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My Journey

I’ll Be Myself (IBM)

Sunday, March 31, 2013
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Why did I abandon my six figure income as an IBM engineer to become a healing practitioner?  Who walks away from a substantial salary, enviable benefits, reasonable job security, plus ten years of hard-earned education? Even my manager said she’d never had an employee quit, explaining they all either retired or were laid off. I was well-paid, well-appraised, and so miserable it was hard to drag myself to work. I faced seven long years until retirement and was unlikely to get laid off even though my misery seemed to spill into everything I touched. My management reassured me I was doing well but inside I was not.

Every day at IBM I shriveled more, feeling underemployed, disconnected, and without purposeful livelihood. Eventually I admitted to myself I wasn’t the same person who slogged through my Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate in Chemical Engineering who could tolerate work that didn’t energize me. I had become someone else. Myself. I knew I had to leave the corporation I’d started working for after my freshman year at Purdue University way back in 1981 and close the door forever. I made sure I had no option to return, no possible reversal.

This didn’t come from some entrepreneurial aspiration. I wanted to serve others and have a rich and meaningful life instead of an arid and unsatisfying one.  As clear as the internal shift was, it took me years and then a few more years to give myself permission to quit.  By the time I finally did leave, I was already blessed with unexpected intuitive healing abilities and the fortuitous arrival of Jin Shin Jyutsu® Japanese acupressure which is both cerebral and spiritual.  I quit IBM right after I became a Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu® Practitioner in July 2010.  At that point I wasn’t even aware of the Akashic Records that would later become such a powerful part of my life and my healing practice.

While IBM did offer material security and consistency, being myself is priceless.  I’m aligned to myself, others, and the Divine with a depth and resonance I never expected.  What a blessing and privilege to live and share transformation!

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