Energy Healing for you and your pets is not as difficult as you may think it would be. You don’t have to be trained to do it, I hope this article will help you feel more confident to try.

Your pet makes a contract with you to be your companion, to love you, to look after you and to do their best by you. Your pet knows when you are not happy, they can feel it in your energy field. You go off on your travels during the day, picking up heavy emotions such as grief, shame, anger and resentment. You also create these emotions yourself through worrying and fear. You carry them around with you like shopping bags, getting heavier and heavier the longer you carry them. Some of them you can let go of yourself, others of them you have great difficulty releasing.

When you come home from a difficult day and flop on the sofa, your pet comes over to you to sit by your side and a natural healing process occurs. Your pet wants to help you so it willingly absorbs your pain, taking your shopping bags from you, so to speak, and you feel better. Some animals are always tuned into the energy of healing, so just sitting next to them can help you relax and feel better. (I have a friend who says all cats are Reiki Masters!). Your pet does a better job at letting the energies go than you do because they don’t associate them with a particular worry. Your pet will clear these energies as fast as they are able to, providing you’re not bringing home far more emotional pain than the pet can handle. If your pet has made a soul contract to be your pet, it’s part of their job, and they do it willingly.

But your pet might not actually have made that contract with you, they may be there for someone else or for some other purpose. Think about the pets you have had in your life, those that you have felt close to and those that you haven’t. Like my dog Maxie, she was my husband’s dog. She’d acknowledge me in the house, come over and say hello, but it was him who she gave her heart to. This was something that I never realised until Maxie got hit by a car and was in animal hospital. The day I heard she was hurt I was upset, but more for my family than for me. I went to see her in the hospital and something strange happened energetically. She became my dog. Just in those last few days she transferred her contract to me, and she gave me her whole heart. I could feel the difference in the flow of energy between us, it was as if she knew that I would be there for her for the last few days of her life. When she died I was devastated, not only because she had died, but because I realised that there was a closeness and flow there between us at last, and it had been missing for all of that time she was ours. What a blessing that was.

I was able to connect to a source of energy healing at the animal hospital and allow it to flow through my body and into Maxie’s body through touch, to give her relief, to enable her body to do what it needed to do. It calmed her down, she ate her food and seemed to improve, yes her death was a shock to us, and my heart knows it was her time to go, but my head is still coming to terms with it. We don’t always get the reasons why something happens the way it happens.

Pets certainly do touch us in ways we don’t expect. Now that you know your pet takes your heavy emotional energy from you, you can give something back to your pet in gratitude. I know many pets that have gotten sick on behalf of their owners, as a pet owner you can really help your pet by doing your own personal work and releasing those energies that can ultimately make you and your pet ill. When you’re less stressed and more relaxed, there’s room for the body to heal itself, and there’s room for joy to come in, too. Bringing joy home instead of stress is such a different experience for you, and for your pet too!

Practically there are many ways that you can use energy healing to help you and your pet feel better. I always say that you don’t need to have a certificate or formal training to heal yourself, and you certainly don’t need to wait until there’s an accident or an emergency. In fact I tell people if they have a daily spiritual practice then they’re in better shape to begin with, but if something does go wrong, knowing energy healing is right there at your fingertips (literally) is a huge comfort.

So here’s a really easy exercise you can try on your own, or with your pet!

  • Sit with your pet, put your feet on the ground and breathe.
  • Bring your mind into the present moment as best as you can.
  • When you feel present, allow yourself to visualise the number of shopping bags of emotional energy you’re carrying that you don’t need to carry.
  • Let them dissolve away, and allow yourself to feel lighter. Know that you don’t need to carry anyone else’s pain – so let those “shopping bags” go too.
  • Now breathe out all the stress and tension in your body, and breathe in a source of healing. It’s as simple as that – you’re the radio, tuning into the vibration of healing, and you’re breathing it in. Breathe out emotional pain, breathe in healing.
  • At this point you can visualise your pet’s biological energy field, notice how it is getting softer with each breath you take because you are more relaxed.
  • Allow the healing energy that you’re breathing in flow down your arms and out of your hands, and into your pet.

You can sit like that as long as want to, breathing in the healing, flow it through you and into your pet through your hands. You can stroke your pet or just leave your hands gently on their body. As I’ve said, pets are natural healers so they don’t need as much healing as you do. They’ll get up and move away from you when they’ve had enough.

Pets will come into your life too, when you least expect it. After Maxie died we didn’t plan on getting a new dog for at least a year. Milo showed up in the meantime. A friend of a friend needed a home for her dog, she sent us a photo and we all feel in love instantly. And the moment I met Milo I could feel the heart connection between us. Milo just had his 4th birthday and he is with us for 2 years now! Yes he is the dog in the photo with this article! Sending out the love to you all, and to your pets!


If you would like to learn more about healing, you can read my post “How to Send Love and Light, a Practical Guide” or you can find out about my Hay House Video Course “Energy Healing for Beginners”   You can visit my facebook page and let me know how you got on!  And if you’d like to experience healing from me for yourself, you can try my “Healing Across Space and Time” group session replay!