Gratitude

a mouse in a bowtie next to a pink flower

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 …

A Special World Animal Reiki Day Gift for You! Read More »

a pug looking out the window of a car

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 …

Distracting Thoughts and Animal Reiki Meditation Read More »

vincent the dog curled up sleeping

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 …

It Was a Christmas Like No Other Read More »

a little girl meditating with baby ducklings

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 …

6 Types of Meditation that Animal Reiki Teaches Read More »

a dog patiently resting his paw on a window sill

The Power of Patience to Heal

I hope you all had a safe and simple Thanksgiving celebration last week. We had a wonderful, small vegan feast and visited on Zoom with extended family. It was great to see everyone, and I definitely chose to focus on the many things in my life I am grateful for. However, to be honest, now …

The Power of Patience to Heal Read More »

kathleen prasad taking a picture with a turkey at catskill animal sanctuary

Gratitude as an Action Word for Animal Lovers

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel This past Thursday was Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and a time when many of us take a moment to reflect on the many blessings in our lives. …

Gratitude as an Action Word for Animal Lovers Read More »

a girl holding a baby lamb on a bench

The Healing Art of Holding Space

I’m so glad you’re here friends, because now more than ever the world needs the Let Animals Lead® community. This is because we dedicate our healing practice of Animal Reiki to the art of holding space for others. The symbols and mantras are some of my favorite Reiki techniques to assist in this holding of …

The Healing Art of Holding Space Read More »

kathleen and a cow named honey

Affirmations for Animal Reiki Practitioners

So glad you’re here with me today! In these uncertain times, I’m so grateful for my Animal Reiki practice, and the grounding it brings me every single day. This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the Reiki precepts, and how they support my work with animals. I’ve created some special affirmations based on the …

Affirmations for Animal Reiki Practitioners Read More »

two dolphins jumping out of the ocean in front of an orange sunset

5 Animal Reiki Steps to Finding the Light in Darkness

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”  ~ Helen Keller Hello Animal Reiki friends, thanks for being here with me today. These are tough times, and it seems that each day brings with it more challenges, doesn’t it? I want to …

5 Animal Reiki Steps to Finding the Light in Darkness Read More »