Matt Kahn: Whatever Arises, LOVE That

“Underneath it all, I came to discover that the source of a closed heart, a noisy mind, low self-esteem, or an out-of-control-ego is an overstimulated nervous system.”

 – Matt Kahn from his book whatever arises LOVE that

This book has helped me see at my energy practice from a whole new perspective.  It will probably become one of those books that ends up close to my meditation chair for a long time.

“No matter how many years you have spent immersed in spiritual discourse, the living realization of truth cannot be fully revealed until the nervous system is relaxed. Even on a mystical level, the degree to which a nervous system relaxes also determines who sees angels, ghosts, alternate dimensions, or even receives intuitive messages.”

 – Matt Kahn from his book whatever arises LOVE that

The whole idea of an overstimulated nervous system makes so much sense. After a Healing Touch/Reiki session, many of my clients immediately describe their visions, guides, visitations with relatives that have past and all hues of colored lights. Several people have even asked me why they only have these experiences when they come to see me.

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

510-601-9632

jerilawson@mac.com

Energy Work Is SO Practical

Last week a client drove to her session with me immediately after she had extensive dental surgery. The left side of her face was completely numb. I started with a Healing Touch Technique that cleared her head of 90% of the numbness in 10 minutes. The only area that she felt was still desensitized were the exact points the dentist had given her the anesthetic injections.

This particular client has extremely proficient self-healing energy ability, but still, even 20 minutes of a level one Healing Touch techniques would create a  huge difference for anyone recovering from dental surgery.

Again I  realized how practical and powerful energy work is. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all dental technicians attended the beginning Healing Touch class and could do 20 minutes of healing on their patients after dental surgery?

Until this vision manifests, it might be a good idea to schedule a healing session after any medical procedure for a faster, more painless recovery.

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

510-601-9632

jerilawson@mac.com

 

Affirmations For Changing Your Life

The affirmation that can create the most change in your life is the one that gives you goosebumps.

Affirmations can be extremely powerful when you find the words that deeply resonate with every cell in your body. Focusing and mentally repeating these words when you are emotionally overwhelmed in your daily life can get you through some pretty stressful times.

These are a few examples of affirmations my clients have  found worked for them :

“I am loveable.”

I am willing to forgive myself for _______.”

“This fear will pass.”

“I am safe.”

“I am willing to believe that life isn’t hard.”

The words “I am willing” can be a game changer when working with affirmations. Often beliefs and fears are so internally ingrained that our body does not believe any statement that contradicts that belief. The simple words “I am willing” in front of an affirmation can be the stepping stone to embodying a whole new way of experiencing life.

Affirmations can help your mind align with your most profound truth.

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

510-601-9632

jerilawson@mac.com

The Power Of Sacred Space After A Breakup

A healing session can be a gentle way to process complex emotions around some of life’s most difficult situations – such as the end of a long relationship. Being supported in a heart-centered, expanded state of consciousness resolves trauma and creates access to one’s own internal healing energy.

“I think what I received today was a quiet space to process and to actually let myself feel sad for probably the first time (without trying to fight it or being too busy to keep it around) since I broke up with him.  It was really hard and really sad–but I wasn’t afraid.  Somehow, the whole process was really gentle and calm.  I just… let myself be sad and heartbroken without wanting to run away.  It was also the first time in several weeks that I felt energy moving through me again.  It is so amazing to have a safe, loving space where I am not alone–so thank you.”  

– Client after her session

This is one of the many beautiful benefits of Reiki and Healing Touch.  By restoring and balancing our energy system we can access the powerful self-healing abilities we all possess. We are so supported.

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

510-601-0632

Healing Touch and Reiki: A Healing Ride

This week I would like to share a client’s experience of her healing that she so generously shared with me. I would also like to remind you that you do not have to feel dramatic sensations in the giving or receiving of Reiki or Healing Touch. Often the most subtle healings are the most powerful.

“As she began working on me, my mind did what it always does: spiral out of control! A few minutes into the session, my whole left side began to twitch and spasm, measuring about 6.8 on the Richter scale. While my body seemed to play out a version of War between the Worlds, I tried to focus on the music in the background. In spite of the “war” at hand, I noticed a strange calm and sense of detachment wash over me. My tremors calmed a bit, and after a long while I sensed we were at the end of the session. Jeri took her hands off me, but I could feel her presence at my side. But I was reluctant to “come to”. As I lay there, waiting for my cue from Jeri to get up, I suddenly felt hands on my feet. And this whirling energy started in various places on my body. I peeked my eyes open to see what Jeri was doing and was surprised to see her seated beside the table, nowhere near my body. I really have no context to describe the sensations I felt in my body, as it was all new to me. I wondered if I had been engulfed in another dimension. I felt almost as if I was floating in some vortex of energy. I was on some kind of ride, and just so curious about what was happening. My mind kept saying “you should get up; you’re taking so much time”. But this energy swirling around me seemed to have a life of its own and I was in its grip, for what felt like AGES. It finally settled down and I knew it was time to get off the ride.

