Healing Before a Test

Many clients book a healing before they have to give a speech, have surgery, take a test or go to the dentist. I can’t believe I have not written about how beneficial a Reiki and Healing Touch treatment is before a stressful event.

Here is part of an email I received from a client who had scheduled a healing with me the day before she had to go to the DMV for what she thought would be a driving test. She had not been able to drive her car for several months because of medical reasons and was now ready to regain this huge part of her independence. She was more than a little nervous.

Hi Jeri,
I can drive again!!!!
The healing was great and I slept well. I don’t have to take the written test or the driving. Answered prayer😊
Thanks again!

 

She was relaxed enough after the healing to get a good night’s sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep before a stressful event is the key to performing at our best. If she had to take the driving test, I bet she would have done just fine.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Energy, Gratitude and the Art of Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo is the author of “The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy”. She has created the KonMari Method; a decluttering and organizing system based on Japanese values for tidying up your clothes, objects, house, and life. Her first book is a New York Times bestseller and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. She is probably a billionaire by now. 

Why is Marie Kondo so successful?

Marie Kondo understands energy. She is teaching us that when we approach every object we own with gratitude, we bring clarity and abundance to every area of our lives. She knows how to release what we do not need and let go with love. She is showing us how to create and maintain sacred space.

She certainly has great advice for staying present while folding your clothes.

The essence of her KonMari Method a great spiritual teaching.

Watch the video above and see for yourself.

“The key point here is to feel the piece of clothing with your hands and communicate your affection through your palms… Folding clothes is not about making them compact, but it is about love, to communicate your affection and gratitude for their continuous support.”

 – Marie Kondo in the video

Jeri Lawson has fairly tidy healing practice in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Healing, Grounding And Earthing

A few weeks ago the universe aligned in such a way that I had five clients back-to-back in one day. Each session happened to be one of those “break though” healings; intense and profound. What an amazing day! I felt great that night, but the next morning I woke up totally spaced out. I had three healings scheduled starting at 2 pm, and I had to get grounded. 

When coffee, a high protein breakfast and meditating didn’t snap me out of it, I did some Earthing. I took off my shoes, stood barefoot in the garden at my office, and in 20 minutes I felt so much better. OMG, what a difference. I was ready to work.

So this week I would like to share an interview with Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere on Grounding and a few links on the practice of Earthing.

Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere is a well-respected elder, healer, teacher and founder/director of the Healing Light Center Church. Her book, Wheels Of Light, is a classic in the healing arts. 

In the video above, Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere talks about how our physical, emotional and mental functions are regulated in the first three chakras. The first chakra is our primary life force; it even governs the replication of the cells in our body. In western culture, we tend to bring energy in from our head and are not as aware of our connection to the planet. Rev. Bruyere shares that indigenous people are very conscious of also bringing energy from the ground up for support and energy.

Rev. Bruyere states that Healers who are not grounded are much more susceptible to burning out. We all can live more fully and feel so much better when we have the connection and support from the earth.

What I did to ground myself the day after that wonderful healing marathon was called Earthing. When you feel spacey or irritable, just try standing on the grass or earth for 20 minutes and see how you feel. It’s easy, costs nothing, and I swear you will feel different. Click here to read how earthing helps improve sleep, reduces inflammation, normalizes stress hormones, and improves immune response in the body.

Let me know how it goes and have a good week.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Compassion is a Survival Tool

For this moment only, I will not attach to thoughts of anger
For this moment only, I will not attach to thoughts of worry
I am grateful
I am true to my direct experience
I am compassionate to myself and others

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After listening to the news yesterday, my Friday morning contemplation of the precepts* had to be creative. I skipped right to the last precept during my meditation and connected with all the people I know who are angry and disheartened with current political events.

It took me awhile, but I felt my heart opening. I got to a place where all I could feel was compassion for others. So many of my clients are experiencing stress and anxiety. I also felt compassion for myself. I became the compassion.

Compassion was everything.

I feel so much clearer after meditating.

I wish I could write that as a healer I am always grounded, composed and centered. That, unfortunately, is not my true experience. I can write that I am completely committed to radical self-care, whatever it takes to stay connected to the sacred space within myself. I know that I have to hold the peace internally before I can create peace externally. Meditation is the foundation of this commitment.

Today, though, I am also going to book a healing for myself.

* The precepts are the guidelines of the spiritual path of Reiki given to us by Reiki founder Mikao Usui.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Daily Reiki Precepts

In my daily meditations, I often start by repeating the Reiki precepts out loud. The precepts are the guidelines of the spiritual path of Reiki given to us by Reiki founder Mikao Usui.

