#8 When Your Authority Meets Real Life – Splenic vs. Emotional Authority, Following Your Intuition & Building Deep Self-Trust with Jenna Britton
In this week’s episode we dive deeply in the Splenic and Emotional Authorities. My guest Jenna Britton, 6/2 Splenic Projector, opens up about her journey into trusting her intuition after a divorce and an unhappy relationship. We very candidly share our experiences of not following our intuition, how that turned out and what we did to build deeper self trust. Jenna debunks the idea that the Splenic authority only speaks once and I share how you can go through a couple of emotional waves while facing the reality of life and limitations in our society.
Jenna Britton is a clarity coach and writer. She uses Human Design to help people identify who and how they’re designed to be, illuminating the authentic and aligned ways they can show up in work, relationships, their purpose, and more. Jenna has also been a freelance writer since 2012, writing feature articles and sharing personal stories that highlight her own (ongoing) journey to clarity, authenticity, and personal fulfilment. Her writing has been published in Salon, Thought Catalog, Darling Magazine, The Everygirl, and several other publications. And in 2016, she gave a TEDx Talk on how story has the power to change your life. These days, you can find her words on Instagram and Substack.
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(02:40) Jenna’s first experience with Human Design.
(05:11) Why Human Design is different from the Enneagram or Myers-Briggs and finding deep truth in the system.
(08:06) Being aware of who you learn from and study with to remain empowered.
(10:17) You can do whatever you want in life, your Human Design cannot define your whole purpose.
(11:27) How “doing what makes you happy” isn’t so simple and noticing the layers of conditioning.
(13:30) How NOT following your authority can be the biggest teacher.
(14:42) Jenna’s experience of having Splenic authority and reconnecting with her authority.
(18:33) How the splenic authority can show up as different sensations. Intuition as self-trust. Using a pendulum as confirmation of your intuition.
(21:25) Sharing the experience of knowing the exact moment that my marriage was over.
(22:49) Unconscious authority definition, trusting your body and riding multiple emotional waves.
(24:30) The Splenic authority does speak more than once as it responds to your environment.
(26:55) The connection between discomfort, deconditioning, alignment and your authority.
(28.36) The different timings of the emotional wave and the logical brain taking over.
(30:00) Navigating your authority with commitments and real life.
(32:12) Acknowledging your authority in hard times.
(36:24) The undefined solar plexus and split definition hijacking your authority.
(40:48) Asking others’ opinions to find internal clarity.
(41:41) The Spleen and timing.
(45:09) Authority, trust, right moments but not always the expected outcome.
(47:15) Connecting with other authorities, sacral, emotional and intuitive hits.
(50:20) Wisdom of the body
(51:42) Advice to connect to your Splenic authority
- Rachael Ami