Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

I See You

I See You

Sometimes the universe surprises. Out of the blue. No warning.
I was attending a yoga class the night before Thanksgiving when my teacher offered a deck of cards to me and told me to “pick one.” The card I chose evoked a little gasp of surprise.
“I see you.”
I

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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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Lessons From a Moose

Living where I do I have many opportunities to get out in nature.  I like to walk late in the day in hopes of catching the deer or a fox. Every once in a while, the wildlife comes to me.
Back in the fall I was in my kitchen preparing

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Fun With Labs

For ten days I have been hired to be the lead dog.  The other dogs in question are two big, black labs named Auggie and Oslo.  They are in my care whilst their people are basking in the sunshine on the sunny beaches of Florida.  In the course of our

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Lead With the Hara

I love twilight! No, not the movie…that time of day when the sun meets the moon and everything is bathed in muted colors. It often feels to be a very mystical time of day and so is my favorite time for walking on the mountain. Secretive wildlife

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At One With The Fly

If you’ve been to a farm recently chances are you have encountered a fly. In my work with Joy, a young Morgan horse, I certainly did! I observed Joy in the pasture swishing her tail and stomping her hooves to shake them off. I saw myself: impatient with the fly,

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Reiki in the Cat Intake Room

My favorite places at Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) are the cat rooms. I truly enjoy watching the comings and goings, the different personalities, and the fights and love fests as boundaries are tested and friends are made. Offering Reiki in a room with many cats can be

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You Want Reiki Where?

Recently, I had the honor of working with a lovely little Chihuahua named Billy. He had been brought to Rutland County Humane Society after roaming the streets for a while. The staff thought he was around 8 years old. When I met him he was lying in

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Reiki and Hair Loss in Cats

There are two cat rooms at Rutland County Humane Society where I volunteer every week. Each room has ten or more cats in it. They have all kinds of climbing places and hiding spots and a window to a nice little screened in porch. When I go

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