For Today Only:

Do not Anger
Do not worry
Be Grateful
Be true to your direct experience
Be Compassionate to Yourself and Others

 

There are mornings when these statements just do not resonate with me. When this happens, I rewrite each line and say it until it feels right.

Last week, after listening to the news, there was just nothing in that moment I felt that I could commit to for a whole day. I was also feeling anger. That day I could only find alignment with the present moment:

For this moment only, I will not attach to thoughts of anger
For this moment only, I will not attach to thoughts of worry
I am grateful
I am true to my direct experience
I am compassionate to myself and others

Since I was so aware of feeling angry, my new version of the precepts acknowledged my highest intentions without denying my current experience. I could now connect more with that part of myself that was not attaching to the angry thoughts. That felt real. That felt true, and once I made peace with those first two precepts the other three lines were a breeze. 🙂

My mantra for the next few days became  “For this moment only… I will not attach to thoughts of worry.” “For this moment only, I will not attach to thoughts of fear.”

Working with the Reiki precepts have become an extremely helpful practice for me. I hope you find it beneficial too.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Keeping Your Heart Open

I am constantly inspired by my clients.

Several months ago a young man showed me the power of being truly committed to living with an open heart.

His girlfriend had just ended their relationship a few days before his session. She had been overwhelmed by multiple life challenges and had decided she just could not be in a relationship anymore.

It hit him hard.

His intention for the healing was to keep his heart open as he processed the breakup. This meant that even though he was experiencing an enormous amount pain, he did not want to emotionally shut down or project anger toward his former lover. He was consciously and courageously choosing not to create a story around the incident to protect himself; that she was bad and he was a victim. He wanted to hold the whole situation in love.

It was a profound and powerful healing. Many old beliefs, fears, and emotional wounds came up to be cleared.

It was also interesting to note that his commitment to keeping his heart open appeared to pay off. The weeks that followed the session were abundant in almost every aspect of his life. Maybe the clearing of old patterns allowed him to receive more. Whatever the reason, the universe opened up for him creatively, emotionally and financially.

Since that session, when I start to feel myself becoming judgmental or emotionally closing down, (like after I listen to the news) I remember the courage of my client.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

 

 

 

Video of Reiki Precepts with Frans Stiene

This is a beautiful, calming video by Frans Stiene that I play often. From the International House of Reiki – http://www.IHReiki.com. 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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Pamela Miles: The Reiki Writer, Teacher And Self-Care Genius

“There are as many ways to practice Reiki self-treatment as there are Reiki practitioners, and the best way to practice is clearly the way you actually will practice.”

-Pamela Miles

This week I would like to thank Pamela Miles for her extensive research and writing on Reiki practice. I have been reading her blog for years, and I am constantly inspired by her clarity and commitment to the system of Reiki. Her website is a wealth of information.

Check out this blog post she wrote about Reiki Self-Treatment. Even if you have never taken a Reiki class, try her self-treatment protocol and notice how you feel afterward.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Healing: The Process Of Relaxing Can Energize Your Life

Are you feeling stressed? When was the last time you truly relaxed?

When the body fully relaxes, contraction in the muscles, fascia, organs, and diaphragm also relaxes.

This allows energy, the breath, and the blood in the body to flow freely and every cell in the body receives more oxygen.

During healing sessions, I often see my client’s face flush, muscles release with spasms, and I feel my client’s overall energy level increase. When my clients begin to relax, they often say they feel much more energized.

In the last few months, more people are scheduling Reiki and Healing Touch sessions because they are feeling stressed. After the healing session, they are amazed at how much more energy they have. In some cases the shift is dramatic.

The simple state of being relaxed heals every level of our being.

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 sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Clearing Environmental Toxins

Here is a picture of Iris that I took from her website.

Here is a picture of Isis that I took from her website.

Environmental toxins are everywhere. You can easily become overwhelmed at how toxic our environment can be. Energy work – Healing Touch and Reiki treatments – are incredibly helpful in keeping our physical and energetic body clear.

This really became obvious to me after I attended an amazing talk and dinner by Isis Melinda Israel. She was presenting a line of cookware from a company called Saladmaster.

Iris is one of those people I could listen to for days; the depth of her knowledge about food and health was stunning. As she prepared us a very delicious vegan dinner, she gave a healing reference for every ingredient she used in the meal. She made me so aware how healing food can be. Food is medicine.

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