The Spiritual Law of Dharma
I am finding greater happiness in each day now that I am pursuing my passion for writing.
I know that writing, creative communications, as well as, seeking and propagating what I see as truth are my passions. I know because I can’t stop thinking about them. Ideas pop into my head throughout the day, and in the middle of the night. I spend hours each day at the computer posting and researching, often not getting much sleep, and letting eating totally skip my mind.
One of the biggest indicators that I am pursuing my purpose, is when I lose all senses of space and time. This happens when I’m are deep into an effort, and look at my watch and surprisingly notice that 6 hours have passed, when it seemed like only an hour.
Another indicator is not being able to pull away from a project of passion. Like everyone, I have hundreds of items to get to on my task list. But I always gravitate to that same ole task, diligently working it, ignoring the others. No matter how far behind I may get on other ‘to do’s’, I repeatedly go back to the one task that gives me the most joy.
These repeated escapes from reality into manifesting my vision is an indicator that I may have discovered or am discovering my Dharma.
Dharma is our purpose in life, with the belief that we were all created with a unique talent or ability to offer to the world.
But it’s not a passion that is pursued blindly. It is pursuit, while adhering to other spiritual laws, and doing so with a sincere intention to help others, with this special talent or ability.
The reason that finding your purpose in life is so important, is that finding your purpose is synonymous with finding happiness. We’re all meant to be happy, and finding our Dharma is the only path to lasting happiness.
So, follow your Dharma no matter what it is, no matter how much you may get discouraged.
Remember, living your Dharma is the only way to optimal and permanent happiness.
My good friend Dale is a culinary arts extraordinaire.
He has been this way since we were roommates in Dayton, Ohio, back in the 1980’s. He is quite talented, and creates everything from scratch. The cakes that he bakes for clients are imaginative and breathtaking.
Here are some of the pictures of his creations:
When Dale is working on a catering or baking project, he becomes totally unavailable for days. I could call him, email him, text, or message him, but I will not get through, if he is in his creative flow. I would hear from him days later only to find out that he was working on a cake or such, and turned his phone off. This used to frustrate me to no end when I really needed to talk to him. That was at first!
Dale revealed part of his creative process to me, which involves visualizing his creation, sketching it out, then ‘doing the damn thing’. These processes can take anywhere from minutes to days. During any of these phases, it is not likely that I will be able to reach him.
Once the project is complete though, he proudly sends pictures, post them on social media networks, and call me to discuss his creation. By this time, I have so much to share with him about me, but he overwhelms the conversation in discussions about his incredible creation, and ones forthcoming.
That is passion! Dale may not realize it, but he may have discovered his Dharma. He is so good at what he does, that I believe that he was born with this creativity, and that it was not learned.
I used to be upset at Dale’s unavailability at first, but now I understand. I am finding myself doing the very same thing. When I am writing posts and doing research, I will not answer my phone or other modes of communication. I am keenly focused and wild horses could not pull me away.
My passion has now led me to social media and video editing. I started media classes last week, and the technology and ideas of practical applications blew me away. Now I find myself researching software, techniques, lighting, and equipment.
Copyediting for The Denver Voice has sparked an interest in me becoming a newspaper reporter. Once the idea was in my head, I started dreaming up articles that I would write, and how I would write them.
My passions over time have somewhat isolated me from others. I spend most of my time alone, and most of my awake time creating. I only see this as seasonal. This is the season for me to be focused. Therefore, I don’t have much time for others. Years ago this would have made me feel lonely. Today, my passion serves as my companion. I don’t feel lonely when I am creating. I find so much joy in writing that I have willingly surrendered my social butterfly wings to do so.
This must be my Dharma. Writing and Communication must be my purpose in life based on the definition of Dharma, as I understand it.
I feel something inside of me directing me along the path of my passions. Even if I slack for a bit, or get discouraged, as I did this week, I cannot abandon this innate desire. It just keeps reigniting, and often puts me in ‘da zone’ where I find myself losing my sense of space and time again.
I believe that we all have a spiritual calibrator within that regulates us in the direction of our Dharma. I feel that I am accessing this subtle force. I am gaining this access because of my adherence to the other spiritual laws of: Least Effort, Giving & Receiving, Intention & Desire, and Karma.
So, I suggest that you try to understand and practice each of these spiritual principles, seeking mastery. I suggest that you acknowledge and embrace, that thing you do like no other, because it lies within you. You are gifted in a special way, and your goal should be to discover and use that gift. It will lead you to your purpose in life, and lifelong happiness.
Finding your Dharma is a process, though. It is not as simple as Google searching new careers or crafts. It involves much more. In fact, you won’t exactly be able to discover your Dharma. It will discover you.
Living a Dharmic life does not involve the ego. It is a much more spiritual experience. So, you must seek your purpose spiritually. Dharma will only be achieved if you do not allow your ego to control your destiny.
