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Holistic Healing for Animals

How to approach a client

Animal Reiki and communication Posted on Mon, July 03, 2017 20:15:10

When you are first starting out moving from giving Reiki to family and friends animals and looking to expand into helping others as paying (or free) clients there are a number of things to consider.

Introductory text and disclaimer – you will likely require some form of introductory text to send to people explaining what Reiki is, how you run your sessions (eg distantly, in person, length of session etc.) and the legal requirement of a disclaimer to request the animals carer informs their vet of the intention to use Reiki on their animal and that Reiki is not a substitute for veterinary care. You may also wish to collect some pre-session information about the animal here including species/breed, lifestyle (eg where kept, diet, exercise etc.), age, health status and why the person is interested in having a session for their animal at this time. It is up to you, and any legal requirements of your country or insurance, as to how in-depth this information is.

Insurance – again this may or may not be a legal requirements of your country to practice Reiki and you will have to be able to show you have been attuned to Reiki level 2 (practitioner level) to obtain this. You may also wish to consider legally binding terms and conditions to protect you and your clients eg regarding refunds for any monies paid if the animal does not want a session that day.

Feedback – most people will want some form of feedback to know how things went, especially if you were giving the session distantly and they were not present to watch their animals’ reactions at the time. Feedback can be given verbally (in person, via phone/skype etc) or in writing (email and is good if the client wants a record). Remember you cannot diagnose with Reiki but you can say things like ‘we shared a wonderful feeling of peace and relaxation’ or ‘I visualised coloured energy flowing into x during the session’ or ‘I was drawn to ‘x’ part of the body’. For example I recently gave Reiki to a dog and was drawn to their mouth over and over during the session. I asked the human at the end if their dog had recently had any issues with their mouth as I was drawn to it strongly, and it transpired they had been to the vets for a tooth removal a week before! You may also have picked up a message the animal wants you to pass to their human and it is up to you how best you do this especially if the matter could be quite sensitive. For example I was on my third session with a horse and she suddenly exclaimed into my head ‘I think I might be in foal, can you let my mum (human) know as I’m scared’. I felt that the relationship I had with the human was safe and established enough to ask her if her horse could potentially be pregnant; the answer was yes.

Confidence – this takes time and you will find your way over time. You will find a way of giving Reiki (or being Reiki) that suits you and you will learn something new from every client. You will also get to know humans too and be able to spot genuine clients from those who are looking to ‘test’ you, and you will find ways of responding to this for the highest good to all. Just take it slowly, enjoy it, and don’t try to rush things. You will get there, eventually.



Spirit Guides

Animal Reiki and communication Posted on Sun, July 02, 2017 20:07:33

Spirit guides are there to help us through this life whilst
we are on Earth and help us find and fulfil our true purpose. They can come in
many forms and will have been assigned to you before birth and may be part of
your wider soul group and have been with you through many incarnations. Guides
can also be guardians, helping to keep you safe and looking out for you so that
you can fulfil whatever your true purpose may be. I believe guides and
guardians can be with you ‘in person’ or ‘in spirit’ and may be in both forms
throughout your life. This is particularly true when a guide come to you as a
beloved animal family member who will not live as long as you physically, but
then remains with you to guide you after they have passed back into spirit. The
same can be true of human family, for example a grandparent who has passed
before you were born but watches over you especially as a child. Spirit guides can of course be ascended
masters, angels and arch-angels, unicorns and other higher vibration, elemental
beings. These are likely to have many ‘charges’ at the same time and may be
with you only for part of your life or when you need particular guidance on
specific tasks related directly to your purpose. They may also be your harshest
critics, giving you a nudge when you stray from your path. So how do they communicate with us? Well this partially
depends on how sensitive you are to their presence. If you are well attuned to
universal and spiritual energies they will be able to send you messages
directly via intuitive communication (words, images etc. direct into your being)
and you will understand them. If you are less attuned or having a low period
and not picking up on energies as well as normal then they have other ways to
let you know what they are trying to say. The most common of these is intuition
or gut feelings, you will suddenly know something you are supposed to do, it
will just feel right (or wrong if it is a protective no). They may also leave
signs for you for example you may start to see something on TV, read about it in
books and hear it on the radio when it is something you have never thought
about or been interested in before. Co-incidence? Maybe, but more likely your
guides trying to draw your attention to something that is important to you
right now. They may also ‘set-up’ things for you such as enabling you to meet
someone who can help you with what is troubling you right now or to progress in
the direction you are meant to go. You might even start to dream about
something time and time again, if you forget your dreams easily try writing
them down to look for patterns over time.

So do I have spirit guides? I do have guides and guardians. The
first one I remember was the spirit of my paternal grandfather who died the
August before I was born in the December. I used to hear a voice in my head and
came to intuitively know that my grandfather watched over me. As I got older I heard
the voice less and less and felt that my grandfather had moved on from me. Around
this time I obtained my first reptile, Louis the bearded dragon and this
started a whole new friendship which as anyone who has followed me for a while
will know led me to Rex more recently. I knew subconsciously that Louis listened
to my troubles and was there when I needed someone to cuddle. I now know that
Rex carries part of Louis and they are one of my guardians and guides in dragon
form (both bearded dragon and spiritual dragon). As I have developed my
connection to spirit I have discovered I have many more guides who may have
been there all my life or may be a recent development to help me develop my true
path.

