I’ve started working through Danielle LaPorte’s program “The Desire Map”. I’ve heard of this program many times around the traps but hadn’t really looked into it, despite the fact that I follow (and love) Danielle’s blog.
And then, for some reason, as I trawled around the internet on Saturday not being inspired by my usual hangouts, I was just compelled to go and properly check it out.
Further compelled to buy it, instantly. Without even reading what it was all about. I’m a big believer in following your intuition and something inside of me was telling me it’s time to be okay with the concept of desire.
So, I got the program. Joined the group. Checked out the online portal. Downloaded the first 2 books and put some of the snazzy thinking music that Danielle provides on to play.
I’m only about halfway through, but it feels like something that needs talking about, this concept of desire.
And it feels like it’s important to use that word. It’s juicy. It sounds a bit indulgent, maybe even naughty. It sounds like it might mean being selfish.
And whilst I’ve always been big on figuring out your feelings and innermost wants before you figure out your goals, I’ve also always resisted the idea of designing my life and my business around pleasure.
Consider your own goals, your own plans and dreams for this year.
Are they wanton, based wholly on what you truly and deeply crave (even if you think it’s selfish or a big wrong)?
Or are they more earnest? Exciting to aspire to but based mainly around what you think you have to do to create the life you want?
Even when you understand and know absolutely that you do create your own reality, it’s so easy to think you need to take the tricky road to get there. Surely, you say to yourself, getting to me dream can’t be easy? Surely it can’t be completely aligned all of the time? Surely I don’t just get to feel good while I’m on my way. After all –
You gotta do the hard yards, right?
If you acknowledge the concept of creating your own reality, you must also acknowledge that the way you go about that creating is very much up to you.
But, but, but, you say –
But taking the so-called easy path might be a trap!
But it just can’t be that simple.
But I have responsibilities, I can’t just do as I please.
But isn’t it a little bit –
No. No. No.
Your life, is a choice.
You may choose hardship, and struggle – and perhaps there’s a certain enjoyment or satisfaction there, but how long do you want to trade living your dream life for continuing to fight the good fight? Aren’t you getting a little tired?
Or, you may choose pleasure. Alignment. You may choose to live fulfilled.
To give in to your deepest desires.
Say it with me –
I have permission to give in to my deepest desires.
It feels a bit cheeky, doesn’t it? But also exciting, yes?
Here is what I desire.
I desire to feel free. I desire to feel open, expanded. I desire to feel energised and light on my feet. I desire to feel light-hearted, joyful. I desire to feel empowered. Aligned. In flow. Certain. I want to feel that I am doing the right thing.
What is the right thing for me to do be doing?
Pushing myself and others, pushing to see and accept and then live that dream life.
Being honest, true, authentic in my communication. (Like this).
Talking, speaking, filming, presenting.
Following emotion – mine and perhaps the energy of others – and saying what needs to be said.
When it comes to money, business, what do I desire to feel?
Safe. Certain. Excited. Confident. Honest, true, right. Like it’s a fun game that I know I can win. Like I’m doing the right thing. Happy. Free. Joyful. Allowed.
How can I make this my reality?
Create only those programs and books which come from my heart.
Avoid ever doing anything because I think it will make good money.
Believe that when I follow my deepest desires in my business and creation, that is when my best work appears.
Give generously of my thoughts and inspiration.
Let my light shine.
Consider my spending and investment choices – is it in alignment or does it feel a little off.
Accept money as something that I have permission to have, use, share and enjoy. In abundance.
Know that there is enough for everyone and it’s okay for me to claim my share.
As I was continuing to read Book 1 of The Desire Map program this morning, a particular sentence that Danielle wrote struck me –
“If you want to feel free this year, do something to feel free today”
Desire, the concept, is so simple. It’s following your heart, listing to your gut, believing that it’s okay to be you, in your own beautiful way. It’s accepting that success and pleasure can go hand-in-hand. It’s mapping your life out your own way, perhaps using a tool like Danielle’s The Desire Map if you don’t know where to start.
But most of all, it’s being willing to step off that ledge. Away from the people who are clinging so tightly to the need to live life ‘the right way’.
Me, I’d rather live a life of pleasure and joy and alignment to my true self than a life of should and eventual regret.
That is what I most desire.
Life is Now. Press Play.
I kinda sorta did something REALLY not ideal! I made a mistake 😞
I then found about that mistake a day or so ago, when one of my amazing clients let me know!
I then fixed it of course, but since then something has been nigglin’ away at me telling me that maybe the mistake was a SIGN and a DIRECTION and I shoulda fixed it the other way!!
What am I talking about? My Easter Extravaganza Instant Manifestation Bundle, which is supposed to close TODAY in just a few hours, and contains 4 of my BEST money and manifestation courses, over 85% off!
As we do, we threw this thing together last minute like usual (aka KAT style) – and somehow managed to put THE WRONG PRICE on the sales page!!! ♀️
– Correct price on order form, when you actually click the buttons.
– Incorrect price on sales page. Doh.
The one on the SALES page was lower, about 25-30% lower than the already reduced 85% off! I think what happened is we copy and pasted off an old previous bundle sales page and so the old price just carried over.
Anyway, a few people pointed it out and obviously we honoured the mistaken lower price while fixing the page for future peeps.
BUTTT … I just felt ugh about it, y’know? Even though the lower price was a mistake! And even though the actual price was literally already 85% off for this offer!
It wouldn’t stop bugging me.
So, long story short, I’m changing it!
My Easter Extravaganza Bundle is now over NINETY PERCENT reduced … for anyone who already bought and paid full we will honour the lower price for you as well of course (watch out for an email later today!) and for everyone who has NOT yet, the price has now been adjusted on the sales page, DOWN!
And, because of the muck around and confusion, I’m extending my bundle sale for one more day into Easter Tuesday 🐣
Jump on now and grab four of my best Money and Manifestation courses now at 90% off, next 24 hours ONLY!!! 💥
Literally just as I finished writing this my brother walked in to my room with my (fixed!) phone. OF COURSE. Everything always works out in my favour. Just like I told ya. And just in time to snap a quick pic for this blog.
Get it! One more day! Lessssgooooo, now 90% off! https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/katrina-ruths-easter-bundle/ —> this price is CRAZY! Extra crazy!!
I wrote half of that with my eyes closed while having makeup done. #ninjaAF