Do you ever wish you could do more for your beloved animal companion to help them through times of stress, discomfort, and dis-ease? When your animal companion isn’t acting like themselves, seems “off,” or is in general need of more balance, there are things you can do to help while you’re waiting to see a veterinarian. I’m animal intuitive and healer Lynn McKenzie (LynnMcKenzie.com), and I would like to share some simple yet powerful tools and techniques that you can use to help your animal friends. These exercises will benefit you as well—not to mention, you’ll feel wonderful knowing that you’re doing something positive to help your furry friend.
Animals are incredibly sensitive to energy. They act as sponges for us, helping clear our energy, and are susceptible to their own imbalances as well. When working with them energetically through the techniques I share below, even the tiniest action we do on their behalf can produce significant results and can have a far-reaching impact.
Some of the tools and techniques I’m going to share with you can be done daily as energy maintenance protocols, and others have more specific purposes. Either way, they should all lead to happier, healthier animal companions.
- Pressure Points on the Ears
- A Lifesaving Acupressure Point
- Brain Integration
Just like ours, the energy field of animals can become imbalanced through stressors, the environment they live in, shock, trauma, and absorbing energy from others—as they often do. This simple grounding exercise is designed to reconnect them with the energy of Mother Earth, which is the most natural state for any living being.
This exercise consists of a series of three strokes. To begin, bring yourself into a calm, focused state; take a few deep, cleansing breaths, releasing any stresses of the day.
With the middle and index finger of each hand together, trace a line from the tip of the animal’s nose up the middle of the face, between the eyes and ears, along the midline of the body (spine) to the shoulders, then separate your hands and bring one hand down each shoulder and leg to the top of the front paws (or hooves—see below for full directions for grounding larger animals). As you’re doing this stroke, visualize that your animal friend’s energy is flowing along with it. At the paws, rest gently and visualize their energy going down through the floor (or floors) and into the ground below, connecting deep with Mother Earth and releasing any non-beneficial energy. Let the animal or your intuition tell you how long to hold for—generally about 30 to 120 seconds—until you feel their energy connecting deep within the earth.
Repeat that stroke, but this time, go all the way to their hips before separating your hands and tracing down each back leg as you did with the front legs in the first stroke. Again, visualize that your animal friend’s energy is flowing along with the stroke and that their energy is going down through the floor (or floors) and into the ground below, connecting deep with Mother Earth. Again, hold for a bit as you did in the first stroke.
Finally, repeat this once more, but go all the way to the tail and trace along to the tail tip or what would have been the tail tip in an animal with a docked tail and cup your hands there and hold allowing for their energy to go down and connect them with Mother Earth.
This exercise can be done physically on the body, in the aura (about 4–6 inches above their body), or over distance—from across a room or even in another location—always honor what your animal companion prefers. Sensitive animals generally prefer it done off the body. If your animal friend has touchy paws, you can do the exercise hands-on, but then hold your hands above the paws when you get to that area. Our main goal is healing, so we don’t want to add any extra stress.
If you are familiar with energy fields, as you’re doing this exercise, visualize and intend that their chakras, subtle bodies, and meridians come into perfect balance each time you do it. When finished, visualize the animal’s body in a protective bubble of pink light (for healing).
For horses, due to their size, you will do five strokes: one down each leg with both hands on that leg and hold at the hoof, and one to the tip of the tail. (For your safety, do not stand directly in front of or behind a horse.)
Animals’ ears hold numerous pressure points, and working their ears—preferably through direct touch but even in the aura if necessary—can help to relieve many issues in their bodies, from aches and pains to digestive disorders. Taking your index finger, curl it sideways under the inside of the ear, with your thumb on the outside. Starting at the base of the ear, run your finger and thumb from there up or down (depending on the species) to the outer edge of the ear with slight pressure. Repeat, working your way across the ear, until you have covered the entire ear and then do the same on the other ear. This procedure can be emotionally comforting to the animal, like a massage, and can calm and balance them.
For animals just like humans, the goal of acupressure is to encourage the movement of life force energy through the meridians. Meridians are “energy pathways” that flow within the body, and one such meridian, located along the midline, is called the “governing meridian.” The GV-26 point is an important acupressure point that is worth knowing about for any animal lover; it’s located on the governing meridian, on the spot where your dog or cat’s nose meets their mouth.
This acupressure point has been known to save the life of an animal in an emergency by reviving consciousness, calming them, and re-centering their energy field. It is a key point to try for shock, emergency resuscitation, during seizures, or collapse.
Try it if your animal reacts negatively to a bug bite or sting—on top of administering Benadryl or homeopathic remedies, etc., while you’re on the way to your veterinarian. It can also help when an animal is hit by a car or suffers similar trauma.
To stimulate this point, take the pad of your thumb and push hard on the GV-26 point— in an emergency, you may even use your fingernail.
When the brain is integrated, it means that a being is operating equally from both hemispheres of the brain—right and left. In this state, they are more able to think, move, behave, and feel. It helps their coordination and memory and assists them in learning and assimilating, and embodying what they are learning.
One tool I use to integrate the brain hemispheres of our animal friends involves figure eights. You can walk a dog or horse in a figure eight, in both directions, to help integrate the right and left hemispheres of their brains.
You can trace figure eights in the direction of the animal’s aura as follows: hold your arm straight out, palm out like you’re stopping traffic, and visualize the figure eight on its side like an infinity symbol but with more rounded circles. Then trace the figure eight that way in the air toward the animal’s aura. Be conscious of which direction you’re tracing in, and gauge their energy after trying it in both directions. This will balance the animal’s brain hemispheres and energy field and you will often see them do some releasing; you’ll know when you see them start to yawn, lick, chew, or stretch.
It’s important to note that none of these exercises is intended to be a substitute for veterinary care, but rather as a complement to calm and balance an animal’s energy field while waiting to visit a veterinarian. Using these techniques can bring your animal companion peace and harmony and can help them on a physical, emotional, or mental level—or simply help them live a happier, more balanced life. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with and practice them so you are ready to do them to assist your animal companions when they need it. Doing these exercises can also improve your peace of mind, as you know you are practicing something that will guide your animal friend’s life in a positive direction.
If you’re interested in exploring this work further, I have two free resources to offer you that will help you get started.
- My free Making the Heart Connection with Your Animal Companions training course will help you open even further to deeper connections with your animals as well as in every aspect of your life. It’s a six-part audio series with a workbook and webinar. You can find it here: https://lynnmckenzie.com/training/
- My free Animal Communication & Healing Masterclass is a 90-minute webinar that covers:
- The three paths to animal communication mastery and how to know which is the best and easiest path for YOU.
- The #1 skill you must master to expand your animal communication and feel 100% confident in your abilities.
- The key ingredient to understanding your animal companions confidently so you always know what they truly want.
- The often-missed animal communication energy secret that instantly makes you feel closer to your animal companions. You can find it here: www.AnimalEnergyCertification.com
I also offer in-depth training programs and home study courses on a variety of topics to help you in the areas of animal communication and healing, psychic development, and clairvoyance mastery, which you can learn more about on my website, LynnMcKenzie.com. If you feel called to deepen your connection and explore a new path and calling, let me encourage you to take a deeper look.
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