Compassion

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Becoming an Animal Reiki Visionary

So glad you’re here with me today, my friends. I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood this week. This photo is of the tiny island in the middle of Huntington Lake in the California Sierras. Isn’t it beautiful? As you are reading this, the devastating Creek Fire is actively burning in the Sierras- including …

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Transforming Pity into Compassion Through Animal Reiki

So happy you’re here, animal lover! Today I want to share some food for thought about how powerful our state of mind can be when sharing Animal Reiki with shelter animals. This comes from my book 5 Powerful Meditations to Help Heal Your Animals: True lasting healing is about peace of mind and heart, and …

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From Fearful to Fearless: The Healing Power of Metta Meditation During Cancer Treatment

Originally published on the Levekunst blog, this article illuminates one of my life experiences that inspired the 4th Pillar of the Let Animals Lead® philosophy: “Teaches meditation as the way of compassion.” My meditation practice deepened and changed immensely during the time of my breast cancer treatment. I’m so grateful to have had meditation as …

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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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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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