The term “no choice” often gets thrown around in Human Design. But “No Choice” can only accurately be described from the Witness or Passenger perspective, a state that few humans possess. In this inaugural rant John Martin challenges the day-to-day use of “No Choice,” and suggests that there is one…Its Not What You THINK
“The Choice or No Choice.
You know, like so many other things in Human Design there’s terms that get thrown around that are very very dangerous.
You know, when somebody states ‘No Choice’ as a Passenger, as a witness, as a differentiated frequency of their Form Consciousness, then the statement ‘No Choice’ can be incredibly true and I would have to concede the point ultimately yes there is no choice. You are sailing, sailing through your life from birth to death. You’ve been given a Trajectory, you are going there.
But like so many other things in Human Design where the information, the incredible Zen knowing that comes from that statement ‘No Choice’ simply empowers your mind like so many other pieces of Human Design that simply just is one more little bit of candy to keep you nicely comfortable asleep.
So I will challenge ‘No Choice’. I say there is a choice. The choice is to either let your mind run your life or to differentiate into a Form Conscious being. Now look, those two choices, very different. One will give you pain, the other will give you suffering.
To become a differentiated Form Consciousness, to put down the little teddy bears of your mind and wake up as yourself is not an easy task. It will be painful. All of your Open Centers, the addictions you’ve been feeding since birth are going to rebel. Your mind is going to rebel. It’s going to do everything it can to hold you hostage. To your own mind. To your own conditioning. To break free of those addictions, the addictions to those Open Centers and everything that you’ve been feeding that pain body, all of this time, is going to hurt.
But suffering, suffering is a lifetime of not quite being yourself, of it never quite being good enough, of not quite being Satisfied, never truly knowing what Success is or what Peace is.
I mean suffering, that’s a whole different trip. You want to do suffering? Then go around and just go ‘Oh yeah I have no choice, I have no choice, oh no choice’. It’s a fucking cop out when half of you say it and you know it. It’s one more way to let your mind stay in control. Or maybe you don’t know it and if you don’t then I hope this gets through to you.
Again, ‘No Choice’ is a very beautiful thing, it is a very Zen statement that from one perspective is absolutely true. But for where most of you are at or most of humanity is at, hell from where I’m at, oh no, there’s a fucking choice. There’s absolutely a choice.
The choice is to live my life from my Aura Mechanics or to live my life from my mind. That’s the choice. And see, if you’re ready to make -that- choice, then perhaps Human Design is for you.
You know, I see for quite clearly this is not for everyone. And I see how much this information simply, you know, so many people take this information and simply re-empower their mind to continue to live out whatever their little trips are, using Human Design information.
I mean this is what the whole Unleashed thing is about, is like, look we don’t need more. Trust me, you got plenty in your Design, you don’t need to add to anything here. There is no adding to in this process. There’s a simply the destruction of, the destruction of what is not you. The destruction of what is not true. No belief is true. No belief is true. If it requires your belief, it is not true.
So no, I challenge you. If you’re going to say to me ‘No Choice’, that better be the fucking Passenger. That better be the witness that, like myself after 13 years of looking back and going: “holy shit, I am really not in control of this thing”.
And yet, on the day-to-day plane, on the ‘Material Plane’, where I live in the Maya, every day there’s a choice. There’s a choice to let my mind do what it would do if I let it run away like a puppy dog and go running into the neighbors yard and peeing all over the place, which is what the mind loves to do. Fed by the Open Centers, fueled by what you’re not. So that it can recreate all the same drama’s and all the same pain. So you can have things to work on and so you can never really get your own life. I mean, that’s what the mind will have you do.
Or you can go with the short-term pain. Nah, you know, five to ten years, of detox, cellular transformation, re-empowerment of your own Body. Form Consciousness.
I mean, I’m so sick of hearing people talk about Human Design information as if it means anything. The knowledge is incredible, but only, only when your Form is aligned. Until then it’s simply more Mind candy. Little children getting caught, you know, you wanting their little chocolate, “oh I need another, I need another”. Yeah, hey, if it’s correct, from your Body, you enter into something correctly, yes, information; amazing.
But the whole ‘No Choice’ thing, very very dangerous statement. One more way for you to stay comfortably asleep in your little prison cells. To have your mind just, you know, paint another mural of your little bliss fantasy: “Oh there was no choice. Oh I don’t know what, oh there’s no choice”, yeah there is a choice.
The choice is you can pretend to be grown-up for about thirty seconds. The choice is, you can meet this with a vigilance and a radical intensity, there is that choice. And what you get from your Form Consciousness, when your Body is actually flying your life, instead of your mind trying to navigate for what it wants. Yeah, you can get something. You can get to that Passenger Consciousness, you can see that, yes, truly, ultimately, yes, there is ‘No Choice’.
So the choice, the challenge today is you can take the blue pill and you can go off and dream and get your teddy bear and roll over with your blanket and stay comfortably asleep.
Or you can take the red pill, meet this with the fierceness of a warrior and you can just see how deep this rabbit hole goes.” -John Martin
(transcript by Evelyne Beyer)