Illumination * Reiki Dogs * Lisa Shaw
WHAT IS ANIMAL COMMUNICATION?
Communication is the exchange of information, feeling, pictures -- words are not necessary for communication. Animals know that the spirit is not
bound by words. As natural creatures, they do not put up the shields that humans, who are often skeptics, do, so they are easy to "read. " By tuning
int, I "see" an animal's thoughts, which usually come to me as pictures and feelings, and I receive details on its fears, concerns, likes, needs, and
wants. By scanning an animal's energy field, I detect disturbances that might not be apparent on the physical level and bring them to light so they can
be addressed before they become serious problems. Evolved creatures with information beyond their particular desires and needs, animals offer
guidance and wisdom to us for a higher purpose. Like our spirit guides in other forms, they rejoice when we communicate. They have much to say
and are thrilled when they are given the chance to express themselves. I've helped people discover ways to get their cats to finally take their
medication, uncovered the cause for behavioral problems such as sudden aggression, detected physical ailments that caused irritable behavior in
dogs, found the source of aloofness and lack of cooperation in a horse, found the reason for a dog's sudden fear of the outdoors, and always,
always find something to bring people and their pets closer.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki (pronounced RAY - KEY) is an ancient Tibetan/Japanese form of energy healing which can be administered hands-on or aurically (working just
inches above the physical body.) It produces a relaxing, soothing feeling in the client and permeates physical, emotional, and spiritual planes. It can
be used for acute problems, illnesses, and a general clearing of the chakras and energy field. Reiki can be performed in a "circle," a group, or
privately on a massage table. Most people feel cleansed and nourished after experiencing Reiki. Reiki is taught in 3 levels. Level I attunes the
student to reiki energy and teaches basic hand positions and physical healing; Reiki II further increases the Reiki vibration and adds distance and
emotional/spiritual levels of healing; Reiki III is the Master degree, which enables the practitioner to teach Reiki classes. There must be a minimum of
21 days in between Reiki I and Reiki II initiations, and one year as a Reiki practitioner is a prerequisite for Reiki III. NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE OR
HEALING ABILITY is necessary to begin studying Reiki. It's for everyone.
IS IT EXPENSIVE?
Prices vary according to area. Reiki sessions cost much the same as a massage in many places, approximately $75 per hour-long session. Reiki
classes range more widely in price, so look around and see where you are most comfortable. Reiki is taught in three levels, although it is not
necessary for a student to complete all levels. My prices for Reiki are consistent with local rates, making Reiki much more affordable than it used to
be! Please see the SERVICES page and check my Out and About page for upcoming classes. A word of caution: if the cost of a local Reiki class
seems exorbitant compared to the norm, find another practitioner. The governing principle when one offers Reiki is FAIR EXCHANGE. Use that as a
HOW IS A READING CONDUCTED?
A reading is really a spiritual counseling session using intuitive techniques and often metaphysical tools (cards, psychometry, clairvoyance crystals,
runes). The reader receives messages, images, symbols, and information from higher energies to share with the client to assist with decision
making and help provide clarity and balance. Basically a good reading leads to self-discovery and confirms what the client already knows
subconsciously. Its purpose is to guide people toward their higher good. A reading can illuminate an issue or situation that needs attention to help
a client overcome obstacles; it can identify strategies for success; it can encourage a client by giving a glimpse of outcomes and consequences;
and it should always leave the client feeling supported by the Universe.
DO WE HAVE TO BE PRESENT?
No. Telepathy doesn't require physical proximity. As a matter of fact, the majority of my readings are done via distance. Because I use
psychometry as a tool to tune in clairvoyantly, it is very easy for me to work through photos. Many clients e-mail me photos of their animals and in
meditation, I "go in" and retrieve the information they seek, engaging the animal in telephathic conversation. From there, we go back and forth until
all the answers are received and the client is happy. My national clientele works this way; it's been successful.
CAN I LEARN TO DO THIS? HOW?
YES! Gifts of the Spirit are yours! Developing the ability to read and heal can be learned. The process begins with meditation, visualization, and
intent. It is important to recognize that all gifts come from Spirit (God, Great Mystery, Consciousness, call it what you will) -- understanding that you
possess the potential to do the work of Spirit is the first step. Then take a class or two or three in meditation, intuition, creating your own reality.
Read, read, and read. Have fun with the cards and other divination tools, but remember that a true reading comes from your heart and soul, not from
a book. Visit a metaphysical store and browse, linger, absorb. Dream a lot! Trust! Practice! Ask your guides for help. It will come.)