Sat Dharma: Why am I here?
On my last Reincarnation Therapy week there was one session I remember really vividly to this day. I was standing as a young woman on a lawn on a huge piece of land with hills, trees and a cloudy sky during sunset time. I was standing there in a thin white dress, arms open and asking the Divine: "Why am I here?"
Not far away, there were some houses with lights on and I could see the people in the houses living their everyday lives; living polarity, living in a state of forgetting their true divine nature. They had forgotten where they came from and they stopped asking this question.
As there was no answer to my own question, I suddenly found myself some years earlier as a little child in one of those houses, lying on the bed crying and asking my mother the same question: "Where do I come from and why am I here?" And she had no answer either.
She was dressed completely in black, hiding her divinity and beautiful energy under a black cloak, already totally present in the duality of life and in forgetting her origin. On the other side of the bed was my guardian angel in a radiant green light smiling at me. He took my hand and we went on a journey.
Where do I come from and why am I here?
The next moment I was just energy and experienced my life before incarnating on mother earth. I saw all the other souls in their radiant colors, I saw our spiritual guides helping us through the process of getting ready to incarnate again and learn our next lessons. I saw how I had chosen this life and, what was really interesting, I saw a big colorful circle, a radix, like in a horoscope... In this circle there were some parts highlighted in color while other parts were not surrounded by white energy. And I started to understand that this was my life and the areas in color were the issues I wanted to concentrate on and learn in my next incarnation. And one part especially, in the right lower corner, there was something obvious; it was red and really easy to see. It was my “lunar node”, my potential to discover and to develop myself in my next life.
In Astrology, the lunar node is the part of the horoscope where you can see what your soul wants and where your path leads to. So there I had the answer: that was why I am here. That is why I am on mother earth. I chose this specific lesson to be solved in this lifetime.
Dharma or Sat Dharma
In Vedic tradition, we also call this potential our Dharma or Sat Dharma. Though dharma cannot be directly translated in western language and is a concept that varies, depending on religious affiliation, we mostly use it in close reference to the Buddhist and Hindu definitions. In Sanskrit, dharma refers to your true purpose, or to living a life that is in harmony with cosmic order or universal truth.
So when we speak about you living your dharma, we are referring to you living your truth, living your highest potential, and living in a way that is supported by the Divine in a manner that is in accordance to your soul’s desire. Sat means “eternal” or “true” so we can translate our Sat Dharma as our soul’s own eternal universal truth.
So the answer is obvious but also hard to find, because, as children, we fall into forgetting our true nature; we are aware of it but are made to function in this dualistic world. We are told that what we know is not true but false and because we want to belong, we start to shut down our connection to the divine. And this is also meant to be so we can rediscover, reconnect, and, through this process, become reborn by rediscovering that we are divine beings in a human shell.
The process of getting reconnected or "reborn" can be diversified, as we are all individual souls with our different imprints and Karmas. So there can be hundreds and thousands of ways to get reconnected to your true self. As in my case, the path was through Rebirthing and Reincarnation (Regression) Therapy, which are closely connected with each other.
What is Rebirthing ?
Rebirthing is an ancient breathing technique, which was mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita, as so called “Pranapaganati” and was passed from Master to follower through initiation with the primary goal of the Spiritual Rebirth of man.
In modern times it was rediscovered and called Rebirthing by Leonard Orr in the 1960s. Some Therapist use the breathwork to guide people back to their own birth and beyond. The practice I teach derives from Thorwald Detlefsen, who established Reincarnation Therapy in the 1970s in Munich, and used the Rebirthing breath as a trance induction to guide people into former lives. One of my teachers, Mathias Wendel, worked with Detlefsen for 10 years in Munich and still teaches this wonderful technique today.
This connected breath, as my teachers also call it, is easily explained as involves breathing in and out continuously through the mouth. Some traditions also do it through the nose in a comfortable and lying position. The continuous breathing takes place for half an hour or more, enriching the physical body with oxygen and on the subtle level with lots of Prana. Towards the end, the intense breathing is stopped and followed by the breathless state, the so called “sailing phase” which lasts for about 10-15 Minutes, where you can just relax, lie still and see what comes up.
Music is played throughout the Rebirthing session, sometimes strong pieces, sometimes divine sounds reconnecting you to your true nature, depending on the topic and the teacher.
What actually happens during Rebirthing ?
While breathing intensely, the subtle body detaches from the physical body and the result may be a beautiful lightness, like an out-of-body experience, or a connection and “talk with” your spiritual guidance.
Some people may experience former lives, see colors, or get in touch with people they once loved. The experiences are as manifold as the souls on this earth. It can also happen that nothing happens, or that there is pain in the joints due to energetic blockages in the body.
Anything is possible, and nobody should have any expectations... Everything happens as it is meant to happen. In that way, it can be an amazing experience; like being reborn, waking up from polarity, realizing that everything is possible.
My first encounter with Rebirthing
The first Breathing Session I had was during a Yoga festival in Sweden and I had no idea what I was getting into then. They played music from my teenage years, like Guns and Roses and Metallica, and at first I thought, “What is this?” Suddenly, people started crying and yelling and I started laughing. But the group energy and dynamics were so strong, that I found myself lying on a lawn with my inner child in my arms, holding her and crying, being so grateful for that moment. As a result, I was able to heal many childhood fears and issues. Afterwards I felt that that it was a powerful technique and that, I wanted to repeat it.
Upon discovering Rebirthing and Reincarnation Therapy, my life changed rapidly as I found a tool to connect to my true divine nature. It was truly a new beginning, a new birth in my life, which enabled me to finally know why I was here.
I found out that I had been a healer in Atlantis and a priest in Lemuria during the days when it was falling apart and people were leaving. I also found myself as victim and as offender in former lives, and came to understand that all the people we meet are just our own reflection, teaching us the lessons we need to learn.
I found the connection to my spiritual guides, learned how to communicate and interact with them in order to find my Sat Dharma, the reason why I came on earth this time. I saw the detours I took on my path and found the way to walk more stable and straight with their help, in order to become what I really wanted to be.
Today I am grateful for all the tools, which have been shown to me and which made me become a Yoga teacher for adults and children and also working on the subtle level with Yoga Therapy and Pranic Healing.
If you are intrigued by this story and keen on experiencing the Rebirthing process, Pranic healing or Yoga events led by Daniela, join us for these upcoming events: Sat Dharma Yoga - Find the courage to reveal yourself through yoga from 8-14 July 2018, Divine Yoga - connect to the god-dess within from 5 - 21 July 2018, or Yoga & Creativity - unleash your creative potential from 22 - 28 July 2018.