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.
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.
Hang out with Danielle via offline videos, create custom playlists, and screencast to your TV via Chromecast, AirPlay, and Bluetooth.
The WeCommune online community houses a Desire Map “room” –– a place to come together in kindness and with shared intention, to receive support for Desire Mapping. It’s a caring space to pose questions, share stories, offer support, and cultivate community. Danielle and dozens of her Desire Map Facilitators + Coaches will be there every step of the way!
Purchasers of The Desire Map Course receive 25% off of their first order in Danielle’s online SHOP, where you can pick up The Desire Map Day Planner, #Truthbomb decks, and meditation kits!
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.
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, a multimedia course, a Top 10 iTunes app, and workshop and coaching programs with leaders in 15+ countries. She’s also 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.
She was a bartender, an apartment manager, a nanny, and eventually… she ran her own publicity agency, and a future-studies think tank studying trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank. Now she writes poetry and speaks about conscious living. She’s also a mother to a teenage son.
Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, over 5 million people a month visit DanielleLaPorte.com for her regular #Truthbombs and poetry, and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” 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 lives in Vancouver, Canada. You can find her on Instagram @daniellelaporte.
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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:
You will go deep into:
You’ll also have these support tools:
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.
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 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:
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.
The Heart Centering Practice
Create a Core Desired Feelings Blessing
Word Blessing Practice
The Desire Map Manifesting Practice
Gratitude & Faith Practices:
Even Deeper Gratitude
Building on Gratitude
Ratios of Gratitude
“What I Trust” List
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:
"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. "
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
A Return to Love
“Danielle is a bright light in the modern priestesshood.”
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."
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."
"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