Compassion

Animal Reiki with Harley the Hog

In Honor of Harley the Hog, It’s Time to End Factory Farming

Today I take heavy thoughts, and embrace them in light and the possibility of a future filled with compassion and healing for animals…. Today I remember Harley, a beautiful hog who lived at BrightHaven and brought joy and light to my life, my daughter’s life, and the lives of so many visitors and Reiki students …

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I get by with a little help from my …

How are you all hanging in there? I must admit, I’ve been feeling a bit of isolation exhaustion over the past few days. I miss traveling, teaching (in person) and hiking in nature every day with my dog. I consoled myself by binge watching “Anne with an E” on Netflix (loved it!), petting my collie …

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Gratitude and Kindness Can Heal Our World: Animal Reiki Practice, Precepts and the Pandemic

Last week we celebrated 50 years of Earth Day, and I want to share with you that I believe gratitude and kindness can heal our world! I’ve created a special video meditation connecting with trees to help bring a sense of gratitude, peace and calm to your day. CLICK HERE to watch, and I hope …

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3 Lessons About Hard Times My Animal Reiki Practice Taught Me

3 Lessons About Hard Times My Animal Reiki Practice Taught Me

As we enter our 3rd week of shelter in place, here in Marin County, I am figuring out a new routine as I adjust to our new “normal.” As life has gotten quieter, I noticed this week that it strangely felt familiar to me. As I reflected on this I realized that there was one …

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3 Ways Animal Reiki Practitioners Can Support Ourselves and Others During COVID-19 Pandemic 💚

I hope today finds you safe and well. Despite the stress and anxiety out in the world due to the Pandemic, I’m making a conscious effort every day to count my blessings. As we enter our 2nd week of “shelter in place” I’m enjoying the fact that I have more time with my family at …

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How to Find Peace in Uncertain Times

I’m writing to you from Marin County, where we’ve just received a “shelter in place” order from the Sheriff’s Department. This is truly an uncertain time in our world, and no one will remain unaffected by this pandemic. As an empath, I find it more difficult than most to be around community anxiety and panic. …

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5 Core Values Animal Reiki Practitioners Should Live By

5 Core Values Animal Reiki Practitioners Should Live By

Formal meditation practice is just the beginning of our Animal Reiki practice. The true purpose of Animal Reiki is living a kinder life. How can we progress on this journey towards living fully with loving kindness and compassion for all creatures? Try spending some time contemplating the following five core values and their relation to …

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Holding Space with the Let Animals Lead® Method

Holding Space with the Let Animals Lead® Method

The Let Animals Lead® method is unique in its simple yet profound intention to “hold space” for animals and their caregivers. We are not “animal healers,” but rather Reiki practitioners who focus on the meditative teachings of Reiki as powerful support for animals to self-heal. Animals are drawn to the meditative space, and very sensitive …

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