This morning I met up with a little snake slithering in the grass near me so I decided to share Reiki with him. I never shared Reiki with a snake before but for some reason I felt a connection with him and I asked him if would like to sit with me and meditate for few minutes. I sat down next to him, and he stayed still and then lifted his head up and stayed that way for 15 -20 minutes or so . We sat together in silence, in a beautiful Reiki space.” I even chanted with him and I swear he was smiling! I posted this on my FB page, Inner Peace Reiki, and if you listen to the video you can hear how loud the birds were too as we shared Reiki. I love my yard and this time of year. I usually am afraid of snakes but the funny thing about this was I had practiced a meditation a few days earlier, bringing in the wise, ancient wisdom of the snake energy, which helps us go deep within ourselves for healing, and I didn't feel any fear or surprise when I saw this snake in my yard. Instead, I felt affection towards him as I would any other animal I meet, and wanted to create a beautiful space of Reiki healing energy with him. The snake energy is all about patience, wisdom, slowing down, and being present and I believe that's what he was there to remind me of on this day. I would have missed all the special moments I experienced today, with all the animals in my yard, if I did not meet up with my new friend!

This morning I met up with a little snake slithering in the grass near me so I decided to share Reiki with him. I never shared Reiki with a snake before but for some reason I felt a connection with him and I asked him if would like to sit with me and meditate for few minutes. I sat down next to him, and he stayed still and then lifted his head up and stayed that way for 15 -20 minutes or so . We sat together in silence, in a beautiful Reiki space.” I even chanted with him and I swear he was smiling! I posted this on my FB page, Inner Peace Reiki, and if you listen to the video you can hear how loud the birds were too as we shared Reiki. I love my yard and this time of year. I usually am afraid of snakes but the funny thing about this was I had practiced a meditation a few days earlier, bringing in the wise, ancient wisdom of the snake energy, which helps us go deep within ourselves for healing, and I didn't feel any fear or surprise when I saw this snake in my yard. Instead, I felt affection towards him as I would any other animal I meet, and wanted to create a beautiful space of Reiki healing energy with him. The snake energy is all about patience, wisdom, slowing down, and being present and I believe that's what he was there to remind me of on this day. I would have missed all the special moments I experienced today, with all the animals in my yard, if I did not meet up with my new friend!

One of my student's practicing Reiki techniques. Simply stated, "Reiki is a technique for deep relaxation. When our bodies are fully relaxed they can heal themselves more quickly." Jennifer Brodigan

One of my student's practicing Reiki techniques. Simply stated, "Reiki is a technique for deep relaxation. When our bodies are fully relaxed they can heal themselves more quickly." Jennifer Brodigan

My dog, Jasmine, loves receiving Reiki. Animals are much more intuitive than we are, and know a good thing when they feel it!

My dog, Jasmine, loves receiving Reiki. Animals are much more intuitive than we are, and know a good thing when they feel it!

Another happy client, Nickels, enjoying his Reiki nap. His owner couldn't believe how relaxed his was!

Another happy client, Nickels, enjoying his Reiki nap. His owner couldn't believe how relaxed his was!

While visiting one of the beautiful beaches on the Cape this summer with my daughter, we learned that because of the growing seal population, the shark population is growing too. I decided one morning to send Reiki out to the ocean, to bless the Cape seals and protect them from the sharks. How exciting it was for me, when two seals appeared in the surf and hung out for a little while, to soak up the Reiki Rays!

While visiting one of the beautiful beaches on the Cape this summer with my daughter, we learned that because of the growing seal population, the shark population is growing too. I decided one morning to send Reiki out to the ocean, to bless the Cape seals and protect them from the sharks. How exciting it was for me, when two seals appeared in the surf and hung out for a little while, to soak up the Reiki Rays!

The five Reiki principals to live by are: Just for today, I will not be angry, I will not worry, I will be grateful, I will do my work honestly, I will be kind to all living things!

The five Reiki principals to live by are: Just for today, I will not be angry, I will not worry, I will be grateful, I will do my work honestly, I will be kind to all living things!

Horses love Reiki and have been great teachers for me.

Horses love Reiki and have been great teachers for me.

What is Reiki and where does Reiki energy come from?

