SExual Energy

Channeled in 1983 by Birgit Klein, from her spiritual guide Johannes. – * –

 THE ACTIVATION OF THE SEXUAL ENERGY OR THE KUNDALINI ENERGY

The sexual energy or the Kundalini energy is the Divine energy, which can give rise to the physical and spiritual junction, and which contain the seed for transcendence in all thinkable ways. It is actually not only active in the sex act, it is a general cosmic energy, which has an important function in every human being’s spiritual development.

This energy springs from the Root chakra, from which it in the most important of the human processes rises and extends up through all the other chakras, and the final goal is to have this energy flowing freely through all the chakras, creating a circuit where the energy flow up through the spinal cord indicates how far one has come spiritually.

A free-flowing sexual energy is not established within a couple of years, it is a very comprehensive process, which it takes many years to get a hold on. Therefore you should be very careful with meditation techniques, because some of them may cause a too early and too violent activation of this energy.

 As a rule of thumb you should keep in mind that in the beginning of the cleansing process you should avoid any violent physical techniques, and you must never exaggerate anything you have begun with, even if it has an apparently positive effect. Any exaggerations regarding e.g. long and deep meditations may cause the Kundalini energy to run amuck and cause disturbances and imbalances.

You must always let your intuition guide you to what is good or what is bad for you. If you do not feel good about a certain technique, then do not listen to any explain away’s and “authorized” answers – find a guide who you have confidence in, and stop doing the things which you feel are harmful to you. Human beings are different and similarly they need different techniques for their development – what is good for one person may be bad for another.

The Kundalini energy must therefore be handled according to what it is – a good servant, but a dangerous enemy. It is often symbolized by a sleeping snake, and just as a snake is potentially dangerous, so is the Kundalini energy. It must rise of its own accord, quiet and peacefully, through years of transcendence and patient development. Therefore one should always be careful with techniques which makes everything proceed faster – some people are ready for this, while others (and that is the majority) are not.

ORGASM AND KUNDALINI ENERGY

The Kundalini energy is only sporadically mentioned, and perhaps it may be a bit difficult to understand what it really is. The spiritual part of reality, the spiritual dimension, is a more delicate vibration of the physical dimension, or perhaps one could say that the physical, material part of reality is a coarser vibration of the spiritual. In the spiritual universe the leading element is energy, it is an energy that comes from God, it is actually God’s vibrations or his aura.

God is our creator, he has created all that is, and it is through a gigantic discharge of his energy that the whole process of creation is started. The energy which exists in the spiritual universe is manifesting in different concentrations within each single individual, and the Kundalini energy is equivalent to this energy in each human being.

When the physical life is the dominating aspect, then the Kundalini energy remains latent within a human being’s root chakra, and it is only used sporadically, e.g. during the sex act, where there is a possibility for different kinds of transcendence which activate it to a more or lesser degree. When you begin to cleanse yourself, cleanse your chakras, and transcendent your blockages and tensions, then the Kundalini energy begins to extend up through your spiritual body, and the goal is a fully enlightened human being, whose spiritual and physical body is surrounded by Divine energy, flowing through the chakras in a circuit which mainly is experienced as an upward flow through the spinal cord. From being a closed unit, with blocked chakras and an inactive Kundalini energy, the human being has become an open channel for Divine energy, where God’s energy can flow freely through all the chakras and create the most beautiful aura in all the colors of the rainbow.

Within the moment of orgasm a very important connection between the physical and the spiritual body is opened, a connection which could be said to consist of a number of very delicate channels, which otherwise remain closed. The activation of the Kundalini energy during the sex act is the motor that opens these channels, and therefore it is very important that this act is done in the right spirit, with the right thoughts and feelings, for it is definitely not unimportant how one uses the powerful energy that begins to flow within both the physical and the spiritual body.

If love is involved in the process which is activating the Kundalini energy, then it is much easier for this energy to flow to the heart chakra, this way activating this important chakra. But if the act is devoid of love, then the energy will rather flow to e.g. the solar plexus chakra, where this energy may have a negative effect, e.g. by creating impurities or imbalances, which may have a negative influence on a persons spiritual development. A too rapid and violent rising of the Kundalini energy, e.g. through powerful meditation techniques, may therefore have a disturbing effect on ones spiritual development, because it create disturbances in different chakras. A poorly balanced solar plexus chakra may in less severe cases make one very sensitive to bad vibrations, to other peoples thoughts, and to the realities of this world in general.

In more severe cases this inexpedient Kundalini rising may cause mental disturbances of a more severe character, depressions, and also schizophrenia-like conditions. But as not to create any unnessecary anxiety by saying this, I would like to point out, that it actually takes quite a lot to cause severe problems. In most cases it just means a delay of the spiritual development, because people who have their Kundalini energy Activated are often seekers, who have been set to work with their spiritual development in different ways.

The correct rising of the Kundalini energy must proceed in a quiet and peaceful manner, through a patient cleansing process of long duration, where one is involved in several different things – an active and loving sex life, meditation, and an active life where one is more focused on helping others than just being concerned with ones own life.

Love is the mainstay, and if you are in doubt if some of the things you are doing has a negative or a positive effect on your spiritual development, then just ask yourself, if your or other people’s actions are motivated by love. If you are able to transcend your own egoistic motives, and instead try to stay focused on giving, then the Kundalini energy will begin to rise in a quiet and peaceful manner, no matter what else you are doing. The road to enlightening, to complete human development, is first of all paved with actions of love.

