The very first Reiki session I did with her though, had pretty dramatic results. There was nothing exceptional about the treatment itself; Grace slept through the majority of the session. However, the next day, I started to notice some big differences in her behavior. For one, she'd always been very quiet, rarely meowing. She suddenly became much more vocal than she'd ever been.
The bigger difference though was in her level of shyness. She started coming out when people were over, even rolling onto her back, and allowing people to pet her. She'd been so reticent with strangers and even friends since she got sick. Now, she was coming out to greet everyone from workmen to friends. She was even walking differently, with much more authority and a lot less fear.
In spite of all the forms of healing I've participated in over the years, I've continued to hold what I consider to be a healthy skepticism. I was questioning at the start of the class whether hands-off healing would really work. These first experiences with my cats, especially with Grace, started to wear down the doubts.
I try to work regularly with my cats, even though they are both healthy. I feel much closer and more attuned with them when I practice Reiki with them. I appreciate them more and see them differently. Kathleen Prasad calls this "seeing with our Reiki eyes" or "seeing with our hearts".