Re: O Sensei observation
My definition of Aiki is motion, harmonious motion. Thus aiki motion.
How this is equated with getting out of the way I don't know. Connection is all part of motion, not something different.
Here's the thing for me, when I see this 'new' (which is old) internal Aiki I only look at it or listen to peoples experiences of it to see how much Aikido they have in it.
Aikido is harmonizing with motion and aiki is the harmonious motion of energy. All according to the natural laws of the universe and to be done in accordance with.
That's my view.