Healing Before a Test

Many clients book a healing before they have to give a speech, have surgery, take a test or go to the dentist. I can’t believe I have not written about how beneficial a Reiki and Healing Touch treatment is before a stressful event.

Here is part of an email I received from a client who had scheduled a healing with me the day before she had to go to the DMV for what she thought would be a driving test. She had not been able to drive her car for several months because of medical reasons and was now ready to regain this huge part of her independence. She was more than a little nervous.

Hi Jeri,
I can drive again!!!!
The healing was great and I slept well. I don’t have to take the written test or the driving. Answered prayer😊
Thanks again!

 

She was relaxed enough after the healing to get a good night’s sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep before a stressful event is the key to performing at our best. If she had to take the driving test, I bet she would have done just fine.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

 

 

Energy, Gratitude and the Art of Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is the author of “The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy”. She has created the KonMari Method; a decluttering and organizing system based on Japanese values for tidying up your clothes, objects, house, and life. Her first book is a New York Times bestseller and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. She is probably a billionaire by now. 

Why is Marie Kondo so successful?

Marie Kondo understands energy. She is teaching us that when we approach every object we own with gratitude, we bring clarity and abundance to every area of our lives. She knows how to release what we do not need and let go with love. She is showing us how to create and maintain sacred space.

She certainly has great advice for staying present while folding your clothes.

The essence of her KonMari Method a great spiritual teaching.

Watch the video above and see for yourself.

“The key point here is to feel the piece of clothing with your hands and communicate your affection through your palms… Folding clothes is not about making them compact, but it is about love, to communicate your affection and gratitude for their continuous support.”

 – Marie Kondo in the video

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

Compassion is a Survival Tool

For this moment only, I will not attach to thoughts of anger
For this moment only, I will not attach to thoughts of worry
I am grateful
I am true to my direct experience
I am compassionate to myself and others

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After listening to the news yesterday, my Friday morning contemplation of the precepts* had to be creative. I skipped right to the last precept during my meditation and connected with all the people I know who are angry and disheartened with current political events.

It took me awhile, but I felt my heart opening. I got to a place where all I could feel was compassion for others. So many of my clients are experiencing stress and anxiety. I also felt compassion for myself. I became the compassion.

Compassion was everything.

I feel so much clearer after meditating.

I wish I could write that as a healer I am always grounded, composed and centered. That, unfortunately, is not my true experience. I can write that I am completely committed to radical self-care, whatever it takes to stay connected to the sacred space within myself. I know that I have to hold the peace internally before I can create peace externally. Meditation is the foundation of this commitment.

Today, though, I am also going to book a healing for myself.

* The precepts are the guidelines of the spiritual path of Reiki given to us by Reiki founder Mikao Usui.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Keeping Your Heart Open

I am constantly inspired by my clients.

Several months ago a young man showed me the power of being truly committed to living with an open heart.

His girlfriend had just ended their relationship a few days before his session. She had been overwhelmed by multiple life challenges and had decided she just could not be in a relationship anymore.

It hit him hard.

His intention for the healing was to keep his heart open as he processed the breakup. This meant that even though he was experiencing an enormous amount pain, he did not want to emotionally shut down or project anger toward his former lover. He was consciously and courageously choosing not to create a story around the incident to protect himself; that she was bad and he was a victim. He wanted to hold the whole situation in love.

It was a profound and powerful healing. Many old beliefs, fears, and emotional wounds came up to be cleared.

It was also interesting to note that his commitment to keeping his heart open appeared to pay off. The weeks that followed the session were abundant in almost every aspect of his life. Maybe the clearing of old patterns allowed him to receive more. Whatever the reason, the universe opened up for him creatively, emotionally and financially.

Since that session, when I start to feel myself becoming judgmental or emotionally closing down, (like after I listen to the news) I remember the courage of my client.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

 

 

 

Pamela Miles: The Reiki Writer, Teacher And Self-Care Genius

“There are as many ways to practice Reiki self-treatment as there are Reiki practitioners, and the best way to practice is clearly the way you actually will practice.”

-Pamela Miles

This week I would like to thank Pamela Miles for her extensive research and writing on Reiki practice. I have been reading her blog for years, and I am constantly inspired by her clarity and commitment to the system of Reiki. Her website is a wealth of information.

