Manifestors are one of the rarest Types in the Human Design system, making up approximately 9% of the population. Manifestors are the only Type who are pure energy beings because they have a direct defined channel from the Throat Center to one or more of the motors — (Will Center, Root Center, and Emotional Solar Plexus). However, a Manifestor never has a Sacral Motor (Sacral Center) defined. This means that Manifestors, in spite of their tremendous initiating energy, are not here to work in a sustainable fashion. A regular Monday-through-Friday, nine-to-five job is exhausting for a Manifestor, and most Manifestors, when faced with that as their work option, will feel exhausted or even angry. Because the open Sacral takes in work force energy and amplifies it, it can work intensively for a short period of time, but not for a long period of time. The open Sacral is not here to work in the traditional way. None of the open sacral types are not here to work sustainably. They cannot maintain the traditional work schedule forever. Projectors crash at around 40, often before that. Manifestors seem to be able to hang on a bit longer, 45 – 52. Burnout can manifest as an auto-immune disorder, depression, physical issues. The body eventually breaks down if the Manifestor does not leverage her energy correctly.
As a Manifestor, you have an internal, non-verbal, creative flow that you need to follow. This is your imperative: you have to be able to follow that internal, non-verbal, creative flow. You are not following the logical dictates of the mind; you don’t manifest from the mind. As a Manifestor, you have a direct connection to Divine Spark, or Divine Inspiration. That connection bypasses language and goes straight into “doing” energy. You find your timing for doing anything or taking action by waiting for the inner alignment of the “go” signal with your inspiration. You will feel the timing. When you get that “go” signal, you leap into action – after minding your Authority.
Manifestors absolutely have to be out in the world making things happen for themselves. They are the billiard ball on the billiard table. They can initiate things; they can start a ball rolling that other people can then respond to or join. A Manifestor who does not initiate will fry their circuits. You are an energy volcano, and if that energy has nowhere to go you will shut down. Your creativity will shut down — and you might also get sick. Your Life Purpose is often about leading change by sharing new ideas, pushing people beyond their comfort level, and empowering them to do things in new ways.
When a motor is directly connected to the Throat Center, it gives a person the energy to start things such as conversations and businesses without waiting.* (Unlike the other four types.) A Manifestor will have a powerful voice and a powerful presence. When a Manifestor speaks or enters the room, most people will feel their energy. Because Manifestors are the only Type who can truly just do things without waiting, the energy of a Manifestor can make people a little uneasy or uncertain. No one ever really knows what the Manifestor is about to do. When a Manifestor gets an idea, they just go do it. And they can usually do it quite well. They are designed to just do things. *Manifestors do need to wait on internal signals that it is time to take action.
Manifestor Strategy: Inform
The Manifestor strategy is to inform others of their actions before they take action. However, Manifestors move so fast that they feel that it takes too much time to explain. Ultimately, slowing down and informing others about what they’re doing, as angry as it makes them, will in the long run save the Manifestor a lot of time and disruption, judgment and misunderstanding.
A powerful Manifestor can soften the impact of her energy and harness her energy to serve herself and others by taking note of all the people who will be impacted by her actions and then tell them what to expect. Informing does not come naturally for Manifestors, and they may feel controlled or manipulated by the people in their impact field. Manifestors are not here to be told what to do! Most Manifestors do not tell others what they are doing because they learned very early on that others will try to stop them or tell them that what they want to do is not possible, or they’ll want details. But Manifestors who understand that informing can improve their relationships and remove resistance will create support for their power and creative energy. It is important for Manifestors to remember that just because they inform doesn’t mean that they have to stop or change what they are doing. They are just letting people know what to expect.
In addition to informing, Manifestors also feel more loved and respected when they themselves are informed about what is happening. If you love a Manifestor, inform them about what you are doing. It helps them create and takes away some of the natural anger that can be triggered in the Manifestor.
What are some of the challenges for the Manifestor? All of the other types have a decision-making strategy that is sourced or rooted in the external world. They have a strategy that is designed to wait for things to manifest in their outer reality. They can then confirm whether or not a certain opportunity is correct for them.
Manifestor inspiration comes from within, but because of that there can be some hesitancy and lack of clarity about what to do. Often, the Manifestor just has to do it. Only after the fact will they know whether it’s correct for them or not! It is important that the Manifestor maintain an inner connection with themselves or their higher power. A Manifestor must have a connection to an internal voice that’s bigger than them in order for them to have clarity for where they need to go, what to do next.
