Did you know that you can use Reiki on animals? Do you know when to treat your pet (or any animal) with Reiki healing energy? And do you know which Reiki hand positions to use on animals?
Animals respond so well to Reiki healing energy!
And you will benefit as well from treating them...
It is simple, beneficial and generally just a wonderful way to increase the bond between you and your beloved companion.
No one knows exactly what an animal experiences during a Reiki session, but they seem to let go and relax. They normally become very still and seem to sense that something very special is taking place, and gratefully absorb the energy.
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a natural healing method which is thousands of years old. It heals on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki is Universal life force energy; that which sustains life and promotes healing in all living things. When you practice Reiki, you act as a channel for this powerful healing energy.
When To Use Reiki On Animals
Animals respond very well to Reiki, and just as in humans, Reiki can be used for all types of illnesses, injuries and emotional problems. Try Reiki treatments on animals to speed up the healing of physical trauma caused by accidents or surgery, remove pain from the animal's body, relieve stressand bring balance.
Reiki is often used to energize and revitalize an older animal as well assoothe and calm highly-strung, hyperactive or stressed animals.
When you are preparing for the passing of your pet, a Reiki sesssion can be very comforting for both you and your animal companion. The bond between you and your animal friend is supported and you both receive comfort and peace with this healing energy.
I enjoy doing an informal Reiki healing on my two old dogs at any time that I feel necessary. And they seem to know and enjoy the special attention and comfort.
How To Do Reiki On Animals
Giving a Reiki treatment to an animal involves putting your hands lightly on or near the animals body. Remember to settle yourself into the right frame of mind for doing Reiki healing and then invite your pet into your lap. Let them choose their position, and then place your hands wherever it feels most natural. Remember that the Reiki energy will naturally go where it is most needed, and that you do not need to force it.
Animal anatomy is very similar to human anatomy, so you can usually judge Reiki hand positions fairly easily if you are trying to treat specific organs. Animals usually show you by their body positions where to placeyour hands so be aware of how they turn their body towards your hands. As with humans, if you find an area on an animal that seems to draw a lot of energy, spend more time on that area.
Pets, especially cats and dogs, will usually remain lying down during a Reiki treatment for as long as they need the healing. When they've had enough they usually will stand up or move away. Normally, 20 to 30 minutes is plenty for an animal.Generally animals like being touched behind the ears, on the head, above the eyes, and under the chin, but also like to be touched on the belly, chest and back.
You don't even have to be in direct contact with the animal to give Reiki healing. For example, place your hands on a fish tank and direct healing energy to the fish. Or place your hands on a bird cage and channel energy to the bird.
Treatments involving Reiki on animals are usually shorter than human sessions; they absorb Reiki energy a lot easier than we humans do. Usually, they will not sit still for an entire session - rather they receive Reiki for a few minutes, then wander off, only returning again a few more times for more healing.
If you have a pet, experiment with giving them Reiki. I'm sure you will find that they will enjoy the loving energy. And you will enjoy being able to assist in their well-being...
Practising Reiki on animals is good for everyone!
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