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Thursday, October 12, 2023
Facebook Live Video from 2023/10/12 - Purging The Past

Facebook Live Video from 2023/10/12 - Purging The Past


2023/10/12 - Purging The Past

[NEW EPISODE] Purging The Past

This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam is pleased to welcome Certified Breathwork Facilitator, Celebrity & Intuitive Stylist, Speaker, and Transformation Expert, Ali Levine.

Ali helps take her clients from their breakdowns to their breakthroughs. Embodying all that they are through their soul's purpose. Using her signature methodology of the ALI method, (awaken the light in you) Ali helps people shift to higher states of consciousness. Through the breath, exercises, meditations, and coaching, Ali's holds space and facilitates shifting your awareness and your own healing.  

Ali is also the founder of the app Breathe & B - which takes you to awakening and allowing yourself to come home to yourself at a soul level. Also, as an intuitive stylist Ali helps her clients breathe through their closet, tap into the ‘design' of their soul.

Ali recently walked away from Hollywood at the height of her career to support conscious women and those on their spiritual journey that she feels connected with most.

Ali believes that styling has less to do with pretty clothes and more to do with embodying our soul’s purpose! The tools that Ali uses include: breathwork, color education, visualization, mood boarding, and more.

Tune in and join the conversation as Sam and Ali discuss all about how our breathe is the key to everything!

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Show Notes

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00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:25.210 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: good afternoon. Good evening. Good morning. Welcome to that conscious, consultant hour of weakening humanity. I am very, very pleased that you are all here with me to day.

00:00:27.220 --> 00:00:37.149 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: One of these special shows still waiting for my guest to show up hopefully. She'll be here today, I'm sure she will to been a rather challenging week.

00:00:37.480 --> 00:00:43.130 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant:  for those of you who don't realize I do have

00:00:43.280 --> 00:00:59.760 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: relatives in Israel. I am Jewish and I've I've family in Jerusalem, I have friends, and Tel Aviv and other places, and everything that's going on in that part of the world is extremely upsetting. And

00:01:00.070 --> 00:01:01.359 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: you know I've I've

00:01:01.710 --> 00:01:12.279 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: been through problems in the Middle East over the years for a long time. But somehow, maybe I'm different or the situation is different, but

00:01:13.540 --> 00:01:15.320 this feels

00:01:15.500 --> 00:01:18.579 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: much more unnerving than in the past.

00:01:20.350 --> 00:01:39.710 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: However, we will get started with our show, and hopefully, our guest will join us today, and as usual, I will start off with a section of our book every day, awakening and getting down. I think I only have like maybe one or 2 more sections after this.

00:01:39.900 --> 00:02:00.620 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: So still waiting to hear from my list. Loyal listeners! Wh what would you like to hear? What what should I be doing? Instead of once I finish all my all the sections of my book, or how should I kick off my show afterwards. What should I do then?

00:02:00.690 --> 00:02:08.800 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Let me know. You can always email me at Sam, at the Conscious Consultant, and

00:02:08.949 --> 00:02:15.189 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: you know, if I get some good suggestions. I just might take it. I might follow those. Okay.

00:02:15.230 --> 00:02:17.519 So today's section from my book

00:02:18.010 --> 00:02:27.430 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: is entitled. this is a kind of a long one. Today the richness of life is found in the present moment.

00:02:29.120 --> 00:02:35.970 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Distraction is all around us. our phones are computers.

00:02:36.270 --> 00:02:41.450 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and our lives all vie for your our tension.

00:02:42.000 --> 00:02:44.610 The amazing technology that brings us

00:02:45.050 --> 00:02:49.140 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: together makes it harder to have time for ourselves.

00:02:49.260 --> 00:02:56.090 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and just sit and stare out the window to just breathe and relax

00:02:57.680 --> 00:03:01.359 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: to be at peace. In the present moment

00:03:02.740 --> 00:03:04.939 there's more connection.

00:03:05.490 --> 00:03:10.200 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: which means there are more people pulling on our attention

00:03:10.960 --> 00:03:16.099 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: are friends, relatives, coworkers, and bosses

00:03:16.360 --> 00:03:18.770 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: are trying to get to us.

00:03:19.110 --> 00:03:22.389 They all want something from us.

00:03:23.670 --> 00:03:28.350 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: or perhaps it is our clients or the vendors with whom we work.

00:03:29.740 --> 00:03:36.550 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Instant access means. People are expecting us to respond immediately.

00:03:38.410 --> 00:03:45.919 The stress of daily life keeps increasing. Say that again, we are constantly pulled

00:03:45.960 --> 00:03:54.050 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: somewhere where we are not. So we miss out on the richness that is the present.

00:03:55.800 --> 00:03:59.689 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: All of life is lived here where we are.

00:04:00.470 --> 00:04:08.830 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and in the present moment. yet our minds habitually take us out of it.

00:04:08.960 --> 00:04:12.150 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: or far away, with our worry

00:04:12.950 --> 00:04:14.659 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and our anxiety.

00:04:17.070 --> 00:04:25.380 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: What will they think about me? Will I get the contract? Will he call me back? Will this work out

00:04:28.230 --> 00:04:39.860 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: with all these thoughts running around in our heads. how do we stay present? How do we feel what is going on in our body.

00:04:39.980 --> 00:04:49.180 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: How do we find space to connect with our soul? Taking time for ourselves is essential, not optional.

00:04:49.290 --> 00:04:52.769 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Just as breathing is not optional.

00:04:53.240 --> 00:05:04.340 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: we need time to feel our feelings. We need time to process all that is going on around us. We need to take a moment to just sit back

00:05:04.660 --> 00:05:06.529 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and let it all flow

00:05:07.920 --> 00:05:16.779 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: when we are present. We are not holding on to the past. and we are not worrying about the future.

00:05:19.950 --> 00:05:25.650 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: When we are present. We are enjoying the full texture of life.

00:05:26.230 --> 00:05:28.150 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: the smell of the coffee.

00:05:28.190 --> 00:05:33.770 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: the sound of the wind, the taste of our food, the light of the sun

00:05:34.920 --> 00:05:39.749 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: breathe. Just take a moment and breathe.

00:05:40.130 --> 00:05:44.100 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: You don't have to answer the phone this minute.

00:05:44.340 --> 00:05:56.510 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: You don't have to respond immediately to every message. You don't have to distract yourself by going online. Take the time to be offline.

