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Animal Reiki: It’s not what you think

Do you love animals? Are you interested in holistic modalities? Have you ever tried meditation? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are a perfect candidate for learning animal Reiki.

What? Animal Reiki is not for you, you say? Well, hear me out for a few seconds. Having spent so many years in this field, I’ve encountered every reason or excuse you can think of. But I’m here to let you know it’s worth another few moments of consideration because—and I truly believe this—animal Reiki might not actually be what you think it is.

So without further ado, here are three likely reasons why you haven’t tried animal Reiki—and why I think you should:

Reason #1: “It’s too woo-woo.” If you think being in a positive and balanced state of mind is woo-woo, if you think kindness and compassion are woo-woo, if you think meditation is woo-woo, then yes, it’s woo-woo! But if you want to learn how meditation can bring your mind and heart back to balance so you can be more kind and compassionate with yourself and your animals, then Reiki is for you.

Reason #2: “I tried it once before, and my animal didn’t like it.” Let me guess, did you “do” Reiki “to” your animal? Animals appreciate humans who see Reiki as a shared partnership—a way of being together. Animals understand the healing power of open-hearted presence much more than we do, so let your animals take the lead and watch their enthusiasm for Reiki blossom!

Reason #3: “I don’t have the talent for it.” Reiki uncovers our inner heart and essence, so whatever talent you have, Reiki will help you get back in touch. The true magic of Reiki doesn’t come from something outside of us; the real magic is about remembering our own inner bright light that is always perfect, even when we are facing difficulty. True and lasting healing can be found through a mind and heart resting in compassion in this present moment. Remember: This is about our intention and practice, not about talent.

So there you have it: Anyone can learn the wonderful practice of animal Reiki. If you’re just getting started, head over to my website for some additional info.

What were (or are) your reasons for not trying animal Reiki? And if you eventually ended up trying it, was it how you thought it would be?

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