"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of
your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every
other living creature"
` Bruce Barton
Spirituality and religion are very different things. Religion is a specific set of organised beliefs and practices, usually shared by a community or group. Spirituality is more of an individual practice and has to do with having a sense of peace and purpose. It also relates to the process of developing beliefs around the meaning of life and connection with others.
Many are her name, the inner woman, serpent power, kundalini shakti. Present in many esoteric traditions, Kundalini refers to an energy that is coiled at the base of the spine, it’s been there since birth, and in most of us, it lies dormant. In a way it is like a cable with a plug point that might not have found its energy socket. Today many looks for this socket through practices such as kundalini yoga, hatha yoga and tantra
According to the philosophy of Tantra, the entire universe is a manifestation of preconsciousness. In manifesting the universe, this pure consciousness seems to become divided into two poles or aspects, neither of which can exist without the other.
One aspect, Shiva, is masculine, retains a static quality and remains identified with unmanifested consciousness, Shiva has the bower to be bur not the power to become or change.
The other aspect, Shakti, is feminine, dynamic, energetic and creative, Shakti is the Greater Mother of the universe, for it is from her that all form is born.
It is traditionally believed that the term comes from the Sanskrit Kundal, which literally means “coiled one” (that which is coiled) or from the word Kunda, meaning “deep place, cavity”. It is often illustrated as a sleeping serpent coiled three and a half times. In all the oldest mystic traditions of the world, the serpent symbolizes consciousness. The three coils represent:
Three Mantras of OM – past, present and future
Three Gunas, or states of consciousness – waking, sleeping and dreaming
Three types of experiences – subjective, sensual and absence of experience
The half coil is the symbol of transcendence. Altogether, the coils express the total experience of the Universe.
The mechanism of the human body is so constituted that the individual has no control offer its involuntary or autonomous functions and is often as unconcerned about what transpires in his own interior as he is of what happens in the bowels of the earth Sometimes the infinitely varied activity of his mortal frame- the flow of blood, the pumping of the heart, the workings of the stomach, liver r the intestines- is sharply brought to his notice in an attack of illness, when something goes wrong in the system, and he writhes in pain until normalcy is restored and a lid is dropped over these disturbances again.
Everyone has kundalini, just as everyone has sexual impulses. In light of today’s tenor of cosmic flux. Not to know about kundalini is tantamount to refusing teenagers sex education, the more we know the more choices we have. As the energy flows through the Chakras giving each of them a boost, as the energy activates them, as the kundalini energy flows upwards activating and cleansing each chakra, it expands our mystical spiritual experiences, transforming us along the way. The more the energy rises, and our chakras are activated, the more we merge with the universe and cosmic consciousness.
The Kundalini energy is believed to have 7 layers with 7 sub-layers. Awakening this powerful energy results in Kundalini energy rising from the base of the spine, up the central meridian and eventually reaching the Crown Chakra or Sahasrara Chakra which is situated above the head. Fully awakened Kundalini energy involve the awakening of all the 49 layers.
People who practice Kundalini meditation report experiencing a range of benefits. These include:
increased mindfulness and compassion
improved communication with self and others
a clear mind
a more developed sense of self
greater purpose and intent in your actions
Activating the kundalini is a very intense experience that causes a kind of detoxification of the mind and body of a person.
With the awakening of Kundalini, a metamorphosis takes place. You are no longer tapping into only a small percentage of your spiritual and sexual pleasure. You can experience a deep sense of joy and contentment that derives from being in full connection with your body and your soul. As if every cell in your body is shared with high voltage. You can come into contact with the Divine Power and recognize your Divine nature.
Therefore, all traumas and human emotions, both positive and negative, are awakened. Man, experiences temporary psychological problems, various types of pains or sensations in the body that have no medical justification, as well as emotional instability (laughter and crying at the same time), vision, and hallucinations. But at the same time, they experience a powerful, hard to imagine dose of divine love, which in effect leads to a total restructuring of the nervous system. You feel the love everywhere, you breathe it, and you are it.
