Good mornin’ all…
Well, the energy around this week has been so up and down.
Challenging and grumpy one minute and perfect the next!
It’s as if a new door’s starting to open but you’re not too sure how to take the plunge.
Grumpy, cross, challenging, it’s all simply fear of change and once you feel more confident and secure in yourself, then taking the steps needed, will not be so overwhelming.
In fact, they become exciting 🙂
It’s the Spring energy rising and pushing us all to just get on and ‘do it’. 🙂
Whatever ‘it’ is, for you 🙂
And for many, using Reiki on animals seems to be an exciting and engaging choice.
Q – I’m a canine massage practitioner and would like to get some specific tips on using Reiki with animals, especially dogs.
I’ve been using it a little, just doing what feels correct at the moment.
Does your Reiki package address animal Reiki?
I’m being drawn to Reiki and to help animals.
Ok then, just from my experiences…
A – The Ultimate Reiki Package is a COMPLETE Reiki course, designed primarily to show you how to use your Reiki energy for yourself.
Hence the ‘self attunement’ part or more appropriately – The self EMPOWERING part 🙂
But, once you feel comfortable and confident with using your Reiki energy on – and for – yourself, you can then adapt it to use on others.
Be that animals or other people.
You simply adapt your session for the animal you’re treating or as you would for a child or baby.
Just remember, Reiki is NOT DIFFICULT to learn or use… unless, of course, you choose to make it so 🙂
If an elephant has a headache, then using distant Reiki and beaming it across the enclosure may be easier than standing on a big stool 🙂
If a dog has a painful area at one end and sharp teeth the other, then again, distant Reiki across the room might be better than touching, for the present moment.
Or you could consider giving a session using a surrogate such as a teddy bear.
Meanwhile, you might find every stray cat in the neighbourhood drawn to you, like wasps to a jam pot, as they seem unable to resist Reiki energy. 🙂
Not sure about lions mind you… ha ha ha!
Generally speaking, we love to stroke and massage animals and in the main, they seem to respond positively to that kind of touch.
Our stroking is like their licking – and they all lick themselves when poorly.
So, stroking an animal whilst giving Reiki feels good to them.
And you can adapt any of the hand positions and also adapt whatever it is you do, according to how the animal moves and behaves.
Just trust what you sense THEY want you to do, and then do it. 🙂
Move your hands where you feel they should go… and stop when you sense the session has ended.
Don’t carry on just because the owner has paid for an hour’s session – or you may end up with the animal turning on you because they’ve had enough 🙁
I can’t say it enough, so I’ll say it again…
TRUST, TRUST, TRUST yourself, and the animal, to know what’s right.
Okay, perhaps one more little tip before using Reiki on an animal.
You must remain calm and confident at all times.
Steadying your own energy first, by using Reiki on yourself, before approaching the animal, is a very good idea.
If you become ‘unsettled’ then an animal will pick up on this immediately and might in turn become unsettled in an aggressive manner.
So, whilst they’re feeling vulnerable, you must be their calm leader.
Mushy sympathy to an animal is a sign of weakness.
Be calm and reassuring instead.
Here’s some suggested reading from the ‘horse’s mouth’ – so to speak 🙂
Animal Reiki: Using Energy to Heal the Animals in Your Life
by Elizabeth Fulton and Kathleen Prasad.
Great pictures, stories and advice.
So, if you want to do Animal Reiki – do it.
Our course teaches you all about Reiki and then it’s up to YOU how and with who, you share this wonderful energy.
Animals are naturally connected to the Universal Energy.
So just remember that they’ve a lot to share with you too.
As with any experience you have – it’s all about YOU! 🙂