Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Lesson of the Blue Heron:  Animal Reiki Ethics and Photography

Lesson of the Blue Heron: Animal Reiki Ethics and Photography

I’ve been taking pictures for as long as I can remember.  At some point during my childhood, I assumed the role of family photographer — beginning with Brownie Instamatic and Polaroid cameras.  I mainly took pictures of my family growing up, but in adulthood I branched out to street life,

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Meditating with Animals

Meditating with Animals

I love meditating with animals! I say this with great joy and enthusiasm because in the past, I had a teacher who told her students that animals will draw energy away from you and disrupt your mediation if they are in the same room. Well, this teacher also says that

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Be Honest In Your Way And Being

Be Honest In Your Way And Being

Blackie my rescue cat has become one of my greatest teachers. He has not been with me long, only a few months but I can’t imagine life without him. He came to me as a 12 year old who had been in a rescue shelter twice. He

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Chanting at the Animal Shelter

Chanting at the Animal Shelter

I have been a volunteer at The Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights, IL since April 24, 2016.  By this time, I completed 3 levels of human Reiki classes from January to March 2016.  I had not yet taken the Level IV human Reiki class, Kathleen Prasad’s Animal Reiki Workshop Core

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Reiki Meditation for Mussel and Oyster, 2 Sheltered Animals

Reiki Meditation for Mussel and Oyster, 2 Sheltered Animals

Every week I am honored to be able to offer reiki meditation to the animals at Baltimore Humane Society and the past several weeks are no exception. Several of my sessions are spent with 2 adorable kittens that have Cerebellar Hypoplasia – they shake and wobble a lot due to

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The Rescue Elders at Feline Care Cat Rescue

The Rescue Elders at Feline Care Cat Rescue

On my first visit to volunteer at Feline Care Cat Rescue in Norfolk, where there are around 150 cats in residence with a large feral/semi-feral colony of approximately 50 cats, I was given a five star welcome by a tiny cat called Tilly Billy. He had come in as a

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Remembering How to Be Reiki

Remembering How to Be Reiki

When I walked in to the room to feed the cats, my heart sank when I realized that only Abe’s twin brother, Rudy, met me. Both Rudy and his mother, Zelda, had been quite ill for the past week with a stomach upset. Both had recovered and I had hoped

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Someone Has to Do It By: Kelly McDermott-Burns

With every Animal Reiki class I teach there is invariably a student who wants to go into their local shelter and offer Reiki.  It’s a rare and happy occurrence when  they do.
Shelter work wasn’t the reason I first began on the animal Reiki path.  After teacher training at Brighthaven

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Creating a Reiki Space By: Jackie Eichelberger

Recently one of our SARA members, Gay Fowler, was the subject of an article by Jackie Eichelberger, a local columnist who lives close to Gay in Texas. Jackie had visited Gay’s ranch and found the harmony between the domestic and wild animals was so unique it was worth sharing with

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