Back to Rhonda, and your question about how does knowing your dharma help you? Well, you can see from my own reaction to being told what mine was when I was in the middle of my astounding and fascinating experience with working with Paul. i wasn't ready to hear it and so I didn't deal with it. There was nothing to do at that time because I was doing what I needed to be doing. But there came a time when I had to step back from working that way. I so didn't want to do that, and I didn't listen to the signals I was getting. And then I had a terrible accident on the ice in Vermont and broke my ankle and leg in 10 places. As I sat in my wheelchair for months, I had plenty of time to consider the meaning of that, and with a husband who is a specialist in the waking dream, it was clear that I had to "make a break." I had to stop doing all the outer things I was doing and do my work on the inner and in very private ways. It took a long time for me to realize that I was doing my dharma and the astrologer had been right. But, for anyone out there that this story scares about going to the dharma, it has to be said that this was an incredibly powerful and fulfilling journey I was on and very rewarding in terms of my work with others. Why would I have to stop that?
It's one of the reasons I've chosen to specialize in this issue with my clients. Because I did it the hard way, I'm hoping to teach them what it is and how to approach it in a gentle, positive way. Now that I've made the transition myself, I can see clearly I have been doing it for a long time and it has truly become just as fascinating and fun as my past work was. I don't think knowing what it is should demand anything from us except a gentle knowing. Where it is most interesting is if you are in the process of making that switch having confusion and/or resistance about what is going on. And I'm sure I will be meeting people who have already made the switch without ever recognizing what happened. MY guess is that its a huge initiation of some sort.
Did I answer what you were asking?---Much love, Patti