Shop here
avatar
avatar
avatar
Go to shop

Lies. Truth. Porn. Friendship. Sickness. Motherhood. And softness. One of the truest conversations I’ve had.

“I WONDER IF SOFTNESS AND TENDERNESS IS REALLY THE BLOSSOMING OF SPIRITUAL MATURITY…”

Like most humans, on the deepest level, I crave to be known. This conversation is a knowing — one of the truest recorded conversations that I’ve had. Being with my friend Jono Fisher, The Wake Up Project founder, is just…so…deeply comforting. To be in his strong light, to know that people like him are at work in the world…it’s a gift of grace.

No opinions are held back on:

  • Honest mothering and entrepreneurship.
  • Pornography, patriarchal mindset…sexual liberation and restraint…mmmhmmm.
  • How the “lie of inadequacy” is driving so many poor decisions individually, politically and economically.
  • What used to happen for me right before every single speaking a gig.
  • Not losing your own authority, yet still being deeply reverent of true spiritual masters.
  • Why softness and tenderness might be the indicator of genuine, spiritual maturity.
  • How deep friendship can transform how we relate to ourselves and the world.

We go there. Please listen in and come with us. And heads up: Jono has solid gold conversations every.single.time, so check out his other podcast people.

In most honest friendship,

danielle-signature1-copy

 

 

 

 

HOW TO FIND JONO + The Wake Up Project:
Podcast: Danielle LaPorte: The Pitfalls & Promises on the Spiritual Path
Wake Up Project Website
Wake Up Project Facebook Page


Use this as a conversation starter with someone you love and want to know more. Nudgey nudge. Press share. xo.

Tweet it out:

I wonder if tenderness is the blossoming of spiritual maturity.
Lies. Truth. Porn. Friendship. Motherhood. And softness. A true conversation.


Click here to Pin or right click to download + share on Instagram.

avatar

I think we’re obsessed with protein, and sunscreen, and sameness. A few things I believe…

I believe that astrology came before astronomy. That the seeds I plant grow to feed my DNA. That the man I will marry has lived in my heart since I was a child. And that Jim Morrison is alive, living somewhere in Africa, writing poems that he never puts on paper, watching us from afar and cheering on the soul cryers, still raging against the corporate liars.

I believe in the power of who held you first. I heard that many soldiers use their dying breath to ask for their mother. I saw a Saudi soldier who located his mother after two years of fighting afield. When he found her on a bus that was stopped at a checkpoint, he buried his face in her black Hijab and he cried and cried and cried.

I believe that true love is the greatest intelligence.
And that an open-heart will get you a lot of critical information in life. I think most Love songs are shit. Because let’s be real, true love is a long journey.

I think we’re addicted to numbness. And that honey, a bit of salt, and a glass of water — and just having the conversation that needs to be had — cures so much.

I think that most of humanity is sleeping so it creates a lot of conflict when the light arrives. But it’s time to wake up. It’s now time. Very now.

I don’t believe that the playing field of life is even for everyone. The “You can do anything you set your mind to!” ra-rah is a motivational sales pitch from the relatively privileged, who need you to believe in them.

I think we’re obsessed with protein, and sunscreen, and sameness. And we forget, more tragically than most can understand, that consuming LIGHT is how we grow — in union, and with distinction.

I wish we all believed that we have what we need, and that generosity is as powerful as adrenaline.

And that with just a few good questions we could all get what we are looking for… the same thing that Jim Morrison was trying to find, and the enlisted soldiers, and Muslims. And the same thing that my son wants, and every single one of my girlfriends and their mothers — from Glasgow and North Vancouver and Calgary. Pakistan, Detroit, Istanbul. Korea and Greece. We all want the same thing.

It’s comforting for me to believe in the divine order of chaos. I have to stand on my tiptoes to see that geometry, with my arms stretched upward so that my heart is exposed to the starlight. And I say to the Great Mother, “help me believe that we are all coming home.”

