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Hello and welcome to in the rising podcast. My name is Bettina and this is the platform I love to talk about living life, living life, with fullSpeaker 2:
Zeal and enthusiasm towards the goals and not just living that way, but achieving what we're hoping to achieve. And this is going to be part two of my interview with , um, Karissa ki , uh, Katie Elizabeth, to knock us and just insightful. She's she talks a little bit more about the entertainment industry, how to remain positive in that also rejection and the difference between allowing and accepting and , and, and dealing with those things. So she has a lot of foresight and I'm so excited and eager to have you listen to part two of my time with karaoke. And so you're , you know, art is definitely for a lot of people, an avenue to express, so many, so many things. And you were talking about , um, with your music music, that you are choosing certain music with certain energy. I wrote it down here, certain frequencies, right? To help the subconscious become more conscious. And that's actually what I looked up for the beginning of this podcast is I ha that music is a certain rhythm and a certain frequency to elicit certain feelings. What made you choose or, or what path made you choose one energy over another? Where, where are you going with that?Speaker 3:
Oh, this is such a beautiful question. So , uh, in a nutshell, we teamed up with subtle energy sciences and the scientists, Eric Thompson is a genius and he encodes quantum physics into our music, thus sophisticated psychos it's streaming on all platforms for free. You can download it on SoundCloud for free, and we have videos on the sophisticated cycles , YouTube. So during the pandemic, I , um, put together , uh , my catalog and saw I have five EPS, five extended plays. So I'm actually getting ready to release my third one. But the first one I released on October 20th, 2020, and it was like a kid in a candy store. He sent all these Sophie geo frequencies over and he lists what they did. And I went through them and through my vessel, I'm like, I'm going to start with forgiveness. And I felt like I needed to do a lot more forgiving of what we just talked about being 13, 14 of those girls, you know, forgiving them for getting, getting people in my industry for giving myself, for giving my family, my circumstances, just for giving it all. And I felt like on a planet Tory level, we all needed to do a lot more forgiving of well of one another because of what was happening in on the planet. And then time was progressing and I'm like, I went through months of just forgiving and forgiving, and then my vessel moved to looking at my next. So the first one's hypnotic energy and it's attuned to 639 healing frequencies in 639 healing frequencies, fosters forgiveness for self and with our relationships. So then after doing that, it went to my full house EAP that was released this year in 2021. And I chose 396 healing frequencies and 396 healing, frequencies, removes, guilt, and fear. And so that's what I've been doing. Removing these guilt, removing the fear, speaking up, having the courage saying, I am not this. I am not that like, it might be yours. This isn't mine and, and being okay with it and getting true with my vessel and saying, this script is not mine. This belief is not mine writing it down, speaking it out loud, knowing it for myself, whether I tell someone or not. I know it so empowering myself. And now I'm , my vessel is moving on to the next EAP I'm releasing, which is hip hop. So , um, yeah, it's so cool. And so I'm going to go through the healing frequencies, actually this weekend and my soul, or with you on the podcast. I can look at them and I you'll be the first to know I can look and decide which one I'm going to do, because what happens is I just see it in my it's like a kid in a candy store. Literally my soldiers calls to it and tells me what it's going to be.Speaker 2:
So you're drawn to it. Like you just, you just feel it you're in that motion flow and you're not blocking it. You're just going next to the next, not logically, but really just allowing yourself to move. And then I think that's something important because we think as people, we have to think that that is, you know, what changes us from everyone else. It's the thought process. It's our ability to see and plan for the future. We're the only mammal that celebrates birthdays, you know, all of that, but we also are feeling, we are still mows . We still have this, you know, connection to nature, connection to one another, and we feel things. And so, you know, having these different frequencies is really amazing because you're allowing us to incorporate that into our day to day life as well. AndSpeaker 3:
