On the last Monday in March, I paid a special visit to a special little boy. Quick backstory: Cameron was rescued with four other rabbits right before Halloween. He was adopted shortly after the New Year and returned right before Valentine’s Day. We don’t get many returns (thankfully). Cameron had fallen ill and his adopters decided to return him. Volunteers rushed to get him back into our care. Cameron developed neurological “issues”—could be genetic, could be a result of trauma sustained when he was trying to survive post-abandonment/pre-rescue. His adopters gave up on him. His foster family never will.
Cameron has been making great strides. He’s a bit wobbly at times. He needs an enclosure specially designed for his mobility needs. Other than that, he is a perfectly happy and hoppy boy. I was delighted to have the opportunity to share Reiki with him.
He had a lot to “say” compared to most of my clients. He “told” me that the “rolling” his body experienced when he first showed symptoms of illness really scared him. When working on his throat chakra, he “showed” me that he was weeping happy, grateful tears for being safe. He asked about Lil’ B, a bun with whom he was rescued. He showed me the number four—well, he was rescued with four others. He lives with four humans. In Angel Numbers, four means “the angels are with you. They send you the number 4 to reassure you that they’ve heard your prayers and are helping you.” I quite like that number for Cameron and his foster family.
He’s a young soul. He’s on his first pass through this mortal coil and he really trusts people now because of his foster family. Being a young soul, he can let go of his abandonment (twice now, that we know of) easier than others can. No resentment present in that furry little body! Cameron knows he’s “different” but feels confident and secure, which he confirmed by licking his paw. Throughout most of our session together, he stayed flopped under his bench. When I was working on his spine, however, he came toward me then ran away quickly to show he’s strong. He started eating immediately after to confirm that physical and emotional strength.
Cameron feel clenched in his hips and lower body. I told his foster family to give him some gentle hip massages. He told me that he likes to be around one person at a time, rather than a crowd. His favorite color is blue (which his foster mom guessed correctly in our post-session conversation). As I closed our session, Cameron stood up very strongly, like Mountain Pose in yoga, to show me that he feels very loved and safe.
It was a honor to work with Cameron and I am grateful to his foster family for welcoming me and Reiki in their loving home. Cameron is looking for a forever home, preferably with an experienced family who knows that different is so very beautiful.
You can follow Cameron’s foster family’s blog here.