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Secrets to a joyful life—as taught by animals

It’s not easy to quiet our burdened minds. Life gets chaotic, we run out of time, seemingly insurmountable challenges continue to block our path. Sometimes negative emotions govern us—we feel off-balance and give in to anger or worry or fear.

These are the times we need our animals the most. Spending time with them can help to bring us back to that place of true happiness—of compassion, of harmony, of peace. Walking through life with our animals by our sides is truly the happiest place to be!

How do we begin? As you walk the road of life, simply take one step at a time, with the assistance of our animals and with a little help from Reiki. Below are my best secrets to a joyful life, guided by the Reiki precepts and taught by my many animal teachers …

How positive affirmations can transform your life

Affirmations are a great way to keep your energy high. Any time you have a negative thought, just turn it around and say the opposite. At first, it may feel like you’re making it up, but your mind is funny because it believes whatever you tell it with your inner voice.

Unfortunately, most of us go around our whole lives saying all kinds of negative things. Oh, you can’t do that. You can’t do this. You can’t do that. It’s often very negative, and something we carry from our childhood. And so our inner mind believes that. Our inner self believes it. When you actually start to say the opposite, it feels weird, it feels strange, and it feels like we’re making it up. But guess what? Over time, you’ll notice that you’re feeling better. When you say it, it feels true. I can do this. I feel good. I feel happy. So you’ll see and feel that energy has shifted within you …