The Jack of Clubs Club
The seventh spiritual law of success is the Law of Dharma. (Dharma is a Sanskrit word that means "purpose in life.") This law says that we have taken manifestation in physical form to fulfill a purpose. You have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world--and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance. There are three components to the Law of Dharma. The first says that each of us is here to discover our true Self. The second component is to express our unique talents; the expression of that talent takes you into timeless awareness. The third component is service to humanity. When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of the Law of Dharma. "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" - Deepak Chopra.
"What you wanted to be and do when you grew up, but were afraid to find out."
I must have read Chopra's book 50 times and never found a clue in my search for Dharma. Then, at 64 years, about to run out my Dharma clock, I found the answer in a Eugene bookstore. The secret, mm/dd/yyyy, works for everybody. I checked it out with MLK, JFK, and of course Mother Teresa, if she doesn't qualify nobody does. Here is my reading for Abraham Lincoln:
February TWELFTH the Day of the UNIFIER
The talents and genius that Abe was born with: the KING of Diamonds "the Businessman" Birth Card; the SIX of Diamonds "Financial Responsibility" Ego Card, Greenbacks; the +karma SEVEN of Spades "the FAITH Card" Emancipation Proclamation; and the -karma THREE of Clubs "the Writer Card," Gettysburg Address.
6 Those born on the Way of INTENTION: are here to learn how to concentrate fully on any matter at hand, to eliminate the superfluous from their life and work, and to acquire greater mastery. While these thoroughly practical men and women have an innate ability to focus, too often this ability is more sporadic than consistent in nature. While they are already able to concentrate in short, intense spurts, these individuals are here to learn how to focus over the long haul. For this to occur, those on this karmic path must learn to set an intention and hold it. The development of such a capacity for intention is, in essence, about harnessing one's own mind for a specific purpose. For the individuals on this path, who are easily knocked off balance and blown off course, this is far more difficult than it may seem.
CORE LESSON: Developing the self-mastery not to permit distraction at any cost
GOAL: To remain focused over the long term
Gifts: PRACTICAL - TECHNICAL - STUBBORN
Pitfalls: SINGLE-MINDED - LUSTY - FIXED
Reward: The joy of accomplishment
Release: The attraction to short-term amusements
SUGGESTION: It's often not enough to have a goal in mind; usually one must also have the intention to achieve it.
BALANCE POINT: Work and Pleasure
Lincoln, the small town lawyer never gave up his intentions to be president. Elected to Congress at 25, then again at 38 and then out foxed the three other Republican candidates to win the nomination and presidency at 52.
Ran his Cabinet and the War like a Business Man, 'The Team of Rivals' - Doris Kearns Goodwin. Went through three generals until he got Grant. When the New York banks wanted 15% interest, he printed his own currency the Greenback.
6 Way of Intention Peers:
Margaret Mead, "Coming of Age in Samoa"
Charles Darwin (same birthday as Lincoln),
John Steinbeck, 'Grapes of Wrath'
Charles Lindberg, "Lucky Lindy"
Abraham Lincoln, "the Rail Splitter"
Franz Kafka, Maureen O'Hara, Toulouse-Lautrec, Marlene Dietrich, Ansel Adams. Source: The Secret Language of Destiny, Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.
I'm thankful, my Guardian Angels or the Infinite Organizing Power, didn't slap me with 6 The Way of Intention. The GOAL: To remain focused over the long term, would disqualify me the second week on the job.
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