00:05:57.060 --> 00:05:58.770 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Take the time.

00:05:59.020 --> 00:06:01.020 be with yourself.

00:06:02.420 --> 00:06:03.999 What are you feeling?

00:06:04.430 --> 00:06:07.219 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: What is the sensation in your body

00:06:08.620 --> 00:06:13.760 connecting to ourselves brings us into the present moment.

00:06:15.470 --> 00:06:20.970 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: It may take some practice. That's okay. practice it

00:06:21.090 --> 00:06:22.429 be with it.

00:06:23.480 --> 00:06:28.379 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: The benefits of being present are beyond the relief

00:06:28.490 --> 00:06:30.310 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: of being distracted.

00:06:31.510 --> 00:06:35.240 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Sit. breathe. repeat.

00:06:36.300 --> 00:06:38.150 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: So how does that feel

00:06:40.130 --> 00:06:47.130 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: so? This section of my book I wrote a while ago. And and it was really.

00:06:48.050 --> 00:06:49.530 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: I think, just

00:06:49.940 --> 00:06:52.079 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: seeing how much

00:06:54.070 --> 00:07:09.730 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: again there's the pot calling that kettle black, but just seeing how much we're distracted in our lives. How much our phones take us out of the present moment, I mean, my wife points it out to me all the time that I'm on my phone way too much.

00:07:09.890 --> 00:07:16.040 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant:  and really, just the more and more I see of it.

00:07:16.260 --> 00:07:24.460 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and and the more I hear of other people talking about it. It's really an epidemic of distraction.

00:07:25.340 --> 00:07:27.189 So much in life

00:07:27.390 --> 00:07:38.749 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: is designed to just pull us out of the present and worry about the future or the past. and it robs us. It robs us

00:07:38.890 --> 00:07:46.109 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: of the joy and and the experience. It's not always joyful is not not been a very joyful week.

00:07:46.690 --> 00:07:49.180 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: but it robs us of the

00:07:49.370 --> 00:07:56.540 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: the experience of human life, of what it means to live in the present moment.

00:08:02.030 --> 00:08:04.340 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: And it it.

00:08:05.100 --> 00:08:14.609 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: I think, ever since the pandemic. It's even gotten worse, I mean, I wrote this section from my book probably 5 years ago, probably 6 years ago even.

00:08:15.830 --> 00:08:17.779 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and I just remember I was

00:08:17.880 --> 00:08:25.049 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: in a restaurant with my wife one time, and there was this young couple sitting at a table kind of across from us.

00:08:25.480 --> 00:08:33.360 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and they were both on their phones. They weren't even looking at each other. They were both texting on their phones.

00:08:36.740 --> 00:08:44.159 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and my wife made the comment about. They're not even talking to each other. They're not even with each other. Why are they even here?

00:08:46.050 --> 00:08:50.930 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: And I find that so true for so much of life these days?

00:08:54.930 --> 00:08:58.840 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: You, you at least here in New York City. You get on the subway.

00:08:59.220 --> 00:09:11.600 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: People don't look at you anymore. Everyone's buried in their phone. A occasionally it warms my heart. I see someone reading a book or a newspaper. It's nice to know that people still read. But

00:09:13.440 --> 00:09:21.220 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: you you don't just see people sitting looking around. being present to what's going on in the subway car.

00:09:22.660 --> 00:09:27.790 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: And again, I'm guilty of this. I do this, too. but

00:09:29.010 --> 00:09:34.830 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: I endeavor to to take some time to be present. I like to look around and watch people.

00:09:36.910 --> 00:09:40.260 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: II remember one time II was

00:09:40.710 --> 00:09:53.580 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: coming back to the Bronx late at night when I used to live up in the Bronx when I was younger. and sitting across from me, these these 4 men get on the subway and they were.

00:09:53.730 --> 00:10:00.889 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: I don't know if they were construction workers or some kind of blue collar workers. Maybe they work for the phone company or Con Edison something like that

00:10:02.170 --> 00:10:07.590 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: one white guy, one black guy, one Hispanic guy, one Asian guy.

00:10:08.500 --> 00:10:14.310 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: And I just looked at them. And I was like, this is so beautiful like this is such

00:10:14.390 --> 00:10:29.770 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: the epitome of New York City like, it's such a melting pot of all cultures and everyone's together, and they work together, and you could tell the way they were sitting together with each other. They weren't even talking with each other. They're kinda tired. It was late at night, but you could tell that they're probably friends.

00:10:34.010 --> 00:10:41.950 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and if I had been distracted on a phone or doing something else, I would have missed that seen that moment.

00:10:42.730 --> 00:10:46.120 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and it's such a precious memory for me.

00:10:47.870 --> 00:10:56.520 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: cause for me. It re really showed the spirit of New York. It really showed what the city is all about.

00:10:57.880 --> 00:11:03.400 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and if I had missed it I wouldn't have the story to tell you today. So

00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:11.650 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: you know this section of the book, the richest of life is found in the present moment. Those are the present moments. Now look

00:11:11.720 --> 00:11:18.809 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: the present moment. It's not always a nice place to be. you know, since since the the

00:11:19.050 --> 00:11:30.800 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: the attack on Israel, and and and having family and friends there, it's been upsetting to me, probably more so than any other attack in the past. I don't know why could just be me or where I'm at.

00:11:31.830 --> 00:11:36.269 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: but it's uncomfortable sometimes to be in that unpleasant place.

00:11:37.650 --> 00:11:40.179 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: but that's how we know we're alive.

00:11:42.250 --> 00:11:53.130 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: those feelings that come up, that the uncomfortableness it's it's designed to teach us something to tell us something that that there's something needs to change.

00:11:56.580 --> 00:12:02.020 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: And here's the real paradox, I mean the the agonizing present moment

00:12:02.720 --> 00:12:10.889 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: that we want to distract ourselves from, because we're in pain or depression or anxiety, or or or pick your symptom.

00:12:13.290 --> 00:12:23.880 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: The more we distract ourselves from that uncomfortable feeling, the more we distracted from the wonderful, joyful, ecstatic experiences that we experience.

00:12:26.440 --> 00:12:38.239 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: So it's it's it's kind of a catch. 22. If we're gonna practice being in the present moment, then we have to be in the present moment

00:12:38.310 --> 00:12:43.719 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: for all of it, for all of life. not just for the good stuff.

