Reiki (pronounced ray-key) energy healing is a gentle, painless, yet powerful modality that works on all living things – human and animal. Animals in particular are receptive to Reiki, because they have a higher energy frequency running through their bodies than humans do. Reiki helps balance animals physically, mentally and emotionally. Reiki is based on two Japanese words – Rei meaning universal consciousness and Ki meaning life energy. Reiki is an ancient healing modality that was originally practiced by Tibetan Buddhists. Dr. Mikao Usui re-discovered Reiki and began to practice and teach this method of energy healing. Reiki began being taught in the Western world and has grown into a popular and effective form of energy healing.Reiki can be used for distance as well as hands-on healing. Because Reiki consists of the same Universal Life Energy that makes every living thing alive, any living thing can be helped by Reiki energy. Throughout the body there are energy areas called chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which means “wheel of light”. Humans have seven main chakras. Animals have the same seven chakras plus one additional chakra known as the brachial chakra. The brachial chakra in an animal is the beginning point for clearing chakras in animals. Each of the other chakras also regulate a specific area of the body. However, all of the chakras work together to keep the body’s energy aligned and flowing smoothly. When there is a physical or emotional issue within the body, the chakras will become blocked and energy will not flow properly through it. Which chakra(s) that are blocked will depend on the area of the body affected. Until the chakra is cleared of its blockage, the issue will remain. Reiki works throughout the body and each chakra. Reiki will work on each chakra to create a positive energy flow and remove any energy blockages that may exist. Reiki works to alleviate the emotional and physical issues within animals and humans, bringing harmony and balance.Sometimes, when I provide Reiki energy to an animal during a consultation, the animal will become very relaxed and sometimes will even fall asleep. Other times the animal will become invigorated and energized. Each animal will react in the way that the Reiki energy best suits them. A Reiki energy session can be as short as five or ten minutes in length. Or a session can be an hour or longer. The length of the session depends on how much healing the animal feels it needs.Once the animal has absorbed all of the energy it feels it needs, it will slowly awaken and walk away. Often, in my experience, before walking away, the animal will give me a sign of affection as a way to say, “Thank you”. This has usually taken the form of a ‘nose nuzzle’, ‘love lick’ or ‘love nibble’. Reiki energy can be given on a regular basis to your animals or as needed. Because it is a gentle and non-invasive energy modality, it can be used safely with all animals. Reiki energy works with all animals no matter the age, size or type. Reiki energy is not just for the sick or injured. Reiki energy can be used to maintain the general well being of an animal. Reiki energy can also be used as a preventative to any potential illness or ailment.Please keep in mind that Reiki is typically used as a complimentary therapy and is not a substitute for veterinary care.
Too many times we allowing our quick thinking to take over our typical thought processes and that is sad, as there really needs to be a lot more thought put into whether or not someone should bring a puppy into the home. Too many times, the purchase of a puppy is as impulsive as that candy bar in the check out line. And while there is so much to love about a puppy, a person considering a Labrador needs to really considered everything that is required to make sure that Labrador health is kept as an important priority.There is a lot more to taking care of a dog besides just putting some dog food and water on the floor. Animals cost a lot of money when they are being cared for properly which means that a lot of dogs simply go without proper Labrador care because their owners were not prepared to handle the financial responsibility that comes with owning a dog. This means that the animal often ends up suffering in the end and even though the owner claims they care for the animal, caring for the dog properly shows true love.As you begin to consider what all is involved financially when thinking of how to give proper Labrador health, it is a good idea to start making a list. First of all, when you bring home a new dog, whether the dog is older or a young pup, you must make sure that they are up to date on all of their shots. When talking about a puppy that will need all the shots, you are probably looking at a couple hundred dollars to get everything taken care of. And then you have to keep up on the shots throughout the life of the pet.Then there is the responsibility of neutering or spaying the dog as proper Labrador care means that you are going to make sure that the dog is not going to get pregnant, unless you intend on becoming a breeder. Also, females have a better chance at not getting certain cancers if they are spayed so this is something that is highly recommended by vets. The basic amount for spaying or neutering is about one hundred and fifty dollars and that is just getting the surgery done with the basics covered with nothing optional.And that all is just to get you started with proper Labrador health, as there is still so much more to it all. There is the daily up keep of the dog as you want to make sure that your pet is comfortable and has toys to play with to keep him or her happy. You also want to make sure that you are giving your pet the best Labrador diet in order to help avoid the pet from getting sick. You will want to make sure that you are giving your pet the best you can in terms of what he or she is eating.Also, you need to be prepared for those unexpected vet expenses for it the pet gets sick or hurt in any way. Depending on what happens, you could be looking at anywhere from one hundred dollars to several hundred dollars and in some cases, a couple thousand dollars for a very bad illness. There are pet insurance companies out there that for a monthly rate of twenty or thirty dollars can help your pet be covered but keep in mind that they do not cover everything and most things are covered at a percentage.