09 Dec Reiki for Dogs
Ruby, a cavalier king charles spaniel, is an active 2 years old cavalier. She enjoys the run, jump and constantly craves for all kinds of food. It is her temperament that often leads her to injury and possible skin problems.
When she was about 5 months old, Ruby had three bad falls. Two were from the dining chair and one from the dining table. It was, indeed, a painful fall for a growing puppy. Today, she still jumps up and down the bed and from the edge of the sofa that is almost 2 feet high. She was diagnosed to suffer luxating patella when she was one year old.
In her puppy hood, she had bad habit to sniff and eat anything she found, inside and outside the house. She had eaten stones, plastics, cotton wools and anything that her mouth can take. It was strenuous for her digestive system.
Ruby has been exposed to Reiki since young. While she visits the vet only for her necessary vaccinations and sterilization, she is constantly receiving Reiki treatments for miscellaneous health warrants. Medically, the vet finds Ruby to be a normal healthy dog.
Reiki was given to Ruby, not to eliminate the medical science but, as an alternative to heal her physical discomforts. There is no sign of luxating patella today despite her active lifestyle. A day after her spay, she was already back to her canine behavior jumping around. The wound healed fast without restriction to her normal diet.
Once, she had bad allergy when she consumed pomelo for her supper treat. Within an hour, her skin developed bumps all around her body. Her eyes were watery and she was scratching to ease, probably, the itch. There was no medication and a dose of Reiki was given to substitute the non-available medicine at that hour and her refusal to drink water. She turned out to be normal after about an hour after the Reiki treatment.
What is Reiki? Simply, Reiki is a universal medicinal cure of many illnesses that effect change in the chemical structure of the body. It starts with the laying of hands and a magnified mental focus. When an animal, or human, receives Reiki, subtle healings within the body are being generated. The laying on of hands from a Reiki practitioner is only a tool that guides Reiki towards a state of well being to the recipient. In the process, Reiki flows from the physical body into a person’s emotional, mental and spiritual state resulting to heal the body, mind and spirit.
Reiki is not a religion. There is, indeed, no doctrine to follow, no creed to remember or a holy book to abide with. It has been used by practitioners of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. Reiki is a spiritual connection that compliments any faith as a hands-on healing practice. It works with one’s intention for the betterment and rejuvenation of the mind and body.
The lay of hands in Reiki is an essential part of wholeness and love. Studies have shown that without touch, babies cannot thrive. It is mindful that a mother’s touch can relive pain in children. A pat from a friend often comforts another being. In sports, athletes often touch each other as a sign of support and respect. The laying of hands in Reiki, hence, is a non-verbal communication to another to share the gift of healing.
When Reiki is provided, a cleansing period is taking place to detoxify and physical chemicalisation often occurs. A study was made with water and treated with Reiki and its chemical molecules enhanced as compared to the non-treated. A fruit or a flower stays fresh longer with Reiki treatment.
Generally, animals are far receptive and heal faster with Reiki treatment as compared to humans. Animals feel more than they rely on their thought where humans tend to make quick judgement and attempt to analyse. The state of well being and healing is separated with the weight of one’s positive and negative conscious mind. In animals, and particularly with our canine companion, they sacrifice themselves for the well being of the humans they have bonded to. It is their unconditional love that allows Reiki to heal their physical faster as their emotional level is only filled with love.
(Information on Reiki – history, benefit, sciences can be found widely on the web.)
Article contributed by KG
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