I told you that I would take pictures at this horse Reiki session. And I did, 121 of them. Reiki (Ray-Key) is a Japanese system of healing using universal energy. I will not share all of photos here, but give you a photo view of our horse Reiki session. I am a visual person and like to see how things are done. My group went for our monthly student Animal Reiki outing at the Morgan Ranch on 4/20/13. After our Reiki session, we get to ride one of their 12 horses. They also have 6 dogs, chickens, and two pygmy goats. Usually the same group of people, give or take a person.
Our assignment for today was to scan the horse’s chakras. Feel if there was any blockage or chakra that needed work or needed opening up. (Your hands will be drawn to the area that needs Reiki). We each picked a horse and went on our merry Reiki way. I love coming here and feeling the energy of the horses, earth, and sky. Always ask permission before giving Reiki and give thanks for the Reiki energy afterwards. I thank my angels and spirit guides, too.
Julie and Victor, owners of the Morgan Ranch. Julie is riding Leona.
We always start our Reiki session with Gassho position, praying hands. We stand in a circle, asking the power of Reiki to flow through us, holding that thought for a few moments. Then bring our hands up to our third eye and ask the Reiki power to guide our hands and asking our angels and/or spirit guides for assistance. We hold there for a moment or two.There is no right or wrong way to do this. It is all about your intention! You have heard the expression, different strokes for different folks, same is true in Reiki. Many people will give you or recommend guided hand positions for people and animals. In the end it is centering your heart and your intention. If you are not attuned to Reiki, you can still do this. Everyone and everything is made up of energy. Like anything else, it does take practice. Although some people are naturally intuitive or more intuitive than others. We all have intuition, it is just a matter of whether we listen to it or not. You are unique and should never compare yourself to anyone else! Listen to your heart, most people know as your ‘gut’ feeling, and do what you are drawn to or what feels right for you.
I am giving Sparkles Reiki, she is 27 years old and roams around freely. I used the Earth and Sky meditation as well while giving Reiki.
JoAnn giving Rhythm Reiki.
Rhythm after this session.
Gabriella, my Reiki teacher, with Lady.
Norma giving Lady Reiki.
Lady getting Reiki by JoAnn and Gabriella.
My riding lesson on Leona by Julie after the Reiki session. I grew up riding horses, but it has been many years since I rode. Julie wanted me to just ‘feel’ the horse, feel her rhythm and be one with the horse. She first told me to shut my eyes, you cannot see this. After I got accustom to this, I rode around the arena several times, then took my foot out of the stirrups, which actually felt better to me. Rode around the arena several times. Then Julie told me to let go of the reins and put my hands on my thighs. After several times around the arena, she then told me to put my hands out like an airplane. This was a great experience and I would recommend this for anyone, beginner or experienced rider if you have never done this!
- Reiki With Horses (thedogwalkersandiego.wordpress.com)
- Horses love Reiki! (janebooth.wordpress.com)
- Peaceful Path Equine Reiki (reikiforhorses.wordpress.com)
- Reiju and Animals: When, How, and Most Importantly, Why? (thedogwalkersandiego.wordpress.com)