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What is the Problem?

Monday, December 1, 2014
Written by:
Christy Johnson, Ph.D.
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Back in my engineering days I sometimes applied an inquiry process asking “What is and what is not the problem?” which can also help with personal issues and challenges.  Often what you perceive as the problem completely misses the mark.  Beginning where you’d like a shift to occur initiates the inquiry but probably doesn’t capture the soul level root cause.

Suppose a friend or family member of yours always takes advantage of you, never reciprocates your kindness, and rarely appreciates what you do for her.  What is and what is not the problem for you here?  On the surface her behavior appears problematic and for her, it probably is!  She owns her behavior and must decide whether to change it or not.  Further inquiry into the problem for you might reveal an attachment to believing she needs to change and judging the fact she doesn’t, especially if she doesn’t perceive a need for a shift.  Drilling down even further it becomes about you, the place where you can apply your awareness and take action.  How does the relationship make you feel?  You probably feel like a victim when you help her and feel guilty if you don’t.  At this level you can harmonize guilt with Jin Shin Jyutsu® by holding your ring finger so you can consciously decide how to proceed in the relationship.

With a curious and open mind, explore whatever challenge you face.  Ask about the real problem for you and go deeper.  Recognize most soul level solutions come from within, not externally.  Keep inquiring until you reach an “Aha!” or sense of awareness.  It may take a while and you may require someone objective to assist you.  Once you grasp the soul level problem, a path to harmony can surface.

What is and what is not the problem?  How do you know when you’ve identified “the” problem?


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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.

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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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Why can't children receive Akashic Records consultations?

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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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