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Many people will say are you crazy and I generally say "why not"? Reiki is not there to be used strictly used for us and we should never forget that. It's energy is a universal one so it can we be used on animals, crystals, plants etc. For me the only difference with animals is that they can't ask for it in a way that we do and you probably won't be able to use the same hand positions as we would use on people.
So how and why am I so confident of this?
Well let me tell you a little true story which happened to me when Debs and I were down in New Zealand;
'One night I was meditating down stairs when all of a sudden a horse was talking to me and telling me that it was going to be ill if it laid on the ground that evening as it was cold, raining and the middle of winter. Yes I know what you are going to say next and don't worry there have been many occasions where I thought that I was completely mad as well! Anyway, I came out of the meditation and went upstairs to get my keys; I remember saying to Debs that I had to go out and I would be back but not sure when. She looked at me and said be safe. Now this is the first time that I had ever done something like this and probably the last time as well to date.
I drove out of the Brown's Bay and started driving in the complete darkness down an 'A' road. Suddenly a voice said to me that I had gone too far and I needed to turn around. So I did a U turn and went back about 1/2 a mile and then stopped. Imagine this; there was nothing around bar a wooden picket fence and then I noticed a silver box on it. I realised that it was an intercom but couldn't see a house or any sign of horses. So I walked over the intercom and my stomach immediately sank. I thought to myself I am going to get locked up and what do I say to these people etc.... Well eventually I plucked up the courage to press the button and I secretly hoped that no one would answer. However, a few seconds passed and all of a sudden a voice came back and said hello. Imagine the next few minutes if you would as I explained who I was, what I had been doing and whether they had a brown horse out in the field tonight which didn't have a horse blanket on and a white flash down it's nose. Are you still with me? Well, the voice came back to me over the intercom and they simply said "wait there please"!!! Now by now I was imaging all sorts, a family coming up with a shot gun, the police car pulling up or even a nice warm padded cell for the night! All of the sudden there were car lights coming up to me and the gate which I hadn't seen opened. A man and a woman stood before me and told me that what I had said was true! They asked me to wait as they went to fetch the horse and eventually they brought the horse up from the fields below. I left shortly after that and went home to explain to Debs what had happened!"
So what has this got to do with Reiki and animals you ask? I believe that the exercise taught me that we are all connected and animals need our help as much as we need theirs. I know that I had an influence in what happened to that horse that night and I don't regret going out in the middle of the night even though it could have turned out very differently.
I guess before this happened to me I always felt connected to animals and of course back then I hadn't even touched Reiki. So where am I now with this; well I know that any chance I get to reach out to animals I am there. Of course you know when animals need Reiki as they come to you. I try to give Reiki to my dog every day but he just looks at me and gives me the eye as if to say "look I don't need it". However, try this yourself:
If you have a pet at home, close your eyes and think about the Reiki energy coming down through your Crown chakra, into your Heart chakra and then out through your hands. Of course make sure you firmly ground yourself first and protect yourself. Next imagine the Reiki universal energy being channelled through you and see what effects you have on your pet. Once you have done this come back to me and let me know what you sensed.
One of the most amazing evidential things which happened to me recently was on the 29th March 2012; we had been experiencing a really hot couple of days and I walked into our utilty room in the house and notice a butterfly which looked as though it had had it's winged torn to bits and was ready to give up. The butterfly allowed me to pick it up and I put it in front of me; straight away my right hand started to tingle, although I must say in a way that I hadn't felt before. I closed my eyes as I always do and allowed the Reiki energy to flow through my Head Chakra, into my Heart Chakra and out through the Chakras in my palms. I must of stayed there for just a few minutes and when I opened my eyes again the butterfly was flying around the room trying to get out. Now you could say that maybe the heat from my hands had woken the butterfly up, but the room was already warm and I didn't think that the butterfly would be able to fly because of the damage to it's wings. I was completely amazed as I alway am and overjoyed to see the very little thing fly again.
I am going to leave this for now as I am interested in whether you found this article useful or not?
More to come in the days, months and years to come........ By the way if you would like me to treat your pet or animal please let me know and I will gladly help just call me today.