Healing: The Space To Let Go

Are you afraid that if you start getting in touch with all the emotions you have in this moment, you might fall apart? That it would hurt too much? That if you became fully aware of your feelings you might never stop crying?

Last week was a rough one for California. Many of us are still spinning. Even if we were lucky enough to not have someone close to us in the direct path of the wildfires, the smoke in the air was a constant, tangible reminder of the tragedy that was raging out of control so close by.

Holding all those emotions back is exhausting. It takes so much energy to keep grief sorrow, anger, and fear inside. Once you give yourself the space and the time to let go of whatever you might need to release at this time, you will feel less fatigued and more capable of coping.

A Healing or Breathwork session is the perfect place to get the support you need to clear any emotions that are blocking your physical body, your life, your healing, and your experience of being fully present for all that is in this moment.

Give yourself the space to let go.

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

 

Healing: Abdominal Massage

Here is an excellent video demonstrating abdominal massage. I just had to share it. Thank you, Yolanda!

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

Healing In These Times: We Are All Connected

I could not sleep last Sunday night.

When I heard the Monday morning news, I learned another “psychic storm” had occurred, this time in Las Vegas. I realized why I had felt so restless and irritated the night before. Many people can feel events in the collective unconscious, can sense the pain of others on the opposite side of the world when a large scale tragedy occurs. I didn’t think I had this “gift,” but I think many of us are now more aware of how energetically connected we are than any other time in our lives.

Many of my clients, friends and healing practitioners report that they are waking up in the morning filled with dread, grief, anxiety, hopelessness, and fear. Then they tell me they listen to the morning news and just feel worse.

How can we survive the violence, the loss, the craziness of these times? How can we stay present, grounded and centered? How do we as teachers go to school each day and face our students? How do we as mothers get out of bed and take care of our children? How do we stay present in times like this?

One thing about the collective unconscious is that it is a collective. We are all connected. You are not alone. The emotions in your energy field at any given time are being felt all over the country, all over the world. When you hold, balance and ground the energy in your own body, and your life, you are healing the collective. You are making a difference. Our personal healing heals the world.

This is the time for radical self-care. Turn off the news if you need to. Turn on and monitor the current events each day,  if that helps you feel safer. Talk to your friends, go for a walk in the woods, meditate, or get a healing to balance your chakras. This is a blog about energetic healing, so I of course highly recommend booking a Reiki, Healing Touch or a Breathwork session. My clients are greatly benefiting from their sessions.

Check out Kathleen Prasad’s simple animal healing meditation written for those affected by war. Do this meditation for people lost in or traumatized by war, people who have been affected by a violent shooting, or for those who don’t have healthcare. Do this meditation for yourself and all those who are suffering from the same issues and emotions you are in this moment.

 

“May the peace which we create today in our hearts radiate out and help to heal the world.”

– Kathleen Prasad

Remember: You are not alone. We are all connected. Your personal healing affects the whole planet.

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

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