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The Importance of Expressing Gratitude with Animals

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Animals, like people, thrive when we practice gratitude. If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.  ---Jame Herriot Animals are excellent teachers on how to be grateful. Animals recognize and trust humans when they come from a place of gratitude, which is peaceful, calm, and loving. Gratitude, which means thankfulness and appreciation, connects us to our spiritual essence, which animals recognize and appreciate. Being grateful opens our hearts and minds to be more compassionate to ourselves and others. Offering gratitude strengthens your bond and connection with all sentient beings in the web of life, especially your animal family because it brings about peace, harmony, love, and compassion. All of which humans and non-human animals need to live a healthy and balanced life. Practicing gratitude is linked with increased happiness, along with increased physical, mental, and spiritual he

Pet Loss Affects Every Aspect of Your Life

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The Death of a Pet Is Life Altering and Heart Shattering If you have ever loved a pet, then you know their death can affect every aspect of your life. It can be challenging to conceive of life without your best friend by your side. It can feel even more complicated when you were a caregiver for your beloved pet. It's especially disconcerting when your animal dies when you're not with them, or they die suddenly without any apparent explanation or cause. For over 20 years, I've communicated with animals who have departed their physical form. I've found that when you communicate telepathically with animals in Spirit, it brings solace during a difficult time. In my experience, hearing your loved one's "voice" from Spirit, helps you feel connected to them and understand that our animal companions don't die but live in our hearts eternally. Communicating telepathically with your pet can provide answers to your questions especially around the

Animal Reiki using the Let Animals Lead® Method

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Last weekend, I had the honor and pleasure to re-take Animal Reiki Level 1 with Animal Reiki Pioneer, Kathleen Prasad at Lily's Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary in bucolic Petaluma, California. Kathleen Prasad and me at Lily's Legacy I first studied with Kathleen in 2007 and became an Animal Reiki Teacher and Practitioner in 2008. It was nice to reconnect with her, learn more about her  Let Animals Lead® Method (LALM), and share Reiki with the dogs and humans at Lily's Legacy. One of the many things I've learned from my twelve years of practicing Reiki is animals absolutely understand and recognize Reiki, which means Spiritual Energy in Japanese. In my experience, animals welcome receiving Reiki as long as the animal can choose how they participate in the Reiki session. LALM empowers animals by allowing the animal to be in charge of how they want their Reiki session to unfold. Practicing this Method creates a powerful healing partnership between the Reiki p