Keep in mind that we are spiritual beings, therefore achieving Dharma requires finding your spiritual self and giving your spirit the steering wheel.
Here are the 3 Components of the Law of Dharma
- To live ‘Dharmically’ you must first discover your spiritual self. This is your true self. This requisite is important because divine spirit defined our purpose and leads us to fulfilling it. Our ego self will be misguided by money, control, and notoriety. Our spirit self will calibrate us in the direction that God wants us to go. Meet the spiritual version of you through meditation and prayer, regularly.
- Then, with this spiritual sense of yourself reflect on your talents and the things that you enjoy. Think about the things on which others repeatedly compliment you. What about those hobbies, tasks, or projects that cause you to lose your sense of time, what are they? Your Dharma will lie somewhere in this reflection. Ask God for the answer.
- The most important aspect of Dharma is evolving from an ego or self-reference to one of compassion for others. When solidifying your Dharma, it has to meet one final test before it becomes official. You must ask yourself, ‘Given my spirit growth, and acknowledged special talents, how can I use this talent to help other?”
The third step in the process is critical.
When pursuing a passion for the benefit of others, magic happens! God returns to us the bounty from the horn of plenty. We will not gain access to the affluence of the universe without using our God-given talents with good intention to help others.
You may have noted that many of the recommendations for spiritual awakening and development overlap. They do. But they must be practiced together. You cannot singularly follow one principle and expect to reap its benefits, without following the others. Alternative healing works much the same way.
In the third Dharma step are the Laws of Least Effort, and the Law of Intention and Desire. This is where you are to follow your desires without attention to outcome.
The Laws of Giving and Receiving and Karma plants seeds so that God responds in like kind to you, blessing and multiplying your contributions to the Karmic Bank.
Karma is related to Dharma. I look at Dharma as Karma’s big sister.
Karma are the steps you take in everyday life to achieve your Dharma. Karma are the steps you take, the choices you make in this life, and how you go about your pursuit. Dharma is the end goal. Dharma is the fulfillment of God’s purpose for your creation.
The concept of self-calibration of the spirit is not a difficult concept for me to embrace. As I evolve on my path, I am finding numerous common patterns in how God and Life works.
For example, there is a pattern in the concept of Seasons. We view seasons as simply a weather phenomenon, but the pattern of seasons occur in life as well. We have seasons in wealth, health, happiness, and spirit.
In this case, knowing this is helpful because we eventually learn that every problem (or winter) does not have to be ‘fixed’. Sometimes, accepting adversities as seasonal allows us to sit back until spring comes. It always comes.
The Earth works in a pattern similar to how Dharma works. I’ve mentioned in other posts that I do not believe in Global Warming, in a convention sense. I do not believe that we will destroy the planet. The planet may destroy us, but not vice versa. That’s because the Earth self-calibrates.
Whatever Earth needs, it enacts changes in geological patterns and weather to compensate. That’s why we see hurricanes, fires, floods, earthquakes, etc. We are causing the Earth to react in kind. The Earth is simply compensating for being distracted from its purpose, sustaining life.
The same thing happens with Love. When there is a great deal of conflict, war, and hate in the world, the calibrator within many of us compensates, causing us to be more loving and compassionate. In the midst of the popularity of today’s hate, I also see others being overly kind, and find myself often led to perform random acts of kindness.
The same patterns occur with Dharma. Life leads us to what our purpose is. Life leads us to discovering ‘that something’ that we do, in our signature way, that’s better than anyone else on the face of the Earth. We may get distracted, but if Dharma is leading us, so we will get right back on that horse to pursue what should become the greatest pursuit of our life. You may encounter haters who try to discourage you, but you must deal with them with your spiritual self and not your irrational ego.
The haters and detractions may actually serve as blessings to you, just as they have for me. Adversity caused me to reflect, make navigational changes, and proceed on my journey in an even more effective manner.
In the face of adversity I found that my pursuits were my true Dharma.
Had I bowed down to rejection, defeat, hurt, and hopeless odds, it would have been an indication that my pursuit was not true passion. But, since I got right back on that horse, when thrown off, I knew that writing was my Dharma.
Dharma will manifest your greatest joy, because you will be pursuing what you are meant to, helping others in the process, and God will bless you accordingly. Pursuing Dharma is pursuing your greatest happiness. All other happiness will be temporary.
Happiness is the highest purpose of life and Dharma will lead you to permanent happiness.
To access Dharma:
- Find your spiritual self. That is because your purpose spiritually dwells within you. Best practices: Meditation, Prayer, Disconnect from distractions
- Discover and focus on your special talents. If someone tries to distract you from your passion, or discourage you, then say “I’m not trying to hear that.”, or “Watch me”.
