I was called to work with Eliza because she is beginning to show imbalance in her kidney function.
Reiki can help the body to remain in optimum balance, can help to stimulate the appetite, and can promote a general sense of well-being. So it is affecting the body both physically and emotionally. TTouch can also help in a similar way, though it is a different approach. With a kidney imbalance, I most often primarily focus on Reiki, but I usually bring some TTouch into the session as well.
Eliza is a beautiful black cat with lovely green eyes. She is very sweet, and she and her person Randie have an amazing bond - they are so connected with each other.
I sat outside of the closet, offering Reiki to her, telling her silently that she need only take as much or as little as she wanted. At first her eyes were very big and scared, but they started to relax as I continued with the session.
Eliza also enjoys contact around the sides of her face and under the chin, so I often will offer my hand and let her rub into it as much as she is comfortable doing. It is so important for the cat to feel that you are not forcing anything on them.
I generally will do TTouch with her for a short while, as I don't want to overwhelm her. Then I resume the Reiki session, sitting near her and offering the Reiki with my palms upturned, rather than placing on the body.
That is, until the session two weeks ago...
It was getting near the end of our session, and Eliza had settled in several different places during the course of the session, which is quite normal. She was laying on a table and I was sitting nearby. I had been doing some TTouches with her, and at one point I just held one of my hands very still, offering Reiki (actually, I think the Reiki is flowing the whole time through my fingers, just more consciously so when my hands are still). I felt her settling into the warmth of the energy, and felt the energy being absorbed by her. I decided to stay with my hand there for a while. We remained very still and she continued to settle into the energy. My hand felt as though it was glued there, feeling her absorbing the energy on a deeper and deeper level.
After we finished, I thanked her, as I always do, but this time, it felt like an even greater honor than usual, as though we had gone to another level with trust with each other.
I saw Eliza this past weekend, and when I came in, she was out on the bed, and very cozy there. I very quietly sat down near her. I had recently completed Level I of Healing Touch for Animals, a form of energy work with a more clinical approach to it. I was eager to give it a try with Eliza.
Shortly after I sat down on the bed with Eliza, she moved so she was actually closer to me, right next to me. I began to do some TTouch to initiate contact, and with some zigzag TTouches discovered that Eliza was emitting a lot of heat from her lower back, which makes sense, as she has some arthritis in the base of her tail, as well as having the kidney issues (corresponding chakra is in this area). It was clear that area was too sensitive at this time to be directly touched. I began the HTA Chakra Balancing process, though I did it with my hands off, so she would feel comfortable. She completely relaxed into it. It was lovely to be sitting right beside her for this whole process, and that she had wanted to be closer to me from the beginning of the appointment. Each time I moved my hands towards a different area, she relaxed more into it. When I began working near the front legs, she stretched them out. And at the moments when I was working on the two shoulders and later the two hips, I really felt her absorbing the energy. So hopefully this will help her be a bit more comfortable walking. Randie had said she had noticed her walking a bit more gingerly lately.
When I was done with the Chakra Balancing, she went to get a treat from Randie, and then briefly settled again, laying on her side for a bit of Reiki, just having a peaceful connection with her for the last moments of the session.
As an animal gets to know and trust me, I feel them absorbing the energy on a deeper and deeper level, and they often are more comfortable with closer or more direct contact, which is so sweet to feel.
Thank you Eliza! It is a pleasure working with you and feeling a closer connection every time. I look forward to our next session! xxoo