As we sat under a tent on blankets and pillows overlooking the water in Manhattan, we couldn't help but feel as if we were on a relaxing retreat in Upstate, NY. All the good energy was attributed to the inspirational Kathryn Cornelius, who created the Sit, Stal, Heal exhibit at the dOGUMENTA, which is the USA's first art show designed FOR dogs. Kathryn Cornelius, an artist, reiki master and yogi, taught us how to embrace and enhance the energetic relationship between ourselves and our pups. As a reiki master, she used selenite charged crystal wands and waved them downward, over our dogs, to read and cleanse their aurora. She also offered our pups water which contained crystals charged by the recent full moon. Cornelius instructed us on how to offer our dog's water with positive intentions. During the session, we also worked with lavender. After she gave us a dab of lavender on our non-dominate hand, we closed our eyes, rubbed our hands together and thought of a positive intention for our dogs. One could feel the energy between their hand, prior to placing it onto our pups. Needless to say, after the session we all felt relaxed and the pups were loving the comfortableness of the artwork.
Cornelius stressed the importance of the words we use to describe and talk to our pups. For example, if you call your dog bad, you can create a feedback loop that increases your dog's bad behavior. As girls who literally worship our pups, we are fascinated with anything that can make the lives of our pups better. Dogs have evolved with humans and are integral to our society. It's about time humanity confronts the relationship between woman and dog. We must look for ways to improve this relationship and what better way to inspire change than through art? After all, we are all our dogs have and a dog is a WOman's best friend.