And I never get a direct answer, but I always hear music playing on the other side of my doubts. And when I get up and I get out, I find most of us there. And we’re all dancing. And we’re carrying the ones who can’t dance and the ones who just refuse to dance. And truth is animating our bodies, and LOVE is the constant beat. And every time we ask, What do you believe? we begin a freedom song.


 

If you believe… send to the people you know who love the light like you do. xo.

Tweet it out:

I believe that true love is the greatest intelligence.

I wish we all believed we have what we need, and that generosity is as powerful as adrenaline.

Click here to Pin or right click to download + share on Instagram.

Photo Credit: Catherine Just

avatar

Misunderstanding the “Divine Feminine.” And Masculine. And the love between them.

In terms of leadership, I’m not that interested in someone’s gender. I’m interested in their wholeness. Just because someone identifies as female doesn’t mean they’re working on behalf of the “Divine Feminine”.

If more females are moving into positions of so-called power but they’re operating on the patriarchal mindset, then it’s hardly progress. It’s only adding to the illusions and confusion around what power and equality really mean.

Side note #1: I think “patriarchal” and “mindset” should always be used as a phrase. Used on its own, the term patriarchy can trigger brushstroke judgements that anyone with a penis is a patriarchal asshole. The patriarchal mindset is not gender-specific, it’s a paradigm that can corrupt anyone, at any age, from almost any culture.

Side note #2: I’m coming across more and more men who are heart-led and working for gender equality (which makes them Feminists). With strong spines of direction and ambition, and with profoundly tender attentiveness, these men are embodying wholeness. We are all going to reap the rewards of that brave love.

Back the to the Divine Feminine and it’s understandable misinterpretations… Being Divinely Feminine is not just about being in a goddess dancing circle, calling on Goddess Kali, or being super orgasmic. (Because you can do/be all of those things and get way out of balance.) And the Divine Feminine sure ain’t about being the first female president, dean, or CEO of anything. Ranking high in a broken system doesn’t necessarily make you a heroine of feminism — tho’ it very well could, and women’s history is abundant with those true pioneers.

The “divine” in Divine Feminine is about wholeness. It’s where The Great Father and The Great Mother merge. And that divine union then expresses itself through a feminine-energy vehicle, upholding and emphasizing the core qualities of the feminine.

So first the integration of the masculine and the feminine has to happen, for the truly Divine Feminine to come into form. And then that wholeness expresses itself in predominately womanly ways. Feminine + masculine union gets communicated in the language of “feminine”. (OR… if you identify as a dude devoted to wholeness, then it’s Feminine + masculine union being communicated in the language of “masculine”.) Two ideas merge, and then they express themselves in a specific way.

The Divine Feminine is the warrior and the healer… in a womanly package.

The Divine Feminine is justice and mercy… carried out with grace. It’s economics and the arts… that nurtures the entire community.

I’m directive and I love the hunt of opportunities — these are characteristically masculine qualities. I’m deeply intuitive and nurturing — innately feminine qualities. When I’m at my best, I express all of these qualities in my all-woman ways. My delivery is compassionate and often softly spoken; my business operates on a triple bottom line, and I want everyone to be well fed — even if that means I have to share my own food. That’s on a good day, of course, when I can say that I am BEING the Divine Feminine.

As feminist Germaine Greer put it, “The opposite of paternity isn’t maternity, it’s fraternity.” Wholeness. Without that internal meeting, that creation of LOVE within us, we’re just playing a gender game. The Divine Feminine isn’t a lady label that you see with your eyes — it’s a way of being that can only be seen with the intelligence of the heart.


 

Fuel the Divine Feminine … just press forward to get the conversation going. xo

Tweet it out:

The Divine Feminine is the warrior and the healer… in a womanly package.

The “divine” in Divine Feminine is about wholeness.


Click here to Pin or right click to download + share on Instagram.

Photo Credit: Catherine Just

avatar

Need more? Read, watch, listen.

Need more? Read, watch, listen in...

Get more. Now.
+

Pin It on Pinterest