Lexie Cataldo © 2013 Animal Reiki: what is it?
In a nutshell, it is simply learning to meditate with your animals. But in a bigger sense, Reiki is a spiritual system cultivating compassionate intention, which in turn brings about healing transformation. The practices of Reiki help us navigate our life's challenges with grace and surrender while we to learn to listen to and be present for others in a compassionate space.
For me personally, Reiki has healed my lifelong battle with anxiety, and also brought me peace, strength, and balance in my recent battle with breast cancer. Reiki has transformed the way I look at and relate to all beings and species on this planet, and my passion and mission in this life is to share Reiki with animals of all species, and to teach their people how to connect more deeply with them. I can tell you from my deepest heart, that Reiki has saved my life in more ways than one! Reiki offers simple techniques that anyone can do, that help us to open our hearts to the world around us, always from a grounded and centered place, each and every day. When we live our life in this way animals, who are so pure and sensitive, feel it, are drawn to us and want to share with us and support us. A beautiful, peaceful, compassionate space which embraces, connects and encompasses all beings, all species, all life, this is Reiki in action.
Because the practices of Reiki are focused on helping us remember our inner wisdom of universal connection to all things, the more we practice, the deeper our healing can go. Because we are healing our inner essence and spirit, we often see ripples into the other layers of our being—spiritual healing through the dying process, or emotional, mental and physical healing throughout life's journey. I call it the "Reiki ripple effect"—when we open our hearts to balance, clarity and harmony—in other words, the beauty of our world as it should be and our place in it—then healing, contentment, transformation and renewal will follow.
I have devoted the last fifteen years of my life to the spiritual system of Reiki. I have the honor of studying for several of these years with Frans Stiene, one of the world's experts in the Japanese spiritual origins of the system of Reiki. And I also honor thousands of animal teachers around the world who have shown me how to open, trust and surrender to the healing journey of the spirit. At Animal Reiki Source, I have developed a unique program that combines my knowledge and experience of Japanese Reiki traditional practices, with teachings about the sensitivities, preferences and wisdom of our animal teachers. Due to the simplicity and profound effectiveness of these teachings, thousands of students from all over the world have incorporated these techniques into their lives with great healing success. I invite you to take my hand and walk with me on this amazing journey of healing transformation for your heart, the hearts of the animals, and the heart of the planet.
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