Check out this blog post she wrote about Reiki Self-Treatment. Even if you have never taken a Reiki class, try her self-treatment protocol and notice how you feel afterward.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Healing: The Process Of Relaxing Can Energize Your Life

Are you feeling stressed? When was the last time you truly relaxed?

When the body fully relaxes, contraction in the muscles, fascia, organs, and diaphragm also relaxes.

This allows energy, the breath, and the blood in the body to flow freely and every cell in the body receives more oxygen.

During healing sessions, I often see my client’s face flush, muscles release with spasms, and I feel my client’s overall energy level increase. When my clients begin to relax, they often say they feel much more energized.

In the last few months, more people are scheduling Reiki and Healing Touch sessions because they are feeling stressed. After the healing session, they are amazed at how much more energy they have. In some cases the shift is dramatic.

The simple state of being relaxed heals every level of our being.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Reiki Workshop: A Commitment To Radical Self-Care

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Community! Community! Community!

Last Saturday I co-taught a workshop called Detoxing, Clearing and Balancing Practices For Healers with Joy Snipes and Elizabeth Fulmer. This community was built around the Reiki practice of Elizabeth Fulmer and ReikiFocus. Because of Elizabeth, there is a lot of healing happening in Davis, California.

Gathering in circles, classes and meditation groups is so powerful. The group energy last Saturday was deeply healing.

Below is part of a meditation we shared. Please feel free to use any part of this meditation in any way you feel inspired. Use it in your own circles, prayer groups, workshops, personal meditations or blog posts.

The energy of the world has changed in the last few months. Change is stressful, and many people are afraid, many people are angry, and many do not feel safe.

We as Reiki Practitioners are being called to deepen our connection to source and hold sacred space outside the healing room, as well as in our sessions.

We can only do this if we commit to staying clear and balanced.

We are so powerful. One grounded, centered person can shift the energy of an entire room.

This workshop is a commitment to radical self-care, a commitment to staying connected to the sacred space within ourselves. Only by holding the peace internally can we create peace externally.

When there are times when we can’t connect to that sacred space within ourselves, we can always connect to this commitment.

By staying clear, connected and open, we can act from our deepest intuition and our highest wisdom.

By setting the intention to be grounded with an open heart, we are in the greatest service to our clients, our community, and the planet. This is the greatest healing we can give the world.

At this time there is much chaos in the world. Focus on the stillness and support all around you. Sacred space can hold it all.

We are setting our intention to not fight the darkness, but to move toward the light.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Clearing Environmental Toxins

Here is a picture of Iris that I took from her website.

Here is a picture of Isis that I took from her website.

Environmental toxins are everywhere. You can easily become overwhelmed at how toxic our environment can be. Energy work – Healing Touch and Reiki treatments – are incredibly helpful in keeping our physical and energetic body clear.

This really became obvious to me after I attended an amazing talk and dinner by Isis Melinda Israel. She was presenting a line of cookware from a company called Saladmaster.

Iris is one of those people I could listen to for days; the depth of her knowledge about food and health was stunning. As she prepared us a very delicious vegan dinner, she gave a healing reference for every ingredient she used in the meal. She made me so aware how healing food can be. Food is medicine.

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A Space To Let Go

 

Sacred Space

“When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body’s natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.”

– Thich Nhat Hanh.”

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

A Practice For Peace

droppedimage_1I met an amazing woman with a brilliant idea.

Her name is Halli Lorenzato.

She created a website called 8 Around The World.

Here is her idea:

“Each day at 8h and 20h (8AM and 8PM) for five minutes we join with others in our time zone and those half a world away to focus on peace and cooperation. Each hour others in the succeeding zones pause at their 8 o’clock.  Within 24 hours the whole world is included.

Please begin by letting go of any anger at yourself or others or fear within you. Then imagine others living peacefully, too.  Include your family and friends, then your community, your town, your country, and finally the entire world.”

This is my new practice. Twice a day I stop, tune in and notice any fear and anger in my body. Take today for instance. I bet there will be a lot for me to tune into at 8AM this morning and 8PM tonight.

What is so interesting, is the connection I feel to others that I know are doing this same practice. I am finding this connection very helpful in letting go of accumulating emotions in my body.

After years of healing work, I know there is no greater service to the planet than conscious self-care.

Thank you, Halli.  This idea will be useful during the next four years.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California 510-601-9632