World Animal Reiki Day
Our good friends at SARA – Shelter Animal Reiki Association – will be celebrating World Animal Reiki Day on Friday 5 February and we’ll be joining in with our own activities too. If you would like to join us, please email the Sanctuary for more information and do let us know if you will be attending.
Who’s behind World Animal Reiki Day?
World Animal Reiki Day is organised by the volunteer members of SARA, whose mission is to bring the healing benefits of Reiki meditation to rescued animals and their caregivers worldwide. We, and they, welcome all animal Reiki practitioners from all lineages and forms of practice to join us to celebrate this special day!
What’s special about 5 February?
The 5 February was the birthday of SARA President Kathleen Prasad’s first animal Reiki teacher, Dakota. An Australian shepherd mix, Dakota was rescued from Sacramento Animal Control as a puppy and spent over sixteen years by Kathleen’s side. In addition to awakening Kathleen to the benefits of Reiki for animals, Dakota inspired Kathleen to create the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA).
Why celebrate World Animal Reiki Day?
Spreading the celebration around the world brings people together for healing, compassion and honouring of animals. Together, we can make a better future for animals in the world!
- To raise awareness around the globe of the healing benefits of Reiki for animals, as well as honouring all animals as our spiritual teachers.
- To achieve this, we and SARA encourage shelters, sanctuaries and other animal welfare organisations, veterinary clinics, animal groups, animal-related businesses and individuals who love animals to organize Reiki events in celebration of World Animal Reiki Day.
- In addition to larger, organised events, celebrating can also be as simple as lighting a candle to honour your animal teachers, sitting in silent Reiki meditation with your animals, or doing a compassionate act for your local shelter or sanctuary.
Unite the world animal Reiki community by sharing your thoughts, messages and pictures of your celebration of World Animal Reiki Day on their Facebook page and ours too! For Twitter please use the hashtag #WorldAnimalReikiDay and tag us both @SARA_news and @remushorse.