Reiki for equines

All animals work with energy constantly. They have us ‘summed up’ instantly, and those of us who have shared our lives with horses and other animals know that they have a ‘sixth sense’. They, unlike humans, have no preconceived ideas or thoughts about Reiki, and are, therefore, even more receptive to the energy of Reiki than humans.

Horses love Reiki; if one horse is being treated, others close by or in the next stable gather as close as possible to ‘bathe’ in the residual energy. They know where they need the energy and, if being treated loose in a stable,  will often present themselves to receive it in the right place!

When I was training to treat equines, Monty did just that – I was treating him loose in his box, and he looked at me when I had finished treating the side he had presented to me, turned himself round, looked at me as if to say “Now do this side, please!”.  At the end of the treatment, he came over to face me and promptly lay down and went to sleep! It was a magical experience for me. He had also taught me that animals are very receptive to the healing energy of Reiki and can communicate very clearly their wishes about where they want it.

Practitioners and ‘owners’ notice the benefits of Reiki on their animals, both physical and emotional.  Sometimes a physical issue emanates from an emotional problem. With Reiki, we are treating the animal’s body as a whole instead of isolated symptoms, so  Reiki can be an effective treatment, bringing the animal back into balance so that it can heal itself.

It is only legal to give Reiki to animals if the owner has prior consent from their Vet. The law currently states that before your animal receives a Reiki treatment you must gain veterinary consent. A Reiki practitioner will not diagnose or recommend any form of treatment. Reiki is safe and will complement any form of complementary or medical treatment.

“There are two primary choices in life – to accept conditions as they exist, or to accept the responsibility for changing them.”

Denis Waitley

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