Article by Reiki Master Sunetra Dasgupta
Raku also known as the “Fire Serpent” is a symbol used in Master Level. It is a beautiful symbol which is used to ground the student after the attunement. The symbol is drawn from head to the ground, allowing the body and the chakras to receive and adjust the newly received energy and so that it stays there. It is said to represent the Chi or the Life Force Energy that runs down the spine through the chakras.
Origin of Raku is unknown to people as it was not originally a part of the traditional Usui Reiki. There are many theories surrounding it, one being it is a Tibetan symbol which was used by Reiki Master Iris Ishikuro in her Reiki practice which she named Raku Kei Reiki. It was Arthur Robertson – student of Iris Ishirkuro, who got this healing practice to the west.
This symbol apart from grounding and sealing the attunement is also used to separate the energy of the student and of the master after the attunement process is complete. It is also a good idea to use this symbol after one has finished a healing session with a patient, so that once energy does not get drained. I personally have used it to cut off from people who would bother me for a very long time. I drew Raku on them and they are out of my life forever!
This symbol has a beautiful healing technique too. It is a beautiful technique for removing kidney stones. It can be imagined in pink or violet colour and act as a laser for the affected area or the spot. It can be also used to remove blood clots from one’s body. But one should be attuned to this symbol before using it.
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.