Radical Self-Care: October Meditation Retreat

Berkeley and I will be meditating the month of October in Yosemite. Below is a picture of Berkeley from last March, ready to begin our morning meditation.

See you in November. Have a beautiful month.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
510-601-9632

Radical Self-Care For The World

One of my clients left her accounting job five years ago and opened a healing practice. In the first year, she had as much work as she had time for.

“When I wake up in the morning I am so excited to go to my healing space,” she told me. She has definitely found the work that she loves.

She still comes for healings and breathwork with me to stay in balance. She refers to me as her “mentor,” even though she has accomplished in five years what took me well over twenty. 🙂

Before her sessions, we don’t talk about healing techniques. We most often talk about how to stay grounded as the paradigm of what happens in our healing practice collides with the paradigm of “real” life. How physically and emotionally complex it is to leave the magic of our healing space to wait in line at the local Walgreens. Or listen to the news.

We all experience this paradigm clash. After experiencing the deep peace and energetic support of a healing or breathwork session, reentering the outside world can be noticeably uncomfortable – physically, emotionally and energetically.

Yet, every time we do it, we are creating a higher state of consciousness for ourselves, and everyone around us. Just by holding a peaceful coherent frequency in our chaotic world, we are creating great healing for our planet.

My conversations with my colleague have reminded me that taking time to rebalance and connect with our deepest wisdom is really quite a radical act in these politically crazy times. The grounding, peace, and the unconditional love we reconnect with internally we also take back into our daily life and share with our family, friends, loved ones – even with those we don’t quite love yet.

Self-care is radical.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
510-601-9632

Healing Between Sessions

I would like to share a few suggestions that have helped my clients manage chronic pain, anxiety, and release stuck energy between healing sessions. These recommendations have created profound shifts in my client’s lives.

Set an intention to keep your attention on whatever is happening in the moment.

Fully acknowledge and give space to every emotion, thought and physical sensation in your body to the best of your ability. When you are overwhelmed and start to compartmentalize your experiences, just be aware of that too. No judgment; it’s all good. Just notice what you notice.

Take time, if even only a few seconds, to acknowledge and create space around more subtle perceptions such as fatigue, restlessness, and anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Notice any resistance, and do not resist the resistance. You will not believe how interesting this is.

This internal focus is one way to create a stronger connection to your body, as well as expand your consciousness and access deeper levels of your creativity and intuition. Your experience of life can become more effortless, more abundant, and even more fun.

Don’t take my word for it. You may feel exhausted in the beginning but just notice that, too. The pay off is huge.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
510-601-9632

Healing: Allowing The Mystery

“Allow the mystery. Accept not-knowing as a legitimate state of being.” 

-Stephanie Bennett Vogt

When I read this something just clicked. The perfect statement at the perfect time. I found it in Lesson 17 in the online course: Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life by Stephanie Bennett Vogt. I have found many other pearls of wisdom in this course over the last few days – it is crazy amazing. I can’t believe how good it is.

Stephanie is the author of YOUR SPACIOUS SELF: Clear The Clutter and Discover Who You Are, and A YEAR TO CLEAR: A Daily Guide to Creating Spaciousness in Your Home and Heart.

I have been noticing DailyOM on social media for a while now, but never looked into it until a friend told me about Clear Your Home, Clear Your Life. You pay as much as you want for the 28 daily lessons. There are all kinds of other self-help and spiritual online courses on DailyOm that also look interesting. Once I am done completely organizing my life once and for all (that was a joke) I will explore some of the other topics.

Check it out and enjoy!

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
510-601-9632

Traditional Aboriginal Healing

I found this extraordinary video in a CHI (Consciousness and Healing Initiative) email newsletter. Watch how traditional Aboriginal healing (Ngangkari) is being integrated into the medical clinics in Australia.

(CHI) exists to evolve the scientific understanding and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices, so that individuals and societies are empowered with the knowledge and tools to ignite their healing potential and thus lead more healthy, fulfilling lives.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. 
She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 
510-601-9632

Healing: Living Differently

Receiving a series of Clarity Breathwork, Reiki or Healing Touch sessions will often change how you live in the world. As you become more energetically aligned and grounded, your consciousness naturally expands. These inner changes transform how you perceive your outer world.

A client who has been receiving monthly healings for the last two years told me about a moment when she became aware of this shift.

“I was playing a friendly game of cards with my husband, and I was losing. Then I realized I was playing the old way. I started playing differently, and I started to win.”

She didn’t have to explain to me what she meant by “differently.”

Differently meant playing kinesthetically, instinctively, fully present in the moment, thoroughly engaging both sides of the brain. Differently meant intuitively, not just thinking about what the best card to play next is, but sensing it with her whole being. Differently meant flow-hacking. Playing differently requires much less effort. The difference in playing the “old way” and “differently” is a very profound, yet subtle shift in awareness.

She said “differently” was much more fun.

.Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. 
She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 
510-601-9632

Clarity Breathwork Circles In Oakland, California

Back To Life 403 49th Street Oakland, CA 94609

On Sunday mornings August 26th and September 23rd, I will be facilitating two small, powerful Breath Circles at Back to Life Physical Therapy (403 49th St, Oakland, CA 94609) from 10am to 12:30 pm. They are limited to six people.

This is a perfect venue to experience Clarity Breathwork for the first time, yet these circles have also proven to greatly support experienced breathers. Breathing in community brings new energy to your breath practice and creates powerful portals of energy that can help you break through all areas of your life where you feel stuck and uninspired.

Come join us.

These are the times in which we need to gather in community and connect with each other in more expanded states of consciousness. This is the place where you can release feelings of overwhelming anxiety and hopelessness. This is where you can breathe into the abundance and the profound aliveness of the present moment. Reconnect with your highest wisdom and your true self.

Register through Back to Life by clicking the links below:

For August 26th: https://backtolife.net/event/clarity-breathwork-circle-august-2018/

For September 23rd: https://backtolife.net/event/clarity-breathwork-circle-september/

These circles fill up quickly so sign up as soon as possible. See you there!

.Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. 
She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 
510-601-9632

Healing and Letting Go

I found this coaster at a feed store in Petaluma. It cracks me up every time I see it. Sometimes the perfect guidance I need to begin my day is right under my coffee cup.

How you embrace Letting Go says more about you than what you’re able to manifest.

                                                               -Tosha Silver

.Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. 
She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 
510-601-9632

Healing and Earthing

Next time you feel stressed and overwhelmed, try earthing. Walk outside and stand barefoot on the ground for about 20 minutes. Then see how you feel. It may be just the thing you need to rebalance and calm your nervous system.

I suggest earthing to many clients healing long-term emotional and physical challenges. Earthing and staying grounded after healing sessions can support, maintain, and even enhance the benefits of a Healing Touch or Reiki session.

Check out this link to The Grounded, an independent feature film about the power of connecting to the Earth’s healing energy.  Directed by Steve Kroschel, The Grounded tells the story of Steve’s personal discovery of Earthing and how it helped him and his friends in the small town of Haines, Alaska.

If you want to more about the benefits of earthing, here is some interesting information on how earthing helps people with PTSD. 

Earthing is nurturing, accessible and costs nothing. Try it and see if you can feel a difference.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Anxiety and Healing Part 2

There appears to be a lot more energy moving on the planet now. Everything is in transformation: some things are rapidly breaking down, and other things are healing incredibly quickly. I have witnessed some miraculous paradigm shifts in the last six months. 

As an energetic practitioner, I am seeing clients, a few who I have been working with for years, opening up to new levels of energy in their bodies. In general, this is a good thing, yet a sudden increase in energy can at first be experienced as anxiety.

When I ask people to feel into the physical sensation of anxiety inside their body, they often describe it as a surge of heat or overwhelming force.

Imagine your body’s energy as water, and picture that energy moving inside you within pipes as big as a garden hose. Then imagine if the volume or flow of that water significantly increased inside that hose. Initially, that would feel very uncomfortable, maybe even scary, until the pipes expanded and adjusted to the larger water flow.

One thing that has helped many of my clients adjust to the rising level of energy is exercise. Twenty minutes a day of sweat-producing cardio exercise – such as Zumba, using an elliptical trainer, or dancing – really helps the physical body relax into these new levels of energy.

Healing Touch Practitioner Janna Moll describes what has been occurring in her healing practice below. Janna Moll, MSN, HTCP/I, LMT is the founder of the Heart Healing Center, Inc. (HHC) and Energy Medicine Specialists (EMS) in Highlands Ranch, CO.

“In my client practice, I am noticing more people stating having issues of unease and feeling under pressure.  Some state they feel ‘ready to blow’.  I treat a lot of practitioners in my practice, so primarily these clients are doing a fair amount of self-care already (which we know keeps a person in balance through challenge better). They are noticing this pressure building and it isn’t far-fetched to see that it can be tied to the tensions and discord in the world at large.  The news, our government, and beliefs around decency are being bombarded on a daily basis. Remember: As goes the world, so go we. The new clients I have are often stating that they just can’t ‘get by’ anymore as they are having physical symptoms related to stress such as ‘hearts racing’, or ‘insomnia’, or ‘depression/anxiety medication not working as well’.  For those with a racing mind (called the Monkey Mind as it jumps around continuously) or overwhelming emotions, getting into the physical body through exercise can release the building pressure.

Other grounding/movement opportunities exist that have been shown to be effective as well, such as gardening, breathwork, and FAR infrared saunas.

Classes in Energy Medicine may be an effective alternative to ‘going it alone’ as it puts one in community and teaches self-care techniques. Both are big advantages in this trying time!”

Janna’s Energy Medicine classes (which include all levels of the Healing Touch Program) are extremely valuable for everyone at this time. I took the Advanced Chakra Diagnosis and Treatment and it significantly deepened my understanding of energy healing.

So, the bottom line here is exercise and community are wonderful allies in “high energy” times.

See you at the gym!

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California.
She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 
510-601-9632