There are many wonderful benefits of Reiki. The main purpose of a reiki treatment is not only to support the physical body, but also to promote a positive mind, so you can experience more joy in life. So, why should only human beings enjoy this wonderful treatment? They don’t…animals do too!
World Animal Reiki Day, on February 5th, is organised by the volunteer members of SARA, whose mission is to bring the healing benefits of Reiki meditation to rescued animals and their caregivers worldwide. They welcome all animal Reiki practitioners to join in and celebrate this special day.
World Animal Reiki Day is a celebration to spread awareness of Animal Reiki in our communities, all over the world. All animals can benefit from this loving energy, but shelter animals especially can use extra care while they wait for their forever homes.
The 5th of February was the birthday of SARA President Kathleen Prasad’s animal, Dakota. An Australian shepherd mix, Dakota was rescued from Sacramento Animal Control as a puppy and spent over sixteen years by Kathleen’s side. In addition to awakening Kathleen to the benefits of Reiki for animals, Dakota inspired Kathleen to create the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).
Spreading the celebration around the world brings people together for healing, compassion and honouring of animals. Together, we can all make a better future for animals.
So, why spread the love about animal reiki?
- To raise awareness around the globe of the healing benefits of Reiki for animals, as well as honouring all animals.
- To achieve this, SARA encourage shelters, sanctuaries and other animal welfare organisations, veterinary clinics, animal groups, animal-related businesses and individuals who love animals to organise Reiki events in celebration of World Animal Reiki Day.
- In addition to larger, organised events, celebrating can also be as simple as lighting a candle, sitting in silent Reiki meditation with your animals, or doing a compassionate act for your local shelter or sanctuary.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of Reiki, whether it is for you or your pet, you can read my blog here “The Power of Reiki.”