She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Compassion is a word that many healers whom I greatly respect use to describe the state of consciousness they experience in their sessions.
I found this confusing for years. I kept trying to redefine compassion starting with the basics:
This did not make any sense at all. I have never felt sorrow for my clients, much less think of them as stricken by misfortune. My strong desire to assist their healing process was also shifting and I could not comprehend, much less verbalize, what was happening.
Then I went through a divorce. During this process, I did many breath sessions. I have no idea how I would have made it through that time in my life without Breathwork, yet not every breathe left me feeling better about my life or my situation. Sometimes I would breathe right into the most painful feelings of grief, loss, failure, and shame. There were several sessions in which I felt emotionally overwhelmed – or trashed – after my breathe.
My breathwork practitioner held the most amazing and beautiful space for me during that time. I never once felt that my lack of “getting better” made her feel inadequate as a breathwork practitioner. Her ego was not invested in my healing. I never felt she thought less of me because I was such a mess. I could just focus and surrender to my process, as ugly as it appeared to me at the time.
All I felt from her was support, nonjudgement, and complete compassion. THAT FEELING OF TOTAL COMPASSION WAS SO HEALING. I will never forget what that was like; just being in that compassionate, nonjudgemental space was incredibly validating and grounding. I am tearing up as I write this. She showed me what true compassion really is.
My definition of compassion is unconditional love without an agenda, the ability to hold the abused and the abuser, the light and the dark, the “good” feelings and the “bad.” Compassion is the ability to hold everything in the moment, in the divine presence of All That Is. It is an energetic healing state.
Over the years, the less desire I have to “alleviate suffering” and be present with what is in the moment, the more effective my healing sessions have become for my clients.
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
A few weeks ago I was talking with a client before her Clarity Breathwork session. I was checking in to see if she had noticed any changes in her life after her last breathe. The first thing she said was “Music sounded so amazing for three days after that last session.”
Breathwork, Reiki and Healing Touch treatments align and organize our energy fields. When we are centered and grounded, we experience our world differently. Our perception of music, pitch, and acoustics can become more sensitive when we are in balance.
I realized this many years ago in my healing practice.
Before every healing or breathwork session, I organize the room and set the energy specifically for each client – as if preparing for a ceremony.
I select the sheets, pillows, water glass, and sage that each client prefers. The temperature of the room is important; Some people like a warmer healing space, others like a cooler room. Music is always a large part of this process and is usually playing when the client walks in.
I cannot tell you how many times I have started a healing session, and as soon as I ground into the session I would suddenly become aware that the music was WAY TOO LOUD.
It was startling. How could I have set the music level at such a high volume? I had been so careful. This happened over and over. I am much more sensitive to sound when in the healing state. Clients often have the same experience.
I have always found this fascinating. Our perception of the world shifts as we come into balance. Our inner world changes how we hear our outer world. You can hear it.
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 sessions Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632
When you are grounded, centered and in energetic alignment, life can become effortless.
It’s so much easier to manifest relationships, money and creative projects when your energy flows. When you are in alignment, the world around you aligns. You find the perfect job for this perfect moment of your life. You meet perfect person who says the perfect thing at the perfect time. You even have more patience for those things that are not quite so perfect. 🙂
One client many years ago realized that she had a lifelong unconscious belief that she was unlovable. It came to her in a Clarity Breathwork session. “I am unlovable” was a belief that had been blocking her energy flow for years. Just by becoming aware of this unconscious programming, she began to heal it, and it had a profound impact on her life.
When the unconscious becomes conscious, it could no longer run her life. Awareness heals.
Needless to say, she soon found a wonderful life partner and soon after started a family. The best thing, though, is how happy she became. She just loves herself and her life.
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
“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.”
– Ram Dass
It is time to connect with that which is greater than ourselves.
There is so much support, energy and guidance available for every one of us.
All we have to do is tap into it. It takes courage and commitment to take the time, quiet our mind, and let whatever needs to surface come up to be consciously released. It takes a tremendous amount of self-love and compassion to keep our hearts open.
Just by connecting with Higher Consciousness, we connect with All-That-Is, Our True Self, Our Highest Guidance, which is a profoundly healing state.
How can you connect with this healing space, with this inner wisdom?
Meditation? A walk in the woods? Music? A Breathwork session? A Reiki or Healing Touch Treatment?
Now is the time for radical self-care.
This is the time to clear and ground ourselves so we can act from our highest wisdom.
Jeri Lawson will be at a Breathwork Retreat today through Sunday, connecting with her highest wisdom. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions again on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California 510-601-9632
A core belief is a decision that you have made about yourself, or your life, on a subconscious level that becomes dominant and repetitive.
We are often acting from these decisions, these beliefs, without even realizing it. Just becoming conscious of a core belief can release you from limiting habitual patterns and make a HUGE difference in the choices you make in your life.
A core belief may be:
“I Am Not Good Enough”
“I Am Unlovable”
“Relationships Are Not Safe.”
After a Breathwork session, one client told me she realized that she believed “If I Don’t Succeed, I Will Die.” It was then clear to her why she had so much fear in her work environment and why it was so difficult for her to create a more fulfilling career.
