Seeing Our Body Through Our Soul – Ep#027 With Spiritual Teacher and Lifestyle Design Coach Elizabeth Tripp
Today’s show is a beautiful conversation about what it genuinely means to adopt a soul centered approach to our food, weight and body image challenges.
The paradigm we explore is fundamental in holistic health and healing. And that is: “We are not human beings striving to be Spiritual; we are already Spiritual Beings.” Meaning that before we were born into this physical world, first and foremost, we are eternal Souls.
We can think of our soul as that part within us where unconditional love, everlasting forgiveness, compassion, peace and joy resides. Our soul is that little piece of the Divine that’s signed up to be here to experience this life and all its lessons. And when you learn how to tend to your soul, life becomes a beautiful thing.
I speak with Elizabeth Trip, a recognized thought leader in spirituality and well-being, Lifestyle Design Coach and gifted intuitive who has helped hundreds of people achieve greater well being by reconnecting with their soul guidance, with their true infinite nature.
Elizabeth is a featured radio talk show host on TalkRadio.NYC, a Thrive Global Contributor, and a national public speaker. You can learn more about her at www.elizabethtripp.com and Instagram: @elizabethmtripp.
Elizabeth’s Recommended Resources:
Untethered Soul, By Michael Singer
You Can Heal Your Life, By Louise Hay
Journey of Souls, By Michael Newton
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Welcome to the Soul Science Nutrition Podcast, where you’ll discover that when it comes to your health, you’re so much more powerful than you’ve been led to believe. And now your host, she’s a holistic nutrition and lifestyle coach, chef author, and Yogi, Christine Okezie. Hello and welcome.
Christine Okezie (24s):
Come to the soul science nutrition podcast. I’m Christine Okezie. Thanks so much for tuning in today. Today. Show is a beautiful conversation about what it genuinely means to adopt a soul centered approach to our food, weight, and body image challenges. The paradigm we’ll explore today is fundamental in holistic health and healing. And that is: “We are not human beings striving to be spiritual, we are already spiritual beings. Meaning that before we were born into this physical world, first and foremost, we were eternal souls. We can think of our soul as that part within us where unconditional love, everlasting forgiveness, compassion, peace, and joy resides.
Christine Okezie (1m 12s):
I like to think of our soul is that little piece of the divine that signed up to be here to experience this life and all its lessons. And when you learn how to tend to your soul life becomes a beautiful thing. Now, when I say spiritual to be clear, I don’t mean religious spirituality is your own very personal relationship with the divine God universal consciousness. However, this may manifest in your life. In essence, I’m speaking about a universal truth. That’s the power of love to heal because spirit is love and love is the core nature of a saw when love the most powerful force in the universe is applied to the wounds we heal.
Christine Okezie (2m 3s):
It’s simple yet. So profound, you see as little babies become into this world with an innate knowing of our spiritual nature, but through our conditioning and life experiences, we forget, we forget how magnificent we really are. You could say that we get smaller. We shrink ourselves and begin believing that who we are and what we are is just a collection of the roles we play, our successes or failures, the thoughts we think the beliefs behold, or even the problems that we need to solve. Well today’s special guest is Elizabeth Tripp, a recognized thought leader in spirituality and well-being, she’s a lifestyle design coach and a gifted intuitive who has helped hundreds of people achieve greater wellbeing by reconnecting with their soul guidance, with their true infinite nature.
Christine Okezie (3m 3s):
Elizabeth is a featured radio talk show host on talk radio NYC and a thrive global contributor, as well as a national public speaker. You can learn more about Elizabeth at her website, WW dot Elizabeth trip with two ps.com and follow her on Instagram at Elizabeth M trip. I can’t wait for you to listen in on this very special show. And if you like it, please leave a star rating and review. Thanks so much. Hey, Elizabeth, welcome to the podcast. It’s so great to have you here today.
Elizabeth Tripp (3m 42s):
Thank you so much, Christine. I’m so excited to be here. Thanks so much for having me on,
Christine Okezie (3m 47s):
I think like you said before, we were talking earlier, it’s going to be a beautiful and a very powerful collaboration, I think just because of the, the space that the two of us vibe in. So I think it’ll be really cool.
Elizabeth Tripp (3m 58s):
I love it. Yeah. I feel such an honor to be with you and to hold this space of, you know, exploring the body, the mind and our relationship with food and the body and in such a holistic and spiritual way. I think people are really hungry for a new way of seeing themselves in their body and food and just life. So,
Christine Okezie (4m 19s):
Oh my gosh. So well said. Yes, yes, yes. So let’s dive in Elizabeth. I would love for you to tell our listeners about the time in your life that really puts you on the path to what you do now. It’s pretty amazing.
Elizabeth Tripp (4m 32s):
Oh, thank you. Yeah. This is a story that I have told lots and lots of times, and it just keeps getting, you know, richer each time they share it because it is so impactful and meaningful to me. So really, you know, my story begins all the way back when I was just this little girl, this, this little five-year-old girl and Christine, I was, you know, empathic and, and I could feel things that other people couldn’t and I could see things that other people couldn’t. It was, it was quite an extraordinary way of seeing the world as a five-year-old.
Elizabeth Tripp (5m 12s):
And I remember when I was laying upstairs in my, in my childhood bed and it was nighttime and my parents had tucked me in, I remember this experience of, of seeing this kind of shape and, and figure kind of floating towards me. And I thought to myself, what, what is that? You know, and I remember my body getting all shook enough and I remember, you know, my breath being labored and feeling scared. And all of a sudden, I remember just seeing this old woman kind of floating above my head and I put the covers over me and I, I tried to hide deep inside my covers and you know, we, these spirits or shapes or figures ghosts, right.
Elizabeth Tripp (6m 2s):
So I had no idea what to make of it. So I tried to hide in my covers and little thing about ghosts is they can move through the covers
Christine Okezie (6m 14s):
So that didn’t work. Didn’t work so well.
