When I began my Reiki energy healing (now energy medicine!) practice over two decades ago, I did not intentionally focus on healing animals. But come they did, as their savvy humans knew that the same Universal Life Force that was healing them, would be effective to help their beloved companions. Of course, I was thrilled as my deep love for them made it a natural extension for me.
From applying the subtle yet powerful energy of Reiki, my intuition and understanding grew about how to release emotional and physical pain and illness patterns in humans, I began to notice the same underlying patterns in animals.
Healing Animals is Unique
One difference in working with animals is that they don’t have such a strong ego-mind attachment to holding on to the past as we do, and so they tend to release and heal much quicker, which is wonderful to witness!
Animals are more natural in their bodies so when blocked energies and emotions are released, there are often very visual signals that everyone can observe. For example, when horses, dogs and cats release, they will often display one or more behaviors like licking and chewing, yawning and stretching, fluttering or rolled up or droopy eyes, twitching and spasms, and lots of tummy rumbling and fart bombs!
Combining Reiki and Animal Communication Rocks!
Imagine if you could know exactly what your animal is thinking and feeling on any given subject, and have the ability to respond directly to help them understand our love and caring. This alone is incredibly healing. Just think how it is for you to be fully seen and heard on every level, and how awesome and freeing that would feel.
Recently I worked with a terrier mix who had been living on the street, given birth to a litter very young, and had been abused before her adoption. She had layers of emotional and health issues, including some places where her spine and tail were quite crooked.
While applying Reiki, I was able to also tune in telepathically to the energy blockages, and receive specific information about the dog’s perspectives on events. We were able to clarify some deeper emotions she was having difficulty with around her pregnancy, and her time on the streets, and even the abuse. Interestingly, the graphic nature of her particular abuse was harder for her human to let go of than it was for her, which is often the case with animals.
Being able to speak for the dog, and having her person understand and respond immediately, allowed deep shifts to occur incredibly swiftly. We watched in awe as visible knots along her spine softened, her tail become straighter and more flexible and perhaps most dramatic and surprising, her eyes became brighter and changed color!
I witnessed that more of her Spirit, her true essence and energy, was now able to inhabit her body as the blockages created by the traumas were healing and releasing, creating more spaciousness, flow and comfort in her doggie form.
Witnessing this profound transformation once again reminded me why I always combine Reiki healing with animal intuition, and I suggest that anyone who truly wants to offer healing to animals incorporate both animal communication and animal Reiki, as they are such magically complimentary modalities.