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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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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.

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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."

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