Category: Reiki Healing

Reiki for Horses – Equine Reiki

The Benefits of Reiki for Horses

Horse lovers readily agree that what’s good for a horse is usually also good for the owner. This is definitely true when considering the benefits of Reiki for horses. This gentle and non-intrusive therapy traces its modern origins to human patients in Japan. Today it’s growing in popularity as a healing tool that can benefit horses physically, emotionally and mentally.

The Nature of Reiki Healing

Reiki is a holistic system of energy healing. Practitioners connect with healing energy in the universe and channel it through their hands. Once limited to primarily healing people, it now also benefits companion animals around the globe. A growing number of animal rescues are taking advantage of its healing benefits.

This healing system is easy to learn. The ability to utilize it is transferred to students during a class that usually lasts several hours.

How Equine Reiki Works

Energy flows through the body of a horse in good health much like an electric current. However, a number of factors can interfere with this flow. Among them are physical injuries, trauma, dietary changes, emotional problems, training issues or a combination of these problems. Any blockage of energy can result in physical, psychological or behavioral problems.

An individual providing Horse Reiki, or Equine Reiki, restores positive energy flow into the animal’s body, correcting imbalance. Horses are particularly sensitive and quickly pick up on the healing a practitioner offers through hands-on or even hands-off means. Typically, the animal will approach and quickly become a willing participant.

Reiki for Horses: A healing tool that can benefit horses physically, emotionally and mentally.

Benefits of Animal Reiki

This healing system is safe and will never harm an animal. If a horse has experienced abuse or neglect, Reiki helps it to release emotional wounds. Treating horses and pets with Reiki helps relax and calm them, making it easier for owners and trainers to handle them and resolve behavioral issues. A calmer horse means a calmer, happier owner.

Reiki is extremely useful in conjunction with traditional veterinary care. It helps horses recover faster, saving owners anxiety and cost. Veterinarians trained in this type of healing have found it useful in treating travel stress and digestive problems, as well as settling mares who are new mothers.

Equine Reiki is also beneficial as a horse approaches the end of its life. It can provide comfort to a beloved animal, its owners and the staff members who provide daily care. Interested in Equine Reiki to assist the wellbeing of your horse?

**This article appeared in The Reiki Times, the official magazine of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.

Source: iarp.org

Reiki for Animals

Because Reiki is simple and easy to administer, it’s a wonderful alternative therapy for animals. Reiki is non-invasive and will help healing occur where it is needed most. The Reiki Practitioner does not need to know the symptoms that the animal is experiencing in order for an effective session to be performed. Although Reiki is commonly used on humans, it can also be effectively used when working with animals.

What can Reiki do for animals?

Reiki can help to strenghten the connection between an animal and owner. Reiki can help to maintain health on Physical, Emotional and Energetic levels. Reiki can help increase an animal’s feelings of relaxation and reduce tension in anxious animals.

The animal is in control of the session. they can be in the location they choose and do not need to be confined or restrained.

With multiple sessions, animals will refine their perception of the specific frequency and will begin to seek out a session when they see the Practitioner.

Reiki can be performed succesfully from a distance, making this a safe therapy for the animal and Practitioner. Because Reiki helps increase the body’s awareness of imbalances and the body then does the healing, Reiki can never do any harm.

Animals and Vet Care:

It is always best to have the guardian of an animal gain approval from their veterinarian before starting with Reiki Healing sessions. Reiki is non-invasive and simple to administer, so approval from the Vet is usually given easily.

Veterinary records or relay the diagnosis by the vet before the session are most welcome. The information from the Vet can be helpful in monitoring the progress of the animal. The guardian can also take the animal in for check-ups with the Vet to see how things are progressing.

A Reiki Practitioner will never diagnose an animal with a condition.

What animals can receive Reiki?

All animals can receive Reiki Healing, Dogs, Cats, small pets like rabbits, Farm animals, Birds, Horses and even Wild Animals, although with the last mentioned it will mainly happen with Distance Healing.

Reiki in Shelters:

I volunteer at local Animal Shelters or Rescue Centres, so if you are connected to one and looking for an Animal Reiki Practitioner, please feel free to contact me. I will be able to help animals there on a Mental and Emotional level, as well as Energetic and Physical. These animals are much more likely to be taken in by new families and given a caring home.

Animal Palliative Care:

Our animals and pets are part of our Family. Their loyalty is strong and they take pleasure in helping and bringing joy into our lives.

When an animal is dying, Reiki can be used to help not only the animal but the family in transition with Grace and Love.

With Reiki, an animal’s symptoms can be eased while providing emotional support. Reiki may help an enimal extend an animal’s life or help the animal to pass away in Peace.

A guardian may find that performing Reiki on their beloved animal helps to bring them closer together and communicate more clearly. Reiki can help any unresolved energy heal and balance.

If it is the time for the animal to pass, Reiki can help bring Peace and ease suffering. It can help the grieving Family return to Love and Acceptance, honoring the memory and time they had with their cherished animal. By helping a dying animal to resolve any emotional or mental imbalances and release any energy that is not serving its highest good, the animal is free to transition with Peace and Love.

