A Sacred Path
Critter Connection Animal Initiations:
The Web of Life
The universal life energy present
in all living beings is the healing force that is accessed when either
giving or receiving a Reiki treatment. Since Reiki has the ability
to affect healing on a mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual level
the animals who have been initiated in Reiki are able to receive a
personalized and enhanced form of these healing influences.
In first degree Reiki it is taught
that whenever a Reiki practitioner's hands are touching someone the
Reiki healing energy is naturally activated and begins flowing out
of the hands and into whomever the practitioner is touching. This
presents a very remarkable opportunity to animals who have been initiated
Due to the individual nature of each
species of animal each one relates to the earth and their environment
in a unique way. Those with feathers and the four-legged ones actually
participate in an energy exchange with Mother earth.
There are a variety of situations
which can cause a decrease in the quality and volume of this energy
exchange. The way an animal perceives and experiences physical, emotional,
or mental stress are key factors. The presence, or the development,
of illness, physical symptoms such as itching, or emotional, or behavioral
changes can indicate that this energy flow has become constricted.
I teach my clients and Reiki students how to remedy this and help
restore a healthy and proper energy flow between an animal and the
After an animal receives a Reiki initiation
the presence of the universal life force energy which saturates Reiki
adds a richness and depth to the healing energy exchange between the
animals and the earth.
Because the four-legged ones spend
so much time on all fours every moment their feet are touching the
earth, the floor, or someone, the Reiki energy is flowing. And whenever
the Reiki energy is flowing both the giver and the receiver are benefiting
from the balancing and healing effects of this universal life force
energy. Every time an animal who has received a Reiki initiation is
standing, walking, or running both the animal and the earth are receiving
the Reiki healing energy.
The consequences of this can have
a profound effect both on the animal giving the Reiki and on the healing
energies flowing into Mother earth. For many from sensitive inituitives,
to biologists, and scientists the earth has become known as a living,
sentient being herself. One definition is that all life forms on earth
are part of a single planetary being called Gaia. And these organisms
and life forms present within Gaia are in some manner working to restore
balance - or homeostasis - to themselves and their environment. This
model also applies to individual animals or people since symptoms
and illness arise in an attempt to try and restore oneself to health
and balance. The healing influences of Reiki on the earth will naturally
help her restore herself to balance. As this happens we'll see improvement
in the health of individual ecosystems, and ultimately our whole environment.
Sometimes to have the most effect
on a physical situation a nonphysical, spiritual approach can be the
most appropriate course of action to produce unexpected favorable
Having your critter kids initiated
in Reiki can help them in their process of healing emotional, behavioral,
or physical imbalances. This occurs because as the Reiki energy is
naturally activated they also receive this healing energy as they
are giving it. Reiki can also help keep them healthy. As the energy
flows it is an ideal preventive health care healing method. It can
provide the animals the awareness of having a very important job regarding
the healing work they are now able to do with themselves, for you,
and for the planet. Many animals are so grateful to be able to give
back to the people they love by giving Reiki to them. All it takes
is a paw on your thigh or in your hand and you are receiving first
degree Reiki from your critter kid.
As the animals receive the second
and third degree Reiki attunements their ability to access the healing
properties of the universal life force energy increases. They can
also become more creative in giving and sending Reiki healing as well.
Any animal can receive a Reiki initiation.
All we need is a full body picture of the animal taken within the
last year. We offer the first, second, and third degree levels for
animals. These initiations can be done long distance and are done
during a scheduled appointment time. Every animal who receives a Reiki
initiation will also receive a certificate suitable for framing.
The following initiations
are done with the animals, when and if appropriate, during the course
of a healing and communication session.
Connection Animal Initiations:
Over the years I have developed specific processes for restoring an
animal's inner strength from the inside out: emotionally, physically,
mentally, and spiritually. Initially, I thought these were only visualizations
for building and nurturing an animal's self confidence and self esteem.
However, it was soon recognized that these processes touched an animal,
and influenced behavior, on a much more profound level than could
be attributed to building confidence and self worth. Now, they are
recognized as sacred initiations, for the animals, which truly facilitate
their ability to heal from the inside out. The information explaining
the significance these initiations have during a healing and communication
session is explained on the Behavior page of this Web site.
There are four parts to the supportive
work you will be asked to do. These include "The Preparation",
"The Bridge", "The Personal Affirmation", and
"The Web of Life". Understanding the importance of your
participation in your critter kid's healing process is very important.
We are all connected in the web of life. The intentions you hold for
wanting to support their healing process is one of the reasons these
animal initiations create such powerful results. The initiation plants
the seed and gives rise to germination. Your support work nurtures
its growth. The willingness and love you will be sharing with them
as you do these exercises will also reinforce the ties which link
us all and strengthen our collective awareness of our connection with
the Divine. This is significant.
Practicing This Supportive
After your critter kid has received
the initiations doing these processes with them is very important.
Every time you do these visualization exercises you will be reinforcing
and strengthening a powerful part of the healing work which was done
with them during their personalized healing and communication session.
In order to support your critter kid's
forward movement it is important that you set time aside on a regular
basis to practice these processes with them. You will be given the
details during the conclusion portion of your session. Doing this
supportive work with them will be instrumental in helping them to
continue moving through their individual healing process to reach
the next level of wellness.
To ensure your critter kids receive
the highest benefits from these healing processes, the best results
will be seen after they have received the initiations for them. These
initiations are given during the course of a healing and communication
If you would like additional support
materials to help you learn and practice these healing processes more
fully we are in the process of preparing a booklet and a recording,
either on a cassette tape or CD, that you can listen to. This recording
will enable you to fully experience each section as you are guided
through these visualization healing processes. Tracks will include
"The Preparation"; "The Bridge"; and "The
Web of Life".
If you would like to be notified as
soon as "The Bridge" support materials are available, please
let us know. See the Contact Us page of this Web site. In your message
please indicate 'The Bridge support materials' and the format you
are interested in receiving: booklet, CD, or cassette tape.
During your healing and communication
session you will be taught a simple, yet very important, technique
to prepare your animal companion for your support work of doing "The
Bridge", and the following, healing process with them.
The initiation for this sacred healing
process, named "The Bridge" has the effect of reawakening
your critter kid's connection with the Divine. Once embraced this
awareness can produce profound results. These healing influences will
enable your critter kid to become aware of, and grow strong in, his
or her own personal truth. "The Bridge" enables an animal
to strengthen inner resolve from the inside out through the awareness
of being connected with source. And yes, this connection has always
existed - but like some people - a loving reminder of this link has
the capability of leaving one feeling deeply empowered.
An Animals' Personal Truth
During the healing and communication
session your critter kid's deepest understanding of him or herself
will become known. This message will be in your critter kid's own
words and will be provided to you as a personal affirmation for you
to use during your work in supporting their healing process. If your
critter kid's individual situation requires more than one healing
and communication session there is a strong likelihood that this affirmation
will change in relationship to each individual's growth and healing
Web of Life
The initiation for this sacred healing
process, named "The Web of Life" has the effect of rekindling
an animal's ability to feel connected with other sentient beings.
This healing process can be instrumental in helping an animal experience
being supported by others - even when alone. This helps an animal
to strengthen inner resolve from the inside out through perceiving
and coming to know they are a part of a physical network that they
can access at any time.
The Web of Life can also serve as
a way to feel connected with your beloved critter kids even though
you are not in the same room with them. This technique can help your
critter kid feel your love and support of them whenever they appear
in your thoughts: while you are away at work, out running errands,
or on vacation.
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