RISING OF THE KUNDALINI ENERGY AND SEX LIFE

Many Eastern religions and sects have the idea, that an active sex life will delay the full rising of the Kundalini energy, because it will be fixated to the sex chakra, so that it cannot reach the higher chakras. This is only partially true, for if the parties in a sexual relationship really love each other, then their love on the contrary will make the Kundalini energy rise in a more harmonic way, and in a way which is very beneficial to the spiritual development.

But if one’s sex life is based on selfish and purely biological desires, then the energy will easily be fixated, and in more severe cases blockages will be created in the higher chakras. A life based upon love, in combination with an active and regular sex life, is one of the best ways to cleanse oneself and can be a very important factor in one’s spiritual development. – * – Copyright Birgit Klein. Translated from her book “Jorden doer uden kaerlighed” (Without love the Earth will die).

Kinds of Risings

Kinds of Kundalini Risings

  According to Traditional Kundalini Science, Kundalini Shakti constantly strives to attain a lasting Oneness experience by elevating to Bindu, the pinnacle where she can reside in union with Pure Consciousness. For her ascent, there are six routes, the Shakti nadis, through which she is able to elevate. The Shakti nadis are: Susumna, Vajra, Chitrini, Brahma, Saraswati, and Lakshmi. There are also various energy center (chakra) levels in these routes at which she might take up residence in the course of her efforts until she can go higher.

The kind of rising a person gets depends on the vitality and dynamics occurring in their subtle body at the time of the initial release. This, along with their individual nature based on the pattern of past karmas they carry, determines the types of experiences they have. Non-ordinary experiences can occur at any level. A healthy rising is full of peace, awareness, and understanding.

Correct spiritual practice can affect the quality of a rising, as can factors such as lifestyle behaviors and the interference of subtle influences. The kind of risings people have, along with the past karmas they carry, determine the types of experiences they go through. It is the effect of the rising on vayu (energy) dynamics and the contents of the person’s mind that creates the experienced phenomena reported by people with a Kundalini rising.

To prevent or remedy a blocked rising and to assure spiritual development, careful effort is required to make the individual’s container (body, energy, mind, discernment) strong and pure so Kundalini Shakti can function comfortably and spiritual growth can be attained. Therefore, the great spiritual traditions provide methods that serve to unblock or divert incomplete risings to make them stable and allow them to proceed to spiritual results.

The following terms designate the major stages and types of spiritual process as described in

Kundalini Vidya:

No Rising, Kundalini Stirring, Kundalini Arousal, Kundalini Release, Partial Rising and Intermediate Rising (in Susumna nadi), Deflected Rising (in Saraswati nadi or Vajra nadi), Faux Full Rising, Full Rising (at Makara Point), Upper Process Routes, Complete Process (Pinnacle at Bindu), Bindu direct from Muladhara,  Kaula Marga Vajra Diversion Process, Plateau Samadhi Experience (Advanced process), and Omega (Liberation, Moksha).

These categories provide a framework for discussing the major stages of spiritual development as described through the format of Kundalini process according to Traditional Kundalini Science. A closer look will convey the great variety of experiences possible in the stages of development in Kundalini process:

No Rising

Kundalini Shakti remains unreleased, contained in Muladhara chakra, the Root energy center subtly corresponding to the perineum at the base of the spine. This is the state of an ordinary person, one with no release or rising and no vayu dynamic in Muladhara.

Kundalini Stirring

Kundalini Shakti is shaken within Muladhara due to stimulation of the vayus (energies). The vayus in Muladhara spin, but Kundalini Shakti maintains her place at the mouth of Susumna nadi and does not uncoil her grip from around its base, and so she is not released or arisen. The experiencer may shake, weep, dance, run, jerk, laugh, cry out, or have glossalalia or other remarkable phenomena. This may inspire or motivate the experiencer to repeat the behavior that was the catalyst for the stirring.

 

Kundalini Arousal

Kundalini Shakti uncoils within Muladhara chakra and withdraws from the opening of Susumna nadi due to stimulation of the vayus, but the energy vitality is too weak and the mind too unfocused or not sufficiently spiritually engaged to support an actual release from the Root center. After an arousal, there is no rising, but Kundalini Shakti stays uncoiled at the Root center, unaware of and unrelated to her Source, for she is no longer facing upward through Susumna to see her Goal.She does not recoil her grip around the base of Susumna nadi, and she resides ungrounded and disturbed. If there is no training for the person to remain focused on virtue, she might be distracted by negative downward pulls and enter the dark substrata minor chakras below Muladhara, there to become engaged in nefarious traits and behaviors.

Kundalini Release

Kundalini Shakti uncoils, withdraws from the opening to Susumna, and, having enough energy and focus in the subtle system, is able to exit Muladhara chakra. This can take place when the pranic system is sufficiently vital and clear and when specific conditions, including intense mental and emotional focus, created by spiritual practice or life shock, are present. Kundalini Shakti can then enter one of the six available nadis and elevate to whatever level she is able to reach at that time. The nadi she enters depends on the conditions in the individual at the moment of the Kundalini release.

