I had a question the other day if Reiki is the same for dogs as it is for humans, and the answer is yes!
Reiki is a Universal Healing that benefits and aids all creatures on earth, as well as a myriad of other things. The hand positions for Reiki for dogs can be the same or modified. In fact I have even used my feet to channel the Reiki energy to my sleeping dogs or cats.
I had a dog that wasn’t feeling well, and I was so exhausted from the day, that when I went to bed and the dog was laying at the foot of my bed on top of the covers, I was able to touch him with my feet and use my intent that the Reiki energy would keep transmitting even while I was asleep.
If you have your 2nd degree Reiki, than you know that you can send the Reiki telepathically, or remotely without touching. But many people are still learning hand positions and are afraid of making a mistake.
There are no mistakes in Reiki. Let me say that again…you can’t make any mistakes with Reiki. Reiki will flow and heal the areas that need healing without us (the sender) knowing exactly what needs to happen for healing to begin.
It helps us mentally to think that if we have our hands in the correct position, that Reiki will be more effective, but that isn’t necessarily so.
It will still flow and go where it needs to. The body receiving the healing energy will know what to do with it, and how to use it. It might be neutralizing the beginnings of cancer, or healing emotional trauma from a previous life time…we don’t know exactly what it is doing, but as practitioners, we don’t need to know.
But many times I am asked by the dog owner if I am feeling anything or picking up on anything. And quite honestly, sometimes I’m not supposed to know. It might be something that might not be in the dog owners highest good to know. Or if a client asks me if I know what I am feeling, again the feeling might be that I am not supposed to say what it is. It is in the process of healing so it is not beneficial to dwell on “what it might be” rather than “it is healing, just release it”.
Reiki is a healing modality based in Love and comes from only one source…some people call it the Universe, All That Is, Source, or God. You can call it by any number of names, or systems, or methods, but it all comes from one place.
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