Reiki for Animals

My favorite Reiki treatments are for animals.

Animals release sorrow and sadness they carry with an ease I cherish. Every treatment with an animal reminds me to be present and enjoy each moment of life.

Several months ago I stopped at my brother’s house to be greeted by one of the saddest Pitbulls in the world.What once was a happy dog, disappeared with the loss of her 10 year companion dog Jordan who had recently passed on to the next realm. Diamond was so sad from the loss that she had lost her woof and tail wag, her reason to live had slipped away with Jordan’s death.

She came over for some hands on and distance Reiki and with a few or several, Reiki breaths she just melted into the Earth. A calmness flowed through and her eyes started to shine. Moments later her tail wagged. A few more minutes of Reiki and she was off running and barking. Dogs are instinctively pack animals and know their place in the world, in relation with other dogs. Without Jordan, Diamond did not know to relate with the world.

Reiki allowed her to release the energetic chord and attachment to her alpha dog to become, the new leader. Reiki brought Diamond dog a sense of serenity and peace, space to let go of fear and bring about harmony and balance to her world. While not every case is so simple, I am grateful for how Reiki allows the soul to heal and the spirit to shine to bring joy into the world once again.

Laura Luna, PhD
Laura Luna, PhD
Happy Trails

Closing the Gates

The Sage was asked, “Of all things in life, what is the most amazing?”
“That a man, seeing others die all around him, never thinks that he will die”, the Sage answered.

Death is a serious subject, but it is a relevant subject to us all because we will all have to die. Death is an important topic for the Healer and often is left unexamined in our modern approaches to practice.

As practitioners, we focus on discovering immortality. Immortality remember is for the soul, the body will still have to die.

When the time comes for us to die and we become afraid and throw all of our spiritual practices out the window. It is imperative that we start now to develop the grace and expertise, which will serve us when we have to transition from this present body to the next adventure.

The physical body is composed of the elements of earth, water, fire air and ether, which also correspond to chakras. When the elements are still actively present in a living body, the soul experiences life through the bodily senses, which operate by means of the elements.

The process of death involves the dissolution of the senses and elements, which is what the verse in the Bhagavad Gita refers to when it says, “Closing the Gates.”

The gradual withdrawal of each element from each chakra to the next is what allows the body to fall away and the soul to move to the top of the head, which is the best exit door (that is why we never touch the top of a person’s head while they are dying).

The chakras in a newborn child are pure in color. As we grow older, the color becomes dull. The trauma and loss in our lives leave their toxic residues behind. When the chakras are clear, they spin freely and vibrate with their original purity again.

When we clear the chakras, the toxic energy accumulated through our lives does not keep us earthbound. Our intention in cleansing the chakras is to set the spirit free.

I use this Reiki symbol to assist in transitioning. Spirit also insists that for ME, I must sing the song too. 

I have a long history with Happy Trails…long before I learned of this symbol…but that’s another story!

When I first started working with Closing the Gates, I thought this process had to be part of Hospice care. Once death had occurred, I would shift the focus to afterlife. Spirit has guided me that ascension is not immediate after death. Even if a person has passed, the opportunity to close the gates is not lost. In fact, Spirit has been guiding me to do this work with victims of natural disasters and war for some time. Lately my daily practice has been to give some time to offer ‘Closing the Gates’ for those who have died alone, afraid and isolated by this pandemic… 

Thereas St. Clare
Thereas St. Clare

Angel Reiki Master

5 principles of Reiki

The Principle Is The Thing

This is perhaps the greatest gift of the Reiki principles. Just for today recognizes that we are humans and imperfect. Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Just for today… is a profound way of saying: “I know my limitations, but I am also aware of my potential”.

Angel Reiki

Understanding Angel Reiki

As an Angel and Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, I’ve been asked what’s the difference. Because the teaching of Usui Reiki differs slightly from teacher to teacher, I can only answer based on my experience.

I believe we all have Reiki in us and we all practice it every day! When we are hurting or comforting other’s pain, where do our hands go? We cradle, comfort and love with our touch. We transfer energy with our intention. This is the essence of Reiki!

The Angel Reiki Attunements invite Angels to join in the healing when we call on the traditional Reiki symbols. 

There are four Archangels associated with the main Usui Symbols. They are: 

Archangel Gabriel~ The Messenger ~Cho Ku Rei 

Archangel Raphael~ The Physician  ~Sei Hei Ki

Archangel Uriel~ The Transformer ~Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen 

Archangel Michael~ The Protector  ~Dai Ko Mio

In practice, I have learned to connect and trust fully with these Divine Beings. With their guidance, I have discovered a myriad of Advanced Healing symbols, enlisting the assistance of a Host of Angels.

In an Angel Reiki session, personal ego is set aside the Angels guide the healing. 

I invite you to experience the overwhelming love energy of Angel Reiki~ Namaste

Theresa St. Clare
Theresa St. Clare

Angel Reiki Master