A Gentle Passing

Three years ago I was faced with a terrible choice. My elder cat Sweetie, who had been on steroidal treatment for late-stage oral cancer, had been responding astoundingly well, with no breakthrough bleeding for a week and a surprising renewal of energy and appetite. But late that Friday evening, I…

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Reiki Back to Consciousness

Thump! The noise propelled me out of my desk chair – that was a bird hitting the door, for sure. I’d watched with awe as the hummingbirds performed their dazzling aerobatics around my front porch that summer: whizzing past the bushes, between the feeders, around the columns, diving at each other in…

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First Aid Reiki

Purposeful and fearlessly friendly…when the big orange tom came up to me in my backyard late one evening and butted his head against my shin, purring, it was clear he wanted to get acquainted. And as I stroked his rough, dusty fur, and my fingers found the hot, swollen abscess…

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Reiki for Rescue

I didn’t know that the dog was alive – or even that the object lying on the sewer grating was a dog – until he lifted his head as I drove past on my way to work on September 10, 2001. That weak movement, and his randomly arranged limbs, told me…

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