The Healing Space Of No Agenda

For many of us, stepping out of a pandemic appears to be as challenging as it was to step in.

There have been times in recent healing sessions when my clients are just not ready to relax.

During a healing last week, I had my left hand on my client’s knee and my right hand on her ankle when I intuitively felt resistance in her leg. Her body was letting me know there was too much fear to relax. Her tight, hypervigilant muscles had been holding her together for many months – physically and emotionally.

As a healer, I honor this resistance. I witness every day how much emotion and energy our bodies hold and manage for us; I never try to override it, move it out, or release it.

I move my hands with great respect: my left hand on her hip and my right hand on her knee. There is no agenda, just deep respect for my client and the sacred space. I focus on holding the most calming, still, grounded space for all energy and emotions arising or not arising. I hold space for “no release.”

I move to the other side of the table and held her other ankle and knee. Suddenly everything released.  My client’s whole body just exhaled all at once and let go into a very relaxed state.

Just like that. It was incredibly peaceful. 

The space of not letting go is so healing. 

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

Energetic Healing: Feeling Safe With An Open Heart

“Being grounded is the ability to feel safe. Feeling safe occurs when your heart has opened. An open heart is the end result of providing the kindness, care, support, and attention that only you were designed to offer yourself.”

 -Matt Kahn Whatever Arises, LOVE That page 201

Reentering ‘normal’ life after a pandemic is overwhelming. I am surprised at how stressful this shift has been for everyone, including myself. Nothing feels normal anymore. For many people, nothing feels safe. It is so easy to emotionally shut down.

How can you stay safe, and keep your heart open, as you step back out into the world? As you enter into rooms with more than three people and attend public gatherings? When do you stop wearing your mask?

It is so inspiring to see Reiki, and Healing Touch gently, but profoundly, assist my clients as they navigate this transition. Energetic healing resets the nervous system. I know how essential receiving my own Healing Touch sessions have been for me during this shift.

Self-care is mandatory now. Things that we may have thought of as luxury expenses are now basic survival strategies for emotional and mental health.  This may include massage, a long hot bath, acupuncture treatments, earthing,  a walk on the beach, or an energetic healing session.

Take time to take care.

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

Healing: A Simple and Profound Shift

“I feel much less edgy and agitated”

These are the first words that my client spoke after her healing, before she even got up off the table.

I wrote it on her documentation form and I have not stopped thinking about how simple it was. It is such a seemingly small, nondramatic shift, yet it changes everything.

I realized this is what I often feel after my own Healing Touch sessions. I am more at peace in my body and in my life. I have more space for my clients, my friends, and my family. I don’t feel so busy. My thoughts are more positive and my mind is so much calmer.

So simple, yet so profound.

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

Hands-On Healing

The Healing Space

I am now seeing clients in my healing space.

It is so wonderful.

After over a year of distance healing, space has become such an abstract concept and touch such a luxury. I will admit that distance healing is very effective, yet the physical connection is so calming, peaceful, and grounding.

Below is a description from one of my client’s first sessions back in the office:

“The beginning, with the stillness in my body and your hands on my legs—it was really emotional. But in a beautiful way. I could not name the emotion, but there was a LOT of beauty and there was joy (I was almost smiling) and there was this intensity of feeling that was incredible. And then the energy. The energy did not take long to start flowing… Your hands were amazing. To know they were there was amazing. Comforting. Grounding.”

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

Grounding Is Healing

Standing Barefoot On The Earth

Currently, I am seeing many clients with compromised sixth and seventh chakras. Over the last few months I am finding that these energy centers are not as open as the other five chakras.

The sixth energy center, or third eye chakra, rules perception, intelligence, and visualization. At the top of the head, the seventh chakra is the center of self-transcendence and connection to our highest wisdom.

It is no wonder when these two energy centers are not balanced we feel stuck, disconnected, uninspired, and even depressed.

I have noticed these two chakras open up in my healing sessions as soon as my client becomes grounded. I can feel the difference in a few minutes of holding their feet.

The simple act of helping my clients ground has profoundly affected their sense of well-being and emotional balance.  Sometimes all it takes is one session.

Getting a healing session is, of course, a great way to make sure that you are reground. Yet, if you suddenly feel spacey, out-of-it, or weirdly disconnected, there are simple things you can immediately do to rebalance.

Try standing barefoot on the earth for at least ten minutes. Twenty minutes is better, but I know we don’t always have that kind of time—Check in with your body before and after to see if you notice a difference.

