as a young child in Hungary I always knew that
I needed to be free in order to achieve my potential
or partial potential. I dreamed of being free.
I pretended to speak foreign languages as if I
was a free foreigner. I have become and am still
today a "freedom freak". Freedom was given to
me when I entered the United States. I immediately
knew that this was where I wanted to be and every
sensor in my body, mind and spirit recognized
that it was at the correct comfort level.
Once I finished high school I went to work on
Wall Street and there I stayed for decades. I
went to college at night and received a B.A. in
Accounting and Financial Management. After my
degree my firm started paying me better and by
the time 2000 came about, I had successfully invested
in mostly equities so the idea of leaving my career
did not frighten me. In fact, in June of 2000,
in the Utah Canyonlands I made a commitment to
myself, witnessed by the Universe, that at the
end of year 2000 I would leave my firm.
When I found out in August of 2000, that the firm
was bought I certainly knew that the Heavens were
on my side and at the same time I felt an overwhelming
feeling of freedom and peace come over me. A few
months later while on vacation in Hungary, my
niece mentioned two interesting things to me.
She had taken Reiki I and II and separately she
attended a seminar called the "Silva Method" that
comes from the United States.
never heard of either but certainly became curious.
I asked her where she took the Reiki class and
would it be possible to call the woman who taught
her and ask her to give me a private lesson. We
called and the master gave me a date that oddly
enough was open on my overcrowded calendar. We
got there early in the morning and were told that
this will be a whole day session. She spent the
entire day with me, teaching, showing, and making
me practice, on my niece of course. When she was
done she told me that now she will have a ceremony
to initiate me as a Reiki I practitioner. She
asked me to sit in a large wooden high chair facing
a small table that had two burning candles and
a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. I closed
my eyes and put my hands together as if praying
as she started the ceremony.
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