Free Advice from Animal Reiki Shaman, Rose De Dan
This week Rose received a rather long correspondence from Tracy C. sharing details about her dog, Doc (pictured here) and two strays (a neglected yellow Tabby named Sundance, and an injured and limping black Lab) who she tried to help with Reiki. Her email is much too long to post in a single blog post so I've copy and pasted it into an article template (Reiki and Stray Animals) if anyone is interested in reading the email in its entirety. Tracy's basic question was why her dog Doc never seemed interested in Reiki treatments. And, she was also puzzled that her Reiki applications failed to help two stray animals that had found their way to her.
Response from Rose: Hi Tracy, the practice of Reiki can be more challenging than the actual training.
We often think of Reiki as a healing modality--a term that can be misleading. To many of us healing means that one recovers from an illness, injury or emotional distress.
But the intention of the Reiki practitioner should not be on the person or animal getting better, it should always be for the highest good of the recipient. And that means the practitioner must let go of their attachment to the outcome and be willing to be the straw, or the hollow bone, for the energy. This means that the practitioner does not always get what they want, but the recipient always gets what they need.
And this leads to the realization that the practitioner must even lose attachment to the desire to relieve pain. Reiki offers assistance on other levels, not just physical--mental, emotional, and spiritual-- and those levels may not always be apparent to us. In other words the recipient may be receiving benefit that we cannot see.
Doc sounds like a wise dog. Animals love us unconditionally, and usually have really good reasons for why they do what they do--often lessons intended to assist us in our own growth. I sense that Doc, Sundance, and the Black have a message for you, one that it is important that you journey for since you mention that you have had shamanic training. You can also ask your power animal for assistance.
In addition there are other steps you can take to receive the healing that you seek and that the animals wish you to receive.
You mention that you are a Reiki Master, which means that you would have received training in how to send Reiki from a distance in Level II. So I might suggest that either before or after you journey you consider sending Reiki back in time for yourself, to the point of origin of your need to make a difference or "heal."
I'd like to be very clear that there is nothing wrong with being compassionate and offering Reiki where it may be needed. What I am suggesting here is letting go of your need to have the result be a certain way. Send Reiki for your own self-healing with intent to release whatever is triggering your sorrow or guilt that you did not do enough, or did not do "the right thing."
You can also send Reiki back in time to the situation, the occasion of the passing of each animal, for the highest good of all, thereby opening possibilities for them. And you can include a Bridge of Light to assist them in their crossing. If you have difficulty letting go of attachment to outcome you can again send Reiki for your own self-healing before proceeding.
When we allow our hearts to open fully and trust the Reiki energy, ourselves and the guidance of the animals, everything happens as it should.
Best wishes to you on your journey through life, Tracy. And know that you always have the support of Spirit, Reiki/shamanic energy, and the animals.
Rose De Dan,
Animal Reiki Shaman
Disclaimer: Rose De Dan shares insights derived from spirit and through animal communication. Any advice she offers is not meant as a substitute for veterinary care.
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