Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

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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Rat Reiki and RattieRatz

Rat Reiki and RattieRatz

I began my study of Animal Reiki with Kathleen in 2015. Inspired and very enthusiastic about sharing Animal Reiki with the world, in 2016 I became a SARA member, started volunteering at a local animal shelter, and joined an animal rescue organization called RattieRatz.

Truthfully, I would have loved

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Talking about Reiki and Making Connections

Talking about Reiki and Making Connections

A friend who is starting her Animal Reiki business asked how I explain Reiki in a way to
pique someone’s interest and share what we do, while staying away from the “woo-woo”.
After I shared my thoughts, she suggested I write an article to help others starting out.
So here

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The Gifts of Reiki as a Meditative Practice

The Gifts of Reiki as a Meditative Practice

 
Reflecting upon the gifts of reiki through ‘The Gifts of Reiki as a Meditative Practice’ graphic, I can see a place for each of these elements throughout my growing personal practice in animal reiki.  First and foremost is the GROUNDING aspect of reiki.  With the dry brushing technique (Kenyoku

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3 Days at Remus, UK

3 Days at Remus, UK

I had the great pleasure this year of attending a Reiki III and Animal Reiki Teacher Training course set within Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary in Essex.  Remus isn’t just for horses, the residents are also rescued Shetland Ponies, Donkeys, Sheep and Goats.  And not forgetting the cats whom roam the

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Reptilian Wisdom

Reptilian Wisdom

Every February SARA president Kathleen Prasad teaches Reiki III and Animal Reiki Training at the CARE Foundation in Apopka, FL. I enjoy seeing all the pictures from the classes and especially reading about the experiences the students share with the animals.
The CARE Foundation, founded in 1996 by Christin Burford,

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Scotty’s Story

Scotty’s Story

Scotty was a 7 year old long haired tabby. When he was five, his owner surrendered him to the SPCA. The reason given was her roommate had adopted a dog. His surrender papers explicitly stated that he was afraid of children.
Sometime after, a young father of three toddlers,

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Finding Perfection in Imperfection: My Zen Garden Meditation

Finding Perfection in Imperfection: My Zen Garden Meditation

Today I gardened in my Zen garden, and pondered on how my gardening was actually a meditation practice in itself.  As I gardened, I thought, the symbolism in my garden provides for an amazing reflection on life in general; but still, how does this relate to Animal Reiki?
As I

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A Drive with a Dragonfly – Finding Perspective

A Drive with a Dragonfly – Finding Perspective

Leaving a farm this morning, a dragonfly started flying around in the car.  I tried unsuccessfully to guide it out.  As I began driving, the dragonfly bounced frantically off the dash and windshield.
I was rather aggravated and frustrated because of a couple unpleasant situations swirling about in my world. 

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