Kundalini is a Sanscrit term from ancient India that identifies the energy and Consciousness which has been at the base of the spine since birth, and is the source of the life force that everybody knows. The awakening involves various physical, psychological and spiritual experiences.
Kundalini may ravel and arise from the base of the spine due to spiritual practices, or in response to life events, and when this happens it may move gradually, uncoiling like a snake, or quickly and explosively, into the gut, the heart or the head.
This event can be startling and chaotic, frightening or blissful, and it usually triggers new sensations and changes in the person who awakens it.
It is possible to find acknowledgement of Kundalini in many yogic and tantric traditions, Buddhism, Taoism, Gnostic Mystical tradition and some Native American teachings, and Indigenous societies.
An image of a rising snake in the body signifies its existence in the esoteric art of many cultures. The capacity to intensify and raise energy in the body has been explored for thousands of years. It is a natural Human potential.
Kundalini awakening can trigger a wide range of phenomena, both positive and negative. It can cause significant changes in the physical, emotional, sensate and psychic capacities, cause stress in vulnerable areas of the body.
Open the heart and mind to major shifts in perspective, and cause many unique and unfamiliar sensations including shaking, vibrating, visions, spontaneous movement, and many other phenomena.
It is very helpful to understand the process and the intention of your own life force as it awakens you so that you may discover wisdom, Love and authentic direction in your own life. Simplicity, contentment, unconditional acceptance and presence are hallmarks of an awakened life.
Good morning, Grandfather.
I entered this life a ways back
and put skin on to walk two-legged on this Creation –
and what a glorious time it was.
It taught me about breath
and about sensing and feeling and caring through my heart.
And I walked on around that Red Road,
looking and trying to understand more
about the mystery and the secrets She holds.
And You spoke to me through the wind,
and You sang to me through the birds.
And You brought challenges forth so that
I might listen to the message You bring me more sincerely.
And I kept walking down this road.
And I came ’round the bend
at the middle of that curve in the road
and I began to find a secret in the Spirit of my Self
And still I walked on, sometimes blind and deaf,
and sometimes with pain.
But I fought with my fears and I embraced my unknowingness –
and still I walked on.
And my children and my family stood with me
and we came to know each other in those later years more than we
had before – for some of our falseness had fallen away –
and still I walked on.
And I kept walking on this road towards You,
towards that other world that grew closer to me with each step.
And as the door of the Great Spirit world came closer
my fear loomed up inside sometimes.
But something called me forth –
the Morning Star rose with each day –
and my prayer became a centering – and still I walked on,
until I began to hear the Song of the Mother,
and Her arms embraced me so,
that instead of walking She carried me right to the door.
And as the door opened, I heard Her Song,
and Her Song lifted me up, so I could soar.