Reiki is a very simple method of energy healing. It’s not necessary to have a complicated procedure for giving Reiki to your pets. By pets I mean dogs, cats, fish, birds and reptiles. Animals are generally very receptive to energy healing, and Reiki is a very simple method of energy healing. Reiki energy goes where it needs to go, regardless of what you are doing.
Simply place your hand over your pet as shown in the image and let the Reiki flow! If you know where your pet is hurting, place your hand on the spot, or you can place your hand just a little above the area if it’s too sore for touch.
You can give Reiki during your loving interactions with your pets. Hold the dog or cat in your lap and just let the Reiki flow out of your hands. When your pet begins to lose interest, or when you feel the Reiki stop flowing, you are done. This could be 10 minutes or an hour. Reiki is basically an intuitive process, so pay attention to how your pet is acting and how the flow of Reiki is moving through your hands.
For larger dogs, sit on the floor with them. Give Reiki to their heads, then their neck and chest and intervals down the torso until you reach the rump. This will cover just about everything. If there is a particular area of injury or disease concentrate on it after doing the rest of the body. Treat with Reiki as long as the pet will sit.
Make your Reiki time with your pet a loving time, by petting and whispering loving words to them. Your pet will come to seek you out for Reiki if it’s an optimum experience for them. I have known many pets who come up to the Reiki practitioner asking for healing energy. Animals are well aware of the benefits of Reiki and they have no “monkey mind” to doubt it.
A few animals will not sit for a Reiki treatment. This may happen if the pet is not yours and is shy. I’ve had this happen with clients’ cats a few times. You can treat these animals with distance healing from another area of the room. This is also true for birds and reptiles if they are not comfortable with handling.
To give Reiki to fish or reptiles that cannot be handled, simply place your hands on the glass walls of the tank and let the Reiki flow. I once had a little Betta fish named Fred who was looking like he might pass. I placed my hands on his bowl and let the Reiki flow. He actually swam over to where my hand was. It was pretty obvious that he felt the energy. He lived for another year after that.
I have had animals actually show me where they are hurting by pointing to the spot with their noses. Animals are very open and receptive to Reiki and keenly aware of what you are doing.
To give a basic treatment to your pet, it’s necessary to at least be attuned to Reiki I. A Reiki I attunement will enable you to render hands on healing, in other words your hands must touch the pet, or be no more than an inch from its body. The Reiki II attunement enable you to send distance healing.
If you would like more information about taking a Reiki Class, please contact me. Reiki I is available online.