I hope this gives you some insight into who may be your
guides and guardians, and the signs they may leave you. If you are already well
connected to spirit please feel free to share your experiences and how your
guides help you along your path in life. Namaste xxxx



Who inspires me and what legacy do I hope to leave?

Get to know Stacey Posted on Sat, April 01, 2017 10:25:38

Who
inspires you and what legacy do you wish to leave behind? I think these are two
very important questions to me at least and most likely to many other people
too.

Firstly I want to say that many of the people on my Facebook page for
Animal Reiki and their animal family members inspire me every day:) so thank you.
Also I am honoured to know I have inspired people through this group and my animal
healing work to open themselves up to healing others and even start their own
business. So thank you, this is part of my legacy!

As
for inspiration, there is someone looking at me right now, Rex my bearded
dragon who inspires me to be the best I can be and lets me
know when I need to take a step back and think things through. He may just be a
lizard to many people, but he is so much more to me.

Then
there is Charlie, a corn snake who unfortunately passed away a number of years
ago. She was so loving, curious and intelligent and her passing saddend me
deeply. However, she is still around in spirit and in her daughter Jet, and she
inspired me to formally train in animal healing. So without her passing I may
have not set up my business and be helping others now.

This
brings me onto another part of my legacy, my work with animals. I know that
those I have helped either in person or via my wider work will be living
happier and hopefully healthier lives for it. This is an amazing legacy, to
help others, especially those that so often do not have a voice in our human
world.

So
who in the human world inspires me? Well my very good friend and amazing healer
angel Julie Jingles Newton for one. She has so much wisdom and love to give and
is amazing with animals. Then there is Jess and David of the animal sanctuary
Wild Touch who help so many animals locally to me and are wonderful people.
They even have a young son who is already following in their footsteps.

There
are also famous people too, but not famous as in on telly! Jane Goodall for
one, an ambassador for our primate cousins and for living with the Earth rather
than just on it. Diana Fossy who may have been a little socially odd, but who
loved her gorillas with all her heart. Richard Leaky and family who researched
human evolution and found out so much about who we are as a species. The Dali
Lama who tries harder than any other religious figure to make us realise we
are one and tries to bring peace to the world though his teachings and books.

Finally,
there are my family for whom without I wouldn’t be who I am and although we
argue and fight we always love each other. My families moto has always been ‘live
and let live’ and they nurtured my love of wildlife and let me keep many animals
in the home as a child. I hope that part of my legacy through my books is also
to show how wonderful family can be and honour my parents.

There
are many others who inspire me, too many to list. There are new individuals
every year. So who inspires you?

If
you are interested in my work or my books please check out my website http://hamishs-holistic-healing.com
and join my Facebook group Stacey Animal Reiki. Namaste xxxxx



Reiki with mares and foals

Animal Reiki and communication Posted on Sun, March 19, 2017 13:59:49

A large number of my clients are of the equine variety and
recently many of these have been pregnant mares. I find it wonderful to be
trusted to work with them and their unborn foals. Sometimes when doing a
session with the mare I have had the privilege of connecting with her as yet
unborn foal. Sometimes this has been me seeing the foal as an energetic image
in the photograph of the mare, as an extension to her aura or as a slightly
blurred image around her stomach area. This I feel is the mare letting me know
she is definitely in foal and that it is all well.

Image credit: Pixabay.com

Other times, and these are the most special, I have been
able to connect directly to the foal and see the foal as I would the mother
during the session. One particular foal has sometimes come in place of her
mother when the mare has been tired and I have ended up sending Reiki to both
and communicating with both. One day this involved a singsong with them and the
mare’s best friend, a gelding. This was an amazing experience and it is these
moments that make my heart swell with joy and bring a smile to my face for days
to come.

So what do foals say? Well they sometimes want to let us
know they are ok, they want to tell their mum they can feel and that they look
forward to running with them and playing in the grass. They want to say hello
to their parents and herd and ask them to sing to them. They also get excited
and wriggle when someone they love is near and this can make their mums have a
sickly tummy so I have to calm them down. Their joy is infectious though.

Image credit: Pixabay.com

I find it amazing that they want to connect and even let me
see them, although it is usually as a fully formed foal ready to be born even
if they are very early in the pregnancy. I also see the foal’s aura at times
and the colours here are so pure and pretty as come with innocence and such
pure connection to source that you get with new-borns (or those still growing).

Do you have an animal friend who is pregnant and you would
like to know how they are and how their little one/s are feeling? I would love
to connect with them if they wish me to and if you are interested you can find
out more about me on my website and Facebook page http://hamishs-holistic-healing.com



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