Have you ever sat, feeling helpless while watching your dog limp in pain? Or have you ever wondered if there was something that you could do to help that little baby bird who feel out of his nest and now is hurt? Believe it or not, there is something that you can do! It is energy healing.
How can energy healing help your dog? Energy healing can help with:
- Chronic pain
- Behavioral issues
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Help to calm an overly excitable dog
- Help fearful dogs
- Support the body during illness, injury or after surgery
- Support the immune system
- Help the body rid of toxins
- Promote healthy functioning of organs
- May help with cancer patients
- Help abused dogs get past their past
- Calm and soothe dog in highly stressed environment
- Help strengthen the person-animal bond
What is energy healing you might be thinking? Energy healing is an ancient form of healing that dates back thousands of years, early Christians and even Jesus used energy healing. You may be surprised to learn that energy healing is being taught in nursing and medical schools and is being used in nursing homes, hospitals and in hospice care.
There are different types or names of energy healing, but the principles are basically the same. Using your energy and your good intentions for healing. And, most of the energy healing practices can be done in person or through distance healing.
Everything in the universe is made up of energy. You can easily tap into that energy to do energy healing in dogs. You may think this is some sort of voodoo. Let me assure you that it is not and you don’t necessarily need years of study to be able to perform the art of energy healing in dogs. Everyone has the innate ability to tap into the divine energy and help others. The main obstacle to helping is the inability to focus.
The basics of energy healing in dogs are:
- You must have good intentions
- An openness on the part of the dog to accept the healing energy
- The practitioner opens up as a channel of healing
- Then, the practitioner visualizes energy flowing down from above (or below, depending on which energy healing is being practiced) and through their body and into the dog.
- The energy, knowing where it is needed the most, goes to where it is needed to bring healing, balance, and harmony.
A popular form of energy healing is called Reiki. Reiki is a Japanese word derived from: Rei (pronounced ray) – meaning universal wisdom and Ki (pronounced key) – meaning life force energy. Put together Reiki means universal life force energy.
Reiki is a very powerful healing art that can help heal any ailment, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Reiki is founded on the belief that disease (dis-ease) is the result of having a less than optimal energy level. Reiki acts as a transfusion of energy that increases the energy in the patient to a level at which the body can heal itself. Reiki practitioners use specific symbols and hand positions to invite the flow of energy. The Reiki practitioner does not need to know what the disease is, the universal life force energy is guided by it’s own innate wisdom and will put the energy where it is needed.
An excellent book for a more in-depth look into Reiki for dogs is “Reiki for Dogs: Using Spiritual Energy to Heal and Vitalize Man’s Best Friend” by Kathleen Prasad
I am still in the process of reading this book but it offers excellent tips and tricks for getting started with Reiki work and it offers step-by step examples of Reiki healings.
Another popular form of energy healing is called Healing Touch. Healing Touch is very similar to Reiki. Healing touch works with the subtle energy systems of the body. The Healing Touch practitioner places his hands on or near the patient in various positions, with the intent to redirect energy patterns, thereby restoring balance in the body and healing is facilitated.
For more information on energy healing check out these websites:
Another excellent book for an introduction into energy healing is: Energy Healing for Dogs: Using Hands-On Healing to Improve Canine Health and Behavior by Nicole Wilde. This book is a great beginners book for learning energy healing in dogs.