One of my clients was a beautiful white pony named Tess. As I began the treatment, I introduced myself to Tess and explained that I would be offering her Reiki, with her permission. I stood several feet away since this was her first treatment and I didn’t want to startle her with the new sensation of the energy. After a few minutes, she approached my hands and began sniffing them. It was clear that she felt the energy and was very curious about it.
An Awakening to the True Essence of Reiki
Animal Reiki Source Newsletter: Summer 2012
By Ann Noyce, Animal Reiki Teacher
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
The animals at the C.A.R.E. Foundation in Apopka, Florida opened my eyes to a deeper meaning of this quote by Anatole France. These sweet animals offered me the opportunity to experience a true connection with them, a heart-to-heart connection that was very powerful. When we truly connect or bond with an animal, we open or awaken our hearts and minds to the many teachings and lessons about life that the animals have for us.
Every animal knows more than you do. – Native American proverb
To get the most out of our experiences with Reiki and dogs, it is helpful to consider the spiritual qualities of our dogs and what we can learn from them. When we share our lives with dogs, our spiritual paths intertwine. We are (consciously or unconsciously) changed for the better. Dogs are not only our closest companions and friends; they are also amazing spiritual teachers, simply because of the spiritual qualities they possess.
Learn about a safe and effective energetic healing modality with promising preliminary research that can support you and the animals you care for.
Last year, Dr. Oz declared Reiki his No. 1 alternative medicine secret. With 40 percent of Americans having tried alternative medicine—and 60 percent of U.S. households home to at least one pet—many people are increasingly turning to Reiki and other holistic therapies to help their animals.
Trips to the vet are a part of your dog’s life—sometimes for quick check-ups and routine exams, and sometimes for complex treatments or serious procedures. Many dogs (not to mention us, their human caretakers) experience anxiety and stress surrounding these visits. Reiki, a system of energy healing, can support you and your dog in making these trips calm, positive experiences.