00:12:47.970 --> 00:12:49.070 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: So

00:12:50.840 --> 00:12:57.200 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: is it easy? Of course not. Does it take a lifetime of practice. More than likely.

00:12:57.880 --> 00:13:01.220 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Is it worth it? A 100%?

00:13:02.730 --> 00:13:04.070 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: I'm more

00:13:04.090 --> 00:13:14.990 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: present, more awake, more aware in my life today than I've been ever before. Okay, it took me 60 years to get here. I'm okay with that.

00:13:15.950 --> 00:13:24.939 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Would I go back to being asleep? I mean, there are moments when I like. Why am I doing this? Why am I so aware?

00:13:25.440 --> 00:13:27.369 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: But ultimately

00:13:27.570 --> 00:13:28.590 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: no.

00:13:30.550 --> 00:13:36.989 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: to be present to get the juice out of life? It's worth it.

00:13:37.940 --> 00:13:44.079 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: it's worth it. It's worth it to face the pain. It's worth worth it to face, the agony

00:13:45.110 --> 00:13:53.160 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: to practice being in the present moment. so that when those amazing, joyful moments like. I remember that

00:13:53.170 --> 00:14:00.989 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: the summer when I was in Colorado, just being able to be present to the mountains and the trees, and the beauty of nature

00:14:02.090 --> 00:14:04.940 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: felt so good, so good.

00:14:09.210 --> 00:14:12.759 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and that's life. It's filled with both.

00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:21.750 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: We've got to take the good with the bad it all. It all comes as one package. It's not.

00:14:22.950 --> 00:14:24.639 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: it's not one or the other.

00:14:25.680 --> 00:14:26.470 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: So

00:14:27.740 --> 00:14:52.929 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: that's my section of my book. The richest of life is found in the present moment. Of course my book is everyday awakening you can find@www.everyday awakening, and that'll just take you to the Amazon listening. But as I always like to encourage my loyal listeners. Go to your local independent bookstore. If they don't have it in stock, ask them to order it for you. We're major distributors.

00:14:52.930 --> 00:15:01.779 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: so any bookstore can get it. And you know me, I'd like supporting small business. I believe small businesses so much more important than big businesses. But

00:15:03.130 --> 00:15:10.729 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: anyway, so that's it. So in a moment we're gonna take a quick break, and when we come back

00:15:10.770 --> 00:15:18.519 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: yay, my guest is here. I will introduce you all to my wonderful guest in her smiling face, and we will be right back.

00:15:20.080 --> 00:15:39.249 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: you listening to the conscious consultant awakening humanity. We do this every Thursday, 12 noon to one pm, Eastern time, right here in talk, radio down Nyc of cross all over. Of course, all over social media, Youtube and Facebook and Twitter and Linkedin and Twitch TV. And we'll be right back in just a moment.

00:17:41.800 --> 00:17:46.290 oh. your

00:17:48.460 --> 00:18:13.579 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and welcome back to the conscious, consulting our awakening humanity, and is my pleasure to welcome to the show certified breathwork facilitator. See, we're gonna be talking about breath today. Celebrity and intuitive stylist speaker and transformation expert, Ali Levine Ali helps her client helps take our clients from their breakdowns to their breakthroughs, embodying all that they are through in their souls.

00:18:13.580 --> 00:18:24.029 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Purpose using her signature methodology. The Ali method awakened the light in you. I love that Ali helps people shift to higher states of consciousness

00:18:24.030 --> 00:18:28.790 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: through the breath, exercises meditations, and coaching Ali's.

00:18:28.870 --> 00:18:38.019 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Hold space, Ali, hold space and facilitate shifting your awareness and your and your own healing. Ali is also the founder of the app.

00:18:38.120 --> 00:18:39.809 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Breathe and be.

00:18:39.820 --> 00:18:54.159 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: which takes you to awakening and allowing yourself to come home to yourself at a soul level. Also, as an intuitive stylist ally helps her clients breathe through their closet and tap into the design of their soul.

00:18:54.160 --> 00:19:17.549 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Ali recently walked away from Hollywood at the height of her career to support conscious women and those on their spiritual journey that she feels connected to the most. Ali believes that styling has less to do with pretty clothes and more to do with embodying our souls. Purpose the tools that ally uses include breathwork, color, education, visualization, mood boarding

00:19:17.780 --> 00:19:22.599 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and more welcome to the conscious consultant hour. Hallie.

00:19:22.830 --> 00:19:27.020 Ali Levine: thank you so much for that introduction, Sam. I'm so excited to be here.

00:19:27.670 --> 00:19:31.210 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: It's a pleasure to have you a pleasure to have you

00:19:31.500 --> 00:19:47.709 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: so I'm curious about how you sort of got into this whole breathwork thing especially. You were such a a famous and popular Hollywood stylist like what took you out of that world, and and kind of

00:19:47.780 --> 00:19:56.169 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: made you kind of shift your road into this, this world of of sort of consciousness and and awareness, and and the like.

00:19:56.230 --> 00:20:21.209 Ali Levine: Yeah, absolutely. While I was listening to you before, I came on officially, and I loved you were sharing from your book, and how you know you spoke to how, when we're asleep, and we're not aware what's going on. We choose not to feel pain, and we choose not to essentially allow the dualities of life. We just kind of stay asleep and find ways to distract ourselves. And I was listening.

00:20:21.210 --> 00:20:41.839 and I was reflecting, just sitting here, and was like, Wow! This is hitting me so hard, even though I've known this about myself for so many years, and why I'm here on this journey. It was like another moment of reflection. Right? There's always layers and layers of peeling back the onion, and so to answer your question. You know my grandmother passed away in 2,013. She

00:20:41.840 --> 00:21:06.490 Ali Levine: she was my very best friend physically on this earth. She's now, of course, my angel on the other side, and very much with me, but when I lost her, instead of choosing to feel that deep, horrible, horrible pain. I chose to distract myself and just say, What can I focus on that? I'm good at? And I can just go all in, and that was styling. I was already doing really well in my career, but I wasn't as focused

00:21:06.490 --> 00:21:12.069 Ali Levine: was more into, you know, family and other things present in life, and I decided to just

00:21:12.070 --> 00:21:37.009 Ali Levine: put my head down, and I don't know if it was on the same conscious or unconscious decision. But I just said, I don't wanna deal. I don't wanna feel I just wanna do. And I did and like you said I reached, you know, the height of my career all while numbing myself out being in. You know the Hollywood toxicity of all of that between clients late nights, you know, some dabbling and things that probably shouldn't have dabbled in, needless to say.

