First, let me just say, I have always loved animals. All types of animals. I have always felt a special connection with them. I have always had a dog or two, in my life since I was a baby. As a young girl, I also had a rabbit, ducks, fish, seahorses, and a couple of little turtles. Oh yeah, and I am one of those people who stop for squirrels, groundhogs, opossums, turtles, and other wild-life to cross the street. After all, it's not their fault we invade their space, now. In March, I decided to volunteer a couple of hours a week at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, to help heal the emotional and physical wounds of the animals with Reiki! I chose a sanctuary, because I felt, those beautiful, trusting and loving animals had already been betrayed by humans they trusted, and I wanted to show them by example, along with the Sanctuary caretakers and visitors, that all humans are not hurtful! I also knew that Reiki could help them heal too! What an awesome learning experience it has been for me, to work with different types of animals and Reiki. I have had such amazing visits every week when I go, and I am learning so much from the animals. The animals have been great teachers, to me, and healers, as well. Who would have thought this? I was going there to help them, but instead we've helped each other. I have so much to share, with you, about our visits.
On May 2nd, I enrolled in a five week Animal Reiki Workshop/Certification class , taught by Kathleen Prasad, to further my education with animal Reiki. I truly love working with the animals as they have taught me so much. I highly recommend this class. Kathleen has been an amazing teacher. It's been really great and I have learned so much from it. She has been teaching animal Reiki since 2004, founded Animal Reiki Source, and SARA (Shelter Animal Reiki Association),and has written several books of which I own three of them. This is my last week of class! I can't thank Kathleen enough for everything that I have learned from this class. Truly, eye opening! more to come:
"Listen to the animals, they will be your teachers!" Kathleen Prasad