Animals, Meditation and Energy Work

Image of dog meditating from Petspace

Image of dog meditating from Petspace

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” 
~ Amit Ray

Animals are very tuned in to energy and emotion. If you meditate or do energy work, don’t be surprised if your pets suddenly want to climb all over you, or get as close to you as they possibly can.

When we meditate we emit energy. We also create a healing and calming vibration that is very attractive for our animal friends. All of this energy is surplus to our own requirements, so don’t worry that pets might be ‘taking’ your energy. It’s simply a way for them to top up their own energies and to feel good.

When pets sit near you (or on you) as you meditate, the energy created helps with pain management and healing, providing a very soothing vibration for them. It helps them feel emotionally nurtured and spiritually close to you.

It’s fine to extend an arm or hand to touch and include your pet in your meditation practice.

Most mornings and evenings when I meditate, at least one of my dogs will come and climb into my lap or lie beside me. Whenever I do healing work they will lie under or at the foot of the massage table. This is quite a common thing. I even have a girlfriend whose dog howls if it is locked out of her room while she is meditating. If she opens the door he comes and sits quietly beside her for the duration of her meditation. This only happens if she is meditating. If she is simply sitting quietly or reading a book the dog is totally disinterested.

You can also chose to direct energy into your pets through your hands. You can do this in the form of reiki or hands-on healing. There are some simple instructions here that that you can follow – and it will work as effectively on animals as it does on humans:

Strengthening Intuition Week 5 – Sensing Energy in People

Image from Kindled Spirit

Image from Kindled Spirit

I have used reiki and hands-on healing very successfully for cows, horses, dogs, cats, guinea pigs and even birds. Using hands-on healing for ill and injured animals, and for elderly pets with arthritis pain is a simple method by which we can provide comfort and support for our friends.

Animals are very receptive to receiving energy, and give excellent feedback too.

Image from NYC Reiki Center

Image from NYC Reiki Center

They will calm beneath your hands, or even position themselves beneath your hands so that the energy goes where they need it most when they feel that positive flow of energy from you to them. Flowing energy from yourself to others ALWAYS benefits you too, as the energy must flow through you first.

Image from MetAngel

Image from MetAngel

Meditation and energy work are positive practices for you, but they are also wonderful practices to share with your pets. It’s a way for you both to feel good, and to fill up on energy and love. What can be better than that?

Bless  ♥ xx

Strengthening Intuition Week 5 – Sensing Energy in People

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There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it. ~Elizabeth A. Behnke

Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;… and not today’s pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.  ~James H. West

Today we’re going to explore two useful methods for sensing energy in people.  Once again, these methods will build on the skills you are already developing in working with your hands.

Materials Required:

  • You, and your activated hand chakras
  • A willing human volunteer
  • A place where you can work, undisturbed, for five to ten minutes.

*Note – if you cannot find a willing human volunteer, this method also works on animals, so recruit a helpful cat, dog, hamster, horse etc…

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Method One – Sensing General Energies

This process is very similar to the one for sensing energy in places.  You may like to review that information first here.

The thoughts that come often unsought, and, as it were, drop into the mind, are commonly the most valuable of any we have.  ~John Locke, 16 May 1699

  1. Begin with a quiet prayer, or the setting of your intent, that everything you do be for the Highest Good of All.
  2. Have your willing volunteer stand, sit, or lie – whatever is most comfortable for both of you.  (I prefer people to lie down – on a massage table, bed, couch, or even the floor – so that they can relax completely as I work.)  If you choose to have people sit, make sure that you can move around them.
  3. Activate your hand chakras (Review that process here)
  4. Place your hands over the person’s heart and take a moment to tune it.  You don’t need to touch the person – just hold your hands about ten centimetres (3 inches) above the heart itself.
  5. As you tune in, relax, and open your mind to any colours, words, images, emotions or sensations that come to you from this person.
  6. Then slowly move your hands over the person’s body, without actually touching them.  What do you feel?  Look for places that feel hotter or colder.  Look for places that feel heavier or lighter.  Look for places that don’t feel ‘right’ in some way. Open your mind to any further information about what you are sensing with your hands.
  7. Go back to the places that stood out for you energetically.  Summon golden or white light through your hand chakras and transmit that energy into those places on your friend or pet.  Just direct that beautiful energy from your hands and keep giving that energy until the place on the body begins to feel more balanced and positively changed.  *Note – it is quite normal for people to remark that your hands feel hot as you are working with them or giving them energetic healing.
  8. It’s okay to ask for feedback or to ask questions about what you are sensing as you go – this is a useful practice as it helps build your knowledge and confidence.

Method Two – Working with The Chakras

There is a little useful general information on Chakras here as well as a nice healing exercise.  Chakras are energetic centres within the body.  They are quite strong and easy for beginners to feel.

Chakras are a wonderful place for sending healing to the body.

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Begin with a quiet prayer, or the setting of your intent, that everything you do be for the Highest Good of All.

Using one of the following Chakra charts to guide you, feel for each Chakra, starting with the Crown Chakra at the top of the head, and ending with the Base Chakra.  Keep your hands about ten to fifteen centimetres (3 to 5 inches) above the body.

Feel for the amount of energy that is present in each Chakra, paying attention to any that are very strong, or very weak.  If any feel very weak, or cold, add some energy to them by directing that beautiful golden or white light from your hands into the Chakra itself to help them come back into balance.

When you are done, just bring your hands back together for a moment and give thanks.

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If you are working with animals it is fine to rest your hands directly on the animal’s skin.  Most animals enjoy the connection and the energy they feel.

Animal Chakras will generally follow the same basic patterns as this chart for dogs, so you can use this as a guide for horses, cows, llamas, guinea pigs etc.

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I thoroughly recommend a walk to clear your own energies after you have done energy work and healing on others.  You might like to try a Healing Walk.  Click on the link below to get details.

Much love to you, Nicole  ♥ xx

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