The Desire Map Course

with Danielle LaPorte

Return to your heart. Choose your feelings. Create your life with intention.

Here's the strategy: Always start in the heart.

The heart’s sensing, healing, and creative power is unlimited. It can tell the difference between truth and illusion; it can transmute what’s holding us back into actual progress; it has the wisdom to take everything, and everyone, into consideration. The heart knows how to find joy even in suffering. It is constantly signaling us to choose life.

What old world healers have known, science is now proving. Our emotions lead our biology — having a profound effect on our heart rhythms, brain chemistry, and the myriad of systems they control. Stress brings chaos in the heart, positivity brings calm and steadiness. When we "think" with our hearts, we build our lives from a cellular level. It's the ultimate self-agency — and it generates what we're all wanting: joy, peace, and ultimately, a more loving world.





Parts 1-4 of the Desire Map Course, plus bonus content

The Desire Map Course Workbook

Printable Worksheets + Practices


for as low as

$35 $12


Full access to The Desire Map Course along with 100+ courses on health, personal growth, and social impact.

1,000+ daily practices including yoga, meditation, breathwork, journaling, and much more.

Invites to all our live video calls with Commune teachers.

Mobile app access, including offline viewing, easy listening on-the-go, and screencasting to TVs.

New courses added every month!


What You Get With Purchase

Lifetime Ownership: A Continuous Journey

You’ll find it beneficial to Desire Map once or twice a year: your birthday, the New Year, big transitions, so you can refresh and stay connected to your Core Desired Feelings. Danielle’s delivery is both practical and poetic, so after you’ve gone through the course the first time, you’ll probably find yourself dropping into a video here and there for comfort and clarity. Since Desire Mapping is a life practice, we’ve built this course in a way that you can keep tapping into it for how-to’s and encouragement.

The full video course runs 3 hours — 25 videos, sequenced as Part 1: DISCOVERING Your Core Desired Feelings , Part 2: CLARIFYING with Your Core Desired Feelings + Part 3, PLANNING with Your Core Desired Feelings and Part 4: LIVING Your Core Desired Feelings. Danielle sets up every exercise with a philosophical overview and offers pointers for each component and its companion worksheet.  

From deep inquiry to imaginal exercises, there are 24 worksheets in total + 3 tear-out cue cards for some of the key practices. You can download each individually.

Charity is Built In

Thank you for helping us to give

Team Danielle is giving 3% of net proceeds from The Desire Map Course to these charities and causes: Eve Ensler’s VDay is a global movement to end violence against women and girls; Charity: Water is committed to bringing safe drinking water to everyone in the world; natural disaster relief to be disbursed to local efforts in communities affected by both large and small scale events.

Meet Your Teacher


Danielle LaPorte 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.

Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, over 5 million people a month visit for her regular #Truthbombs and poetry, and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.”

She lives in Vancouver, Canada. You can find her on Instagram @daniellelaporte 

Want to know even more about what you’re getting? Have a look inside…

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Part 1: Discovering Your Core Desired Feelings

Your Core Desired Feelings are how you want to feel most of the time—your most preferred states of being. They’re life-affirming feelings—positive and expansive. They’re qualities of the heart—expressions of love and vitality. Your Core Desired Feelings move you toward your Highest Self.

Align with your Core Desired Feelings—every day, in all of your choices, especially the big ones––and you’ll be living and giving, with intention. Everything we want is in that wakefulness. It’s the power of heart intelligence.

With each video and 18 printable worksheets + practices, Danielle guides you in a sequenced journey, through 5 LIFESTYLE AREAS:

  • Livelihood + Lifestyle
  • Body + Wellness
  • Creativity + Learning
  • Relationships + Society
  • Essence + Spirituality

You will go deep into:

  • The Soul Limber Inquiry
  • The Science of Gratitude in your life
  • What’s Not Working in your life
  • A Past + Present Feelings assessment
  • Your Desired Feelings (this is key!)
  • Inner Selves Exploration: Broken Self + Whole Self
  • Inner Child, Superhero Self, Future Self Inquiries
  • Word Exploration                                                 
  • Declaration of Your Core Desired Feelings                    
  • Essential Qualities of your Core Desired Feelings                                          
  • Expressions + Loves of your Core Desired Feelings

You’ll also have these support tools:

  • Core Desired Feelings Themes
  • Positive + Pleasurable Feelings Library
  • Negative + Unpleasant Feelings Library
  • The Core Desired Feelings Word Blessing
  • The Prayer For Reflection

BONUS: Heart-Centering Practice

As part of this course, you’ll get full access to Danielle’s video-guided meditation, THE HEART-CENTERING PRACTICE –– which could become a daily reference point for you.

The HEART-CENTERING Practice is medicine for our nervous systems. When you’re not feeling the way you want to feel, this practice helps you generate the heart energy necessary to embody your Core Desired Feelings. It’s a very simple ritual that draws on your breath, compassion, presence, gratitude, and your personal Core Desired Feelings to help you get back to your heart intelligence when you’re feeling unfocused or anxious.

