The Powerful Purpose of Dharma
Dharma is a loaded word. It's a powerful word that expresses the journey of the soul moving closer to enlightenment. This is a process of growth, transformation, healing, discovery, awakening and deeper self trust. It is a journey of discovering truth- within your self and your body.
The path of Dharma is unique for everyone. No one has the same path, just as no one has the same thumb print. Growing in dharma requires that you honor your gifts, purpose, passions and the special soul offering that you came to this world to share.
Yes, the power of your dharma has the ability to move you closer to enlightenment, but it also requires your willingness, courage and desire; sadly, not everyone has this. Everyone has special dharmic gifts they are here to awaken and share, yet not everyone will do what is required to share them in this world and grow as a result.
Some individuals also have the ability to share their dharmic gifts through a dharmic business, making money in the process. The ability to thrive on a worldly and material level through dharma is not for everyone, however, for those that have the karma to support this, there is an opportunity for nourishment from all sides.
Sharing your dharmic gifts in this world has the ability to deepen your sense of nourishment, vitality, insight, wisdom and power. Dharma is an offering to the world from your soul. This offering inspires others, and in turn, inspires you. The feeling of being aligned with dharma is deeply nourishing. Dharma implies a reciprocity between you and the world. What feeds you, feeds others, which feeds your soul even more.
Dharma is not a career. In fact, these are two vastly different paths with entirely different purposes. Career is seen from the tenth house of the jyotish chart, while Dharma is seen from the ninth house. Dharma has spiritual implications and supports the awakening of the soul. Career is likely more about making money and doing what is necessary to survive in this world. A select few are able to do both. Some of us are actually able to use our Dharmic gifts, our soul purpose, as a means to make money, be visible in this world, and help others do the same. (These special souls are the clients I work with).
Everyone has a dharmic path, a unique journey that supports their awakening, healing and transformation, yet very few people even know this is possible. Very few people even know they have a dharmic path, let alone how to awaken it. Why is that?
Thousands and thousands of years ago, there was a time period in the Vedic Calendar known as Sat Yuga, the time of purity. Dharma was the norm and everyone was guaranteed a clear dharmic path, support for their journey, and resources to help them stay on path. All parts of society were aligned with dharma, which helped dharma to stay intact for individuals and families for centuries.
Fast forward to Kali Yuga, a 432,000 year time period of adharma, when finding dharma is close to impossible. This is the time we are currently living in, according to the Vedic Calendar. Very few people will be born with the desire to awaken their dharmic gifts, and even fewer will know what dharma is. It is a time period known to cause suffering, struggle and a loss of connection with one's purpose. Becoming enlightened, awakening from the slumber of adharma, is very rare. This disconnection with the purpose of the soul is the root cause of the immense suffering of our time. Without purpose, without a connection to your soul's mission, life loses meaning and deep sadness, hopelessness and pain is inevitable.
Those who are born desiring dharma are actually quite special. We are the torch carriers. The unique individuals alive to keep the flame of dharma alive during this time of darkness. We are insuring that dharma is not completely lost. This is one of the main reasons I am so immensely passionate about what I do and why I am committed to my own dharmic path. As the Embodied Dharma Coach, I support my sensitive, gifted clients in staying aligned, connected and committed to their souls mission- even when it feels extremely challenging and uncertain. I believe this is needed now more than ever.
What Happens When We Lose Our Dharmic Path?
There are so many reasons why losing Dharma is painful. Remember, dharma implies you are connected to your inner light, wisdom and truth. Dharma is alignment with your unique insight, your special gifts, the power of your soul. When you disconnect from the truth of your own soul, it causes immense suffering. This is in fact, the root of all suffering in our society. Without purpose, there is no direction, no hope, no focus for humanity. When you lose hope, darkness increases, you give up, life feels meaningless.
Self trust is a requirement for awakening your gifts and sharing your wisdom in this world. Without it, you will not trust your path or your purpose. Self doubt and the inner critic are two ways that your dharmic gifts get blocked, sabotaged or even destroyed. Lack of clarity, direction or focus are all clear indications that you are stuck in self doubt and your critic is keeping you from moving forward.
If you have self doubt or a strong inner critic, you might notice these stories showing up:
My gifts aren't special enough.
I don't know what I'm doing yet.
Other people do this better.
I don't even know what my gifts are.
I doubt that I have anything special to offer.
I need more training or education before I will be good enough.
Without self trust, you will never feel safe enough to share your gifts in this world. Self doubt is the biggest obstacle to awakening your gifts and will keep you stuck in patterns, behaviors and choices that lead to adharma.
There are only two reasons why people avoid, neglect, destroy or abandon their dharmic path. Fear and lack of guidance keep the dharmic path at a distance, further and further out of reach. When you let the fear win, and you don't seek resources, support and guidance for awakening your dharmic path, it will never actualize.
In this time of Kali Yuga, working consciously with the fear, doubt and uncertainty is vital for honing the dharmic path. One of the best ways to do this is having specific dharmic support from a vast support team- mentors, guides, teachers, healers, therapists, and coaches. Without ongoing, crucial reminders and guidance for your path, the flame will be lost and the necessary support will not be present to keep you going- especially when challenges show up.
Dharma take immense courage and desire. You must be willing to face your fears, your shadows, doubts and resistance in order to keep walking your path. This is one of the reasons I see people give up, turn their backs, and resist the messages and wisdom that are coming from within them. Resisting, avoiding and negating your inner wisdom has dire consequences. Most people have been resisting their inner wisdom, special gifts and unique souls purpose all their lives. The body has been whispering for years, but they don't hear it. They don't even have the right tools to listen.
