Healing: The Experience of New Energies

It still amazes me how every healing session is so different.

Just this week, I felt a completely new energy, frequency, or level of consciousness that had never shown up before.  It felt dark (in a deep way, not a shadowy way), refined, detoxing, and very still.


Profoundly still.

The client I was working with often releases energy in her body with strong muscle spasms that throw her arms off the side of the massage table. These releases realign her shoulder/rotator cuff, but that day she had barely perceptible micro-movements in her neck and upper body.

She was so relaxed afterward. The next day I asked her to write more about what she experienced in the session:

“This session was unlike any before. I quickly dropped into a deeply peaceful expansiveness. I had little to no sense of my physical body or Jeri’s physical presence – just a crystalline peacefulness. I felt a much-needed sense of stillness and calm. Amazing session!! “

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



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


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   


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

Superhuman: The Invisible Made Visible

“… The film ultimately shows that once the invisible worlds are made visible, this attained higher awareness will transform humans into superhumans.” 

– From the 1091 Pictures

I found this documentary very interesting. It presents a series of scientific experiments and demonstrations that gave me many insights into my own healing practice – the work I do every day.


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



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. 



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. 



Rudolf Steiner On New Year’s Day

A Verse for Our Time

We must eradicate from the soul
All fear and terror of what comes towards man out of the future.

We must acquire serenity
In all feelings and sensations about the future.

We must look forward with absolute equanimity
To everything that may come.

And we must think only that whatever comes
Is given to us by a world-directive full of wisdom.

It is part of what we must learn in this age,
namely, to live out of pure trust,
Without any security in existence.

Trust in the ever present help
Of the spiritual world.

Truly, nothing else will do
If our courage is not to fail us.

And let us seek the awakening from within ourselves
Every morning and every evening.

-Rudolf Steiner

When I first read this poem I was inspired. A few days later the thought of eradicating all terror and fear felt impossible, maybe even hopeless. After meditating yesterday, I reread it and found it once again uplifting. For me, this poem is like a post in the ground, letting me know where I am at emotionally in my own internal landscape. 🙂

2020 was my year of recommitment. I recommitted every day to focus on the light, not fight the darkness, and consciously acknowledge all my emotional reactions to the outer world to the best of my ability. I am, again and again, moment to moment, recommitting this year to commitment (that’s a lot of commitment) seeking Rudolf Steiner’s awakening from within myself.

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

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



Mercury Retrograde: An Auspicious Time For a Healing

You may have heard that Mercury Retrograde may not be the best time to sign an important contract, make major financial decisions, or send a UPS package. Yet, it is a good time to reflect, review, recheck your bank accounts, and reorganize your closet.

It is an excellent time to physically, emotionally, and mentally reset. It is an auspicious time to begin a juice fast, digitally disconnect from social media, or go camping in nature for a few days.

Mercury retrograde is also the perfect time to schedule a distance healing.  It is a great opportunity to dive deep and release past issues holding you back from feeling fully present and alive in your life. In 2020, Mercury will be in retrograde from October 14 to November 3, 2020.


Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch and Reiki Distance Healings at this time.

510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

The Healing Power Of Acceptance and Self-Compassion

“Let us visualize a world where all global citizens are loved. Let us embrace a flow of change and send out positive thoughts of peace and acceptance. Please take a moment to honor all walks of life.”
I found this beautiful quote and intention in the Healing Touch Community Newsletter.  I wish I could report to you today that I only felt peace and positive vibes this week, but that was not my experience. 
I felt a rush of anger, despair, and grief around the tweets, news, and unfolding of events since last Friday. There was so much energy in my body; it was overwhelming. I thought about all the things that I could, and should be grateful for. That didn’t help, in fact, it made me even more irritable. 
Acceptance was my only path through it. Not acceptance of what was happening, but acceptance of how ungracefully I was experiencing it. Acceptance of how overwhelmed I was and how hopeless I felt.  Self-compassion for all that I couldn’t seem to deal with. 

After I finally felt that acceptance; I recommitted. I now feel an even deeper commitment to show up, do my best, and stay connected to my highest wisdom in every way possible. To hold space for all that is happening in these crazy times. There are infinite possibilities in this moment. I feel even more grounded, energized, and creative.

I am so grateful for my daily self-reiki treatments, breathwork sessions, and meditation practice. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without these tools.

I know the next few months may be crazy. I will probably feel overwhelmed again. I also know that my renewed commitment to holding a high vibration of acceptance for myself and peace for our world is greater than ever.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time Healing and Breathwork practice in Oakland, California. She is available Monday through Friday for distance healings as we shelter in place.