Hi, my name is Linette Mattei Caraballo. I’m a Healing Facilitator based in New York and Puerto Rico serving worldwide.
I come from a long line of medicine women (curanderas in Spanish) who served their families and communities, through spiritual guidance, energy healing, plant medicine and more. And you know what? You probably have some healers/medicine women/curanderas in your family tree as well. We are all healers, it is part of our most natural and basic state. To nourish, nurture and serve. But not just caring for others, caring for ourselves is part of it all.
Growing up in Puerto Rico was very special. My grandmothers and mother have been medicine women all their lives. I’m so grateful and blessed. My mother would take me with her to see the town healer. This healer had a small temple behind her home. It was a small concrete structure, where people came to be healed, to receive guidance, receive blessings, and other various requests. There was a huge altar with lots of candles, beautiful statues of saints and angels, flowers, fruits, photos, paintings, water vessels. There was a table with chairs, where the council would be. I would sit and watch quietly. Everyone loved and respected the medicine woman deeply. I didn’t understand back then how important she was, and how important my presence there was, but I do now.
When I decided to come to NY, it was a big leap for me. I settled in NYC, and soon I had an office job. I had a really good guide who took me around the city and showed me how to navigate very well. The city has so much to offer, so much to see and experience. You can take a class on almost anything you can imagine! So of course I jumped into it all: Feng Shui, Herbalism, kundalini yoga, Reiki, to name just a few. I met some like-minded people, and dived into my spirituality. I learned so much and the experiences…I could go on for pages haha!
In 2011 I began to practice Reiki, after finding Pamela Miles, who is a Reiki Master of deep wisdom, caliber, kindness and professionalism. She gave me a solid foundation to my healing practice, and created a warm and inviting community. I began to practice monthly at the Reiki clinic, which Pamela organized at the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan. I also began to volunteer at the annual Spa Day for Women with Ovarian or Breast Cancer that they organize, and I volunteer at other various wellness events.
In 2017 I began to volunteer at Macy’s (Herald Sq.), offering corporate wellness sessions to raise money for various charities. This work was the turning point for me. I knew that serving people, helping people heal and find balance, was/is my purpose.
Since then I have been leaning more and more into my healing practice, serving, and expanding. I understand now that being in the presence of the town curandera, back when I was a child in Puerto Rico, was an initiation into this work, and a blessing.
As we all navigated the 2020 pandemic, the power of distance healing sessions became my most powerful tool, helping me facilitate YOUR journey back into balance.
And the offerings are about to expand even more, as I join the Binghamton/Endwell community in upstate New York.
Thank you for being here.