Things are about to get deliciously real around here. The Desire Map, a book and concept by Danielle LaPorte that has totally shifted my life, is now a part of my coaching reality and mine to share with you.
As a licensed Desire Map Facilitator, I will be leading in-person and virtual workshops to help guide women to discovering their Core Desired Feelings (CDFs), and the enlightenment that comes with discovering the freedom and vibrancy that appear when creating your "goals with soul."
I have been touching on Desire Map concepts for a while (How do you want to feel at the Thanksgiving meal? What does it mean to feel clean?) The idea is fresh, expansive, and totally awesome.
When you visit my Profile in the Desire Map directory, you'll see that my CDFs are Wholesome, Sexy, and Spirit. Here's how I brought these core desired feelings into being.
Wholesome. This CDF kept popping up. But it didn't sound right.
It sounded Laura Ingalls. Corn-fed, high-banged, plaid-dressed, robust and stick-straight. A word stamped to the front of a cereal box. With a stalk of wheat.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. But, by "Wholesome" I was looking to capture
And then I thought, well, Wholesome can be that.
Wholesome. I'm keeping it.
But -- also: SEXY.
Not pushed up and fish-netted (necessarily)...
I'm talking blaze, charisma, whole-throat laughter
Wink. Shimmy. Swirl.
Holding Wholesome's hand and sharing synchronized footfalls as we sashay along.
And then: SPIRIT (-ed), (-ual)
My heart's wings unfurled. Fist bumping my inner, grounded, tree hugging, light shining goddess. Emit calm. Inspire joy. Just, rad joy. And true, blissed out, gut-wrenching gratitude. Breath, breeze, face to the sun, filled up.
So that's it. I'm claiming my CDFs (in this moment). Wholesome. Sexy. Spirit.
For more of the Desire Map experience, click here.
Are you ready to start exploring your own Core Desired Feelings? Which ones pop up for you immediately? Share with me in comments.
Gently I greet my self, and the New Year. I ease out of the shell I’ve built around me over the last twelve months, and find that my spirit is ready to soar.
Dullness flakes away as my shine begins to emerge. In my heart, I accept and acknowledge one word – YES.
Like the dawn of a new day, my vibrant self is shrugging off the shroud of uncertainty that has crept over my bones and shaded my eyes from seeing the aliveness that burns with the creative energy within me.
The shroud is gone. The shell is broken. In front of me, the New Year. Possibility spills before me like a clear and warm stream of water. I step in, glowing.
Around me, my reflection in the water glitters softly. My soul is alight. I am not afraid.
I know the best version of myself. The world longs to feel her shine. It is time to drift away and into my glory. To know that the versions of truth I hold for myself are real, and attainable. I can see them, there in the distance. I extend my shimmering fingers and the joyful sense of my heart’s desire, recognizing itself, reaches back to me. This year, I will exist in a world that supports me and cheers me on. I am surrounded by the life force that thrives upon my brilliance.
I let myself shine.
by Emily Nielsen
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
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