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Reiki healing for animals and children

Posted on January 18, 2019 at 12:25 AM
I have been asked several times if Reiki works for animals and children- and of course, the answer is YES! When I first started my Reiki practice, it was from my home, and I noticed right away the animals were drawn to the energy. They consistantly would just come into the room from where ever they had been, and lie under the table. After the client left the table, they would jump up and lie there until it was time to put the table away. I also noticed if I was working on a family member with a chair session, they would also come into the room and lie as close as possible. Young Children and animals are very open to energy, and tend to sense it right away. When working with animals, I would try to choose a time when your cat or dog or whatever is resting or sitting quietly- this is the perfect time- BTW, if you have not learned Reiki, you can still provide energy work. You may want to start by rubbing your hands together vigorously for a few minutes. The second, and probably most important step, is to set your intention. Another words, think about what it is you are trying to do. So, just set your intention to bring healing to the cat or dog, or whatever that animal is. You then want to visualize healing energy coming through you and out of your hands and into the animal. You can place your hands on the animal or directly in front of, or above. It pretty much works the same way with children. You don't want to try to give them Reiki or any other type of energy healing when they are active. So, you need to pick a quiet time. If you have not been attuned to Reiki, use the steps listed above. Keep in mind that not only are children and animals drawn to Reiki, and are very open to it- they will let you know when they are done. As you are doing Reiki or other energy work, you will notice the animal becomes very relaxed and quiet and may even fall asleep. Children react much the same. Their little bodies will relaxed, they may get a bit sleepy. You will know when the session needs to end, because they will simply move away from you. Again, this is true of both children and animals. The amount of time the Reiki session lasts will vary, but for the most part, it is usually much shorter for a child than it is an adult. I do believe that is because they are so open to the energy and they absorb it quickly. They tend to not have the same blockages as adults have.

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