Rehana Mohammed Shakir’s Pet Therapy & Surrogate Pet Programme

Our hope is to increase kindness and compassion towards Pets and animals. In our Pet therapy engagements we try to encourage these feelings through an experiential format. We would like kids and adults to see these wonderful beings as people- with distinctive personalities and needs and a gift so precious- love, that they bless our lives with. And yes, we are optimistic that an experience like this would facilitate a better understanding and regard for these wonderful people- that the world labels as “animals”. Being a pet-centric programme we have a responsibility to ensure that participants understand and respect the sanctity of this forum and comply with our rules and regulations that are designed to keep the pet’s comforts at the forefront- and only on the basis of this do we allow access to our little world of sunshine and joy. Admission is based on a simple premise – of love and respect for these precious people. It’s their world run on their terms. Respect for them is what we expect- as people, not animals!
Thanks Likhitha for this video!!

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REHANA MOHAMMED SHAKIR’S PET THERAPY AND SURROGATE PET PROGRAMME- OUR WORLD OF LOVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZfO_bbn_jw&list=HL1397971618&feature=mh_lolz

Our hope it to increase kindness and compassion towards Pets and animals. In our Pet therapy engagements we try to encourage these feelings through an experiential format. We would like kids and adults to see these wonderful beings as people- with distinctive personalities and needs and a gift so precious- love, that they bless our lives with. And yes, we are optimistic that an experience like this would facilitate a better understanding and regard for these wonderful people- that the world labels as “animals”. Being a pet-centric programme we have a responsibility to ensure that participants understand and respect the sanctity of this forum- so, yes, there are rules and regulations that are designed to keep the pet’s comforts at the forefront- and only when these rules are respected then do we allow access to our little world of sunshine and joy. Admission is based on a simple premise- love and respect for these precious people. It’s their world run on their terms. Respect for them is what we expect- as people, not animals!
Thanks Likhitha for this video!!

Love- is what holds our world together. And Love is what they teach me. Everyday.

My beliefs- moulded by the people who make me strive to be better as a person- better than yesterday and better than the minute that passed. They are my teachers, my friends. You might call them cats but I think my life got blessed by some very wise beings, who are like my own kids. And what they teach me, is what I hope to share with others. You may call it Pet Therapy but at the heart of it – it is love for people as precious as them, who the world calls “animals” who make our lives complete- with love.

Thank you Likhitha for the video!

A “stray” chance at being human

You never choose a pet, it chooses you. You think  its you who opens your door to a wandering stray? Not really, its this wandering stray who comes home to stay- who opens the door to a whole new you. He is there, to help you open yourself to yourself. You would not have done it otherwise. Would you trust with such abandon? Would you love someone so implicitly? Would you change yourself without even being asked? No to all, right?

That’s how it was with me and perhaps with you too. You started changing without even realizing  it was happening- so slowly, so steadily, so surely. Till one morning, the mirror acquaints you with a whole new you. Eyes that speak kindness and a smile that charges out of a heart overflowing with love. Flowery prose but true.

Do you see this “pet” as an animal? No, of course not! You see the human in him as you say hello to the awakened human in you. It’s ironic, how we call them animals, as if we were a superior species. We are not. We are selfish, in the name of progress we destroy everything we have been gifted with. Technology is the new human. And that’s who we are- till a furred angel breaches your defences, gatecrashes into your universe and changes you- inside out. The foundation may have been laid by your parents, by a textbook learning but the graduation certificate to humanhood is given by one whom the world calls animals. How else can you experience emotions like love, compassion and kindness. These clichéd, dry phrases, lacking oxygen and life. Just words. Often empty words.

You want to know your humanity, I say, look into the eyes of a bewildered, scared animal. That’s where you will find it reflected back. That’s when you understand the alive-ness of compassion, love and kindness. All he wants is love. A love, if you give, will never run out for you- only multiply. A love that saves you from becoming a machine in your own life- and a love that takes you back home- to yourself and the Merciful God who created you. Merciful, not because, it’s a word pontificated by the those who believed Godhood is their birthright but simply because anyone who created life  as precious as yours and mine and theirs and everything else that lies in between, sewed up this world in skeins of mercy and forgiveness. If mercy and forgiveness, is what also makes us human then who better than the one who makes you understand that, every second of your life- an animal.