- Help other with your talents. Ask yourself, “Given this talent how can I help others?”
Following the Law of Dharma, as well as, the Laws of Least Effort, Giving & Receiving, Intention & Desire, and Karma will lead you to the field of pure potentiality. This is where all dreams become real possibilities.
Karma, relative to Dharma, are the payments and debts you make in life along your journey, given the Dharma into which you were created.
If you regularly make deposits into the great Karmic Bank, the universe will lead you to your Dharma.
Here is a recap of the spiritual laws that I’ve covered so far.
There’s one remaining spiritual law on which I must post, the Law of Pure Potentiality. If you follow each of the laws below, including finding and living your Dharma, you will be poised for a joyful life in the field of pure potentiality. That’s where you want to be!
- LAW OF DHARMA – The Law of Dharma refers to one’s duty in this life. Your dharma varies according to your class, your family, and the time of your life.
- LAW OF KARMA – The Law of Karma is NOT an eye-for-an-eye type of petty justice, but rather is a divine intelligence which governs and guides. This divine intelligence keeps a constant watch over all our deeds good and bad.
- LAW OF INTENTION AND DESIRE – The Law of Intention and Desire asks that you make a list of all your desires, and carry this list with you wherever you go. Look at this list before going into silence and meditation. Look at it before you go to sleep at night. Look at it when I wake up in the morning.
- LAW OF GIVING AND RECEIVING – The Law of Giving and Receiving states that the universe is in a constant state of exchange and flow, and that Giving and Receiving works within this constant state of exchange. They both expend on the outward flow of each other. Giving and Receiving are actually contrasting aspects of the same energy flow. One should not be separated from the other.
- LAW OF LEAST EFFORT – This rule requires that we make compromises and not fight what is before our eyes accepting it, so that, ‘in spite of’, we may still rise.
- Accept things as they are in this moment.
- Take responsibility – don’t blame – transform the situation.
- Stay established in defenselessness – don’t try to persuade – be open
- LAW OF DETACHMENT – The Law of Detachment simply states that with good intentions and desires, we should pursue our dreams, but must be detached from the outcome, letting the universe or God deliver to us what we are due.
The Law of Dharma That Will Change Your Life – The Power of Positivity
- Karma: refers to the actions that one does in relation to one’s dharma. In a sense, dharma could be seen as one’s lifelong task, and karma, the steps that one has to take to complete the task.
- Dharma: refers to one’s duty in this life. Your dharma varies according to your class, your family, and the time of your life.
- Dharma is purpose – what you set out to do in life. It is the end goal, whereas karma is what you do to get to the end goal (or what you do not do).
In the Law of Dharma, Deepak Chopra asks us to: “Seek your higher Self. Discover your unique talents. Ask yourself how you are best suited to serve humanity. Using your unique talents and serving others brings unlimited bliss and abundance.”
This law is the granddaddy of them all…
Quote: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” –Jim Rohn
The Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life – Chopra Center – Deepak Chopra
Everyone has a purpose in life . . . a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal.
I will put the Law of Dharma into effect by making a commitment to take the following steps:
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: #7, The law of dharma – BY COLLEEN NEWVINE TEBEAU on MARCH 3, 2018
Don’t worry about making a living, but instead to focus on your life’s purpose.
Chopra suggests asking yourself two questions:
- If money was of no concern, what would I do?
- How am I best suited to serve humanity?
If you match that unique talent with the needs of others, you can unlock abundance because people will happily pay you for doing something no one else can.
Quote: “You have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world” – Deepak Chopra
Chopra says that when you are doing what you are better at than anyone else, you lose track of time.
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The Law Of Dharma Or Purpose In Life – Amber-Allen Publishing
The seventh spiritual law of success, the Law of Dharma or Purpose in Life, says that we are spiritual beings who have taken physical form to fulfill a purpose.
Everyone has a purpose in life — a unique gift or special talent to give to others, and for every unique talent and expression of that talent, there are also unique needs.
To experience the Law of Dharma:
- Nurture the divinity within you, the spirit animating your body and mind, by carrying the consciousness of timeless Being in the midst of time-bound experience.
- Make a list of your unique talents. Then list all the things that you love to do while expressing these talents.
- Ask yourself daily, “How can I help?” and “How can I serve?” The answers to these questions will help you to serve your fellow human beings with love. – Read More
What Is The Purpose Of Life? Ask Deepak Chopra! – 125,246 views – The Chopra Well – Published on May 12, 2012
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Music by http://www.purple -planet.com Songs: Crystal Waters and Deep Serenity.
- Patience in Inner Peace
- Piety or Self-Control
- Cleanliness of mind, body and soul
- Control of Sense Through Meditation
- Guiding Your Life With Calm Reason
- Learning & Gaining Knowledge
- Absence of Anger
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