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The Most Important Vow You’ll Ever Make with Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte is a member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is the creator of The Desire Map series—the book has been translated into ten languages, a day planner system, and online courses that over 250,000 people have tapped into. There are 500+ Desire Map Facilitators running programs in 23 countries.

Her podcast, With Love, Danielle, ranked in iTunes’ Top 10 Wellness category. She’s the author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path, and The Fire Starter Sessions: A guide to creating success on your own terms, which also spun off into a coaching curriculum.

Danielle was a book publicist and publishing consultant, and the executive director of a future-studies think tank, studying trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank. 

Her charities of choice are VDay: a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls; and Tree Sisters setting out to “rapidly accelerate reforestation through Nature-based feminine leadership.”

Marianne Williamson refers to Danielle “as a bright light in the modern priestesshood.” Eve Ensler calls her “a force field of energy, wonder, humour, and love.” She now speaks at women’s events about consciousness and heart-intelligence, and is a mother to a teenage son. 

This conversation with Danielle was nothing short of delicious and quite deep. I started out by asking her about her experience stepping into her higher self, her ‘You-est You’. I loved her answer, “What else is there?’…short and sweet, yet so profound. We talked a lot about living in truth, connected to your soul self, your higher self or God self. We often doubt ourselves, yet Danielle reminded me that really at the heart of who you are, you know it. You know your truth. We also got into the need for each of us to be more inclusive, loving, aware and awake to the fact that most of our world is set up to distract us and keep you distanced from your true essence. I know I’ve struggled with taking time away from my phone, pausing to be present and not worrying if I’m missing a client’s email or social media post to like or comment on. It’s easy to get caught up in distraction and it’s important to understand that this feeds into the addiction of not being present with yourself. The aim, as Danielle so beautifully said is to “love with fullness, to be aligned with spirit and allow for your higher wisdom to guide you. It’s about living a heart-centered life.” You have to want to be free, free from the distractions and negative beliefs, to become awake. “It’s a big vow to be devoted to being awake and living in your heart.”

We also talked about the importance of doing shadow work, which really is the basement of your psyche. It needs to be cleaned up because this is what is controlling your decisions. The inner child work so many of us have worked on is really the unconscious part of ourselves. You want wholeness running the show and ultimately to be more harmonious. 

Ways to be harmonious and have wholeness:

  1. Devotion…become devoted to living in your heart through meditation and cleaning up your energy and mind. 
  2. Only expand your perception from your heart.
  3. Learn to reparent yourself. You’ll need to become the mother and father for yourself. Talk to yourself like a loving parent would, for example you might say to yourself: ‘Let me look after you no matter what, 24/7. I am here with you always.’
  4. The darkness wants you to stay distracted, don’t allow yourself to be too distracted to love yourself. Devotion is the answer. 
  5. Empathy is the skill that will help you and our planet to wake up. We’re here to heal and move into Unity consciousness. It starts with you.

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