Elizabeth Tripp (6m 17s):
No, but you know what? Wow. It sure scared me. So when the night was finally over and that spirit or ghost had left after some time, it was just kind of playing and laughing as, as it appeared. But it was very scary to me. I ran downstairs and I said, mom, dad, you know, there’s a monster in my room. Of course. And My parents being the lovely, lovely parents say, we’re, you know, knowing I was sensitive and I could feel things. And I had an imagination that is such a big, big imaginary story in your mind.
Elizabeth Tripp (6m 57s):
And I heard it and I thought maybe, maybe that’s right. You know, but I keep seeing it. And when I go back up and I go to sleep, it comes back again. And it’s, it’s always there Time and time again, my mom and dad just didn’t know how to really hold space for that. And, and so they just said, no, it’s just your imagination. So I learned Christine at a young age that there was something wrong with me. You know, I reacted to that as any other child would. It was like, I’m scared. And I don’t know what to do. And my mind said, Lisbeth, there’s probably something wrong with you.
Christine Okezie (7m 38s):
Elizabeth Tripp (7m 39s):
And my whole Body held that energy. And when you feel that, you know, there’s something wrong with me, I’m broken. It’s a very uncomfortable energy. And for A little girl, you don’t know what to do. So you’re like, okay, well, how do I make myself feel better from this And this very interesting Thing I looked around and I started to see, well, what is everybody else doing to make themselves feel better? And I walked into my kitchen and I opened up the cabinets and I saw chips And ice cream, and I put them into my mouth. And Oh, that made for that moment, all of that uncomfortability, all of that feeling of being shame of who I am or feeling in, in shame of myself, just disappear for that moment.
Elizabeth Tripp (8m 26s):
And that was the defining moment of what changed my life. Y yeah, I, I started to use food to push my feelings in
Christine Okezie (8m 36s):
That was the core wounding
Elizabeth Tripp (8m 39s):
Yeah And as I did that, my body began to hold padding. You know, my body began to grow and as it grew, my, my peers were not kind to that shape and size because it was so different than the other boys and girls, really the other girls in my class, I was bigger and I got teased. I got teased for the way that I looked. Yes. And so that story that I got when I was little, the reaction I had to my parents there, the lovely way of nuts, not knowing how to help me. I made my own story that I wasn’t, well, I wasn’t put together.
Elizabeth Tripp (9m 25s):
I was broken. I needed fixing. Yes. And food became my way to sooth. And yet all the teasing, all the making fun of only made it more bigger and bigger for me that to a point where I decided I was never going to be beautiful and that other people had the power to put me back together. I say that the way that I dressed the wa how much I weighed, the way that I talked, you know, that my value, my worth was measured through what other people wanted or expected of me. And that if I could change myself, then they could love me then that I could be lovable.
Elizabeth Tripp (10m 10s):
And so I thought, if I look different, if I ate different, if I was a certain size or shape, or, you know, became something for them that they enjoyed, then I would be whole again.
Christine Okezie (10m 22s):
Wow. So, so many things there that I’m sure our listeners can resonate with. So many of us, sadly enough, these days is where, you know, it’s that core message that there is something wrong with me and it’s, you know, how do I make it go away? And who do I need to make myself, you know, what, how, how do I be different? Right. Cause I need to be different. Whatever’s going on right now? It’s just wrong, right?
Elizabeth Tripp (10m 50s):
Yes. Yeah. Yep. And giving my power away to measure or define myself worth through the opinions and reactions of others. And Christina puts so much pressure on me as an eighth grader. I remember that day, I came home from school that I decided I wasn’t ever going to be beautiful. It was a really bad day of teasing. And I remember, I thought to myself, okay, I’m gonna lose weight. And then they will love me. And I went on this like 12, 24 month journey where I went from five, six, one 72, five, six one 18.
Elizabeth Tripp (11m 32s):
And let me tell you, people did love me, but guess what? My mindset what’s that I’m still not beautiful. Yeah.
Christine Okezie (11m 45s):
There was no sense of contentment or that you, or any satisfaction with any of it.
Elizabeth Tripp (11m 51s):
No, I, I still felt like I wasn’t at a place where I could really see my own beauty. And so I got involved in all different kinds of relationships with people where their, their kind of expectations became more valuable to me. Like how can I meet them? How can I adjust myself in the relationship to, you know, be a beautiful partner to be desirable. So I would lose myself in everybody and then to help myself, I would still stuff in, have to push really hard with exercise.
Elizabeth Tripp (12m 31s):
And my mind was always running a million miles per hour. And I couldn’t really ever really understand who I really was or what I was here to do.
Christine Okezie (12m 42s):
Yeah. Yeah. Our relationship with food becomes kind of a, you know, a way to cope and a way to navigate very uncomfortable feelings about life and who think, who we are trying to be trying so hard to be someone. And so it’s so interesting is you went on to become a registered dietician.
Elizabeth Tripp (13m 3s):
I did well, it made a lot of sense for me because from the time I was about five, six to, you know, the age of 18, when we have to make these choices, you know, what’s being asked is like, what’s next in your life? I had been so focused on my body image, shape and size and food that it only was just a natural sort of progression. It was what occupied my mind the most. And I still had this real deep call though, to help others. Like there was something about this quality of being able to feel and hear and see and understand that there was this service element to myself that I always wanted to make sure people felt good and weren’t in pain.
Elizabeth Tripp (13m 49s):
And so I was naturally drawn to these like counseling spaces of really listening and people would always say, you know, how did you know that? And I would just smile in it. I don’t know why I said that, or I’m not sure it just was something I felt. So in the background between all this kind of messiness and chaos that I was feeling, I still had these very special qualities of being able to hold space for others and know things. Other people couldn’t tap into or access. So going off to be a nutritionist, my thought was okay, I’m going to help people solve their problems with their body and food.
