We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Marz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, how do you think about risk?
I always say: “no risk, no magic”. I believe taking risks and being courageous is an essential part of the growing and evolving process. If we play it safe, we end up stagnant, and often times settling for “just good enough” in our lives. I believe we incarnated into these bodies to experience life. We were given the gift of our senses to go out in the world and use them, which means trying new things by going to new places and surrounded ourselves with different kinds of people. We are here to be seen. We are here to share our gifts and connect with others. This in and of itself is a courageous act. 5 years ago I left behind my safe life in New York. I had a steady job a great boyfriend and a solid group of friends. The problem was, I wasn’t completely lit up! I felt like something was missing. After losing my father to a short 8 month battle with cancer I decided I was going to live my life to the fullest. I got to hit to move to LA where I knew very few people. I went for it, leaving behind the man, friends, and job to align with my highest calling. I had no idea what it was going to look like, but I knew how i wanted to feel.. INSPIRED! I was rewarded soon after the move with an epic community of seekers and like-minded people, the love of my life, and the career that satiates my souls purpose. Risk requires trust and the only way to begin trusting is to take the first step toward stepping outside your comfort zone. When something scares me, but I know will propel me deep down, I always say YES! May we all be brave enough to expand and stretch our capacity to live life to the fullest and experience all the beauty that comes with being a human on planet earth!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My highest excitement in life is to support people in becoming the most free, courageous, joyful, and aligned versions of themselves. What I teach is truly what I live. I have taken all the challenges and obstacles in my life and found the gift in them. One thing is for sure, we will encounter challenges in life and there will be moments of pain. We get to choose if we want to be a victim to those circumstances or if we want to see them as precious gifts here to deepen us into the compassionate, strong, powerful humans we came here to be! Living a life where the commitment to self growth is priority is not always easy. It requires leaving behind what no longer serves and stepping into the unknown. It is taking on a perspective that we are on a journey that is unfolding every day and even if we cant understand why something is happening now, it will later be revealed in all of its beauty! My integrity and commitment to the practice of showing up in love, open, and trusting of the ups and downs of life is the most important thing to me. I teach what I be and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I live in Venice California about 7 blocks from the beach. Our day would be super flowy and fun! We would start by having a delicious morning meditation and yoga session followed by a yummy breakfast taco brunch. We would pull some tarot cards and lay in the sun on my back porch, take an outdoor shower and then get ready for an adventure. We would hop on some bikes and ride down to the beach where we would spend the next couple hours chatting and swimming. Next, we would bike over to Gjusta for lunch. After lunch we would bike home, take another outdoor shower and get ready to cook. We will be having a group of friends over for dinner where we will cook delicious fresh farmers market veggies and meats and eat at our outdoor 12 person table. Drinking wine, eating, and playing games with friends into the night! The end!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to give a shout out to Ram Dass! He has been such a teacher, mentor, and guide along my journey of awakening. His wisdom speaks to the deepest part of my soul. I recommend listening to the BE HERE NOW podcast and reading his book Grist for the Mill.