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Exploring Reiki and Compassion With the Exotic Animals of CARE

Compassion and Reiki: Where does one end and the other begin? A recent trip to Apopka, Florida, to teach Reiki at the CARE Foundation, a sanctuary for exotic wildlife such as alligators, bears, tigers and panthers, helped me to understand more fully compassion as a concept within the system of…

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Energy Healing For Dogs

Forty percent of Americans have tried holistic therapies, and 60 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet. It’s no surprise, then, that those same people are increasingly turning to energy healing and other holistic therapies to help their furry friends. The goal of energy healing is to rebalance…

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Reiki and Riding: Connections and Reflections

In my work with Reiki and animals, I have always had a special relationship with the horses I have connected with. Well, in reality this connection began long before I knew Reiki, at age 5 when I met my first horse. From that day forward I was absolutely captivated, and…

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Reiki and Canine Transitions

“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts…

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Reiki and Dog Rescue: Finding Healing Through Balance

The shelter dog had clearly been neglected in his past. His coat was dull, and his eyes stared blankly into space as he barked continuously. The staff asked me to please try to help calm him, since he had been hysterically barking since he had arrived. I sat quietly outside…

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Reiki and Courage: Supporting the Fearful Dog

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. –Nelson Mandela Addressing fear issues in our beloved canine can be quite a challenge. In addition to getting…

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Openness, Receptivity and Cultivating a “Beginner’s Mind”

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” This quote by Shunryu Suzuki illustrates what I believe is an important fact that all Reiki practitioners and teachers should remember. To me, one of the most important qualities we can nurture within ourselves…

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