End of Life Healing

Reiki Healing for terminally ill animals – a case history.

I have given Reiki to many animals who were terminally ill and as they crossed over.  It is a sad experience to see loving animal parents in such a state of sorrow, but end of life healing can also be a beautiful experience as they pass without fear and stress.

I would like to tell you about a dog that I was asked to give healing to earlier this year.  The dog was a large breed, I will not go into further details about the actual animal as this could be distressing for the owner.  He was extremely ill and had undergone major abdominal surgery.  The owner did not live in my area and so I was asked to send healing from a distance.  If you are not familiar with energy healing this sounds a bit whacky, but we are all energy and with some training and practice it is quite possible to send healing remotely – distance no object.

I am often asked to give healing as a last resort, it is something that many people seek out when all other options have failed and they are looking for a miracle.  I work with photographs as, for me, it is easier to get a connection with an animal or person through a picture.

I was sent a photograph of the dog, sat in my quiet space and very quickly got a good energetic link with him.  His energy was extremely low and experience has taught me that when I feel this it is a signal that means the animal is coming to the end of it’s life in the physical world or has reached a point where the spark of life is dimming.  Sometimes the spark will reignite and it is possible for a being to recover, usually if they have more to do with their lives.  This is something that they need to decide.

The first session was good, the owner reported that the dog had slept more peacefully than before.  In the morning I set about another healing session, with seriously ill animals or people I will do as many sessions a day as my intuition guides me to, sometimes every 2 hours initially.  As I tuned into the dog I immediately felt sick and although the dog was taking the energy, I knew that he was not going to pull through.  Later on in the day I felt drawn to send more healing and as I sat I felt that there had been a big shift in his energy, he was much calmer and more settled.  I then had a vision in my mind’s eye of an angel standing at the dog’s back one hand on his neck and one on his back, they looked up at me nodded and smiled and I felt the dog totally relax.  This was a most beautiful moment for me.  I knew he was where he was supposed to be.  I received an email the following morning to tell me he had passed away, but I already knew.

What is the point of end of life healing?
It is my belief that the reason I had been asked to send healing to this dog was to bring about an angelic presence to help him home, not to make him recover from his surgery as his time here had come to a close.  A few days later he appeared to me during a meditation looking well and happy and nodded his thanks to me.  This is something I have experienced many times sometimes days, weeks, months or even years after an animal has passed.

As light workers, spiritual warriors and healers it is important not to be attached to an outcome, all we can do is send healing for the highest good and sometimes that highest good means that it is time to go.

Poem Little Friend 

You have been there beside me for so many years,
Slept on my bed,
Comforted my tears,
Always pleased to see me,
When I return home,
Never that happy to be left on your own.

Now I look at you in the dusk of your days,
The light that shone brightly,
Is just a dim haze,
My heart fills with sadness,
As I know that soon,
Your time will arrive,
I will have to face that gloom.

I’ve just returned home,
From the out of hours vet,
I’m all alone now,
My eyes stinging and wet.
You lay in my car,
At last you have peace,
On your fluffy little cushion,
Snugly wrapped in a fleece.

We’ll lay you in the garden,
Maybe plant you a tree,
To commemorate your life,
And how you filled us with glee.

As I sit on my sofa,
New pup at my side,
I can laugh at the memories,
And remember how I’ve cried,
You will always be there with me,
There’s a place inside my heart,
You were such a special Little Man,
I’m we will never part.

©Lesley Collinson