Monday, February 9, 2009

Using the tools you have...

I have recenlty been working with my 11 month old, chihuahua-mix puppy on behavioral issues he has had since I first adopted. He was the runt of the litter and almost didn't survive therefore has some fear issues. He has always been fine with me, but has fear surrounding other humans and dogs. I

I finally reached out to a great Denver area trainer to help me train Bo-Bo to be less fearful (and not bark at every other dog and human he encounters.)

The training itself went well and I learned a lot! As the trainer, Tracy, drove us (me & Bo-Bo) back to my apartment from the dog park w, Tracy and I began to discuss my Reiki business. She immediately suggested to me that I use Reiki on Bo-Bo! That it would really help him. This was a big "Duh" moment for me. Of course! Reiki works well with assisting animals with trials of the spirit just as much if not more so than with humans.

It struck me at that moment how quickly we "spiritual people" who work in the realm of energy medicine (such as Reiki) forget the tools we carry around day to day and don't use them as much as we should. I was happy to have that wake-up call about other tools I had to help Bo-Bo become a happier and more balanced pup.

So, I wanted to share this message: Instead of always looking outward when faced with a problem, look inward first. We all have the means to help ourselves and others around us--sometimes it just takes a little reminder or kind nudge from a friend or dog-trainer (as in my case--lol) to realize what we have to offer.

Now, I'm not saying that you shouldn't reach out to others when in need--definitely NOT. When you're sick you should see a doctor,etc, but often times we are faced with challenges that we can ease on her own. It just takes a moment to look into you "inner spiritual vault" to figure out what tool are in there to help you on your journey.

Until next time...many blessings!