Hinduism dictates that ‘kundalini ‘ is a Serpent Goddess who lies dormant at the base of our spine, coiled, waiting for us to unlock her energy through a combination of meditation, yoga, and selfless acts of love.
The dormant spirit uses only six percent of the brain’s potential to see and understand the world around it. The enlightened spirit uses 94 percent of the brain’s capacity, allowing it to enter a transformational journey of spirituality and joy. *While there are many facets of kundalini, I’m going to focus on its role within an intimate relationship. Some gurus will tell you that in order to truly awaken your kundalini, you need to abstain from sexual activity, allowing you to use this energy towards a progression of higher spiritual transformation.*
You can be awakening your kundalini through mutual intimacy with your partner. Investigate this practice further if you would like to bring the full benefit of kundalini to both the intimate relationship you have with yourself and that of your loved one.* *1: Practice As You Are, Not As Who you think you should be * One of the biggest confusions with tantric sex and yoga, is the belief that who we are broken in some way. In this belief, kundalini exercises become an act to heal ourselves to reach a higher plane. The problem with such thinking is that we’re saying there’s something wrong with how we are now, which isn’t true. Kundalini is simply allowing yourself to relax and fall into the moment with your partner, accepting whatever happens next. *2: Don’t Use Your Partner as a Vessel* When beginners start practicing tantric sex or kundalini yoga with a partner, they often lose sight of the actual intimate moment, focusing on using the experience as a means to transcend their own sensual fulfillment or spiritual awareness. The problem with this is that it leaves out the fundamental idea of kundalini as a selfless act of love. Sit back and enjoy the moment with your lover without expectation. *3: Desire Urges Action, Knowledge Completes the Action Correctly* Tantra experts remind us that nothing can ever be accomplished in kundalini without desire (iccha), knowledge (jnana) and action (kriya). To awaken your kundalini, you must first have the desire. Desire is of course not enough, as you must have the proper knowledge and understanding of the practices. If your partner does not share this desire, you must provide that desire by sharing your knowledge while urging them to participate. This leads to the final necessity, which is action. Nothing will ever be accomplished without following through with the motions. *4: Unlearn the Idea of an Orgasm as Your Goal* In tantric sex, there is no final goal of achieving an orgasm. Instead of leading your intimate time with this goal, surrender yourself to the moment and see where it takes you. The idea here is that you cannot achieve a full-body orgasm until you have evoked the serpent goddess (Kundalini) to wind her way up through each of your chakras, beginning with the Muladhara (base of spine), followed by the Svadhistana (genitals), the Manipura (navel), Anahata (heart, sacred love), Visshuda (vocal chords, communication/expression), Ajna (third eye), and finally the Sahasrara (crown, brain/pineal gland). *5: Get in “Tune” With Your Partner* Foreplay to kundalini is sitting in a dimly lit room, holding each other, looking into each other’s eyes, and breathing in sync. Start slowly by touching your partner, relaxing in a shallow meditation, and allowing the moment to lead itself. Take your time. Remember, there is no goal (orgasm) to concern yourself with. Your only goal should be to enjoy and explore each other. *6: Practice Tantric Sex* The idea of tantric sex is enjoying the sexual union, allowing kundalini to travel up the base of the spine uninterrupted. In tantric sex, an orgasm is the release of your sexual energy downward towards the sexual organs, thus inhibiting your chance of building this energy up to your crown (full body/endorphin orgasm). To achieve this, try not to focus so much on the sensations in your groin, but rather the sensation of the energy as it rises up through your spine. Stop stimulation as needed to avoid surpassing the “point of no return.”
56 Levels of Kundalini Spiritual Awakening
However the process of a Spiritual Awakening is not always positive, it is the deconstruction of the old self stripping away the layers of the karmic shell to be reborn into the new evolved consciousness. It is the metamorphosis of the soul and the transcendence of the Ego. In many forms it is the concept of going through Ego Death.
Once the Kundalini has Awakened our subconscious or shadow self breaks through into our Reality. We are not only faced with our worst fears but we are faced with the crumpling sense that the truth of what we conceive of reality is shattered. The worst thing that can happen to a person is the realization that everything within our reality is an illusion, it can even be so strong as to drive a person mad. and does not always happen in any particular order.
1 Emotional Upheaval
We like to call it, “The Roller coaster of your Emotions”. This is where you will experience the extreme polarity of Emotions moving from euphoria to depression as if you feel your emotions are completely out of your control. This is the result of your hormones changing through your endocrine system. One minute you will feel on top of the world and the next you will encounter deep waves of emotion that will lead to tears. This is the work of balancing the Solar plexus center into the Heart Center. The Solar Plexus is the center of the Ego and as we go through transcendence our emotions are going through a state of repair between unifying the heart and mind as one.
