A Break For Healing

Last week while Berkeley and I were on our morning walk, I tripped and fell. I am not sure how it happened, yet suddenly I was on my back. I knew right away it was serious.

I am now healing a left acomioclavicular joint dislocation (shoulder) and a fractured ulna in my right wrist. Both sides of my upper body currently have limited mobility.

Berkeley watched the whole event from behind and was very distressed until we returned home, and he could sleep off the trauma. I walked the four blocks from my condo to the emergency room and had a very positive experience at Kaiser’s ER. When I arrived, I was the only one there, so everything – examination, X-rays, Motrin, resetting the wrist, more X-rays – moved pretty fast.

I had a remarkable healing in the ER.

It came from Silas, the Physician Assistant when he was resetting my wrist. I will spare you most of the gory details, but my hand was hanging by my fingers about three feet above my body in some kind of bone setting contraption. Silas was squeezing my wrist tightly as he was pulling down (with a great deal of strength) attempting to stretch my hand back into alignment. He had numbed my wrist, of course.

Still, there was a lot of sensation until I felt the energy from his hands come in through my wrist, down my arm, and into my heart, overriding any pain or sensation. I felt so much gratitude, totally unexpected.  He held this bone setting position for several minutes, and I was just in awe — what an extraordinary healer.

I am doing remarkably well this week. Breathwork sessions, meditation, and Self-Reiki treatments have come in handy. It’s amazing, but there is hardly any swelling or pain. 

Everything I have to do takes five times as long as before: dressing, typing, making coffee, and OMG, I still can’t comb my hair! Not being able to brush my hair could quickly turn into an environmental disaster, so I have had to call in help.

Anyway, I will go back to Kaiser later this morning and find out how my wrist and shoulder are healing and maybe get a new cast on my wrist. I am hoping to be back in my office for healings and breathwork by Friday, June 28th, but I am taking it a day at a time.

When it’s time for a break, it’s time for a break.

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

 jerilawson@mac.com

Sensitive – The Untold Story: A Documentary on the Highly Sensitive Person

In 1991 Psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron wrote a book called The Highly Sensitive Person based on her discovery of the innate trait of high sensitivity. High sensitivity is not a disorder or condition, and there is now much more substantial research on the subject that ranges from brain studies to genetic analysis.

The Highly Sensitive Person often grows up being labeled “too timid,” and “too sensitive.” As children, they are prone to cry more easily because they have more empathy than their peers. They may also have frequent meltdowns and tantrums from being overwhelmed by daily life. They tend to be very creative, have vibrant dreams, and require more quiet time alone. Highly Sensitive Alanis Morissette states in the film that as a child, she felt “alone in a world where she was misperceived, and misunderstood.”

This temperate trait is found equally in both men and women and one out of five people. Dr. Aron discovered that Biologists also found this sensitivity trait in at least 100 animal species for survival advantages. In the wild, having a few highly sensitive animals in your pack in a dangerous environment can be lifesaving for the whole animal herd.

Are you a highly sensitive person? Check out this movie – Sensitive – The Untold Story – based on Dr. Elaine Aron’s book and featuring Alanis Morissette. I’m not promoting Amazon, but I did watch it for free on Amazon Prime.

“[Sensitive-The Untold Story] covers such a dense amount of information, and such a wide range of how and where this trait shows up…all done in a way that is very clear, and intelligent and touching. Bless you for making this film. It is an honor to have been a part of it, and to be part of this generous outreach to so many HSP’s and their loved ones. Such a major contribution to the world. Congratulations on a truly stunning documentary…. to you and your whole team. Alanis.” -Alanis Morissette

As an energetic healer, I found this documentary fascinating, and it has opened me up to new ideas about how to be a more effective practitioner. I realize many of my clients might be HSPs, and energy work is so calming for overstimulated nervous systems.

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

 jerilawson@mac.com

Breathwork: The Experience Of Sky

 

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”

― Pema Chödrön

Clarity Breathwork is the experience of sky.

