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How Do I Love Reiki? Let Me Count The Ways…

How do I love Reiki? Let me count the ways…

I’ve been a Reiki practitioner since 1995, and if I had known about how many different ways Reiki would benefit me, my animals, friends, family, clients, rescue, wild and zoo animals I would definitely have shown up for class a whole lot sooner!

I signed up for my first Reiki class simply because I felt a pull to do so. I arrived at class with an open mind, but no real understanding of why I was there or what I would do with the training.

After receiving my Reiki attunement something inside of me woke up to the possibilities. I realized not only that energy healing was real but that I would be able to help animals—pure delight for someone who loved animals as much as I do. I couldn’t wait to try out my new skills!

Surprisingly, my first client was not an animal. I was so excited about what I had learned that I had to tell someone, and chose my neighbor. She invited me in without getting up; she had her leg propped up on the coffee table, and was draped in a heating pad. I immediately saw that she was in a lot of pain—she told me she had strained her hip and knee.

With a feeling of nervousness since it was the first time I would share that I knew this woo-woo stuff, I told her that I had just finished a class in Reiki energy healing and would she be interested in my seeing if what I had learned could help? She was, and 15 minutes later—to both our amazement—she was up and moving around without pain!

I was already excited about Reiki, but after that validation I had to restrain myself from buttonholing people in the street. Everyone could benefit!

My passion for Reiki was contagious—everyone at work wanted some. I became the healer-on-tap (I had not yet set up my full-time practice). Whenever someone felt unwell—injury, headache, stomachache, cold, flu, emotional trauma—they’d come find me, and I would happily become the conduit for the Reiki energy and the highest healing good of the recipient. As a result I ended up doing a lot of Reiki in out-of the-way places, and became well-versed in how to offer Reiki under any circumstance.

I had always been something of an animal magnet before Reiki, but learning Reiki definitely shifted my connection to a whole different level. Domestic and wild animals in need of healing support began to gravitate to me. It also enhanced my intuitive and animal communication skills.

But Reiki is not just for healing others—it offered me benefits too, since the practice of Reiki includes self-healing. Not only did I discover that I had a first-aid kit literally at my fingertips for healing the pain of scrapes, bumps, burns and major owwies—but Reiki also helps me let go of negative emotions and patterns in my life. In addition Reiki helps me stay healthy and, on the rare occasions when I get sick, it assists me in accelerating my recovery process. Daily Reiki helps keep the doctor away!

Reiki for elderly cat Viggo ©Annie Marie Musselman

Reiki for elderly cat Viggo ©Annie Marie Musselman

I asked myself, with all that Reiki offers why doesn’t everyone know about it?
The benefits of Reiki should be shouted from the rooftops! I don’t have access to rooftops, but in my classes, articles and on my website I continue to share the beauty, the wonder, and the benefits of Reiki. As the years pass my love of Reiki has not diminished—it has grown stronger.

Now, after years of people asking, I share my love of Reiki by teaching live Reiki classes available worldwide via phone or internet.

I am fully committed to offering training that is just as comprehensive (if not more so due to the opportunity for weekly personal mentoring and class recordings to refer back to afterward) as the in-person classes I conducted for so many years. (And in case you were wondering, I do offer a Reiki Level 2 class.)

For the series of live classes each student is responsible for completing weekly assignments. At the end of six weeks, when we have both fulfilled our part of the agreement, the student will have received basic training and practice in self-healing as well as in offering Reiki for another person or animal, and will receive a Reiki Level 1 certificate of completion.

If you would like to get a feel for how I teach check out free audio What is Reiki? where I share Reiki stories and insights into the benefits of taking a Reiki class.

I hope you are now as excited about the possibility of learning Reiki (or perhaps a refresher) as I am about sharing the benefits of Reiki with you.

Click here to register or learn more about my Reiki Level 1 Teleclass.

Hope to “see” you in class!

Best wishes,
Rose De Dan

Photo above: Rose De Dan connects with goat Jake at New Moon Farm and Goat Rescue, photographer ©Annie Marie Musselman.


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Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC, is an animal communicator, Reiki Master Teacher, shamanic energy healer, and author. Her classes, sessions and ceremonial work are inspired by wild and domestic animals who have issued a call to action for personal and global healing.

Her book Tails of a Healer: Animals, Reiki and Shamanism features heartwarming stories about animals and their role in her evolution as an energy worker and shamanic healer.


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  1. Great article – I agree, Reiki is a game changer in many positive ways for healing. For anyone considering taking Reiki with Rose via her teleclass…I highly recommend it! I’ve completed her level 1 and 2 teleclass courses and they were incredible, offering me amazing tools to support my personal healing as well as healing of others. I took Reiki 1 in person over 2-days with someone a few years before re-taking it with Rose, and hadn’t really committed to it and didn’t keep up with it. Rose’s teleclass marked a turning point for me – the difference for me was that the teleclass over several weeks offered a forum where students share experiences and where Rose offers direct mentorship which was invaluable to solidifying experience and my comfort level with Reiki. Additionally, she also teaches students about Reiki for animals which is unique and wonderful. Thanks Rose De Dan for providing such incredible classes!

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