Animal Blessing Weekend
September 28, 29, 30, 2018
Rev. Reed Brown
A weekend devoted to our animals. Do they THINK…are they PSYCHIC…
Can they communicate with us & Spirit? COME BRING YOUR PETS and experience an amazing and educational weekend!
Donation $199/ Includes 2 nights lodging; 2 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 2 dinners; 6 workshops. Does not include private sessions with mediums
Individual Workshops $20
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28:
3:00 pm – Check-In
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:30 pm – Workshop: #1 – Healing with Animals Begins with You In this lecture, we will talk about the importance of our inner states/mindset and how that affects the sensitivities of animals. It is FOUNDATIONAL in any healing work, especially with animals that we are balanced, grounded and at peace with our inner states while sharing and offering to heal with animals. If we take a look at the Reiki Precepts ( there are 5) and we learn to implement them in our lives, we become more grounded and balanced in our daily lives. The more balanced and grounded we are, the better healers we become and the better support system we are for our animals.
Q & A
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
8:00 am – Breakfast 9:00 AM WORKSHOP – #2 Michelle Hancock “Meditating with Our Animals” In this lecture, we will talk about how much our animals love being present with us and how sharing meditation creates a healing space and a “healing Bridge” between you and your and your animals. If there is a giver and a receiver then the oneness is eliminated. Learning to offer and share healing together creates a “oneness”. Creating oneness changes from us “doing” healing to our animal to us sharing and BEING healing with our animals and THAT is the key to a successful healing energetic experience for you both. If we learn to ground and balance ourselves through daily meditative practice and find time to be present with our animals, respecting their sensitivities, honoring them for the wonderful teachers they are, they will come forward. And when they do they will show you and guide you where they want your hands to go! It is amazing and the gratitude that is shared is beyond words. Animals love Reiki energy and healing, and our animals love us.
Q & A
10:30 AM WORKSHOP # 3 Michelle Hancock “Meditative Practice vs Hands on Healing-the Differences and Why” In this lecture we will talk about how when we share healing with animals, it is proved more successful by the approach of healing through a meditative practice as opposed to a hands-on healing system, and why that is. Meditation and intuitive guidance speak more along the lines of animal communication and their language. There has been a lot of confusion in the past that human Reiki and animal reiki are the same and that is not so.
Q & A
Noon – Lunch
1:00 pm -3:00 PM WORKSHOP # 4 Rev. Brown “Animals as Spiritual Beings” = What can and do they teach us? How can YOU better understand the message?
3:30 pm –#5 Michelle Hancock “ Letting go of Ego and Expectations” It’s pure and simple. We are only a facilitator for healing, we respect the animals decisions on whether or not they come forward by understanding they are very much like us and have their own healing path to follow. Some animals may jump right in, others just a paw here and a paw there to start. We have to be patient. It is very very important to never force Reiki or any healing modality upon an animal. Letting the animal lead leads to successful healing! Even if we know or we think we know what the problem may or may not be is irrelevant. Setting our intentions, asking the animal’s permission, trusting Reiki and spiritual guidance that the healing offered and shared is for the animals greatest good is all we need. It all goes hand in hand; Meditation, self-grounding and self-healing, openness, oneness, letting go of ego, letting the animal lead. It all goes together.
Q & A
6:00 pm – Supper
7:30 pm – Workshop # 6 – Michelle Hancock “Earth and Sky Meditation! “ Animal are Some of Our Greatest Teachers! Answer questions, go over what we talked about, share experiences and stories, make sure everyone has their handouts and folders.
SUNDAY, September 30:
8:00 am – Breakfast
9:30 am – Adult Study – Library
10:30 am – Healing – Chapel
11:00 am No Children’s Sunday School-enabling them to bring their pets & to experience this wonderful service.
11:00 am Worship Service – Special “Blessings of the Animals”
Service = Rev. Judith Cauley, Rev. Reed Brown and & Michelle Hancock
Bring your animals
Noon – Lunch
Michelle Renee Hancock
Working with animals for greater good.
Directions to the UMC
UMC is located at 1488 Peters Creek Road, NW, Roanoke, Virginia, at the intersection of Hershberger Road (to the east), Peters Creek Road, and Peachtree Drive (to the west).
1. From Interstate 81 take the US 581 exit South (exit 143).
2. Take the first exit off of US 581, Peters Creek Road, South. Turn right on Peters Creek Road at the end of the exit ramp.
3. Turn right at the fourth traffic light (Hershberger to the left and Peachtree to the right).
4. Immediately bear left into the United Metaphysical Churches driveway.
If you are coming from Melrose Avenue or Salem, turn north on Peters Creek Road. At the first light (Hershberger to the right, Peachtree to the left), turn left and bear left into the UMC driveway. Upon arrival check in at the office.
The Roanoke Municipal Airport (code ROA) is less than 10 minutes away from UMC. If you are flying to Roanoke and need ground transportation, call the UMC office at (540) 562-4889 and they will do their best to accommodate you.
Let them know the date, arrival time, and airline you will be using. If you also need ground transportation to the airport upon your departure, please let the office secretary know your travel details—date, time, airline.
NEW Train service to Roanoke!
Passenger train service returned to the region on October 31 with a daily Amtrak train that departs and arrives in Downtown Roanoke. The new stop in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is part of Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Route, making the region easy to reach from destinations like Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
It takes approximately five hours to make the trip to Virginia’s Blue Ridge from Union Station and Alexandria, VA. Let us know your arrival time and we will pick you up at the train station.