Angelique ღ

Reiki Healing in different ways

Reiki is a bridge between the ancient traditions of healing and the modern day scientific model.

During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands on or just above a client’s body and conducts universal energy from their arms, and out through their hands where it flows into the clients’ body.

Every cell in our body and every atom in the Universe is in a constant state of Vibration. The tendency for two objects (in this case the practitioner and the client) is to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. In most cases, the weaker of the two oscillating objects will have a tendency to adjust to the stronger vibration, which is Reiki Energy.

What sets Reiki apart from other forms of Touch Therapy?

The attunements that the Practitioner receives from a Reiki Master. These attunements open the channels in an individual, so they are in direct contact with Universal Life Force. After an attunement, these channels are open forever. Reiki helps the Practitioner make the Connection. Like turning on a lamp, all the Practitioner needs to do to activate the Energy is to place their hands on themselves or others, or visualize doing so (in case of long distance healing)

How does the body use Reiki Energy?

When a body receives Reiki Energy, it is like a light to make the body aware of the energy that is not serving it. The Practitioner does not decide what needs to be released or when, the wisdom of the body does. The Practitioner holds the space for the bodymind to see the possibilities it can choose from with regard to healing so the body is no longer tied to a dysfunctional way of being. Once the body has chosen what it is ready to address, it can systematically release the stored energy at a cellular level connected with the imbalance. The cells then begin functioning as intended and the healing occurs on a physical as well as emotional, mental and physical level. With the body vibrating at a more natural state, harmony and peace on all levels can be restored. Reiki goes to the place in the body that is imbalanced and requires Healing.

What are Chakras and what effect has Reiki Healing on them?

Chakra means “spinning wheel of energy” or “energy centre” in Sanskrit. Each of these centres is associated with specific organs, endocrines, issues, emotions, colors and elements. Balancing these centres can have a Physical, Emotional and Spiritual effect on an individual. In a Reiki session you will not only be balancing Physical aspects in the client’s body but also their Energetic centers. By balancing these centers, the Physical body will also be addressed as every Chakra is connected to certain organs and body parts. So if a certain Chakra is blocked or doesn’t “spin” well this can have effect on your physical body and you can experience physical issues.

What can Reiki do for you?

  • Reiki will help you relax
  • Reiki helps with anxiety
  • Reiki helps to reduce stress
  • Reiki helps to bring clarity
  • Reiki energizes you
  • Reiki calms you
  • Reiki helps you to solve problems
  • Reiki relieves pain
  • Reiki accelerates natural healing
  • Reiki helps prevents the progress of disease
  • Reiki detoxifies the body
  • Reiki dissolves energy blockages
  • Reiki releases emotional baggage
  • Reiki increases the vibrational frequency of the body
  • Reiki helps change negative conditioning & behaviour
  • Reiki can help with palliative care, to ease the transition, and help with grief
  • Reiki can help with weight loss and addictions

Reactions that may occur during the session:

Some people do not experience anything eventful during the session, that is because the body decides what to balance and when, shifts can occur on a subtle level but over time can have profound results. Reactions that may occur are Emotional response, Feeling heat or cold, Seeing colours or lights, Involuntary movements like twitching, Stomach rumbling or Falling asleep. 

Reiki and Pregnancy, Babies and Children:

Reiki is safe and can be very beneficial for a pregnant woman and her child.

Reiki can be used to help:

  • Reduce fatique
  • Stimulate healthy development
  • Address pain
  • Facilitate a connection between mother and child
  • Reduce post-partum depression
  • Accelerate healing after delivery
  • Milk production or formula absorbtion
  • Balance colic

Reiki can also help prepare for conception by reducing stress and stimulate the reproductive cycles of the couple. Important though is to always consult your doctor, no matter what if you are concerned about you or your baby.

Reiki can be performed on children from the time they are born. Most children are very sensitive to energy and love the sensation! With each session, children become more familiar with the energy and may even be able to tell you when they feel things shifting. Reiki is also a wonderful way to connect with children who are non-verbal.

Reiki and Palliative Care:

Reiki can help assist those who are dying and preparing to leave this physical plane and can help the recipient have a peaceful transition. Reiki can also be used to help those grieving the loss of loved ones. Reiki can help ensure that the grieving process is flowing and that emotions are being processed and released rather than resisted and stored.

Reiki on a distance:

To receive Reiki Healing on a distance is just as effective as receiving Reiki Healing through hands-on. With Reiki it’s all about the intention where you want the Energy to go to and to whom. Often there will be used a photo and full name of the recipient. The Practitioner can use the Reiki Symbols to make the Reiki sessions more powerful. Reiki on a distance is perfect for long distances or if a client is not able to attend the Reiki session in person.

If you are interested in a Reiki Healing session, for yourself, for someone else or for your pet or animal, please send an email to angelique@healingandherbs.com