View in human design comes from a piece of the human design chart called the Variables. The variables are known as the four transformations, as they map the transformation we go through as we optimize our bodies and minds. They are represented in the human design chart with 4 arrows at the top of the chart, and they carry meaning based on the direction the arrows face as well as in the layers found underneath the arrows.
In this post, we began exploring the top left arrow, which reveals how we can take in food and information in the most aligned way for our bodies. In this post, we began exploring the bottom left arrow, which reveals our optimal environment. Now, we want to explore the bottom right arrow, which speaks to how we are meant to perceive the world in the most aligned way. I recommend diving into this piece only after you’ve explored those two left arrows.
So let’s dive in.
First, when it comes to this specific arrow, there is a lot of talk in the human design space about whether someone is a non-specific manifestor (the arrow is facing right) or specific manifestor (the arrow is facing left). This is not a concept rooted in traditional human design and was not shared by the founder. It is a newfangled interpretation.
While I know this concept has been useful for many, I want to remind you that there is so much more to this arrow than this concept, and today, I want to dive into some additional pieces this arrow can reveal.
Let’s start with the direction it’s facing.
- When the bottom right arrow is facing right, we may feel it’s more natural to zoom out and see things from a wider, more expansive lens, often seeing things others don’t see.
- When the bottom right arrow is facing left, we may find it’s more natural to zoom in on the details of something, seeing and investigating those details deeply.
And now let’s dive into a deeper layer around the 6 different views.
Underneath this bottom right arrow lies 6 different views. If you don’t yet know yours, you can look it up here.
Our view speaks to how we’re designed to see the world in the most aligned way, as well as where we can get the most taken off track.
The 6 possible views are Survival, Possibility, Power, Wanting, Probability and Personal.
If your view is Survival…
You are meant to look out at the world through a lens of trust, trusting you’ll be taken care of in the decisions you make. You can get taken off track if you start obsessing about all the things you don’t have and lack trust in where things are going. The right decisions for you are always rooted in a sense of trust.
If your view is Possibility…
You are meant to look out at the world through a lens of possibility, feeling anything and everything is possible. You can get taken off track if you begin questioning the possibility of it all and get stuck in limitation, coming up with all the reasons why something is not possible.
If your view is Power…
You are meant to look out at the world through a lens of power, observing who has it, who doesn’t and how to navigate through it all. You can get taken off track if you get stuck trying to figure out how to use all the power you see purely for your own benefit.
If your view is Wanting…
You are meant to look out at the world through a lens of seeing what needs to be fixed and made better. This is not about fixing it all yourself, but simply about seeing it. You can get taken off track if you get lost trying to fix everything you see (it’s impossible!).
If your view is Probability…
You are meant to look out at the world through a lens of practicality, keeping your feet on the ground with the decisions you make and the way you see. You can get taken off track if you lose touch with reality and are not discerning or smart about what you commit to.
Finally, if your view is Personal…
You are meant to look out at the world through a personal lens, seeing how you will be personally impacted. It’s all about just living as you are, in the way that feels right to you without trying to fit in. You can get taken off track if you get lost comparing yourself to others, looking outwards, not inwards to make decisions.
…Whatever your view, I recommend starting to tap into how your aligned view feels in your body as well as how it feels when you are being taken off track (this is known as the distracted view.) Reflect on the difference. And remember, you are never meant to make decisions when you’re in the distracted view.