Partial Rising

Kundalini Shakti breaks the cap of Swayambhu linga (one of three such structures in Susumna nadi) in the root chakra and goes through the whirlwind above it, rising into Susumna nadi and elevating to the level of Anahata chakra, the Heart center, under the cap of Bana linga. Such a rising is unstable, meaning that Kundalini Shakti does not stay at the Heart level but goes up and down intermittently within the lower levels of Susumna, with her base camp at Muladhara, the Root center. This causes mild to moderate fluctuating experiences until she is able to break through the Bana linga cap at the Heart and elevate higher in Susumna.

Intermediate Rising

Kundalini Shakti rises through Susumna nadi, breaks the cap of Bana linga at the Heart center, and elevates to the level of Vishuddha chakra, the Throat center, or to Lower Ajna chakra, the Brow center. These are stable risings, as Kundalini Shakti remains steadily positioned at the level she has attained and from there attempts to ascend and break the cap of Itara linga in Ajna chakra, the Brow center, so she can reach Makara point at the top of Ajna. Practical talents may be bestowed on people with these risings, but over harvesting them may dissipate and strain the subtle system, delaying spiritual progress.

Deflected Rising (Vajra and Saraswati nadis)

At the time of release, Kundalini Shakti, deflected from entering Susumna nadi, can enter either Vajra nadi or Saraswati nadi, whereupon she rises immediately up to Sahasrara, the Thousand petaled lotus, and opens brain centers there, only to swiftly descend back to Muladhara, which becomes her base camp. From there, she intermittently goes up and down within the nadi she has entered, making these risings unstable. Saraswati nadi has three granthis (knots) that must be opened, and Vajra nadi has five bands in women and two bands in men that must be aligned. Due to brain center activation, various talents and remarkable experiences might result from deflected risings, but there may be some strain also, as Kundalini Shakti cannot reach the pinnacle (Bindu) from either of these cul-de-sac nadis and so becomes frustrated in her efforts to unite with the One. Such a rising must be diverted into a culminating nadi, usually Susumna, and then must be elevated from there to Makara point in Upper Ajna chakra in order to access the Upper Process nadis that lead to Bindu.

Faux Full Rising (Upper Sankhini nadi)

Kundalini Shakti elevates through Susumna nadi and pierces the cap of Itara linga in Upper Ajna chakra, but rather than proceding to Makara point, she is made to stay at Introspector point, which is below Makara point. There she accesses Upper Sankhini nadi rather than proceding upward, and receives special powers, such as persuasion, that worldly leaders can utilize to control their domains or take over new realms. This is an esoteric, non-culminating rising that is not spiritual in its intent.

Full Rising (at Makara)

Kundalini Shakti elevates through Susumna nadi, breaking through the cap of Itara linga at the Brow chakra and reaching Makara point at the top of the Brow chakra. From this entry point to the upper nadi regions that go through Sahasrara, the Thousand petaled lotus, Kundalini Shakti determines which of the culminating Upper Process routes she will take for her ascent to Bindu, the pinnacle. With a Full rising, which is active in the region after Makara and before Bindu, Kundalini Shakti is in Upper Process, where spiritual life truly begins as the aspirant is blessed, purged, purified, educated, and strengthened inwardly. With the aspirant’s sincere cooperative support, Kundalini Shakti is able to go through the Sahasrara lotus, emptying out old karmas while remaining centered and objective.

Upper Process Routes

From her new stable command center at Makara point in the upper Brow chakra, Kundalini Shakti is easily able to direct the functions of her vayus (energies) throughout her container to heal, purify, and renovate it. This restoration project is the essential task of the phase between Makara and Bindu, which involves the strengthening, repairing, and detoxifying of the entire subtle body (which includes the energy, mind, and discernment levels of the person). The Sahasrara system, with its many brain centers correlated to the petals of the six chakras, is also refurbished, improving brain function and endorphin production. This phase can take some time and may be physically and emotionally uncomfortable as the unconscious mind, with its karmic vasanas and samskaras (mental impressions and drives), is unloaded and the entire subtle body system is improved. It can be made easier through skilled spiritual guidance and by the individual’s support of the process through healthy lifestyle and devoted spiritual practices, perspective, understanding, and dedication.

Upper Process routes include:

Upper Vajra nadi process, which initiates a chakra by chakra purge and purification orchestrated from Makara via the brain center petals of Sahasrara;

Upper Chitrini nadi process, which can cause spontaneous body, hand, and breath movement patterns via Brahma Randhra;

Upper Brahma nadi process, which offers increased awareness and now-ness perspective through the Stopping Stations or Guru Triangle routes as well as Hrit process, which gives the holiness and beatitude qualities of the Sacred Heart and yields Bindu experience even before eliminating all the karmic residue (samskaras and vasanas).

Other Upper Process routes include the Kabbalah Tree of Life, the Celtic Holy Grail, the Egyptian Inner Chamber, and other spiritual traditions’ special ways.

Complete Process (Pinnacle at Bindu)

At the top of Sahasrara (the Thousand petaled lotus), Kundalini Shakti goes through the five steps of Brahma Randhra, which is the innermost circle of Sahasrara and the blossom of Chitrini nadi. There she enters into spiritual communion at Visarga, the last part of Brahma nadi, and finally merges into oneness with Pure Consciousness at Bindu, the pinnacle of Brahma nadi.

The initial arrival of Kundalini Shakti at Bindu is called Pinnacle experience. It is the culmination of a rising but not the final stage of spiritual development. It can be without vasanas and samskaras or with, if the subtle body purging has yet to be finished.