Once the kundalini opens the channel connecting all chakras, it can flow freely through it without causing any discomfort. And its flow you can feel very pleasantly in the form of vibrations resembling the orgasm of the whole body.
What are the symptoms of kundalini waking up?
You are very tired, irritable, angry, lonely, sad, or frustrated.
Life seems empty and meaningless even though you do things that you have loved so far.
You have a feeling of some internal pressure or stress. Depression.
Panic attacks or hysteria. You need constant food that looks like you have a sudden drop in your blood sugar.
Strange pains, tingling in various parts of the body. Cervical spine problems, stiffness, pain.
Rashes, skin problems. Heart palpitations. Emotional ups and downs.
Night sweats and hot flashes. Feeling cold without being able to warm up.
Very realistic dreams. Dizziness.
Memory problems and difficulty in good words.
Problems remembering what you were doing or what you were saying a moment ago.
Feeling confused. Problems with your own identity. Hearing and seeing things.
You start to get the impression that you have a mental illness. Food allergies and intolerances.
You don’t feel like doing anything. Sudden changes in friends, activity, habits, work, and home.
You stop tolerating certain things, behaviors, topics, or conversations.
You wake up every day between 2 and 4 am. Ringing in your ears.
Your senses are sharpening. You start to see colors differently, hear louder.
You feel the tension around the crown chakra, like a headache.
Sudden goosebumps or the feeling of someone touching you.
Sudden waves of emotions. Recurring traumas from the past.
Weight change, once you lose weight, once you gain weight. Loss of appetite.
Changes in eating habits. Feeling hungrier. The need for larger amounts of protein.
Problems during meditation or prayer – unable to concentrate.
You start looking younger. Your sexual desire is changing.
Events that completely change your life appear: the death of a loved one, loss of a job, divorce, loss of home, illness, various types of disasters, sometimes even several at a time.
Nothing is the same anymore. You start to feel the energy.
Need to free yourself from toxic people and situations. You feel a great need to find yourself.
Introspection. A deep need to find meaning in life and spirituality.
On your way, you start meeting spiritual teachers at every step. Whether in the form of a man, book, or film.
Finding your spiritual path, which is beginning to make more and more sense to you.
You start synchronizing your life with the cycles of nature, the phases of the moon. You have a stronger connection with nature.
Your intuition increases. Your paranormal abilities such as clairvoyance or OBE will appear.
You begin to see the synchronicities and angel numbers.
You are beginning to have a feeling of unity with the entire Universe.
Moments of experiencing bliss and joy.
You start to love the whole world. You are more emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually stronger and integrated.
Finding your life goal and start living it. You need to be closer to nature and animals.
You need to find your twin flame or soul mate. Questioning everything.
You have wisdom. Seeing visions and prophecies. You start to have memories of past lives.
Your Third Eye opens. You start to have flashes of other realities.
Starting to heal yourself and reprogram yourself. You start to feel a great need to create anything.
Going through the so-called dark soul night. Finding relief in silence and loneliness.
Stages of spiritual awakening: Feeling empty and unlucky. Change of perception.
Searching for answers and meanings. Finding answers and breaking down experience.
Disappointment and feeling of being lost. Deeper internal work.
Integration, expansion, and joy.
How to awaken Kundalini safely
Breath: Begin Long Deep Breathing. sit in a comfortable position. Rest the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth. Inhale as slowly as possible through your nose with an open mouth. Focus on filling your abdomen, then diaphragm, then chest, with air. Pause for a moment, then exhale as slowly as possible out of your nose. Focus on emptying all the air from your chest, then diaphragm, then abdomen. Your Third Eye chakra should activate if you can take less than six breaths per minute, and your Crown chakra should activate if you take less than four breaths per minute.
