In this article I share how to manifest your dream life and find your holy grail by revisiting your dharma in meditation…
I discovered the location of the Holy Grail!
Well, perhaps that’s a bit of a stretch. I discovered the map to find your grail! I’m not sure you’d believe me if I told you, but you already have it. It sits within the heart of every human!
Did that peak your interest?
Each year, I revisit my Dharma Intention, with the loving support of my Meditation teacher. In this process, I connect deeply into my heart space in order to create the Sankalpa. In other words, I consult the map that draws me to my Holy Grail — the purest of my essence. My light. My heart spark.
What is a Sankalpa?
According to Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health, Sankalpa is the Sanskrit word for intention. San means “to become one with” and Kalpa means “time” and “subconscious mind.” In some forms of yoga, the word Sankalpa is used as a way to create an intention, and connect with your heart’s deepest desire.
So instead of creating resolutions for the new year, I create an intention. I use this intentional statement, like a road map, and apply it to my entire year ahead.
I allow what I discovered in that powerful annual dharma meditation, to continue to direct me and keep me from straying too far from the path of my enlightenment.
Why Do Resolutions Ultimately Fail?
The western societal tradition of creating a New Year’s Eve resolution is always destined to fail. Every single time.
This is because the act of making a resolution only links to some abstract dream — there’s no planning or action involved. There’s no association with your feelings. It’s just your wish for a dream life. There’s no actual substance.
The connection to the heart spark is missing. The resolution is simply a fantasy.
My 2022 Dharma intention was “I am enough”.
Everything I did was forged from the foundation of this statement. It was like a permission slip that enabled me to drop the need to justify certain decisions or actions.
This commitment to self enabled me to take a myriad of small steps forward, that now looking back in reflection look like a giant leap ahead in my life.
Embracing your dharma statement creates a desire, deep within, that keeps you pointed to your true north. Your dharma starts with connecting to your heart space which seeds the energy of positive thoughts. You fertilize those seeds through regular and consistent connection back to your dharma statement of intention.
This is the beginning of the spiritual awakening.
How does it work?
Gandhi’s quote defines what is your Dharma and provides a very simplistic and powerful explanation:
Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive, because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive, because your behavior becomes your habits.
Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.” ~ Gandhi
Always remember you really can choose to change. There is no shortage of tools, tips and tricks that you can utilise to clarify your path to enlightenment.
The practice of Dharma Meditation and creation of an annual Sankulpa can lead you into the perfect alignment of your destiny.
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Karen Humphries is a Kinesiology Practitioner, Health & Business Coach, LEAP & NES Practitioner, Intuitive Meditation Facilitator, and published author. She is a self-confessed laughaholic. She loves being of service to the world with her humorous and positive approach to life, encouraging people to ‘choose to change and bloom from within.’