Bindu Direct from Muladhara

A complete rising may also rarely occur following an initial release of Kundalini Shakti from Muladhara, the Root chakra, into Chitrini nadi or Brahma nadi. A release into one of these sacred nadis always culminates with Complete process at Bindu. Chitrini nadi process from Muladhara offers a scenic route to Bindu, going through the entire subtle body system chakra by chakra. Brahma nadi process from Muladhara is extremely rare and bestows a direct immediate route to Bindu.

Kaula Marga Vajra Diversion Process

In special circumstances with qualified spiritual direction, the Kundalini Shakti of a spiritually focused, vowed married person with a Vajra nadi rising can divert to Susumna nadi at Muladhara, the Root chakra, and elevate up to Vishuddha chakra, the Throat chakra. There she re-diverts to Vajra nadi at Vishuddha’s Amrita point and elevates, touching Makara at the end of Susumna and ascending directly to Bindu via Brahma Randhra (entering Upper Chitrini and then Upper Brahma nadis), yielding profound ecstasy and brain center capacity. Unloading then happens. This uncommon process is a Left path method provided as a blessing for noble rulers so they have the spiritual and worldly capacity to help their people.

An even rarer variation is a diversion from Vajra nadi into Chitrini nadi or Brahma nadi at Muladhara.

Plateau Samadhi Experience (Advanced process)

Once Bindu has been reached, Kundalini Shakti sets up a temporary base camp location at or below Bindu and commutes from there to Bindu, to which she returns repeatedly until, through the aspirant’s regular spiritual practice, she becomes proficient at quickly and volitionally returning to Bindu to enjoy Oneness experience, which is beyond all phenomena. The phase from Bindu to Omega is called Plateau or Advanced process. Through repeated experience, the aspirant becomes able to go to Bindu easily, to stay there for increasingly long periods of time, and to be able to return to external functioning efficiently.

This commuting phase, in which Kundalini Shakti visits Bindu often and for extended periods, removes any residual deep level karmic material so the practitioner is transformed as he or she progresses through the increasingly subtle and profound levels of Samadhi. The three stages of Plateau experience are: Shuddha beha, which purifies the physical system, Pranava beha, which improves brain function, and Jnana beha, which refines higher intelligence.

Omega (Liberation, Moksha)

Eventually, the advanced practitioner resides in Oneness experience at all times. This is called Moksha, Liberation, Turiya, Nirvikalpa samadhi, or the eternal union of the soul with the One. We refer to this culmination of Plateau experience as Omega. It is the ultimate goal of the spiritual quest and can result in the individual becoming a realized saint, sage, or adept.

Many levels of advancement are available to liberated holy ones. The realized ones are each unique, and each retains some essence of their own temperament and conditioning. Realized beings might travel to give spiritual guidance, they might stay in one place and teach only those who come to their door, they might live incognito as ordinary people, or they might live as hidden hermits, spending their days in Oneness. Those with a special body of knowledge may be invited by the One to serve humanity as adepts. These are able to maintain some presence on the celestial plane while also merging in Pure Consciousness.

The specialty of PKYC is to assist the qualified sincere spiritual seeker to reach Makara point in Upper Ajna chakra and then to support the seeker to culmination with deepening proficiency of Oneness experience at Bindu. After Makara, Kundalini Shakti determines which Upper Route process she will take and then strives in that way toward realization, sponsored by the dedicated cooperation and correct support of the individual aspirant. During this phase, PKYC also provides individualized spiritual education, support, guidance, and recommendations so the seeker can more skillfully and devotedly help Kundalini Shakti make good progress as the individual progresses through Full process to Bindu, the pinnacle. One then becomes more proficient in Oneness Experience in the Complete process Plateau phase with deepened spiritual advancement, which can culminate in Omega, full spiritual realization, Liberation.

Raising kundalini

What fundamental purpose does raising the Kundalini serve? Why would one want to do it and who (what type of person) would want to do it? At what level of development is one ready to undertake the exercises of Kundalini raising? Are there various degrees of experience in Kundalini raising? I understand some people have their crown chakras opened up for minutes or hours after the experience, while others have them opened for many months at a time. Does this mean one experience was more powerful than the other?

These are some of the questions answered in this article, authored by Robert Bruce.
6) What fundamental purpose does raising the Kundalini serve?

>Good question(s). Keep in mind that my answers come from personal
experience and observations, not from books. I’ve read very little about
kundalini.

The activation of the kundalini circuit can be likened to how a larvae
converts into a butterfly. One does not grow pretty wings, but some fairly
dramatic changes occur. The successful raising of kundalini gives birth to
a whole new bio energy circuit. In a way, all primary chakras activate and
begin working together to generate the new circuit.

The major changes occur during a raised kundalini session, which can last
from ten to 30 minutes, or maybe even longer with more training. This is a
most profound state. I’ll post something on this in a minute, to save me
typing it all out again.

But once kundalini has been raised once, the whole energy body begins to
reorganize itself. What exactly happens is difficult to ascertain but the
energy body seems to start growing and developing towards what will become a
new ‘normal’ state of being.

6a) Why would one want to do it and who (what type of person) would want to
do it?

Raising kundalini involves taking a big step in spiritual evolution. It is
possible that this could free one from the reincarnational mechanism of
life, and set one on a new path of evolution, the path of the masters. I
think ascension to becoming a living master is possible through kundalini.

Also, one of the most noticeable things that happens is that during raised
kundalini state, ones higher self manifests very strongly through you. You
virtually become your higher self, but still retain your human personality.
Bathed in the sacred Aummm, ones connection to God is extremely noticeable
and real.