Even though many clients have uncovered core beliefs in their Healing Touch and Reiki sessions, I have found Clarity Breathwork to be the most potent and effective modality for bringing light to any unconscious beliefs that are blocking your vital energy.
The first core belief I uncovered in my initial series of Clarity Breath sessions was “Life is Hard.” When this came up during my breathe with Clarity Breathworker Maggie Ostara, she asked me to repeat the affirmation “Life is not hard.”
I could not even say those words out loud. Every fiber in my body knew life was hard, even though before that moment I had not been aware of it.
Maggie saw how embedded this belief was in my psyche, so she asked me, “Are you willing to believe life is not hard?”
I was willing.
I realized I knew many people who operated very successfully in the world did not think life was hard. So for weeks after that breathe, every time I felt myself feeling that life was hard, I thought to myself “I am willing to believe that life is not hard.”
I now live my life from a place that is not hard and that was over 12 years ago. I still work quite a bit, and there are challenging moments, but life now feels like it just flows. This was a huge shift from how I used to live. It was a great healing.
I recently held space for a woman who discovered and released a core belief that healed her body of headaches. Here is part of what she wrote me afterward:
“In my last breath session with Jeri, she helped me get to a new layer of a core limiting belief before the session even began. During the breath session, I saw the events in my life that had set & re-triggered core limiting beliefs. I watched them as if I was a purely compassionate being watching a movie. I had the distance to realize that within the pattern were things I hadn’t noticed before that were causing me physical illness. I then worked to balance my body and align my chakras. Jeri helped guide that process by releasing tension in my shoulders and neck. Energy flowed through my body in a way it hasn’t in years.
I released the personal pain surrounding the pattern (forgave) and was able to see the pain from a general, human perspective.
The day after the session and since I’ve felt more energized, my mind is calmer, I’m sleeping better, my personal interactions are richer and even difficult communication is not strained. The headaches I’ve been having on and off for years are definitely more “off”, in fact, I’ve only had one show-stopping headache since the breathe and it only lasted for 20 minutes! Generally speaking, I’ve had show-stopping headaches that lasted weeks.”
Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.
Here is a sweet video from the participants of the last Clarity Breathwork Intensive in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Ashanna Solaris and Dana DeLong are now taking this beautiful work all over the world. If you want to get away and go deep, this is a training/retreat for you.
Thank you, Dana! Thank you, Ashanna!
To learn more about PachaMama click here.
While I highly recommend these Clarity Breathwork retreats, it is also possible and incredibly healing to have regular sessions in Oakland and then integrate that expanded state immediately in your daily life.
Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am through 8pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.
Energy Magazine has been a huge inspiration to me for years. It just occurred to me that I should share it with you.
Energy Magazine is a free on-line bimonthly publication from Healing Touch Program. This is an incredible resource for healers of all modalities. Each issue is sent to you via email and there is a well-organized list of archived issues. If you want to subscribe click here. Enjoy!
Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. 510-601-9632
Here is a very sweet video about Clarity Breathwork, featuring my beautiful teachers: Ashanna Solaris and Dana DeLong.
I have heard athletes talk about being “in the zone,” and I have read many accounts of artists and musicians describing their experience of “aesthetic rapture.” Now I am finding people from every discipline talking about “Flow.”
Flow is a state of complete focus, mental clarity, and instinctive action. These are the characteristics of Flow: the sensation of being outside normal reality; the feeling of timelessness; the sense that you are part of something larger; the absence of physical pain; and the experience of ecstasy.
The term Flow was coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, (pronounced “CHICK-sent-me-high-ee”) one of the world’s leading researcher on positive psychology. Check out his Ted Talk “What makes a life worth living?”
In a WIRED interview about, of all things, websites, Csikszentmihalyi was asked: “What do you mean by flow?” His response was:
“Being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”
I experience the state of Flow every workday in my healing practice. I watch my clients’ access Flow. Healers are Flow Hackers.
My fascination with the concept of Flow began when a friend sent me an NPR link of Dave Iverson interviewing Steven Kotler. Kotler is the author of “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance”. Kotler is now on my genius list and “The Rise of Superman” is waiting for me at my local bookstore. In the video below Kotler takes the concept of Flow to a new level:
In his video How Far Will You Go For Greatness – The Dark Side of Flow Steven Kotler states
“Flow is built around Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose. Three of the most powerful motivators known to man. This is a dangerous edge to walk.”
This video addresses the addictive side to Flow when reached through high-performance athletics such as skateboarding and mountain climbing. It also touches upon the neurochemicals the state of Flow releases in the physical body.
Steven Kotler’s website is the Flow Research Collective. Click on the link for more information.
I would say that as a healer, I have experienced Flow through Connection with Higher Source, Mastery and Setting a Loving Intention.
I propose that Flow + Love = Sacred Space.
I think it’s all the same state. When attained through energetic healing and breathwork there isn’t the addictive aspect of the flow state. Healing makes whole, and after a healing clients feel much less addicted, unbalanced, and needy long after the session. In fact, in my practice, energy work has helped many clients overcome physical and emotional addictions.
Flow is a healing state.
Please comment with any thoughts, experiences or ideas.
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