Holistic Healing for Animals

Holistic Healing for Animals

Who inspires me and what legacy do I hope to leave?

Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Sat, April 01, 2017 10:25:38

Who inspires you and what legacy do you wish to leave behind? I think these are two very important questions to me at least and most likely to many other people too.

Firstly I want to say that many of the people on my Facebook page for Animal Reiki and their animal family members inspire me every day:) so thank you. Also I am honoured to know I have inspired people through this group and my animal healing work to open themselves up to healing others and even start their own business. So thank you, this is part of my legacy!

As for inspiration, there is someone looking at me right now, Rex my bearded dragon who inspires me to be the best I can be and lets me know when I need to take a step back and think things through. He may just be a lizard to many people, but he is so much more to me.

Then there is Charlie, a corn snake who unfortunately passed away a number of years ago. She was so loving, curious and intelligent and her passing saddend me deeply. However, she is still around in spirit and in her daughter Jet, and she inspired me to formally train in animal healing. So without her passing I may have not set up my business and be helping others now.

This brings me onto another part of my legacy, my work with animals. I know that those I have helped either in person or via my wider work will be living happier and hopefully healthier lives for it. This is an amazing legacy, to help others, especially those that so often do not have a voice in our human world.

So who in the human world inspires me? Well my very good friend and amazing healer angel Julie Jingles Newton for one. She has so much wisdom and love to give and is amazing with animals. Then there is Jess and David of the animal sanctuary Wild Touch who help so many animals locally to me and are wonderful people. They even have a young son who is already following in their footsteps.

There are also famous people too, but not famous as in on telly! Jane Goodall for one, an ambassador for our primate cousins and for living with the Earth rather than just on it. Diana Fossy who may have been a little socially odd, but who loved her gorillas with all her heart. Richard Leaky and family who researched human evolution and found out so much about who we are as a species. The Dali Lama who tries harder than any other religious figure to make us realise we are one and tries to bring peace to the world though his teachings and books.

Finally, there are my family for whom without I wouldn’t be who I am and although we argue and fight we always love each other. My families moto has always been ‘live and let live’ and they nurtured my love of wildlife and let me keep many animals in the home as a child. I hope that part of my legacy through my books is also to show how wonderful family can be and honour my parents.

There are many others who inspire me, too many to list. There are new individuals every year. So who inspires you?

If you are interested in my work or my books please check out my website http://hamishs-holistic-healing.com and join my Facebook group Stacey Animal Reiki. Namaste xxxxx

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Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Sat, January 14, 2017 12:26:18

Last week a colleague at the day job asked ‘what day does a week start on, a Sunday or a Monday?’ I’m not sure of his reason, but we all had a different view and reason as to why we would say a particular day. For instance calendars in the UK generally are laid out to start a week on a Sunday. However, some of us consider a week to start on a Monday as this is when we go back to the day job after a weekend off. You might be wondering what this has to do with spirituality and my blog. Well science, ancient cultures and karma all tell us (in my view) that cycles are more important than linear time.

In science there are many cycles; for instance the cycle of life and death and the associated recycling of material to the earth when something dies. In a forest this can mean a tree falling and as it rots it provides food for insects, fungi and soil bacteria via the Nitrogen Cycle. This in turn provides the minerals required for other plants to grow. The cycle of the planets around the sun, and moons around a planet are born out of physics and are generally regular. On earth these cycles provide day and night, the seasons and the movement of the tides, thus affecting how life and culture evolved to a large degree. There is also the potential for longer time scale cycles regarding the ‘birth’ and ‘death’ of stars and potentially the universe itself, all providing new matter and energy to be used elsewhere.

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The cycles of earth and the wider universe are also discussed in the Mayan calendar and associated beliefs. The Mayan calendar was used by a number of cultures around at the time and it still in use in some cases today. It consists of three separate corresponding calendars, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar) and the Haab (civil calendar). In all three cases time is represented and measured cyclically. The Long Count is their astronomical calendar which was used to track longer periods of time - universal cycles. Each represented 2,880,000 days (about 7885 solar years). The Mayans believed that the universe is destroyed and then recreated at the start of each cycle.

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The concept of Karma and past lives affecting your current one, and your evolution to higher spiritual plane, are linked to cycles as well as linear evolution. Your spiritual body (etheric body or soul) will cycle through different lifetimes atoning for past sins, gathering knowledge and experience, and potentially taking many physical forms until it is ready to ascend to another plane of existence.

So cycles underlie a lot of what happens and can be seen in natural and in human constructs of time. Therefore, does a week start on a Monday or a Sunday? Well in reality it doesn’t really matter. What is more important is you make the most of your time in this life cycle and live each day full of wonder!