Elizabeth Tripp (14m 35s):
I want to give them a chance to live life outside of what I expect.
Christine Okezie (14m 38s):
Elizabeth Tripp (14m 39s):
I felt like a fraud. It was this really interesting experience. And I got out of college, found my way down to New York city, got all of certifications and worked in a hospital and got a, you know, a nice kind of contract job to outside counsel after work. And it was all my, my dreams are coming true. I’d sit across from people and I listened to them and I have to share with them how to adjust themselves in their way of eating and their, and what they should do or not. And I, and I could recognize that there was something much deeper happening inside of them.
Elizabeth Tripp (15m 19s):
And I, myself was still so imbalanced with my relationship with my body and food in my mind that it felt like every time I gave them a recommendation and every time I told them how to fix themselves, that I was just in some ways providing a band-aid, you know? Yeah, yeah. That really bothered me. And in the middle, first of all, that was happening. I was also involved in a relationship that was very significant for me. I had met a very incredible sort of soul Nate connection in New York. I remember when I met him, it was like, I fell right into his eyes and I just saw, wow, I’ve never met anybody like that.
Elizabeth Tripp (16m 6s):
And we began this really very interesting relationship, but as you can see, I had a lot of baggage. And, and as we know, law of attraction, Holy my, my beautiful partner here, we were playing out our childhood stories and, and things that, you know, I’m not good enough. And, and neither did he feel that way. So this was a very trying experience for me. And it lasted for four years and ultimately it, it led to an end date. You know, he, he, one day came to me and said, I can’t do this anymore. And that was the sort of huge turning point in my own sort of relationship with myself because it hit me so far.
Elizabeth Tripp (16m 54s):
And so deep within my soul that I felt so crushed. I thought, what did I do wrong there? Maybe I’m not beautiful. Right. You know, what if I just had looked, you know, more, you know, better for him or a done something more or change something that I had done. I felt so bad for all the times I’d been upset or made him feel bad about who he was. It was like rock bottom. I hit. And, and I really cut myself off from the world because I had thought in my head, you know, Oh, this is going to be my life partner. I’m going to start a life with them. And I’d always defined my own, you know, sort of value or worth of a woman as is if, when you get a partner and have a family, then you’ve made it.
Elizabeth Tripp (17m 42s):
So you have that job, right. And then you have the partner and the kids, you all make check, check, check. So here I was almost going to be 30 and I didn’t have the life partner. I didn’t have the kids. And I hated my job actually, because I felt like a fraud, you know, I didn’t feel fulfilled. And so I just closed myself off and in my apartment on the upper West side, and I, you know, had begun to sort of cut myself off from people, but also my, my wellbeing, I, I stopped eating. I got back into a very tumultuous relationship with alcohol and, you know, part of my journey was always sort of this, you know, treading very, very interesting waters with alcohol and drugs, because if I didn’t have the food, it would, that was a place that I went to as well,
Christine Okezie (18m 35s):
Right. Another place holder.
Elizabeth Tripp (18m 36s):
So all of everything just came very crashing in very quickly. And I started to think to myself, this is a very serious thought I started to have was what’s the point of being here? You know, what’s the point of living, if it’s this painful, I’m this ugly and this disgusting. And I don’t even like what I do. And where’s the joy and, and I’m always tired. And is it, is it possible that I could ever find anyone to love me? I feel so unlovable. And I remember hatching a plan.
Elizabeth Tripp (19m 17s):
I remember thinking, okay, this is how I can do it. Thinking about the steps and measures I would take just so far out of What I would, who I am today. But it was that point that a friend, like just completely out of the blue really, you know, just said, Elizabeth, you know, there’s something really going on. I can tell. And I’m worried about you. And I just want to introduce you to someone. I want to share you with someone that I think could really help you. And I’d never been one not to, to, you know, not accept, help. You know, in fact, in my twenties, I had found a therapist in New York and somebody to kind of talk to and, you know, I always kind of would walk away and be like, what was I doing?
Elizabeth Tripp (20m 4s):
I don’t even know if that was helpful, but I’ll go. And, you know, Okay. It was just like, I would go, but it was sort of like keeping me in my problems. But anyways, so I always would say kind of yes, to the help. So at this moment I said, okay, what do I have? What do I have to lose? I’ve talked to other people before and they’ve been okay, but this might be different. And she said, well, it’s a healer. And am I in my sort of body perked up? Because I’d always been somewhat curious and spiritual because of my past the ghost never went away. I just sort of shut myself off from them. So time and time again, they would have reappear and I would see things, but I would no, that’s too scary.
Elizabeth Tripp (20m 46s):
Right. When she said healer, I thought, sure. Okay, well, what do I have to lose here? You know, what could that be? You’ve never seen a healer. So we put, we got In the car and we got in the car and we drove to Virginia Beach. She brought me to Virginia Beach. It was just wild and wow, yes. To this excursion
Christine Okezie (21m 7s):
Off you go.
Elizabeth Tripp (21m 10s):
And that would, that trip would change my life. I had no idea it would, I had no clue that it would, but there was this tiny little voice of like, well, what do you have to lose? And, you know, and I’d always, like I said, said yes to help. And so I went and I, I met my mentor that very day, I, when we got down there, I, I pulled into the driveway and I remember he came out and he was just this, you know, very medium height, Malaysia man night, that that was not what I pictured or imagined. And, and he, he had this beautiful smile and he looked at me and he said, welcome.
Elizabeth Tripp (21m 52s):
I’ve been waiting. And I was like, wow. Yeah. He said, I hear, you’ve been wanting to be powerful for a very long time. Oh my goodness. Chills. Yeah. Yeah. And just tears started streaming down my face. I was like, never had, I’ve met someone who spoke to me in such a soulful way, way where I was not a human being. I was a soul. Yeah. And I went into that session and I had no idea what to expect. He had this very gentle way of helping me that day to see the root of my pain, to understand where my feelings of not being beautiful came from.