All psychic abilities begin to grow stronger after kundalini has been
raised. And they are fully active during raised kundalini state.

I suspect that once developed (fully medusa effect and beyond) the power of
creation may become normal. But I also suspect that some knowledge of magic
and words of power and creation would also be required. Then whatever is
imagined will appear in the physical. Basically, one transcends and gains
control over the physical environment.

So, yes, spiritual immortality is possible. Physical immortality may also be
possible, if the energy flow out of the body can be reversed, eg, so one
grows younger at will. These things all need exploring. And I plan to do
just this.

7) In relation to item 3), at what level of development is one ready to undertake the exercises of Kundalini
raising?

I am still pondering the question of this criteria. But a high level of development is most certainly required.

One needs a strong and balanced mind, and a balanced personality and
emotions, and a reasonably heathy body. The demands of raising kundalini are
great. Full power real time OBE or high level projection are very easy in
comparison. So astral projection should, ideally, be mastered first. And
mastering astral projection in itself is a good indicator that one is ready
to raise kundalini. I think I just answered my own question.

However, some untrained people can OBE quite easily. So I’d say a
combination of at least a trained mind (through yoga or similar) and astral projection ability would be a good starting point.

Age may play a factor, too. One may need to be at least 30 before this can be done. But I need to experiment more to clarify this factor.

8 ) Are there various degrees of experience in Kundalini raising? I
understand some people have their crown chakras opened up for minutes or
hours after the experience, while others have them opened for many months at
a time. Does this mean one experience was more powerful than the other?

This depends on whether kundalini was actually raised, or whether we are
talking about strong chakra activation, or kundalini related phenomena being
involved.

There are various ways kundalini can rise, but the end result is the full
snake like phenomenon, which I’ll describe in another post.

Today, a great many energy body phenomena and kundalini related activity are
taken for actual raised kundalini. It can be very confusing. But there is
only one main event; the snake.

9) Is there a point to raising the Kundalini more than once? Are the
experiences different in what is learned/gained every time?

Once kundalini is raised it must be developed and raised many times before
it fully grows. I have not gone past the full medusa and Aumm stage, but I
plan to get back into training very soon. It gets easier to do every time
its done. In time, the fully raised state would replace normal meditation
and etc. This seems reasonable expectation.

Also, raising kundalini many times seems to help the enlightenment process,
which is a staggered affair; one step at a time.

10) What is gained by having the crown chakra opened during and after
Kundalini raising? What can one do with an opened crown chakra that they
normally can’t do when it is closed, or less opened?

I’m not really sure about this as I’ve not experienced this. One also has to
define exactly what is meant by ‘open’. Chakras are not like little doors
that can be opened and closed with some imagination and good intentions.
They are always active, but there are levels of activation. So an open crown
could jsut be a more active than ususal crown. This would cause some psychic
abilities to manifest.

A lot of problems can surround overactivation of the crown center. An
overactive crown can drain one of energy, so energy cannot be accumulated.
It just gets sucked up through the crown. Possession and various mental
problems can also be linked with this problem.

11) What are some of the things people report that they experience during
the Kundalini raising? Are they all fairly similar in theme, or are the
experiences vastly different? (e.g. traveling through tubes of light?,
seeing past lives?)

Yes, the experiences are fairly similar. Kundalini spikes up through the
spine are the norm. A blinding flash of white light in the minds eye, a
powerful OBE or near death experience. Some kind of examination by masters
or deities. I’ve not experienced past lives but this may be possible in some
cases. Travelling through a tube of light may also happen in some cases.

The variety of experiences may be caused by differences in development and
in the energy body, and by the age of the incarnating spirit, eg, spiritual
maturity, etc.

12) In relation to item 6), what is the ULTIMATE goal of Kundalini raising,
assuming it is a process that requires multiple experiences to reach an
ultimate goal.

I think the ultimate goal is to become a physically immortal master. But I
need to explore all this further.

I may have a way to safely train people using something new. This is
experimental but it may work. Kundalini can be raised in the pre OBE
vibrational state. I’ve done this and its quite easy. If one does not need
to raise kundalini fully first, it may be possible to train people to
cleanse and condition the kundalini snake pathway with a lower level of
energy than what normally occurs during the main event.

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There is widespread misunderstanding about kundalini. Most seem to
think its a raise once and its done kind of thing. But this is not the case
at all. Kundalini is a discrete bioenergy phenomenon, much like a sneeze or
an orgasm. One could not say after a single orgasm that ones orgasm is now
raised and active. Neither could one say that after a single kundalini
raising, or related phenomena, that ones kundalini is now raised. Kundalini
must be raised many times and developed.

A single kundalini raised experience may last from 5 to 30 minutes. Longer
may be possible with higher development. The raised state is heavily energy
dependent, so when energy resources are reduced it just stops. But while it
is raised one becomes God, in a sense. Ones personality is still present,
but ones higher self rises very close to the surface indeed. And ones higher
self is about as close to God as one can get. So raised kundalini could be
called a full higher self manifestation.

The psychic abilities this causes are the natural abilities of a spirit, and
of ones higher self. They are not created out of nothing, they are freed.

Kundalini does change one and one does experience enlightenment during its
peak. But this is abstract enlightenment, eg, one knows everything at the
time because one is experiencing a level of God consciousness. But after the
experience one reverts to normal consciousness and knowledge. However,
something is then changed and ones inspirational abilities, plus all psychic
abilities, are greatly enhanced.