00:21:37.010 --> 00:22:01.989 Ali Levine: and just distracting myself, you know, when you're speaking to a distraction, you know, like on my phone, with my clients, not being present with my husband till you know midnight to be at an event when I should be home with him, you know just not choosing to show up anywhere else, because I just didn't want to deal with reality. I wanted to do something. I knew that I was good at something that did bring. You know me, Joy and I could keep looking

00:22:01.990 --> 00:22:25.429 Ali Levine: the next. What's the next milestone? Okay? They got the red carpet. Now let's get them on the, you know, cover of both. I can go for that. And it was like these milestones for me that were tangible that I could reach, and knew I could, and to keep pushing myself this next dopamine hit, you know. And so it really wasn't until I'd say there were 2 big pivotal moments and shifts in my life that really brought it crashing down for me

00:22:25.430 --> 00:22:53.870 Ali Levine: one. I have to laugh because I'm always like, you know God. The universe has a lot of humorous plans. I feel a lot of times for us, right? It's like, you see something. And we're like, Oh, it's gonna be that. And then it's like it's not that at all. So for me. I you know I've been styling, for you know all these different major celebrities and networks. Bravo! Came to me and said, Hey, we're doing this show called stripped. And it's gonna have basically this document reality series, having everything taken away from you

00:22:53.870 --> 00:23:13.260 Ali Levine: for 21 days. And what does your life look like after that? Now, Sam? Me in the you know ego and a sleep of Ally. It was like, Oh, yeah, bravo! And doing this show, and I've you know, been around these networks so it'd be so much fun. And you know my husband signs up with me, because you know, God bless him! He supports me, and we jump in.

00:23:13.260 --> 00:23:26.269 Ali Levine: and I swear it was like the minute this show camera lights went on. I thought it was going to be so like that would mean hit so uplifting. And it was the opposite. It was like the shadow work just

00:23:26.270 --> 00:23:49.359 Ali Levine: hit immediately, like Wait, who is ally without all the Glam who is ally, you know, because they take away everything. By the way, just to kind of paint a picture for your audience, so they don't know the show they think about kind of like, naked and afraid. But in your home take everything from you. So you can literally be stripped and vulnerable and recognize what that feels like. And I recognize, like, Wow.

00:23:49.360 --> 00:24:16.769 Ali Levine: this clothing, this make up this plan. This lifestyle has been like armor for me that I have not actually noticed has been protecting me. And now it's all gone, and and where's my protection. I'm now in my shadows. They're asking me a million questions about my life. Why, I'm not this. Why haven't done that? And it's just all hitting me at once. So that was the first moment of like the beginning of my awakening, even though I didn't really know I was awakening

00:24:17.020 --> 00:24:17.740 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: right

00:24:18.170 --> 00:24:46.289 Ali Levine: so then fast forward after the show. I felt a lot of reflection, and, like I had learned a lot. And part of the questions that came up during that was how come, you know you haven't chosen to start a family yet. How come? You know your husband's been basically waiting for you to, you know. Say, Hey, we're ready for this next step, and you just keep saying, not yet, not yet, not yet. So of course you know the drama of Hollywood. They love the fact that they could get us to have these very, you know, intense conversations.

00:24:46.360 --> 00:25:13.480 Ali Levine: But it was very real for me. It made me really reflective like, why have I not? You know what? What is that? Fear? What is going on? And it was 2 pieces. It was one. I had no idea where the hell I was. That point I had lost myself. I was so buried in, you know my own darkness and grief, and everything. I hadn't felt and shoved down for so many years that I convinced myself was gone, but was not gone. And then the fact that I just didn't think I'd be a good mom. I felt like.

00:25:13.480 --> 00:25:17.700 Ali Levine: you know, I can't even handle this. How am I gonna show up and

00:25:17.700 --> 00:25:26.039 Ali Levine: be a mother to a child and and a good mother at that, you know. And my husband, I knew, was gonna be like so doting and nurturing. And all these things. And I was like.

00:25:26.040 --> 00:25:51.000 Ali Levine: yeah, I didn't even know I was gonna get married. So like, hold the phone, yeah. You know, it's a much bigger decision than I think a lot of people realize. And a lot of people think, Oh, I wanna have a kid. I want to have a kid. But then it's like they get the kid. And it's huge responsibility. And it's 24, 7, and it's a lifetime. It's not just for 18 years, right? And they're teaching you every minute, too, right like. Now we're to have 3 little ones. And I'm like.

00:25:51.000 --> 00:26:11.350 Ali Levine: Wow, they're like their own unique souls. They each teach me like every single day, and I'm grateful, and I'm awakened because I can receive it so much deeper, and process it, and you know, understand how to support them as much as I humanly can in their own, you know, soul journeys. But I think about if I had maybe just jumped in and said unconsciously, Yeah, I'm just gonna do it.

00:26:11.350 --> 00:26:28.770 Ali Levine: I probably wouldn't be able to show up the way I do with them now, so I know it's it was all divide timing. But in that moment of that show it was really reflection period for me of like oh, you know! Why haven't I chosen to take a step forward and then fast forward. I did get pregnant shortly after being on the show. I think it was a big

00:26:28.770 --> 00:26:50.719 Ali Levine: shift in me that made me realize, like you are hiding from life. It's time to face life, head on and move into this next journey of you. And we got pregnant. And I decided, I want to have a water birth, you know I want to. I'm very spiritually connected. I wanna whatever is wanna have a natural birth. And long story short, it did not work out that way.

00:26:50.750 --> 00:26:55.929 and after 30 HI was transferred to the hospital, and after 42 HI had a C-section

00:26:56.660 --> 00:27:21.649 Ali Levine: that brought up so much trauma, and in that trauma unearthed so much of the grate that I spoke to, that I wasn't dealing with, and basically years and years of hiding everything I didn't want to feel. All came up for me to feel all at once while having a brand new baby, and it was so dark and intense, to say the least. And I it led me to my post depression and anxiety journey for over a year.

