Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Flowing Right Into It

Flowing Right Into It

When i entered the cat room during one of my recent visits at the Restigouche SPCA, i noticed a new face, a good looking boy, orange & white in color and he was immediately interested at the presence I brought to the room. As I walked by his space I

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But That’s Not Reiki! Oh Yes, It Is!

But That’s Not Reiki! Oh Yes, It Is!

But that’s not Reiki!  A colleague recently mentioned someone said this about the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki by Kathleen Prasad that we practice. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but the conversation has nagged me since.
Sure, we aren’t drawing symbols everywhere and placing

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A Cat Named ‘Cart’

A Cat Named ‘Cart’

Reiki pronounced as ‘ray key’ is a complementary holistic therapy which can be used alongside conventional veterinary medicine.  Reiki is an ancient Japanese system of healing, not cure.  Rei meaning ‘spirit’ and Ki meaning ‘energy’.  As quantum physics tells us, all matter is energy.  This energy flows through all living

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Relearning Animal Reiki with the Let Animals Lead® Method

Relearning Animal Reiki with the Let Animals Lead® Method

Last weekend, I had the honor and pleasure to re-take Animal Reiki Level 1 with Animal Reiki Pioneer, Kathleen Prasad at Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in bucolic Petaluma, California.
I first studied with Kathleen in 2007 and became an Animal Reiki Teacher and Practitioner in 2008. It was nice to reconnect with her,

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Reiki & Pet Sitting: The Perfect Combination

Reiki & Pet Sitting: The Perfect Combination

As pet sitters, we often encounter animals who are afraid, timid, confused or stressed because they are alone with a stranger in their home. We face emergencies with sick or injured animals when their people are away.  We sometimes care for animals who are transitioning while their family is gone. 

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A Precept Lesson from Butte

A Precept Lesson from Butte

A friend of mine owns a small guest ranch here in Montana and, in the spring when their horses are brought in from winter pasture, she has asked me to help evaluate them prior to the season beginning. A couple of years ago she had a new horse that she

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The Let Animals Lead® Method & Equine Massage Therapy

The Let Animals Lead® Method & Equine Massage Therapy

How can equine massage therapists benefit from and incorporate the Let Animals Lead® method of Animal Reiki (developed by Kathleen Prasad) into their practices?
At first glance, the two seem contradictory.  Equine massage is hands on, our Animal Reiki practice is hands off – unless the animal initiates touch. However,

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Contemplating the Gifts of Reiki as a Meditative Practice

Contemplating the Gifts of Reiki as a Meditative Practice

I am currently a practicing Reiki Master learning the “Let Animals Lead®” incredible method of Animal Reiki with Kathleen Prasad.  In our Reiki II Class we were given the homework exercise of contemplating “The Gifts of Reiki” diagram (above).  My background until quite recently was in the engineering field

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