Then begins the staggered realization process where higher knowledge is
gained one small step at a time. But this progressive gaining of knowledge
will only bear true fruit if one has a sound belief system, and if one
applies the empirical process, eg, first build a solid foundation and then
add to it one thing at a time. If this discipline is not applied one is
likely to float away with the faries.

There are three main ways that kundalini will rise. The first is
spontaneously, in response to mental and emotional and spiritual states of
being, eg, Carl Jung had a spontaneous kundalini rising. The second is
through yoga practice where the body and mind are developed to the point
where kundalini will rise naturally. The third is to manually raise
kundalini by manipulating the energy body with body awareness techniques.
Ideally, a combination of all three would provide the best and safest
results.

To do this, one must first understand the nature of primary energy centers,
chakras, and the base center. A fundamental aspect of the base center is
that it acts a lot like an electrical capacitor. It is also heavily shielded
and earthed, in a bioenergy sense. Another aspect of chakras is their
ability to ‘strobe’. This is a natural high level function. Once a chakra’s
energy peaks, reaches critical mass, it strobes and releases all its energy
in one moment. The natural path for this energy is upwards, and as it floods
upwards it creates new high voltage energy conduits, and flash activates the
chakras above one at a time. This last can happen in several ways, depending
on how prepared the energy body is, but there is only one raised kundalini
phenomenon, eg, the full internal snake phenomenon.

When kundalini rises, it feels like a physical snake as thick as a man’s
wrist forces its way up through the perenium; between anus and genitals. It
forces its way in 3.5 clockwise spiral up through the body. Ones internal
organs will be felt sloshing and moving as they are pushed out of the way,
as kundalini raises through the body, neck and head to the crown.

The internal snake phenomenon is caused by an internal manifestation of
ectoplasm. This is the only reasonable explanation.

A brilliant minds eye flash of light (like a giant camera flash) will occur
at the beginning of a kundalini raising. This leaves a feeling of mild
concussion on the face, as if one had been slapped. This is because the
whole face contains the support structure for the brow chakra, and is thus
involved with the brow center strobe. Note that the brow center strobe can
occur seperately from a kundalini event, eg, during the formation of the
vision screen of high function clairvoyance (what could be called a
Nostradamus level phenomena). Brow center strobes can also result from
various practices, including meditation and astral projection exercises. If
this happens, it indicates strong natural clairvoyance potential is present,
even if dormant and unrealized.

Normally the crown and brow will not fully activate during early kundalini
raising events. But once these activate it feels like ones skull vanishes
and from the surface of ones brain hundreds of fat, fleshy fingers, like
little snakes, are felt to appear. These feel as real as ones other fingers.
At this time, the brow fuses with the crown the one in the nose bridge, and
this new chakra structure is felt as a heavy, fleshy flap hanging down over
ones brow and bridge of nose. This feels as if ones skull (the entire area
above the hair line) has turned into a sea anenome.

These fingers (I think the eastern term is petals) respond instantly to
thought. If one things of any concept, the fingers form intricate geometric
patterns. I think this may be where mandallas come from. Note, if you read
the book ‘Secret of the Golden Flower’, in the commentary by Jung, he
explains that mandallas are resident in the human psyche in all races. I highly recommend this book.

Another interesting phenomenon here is that if one thinks of a living
person, these fingers form a pattern, but some also point to ‘where’ this
person is in the real world.

In order to raise kundalini, one must repeatedly raise a lot of energy to
the base center. Most of what is raised immediately leaks away, is earthed
away. But if this practice is continued, there comes a
point where the insulation is burned away and the base strobes. The first
symptom of this is a massive kundalini spike up through the spine. This can
be extremely painful, burning and electrical sensations. It is wise to stop
for a breather at this point, but without breaking relaxation discipline.

Note that if the body is not prepared by fasting and purging beforehand, the
bowels will turn to water and let go in response to full physical shock.
Now, if one begins raising energy again a minute or so later, another spike
will occur, just as strong but a bit less painful, and then the serpent will
be released. Ideally it will rise fairly rapidly and smoothly all the way to
the crown, in 3.5 clockwise coils.

I recommend 3 days fasting prior to an attempt, or other yoga purging practices can be used to achieve the same internally cleansed state. I find my energy peaks on the 3rd day. This helps as one needs every ounce of energy one can muster to raise kundalini.

A type of near death experience will usually occur. I don’t have enough data
to say for sure, but this is a reasonable observation. In my case, I was
evicted from my physical body (I think it died of shock) and, in brief, I
was examinied by three deities (or ascended masters). Two shook their heads
and retired, but the third came down and helped me. He showed me my errors
and how to rectify my problems through spiritual cleansing (not physical).

When Kundalini has been more developed, eg, raised a dozen or so times (a week apart for each event is wise), and the crown becomes fully active, one will also experience the Aummmm. This is quite loud and if feels and sounds like the word ‘Aummm’ being said continually (one tone) by a man with a deep voice. This, I think, may be the underlaying sound (or Word) of creation.

Warning: This subject must be approached with great care and respect. This is a long term goal, a lifetimes work. Raising kundalini is a dangerous thing to do. And the less prepared and developed a person is, the more dangerous it becomes. Madness and or death can result, as can a variety of serious physical and mental disorders, if one who is unprepared does this. As said, master wake induced OBE first, as this is not only a more achievable goal, but it also helps prepare one for higher levels of energy body activation and kundalini.

