Equine Teachers

August 9, 2019
Over the last year or so I have been blessed to work with two amazing horses and in each case their guardians were guided to contact me as a result of their advanced years and diminishing health.  The day I met Ginny I knew that my life would change as a result, I sensed that she would choose how and if she accepted Reiki and she would be in charge.  Animals always guide us during a healing session but there was a quiet authority about Ginny and she made it clear from the offset how wise she was and could teach me a thing or two. 

Before the Reiki treatment started, her guardian and I decided that she would be most comfortable in her yard and loose so that she could decide if she wanted to be near to me or at a distance, I was assured she had a calm disposition and so I stood at the edge or the yard standing against the fence by the gate and went into meditation with her guardians near me.  It was a truly beautiful healing session and Ginny accepted the healing energy and seemed to outwardly enjoy the experience, chewing, licking and standing in a relaxed pose, there were times when she put her face in my hands and I knew she was bestowing a great honour upon me. Looking back I realise I was there for the humans, which is often the case, but Ginny knew that she was coming towards the end of her time with them and wanted to give them the gift of acceptance and time to adjust.  She knew how much she was loved and how difficult it would be for them to be without her.  I was blessed to visit her over the last few months of her life on a number of occasions,  One day when I was walking our dogs, quite unexpectedly I felt a strong connection to Ginny, a powerful wave of love and gratitude, which I automatically returned along with some healing.  Something told me she was goodbye.  I messaged her family to say that I had felt a beautiful connection to their beloved mare, I did not mention that I sensed she had passed to spirit, but that I felt a beautiful connection and sent love to her at that moment.  When I received a message back it was confirmed that it was around the time she passed and that her young guardian had said a moment before "Tina is with us."  It really did not surprise me as he was very in tune with the energy shared at those Reiki sessions but how incredibly special that I was included in such a precious moment in time.  Ginny had given one last parting gift, her family were in no doubt that she was ready to go and that we were connected in that moment and it gave them some level of comfort.
A few months later I was called to see another mare, the same colouring and a similar age, once again with age related health issues.  The moment I opened up the Reiki meditation Ginny popped into my head as if to say remember our time together and what I taught you.  Again I knew I was there for the family and this time it was human and equine.  Our animals truly want us to feel peace when they pass and Reiki support them at times of change, illnes and in their senior years including during the last few months, weeks or days of an animal's lives with their family.  It works well alongside veterinary care and I always work with the Vets permission.  There were many more happy months for this incredible mare, who rallied after her first treatment.  However, once again after a number of months I sensed when her time was near.  The magical blessing is that she shared extra time with her family and they felt a sense of peace around her passing as they had the time they needed to adjust and make sure that everything was communicated by the heart, the true language of love.  Healing occurred on many levels and over those months another horse arrived who was to need their help and the help of this senior mare.  Her parting gift was to show this youngster the ropes and that life could be a blessing even after a challenging start.  She taught her to trust.  

It is not always possible for us to have time to prepare for our animal's to pass but sometimes there are simply things that need to be healed or brought up to the light before it is their time to go.  Whatever the circumstances are around an animals passing, they all truly wish for their family to know how much they loved them and still do, that is the overriding message that always comes through, love and compassion from them to us. 

There is no such thing as just an animal, they all have so much to teach us if we are willing to listen with an open hearts.
 
 

Support for your Animals while you are on Holiday

December 13, 2017
Leaving our animals with a friend, pet sitter or at a cattery of kennels can be a stressful time for both us and our animal family and this is something that many of my clients speak to me about.  Whichever option you choose, here are some tips that I trust will help you and your animal to have a more relaxed time apart.

Preparation
Tell your animals you will be going away and let them know how long you will be apart.  I find the easiest way to do this is by counting the number of nights and re...
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Appointments with the Vet

August 1, 2017
Taking your much loved animal to the see the vet can be stressful for you both.  Why not try some of the following tips for a calmer and more positive experience for you and your pet.  I can honestly say having a spiritual tool kit can make the whole experience much easier and will enable you to stay grounded and in the present moment being in control of your experience rather than giving in to fear.  We all experience fear and particularly when one of our loved ones in involved but if we can...
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Gratitude for our Animals

July 6, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks I have spent more time than is usual att my desk working on animal related projects.  During this time I have had my own four pawed support team with me.  There have been moments when I have looked up from my computer to see all four cats and dogs in the office, which has made me smile and opened my heart wider, their loyalty and love is unending.  Often I am aware they are adding their own magic to my words, prompting me to think about something differently, enc...


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Connecting to the Earth and Grounding

June 8, 2017

With the busy lives we all lead these days it is easy to lose our grounding and not be fully present in our body.  When we are in a grounded and solid place we can deal with the ups and downs in our lives more easily but when we are not they may take their toll emotionally and physically on us, perhaps draining our energy or leading to stress and poor health.  Often we are drawn consciously and subconsciously to people who are grounded and present as we are sharing their energy for the time w...


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Meditating with your Animals

June 2, 2017

It really is a gift to be able to share meditation with your animal family and it is something we can all do and I really mean that.  When you mention meditation so many people say “I can’t do it, my mind is so busy”.  Most people who meditate have thoughts while we are meditating even those who have been practising for many years.  All we have to do is to be present to these thoughts, acknowledge them and allow them to float away like clouds across the sky and bring our attention gentl...


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The Magic of Distance Reiki

February 28, 2017

Distance Reiki ~ Love knows no bounds

A beautiful peace fills my therapy room as a distance Reiki treatment unfolds, the energy expands and I feel uplifted and grounded, completely connected to the Universe and everyone and everything in it.  Part of my preparation is setting my intention to be Reiki with the animal or person and they may choose exactly what they need at that moment in time as their higher self or heart self  leads the way.  Reiki goes to where it is needed most, be that mind,...


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Mutlu the Turkish Street Dog

October 17, 2016

For our 10th Wedding Anniversary my husband secretly arranged for us to spend a few days in Turkey staying with some of our dog crazy friends, yes there are others like us!  What a great surprise and how excited we both were at not only seeing our lovely friends but also meeting their rescue dogs, who we had heard so much about and seen countless photos of, and for the opportunity of making new friends with the street dogs in the area.

We were greeted by Blackie and Dusty, gorgeous and clear...


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Tales of Feline Care Cat Rescue

September 16, 2016

I am a self-confessed cat addict so you can imagine my excitement when I woke up at the crack of dawn on a slightly drizzly Thursday morning knowing I would be spending the morning volunteering at Feline Care Cat Rescue in East Harling, Norfolk.   My own cats eyed me with suspicion, I am sure they have some kind of kitty radar and knew I was up to something feline related that didn’t involve them!   How could I?

I arrived at the entrance to the rescue centre bright eyed and bushy tailed t...


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About Me


Tina Read I live with my husband, cats, dogs and chickens in the North Norfolk countryside and work as an Animal Reiki Practitioner and Teacher and also volunteer Reiki with a number of Rescues and Charities. I am passionate about animal welfare and am an ambassador for the Prayer for the Animals in our World. www.animaltranquillity.co.uk

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