|Posted on 16 August, 2014 at 4:35||comments (164)|
As an Animal Reiki healer, I cannot claim to have any special gifts, incites or profesies about the beautiful animals that I work with. Although in my honesty I do get a little bit wishful that I was gifted with more but isn't that the human reaction to many things in life? When you follow the Reiki path, you begin to learn a lot about yourself and grow to understand the person you really are.
My gift is 'healing' which I have to say is a VERY important gift, even though at times I have felt like a bit of a Psychic Potato. I have always been honest in my experiences and through my Reiki journey I have learnt to 'just' be, to let the animals take what ever Reiki they need, make no judgments and most importantly have no ego.
I always have amazing experiences, when I offer Reiki to the animals but something happened to me yesterday, which was so amazing that I felt I just had to 'Blog' about it. Whilst at Remus, with my friend Alison we offered Reiki to the Ruby, Star, Tango and Peggy who are horses with Laminitis, Laddie and Bella who are the donkey's who have lost a lot of their trust in the human race, due to abuse and then to Jack the goat who had recently lost his mate Aries. He is a goat who stays well clear of human contact.
All of the other animals let us into their space to either offer Reiki from a distance or to offer Reiki hands on. Jack stayed in the furthest part of the field. The sun was shining and we both sat on the grass, connected to Mother Earth offering Reiki to the animals in the surrounding fields. I have to say I felt deeply calm and very connected to nature. We sat there for about 20 minutes, which to passers by may have looked like we were sun bathing! Something told me to bring the the oil 'Violet Leaf' which comforts the heart, I only just decided to carry it with me before entering the field. We finished our Reiki and moved away to enter another field, which was at this point Jack came over to me. He let me touch him and tried to lick my hand, it was then that I offered him 'Violet leaf' mixed in sunflower oil. He licked it with great gusto out of my hand and when he had enough he moved on...... AMAZING!!
Somehow he had known that I had something that he needed, which would help heal his broken heart. I had not communicated anything to him but somehow Jack had known that I was able to help him. Jack had a deeper understanding of the whole situation, so much more than me!
|Posted on 8 August, 2014 at 0:30||comments (5)|
I have just come back from a magical week in the Cotswolds, where I was able to complete my Continual Professional Development as part of being a qualified Animal PsychAromatica Practitioner. Yes! I qualified in April.... Yay! It is a qualification that I am very proud of, due to the hard work and length of time it took me. It has been a course which has been a journey about aromatherapy oils but it has also been a journey of discovery about myself. I am not the same nervous person who started on this course, I am now someone who is more confident and self assured.
CPD always sounds so boring and as a Senior Pharmacy Technician I have to say that it is but re-visiting my Animal Aromatherapy Course was a whole different matter.
I arrived at the same location I had been at two years before; Withybed Farm, which I have to say was in the middle of the deepest part of the Cotswolds, the sun was shining, and the energy of the farm was pure and loving, it brought back every happy memory that I had from my last visit, of which there were many.
I met up with Nayana, my wonderful tutor and Pauhla her assistant and spent the next week immersed in aromatherapy oils. The first time I had attended this course I had been very un-confident in my abilities. This time I was different, I had grown as a person as well as in knowledge over my two years of studying Animal PsychAromatica.This course had been a journey of the animals teaching me to be the best I can be and also having a tutor who truly believed in me. Courses are to gain knowledge but this course was for my soul too.
Being a returning student, it allowed me to sit back, enjoy, not worry, concentrating on issues that I needed further clearer guidance. Most of all I just loved arriving at class each day and smelling the beautiful aroma's that filled the room. It was such fun, listening to Nayana and being surrounded by animals and other students. I was also very fortunate to be there when Nayana Received the first printed copies of her first book, direct from the printers. It was so exciting, we had our very own book launch where we all purchased our very own signed copy. The book is amazing and is so beautifully written. I would recommend it for any budding aromatherapist who loves animals. I feel very blessed to have been there at this very important time in Nayana's life
Offering the oils to the animals, I was able to see in great depth and understand the subtle response's of what the animal was trying to say to me. I loved Nayana's connection to the animals and the way her energy was very calming and grounding, to a point of almost being hypnotic. I learnt so much about myself as I watched her interact with the animals, letting them guide her as both their energies connected.
When the final part of the workshop came, I realised that something very spiritual had happened over that week. My energy had shifted yet again, where I was able to leave behind in the beautiful Cotswolds a part of me which had been holding me back. I am ready to be the person I was meant to be and I am LOVING it.
For more information on how to be an Animal PsychAromatica Practitioner contact Nayana on www.essentialanimals.com