00:27:21.870 --> 00:27:46.129 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Wow! Wow! Yeah. Th. There's that old expression that we plan. And God laughs right? It's like we. We think we know what we're doing. And then life just takes us in a whole different direction and and beyond anything we could imagine. And II can only imagine you know what it's like. 30 h of labor, God bless 40, 40 somehow, is a labor, a and

00:27:46.660 --> 00:27:59.030 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: it it but but isn't it funny how sometimes that's exactly what it takes in life? It takes some kind of extreme experience to, to kind of like, slap us awake

00:27:59.030 --> 00:28:16.949 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and and and for us to kinda all of a sudden be present to what's really going on underneath the surface. What have we been suppressing all this time? And then it comes out, and it's because we've been suppressing it so long. It comes out like a waterfall. And and it just sometimes doesn't even feel like it's ever gonna stop.

00:28:17.020 --> 00:28:31.970 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Yeah, yeah, totally, totally. And it's so funny. Because, you know, I've just been reading these little sections from my book in in order, but somehow they always seem so apropos.

00:28:31.980 --> 00:29:01.090 Ali Levine: Wow! Another reflection moment of like where I am now and where I was, and when you were speaking to those distractions, especially nowadays, it is we're all so distracted by design. So we don't actually feel, and then we can't heal, and we can't process. So it's so fascinating. But yeah, I mean, you're right. It's something. Those huge catalyst moments is what's needed, or a massive traumatic event to bring us to the actual awakening of like Hey, snap out of it. This is what's actually going on. Don't be so asleep. And that was me.

00:29:01.090 --> 00:29:21.400 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Yeah, yeah, absolutely, absolutely. And I do see loyal listeners, Patty and William on the Facebook live. Thanks for tuning in today. Great to see again, William. It's been a little bit he says. Hindsight is 2020 when we remember when it all started. That's absolutely William, absolutely alright. We're gonna take a quick break when we come back.

00:29:21.400 --> 00:29:36.330 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Let's talk about, you know, from that awakening moment like, how then you shifted like your career and shifted your focus about what you were doing and and what that transition was like for you. Okay.

00:29:36.360 --> 00:29:47.910 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: wonderful. So everyone. Please stay tuned. You're listening to the conscious, consultant hour weakening humanity. My guest, this hour is Allie Levine, and we will be right back in just a moment.

00:31:51.990 --> 00:32:16.410 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and welcome back. So so, ally you. You had this experience, you know, having to to go through labor for so long. And then the Caesarean section and postpartum depression. Wh, what happened after that? How did you cope with that pain and and that thing and postpartum depression. It's so so common these days. It is. Yeah, it really is. And you know, to be honest, at first

00:32:16.510 --> 00:32:40.770 Ali Levine: I didn't. I just felt like I was mourning the death of myself, and returning to my husband in bed, and actually saying that cause I had no idea what was happening, what was going on. But I guess now, like how we say hein? 6, 2020, recognizing like, actually, that's exactly what was happening. I was mourning the death of my old self, of the Ego self, of the asleep self right. And there was an awakening happening in this real metamorphosis of who I was and where I was going. And

00:32:40.880 --> 00:32:55.219 once I finally, I think, said those words out loud, and started actually recognizing what was happening versus just suppressing it and just staying in bed, and you know, just being a victim, really, to what my circumstances felt like, I started reaching out, you know, for help, and

00:32:55.360 --> 00:33:19.529 Ali Levine: luckily had people around me who would support me in a more holistic spiritual level, because, of course, everyone chooses different paths. But I had been offered, you know, by pharmaceuticals to take something for it. And honestly, Sam, something in my soul just said, no, you can't do that. You can't find a quick fix. You can't, because I had done that with the grease I had gotten on a bunch of medication. I done all these things to numb myself out.

00:33:19.530 --> 00:33:44.280 Ali Levine: and my body, and my soul was saying, No, even though my mind was like, Oh, yeah, that'd be easy to do. And so once that happened, and I recognize that I started looking for holistic help, and I found a therapist who was much more aligned in that space, and she said, It's time to get still, it's time to get present. And I was like, I don't know how to do that. She's like, well, I'm gonna help you. And I was like good luck. I could sit through

00:33:44.280 --> 00:33:52.629 meditation, maybe for 2 min since you as well. Great, thank you for sharing. That's exactly where we're gonna start. You're gonna meditate every day for 10 min, and I was like

00:33:52.700 --> 00:34:14.719 Ali Levine: that sounds impossible so fast forward, you know. She had me meditating every day with a few deep breaths, not really breath for, but just a few deep breaths, meditation, journaling, whatever was coming up, a few simple affirmations, and that was really it. And to be honest. Every day in my journal I wrote, I hate meditating. It doesn't work

00:34:15.000 --> 00:34:34.630 Ali Levine: every day, and it doesn't work. And I would read into her. And she like, okay. And then finally, you know, slowly, we're little shifts of like, I think I maybe feel less cloudy today. I think the fog lifted a little bit, and it was like these little shifts. But then it was. I hear the birds singing.

00:34:34.739 --> 00:34:55.219 Ali Levine: The sun is shining like these simple things that, like happen like all the time, right? But like, wow, I noticed that color outside today, it was so vibrant. And it's like, okay, something something is happening whether you recognize it or not. And so that is really where it began. And once you start to see that, then we kinda amped up all the different, you know modalities that I was using.

00:34:55.219 --> 00:35:07.130 Ali Levine: and honestly, you know, it took about a year and a half for me to find the light at the end of a dark tunnel to find a new version of me to step into the new ally, the alley 2.0, as I like to say, the next version of me.

00:35:07.130 --> 00:35:32.029 Ali Levine: And it was like, Oh, okay, I'm awakened. And I'm present. And I'm actually like enjoying motherhood. And I'm enjoying what I'm doing. And that was also a hard pill to swallow up. I'm not enjoying my career anymore. Like celebrity. Styling has to go because it's not aligned for me more. I pretty honest. I, when I was started feeling better, I started going back to set, and I started trying to go back to those clients and those projects.

00:35:32.260 --> 00:35:45.639 and I would be sitting on set, and I would just start crying out of nowhere. And at first I would just blame, you know the postpart depression. It was like, Oh, it's because of what I'm going through the victim mentality. But it kept happening, and luckily having the coach and guidance was like

00:35:45.640 --> 00:36:03.420 Ali Levine: something else is going on, it's deeper. And once I started recognizing it was the fact I was trying to pull in the old when the new was already there, and I was already moving through. It was like, no, you have to say goodbye to it all. You have to let it all fall away in order to step into new. And that was very scary and intimidating, obviously at first.