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Kundalini

Kundalini is a Sanskrit word meaning either “coiled up” or “coiling like a snake.” There are a number of other translations of the term usually emphasizing a more serpent nature to the word – e.g. ‘serpent power’.

The caduceussymbol of coiling snakes is thought to be an ancient symbolic representation of Kundalini physiology.

The concept of Kundalini comes from yogic philosophy of ancient India and refers to the mothering intelligence behind yogic awakening and spiritual maturation. It might be regarded by yogis as a sort of deity, hence the occasional capitalization of the term.

Within a western frame of understanding it is often associated with the practice of contemplative or religious practices that might induce an altered state of consciousness, either brought about spontaneously, through a type of yoga, through psychedelic drugs, or through a near-death experience.

According to the yogic tradition Kundalini is curled up in the back part of the root chakra in three and one-half turns around the sacrum. Yogic phenomenology states that kundalini awakening is associated with the appearance of bio-energetic phenomena that are said to be experienced somatically by the yogi.

This appearance is also referred to as “pranic awakening”. Prana is interpreted as the vital, life-sustaining force in the body. Uplifted, or intensified life-energy is called pranotthana and is supposed to originate from an apparent reservoir of subtle bio-energy at the base of the spine. This energy is also interpreted as a vibrational phenomena that initiates a period, or a process of vibrational spiritual development.

The source text for the concept of kundalini is the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika” written by Swami Svatmarama (English translation, 1992) somewhere between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. Any examination of the topic should include this work. The pradipika is one of the later developments in yoga sacred texts. Hatha Yoga is strictly speaking a forcing technique which has as its primary aim the forcing of the arising of kundalini.

The main emphasis is a difficult regime of breathing techniques meant to increase the store of “prana” in the body. The well known physical postures are only meant to be an aid to maintain peak physical fitness, so as to support the real work of the breathing practices. All of this has, according to tradition, to be accompanied by prolonged and unbroken meditation practice (for which the main text is the “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”). The text adds that great good fortune is another requirement, i.e.luck, for the procedure to succeed. However, these techniques are not without dangers.

 

The Interpretation of KundaliniTwo early western interpretations of Kundalini were supplied by C.W. Leadbeater (1847-1934), of the Theosophical Society, and the analytical psychologist Carl Jung (1875­1961).

Jung’s seminar on Kundalini yoga, presented to the Psychological Club in Zurich in 1932, has been widely regarded as a milestone in the psychological understanding of Eastern thought and of the symbolic transformations of inner peace.

Kundalini yoga presented Jung with a model for the developmental phases of higher consciousness, and he interpreted its symbols in terms of the process of individuation. (Princeton University Press Book description to C. G Jung – “The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga”, 1999).

A few western translators interpret the energetic phenomena as a form of psychic or paranormal energy, although the western parapsychological understanding of psychic energy, separated from its cultural-hermeneutic matrix, is probably not the same as the yogic understanding. Yogic philosophy understands this concept as a maturing energy that expresses the individual’s soteriological longings. Viewed in a mythological context it is sometimes believed to be an aspect of Shakti, the goddess and consort of Shiva.

Kundalini might be said to be a popular concept, since it is widely quoted among various disciplines of yoga and New Age beliefs. However, the recent popularization of the term within new religious movements has – according to some scholars of religion – not contributed to promote a mature understanding of the concept (Sovatsky, 1998). As with many eastern contemplative concepts there exist considerable difficulties, and possible semantic confusion, connected to the way these concepts are adapted to a western context.

This has led to somewhat different interpretations and applications of the concept of Kundalini within the spiritual and contemplative culture in the west. On the one hand there are the New Age popularizations, and on the other hand there is the traditional lineage of Kundalini Yoga understood from its cultural background and interpreted within the academic fields of Religious Studies, Pastoral Theology and Transpersonal/Humanistic psychology.

With the tools of these academic traditions it is possible to give different interpretations to the concept of Kundalini; such as physiological interpretations, psychological interpretations, clinical interpretations, religious interpretations, mythological interpretations and spiritual interpretations.

 

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga is a meditative discipline – or a system of meditative techniques and movements – within the yogic tradition that focuses on psycho-spiritual growth and the body’s potential for maturation. The practice of Kundalini Yoga consists of a number bodily postures, expressive movements and utterances, characterological cultivations, breathing patterns, and degrees of concentration.

The movements and the body-work should not – according to some scholars of religion – be considered mere stretching exercises. The concept of life-energy – pranotthana – is central to the practice and understanding of Kundalini Yoga. It also gives special consideration to the role of the spine and the endocrine system in the understanding of yogic awakening. Recently, there has been a growing interest within the medical community to study the physiological effects of meditation, and some of these studies have applied the discipline of Kundalini Yoga to their clinical settings.

 

Kundalini in the World’s ReligionsKundalini is mainly associated with Hinduism. However, Kundalini as a spiritual experience is thought to have parallels in many of the mystical and gnostic traditions of the world’s great religions.

