Level 1: CORE DESIRED FEELINGS
A DESIRE MAP WORKSHOP
Based on the best seller by Danielle LaPorte
We have the procedures of achievement upside down. Typically we come up with our to-do lists, our bucket lists, and our strategic plans — all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. All of those aspirations are being driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way.
So what if we get clear on how we actually want to feel within ourselves, and then we design our to-do lists, set our goals, and write out our bucket lists?
How do you want to feel when you look at your schedule for the week?
When you get dressed in the morning?
When you walk through the door of your studio or your office?
When you pick up the phone?
When you cash the check, accept the award, finish your masterpiece, make the sale, or fall in love?
How do you want to feel?
Feeling good along the way to your goals doesn’t mean you don’t work your ass off to get what you want. It means you joyously work your ass off.
You don’t gripe about what it takes to make things happen. You do the good work. And sometimes that work is terrifying and trying. Cycling in the pouring rain. Late-night rewrites. Struggling to open your heart after you’ve slammed it shut. Honoring your word when it would be more convenient to change your mind. When you’re connected to the greater purpose of an intention — honoring the call of your heart, not just proving yourself — and there’s pleasure in the process, you can pull off some amazing feats.
Soul-centered living. Ahhhh.
Desire feeling good more than you want to check accomplishments off your list.
Desire feeling good more than you want to please other people.
Desire feeling good more than you want to look good.
DESIRE MORE? YA, YOU DO.
Fiona Forde is an Aromatherapist, Ayurvedic Counsellor and Herbalist.