Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Shelter Animal Reiki Association

Ready, Set, GLOW – Preparing for our Reiki Share with Glow Work

I pondered. What type of “homework” can I give my new Level I Animal Reiki students to keep them keeping on? You know what I mean. We’ve all been there. Take an invigorating class with a group of people all fired up to practice your newly learned skills…then poof!

You go home, practice for a few days and sometimes the excitement fades. Something else in life can distract you… a shiny new carrot is dangled in front of your eyes!

As a SARA teacher, I too am challenged with my own meditation practice. No, it is not always easy. Yet, I have come to learn over and over again, how important meditating with animals has clearly enhanced my own well-being and the well-being of others.

Clarity came to me one morning after meditating. Ta Da! “Glow Work” was born (instead of that sometimes dreaded word “homework”) 🙂

For a couple of weeks before our Reiki Share, I emailed my students with a daily dose of “Glow Work”. I had also taught these students from “The 5 Powerful Meditations to Help Heal Your Animals” class. Therefore, Kathleen Prasad’s gem of a book, inspired many of the assignments I gave them too. In addition, I directed them to their Animal Reiki Source Manual for specific exercises to practice. To spice things up, I gave them a variety of fun, innovative things to do and some freedom to pick their own glow work.

I found that my own creativity as a teacher was fed by me pulling from all the resources, teachings and experiences I had encountered over the years, with offering Reiki to so many animals and their people in shelters and homes. How grateful I am to educate others about the integrative practice of Reiki and continue waving the SARA flag high!

Ultimately, my students and I stayed connected as we practiced the “Glow Work” together and our Reiki Share was much more meaningful as a result. Oklahoma SARA Team here we come…this is our goal, one glow step at a time!

Karren O’Sullivan
SARA Teacher

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