Alternate Nostril Breathing: To practice this exercise, sit on the floor in a comfortable, cross-legged position. Raise your right hand in front of your face and close your eyes. Press your right nostril closed using your right thumb. Take a long, slow inhalation through your left nostril. Pause for a moment, release your right thumb and close your left nostril using your right pinky finger. Exhale completely from your right nostril. Continue this cycle for up to 30 minutes.
Breath of Fire: Start by taking several long, deep breaths. After your last inhalation, exhale from your nose and force all of the air from your lungs by contracting your abdominal muscles. This should be a rapid, powerful movement. Immediately inhale through your nose, allowing the air to flow back into your lungs of its own accord. Continue this exercise by contracting your abdomen to expel all air from your lungs and quickly inhaling to expand your lungs. Aim for around two to three breaths per second.
Chant, Chant, Chant
ONG NAMO, GURU DEV NAMO: This is the Adi Mantra that precedes Kundalini Yoga practice, turning one into the higher self. Ong is the “Infinite Creative Energy in manifestation and activity” (“Om” or Aum is God absolute and unmanifested); Namo is “reverent Greetings”, implying humility.
AD GURAY NAME, JUGAD GUREY NAMEH, SAT GURAY NAMEH, SIRI GURU DEVAY NAMEH: This is the Mangala Charn Mantra, and it is chanted for protection. It surrounds the magnetic field with protective light and means “I bow to the primal Guru (guiding consciousness who takes us to God-Realization), I bow to wisdom through the ages, I bow to the True Wisdom, I bow to the great unseen wisdom.”
ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, NAMO, NAMO, SARASHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, NAMO NAMO, KUNDALINI, MATA SHAKTI, MATA SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO: The first Shakti Mantra tunes into the frequency of the divine mother and to primal protective, generating energy. Chanting it eliminates fears and fulfills desires. Adi Shakti means the “Primal Power”, Sarab Shakti means “All Power”, and Prithum Bhagawati means “which creates through God”.
AKAL, MAHA KAL: This means “Undying, Great death”. It is a powerful life-giving chant that removes fear and relaxes the mind.
AP SAHAE HOA SACHE DA SACHE DHOA, HAR, HAR, HAR: This means “The lord Himself has become our protector, the Truest of true has taken care of us, God, God, God” or “The Lord Himself is my refuge, true is the support of the True Lord”. This mantra is chanted for prosperity.
ARDAS BAYE, AMAR DAS GURU, ARDAS BAYE, RAM DAS GURU, RAM DAS GURU, SUCHE SAHE: This mantra guarantees by the grace of Guru Amar Das, who provides hope for the hopeless, and Guru Ram Das, who is King of the Yogis and Bestower of the Blessings, past, present and future, that the prayer will be answered and that all one’s needs are provided for, signed, sealed and delivered!
DHARTI HAI, AKASH HAI, GURU RAM DAS HAI: Dharti means “earth”, Akash is Ether, and Guru Ram Das is the venerated 4th Sikh Guru. This is the first Sodhung Mantra.
EK ONG KAR, SAT GUR PRASAD: This is the magic mantra so named for its power and sacredness. It is usually chanted in reverse (Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar). Many pages are devoted to the explanation of this mantra, and we are warned to chant it in reverence. It means “There is one creator, truth revealed through Guru’s grace.”
EK ONG KAR, SAT NAM, KARTA PURKH, NIRBHAO, NIRVAIR, AKAL MOORT, AJUNI SAI BHANG, GUR PRASAD, JAP. AD SUCH, JUGAD SUCHIHE SUCH, NANAK HOSI BHEE SUCH: This is the Mul Mantra, the root of all mantras. It means “The creator of all is one. Truth is his name. He does everything, fearless, without anger, undying, unborn, self-realized, realized through Guru’s grace. Meditate: He was true in the beginning, true through all the ages, true even now. Nanak shall ever be true.”
