Many of you may have heard of reiki, but are not quite sure what it is. I have been offering reiki energy to animals and people for over 15 years. You can find various descriptions of reiki on the internet, but I would like to give you my perspective as a practitioner – particularly as someone who focuses on reiki for animals as opposed to people.
“Reiki” is a Japanese word that refers to a universal life force energy that helps us heal. Reiki practitioners go through a series of what are called “attunements” to allow us to access reiki energy. There is nothing special about those of us who can access reiki other than the fact that we have had an attunement. I do not have special powers! But I have had several attunements so I practice at a level that is called being a Reiki Master. When I access the energy for someone’s benefit, it is with the intention that the energy be used for their highest good. Sometimes that is physical healing, and sometimes it is emotional or spiritual healing. The reiki energy enters my body and then comes out of my hands. The person or animal to whom I am offering the energy then accepts it if they wish at a frequency that is right for them.
Another way of explaining a reiki session is that the energy moves through me like I am PVC pipe, and exits my hands and flows to the person to whom I am directing it. The skill involved in being a reiki practitioner is to make sure that none of my own energy is being transmitted to anyone, only reiki energy. I also have ways of directing it to particular spots that I can energetically identify. Much of the time when I offer reiki to a person or an animal, I am not physically present with them. The energy finds its way regardless of our geographic location. I don’t know how. I just know that it does because people call me and tell that their dog seemed to be in less pain or no longer nauseated, etc.
I know for some people this sounds pretty crazy. I understand that. But I have worked with the energy for a very long time and I have seen the results. I have watched it lessen acute pain, act as a battery charger of sorts for someone who is exhausted, and watched it “reconnect” the energy flow to a dog’s limbs in a way only acupuncture usually does.
I cannot do justice to the multitude of benefits of reiki in a short post. If you are interested in learning more about reiki for animals, check out Kathleen Prasad’s work. Animalreikisource.com. She is one of the foremost animal reiki practitioners and donates time to offer reiki to shelter animals to help with their stress.
If you are interested in becoming a reiki practitioner for animals or interested in having your dog or other animal treated with reiki, feel free to contact me. As with everything these days, there are frauds as well as genuine healers. I can help you distinguish the difference.