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Give Others the Benefit of the Doubt

Monday, March 3, 2014
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Not long ago, I wrote about giving yourself the benefit of the doubt to lift your own energy and health. We know from the Akashic Records (and life!) giving others the benefit of the doubt can also dramatically impact how you and other people feel.  The saying “the arrow you shoot passes through you first” applies here.  Feeling judgmental, unforgiving, or angry impacts you physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Giving the benefit of the doubt allows you to take a breath before spiraling into what may or may not be true.  This golden pause, particularly if you can dwell in its lighter energy, contributes to your health and well-being.

Everyone constantly transmits and receives energetic information, consciously or otherwise.  Notice how it feels to experience others’ negative assumptions, even when they don’t pertain to you personally.  Consider what energy you want to share with the world.  Remember what you send often gets returned to you.  Every positive shift, even quietly within yourself, contributes to global well-being.

Assuming the worst about people generally doesn’t improve the situation.  We know everyone does their best in the moment and most people notice when their “best” falls short, so adding the burden of external disapproval, whether voiced or kept quiet, doesn’t help in most cases.  While setting boundaries and taking appropriate care of yourself always makes sense, you can also have a surprisingly big impact making generous assumptions about what other messy humans who, despite their best efforts, must often course correct.  Giving them the benefit of the doubt broadens your internal permission to direct compassion toward yourself as well.

What happens when you give others the benefit of the doubt?  Does it feel liberating or like a “should?”


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How does a typical Energy Quartet session go?

We open with a 45 minute or so Akashic Records consultation. The revealed themes, patterns, and disharmonies drive the table work in conjunction with your "pulses," body reading, and my intuitive insights. A follow-up e-mail documents what occurs during the energy work and includes customized self-helps.

What should I wear to receive table work?

In this work, you remain fully clothed. Just wear whatever will feel comfortable while lying on my massage table. If it's a remote session, I'll ask you to rest while I send energy.

How do I prepare for a session?

Please consider the personal or interpersonal disharmony that led you to me and how you would like it to shift. During the session, we'll explore and address the origins and drivers of each "project."

Are the Akashic Records predictive?

No, the records aren’t a good resource for predictions. If there’s something you hope will happen, the records might reveal a series of necessary steps to reach your desired outcome but not the timing. For predictions, please consult a good psychic or astrologer!

Why can't children receive Akashic Records consultations?

Minors are under their parents' legal and energetic jurisdiction until they are 18, regardless of their maturity level.


The greatest benefit occurs when I incorporate all four modalities I practice. The option without the Akashic Records is appropriate for children under 18 who cannot receive readings. A stand-alone reading can bring insight and healing but does not involve my direct interaction with your energetic and physical bodies like my other practices.

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No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.

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