Transcript Interview Episode with Dr. Lynn Anderson
[00:00:00] Laurin: Welcome to the Curiously Wise Podcast. I'm your host Laurin Wittig. This podcast is all about honoring, sharing and celebrating the natural and experiential wisdom of my guests through curiosity, provoking conversations, shared stories and tips we've all gathered along this journey. And from time to time, I'll be sharing my own stories and my own wisdom in solo episodes.
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Hello, friends and welcome to curiously wise. I'm Laurin Wittig, your host. And I have Dr. Lynn Anderson here today as my guest. And I'm really excited to talk to her about a lot of things, she's got a whole lot of experience. Let me just introduce you through her bio. Dr. Lynn is a, Naturepath, a Yoga Nutritional Therapist, a Fitness Professional, a Karma Master, which is something that I'm really fascinated by, Published Author, International Speaker and Video Producer with over 30 years experience in the field of natural health and fitness.
She's the author and producer of the Soul Walking Series of books. The Naturopathic Wellness Series of books and Dr. Lynn's proactive aging workouts. And she has a ton of stuff available on her website and YouTube. And I just went and looked at it shortly ago and there's a whole lot of stuff out there that she's put out there.
So it's a great resource. So Dr. Lynn, thank you so much for joining me here today, and I'm really excited to talk to you and can we just start with this concept of karma. And if you could define it for the listeners because for me it's a pop culture thing. Karma's a bitch, you know, so if you could define it for us and then just, talk a little bit about what your work is with karma
[00:02:03] Dr. Lynn: Well, you're absolutely right. Everybody. It's like bad karma, good karma. And in karma, there is no such thing as good or bad, good or bad predisposes judgment. And karma is not about judgment. Karma simply is cause and effect. If you don't like the effect, look to the cause. Very simple. But what we do as human beings, we add judgment and we add pop culture in and you know, it's used it's that word is used so freely, but it really has nothing to do with good or bad.
I like to give an example of, if you steal something and you never get caught, you're still a thief.
[00:02:46] Laurin: Mm-hmm
[00:02:47] Dr. Lynn: Cause and effect, that's an example.
[00:02:49] Laurin: So I know that you work with this idea of karma and with your clients. Just tell us a little bit about what role it plays in that sort of therapeutic kind of relationship.
[00:03:00] Dr. Lynn: I've been doing karma. I've been practicing writing, teaching karma for over 30 years. That's what makes a karma master. A master is someone who practices, writes, reads and teaches. And I ran tons of karma workshops in Los Angeles where I lived up until the pandemic. And now I'm here in Florida.
I moved there during the pandemic. So what it is with karma is karma really is about, and we use the word work. We hear that karma is about work. And it really means that we are here each and every one of us to do some form of work. And that doesn't mean your work work that you do, but that can be how you work through your karma.
And that those are all depending upon different emotions and things that come in or different things that play out in our life. For example, every one of us is here to deal with the four great passions. Karma says we have four great passions in life and they will affect each and every one of us. One of them will affect you, you or me, a person to, and more degree than the others, but they're called deceit.
Greed, anger and pride and everything comes off from those four great emotions according to karma. So if, for example, you used to have a lot of anger issues that keep coming up in your life. Obviously, that's the one that you need to work on. And it's very easy to say, let's say you and I are in, you know, some kind of an, an antagonistic situation.
It's very easy for me to say, well, you made me angry, but you didn't make me angry. I took on that emotion of anger. And so it's the ability to step back and to see yourself and not to want to be an angry person. And to remove that anger that takes work, that's karma
[00:04:58] Laurin: Okay. All right. So one of the things I talk to my clients a lot about, and myself, frankly is perspective. And that sounds like a little bit, like what you're talking about there is for a long time, I felt like I was a victim of my parents. And I finally got the perspective of I don't have to be a victim.
I can change the way I see things, the way I react to things, and change that. So is that an example of working the karma?
[00:05:24]Dr. Lynn: Right. According to karma, we choose our parents. We choose our body. We, which to me, I always say to my clients and my students, you know, love your body. You chose it. You chose it for a reason. According to karma, when we leave this plane, we go to a place that's called the holdover place. And it's a place of reflection and it removes all human emotions, feelings.
You're not a human there, but in order to come back, and correct whatever it is or experience it, you need to come back and take on human form because human form allows you to have the emotions and the issues. So we choose our parents to help us work this out. And you're absolutely right. We fall into this and then the parents are all at fault for everything that ever happened in our lives, you know?
And, and you're a mother and I'm a mother. So then you, then it turns around and it comes back
[00:06:17] Laurin: right.