No one seems to be able to remember where we came from, why we came here to planet Earth, or even what it is we are fulfilling here. It is all a great mystery, unique to each of us and yet, over the milennia, there have been myriad efforts to clarify our presence here. Religions, meditations, yogas and philosophies have been invented, and systems have come into being including, Astrology, IChing, Runes, Tarot, and many others that have been employed by some of the most intelligent hearts and minds to help us discover more about ourselves.

No one really knows where these systems have come from or exactly why they work, except that each one can show something of the truth about life on Earth. Why do we even want to know? Perhaps the answer is related to the fact that we are, after all, not Human Doings, but Human Beings. Being is the question, how to be?

The Shadow Reader
In the course of many years of travel over this wonderful planet, I had the opportunity to experience a variety of readings from people with many different backgrounds. Some readings were simplistic, both in their format and in the information they produced, others were more mysterious and far reaching in their impact. One day, I was inspired to go visit a man who, I was told, would read my shadow. He did not actually read my shadow as it turned out, but he did employ his son, the apprentice, to go with me into the pre-noon sunshine, and measure the length of my shadow. On our return, he made some calculations, which he fine tuned with some astrological data from my birth information and then further fine tuned with some numerology relating to my name. Finally, he rolled his chair along a lengthy bookcase seemingly stuffed with identical tomes, and pulled one out, rolled back to his desk, opened to a page and commenced reading.

My story is told
From the moment the shadow reader started speaking until well after he finished, I was transported into the experience of another realm. It was as though I was quietly watching the description of sounds and images, which were spoken out and kept flashing through my consciousness. The shadow reader related details of my current and other lives, which, before that moment, I would have never imagined possible to relate. There were details of past lives, present life and future lives whose threads I could barely grasp, and yet I knew them to be accurate in their description.
When the reading finished, he looked up with a twinkle in his eye and asked if I had any questions; I was almost struck dumb. What was it he had just related to me? How could he have known every detail of my life? I asked him where the system came from and he told me it had been passed down from father to son for almost 5000 years. Then he asked me if I wanted to come and study with him, for he saw that I had the knack to read. Goodness knows why, but I declined. Never mind, he told me, it was perfectly all right, because sooner or later I would have to read it, or a system like it that would come into my life. His advice to me was to practice with any reading system to get comfortable with the idea of informing people about themselves. It would become a life's work.
Later that week, I was approached by a psychic palm reader and asked if I would like him to indicate to me a few things about reading a person's face and hands. In the space of ten minutes he showed me many signs to look for, and then told me that the only real way to learn was to go practice. And so it started. For 15 years I read the hands and faces of anyone who would show them to me, in photos, in person, gesturing on TV, it did not matter. At the same time I studied astrology, the IChing, Tarot, Numerology and everything else, trying to find out what this system was that the shadow reader had talked about.
In 1993, it appeared in my life. It was called Human Design.

The impact of Human Design
When I was introduced to Design in 1993, I knew it was the system I was to learn and begin teaching... the one the shadow reader had predicted would arrive in my life. The recognition was immediate, and I silently thanked the shadow reader for in some way preparing me for the process of learning this new system.
I studied Design intensely, seeking to make sense of all its aspects and integrate it into my life of giving readings for people. Slowly the process of Human Design has been evolving and, personally, I find that in my life many old unconscious patterns have evolved into a more conscious awareness through integrating an understanding of my design.
Over the years since 1993, I have watched my own and my clients' lives become more and more personally meaningful and relaxed as we have been drawn deeper into respecting, appreciating and loving who we are and how we live our lives. Communications with friends and family have dramatically improved through respecting our natural way of being. Situations, which in the past I would have spent hours and days wondering how I would resolve, have dissipated, leaving space for solutions to appear naturally.
As yet, the Human Design System cannot reach where the shadow reader's system could in describing past and future lives, but maybe that is not needed, and as an ancient sage in Nepal once told me: "There are many lives, Baba! This one is the most important!" There is no question that Human Design is the tool for this time, because it puts each individual into present tense in their own life : in other words, any individual is equipped, though a simple understanding of their unique Human Design to interact on their own personal terms comfortably with anything that confronts them.

An Invitation
You are invited to receive a free copy of your own Human Design Life Chart and Report on our website : and begin the most amazing journey you can imagine, the discovery of who you were born to be.

Author's Bio: 

Chetan Parkyn has been reading for people for nearly 30 years. Born in England, an entrepreneur’s son by upbringing and an engineer by training, Chetan has fully explored both technological and mystical worlds. He’s been a deep-sea dive engineer and a devoted student of meditation. Travels in India and studies with the enlightened mystic, Osho, finally opened Chetan to his own purpose — helping people develop self-knowledge.
In 1979 in India, Chetan was guided by a savant to notice his own intuitive skills, and to practice for a system that was coming. He started studying esoteric systems becoming adept at palmistry and tarot. He also studied the IChing and Astrology in depth.
In 1993, he was introduced to Human Design, a system first discovered in 1987. Human Design is an extraordinary self-remembering device, and Chetan’s methods of describing how it works practically within a person’s life are remarkably insightful and gifted.
In 2009 Harper Collins published Chetan’s book : Human Design, Discover the Person You Were Born to Be, the first major book on the subject. Combined with powerful free software, this book makes it easy for everyone to learn about themselves in all aspects of their lives.
To Date, Human Design has been translated into Turkish, Japanese and Greek.