Reiki is a holistic modality that may be used for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. The energy that is attracted and channeled to the recipient by the practitioner flows through the recipient’s entire body, adjusting imbalances along the way. The very nature of Reiki ensures that it always seeks out the origin of a problem and works to clear blocks wherever they may be, in order to reestablish balance and positive energy flow.
Reiki is ideal for use with animals because it is gentle and noninvasive. It doesn’t cause stress, discomfort, or pain, and can yield powerful results. Animals respond intuitively to the power of Reiki to heal emotional, behavioral, and physical illnesses and injuries.
For healthy, well-adjusted animals, Reiki helps to maintain their health, while providing relaxation and a sense of peace and contentment. For animals with health issues, Reiki is a safe complement to traditional western medicine and other forms of alternative medicine (acupuncture, homeopathy, shiatsu, flower essences, etc.). The beauty of Reiki is that it cannot possibly do harm, no matter what. It can reduce the side effects of various medicines, and can help alleviate the discomfort of radiation and chemotherapy.
Reiki is perhaps most dramatic in cases of shock/trauma, such as the wild bird shown in the photos. This poor bird had accidently flown into Lauren’s house and crashed into several bay windows in his panic to get out. He was unconscious when Lauren began Reiki. After 15 minutes he woke up and within 30 minutes he was back in the trees with his friends.
For animals who are preparing to cross over, Reiki is a powerful yet gentle way to provide comfort, relief from pain, fear, and anxiety, and to ease the transition to death.
Some of the many benefits of Reiki for animals:
Because Reiki is a pure healing energy, it will never harm you or your animal friend.If your animal friend has emotional problems due to trauma, abuse or neglect, Reiki can help release bad memories and heal negative emotions.
In case of behavioral issues such as nervousness or hyperactivity, Reiki can help to relax your animal friend and reduce their stress and anxiety.
If your animal companion is sick or injured, Reiki can help them heal more quickly. If your friend is facing a serious illness, Reiki can help bring comfort and complement conventional and other alternative treatments.
If your animal companion is preparing to cross over, Reiki can help bring peace and comfort to you and your friend during this difficult time. It helps animals to relax and let go of their sense of responsibility to care for their people, while it also helps their people to let go and move through their grief.