Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Kathleen Prasad has been one of the leading voices in the animal Reiki community for more than a decade. The author of several books on animal Reiki, she has been instrumental in helping animal lovers create peace and well-being through her meditation courses and teachings on the power of healing through compassionate presence.
Her new book, The Animals Lead® Method of Animal Reiki Meditation Journal, offers an interactive experience aimed at retraining your mind to focus on compassion, gratitude and positivity, even in difficult circumstances. And best of all, all the writing prompts and exercises include your animals.
While the book is based on Kathleeen’s experience with Reiki, you do not have to be a Reiki practitioner to benefit from the book. If you’re not familiar with Reiki, it is an energy therapy that originated in Japan. The word Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a Japanese composite word usually translated as “universal life energy”. It is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, you, or your cats, are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, cats and humans alike will be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Reiki helps return the body to its natural state of balance and well-being.
One of the core tenets of Reiki are the five precepts (principles,) and they will apply to anyone’s life, regardless of their spiritual orientation:
Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will be grateful.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to every living being.
This beautifully illustrated, colorful meditation journal will help you connect with the wisdom of animals. Since almost all of the exercises include your animals in some way, going through the entire book will also deepen your spiritual connection with your cats.
This is not a book to be read cover to cover, but rather, a book to be experienced. Think of it as a course in discovering how you can create a healing relationship not just with your own animals, but with all animals. If you’re new to meditating, this book can also serve as a wonderful way to start a regular meditation practice that includes your cats.
I found that this book helped me refocus my mind and reinforced the importance of a regular spiritual practice, something that is especially important during these challenging times.
The Animals Lead® Method of Animal Reiki Meditation Journal is available from Amazon.
If you’d like to learn more about Reiki, or schedule a remote Reiki session for your cat, please visit Healing Hands.
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About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.