Heyyyy. Freedom Fighters. Actually, I don’t love the term “Fighter”. Maybe “Crusaders” is better. Or “Lovers”. Let’s go With Freedom Lovers.
Dear Freedom Lovers,
This week’s Free & Clear exercise could be a bit of a downer, especially on top of the news these days. But we need to see the muck we’re in so we can resolve to find a way out of it. Or through it.
WEEK 3: WANT TO CHANGE
You’re going to look at what you want to change in your life. That typically implies dissatisfaction. Sometimes, it’s been a long term, exhausting dissatisfaction. Serious fugh-ness. Or maybe it’s something that side-swept you and now you need to clean up the wreckage. Doing this kind of work is the difference between suffering and relief, mediocrity and real pleasure. Looking at this stuff directly is how you go from stuck and befughled (new word) to… Free & Clear.
There’s a layer of psychological refinement that we’re adding to this. You’re going to look at what needs to change WITHOUT laying a guilt trip on yourself (or anyone else). You’re observing, not criticizing. Criticism clouds your clarity, so resist that destructive impulse and simply name what you’d like to change. It’s incredibly empowering to come from that “observer” position.
One more layer to this: Don’t concern yourself with how you’re going to fix what’s bothering you. That kind of thinking can come later. FIRST: get clarity around what sucks and what you want to shift. Download your WANT TO CHANGE worksheet HERE.
This innerwork could be how you go from stuck and suffering to… Free & Clear.
With this kind of gorgeous clarity, manifestation becomes a super-charged process. And you can really put your Soul into your goals.
Around the corner…
The theme for the next FREE & CLEAR exercise will be: STOP DOING. The STOP DOING LIST is one of my favourite things to do for myself every year. It’s a total rush. Prepare for liberation.
Before you go…
Spotify Playlist: RIVERS TO REVOLUTIONS
Tunes: Some music for your contemplations…
Ship to Wreck, Florence & the Machine
Iron Sky, Paolo Nutini
Speak Out, Marle Thomson (Live Acoustic)
Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper
Traces of You, Anoushka Shankar
River, Leon Bridges
Blessed To Be Witness, Ben Harper
Only Love, Ben Howard
Even more: In case you’re slipping into self-judgment, I hope this helps:
Make changes without criticizing the past—your future will thank you for it.
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries.
Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son. You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.