I have a passion for animals – all of them! Therefore I feel so privileged to have been able to work with them for so many years. I have met some beautiful animals in my life many who have taught me important lessons.
As a child growing up in England in the 1970’s I was enchanted by TV shows like Animal Magic with the late great Johnny Morris and my absolute favourite were the tales of Yorkshire vet James Herriot that were adapted into a television series.
I had to make do with imaginary dogs and horses whilst growing up, but I was able to go horse-riding at a local stables. From an early age I knew it was my destiny to help animals. I was going to be a vet! This, however, never quite happened a stunning horse called Carlos had different ideas, he changed the path of my life forever when he threw me and I landed with my spine across a fallen tree. I never really managed to return to school properly after the age of 13 and so Veterinary practice was out of my grasp.
I will share some animal reiki case studies with you another day, but I would like to tell you how Reiki can help with all manner of health and emotional / mental problems with all animals. I have treated wild birds, Guinea Pigs, Mice, a Bat, Dogs, Cats and Horses and I am sure some that I have not listed. On more than one occasion I have used Reiki to allow an animal to pass away in peace rather than fear and panic. I have connected with horses remotely who have been displaying problem behaviours and have been able to get to the route of the problem, sending them Reiki as I went, the first time this happened I was able to find out that a horse was being pressured into competition whilst out on loan using harsh methods and he could not cope with it. I told his owner what I had found, she visited him and found this to be true, she moved him to a happy stable with no pressure and he stopped his challenging behaviour. I have said before that this energy and process blows my socks off and this was definitely one of those occasions!
Of course Reiki is not a replacement for veterinary care, but a fantastic compliment to it, it can help all animals with pain, stress, trauma and so much more. Many animals will accept hands on treatments and it is a joy to watch them receive the energy with a huge sigh, just letting go and bringing them back into balance. Some will prefer hands off sessions and some can be helped by just ‘tuning’ into them – my preferred method for this is with a photograph. Animals will know when they have had enough and it is important for the practitioner to respect this.
As I am trained as a canine behaviour specialist, I have a particular passion for treating dogs.
If you would like more information on Reiki for animals please get in touch.
I am a Reiki Master, healer, Lightworker, writer and a seeker of the spiritual gifts of the Universe. Specialising in animal healing and communication, Reiki for people, inspirational blog, www.lesleycollinson.com, meditation lessons, workshops and spiritual life guidance. I have a background in canine behaviour. I believe firmly that although life gives us challenges we don’t have to be broken by them. I aim to bring back balance in a hectic world through simple, gentle yet effective techniques. My Websites offer information about Reiki treatments for people, www.naturalhealingforlife.org, and animals, www.animalhealingsussex.org, workshops and meditation lessons in East Sussex, UK. Reiki is a wonderful complimentary therapy that works well alongside conventional therapies and can assist all manner of problems from emotional, physical and spiritual.