Recently, I’ve been reading a classic Reiki book called ‘Reiki: Universal Life Energy‘ by Bodo J. Baginski and Shalila Sharamon.
I love reading about others’ experiences of Reiki, because every experience is unique.
In one chapter Bodo and Shalila describe in detail how to treat animals with Reiki.
I have shared Reiki with a number of cats, but my experience with other animals is fairly limited.
Sharing Reiki with horses, cows, pigs, cats and dogs.
Bodo and Shalila mentioned that when treating horses, cows, pigs, cats and dogs it is best to start behind their ears, then treat the rest of their body. Allow your hands to linger in areas where it seems necessary.
Sharing Reiki with mice, hamsters, guinea pigs and birds.
With smaller animals like mice, hamsters, guinea pigs and birds cup the creature comfortably in your hands, and then share Reiki with them.
Sharing Reiki with fish.
If treating fish, hold the aquarium between your hands.
Sharing Reiki with penguins, snakes and butterflies.
They explain that it is trickier to treat penguins, snakes and butterflies, and often you need to be imaginative.
They recommend distant Reiki healing (please note – distant Reiki healing is learned during a Reiki Level 2 course) for animals that are trickier to treat (like snakes, butterflies, and angry bulls).
Sharing Reiki with bees, wasps, hornets and ants.
And finally, they explain that cats, snakes, bees, wasps, hornets and ants tend to not need much Reiki, and become restless when they have had enough.
Myself, I have never felt guided to share Reiki with snakes, bees, wasps, hornets or ants. But on thinking about this, if you had a snake as a pet, or if you kept bees for honey, or if you had an ant farm, you might like to share healing energy with them. (I’m not sure if anyone keeps wasps or hornets as pets…seems rather dangerous to me!) If you choose to share Reiki with these types of sentient beings, always do so from a safe distance – and ideally as a distant healing where you are quite far away and in absolutely no danger. At all times, when sharing Reiki, your safety and comfort is the most important priority.
Sharing Reiki with chickens.
Once when I visited a dear friend, one of her chooks wasn’t well. I went into the area where the chook was, intending on sitting quietly and if she came to me I was going to share Reiki with her. It was a bit naive of me to think that this hen would trust me after only knowing me a few minutes. When she didn’t approach me I thought perhaps she just didn’t want any Reiki. Now, after reading more about treating animals, if a situation like this happens again, I would sit peacefully near her and beam distant Reiki to her.
I am always so grateful to learn new practices and new ways to share healing, and I share this knowledge with you with much love!
It is comforting to know that when you have Reiki in your hands you are able to share healing energy with the animals in your life.
Do you have pets you would like to share healing energy with? You are welcome to try the methods described above from ‘Reiki: Universal Life Energy‘ . I would love to hear how you go with these techniques, and I welcome your comments below.