Caspian, a late-teens gelding rescue, came to Zuma’s Rescue Ranch for rehab at the end of October 2018. He had multiple infected bite marks, a serious wound on his right front knee, a heart murmur, at least one systemic infection and was severely underfed. After several vet visits and up to 10 lbs. of mash per day, he improved significantly, showing increased interest in his environment and positive response to his caregivers. He received about 40 minutes of energy healing (Reiki) during his second vet visit Nov. 2, and has been receiving short (15-30 minute) Reiki sessions periodically.
Toward the end of December, he presented with a sore left leg. He did not want to put weight on the left foot and was essentially lame. He received 2 back-to-back Reiki sessions Christmas Eve in his pen, both beamed (touchless) from about 5 feet. The first session lasted 30 minutes and was conducted while I was grazing another horse near Caspian’s pen. He had several tension/blocked energy releases, including 5 or 6 large yawns, licking and chewing with lowered head and half-closed eyes. I put the other horse in his pen and came back to Caspian. To treat his left foot, I decided to refine a technique I learned in Healing Touch for Animals. Called Utrasound, it’s used to clear blocked energy patterns in specific areas of the body.
I added Reiki energy to the technique and beamed it because Caspian was still in quarantine, and I didn’t want to risk touching or getting too close to a painfully sensitive area. I imagined my hands as sources of Reiki light energy and traveled down his left shoulder the entire length of the leg on both sides past the hoof. I grounded the blocked energy to the Earth to remove it from his biofield. I did this numerous times and visualized the blocked energy being replaced by golden healing Reiki light. I also used a spiritual invocation related to the Christmas season in addition to calling in my Reiki guides.
During this time, Caspian did not shift his weight from the injured leg or lift his left hoof off the ground. He remained very still with head and eyes lowered. After about 15-20 minutes, I finished, sealed the session and told him to use the energy as he saw fit. That night, I made a brief entry about the session on my Reiki River of Peace Facebook page. The next day, (Christmas) Zuma’s posted a comment to my entry: “He had an abscess burst today…feeling much better now.”
Blocked energy can prevent the immune system from clearing wounds or infections. In addition to being blocked physically by inflammation or a build-up of infected material, the affected area is blocked energetically by a build-up of congested energy patterns that, in effect, prevent the immune system from working properly. Removing the congested energy allows the immune system to do its job. In this case, resulting in a spontaneous release of accumulated infection.
It will be interesting to see how the abscess heals and how follow-up energy healing sessions will promote this process.