Reiki Home continues to develop, breathing life into the concept of a global community.
I was born in 1959 in a friendly city in Argentina where I still live, practice and teach Reiki. Many of my neighbors are my students. Consequently, my practice is integrated into my daily life in many ways.
About a week before I attended a first-degree class, someone read my palm and told me I was a healer. I disagreed with her! Then a friend invited me to attend a Reiki class. I had no idea what Reiki was and I did not ask. I simply trusted my friend and went to the class. While I was being initiated, I thought, “I want to someday do what my Master is doing.” After years of searching in different practices, I knew Reiki was the answer to my longing.
My journey with Reiki has changed the way I see the world and the way I see myself. I have been called to develop myself from being Carlos to being part of a community. First I had to leave the plains of Argentina, the rural life that I love, and travel to Germany to be initiated as a Reiki Master and over the years, I traveled to many places in the world.
I learned English to communicate better with the wider Reiki community. Now I even talk to myself in English rather than Spanish! Perhaps the biggest changes happened deep within me. After my second-degree initiation, many different levels of myself became very real. This was a very challenging experience. Looking back, I think I made contact with what Carl Jung calls “the collective unconscious.”
Today I am known as “the one who does Reiki” in my town. I am a man of the earth, a farmer. My practice grows well on this land. I meet my students every day in the shops around town. My life and my practice flow together. Over the years I have received many gifts from the Reiki community. Each one opened a new opportunity for personal growth, healing, and deepening my comprehension of this wonderful practice. I am grateful!
“Reiki Home is a new manifestation of Reiki. We all have Reiki Home in ourselves and each of us has only a part of the idea of Reiki Home. As it happens with the Practice, the manifestation of Reiki Home will be what we create together.” ~ Carlos Sanchez, Argentina