It is said that emotional theme of Manifestors is anger. But this anger is really about having your creative flow interrupted. It’s not true anger. When a powerful surge of energy is disrupted, that disrupted energy response is about losing your connection to your creative flow, and it leads to frustration and disappointment. Take a breath and pause, and see if you can recapture the flow.
Manifestors often struggle with knowing when enough is enough. If you’re a Manifestor, it’s important to gauge the impact of what you’re doing to make sure you’re not frying your own energy or everyone else’s energy and burning them out. Manifestors have to take breaks, too.
The Manifestor Aura. The aura is an invisible energy field that surrounds all living creatures, extending about 6 feet in every direction. Its frequency communicates who we are to others, and governs the way we impact or connect with others. The Manifestor has a closed and repelling aura. The moment someone comes towards a Manifestor, their own aura is pushed back.
Let’s take a closer look at what it means to have a repelling aura. The Manifestor does not have sustainable energy. Therefore, it is really important for them to be judicious in how open they are to requests for their energy. This is why the Manifestor must repel, and do so with discernment because they cannot afford to spread their energy everywhere and give it to whoever wants it. Energy in non-sacral beings is a precious commodity and must be guarded. It is so important for the Manifestor to be discerning about what they say yes to, and what they commit to. So many of us take on more than what we can actually handle, especially with so many deserving causes asking for our help. Then we burn out. This is why you have an aura that pushes outward, but it is only meant to push away what will not honor your energy or the availability of that energy. It is not about your loving heart.
An additional note on the repelling aura: the Manifestor’s creativity moves very quickly through them, usually from a pre-verbal, not-yet-articulated, manner. Manifestors often work from an instinctive-like place, creating as they go. This is a process that requires sovereignty. In other words, the aura pushes away whatever threatens to interrupt their specialized creative process.
Manifestors And Sleep
Sleep can be a big problem for Manifestors. Because Manifestors do not have a defined Sacral Center, they are not designed to be “worn out” at the end of the day like a Generator. Non-sacral people need to lie down and rest before they can fall asleep — before they feel sleepy. This means that Manifestors, Projectors, and Reflectors get healthy sleep when they go to bed and lie down before they are tired. If a non-sacral person waits until they are exhausted to go to sleep, the quality of their sleep will likely be poor. It is not uncommon for non-sacral people to struggle with insomnia or wakefulness at night.
Non-sacral beings tend to sleep better by themselves. The time spent alone while sleeping helps the Manifestor discharge the extra Sacral energy that they have picked up and amplified all day. The idea of sleeping alone can be difficult for Generators to understand, but it isn’t personal! Manifestors will sleep better, feel better, and be healthier if they get a chance to renew their energy.
Manifestors have a deep intuitive sense of knowing what they are here to do. They follow an internal directive to create. This directive is not articulated, but unfolds as the Manifestor takes action to bring their creation into being. Manifestors always win when it comes down to displays of raw power. They can turn on huge bursts of energy from a standstill position. They work according to their own internal pattern and schedule. 9 to 5 schedules are stifling and draining.
Quantum Purpose of the Manifestor (per Karen Curry Parker): is to initiate others into the frequency of transformation and creativity. As an initiating force, the Manifestor, through following their own flow, stretches the boundaries of what’s possible in the human story. They transform us by following their own path. Manifestors create openings at the edges of the human story so that the story itself continues to evolve, and collectively, we can continue to serve the evolution of the human story.
Manifestor Key Words and Phrases
- Go-getter; initiator, catalyzing force; tremendous drive and focus; highly motivated; relentless, driven; action-oriented; achiever, doer, dynamo; can go it alone and succeed; move very quickly; have amazing energy for moving fast; need freedom, don’t tell them what to do.
- Innovative, powerhouse, provocative, thought leader, paradigm-busting; can go it alone and succeed, lone wolf, edgy and experimental, constant need for action, intense dislike of being interrupted when they are in their creative flow, high need for freedom.
More: Aggressive; Out there; High Risk; Dynamic; Active; Works Hard; Can be Selfish; Non-Communicative (because so involved in their projects and following their creative flow); Temperament: can be edgy
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