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Alternate Member, Brazil
Family has always been extremely important to me. As a ten year old, I assumed many responsibilities to support my family. When I was thirteen, my parents divorced and I was called upon to do even more for my family.
Reiki is also a family affair. My mother was a Reiki Master and it was she who initiated me in first and second degree. I have known Reiki since 1996, when I was 18 years old.
When my mother first studied Reiki, I wasn’t very interested in knowing anything about it at all. I was a typical teenager; I was much more interested in girls and sports! One day I burned my hand very badly with boiling water. The pain was crazily high. My mother said. “Give me your hand and I will treat.” After thirty minutes of Reiki, I felt no pain; after the treatment was finished, there wasn’t even a sign of the burn. That day I recognized my mother as a healer and I became curious about Reiki.
In 1996, I was leaving on a six-month trip to the UK. My mother said, “Sit down, I need to initiate you in first degree Reiki before you leave.” I agreed. I immediately felt a deep connection with the energy; it was huge! Suddenly, I realized I had the opportunity to be a healer! I wanted to be initiated into second degree immediately. My mother told me to practice. She initiated me into second degree when I returned home to Brazil.
My mother died in 2004. For a few years I felt disconnected from my Reiki practice. In 2011 my wife had thrombosis in her leg and was hospitalized for twelve days. During this time I gave her Reiki every day, 24 hours per day, and trusted it would cure her. It did. It was amazing!
This connection convinced me that Reiki is a very important part of my life; I decided to pursue mastery. After more than five years of studies and dedication to this practice, I was initiated as a Reiki Master in October 2017. At this moment I am shifting my practice as a litigating lawyer and turning my way of living through Reiki. Finally, I found the answer about why I am living in this planet and what shall I do here. The answer is Reiki Home.
“I believe my mission on earth is to heal the planet so my daughter has a better environment for her life. Reiki Home is a vehicle for accomplishing this goal. Reiki Home puts all things together for healing the planet.” ~ Andre Baptista, Brazil