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When I started writing about grounding, I realized there was a lot of information to cover. Being grounded is so essential to our biofield, our health, and our lives. I’m a little surprised I have not written about grounding before now.

My definition of being grounded is the feeling of being connected to the earth, present in your body and in the moment. Being grounded helps us feel safe in our bodies, peaceful, centered, strong and alive.

 

Here are a few signs that you may not be grounded:

  • You misplaced your keys several times this week.
  • You have been bumping into things.
  • You feel fatigued, spacey and find it hard to stay organized.

In my energetic practice, many imbalances I discover in my clients energy field quickly resolve once they become grounded. I have found issues like headaches, anxiety, and jet lag fall away just by grounding.

How can you become grounded? Read the rest of this entry »

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A few weeks ago I wrote about a retreat I went to in Idyllwild, California. There were two group phone calls afterward and someone asked: “How do I keep this peace, this connection, and joy I felt during the retreat in my daily life?”

“You don’t ever have to leave it! Make it your priority to touch this place through your practices each day. Be devoted. It will stabilize through your devotion. “

Supriya Neika Whittemore, Sound and Silence Retreat Facilitator

I realize now that devotion is a deeper place of commitment to peace than I have experienced before, and this commitment to peace connects me to everything – my work, my relationships, my life. So simple.

What a beautiful perspective.

Thank you, Supriya.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

I just love this little news video about Healing Touch. Click here to watch it.

I love the shot of a women receiving a session with her full-length boots on. I love hearing about another headache that was released with energy work, and I love the fact this was made in Ketchum, Idaho.

Enjoy.

 

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

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Several months ago my friend Mary Gaetjens asked me to drive with her to a retreat in Idyllwild, California. At that moment, I was feeling way too attached to my schedule, and I knew it was time to get away from my to-do list. Sometimes just the right thing arrives at just the right time.

The retreat was called Sound and Silence. There was silent meditation, chanting, good food and quiet time in a stunningly beautiful place

It was perfect. The photo above is of one of the 12 women I shared this extraordinary time with. I had forgotten how deeply restorative a retreat can be.

There is so much more I want to say about this adventure, but for now, I think the photo pretty much sums up the whole experience.

To Find out more about the Sound and Silence Retreats, email Supriya at Supra777@yahoo.com

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

WoodcutDistanceHealingiWeb One question I am often asked as a healer is: “Aren’t you afraid you will pick up your client’s bad energy?”

I even had a woman who did not want to come for a healing because she thought her energy was too “bad.”

In almost 20 years of doing energy work, I have never found any bad energy.

I have found “stuck” energy, energy that felt frozen, and people with very low energy flow. These are just a few of millions of ways we can be out of energetic alignment, and these imbalances can be very uncomfortable and even extremely painful. They may even manifest as emotional, mental and physical symptoms such as headaches, anxiety, or high blood pressure.

The nature of energy is clearly addressed in Healing Touch, Scope and Standards of Practice, a small booklet published by the Healing Touch Program. There is a section of 30 statements entitled Major Concepts and Principles Specifically Taught in the Healing Touch Curriculum. Below is #23 of these principles/concepts:

“The nature of energy that a practitioner helps to release from a client’s energy field through Healing Touch clearing methods is neither good or bad, but neutral. It is not harmful the practitioner, who is merely acting as the facilitator of gathering, moving, and releasing it from a client’s  energy system. As long as the practitioner remains grounded and centered, s/he is protected from any untoward temporary symptoms that can occur when two energy fields become blended, as during an energy treatment. The practitioner can clear/release that which no longer serves the client, trusting that it is being received into the Universal Energy Field where it can be transformed according to Higher Power.”

This is a big topic that can be explored in future posts. Are you an energy practitioner or have you had a healing? What are your thoughts or experiences with the nature of energy?

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

Penny Burdick, MD, HTCP is a board-certified holistic family physician. She retired from an active family practice of 31 years at the end of 2011.

Dr. Burdick created a modification of a Healing Touch technique called Mind Clearing that you can easily do on yourself. Self-Mind Clearing is a set of hand positions that balances the energy flow within the brain and relaxes the mind. Her Self-Mind Clearing technique has been approved by the Healing Touch program and was published in the March-April 2015 edition of Energy Magazine.

Try it right now!  Click below to watch the video and follow along with Sita Thompson, who demonstrates the complete technique.

You can also check out her blog here:  http://mandalahealingtouch.com/self-c…/self-mind-clearing-2/

Thank you, Dr. Burdick!

IMG_0893I often schedule a healing for myself when I feel sluggish or ungrounded. Most of my clients also come for a session when they feel out of balance or stressed.

A few months ago I had a client who came for a healing so that she could energetically align with her highest intentions. This involved taking her small business to a new level.

