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.

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Healing Beyond Words with Animal Reiki

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.-Thich Nhat Hanh Each lifelong relationship between and animal and his person is a unique heart-to-heart dance: elegant, graceful and flowing. To be able to be present with an open heart is a … Healing Beyond Words with Animal Reiki Read More »
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Lessons from Swiss Chocolate on Animal Reiki

Hmmm, chocolate and Reiki for animals…related? I say yes! I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Switzerland this past May. As I ate my way through every chocolatier in the Lake Geneva district, you may have thought wow all she wants to do is eat chocolate. Well, yes perhaps that is true, however I’m here … Lessons from Swiss Chocolate on Animal Reiki Read More »
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Reiju and Animals: When, How, and Most Importantly, Why?

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; … Reiju and Animals: When, How, and Most Importantly, Why? Read More »
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Lessons from the Trees

Last year I spent time at a Reiki retreat at the beautiful Sequoia Retreat Center in northern California. Part of our days were spent in the conference room with floor to ceiling windows looking out over the beautiful redwood trees, but every day we also spent some time doing Reiki exercises outdoors in nature.
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Mind, Speech and Body and the System of Reiki

Body, speech and mind in perfect oneness, I send my heart along with the sound of the bell. May the hearers awaken from forgetfulness And transcend the path of anxiety and sorrow. Those who are listening to the sound of the bell silently recite the following gatha: “Listen, listen, This wonderful sound brings me back … Mind, Speech and Body and the System of Reiki Read More »
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Benefits of Learning Animal Reiki – for Vet Techs

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 … Benefits of Learning Animal Reiki – for Vet Techs Read More »
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Openness, Receptivity and Cultivating a “Beginner’s Mind”

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” This quote by Shunryu Suzuki illustrates what I believe is an important fact that all Reiki practitioners and teachers should remember. To me, one of the most of the most important qualities we can nurture within ourselves is that … Openness, Receptivity and Cultivating a “Beginner’s Mind” Read More »
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Laying The Groundwork For A Solid Reiki Program In Your Local Shelter, Sanctuary Or Rescue

Bringing Reiki to your local shelter, rescue or sanctuary is not always easy. Sometimes staff may not understand what Reiki is and because of this may be a bit circumspect about allowing it to be used with their animals. And on the other hand, what if Reiki is easily welcomed at your facility? How can … Laying The Groundwork For A Solid Reiki Program In Your Local Shelter, Sanctuary Or Rescue Read More »
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