The Good Karma Jewelry Dharma Pendant Collection has been
created based on the book by Lissa Coffey, What's Your
Dharma, Discover the Vedic way to your Life's Purpose.
Each Pendant is made in USA. A portion of all Good Karma
jewlery’s profits will be donated to underpriveleged children in
The Evolution of the Dharma pendant designs.
“There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff
of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in
particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's
general destiny.” – Lascelles Abercrombie
Now that we have read about all four of the yoga paths
individually, is easier to understand how all of the paths are
really one path. Each leads to an awareness of our unity, of our
Oneness. Each bring us to self-realization, or enlightenment, or
awakening – whatever it is that we choose to call that feeling of
complete perfection, of peace of mind, of bliss.
As humans we are multi-faceted, so complex and intricate in
design. There are layers to us; there are dimensions to us. There
is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to our spiritual growth
because we are each so varied in our backgrounds, our priorities,
our strengths and challenges. And this is a wonderful thing! It
allows us to explore and engage and learn so much from one
A peacock shows its colors on the outside. We can literally see
the brilliant golds and greens and blues and purples. All of these
colors at play together make up one magnificent bird. We humans
wear our colors, our passions, our purpose, on the inside. We can’t
always just look and get the whole picture. It takes some time to
get to know our selves and each other. But all those colors are
indeed there, expressing through our thoughts and actions. One or
two of the colors are more dominant, but all four are there for
every single one of us. That is because each path teaches us
something, each path guides us towards our purpose and each path IS
our purpose. We might say that while the ultimate purpose is
awareness, along the way we have four purposes that get us
1. To love: Green represents
Bhakti Yoga. Green is associated with the heart chakra. Love is
associated with the heart symbol, two halves coming together to
create one. Bhakti yoga shows us that our purpose is to love.
Bhakti Yoga allows us to use our emotions, to feel. By loving
others, we love our selves, and we feel our Oneness with the
Divine. Green gemstones such as peridot and aventurine help to
bring out these qualities and to focus our energy.
2.To serve: Gold represents Karma
Yoga. Gold is associated with the sun that serves us all, and
brings light to the whole world. Gold is the color of the solar
plexus chakra, where we get our “gut” instincts that tell us to
take action. Karma Yoga engages us physically, calling us to serve,
to work. By giving of our selves, of our time and talents, we are
helping humanity, and experiencing our Oneness with the Divine.
Citrine and amber are gold colored gemstones that promote optimism
and happiness, and help us to find motivation.
3. To know: Blue represents Jnana
Yoga. The symbol of the key represents unlocking the mysteries of
life. A key brings us freedom. Blue is associated with the throat
chakra, and the third eye chakra, which aids in our communication
and intuition. Jnana Yoga stimulates our intellect, and encourages
us to think. Through study, thought, and communication we begin to
understand our Oneness with the Divine. Turquoise and fluorite are
examples of blue stones that help to bring peace to the mind so
that we can think more clearly.
4. To be: Purple represents Raja
Yoga. The lotus, with its many petals, is a symbol for meditation,
for going within. The lotus flower may have its roots in the mud,
but it blooms and grows and brings beauty to the world. Purple is
the color of the crown chakra, which connects our physical being to
the spiritual realm. Raja Yoga is introspective. It encourages us
to be, and to behold. Through silence, through gratitude,
appreciation and wonder, recognizing our connection with all of
nature, we gain access to our Oneness with the Divine. Amethyst is
a gemstone that promotes spirituality and contentment. Iolite
encourages self-confidence and success.
In Hinduism, the square is considered to be the perfect
shape. A square has four sides, all the same length, and four
angles, exactly 90 degrees each. This represents balance, and
wholeness. In Vastu, India’s science of placement, the perfect
floor plan for a house begins with a square, for stability. Four is
a significant number. There are four seasons in the calendar year:
winter, spring, summer and fall. There are four prime elements:
earth, water, fire, and air; as well as four cosmic elements: suns,
moons, planets and stars. There are four cardinal directions:
north, south, east and west.
In Christianity, there are the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John. The symbol of the cross is meaningful in many ways in
Christian culture. According to sacred geometry, in geometrical
terms, the cross is the form of an unfolded cube, and a cube is
made up of squares. A cross has four points. It was associated with
kings. Many churches were built based on the proportions of the
cube or the double-cube. Ancient Egyptians used the square as a
symbol of kingship. In Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths are the
Buddha’s first and principle teaching.
In many cultures, horizontal lines represent the physical realm,
or the element of earth, and vertical lines are associated with the
spiritual world, or the element of fire. The horizon is a
horizontal line separating earth from sky. When a horizontal line
and vertical line are put together, as in a cross or a square, this
symbolizes two forces that exist in the universe and inside every
person as well. We have our need for stability and comfort, our
need to feel grounded. And we just as strongly experience our need
for growth and change; we are compelled towards evolution.
This is how I came up with the designs for each of the four
yogas. When the four squares are put together, they form another,
larger square. The colors are from the peacock, the national bird
of India. When we see any of these symbols, we can be reminded of
the four yogas, and of our purpose here in this space and time.