EK ONK KAR, SAT NAM, SIRI WHA (HE) GURU: This is the Adi Shakti Mantra, and it is very powerful for awakening the Kundalini and suspending the mind in bliss. Ek means “One, the essence of all”, Ong is the primal vibration from which all creativity flows, Kar is “Creation”, Sat “truth”, Nam “name”, Siri “great”, Wha “ecstasy” and Guru “wisdom”. Taken together it means “There is one creator whose name is Truth. Great is the ecstasy of that Supreme Wisdom!”
GOBINDE, MUKUNDE, UDARE, APARE, HARING, KARING, NIRNAME, AKAME: This is the Guru Gaitri Mantra which means “Sustainer, liberator, enlightener, infinite, destroyer, creator, nameless, desire less”. It brings stability to the hemispheres of the brain and works on the Heart Center to develop compassion, patience and tolerance, uniting one with the infinite.
GURU GURU WAHE GURU, GURU RAM DAS GURU: This mantra calls upon Guru Ram Das in praise of his spiritual guiding light and protective grace. Chanting “Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru” opens your heart to the miracle of Guru Ram Das and brings peace to one’s life.
HAR: This means Creative Infinity, a name of God. HARA is another form. HARI is the active form of creation.
HARI NAM, SAT NAM, HARI NAM, HARI. HARI NAM, SAT NAM, SAT NAM, HARI: The name of God is the true name.
HUM DUM HAR HAR: This mantra opens the Heart Chakra and means “We the universe, God, God”.
ONG: This means Creator, The primal Vibration from which all creativity flows.
ONG SO HUNG: This is “Creator, I am Thou!” It is a heart-opening and empowering mantra.
PRANA, APANA, SUSHUMNA, HARI. HARI HAR, HARI HAR, HARI HAR, HARI: Prana is the life force, and Sushumna is the central channel for that force. This mantra helps draw energy up the spine for healing. Hari and Har are names of God.
PRITVI HAI, AKASH HAI, GURU RAM DAS HAI: (See “Dharti Hai”). Pritvi means earth, calling on the name of the venerated Guru Ram Das. This is a very powerful mantra.
RA MA DA SA, SA SAY SO HUNG: This is the Siri Gaitri Mantra, and it is chanted for healing. Ra is the sun, Ma is the Moon, Da is the earth, and Sa is Infinity. Say is the totality of Infinity, and So Hung is “I am Thou”. “Ra Ma Da Sa” is the Earth Mantra. And “Sa Say So Hung” is the Ether Mantra. Chanting “Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Se So Hung” awakens healing energy in yourself and in our world.
SA TA NA MA: This is the Panj Shabad which expresses the five primal sounds of the Universe. “S” is Infinity, “T” is life, “N” means death and “M” is rebirth. The 5th sound is “A”. This is one of the most frequently used mantras in Kundalini Yoga.
SAT NAM: This is the Seed Mantra or Bij Mantra and it is the most widely used mantra in the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Sat is truth, Nam means identity, or to call on the truth, expressing the reality of existence. Chanting this mantra awakens the soul.
SAT NARAYAN, WHA HE GURU, HARI NARAYAN SAT NAM: Narayan is the aspect of Infinity that relates to water, and Hari Narayan is creative sustenance, which makes the one who chants it healing. Sat Narayan is True Sustainer, Wahe Guru is indescribable Wisdom, and Sat Nam is True Identity. This is the ancient Chotay Pad Mantra.
WAHE GURU: This is the Guru Mantra, the mantra of ecstasy. It is not translatable, but chanting it elevates the spirit.
I abandon old habits and choose new, positive ones. I let go of impatience and trust in God’s plan.
I choose the contents of my life. Obstacles are now falling away easily.
I no longer resist the lessons I’m learning. Other people do not control my emotions; I do.
I am filled with positive actions. I release things that no longer serve me.
I welcome positivity into my life. I am at peace with what is happening.
Today is a clean slate. I am gentle with myself and others.
I release the need to replay situations in my mind. Today, I welcome health and happiness.
