Today, I'm talking to the radiant Stephanie Lin, who I met online 2 years ago. Stephanie is a certified life coach, Reiki practitioner, Fulbright Scholar, and all-around amazing woman. Her class on Spiritual Bypassing deeply affected me, and gave me support during a very difficult time in my life. 

I love Stephanie's work - you can tell from just a few interactions that she is a soul filled with light, who has great aspirations to help others and make this world a better place. 

During our interview*, I had the pleasure of talking to Stephanie about many subjects dear to my heart - from letting go of old patterns, to out of body experiences. Stephanie talked about:

6:00 - There is no time. How to shift into new versions of yourself in just a moment. (Yes, it's possible - the real challenge is holding on to that energetic space.)
7:00 - Separating from ancestral patterns in order to come back together with family members. 
10:56 - Sometimes things get worse before they get better when we are clearing out old patterns.
13:24 - Stephanie shares her experience with Ayahuasca.
16:49 - What it's like to experience empathy in macro. 
23:02 - How to set an intention to build connections with people who share the beliefs you want to incorporate into your life. 
24:35 - Using the internet and cyber space as a "laboratory" where we build the self we want to be in real life.
35:14 - Stephanie shares the Buddhist practice of Bardo, and how that helps people move into a new phase of their lives. 
46:05 - How to live more within the rhythms of the year.
57:02 - Letting go of conditioning that brings us pain. 

One of the things that struck me most about this interview was a question Stephanie asks herself when she needs guidance:

If I really loved myself, what would I do? (Click to tweet!

That one sent shivers up my spine and is something I've been working into my daily spiritual practice. 

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You can find more of Stephanie's work at:
Website: www.stephanieylin.com
FacebookStephanie Lin Coaching
You TubeStephanie Lin 

*Please forgive the few breaks in the video - I had a few technical issues on my end. 

Episode 10: The Seat of Power

We have all moments of pain or discomfort in this physical form. In fact, many of us have recurring issues in those areas that last for years, or even a lifetime. For many, our solution is to go to the doctor, or try to heal things with another outward fix, like changing our diets or getting massages or taking pain pills. 

But what if these pains and discomforts of the body are direct messages asking us, again and again, to take notice and go inward to hear an important message? 

That's not a new question - we've heard it before. But do we really take that in? Do we really stop and listen? 

For most of my life, I've struggled with feelings of discomfort in my pelvic/abdominal region. Often, this has been a feeling of a heavy weight pulling me down, and a feeling of expansion pressing outward, away from me. Super uncomfortable. I always attributed this to my weight issues and years of eating disorders.

However, somewhat recently, that area of my body has been speaking to me very strongly and insisting that I listen. And to my surprise, it's not about weight or eating issues. Not at all. 

There's a lot more going on and the more I listen, the more I feel like I can let go of the heavy feeling and embrace the outward push. 

There's a lot of power in the pelvic bowl - our lowest three chakras are in or near that region, the three chakras that relate to our physical presence and power in this earthly world. And many of us struggle with the physical. It's not surprising that our pelvic region might be roiling with energy, begging us to pay attention. 

What do you hear?