Guest Blogger, Robyn Harris (listeninghandz.co.uk)
Can our animal friends benefit from energy healing too?
Energy healing in its many forms has become a very popular way for people to enjoy deep relaxation and enhanced wellbeing. If you are an animal owner and have experienced this sense of peace for yourself, you might have wondered if your animal friends could benefit from some healing too. If this is the case, read on, because I’ll be explaining a little bit more about how healing works and how it can benefit not only you but also your animal and the relationship that you share.
Albert Einstein said: “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not Philosophy, this is Physics.”
Every living thing is made up of energy. We can measure it, and even photograph it (using Kirlian photography).
Kirlian photo of a Coleus leaf:
All animals (including humans!) are made up of millions of cells which are inter-connected and inter-dependent. Chemical and electrical messages (in the form of hormones and nerve impulses respectively) constantly flow around the body, co-ordinating all its functions and – when well – maintaining a state of balance and harmony. This is known as homeostasis.
If something disrupts this balance it results in disease. The body is an intelligent system and it generally knows how to restore its equilibrium. Although this is a natural process, sometimes our bodies can be overwhelmed, or get stuck in a condition of disharmony. When this happens we can benefit from support to help ‘kick-start’ the journey back to wellness.
Energy Healing works with the life-force energy, aiming to bring it to a level at which this natural healing process can function at its optimum. It enables the body to fully relax and raises its energetic vibration, allowing healing to take place on many levels: physical, spiritual, emotional and mental. This makes energy healing very powerful and yet it has no negative side effects.
Animals are particularly receptive to this sort of therapy as they are generally very open and accepting without the conditioned concerns that we humans often experience.
- involves the transfer of natural energy
- relaxes and re-energises
- stimulates self-healing ability
- is non-invasive — there is no physical manipulation or massage involved. Only a light touch is used
It can be used to support many issues including:
- the immune system
- cell repair
- enzyme function
- oxygen uptake
- absorption of nutrients
- wound repair
- pain relief
- release of endorphins
- a sense of wellbeing and calm
Each of us may have a slightly different understanding of the term ‘wellbeing’. To me, it is not simply the absence of disease. I believe that wellbeing encompasses all layers of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The details of how this looks and feels may differ for each individual, but for me, it is about being able to truly enjoy each day to the full, being comfortable with who you are and feeling confident and capable to deal with anything Life brings.
Our modern world has come to believe that disease is a ‘mistake’ of some kind, and that it is to be feared and avoided wherever possible. In contrast, I believe that dis-ease has a purpose. It comes from the body’s response to something that isn’t working and, if we explore the nature of the disease, it can lead us to identifying a trigger and thus deal with the issue and make any necessary changes in order to return to the natural state of balance. This greater awareness also helps us in maintaining a good level of health and reducing or avoiding disease in the future.
The animals that share our lives can be a great support in this. They have so much to give and teach us. They are there for us with unconditional love and acceptance and they offer us comfort and a non-judgemental presence when we are upset. They can also often act as mirrors for us, helping to reveal stresses and discomforts in our lives. For this reason it can be very beneficial to share an energy healing session with your animal. Not only will it help you both to feel relaxed and promote wellbeing, it will also enhance the bond of love and trust between you.
One area in which this is especially helpful is when an animal is getting older, or has become terminally ill. Healing can support you and your animal through this time, helping you to share a special closeness and to make the most of the time you have together; through this challenging period, and beyond.
Energy Healing Therapist
Note:Healing is a very good complementary therapy and is beneficial in any situation, however you should always seek veterinary advice if your animal is unwell in any way.