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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The April full Moon arrives early on the 19th while Moon is transiting Libra and Chitra nakshatra. At 05:12 am the Moon is full of light and at capacity. Coinciding with this full Moon is Hanuman Jayanti, celebrated birth date of the powerful and beloved monkey god. This is an important cycle to find more balance, integration, and make your visions a reality. Sun is exalted in Aries and Venus remains exalted in Pisces as well. Activate, align and receive! Clarify and focus your aim and direction. Be proactive and get results.
Chitra nakshatra is ruled by Vishvakarma, god of action, building and creating. He is considered the celestial architect as he created and built the zodiac. He is a powerful ally for supporting your visions, dreams and desires as he helps them materialize and come into form through your action steps. He is not lazy and does not give results to those who are not actively working towards their goals and desires. Vishvakarma is action oriented and very focused on receiving the fruits of his labors. It's time to put plans into action.
Are you actively moving towards your goals and desires at this time? Are you being proactive and taking conscious steps towards your dharmic path and purpose?
The April full Moon takes place with Hanuman Jayanti, celebrated birth day of Lord Hanuman, the beloved monkey god. He and his monkey army saved Sita from the wrathful demon, Ravana, and brought her home safely to Ayodhya and Lord Raam. Hanuman is a Rudra- meaning he has immense strength, power and sheer force available to him. This strength was given to him by Vayu, the wind god- father to both Bhima and Hanuman. Hanuman reminds us of righteous action and that we must use our power and strength for conquering evil and restoring balance- while always upholding dharma. His devotion to Lord Rama expresses deep bhakti, and the power of leading with the heart. Your true strength is your heart wisdom.
Navaratri has ended now. This is the time of year when Sun completes a year long cycle around the zodiac and activates a brand new solar cycle. Sun entered Aries on Sunday, April 14th, arriving in Ashwini nakshatra and his sign of exaltation. The Sun is the center of our solar system. He rules over the light cycles and natural rhythms. He brings the dawn, the day, the growth that comes from his life light. As Sun enters his most powerful placement of the zodiac, a fresh start and powerful beginning takes place.This Sun transit activates a new year in the Vedic calendar and the immense power of the Sun offers a surge of new energy and strength. This is a wonderful time to cleanse the body, mind and spirit. Clean, clear and purge the heaviness of the past year and clear away the undigested emotions lingering. Create space for the new and burn away the excess. Clean up your diet, take time to rejuvenate, and clarify your focus and direction in life.
Just after the Sun exalts in Aries, we get the power of yet another exalted planet. Venus moves to Pisces on April 15th, joining debilitated Mercury here. Fortunately these two planets are friendly to each other, however, their opposing strengths will express extremes. Mercury is turning inward in his least favorite sign, while Venus expresses her energy externally at maximum capacity. This is an interesting juxtaposition for creativity, romance, the feminine, beauty, art, love, harmony and finances. Watch for excess, over indulgences and extremes with these areas of your life.
Use the coming month to get clear, refocus your priorities and clarify your dharmic path. Set goals, honor your intentions and align your actions with more purpose. Simultaneously find more balance, creativity and nourishment in your life. Find the joy and say yes to more pleasure.
With the potential for expansion also comes the challenges of two retrograde planets who are asking us to re-visit some very old ground. The coming cycle brings shifts with Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter has been retrograde since April 10th and will re-enter Scorpio on April 23rd. Saturn will also go retrograde on April 30th for a lengthy return through Sagittarius. Saturn and Ketu continue to move into close conjunction, preparing for a collision. This is a long cycle of heavy Saturn forcing us to return to grief that has been undigested and undervalued. Pay attention.
These transits create challenges with old, established structures and foundations as well as support, guidance and wisdom. We are all living on shaky ground right now. Strengthening your support team and gathering more resources is vital. The area of life that is getting restructured will depend on where Sagittarius lives in your jyotish chart. Expect the unexpected in this area of your life.
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I think it's important to acknowledge that the entire world is going through massive structural changes that can feel unsettling and painful. Increased compassion is necessary for all, as well as diligence with grief work and inner transformation. This is in important time to have an emergency plan in place and not be foolish with actions and choices. Less is more.
As Jupiter moves back through Scorpio, he is asking you to revisit your shadows, illusions and vulnerabilities. There is important clean up to do in the area of your life where Scorpio lives in your jyotish chart. Jupiter represents wisdom, guidance, teachers and spiritual resources. Gather more of what you need to navigate this process of release. You will be asked to dive even deeper into your unconscious terrain and release patterns, blockages and behaviors that are very old. You will need more support for this process so don't try to do it alone. Gather what you need and be proactive.
There are challenges and resources with the current transits. Honor the waves and be diligent with clearing and releasing. Ask for more but be realistic about the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve the results you want. Strengthen the holding and support you have in your life and don't walk alone.
