Today’s post is a great video talk by Jo Maldonado on energy therapies for both humans and dogs, and how our thoughts and feelings impact our animals.
It’s easy to forget, but I have noticed again and again that when I’m working with an animal, especially those with emotional issues, my own energy level and mood is directly reflected in them. The essential oils are certainly powerful and do their part in helping an “out of control” dog stop and focus on something other than what they perceive to be a threat, but the moment I bring my energy down and relax throughout my body, they do the same. And every time I mention that to an owner, they go “oh, yes, that makes sense” and they realize that (with dog aggressive dogs) when they’re on a walk and see a dog in the distance, they tense up because they know what’s to come and that their dog will start lunging and barking at any moment. And of course it’s hard to not do that, it takes a lot of conscious thought and practice to be able to remain totally calm in those situations, especially when it is your own dog. But it is so worth it to at least try.
Jo Maldonado is an animal communicator and medical intuitive who practices medical qigong, reiki, hypnosis, shamanism, and mediumship, She is the founder of Centers for Animal Therapies/C.A.T. (an educational program for the understanding of animals); Kids N Kritters (a summer camp that teaches children about animals and nature); and Rescue for the Rescue, a free educational program for animal shelter and sanctuary employees and volunteers.
Jo’s talk below is a great reminder to check in with yourself and assess what you’re thinking and feeling, and how energy healing can be a huge help both with emotional and physical issues: