Do you have a feeling there could be more to life? Have you ever felt confused about your life purpose? Do you feel disconnected from your soul or who you really are? Aligning with your Dharma (inner guidance) allows you to reconnect with your soul and thereby get crystal clear on your life purpose.
What exactly is Dharma?
In Sanskrit, Dharma means righteous living. Dharma is an inner wisdom, or a cosmic guidance that governs not only an individual, but the universe itself.
We all have busy schedules that can lead to busier minds. Thus, in today’s fast-paced world, there’s a lot of noise that does not make it easy to align with your Dharma. And now worries, it happens to all of us!
When I feel out of alignment with my Dharma, I take the time to evaluate my circumstances. Sometimes all it takes is doing activities that are healing, fun or even mindless.
After all, when the mind is still, that’s when we are most able to receive inspiration from intuitive hits! Other times, after assessing my situation, I realized it was time for a leap of faith. Yep, it wasn't too long ago when I quit my 9-5 without a Plan B.
There’s really no right or wrong way to align with your Dharma.
It’s is a lifelong process for everyone. Discovering your Dharma does not happen overnight and the result does not equate to a problem-free life. After all, life is about the journey, not the destination right?
Even once you discover your Dharma, it’s not necessarily easy to stay on track and follow it. There are so many voices vying for your attention, to include the voice of your own thoughts, beliefs and expectations.
Sometimes the noisiest voice of all is not what comes from social media or television. It’s from that inner debating committee of self-doubt!
Can't quit seem to tell the difference between your intuition and self-doubt? I hear ya. Here are some tips on how to tell if it's your intuition or fear talking.
There are many ways to discover and align with your Dharma.
For instance, doing what makes you feel excited, especially if you feel like you hit your all time low. By doing activities that excite you, you are raising your vibrations to be in the frequency of joy.
When in the frequency of joy, you are aligned to your soul. Doing what brings you joy is a contribution to society because you are putting forth positive energy onto the community.
In this highly interconnected world, your positive energy can go a long way. When other people pick up on the higher vibrations, you inspire them. Also, you give them permission to be joyful and thereby resonate positivity.
On the contrary, if you are consistently sarcastic, bitter or angry, that repels opportunities. By decreasing your joy, you decrease your life force energy. How so? According to the law of attraction, whatever you resonate to the Universe will come back to you.
So ask yourself what you would do if you didn’t have to worry about money, time, and other people’s opinions? What TV shows, books, hobbies do you gravitate towards? But how can reading your fav magazines or knitting be aligning with your Dharma if it’s not something you do for a living?
Here’s the thing. You don’t have to make money from everything you love. Some people do and that’s great. Some people don’t want to put financial pressure on their passion because it will take the joy out of their hobby. And that’s perfectly fine too! We have the freewill to choose.
Law of Detachment
Sift through all the noise to align with your Dharma by detaching from a particular outcome. As the saying goes, "Letting go of what you are, to become what you might be.”
The more your life is cluttered with things, people, events and routines that no longer serve you, the more you don't have room to let in the things, people and events that show up to actually serve your true purpose.
Notice if you are living too much in the past. Do you find yourself wanting to go back to what was? Shift your mindset to allow new energy to flow into your life. Soon you will start noticing those hidden opportunities that lead to soul alignment.
By letting go of what doesn’t serve your highest good, you create space for opportunities that are essential to staying on the path to your soul purpose.
Thus, make a conscious choice to let go of something unessential each day. Over time, your life will open up to receive, recharge and realign with your purpose.
Trying to find more fulfillment in your work and life? Most times when we feel “off” or out of alignment with our truth, we try to figure it out through thinking and more thinking. But some instinctive feelings just can’t be solved simply on the mental level.
The key is to approach our challenges from an energetic angle. Then we are able to know what steps to take to be align with our calling.
When we operate from an energetic level, we allow the enlighten part of us to be our guide. Otherwise, it’s easy to go down the rabbit hole of negative thought patterns stemmed from fear. And in doing so, we risk slowing down our manifestation and falling more out of alignment.
Energetically align with your calling.
It’s easy to know what you want but not have clarity on why you want it. Perhaps you want a million dollars.
Why do you want a million dollars? So that you don’t have to work for a crazy boss anymore? So that you can start your own business? To have the freedom to spend more time doing things you want?
When you get to the bottom of the “why”, you are able to gain clarity on “what”. What exactly is it that you actually want? In the example above, it’s not a million dollars, but freedom to do what you want, when you want, with you you want.
To gain even more clarity, first shift your focus from what it is you want. Identify what you don’t want and narrow down to your “why” even further from there.
Fill in the blank: If I don’t want (blank), what I do want is (blank).
Manage your energy.
Time and money is energy. When you are prioritize how you want to spend your time, money and energy, you are able to manifest faster breakthroughs.
Remember, setting energetic boundaries is not selfish. It’s the best way to build your energy reserves, operate from a place of inspiration, and value what you have. Bring your power back to yourself so that you will have more to give. After all, if you don’t value what you have, no one else will!
From time to time, our personal resources get pulled left and right. That’s why it’s only natural to feel out of alignment throughout the day. However, the more clarity you have surrounding how you want to spend your time, money and energy, the easier it is to realign with your calling when ever you hit roadblocks.
If your plans don’t pan out the way you want, you have a choice. You can either participate in the negative matrix of thought, or you can use your energy to seed something positive.
There’s a silver lining in every challenge, it’s just up to you to see it. Go beyond what is wrong with your circumstances and observe what’s right.
Ready to pivot your career to align with your ideal lifestyle?
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