Your Svabhava – Storytime from the Ramayana

Deep listening to sacred stories is a sādhana – a spiritual practice. 

One of the most common questions I get from students is, “does my dharma change or stay the same throughout my life?” 
Essentially…. your dharma [your duties] are multiple, complicated, ever changing and multifaceted – especially as a householder! 
But what abides is your sva-bhāva. This is your innate nature, that is the result of the momentum of karma fruiting in this life. 
This story of a conversation between Rāma & Sita – incarnations of the upholders of dharma, Viṣnu and Lakṣmi is a perfect example of the meaning of svabhāva. Enjoy!

And now, storytime...

“Oh Rāma! Behold these Rishis who have been abused by fierce Rakshasas. You are the one who can offer us protection!” – Rāmāyana

Your svabhāva is not your “status, but your natural gifts – your “vibe” in the deepest sense. 
Your svabhava can be revealed in meditative moments, as well as through vedic astrology, āyurvedic wisdom, and by inquiring for reflections from those who know & appreciate your innate gifts. 
Your svabhava abides in everything you do…. the more in touch you are with your svabhava, the more clear you are in your decisions and approach in life. 

Storytelling, practices and teachings given at the right time are a healing remedy that allow you to entrain to time.

Clues to your svabhāva appears in the different teachings and stories of the vedic tradition. 
Are you transformative like Durgā? Playful like the Rishi Nārada? Intelligent and artful like Sarasvati? Protective like Rāma and Sitā? 
Are you…. 
Fiery • Watery • Airy • Earthy • Creative • Protective • Supportive • Transformative • Playful • Intellectual • Joyful • Peaceful • Forceful • Unrelenting • Mediating • Discerning • Simple • Complicated • Hopeful • Idealistic • Realistic • Generous • Curious • Calm…  
Stories and teachings made meaningful are a medicine on your personal journey of self-discovery. 

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