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LHSG’s Monica Gokaldas continues to give healing to animals ….

Kamal Tolia

LHSG Founder Member                                  

REIKI Attracts Animals                                          

A trip to Fairmont Mount Kenya Resort for a relaxed weekend turned out to be a healing experience for me from 11th to 13th January this year. My husband and I reached the Hotel and as we sat in the garden facing the swimming pool enjoying the cool breeze I saw a flock of very graceful Egyptian Geese making their way to the poolside. They were very orderly in their movement following each other, when I noticed that three of them changed direction and moved in another direction as if they wanted to be noticed. At closer inspection I realized that two to the geese were sheltering the middle one from both ends as it was limping.

The healer in me had arisen and I went closer to give distance Reiki Healing to the injured goose. Gradually they moved away and I returned. After another half an hour the same goose that was limping caught my attention again and I gave it healing once again, this time moving behind it as it moved ahead. Although it was difficult to know how much it benefitted but I felt great at doing this silent seva for a silent bird.

Later the same day I came across an Ostrich whose right foot had been caught in a snare and it had been limping since then. When I started giving reiki, the Ostrich stood silently accepting it gracefully and once I was done with the healing I fed it with some leaves which the ranger shared with me. I moved ahead thanking the Ostrich for giving me this seva opportunity.

It was later that we went to see the Cheetahs in their dens that I noticed one male Cheetah kept looking at me. I instantly knew the reason, and started giving reiki healing to the Cheetah. He continued to receive the healing, standing in the same position, looking up in my eyes and this continued for about seven minutes.

The next day we went for a game drive to the OlPajeta   where we also visited the Chimpanzee trail. There one of the chimpanzees also caught my fancy as if it was silently calling out for the healing. He kept looking at me as I looked at him. Although I don’t remember its name I was told that he was one of the old male chimps in the park.  Started giving him healing and he continued looking into my eyes, occasionally giving a nod as if he approved of the energy.

I am well aware I wont be able to check on them or know their condition, but I am glad that these beings of God considered me worthy of doing seva for them. 

Monica Gokaldas

LHSG Founder Member

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LHSG breaks ground in Thika!

The new year 2019 brought new opportunities for Lotus Healing Group. We were asked to train young children in Std 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Dada’s Primary School in Thika, by the school’s Director Geneveva Shichehi Shivalu.

Seeing that the number of children would be close to 200, we decided it would be wiser to teach them in their own classrooms, rather than in the courtyard as one group.

And so it is that LHSG Sevaks Monica Gokaldas, Punita Acharya, Mamta Advani, Shalini Srivastava, Laveena Keswani, Pratima Dutt, Cooky Vora, Bhavna Baga, Shariffa Keshavjee, Neena Sehgal and Nalina Rupani and I, Kamal Tolia set out in the morning of 31st January for Thika.  

We arrived there by 10.30 and immediately set about teaching. Monica, Punita, Mamta and I each took a class, and assisted by the other sevaks, took the children through the history of Reiki, the chakra positions, the attunement and then self -healing. Lunch followed (which had been sponsored by LHSG), after which they did partner healing for each other.

We ended the session by giving them milk and biscuits, which they loved!

This was our first Reiki camp of this year, in which we trained 190 children and teachers to Reiki Level 1. They were all quick learners, and they loved the new found energy and promised to heal themselves every day and heal their family members, neighbours, etc.

LHSG gives its gratitude to the Chairlady and Director Geneveva Shichehi Shivalu, who made this training possible. She was involved in every stage of the planning leading to a very successful Reiki camp. We would also like to give our gratitude to Mr. Nitin Shah, who is the main donor for the school and who kindly gave us permission to conduct the Reiki training there.

Kamal Tolia

LHSG Founder Member


The experience was very fulfilling as we ventured into this new area of teaching various groups in different classrooms. I had wondered if I can reach out to about 50 children at a given time but as it turned out- 65 students in my class and I didn’t blink an eye about it. The students though quite young were excellent learners and good healers too. Looking at their humble means I felt very proud of them as I felt it was a learning for me, the way they were so positive. I felt they were very cramped being four of them on each desk but they said they were fine that way. I salute the spirit and positive outlook to life these children and their teachers display. My gratitude for this seva opportunity.

Monica Gokaldas

LHSG Founder Member

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Monica Gokaldas, LHSG Founder Member was in Dubai recently. She shares her experience of giving Reiki with cows.

Thank you Monica, for sharing your love and light with the voiceless ones …

Kamal Tolia

LHSG Founder Member


The Cow demands Reiki


The Cow being a sacred worship worthy animal, feeding the cows is a ritual in many Hindu families.  More so after the death of a family member The Male member who takes over the responsibilities of cremation and other rites is supposed to feed the cows every morning with a meal before he and the rest of the family members consume anything.

The Feeding:

I recently accompanied few family members to a cowshed (Called Gaushala) in the outskirts of Dubai following the death of a close relative. This Gaushala run by a Sindhi Hindu family is a home to nearly 150 cows. While my brothers fed the offering food to some of the Cows I took the opportunity to feed them the bananas I had carried along for them. Whilst feeding I came close to three aged cows.

The Seva:

On close observation I noticed that their hoofs were huge and heavy. Something inside me told me to give them Reiki and I just started off. My hands were turning hot as fire as the cows wouldn’t stop taking the healing. Even as I gave the Reiki, I realized one of the three cows needed more healing than the others and it actually moved out and stood right in front of me. I thought that’s her way of asking for Reiki to be directed at her. My cousins either moved away to let me focus or stood along silently as I didn’t hear anyone talking.

I knew I was directed to visit this Gaushala by a Reiki Force and must help the cows. But, I wanted to know what was bothering this particular cow and in my mind I silently put up a question asking her about her problem. No sooner had I done that, than the cow lifted up its hind right leg and put it down. She did that once again and I knew that the leg was in pain. So I continued for some more time as this teary eyed cow kept looking at me with urging looks.

I thanked Reiki and The Almighty for giving me this opportunity in the very first week of the year 2019, for being a Hindu doing a seva for the Cows meant a lot to me. They say by serving and tending to the cows one washes away ones sins so having done what I am capable of doing I left the place feeling very peaceful and grateful.

A Reminder:

As I returned from the gaushala I sent the cow distance healing for a few days and once I returned to Nairobi I got busy at work and slipped on the reiki a bit. I forgot to send this cow reiki for two days and on the third day I got a message from a relative who wasn’t aware of my stint of healing the cow. He sent me the photo of the same cow saying that it doesn’t look well and kept looking at him with urging eyes, Hence he thought of telling me to send Reiki to this cow. I felt ashamed of myself, started sending distance healing and asked forgiveness from the cow for my careless attitude.

Monica Gokaldas

LHSG Founder Member



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