The body is very wise and it is constantly trying to help you align with your inner truth and wisdom. When you don't listen to the whispers, it starts to speak louder. If you continue to neglect its messages, it will start to yell. It will yell as loud as it needs to in order for you to pay attention. By the time the body is yelling at you, there is already so much pain, suffering and challenge present, that you will be forced to make changes and listen to your body.
When a sensitive woman resists her dharmic gifts, there are dire consequences for her- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Often your body has been trying to tell you for years that you need to align with your gifts and purpose, but most women don't have the tools necessary to hear what their body is saying. When you resist your inner wisdom, your truth, the body will start by whispering, then speaking louder, and finally shouting, until it gets your attention.
Physically, you may have health challenges- as parts of your body start shouting louder and louder at you. The body part or body challenge you have is specific to the dharmic need arriving. Pay attention to the messages showing up and ask your body to share its wisdom with you. There are clues about your dharmic path in the body challenge arriving. The body is very wise and wants you to thrive!
Emotionally, you may feel depressed, frustrated, lonely, isolated, malnourished, lack joy and even feel hopeless- all because you aren't using your precious gifts. Often undigested grief, loss and trauma is at the root of your emotional disconnection. Without honor the losses and trauma of your past, you will never be able to fully connect with your dharmic path. You must make space for the new nourishment.
Mentally, you may feel drained, overwhelmed, burned out, scattered, stressed and lack enthusiasm for your life. These are clear signs you are not living your passion and purpose. I have seen women consistently create adharma by unconsciously making choices that keep them unclear, stuck and unfocused. Putting energy into the wrong things at the wrong time is a recipe for adharma. Self sabotage (fear) will keep you from your dharmic path for lifetimes.
I often see woman having a spiritual crisis when they are not aligned with their dharmic path. Painful losses, the death of a loved one, traumatic experiences and sudden changes can disrupt your trust in yourself and Spirit. When you experience extreme challenges, it can have dire consequences for your dharmic path. When life loses all meaning because there is such a void and disconnect from Spirit, this is a clear indication of adharma. The challenges arriving on your path, however, are important for strengthening the path, your purpose and your self trust. Without support, guidance and wisdom, you will continue to mistrust your self and the messages that Spirit is sharing with you.
Being disconnected from your dharmic path as a sensitive woman is problematic on so many different levels, and it is also very costly.
Without dharma, you will spend years trying to fix parts of yourself- without fully understanding the real underlying issues. You will never ever really get to the root of your problems. Your sadness is not just sadness. Your disappointment is not just disappointment. Your loneliness is not just loneliness. These are all symptoms of your disconnection- from your body wisdom, your gifts and your powerful soul purpose.
The cost of being disconnected from your dharmic path is immense!
Think about all the years you've been lost, unclear, unfocused, uncertain about your path and purpose. How much is this costing you? Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually- and financially?
This is Why Dharma is Not For Everyone
Even though everyone has a unique dharmic path and special gifts their soul is on earth to share, this does not mean everyone will choose to use their gifts. The saddest thing I encounter as a Dharma Coach is watching people turn their backs on their own inner wisdom, neglect their gifts, refuse to make the necessary life changes that their Dharma is asking them to make, or resist the necessary guidance and support for dharma to blossom. When someone refuses to face their own fear and shadow, dharma can not fully awaken.
The first requirement for aligning with your dharmic path is- a willingness to face your fear. This weeds people out almost immediately. Rather than moving closer to their fears, doubts and uncertainties, most people resist them. They shut the door. They turn around. They don't even look. This is the number one reason I see women fail to awaken their gifts. They let their fears stop them. Dharma requires that you are willing to face your fear. Again and again and again. It takes courage, determination and honesty. It takes a strong desire to live your purpose- to keep showing up for your passions and gifts.
The second reason people never share their dharmic gifts is they try to do it alone. They don't ask for the right resources, guidance or support. Most people who fail are resisting the necessary guidance required for deepening self trust, honing their gifts and sharing their offering. This is the recipe for staying stuck- for the rest of your life. The truth is, we can never, ever succeed alone. We must have the right resources, guidance and support in order to stay focused, connected and aligned with our dharmic path, our life purpose. The dharmic path is a process, an unfolding, a deepening of your self trust, inner wisdom and unique gifts. Everyone has a unique dharma, but not everyone will do what it takes to make it happen.
Everyone says they want dharma, but sadly not everyone is willing to do what it takes to make it happen.
How to tell if you are ready to live your dharmic path and share your gifts in this world...
When your voice isn't heard, when your gifts are never shared, when your power is never fully activated....what happens to your soul?
What happens when your dharmic gifts are never offered to this world? When it is never fully awakened within you? When you refuse to change, heal and transform, so that you can rise and shine and fully awaken? When you never even step onto your dharmic path?!
This is called Adharma (that which is against dharma). It is the root cause of all suffering in this world. It is pain that is self-induced. Don't neglect your path. Don't avoid your inner wisdom. Don't negate your power, purpose and passion.
The world needs you now more than ever. Remember, when you have the courage to shine brighter, share your gifts, and align with your dharmic path, it benefits others. This is how we change the planet- by all of us awakening our souls purpose and reminding others to do the same.
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