2 Feeling Lost/Confused/having an Identity Crisis
Isolation builds where you can no longer understand yourself, who you are, what is your path or reality itself. It is the essence of Disassociation, where you feel completely disconnected from reality and those around you. This is not only just a feeling of loneliness, but it is also a feeling of confusion about what is the truth and what is real. It becomes not only hard to relate to others but there is a deep sadness when everyone around you no longer understands you. It also may even bring up the thought that your entire life is not real or that of existence is a fabrication. There becomes a deep fear that you cannot deal with material reality as everyone around you is still in illusion. This is where the Ego starts losing its bearings over your consciousness
3 Dark Night of the soul
This connects into the above, Identity Crisis. The Dark Night of the Soul is a natural part of awakening, it is the shedding away of our old skin. It’s the ripping apart of the old soul to be reborn into the new consciousness. There appears to be more chaos in your life as the old you encounters the resistance of Letting go. A desire to hold onto the old you, building resistance of Letting go which causes more and more entropy within your daily life. A dark night of the soul creates isolation with those around us, everything begins to rip apart within our reality, our friends, our family, and those we love most we feel we can’t connect anymore. We feel an inability to connect because the universe is asking us to look more inward and question ourselves, our reality and what our purpose is here. It is usually triggered by a dark event surrounding Loss such as death, a bad breakup, loss of a job, loss of a house, rape, illness, etc. A cataclysm that triggers the destruction of the Ego as our subconscious breaks through. It gives us a look behind our own face into our worst fears and insecurities. It is about facing our dark night of the soul to get to the infinite light of our being.
4 Strong Feeling and Seeing Energy
Our world is made of energy and once we start awakening, our senses become heightened into seeing beyond ordinary reality. You begin to start seeing and feeling energy around yourself and others. This can manifest in many different forms, the more common occurrences: Seeing orbs of light within peripheral vision, light flashes, tracers or after-images amongst objects or people, tingling or vibrating sensation from head to toe, feeling explainable warmth in the hands or feet, swirling orbs of light within the sky, seeing colors of frequency
5 Feeling Deeply in Tune with Astrological Alignments
When our consciousness changes we become more in alignment with frequency and in turn frequencies of the Earth. When we are more aware we begin to notice the subtle patterns especially during the moon phases and astrological alignments. Since everything is connected through the ripple effect, we are affected in magnitude during these events. Every Meteor shower, Solar flare, Equinox, Solstice, Eclipse. Also, be sure to check out your natal chart to see where your transits are and how they will affect you. Astrology has subtle patterns are always there for those willing to observe and feel.
6 Increase in Intuition/Psychic abilities
What was once known as a paranormal activity has now become a part of your everyday life? When we awaken our senses they become not only sharper but the desire to think before acting is no more. Your intuition is guiding you more than you ever thought possible. You start to listen to your gut-instinct, Synchronicity or patterns become too hard to ignore, you start predicting events before they occur, Aura reading or Energy reading people just by looking at them or knowing things about a stranger before you even knew them, Knowing what others are thinking before they say it, Precognitive dreaming, Channeling, Developing a deep empathy towards people and putting yourself inside their skins as if you are becoming them, Inner knowing and the more common terms: Clairvoyance, Clairsentience, Clairvoyance, Clair-cognizance, and the list is endless.
7 Encountering Past-life Memories
Our Ancient Memory is returning and with that we can tap into past life memories of ourselves. These are deep suppressed memories within our soul's blueprint of who we are and were within various lifetimes. Past ancient memories for some appear in flashbacks, visions, daydreams or glimpses into the past where we suddenly remember an instance as if we can feel the emotion we went through at the time. It is a memory so vivid and real that brings confusion because you realize it was not from the life you are currently living. During an Awakening you can easily find yourself being encountered with your Past, although Meditation.
8 Flashes into Other Realities
The feeling as if you are living in multiple realities at once or parallel lives. As the veil lifts around us it is easier to tap into various perceptions of time. Time is more fluid as past, present and future merge as one. You feel as if straddled between worlds or moving into different realities altogether. It usually enables a very disoriented feeling of not being grounded in the physical because you are opening yourself to different timelines of perceiving reality. Precognition and retro-cognition can be developed once this symptom starts to happen to you.
9 Seeing a Person’s True Form
It’s like the concept of the mirror into seeing other reflections of their past lives through their own energy auras. As we are stronger sometimes we can see loved ones or even strangers with a different face enabling something from their past life or parallel life to come through to us.
