…….by Jodie Brenner
I noticed during one of the Reiki I classes at Synergy Animal Hospice that the Sheriff’s department had placed a pregnant mare and two other horses on the shared property of the Animal Hospice.
We were told we could offer Reiki to the horses, but we were not allowed in the gated area, which led to their locked paddocks. The second day of class we offered Reiki to the horses and positioned ourselves along the back fenced area. The wire fence was about 8 feet tall and the horses could see us and actually touch us if they came down to that part of their paddocks. The horses seemed very curious and accepting of 5 people offering them Reiki. We felt the pregnant mare was totally immersing herself and her unborn baby in the Reiki.
A couple of weeks later one of my students, who is also my friend and I went to the property, we went to the same area in the back of the paddocks and sat on the earth next to the fence. We both were totally in our Reiki space and could feel the energy vibrating as all three horses were licking and chewing and doing the involuntary head bobs. She only had her new Reiki hands for a couple of weeks and was amazed at the heat and energy she was feeling.
I was distracted when I heard a truck coming up the driveway to my left. It was a member of the Sheriff’s department, most likely coming to feed the horses and check on them. My friend and I looked at each other wide eyed as if “Oh no”. Although we had permission to be there and it was my understanding the Sheriff’s department was aware that “people may be offering Reiki to the horses” I still felt like I might have some explaining to do:). We watched him enter the locked area and begin to throw hay into the three paddocks. The horses did not seem to be in a hurry to eat and slowly began to move towards the now filled hay tubs. We wondered why the man did not acknowledge us, surely he could see us. My friend said “maybe the Reiki makes us invisible” we both quietly laughed. He walked towards us to the water pump and began to turn it on. He was about 20 feet from us and still did not appear to see us! My friend said “Hello” he looked around and then spotted us on the ground. After his reply of “Hello” I felt I needed to add something so I said “we are with the Animal Hospice and are giving the horses Reiki” he replied “oooh, OK, well have a good day” he continued with his chores and then left.
We laughed as to wondering if he knew what Reiki was or if he thought we were just a couple of crazy women sitting on the earth looking into the horse pens and humming:)