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Reiki For Pets

Learning how to practice Reiki for pets is a favorite among students of the John Harvey Gray Reiki Center. Reiki presents us with special opportunities to bond with our furry friends and help them stay healthy and well. Most pets love getting their Reiki sessions and even “ask” for them. As your pet lourdes-gray-and-sashareceives Reiki energy, its cells, glands, organs, systems, energy bodies, aura, meridian pathways, and chakras commence a balancing and harmonizing process, helping to strengthen his or her body’s natural healing abilities.

Reiki is just as effective whether the recipient of the Reiki session is an animal, a person, or a plant. Reiki energy will work the same for all three. The difference between treating an animal with Reiki and treating a person with Reiki is only in the delivery of the Reiki session itself. In our Reiki training classes, we teach our students how to administer Reiki for pets. It would be impossible to try to encompass all of this information in one article but here are some general guidelines for delivering Reiki for pets that you may find helpful:

Introducing Your Pet to Reiki

cat reikiAnimals are very sensitive to energy. If you have just become initiated in Reiki, your pet will sense it immediately. Some pets require a bit of time to get used to the “new you” …
other pets won’t leave you alone from the very first time they sense the Reiki energy!
Whatever the situation may be for you and your pet, introduce your pet to Reiki very gradually. Let your pet sniff your hands, then give him or her praise and gentle petting. This process may take time, so be patient. Never hold down or restrain a pet that you are introducing to Reiki. If you were to do this, your pet’s mind would create a negative association to Reiki. Not only is this unfair to your pet, but afterwards this conditioning would be hard to break.

Reiki for Pets … Giving Reiki To Animals with Long Standing Conditions

introducing your pet to reikiAs Reiki practitioners we are not allowed to diagnose or prescribe. Reiki should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. If your pet has a health related condition, ask your veterinarian first whether or not it would be appropriate to give Reiki to your pet.

With that said, let’s look at how to give Reiki treatments for conditions that have become chronic. Hawayo Takata, John Harvey Gray’s teacher, used to say, “if the condition is three weeks old or older, and has not healed, then the whole body becomes involved in the healing process and you must give complete Reiki treatments.” Even if the problem started as an injury … if it has not healed in three weeks time, assume that you must give complete treatments.

Reiki-hand-positions-for-animals-dogAttached is a drawing of a Reiki for pets hand position pattern (the same Reiki hand positions can be used for any four-legged animal). It has seven positions. It’s okay to reduce the number of  hand positions when treating smaller animals. Repeat the same pattern of Reiki hand positions on the other side of the animal’s body. If you are working on a very large animal, then add as many positions as you would need in order to cover the entire head, neck and torso of the animal.

You can also create optional Reiki hand positions anywhere on the animal’s body that needs energy. Use either: the “hands next to each other with thumbs touching,” “long pad with an overlap” or “hand sandwich” Reiki hand positions for this purpose. We teach all of these positions in our Reiki I class in the “Reiki for Pets” part of the class. The Reiki hands positions for humans are included in our book “Hand To Hand.

Ethics of Giving Reiki for Pets

girl giving reiki to frogWhen giving a Reiki for pets treatment you must be very respectful of the animal. Pay close attention to the signs the animal is sending you. If he or she seems uncomfortable and wants to get up, then stop the treatment. Give the animal a break, lots of praise, and wait a while before resuming the Reiki treatment.

It would not be ethical and fair to hold the animal down against his or her will. After the animal has had a break and you also are ready, resume the treatment, starting with the position located just after the position that was interrupted when you gave the animal a break.

Remember to repeat the Reiki hand positions on the opposite side of the animal’s body. At the end of the treatment, smooth the Reiki energy front head to tail three to five times. This will get the aura flow moving in the right direction.

Treating Very Sensitive Pets

hampster getting reikiSome animals are so sensitive to Reiki energy that you will need to break their Reiki treatments into short segments … two or three minutes at a time … and spread these segments out over the course of a few hours. For other animals even more sensitive, you will only be able to give them Reiki healing treatments from the aura—at a distance of 2 to 3 feet away from the physical body.

Reiki for Pets … Treatments for Animals with Recent Injuries

reiki treatment for injuryUse good common sense and follow every precaution when treating an injured animal. You don’t know how the animal will react. Reiki for pets is not a substitute for emergency veterinary care. If in doubt, consult your veterinarian before giving hands-on Reiki to an injured animal.

If you are treating an injury, treat the injury from the aura, i.e., let your hands hover about an inch over the affected part (for very sensitive animals keep your hands 2 to 3 feet above the aura). In this way you won’t have the risk of placing an uncomfortable amount of pressure over the injured area.

After you treat the injury, release the memory of the injury by giving Reiki energy to the adrenal glands. This would be “Position 5” in the Reiki hand positions for animals pattern. Refer to the drawing of the Reiki hand positions for animals, which is included in this article, and do both sides of the body.

