Practitioner Virginia Samsel: Agricultural Reiki For Vineyards

 

Virginia Samsel In THe Vineyard

Reiki is not a modality used only for sessions in a healing room. Reiki is a way of interacting with the world.

Check out this extraordinary SFChronicle article about Reiki Practitioner Virginia Samsel, who takes her Reiki practice into the vineyards.

I am so inspired.

Virginia Samsel does Reiki outside, on the land. She feels with her hands the energy of the vineyards as she quietly walks through the grounds, much like a traditional Reiki practitioner uses their hands over a client in a more traditional on-the-table Reiki session.

“I’m checking to see how stuff feels and moves, the way things flow through the site,” Samsel says. “Using my hands, (I) can feel the rhythm of what’s happening, how fast it’s moving.”

Reiki enables her to perceive the energetic flow of the earth, sometimes emotionally, sometimes more visually.  She discovers the areas of stagnant energy and other places that are out of balance. She often draws a colorful energy map of the land’s energetic flow for the winemakers who hire her. Virginia also works on-site and also does distance sessions.

Her website is brief, yet fascinating. Virginia writes about Biodynamics,  developed by Rudolf Steiner. :

“Biodynamics is a form of holistic agriculture developed by Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian occultist, clairvoyant, philosopher and architect. Through a series of lectures in the 1920’s, Steiner presented a practice tied to lunar and astrological cycles, spiritual interaction, biodiversity, homeopathic composts and treatments, polycultural practice, and elemental inclusion.”

“An important aspect of Biodynamics is the connection and utilization of Cosmic energy. Many of the technical aspects of Biodynamics have prescriptions for specific timing or method of action, it is important on the part of the farmer to experience these actions physically, mentally,  emotionally, and spiritually. It is through these varied understandings that the work (system, vineyard, soil) fully develops it’s vital force. In modern era we have learned to live with these aspects separately. Through Reiki and other energetic practice we can reintroduce spiritual and emotional energies into our physical and mental pursuits.”

Thank you, for writing this article. Thank you Virginia Samsel for your remarkable work. This is another reminder of how Reiki is such a wonderful way of connecting with all aspects of life, the land, and the world.

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

The Podcast: Dive Into Reiki

 

One night last week, I woke up in the dark before my alarm sounded and could not fall back to sleep. So I did what I always do – I put my hands on my heart and began doing a self-Reiki treatment.

For me, there is an instant sensation of expansion, connection, and physical grounding. I completely relax and can be much more present with whatever is coming up, or not coming up, in the moment.

I haven’t written a post just about Reiki lately, even though it is a fundamental part of my daily practice. My first Reiki class was in 1996, and I have probably done it every day since. The simplicity of the practice is so exquisitely beautiful.

So, what I am leading up to is a link to a fascinating Reiki podcast on Youtube by Nathalie Jaspar. It is called Dive Into Reiki.

Nathalie has interviewed over thirty established Reiki Practitioners. Check out the inspiring, high-energy Raven Keyes, who brought Reiki into operating rooms. There is a wonderful interview with one of my teachers, Kathleen Prasad, who was the first to offer Reiki to animals. The link above with Susan Mitchell’s interview particularly touched me, and I had no idea who she was before I found this podcast.

Nathalie has also interviewed another of my heroes and teacher,  Frans Stiene, as well as Pamela MilesBronwen Logan, and Frank Arjava Petter.

Enjoy!

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

The Gift Of Regular Healing Sessions

A short series of healings can reset your nervous system, body, mind, and, therefore, your experience of life. Energetic sessions provide the space for you to relax and deeply rebalance, making it so much easier to connect with your inner guidance, creativity, and life direction.
I have clients that schedule sessions every week, every two weeks, and several that come once a month. Others book regular sessions for a fixed period of time to address a specific issue. They might be focusing on anxiety/panic attacks or want energetic support while going through a divorce. Several clients have found Healing Touch and Reiki sessions deepen their daily meditation practice.
Here are two testimonials from clients:

“I personally received several healings from Jeri for an undiagnosed condition. I was just out of energy, and at 67, I felt like I was nearing the natural end of my life. After a series of “distant healings from Jeri, I have the energy of when I was in my 40s. This took several months to unfold. I am beyond grateful for Jeri.”

“Jeri, You are the most gifted healer I’ve ever met and felt. Thank you for what seems like a lifetime of service. I am so grateful for that session today. I am pain-free and it makes me feel ready for Thursday’s surgery. Xoxo”

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: Acknowledging Inner Guidance

When your nervous system relaxes, it is much easier to connect with your intuition and highest wisdom. During a Healing or Breathwork session, many people receive valuable guidance.

This guidance can range from ‘call your friend John tomorrow’ to a complete vision of your life purpose. I have witnessed these things happen for my clients and everything in between.

People tend to want the big vision. I include myself in this group. I certainly find big visions exciting and somewhat comforting.

Yet, calling John could be the key to a massive life shift, and that conversation may reveal your next step. Yet, as incredibly valuable as this kind of inner guidance is,  I find people dismiss it and end up not calling John.

Are you acknowledging and following your inner guidance? How does guidance sound/feel/look to you? Is there resistance to calling John? Why? What meditative practices reconnect you to yourself?

Taking the time to rest, center, and balance our energy makes it so much easier to open to simple next-step possibilities. In these times, creating space to reconnect to our deepest internal guidance is a radical act. An act that can bring deep peace.

I would love to hold the space for you to access this peace.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time Healing and Clarity Breathwork practice in Oakland, California. She does in-person and remote Healing Touch and Reiki sessions. 510-601-0632 jerilawson@mac.com

Clarity Breathwork and Energetic Healing Support For Psychedelic Medicine

In the Bay Area, Psychedelic Medicine is now fairly mainstream – well, in my world anyway.

