THE GIFT OF REIKI FUR BABIES IN MY LIFE
When I sought out to change my tired life as I knew it, my experiences became filled with a new awareness and living a life in a whole new world. One with different meaning and a new found purpose, shared with new found friendships. Old friends became part of a new experience from which I drew wisdom to truly know myself, whereas my new friends mirrored exactly what I was searching for. I encountered people which I admired through opportunities which just started showing up in my life. By making the decision to change my world I ventured onto a spiritual path where I connected with a world of wonderful spiritual beings: healers, light workers, coaches, teachers and more seekers like myself.
This is how I met Ming amd Candy! Reiki Fur Babies had set up at a trade show hosted by Hay House in San Diego, CA. An opportunity brought me to the I Can Do It! conference as a volunteer, where I was in attendance all 3 days. The very first night, Colette Baron-Reid was part of a three-person keynote presentation where she gave a shout out to Reiki Fur Babies suggesting everyone go out and check out their booth. I had no clue what “reiki” was, let alone what connection “fur babies” had with the conference. At that moment, neither did I know about the connection I would be making with them later that weekend, and later on in the coming months. As fate would have it, on the last day of the conference I was walking with my husband passing by the Reiki Fur Babies’ booth, when Ming called us over to enter our names for a drawing to win a free Reiki session. She asked if we knew what reiki was and upon learning we did not, she gave us a quick explanation of how they send healing energy to pets and people. Interesting! I thought as we departed, and I made a comment to my husband how if we won, maybe we’d give it to Amber, his German Shepard.
The impression of that meeting, however, would later prove key to something more that was meant to take place. After that conference, I added pages of Facebook profiles to mine so I could continue to receive messages and news of impending workshops and conferences from these spiritual workers. One of them was, of course, Reiki Fur Babies because I had personally met them. Over the next few months I read their stories and blogs of the work they did, of the healing that took place, and the many wonderful news they received from recipients of Reiki and Avesa. One day, after visiting their website for the very first time, I was struck with a thought. I wondered if they provided this information in Spanish, or whether they even had Spanish-speaking clientele. And if not, maybe I should do it for them. In that instant I found myself typing an email via their Comments page volunteering to translate portions of their website if they didn’t already have it done. I don’t know why I did it – why I decided to offer to translate. Yes, I had pets, I loved my dog dearly just as my husband his, but honestly, I never thought of requesting reiki for either of them. All I saw was these two women doing something so wonderful for other people’s pets, as well as for people, and the remarkable transformations that were taking place as a result. I admired them so much and knew what a wonderful gift they had and how it needed to be shared on a grander scale and to a more diverse group. I knew that if their stories could touch my heart and affect me in the way they did, there were so many more people this could help as well.
So Ming and Candy agreed to let me translate. I have been blessed since I have had the honor of translating a selection of their pages. I have received angels and light, and my dog Tinkerbell has had the gift of reiki. Moreover, I have received the gift of two special friendships that encouraged me to write this piece because they have the confidence in me that even I have difficulty finding in myself. Writing is something I have always wanted to do, and their confidence helped me find the courage within me to try something new. Who would have thought that it all would start with the gift of being bilingual and my ability to translate? All this time, I never knew something so insignificant to me would be the key to opening a new door in a whole new world full of exciting possibilities. That being said, it brings me to sharing my experience and knowing that every day is another opportunity to discover your gifts and that when you set out to change your life in a purposeful way, everything falls into place – you find yourself visiting new places that feel right, you meet the people your supposed to meet, and you discover those gifts that you can help others with. I created this, all of this, with a true desire to change the world I lived in. And if I could do this, I believe anyone and everyone can do it for themselves, too!
My heartfelt thanks go out to Ming and Candy for giving me the opportunity to translate their amazing Reiki Fur Babies stories and pages, for believing in me, and for encouraging me to do something new – for granting me this forum to share my experience with you on their blog!
Amber (pictured) crossed over recently this November, just days before Thanksgiving. Losing a loved one during the holidays is difficult because these are the days that bring us closer together, and so we remember her like this: Over the ten years of her life with us she gave us so many good times of fun, laughter and loyal companionship. And while she is dearly missed as a daily companion on walks & as our reliable protector, we know in our hearts she remains forever connected to us in the spirit world and her love remains eternally with us.
Blessings to all,