Elizabeth Tripp (22m 39s):
And he helped me nice and gently let it become sort of an understood for myself as to where I got this idea where I understood that and the significance of my parents and the, and the, in the ghosts. And, and then he let me let it out of my body. And we created in that experience, a whole new paradigm of beauty and belief in myself. And I decided that day I was going to stay like I was going to stay here on my journey and I was going to commit to this process. I thought, I’m going to come back to this. And I did for five years.
Christine Okezie (23m 20s):
Oh my goodness. Hey, life changing. Yeah.
Elizabeth Tripp (23m 26s):
The thing is, is that after that I kept exploring. I kept going. Yeah. And my relationship with my body transformed, I began to stop bingeing. I ended my, you know, very tumultuous relationship with my, with alcohol. I started really intuitively being in touch with myself and knowing what I needed and what I didn’t. And I started to transform back into a shape and size that was so radiant, enjoy falling easy for me, like an effortless and people started to go, wow, Nothing. I’m I’m loving me.
Elizabeth Tripp (24m 8s):
Yeah. Yeah. It was so amazing. And that’s when he invited me to apprentice Prentice under him, because he said your gifts of seeing spirit, seeing the ghosts as we call them, they’re here for you to transform the world. And I said, I’m here to transform the world?
Christine Okezie (24m 31s):
Did he break that down for you? Eventually, we’re still, we’re still processing unpacking it. And I said, well, beautiful. That sounds incredible.
Elizabeth Tripp (24m 47s):
Incredibly fulfilling. Yeah. And he said, yeah, what if you could channel spirit and, and the essence of, of the soul energy of a person to allow them to transform the way they understand themselves inside their relationship with food and their body, to help them see this relationship as a tool for them to learn and grow on this journey and show the world what true wellbeing really is. Yes. I thought, wow. It would be incredible. You know, I could self express myself, Be who I am. And so I opened up a private practice.
Elizabeth Tripp (25m 29s):
I jumped out of, I worked at Mount Sinai and an adolescent health center. And then I told you about the contracted job on the nights. Yeah. All of that, let it go. Like a thousand dollars in my bank account was the scariest thing I ever did. Everybody said I was crazy, of course. And I just said, you know what, I’m going to do it. And we just worked together and continued. And he helped teach me this very unique approach to helping people. And so this is where I am today and gosh, how I do what I do and how people love their bodies so that they love their life because that’s all, ultimately what happened in my journey is like, I started to love this, this vehicle.
Elizabeth Tripp (26m 15s):
And I stopped taking everybody’s opinions and reacting to them and making meaning of who I am out of their perception and decided for myself, I’m here to stand in who I am and be proud and celebrate the vehicle and then love everything that I then bring forward in my life as a result.
Christine Okezie (26m 39s):
My gosh, thank you so much for that. Just telling that story and with all the heart that you did. So we need to stop fixing ourselves.
Elizabeth Tripp (26m 50s):
There you go.
Christine Okezie (26m 53s):
Okay. And why is that? You know, how do we, how do we help people understand that there’s nothing to fix?
Elizabeth Tripp (27m 1s):
Ah, I love that question and that simple answer to that, you know, a simple answer to that. And as I look into your eyes and I tell this from my soul to your soul, you are whole and healed already. There is absolutely nothing broken or in need of fixing of you because in my eyes, every single person I see is an image of heaven woven together here on this journey to understand who they are and why they’re here.
Elizabeth Tripp (27m 43s):
Yes, yes. Nothing broken, nothing broken.
Christine Okezie (27m 47s):
And that is a complete paradigm shift, you know, from where we are. And it’s a great conversation to dive into because in the world of wellness, air quotes, right. It starts, it always starts from the premise that there’s something wrong with me. Yes.
Elizabeth Tripp (28m 8s):
Can you, can you believe it’s really wild when you open your eyes,
Christine Okezie (28m 13s):
Right? Yeah. That is the most debilitating limiting belief and it’s, you know, growth, healing, recovery can’t come from that mindset can come from that energy. Right.
Elizabeth Tripp (28m 27s):
Right. Because when you’re, when you’re bringing this to the table, right. Is what you’re ultimately saying is wellbeing in, in the world that we live has been defined through the ways you eat, the ways you exercise and, and that those things can somehow when combined in some magical way puts you back together again. And, and yet it makes health sort of so Far away a gap between really what health individually means to you versus what society says health is. And then the measures of health, the standards of beauty society puts on us and the pressure then, and the feelings of failure we go through again and again and again.
Elizabeth Tripp (29m 15s):
Christine Okezie (29m 16s):
Yes, no, there’s so much pain involved and it’s almost like you said in your, in your story, you never arrive. So you lose the weight, you change the clothes, you get the, you get the career, you get the car, you get the house and then you’re still left with this aching, the suffering. And you’re saying, well, well again, what did I do wrong? Oh, if I just do this differently and we kind of, you know, contort ourselves, as you said, by measures that are outside of us. Right?
Elizabeth Tripp (29m 43s):
Yeah. And that’s because something that I’ve noticed and, and it may be valid, you know, very valuable to share just even a little short story of a client share, but we’ll see how we can weed this. But it’s, it’s our value we learn, you know, through our experience. Right. And when we’re growing up, right. And let’s say like, I’ve had clients who come and they say, when I’m growing up, my parents were, were really needing for the house to be a certain way and organized in a certain fashion, or, you know, it was really expected that we made our beds or kept things in a, in a way that my mom really appreciated. And I’d say, well, what happens if, if that didn’t happen, you know, I’m I asked a client this, or I would be yelled at.
