The Definitive Guide To Dharma

Thought-provoking and influential guide to find, live and embrace your dharma

The Definitive Guide To Dharma

Dharma is like the summit of a mountain. When you look up at it, it appears colossal and the journey impossible. But once you climb it, the feeling is surreal. That feeling is beyond comparison because now, you know your purpose, you know that you have a reason to live. And nothing feels better than to know your purpose.

In this descriptive guide, I, Sahara Rose, will guide you through the process of climbing that mountain which seems insurmountable but trust me, you can do it. Believe in the process & you will be there, on the top, very soon.

I, Sahara Rose, am an ancient soul in a modern body. I’m here to help you discover your dharma so you can share your gifts with the planet. You can read more about Sahara Rose here

Finding their dharma is a difficult task for many. Below, Sahara Rose, host of the Highest Self Podcast, Ayurveda expert, and author of Discover Your Dharma breaks down what dharma is and offers five steps for how to discover your it.


Table of Contents:

01: What is Dharma
02: Dharma vs Karma
03: How to Find Your Dharma
04: Types of Dharma
05: Free Quiz To Find Your Dharma Archetype
06: My Book, Discover Your Dharma
07: Dharma Coaching Institute
08: Dharma Support Circle
09: Famous dharma quotes by Sahara


Chapter 1: What is dharma?

Your dharma is your soul’s purpose.

According to a January 2021 Pew Research Center survey of 715 unemployed or temporarily laid off adults in the United States who are looking for work, 66 percent said they have seriously considered changing careers completely. 

And that makes a lot of sense. While it can be presumed that many folks are interested in a career shift in order to find a sustainable work period, especially after being laid off amid the pandemic, some may be considering the prospect of making a career change to live more in alignment with their purpose.

With this in mind, the concept of living your purpose—known in Sanskrit as your dharma, which has roots in multiple religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism.

“Your dharma is not a career, or a project, or a certain role you play. It’s the unique vibration that your soul carries to everything that you do and every way that you are.”

                ~ Sahara Rose

dharmic path

Your sacred doing is when you’re doing and being merged. There is no longer any separation between the two. The writer becomes the words, the yogi becomes the asana, the artist becomes the painting, the practitioner and the practice merge as one. There is no forcing, coercing, or even a need to “motivate.”

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Chapter 2: Dharma vs Karma

Your dharma is your big why, the reason you’re here with all these thoughts, needs, and desires. We were each born with a unique purpose and this human experience is about remembering ours.

I’m sure you and I have heard all about karma, and how what we sow is what we reap. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Karma is our lady in red in the Matrix. It’s the universe’s way of saying you’ve gone off course!

Dharma is your divine purpose – it’s what your energy was destined to be channeled into.
Karma is the universe’s way of telling you when you stray from the path of your dharma.

When you’re on your dharma path, your karma reaps the benefits for you. You glow from within, fulfilled and happy.

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Chapter 3: How to Find Your Dharma

The journey to find your dharma is like climbing a mountain. You’ve never climbed a mountain before and you don’t even know what the path looks like. You’re afraid and feel lost. 

But the longer you remain where you are, the more uncomfortable this stagnancy feels. So you begin hiking, foot-by-foot.

According to Sahara, the first step is realizing that it’s not something outside of you but rather something you remember. “You were born with your purpose,” she says. “It’s just that we’ve forgotten. 

With that in mind, keep reading for Sahara’s intel about how to discover your purpose in five steps and live in better accordance with your soul’s unique purpose.

  1. Find out your dharma archetype (Take this free archetype quiz to find out)
  2. Notice the mediums that come naturally to you
  3. Realize the obstacles you’ve overcome
  4. Pay attention to what excites you
  5. Find your superpower

To help you in this journey, I have written a book to guide you throughout. I ll talk more about the book later in this guide. Stay along!

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Still Curious? Click here to find out more about how to find your dharma



Chapter 4: Types Of Dharma

We all have a purpose but we don’t all get to it in the same ways. In my own journey and through interviewing thousands of people who have discovered their purpose, I break down the four types of dharma as part of my book, Discover Your Dharma. I’ll tell you more about it soon in this guide. You can order your copy too. 

So the four types are:

  • You are born with a gift, like an incredible voice, artistic skills, etc. The gift was given to you but it’s up to you as to what you decide to do with it. Some of the best musicians aren’t even playing, not because they’re less talented, but because they did not chase their Dharmas the way that others did.
  • You have a break-down, and in the state of falling out, when suddenly you have a realization. From this point onwards, you take radical responsibility for your life and transform your worldview with a newfound sense of Purpose to share your realizations with others. Your pain becomes your Purpose, and your mess becomes your message.
  • You had a need and now are solving it, but you later you realize others also have the same need and you use your discovery to help others. If you have an issue, chances are someone else does too, and they’d love to know your approach to solving it.
  • People around you needed something and you found the solution. You don’t have to personally have gone through the issue to want to be part of the solution, but your solution serves a greater need.

You may have a combination of two, maybe even three.

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For reference,

If you like listening to podcasts, then in this episode of the Highest Self Podcast solo cast episode 332 called Four Types of Dharma, I share the Four Types and how to find which are yours.  

Also available on iTunes, Spotify or Soundcloud!


