Spirituality Is… Dirty. Obsessive. Deeply Concerned. Scabs, Shame, Transmutation, Wet Kisses, the Holy Cross, Desperation. Presence. the Birth Canal. Time Bender…

Anxiety and fear, mercy and bliss.
It’s lying to yourself until the needle of Truth pierces your life and stitches you whole.
Spirituality is doing the dishes and looking for your phone.

Spirituality is how you touch yourself in the hot water at the end of the day
fingers into crevices remembering home in fluid.

It’s divorce. And replanting trees where they get more sun.
It’s summer in your chest from a single moment of selfless giving.
It’s so quiet, spirituality. It’s cranked.
It does not have its sh-t together, and it is right on time.

Spirituality drops everything meaningless for the value of friendship.

“Just let everything else fall apart so we can hold on to each other’s hearts,” said Spirituality.

Dirty. Obsessive. Deeply concerned.
Spirituality is crying in the kitchen for the state of the world,
and walking down the street bereft AND AMAZED.

“I pray you will see what I see and be free. I believe in your eyes,” said Spirituality.

She believed she would be victorious in her rage,
then chose to forgive—every single one of us.
She atones. He atones. They atone.
Spirituality is at one with itself, which was never divided to begin with.

Scabs, shame, transmutation, wet kisses, the holy cross, desperation. Presence.
The birth canal. Everything it took to get there and everything it takes. Patience. Right here, right now.
She takes them in. He is poor judgement. They are refined wisdom.
Spirituality makes mistakes and corrects them all with Love, like they never even happened.
Time bender, that one.

There is a rose oil from India that’s put into clay pots and buried in soil for ten years.
That’s spirituality.
There is a man in the alley shooting up, chasing euphoria because anything other than that is a hellish lie.
He is spirituality.

Spirituality is self-hate, the harming father, the lonely bride,
every broken pot made new in the Light, glorious!
Redeemed with care
ecstatic to exist…

Holding grudges until your beauty calcifies.
Mirror images,
Veronica wiping the blood and sweat from the face of Jesus The Christ,
punk rock mother f-ckers,
coming home to your Mother.
Spirituality is The Mother of All Mothers—
the gentle destination, the fierce clarification.
The Hot Mess and the Holy Order.
Extinct and being born.
Attack and medicine.
Bitter. Better.
Essential miraculousness. Timeless eternity.
Spirituality is grocery shopping for God,
you and me… holding hands… at war,
learning to love our way into being home again and again
until we all get this spirituality.

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.

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This Weekly Meeting Will Change Your Life in 15 Minutes

Do you wait until the last minute to ask for help, so you either don’t get your needs met or you do, but you’re left feeling frazzled and irritated?

I used to do the same thing. I would end up with a crying kid in my arms at 6pm with no food in the fridge, standing solo in the kitchen, overwhelmed, feeling alone, and wondering what was for dinner and how the heck this had happened again.

Then my husband Mike and I started having an incredibly simple yet powerful meeting each and every week.

This 10-minute conversation has saved us 90% of the drama and miscommunications in our marriage (and we do something similar in our business so that we stay on track there, too).

If you’ve ever looked at a woman you admire and wondered How does she do it all? the answer is most likely that:

  1. a) She doesn’t do it all and…
    b) She has some kind of ritual or structure in place to ensure she gets the support she needs.

In the video below, I explain exactly what we do each and every week during our weekly planning meeting that only takes 10-15 minutes but saves us HOURS every week and tons of energy because we know about things ahead of time and we’ve pre-communicated.

If you find yourself feeling alone, like you can’t get your needs met, overwhelmed, and like everything in your family, business, and life falls on you, this video is a must-watch.

The key players in our lives cannot meet our needs if we don’t tell them what they are. And the likelihood of your getting your needs met is dramatically increased by using the three words that I gave you in the video.

“Ask for help, early, often and kindly.” @katenorthrup (Click to Tweet!)

Now I want to hear from you: What questions do you have about the weekly planning meeting? Can you see how this practice will help you get your needs met? Do you already do something similar? If so, tell me about it – I love hearing other people’s planning rituals! Leave a comment and let me know!

Kate Northrup is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and mother who supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post, and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine. Find out more and receive your free copy of the 5 Simple and effective ways to get the results you want in your business at katenorthrup.com.

Image courtesy of Joshua Ness.

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Meat production is destroying the planet and jeopardizing our health, but people aren't going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) and that taste the same (or better). In an eye-opening talk, food innovator and TED Fellow Bruce Friedrich shows the plant- and cell-based products that could soon transform the global meat industry — and your dinner plate.
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