10 Panic attacks/anxiety
The flow of energy within you can be overwhelming as the Ego loses its grip, this can cause your brain to move faster than the body enabling a concept called “black hole thinking”. Your perception is changing and with that comes a desire to fall into a cycle of past and future thinking enabling Fear and Loss.
11 Zero Tolerance for Lower Energy
You are drained, you cannot stomach certain people anymore and being around them brings you down further. There is an innate desire to surround yourself around “like-minded” people and healthy relationships. You simply cannot tolerate lower vibrational environments, toxic unhealthy relationships any longer. Your body is longing to move away from dualistic concepts completely, now you are in alignment with the higher energies of the New Paradigm.
12 The Rapid Increase of Synchronicity in your life
Synchronicity begins to take hold of your life in a way that is dreamlike and certain numbers begin to haunt you, most commonly 11:11, 12:12, 111, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, etc. The signs begin increasing where it becomes more than just numbers but you begin experiencing deja-vu, dreams taking form, or certain symbols appear in your life. The subconscious is powerful, it is a tool to unlocking our own long-term memory; the symbols work in a way that is similar to Jungian Psychology. The symbols help awaken us.
13 Clear Communication with the Higher Mind
You find yourself talking to yourself or just, in general, you feel more in tune with listening to the silence. You feel a desire to speak with this “inner voice” or listen to the silence. Many experience meeting their Spirit Guides and communicating this way. This is also the frequency where you can speak to Spirits, our star family, our higher self which is a part of you and various other beings. Channeling is becoming more innate and natural to us as we open ourselves as a receptive channel to the Spirit world and Divine Source.
14 The Urge to Create
You want to explore things creatively: cooking, decorating, art, music, etc. One instance of Awakening is you are becoming more in tune with your subconscious and releasing the mind for imagination. The imagination is becoming more powerful than your natural thought process. We create our own reality with the power of our thoughts, this is the universe giving us a sign to start creating both literally and figuratively.
15 Moments of Elation
Once Awakened you begin to feel more at peace with yourself and your reality. This creates moments of bliss and euphoria by realizing you are seeing over the illusions of separation by knowing that you are never alone.
16 Time Dilation
The concept of how we view Time is changing entirely. We’re operating more from a unified sense of past-present-future perception. The Time is NOW. Your consciousness is striving for a present mindset. Time doesn’t feel like it has the structure anymore, it’s very fluid.
17 Memory Problems/Memory fog
We are becoming more intuitive by nature. When the kundalini is awakened, the left and right hemisphere begin to operate together in a unified balance enabling ultimate clarity.
Our Consciousness is shifting from the left-hemisphere(short-term memory) to the right (long-term memory), sometimes it is much harder to process information when you brain is thinking more spatial rather than logical. It becomes much harder to compartmentalize thoughts and learning to feel instead of over-thinking your words.
18 Left-brain Fogginess
Our Consciousness is going through a rewiring so everything our Right Hemisphere operates on will be heightened. This means our empathy, psychic abilities and your ability to experience through vision will be magnified. Whereas the left-hemisphere is going to take the back seat by tuning down its frequency. The Left-hemisphere is dominated by our logical reasoning, problem-solving, short-term memory, analysis, and order. This results in what some would call “short-circuiting”. You begin to experience brain fog, memory relapses, a brief moment of dyslexia, inability to focus on tasks, inability to read for very long, lack of focus, forgetfulness, thinking words but not speaking them, scatterbrained, losing interest very quickly, feeling overwhelmed with understanding the concept of communication and language, sometimes even a desire to not even speak or write. Although this opens up your attraction towards using your heightened senses. You will invest your time with Images, Art, Music, film, Connection, Performance, Dancing, Nature and other kinesthetic forms of expression. Overtime throughout the process you will gain mastery of using both hemispheres at a higher intelligence in a harmonic balance.
19 Feeling Disconnected
Your consciousness is wanting you to look within for answers instead of always looking outside of yourself and your external reality. As your frequency shifts, your interests and relationships will change, you attract what you are after all. Your old friendships and relationships will fall away for more soulful aligned relationships. We are releasing our karmic bonds into our soul family. Sometimes we have to let go in order to grow and evolve.
20 Cognitive Dissonance
. As our ego struggles to fully let go, we’re met with resistance, when we’re faced with this resistance it can manifest as anger, regret, turmoil, arguing, etc. when we find the endurance to let go we’re lead to truth and understanding of ourselves.
