161. Lessons Of A Lightworker: From Illumination To Liberation With Danielle Laporte

Danielle Laporte

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Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”

She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another, The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries.

Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.”

A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son.

You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.

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Have you noticed that mainstream spirituality as a form of self-help is taking the world by storm lately? There are guides, teachers, mentors, and gurus popping up onto the new age scene in droves. This is of course, for the most part, a beautiful thing, as we all know the world could use as many higher-consciousness thought leaders at this particular stage of our evolution. 

However, today’s spiritual seeker has to apply more discernment than ever before when selecting his or her modern-day guru. With so many teachers of spirit arriving on the scene, it can be tough to separate the true from false, especially when the aspirant finds themselves at a particularly vulnerable crossroad in life.  

Our guest Danielle LaPorte is one of the most popular spiritually motivating teachers to emerge over the past few years. Her popularity is growing at a staggering pace. The thing that makes Danielle unique amongst the latest generation of gurus is that she isn’t claiming to be a guru at all. She’s not trying to convince you she has this whole life thing all figured out – she’s merely on her inner journey, inviting us all to come along and join her in her awakening, one day at a time.

Danielle’s newest book, White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another, is pretty much a detox for a world inundated by self-proclaimed spiritual sherpas.

The whole point of this journey, after all, is to become your guru; to create space for your voice, to own your issues, and to learn from your experiences and pain so that you might be given the opportunity to share the lessons you learn along the way with other soul travelers. 

Are you ready to give yourself a loving reality check and start finding your path to enlightenment on this journey of life? Pop on some headphones, and prepare yourself for some deeply down to earth spiritual truth. 

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Getting addicted to self-help
  • Why narcissism is a painful trap (that doesn’t blend well with spirituality)
  • How to avoid being pseudo spiritual
  • The overuse + misuse of the word ‘Guru.’
  • How and why  Danielle created LIGHTER: a one-year soul support program
  • How self-help devolves into self-criticism
  • Why we’re addicted to our phones, and how we keep justifying the addiction
  • Being successful without getting stuck in the lower states of desire + want
  • Taking responsibility for your feelings
  • Cultivating an open, tender heart and a big effing fence
  • Using the human body as a tuning fork for truth
  • The power of eye gazing with an open heart to appreciate someone you love
  • Maintaining faith in goodness when life seems dark
  • Considering the point of view of the soul’s evolutionary purpose
  • The relationship between spiritual maturity and softness
  • Why Danielle stays in touch with her feminine energy in every situation
  • Danielle’s bag of meditation tricks + finding the right meditation practice for you

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