The word Reiki is composed from two Japanese words, Rei and Ki.  Rei can be described as a higher intelligence that guides us and Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.  Together, Reiki has been described as a "Spiritually guided life-force energy."  It is not a religion.  It is a form of healing using the energy around us. We are all made from energy.  Energy flows in all living things, and around  all of us.  When our energy or "Ki" is high, we feel strong, happy, and well.  When it is low, we can feel weak, sad, out of balance,  sick.  Ki is all around us.  We receive it from the air we breathe, from food, from the sun and moon, and from sleep. Everything on our planet is made from energy. People, animals, plants, and other living things, are all made up of energy.  Reiki is a form of non-physical energy made up of the life force energy around us.  Reiki seems to have an intelligence of its own. Reiki will know the condition of the client and can only do good.  It flows where it is needed from the practitioner's hands into the client to promote healing where needed.  As Reiki flows through a sick or blocked area, it breaks it up and washes away any conscious or unconscious negative thoughts and/or feelings (energy), allowing a normal healthy flow of energy to resume. As this happens your body becomes properly "fed" with good energy or Ki and begins functioning in a balanced, healthy way. 

Reiki will always work in a good, positive way.  It will never cause harm.  You can never receive too much Reiki. It can never be misused as it always creates a healing effect.  The source of healing comes from the energy or Ki that flows through and around us.

Everyone who receives a Reiki treatment has a different experience.  However, most feel very relaxed, balanced, refreshed,  and experience a feeling of  "inner peace." Reiki energy can cause you to fall asleep because it so relaxing! 

All animals love Reiki! Inside we are all the same. "We are all connected. Always have been, always will be!"

All animals love Reiki! Inside we are all the same. "We are all connected. Always have been, always will be!"

This beautiful girl, found her way into the barn while I was sharing Reiki with another goat, as if to ask me to share Reiki with her, to help with her arthritis, which I gladly did. She is such a sweetheart, a gentle soul, and I felt a special connection with her. I love being with the animals and the special connections I am making with them. I feel truly blessed. They are great teachers. They are aware of the energy of all things around them and are open to Reiki. I am learning so much from them.

This beautiful girl, found her way into the barn while I was sharing Reiki with another goat, as if to ask me to share Reiki with her, to help with her arthritis, which I gladly did. She is such a sweetheart, a gentle soul, and I felt a special connection with her. I love being with the animals and the special connections I am making with them. I feel truly blessed. They are great teachers. They are aware of the energy of all things around them and are open to Reiki. I am learning so much from them.

Reiki does not come from the hands but comes from the heart. You do not have to have a "hands on experience" with an animal. When you meditate and open up your "heart space" to the animal, he/she will show you signs of that connection. Something as simple as a horse grazing nearby is a sign that your horse is connected, relaxed, and enjoying the Reiki energy.

Reiki does not come from the hands but comes from the heart. You do not have to have a "hands on experience" with an animal. When you meditate and open up your "heart space" to the animal, he/she will show you signs of that connection. Something as simple as a horse grazing nearby is a sign that your horse is connected, relaxed, and enjoying the Reiki energy.

Molly loves Reiki…..

Molly loves Reiki…..

“Being Reiki” with Tyrian the Tiger, at CARE Foundation, Apopka, Florida. I learned so many great lessons from the 3 tigers here. Tyrian, Daenerys, and Katrina. Lessons in inner strength, letting go of fear and worry, be brave, know who you are, your true-self. Stand in your truth! Such great spiritual teachers! #tigerenergy #heartenergy #verywise #strengthinsilence #strengthinknowingyourtrueself #animalreikiteachers

“Being Reiki” with Tyrian the Tiger, at CARE Foundation, Apopka, Florida. I learned so many great lessons from the 3 tigers here. Tyrian, Daenerys, and Katrina. Lessons in inner strength, letting go of fear and worry, be brave, know who you are, your true-self. Stand in your truth! Such great spiritual teachers! #tigerenergy #heartenergy #verywise #strengthinsilence #strengthinknowingyourtrueself #animalreikiteachers

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Amos loves Reiki and pizza! Amos now lives with the owner of the CARE Foundation, Apopka, Florida, Christin Burford.CARE is a Rescue for exotic animals. I had so many great Reiki experiences here with the caregivers and animal residents. Such a sweet boy! Purchased as a baby, Amos was raised by human parents, until they passed away, which left him traumatized. Thank goodness he found his way to Christin at CARE, who provides him with all the love and the attention, he so deserves. Amos is 28 years old. #trustintheuniverse #belove #bekind #bereiki #animalteacher #monkeymind #justfortodaydonotworry #animalslovereiki

