My Path to Healing and Modalities
I have more than 20 years of experience developing and managing Public Health and Social Services programs, but my passion and life's purpose is in the healing arts.  In 2010, following a concussion I was struggling to recover from, I had my first experience with energy healing, which not only brought me back to full functioning but changed the course of my life.  I became a Practitioner, first in Theta Healing, then Reiki, then later in Reconnective Healing, Sacred Activations and Sound Healing.  I am trained in animal specific Reiki, in which the methods and concepts are the same, but the approach and connection differ substantially from traditional Reiki.  I am trained at the Reiki Master's level and the highest level of Sacred Activations and Reconnective Healing, with animal specific training.  I am an advanced Theta Healing practitioner and more recently began to use sound in my work, which is the newest modality for me.  I am also a natural Shaman.  God has given me the gift of healing and I  work with the power of God/Divine energy to bring joy and transformation.  I am simply the channel for this energy.
Why Animals?
When I learned Reiki could be performed with animals,  I was ecstatic.  A life long animal lover, my sister and I lived for a number of years within walking distance of the Santa Cruz Anmal Shelter.  We visited almost daily, loving and connecting with the animals,and strategizing about how to "break them out" and live with them on a farm.  When I first became trained, my dream was to return to the Shelter and work with the dogs and cats.  I learned that the Shelter was not yet ready for Reiki and a friend suggested I volunteer at Pregnant Mare Rescue in Watsonville, California, just a few miles away from my home.  My intention was to volunteer until opportunities at the Shelter opened up.
On my first visit, I experienced an opening of my heart so profound that it brought tears to my eyes, then overwhelming joy.  The following day it was all I could do to force myself to go into work.  The energy was so powerful, I felt like a very strong magnet was pulling me back to the rescue.  I saw images of a horse named Dually all day long and felt him wanting to connect with me.
My Experience
I have worked with animals of all kinds, exotic and domestic and still do.  My Reiki Master's training was at the CARE Foundation in Apopka, Florida where I had the opportunity to work with Tigers, Bears, Mountain Lions, Panthers, Foxes, etc.  I am not an experienced horse person, but have a deep soul connection and bond with those of equine persuasion.  I have worked extensively with horses and other animals who have been traumatized, volunteering for ten years at Pregnant Mare Rescue and bringing healing to other shelters and sanctuaries, including REINS in Hollister, California.
I have worked with animals who have been unable to be touched or to connect with humans.  I was recently asked to attend a Mustang adoption event to bring peace and healing to the horses during that challenging time.
The Magical World of Working with Animals/Animals as Healers
Animals have the capacity to connect on a deep heart level.  Each session brings me tremendous joy. It is a partnership between myself and the animal in which they guide me with their own internal wisdom, send love and appreciation and sometimes perform healing in return.  I have walked away from number of sessions and noticed that the abdominal pain I'd had for a few weeks, or emotional discomfort I'd been dealing with has abated.   Animals often nuzzle my hands and I feel grief lifting away.  All animals are healers and horses in particular are being used to heal veteran's from PTSD, adults of depression and perform miracles with children with autism or developmental disorders.  I am privileged to serve them and my best results come when I release control of the healing session, work with them where they are at, let go of expectations and follow their lead.
  1. Cindie Ambar, CEO and Practitioner
    Cindie Ambar, CEO and Practitioner
  2. Pookie Ambar, the Muse
    Pookie Ambar, the Muse
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