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.
New podcast! All love. Here’s a preview…
Thank you for the listens and encouragement for LIGHT WORK. You fueled me to keep making more—and so I did! NEW podcast. “With Love, Danielle.” For you. I hope it leaves you feeling a little less alone, full of possibility, and very clearly part of the solution.
It launches today, August 25, 2019. Tune in for Sunday sermons and Thursday’s Q&A—send your Qs to me (anything goes!) and please subscribe at daniellelaporte.com/withlove.
Two special announcements(!) for LIGHT WORK listeners…
First: gratitude. Thank you for hanging out and listening to LIGHT WORK. The response continues to be... surprisingly amazing. I’m going to make so much more for you — and that’s the first announcement: New podcast!! For you. All the love. This summer.
In the meantime, there’s this for you... announcement #2: I’ve got a new conversation out that I had with one of my dearest friends, Jeff Krasno (co-founder of Wanderlust and Commune).
This is the first time I've publicly spoken about the "living death" I experienced in the Fall of 2018. I went to the darkest place of my being — panic attacks, identity crisis, loss, disillusionment and… incredible awe. GRACE. I'm still mining it, and will be sharing the gold for years to come.
It’s one of the most psychologically intimate conversations I've recorded. My hope is to shed light on the pain that we all experience to varying degrees, so that we can heal together. Togetherness is powerful medicine.
Please have a listen: https://apple.co/2WPrwCG
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 want—liberation. We’re talking about the real work of light work.
There are some doozer questions to chew on in this ep:
Do your beliefs liberate you? Because if we don’t feel free… what’s the point? What are the “devotion flags” that you fly without shame? What can we do to un-believe the things that tie us down? How important is it to know about our past lives? How do we tell posers from true spiritual teachers? And how can you feel gratitude (instead of beating yourself up) if you’ve ever fallen for a charlatan? #beenthere
How to be a revolutionary for just love
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 inclusive—to even the bad guys. I’m talking about how to be a revolutionary for just love.
Here’s the trip:
Where do we even start? (When the world is so messed up, and we’re feeling messed up because of it.) Why we have to resist going numb. Numbness leads to disconnection. Hopelessness is as common as violence. Think about that for a minute. The difference between anger and rage, and why we shouldn’t dismiss or repress the latter. My perspective on evil, and the value of having compassion for EVERYONE, like, on a Soul level––but still working for justice.
Tune in here: DANIELLELAPORTE.COM/PODCAST
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 the trade. The “trade” being discernment and devotion. It’s deep, it’s lite, I hope it’s all right:
Have I ever Feng Shui’ed my house? The short answer: yes. The cliffhanger: no, not anymore. What brings back my energy when I’m in my darkest hour? (I take my own medicine.) Who are my celebrity crushes? Favourite movies? Favourite tea? In between swooning, I manage to break down some romance wisdom. Why don’t I talk about my parents? I do now. What's my take on the narcissistic vs. empath dynamic? Oh darling… When did I know I “arrived”? (Still getting there.)
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 follow your joy to France? (Maybe.) I’ve got some ideas on HOW to buck fear and obligation. The difference between happiness and joy, and a story from my divorce about the first time that I really understood the truth about joy. Are you addicted to longing? Waking up to the corruption and addiction in our own psyches, community, and society. Starting to make more holistic choices. Moving towards joy: Two questions to help you remove the debris, and create more space for light to move in. The 3 kinds of “happy lives”, Sensitive New Age Guys, Flow Boys… And finally: Living in joy without feeling like you’re betraying your (or anyone else’s) pain. Shedding the achievement, possessing, having, striving ways to be “happy” and focusing on one way to be joyful—to serve.
Loved listening to these episodes. I return to them sometimes to enjoy them again. Thank you, Danielle!
Nothing but amazing
This podcast is for you. Danielle asks very candid and heart opening questions.
It would be a crime not to listen to this podcast and take notes.
She gives tactical and honesty which is rare.
SO happy to hear you are coming back with more podcasts. Your short season spoke to me like no other. I listened multiple times as you were there for me during an incredible period of grief, growth, and finding my own power and joy. Thank you Danielle ❤️