….I don’t know exactly what I experienced—only that I floated home. And I felt a noticeable lightness in me for days following my session. And I felt the same lightness in a follow-up session with Jeri. “

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

Self-Care Before The Family Holiday

The Holidays are more enjoyable when you take care of yourself. Now is an excellent time to schedule a Healing Touch session to help you stay balanced, centered and grounded through the month ahead.

“I feel SO much better since our session Wednesday–thank you!  It feels a lot like the cloud of depression or heaviness or whatever that landed as soon as I left the workshop has finally mostly lifted.  It is a sensation of being physically lighter (and more energized, but in a good way) and just feeling more balance and less easily angry.  I’m grateful to have this now–and grateful to have this too going into a week at home with my family.”

 – Client Before Thanksgiving

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

Meditation Is Not What I Thought

This week in my blog I would like to share a significant personal discovery during my month-long meditation retreat last October. A subtle shift in awareness that changed how I experience the world.

I have been studying healing and the nature of consciousness for quite a while now, currently reading books on nonduality and the work of Rupert Spira, Eckhart Tolle, and Frans Stiene. Also listening to and enjoying the awakening consciousness stories of ordinary people from Buddha at the Gas Pump.

Last week I wrote about my healing practice and what I experience in the healing space during a session. I described the dynamic, ever-evolving, morphing healing state I am in five days a week. My question for the last few years has been: What is the relationship of this healing space to Non-Duality, the True Self, Divine Presence? 

Many teachers and healers I greatly respect have spoken of compassion as a quality of this healing space and this higher consciousness. This is where I felt like I was missing the boat. I was not feeling compassion in the healing space. Here is how I finally defined it for myself in a past post:

Compassion is the ability to hold everything in the moment, in the divine presence of All That Is. It is an energetic healing state.

This compassion is not motivated by desire or ambition to heal others. In fact, it had begun to seem like the more powerful and effective the healing space was becoming for my clients, the less emotionally connected I was to the whole healing process. I do not feel any emotions or desires in the actual healing space. I also had periods when I felt so much less ambitious in my everyday life, which was very uncomfortable. Just being in the world was now requiring a new method of navigation that was confusing. There was much less ego. I was finding this stressful.

So, as I began my month-long meditation retreat in October, my intention was to focus on this question.

There was a Supreme Court issue at the beginning of October that had greatly upset me, so when I sat to meditate my emotional body was quite activated. As I began to meditate, I could feel my energy spiraling and unwinding about five feet all around me, with waves of heat and nausea periodically passing through my physical body. It was very similar to the healing space I held for others, except I was feeling my own energy moving. I would like to note here that my clients very, very rarely feel nauseous.

For the first ten days, it was extremely challenging and physically uncomfortable to sit and meditate. I just wanted to run, to move, to get a drink of water, or find my cell phone and text for help.

Then I began to notice a space underneath all the movement. A quiet space. I focused on that, and it expanded over time and became more encompassing, eventually surrounding everything including my energy field and my body. My nervous system and biofield started settling down, and I experienced the heat and waves of nausea less and less.

This new space was utterly still, like a flat void. I could not even describe it as peaceful, certainly not compassionate, yet there was definitely no stress. It was empty.

After 10 days of emotional turmoil arising and releasing this was a welcome shift. I focused on this space the rest of my meditation retreat, and just let all my questions about healing states and consciousness go.

I have now been back from my retreat and working for over twenty days. The healing space and my healing practice appear to be pretty much the same; different every session and still wonderfully effective for each client.

The prevailing thought running through my brain is that there is nothing to seek anymore. Everything is right here, in this stillness, in this emptiness. My intention now is to stay connected to it.

What was the most surprising, and what I most wanted to share with you, is that even though this deeper space is still experienced as emotionally empty, I returned from the retreat feeling more compassion, joy, love, and clarity in all aspects of my life. I can listen to the daily news with much less resistance. The more I connect with this space the more calmer and more peaceful I am.

You would think that connecting with a state of consciousness that creates more compassion would be experienced as compassionate, yet that’s not how it works for me. The experience of emptiness appears to create more compassion.

Meditation is not what I thought.

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