Healing Testimonial

I would like to share part of this sweet email sent by a client after her session.

Healing sessions can really make a difference.

“Jeri! I feel so much better today. So much lighter. What a relief. You are amazing!! Thank you so much!  Also it was great to be reminded just how magical and transformative this work is. What a gift!!”

 

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

A Healing Story About Animal Reiki, Sepsis, and Synchronicity

 Animal Reiki is also healing for people.

The day after I completed Kathleen Prasad’s Reiki III and Animal Reiki Teacher Training, one of my regular clients ended up in one of the nearby hospitals with an acute case of sepsis.

She had a cyst removed as an outpatient at the doctor’s office. A few hours later she had a life-threatening infection. Her friend, who is also one of my clients, had called to let me know where she was.

The universe had lined everything up for me to be able to go to the hospital in the middle of the afternoon. I had two back-to-back cancellations the day before and had a four-hour spot in the middle of my day.

This type of sudden opening in my schedule has happened several times before, when  I need to be somewhere else besides in my healing space. I am always still astounded at the synchronicity. You would think I would get used to it.

When I got to the hospital, it was obvious how serious the situation was. I did a Healing Touch session, which balanced her energy and allowed her to fall into a deeply relaxed state.

There was no one in the room except the two of us after the session was over. I did not want to leave her alone until her next family member arrived, so I sat by her bed. I realized I had started doing the Joshin Kokyu Ho meditation that I learned in Animal Reiki.

So I went with it. I was breathing into my hara or lower belly, and on the exhale, expanding the energy out all around me and into the room, creating a healing space.

This is a simple meditation technique that is in Kathleen’s book Reiki For Dogs. You can open to page 31 and do it for yourself right after you finish reading this post. 

The room changed in a matter of three breaths. There was SO MUCH energy, and in that energy everything was alive. The room was very bright, almost white. My client started having gentle muscle spasms and appeared to be in communication with someone, or something. I often see this state in my healing practice at the office, but usually during the healing. It felt like a spontaneous crack between worlds.

It was powerful. I felt like a bystander. I just held the space, stayed grounded and kept breathing. It was just crazy. 

Finally, the energy subsided. I really don’t remember how long it lasted. When I left I knew she was going to be ok.

When I checked in with my client a week after, she said she remembered me coming to the hospital and that the healing was the point where “everything turned around.” She completely recovered.

I emailed my client this post to ask permission to tell her story. I had not shared my experience of the session with her before this. She added:

“Wonderful to read your thoughts and description of what was for me an incomprehensible experience that just left me with an overall sense of well-being… I just know that I remember little fleeting things– like you coming into the room– your hands above me in the bed— a nurse poking her head into the room and your glance at her after which she simply nodded, turned, and left, .. closing the door.  I felt utterly and totally relaxed and I distinctly remember ‘calming down’.  I distinctly remember feeling that you were in control of the room (why the nurse left?!)” 

Let me say right away I was not in control of anything and in these kinds of sessions, the less control I have, the more profound the healing.

The nurse saw what I was doing and gave me the space to do it. My first rule in going into hospitals as an energy practitioner is that I work around the medical staff and their schedule. I have been in a lot of hospitals over the years, and so far the nurses have always been very supportive of healing work.

So the bottom line is: Animal Reiki is good for people, too.

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: Volunteering At The Berkeley Humane Animal Shelter

Before Playing With The Puppies, Volunteers Have To Wear Scrubs, Gloves And Booties To Protect The Young Dogs From Contagious Diseases

I was worried that volunteering at an animal shelter was going to be emotionally overwhelming, and maybe even a little depressing.

I was wrong.

I’ve been volunteering at Berkeley Humane for three months now, and the whole experience has been nothing but life-affirming. I am inspired by the staff, the heart-centered volunteers and, of course, the animals.

Right now I am mostly working with the dogs. Many of the dogs are only there for less than a week, so when I say good-bye to them at the end of my shift, I know they will most likely be in their new homes by the tIme I return. There are a few dogs that have been there longer, and each one seems to have a group of volunteers who champion for them and their individual needs. One of these champions is a woman on my Thursday shift. She comes in on Saturday mornings, just to walk one of the bigger dogs before the shelter opens for adoptions.

When I greet the new dogs every week, I am happy they have arrived. No matter what their issues, I know that now they have made it to this shelter, things will only get better for them.


At Berkeley Humane the kennels are heated through the floor, and the space is designed to help the animals feel safe. Every animal gets the medication they need, and there are veterinarians on staff constantly monitoring everything. It’s pretty amazing.

Being around animals has changed me. They have taught me so much in the last few months. I could list a million of these changes, but I don’t want this to be an epic blog post. I will say an interesting shift for me is my sense of time. When I am with the dogs it is SO obvious when I am not fully present with them. When I am feeding a hungry dog or playing with a puppy, I have to let go of the next item on my agenda, even if it is another dog who needs walking.

.
I became a volunteer at Berkeley Humane, despite my initial apprehension, because of SARA, the Shelter Animal Reiki Association founded by Kathleen Prasad and Leah D’Ambrosio. SARA is a non-profit organization that promotes Animal Reiki and meditation practices for shelter and sanctuary animals.

I have to confess that so far I am not doing much actual “sit down and meditate” Reiki at Berkeley Humane. When I am volunteering, I am cleaning the kennels, feeding, playing ball and walking the dogs. Then – before I know it – it’s time to go. Yet, when I meet an animal that is anxious, sick, or just overwhelmed, I connect with them during the following week in my daily meditations. I have found Distance Reiki to be a very powerful part of my morning meditation practice.

All this has brought me back to the Reiki Precept: Just for today – DO NOT WORRY!

 

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

Video of Reiki Precepts with Frans Stiene

This is a beautiful, calming video by Frans Stiene that I play often. From the International House of Reiki – http://www.IHReiki.com. Enjoy!

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

Teaching Reiki

Reiki Centered

I am excited to write that I am now teaching Reiki.

The planet is in a state of significant transformation and I am feeling the shift. I know it’s time to start teaching what I have learned over the last twenty years in my healing practice.

I have taken a few private students and have also been co-teaching a short series of advanced Reiki Workshops in Davis, California. My teaching practice is slowing taking form, evolving from my healing business and daily meditations.

This website, ReikiCentered, is devoted to the five-element system of Reiki for meditation, awakening, healing yourself and sharing that healing with others. The heart of this Reiki lineage is a solid daily practice.

Below is a thoughtful account from one of my students of how daily Reiki treatments can

“… garner the power of the spirit to come back to yourself, to the present, the now, the moment…

View original post 1,173 more words

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

Meditating With A Snake

A short video from Kathleen Prasad about the benefits of meditating with a snake. I just love this little clip. Thank you, Kathleen, and thank you Blondie!

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

Version 2

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.

Continue reading