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Meditating with Animals

Doesn't an evening of Reiki and meditation with your animals sound like a wonderful and calming experience for both you and your furry friends.

Not only can meditation calm and relax you, your pet will also reap the benefits. It's not difficult and all you need is a quiet few minutes. You can be a reiki practitioner but you don't have to be. Meditation is for everyone.

Here's a simple guide to help you create a peaceful environment for such a session:

1. Choose a Quiet Space: Find a quiet and comfortable space where you and your animals won't be disturbed. It could be a cozy corner of your living room or a quiet area in your backyard.

2. Set the Atmosphere: Dim the lights, play soft, soothing music, or use nature sounds to create a serene atmosphere. Animals often respond well to calming music or sounds of nature.

3. Prepare Yourself: Before you start, take a few moments to center yourself. Practice deep breathing or a short meditation to calm your mind and focus your energy.

4. Invite Your Animals: Gently invite your animals to join you in the designated space. They may need a little time to get comfortable, so be patient. If they're not interested, don't force them.

5. Begin with Reiki: If you are not a Reiki practitioner, no worries, just keep your intentions positive. Reiki is a form of energy healing that involves channeling positive energy through your hands. Place your hands gently on your animals or hold them close without direct contact, depending on what your pets are comfortable with. Focus on sending loving and healing energy.

6. Practice Meditation: Engage in a guided meditation or simply sit quietly with your animals. Encourage a sense of connection and peaceful energy. You can find guided meditations specifically designed for animals or choose ones that are calming and gentle.

7. Observe Your Animals: Pay attention to your animals' reactions. Some may relax and enjoy the experience, while others may prefer to explore the area or lie down nearby. Respect their comfort levels and boundaries.

8. Allow for Freedom: If your animals show signs of discomfort or disinterest, allow them to leave the space freely. Don't force them to participate; it's important to let them choose whether they want to be part of the session.

9. Conclude the Session: Gradually bring the session to a close. Thank your animals for sharing this time with you. Offer them some treats or affection as a positive reinforcement.

10. Reflect: Take a moment to reflect on the experience. Notice any changes in your animals' behavior and observe how you feel. It can be a beautiful bonding experience for both you and your pets.

Remember, every animal is unique, and their response to such activities may vary. Always prioritize their comfort and well-being. If you would like a little more guidance or like the power of a shared practice I will be offering monthly zoom animal meditations starting January 23, 2024. These are free of charge, love donations gratefully accepted.

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