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Posts Tagged ‘The Power of Two’

Nia’s Blue Belt Principle #2 Connection To Nia’s Energy Allies

Posted by terrepruitt on December 8, 2012

Off the top of my head, Nia’s Blue Belt Principle #2 – The Power of Two makes me think of Nia’s Energy Allies or the more commonly known four agreements.  The tag line for this principle is Communication.  The details involve a transmitter and a receiver.  So to me it is a perfect connection to the energy allies.  To me to be a clear transmitter one must speak with impeccability.  One must stay on task of what the idea is that is being communicated.  It is the job of the transmitter to be clear so that the receiver can understand what is being conveyed.  To add to that the transmitter doesn’t assume the receiver knows what is being said, another reason to be impeccable.  To be a pure receiver, the receiver shouldn’t be assuming they know what the transmitter is saying.  The receiver shouldn’t be making up stories in his/her head as the transmitter is speaking.  The receiver should be quietly listening, with no inner dialog happening.  Also there is the added mission of not taking anything personally.  This can be more easily accomplished if the third person — the one in the receiver’s head — is quiet.  Both the transmitter and the receiver always strive to do their best.  That is how I connect Nia’s Energy Allies to Nia’s Blue Belt Principle #2.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaSince communication can be thought of as the exchange of energy between two, this principle and its details can easily be applied to everyday life.  The exchange of energy can be between people or  things.  The exchange is a giving and a receiving.  It does not have to be verbal, the exchange, the communication, could be a touch, a gesture, or any of the other ways things are communicated.  So you might be able to see how within the scope of life it can be applied to more than just communicating with another person.

As a Nia teacher we can apply it to our Nia practice.   There is a transmitter and a receiver with our bodies’ movements.  There is a transmitter and a receiver with the music.  There is a transmitter and a receiver with a Nia routine and the choreography.  There is definitely a transmitter and a receiver in a Nia class and the transmitter is not always the teacher.

With the principle being The POWER of TWO, I can’t help but connect it the Nia Energy Allies when thinking of the communication between people.  My connecting probably stems from the fact that I truly feel I need to strengthen my relationship with all FOUR allies in order to allow the POWER of two to shine through.

This is just my immediate thoughts on Nia’s Blue Belt Principle #2.  As I live with it longer and read the manual and process it, I am certain I will come up with more.  My relationship with will become stronger.   Nia has a “craft” for working with this principle, but I am still determining my relationship with that idea.  We will see if a post ever becomes of their idea.

Are you familiar with Nina’s Energy Allies (or the four agreements)?  Can you see how they can be instrumental in communication?  Can you see how the Allies could assist in making two powerful?

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