Reiki Treatments for Injuries Are Given In 2 Parts:

  1.  Treat the affected area first—the injury; and
  2. Release the memory of the injury from the body by treating the adrenal glands. Takata said “If you are treating an injury that should have healed long ago but has not, then the body is still holding on to the memory of the injury.” Always treat the adrenal glands after surgery.
  3. Also remember, surgery is an emergency to the body. Treat the part of the body that had surgery (let your hands hover from above without touching) and then release the adrenal glands.

lourdes and horseThe length of an emergency Reiki treatment will vary according to the severity of the injury. Last summer, a treated “Faith,”a neighbor’s thoroughbred mare that was limping. “Faith” had broken out of her stall severely injuring her shoulder and right front leg. I gave the horse’s aura a quick scan and found a break in the astral matrix right over the injury. I then gave hands-on Reiki directly to the area, staying on the position until my hands cooled off … this taking about 60 minutes before my hands cooled.

lourdes and horse2I finished the treatment by releasing the memory of the injury from her adrenal glands (position number five of the Reiki hand positions for animals), taking about another 10 minutes to accomplish. Within one day after the Reiki treatment, “Faith” stopped limping. I then went back and gave her several follow up sessions in order to complete the healing process.

Giving Reiki Treatments for Miscellaneous Pets

reiki duckTreat a bird from the outside of the cage, if he is not tame. If the bird is tame you may hold the bird in your hands and treat. Adjust the positions to cover the whole body; a small animal will require fewer positions.

Treat a reptile from outside his cage … unless it is your pet and you know it is safe to hold the animal.

Treat the fish from outside the container that holds it; most commonly, this is a glass fish tank. Place your hands on the outside of the glass container. The Reiki energy will travel through the water.

Remember, if you are not sure whether or not it is safe to give the animal a hands-on Reiki treatment, it is best to give the animal a distance Reiki treatment instead.

Reiki for A Wild Perch

Reiki for pets perchFrequently during the summer, my dog Sasha and I take rides in our pontoon boat. We enjoy boating in one of the New Hampshire lakes nearby. Our favorite spot is a beautiful small set of islands surrounded by a sand bar. The water is warm and crystal clear. The views mimic those of the coastal waters off Maine. While there, I enjoy swimming while Sasha explores the little islands. Last summer, I noticed a small perch guarding its nest close to the area where we had tied our boat. I gently and slowly placed my hands in the water offering Reiki to the perch. Little by little the perch inched its way, swimming into my hands to receive a Reiki treatment. Every day for the next two weeks, this little perch swam into my hands to receive Reiki!

The little perch presented me with a beautiful gift by allowing me to give it Reiki. In Reiki we are not just working with energy, we are joining as One with Spirit. Reiki manifests itself in our lives every day, in infinite ways … not just when we are at the table giving a session, but also in the way that we relate to others, in the way we seek to be of service to all things created by Spirit … the people, the animals and the Earth …

#ASKLOURDESGRAY SHOW!

The #ASKLOURDESGRAY SHOW

NEW! The #ASKLOURDESGRAY Show will be fueled by your questions – ask Lourdes anything you want, and she will answer in video form. This Q&A Show will serve as a tremendous resource for anyone looking to learn more about Reiki, healing stones, chakras, auras, past lives and more.

#ASKLOURDESGRAY showLourdes will answer your questions with no holding back. We suggest you follow the show on Facebook as new episodes of the #ASKLOURDESGRAY Show will be posted weekly. We will also keep an archive of past episodes on this blog and in our Youtube.com Channel.

How To Ask A Question …

Please visit the John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing Facebook Page. Then, in the comments section just the below top of the page, type the following: #ASKLOURDESGRAY (followed by your question).

Once Lourdes receives your question, she will reply back to let you know she has it. Then, she will start working on her answer to your question in video format. Once the video is ready, she will upload it to The John Harvey Gray Center’s Facebook Page and send you a message that your answer is ready.

What Sort of Questions Should You Ask in The #ASKLOURDESGRAY SHOW?

We welcome all questions! All questions are valuable and will help you, as well as other viewers, learn more about these important topics. There is no such thing as a ‘silly question.’ Here are some suggestions for great questions to ask:

  • Explain Reiki hand positions for general purposes and for specific conditions?
  • How to do Reiki for self-treatment?
  • How to use Reiki for recent injuries?
  • How to treat pets with Reiki?
  • How to sense and read the Chakras?
  • How to see and read Auras?
  • How to use healing crystals in a Reiki session?
  • What are past lives?
  • How to access information about your past lives?
  • and many more …

Episode 1

In this episode Lourdes presents a simple exercise that will start you seeing auras immediately

 

Episode 2

In this episode Lourdes explains how to release the memory of an injury from the body

Episode 3

In this episode Lourdes teaches a Reiki technique to help heal a broken heart and gently release energetic chords that keep you stuck

 

Episode 4

In this episode Lourdes demonstrates a Reiki protocol for treating an animal after having had a vaccination. The protocol helps minimize a negative reaction to the shot as well as remove the shock of the vaccination from the body.

 

Episode 5

Lourdes explains the nature of the Reiki symbols and how they work

 

Episode 6

In this episode Lourdes explains some optional Reiki hand positions for allergies and sinus congestion.

