LIGHT WORK : A podcast with Desire Map author, Danielle LaPorte
By Danielle LaPorte
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Girlfriend-style sermons on saving the world while staying sane, cosmic connectedness over tech addiction, self compassion and more fulfilling friendships — from Danielle LaPorte, a member of of Oprah’s Super Soul 100 and author of The Desire Map. How can you feel more lit up, closer to what matters without losing your edge? Tune in for Danielle’s poetic and often hilarious straight-talk on self-realization.
||Explicit[LIGHT WORK] Ep 6: Hopefully Devoted||Friends, this is the last episode of the podcast. And, of course, it’s devoted to one of my favourites: Devotion. We’re shining light on our prayers, our beliefs, our teachers… and whether they’re actually getting us closer to what we really...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[LIGHT WORK] Ep 5: How to be a revolutionary for just love||Revolutionaries, This episode is about our personal activism. I’m talking about how we can get justice, without incurring too much karma. About how to fight corruption without the anger burning us out. About the importance of being...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[LIGHT WORK] Ep 4: Beliefs, Movies & Man Crushes||If God is in the details, then the Soul is in a good Q&A. And that’s the substance of Podcast #4: Beliefs, Movies & Man Crushes. Your questions make it so easy for me to rant and offer some (hopefully) useful how-to’s and tricks of...||4/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[LIGHT WORK] Ep 3: The service of joy, especially in these times||I've talked to rabbis, priests, monks, and people who I consider to be high esoteric practitioners. I’ve figured out a few things about joy… and woven them into this week’s episode. Listen in for: Should you leave your soul-dulling job and...||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[LIGHT WORK] Ep 2: The upside of suffering… sort of||No tip-toeing in this episode: I deep dive into the unfathomable, beautiful lessons we may learn from pain… without falling for the New Age speak that would have us gloss over real suffering. Also in this EP: The 3 types of suffering...||4/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit[LIGHT WORK] Ep 1: Friends, Lovers, and Therapy||We're connection starved, we know this. Let me give you a peek into my own circle of friendship. In this first episode of LIGHT WORK, I use my own crew as how-to examples for creating radical support and sweetness in your life. Also in this episode: ...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnnouncing LIGHT WORK : Self-Realization, Straight Up||A podcast with Desire Map author, Danielle LaPorte||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Been waiting foreverrrrr for Danielle to start a podcast! Her voice is like honey and what she has to say always gets down to my soul!
Not someone that lives to the authenticity of their own teaching
Recently LaPorte was called out for racist imagry, and invited to respond to people on her FaceBook page. Rather than taking into account the voices and efforts of the people of color, she chose to silence them, delete comments and posts, and pretend as if their voices don't matter. Rather than taking this as an opportunity to do work on herself, to align with her community and use her platform for good, she chose to try and delete it away.
If you are standing on a spiritul platform, but chose not to acknowledge your own shadow, you should not stand on the platform. It means you're no better than relgious leaders that use their flock for thier money, rather than choosing to do actual, purposeful work in the world.
I use to love listening to Danielle's work, reading her books, etc. Not anymore.
I feel like many of the spiritual things I consume are “guilty pleasures” somehow because they don’t necessarily speak to the tougher realities of my life as a woman of color and immigrant living in the US. But I don’t have to hide my love for Danielle, or her podcast. She lives in the grey so beautifully, able to hold and transmit multiple perspectives. She is vulnerable and openly imperfect. And so poetic. Her content gives me hope.