Updated: Sep 28, 2022
[00:00:00] Rebbie: I know I'm meditating and I know that this is taking me where I want to go.
And that's so that there's never a sense of like, I'm sitting here doing nothing. This is a waste of time. Not that the traditional way.
[00:00:14] Laurin: Mm-hmm
[00:00:15] Rebbie: I don't understand me. I'm not saying that the traditional ways are that. I'm saying that people with some kind of a sugar head will interpret it that way. And, this kind of knocks that right out and puts you right into a meditative state.
[00:00:33] Laurin: Hello, friends and welcome to Curiously Wise. I'm your host, Laurin Wittig. And today I have Rebbie Straubing with me and she is got so many different things that she brings to the party of her healing work.
And I can't wait to talk to her cuz she's got so many interesting things and we're just gonna dive in in just a minute, but Rebbie would you tell us just a little bit about you and, and the work you do?
[00:00:58] Rebbie: I am actually, I'm a retired chiropractor and what I've done is I've kind of evolved this work into something that I call the Yoga Of Alignment. So if you know, like chiropractic is about the alignment of the spine, so I've kind of taken it into the realm of energy alignment.
And so this thing that I call the Yoga of Alignment, or I call it YOFA for short, which is just kind of silly, but it's just hard to always be writing and saying the Yoga of Alignment. So it just kind of got down to YOFA. It's a system of meditation. It's a system of healing and a way of just navigating life and manifesting joyfully.
It's like a way of looking at what am I as a human being and what is this journey that I'm on? And how do I live in such a way that my soul is joyful and satisfied in this incarnation? Like the integration of the soul essence of who I am as I'm walking through this life, in this human masquerade it's a soul fulfilling journey.
So that's, and then there's like much more than that, but that's kind of in a nutshell, I would say, what I'm about.
[00:02:13] Laurin: So that's gonna lead us right into our questions. Thank you for that. So you've told us a little bit about what Yoga of Alignment is. In practice, is it yoga? Does it incorporate like Hatha Yoga or something or...
[00:02:26] Rebbie: No, nothing like it. So yeah, so mostly like we think of yoga as exercises, physical postures, breathing exercise, that kind of thing. It's Hatha Yoga, and this has nothing to do with that really at all. So the word yoga, you know, comes from the Sanskrit root Yuj and that word means it's like the same thing as the English word Yoke.
And so the, what yoga really is, is a yoking of the individual self to the supreme self, the transcendence self. And so there are a lot of different forms of yoga, but basically what they are, it's about joining. It's about joining the finite with the infinite. You can find like a, Bhakti yoga is the yoga of devotion, or there's a yoga of knowledge or the yoga of a selfless service.
There are all these different paths, all guiding us as human beings toward the union of our human aspect with the divine. And so this thing that I call the yoga of alignment is that same journey, same goal that we're on that path using the alignment of the human aspect with the divine energetically as our method for that union, so that we get our human aspect in alignment with a divine spark within us
So that then everything clicks into place. Relationships become better. Manifestation becomes quicker. Spiritual awakening happens just spontaneously. Just healing, physical healing has the opportunity to flow because we're in alignment with our own essence.
And so, so this name, the yoga of alignment came to me in meditation many years ago and I rejected it immediately. Who am I to call something a yoga? You know, I can't do that. And so I just kept pushing it aside, but I tried to honor inner guidance when it comes and I was guided to accept this word.
I'm not trying to say that I'm Indian or that I'm enlightened or none of that, you know, it is none of that. It's just, this is a path toward that union through the lens of alignment.
[00:04:47] Laurin: I imagine this brings a lot of inner knowing to people who experience it. So how do you guide them into that?
[00:04:56] Rebbie: There's a number of different ways. The way that I, kind of see everything, like in terms of broad-brush strokes, everything sort of falls into two categories. And one category is like what we can do for ourselves that nobody else can do for us. And it's like, I'm a tremendous student of the Abraham Hicks teachings.
And I actually made a promise to Esther many years ago that she was like, yes, you can call yourself an Abraham coach, but just send everybody, give everybody our contact information at that time was like telephone number and address. So I always like to just say please forgive me, but you can find them at abraham-hicks.com go learn from them directly.
But one of the things that Abraham tells us is that nobody else can vibrate for you. You are the only one who's generating your vibration, and the universe is responding to your vibration and there's nobody else you can't hire somebody, how you are vibrating.
You are the only one who can do that. So we tend to that through inner alignment meditation, doing things where I help people learn how to do the meditation. And they, you know, so they can either learn from the book and then insights come and self-knowledge comes or they can join my online meditation center.
And then we're like cranking away at this constantly. The other big category is the things that you can't do for yourself. if you've ever had like an itch on your back and you're like, can you please scratch that part for me? Over to the left a little bit, or, you know, there are places energetically that we can't get to.
And so there's a category of things that you can't get to by yourself because we're human and we just don't have Omnissions. And so having somebody else's perspective can actually help us. So there's that category of stuff where I do remote energy sessions for people.
I do coaching, law of attraction coaching for people. In everything I don't always teach. I'm just, I can't stop teaching.
[00:07:04] Laurin: mm-hmm
[00:07:05] Rebbie: My name is Rebbie which means teacher and I, a doctor of chiropractor. So doctor Rebbie means teacher teacher. So I'm just kind of stuck. I can't stop, but anyways, so I teach people and through taking on this perspective and doing the meditation and correcting what can be done inside a person's own vibration and receiving the energy work that helps get to the places that they can't get to on their own.
What happens is people just sort of like start noticing things about themselves, waking up to patterns that can be, let go of desires or like dreams, talents that they have that they let go of as a child. And there's just so many things.
[00:07:54] Laurin: Yeah. Yeah.
[00:07:55] Rebbie: I hope that I don't know if that answered your
[00:07:57] Laurin: Yeah, I did it did and we're gonna talk more about meditation in a second, but I just wanna interject that for me, meditation was the key to learning about myself, learning what I could do for myself, learning what I needed to ask for help, getting comfortable asking for help. But I often said, especially in the early days, it doesn't happen as often anymore, but I used to not know if something had shifted yet. I'd get a healing session from somebody or I'd be working on something.
And I had no clue if it had changed yet. And then I would say something, something would literally come out of my mouth. That was so out of my previous norm that I would go, oh, look that's different. You know? And so I think that's where you do start to really notice that suddenly things are a little different.