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Lessons from the Animals of Remus 2013

I was privileged to return to Essex, England this year to teach Reiki and celebrate Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary’s 30th year. Sue Burton, the sanctuary’s founder, has dedicated her life to helping horses and other farm animals in need. Remus provides excellent care and rehabilitation to over 200 horses, ponies,…
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Healing Beyond Words with Animal Reiki

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.-Thich Nhat Hanh Each lifelong relationship between and animal and his person is a unique heart-to-heart dance: elegant, graceful and flowing. To be able to be present with…
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Lessons from Swiss Chocolate on Animal Reiki

Hmmm, chocolate and Reiki for animals…related? I say yes! I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Switzerland this past May. As I ate my way through every chocolatier in the Lake Geneva district, you may have thought wow all she wants to do is eat chocolate. Well, yes perhaps that…
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Reiju and Animals: When, How, and Most Importantly, Why?

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not…
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Lessons from the Trees

Last year I spent time at a Reiki retreat at the beautiful Sequoia Retreat Center in northern California. Part of our days were spent in the conference room with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the beautiful redwood trees, but every day we also spent some time doing Reiki…
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Three Lessons from the Horses of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary

I had the great pleasure of travelling from my native California to the beautiful U.K. this past September, to teach several Reiki classes at Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex. Remus is located on 40 beautiful pastoral acres and is home to about 200 farm animals—horses, cows, goats, sheep and…
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Meditating with Your Horse for Healing

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. This quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is a great reminder of the power of meditation, especially when I am with my horse and he is not feeling well. It sounds so simple, and yet in…
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