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.

🙂

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

Healing Touch For a “Hot Mess”

Last week one of my clients rushed into the healing space (fifteen minutes late) and froze a few steps inside the door. She looked blankly up at the ceiling, let the five bags she had been clenching in her fists drop to the floor, and stated: “I am a hot mess today.”

What a perfect time for a healing.

Once she was on the table, her biofield did feel warm, but her energy felt much more scattered, even chaotic around her head. She fell asleep instantly once I began working and released a lot of built up energy in her lower back and hips. At the end of the treatment, she was so relaxed that it took her a while before she could even get off the table.

She had received a lot of insights during the session; things she knew she had to address in her life that she had been actively resisting. Once she had deeply relaxed and felt balanced, she could consciously begin to process what she had been blocking out and pushing away.

Those blocks had been keeping her from grounding fully for quite a few weeks.

Even though she knew she had to make a lot of changes in her life, she now felt capable of addressing the process. She also booked another session for the following week.

Sometimes being a “hot mess” is the perfect time to get a healing.

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

Back From The Retreat

 

Have you ever stepped out of your life for a whole month?

Preparing to leave my work and life for such an extended period felt so crazy, so extravagant, and even a bit selfish before I left. Now I realize this was one of the smartest and even the most practical things I have ever done.

How did this come about?

I have been studying consciousness and spirituality in one form or another my whole life. I have read everything I could get my hands on about Enlightenment, Satori, Oneness, Presence, the True Self and Nonduality. My healing practice had made it possible for me to study with many incredibly brilliant healing masters and teachers over the last twenty years. Up until the last month, I was a dedicated spiritual seeker. 😉

Around 2014, after a few “not so great” experiences, I found a meditation teacher that was accessible, kind and moved through the world with incredible grace. Supriya Whittemore is a Universal Ishaya teacher who creates month-long meditation retreats wholly devoted to the direct experience with our Higher Self. That is how I ended up on a month-long Ascension retreat in North Fork, California, meditating for hours at a time in a beautiful and nurturing space.

There is a lot less seeking now, and a lot more just being.

If you have been reading this blog, you also know I am also a big fan of community. For me, a supportive community is vital when you are going through significant consciousness shifts. Being in a community environment with others as deeply committed to their meditation practice was such a gift.

It is impossible to write about all that happened last month. It’s like trying to describe an elephant one inch at a time.

In this first blog post, I will say that the first couple of weeks were incredibly challenging, sparked by the political situation at the beginning of the month. I was completely emotionally overwhelmed just as I was settling in for a month of deep transformational inner work.

How perfect.

To sit through all the emotions that flared up and let my nervous system rebalance and relax was intense. The Ishayas’ Ascension Meditation practice is very easy, simple and natural, but for me letting go of “doing” took a while. The second two weeks were flat-out amazing. The process is very different for everyone.

“there is no cookie-cutter enlightenment”

– Supriya Whittemore

I can’t say that I am fully awake yet, 🙂 but what I can say is that I have come back to my life and my healing practice deeply rested and connected to a simple sweetness of being.

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

Radical Self-Care For The World

One of my clients left her accounting job five years ago and opened a healing practice. In the first year, she had as much work as she had time for.

“When I wake up in the morning I am so excited to go to my healing space,” she told me. She has definitely found the work that she loves.

She still comes for healings and breathwork with me to stay in balance. She refers to me as her “mentor,” even though she has accomplished in five years what took me well over twenty. 🙂

Before her sessions, we don’t talk about healing techniques. We most often talk about how to stay grounded as the paradigm of what happens in our healing practice collides with the paradigm of “real” life. How physically and emotionally complex it is to leave the magic of our healing space to wait in line at the local Walgreens. Or listen to the news.

We all experience this paradigm clash. After experiencing the deep peace and energetic support of a healing or breathwork session, reentering the outside world can be noticeably uncomfortable – physically, emotionally and energetically.

Yet, every time we do it, we are creating a higher state of consciousness for ourselves, and everyone around us. Just by holding a peaceful coherent frequency in our chaotic world, we are creating great healing for our planet.

My conversations with my colleague have reminded me that taking time to rebalance and connect with our deepest wisdom is really quite a radical act in these politically crazy times. The grounding, peace, and the unconditional love we reconnect with internally we also take back into our daily life and share with our family, friends, loved ones – even with those we don’t quite love yet.

Self-care is radical.

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

Healing Between Sessions

I would like to share a few suggestions that have helped my clients manage chronic pain, anxiety, and release stuck energy between healing sessions. These recommendations have created profound shifts in my client’s lives.

Set an intention to keep your attention on whatever is happening in the moment.

Fully acknowledge and give space to every emotion, thought and physical sensation in your body to the best of your ability. When you are overwhelmed and start to compartmentalize your experiences, just be aware of that too. No judgment; it’s all good. Just notice what you notice.

Take time, if even only a few seconds, to acknowledge and create space around more subtle perceptions such as fatigue, restlessness, and anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Notice any resistance, and do not resist the resistance. You will not believe how interesting this is.

This internal focus is one way to create a stronger connection to your body, as well as expand your consciousness and access deeper levels of your creativity and intuition. Your experience of life can become more effortless, more abundant, and even more fun.

Don’t take my word for it. You may feel exhausted in the beginning but just notice that, too. The pay off is huge.

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