Reiki is loving, healing energy. Reiki facilitates open hearts, strengthening the extraordinary bond between animals and their humans.
The term Reiki (RAY-key) comes from two Japanese words - Rei, or spirit, and ki, the energy of the universal life force that flows through all living things. Reiki connects with the light, love, compassion and peace of divine spirit to create a gentle space where healing can occur.
As quantum physics tells us, all matter is energy. When we get down to the smallest particles and look inside, there is nothing there. There is only energy. This energy of universal consciousness flows through all living beings. It is the light that we were before we came here, and the light we will be when we leave. This is the light of Reiki.
The practice of Reiki offers a pause in time to rest into this beautiful life force energy and connect from our heart center with our precious animals. We create a quiet, safe space of peace and ease. Our animals are very sensitive to this energy flow and recognize our intent to share in this space. They then can receive whatever healing they need most at this moment in their lives.
If we just pause for a moment to allow the beautiful connection between all living beings to come to our attention, if we stop "doing" and try just "being," we can begin to experience our animals through our hearts. A Reiki practitioner connects with the flow of energy that offers to heal all that needs to be healed. We can then just “be” Reiki. We can "be" that loving, compassionate energy that opens hearts, comforts the physical body and brings a deep sense of well-being to the spirit.
Benefits of Reiki for Animals
Reiki treatments for animals who are suffering from fear or anxiety helps them to trust, to relax and to simply stop and rest. Reiki treatments help animals suffering from physical pain or illness or recovering from surgery by soothing their symptoms and resting their bodies. Our animals are deeply connected to the world around them and they too can experience the emotional trauma of the loss of a friend, a loved one or a beloved place. At these times Reiki brings gentle healing and love to the wounded heart. And those animals we rescue and all those we bring into our homes benefit greatly from "Reiki time" of deep connection and bonding through the compassion of the heart.
Benefits of Animal Reiki for Their Human Companions
One of the beautiful surprises about animal Reiki treatments comes from the animals themselves as a gift to their humans. When we sit in the light, when we ground with Mother Earth, we become present. Our hearts open, our minds clear, and our animals come. They come to share the space, and when they come, we begin to find that they are wise ones. They are healers too. When we connect with them at the level of spirit, we find that they chose us just as much as we chose them. If we’re willing to "see," they will show us what we need to know, what we need to be. A Reiki session with animals and their human companions not only deepens the bond of love but teaches the wisdom of the animal spirit.