General Animal Reiki Articles

This page is the place for you to read about all things animal Reiki! You’ll find articles about Reiki’s healing benefits for shelter animals, how Reiki can help heal compassion fatigue in animal caregivers, and even how chocolate can teach us about animal Reiki! There are also several articles about what exactly animal Reiki “is,” including one written especially for vet techs. It’s not always easy to explain animal Reiki to others, but hopefully these articles will shed some clarity on animal Reiki’s meaning and help you in your next Reiki conversation. A common theme throughout many of these articles is the fact that Reiki starts with you, and radiates a beautiful peaceful and compassionate space that helps others to heal as well! CLICK HERE for a supportive audio course, “Heal Yourself, Heal Your Animals,” that will share important tips and powerful techniques for interspecies connection and healing.

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 … Gratitude and Kindness Can Heal Our World: Animal Reiki Practice, Precepts and the Pandemic Read More »
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Show Your Love for Kitties of All Kinds

SARA is excited to release its new Let Animals Lead® – Kitty Love t-shirt. Created in our classical Let Animals Lead® Meditate design, this t-shirt honors all kitties – from a big lion down to a beloved house cat. Our kitties are giving us lots of love and support as we work from home and … Show Your Love for Kitties of All Kinds Read More »
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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 … 3 Lessons About Hard Times My Animal Reiki Practice Taught Me Read More »
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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 … 3 Ways Animal Reiki Practitioners Can Support Ourselves and Others During COVID-19 Pandemic 💚 Read More »
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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. … How to Find Peace in Uncertain Times Read More »
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The Three Biggest Changes I’ve Seen in Animal Reiki

When I started practicing Animal Reiki (AR) back in the 90s, I couldn’t find any AR teachers to study with. Most human Reiki teachers just added a sentence in their classes to say something like, “Animals can also benefit from Reiki sessions.” Because of this, and in addition to dedicating myself to many years of … The Three Biggest Changes I’ve Seen in Animal Reiki Read More »
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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Do you remember the movie The Sound of Music? That was one of my favorites when I was little, especially that song, “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” We all have favorite things that keep us going through tough times. But in reality, the best favorites aren’t “things” at all! They’re the places in the … These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Read More »
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Equal but Different: Lessons from CARE 2020

It never ceases to amaze me, the way animals come into our lives to teach us. One of the beautiful things I’ve learned along the way in my Animal Reiki journey, is that sometimes it’s the most unlikely of animals that become the most profound teachers.
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Healing is such a charged word, isn’t it?

What does it mean when we say that Animal Reiki heals? For example, does it mean we have some kind of magical power that other people don’t have? Does it mean that we ourselves, as Animal Reiki practitioners, actually cure specific ailments of the animals in our care?
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