Meiso is 16 years old! We did a Reiki attunement for her and we practiced for almost a week together on having her send Reiki to herself. Information from her Mom :
Meiso is in Stage 3 kidney failure (Stage 4 being the worst). She was diagnosed in December 2017, and is doing fairly well but I am seeing a slow progression in her illness. I think giving her an attunement would help her greatly as she adjusts to the changes in her health. Also, if you remember from her reiki sessions in October 2015, she does not do well when she stays with the vet. As we monitor her illness, she will occasionally have day-long visits for blood and urine samples, and I think it would help her stay more centered during the stay. Thank you!
After days went by, Candy asked Meiso how she felt about here attunement. This is what she shared:
Meiso said Meiso feels so grateful for this amazing gift from Mom. Meiso does use this new ability to create some serenity within. Meiso embraces all the wonders that are unfolding . Meiso allows Meiso’s soul to roam and wander with some of the spirit animals that are presenting themselves to Meiso. This journey keeps surprising Meiso with all the love and kindness Mom keeps blanketing Meiso with. Meiso has now the ability to tune into Meiso.
From Meiso’s Mom:
Thank you so much! Meiso has been doing well, and I can see some subtle changes in her behavior. She was staying mostly in the back of my closet, but now she either jumps up to the top rack to hang out, or sleeps on a climber in our bedroom. She also spends a lot of time in her favorite window, which is where I think she likes to practice. Also, Meiso has been wandering and somewhat restless, but that has mostly stopped. She also tended to vocalize randomly, and now she is still chatty with us but the random calling has slowed down. All in all, she seems much more comfortable and contented. As a side note, I’d like to tell you about Meiso’s name. She already had the name when we adopted her – named after a hip-hop album that was popular at the time. But in Japanese, Meiso in it’s simplest means “meditation.” Here’s a more concise definition: “We translate Meiso as Meditation, but Meiso is so much more.
Meiso is made up of 3 kanji (Chinese Characters from the Han Dynasty [used by the Japanese]).
Me = the eyes
i = this is a bit harder to translate, but it relates to a long story that deals with the Roku Dai or 6 elements
so = the mind or our thoughts.
Meiso then is the natural position of our eyes and thoughts fitting precisely with the 6 elements of the world.
So, though we practice this as sitting still, sitting immovable, in meditation; meiso is just a skillful means for living naturally in the natural world.”