Before the healing, she explained exactly what she wanted to manifest. She had researched her initial goals as much as she could. She had reorganized her office, her schedule, and even her computer to handle the expected volume increase.

She had also spent months deeply reflecting on the personal issues that had once held her back. Her insights were remarkable. She was so clear and grounded, and so present.

For her, the healing was a culmination of all the internal work she had done. She saw her business as an external manifestation of that work. She was now ready to align with her highest intentions and move forward in her life.

I could feel the energy in the room moving before she even got on the table. The session was so powerful. The energy was swirling, rolling, and expanding throughout the session. The vibration was very high; my focus as a healer was to keep the space grounded for her.

It was an eye-opening session for me. I was reminded that healing is not just about fixing what is wrong or out of balance. The healing space, sacred space, is also a place from which to create and manifest.

It is important to note here that the most transformative Reiki and Healing Touch sessions are often very subtle. So subtle that the effects of many healings are not even realized until days after the session.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. Jeri still schedules a Healing Touch session for herself when she feels stuck.

IMG_7965Sacred Space is healing.

I recently had a session with a woman on the second anniversary of her Mother’s death.

Two years ago she had a session with me a few days right after her Mother’s transition, and also on the first anniversary of her passing.

We lit some candles and chose the perfect music. The session was so beautiful. In that sacred space, that oneness, we both felt a connection to everything that ever was and ever will be.

She told me the sessions provided a place where she could fully “recognize all the feelings that were coming up” and “acknowledge the many layers of sadness and release” she was processing.

She said she felt so much comfort from the healing.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.

 

Level III Animal Reiki Teacher Training Class November 2015

Level III Animal Reiki Teacher Training Class November 2015

Being an energetic practitioner is a constantly evolving journey. The energy is always guiding me.  Often I find many techniques that have worked so well in the past just fall away as new awareness arises.

In my practice now, I feel a deepening of the work, of the sacred space, how connected everything really is. “I” feel I am doing less, and my clients are receiving more.

 

This shift has led me to the teachings of Kathleen Prasad. After watching her YouTube videos and reading her books, I decided to attend her three-day Animal Reiki Teacher Training last weekend.

What is Animal Reiki?

Here is a quote from her website answering that very question:

“Animal Reiki is a spiritual practice of compassion for all beings. In a nutshell, “doing” Reiki for animals simply means learning to meditate with your animals. The practices of Reiki help us navigate our life’s challenges with grace and surrender while we learn to listen to and be present for others in a compassionate space. Compassion is the ultimate healer.”

IMG_2170Kathleen’s classes are unique in her emphasis on traditional Japanese Reiki techniques integrated into Animal Reiki practice. Kathleen is passionate about Reiki, connecting with animals, and she is a gifted teacher. I found her constantly evolving journey with her Reiki practice very validating and life-affirming.

There is so much I took away from this class (but not the kitten in the photo, thank god). Let me just say for now that if you are interested in animals, Reiki, or meditation, I recommend that you put a Reiki class from Kathleen on your bucket list. Make it your number one item.

IMG_2183The Reiki Workshop was held at BrightHaven Holistic Animal Retreat in Santa Rosa, California. There is so much love at BrightHaven; I feel so good just being there. During the class I was able to share Reiki with the cows – Buttercup and her baby, as well as chickens, pigs and Odie the goose!

This workshop has opened the door to a new level of healing within myself. What this means for my energy work will unfold in the next few months. For now, I will sum up this post with a quote by Kathleen:

“In the energetic space of healing all possibilities exist.”  – Kathleen Prasad Co-Founder SARA – Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.

 

IMG_0321I have clients who come for regular healing sessions. Some come once a month, some every two or three months, and some people sign up for a short series of healings when they need support during a challenging time.

It’s so easy to get caught up in habitual energy patterns, and let old emotional and mental behaviors run our busy lives. A healing often has the effect of hitting a reset button. After a session, clients report feeling grounded, refreshed and back in their creative flow.

Signs that you are stuck in repetitive energy patterns are: compulsive eating, obsessive thinking, feeling powerless and low energy, lack of mental focus and even just feeling uninspired. A Healing Touch session may help you deeply relax and experience a profound peace that can realign your nervous system, release emotional blocks and jump-start your energy flow.

A peaceful, cohesive energy system makes it so much easier to access deeper intuition, personal guidance and creativity.

I have to add here that if a client is really out of balance, he or she may feel a little spacey right after a healing session. It may take a few hours for their system to adjust to the healing. This is often the case with jet lag, especially after returning from a vacation from halfway around the world. Afterwards, clients report feeling so much more grounded and clear with a faster time-zone adjustment.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.

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