Elizabeth Tripp (30m 30s):
And I said, well, what did it feel like for you to be blamed; I felt like I did something bad that I had made her upset. And I said, so that’s the first time you remember feeling like you had done something wrong, right? Yeah. And it’s like these aha moments. It’s like, Whoa, I just reacted to a tendency for my mom and am, or my dad and their life, what they were going through and their reaction. Then I made meaning to seem to me that my value was less than. And so then I, you know, started to measure myself, like you sit at a desk at school and how do they test? You will time-tested, you know, if you pass, you get a smiling face, if you fail, you get a red marker.
Elizabeth Tripp (31m 15s):
And it says F and what does the teacher’s face look like when you get the F it’s like, mean, right. And scary the same experience at school? You know, if you don’t measure up to the standard of the test, right. Or the, of the measure of smartness of the test, suddenly you’re making meaning of that red Mark. And that F to mean you’re not smart. You know, you’re not, you’re not intelligent. So we learn really little, which is for function. There’s a reason because there’s a soul essence of what we want to wake up to, you know, all things happen for a good reason, but to help ourselves. So, you know, sort of break out in these paradigms would mean that we would have to look farther within and evaluate where the true source of our value actually comes from.
Elizabeth Tripp (32m 4s):
And when we discover, you know, perhaps there’s a source within us, then it becomes very easy to define it and embody it yourself. Yes.
Christine Okezie (32m 15s):
So, so much I think happens when we first become aware of that. We are making meaning of things that we’re talking to ourselves and shaming ourselves in the voice that may be again, echoing from a caregiver, a parent, a teacher, or what have you. And the moment we, I think we’re able to kind of recognize that voice, that there actually is a voice you, our critic that never stops. Right. And then maybe as you said, you have to make a choice to decide, well, maybe I don’t have to listen to that voice so much. Maybe there are other options here. Right.
Elizabeth Tripp (32m 51s):
Beautiful. Yeah. Beautifully said. And, and yeah, it’s a choice. And also then, you know, and, and an expression of realizing once you get to the bottom of where that sort of voice was planned and fed from, and from who, and you can see, you know, does this really serve me? And is it been helping me and looking at the ways that it creates limitation or doesn’t absolutely allow for you to be expressing yourself in a way that you love and desire? The way that w I w help people come to this spaces is to say, you know, do you want this anymore? You, we can actually clear it out.
Elizabeth Tripp (33m 32s):
We can actually let go of this. And yeah, every day then from there on forward, recognize, that’s just, that’s just a little version of you that was driving a car. Right. But, but they couldn’t, you know, drive and see over the windshield and press the pedals at the same time. So life was really all over the place. Right. And now, do you want to be the driver of your car? And what does that look like to you? And really helping them see for themselves their own power or ability to create a life that they’re in sync with and feel aligned and in love with that’s a real, it’s a real powerful part of, you know, even what I do with, with clients.
Christine Okezie (34m 15s):
I love that. Thank you. And how do you work with people to kind of let go of the shame, you know, let go of the brokenness. So, you know, when we have these realizations, Oh, these are the patterns that I have, you know, for decades have been playing out. These are the, you know, issues and the insecurities that have, you know, created certain results in my life. Again, shadow side of the wellness industry is we make ourselves wrong. Oh, I wish I had known sooner. Or how come I didn’t take care, take better care of myself. Shame is you as, and you shared in your story is the most debilitating energy, you know, it’s how do you help people let go of that shame, making themselves wrong?
Elizabeth Tripp (34m 59s):
Yeah. Well, that’s a beautiful segway into a story that’s percolating right now. It just popped into my mind. It, it fits really well. So I was working with a client the other day and she was coming back, you know, after some hiatus of, of just going on her journey on her own. So I haven’t talked to her in a while. She came back and she said, I’ve been really wanting to now work on my body image. And I said, perfect, that’s my jam. You know, I, you know, my story and you get where I come from. And she’s like, I know, and I was really inspired by an email that you sent. So I said, okay, what wouldn’t you think about your, your body image? What comes up?
Elizabeth Tripp (35m 39s):
And she said, shame. And I said, okay, bring me back. You know, shame is feeling like something that you’ve, you’ve, you’ve done has been wrong. W when was the first time you felt like, you know, something wrong? And we went all the way back. And she took me into the dressing room when choosing the fourth grade. And she was trying on all these outfits and her mom was behind her. And she was getting really frustrated and upset because she was a chubbier little girl and she couldn’t button the back of the dress. And the mom wanted her to fit into a certain size. And so she kept saying, Oh, if you just lost weight, you could actually fit into this dress. You know, and look at this.
Elizabeth Tripp (36m 21s):
Now we have to go a size up and they don’t have the one that you’re wanting in your size. And the little girl just, you know, or in my client as the little girl now is talking to me with sharing. And she’s like, and I felt in that moment, so scared and so ashamed. So, so upset about myself. And, and we just, in that moment helped her see, you know, as a, as a very sensitive and feeling individual, what she was actually picking up on was that harshness of her mom’s words and the feelings of, you know, being wrong for not fitting in the dress and her body, just holding space for all of that emotion that was being directed at her. And I said, was that really yours? And she had this light bulb went off and she was like, Oh, that’s my mom.
Elizabeth Tripp (37m 7s):
So you can you feel that you are holding space for that? And you have been, and your body hasn’t known what to do with it. And she’s like, wow, I haven’t been holding that in my body needs to protect me from that. There you go. And, and, and, and I said, yeah, protection, in what way? She said, wait. And I said, there you go. So we helped her get to see that and help her move that out. Gently, let that move out of her body. Be very beautifully guide her to see, you know, now that you’ve, you’re releasing this, what do you want to create? How do you want to see yourself? Would you like to be beautiful?
Elizabeth Tripp (37m 47s):
And I would like to be beautiful. And so we just brought her to a place within her mind and helped her see this beautiful, beautiful flower, daisies, and wonderful pedals. And the, it was so gorgeous for her. And it really like, it was meaningful for her that flower. And she said, I am beautiful. Now. She integrated, she embodied that feeling and, and she came out of it and she’s like, I’m beautiful. Now. It’s like, nothing, nothing physically changed. There was no like, shift in her weight, right? Like in, in a standard wellbeing conversation, but energetically, she had learned something really beautiful for herself.
