Friday, March 2, 2018

What is Reiki for Pets?

A baby goat is now happily running around in its pen. Just a few days ago, though, it wasn’t; it was on its deathbed. That’s when Pet Reiki practitioner Margaret Ravenel showed up. Using non-verbal energy techniques, she helped the little goat regain the will to fight for its own life.

"'Let's fight.'" Margaret, in effect, told the animal, "'Even though your mom's not here, other people are here to help you.' So now he's kicking and screaming and having a great old time. I went out and saw him this afternoon; he's two weeks old now… By just infusing him with that energy, he's doing a lot better."

We all live in a world of complex family relationships – and that includes your furred, feathered, and four-legged family: the beloved animal that may have stumbled into your life, the stray who kept hanging around, the pet who came home with you from the local shelter or after a search for a particular breed. Regardless of how they found you, these amazing creatures provide vital links to health and well-being. Your pets are attuned to changes in the emotional environment of your household. Unwittingly, you often receive energy healing from your animals as they seek to calm and relax you.

And, like you, your pets can also suffer trauma. This trauma can be physical, mental, or emotional and it can manifest in an acute or chronic illness. When pets also experience their own traumas, Reiki is a gentle therapy you can use to help them.

Seeking treatment for your animal companion may be as stressful and traumatic as finding medical care for any family member – or for yourself. Healthcare for your pet follows a course similar to your own health care, which may involve complementary treatments beyond the usual Western medical model. Many alternative therapies are just as applicable to healing animals.

Reiki is one of those alternative therapies. Reiki addresses the natural flow of energy through the body. Pet owners choose Reiki for their animals for the same reasons they would choose alternative therapies for themselves:
  • Reiki is natural, non-toxic, non-invasive, with no adverse side effects.
  • Reiki promotes self-healing.
  • Reiki is complementary to other healing modalities.
  • Reiki addresses acute and chronic physical ailments.
  • Reiki addresses emotional issues.
  • Reiki addresses behavioral issues.
  • Animals are naturally receptive to Reiki.
  • Reiki can be applied to any species in any circumstance: wild, domesticated, rescues.
  • Reiki increases trust and bonding between animals and humans.
“I'll ask the universe to show me where the animal is having challenges,” Margaret explains. “I don't ask for pain or anything specific… So I usually use the pendulum and I scan the whole body. And then from there, I focus in on different chakras. And it's a different feeling for each one. It can be a vibration. It can be an intense heat. It can be something physically in my body that I'm picking up through theirs. I can physically take on whatever they're experiencing, but I don't have to attach it to myself. So I can feel what they're going through, but then I can dismiss it and let it go out of my energy field.”

Margaret works with dogs, cats, horses, goats, and any other pets who need some healing attention. If your furred, feathered, or four-legged family members need some help, offer them the good vibrations of a healing Pet Reiki experience!