I never, ever thought I’d get a tattoo. Not that I had anything against tattoos, but in my world, having a tattoo never even crossed my mind. Maybe because I was kind of a nerd in school. My best friend was a dog. I played on the badminton team in high school (go Saints!). I got straight As and went to a top-tier university. I worked and got married and had a kid.
In 2011, I received the shocking diagnosis that I had breast cancer. Everything started happening so fast. The pills, the doctor visits, the bloodwork, the tests, the surgery. The scars.
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.