May 17, 2023
We absolutely adore this week's guest on Woo Knew. Eva Liao is a Consciousness and Spiritual Growth Mentor who helps others experience more calm, happiness, and connection in their everyday lives. We were brought together through a divine connection and this conversation was so much fun.
Eva just turned 39 and is starting a whole new chapter of her life in Austin, Texas where she lives in an Airstream trailer and fulfills her dream of starting an intentional community with a friend of hers. Eva's story is wildly inspiring, and in learning about her journey we got to excavate all of the layers in our very real, and often challenging experiences that came up when making a life changing decision like hers.
This is such a special episode because we really explore the liminal spaces, the in-between, and what those moments mean for us. We go into the depths of all of the emotions that come up, the questions we ask ourselves and the uncertainty that comes with not knowing what the future holds. Eva's strength and vulnerability takes us on this journey with her, and her experience is so inspiring because it's something that we'll all go through at some point in our lives. And through example, she teaches us the power of learning to trust and surrender in these messy liminal spaces.
"There's been no moment, actually, where I could not trust life. Again, I don't want to say this flippantly. Like, it's easy. This does feel like trust boot camp. Like, I'm living on a moment by moment basis of being like, every time I notice tension and it is a meditation, if I notice tension, it's like, okay, can I trust life right now? And it's just been really beautiful, actually. It's been so beautiful because then I can let go and surrender and be like, oh, my God, I don't have to control everything. It's a weird mix of, like, I'm not in the driver's seat, but not to say that I don't have responsibility, but I don't have to be hyper vigilant."
We talk about the importance of having community and tools to navigate these transitions, how major life changes can affect our nervous systems and our need to feel safe, as well. And if we're open to it, how these moments offer beautiful opportunities for growth and learning.
If you'd like to learn more about Eva and working with her, visit evaliao.com.
You can also connect with Eva on Instagram at @iamevaliao.