Amos loves Reiki and pizza! Amos now lives with the owner of the CARE Foundation, Apopka, Florida, Christin Burford.CARE is a Rescue for exotic animals. I had so many great Reiki experiences here with the caregivers and animal residents. Such a sweet boy! Purchased as a baby, Amos was raised by human parents, until they passed away, which left him traumatized. Thank goodness he found his way to Christin at CARE, who provides him with all the love and the attention, he so deserves. Amos is 28 years old. #trustintheuniverse #belove #bekind #bereiki #animalteacher #monkeymind #justfortodaydonotworry #animalslovereiki

Meet Blondie the albino Python! Isn’t he beautiful! Reptile energy is so grounding. Very self-aware, centered and present. They know who they are. A very primitive energy. There is a feeling of honoring each others space, without threat, when you share Reiki with reptiles. #ancientwisdom #knowing #BePresent #honorspace #animalreikiteacher

Meet Blondie the albino Python! Isn’t he beautiful! Reptile energy is so grounding. Very self-aware, centered and present. They know who they are. A very primitive energy. There is a feeling of honoring each others space, without threat, when you share Reiki with reptiles. #ancientwisdom #knowing #BePresent #honorspace #animalreikiteacher

Meet Goliath. A giant tortoise teacher with a giant lesson, in patience and persistance. A very gentle soul, gentle energy, with lessons for me from ancient wisdom. Very grounding and gentle, unlike the crocodiles and snakes that were also grounding but with a more piercing, direct kind of feeling in their energy. We soaked up the sun and Reiki together. #primitivewisdom #animalreikiteacher #patience

Meet Goliath. A giant tortoise teacher with a giant lesson, in patience and persistance. A very gentle soul, gentle energy, with lessons for me from ancient wisdom. Very grounding and gentle, unlike the crocodiles and snakes that were also grounding but with a more piercing, direct kind of feeling in their energy. We soaked up the sun and Reiki together. #primitivewisdom #animalreikiteacher #patience

Beautiful Lola! Lola lives at CARE in Florida. “She came to care only a few months old after being used in a TV show. When they were done with her, she was going to be sent to auction. Black bears usually end up in hunting camps after auctions. CARE immediately stepped in and took her home.” I loved our Reik sessions. Her Reiki energy was like receiving a big warm “heart hug,” Very sweet, warm, comforting, loving space. I saw lots of pink, fucshia, and green, while sharing Reiki with her. Heart to heart connections are always the best! I love bear energy! Even after the way she was treated and sent to auction, she still loves people. One of the lessons I felt I learned from her, was about, being present, let go of worry, and let go of attachments to the outcome of situations. In other words, all is well! Everything works out as it should. #bearteacher #hearttoheartconnections #hearthug #animalreikiteacher

Beautiful Lola! Lola lives at CARE in Florida. “She came to care only a few months old after being used in a TV show. When they were done with her, she was going to be sent to auction. Black bears usually end up in hunting camps after auctions. CARE immediately stepped in and took her home.” I loved our Reik sessions. Her Reiki energy was like receiving a big warm “heart hug,” Very sweet, warm, comforting, loving space. I saw lots of pink, fucshia, and green, while sharing Reiki with her. Heart to heart connections are always the best! I love bear energy! Even after the way she was treated and sent to auction, she still loves people. One of the lessons I felt I learned from her, was about, being present, let go of worry, and let go of attachments to the outcome of situations. In other words, all is well! Everything works out as it should. #bearteacher #hearttoheartconnections #hearthug #animalreikiteacher

Chimera the Liliger! What a loverboy! At not quite 2 years old, his energy was all about play and curiousity! Weighing in at almost 400 pounds he eats between 18 -20 lbs of meat a day! He’s not done growing yet! He loved his pool and his toy tire! He would make up his own chase-game, with them. I believe his lessons were all about making time to play and not letting the “walls we put up,” keep us from enjoying life! Not taking ourselves to serious and making time for play everyday. Letting go of anxiety and worry, make your own fun, create new adventures and new experiences even in the everyday little things. His Reiki energy was very happy, fun, and light! I loved his big ole’ paws, too! #Liligerlessons #animalreikiteacher

Chimera the Liliger! What a loverboy! At not quite 2 years old, his energy was all about play and curiousity! Weighing in at almost 400 pounds he eats between 18 -20 lbs of meat a day! He’s not done growing yet! He loved his pool and his toy tire! He would make up his own chase-game, with them. I believe his lessons were all about making time to play and not letting the “walls we put up,” keep us from enjoying life! Not taking ourselves to serious and making time for play everyday. Letting go of anxiety and worry, make your own fun, create new adventures and new experiences even in the everyday little things. His Reiki energy was very happy, fun, and light! I loved his big ole’ paws, too! #Liligerlessons #animalreikiteacher

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