Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

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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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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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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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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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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