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Animal Reiki

Updated: Jun 24, 2018

Animal Reiki

The name Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) comes from the Japanese words “rei” meaning spirit and “ki” meaning energy. It is written with two Japanese kanji or characters, which mean “spiritual energy.”

What is Animal Reiki?

It’s a spiritual system of compassionate intention, which may bring about healing transformation. The Reiki practitioner is a conduit through which energy flows for the good of another. As a trained practitioner, I have had attunements to open up and increase the flow of healing energy through me. During a Reiki session, animals often experience a deep state of peace as the energy clears imbalances, allowing for new and harmonious patterns of health and wellness.

Physical contact is not required for Reiki, and often the practitioner initially offers Reiki to the animal hands off. This way, the animal controls the treatment, either accepting Reiki from a distance or settling themselves against the practitioner’s hands. Reiki is non-invasive and can do no harm. It always goes to the deepest source of the problem and supports a path toward balance and harmony. Universal or divine energy IS Reiki.

How Can Reiki Help Animals?

  • Addresses issues at any level: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

  • Gentle and non-invasive, but powerful.

  • Finds the source of the problem and brings healing, whether we know the problem or not.

  • Speeds up healing after surgery or illness and relieves pain.

  • Reduces side-effects of drugs and other treatments.

  • Improves behavior problems and heals anxiety-related issues.

  • When physical healing isn’t possible, it eases the transition to death.

The Animal Reiki Experience

Why are so many animal lovers drawn to learn Reiki? It is because animals resonate at a higher vibration than humans, and they attract us into their lives so that we may learn and heal as they offer us their unconditional love. Reiki practice is a place of peace where we can share in the deep and true love that IS oneness.

What does Reiki Do?

  • Heals at physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels

  • Complements both conventional and alternative healing methods

  • Heals the origin of issues

  • Promotes energetic harmony and well-being

  • Can relieve symptoms and reduce pain

  • May accelerates healing of illnesses and injuries

  • Promotes relaxation and stress relief

How is Reiki Practiced?

Reiki is a channeled healing energy that flows from the practitioner’s hands by intent, and can be performed directly with the animal present or at a distance, even many miles or countries away. Because Reiki can flow in this fashion, it is ideal for some animals that do not wish for direct contact or hands-on treatment, but still want to benefit from the healing energy.

Adapted from Animal Reiki Source,

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Mar 15, 2018

Julie and I have been friends for several years. One time she was over a few weeks after we'd had one of our chickens get attacked by a raccoon. The hen wasn't really getting any better, so Julie offered to do some reiki on her. I swear the next day the chicken's feathers started growing back and she was on her way to recovery!

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