Chapter 5: Free Quiz To Find Your Dharma Archetype

The Dharma Archetypes™ are the universal expressions of the soul types that exist within all of us, and have proven to be a crucial tool that’s helped me to work through my own dharmic journey and guide others through theirs.

To help you find out your archetype, I have a free quiz for you. This quiz can really be a guiding light in your journey to discover your purpose.

Many of you have reached out to me saying you’ve been having MAJOR breakthroughs on your purpose after taking my Dharma Archetype Quiz!

It’s given you permission to be the exact person you were born to be and express your gifts in a way that is unique and authentic to you. I always say the Universe designed you to be the Sims character you were born to be! So why compare yourself to someone else when you were encoded with your own gifts to share?!

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Want to know more about the archetype quiz? Click Here.


Ready to find out your archetype?



Not a fan of reading?

On this episode of Highest Self Podcast, called What’s Your Dharma ArchetypeHere, I dive deeper into the Dharma Archetypes, breaking each of them down. 

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, or Soundcloud


Chapter 6: My Book – Discover Your Dharma

I’m soul excited to share with you my book, which is now available in book retailers internationally! This book had been two years in the works and one of the most important things in my life

It shares my story for the first time of how I embodied my own dharma and the obstacles I had to face from family disapproval to feeling doubt and confusion to step into who I am today. ⁠

I wrote this book for you. The person who knows there is something greater out there for them, who deep in their soul knows they have a purpose but may not be sure quite what it is… or how to take action on it.

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We don’t live in a society that raises us to even ask ourselves the question “Why am I here?” and hundreds of you have shared with me that the processes in Discover Your Dharma have allowed you to dive deeper within your purpose than you ever have in your life. 

I’m honored to be able to support the ripple effect awakening to your purpose. I share my Dharma Blueprint Method, which is five stage process to help anyone (and I mean ANYONE) remember their dharma.

Order your copy today!


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Curious about the book? Click here to know more about my book, Discover Your Dharma.



Chapter 7: Dharma Coaching Institute

With the mission to enable everyone to live their dharma, Dharma Coaching Institute was started. At DCI, we believe that it is possible for everyone to live their Dharma while being able to transformationally serve others to do the same. 

With a coaching team consisting of Sahara Rose, Ajit Nawalkha & Dr.Neeta Bhushan, the DCI is the world’s first and only dharma coaching Double-Certification Experience. We have created proprietary systems that we will be training you to use to create proven results for your clients that will give you a thriving, in-demand career.

dharma coaching institute

The Dharma Coaching Institute Syllabus is a deeply transformational experience that covers 8 stages leading you through life-changing dharma principles and coaching tools + practices for profound success and abundance.

In just 16 weeks, you could have a new career as a confident Certified Dharma Coach. Plus this is a unique double-certification program so upon graduation, you will be able to call yourself a Dharma Certified Coach or Spiritual Life Coach

To Learn More about the Dharma Coaching Institute or to sign up for the program, click here


Still Confused?

Often we feel “confused” because we haven’t fully grasped what our intuition is telling us. There is one truth, and that is eternal.

Confusion is just the blurriness that happens when you aren’t listening to it. The answers are already inside of you—your fears just aren’t letting you hear them.

It’s a sign you’re on the path of discovering your dharma.

Confusion is necessary before clarity because it’s in that process you find your truth.

Ride the waves of uncertainty. They’re the only path to clear waters. 

Want more?

I read out this excerpt from my book Discover Your Dharma in this Highest Self Podcast solo cast episode 328 “What To Do If You’re Confused About Your Dharma!”

Also available on iTunes, Spotify, or Soundcloud

Learn More:
Want help in finding your soul’s purpose? Then tune into Sahara’s free Discover Your Purpose Masterclass.



Chapter 8: Dharma Support Circle

It’s time to honor, share and celebrate your gifts, your uniqueness, your weirdness. 

dharma support circle

It’s soul important to have a community to support you in your journey. Personally, that has been one of the greatest factors leading to my dharma— having sisters to share with along the way, as well as supporting them! ?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀  

This is why I’m excited to announce the latest offer in my membership community Rose Gold Goddesses will be Support Circles – a concept from my book ✨⁠⠀ ⁠

When we are in deep conversation, we enter flow state through mutual energy exchange. To embody our reason to live, we need the sounding board of others. Hearing about other people’s experiences also gives us depth to better understand our own. ⁠

We are also working with Goddess Green Tara who represents compassionate action and your sacred doing, with a full 1.5 hour Goddess Circle, journal prompts, meditation and practices to further support you. Plus we have plenty of my workshops, masterclasses and 14+ other Goddess circles available for you. All of this is available for you in your Rose Gold Goddesses membership!  


Chapter 9: Famous dharma quotes by Sahara

Sahara Rose has given us some thought-provoking & motivational lines that everyone on their path to finding their purpose should read. A few of my favorite ones are:

  • Those living their dharmas have a certain glow to them
  • There are infinite paths that you can take. The one that feels most true is your dharma
  • I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you were born with unique gifts you were meant to share with the world. Don’t keep them hidden. Share your light.

Click here to read more of such dharma quotes.


May your wings expand and colors blossom sun-being,
Sahara Rose



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