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

Energy, Chaos And The Healing Urge To Connect

Right Outside My Door Last Week

Most often during a healing session my experience of energy is very dualistic: contraction/expansion, chaos/cohesiveness, swirling/still, lightness/heaviness.

I am not usually the type of healer that can see that in third grade you were thoroughly embarrassed in front of your homeroom class, and you still can’t speak in public without breaking a sweat. I am most often (every session is different) the type of healer who can sense the “thick energy” in your throat and hold a space for you to relax and let it release.

The energy right now in Oakland, California, is unusually chaotic with all the storms, flooding, and rain. I feel this chaos is allowing for faster and deeper transformation. Everything is already stirred up. While things feel ‘broken down,’ there is a powerful, positive, and healing urge to reconnect.

I actually recently ended a healing session after only 35 minutes because the person on the table was just “done.” He was very still on the table for about 45 minutes after I finished. He later told me it was a ‘breakthrough’ session for him.  

Life, energy, and our capacity for healing are expanding and evolving faster than ever. These are interesting times.

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

Client Comments After Clarity Breathwork

“This is better than Ayahuasca!”

 – Client after her first session.

“It was such a treat to work with you.  It was one of the most profound and healing moments in my life. Thank you.”

– Client after first session

“Jeri! Thanks to you breathwork is a huge part of my life and has helped me feel and accept my feelings and receive guidance and just plain love and validation.”

  • – Client after several sessions

“You reminded me over and over again how there was so much support around me, how held I was, how loved I was.  I could feel it.  My chest, my heart feel open.  It astounds me sometimes how deeply every piece of my being trusts you, but it is also the most beautiful thing.  For the first time in weeks, I am cautiously optimistic looking forward.”

 – Client after many, many breathes.

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

Clarity Breathwork: A Daily and Divine Self-Care Practice

“Clarity Breathwork has changed my spiritual practice and life into a calmer, more relaxed and expansive feeling. Since being introduced to it, I have used it daily as part of my meditation and self-care practice. The sense of peacefulness and bliss that flows through me when I am finished is divine.  I highly recommend Clarity Breathwork for everyone. ” 

  • – Client
  • Breathwork is a powerful process of healing and transformation; It has been a foundational part of my own self-care for many years. I breathe with my breathworker at least once a month and on my own whenever I feel disconnected or off-balance. This practice keeps me connected to spirit and the greater consciousness.  It is profound. It is Divine.
  • 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.

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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

White Frosted Crystal Singing Bowls

For the last nine months or so, I have been playing crystal singing bowls during my morning meditation. The classic white frosted singing bowls. These bowls have been instrumental in helping me stay grounded, especially between clients and before healing sessions.

I have also been watching all the youtube videos I can find, reading sound healing blogs, and learning everything I can about vibration, sound, and healing.

After extensive research on sound healers, I found a workshop with someone who appeared to resonate as I do with the old-school frosted white bowls. I took Melissa Felsenstein’s Level One Online Sound Healing training last weekend. You can check out her website here: https://www.innersoundsmeditation.com/melissa-felsenstein

I am SO glad I took this workshop. It was amazing. I loved every minute. We learned about the science of sound, deep listening,  sequencing for the nervous system, and the anatomy of a sound bath. I love Melissa’s practical, playful and intuitive approach. Her partner Jason Hee did the technical support, and the sound was excellent.

I have been so inspired, and my personal use of the bowls has deepened, as well as my ability to stay grounded. In this crazy world now, staying grounded is a huge deal.

I am so busy with my healing business, so I don’t see myself running out to do sound baths. That said, playing the bowls has shifted my healing space; I sense so much more in my client sessions. I have been ‘feeling’ sounds in my client’s body for a long time now, and many healings feel like my client is tuning (coming into harmony) underneath my hands. I am becoming aware of this even more during my healings after the workshop – it’s like something new has opened up. It is crazy. Wonderfully crazy.

Thank you, Milissa and Jason!

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

 

Clarity Breathwork: Testimonial For Touch

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I was a massage therapist for many years and that experience  has served me well in my Breathwork practice. When I hold space for my clients in a Breathe, I often use touch to help them get the most from their session.
A hand placed on the heart area can open up so much energy when the breath becomes unsteady. Holding my client’s feet can be such a gentle way to return the focus to the body.  Sometimes I use my hands quite a bit in a session, and other times I don’t physically touch my client at all. There are so many ways to help someone feel safe. Below is from an email a client sent after her Breathe:
I remember a moment where I had some really bad epigastric* pain (just after one of my waves of nausea, of course), and you put your hand right over that spot for a bit.  Just before that, I’d had some pain in my right trap*, and you moved your hand from where it was to hold that spot exactly.  It amazed me, as it does every time you do that, that you knew exactly where it hurt.
* Epigastric pain is in the upper abdomen just below the ribs.
* Trapezius: upper shoulder muscle
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Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Tuesday through Friday starting at 4pm and all day on Saturday. For the next few months there will be  some construction going on outside her office and her hours will be shifting with the flow. 

510-601-9632  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

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