We miss your presence and honor your memory, Bernadette, and will always remember your bright spirit!
Bernadette (aka Birdy) is a somewhat chubby and intractable older cat who has a deep fear of thunder and fireworks. At the first boom, she trudges down the hallway to the bedroom and crawls into the darkest corner under the bed and stays there. The space is really too small for her body, but despite the discomfort, she won’t come out until hours after the noise stops. So this year, Bernadette’s person asked me to send a distant treatment to help her get through the 4th without the usual stress and fear. A tall order for Reiki, indeed!
One of my clients was a 19-year-old cat named Boo, whom I never met in person but sent regular distant treatments. Boo’s health had been gradually deteriorating following a stroke-like seizure in 1997. Due to his fragile condition, he wasn’t a candidate for any kind of surgery, and it wasn’t possible to establish with certainty the exact cause of his problems. He had experienced a short seizure in early 2003, but there was nothing further the vet could do for him. His person was advised that further “neurological events” were likely, and that Boo probably wouldn’t survive much longer.
Distant Reiki is a great way to heal your animal’s past as well as your own. Sometimes this can happen during the same treatment, as I learned from a treatment I gave to my cat Cassy, who passed away several years ago. The reason for the treatment came about in an unusual way.
One treatment I gave to a horse taught me the value in allowing animals to choose whether or not to receive hands-on Reiki. This particular horse was a beautiful dark bay mare named Kay. She had a difficult past and needed Reiki to help her release some emotional memories. During the first treatment, I treated her from inside her stall, a few feet away. By the end of the treatment, she had pushed her chest into my hands and fell into a deep sleep, her nose lightly touching my shoulder.