21 Moving into a different Reality
As stated before you begin to feel as if you are in a different reality or dual realities. As the Dimensions are merely states of consciousness we begin to experience a changing perception from 3d-4d thinking into 5d feeling of the heart center. Our Consciousness is ready for higher understanding and to enter the new triad of 5d-6d-7d and beyond.
Our perception of reality is shifting from time to time your consciousness will shift between dimensions which creates a glitch in your perception of how you see reality. It is just like it sounds, the feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement.
23 Vivid dreams/Prophetic Dreams
Our consciousness is shifting between dimensional states which is impacting our subconscious dream state, the spirit world and the material reality are intertwining a lot more than we ever realized possible. Prophetic Dreams and Lucid Dreaming start becoming more common.
24 Looking Within
This could be either a desire to Meditate out of the blue, talking to yourself or being more introspective with your thoughts rather than voicing your opinion all the time. You are becoming an observer of your thoughts and feelings, a watcher between worlds.
25 Moving into the Heart center
The heart center is ruled by the present moment or our feelings. This enables you to go through a process of teetering totting back and forth between the heart and the mind which can feel like you’re on the bipolar emotional train wreck express. It isn’t easy but the process of this is to unify the heart and mind together as one. What happens is your perception shifts from a very dualistic sense of past and future thinking into an empathetic compassionate desire where you begin operating from your heart center.
26 Quicker Thought/Expansion time
Our consciousness is shifting into the present where manifestation is strongest. This creates a point of acknowledgment where we begin to see our thoughts have power over our reality and how we create the world around us. Manifestations can start occurring almost immediately to current mood and feelings. Our intentions and beliefs are starting to fuel our actions into form.
27 Ego Death
It is the point of seeing beyond the illusions of reality and the infinite connection that we all embrace. We cannot rid ourselves of the Ego but we can understand the origin of the Ego and how it transforms our Awakening.
This is an overwhelming urge to do “something” and take action but not quite sure what it is, some call this their “mission”, others just feel that reality itself is changing from the inside out. That feeling as if something big is coming…The big galactic shift. The big change that is coming is you.
29 Strong Nostalgia
You become very reflective of the past, not just memories of the past but all of your past lives. When the body releases and lets go of what no longer serves them, they open a door into understanding their hidden memories. People also feel like they miss home or have a desire to go “home” which in reality is the body’s way of telling you that you are missing your higher self or your higher mind.
30 Out of Body Experiences
This can either be accidental or a desire to leave the body as if you need to trigger an out-of-body experience to gather information or explore your consciousness further. When we become more aware, our connection to other worlds is greatly increased and we’re able to tap into the Astral World easier than ever before.
31 A Desire to find your Soulmate
Symbolically this is a desire to find your divine soul essence of yourself, our masculine to our feminine or vice versa, this has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with Kundalini. Your Divine Counterpart or whatever you want to call it because you attract what you are! When the Heart Center is open and healed we’re able to find the unconditional love within ourselves again. This will cause your will to attract that love outside of yourself, pure unconditional true love.
32 Frequent Headaches/Central Forehead pain/Pain in the Temples
Everything is connected through energy and as the energy heals, we can go through points of illness, aches or general discomfort where the energy releases itself. This can manifest in a multitude of ways: pressure around the forehead, temples back of the head or anywhere that connects to the sinuses usually. This is an activity of the Crown Chakra expanding as well as the Pineal/Pituitary gland opening and releasing energy.
33 Chest Symptoms
You may feel a tightness within the torso, chest flutters or even in some cases chest pain. These are all signs that the heart is releasing blocked energy flow by opening up more and more light. This is creating the space for the awakened Merkabah. It’s a very strange sensation where you will feel a tightness in the chest that just as quickly goes away. It promotes the solar plexus to lash out in anger or emotional release. Then when the heart opens there is a deep sadness, a purging of emotions that is met with a distinct wave of euphoria. This creates an opening where new levels of empathy arise and compassion comes in all forms.
34 Heart Palpitations
This is the Heart opening and balancing itself. When the heart awakens we connect the bridge between the lower chakras and the higher, this is the divine gate into the Awakening. Heart Palpitations are signs that the energy is opening itself through the electromagnetic field. Nothing is wrong with you but you suddenly feel your heart beating faster within your chest or the opposite where you feel a general heavy dense energy in the heart. This can be scary if unprepared and cause anxiety or panic attacks.
35 Ear Ringing
A very common symptom that many who are in the early stages experience throughout their Awakening. This can manifest as hearing tones of frequency, ringing, or buzzing within the ears at random times. Due to the change in frequency, it is similar to the feeling of ear pressure when you go up a mountain. This is attributed to getting connections of new energy or a transfer of energy currents causing pressure to build.
