PARTING THOUGHTS ARTICLE MICHELLE GLICKSMAN
Healing, Calming Energy DONNA LEWEN HELPS ANIMALS THROUGH VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON REIKI SESSIONS
Don na Lewen Holistic healing practitioner with Nicole Anne Yo g a & H o l i s t i c We l l n e s s , N i c o l e A n n eYo g a . c o m
CAN YOU DESCRIBE REIKI FOR ANIMALS?
WHAT CAN IT HELP?
Reiki can be translated as “spiritual energy.”
Reiki can help speed up an animal’s heal-
It is an ancient form of healing practiced by
ing process after surgery or illness. Many
numerous practitioners around the world on
physical and emotional issues can also be
both humans, as well as animals. As a Reiki
addressed, as well as bad habits. Each ses-
Master, I am the conduit for which the energy
sion is customized.
flows through and then is received by the animals I work on.
WHAT DIFFERENCES CAN A PET OWNER EXPECT TO SEE ON THEIR ANIMAL AFTER?
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
disease or discomfort, I will place my hands
and traditionally the practitioner offers Reiki
directly on the specific area. When the ener-
to the animal hands-off. This way, the animal
getic congestion has been cleared, an animal
controls the treatment, either accepting Reiki
will very often give out a great sigh, showing
from a distance, or settling themselves against
that the energetic congestion has been dis-
the practitioner’s hands. Very small animals can
solved. After a Reiki session, animals are much
be cupped in your hands. Larger animals such
more contented and relaxed, and you can
as cats, dogs, and horses normally prefer you to
immediately sense a peaceful, calm feeling
begin by placing your hands behind their ears
and working around the body. For a specific injury, I place my hands directly over the injury. 58
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[When I’m] working on a specific area of
Physical contact is not a requirement for Reiki,