“In clinical research settings around the world, renewed investigations are taking place on the use of psychedelic substances for treating illnesses such as addiction, depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

Psychedelic Medicine: A Re-emerging Therapeutic Paradigm from the Canadian Medical Association Journal by Kenneth W. Tupper, PhD,  Evan Wood, MD PhD, Richard Yensen, PhD, and Matthew W. Johnson, PhD

With Netflix’s limited series How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan and Paul Stamets’s illuminating stories of self-healing in Fantastic Fungi, many people have begun to explore healing and spiritual growth with Psychedelic Medicine. People started calling me for healing and breathwork sessions around five years ago to prepare for their Psilocybin journeys and MDMA-Assisted Therapies.

The first client to contact me about this asked for a Reiki/Healing Touch session to help her to integrate a life-changing Ayahuasca ceremony. I learned quite a lot from this client. I began researching more about plant medicine so I could create a grounded and healing space for others on this path. It has been wonderful to witness how beneficial energetic support is for these clients.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time Healing and Clarity Breathwork practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch and Reiki sessions at her healing space and does many distance healings. 510-601-0632 jerilawson@mac.com

Distance Healing For Covid

Did you test positive for covid? Are you now in isolation?

Now is a good time to book a distance healing. You can schedule a zoom session, or like most of my clients, talk on the phone before the healing and then connect after the session to help integrate your experience.

Some clients fall into a restorative sleep after a distance healing, so sometimes I speak with them several hours after the session or the next day.

Energy healing is safe, accessible, and so supportive physically, emotionally, and mentally. I often receive a healing from another practitioner on my own healing table, and I am still amazed at how practical and effective distance sessions are.

🌑🌔🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌖🌑

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing and Clarity Breathwork practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch and Reiki sessions at her healing space and does many distance healings. 510-601-0632 Jerilawson@mac.com

Staying Connected To Your Inner Compass With Healing Sessions

Healing Touch and Reiki sessions provide the perfect space for you to reconnect with your intuition.

In this age of false news and conflicting information, it is an essential survival necessity to stay in touch with your inner knowing, your internal compass, and your highest wisdom.

We face so many questions daily: When do I take off my mask? Should I go to that party on Saturday? Should I camp in the woods during fire season?  How can I best show up for the world?

Each one of us makes a difference. As I have written before, One grounded, centered person can shift the energy of an entire room. Each of us makes a huge difference on the planet at this time.

If your internal compass points you to a healing or breathwork session, give me a call.

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

510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

Jump-start Your Meditation Practice

These are the times a regular meditation, prayer, or yoga practice can be really beneficial for your health and well-being.

Coming for a Reiki or Healing Touch session is a great way to jump-start your meditation practice – no matter how you meditate. Energy sessions calm and reset your nervous system, so it is much easier to focus in your daily practice.

Here is a wonderful quote and article on Self-Reiki treatments by New York Reiki Master Pamela Miles:

“The practice you actually do, is the practice that’s the best for you.”

Click here to check out a post on her blog: How to Practice Reiki Self-Treatment

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 Monday through Friday.

510-601-9632

jerilawson@mac.com

Healing: Feeling Unsafe To Be Safe

In Chapter Eight of her book  Welcoming the Unwelcome, Pema Choödrön writes:

“The more willing you are to step out of your comfort zone, the more comfortable you feel in your life. Situations that used to arouse fear and nausea become easier to relax in. On the other hand, if you stay in the comfort zone all the time, it shrinks.”

 

I do everything I can to create a safe place for my clients when they come for a healing. I make sure the temperature of the room is perfect for each individual  (there is a huge range of preferences). I choose their favorite music and set the volume at a soothing level. Each session is at least two hours apart, so no one leaves feeling rushed, or ungrounded.

Despite all my good intentions,  I often witness my clients feeling unsafe to relax and let go on the healing table. I have realized that to truly create a space for my clients to feel safe, they often have to feel unsafe.

After long periods of stress their emotions, mind, and physical bodies have tightened up to protect, support, and defend them. Letting their guard down and relaxing their muscles can feel foreign, and even scary.  Many people receiving an energetic treatment are sometimes surprised in the first session to find out how much trauma they were holding.

Yet, just this conscious awareness of our internal state is so healing, however difficult it is to first acknowledge.  Even if people “fail” to relax in their session, that subtle inner awareness begins to change their experience of life for the better.

Sometimes people are back to their center in one session and sometimes it takes months, even years for others to finally experience what it is like to feel relaxed and safe in their bodies and in the world.

 

“And the Day Came When the Risk to Remain Tight In a Bud Was More Painful Than the Risk It Took to Blossom.” – Anais Nin.

 

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

Reiki Supports All Stages Of Your Healing Journey

On social media, I recently read that Reiki treatments alone are not sufficient to heal all aspects of your life.

I might agree with that on certain levels, yet Reiki and energy treatments can definitely support you throughout the whole of your healing journey.

Whether you are healing from a cancer diagnosis, are going through a round of insomnia, or at a point in your life where you can address old childhood trauma,  Self-Reiki is always there for you. All you have to do is put your hands on your heart and let the energy comfort, rebalance, and relax you. This peace is so powerful during times of great transformation and expansion. Reiki healing is abundant and always accessible.

In my healing practice, I have many clients who are working with Psychotherapists, Chiropractors,  Acupuncturists,  Functional Medicine Doctors, and Family Marriage Counselors. Reiki sessions help these clients integrate and embody the shifts from all their healing sessions. Lately, this has been especially true – and productive – for people doing Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine Ceremonies.

Reiki treatments also gently access old thoughts and beliefs that they can take back to process with their therapist.

Reiki supports all stages of your healing journey

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

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