The cool thing is Ella , what you decided and the cool thing. Yeah. And the cool thing is while you're doing yoga, while you're running, while you're cleaning, while you're doing schoolwork, it anything you can move to it. You can listen to it. The awesome thing about the beats that I make specifically growing up in the Detroit underground music scene, it's not attuned to radio frequencies and the government has the frequencies on television and the radio a to a certain frequency. I mean, on Spotify, it has to be at a certain, you know, I'm sure by govern laws, I have a certain frequency, but it's not the format of course, bridge, you know , um, first verse, second verse electronic music. It takes you on a journey and never know when the switch ups going to be. And so that's why I really love , um, the music that I make and EDM music, even though some , um, some is formatted with like 16 bars, 14 bars, but my specific music that I make and DJs that I really admire. Producers who make the music I love when it's off. Like, I think that's why people love Scrillex so much. Like it's just so like, you just, it's so unexpected, like, you know, dubstep and it's just so unexpected. It just makes your body and your mind and everything in your, you know, your heart, just, you , you just jump and feel like you're just going like mind blown out of your mind. And then I like to do that. Like we talked about Dr. Joe Dispenza, right ? 60, we have 60 to 70,000 thoughts per day. 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts, man. And most of those are negative . So how do we break up that neurological pattern? Right. And so I feel like through music, we're able to go on a journey where we are. It's how we connect through music through language, through sound and through the music. You never know what's , what's going to happen. It like, that's how it is when I'm making the music. I it's an experiment. Right. And that's what Phineas says, a Billie Eilish, his brother, I was eliciting him on some apple thing that he did. And he was talking about it being an experiment. So like in my music, it's not perfect. There are things happening in the music because it's, while I'm making it, it's a creation and I leave it. I'm like, that's how I made it. I leave it. And then I send it out. I'm like, that's how the people are going to hear it too, because it's, it's an art of creation in the moment of an experience of an energy. And it's not about a macro of like Taylor swift, Brittany Spears, multi-millions of people hearing it. It's very intentional. So when you hear it or the listener hears it, it's a tuned to you specifically. And it's meant to be in the moment of how we are, which is very intentional, which a lot of times is a lot for us to understand for people to understand. But it's like that , that grain of sand. Right. And it's that specific moment in energy in that connection that shifts us, that pivots us to the next of evolution.Speaker 2:
I like your description because it focuses on this moment right now. And it also, you know, Katie does not focus on what is supposed to be liked or what supposed to be, what you're supposed to enjoy. It's really going into that when you're doing, when you're cleaning and you're listening to music, you're not having your walls up. Like when you're in a conversation, we tend to like, well, what did they mean with that word? Or how did they, what the tone was, this is just music, you know? And, and you're able to just let your guard down. And that's really when some of our greatest breakthroughs happen.Speaker 3:
[inaudible] yeah. So it's like, it's like hitting record and then just going for it, like on the pads. And so it's, it's same thing for life. That's why people say, when you to do something, to set the date, to set the date, because if you set the date, you're con you're taking that energy and you're giving it a target. Even if you need to pivot to say, oh, I need to extend this two months, three weeks. You're just still doing it. Like I have some books on overdrive and I want to listen to it, expert secrets. I've only listened to half and I haven't been able to circle back around and it says, oh, do you want to borrow? I'm like, oh, just I'm like, remind me in another 28 days. So I'm energetically putting it out there, but I have these other priorities first, but I'm still like scheduled for that targeted date. So I feel like in your personal and in your life, like if you want to take a trip to Italy, or if you want to take a trip or if you want to do something, not only for business, but for personal, when I coach people, it just set the date. Even if you need to move, it just set the date because you're , you're putting it on the calendar, you know?Speaker 2:
And when you put that out there, your body listens to it unintentionally like , right, your subconscious does listen to that. And so it is important to know what books we read and when consciously what we're doing, but what we are unconsciously feeding our mind as well is super important. And that's where that comes in. And now I have a question for you, cause you're in the entertainment business, you know, you're doing all this stuff and I'm not, I'm not there, but I, you know, the rumors I've heard are that it's kind of a tough business, that it is , um, a hard place to maintain yourself esteem, that this is, you know, we, we see people who are struggling, they didn't get the help they needed. How do you maintain this awesome self-awareness and clarity about yourself in a business. That can be a little bit from my understanding. Again, I'm outside of the bubble. I'm a little bit tough with all of that.Speaker 3:
You're so sweet. A little bit tough. You're so sweet. And , and I feel like I feel this applies to all industries, that it could be tough cause there's going to be hoops and challenges. Um, but speaking specifically of what you're talking about, the entertainment industry , um, I want to say if anyone comes from trauma, but we all come from trauma, just binge Gabor, Montay on YouTube. Uh, uh, he's amazing. Uh, Gabor Montay is wonderful. Uh, and we all come from trauma, but anyone who has any kind of severe trauma in their lives and they go into entertainment, it could go two ways. One it's the best thing ever, because you're so used to taking the hits literally, or taking the hits on a psychological level. You can take the hits, you can handle the rejection. You can take the notes because you have such a tough skin. That's why a lot of people who come from nothing make so much out of themselves because they're not, oh my gosh. But then like, if it's the kids in ballet or some kids who I know, and their mommies and daddies are on the private jets or with the mistresses or they're in broken relationships and the nannies are raising them and they're like, oh my God. You know, and they're , they don't have a backbone. That's what they mean. They don't, they don't have the grit to let go. You know, they just like be on the yacht and spend their daddy's money, which is cool. Everyone has their own journey in life, but I really feel like people who come from some kind of trauma who have that thicker skin , um, you know, do are , are made for the industry because those 99 knows that you get and you do, you know, and I'll , I'll lose out on roles all day to , you know , um, you know, Tom Hanks, his son's girlfriend getting the role instead of me and there's politics, or now it's how many followers I've been on sets with producers. And they're like, oh, this girl got a lead in a movie because she's the ex of a football player. Who's never done a movie before, but she has so many followers and she would, so those are like B tier seats here , movies. They're not like eight tier movies. You know, those are so there's different classes, a levels of, you know, making films as well. But even when you get to certain sophistication A-class films, I've worked on films where it's like the director I'm working on this amazing film and the , and there's , uh , you know, 50 to a hundred people on set on location. And the wife is there the whole entire time in the production. And she has no idea. Or maybe she does know , uh, one of the lead actors is the mistress and having an affair, you know, with the husband and, and people on set. No , but who knows if the wife knows or not, but some people allow those things in some women and some men don't leave relationships because they don't want to leave the illusion of the security they've been taught to marry into it, or they've been with it for so long or they're being cheated on for so long. They just turn a blind eye and they're , they think they're turning a blind eye to their partner in the relationship and just abandoning their partner in the relationship. And they're feeling guilty and worthless and they're not wanting to, and they're comparing themselves, especially in the Hollywood scene of, of, you know, the, the, the stigma of the youth. I mean, oh God, I was in the stigma of young Hollywood for such a long time. And I mean, I was single for such a long time cause I wanted to be so available, so available and be , uh , appearing. But the other side of going into Hollywood and maybe having trauma or coming from an alcoholic background or a sexual abusive background or drugs, I've seen, unfortunately a lot of times, that's why a lot of people, quote, unquote, don't make it. They get involved in the party scenes. There's this one girl, one of the movies I did. I went out for a different role and it went to , uh , Hillary Duff's best friend instead of me, but the director liked me so much. He's awesome. Jason Dudek. Uh, he's so cool. Um, he gave me another part of the movie, but this other girl, independent of all the names, I just said, another girl was in the film and she was like young and plump and so gorgeous. And I was like a little jealous, a little MBS, like who is this girl? Blah, blah, blah. No, but then a few years later I saw her like at the top, at the very like top of the Hollywood Hills, somewhere deep. And it was this four or five story house. And it was just all the way at the top outside, she was smoking a cigarette, coked out her own . My , she looked like 15 years older. Like she was so hit because, and she's done. She hasn't done like another movie since you , you do one project that goes to your head, you get involved in the, in the party scenes, the drugs, alcohol, you get, you get told bigger, better deals from a lot of these people. That's why you have to do your research. And all the people were talking about studying and there's IMDV I movie database. So it's, you know, when I would go to Hollywood, I was not smoking cigarettes, not drinking one sip of alcohol, not doing any drugs. I was just a social butterfly talking, talking like I am now and I would collect business cards and I would go to IMD BB and I would see, what is this person really doing? Or what have they really done? Cause you can see, you know, but half the people don't do the research, have the people don't look it up. So you have to really be mindful of those things. So I think that's some of the ways I've been able to, you know , um, get by in Hollywood. I think maybe an , uh , are , you know, been in , be in Hollywood. I think this this long, because some people will say, oh, you're still going at it. You know what I mean? Because , well, yeah, I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna sell my heart and soul to get a bigger, better deal. Because if I do that, then something else may happen along my path where it's like, I'm only going to cut myself short if I'm not truly in partnership with someone because of them, you know, and you know, everything we've talked about, I had to do a lot of soul searching on my own before I could actually partner up with someone on that deep of a level. Well ,Speaker 2:
And you know, it sounds like you were just, you had some wisdom from the get-go do the research follow through, you know, what you, you, you seem from the conversation that you just know intuitively who you are. You're still discovering different parts in different aspects, but that you hold yourself to a higher standard in that. And I think from, from the question, like, how do you go through an industry like that? It's um , it seems like you just held yourself to a certain standard and you were not going to bend to it. You're not going to do the partying, the alcohol and all that to , to compromise yourself.Speaker 3:
I love you. You are so sweet. I am so grateful for you. Thank you. Um, you know, cause I would just like to share that I, I, I've been starting to think as of late my expectations because I know expectations are a death threat. And so our comparisons don't compare don't expect because I saw how disappointed I would get all the time. So along my journey recently, I was thinking I may, my expectations so high that I couldn't even get to my own. Like I had to bend a little because my expectations were so high, but based on what you've just said and what I just shared, I think going on the journey I have, I needed to actually do that, to be able to, I want to say weather, the storm and I to obtain the certain merits and successes I've had along the way thus far, because I'm just getting started, you know, like I'm grateful for where I've been and what I've done. But for me, it's just the tip of the iceberg. And I'm excited about right now in this moment and sharing what we've shared because now I want to 1000% as an Amber vert being so act traverse , and then being so introverted with , you know, without, within, within, without now that I fully have done the ying and the yang, I feel like I've risen to the cream of the crop. And now I'm just so excited just to really go in as a women empowerment coach, really go in with a lot of validation and understanding ethics, morals, and values, and being able to share that because I was confused for a long time, although I had some deep knowings of certain things.Speaker 2:
Yeah. And that's really what coaching is, right. Knowing that , um, cause I'm a , I'm a Christian life coach. So I have that, that point that inherently, we know an answer within us, but sometimes we just need someone to help us evaluate certain things. And as a woman , um, you know, certainly I really like to talk to women and help women and listen to women because I think we have so much more to offer for ourselves and for other women as the community itself and in that divine aspect as well, being in that energy and being okay with that because it's definitely a very masculine world in a certain , um , masculine areas. Um, but what I wanted to ask you as this final question, you touched upon it. You're like I'm at the cream of the crop, I've risen to this point. What are you still working to rise up to at this point you've done so much. What are you, what are , what are you, or that you're willing to share? What are some of your goals that, that you haven't in store for you?Speaker 3:
Oh , I appreciate you. Thank you so much. How beautiful , uh, well, so to, to answer your question and , you know, as a straight shooter, I, after everything I've done thus far, I am going full on with voiceovers and I want to be, I'm going to be, I am on the way to being a household name in animation as a voiceover actor on a series regular TV show, in addition to being a household name on screen as an actor for TV and film. So I'm grateful for the work I've done , um, and everything else. But now, you know, because of all the things we've talked about, it's been up and down and it's been a , you know, an ocean ride instead just being a straight shooter as a household name on TV and film with the consistency. So being consistent with being on TV and in film, on screen as an, as a , um, as a voiceover actor , uh, in addition to my beautiful, beautiful podcasts , I'm in season three, right now, she's all over the place podcasts and actually seasoned for , uh, oh, you have to, you have to check it out. I didSpeaker 2:
Check out season four, but I bet I did. I did some research on you. Yeah.Speaker 3:
I think we, or 4,000 downloads per month right now. So we're rocking and rolling and I'm really excited. And season four, we're doing actually an , a women empowerment series and I chose to do this series. So based on what we've shared and I want to honor you, and I definitely would love to have you on season four, if she's all over the place, that would be fun.Speaker 2:
I would absolutely take you up on that offer. That would be phenomenal. Thank you. Hello and welcome to in the rising podcast, my name is Bettina and this is the platform I love to talk about living life,Speaker 1:
Living life with full zealSpeaker 2:
And enthusiasm towards the goals and not just living that way, but achieving what we're hoping to achieve. And this is going to be part two of my interview with , um, Karissa ki , uh, Katie Elizabeth to knock us and just insightful. She's she talks a little bit more about the entertainment industry, how to remain positive in that also rejection and the difference between allowing and accepting and,Speaker 1:
And dealing with those things. So she has a lot of foresight and I'm so excited and eager to have you listened to the party . [inaudible] .