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April begins with a poignant new Moon that also opens the nine day and night celebration of the Divine Feminine, Navaratri. This is an important time in the Vedic Calendar that acknowledges the awakening taking place in Nature. Shakti is increasing and the power of the Divine Mothers is enlivening. It is a turning point, a transition- ripe with potential and possibility. Use this time wisely to start creating, growing, and stretching yourself in new ways. The Divine Feminine is with you!
The new Moon occurs early on Friday, April 5th at 02:51 am MT while Moon is transiting Pisces and Revati nakshatra. Moon is at the edge of the zodiac, asking you to find closure, release and create a finale with the last cycle. Attending to grief, loss and hidden emotions will be important at this time. Be willing to look at your shadow and lift the stones of illusion keeping you stuck in the darkenss. Doors are closing. Are you honoring the process of letting go properly? Are you making space for the new? At the same time immense potential is available. Be intentional with what you are creating.
Revati nakshatra is the last constellation of the zodiac. Its ruling deity, Pushan, helps make travels prosperous and nourishing. He supports the path and allows receiving, abundance, and offers resources for greater support and guidance. As an Aditya, he is a provider of prosperity on the material plane of existence. He helps those that are lost find their purpose and he will redirect you towards your path. He is the shepherd that finds the lost sheep and brings them back to the herd. He protects and nourishes all paths and will help you find the hidden treasures on the journey. Honor his wisdom and acknowledge his support for your path. He especially likes to be fed easily digestible foods like porridge. Bring some to your altar and ask for his blessings during the new Moon.
This new Moon is an opening- awakening the power of the Divine Feminine and the nourishment of Navaratri. As the new Moon arrives, Navaratri begins. This year spring Navaratri (for the Northern Hemisphere) begins April 5th and completes on April 13th with Ram Navami, the celebrated birth day of Lord Ram.
The Navaratri celebration is an expression of what is taking place within Nature, through the Laws that govern Nature, marking an important transition within us and around us. Align with Nature and Her powerful energy of change and transformation during Navaratri. Ritualize your connections with Nature and the ancestors- in order to land more closely to your own inner wisdom, to Her wisdom. Strengthen your connection to self and Spirit.
Navaratri is a poignant time in the Vedic Calendar. This ancient calendar is one that is dedicated to Nature and her cycles and rhythms, the planets, and most importantly the Moon. In the Vedic Calendar, time is connected to what Nature and the cosmos are doing as these elements are intimately related. The main Navaratri celebrations occur twice a year- in the "gap" seasons of spring and fall. These times are considered sandhi times; delicate times that feel like you are neither here, nor there. We might call it the netherworld. This time, though delicate, is considered sacred.
Use this time to nurture the seeds of your creations and desires. Activate and align with your dharmic path. Take steps that move you closer to your nourishment and inner wisdom. Connect with your ancestors and Spirit in intimate ways. Think big and allow your transformation to take place. Where are you settling and resisting change?
The Divine Mothers are supporting your growth and transformation process. Nature is awakening her wisdom- within you and your life. Are you allowing this change process to take place? Are you actively engaging and participating in this awakening process? Don't keep sleeping. It's time to wake up!
Read More About the Sacred Celebration of Navaratri.
April promises extremes as Jupiter makes his funky dance through Sagittarius. Most of April Jupiter transits Mula nakshatra, ruled by the goddess of Adharma. She is notorious for creating unnecessary chaos and uprooting. Jupiter conjuncts Saturn and Ketu in this process which causes even more extremes and even more restructuring.
At the same time, we are still getting used to Ketu and Rahu in new signs. Our shadows have moved and we are seeing ourselves and others in very different ways. Read More Here
Midway through the month, Sun begins a brand new cycle through the zodiac, arriving in his exaltation sign, Aries, on April 14th. Venus also exalts this month on the 15th, increasing the possibility of excess with water and indulgences. Stay on path and don't fall off. Keep goals in sight and actively move towards them.
To top it all off, both Jupiter and Saturn retrograde, promising some powerful returns, stops and starts.
There are highs and lows with this month and this is your reminder to stay as grounded as possible. Keep life extremely simple- even though temptations for over-indulgence and excess may be pressuring you otherwise. Gather the resources, support and guidance you need to weather the extremes.
During Navaratri, the veil between the Spirit world and the Material world is thin. This is a powerful time to access the wisdom of Nature and the gifts of the ancestors. Be intentional with how you use your time, energy and creativity in the coming sacred nine days and nights. Spend time with your ancestors and use ritual to support this connection. Stay close to your body, breath and inner wisdom.
This is an important time to create your vision and transform it into reality. Use this sacred celebration to clear, release, purge and let go of grief, limiting beliefs, blockages and shadows that are keeping you stuck. It's time to lighten up the path and declare your purpose!
Use these resources to align with your ancestors and strengthen your connection to Spirit.
1) Here are six ways to feed the ancestors and create a deeper relationship with them through ritual.
2) Use my Ancestor Podcast to deepen your relationship with the ancestors and Spirit. Discover their messages and the ways they are supporting you.
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