Books, Books, Books….!

Books…books…books! Did the title catch your eye? If so, I’m guessing you’re a book lover too! 🙂 I read all sorts of books, but my favorite genre in the last few years has been non-fiction. My daughters groan, or laugh at me, but here’s what’s on my favorites list in the last few months:

Conversations With God – Neale Donald Walsch
The Law of Attraction – Jerry and Ester Hicks
The Sedona Method – Hale Dwoskin
The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
Your Aura and Your Chakras – Karla McLaren

**I also have two favorites that are Christian based, and if you’re interested they may be life-changers as they were for me.

Both of these titles are by Clayton King:

Creating an Environment for a Reiki Treatment…

I believe a great environment is conducive to a great Reiki treatment.  I’d like to share a few things I do, and if you have any ideas to add, I’d love to hear them!

So, when a human or animal is coming for a Reiki treatment here’s what I usually do…

  1. I have to be in the right frame of mind, so a self-treatment is first and most important!
  2. I clear all the rooms that my client will be visiting.  I use Reiki symbols for this.
  3. I create low light in the treatment room.  It is not really dark to be uncomfortable, but definitely no bright lights.
  4. I have a selection of music chosen specifically to be soothing and quietly turn it on in the background.
  5. Smell!  I have a diffuser for essential oils and my favorite oils to use is a mixture of lavender and lemon.  Twice as much lavender as lemon.
  6. I check the entry way where the client will be coming in the door, and make sure it’s up to snuff as clean, inviting, and a happy place to enter.

    My Treatment Room
  7. No distractions!  I make sure all phones, computers, etc. are off.  And since I have pets in my home, the dogs are happily chewing on their bones in another room, and the cats are comfy and cozy in their beds, also in another room.
  8. Treatment table.  The massage table is comfy, freshly laundered, and there are extra pillows and blankets if needed.  I usually do animal Reiki treatments on the floor, on a comfy blanket or whatever is comfortable for the animal.
  9. Forms.  I have the client consent form and client profile chart ready for their arrival.
  10. And last but not least, a smile on my face, and a smile in my heart.   🙂


Reiki and Shelter Animals

Shelter animals… More specifically dogs and cats. I have had the privilege of giving Reiki to dogs and cats at our local animal shelter. I find it amazing to watch how they react. I’m sure some of them have never come into contact with Reiki and how it feels, but they know almost instantly it’s something they like, and know it’s good for them.
I’ve given Reiki to a dog for a few minutes when I stopped at the shelter for a visit. Then a sad event happened in this dog’s life, and he seemed to be grieving. I decided to spend more time with him, and if he chose, to offer him Reiki in a more formal way. The day I came to spend more time with him, he sniffed my hands, and left a couple times to see what was happening in the other room, but the second time he came back, he laid down in front of me as if to say, “ok, I’m satisfied everything is taken care of around here, I’d like to receive a full treatment, please”. I sat down on the floor with him and started a Reiki treatment. I could tell his heart chakra was indeed sad, and I worked in that area more than other areas. In about half an hour he had received as much Reiki energy as he wanted, and he got up, wagging his tail. I was happy to help. Later that day, a person who worked at the shelter, who did not know this dog had received a Reiki treatment, noticed he was different. He was more bouncy and happier than the day before, and he has been ever since. A few weeks later he was adopted into a forever home. 🙂
The cats at the shelter also like Reiki. I can tell when they haven’t sensed Reiki before – they sniff my hands, and walk away, as if to be looking where this energy is coming from. They figure it out fast, and find the perfect place in front of my hands to rest, roll around, or just be close. A few of the cats that don’t usually play, have felt relaxed enough to bat around a toy. And, almost all of the cats that have received Reiki have been adopted within a few weeks.
It has been a privilege to me to share Reiki energy with the animals at our local animal shelter.