Animals are energetic beings and they interact with and pick up on energy with ease. They’re great observers and deeply trust their senses. They usually see or hear things before we do, and many heavily rely on their sense of smell. Many animals feel things before we do, too, for instance when a storm or earthquake is coming, even up to eight hours prior. They can sense when something is off with us, too. They pick up on hormones, pheromones, body posture, tones of voice, and feel us coming before we even enter a room where they are because of our frequency and scent. Animals are perceptive of vibrations and frequencies and this makes them very responsive to energy work.
Starbridge Mom offers Holy Fire Reiki and Crystal healing sessions for animals. Reiki and crystal energy work are wonderful, gentle and subtle, yet powerful relaxation methods that support animals to tap into their own resources for therapeutic and health-giving energy. Reiki and crystals can help animals just as it helps humans. Reiki is an intelligent energy that supports all living beings and things. It helps animals recover from illness, stress, trauma, and neglect.
A fifteen - twenty minute session is actually considered a long session and is the maximum amount of time for energy work with an animal. More importantly, your animal dictates how the work is going to be done and for how long. They may prefer that the energy work is done from a distance, they may enjoy hands on application or they may not. Most animals enjoy hands on method and are soothed by touch, but again some animals may have trauma that causes them to not be very trusting at first, or perhaps they have a skittish nature.
Some animals will like to lie down right near the crystals and linger there for some time, while others may only need a minute or less. Then there are animals like snakes, fish, and turtles, for example, they don’t have to be touched in order to receive the healing benefits of Reiki and crystals. Short story, I once had a goldfish, named Hoover that absolutely loved touch, and would swim along my hand every time I put it in the tank and was very playful and interactive with me anytime I placed my hand in the water. So there are times, when touch is good for connecting with animals we wouldn’t consider to really need or want touch. The energy work can be near them and will work just as well, such as placing a certain crystal by their tank, or doing Reiki near their tank or cage. Long distance energy work can also be done for animals.
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Here’s the thing about time with animals, time is relative and it’s certainly not at all a key component in the treatment. With animals, time is perceived very differently that it is with humans. Physicist John Wheeler said, “Time is just a construct we invented so that everything doesn't seem to be happening all at once.” Time is actually just a construct anyway, not reality. We’re not really capable of truly understanding what an animal’s perception of time is like. Any time with crystals or with receiving Reiki is better than none, and will be more effective that often realized, and this can be said of energy work on humans, too. Your animal chooses how long to stay within the energy. It’s important to be flexible when working with animals and to watch and follow their signals.
Tips to prepare most animals for a session:
Make sure they’re fed and hydrated.
Give them some exercise or play time.
If they’re particularly nervous and anxious, Rescue Remedy by Bach Flower Remedies can be helpful to give prior to a session. We also carry a gem elixir for animals that contains Rescue Remedy that we can use.
***If you have a large animal or can't travel with your animal I can come to you. Travel expenses are an additional charge.