Compassion

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How to Create a Healing Space for Animals

Many people see Animal Reiki as a hands-on healing modality, but I see Reiki as a meditation practice we share with our animals, and more than that: as a way of seeing the world and living with more compassion in it. One of the things I like to say to students is, “Be Reiki with …

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Remembering a Special Equine Reiki Teacher

Today I mourn a loss and I celebrate a teacher. A few days ago, one of my dearest equine teachers passed away, Luke. This photo is a picture of him gently touching his nose to my hand during a Reiki session we shared several years ago. Luke belonged to my trainer Susan, or perhaps she …

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Making the World a Better Place with Animal Reiki

We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. — Alan Watts As we dedicate ourselves to helping the animals we cherish …

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A Week’s Worth of WARD Celebrations!

If you believe animals are teachers and healers in your life, and you want to celebrate all they bring to your life, we’d love you to celebrate World Animal Reiki Day with celebrations all week next week! SARA members are hosting wonderful online events and I hope you can join one or many of them! …

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A Special World Animal Reiki Day Gift for You!

Animals are wise and sentient spiritual beings who deserve our respect and kindness. This is a message at the foundation of all the Let Animals Lead® method teachings. This sentiment also inspired me to create (in 2016) World Animal Reiki Day: an annual, shared and worldwide event and celebration to honor animals as teachers and …

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Distracting Thoughts and Animal Reiki Meditation

I often hear from students the question, “When will my distracting thoughts go away during meditation?” Several years ago I heard a well-known Rinpoche answer this same question. He said, “When you are dead. When you die, all your thoughts will stop. Therefore you should be thankful that you have many distracting thoughts, because it …

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It Was a Christmas Like No Other

I love this photo of Vincent all curled up for a long Winter’s nap. I think it’s a great metaphor for how many of us feel about the long-lasting effects of the pandemic: maybe we can just go to sleep and wake up when it’s over?? 🙂 Last week was the Winter Solstice, the shortest …

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6 Types of Meditation that Animal Reiki Teaches

“Meditation is thus a form of centering, which involves our disengagement from the machine of our mind and our resting in the heart.” — Georg Feuerstein The benefits of meditation on our health and wellness are many! Science shows that meditation can help us increase our self-awareness and decrease stress. Meditation can also people manage …

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