Exotic and Farm Animals

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Healing Gifts of Whales and Dolphins

I’m so excited to share with you all the special programs starting up in just a week or so! First of all, I’m thrilled to announce the first class in a new Animal Wisdom Series that I’ll be co-teaching with my friend, holistic vet and Reiki teacher, Ricardo Gare. This first class is titled, “Healing …

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The Incredible Dog Behind World Animal Reiki Day

“In their innocence and wisdom, in their connection to the earth and its most ancient rhythms, animals show us a way back to a home they have never left.” ― Susan Chernak McElroy I created World Animal Reiki Day (WARD) in 2016 as a way for animal lovers and the animal Reiki community to come …

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In Honor of Harley the Hog, It’s Time to End Factory Farming

Today I take heavy thoughts, and embrace them in light and the possibility of a future filled with compassion and healing for animals…. Today I remember Harley, a beautiful hog who lived at BrightHaven and brought joy and light to my life, my daughter’s life, and the lives of so many visitors and Reiki students …

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Equal but Different: Lessons from CARE 2020

It never ceases to amaze me, the way animals come into our lives to teach us. One of the beautiful things I’ve learned along the way in my Animal Reiki journey, is that sometimes it’s the most unlikely of animals that become the most profound teachers. Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin

Learning to Let Animals Lead® is Not Always Easy

Learning to Let Animals Lead® is Not Always Easy

I just got back from several days in Scotland with my family. What a beautiful country; we enjoyed every minute! Feels good to be back in the California sun, though 🙂 It was also such an honor to be able to spend time at Remus in Essex, England as well. It was wonderful sharing the …

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Remus, UK 2019: Animals Make the Best Spiritual Teachers

Congratulations to a brand new group of Animal Reiki Teachers! I had such a wonderful 3 days at Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex, England, spending time with the precious animals and getting to know these wonderful ladies. The beautiful skies were breathtaking! Plus it was like a SARA Directors reunion, being with SARA’s VP …

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Remembering Makoto, 1998-2018

I‘d like to take a moment to honor a very special teacher of mine who recently passed away: a black leopard named Makoto, who lived at the CARE Foundation in Florida. He lived to be 20 years old, which is very old for his species, and pretty amazing, considering the neglectful and abusive circumstances he …

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Lessons from the Animals of Remus 2013

I was privileged to return to Essex, England this year to teach Reiki and celebrate Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary’s 30th year. Sue Burton, the sanctuary’s founder, has dedicated her life to helping horses and other farm animals in need. Remus provides excellent care and rehabilitation to over 200 horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, cows and …

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