Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Getting the Resources to Start Teaching

Getting the Resources to Start Teaching

I first started with human Reiki a while back, and after reading Kathleen’s first book, I immediately fell in love. I finally found a path that I could take to pursue deeper connections with animals, and that was because of Kathleen’s book. One thing led to another, and when I

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Reflection on the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics

Reflection on the Animal Reiki Code of Ethics

The Animal Reiki Code of Ethics was written in 2008 by Animal Reiki Source founder and Shelter Animal Reiki Association president Kathleen Prasad.  I was introduced to the Code of Ethics in Shinpiden class with Kathleen after studying Animal Reiki with another teacher.  I did my best to follow the

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We Can Be the Beams of Hope that Shelters Need

We Can Be the Beams of Hope that Shelters Need

It’s really coming from a place of privilege and honor that I’m a part of the SARA organization. I remember back in 2013 when I became a SARA teacher after going to many retreats, meeting Kathleen in 2009, and then Leah. We as SARA practitioners and members and teachers are

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With SARA, Everybody Wins

With SARA, Everybody Wins

I am so incredibly grateful to be a member of SARA and to have met Kathleen and Leah. I would probably not be doing Reiki at all if I had not met Kathleen in ’07. I first learned the Western approach to Reiki and to be honest, I didn’t really

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Fulfilling My Own Soul Path

Fulfilling My Own Soul Path

From day one, I loved the Code of Ethics. I happened to teach basic animal Reiki class, not a SARA class, and some of my students were just demanding and demanding to work with the animals. I always discussed SARA and what a light that has been for me personally,

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Reiki for a Calmer Ride

Reiki for a Calmer Ride

It was a cool, breezy spring morning on two fresh, bouncy Thoroughbreds. Instead of settling as we went along, my friend’s gelding became agitated – prancing, bucking and spooking. My friend’s attempts to settle him weren’t working. My mare was feeding off the other horse, becoming nervous and

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Through SARA, We Can Make a Difference!

Through SARA, We Can Make a Difference!

SARA truly has changed my life. I am so deeply grateful to Kathleen and Leah for all they have taught me. I could go on for hours about the amazing experiences I have had sharing Reiki with animals, how much I have grown, how much the animals have taught me,

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Riley and Reiki

Riley and Reiki

Riley was a ten- pound King Charles Cavalier with big soft eyes. Chasing summer toads around the driveway in summer and falling leaves in autumn, his heart soared.
Riley enjoyed car rides, cuddles, serving as his mom Victoria’s study partner, hanging out with me. We call our little farm the

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Good-Bye To A Special Horse

Good-Bye To A Special Horse

Today one of the horses at the barn I volunteer at made his passing across the veil.  He had been suffering with a liver ailment for a few years and the past few weeks had been especially hard for Gus.  Today his liver failed completely so the choice was made

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CJ, An Equine Teacher

CJ, An Equine Teacher

As part of the Animal Reiki for Reiki Practitioners course, I chose to meditate with my 26-year old mare, CJ.  CJ and I have been together for 24 years. We met at a sketchy boarding stable. CJ was a 2-year old filly living with the field horses. This group of

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