Let Animals Lead® Blog

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Transforming Weakness into a Superpower

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our SARA Fundraiser 🙂 We surpassed our goals for both shirts! For our classic design, we sold 277 shirts – our goal was 200, so this was amazing! This means SARA raised $2,730.92! For our kitty love design, we sold 147 shirts – our …
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Paying it Forward for Shelter Animals

One of the things that makes the Let Animals Lead® method unique, is the acknowledgement and honoring of animals as teachers and healers in their own right. Entering into the Animal Reiki relationship is not a one-way street, it is a partnership. In fact, when animals choose to enter into …
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Remembering Your Soul Power

There are many definitions of the word “Reiki.” Some of the more common ones are: spiritual energylife force energyuniversal life energy My Reiki teacher Hyakuten Inamoto explained to me once that the words “Rei” and “Ki” in Japanese both really mean energy. However “Rei” is more the energy of heaven or the …
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How to Hold Space for Animal Healing

Over the years, I’ve written a lot on the topic of holding space for animals. For me, this is a central teaching in the Let Animals Lead® method because we see ourselves as having a very passive role in the Animal Reiki relationship. Rather than focusing on “fixing” this or …
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The 3 Foundational Teachings of the Let Animals Lead® Method

The Let Animals Lead® Method has a solid foundation, being grounded in three guiding teachings. These teachings can help us as practitioners find our way when we may be facing a very difficult situation. If we approach the situation through the lens of these teachings, it becomes much easier to …
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Meet My BrightHaven Animal Teachers

Spending so much time at home during the pandemic has made me appreciate the quiet spaces in my home even more! And so, as a slow-moving project, over the past few months I’ve been redoing my home office. I’ve been trying to decide what to put on the wall across from my …
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3 Reasons to Train This Year

This is a big week for my family: My daughter, Indigo is starting High School! It’s kind of crazy how time flies 🙂 I still remember taking her to school on her first day of Kindergarten. With everything happening throughout this pandemic, we’re so grateful that the learning will be …
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Remembering All is Well

This past week was a very challenging one for me personally! My parents were evacuated due to the River Fire (thank goodness they are safe and were able to return to their home without damage). At the same time that was happening, a nearby sanctuary to them where my student Sherry …
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Blessing the Bones

This morning, we were planting some hydrangeas in my front yard, right along the perimeter of the house, when we discovered something unexpected: a fabric bag full of bones. We determined they were cat bones and were very old. I could feel from the burial place that there was still love …
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