Losing Alfredo was different than how I lost my last 4 pets. He died suddenly on the way to the vet. So not only was I faced with the suddenness of it but also the guilt ifI could have done more to save him. I had not even gotten the chance to give him Reiki as he passed which made me deeply sad. But what I realized was that given his health condition he passed at the time he was supposed to and nothing would have prevented that. This I have learned with my study of Animal Communication as well as through the guidance of my teachers as well. But that is for another blog... (smile)
Reiki, however, helped in many other ways. Since I was so deeply sad I asked for others to send distance Reiki to him and to me which they graciously did. I knew that the gentle, non-invasive energy of Reiki would help bring not only Alfredo comfort as he transitioned but it would help bring me peace as well. As I was ready and more grounded I offered him Reiki and felt a new connection with him. It was a connection that I had been able to help clients with when they lost their pets, however, this time it was with my own. Losing him so suddenly just sort of knocked my feet out from underneath of me but the loving Reiki energy helped me get back up and continue with my practice with 4 Paw Reiki. I feel a level of peace when I can offer Reiki to a pet that has passed. It provides a connection for me that allows me to know deep down that they are in a more peaceful place. This "knowing" has strengthened for me with each level of Reiki that I have been attuned. I know the loss of each pet allows me to be a better practitioner, a better person and a better companion to the next animal I rescue.
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