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Throughout human history, the creative energy and stamina of Generators made them a valuable and desirable commodity. At the same time, ignorance of their own potential made them easy prey for those who could take advantage of their gifts. Generators have always been deeply envious of the ability of Manifestor's to manifest what they envision. Unable to mimic or compete with Manifestors without meeting resistance and failure, they grudgingly surrendered to the Manifestor who ultimately enslaved or controlled them to erect huge empires. Generators became forced laborers, the great builders of our civilizations.

They retain the role of builder to this day, although they now have the tools at their disposal to live this role awake and aware, free of oppression, and with full knowledge of their incredible Sacral potential. They can know exactly what they are here to do, and love doing it — in cooperative and mutually beneficial ways with the other three Types. This new phase of understanding and appreciating their place in the whole is slowly evolving. It will be a reality when Generators relax into responding, when Manifestors initiate, when Projectors guide and when Reflectors reflect the level of satisfaction and authenticity in the world.

All Generators are born to work and to love the work they do, completely exhausting their measure of creative Sacral energy every day. Their Sacral motor doesn't give up until what it has committed to is accomplished. This is what brings deep satisfaction with life and a restful, regenerating night's sleep. The other three Types are looking outward — the Manifestor is focused on impacting, the Projector on knowing about how other Types use their energy resources, and the Reflector on understanding the environment. Generators, however, are focused on knowing themselves and understanding their own process. Generators find their life through their work, through how they respond to using their daily supply of energy. The right work actually transforms their life and slows the degenerative process of their bodies.

Generators are designed to respond with their Sacral Center through sounds, as a vibration that rises to their throat from their midsection (pure Generators), or as actual movement toward engaging in the activity (more common to Manifesting Generators). Responses are based on the availability of their Sacral energy to do what they have been asked. Once pure Generators respond, and are engaged in an activity, they go through a step-by-step process which thoroughly covers each stage of its development. They have no motor connected to the Throat Center, and will hit plateaus of energy along the way. At each of these stuck points, they need to be initiated again by new input, insight, or further instructions so they can respond. In order to avoid the temptation to quit when they reach these moments of transition, their Sacral must be committed to the process from the beginning. The gift of pure Generators is to demonstrate their ability to perfect or master a task or project or skill.

In contrast, Manifesting Generators have a motor connected to the Throat, which enables them to move quickly from response to manifestation. This allows them to see which steps are essential and which steps can be skipped, resulting in the gift of efficiency. This same efficiency creates a dilemma for them, however, which is a tendency to be so impatient and move through a task so fast that they miss steps. They often have to go back and complete those steps which creates frustration. This frustration can be avoided, and efficiency increased, by slowing down enough to pay more attention to their responses as the process unfolds. Manifesting Generator are more prone to impatience and aggression than pure Generators. Because of the motor connection to their Throat Center, they tend to bypass their sacral sounds. It often takes the Manifesting Generator more practice and patience to re-establish a connection to and trust in their Sacral.

The resources in the HDKB were pulled from several places, including The Definitive Book of Human Design by Lynda Bunnel, The Book of Destinies by Chetan Parkyn/Carola Eastwood, and various other source material recordings and PDF transcripts of Ra's lectures. If you find value in this content we suggest supporting the original creators.