If you can’t get outside, you can try energetically grounding.  Put your attention on the bottoms of your feet and/or the base of your spine, and imagine a grounding cord connecting to the center of the earth. This is a basic grounding technique that is so simple and so effective. It becomes more tangible the more you do it. Try it and see if you notice a difference.

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

Healing Time

The first thing I do before a healing is write down what time the session begins.

I almost always have no sense of ‘normal’ time during a healing. It’s really wild.

Time is a very fluid, non-linear experience in the healing state.  Sometimes when I first look at the clock after what feels like only ten minutes into a session, I find that it has been over thirty minutes.  Other times I can feel like I have been in an eternal deep state for quite a while and I am sure the session must almost be over – only to look at the clock and discover it has only been fifteen minutes.

Even after so many years of healing, I still find this incredible.

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

A Healing Image

From the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot Deck

This is the tarot card that most clearly depicts what I experience in the healing state. Some people might think this is odd, that maybe the Star, or Sun card would be more appropriate.

One of the traditional meanings of Temperance is moderation, and over the years I have read several writers who say Temperance is not their favorite card. I get that. I mean, who wants to moderate anything? Especially after this last year of everything being moderated.

Yet, beyond moderation is balance and harmony. I have written before how I describe the healing state as that place of perfect equilibrium, of the place of ‘suspended enoughness.’ Where the flow of the water between the cups becomes still, and that stillness contains all movement.

According to Rachel Pollack in her book The New Tarot Handbook (Rachel Pollack is a genius, by the way,  and I have a signed copy of this book):

” Notice that what the angel is doing is impossible, since water will not pour at an angle. One meaning of this card is to calmly do something you used to think was beyond your capabilities. The angel appears so peaceful, focused, even unemotional, yet the wings beat so powerfully the picture cannot contain them.” 

Imagery is powerful. Art often opens me up to the next level of what is possible.

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

510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

Healing: A Total Dropping Of Any “Trying”

Below is a testimony from a client.  It beautifully describes that place of not thinking.

“Driving home I was trying to articulate what I felt during our session today. The closest I came was that I felt a deep “relaxation” (for lack of a better term)–a total dropping of any “trying”. You set the intention that I enter fully and completely into the present moment and I think that’s what happened. It was so profound, a space of not even thinking about what I “should” be doing (very rare for me).
Thank you so much, Jeri. You’re an amazing healer and I’m so grateful I get to work with you. I can’t wait for next month!”

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

510-601-9632 

 jerilawson@mac.com

The Healing Spark Of Connection

At this point, I have been doing distance healings for almost a full year.

Lately, I am noticing how powerful the initial connection with my client’s energy field is—that moment when I first click into my client energetically.

Sometimes I can ‘see’ or perceive a flash, or spark, as I feel our energies connect. I really notice it when my eyes are closed. It also doesn’t feel like it is just my energy and my client’s energy – it is a tangible little epicenter. It feels like the joining of limitless energies in that instant of connection.

There was one session in which this spark was all that my client needed. I knew the session was complete in the first 3 seconds of the healing. I confess that I continued the healing; I set an intention to integrate the shift with a chakra connection to lengthen the treatment, but I knew what my client had already received what she truly needed.

When I called her afterward, she was so happy and felt so much better. I asked her as many questions as I could (just to make sure), and she just kept telling me how much more positive she felt and she had so much more energy. She loved it.

The power of connection is so tangible now. All our connections are so profoundly healing. I can’t wait to be able to give and receive hugs again. 🙂

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

A Story Of Spirit And Healing From San Francisco Healing Touch Practitioner Kathleen Wyckoff

I have so many gifted, compassionate, and committed healing colleagues in my life.  I am so supported and inspired by this community.  Below is an inspiring story of spirit and healing from San Francisco Healing Touch Practitioner Kathleen Wyckoff.

Dear Jeri:
I want to share an experience I had recently. I was working on a client and during the session, I had a strong feeling of motherly love for her, a sense that she was my child and I wished her peace and well being (I thought of Our Lady and divine motherly love and imagined her surrounded in that loving energy.)  At the end of the session the client thanked me and was in tears, she mentioned she felt “so supported.”  During the session, she had felt that her mother was on one side of her and her mother-in-law was on the other side of the table. They were both letting her know that she was supported and that she “had this,” that she was going to be OK. Both mothers had passed away from a similar illness as the one my client had been receiving treatment for. My client’s feedback was such a validation to what I had experienced during the session and a confirmation of “why” I LOVE doing energy healing!
Wishing you a great week!  In light,
Kathleen

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