00:36:03.420 --> 00:36:12.969 Ali Levine: And you spoke to, you know, social media and distractions, and I have to tell you. One of the things she made me do was take 3 months off of social media.

00:36:13.160 --> 00:36:25.200 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Very good, very good, but also sounds like you relived your bravo experience, but in a different way. Right? You were being stripped of those external things that no longer served you.

00:36:25.200 --> 00:36:49.330 Ali Levine: Yeah, absolutely. And, to be honest, it wasn't until 2020 where breath work itself actually became a massive shift for me. I was pregnant with my second daughter. Obviously the world was what it was then, and I was very fearful of everything going on, and I, you know, was trying to just be intentional of being pregnant and being peaceful. I was home with my husband and my toddler at home.

00:36:49.330 --> 00:37:00.620 Ali Levine: and here I am, you know, pregnant being told. I don't even know if my husband's gonna be at my birth because of what's happening in the world. And it was like, Whoa, what's going on like? II can't handle this right now. I finally got

00:37:00.620 --> 00:37:13.799 Ali Levine: to a good space, and now all my fears are rushing back up again. Mindset work has stopped working for me, Sam. The affirmation, the meditation. All of it stopped, and I was in complete spin out because I thought

00:37:13.800 --> 00:37:38.560 Ali Levine: I did all this work. I've done so much healing. I've gotten to hear. How is it? I'm here 2 years later, and I honestly feel more dark than I did in the post partner depression journey. And how is that even possible. And so I started working with some other facilitators who said, Hey, it's great. You've gotten to this point, but there is something deeper than mindset work, and it is somatic work. It is getting into the body

00:37:38.560 --> 00:37:59.500 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: and then bringing the mind back in. And I was so in surrender mode, thank God of like just I will do anything. Please help me, you know, and I that you know that was a good thing, because I wouldn't. Wasn't there before, obviously in the journey, and I started doing breathwork and my first session. And of course I wanna preference for this doesn't happen for everyone. But it's it for me.

00:37:59.600 --> 00:38:09.810 Ali Levine: My first session went from being this massive emotional breakdown to a beautiful, harmonious breakthrough on every level. And I just remember, after that session being like.

00:38:09.950 --> 00:38:18.260 Ali Levine: Wow! What just happened? And they were like you connected to your breath. You got grounded, and you allowed the body to actually release

00:38:18.260 --> 00:38:43.210 Ali Levine: what was still holding. And now you are clear and you feel free because you actually released it. You didn't just tell yourself you released it. It is actually gone from the body, and so I continue to do sessions all through my pregnancy, and not only did I have a beautiful birth, my husband ended up being there at the last minute they switched the rules. I had a vaginal birth after a C section which I was told was impossible in them.

00:38:43.210 --> 00:38:54.259 Ali Levine: You know medical community like honestly, Sam, it was I was. You could only say God did it. It was miracle on miracle, in such a traumatic, intense time in my life, and it just showed me.

00:38:54.260 --> 00:39:13.969 Ali Levine: Wow! This was a soul transformation through the breath. And I have to now get certified in this work and bring this to others, because I got into this, you know, styling space for not glant just Glam, but for transformation helping people feel beautiful from their clothing. But this was on a soul level. And so that is how I became, you know, facilitator.

00:39:14.130 --> 00:39:21.740 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Oh, wow! That's amazing. That's amazing. And yeah, I mean, it's we, we tend to minimize

00:39:21.830 --> 00:39:31.420 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: how much doing our own deep inner work, and how much healing can actually help in in very physical ways and very tangible ways.

00:39:31.420 --> 00:39:54.720 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: And and sometimes we think, Oh, it's just about being at peace on the inside. But it actually helps us to be healthier in some ways. It helps us to be stronger in some ways. And yeah, like, miracle of being able to really stress right? Like, improve our immune system. Our gut help, like you said, it has so many effects on regulating our nervous system with all parts of us that

00:39:54.720 --> 00:40:19.670 Ali Levine: change. And I think about like, Wow, how, even at the end. To be honest at my birth, when I was, you know, laboring just because the fear everything going on in the world, she got stuck at the end. And my my doctor was like, Okay, this continues that you know what I'm gonna say. And I was like, please give me a moment. I need to get grounded and center, and at least I had the awareness to know I needed to do that. And I took my, you know, my ear positive, and I started listening to my fear releases

00:40:19.670 --> 00:40:42.950 Ali Levine: playlist, and I started doing the breathwork with it. And the only way I can just describe it, Sam, is that it was truly a out of body. Spiritual experience, like God, was there with me. My angels were there with me. I felt myself leave my body, even though I was very much there, having my child, and next thing I knew she was there on my chest, and I had taken her from heaven turf. It was beautiful, wonderful!

00:40:43.060 --> 00:40:47.010 So so when you have that experience and you made that transition.

00:40:47.110 --> 00:41:20.679 Ali Levine: Was your husband supportive? You know we are friends like, what was it like making that transition with people? Shocked, were they? Were they? Yeah, my husband was. He's always been my number one fan, and he's crazy, as some of my ideas are, he always goes from God bless them! So I guess that's why sole partner. But II mean to be honest. Most of my family and friends are like, what are you talking about? What is this breathwork you speak about this? You were never present. You didn't even like to meditate like it was quite for most people to be honest, my clients couldn't believe I was turning them down.

00:41:20.680 --> 00:41:38.070 Ali Levine: I wasn't taking them on as clients anymore, unless they were willing to do the deeper work of getting into their closet on a breath level. I mean, it was a big shift, and again I had to allow so much more to fall away and leave me, and kind of start over with a clean slate of people, of community, of clients.

00:41:38.070 --> 00:41:52.439 Ali Levine: And that was scary, right in the sense of like the 3D matrix, if you will of like the finances, you know the what it looks like what's happening. But I had more faith, and I think because I had gotten so connected to my breath and gotten so into my practices.

00:41:52.440 --> 00:42:13.159 Ali Levine: I finally came to a place of like this. Fear isn't real. This is what I'm creating, and I have more faith, and I have more trust, and I'm going to trust that the right people are going to show up and the right relationships and the right partnerships. And they have. And it's taking time to build, and I've lost a lot along the way. But I've also gained more wonderful.

