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This episode features 6th Degree Aikido Black Belt/Author/Musician, Lynn Fabia. Lynn teaches the art of moving Truth – the energy of Spirit – into the body. She defines external martial arts vs. Aikido, an internal martial art or “life practice”. She talks about: “soft focus” as a starting point for intentional movement of energy, “dancing” effortlessly with opposing energies, conflict & resistance (in Aikido, at work, in personal relationships) – learning to respond, instead of reacting.
In this radio archive, Lynn joined me in the studio to share tools from her martial arts practice & insights from her book, The Martial Art of Life: The Art of Intentional Living.
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3:08 – Conversation with Lynn Fabia, 6th degree Aikido Black Belt & author of The Martial Art of Life: The Art of Intentional Living. Lynn teaches the art of moving Truth – the energy of Spirit – into the body. She defines external martial arts vs. Aikido, an internal martial art or “life practice”. She talks about: “soft focus” as a starting point for intentional movement of energy, “dancing” effortlessly with opposing energies, conflict & resistance (in Aikido, at work, in personal relationships). Learning to respond, instead of reacting, brings growth.
4:59 – You know Truth when you hear it because it’s an invincible force.
5:28 – What does “Martial Arts” mean? Aikido is more subtle. In life, when you make changes, the subtle are the most profound.
6:08 – Impatient with subtle changes because we want instant results.
7:07 – Understanding what “ego” means – the unconscious part of ourselves.
7:57 – How does Lynn get a student to start understanding the difference between walking in ego vs Spirit? Understanding fluctuations in energy & the ways movement becomes very natural.
9:19 – How often do you practice Aikido? An exact answer can signal that you’re not really understanding the practice!
9:40 – Being “more spiritual”. Understanding prayer that never ceases & associated misconceptions.
10:30 – When you learn to be in spirit all the time, you feel it when you step out of it!
11:00 – When you step beyond the physical, you gain a broader perspective of life.
11:14 – If you could see yourself when the light-bulb moment of expanded consciousness goes off, you’d see that it looks like nothing happened, though everything shifted!
12:11 – Confidence in spirit can be confused with arrogance by those living in the ego. The difference between the two is in being assertive without fear.
12:47 – Why do people sometimes fear those who are “assertive without fear”?
14:04 – Physical appearance is the least informative energy. Pre-judging can cause us to miss the more powerful, informative energy we could be accessing.
14:29 – Conflict & resistance are the key to growth if we know how to respond to it.
14:48 – Song: Headstrong – Trapt
15:50 – Chapter 7 of Lynn’s book, The Martial Art of Life: The Art of Intentional Living – “The Power of Redirection”. It’s difficult to respond when we’re operating in a lower vibrational energy. Anyone can develop the energy to raise their internal vibration, through breathing, music, & movement to create balance – regardless of size, age, identity. Conflicts lose their negativity in a higher vibration – we develop healthy boundaries & the fear of death is not present in this energy field.
17:08 – How do we learn the differences between higher & lower vibrational energy & how can we shift those energies to our benefit?
18:18 – Our belief systems can cause us to experience greater conflict than necessary in our relationships. Visual stimulus that attracts us to others outside of our primary intimate relationship can cause upset that doesn’t exist in higher vibrations. Learning to redirect this energy is powerful!
20:20 – Different types of martial arts carry different intentions. Connection of intent to karma. Developing the Chi – inner energy – is extremely important in Aikido.
21:29 – Lynn weighed only 83 lbs. when she started practicing Aikido & thought she wasn’t physically strong enough to do it. She eventually learned how to develop non-physical energy & discovered the power in non-attachment to age, size, gender or any other physical attribute. She eventually achieved a 6th Degree Black Belt!
23:16 – The power & vibration of our mindset determines the direction of our lives.
23:40 – One of the greatest fears people have is the fear of death. Connecting to the higher vibration of Spirit brings you to the realization that there is no death.
24:44 – Centering & standing in the “present moment”.
25:23 – Take time to learn something new, for the purpose of being a beginner (recreating yourself), or take a current skill to a new level – do the inner work to get out of your comfort zone. Raising your vibration in one area raises it in all areas of life. Creating an opening makes us a path of least resistance for the Power of Spirit to work within us. Claiming personal power, setting boundaries so you’re not pulled off course by others’ projections & statements about your worth.
26:02 – Stories – Lynn talks about an accomplished professional dancer who quickly abandoned martial arts because she wasn’t immediately proficient. This in contrast to a professional singer who becomes a martial arts beginner & it strengthens her singing & performance skills.
27:15 – Playing piano raises vibration, so Lynn engages in music as a form of meditation.
27:56 – When we open ourselves to Spirit, it’s like lightning taking the path of least resistance transforming us.
28:21 – Song: Lightning Crashes – Live
28:58 – Tools to help you create change in your life by shifting your energy. A coaching client used the Rhythmic Movement Meditations & got a job after being out of work for 2 yrs! Use them for shaking loose creative energy, working through a problem in a relationship, going through any life transition, whether it be in career or personal life. There’s no guarantee of getting a new job or relationship when you use them, but when you engage in a meditation practice, using powerful tools, you’ll be actively creating a shift in your own energy.
32:20 – Piano has always been an interest, so it makes sense that there is an ability there that can be expanded.
Whatever you do, you can expand into other areas, so your energy doesn’t stagnate. You grow as much as possible “vertically” within an area, then it’s time to expand “horizontally” into other areas of interest or passion. It’s essential to return to being a beginner to pull new energy into your life.
34:20 – Lynn discusses the creation of her new children’s book to help them direct their energy & build their integrity & self-esteem.
35:18 – Personal story from Lynn’s teen years. She was voted “least likely to succeed”.
Today, Lynn responds to comments about how easy she makes it look as an Aikido Master by pointing out the ease of more than 20 years of dedication & practice!
36:50 – Truth has a “ring” to it & as an intuitive, I get chills when I hear it. Alternatively, I also get chills of a different kind when I hear untruth. We can learn to discern these energies. Lynn shares a great response to those who might tell you you’re not capable of achieving your dreams.
39:37 – Symbolism of the elements on Lynn’s book cover as spiritual power flowing into her & giving her the energy to rise above negative energy attacks.
41:10 – Moving beyond judgment – whether it be religious, racial or anything else – allows us to experience life at its most vibrant level.
42:30 – Song: Today (Watch Me Shine) – Everlast
43:22 – Time & what it means to be in the flow of a higher vibration.
43:45 – SONG: Ripples – Radical Evolutionary Love Makers (aka The REALM) – Live & unplugged at The REALM Gathering
Show sponsored by RockItU – tools to help you create change in your life by shifting your energy.
Rhythmic Movement Meditations – audio tracks that take you on a journey to awaken your energy for vitality, courage, drive & passion.
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