SOAR Nation & Empowering Animals Walk for Animals Fundraiser!

Hi Everyone! Would you like to donate to SOAR Nation’s MSPCA Methuen Walk for Animals Fund AND get something cool in return?

Empowering Animals Wristbands is making a special offer from now until September 30, 2014. The entire $5.00 of SOAR Birds or Pit Bull Awareness Wristbands will be donated to SOAR Nation’s Walk for Animals fundraising team! How cool is that? You’re helping animals AND you get a cool wristband!

Click the links below to order your wristbands and support team SOAR Nation!

“SOAR Birds – Don’t Shop, Adopt!” Wristbands

“Pit Bull Awareness – Share the Love!” Wristbands

Thanks so much to Empowering Animals!


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“SIMON SAYS” – Animal Communication Summer Fundraiser


Animal Communication Summer Fundraiser

To Benefit MSPCA’s Walk For Animals

Local animal communicator Rhonda Jackson is offering $10 mini sessions through August 31st to support Team SOAR Nation, the resident bird enthusiasts at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, as they Walk For Animals in September. Members of SOAR Nation offered endless support and guidance in helping Rhonda adopt her own quirky feathered friend, Simon the Dove, out of a hoarding case surrendered to Nevins Farm in January of this year. So, she’s hoping to repay them with this, the Simon Says Fundraiser!

Simon the Dove

Rhonda works long distance, and only needs a photo and the name of your furry or feathered friend to conduct a session. She can connect with animals presently with us, or those who have passed on. Mini sessions are great ways to “check-in” with your animal—ask any 3 questions of your animal, and you’re likely to get much more information than you bargained for in return!

Follow Rhonda’s business, Ollie Told Me. on Facebook for other specials to benefit the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. Email her at for more information, or to take advantage of the Simon Says special today!

*Editor’s Note: Rhonda recently did a session with my Moluccan Cockatoo, Henry, who was neglected and abandoned before being found and brought to the MSPCA in Boston. Henry and I have made so much progress since he talked with Rhonda! I’d highly recommend that you all take advantage of this awesome promotion. The best part is that the proceeds go directly to help the SOAR Nation Team as we fundraise for the MSPCA Methuen Walk for Animals!

To donate directly to Team SOAR Nation, visit our page HERE and click “Support SOAR Nation” or “Make a Gift”!




Reiki Healing for Birds (and other Pets!)

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation and the reduction of stress, which also promotes healing. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Physical contact is not necessary during the process of “laying on of hands,” so Reiki healing is possible even for animals who prefer not to be touched.

If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. This is true of all living creatures, in fact, we find animals to be particularly receptive to Reiki healing, even though they may not understand the healing process

How is Reiki Helpful to Birds and other Animals?

Because Reiki is healing energy, it will never harm you or your pet, so it can be administered to any type of animal. If a bird has emotional problems due to a traumatic situation such as abuse or neglect, Reiki can help release and heal those emotions. Reiki can also help a bird to relax and reduce their stress and anxiety. Treatments can help a bird who is sick or injured to heal more quickly. If a bird is facing a serious illness, Reiki treatments can help bring comfort, and be a great compliment to conventional treatment. While Reiki may not be a cure for the most serious of illnesses, treatments can help to ease your bird’s pain and suffering, as well as reduce stress, as they undergo conventional treatments. When a bird is dying, Reiki energy can help bring peace and comfort to both birds and their humans during this difficult time.

Who Can Administer Reiki Treatments?

There is healing energy inside of all of us, and Reiki Practitioners have studied how to bring that energy forward. Once a Reiki Practitioner has found their healing energy, they are able to bring the energy forth for the rest of their lives.

Reiki is taught by passing on attunements that have been passed down over the years and there are three levels of Reiki training, which practitioners may master. Reiki 1 is about self-healing – you may be healed physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Reiki 1 allows you to do reiki on yourself, others people, and animals. Reiki 2 increases your ability and allows the practitioner to do reiki at a distance. This Level also teaches how to call on angels and check and balance chakras. Reiki 3 or Reiki Master level, furthers the practitioner’s ability and allows them to teach others.

Local Resources

Interested in Reiki for your bird, other pet, or even yourself? Here are some of the resources we’ve used to learn about Reiki!

White Wing Healing

Suzanne Zilembo is a Reiki Level 1 and 2 attuned practitioner, who is about to embark on her journey to become a Reiki Master. Suzanne is a volunteer at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, and regularly administers Reiki Treatments to the shelter’s resident birds, as well as birds who are in foster situations. Suzanne practices Reiki for all creatures, even humans, but has a particular affinity for clients of the feathered variety. She is owned and loved by several birds, dogs, and a very elderly cat, all of whom benefit from her Reiki healing. Visit Suzanne’s website at

Circles of Wisdom

Circles of Wisdom is a Metaphysical book store and resource center located in Andover, MA. For those interested in learning more about Reiki and other alternative healing practices, locally, visit their shop on Main Street in Andover. Check out their website at, to learn about the courses, workshops and services offered.

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