00:42:13.410 --> 00:42:15.530 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant:  I,

00:42:15.710 --> 00:42:35.310 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: before I ask you another question, let's just take the last break. So then we come back. We'll just we'll continue through because I do. Wanna ask you about the app, how that came about, and and when you work with clients like, what does that look like? And how is that different from the way you used to work with clients in the past? Okay.

00:42:35.360 --> 00:42:49.009 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: alright wonderful. So everyone, please stay tuned. You're listening to the conscious consult now are awakening humanity, and we'll be right back. We'll wrap it all up with my guest. Ally Levine, in just a moment

00:44:56.150 --> 00:45:03.629 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Okay, Ali. So how do you go from being a stylist. And now you're a breathworker. And now you've created an app. What's that about?

00:45:03.630 --> 00:45:27.689 Ali Levine: Yeah, absolutely. So, as I, you know, moved along in my journey, I started thinking about. You know. How could I have used more support in this space when everything was happening? And I love my facilitators. Don't get me wrong, and I love the sessions and everything. Sometimes I didn't have the capacity, the bandwidth finances, whatever it may be, to constantly do session after session, and I was like, what can I do to support

00:45:27.690 --> 00:45:39.459 Ali Levine: humanity, especially those who are on this awakening journey, who want to connect to their breath? I wanted you to have Allie in your pocket really easy, like you said, we're all on our phones. So I thought, Okay, what's the next thing that makes sense an app

00:45:39.460 --> 00:45:54.059 Ali Levine: in my app, you know. My intention was to create something to just have you come back to your being. That's why it's called, breathe and be. And it's just the letter B cause. Let's not over complicate this. I feel like breathwork. A lot of times can become very complicated, can become very intense.

00:45:54.060 --> 00:46:10.329 Ali Levine: And I really wanna break through that and say it does not have to be that way at all. And yes, those kind of suggestions are special in themselves and amazing. But we can also just connect in just a few minutes, just by following certain exercises. And that's what my app is all about. So you have, you know, 3 min.

00:46:10.330 --> 00:46:31.159 Ali Levine: 5 min, 7 min, all with different intentions and exercises to guide you, as well as longer meditations and longer journeys. 20 min to an hour, if you choose that, but if you don't have the time for that, or you're not ready for that, then you can go and do these little exercises and still get grounded. Still, come home to yourself, to the Brad, and hopefully deplug from the matrix and step into your awakening journey.

00:46:31.780 --> 00:46:43.250 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Awesome, wonderful, wonderful! I'm curious with this big shift in your life, and and focusing on breath and sort of working with clients in a different way.

00:46:43.360 --> 00:46:44.190 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: What

00:46:44.810 --> 00:46:55.660 Ali Levine: like, what surprises you about where you are today? What is it that like when you wake up in the morning like, Oh, my God! I can't believe. XY, or Z. Everything.

00:46:55.910 --> 00:47:20.889 Ali Levine: Okay, I mean one being someone who's to be so glam and so concerned about her. Look. 24, 7 like it shocks me sometimes how much I show up on social media and in post, like completely no makeup, just raw and real and like absolutely nothing on. When I look back at all posts to me over filtered, and you know back that I was doing fillers

00:47:20.890 --> 00:47:32.789 Ali Levine: all the toxic things in my life, you know no judgment just where I was, you know, and it just it surprises me so much of like, Wow and I. And it makes me honest. But like I look at myself in the mirror, and I'm like you look

00:47:32.790 --> 00:47:57.429 Ali Levine: so much happier now you look so much more. Oh, you have so much real light to you now your your your light isn't dim. Do you know, I felt like so much of that armor was actually dimming my real light cause I was afraid to like be who I fully, you know, was meant to be. And so I think that's a big reflection on many days for me. Also, you know, having 3 little ones right? I have a 5 year old, 3 year old, a one year old. I can't believe I'm a mom.

00:47:57.430 --> 00:48:15.350 Ali Levine: 3. I love it. It's literally my best chapter of my life yet, but I almost didn't want that like I told myself over and over again. I didn't want that I wouldn't be good at it, and I shouldn't do it. And I look at my life and and my family now, and I'm like Oh, my God. I literally can't imagine

00:48:15.350 --> 00:48:32.440 Ali Levine: life without them, and they teach me, like every day, how to be more and more authentic me because they're their authentic self. So like. How do I show up as their mother, you know, conscious mother? If I'm not authentic, you know, and they call me out.

00:48:32.440 --> 00:48:53.560 Ali Levine: You can notice it with the 5 year old more than the other 2 children. But have you seen a different in in how the 5 year old shows up since you've shifted yourself. Oh, I love you! Ask that question. Yes, and you know I she I believe when I was kind of in the beginning of that journey as a toddler. She was a lot more, you know, just intense and more

00:48:53.560 --> 00:49:16.389 Ali Levine: quick response. And now that she's 5, and the more work I do, the more I notice that she's also working through. She also does breathwork with me, and I teach breathwork to my children. And we do. You know, animal noises. I make it really simple for them. And my 3 year old, too. She is. She's a very emotional being, like I said she was born in 2020. Can you blame her? She comes in with a lot

00:49:16.390 --> 00:49:48.959 Ali Levine: and lot of emotions at all the time, and I use the breath with her, and different ways to, you know. Just calm her and bring her back to a centered space. And yeah, I do notice with both of them how much you know they do these exercises and and go through these shifts, and then it shifts me. And even, you know, week by week, you know, something will happen, and then I will do more work on the inner valley, and the following week they've shifted, and I think that's such a great point to Sam is like. The more we do this inner work, the more it ripples out into our families, our friends, our communities into the world. It's a ripple effect.

00:49:48.960 --> 00:50:02.100 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: right? Right, absolutely, absolutely cause energetically we affect those closest to us, the most. So the more we do our own work, the more we're supporting those closest to us to also do their own inner work.

00:50:02.220 --> 00:50:09.720 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: I'm I'm curious like, has anything like any challenge sort of kind come up recently that

00:50:10.130 --> 00:50:36.370 Ali Levine: you realize the way you faced it was extremely different from the way you would have faced it in the past. Oh, yeah, absolutely. I mean, I am still styling, as I said, is intuitive stylist, and I still deal with a lot of same toxicity of certain showrooms and different things just the way they operate, and the old alley would be, you know, screaming at them on the phone and high strung and high pressure, and yelling at everybody and trying to make things happen. And I've actually said to my clients.

