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Growing up on a dairy farm in New England, "hearing" animals was part of daily life. Their communication was never anything complicated, but in truth, offered a real glimpse into their world. Topics included health, food, and social interaction.
People often ask "So, you've just always been able to talk to animals?" and in essence, the answer is yes. But fine-tuning the art of animal translation took deliberate intention, lots of practice, and a very open mind. The truth is, anyone can learn the skill of animal communication. For some, talking with animals is naturally with in themselves. For others, it is like learning a new language- not much different from Spanish or French.
The process of communicating with animals begins with quieting the mind and centering within the heart. The animal doesn't have to be present, but a photo is helpful to the process. After energetically protecting yourself, intentionally extend your heart center to the animal, inviting communication. Throughout this process, you are aligning your energetic frequency with that of the animal you're communicating with.
Begin by asking a simple question, such as "what is your favorite toy?", and then wait for the answer. The challenge is to be open to what information comes in, and to not get impatient. You may receive the answer as a picture, a word, or simply, just as a color. Depending on your abilities, you may also receive the smell that comes with the question. The later might be peanut butter in a Kong, for example.
When we ask questions and communicate with an animal, the method can be done intuitively through the mind, or verbally, through the voice. With your energetic frequency aligned with that of the animal, the information flows just as if you were having a conversation with a friend.
There are a few unique features of the way that animals communicate: they are very blunt in their answers, and live very much in the moment. Animals don't associate with dates from the past, for example. Most importantly, our furry friends don't have the human ability to tell un-truth, or to lie. Lying is a uniquely human quality.
If you're serious about learning animal communication or improving your existing skills, there is one thing that can make all the difference in the world. Do you know what that thing is?
This week, we spent a bliss-filled afternoon with Poodle Mom photos. (poodlemomphotos.com). Abbee Layne, the beautiful white Poodle in the photo, received a Reiki session while the photos were shot. I wanted to share this moment via the photo because it's so special, and such a big part of what I do. If I had to tell you what I do without words, this picture would do it.
During a session, the practitioner strives to achieve the "Reiki State" for their client. This is deep relaxation- and you can see it in Abbee's photo. The Reiki State promotes deep healing, and it's an amazing feeling.
The photos of Abbee will be a big part of The Animal Reiki Book, coming in 2014. I'm so excited to bring you a jam-packed, well organized, and COMPLETE book about Animal Reiki! You won't want to miss it.
In addition to Dog Reiki, many other species will be covered, including cats, llamas, horses, cows, and exotics. Many people know I have a special affection for a camel named Moses. This animal-love-of-my-life will also be included! Look for The Anima Reiki Book in 2014!
If you haven't yet learned Reiki, please consider it. Did you know you too can experience the Reiki State? Just like Abbee? What are you waiting for?
Most of the people I meet initially stumble trying to say the word "Reiki". It comes out all garbled, in their embarrassment...and frustration, leading many to just give up and sheepishly ask "so, how you say it?" Reiki is pronounced "\ˈrā-ˌkē\". Literally, Rei means "Spirit", and ki means "life force".
Reiki is more than a relaxation technique however, as it is really more of a lifestyle. Reiki energy flows from the hands of an attuned practitioner to the intended recipient. A Reiki Practitioner will have received as many as four of these attunements in the beginning and intermediate levels of training. This spiritual, not religious practice was rediscovered and credited to Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan about the year 1922.
Like people, animals struggle with stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, many also experience pain on a daily basis due to illness or injury. The role of Reiki is to relieve pain and aid in relaxation by bringing the body back into balance energetically. And it's simply done through intentional touch. Isn't that amazing?
Anyone can learn Reiki, and with committed practice, a level of proficiency can be experienced with great fulfillment. Beginning students learn to work on themselves, and learn about the Reiki precepts. Following this introduction, Reiki for animals can be studied. Both classes can be accomplished in one weekend, or about 16 hours, in most cases.
Since Reiki is non-contradictory, it complements Western medicine very well. In addition, you can work on your pet at home, building the human-animal bond like never before. Think of all of the times you comforted your pet during a storm, a bee sting, or a belly ache. Reiki is one more thing, though beautifully natural and holistic, that you can offer your beloved family member.
Novice Reiki practitioners will marvel at the new warmth and tingling coming from their hands after their Reiki attunements. This sensation is what leads many Reiki practitioners to slip their shoes off, in addition to Japanese tradition, as the feet also get hot. This warmth is the sensation that helps your pet relax, melting into a beautiful "Reiki State". Once the energy tapers, or the animal indicates it has had enough, we then end the treatment.
Reiki offers extended relief, with the session's benefits lasting two to three weeks. Most pet owners choose to have Reiki performed on their pet twice a month, though chronic or terminal conditions may require more frequency. Reiki is non-contradictive and does absolutely no harm. If you're interested in learning this holistic Japanese technique, please contact Jen- firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of my work, I've been educating clients about pet food for more than 25 years. There are more choices than ever before! Even with a great selection, I still like the idea of a natural diet for pets. By natural, I mean RAW. If that isn't your thing, or if you don't like the idea of raw feeding, there are many other good retail choices. More on RAW in a coming post.
What's important to you as a pet owner? Do you want to feed your dog the best commercially available food? Let's get on the same page right off by saying that there is no one "best" food for all dogs. By examining your personal preferences and values however, making choices is much easier.
The first rule of thumb is this: No corn, wheat, soy, or artificial colors. All of these ingredients not only top our most allergenic items, but they can contribute to a very gassy pet. Along with the gas comes large stool size & volume. A high grain content also means more shedding in the house. Be on the look out for one popular kibble brand that also uses 3-4 forms of sugar in it's semi-moist food. This product, by the way, will stay moist on the grocery shelves for two years!
Dogs share 99% of their DNA with the wolf, and therefore, should not be fed these huge amounts of cereal products. Cats certainly do not need the carbs either. Again, raw is a better choice, but high quality kibble can work. In nature, dogs and big cats will also consume the viscera, or gut of their kill. How do you feel about the by-products in your pet's food? Did you know that by AFCO standards, "Poultry By Product Meal" can contain up to 5% feathers? Yikes!
This is some debate over by-products, and whether they should be included in pet food. Keep in mind that by-products may also include things that we just don't like to talk about. And, that higher quality food which still contains by-products may cost 60$ per bag or more. The debate includes information that questions the digestibility of by-product material, as it should. Obviously, lean cuts of muscle tissue are more digestible. However, when a RAW or natural diet is fed, by-products such as tripe and organs may be included. This mimics the dog and large cat's tendencies to graze on bones, hide, and again, the viscera.
By following the rule of thumb above (no corn, wheat, soy, or artificial colors), you can do well choosing a healthier food for your pet. If you ever switch brands, it's HIGHLY recommended to mix the two foods, old and new, in increasing amounts, until you are feeding all new food. This may help avoid stomach upset and diarrhea.
To learn more about your dog's diet, and to see an actual score, visit www.dogfoodadvisor.com. Where does your diet rank?
Welcome to my blog! Here I'll be sharing information about Animal Communication, Animal Reiki, Personal Coaching, and Muse about the Veterinary Industry......
I'd like to begin by reminding all of my Seattle Area clients that I'll be in town at the end of June! If you'd like a session, please see the prepaid button in the store.
Thanks for stopping by, and please check back often for updates.
Jen Ortman, owner of Holistipet (LLC) is a Professional Animal Communicator, Animal Reiki Master Teacher, author, and speaker.