Budgie probably doesn’t remember it, but he’s the first LIRRG rabbit I ever met. It was February 2012. Budgie and his mom and his aunt were representing LIRRG at a local Petco for an education event. Bunny-daddy and I had just brought our boys into our home a month and a half prior. (We found out that a local rescue existed after that… but we’ve more than made up for it since! When you know better, you do better.) I went to Petco with my mom and the uncles to meet the Rescue people. We met Budgie there that day and I exchanged contact information with Budgie’s mom, hoping to find out more about volunteering. And the rest is history-ish.
I visited Budgie this week to share some Reiki and check in with some out-of-his-ordinary behavior that his mom is concerned about. I’ve treated him and his brother Snoopy before. I started my session with a drop of lavender oil on my third-eye chakra and 3 drops of T-Away (the Animal Scents equivalent to Stress Away) in my palms. I don’t typically put the oils directly on my bunny-clients; I rub the oils between my palms and do hands-on treatments, sharing the frequency of the oils.
I started Budgie’s treatment from outside of his pen, giving him some time to acclimate and invite me in. I soon joined him on his play rug and worked hands-on for the majority of our session. I connected strongly with his solar plexus chakra and the desire to assert power… which aligns well with the behaviors his mom is concerned about. I sent lots of calming and peace to Budgie there, reassuring him that his power in this realm is recognized and strong.
He licked my right hand about 5 or 6 times during his treatment, each time in a series of 8 licks and the final time, 16 licks. In our discussion after the treatment, I asked Budgie’s mom if the number 8 has any significance to her. Nothing jumped out at her—but we did talk about 8 as the infinite energies and love. We rounded out our treatment with an exchange of loving energies and I focused my Reiki on reassuring Budgie of his strength and power in his loving family. All in all, Budgie thinks he’s the boss… and I’m not arguing with that face!
Much gratitude to Budgie’s mom for inviting me to share my love and light with her sweet boys.