Guest Post: Could Your Pet Benefit From Reiki?
Today’s post was written by Lori Carter, a Usui Reiki Master based in the Kansas City area.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The word “Reiki” means spiritually guided energy. Reiki is ideal for use with animals because it is gentle and non-invasive. It does not cause stress, discomfort, or pain, yet yields powerful results.
Our animal companions can feel pain, sadness, and experience deep worry and concern just as we do. Animals also pick up and absorb our stress. When you come home from a stressful day at work and see that wagging tail and bundle of fur giving you joyous kisses of welcome, do you find your stress has dissipated? Your little animal friend may have just absorbed all your frustration and anger, but may not have the means to easily release these sticky and heavy energies from his body.
Animals respond intuitively to Reiki’s power to heal emotional, behavioural, and physical illnesses and injuries. Even when a physical healing is not possible, Reiki can bring peace and comfort and ease the transition to death. Animals often respond more quickly to Reiki than people do and positive results can be seen in a short period of time. Science has shown there is an inter-connectedness between the health of the body, mind, and spirit. Reiki fulfills the need to address the mind and spirit, while veterinary care fulfills the immediate needs of the physical body.
For animals that are healthy, Reiki helps to maintain their health, enhances relaxation, and provides an emotional sense of peace and contentment.
When animals are ill, Reiki assists healing at the deepest levels and is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, and all other forms of healing. Reiki helps to reduce the side effects of other treatments as well.
For dying animals, Reiki is a highly effective yet gentle way to provide comfort; relieve pain, fear, and anxiety; and ease the transition from this life. It provides support and helps with grief and fear for the human companion as well.
Lori regularly uses Reiki on her two cats and Amazon Parrot. She also conducts Reiki classes to attune others to the healing energy of Reiki for pets and their people. If you would like more information on the use of Reiki for pets, Lori may be contacted at (913) 219-4415 or email her at [email protected]