Part 2: Clarifying Your Core Desired Feelings

When you create from the heart, it changes everything… Now that you’ve identified your Core Desired Feelings(!) we use those to as the GPS to refine your life vision. We go through a process of examining your current––and ideal, “inner world attitudes” and “outer-world engagement.” You’re making space for your CDFs to emerge in your life.

We'll explore:

  • Ideals + Favorites: Warm Up
  • Inner World: Attitudes
  • Inner World: Encouragement
  • Outer World: Do/Experience + Have/Give        
  • Outer World: Stop Doing

Part 3: Planning with Your Core Desired Feelings

We live in a goal-obsessed culture, but this step of Desire Mapping is where set intentions without the grind. We goal-vet before we goal-set. Because the journey has to feel the way you want the destination to feel. Danielle teaches you new frameworks for planning your life and schedule in ways that are rooted in your heart-intelligence.

We'll dive into:

  • Dream Analysis
  • Goal Vetting Before Goal Setting
  • Intention + Goal Setting
  • Brutal Facts + Fears

Part 4: Living Your Core Desired Feelings

Having CDFs is a leap toward a life you love, and.... you have to INTEGRATE them. In ritual. Every day. Practically. Powerfully. This module forms The Desire Map Manual for Living: 21 reflective practices for experiencing and expressing your Core Desired Feelings, such as The Heart-Centering Practice, The Desire Map Manifestation Practice, and a beautiful series of thought-reframing, trust-building and gratitude exercises. This is living from the heart.

We'll learn:

Key Practices

  • The Heart Centering Practice

  • Create a Core Desired Feelings Blessing

  • Word Blessing Practice

  • Future Present

  • The Desire Map Manifesting Practice

Gratitude & Faith Practices:

  • Even Deeper Gratitude

  • Building on Gratitude

  • Public Gratitude

  • Ratios of Gratitude

  • “What I Trust” List

Re-framing Practices:

  • Align Your Thoughts
  • Present with the Negative
  • Feeling Anticipation
  • Forward Focus

Deeper Living Practices:

  • How Will You Give of Yourself

  • Helpful People + Resources

  • Qualities + Expressions Reflection

  • Stay in Love with Your Core Desired Feelings

  • Inner Child Check In

  • Superhero Check In

  • Future Self Check In

Printable Cue Cards:

  • A Prayer For Reflection
  • The Heart-Centering Practice
  • The Desire Map Manifesting Practice

"I wish I had The Desire Map when I was a teen. Core Desired Feelings… joy, freedom, confidence, peace, clarity. Same as now and I’m 50! I didn't know my Core Desired Feelings could be a compass for the life I wanted to live back then. What a gift Desire Map would have been. Grateful to have it now. "

Autumn S.
Desire Map Student

"As a lifelong perfectionist and achievement addict, I've recently met my match as a stay-at-home mother trying to find my purpose. The Desire Map has been transformative in my day-to-day life. When I started living based on how I wanted to feel rather than as a slave to my pointless to-do list, my life changed. I want to feel stronger, so I run. I want to be in awe, so I read about the cosmos. I want to be energized, so I REST. I'm a better, happier mother, and friend now that I live my life based on how I want to feel."

Sara B.
Desire Map Student

"The Desire Map is the only soul-searching path that works with my somewhat Type-A brain. And frankly, the more I read and study and write, the more I realize that I'm what Danielle calls a "creator" - always wanting more, always looking forward. I've been wildly impressed with the impact it has had on my daily thoughts, my increased ability to act with intention and overall happiness."

Jackie C.
Desire Map Student

"When I found The Desire Map and started listening to how I want to feel, things started to turn around. I still work towards what I want (and am still determined to get whatever it is), but now it's with loving kindness towards myself… knowing that as long as I feel good, whatever that may mean to me at the time, I'm going in the right direction."

Chelsea B.
Desire Map Student

"Mind. Blown. Never before had I been told to base life choices on the way I want to feel. I never considered how much control I can personally have over my *future* feelings by making the right choices in my actions here in the present."

Chel G.
Desire Map Student

What Other Teachers Are Saying...


Author of
A Return to Love

“Danielle is a bright light in the modern priestesshood.”

Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Founder & Spiritual Director, Agape International Spiritual Center

"LaPorte’s joie de vivre is contagious. With an organic elegance
The Desire Map couples our primal desire-energy with the inborn intelligence of our feelings. The result? Optimizing our time on Earth."

Dr. Mark

10-time New York Times Bestselling Author

​"Danielle's ​deep clarity and realness are a healing combination—and it’s right on time for our culture​."

Science is catching up with what mystics have been teaching since the language came to be...

"The heart has its own nervous system. Cardiologists call it 'the brain within the heart.' When measuring the signals that the brain is sending to the heart, it quickly becomes clear that the heart does not always do what the brain wants. The heart does what it wants. In terms of the nervous system, the heart is a complete free agent and moves to its own beat. Sometimes it beats faster, sometimes it doesn’t. It is completely dependent on what its feeling.

The science gets even cooler; When the heart sends signals to the brain — the brain obeys the heart –– but the heart does not have to obey the brain. Remember: our heart is where the wisdom is.”

~Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map Course


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