that.
We don’t all need to be the same in order to be harmonious. Manifesting Generators and Manifestors can stand side by side and love each other. We can stand side by side and celebrate each other, for all of the ways that we are different and unique.
If you have ever experienced a Manifesting Generator who is out of alignment, you will know that the impact of their energy can feel excruciating. When people are out of alignment, are stuck in their not-self theme, are projecting and operating out of wounding, the Manifestor response is often to become very angry.
Hurt people, hurt people. As Manifestors we have a double whammy around MGs who are out of alignment, where we’re already experiencing all of that expectation and pressure to be like them, and then we can be also experiencing the projected hurt and additional wounding.
If that is the dynamic that you are stuck in with a MG in your life, I encourage you to start looking at some boundaries around it. Yes, we can love them, and yes, we can celebrate them. But regardless of whether they are an MG, a Generator, a Projector, a Reflector, or even another Manifest, we are never, ever responsible for allowing other people to hurt us simply because they are hurt. Ultimately, we each take this journey in this human experience of being responsible for our own hurt and for our own growth.
Boundaries are so helpful, and so healing, for the other person and for you yourself.
Take this one nugget of advice with you, if you have an MG in your life, go out and celebrate them today. Reach out, send a message, tell them that you love them for all of the ways that they are different from you, and all of the ways that they are impacting the world. When we encourage, celebrate and support each other, we generate love. We generate harmony. We generate an aligned Collective.
P.S. Did you know that Manifestors are easily among the most commonly misunderstood energy types in Human Design? It isn’t because people don’t TRY to understand us. It is simply that there is so much mystery surrounding a Manifestor aura that has yet to be explained in a way we can all understand.
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December 15, 2021