Gratitude

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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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The Art of Spiritual Fitness Training with Our Animals

This week I had the pleasure of recording a podcast with Daniel Rose, podcast host of “Dogs and Deadlifts, Building Better Dogs and People.” Daniel has a wonderful perspective about the connection our own health has to our dogs’ health and how to build health and wellness together. I’m really excited to be a guest …

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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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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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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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