Elizabeth Tripp (38m 29s):
I am beautiful. And we just use some of the guidance, you spirit guidance.
Christine Okezie (38m 38s):
Can you tell us a little bit about that process, how that works for you?
Elizabeth Tripp (38m 44s):
Sure. Yeah. Well, it’s like a radio you might in my, on the top of my head, I have like a little antenna that I, that I’ve always had. And so when I work with people, it’s a really fun experience for me. I just tune into the radio frequency of, of their, of their soul guides and I invite them in. And I just simply say, you know, come and tell me exactly what this client needs me to hear, to hear today very powerfully. And so I just allow it, I’m a space holder for spirit, and I just allowed to consciously channel. So that means they come and I have my own brain working and they have their own little frequency they’re telling me, and I really hold space for myself in the end, the spirit.
Elizabeth Tripp (39m 29s):
And I just filter through what they’re saying, and I give it out and it takes me all different places. And sometimes I ask questions and they’re like, I, wow. How did you ask that? You just, you know, something’s coming through. So it happens that way. And sometimes they appear from image like a past loved one will come and be very adamant. You know, I need to tell this person, you know, my child or my partner, you know, something, and I’ll say, you know, your mom’s here and she’s very adamant about it. And she’s saying, you know, something wants me to tell you, and it can be things like, ha you know, have you found that green ring or are, have, you know, that drawer in your bathroom, there’s something there that you know is meaningful for you to look at that.
Elizabeth Tripp (40m 16s):
I, I have an essence inside of it that will connect you to me. So the spirits all have very different things they want to share. Sometimes they’re just things like that. Okay. Other times, they’re, they’re really ways of helping me help the individuals see themselves and what they need to get out of what we’re talking about, the experiences that I’m bringing them inside of to transform out of what’s limiting them. So it’s like, it’s like a partnership I have with them, the fun, little partnership that I have created so that we get direct information that helps them quicker than any other average session that you might have.
Elizabeth Tripp (40m 57s):
So it’s a direct way to, to work with people.
Christine Okezie (41m 2s):
Thank you. So now you work with something called Light Body Healing. Okay. So that’s the mentorship and the, and the program that you’ve, you’ve been in mastery with right now. Yeah. Can you describe what Light Body Healing is for our listeners?
Elizabeth Tripp (41m 20s):
Sure. Well, that is, that’s it, that’s a way of, you know, really inviting yourself to open up to a source of energy that comes from, you know, extraordinary high vibration. And as you sort of work through the layers of old conversation and old paradigms and old beliefs, and you allow for yourself to release them and learn what it is that you’re here as a soul to get for yourself and understand for yourself, you actually open up your, your body to receive this very high vibrational light. And it ends up really activating the chakras systems in the body that allows for you to be a sort of embodiment of this light, that this very high vibrational light and trends muted into people’s lives through the, through your, your own voice, through your own ways of working through your own message that you are here to share, you actually are, are a channel of that light and can spread that light and be a light for others than to see themselves and begin to open up to embody that light.
Elizabeth Tripp (42m 31s):
So that, that is the light body transformation work than I do. And it is a wonderful way of creating a very loving energy for the body. And like we said, when we hold that space for ourselves, the love of life comes directly in it’s like Immediate attraction.
Christine Okezie (42m 50s):
So, so is that the vehicle or the process that you said you helped this client that you’re talking about release the old energy, you know, the, in this case, the mother’s shame, the mother’s resentment and anger that they’re carrying and manifesting right. Through her weight issue. Is that what you use to help clear that? Yeah.
Elizabeth Tripp (43m 12s):
Yeah. Beautiful. Really great question. Yeah. Yep. It’s, it’s something that, you know, just sort of begins to flow through you that it trends sort of transforms the client’s own energetic body, because you’re, you’re sort of bringing that essence into the conversation. They’re allowing themselves to embody it too, because as we let go, Christine, we get more space
Christine Okezie (43m 34s):
Yeah. Right, right. Absolutely. What would we like to take up that space? Right.
Elizabeth Tripp (43m 41s):
Yeah. So really I love it.
Christine Okezie (43m 45s):
This is awesome. Yeah. Okay. So you believe you said earlier, you know, everything happens for a reason in our soul, you know, is here to, you know, learn and break certain paradigms and experiences. Tell us a little bit about that and how you incorporate that, you know, working with some of these health issues. Because again, we’re trying to get through these beliefs that, you know, why me, you know, and, and, and that victim consciousness, you know, if only I wasn’t, right. So we’re always resisting our experience. We’re always making ourselves wrong. You come in with a whole different paradigm, which would be yes, but there’s, there’s something in it for you.
Christine Okezie (44m 27s):
How do you have clients body that,
Elizabeth Tripp (44m 31s):
Yeah, well, like I said, you know, in, in my, in my paradigm, in my belief, I believe that w we have come here for a good reason and, and that we’ve come here by choice. And so what I mean by that is, you know, imagine you own a car, right? You own a car and you’re driving it. And suddenly, you know, one day this car, it, it stops working the engine, the engine stops, you know? And so what you need a car, you need a car to actually get around and do things and, and have, you know, sort of a quality of life that you enjoy. Well, similarly, right. Think about, you know, as human beings, we’re like the car, right.
Elizabeth Tripp (45m 14s):
And, and when our car dies, right, we as souls, right. Don’t necessarily want to stop driving in the experience of life. Right. We actually will go back up to the car dealership on the other side and say, Hey, I’m interested to drive another car. And just like, we go to the car dealership on, on our earth journey and say, I’d like this kind of car. And we go and test drive it. And we liked the, the bigger wheels or the SUV or the red convertible. We go, we come out of our, our, our human experiences, right. And, and we will go to the dealership in, in the fifth dimension, we can call it, say, Hey, I want to drive another car.
