I am in New Brunswick this morning. My view is spacious, with a river, vast amounts of green and clear, clear skies. The peace and absolute quiet of this place is a gift, a luxury, which I am appreciating immensely. It is giving me the opportunity to relax and recharge after a particularly chaotic few monthes. The constant chatter in my head has ceased and deep breathing, stretching, swimming, some delicious food and lots of laughing with amusing friends has eased the tension in my body. My companion for the day is gorgeous Oakey, an adventurous dog, she has crushed two bones in her leg and right now, by my feet is convalescing from this injury.
Oakey, called me last Friday, she said that I would benefit from a change in scenery and to come for a visit. When, I arrived on Monday, she was castless, having cleverly soaked the cast in the river and eased it off with the assistance of a trampoline leg. She has gone through three casts, in two weeks, one was pink, one was purple, the one you see above in the picture is her present one. Oakey absolutely loves and delights in running really fast, playing outside with her friend Pixie, chasing balls and leaping and catching sticks in midair. Sometimes, she’s just a blur of movement. She had many questions about the cast, her leg and what it all meant. What WAS this tight stick thing around her leg for? Why was it there and what did it do, besides itch. click when she walked and prevent her from moving in a speedy fashion, it was driving her crazy.
I explained the benefits of the cast, that’s it’s purpose was to keep her leg straight and that remaining still, moving slowly, resting and recovering for 21 more sleeps, would heal the leg, providing a future of enjoyable movement on a strong leg. That keeping the cast on for this period was necessary for this to occur and that she must co-operate, relax and let the new cast be. With understanding and consideration of the worhwile benefits, Oakey agreed to do her best to keep it dry and keep the cast on for that length of time. She has been doing really well.
Oakey, has also requested a Reiki session, a few times every day, to speedup the healing process. Reiki is a Japanese word that means Universal energy or chi. Everyone has natural healing abilities, Reiki is a training that teaches us how to skillfully direct this energy with intention. I have been a practising Reiki Master since 1997. I love giving Reiki to animals, as they are espescially receptive to Reiki, they are aware of it’s amazing curative properties and have an innate desire to heal quickly and easily. They absolutely soak it up. It’s a very enjoyable experience. In fact, experiencing the Reiki, as I give it to Oakey, is energizing and recharging me as well.
In our session this morning, Oakey suggested that I make the experience available to more pets, horses and humans and that it was time to organize a workshop again. So, in gratitude to lovely Oaks, her inspiration, her sense of humour and her delightful presence on walks, I am now organizing a Reiki One Training for Animals!
I will post this now, as I finalize the details and create a Reiki page on this website. Yeah, something wonderful, energizing and amazing to look forward too! So, check out our new page when it goes up, if you are interested in finding out more! It will be fun. Have a peaceful day and thanks for reading this!