What Even Is Embodiment?

In this episode

Elizabeth DiAlto has an incredible ability to go deep, fast – whilst also keeping it real.

Language Warning: this episode contains grown-up language, be mindful if you have young ears around.

Known for her raw, honest, and nuanced approach to spirituality and the healing arts, Elizabeth DiAlto is an Embodiment Specialist, a Mystic, and host of the Embodied Podcast. In this episode we go deep into what it means to be embodied in the context of one’s spiritual path. She shares how embodiment goes beyond the physical, how nature and the land relate to embodiment, how your childhood qualities play a role in who you are today, and the importance of being rooted in the present and being fully aware of what you want.

Embodiment is not only getting out of your head and dropping into your body, but it’s also about dropping into your soul, in whatever way that manifests for you. Embodiment is a state of being that you can connect to through intuition. 

When you’re embodied, you can notice and name your sensations, emotions, and feelings states, and then on a deeper level, you can perceive your intuition and the presence of spiritual guidance and support.

— Elizabth DiAlto, Episode 7

A native New Yorker of Puerto Rican and mixed-European descent, Elizabeth started her professional life in sales, then moved into health and fitness. In 2013 life finally called her to do her soul’s work and she founded what has now evolved into the School of Sacred Embodiment.  Elizabeth is a true mystic and I’m lucky to call her my friend.  She has an infectious sense of humour and laugh – hence there is a lot of laughing in this episode. And a lot of heart-searing truth. 



Soul Inquiry

Soul Inquiry is a practice where we enter a direct dialogue with our inner self. 

The Soul Inquiry prompt for this episode is:
What is my body yearning for right now?
How can I invite my soul to be more fully here in my body?

Now it’s time to commit to a grounded action:
What is a baby step you can take in that direction to integrate it into your life today?

Key Timestamps

  • 04:30 What embodiment means in the context of being on a spiritual path, and the difference between paying attention to your body and being embodied.

  • 11:28 The role of nature in embodiment, how the land can be connected to ancestral healing, and how Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene represent themselves for Elizabeth.

  • 20:28 Unique childhood qualities that help explain who Elizabeth is today, and how she has learned to become present and aware of what she wants (as opposed to what the world says she should want.)

  • 26:02 How soul contracts develop, how mothering relates to embodiment, and the roles that awakening and integration play in embodiment.

  • 35:45 The role that trauma plays in embodiment, how your trauma and intuition can work together, and how past life work is best when it relates to your current life’s work.

  • 41:45 How Elizabeth views and embodies courage, and how movement brings her back to the wisdom within.

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