I have always felt the need to write about the altered states of consciousness and subtle realms I experience in my healing practice.
Many healers don’t have this compulsion, and I admit that I think they are better off. Yet, I find writing and verbalizing about the evolution and unfolding of the healing space brings a deeper understanding and clarity to my work.
The initial documentation and descriptions immediately help me to process what just happened in the session. I have also looked back at something I wrote years earlier and realized something I totally missed before. This has been so valuable.
Writing also makes it a lot easier to help clients understand how a healing session may benefit them. Most people still think energy work is crazy, so I have to know how to talk about the energetic healing process with clarity and confidence. Finding the perfect words makes everything more tangible and conscious.
In my book, A Business of Healing, I wrote about how many practitioners describe the healing space as compassionate. I never felt the word compassion had anything to do with the profound stillness I felt; I always felt that this state was emotionless.
I now describe that place of perfect equilibrium as ‘suspended enoughness.’ That state of mind where there is no impulse to get something, think something, or move in any way. This enoughness is a quiet bliss. When the fullness of the moment is enough.
Being in that state of suspended enoughness is very, very healing. So today, this is how I describe the deepest state of healing I know—tomorrow – who knows. Everything is continually changing.
Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork Monday- Friday.