We live in the times when individuality is much appreciated. In a way, there is a constant underlying sensation of being controlled so people more and more strive towards creativity and being ‘who they are’ in all other small segments (left-owers) of their life. Actually, if you even try to put someone in the box or mention any word that reminds them of a box – such as the word “type”, some people would literally run away from you (lol). But there are, I believe, good kinds of ‘boxes’. We all need a certain structure, a pathway we can follow to feel we’re on the right track. We actually need ‘boxes’ and ‘brackets’ to be able to express who we are. Funny enough, but being ‘out there’ is just another way of being lost. When you don’t know where to go, you get ‘crazy’ and ‘free’, and then things can get out of balance or even taste. I can recognize this because I have been there. As a person who is creative and full of potential to do awesome things, I always desperately needed to find where I belong. Not knowing where to go and who am I, kept things a bit messy, at least for a while.
I grew up watching my mom helping people before helping herself. She would be cooking food and gifting other people non-stop. I tried to want to do the same things. But when I would do them, there was always something inside of me rebelling against giving too much and throwing myself to all sides. Trying to please people felt like swimming upstream. Yet, to my mom it came naturally. In fact, it made her happy! On the other hand I watched my dad being free and completely untied to people. He was a person with a doctor’s diploma but never actually wanted to work as nearly as my mom did. However, he was always checking how much I know about things in the world, or was teaching me about the space, countries, people’s behaviour and so on.
Ok, bare with me, I know this might seem a bit unrelated, but I’ll eventually land some place with it.:)
So, observing the dynamic between my parents, them being so different, but so persistent in what they are and how each of them wants to live their life, it was everything but unnatural that they grew apart. The way they needed to express themselves in the world was not compatible. One type was Labourer, a Nurturer – gathering and serving everyone; another type was Educator – fulfilling life’s mission through acquiring a higher knowledge; transferring that wisdom in very unique ways, even trying to transcend material world.
Looking at myself, If I knew that I was an Outsider, I would’ve exhaled much earlier in my life. It would have been much easier knowing that I’m not supposed to ‘jump’ to help ev-er-y-one, knowing that I don’t need to choose ONE profession I would master and do my whole life, and that It’s OK to do many things in life and be a bit ‘scattered’. Most importantly, I would have known sooner that I SHOULD go through everything I did go through, and just later on in my life combine all that in one unique service ⁄product, while using my unique talents.
5 Dharma types
Originating from Vedic tradition, these archetypes (Dharma types) are imprinted deeply in us. Who says?! – Good question. Old sages were highly enlightened beings; they knew things. The past, present and future were known to them better than we know our own names. They saw and treated the world as a multi-layered reality where everything is connected and has it’s order. Therefore, we should follow those natural laws imprinted in us, do our work, align with our purpose and simply be happy as a result of doing that. Makes sense, right?!
Vedic tradition, it’s transcripts and wisdom have traveled through time for more than 7 k years, transcending all the conditioning of a certain time in history. More about delivery of Dharma types through Veidc tradition can be explored through work of Simon Chokoisky, who is in fact entirely creditable for actualising Dharma type in our time and it’s context. It is his work I wasfollowing and relying on. And with trust I did so, as he is one of those who dedicated his whole life (from the age of 9) to Vedic tradition and it’s powerful secrets.
I personally believe in the fact that something that old and hidden must have a reason for being that old and hidden. Otherwise, how come it survived that long? And why is it that people are so interested in it, once they hear about it? They resonate deeply with this concept of Dharma, as if they feel one of the archetypes starts lingering in them responding to recognition.
It is actually wonderful that things are hidden. I mean… you have to hide a knife from a child, because if you put an effective tool as a knife, at hand reach, a child will only make a mess with it. Only those who are dedicated to self development and spiritual growth can benefit from concepts such as Dharma type. People who are serious about their evolution will not underestimate the simplicity of the fact that there are only 5 types of people, meaning 5 types of Purposes in life. They will celebrate the fact that they can let go of all the other ways in which they used to live their lives that haven’t served them. This is exactly why the Dharma type concept is so powerful; it doesn’t only tell you what you should do, but also what you should let go.
Educator, Warrior, Labourer, Merchant and Outsider
If you guest that those above are 5 Dharma types – you guest correctly! Probably you have come across those in your daily life. However, those types should not be confused with certain professions. Educators, as a type, can be found working on construction grounds, in banks, or in lawyer’s offices. A school profesor can be Warrior by personality; a politician can actually carry Merchant Dharma.
I’m going to outline each type in a simple way, and will do so by impersonating each type:
– People always tell me their problems, or want to discuss topics with me. I enjoy those conversations, especially if I have something meaningful to share and an opportunity to give them a piece of wisdom. I like to spend my free time reading books, watching educational documentaries, or contemplating. I am an Educator.
– I am the first one to rescue the situation when the danger arises! I am brave and I love action. Practicality has always interested me more than sitting down and reading a philosophical book. I am a Warrior.
– Security, home and family were always the most important things in life for me. I love to nourish others. I feel comfortable and stable in my work and daily routines. The best time spent is to gather with people close to me. Otherwise, I simply enjoy reminiscing my childhood memories. I am a Laborer.
– I love to make people’s life exciting. What is life without a taste of sweetness and a little bit of luxury? I am here to put people’s mind at ease, through entertainment, good food and enjoyable experiences .While doing so, I prosper in my own life. I am a Merchant.
– I feel like I belong everywhere, but nowhere. I always felt different, since I was a child. I like those strange, unconventional topics and that’s why I also have friends who are different. I did many things in life, but I know I am ‘here’ to bring something totally new. I am an Outsider.
No personality type is above other types. In fact, each Dharma finds its evolution or devaluation in the other. That connection between Types can be very useful in evaluating relationships and can play a part in conclusions on why some work and some don’t. Furthermore,each of the Type has it’s code of conduct’ in order to bring itself into balance. The more balanced we are in particular Dharma, the more fulfilled we are in life. Educators should strive to put their wisdom into action. Therefore, Educator Type is compatible with Warrior Type – strong in action but needs that guidance, as well as constantly being reminded to be of service to those who cannot help themselves. Laborers would benefit from doing something new they haven’t done before, just to break the pattern of everyday routines and their constant loop.They go well with Merchants whose balance is achieved by embracing family values and dedicating themselves to share a piece of their fortune with others.
How to find out what is your Dharma Type
I understand if you are intrigued by this. Right now, at least if you are asking yourself what could be your Dharma type. It truly is an interesting concept and specific way to put yourself on the right track in life. There are two ways to do so. I personally like to use a combination of those, and in a way to back up my results. I also have a deep conversation with a person, after which it gets pretty evident what type we should focus on.
The two ways to decode your Dharma Type, are :
– Looking at your natal chart (according to Jyotish).
– Taking Dharma Type questionnaire, which you can find here.
Simon himself said that the biggest challenge is to actually determine which type belongs to a person. But once discovered, things start flowing in your life. This not my promise, but my personal experience, as well as experience of others. Exploring this topic further and taking the Dharma test is a very good start to get to know yourself better. Knowing who you are holds a great power in shaping our lives. If you would want to start step into this power that You hold – be free to reach out. It is what I do, I help people to find their Life Purpose and I help them to align themselves with it. You can do that by using the message section below, or write me an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And we take it from there …