We think, this is a world that is ours by right, somebody wake up and smell the coffee- this world is ours to share- with those who have an equal right to it- animals and nature. Co-existence and collaboration. Pity a refined intelligence such as ours is unable to distill that truth. The parameters of success have been redefined- how much am I worth? How much do I have that is my own? Not how much of this world I have saved- so my children will know a tiger is made to be in the wild, not a cage or served up as a steaming stew. How much of awe for this beautiful universe and its treasures, have I bequeathed to my children?

What future would we have made, if our children were to see the world from electronic devices? Where greed for land would leave an elephant to walk his entire life in a narrow corridor defined by man than God’s green earth, as he was meant to.

And it all comes back to the little stray whose whimper opens you to a new world inside of you and outside of you. Some are fortunate, who make the most of these chances and let fate author a new script and then there are those whose shriveled hearts have no room for grace or goodness.

So yes, next time if your doorbell chimes with a mew or a whimper, know that, its not an animal standing at your doorstep- its an angel with a  message. Of humanity.  

What do you next?

Follow the signs home…to yourself.

 

 

May Angels watch over them and those like them

Just yesterday I shared a post on my facebook page about these two angelic brothers who were looking for a home of love-Rabbit and Reggae.

But it is sadness I share this morning. Reggae did find a home- not with any one of us.He was taken away by the angels last evening- to his new home with God.
He had a gastro infection, which was not diagnosed as terminal, an ailment that their foster parent, Priyanka’s vet was treating with antibiotics.
Reggae turned serious last afternoon and her friend took her to the vet we go to. But it was too late. Reggae had a viral gastro infection that he must have picked up from the shelter he was born which is terminal and contagious. Rabbit, is in quarantine to see if he too has been infected.
What a cruel fate to visit these two tender, gentle lives. i havent met them, I dont know them and yet I feel this sadness is spilling out of my eyes. They needed a home of love. Just 3 months old- with a whole beautiful world ahead for them. Inseparables these two. Why? Reggae may be at peace but I am not- the futility of life, its raining down my eyes. It wasnt his time.
Scroll down and see the picture below Rabbit holding his brother in a tight embrace as if this child knew his brother needed all the love to cram into the short time Reggae had on earth.
Bless you little children. Bless you- is all i can say for I have nothing more to gift you.
There is a little light ahead for Rabbit- a light of hope. There is someone- a human angel, who knows all this and this is what she wants to do. She knows that Rabbit’s chances hang on a wing and a prayer and she has decided. Rabbit is going home to her – and his guardian angel is ready to fight with love to keep him by her side. Do put in a prayer for all of them- for a grieving Priyanka, the little life Reggae, in the arms of angels, Rabbit- for a future he deserves and for his new guardian- may she triumph for Rabbit’s sake- and for all of us who grieve for Reggae and little angels like Reggae- who get snatched away even before they could live.

Pet Therapy with Alternate Healing Techniques

I have always been interested in Alternate healing. The power of the mind to heal body and soul has always fascinated me. Its been a journey of 20 years, learning different  Alternate Healing techniques and applying them in my everyday life and most importantly with pets. Yes, the text book description calls them pets but to me the 18 I am parent and guardian to, are my kids. And I know most of us who have a pet, take over our world- it’s the same emotion. They are family- not just an earthly one but, I do believe, a karmic one too. Our lessons in life come from them. There is always something between the lines that brings them into our lives. A deeper soul connection.

And for those who see them the way I do, and grapple with health or well-being issues related to their care- I would like to share a  simple healing practice with you and I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. 

Sometimes I look back and marvel at how my interest in Alternate healing compelled me to learn various forms of healing. This happened much before my cats arrived into my life. Yet, it seems that whatever I have learnt has enabled me to use these different forms of healing for the well-being of my kids and others like them, who have crossed my path.

My credentials -I am a 3rd degree Reiki practitioner, trained angel therapist, Pranic healer, Yoga Instructor and aromatherapist. Sure gave me a wide choice to explore different formats for healing.

The technique I am sharing here is very generic and common to many healing platforms, yet something a beginner or someone with an avid interest in healing can definitely try. And yes, I do vouch for its effectiveness. However, with any knowledge form – belief is crucial. The desire to help in someone’s healing is also very necessary.  Positive intentions, a heart filled with love and a desire to help are the key requirements to start.

