The Real Krista Allen. Someone who is manifesting their dreams on a daily basis. Someone like Krista Allen. Krista is an actress whom many of you are familiar with, either from her HBO series Unscripted or one of her other movies or tv shows.
Krista and I after one of my yoga classes. So most of you have at least seen her face. My intention in having her sit down with us today is to have you be as inspired by her as I am. She is kind and humble, grounded and funny, generous and compassionate. And drop dead gorgeous to boot. I am so excited to have the world get to know Krista in the way I know her.
She has taught me many valuable lessons, not only about my own spirituality, but about life. In the interview below, she is raw and honest and insightful. What are you most proud to have manifested in your life? I am most proud to have manifested every bump, bruise, failed relationship and painful experience in my journey so far.
And there is a profound beauty in that … I got to see myself. I needed to lose myself, in order to find myself. So, I opened my eyes. I am now, on this path of freedom, finding peace. I used to wait in you for years when I was a waitress at The Newsroom and trying to be an actress. You were always so kind and funny and humble. I admired you for that.
How do you stay so grounded? That made me laugh! You have watched me on this recent journey, and to ask how I stay grounded knowing what you have seen, and how you even had to detach from me for a bit is humbling. I just look for the honesty now, much more than demanding the truth.
I used to have an insatiable need to pretend to control the outcome in order to feel worthy. The grounded part of me NOW is all about letting go of the need for control, in all aspects of my life, and allowing God to be my personal GPS.
What has been the toughest decision you have ever made? My toughest decision has been to look at myself and begin to forgive myself for buying into those belief systems for so long that kept me stuck. I was always looking for something or someone to believe in.
I had a tough time as a kid, and there was a lot of abuse present in my childhood. So, I kept a lot of secrets. This was my belief system. I would be seen as weak if I spoke up and then, there was this false bravado if I stayed silent.
In order to make decision, You have to make the choice to let go of something. So, a lot of my choices were based on choosing people to believe in, that might not have been so … how can I say this … wise to pick.
In all truth, my past thoughts and core beliefs were my greatest hindrance to any freedom and happiness in my life. How has that reflected in your years of working an actress in Hollywood? There was so much of myself that I refused to own and embrace, and that put me in a really vulnerable place. So, there was some anger and frustration there. My career, much like my life, is evolving.
Can you tell us your favorite part about working on The La Complex? Besides that… I really love my character. I have never played a role like this. But I will tell you that my storyline is great. What is the greatest lesson you have learned this past year about yourself? I have learned that I am a powerful woman, a wonderful mother and daughter, and an incredibly loyal friend. Speaking of adopted family, I know you are dear friends Tom Shadyac , and as I am a huge fan of his film I Am get it folks!
I would love to know what you have learned Tom Shadyac. Tom has been my voice of reason. The funny thing is that I met Tom in when he directed me in Liar Liar. Tom has been a huge influence in supporting me in my I AM-ness. What is the greatest lesson you have learned from Jake, your son?
He is almost 15! He has shown me, especially recently, what forgiveness and patience through unconditional love looks like. My son is the most important person in my life.
Besides Jake, who inspires me daily to be the best I can be. I have so much that inspires me! I believe that there is a power greater than me, greater than anything I could ever achieve in my own way of thinking. My best thinking has gotten me into some pretty messy places in my life! Life force inspires me! Krista holding Jake as a baby. What would you say to your 16 year old self?
I will save you! Know this you beautiful girl… No one can ever save you. You will be your own savior. It will take you years to understand this … so your journey is not going to be easy. But it will be worth it. I promise you this. You are powerful… and one day, you will know this. If I told you what your life will be like, I would doing you a huge disservice. This is your journey and I understand why you are angry.
Believe there IS a reason for every single moment. You will always know, somewhere inside of you, that you are never alone, even when you feel like you are. You have so much beauty to see in this lifetime … even though it might not be very pretty. That is so beautiful. Can you share with us a bit about your passion for saving animals and being a Vegan? I guess this goes back to being connected to everything.
If an animal is in pain or suffering… I feel that very deeply, and it hurts. There is such an innocence to animals. Just like there is an innocence to humans. But, the difference is the ego.
Have you ever seen a dog make his fellow pack mate pay over and over for peeing on the floor? But we see that in humanity all the time. That is one of the qualities I love most about Krista! Okay, back on point… I believe that the quality of life pertaining to all living creatures is crucial to the global consciousness in the world. I shutter at the thought of the intense fear they must feel in their short time in this life as a food source. I could write a whole book about it!