I transform negative energy into love and light. I forgive myself and release my worries to the Creator.
You can’t be both awesome and negative. Choose one. Reject Negativity
Keep a Good Posture Access the Central Channel
Use Visualization Activate Your Interests
Cut Out Distractions Refine Your Diet
Move Your Body Be the Watcher
Find your Tribe Get a Mentor
Here and Now Go with the Flow
Use Music for Relaxation
Purification: There is a reason why Shiva is so predominant in tantra and yoga, instead of Vishnu and Brahma: the first step is our inner destruction. That is, the destruction of illusions, of mental models, and conditioning that are limiting us from seeing reality. All these impurities in our physical, mental, emotional and pranic bodies are not allowing the full power of our energy force to circulate within us.
Shake your body and practice dancing: Kundalini Dance is a process of grounding ourselves into the core of the earth’s energy- connecting and then rising that energy up through all the chakras, one by one, to ignite the energy within us. We all store a lot of stuck energy and emotion in our bodies, and we need to release it. The actual dancing together in a group is a practice, a ceremony, of releasing those stuck energies.
Dance itself is so potent but adding in the intention of accessing kundalini energy from within is a powerful way to connect to our divine energy source. In Kundalini Dance, we’re not telling anyone to abandon their anger, sadness or pain. Rather, we are embracing the fact that we are a full spectrum of humanity and human emotions, thoughts and experiences. In the practice of Kundalini Dance, we are holding ourselves through that spectrum of humanness, and rising up what needs to rise up, harmonize and heal with love. As the kundalini energy rises into the heart – that’s when the healing happens and when people experience feeling a return to wholeness and oneness. This practice is also a beautiful way to get out of your head and into your body and heart- to bypass the mind and let your body guide the meditation and show you the way to harmonize.
This may be on the individual level, or between two, an experience in which the elements called ‘shiva’ and shakti’ join in ecstatic union. It is not only a beautiful concept, but in practice can be empowering and a sacred experience of connection. Indeed, the overall philosophy of Tantra is that divinity is here and now. It is a teaching which can inform and bring our spiritual practice deep into our daily life.
In Tantrism the state of ultimate bliss is a transcendence of dualities male-female, energy-consciousness, Shiva-Shakti
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Practice gratitude and live with an open heart
Growing pushes our inquiry forward into the unknown—but spiritually discoverable. When we feel an urge to seek answers to our questions, we can progressively discover a spiritual world, a spiritual realm, which provides answers to what is real, meaningful, and lasting.
Sooner or later, we will feel a definite hunger for meaning. Seemingly unrelated to that hunger, the urge to act unselfishly arises. If we choose to make unselfish, fair, and even generous choices, we begin to experience meaning, purpose, and satisfaction.
When we follow through, acting unselfishly, we see that caring actions work to produce goodness. We are reassured by feelings of rightness, joy, and fulfillment.
We awaken the kundalini in order to be able to call upon the full potential of the nervous and glandular systems and to balance the subtle system of chakras and meridians within the body. “Kriya” is an orchestrated pattern of movements, sound, pranayama, mudras, concentration and meditation that automatically guide the energies of the body and the mind to a specific result or change of consciousness.
The fundamental objective is to awaken the power of the individual to excel—to experience their Infinity and fulfill their personal destiny; that is, recognize their awareness, refine that awareness, and expand that awareness to the unlimited Self; clear any inner duality, create the power to deeply listen, cultivate inner stillness and prosper and deliver excellence in all that we do.
Don’t Rush in Your Quest to Release Your Kundalini Energy
We live in a goal-oriented world, and it can be tempting to want to rush from point A to point B, especially if point B is spiritual enlightenment and an intense connection to our internal energy.
Don’t succumb to that. Kundalini is a practice, and it does not happen overnight. So be mindful.
Appreciate that it is a process and strive for progress, not any kind of perfection. It can be frustrating, but be patient, you’ll start feeling more in touch with your energy soon enough.