Article by Reiki Master Sunetra Dasgupta
Om or Aum is a very powerful symbol in Karuna® Reiki system. It is a sacred symbol which is found in Hinduism, Buddhism and also used in Yoga. Before being discovered as a symbol in Karuna® Reiki, it was the most sacred sound found in Yoga. Om represent the entire universe, known as Brahman, it is also said to be the source of all creation. Om represents all time: past, present, and future; and is beyond time itself. Om represents the eternal oneness of all that is.
For people who have confusion over how Om should be pronounced, it is pronounced the same as “HOME” just without the “H”. As a symbol in Karuna® Reiki it is drawn over ones head to pen a pathway to God and Higher consciousness. It is also used to purify, protect, seal and stabilize the Aura.
The beauty about the Om/Aum symbol is one can also use it, if they are not attuned to Reiki. Regular chanting of Aum leads to open and activate the Third Eye chakra, also it is used in all Beej Mantras. Most of the Mantras start with Om. Om is not a word but music to everyone.
Om has four subtle sounds that correspond to four levels of consciousness. The first sound of “A” represents the conscious waking state. The second sound of “U” represents the subtle, unconscious dream state. The third sound of “M” represents the casual, subconscious deep sleep state. The fourth sound is the silence that follows the sound of Om which represents the absolute consciousness that illumines and pervades the three prior states.
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Apart from being a lecturer teaching undergraduate students Mathematics, Statistics, Research Methodology and Business Communication, 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 channelled 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 Removal, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, EFT, Psychic Surgery, Angel and Tarot Card Reading, Runes, Tasseography, Violet Flame, Herbs and Oils, Candle Magick, Signature Analysis, Vastu, Numerology, Feng Shui, Bach Flower, I Ching, Fairy Ring, LOA. She is also an Angel whisperer. She lives in India and can be followed on her Facebook Reiki Page: Soniele Daniel Healing Miracle facebook.com/Sonieledanielhealingmiracle, Instagram at instagram.com/sonieledanielhealingmiracle and on her Tarot Page which she has formed with 2 other members facebook.com/Tarotmaniacs. She has also written a book “Lessons I learned from Reiki” which can be bought from Pothi.com.