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The things I like

Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Sat, September 24, 2016 14:11:25

I was wondering what to write about and as I was in the garden I thought why not tell people a bit more about me and the things I like. Now you may know that I love animals and take in a number of varied and wonderful rescue cases. You may also have picked up I love being outside watching the insects and birds go about their day and seeing beautiful coloured plants. I do love the outdoors and enjoy a spot of gardening (or rather wildlife garden maintenance). This morning has involved tackling some rather spikey trees. They do give off good berries for the birds in autumn, but also cause a hazard to us. I have also being pond clearing as it has turned into grass this summer and needs a clear out for the frogs so they have a breeding pond again. I now smell like pond, but I don’t mind, I’m not much of a perfume lady. The only perfume I own that I have brought for myself is from a traditional perfumery in southern France and is organic and natural. It smells like roses and brings back lovely memories of France.

I also love to read and write, mostly things about animals, complementary therapy and fanfiction (I’m a closet Trekkie). In addition I like to draw and/or colour, but I’m not very good at it and tend to prefer to colour mindfulness type pictures of (you guessed it) animals. My favourite books to read at the moment are a mixture of the relationships between people and other animals and books around Buddhism. I’m currently writing a book called Tortoise Tales about captive tortoises telling their stories and what it’s like to be a tortoise living with humans through their eyes. I have a book on Amazon all about my reptiles and conversations I have had with them. http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/151482160

Both of these books have been initiated by some of my animals. I am also dipping in and out of a more biography style book about my life with animals, but this is surprisingly difficult to write as I feel I can never capture enough on paper.

I’m not a big shopper but do love Jo Browns clothes as they are unique and hard wearing meaning less waste. They are also inspired by other cultures and travel is another love of mine, but one I don’t indulge in nearly enough as it requires money, something that is not abundant unfortunately. I’m also not a big cleaner, partially because I loathe using chemicals but also as I’m not really that domestic! Deep cleaning and de-cluttering does have a certain energetic release to it though and helps with energy rebalance in the house. I will admit to dying my hair, but my hairdresser uses a natural based dye and given my hairs unique ability to hold onto dye for months it only needs doing twice a year. It’s my one vain element I suppose, I miss my auburn hair of early childhood.

So there you have a little bit more about me: the animal loving, complementary therapy practicing, gardening writer who is not very domestic but does have some home comforts, and wishes she could travel more. If you want to know more about my therapy and animal background or wish to book a session with me please see my website http://hamishs-holistic-healing.com

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Conflicting decisions

Get to know StaceyPosted by Stacey Adele Thu, August 04, 2016 20:31:11

Most of us will have had a decision to make that was difficult and left us confused as to what to do for the best. Different individuals will give you advice as to what they think you should do based on their opinions and desires. Your own head, heart and gut might all be telling you different things too, further confusing the situation. Recently this has been me regarding decisions about my animals, my life in general and sometimes about silly little things. Human nature is a funny thing and old behavioural patterns are easy to fall back into, even when you are someone who connects to Chi and is trying to lead a life of reduced conflict and trusting their instinct.

So what is currently getting me in a spin? Well mostly whether I am taking on too much, do I have the energy to do it all, and can I afford it (both monetarily and emotionally)? It started with an issue that threw my confidence about my animal Reiki business into a downward spiral for a while and then we were offered a parrot but we have so much going on at present my husband said ‘no’ straight away. I felt conflicted as I know this parrot and she is lovely and makes me laugh, but we do have many animals in the home and I try to balance a full time job, the Reiki business and ME with the animal care. My heart wanted her, my head made the arguments above, and my gut was lost. It felt like every decision I could make was not the best for everyone and I started to overthink everything.

So I asked some of my current animals what they thought. Rex my bearded dragon said ‘no, I want more of your time not less’. Splitz the tortoise was similar, thinking I need to spend more time with him and not be shared out. The snakes were not fussed as long as they get fed, watered and some attention. Willow my current bird was unsure, ‘I would like the conversations, but Maya is a different bird to me and we would not get along so well’. So I was left feeling guilty and still unsure as I feel my heart is big enough to love more, but my physical time and energy is stretched. I tried to meditate on it, but found it too difficult as my brain was too noisy.

However, writing this down helped, it got me to see what was going on in my life and everyone’s arguments more clearly. It made me realise I want to make the business work but I need to be careful and not rush it; I want to get the animal sanctuary with parrots, reptiles and hedgehogs, but again I need the time and energy and to build slowly from where we are; I love my husband and can’t ask for more from him with something that his not his dream. So for now the sanctuary is on pause until everyone we currently have is fully accommodated in the best possible way, my business is slowly being rebuilt to plug any possible holes, and I have taken some time out to sort a few more mundane but required tasks to help re-balance the energy of the house and of me.

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