Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Buffalo Energy

Buffalo Energy

I meditate with animals. That’s right. Every opportunity I get. Whenever I know I will be in the presence of animals, wild or domestic, I commit myself to being open to whatever experience arises and I set an intention that Reiki flows for the good of all.
One summer my

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Letting Go of Control to Find Peace

Letting Go of Control to Find Peace

When we are peaceful, we can let go of the need to control.
As my county in Pennsylvania began to relax the Shelter In Place orders from COVID-19, we moved into the yellow phase. However, pet groomers are still not allowed to open. It has been several months since I

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Calming the Stress of Coronavirus

Calming the Stress of Coronavirus

Need peace and balance during this chaotic time?
SARA Co-Founder Leah D’Ambrosio leads a beautiful meditation using the 5 Reiki Precepts to relieve stress and bring you strength!

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Mandy’s Reiki Session…Her Way

Mandy’s Reiki Session…Her Way

Meet Mandy. She is an elder canine. She was recently welcomed into her forever home. Today was her Reiki session.
With Mandy, I practiced the Let Animals Lead® approach created by Kathleen Prasad of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).
What does that mean? It means that I meditated, using

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Recognizing Differences Between Animal Communication and Animal Reiki

Recognizing Differences Between Animal Communication and Animal Reiki

Many animal communicators are trained in the system of Reiki and find the two go hand-in-hand, but too often the lines get blurred. What is the difference between an Animal Communication (AC) session and an Animal Reiki (AR) session, and why does this matter in a professional context?
AC and

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My Year of Discovery after Becoming a SARA Teacher

My Year of Discovery after Becoming a SARA Teacher

September 2019 is here and I’m ready to put down my thoughts, feelings and examples of personal growth I experienced attending Kathleen’s Reiki Level III and Animal Reiki Teachers Certification course in Sacramento, CA, in October 2018 and want to share my insights with you. It was a profound experience,

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That Chicken Is Choking!

That Chicken Is Choking!

Distraction can make us miss beautiful moments. We find peace and feel grounded when we take time to listen to animals and the sounds of nature. If we don’t devote quiet time with ourselves and animals, we won’t hear their lessons of loyalty, acceptance, or love. By being too busy,

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Animal Reiki with the Teacher’s Pet

Animal Reiki with the Teacher’s Pet

From the time I was a toddler, I’ve been horse-crazy. I started riding when I was six and was blessed to have a pony in my backyard when I was nine-years-old. Being around horses, especially sharing Reiki with them, opens my heart and heals my soul.
When animal Reiki pioneer,

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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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