The word ‘Kundalini’ refers to the divine presence of enormous volume of evolutionary force in every human body but in a dormant form. Dharma and many other traditional beliefs compare Kundalini with a serpent that lies coiled while resting or sleeping. With references from many sacred texts of India and the world, this divine power is said to be lying coiled at the base of the spine.
This supreme power isn’t a part of our physical body, like bones and muscles that can be easily touched and computer scanned, but it is the untouched elixir living in the subtle body lying beneath the chakras and nadis. The subtle body is the place where the energetic imprints of our pasts are stored along with the mental and emotional patterns that drive our lives.
What is Kundalini Awakening?
Kundalini awakening is said to be the process of ultimate union with the higher consciousness or in other words called the spiritual birth of a person. Yoga and deep meditation are the two primary ways that can awaken the supreme energy calmly and properly. There are several books and drugs available in the market claiming to awaken the Kundalini Shakti instantly, but one needs to understand these shortcuts will lead nowhere but complete devastation. This is the reason why all traditions agree on the fact that the awakening process should be done in the guidance and presence of a master or guru.
The process of Kundalini awakening is not a physical force that can be initiated and stopped as and when desired, but is the movement of powerful emotional and mental patterns in the subtle body. Therefore, one cannot undergo an awakening without following the right steps of purifying the channels of subtle body. Beware! Unpreparedness might cause devastating results as severe as a nervous breakdown during Kundalini awakening.
Road to bliss
Divine Mother Kundalini is present in all, no human can deny its holy existence. One just needs to awaken the Holy Spirit and let the power spread through the body. Once awakened, the divine power purifies both the body and the soul as she reaches the crown, passing through different nadis and chakras. From Muladhar chakra she rises by spreading her rings, crossing every chakra in her path to reach the sahasrara or the crown chakra. First she will regenerate the chakras and fix the damage, if caused, by your negative lifestyle. With this she will simultaneously wake up the deities bringing you closer to the spiritual enlightenment stage.
Strength of this Holy Spirit
The strength of this divine energy is strongest among all the spiritual and physical powers of the universe. Once awakened, it can either create or destroy depending upon the way the awakening process takes place.
There are two paths facing the stirred up spiritual energy — upwards and downwards. If she goes upward, the person is benefitted with great spiritual development. If she takes the downward turn, then it brings the person into the depths of darkness and eternal damnation. This is the reason why it is advised not to arouse Kundalini by force keeping her away from the downward path.
Symptoms of Kundalini Awakening
The degrees of signs and symptoms of Kundalini awakening occurring in human body are different for everybody, and it depends largely on the emotional, physical and spiritual strengths of human bodies. The signs and symptoms generally relate to the conditions in which the above mentioned strengths are maintained. The signs and symptoms could include tremendous sensations or vibrations, feeling of intense rise or drop of body temperature, spontaneous formations of yoga or mudra postures (even if you have not done them before), intense pleasure or bliss and sudden emotional shifts that are beyond normal.
Risk factors associated with the transformation
At times, people are not prepared or the process gets initiated spontaneously without their knowledge. Such are the cases where people experience inner chaos, total breakdown or spiritual distress resulting in massive life crisis. The spontaneous awakening of Kundalini energy is a result of disgraceful fitness and lifestyle habits like intense workout, drug use, abusive or traumatic experiences etc.
Once awakened, the extreme power of Kundalini Shakti energy changes the person's life completely. He or she might experience tremendous social and emotional change. Some might even experience the traumatic past experience or constant personality shifts. If guided properly by some well experienced masters and gurus, they would be able to overcome this inner trauma at rest but if not, the result would be beyond extreme devastation in the otherwise easy going life.
The writer is a Kundalini guru. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org