Healing Your Animal Vicki Draper Animal Massage Kirkland Washington

Reiki is composed of two Japanese words:

“Rei“ meaning universal

“ki” meaning life force energy

Reiki is "spiritually guided life force energy."

Reiki levels

Reiki is important if you are interested in becoming a healer for people and/or animals.

There are three different certification levels to Reiki. Each level gives you deeper, stronger access to the Reiki healing.

Reiki Level 1: The ability to heal oneself.

All healing starts with you. Everyone is able to do Reiki that chooses to learn.

During Reiki Level 1, you’ll learn about Reiki, Reiki history and how Reiki works.

You will receive a Reiki I attunement - a process that attunes you to the frequency of Reiki energy, enabling you to be a conduit facilitating Reiki energy to yourself and others.

The Level 1 attunement opens the energy channels on a physical level, allowing the practitioner to connect to the universal life force energy, which flows from the universe through the top of the head and down to the heart and hands.

With Reiki Level 1, you learn self-healing, you'll be able to perform Reiki hands-on healing sessions with people and animals.

Reiki Level 2: The ability to heal oneself and others.

You will receive a Reiki Level 2 attunement - a process opening the energy channels more deeply with focus on opening up the heart chakra, the midpoint between the physical and spiritual chakras.

There are three symbols given and received in Reiki Level II. Each one corresponds to a specific energy (power, harmony, distance). Students are encouraged to use these symbols to bring the universal energy of reiki into their everyday lives in more practical ways.

The symbols allow people to provide reiki healing over long distances with people, animals, plants and situations whereever it is needed in the world.

One of the experiences with Reiki 2 training I offer is the students are giving back to the community helping animals while learning at the same time. This enriches the learning experience.

To see upcoming Reiki I and II Certification classes, click here

Reiki Level 3: The ability to heal oneself and others and teach the technique to students.

Becoming a reiki master represents a deep commitment to the reiki practice.

Reiki master is a Reiki practitioner who has completed all three degrees or levels of Reiki training, including an internship with a Reiki master.

The Reiki Master Level gives you the ability to teach reiki. Masters are able to walk away, teach reiki and attune new reiki practitioners.

One of the experiences with Reiki master/teacher training I offer is the students are giving back to the community with animals in a deeper way while learning at the same time. This enriches the learning experience.

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To apply for Reiki Master/Teacher Certification please click here

Hear from some students and their experiences with Reiki

Heidi Jellerson, Arlington, Washington, dog Rocky and cat Aslan (not shown)

“Reiki has made me more intuitive and aware. I better understand my animals and people. I pay more attention to my pets creating a stronger bond with them.

I have found that it creates a trust between myself and others. Being more aware of the energy within us and around us helps to create deeper connections.

I definitely feel Reiki helps me help others and myself.

Having taken many of Vicki’s classes, I find that I get more with each new class because they build on each other. Vicki’s classes are very intentional, thoughtful, and thought provoking. Vicki is a wonderful mentor and promotes great habits. The more classes I take, the deeper the mentorship. I recommend taking multiple classes with Vicki because Vicki is a relationship builder. The more classes you take the more multi-facetted the mentorship is.

Although I find all of Vicki’s classes to be powerful, and instantly usable, I have found the Reiki 1 and 2 class to be my favorite."

Katrina Briggs, Bellevue, Washington, cats Mishka (right) and Niles (left)

“With mentoring after taking Level I and II, it was fun to figure out how to deepen Reiki for me in my personal life and then to take it elsewhere if I wanted to. I didn't expect it to take me on a healing journey as well.

A lot of what Reiki turned out to be for me was a lot of self- reflection, and time to dedicate to self-care. The Reiki principles are also taking care of your mind, body and Spirit as well.

Reiki has really improved my awareness of myself and the spiritual world around me.

My intuition increased, I have a deeper awareness, and I see so much more beauty in life than I did before. allow space here for me to add more text

There was a lot going on in my life. The first thing I do when I get stressed is self-care immediately goes out the window. It's like I don't have time for it. I'm not going to do it.

I really appreciate that you were keeping me consistent with it, because that was the hardest part that I really needed.

With my cats Mishka and Niles, there was a greater awareness and understanding of what they needed and how to help calm them. My life was in a frenzy so theirs was too. Having them be happier and calmer also affects me. It's made me happier and calmer as well.

I thank you greatly for the experience, because it's really improved my understanding of Reiki and myself and my life in general."

For more information on classes offered, click here