The Rationale- Yes, a lot of sceptics think alternate healing is just some silly mumbo-jumbo but yet, there are just as many people who are aware at a basic level of its power. You do admit that the mind has power to make things happen, right? You do believe that if you decide on something,  you can make things happen, right? Well I am guessing, you do. The book Secret by Rhonda Byrne, was a huge success, because it explored the same dimensions. They are not so much self- governed as they are linked to our connection with the divine- faith and trust.

How does Alternate healing work?

A lot of Spiritual teachers and new- age thinkers  say that our thoughts emit vibrations- vibrations that go beyond language, speech, gestures and actions. And every life form does the same. For example, if you were to meet someone you don’t like, and despite keeping the right gestures and behavior, doesn’t a sense within you caution you, that he feels the same? How did he know that? He is picking on your vibrations.

You visit someone’s house and you have an overwhelming urge to leave immediately. Why? You sense unpleasantness- through the vibrations the space emits.

Imagine when you think of a happy memory- don’t you sense a shift within you? A sense of positivity and well-being?

Now with due respect to those, who perhaps are agnostic, do not believe in God- I believe in Him. Not through any prescribed faith but from a rudimentary understanding of divine love. We are all children of God- whichever name He may be referred by. Be it the earth, a plant, an animal or human life- He made us all.  We are symbols of divine love. That is our connection with our Divine- be it within us or out of us.  Love. Love, to me, is the purest form of God.

And when we enter this space, is when we are able to be channels of healing. Or  be a channel of divine love.

And when things are not in order, in one’s life or one’s self- it is a reminder that we have veered off our divine centre. We are human not saints. But the human in us, is what gets us back to track, to where we were meant to be. It’s the human in us that keeps trying to get closer to God- within us. And this perhaps is the journey a life covers while on Earth? That’s what I think.

It’s these vibrations of love, joy, happiness that makes our world better, our lives better, the ones around us better.

The Method

The suggested technique is a blend of White Light healing and Angel Therapy and can be safely used by non- alternate healing practitioners for healing pets and animals. To start you need to get yourself in the right frame of mind. Think of something that fills you with love and happiness. Re-live and re-experience it. Once you are in that state of receptivity follow the steps below.

1)      Find a quiet and restful place, in your house ( not your bed!!) or garden- where you wont be disturbed. You can sit down on the ground or on a chair. Your back needs to be straight, your body relaxed. Be comfortable and relaxed.

2)      Close your eyes and focus on your breathing- don’t try and slow your breathing, just follow your breath- In and out, in and out- just tune into your inner rhythm

3)      Make an invocation- Thanking God, thanking White light, thank the Archangels ( Archangel Raphael helps with healing and Archangel Michael helps with protection) for helping you to be a channel of divine healing. Thank your patient for allowing you channel healing.

4)      Imagine a beam of luminous white light from the sky entering your body through your head. With every breath you take –imagine this divine white light entering every part of your body and energizing it and with every breath you exhale, imagine all negative thoughts being neutralized by this divine white light.

5)      Scan your body to see if all parts are covered with white light and when complete- imagine white light coming out of your heart and covering your entire space.

6)      Imagine your patient ahead of you and see this white light from your heart covering each and every part of your patient’s body.

7)      Call on Archangel Raphael or an Ascended Master or God and request them to cleanse your patient of disease.

8)      Focus on the whole body of your patient, cover it with divine white light.

9)      Cover the organs that have disease with healing white light.

10)   Thank God, Archangel Raphael and healing angels for healing your patient. Thank your patient for allowing you to channel healing to him/her

11)   If you like, you can even assign healing angels to be by your patient’s side.

12)   When you have completed the healing you can open your eyes.

It’s a very simple yet powerful healing form. You can do it anytime in the day and multiple times, if you wish.

You can use this healing technique for your home, kids and pets- it is used for healing and protection.

It would be nice to teach this healing technique in an experiential form but its simple and you can try it too based on these simple steps.

God Bless your efforts and your desire to heal.

Love and Light to you, blessed friend.

I hope together we can make this a better world for angels the world prefers to call animals.

Zafran Shakir

Zafran Shakir. My Miracle Child. Born a year back, cold and dead. His lungs were filled with amniotic fluid and his heart wasnt beating. If I ever need to see a sign of angelic grace- he is it. Magnificent, adorable- and yes, grumpy. But who could blame him, he put up a good fight to stay alive.