When she is not a professor teaching undergraduate students Sunetra Dasgupta is a Reiki Teacher. She is emotionally attached to Reiki as she feels, when she was nowhere, Reiki came to rescue her. She has channeled Gajanan Vinayak Reiki, and heals and teaches Traditional (Usui) Reiki, Karmic Reiki, Karuna® Reiki, Soulmate Reiki, Fusion Reiki, Wagle Reiki, Angel Reiki, Tiger Reiki, Lavender Flame Reiki, 30 more types of Reiki, Magnified Healing, DLA, Akashic Records, Access Consciousness, Aura Brushing, Cord Cutting, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, EFT, Psychic Surgery, Angel and Tarot Card Reading. She is also an Angel whisperer. She lives in India and can be followed on her Reiki Page: Soniele Daniel Reiki https://www.facebook.com/SunnyDReikiPractice. She has also written a book “Lessons I learned from Reiki” and can be bought from Pothi.com
1. How did Reiki find you?
Reiki was with me since the age of 8, in the year 1996, I had first heard about Reiki, when my father had learnt it. I was quite fascinated by it since then, but eventually forgot about it since my father had stopped practicing. It was at the end of 2012 I discovered Reiki again thanks to my teacher and mentor Ananya Sen. She suggested I take up Reiki as I was down and out physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. Reiki not help me cope up with things, but made my life better and much more meaningful then it ever was.
2. What is your favorite symbol and why?
My favorite symbol is the Master Symbol. Though I practice various kinds of Reiki, and have learnt many symbols, I keep coming back to the Master symbol for all kinds of healing. I use it in place of the distance connecting symbol, and I feel it works better. I keep drawing the symbol everywhere I go; it is all in one symbol. For me the Master symbol defines Reiki and its healing powers.
3. What do you think about Angels, Crystals?
I think Angels and Crystals are one of the most amazing things that can happen to a person apart from Reiki. I am a self confessed Crystal junkie and an Angel obsessed person. My favorite angel is Archangel Daniel, after whom I have named my Reiki Practice – Soniele Daniel Reiki. Though we know Angels do not interfere with our freewill, but when we connect to them through Reiki, and state our intention to them, they help us in manifesting our goals in a wonderful manner. They are in higher realms and can give us excellent guidance when needed. Crystals have a beautiful vibration and such lovely healing properties and when combined with Reiki it works wonders in every step of our life, be it for weight loss, job or finding soul mate, Reiki crystal grids are one my personal favorite tools for healing.
4. What do you think of distant attunements? Do they work?
I think distant attunements works, and they work in as much as a beautiful way as in person attunements. We think an attunement has so many steps how can it work in distance?, but when we argue against distance attunement we are forgetting the basics of Reiki, i.e. in Reiki our intention matters, so if I want to give an attunement to someone who is based out in another continent or even planet, I can!! as my intention is to give that person an attunement, and that persons intention is to receive attunement, hence Universe will support both of us and make the distance attunement work as great as an in person attunement.
5. Can you share one of you most amazing Reiki experience?
Oh this is by far the most difficult question, as Reiki keeps on giving me beautiful experience almost every day! When I came to Reiki, I was advised 24X7 bed rest, as I was suffering from acute cervical spondolysis, that meant no job, and that meant no money. But I use to keep on surfing the net whole day, and one day I came across a site named “Reiki Rays”. The site seemed interesting and kept on reading articles, and I had subscribed to the newsletters. One fine day I got an email stating they are looking for writers, we can send our articles. I was like wow!!! I tried my hand at it and my first article got selected, after that I kept on writing articles and it is almost 2 years since then. Reiki Rays helped me earn some money when I was broke! And it was Reiki’s way to help me out monetarily sitting at home. Another incident that I would like to share is, I was very irritated as my PC was giving a lot of problems, I kept on giving it Reiki, it would work for some time, then again it would start becoming sloth slow, and voila in a week I got a Laptop as a gift for my birthday, that too a month in advance!
6. How do you see Reiki 50 years from now?
I have chit in my Reiki box, each and every person should learn Reiki, and practice it for their whole lifetime. I think thanks to technology, and mankinds urge to go back to basics is taking them to Reiki. People are being more aware of it, then what they were 10 years back and in the coming 50 years everyone will practice Reiki. It is already being taught in schools, colleges and various corporate, I think people will by then follow all the norms of Reiki principles. There will be more kinds of Reiki, new methods, more symbols and everyone will have one goal that is to have a better life, and Reiki is just the answer to it!
7. If you could give just one piece of advice to a new practitioner, what would it be?
I actually have two. One is keep practicing Reiki, even if you feel bored, tired, irritated, do it anyway! It is for your own betterment, and shield yourself no matter what. The second advice that I would like to give is Follow your heart, unleash your creativity, as the best part about Reiki is there is no right or wrong! What is taught to you is just a guideline that you can follow; you can customize Reiki as per your intuition, need or feel. The energy is so beautiful, pure, and flexible; you can device your own healing techniques which you think are suitable for you!