36 Natural Spiritual High
Sometimes this can feel like a blissful euphoria that merely comes over you in a wave or other times it can be compared to feeling naturally “stoned”. It is here you can feel your vibrations increase at a tenfold rate. In actuality this is because we are very connected to the Spirit world especially once Awakened it is much easier to tap into these subtle currents because they exist within all human beings most people are just dormant to them.
37 Diet Changes
What is going on? When our Consciousness shifts, our energy changes and with all change we begin to oscillate towards different vibrations than our past experiences. We attract what we need to heal, this can mean you need more grounding foods such as meat and protein or you need more light foods to detox your energy with fruits and vegetables. This is why it is quite common to find Star-seeds and Indigo's alike switching between vegetarian, vegan and omnivore as their energy changes. No matter what you read, truly listen to what the body needs and craves as you heal your energy. Your health is important as the body is truly the Temple of the Soul.
38 Nausea/feeling ungrounded/dizziness
This is simple you are shifting and possibly ungrounded. If you feel floaty, dizzy or out of balance this is all signs that your Root Chakra needs work. You need to Ground. Ground. Ground. Protein, Root vegetables and Starches are the best medicine for grounded energy. Also, meditation or walks in nature help the body during the process of healing. When we are ungrounded, fear and anxiety become the forefront of our environment it is important to stay grounded especially when Awakening the Kundalini flow.
39 Extreme sensitivity to crowds/loud environments
This is usually due to the ability of Empathy and Clairsentience developing within you. The best thing to do in these situations is to trust your Intuition and sensory instincts. When we are in fear or self-doubt, we disconnect from the power of our intuition and the subconscious. It is imperative to stay out of fear when in situations such as these by grounding, shielding and knowing you are the one always in control of your energy.
40 Body Tingling from Head to Toe
We stated this one before but it is emotional as well as physical. This is you feeling your energy body increasing in frequency. It’s very subtle at times but it’s always there for those aware. Don’t fear this, you are only discovering who you are, infinite energy, a reflection of the Universe itself.
41 Body Temperature Changes
It literally feels as if a rapid energy surge goes through you causing your body temperature to change abruptly from being very cold to extremely hot in the blink of an eye. This is usually due to the change in energy from the body, a strange feeling to encounter but it passes just as quickly as it came. Having a hot flash in the middle of winter may seem a bit strange for just about anyone who isn’t menopausal but that is exactly what it can feel like!
42 Back-pain/body aches
Kundalini begins at the base of the spine and awakens into the Crown giving our chakras a nice workout over time. This can manifest as body aches as your spine adjusts to the Kundalini energy. It is not very pleasant…instead, listen to your body, rest and relaxation are sometimes the best medicine for the soul. The vibrational flu but with any flu aches and pains are always present.
43 Change in Sleep Patterns
Sometimes your body will be shifting so much during these changes it can disrupt your sleep cycle. Either you may feel too energized to sleep or find yourself waking up at odd hours of the night most commonly 1am-3am when most are still “asleep”. The objective of this is merely we are “waking up” and in the process sometimes sleep is much harder between the various transfers of energy. Rest when you can and listen to your intuition, you can also invest in natural sleep aids to help the process if it is bothersome, chamomile is a great aid.
44 Electronics Don’t Like You
Your car radio goes out, your iPod suddenly deleted your entire list of music, your cell phone seems to go out of service every time you make a call, lights flicker when you pass and your computer goes berserk on you. These are merely only a few examples people have experienced. It is true anything with electromagnets: cellphones, TVs, iPods, radios, DVD players, computers, etc. can cause a reverse reaction on your energy. This is usually due to the fact that your Energy is increasing in vibration and there creates a bizarre friction between the two. The best advice is to merely unplug for a bit. It is a sign you need a break from technology.
45 Changes in Weight
The Solar Plexus is the maturation of the Ego but also our direction of personal Will Power that is guarded by the stomach. This means as we go through a kundalini awakening we can have a shift in weight gain or weight loss. Your body may be storing energy either for protection, issues you have to work through regarding your willpower or Ego. The more we release these issues of the Ego you will find you can also drastically lose weight. This is merely a phase of releasing built-up energy over time, be kind to yourself during this process.
46 Looking Younger.
As you clear emotional issues, release limiting beliefs and heavy baggage from the past, you are actually lighter. Your frequency is oscillating higher than before and you begin to feel not only healthier but more lively than ever before. You love yourself, appreciate life more and have a general peace of mind about reality. You begin to resemble the perfect you that you really are, beautiful inside and out.