 

 

Episode 7

In this episode Lourdes demonstrates Reiki hand positions for someone who has suffered a stroke.

Reiki Brings Healing Calm To Formerly Abused Dog

Dear Lourdes

Hello, how are you?
FullSizeRender-150x150Today I went to do reiki for my friend and after her session her dog came near me and wanted me to do reiki so I did for the first time on a dog!!

Later I found out this dog was abused by original owner and ran away and animal shelter rescued her from street. Before my friend went to shelter she was about to put to sleep but luckily my friend got her so I had nooooo idea about this story but immediately I touched her stomach it felt like thunder storm in her tummy….

I did 20 min of reiki and she got much calmer…

Thank you for teaching me this amazing gift!!

Thank you.
Juri

Reiki Helps “Riley” The Dog Recover from Surgery

Hi Lourdes,

I thought I’d share a Reiki story with you.  It’s not my most dramatic experience but my first canine one so I ril3-150x150thought I’d share.  I took my 11 month old dog, Riley, to be neutered.  I gave him Reiki treatments before, during and after.  When I brought him home after the procedure I expected him to be very protective of his incision.  I approached him gently to begin Reiki and he rolled right over on his back and exposed his incision.  He laid quietly while I did the treatment.

The next morning same thing.  As soon as I approached him he rolled over.  He looked back and forth from his incision to me like he was urging me to get on with the Reiki!  Twenty four hours after leaving the vet he was running and playing. He did not need the pain medication he was given.  When I brought him back for his post-op check up, and to return the unused drugs, the vet said, “Wow!, He looks fantastic. You would never even know he had surgery.”  So I give thanks again to you and to Reiki 🙂

Sincerely,
Karen Peters

Introducing Your Pet To Reiki


introducing your pet to reikiMost pets love their Reiki treatments but the introduction to Reiki should be gradual and well thought out. Animals are very sensitive to energy. They can feel it and smell it. If you have just become initiated in Reiki, your pet will sense it immediately. Some pets require a bit of time to get used to the “new you” … other pets won’t leave you alone from the very first time they sense the Reiki energy! We teach Reiki techniques for pet in all of our Reiki classes.

Whatever the situation may be for you and your pet, introducing your pet to Reiki should be a gradual process. Let your pet sniff your hands, then give her praise, gentle petting, and a reward such as a healthy treat.  Repeat this process over and over again until your pet is comfortable and relaxed. Remember to be mindful and listen to your pet’s body language for signs that she wants to end the session. Your pet can’t tell you in words when it’s time to quit.

The introductory process may take time, so be patient. Never hold down or restrain a pet while you are introducing her to Reiki. If you were to do this, your pet’s mind would create a negative association to Reiki. Not only is this unfair to your pet, but afterwards this conditioning would be hard to break.

As your pet begins to get used to the Reiki energy, gently place your hands on her body so that your pet can feel the energy flow. Use gentle words of praise, e.g., “good girl,” or “what a good dog” etc. for reinforcement. Note: If your pet is extra sensitive to the energy flow try keeping your hands approximately 12 inches above the pet’s body. The treatment will still be effective but not as intense as if you placed your hands directly on the fur.

When your dog is ready to stand up and move, let her go, and praise her again. Then, after a while, offer more Reiki, place your hands gently on her body, continuing from where you left off.

Reiki for Animals

Animals benefit just as much as humans do from receiving Reiki sessions. Reiki is a Japanese word for “Universal Life Force.” Reiki energy manifests in our physical world as a band of energy frequencies capable of interacting with living organisms … including people, animals, and plants. As a living organism receives Reiki energy, its cells, glands, organs, systems, energy bodies, aura, meridian pathways, and chakras commence a balancing and harmonizing process, helping to strengthen that organism’s natural healing properties.

It matters not to the Reiki healing energy whether the recipient of the Reiki session is an animal, a person, or a plant. Reiki energy will work the same for all three. The difference between treating an animal with Reiki and treating a person with Reiki is only in the delivery of the Reiki session itself. In our Reiki training classes, we teach our Reiki students how to administer Reiki to animals. It would be impossible to try to encompass all of this information in one newsletter article. To learn how to give Reiki to animals please come to one of our Reiki training classes. Here are some general guidelines for delivering Reiki healing energy treatments to animals:

Introducing Your Pet to Reiki

Animals are very sensitive to energy. If you have just become initiated in Reiki, your pet will sense it immediately. Some pets require a bit of time to get used to the “new you” … other pets won’t leave you alone from the very first time they sense the Reiki energy! Whatever the situation may be for you and your pet, introduce your pet to Reiki very gradually. Let your pet sniff your hands, then give him or her praise and gentle petting.  This process may take time, so be patient. Never hold down or restrain a pet that you are introducing to Reiki. If you were to do this, your pet’s mind would create a negative association to Reiki. Not only is this unfair to your pet, but afterwards this conditioning would be hard to break.

John Harvey Gray & Lourdes Gray, Ph.D.
The most experienced Reiki Instructors in the United States