Elizabeth Tripp (45m 56s):
I want to go experience life. And we’ll look at the kind of car and that, and where the car is located. And we might want to get one from Virginia. We might want to go to California. We might come to New York. And that’s where my car would like to be. And that’s where it’s coming from. And, and so we pick our, our kind of experience when we come from a place with where we have a choice as to what kind of vehicle we drive in the body, we drive in the location we live in. And we like to fill our cars with other people who doesn’t love to have a car with somebody else in the passenger seat, waving their hand on the window and enjoying life.
Elizabeth Tripp (46m 39s):
Right. And maybe some kids in the back playing and laughing. So up in the car dealership, in the fifth dimension, we also have, you know, soul families that we love to invite to drive around in our car of life, right. Or to be in our experience of, of our life. Because w if we come down here and it’s just by herself, then there is no contrast or variation to our experience. How fast are we going to learn and grow? Or may we find ourselves twiddling our thumbs? So we actually have people and parents and children and partners here. Yes, you serve as catalyst for our transformation, right.
Elizabeth Tripp (47m 22s):
To be as a part of helping ourselves, see who we are to the essence of our true nature, which comes from the other, you know, beautiful high vibrating space, the universe, the creator will today, we’re calling it the car dealership.
Christine Okezie (47m 40s):
And so that’s because you just got a new car.
Elizabeth Tripp (47m 45s):
I know. It’s like, did I manifested it?
Christine Okezie (47m 50s):
Yes. I know.
Elizabeth Tripp (47m 51s):
So that, you know, we come down and, and so we, we choose our parents. We choose, you know, where we’re locationally, we’re where we are in the map of our, in the cultural, social kind of environment. This is a very new paradigm for a lot of people. So open your ears, open your, your heart, open to this. And, and that’s because everything is designed for us to learn and grow, to expand. And, and how do you think Christine, the soul best expense with daisies and butterflies and rainbows,
Christine Okezie (48m 25s):
Right? Yeah. Through hardship and challenge and pain, actually adversity, the experience of it,
Elizabeth Tripp (48m 35s):
Advsersity, the experience of being teased? The experience of feeling, not, not enough, the experience of being broken up with the experience of losing a parent or the experience of, you know, being in a, in a tension filled climate politically, right. That’s right. These things right. In the human mind, we go, Oh, it hurts. And I don’t like this, make it stop. Yeah. We want to recognize that, That everything is functioning for a good purpose and that there is meaning to it. And if we can stretch our hearts and our, an open our minds and allow ourselves to recognize there is something bigger than just ourselves, that we can then entertain a sort of paradigm of growth and opportunity rather than why me, because our thoughts are very powerful way.
Elizabeth Tripp (49m 35s):
We think we, we actually bring about thoughts are things. And so we forget how powerful we truly are in the source within us, that’s woven from the source of creator or God, or image of the universe, whatever you want to call it. So what we speak is, is our truth. And our reality, the meaning we make of our life is how we will see our life.
Christine Okezie (50m 0s):
Yes, yes. And so there we go right there. And when it comes to these bodies, when it comes to our unwanted health or habits around food or weight or body image, we are back in the driver’s seat with this new paradigm. Yeah. I understand that. Okay. You know, what if one of my experience here is about learning and growth. Yes. Yes. What meaning can I make of what I have my experience
Elizabeth Tripp (50m 28s):
Beautiful, beautiful. And we always have a choice. We don’t have to, to, you know, find the solution. We really don’t. And a lot of people they choose not to, and that’s okay. There is no good or bad or wrong, or right. It is simply a, an, a, an infinite experience to evolve. And, and if we can give ourselves that space to not be so perfect all the time that we could actually speed up, we could slow down and speed up to the beauty and the true value of being here. And, and the, you know, the beautiful wisdom that it is to just be you.
Christine Okezie (51m 13s):
And, and this is where, you know, we hear these messages in the space of healing and, and holistic health of self-compassion and of self-forgiveness and self acceptance. These aren’t just woo psychological woo
Elizabeth Tripp (51m 26s):
Christine Okezie (51m 27s):
There. I think, as you do in, in the work that you do, it’s about clearing anything that stands in the way of knowing what or who you really are.
Elizabeth Tripp (51m 39s):
Yeah. And another way to say that is just learning your soul’s lessons, you know, the higher, brilliant you, the brilliant self you that has come here for a reason chosen to, and that there’s a, there’s a lesson plan that you’re here to experience so that you can evolve. Right. And part of the evolution is like looking into our own tendencies and saying, Hey, is that very loving of me? And what does that bring about then in my life, it takes just that extraordinary little bit of awareness, but it is extraordinary to start the process.
Christine Okezie (52m 18s):
Beautiful. So beautiful. Thank you so much. What is the biggest area right now in, when it comes to health and transformation that you’re most curious about? I’m asking you this because we’re truly living in unprecedented times, and I’d love to know kind of where are you vibrating these days and helping people make sense of these times
Elizabeth Tripp (52m 42s):
The body I have just, you know, ah, come into this delicious, beautiful, incredible relationship with my body. And I see our relationship with our body as a absolute gateway, to self empowerment, to, you know, feeling confident, to feeling beautiful, to ultimately self expressing, because if we don’t love any part of our body, if we are in a space of hate, even with an aspect of our body, whether that be a bump on your nose, you think everyone can see, or, you know, the of texture hair is, or the belly you have think about them, what we’re holding within ourselves, the quality of energy and think about then what we will absolutely naturally give back out to our partner.
Elizabeth Tripp (53m 39s):
our loved ones, our children. So we as individuals have, then just in this conversation now, an opportunity to take responsibility for how we feel about ourselves. And to understand that we only get this vehicle. We only see through our eyes, we only touch the world through our hands. We only speak our truths through our mouth, that this is the only relationship we have is with our bodies with ourself, which is a direct measure to the quality of the kind of relationship you will get and create outside in your, you know, passenger seat or back seat of your car of life.