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. 510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

Energetic Healing: Emotional Release Isn’t Always Emotional

Emotional release can be a very gentle process. When you deeply relax in a peaceful state there is often an effortless falling away of stress and emotional overwhelm. One of my clients beautifully described her experience last week:
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“During my session with Jeri, I felt a gentle and elegant opening and buoyant energy.  A  sense of positivity asserted itself over and over as I cycled through emotions. In those moments of openness, I became aware that I had been feeling so “stuck” and a lovely realization that I could and can move forward blossomed within me. I felt such gratitude for Jeri’s healing wisdom, as my guide. The beautiful journey she has assisted me with is continuing to unfold.”
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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. 510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

A Restful Healing

It is important to remember that some of the most profound and beneficial healing sessions may be the ones that appear to be the least dramatic. I tend to write more about the exciting breakthroughs my clients experience in their Healing Touch and Reiki treatments, yet often the peaceful, very still sessions create the most profound shifts in the lives of my clients.

“I felt SO much better after our session yesterday.  It almost surprised me how much better I felt, because nothing huge or dramatic happened during the session. Remarkably, by the time I left yesterday, I felt completely rested despite getting one night’s adequate sleep across two instead, and I carried that forward all day.  Some of the irritability and stress had lifted too, and I finally slept well (though still not enough) and woke up feeling rested this morning.  Thank you! “

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. 

510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

Spirituality and Breathwork

This post began as a short description of the spiritual aspects of Clarity Breathwork, and ended up becoming a personal testimonial to my own Breathwork practice:

“For me, Spirituality is not about religion, it is about connecting directly to Spirit, God, Goddess, Sacred Space, The True Self or Oneness. It is the deep, peaceful reconnection of my body, my mind, my life, and my world. A felt sense of just being: having enough, doing enough, right here, right now, in this moment.

My most tangible and profound spiritual experiences are during my Breathwork sessions. I become the Divine Presence where I am connected to everything – past, present, and future.  Being in this ecstatic state, even for only a few minutes at a time, has healed me physically, mentally and emotionally.  Breathwork continues to connect me to this expanded state of consciousness while helping me stay grounded and comfortable in my body.”

 Clarity Breathwork heals our false sense of separation. I love, love, love sharing this extraordinary practice with others.

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. 510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

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

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

Healing And The Deep Cosmic Current

A client asked me:

“Does having one particularly intense or energized session sort of change the energy of the day and make the rest of the sessions more likely to be that way?”

This is an interesting question. When one of my clients has an intense “breakthrough”  healing session, I know there is a very good chance there will be more such sessions in the immediate future.

I revisited a post I wrote in  2012 called Patterns in a Healing Practice. In it, I wrote how clients with the same issues and conditions seem to appear in my healing practice in waves: waves of clients with anxiety and stress, waves of clients with knee concerns, waves of pregnant clients. I noted that being in the healing space on a daily basis gave me a sense of being connected to some kind of deep cosmic current.

This “Deep Cosmic Current” appears to facilitate different healing opportunities at different times, accessing the specific energy needed for those deep transformative healings. Clients that I work with weekly, bi-weekly and monthly will frequently have “breakthrough” sessions at the same time. I sense that there are just certain times when certain healings energies are more available than others.

Could this be because of me? Could my personal energy, mood, biorhythms of the day, be a significant influence?

Over the years there have been days when I had felt “less than perfect” when I arrived at work in the morning, and those days have often been unusually high energy and beneficial for my clients. These are the times I sense my role is not so significant in the healing process. It feels more like the client and I are surfing a universal wave together.

This is another reason regular self-care healing sessions are so valuable. Energy sessions are helpful on any given day, yet there are days when there appears to be more energy available, in which the veil of separation is thinner between spirit and matter, periods in which divine grace is more accessible in the cosmic current.

These are auspicious times to have a healing scheduled. 

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