Some Creative Use of the 3 Symbols

Article by Reiki Master Sunetra Dasgupta

In level 2 the 3 symbols that we learn CHK, SHK and HNSZN, forms the crux of Reiki. With level 2, I think a person makes maximum progress, in all aspects of their spiritual journey. Though the symbols are mainly associated with healing, I found some other ways these symbols can be used apart from healing.

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CKR: Cho Ku Rei… the most multi faceted symbol as I like to call it, can be used in many aspects. My sister is really scared of my Labrador as it keeps on jumping on her, so she keeps on putting CHK on him so he stays away from her, and trust me it works! You can use it on anyone you want to avoid. I believe CKR also has shielding properties. Draw on the top three chakras and say CKR (3 times) and “Shield Me.” The coils in CKR sort of engulf you like a snake and give you the protection it needs. It works well on people who are non- stop talkers! Imagine CKR on their mouths like a metal lock and make them shut up! Use CKR on traffic to decrease congestion. CKR can be used on water and food with the intention of “cleanliness, purity, weight loss.”!

SHK: Sei He Ki, is according to me the most under rated symbol is Reiki. People generally don’t find it of a great value as compared to CHK and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen, but what they tend to forget is that this symbol is the binding symbol between CHK and HNZSN, and it’s the only symbol with feminine energy. This symbol is very useful for weight loss. Most of the times we tend to gain weight due to emotional problems, and this is the perfect symbol, to help us to get rid of those unwanted emotions and feelings, hence also helping us to get rid of our excess weight. We can write on a paper our intention of weight loss, draw SHK on it and give Reiki to it, I am sure most of you will notice a major difference within a span of few days. SHK helps you to remember things as it balances the right and left brains. So if you have forgotten where you kept your keys keep mumbling “SHK SHK SHK where are my keys.”

HNZSN: Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen is the distance symbol and my favorite of the three… There are times when we miss certain people in our lives, or just need a hug from them. If they are not physically present in front of you just take a pillow put the distance symbol on it stating the intention “Connect me to ABC” (can be anyone I am thinking about that time). You can even use the same method when you’re missing your boyfriend! Hug the pillow after connecting with HSZSN and sleep. You will get the feeling of actually hugging that person!

I hope you guys find this quite innovative, and if you have any other ideas please do share with us.

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Sunetra Dasgupta
Sunetra Dasgupta

When she is not a professor teaching undergraduate students Mathematics, Statistics, 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 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 Removal, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, EFT, Psychic Surgery, Angel and Tarot Card Reading, Runes, Tasseography, Violet Flame, Herbs and Oils, Candle Magick. She is also an Angel whisperer. She lives in India and can be followed on her Facebook Reiki Page: Soniele Daniel Reiki Her Tarot Page which she has formed with 2 other members and her crystal page She has also written a book “Lessons I learned from Reiki” which can be bought from



  1. Thank you sunetra,

    Once again very much informative article. I shall try all the said tips and enjoy them. Thank you very much.
    In Love and Light

  2. Thanks again .very informative.need to try for my weight loss.awaiting for more wonderful stuff from you.
    I also thank reikirays for everything.

  3. Thanks for ur enlightening article..i have been using the CKR everyday on the water which i and my family drinks. I used to wonder why ?..but now i know why am i using it 🙂

  4. Dearest Dearest Sunetra,

    Thank u all over again. Will definitely go for the weight loss solution and loved the use of HSZSN.

  5. Loved your article. I have found myself applying the 3 symbols in various ways, but is wonderful to learn others’ applications!
    Thank you!

  6. I have undergone level 1&2 reiki trading wants develop more would welcome to receive eBook n more request information to master reiki to render free free service to the community I am a medical graduate

  7. Hi Sunetra,
    All your articles are very practical and can be done on own and can see the true results.
    Really really Thanks for all.

  8. The tips relating to the symbols sounds quite interesting,especially SHK and HSZSN..and have to know whether ,regarding shielding ourselves from negative people CKR is used on our aura or others aura

  9. Thank you for this Sunetra. I just completed my Advanced Reiki Training and going on to Reiki Master and am so excited about this. I’ve been doing reiki for years as a level II but I know it’s time for me to upgrade to mastership. I love the articles written in reiki rays. Bless you all for your wonderful articles.

    Serenity Angel Energy Healing & Oracle Readings

  10. Interesting tips. However in my opinion, I think visualizing a metal lock across a talker mouth to “shut them up!” Is negative. You don’t know why that person is a non stop talker. Maybe they are verbally abused at home and made to not speak. Maybe when they are out its their chance to speak freely. Maybe they have anxiety and talking constantly is how they are dealing with it. This last example is from first hand knowledge. One of my daughters will begin talking non stop and often rapidly when her anxiety level rises. When I’m with her I give her the CKR and project thoughts of peace and protection. This usually helps her to calm and ramble less. So before you try and Make someone shut up maybe you should instead ask universe to send them what they need to be calm quiet and relaxed. This is just my personal opinion on this. Thank you for the article and blessings.

  11. Amazingly amazing!!just wonderful… And I am definitely going to try CHK,as I like the uses which u mentioned.
    Thank you so very much…

  12. Hi, Thank you so much for guiding us, I just want to know, reiki can heal the relationship if a person going to take divorce? pls guide me, how can I handle the situation with the help of reiki.

  13. Hi, thank you for the guidance. A question that I ‘ve had for a while – when I draw a symbol on myself, CKR for example, do I do it the same as if I would do it on another person, or in “mirror view” so that the symbol is “facing me”? Thank you!

    • I also am interested in hearing this reply. I have taken classes from 3 Masters and one told me to do the reverse when doing on my face. The others did not say that.

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