In my experience, I’ve always found that when you’re working with animals, it’s just that, you are working WITH them. You are not doing anything TO them or allowing your pre-conceived ideas of how the Energy Healing Session should ‘go’ – it’s not that way at all.
When you’re working with animals – you LET THEM LEAD always, and I can’t stress that enough.
Animal Energy work comes from the heart and that is what you’re doing when you are working with them, you hold space and connect with their heart space and that is the bridge – the connection of love.
You can either work in person with the animals or distantly. You can work with pets or wildlife, when I say wildlife I don’t just mean the lions and tigers, I mean the birds that come into your garden for food, the hedgehogs who arrive at night for their food, feral cats who will only approach and eat from a distance. And when you can send distant healing to animals it doesn’t matter where in the world they are as Reiki transcends all time, space and dimension.
I often send healing to the birds and my squirrel in the garden and I know whether they want to receive the energy or not. Not by verbal communication as with animals, it’s all done by non-verbal communication but you can pick up on cues as to whether they want to receive healing or not.
I daily give energy healing to my pets, in fact, if I am doing any energy work they always gravitate towards me even if I’m working with a client at home 🙂
But when I work with my own fur babies, I connect with them through my heart space (which is where you communicate with animals too) – ‘heart to heart’ so it’s a bit like meditating with your pet, you be quiet, allow the connection to be made and you just ‘be’ and allow that energetic connection to begin.
As well as healing your pet you’re also healing yourself at the same time, Cats are very energy sensitive so sometimes they don’t want hands-on healing but they bask in the energy that is being sent, and when they’ve had enough they’ll let you know, they either get up and move out of the way or leave the room. When you’re doing hands-on healing with a cat or dog or other pet, you need to forget all about stressing about the hand positions needed (as in human reiki) – remember I said let the animals lead, and you will find that they move their own body as to where they want you to place your hands, they tell you. They roll over, or move so your hands are around their tummy or back, they’ll rest their head on you, they will sit on your knee or lay down beside you.
Being able to do energy work with animals is one of the greatest gifts you can have and you also build such a precious bond with them too.
They are so precious and are a gift to us so if we are able to help them then what is better than that?
Love Trudy xox