00:50:36.370 --> 00:50:47.049 Ali Levine: We are gonna do this from a place of grace and ease. We will get it done. But we are not going to have your nervous system or my nervous system become unregulated. We're going to stay. And

00:50:47.050 --> 00:51:11.919 Ali Levine: and I'm going to handle this, how I need to handle this, and I'm actually sent to some, you know, clients and showrooms. Hey, this is where my boundary is. This is how we need to handle this, and if we can't, then I can't work with you going forward now. I would have been so afraid to do something like that back then, because it was like. Oh, I should be so grateful that I get to work with you, and I get to use your clothes. Or I have this relationship because of Hollywood, Xyz and I. Now, finally, I'm like, no.

00:51:11.920 --> 00:51:35.179 Ali Levine: that doesn't align with me anymore and work with you. But we're gonna do this in a place of energetic alignment, or we're just not gonna do it because it's not meant to be aligned, you know. And so I would say, that would be one also like when they have their fashion emergencies where I used to jump up like you said, you know, you don't have to get your phone 24 7. You can wait. No matter what was going on, I would jump up and grab my phone. Now

00:51:35.180 --> 00:51:59.540 Ali Levine: I don't even start the morning with my phone. I meditate. I breathe, I pray. I set my morning and view my children, and then I get on my phone, and then I check what's going on. And I give myself that good half hour to an hour, sometimes longer, depending on what I need that day to ground and get with me and get centered, and that ally did not exist years ago, I mean my husband. I had my computer in bed till 2 in the morning. Sam

00:51:59.830 --> 00:52:18.309 Ali Levine: and he'd be like Allie, go to bed. I have one more email. They're in Europe, and they need this right now, and he'd be like Ally. You got it like chill. You gotta go to bed. And I'm like, no, but they need this right now. When they wake up, they're gonna expect to see. The wardrobe is in their email, you know. And so the where I was before, the high stress, high, strong.

00:52:18.310 --> 00:52:28.280 Ali Levine: to where I am now, this peaceful state. I'm so grateful, and I know I had to go through the journey. I wouldn't be here. Yeah. And I imagine it's so much more fulfilling that way as well.

00:52:28.280 --> 00:52:51.250 Ali Levine: Yes, yeah. And it's like you said. It's more present like I can appreciate everything that happens with each client's wins, with each milestone. For myself, with my career, with my family like it's just, it's so much more impactful. And you feel it like you relish, and the joy more, and even the hard part to know that come up, because it doesn't mean we bypass right like we still are dealing with things in our lives.

00:52:51.280 --> 00:53:05.490 Ali Levine: But I can have a prospective shift now I can have a perspective shift of like, what is this lesson showing me, or what is this you know? Deep darkness showing me right now? How can I be the light in this situation, I mean, even with what's going on the world right now, right like I've had to really

00:53:05.820 --> 00:53:26.690 Ali Levine: hold the field and say to myself, like I am. I am love, and I am late, and that is what I'm here for, and I need to continue to show up in that way and support and have compassion, but really help people elevate their consciousness and their perspective. So we can come together, you know, united and not divided, and that has been a lesson in itself for me, and show me how much my own work you know within that

00:53:26.760 --> 00:53:45.109 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: yeah, beautiful beautiful, which kind of brings me to my last question before we have to close out the show, which is, what advice would you have for our audience who are dealing with all this craziness in the world, what advice would do you give your clients when they're when they're having a hard time dealing with stuff?

00:53:45.160 --> 00:54:10.609 Ali Levine: Yeah, honestly, the first thing I say is, breathe. I had. I had that Co. Conversation with the client yesterday, I said to her, I said, before we get into anything going on in your wardrobe right now, and the chaos that's playing out. I want you to step away from your phone, step away from me and everyone else going on, and I want you to breathe because I'm also her breathing coach beside her intuitive stylist. And I said, I want you to breathe. Go use my app because she has a subscription, I said, Go, do any intentions that resonates with you, and come talk to me in 20 min

00:54:10.610 --> 00:54:21.459 Ali Levine: when you're centered when you're grounded. If that feels good to you, if not, come, talk to me when you're ready to, and then let's decide from that place of being in Homeio stays. Come home to ourself through the breath

00:54:21.560 --> 00:54:29.640 Ali Levine: where you want to be and where we are going. So anyone who is listening or watching right now. Take a few deep breaths. enter

00:54:29.680 --> 00:54:57.430 Ali Levine: ground, maybe getting the sunshine. Get away from social media, get away from watching videos, the noise. Everything going on right now, and just be with yourself. Ask yourself also, how is this impacting me? If it's impacting you too heavily, give yourself permission to walk away, you can still hold space without being involved. Ask yourself what your next step is to be. The light in this space, to be the grounding in this space and move from that place.

00:54:57.910 --> 00:55:15.039 Ali Levine: Beautiful, beautiful! Thank you so much, Ally. I really appreciate it. If if our audience wants to learn more about your work, where can they find more information about you? Yeah, thank you. This is a beautiful conversation. So you can find me on all social at ally living. Design.

00:55:15.040 --> 00:55:39.980 Ali Levine: My app, breathe and be just. Better be on app store and Google play. I have my own podcast awakening with ally which I know, Sam is gonna be a guest on Zoom, very excited about, and which is all about on my journey, as well as others who've gone through their awakening, and ally, And it's my website. But really, if you just search, you'll find me and all the things I'm up to, and whether you wanna be a guest on my show collaborate or want to breathe with me. I'm here to support.

00:55:39.980 --> 00:56:04.790 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: Yeah, beautiful, beautiful. And they see my loyal listeners. And I came on there. They're giving you lots of hearts and seeing what magic we work together on that. Okay.

00:56:04.910 --> 00:56:33.799 Sam Liebowitz | The Conscious Consultant: thank you. And and of course, thank you. My loyal listeners as always. Without you there is no show and just a reminder. If you missed any part of today's show you can always catch the replay on talk, radio, dot, Nyc, and of course, we're on all the major podcasting platforms, apple, Google, stitcher, spotify Pandora iheartradio. Anywhere you do. Podcast you can find us.

00:56:33.800 --> 00:56:40.289 Thank you all for tuning in. We will talk to you all next week. Take care, everyone, bye, bye.

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