Striving to fulfil your dharma?

Does dharma really exist?

Some people will say we are on planet earth for a certain period of time and we should make the best of it. That we should try find what we feel is important to us and do more of that …

As winter wondering sets in, I can’t help thinking about whether or not we are set here with a true purpose, a higher calling, whatever you like to call it.

Given events in my own life in recent years, I am tending towards believing this somewhat awesome notion.

When acting out your life’s role and your ‘calling’ things usually come easy and happen in a natural flow, almost moving through you, you as the instrument facilitating the process of creating. That is not to say we don’t have to work damn hard at it sometimes, but it will just feel ‘right’, like it fits.

We never intended to set up a retreat centre, in fact I don’t even remember the moment when I said I wanted to be a yoga teacher. Yet now the energy -expanding work going on here is blowing our minds. So many beautiful teachers and healers coming to us to want to be here and share their work. A wonderful artist and poet has offered to do readings, a brilliant teacher (Veronica Larsson) is doing The New Year Retreat retreat, our Airbnb is attracting beautiful people resonating with our true values.

I realize I’ve always loved meeting new people especially people who seem instantly like kindred spirits and with whom we can connect. Perhaps all those nights spent out partying until 6 or 7 in the morning was just looking for a way to really properly speak with and connect heart to heart, tête a tête with others.

Your purpose in life is the reason you are here. We each have something we are really good at that you might call a special gift, to utilise in this life. We have most likely come here to use it so lets not waste the  life we’ve been given and are living now, by not working towards what we’re truly meant to be doing (even if we haven’t yet figured out what that is!).

You will be happiest (even if its a scary place) when you are doing what you are supposed to be doing, essentially fulfilling your dharma.
Stretching your edge a little more, feeling slightly uncomfortable, all the while knowing this feeling is new… the fact there is a lot of learning to be done here is usually a good indicator you are on the right track. Feeling alive, your heart and mind beating fervently, something you actually care about is happening to you, through you, around you. This is where you want to be!

We have been exuding more energy, more plans falling into place, more work being done naturally, easily forming, more ideas circulating on how we can pump spring water from under the ground, get a poly-tunnel, become self sufficient, respect the earth, and live and love sustainably together. All this creative imagination maintains bright eyes even as darkness sets in around us for the closing of yet another fruitful year. This time a new little earthling sings and coos alongside us and we have a third set of eyes to help us navigate our truest paths and keep us veering off course. For this we are eternally grateful.

Thank you for following, as always.

Some other interesting posts on following your dharma and whether or not we each have a unique gift.

7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose


  1. Kara Rane

    Love is the way~

    • avondaleretreat

      Thank you Kara. You are right. Love, Helen 🙂

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