Animal Healers – Part II

Animal Healers – Part II

Last month, I shared a story about my equine friend Nikos assisting me in my healing work. The experience I shared was particularly meaningful to me because it was the first time I had experienced his amazing healing ability since he had passed away. I told this story even though I knew some readers might be uncomfortable with the notion of working with spirit, even though most of us want to believe that the spirit does not die with the body.

Over the years, I’ve had quite a few such experiences. My beloved dog Shambalah, who had passed some 10 years earlier, sent me my sweet canine friend Elika and then assisted me in a Reiki healing session with her. To say that I was surprised would be a vast understatement. Shambalah just appeared and, in essence, took over the session. I actually stepped back and watched, channeling Reiki to the two of them. Shambalah had never assisted with a healing before and has only assisted once or twice in the nine years since.

In December of last year, I wrote about my equine friend Kinsale, who had recently been put down. She was not in my care, was on the other side of the country. When I knew her passing was coming, I sat and talked with her about it. She told me not to worry, that she would be assisting me with my healing work, just as Nikos does. This surprised me, but it also soothed my heart. I was not sure when she would choose to work with me, and so I stored her promise in the back of my mind.

In March, a friend of mine called to set up a series of three Reiki sessions. He was feeling very stressed, and his health was suffering. He wanted to find peace and balance. The sessions were conducted across distance. The first session was very intense in that my friend pulled in a great deal of Reiki. After the session, he said he felt much more relaxed. The second session, a week later, was not as intense but was as beneficial. The Reiki was peeling back layers of stress and helping my friend to restore his calm center and good health.

The third session and final session, a week later, began as usual, with my hands placed on the top of the head. When the Reiki began flowing, I noticed Kinsale standing a few feet away from us, watching. (I saw this in my mind’s eye, not with my physical eyes). I was delighted to see her and immediately invited her to assist, which she did, placing her nose on my friend’s chest. Then Shambalah appeared (she had known and loved my friend) and placed her nose at the base of his spine. Next, my friend’s feline companion, Nimbus, appeared and placed his nose on the top of my friend’s head. I had never worked with Nimbus, either when he was living or since he had passed, which was several yeas ago. It brought tears to my eyes to see him.

Then Nikos joined us, standing to my left, channeling Reiki to us all. And finally, Elika—who is very much alive—joined us, standing to my right, channeling Reiki to us all.

The energy was both powerful and calm. We all gave, and we all received. I have rarely felt such a deep and satisfying peace.

My friend was moved as well when I told him what had occurred, especially by the fact that Nimbus had assisted. Happily, my friend reports that his health has been fully restored.

Once again, I leave you with this thought: Healing is all around us.

Until next month . . .

Be well,


*This column originally appeared in From the Horse’s Mouth in May, 2009.

© 2009 by Pamela Sourelis