Archive for the “Reiki” Category

Guest blogger: Emily Walsh – Holistic Approach to Cancer

In the beginning of August I was approached by Emily Walsh who offered to write up an article on the benefits of Reiki and other holistic modalities for my site. Well, I was overjoyed and am ever so thankful to her for such a wonderful article to share with everyone. Emily runs a FANTASTIC blog, called EM-Musings, which is incredibly informative.

Holistic Approach Lends a Hand to Cancer Patients by Emily Walsh

Among the things that nobody wants to hear from the doctor is the dreaded “C” word: cancer. It overwhelms its victims with a new vocabulary that may have big words such as chemotherapy, mesothelioma, radiation, prognosis or dozens of drug names or types of cancers. Although there have been many positive advances in modern medical technology to treat various cancers and its symptoms, there are often side effects from these treatments that can be just as bad or even worse than the disease itself.

Several oncologists in the West are starting to integrate Eastern medical practices that have been used for hundreds of years in the East. These holistic therapies have often been successful to ease side effects when used with traditional Western therapies. Reiki is among one of the alternative therapies that have been used. According to the official site of the American Cancer Society, several individuals have reported that they suffered less nausea and other side effects from taking chemotherapy and/or radiation. One small study revealed patients who reported having less pain while dealing with end-stage cancer. One of the downsides was that there were no reports of reduced pain medication for these patients in the test.

August 22, 2011 Posted Under: Reiki   Read More

Animal Communication : Article in the Animal Anti Cruelty League newsletter

Just over a month ago I was very fortunate to have been contacted by the Animal Anti Cruelty League in Johannesburg to write an article on Animal Communication for their newsletter…

The AACL is South Africa’s second largest independent animal welfare organisation which provides for the care of abandoned animals. They rely solely on donations from the public for the continued running of the organisation.

Here’s a nice little link which will enable you to make a  Donation to the AACL.

The newsletter has just come hot off the press and I thought I’d share the article online with everyone.


I have often wondered about the ability of the chosen few who are able to communicate with nature and animals, through whispering.  Is this an inherent quality; are they born that way and how exactly do these ‘whisperers’ carry out their communications?  Do they softly whisper pssst …   pssst into the ear of the animal concerned as they gently waft by, and if so, how would this be achieved where the animal had the height and bulk of, for example, an elephant or giraffe?  Or, do they stand two feet away, swinging a pendulum back and forth, and chant ‘go to sleep my lovely; all is well in your world’.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not knocking this whispering talent in the least.  As a matter of fact I have tried it at home on my cat.  After propping my decidedly overweight Siegfried up against a pillow on my bed, and gazing intently into his tawny eyes, I silently willed him to say something, anything at all, that he felt he needed to share with me.  Well one minute later and with the scorn and contempt I obviously deserved, he yawned widely, turned his back on me and went back to sleep.

Still, not to be defeated after a first attempt, I descended on the family dog, who had just returned from burying his bone in a bed of marigolds.  To start with he looked pretty interested, granting me the occasional pant and lopsided grin. Kneeling in front of him, I gingerly whispered “Okay Mountbatten, sit still, focus and give me something.  Think of beef cubes, biltong and chicken”, I continued. “Now which do you prefer?”   Just a minute: Was that slight arch of a furry eyebrow a sign that I was getting through to him?  Whoa, hold on, he’s also narrowing his eyes and oh my goodness would you look at that, the fur has suddenly raised on his back.  Pity I never saw the next thing coming, which can probably be explained by the fact that I had suddenly been flattened underfoot by one Great Dane, who had taken off across the lounge like a rocket ship.   “Mountbatten, come back here at once and quit chasing after Siegfried”.   Editor

We invited Irvin Sammons, an Animal Communicator, to tell us a bit more on the subject and he kindly sent us this short article :


By Irvin Sammons

To have the knowledge and the ability to communicate with animals is a ‘mind-blowing’ experience, which can escalate your consciousness into new and exciting dimensions !  A fact which many people find hard to believe, is that everyone is capable of communicating with animals.  We all have the gift of intuition which forms the basis of animal whispering, whether we believe it or not.  It merely takes good training and a lot of practice to become a proficient animal communicator.

July 19, 2011 Posted Under: Animal Communication, Reiki   Read More