We recently sent the The Desire Map Licensing Inner Circle group a behind-the-scenes peek at Gemma Stone’s workshop in Calgary.
It was magical. Dozens of roses, chandeliers, tea lights. Chocolate everywhere.
And as is often the case, reflecting on these workshops tends to highlight an important piece of desire mapping wisdom for the team and I. This is the bit we want to share with you this week:
Gemma told us that as she was preparing for and facilitating the workshop, her Core Desired Feelings were the metric she weighed every decision against.
Searching for a venue… she consulted her CDFs.
Deciding how to decorate the workshop space… she consulted her CDFs.
Meditating with her mala beads that morning… she consulted her CDFs.
During 1-on-1 solo time with each attendee… she consulted her CDFs.
(Curious about her CDFs? They’re Pure Love. Abundant Flow. Divine Connection. Wild Freedom.)
Every step of the way, she leaned heavily on how connected (or not connected) she was feeling to her own CDFs. That’s integrity in action.
Her CDFs didn’t live in just one quadrant of her day. They moved with her, through every activity and conversation.
One of the words I often use to describe The Desire Map is “holistic.” Meaning: the parts are intimately connected to the whole.
This is why there are five life areas, because I wasn’t interested in creating a system that only addressed your money or only looked at your spiritual self. Your Core Desired Feelings don’t just live in one corner of your life — they are (should be) alive in every area.
Do you feel your Core Desired Feelings humming along in all five of the life areas? As a reminder, they are:
- Livelihood + Lifestyle
- Body + Wellness
- Creativity + Learning
- Relationships + Society
- Essence + Spirituality
We all get derailed from time to time. Maybe, lately, you’ve forgotten an area (or three)?
For example, if you’re inclined towards body awareness, it can be easy to devote all of your energy and attention to generating your CDFs in the Body + Wellness area, but not so much in Creativity + Learning or Essence + Spirituality.
This week, let’s recalibrate. Center. Honour the WHOLE of us. That’s the kind of grounded energy we should carry into the holiday season — and into every moment of our lives.
So the reflection I’d like you to consider this week is:
Is there a life area you have not been paying much attention to? What would it look like for you to reinvest in generating your CDFs in that area?
Or, said another way: