I speak frequently about the wonderful work of Gail Pope and BrightHaven. One of their commitments is to promote holistic animal healing. The following, referring to classes held in California, is a great discourse on the energy healing methods of Reiki and Qigong. Reiki is so easy to learn and so powerful to decrease pain and “detox” substances that I encourage everyone to become attuned.
Tom Wilson,Director of the Animal Acupressure Training Academy in Nevada City writes:
“Last weekend, we completed a wonderful Shen Tao Qigong class at BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary & Healing Arts Center in Santa Rosa, CA. Our final Animal Acupressure Training Academy class for 2011—Reiki for Animals & Humans—will be hosted by AnimalSave in Grass Valley, CA.
Reiki shares much with Qigong, both of which focus on cultivating the life-force energy, or qi, within ourselves and other beings. Cultivating here means strengthening, enlivening, and harmonizing the energy systems of the body that facilitate healing. In both Reiki and Qigong, there is a recognition that to be effective in assisting another’s return to health, we too must cultivate our own life-force energy. In Qigong, this is accomplished through Inner Alchemy practices, all of which are designed to take us inward to quiet the mind and awaken a deeper knowing state that can sense the needs of another. It means we meet the other at a deeper level than the mind. We are sensing the other in the larger field of energy in which all things exist.
It is very much the same with Reiki. There is an inner alchemy that is activated through a Reiki attunement. The attunement is a ceremony in which a Reiki Master facilitates the enlivening or awakening of healing frequencies in the practitioner. Very common after an attunement, the practitioner’s hands become hot when working with another.
In the Japanese symbol for Reiki, the Rei means light or divine represented by the sun and Ki means energy. Reiki focuses the power of life-force energy to bring healing to another wherever it is needed in the body, mind, emotions or spirit. Through a Reiki attunement, we become a “little prism” for the sun to allow healing energy to move through us to assist another. This is the sense found the Prayer of St. Francis, in which he says “make me an instrument of your peace.”
What distinguishes Reiki from other holistic healing modalities is the attunement process and becoming part of the Reiki lineage. Master Mikao Usui lived in the late 19th century and early 20th century. He passed in 1926. Master Usui experienced a spiritual awakening or spiritual transmission that resulted in the creation of the Usui System of Reiki.”
Reiki for Animals & Humans
Grass Valley, CA
December 10-11, 2011
10am to 5 pm
In this class, you will learn about the history and dynamics of Reiki, receive a Reiki attunement, learn the methods of inner alchemy found in the Three Pillars of Reiki for attuning yourself to give Reiki sessions, and the basic hand positions for giving Reiki sessions to both humans and animals.
To register or for more information – call 530-913-1309