Do you ever wish you could do more for your beloved animal companion to help them through times of stress, discomfort, and disease?
When your animal companion isn’t acting like themselves, seems “off,” or is generally in need of more balance, there are things you can do to help while you’re waiting to see a veterinarian. As an animal intuitive and healer for 30 years, I have spent endless amounts of time with animals, perfecting animal energy techniques.
There are simple yet powerful tools that you can use to truly 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 an animal 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 on not only animal energy, but our own lives.
Some of the tools and techniques 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
Just like ours, the field of animal energy 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 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 deeply 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.
Be mindful of your pet’s sensitivities
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.)
2. Pressure Points on the Ears
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.
3. A Lifesaving Acupressure Point
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 energy worker; 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 — 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.
4. Brain Integration
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, 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 will know when you see them start to yawn, lick, chew, or stretch.
It’s important to note that none of these exercises are 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. The techniques can also 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 are interested in exploring this work further, Lynn offers two free resources to help you get started.
- Making the Heart Connection with Your Animal Companions, a training course that will help you open even further to deeper connections with your animals. It is a six-part audio series with a workbook and webinar. You can find it here.
- Animal Communication & Healing Masterclass, a 90-minute webinar that covers the three paths to animal communication mastery.