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What If It Isn’t A Sign?

Monday, February 1, 2016
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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While life experiences contain meaning and potential lessons, interpreting life events as “signs” can lead you away from your soul-level trajectory. For example, I recently heard Jack Canfield discuss how his Chicken Soup for the Soul book idea got rejected 144 times. If he interpreted all those rejections as evidence he wasn’t meant to publish his series, then he wouldn’t have sold millions and millions of books. The sign he saw, if any, told him to keep going, to keep knocking on doors until he found the receptive publisher he needed.

Most of us prefer certainty. If you can categorize an experience as a sign, it allows your mind to relax momentarily. Yet when you interpret events as signs, you close doors on other possibilities. A sign can become the expert on your life, giving you tunnel vision and setting your expectations. What if it isn’t a sign?

When you interpret life events as signs, you may also surrender your free will. You may begin to feel powerless to effect change. Perversely, surrendering to a sign often yields the expected outcome. Say, for example, you request a meeting with a prospective client and they decline. If you take it as a sign you don’t have what it takes and quit asking, you may take your continued lack of success as confirmation. On the other hand, if you tell yourself you just need persistence, you engage your free will to keep pursuing what you want. Sometimes quitting and persisting start with the same external circumstances but different internal interpretations.

Curiosity offsets the easy dismissal signs provide. Does a particular sign make you feel expanded or contracted? Does it help you move toward or away from what you want?

Do you believe in signs? When do you have you found them most helpful? Least helpful?


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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.

Do you record Akashic Records consultations?

No, but you are welcome to record sessions yourself.

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Self-helps, both from Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Embodied Energy System, support your continued harmony, accelerate your evolution, and empower you. Plus they make you sparkly!