Christine Okezie (54m 25s):
Beautiful. Thank you so much for that. That’s I love that metaphor again, that, that image, I I’ve come to know that if there’s any part of ourselves, you know, physical part, you know, emotional historical part that makes us cringe or makes us feel once again, ashamed, that’s the part that needs our love. That’s the part that needs that warm embrace. And that is the healing. Yeah,
Elizabeth Tripp (54m 56s):
Absolutely loving. Yes. That is beautiful. What a beautiful gift you just shared with us? Absolutely. Absolutely. Because I always say this, you know, when’s the last time you looked in the mirror and you can make it and absolutely love every single aspect of what you see in the mirror. And if anything comes up that is outside of the congruency of acceptance and just loving who you are, that’s a beautiful space to go. So go look in the mirror, go have a, go, have an experience there and see how long you can do it and what comes up for you. And then my friends, you know exactly where your soul, your true essence of you are that lives in the heart of your body is asking you to see, because it’s showing up somewhere else in your life.
Elizabeth Tripp (55m 46s):
That frustration, that pain, that powerlessness, that feeling of ugly, whether it’s putting someone else down, gossiping, being angry, hiding that’s, that’s, you know, a, an expression of something you’re carrying with him,
Christine Okezie (56m 3s):
What an invitation, but a powerful invitation. Thank you. And are there any resources that helped you have helped you in, in your journey? And what’s something that our listeners could do in addition to following you and checking you out for services? You know, what’s something that might be helpful them to know. Beautiful.
Elizabeth Tripp (56m 24s):
Yes. Couple of books I love to share are one, The Untethered Soul By Michael Singer, You Can Heal Your Life By Louise Hay and another one by Michael, his name is escaping me, but he, he has a book called On the Journey of the Souls and he’s, he has a beautiful understanding of Michael Newton, a beautiful understanding the journey of the souls. So, so that would be my three resources of books. And then, yeah, you’re welcome. They’re really great books. Really great books.
Christine Okezie (57m 3s):
Yeah. I think as you said, we’re all ready for an elevated discussion around what it takes to create health With these bodies, you know, and within these bodies really is your message, I think. Yeah.
Elizabeth Tripp (57m 17s):
Yeah. Because one thing that a listener can do completely on their own is actually just slow down and find something that can connect them to themselves and, and to be with themselves. So modern, modern day wellness calls that mindfulness, or we call it meditation, but it’s an invitation for anybody out there. Who’s really wanting to begin the journey and deepen it and, and have this more beautiful connection. It should just entertain and commit to stand in the integrity of this. When you stand in, what you say you want to do when you walk in it, it’s integrity with yourself. And that’s how you grow confidence. So quieting find whatever it is that quiets and do it for five minutes, that’s it.
Elizabeth Tripp (58m 2s):
You have a self care practice. That’s your go-to for,
Christine Okezie (58m 8s):
You know, cause you know, w here’s the thing that we, this is the humanness, I think that we are, we’re needing to embrace more. Right. So yes, it’s, we need to understand and embody the knowing that we are soul in these body-mind organisms, right? Yeah. But it’s pretty human out there in 2020, you know, so what can we do or what is it, let me rephrase. What is it that you do to keep your center, to keep your spirit elevated?
Elizabeth Tripp (58m 39s):
So every morning I have a very traditional little routine and that is, you know, just a very beautiful, quiet kind of space. I create for myself that even though I have family I live with and they have lots of share when they wake up, I, I actually just say, I’m going to take 10 minutes just to myself and just sip my beautiful coffee and, and just be with myself. And I spend that 10 minutes sipping coffee and really sharing my gratitude, gratitude for everything I have and what has yet to come, thank you universe for you body, for, and I just relish in the appreciation of this body.
Elizabeth Tripp (59m 30s):
I’m in the things that will do for me that day, the conversations I will have, and then all the beautiful connections that are flowing in as a result, thank you for the beautiful clients and thank you for the beautiful, you know, new partnership. And then I go out and do my beautiful talk for however long they want to, you know, tell me all about the news and they want to tell me Winning or whatever, what happened next? I can handle it. I can be in it.
Christine Okezie (1h 0m 3s):
There you go. Right. And isn’t that the key right? These days is that just any said, it’s, it doesn’t have to be incredibly complicated. Right. But it needs to be a practice, right. Practice. Yeah. And I love the way you speak. I think our listeners are getting a sense of this, this work that we do call being healthy or getting healthy. We need devotion. Yeah. This is the energy. I think that I get from you right now is that as there’s a devotional quality to, you know, kind of looking at all our imperfections and loving ourselves a little bit more when it doesn’t, when it’s not easy to, there’s a devotional quality to all of this work.
Elizabeth Tripp (1h 0m 42s):
Yeah. Beautiful. Wow. Thank you for sharing that. I’m serving. I received that from you. Cause that, that, that really means something to me because I, I do really value the way that I talk to myself and the energy I hold with myself in that. And that, that is a devotion to always standing in, in that love for myself, even when like the world is crazy. Cause it is,
Christine Okezie (1h 1m 6s):
Thank you So much. This has been an amazing conversation. Is there anything else that you wanted to share with our listeners that, you know, I hadn’t had a chance to ask?
2 (1h 1m 18s):
No, I think we covered everything. Yeah, we really got it. Yes. Thank you.
Christine Okezie (1h 1m 23s):
And all your information, elizabethtripp.com will be in the show notes and all the wonderful work that you do. Thank you so much for being such a light in this world and for everybody on the planet, Elizabeth really grateful to know you.
Elizabeth Tripp (1h 1m 38s):
Thank you. I’m grateful to know you too, Christine, and this was wonderful. So thank you so much for having me.
Christine Okezie (1h 1m 43s):
Thank you. Bye bye.