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Article by Reiki Master Sunetra Dasgupta

The word “Shanti” in Hindi means peace. It is a beautiful Karuna® Reiki symbol, for me personally it denotes why exactly people come to Reiki: To heal the past, release the future and create harmony in the present.

This symbol is very useful for manifesting the best possible results. It works beautifully for various purposes when combined with other Karuna® symbols. For ex: It helps us in clearing the room when combined with Rama, apart from that when combined with Kriya or Rama, it helps us to realize the goals that we had set for ourselves and manifest them which we may have forgotten in the daily hustle bustle.

Shanti symbol

Shanti helps us to release all our fears and insecurities; it may be drawn on the Third eye where a lot of fears are stored. In turn it can help people in getting rid of insomnia and restlessness including nightmares.

Shanti is a wonderful symbol to use when fear or panic attacks distress us. Even for chronic fatigue it is been known to help. When drawn on Solar plexus and Third eye, it induces a soothing calmness, helping us to let go of worries about things of the past or those things we imagine yet to happen.

It is an excellent symbol for those who are trying to develop their clairvoyance, meditating with the Shanti symbol on the Third eye will open and balance the chakra and in turn help in improving clairvoyance.

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Sunetra Dasgupta

A lecturer by profession, teaching undergraduate students Mathematics, Statistics, Research Methodology and Business Communication, Sunetra Dasgupta is also Reiki Teacher & Healer. She strongly believes that Reiki came to her rescue in difficult phases of life, helping her to cope and transform. Sunetra is currently affiliated to Alohahappiness - an MNC specializing in various healing services, remedial products, Vaastu, Numerology, Astrology and Past Life Regression to name a few. At Alohahappiness, she is an active Guide, Healer and Teacher regularly taking up cases for healing and courses for teaching. She has channelled Gajanan Vinayak Reiki, and heals with 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, Diceology, Lithomancy, Hydromancy. She is also an Angel whisperer. She has also written a book “Lessons I learned from Reiki” which can be bought from Pothi.com.
She lives in India and can be contacted via Alohahappiness official page facebook.com/alohahappiness or Instagram handle @alohappinessbykayshetty. Her personal Pages are facebook.com/Sonieledanielhealingmiracle, and Instagram handle @sonieledanielhealingmiracle.

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  • Shyam Krishnan April 22, 2015, 1:41 pm

    Just few mins back I was thinking when i can see an article on ‘shanti’ 😀 😀

    Lovelyy!!! 🙂

  • Diane April 22, 2015, 8:59 pm

    can anyone use this symbol. I have done reiki one and two

    • Soniele April 23, 2015, 8:46 am

      One needs to be attuned to Karuna Reiki

  • Lindsay May 31, 2015, 6:42 pm

    I am a Reiki Master but it is not a business for me. I have just done this one on myself and I started to go cold, it radiated and ended up with very cold hands and cold up into my shoulders!

  • TRACY ANN NAIRN June 3, 2015, 9:23 pm

    This is a fabulous Karuna sign. Once drawn onto body or hand you feel the Reiki pull instantly

  • Patty June 4, 2015, 12:18 am

    I’m a reiki Usui pratitioner level II, can I also use the Karuna Reiki symbols ?

  • TRACY ANN NAIRN June 4, 2015, 10:05 am

    As I understand and have been attuned to Karuna the symbol is given with the 11 others symbols.Karuna energy has most power when the symbols are chanted, but chanting can also be used with your Cho Ku Rei, Sei He Ki and Hon Sha Ze So Nen, and if you are attunsd up to Master level the Dai Ko Myo and was explainet to me by Karuna Master the symbols have more power when the practitioner uses them at this level when you become a Karuna Master as your energys become much higher

  • Bella June 8, 2015, 12:46 pm

    Can anybody pl give information on symbol Apta and its usage>

    Thanks and regards

  • vrushali July 23, 2015, 7:32 am


  • Poonam July 23, 2015, 6:16 pm

    While practicing I draw shanti on root chakra

  • Bev August 29, 2015, 10:09 pm

    How can i attune to the shanti symbol

  • Sandra November 7, 2015, 7:55 am

    Vorrei sapere se posso usare questo simbolo snche se non me lo hanno donato come gli altri simboli reiki …

  • monica December 6, 2015, 11:42 am

    Hi could someone tell me best way in helping someone that’s just came through cancer surgery for kidney what best for pain mood and frustration plz urgent thanks

  • monica December 6, 2015, 11:44 am

    Using Reiki

  • tanvi June 7, 2016, 9:16 am

    fantastic info. Thanks a lot! I will definitely try out some suggestions of usage presented here 🙂

  • Harini June 15, 2016, 2:10 pm

    Jai Reiki. Thank you for for sharing this. I am Reiki practitioner of Level -1,2. It has been the best gift for me by the Universal Energy. Want to know how to use this symbol without initiation, can I ?

  • Kalpana June 26, 2016, 8:28 pm

    Thank you very informative and lovely article!!

  • Priyanka Agrawal August 22, 2016, 6:25 am

    today morning i was practising reiki.. and somehow couldnt draw the shanti symbol correctly.. and wat i see.. is a article and shanti sybmol.

  • Sukku February 6, 2017, 10:16 am

    wow beautiful. i felt an instant awakening of some sort throughout my body. Thank you

  • Lisa June 8, 2018, 1:34 pm

    Do you have to be attuned to Karuna Reiki to use this symbol? I am a Western style Reiki Master.

  • Indu December 10, 2018, 4:16 pm

    I’m reiki 1 &2 healer. Cain I use Shanti symbol?

  • Indu December 10, 2018, 4:16 pm

    I’m reiki 1 &2 healer. Can I use Shanti symbol?

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