The Let Animals Lead® approach

As developed by Kathleen Prasad. 

This approach is composed of 6 Pillars of Practice:

  1. This method is founded upon traditional Japanese Reiki techniques and philosophy.

  2. Animal Reiki is mindfulness meditation practiced “with” our animals, rather than an energy therapy done “to” them.

  3. Animal Reiki meditation is taught as a state of mind with flexible physical forms.

  4. Touch is used only when animals seek it out, and then only as a compassionate support.

  5. Mental focus techniques develop an “All is Well” state of mind for the practitioner that sees the animal’s perfection in this moment. Kathleen calls this seeing with your “Animal Reiki eyes,” in other words, seeing more deeply, with your heart.

  6. This method acknowledges and honors each animal as a spiritual teacher and healer in his/her own right. Practitioners learn to listen to animals and become receptive to their spiritual wisdom and healing gifts.

Animal Reiki Practitioner Code of Ethics

As developed by Kathleen Prasad

Guiding Principles:

  • I believe the animals are equal partners in the healing process.

  • I honor the animals as being not only my clients, but also my teachers in the journey of healing.

  • I understand that all animals have physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, to which Reiki can bring profound healing responses.

  • I believe that bringing Reiki to the human/animal relationship is transformational to the human view of the animal kingdom.

  • I dedicate myself to the virtues of humility, integrity, compassion and gratitude in my Reiki practice.
     

In working on myself, I follow these practices:

  • I incorporate the Five Reiki Precepts into my daily life and Reiki practice.

  • I commit myself to a daily practice of self-healing and spiritual development so that I can be a clear and strong channel for healing energy.

  • I nurture a belief in the sacred nature of all beings, and in the value and depth of animalkind as our partners on this planet.

  • I listen to the wisdom of my heart, remembering that we are all One.

 

In working with the animals, I follow these guidelines:

  • I work in partnership with the animal.

  • I always ask permission of the animal before beginning, and respect his or her decision to accept or refuse any treatment. I listen intuitively and observe the animal’s body language in determining the response.

  • I allow each animal to choose how to receive his or her treatment; thus each treatment could be a combination of hands-on, short distance and/or distant healing, depending on the animal’s preference.

  • I let go of my expectations about how the treatment should progress and/or how the animal should behave during the treatment, and simply trust Reiki.

  • I accept the results of the treatment without judgment and with gratitude toward Reiki and the animal’s openness and participation in the process.

Kathleen Prasad https://www.animalreikisource.com

BrightHaven https://www.brighthaven.org/holistic-healthcare/animal-reiki/