Many factors point to the universality of the phenomenon. The early Christians might have referred to the concept as ‘pneuma’, and there are some recent parallels in contemporary Christian Charismatic ‘Holy Ghost’ phenomena. Religious studies also note parallels in Quakerism, Shakerism, Judaic Shuckling (torso-rocking prayer), the swaying zikr and whirling dervish of Islam, the quiverings of the Eastern Orthodox hesychast, the flowing movements of tai chi, the ecstatic shamanic dance, the ntum trance dance of the Bushman, Tibetan Buddhist tummo heat as practised by Milarepa, and the Indically-derived Andalusian flamenco (Sovatsky, 1998). Kundalini practice is centerfold in Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo group and Kundalini-yoga is also one of the stages the practitioner is able to achieve.

 

Kundalini RisingAccording to yogic terminology the force of Kundalini is supposed to be raised through meditative exercises and activated within the concept of a subtle body, a body of energy and finer substance. This process has been explained in detail by Motoyama (1981) and by Sharp (2005). Motoyama bases the bulk of the Kundalini raising practices listed in the book on the notable Swami Satyananda Saraswati, as well as on personal experience in helping people in various stages of Kundalini awakening. Sharp provides a kundalini meditation called The Great Invocation along with detailed guidance on controlling and managing the energy flow and subsequent manifestation.

Kundalini experiences are often understood in terms of the Hindu chakra system, the understanding of psycho-spiritual energy centers along the spine (Scotton, 1996). According to Hindu tradition the Kundalini raises from the root-chakra up through the spinal channel, called sushumna, and it is believed to activate each chakra it goes through.

Each chakrais said to contain special characteristics (Scotton, 1996). In raising Kundalini, spiritual powers (siddhis) are also believed to arise, but many spiritual traditions see these phenomena as obstacles on the path, and encourages their students not to get hung up with them (Kason, 2000). Although the opening of higher chakras are believed to mark advanced spiritual unfoldment, it is important not to measure spiritual growth solely by the opening of higher potentials. According to this view chakras might be under- or overdeveloped, and lower chakras are thought to be just as important as higher.

Spiritual literature also describes instances where Kundalini is said to be initiated. Initiation of kundalini activity is usually considered to take place by a practice called shaktipat. This is a form of ‘laying on of hands’ where physical contact to the body or the forehead of the subject by the guru, or initiator, is supposed to cause an experience of Kundalini that later may persist or grow with continuing practice, or fade away if practice is stopped. Scotton (1996) mentions that kundalini-symptomatology is associated with such practices as shaktipat. He also gives a case-example of such a practice from an American meditation retreat.

According to much contemporary spiritual literature, and the field of Transpersonal Psychology, it is not considered wise to engage in any of these practices without the guidance of a credible teacher or without thorough psychological preparation and education in yoga. Any form of intense contemplative or spiritual practice without the support of a cultural context, or without the support of thorough psychological preparation, is usually considered to be unfortunate, and in some cases even dangerous. Traditional teachers of kundalini meditation also warn neophytes of the potential dangers of experimenting with kundalini Yoga techniques. These warnings should not be underestimated. A growing body of clinical and psychological literature notes the growing occurrence of meditation-related problems in Western contemplative life. Among these we find the Kundalini Syndrome (which is presented more closely later in this article) and different forms of “wind illness” described in the Tibetan tradition.

 

Kundalini SyndromeTheorists within the schools of Humanistic psychology, Transpersonal psychology and Near-Death Studies describe a complex pattern of motor functions, sensory, affective and cognitive-hermeneutic symptoms called the Kundalini Syndrome. This psychosomatic arousal and excitation is believed to occur in connection with prolonged and intensive spiritual or contemplative practice (such as meditation or yoga) or as a result of intense life experience or a near encounter with death (such as a near-death experience).

According to these fields of study the Kundalini syndrome is of a different nature than a single Kundalini episode, such as a Kundalini arousal. The Kundalini syndrome is a process that might unfold over several months, or even years. If the accompanying symptoms unfold in an intense manner – that de-stabilizes the person – the process is usually interpreted as what Stanislav Grof has termed “spiritual emergency”

Interdisciplinary dialogues within the mentioned schools of psychology (see references below) have now established some common criteria in order to describe this condition, of which the most prominent feature is a feeling of energy travelling along the spine, or progressing upwards in the body. Motor symptoms are said to include tremors, other spontaneous or involuntary body movements and changes in respiratory function.

Sensory symptoms are said to include subjective changes in body temperature – feelings of heat or cold – a feeling of electricity in the body, persistent sexual arousal syndrome, headache and pressure inside of the head, tingling, vibrations and gastro-intestinal problems. Cognitive and affective symptoms are said to include psychological upheaval, stress, depression, depersonalization or derealization, intense mood-swings, but also moments of bliss, deep peace and other altered states of consciousness. Within the mentioned academic traditions this symptomatology is often referred to as the Physio-Kundalini syndrome or Kundalini-experience Awakening.

Transpersonal literature emphasizes that this list of symptoms is not meant to be used as a tool for self-diagnosis. Any unusual or marked physical or mental symptom needs to be investigated by a qualified medical doctor.

 

Kundalini and PhysiologyContemporary spiritual literature often notes that the chakras, as described in the esoteric kundalini documents, bear a strong similarity in location and number to the major endocrine glands, as well as nerve bundles called ganglions.

One speculation is that the traditional practices have formalized a method for stimulating the endocrine glands to work in a different mode which has a more direct effect on consciousness, perhaps ultimately by stimulating the release of DMT by the pineal gland,which may be analogous to the ‘pineal chakra’.

The late Itzhak Bentov studied Kundalini from an engineering perspective. According to Bentov (1990), the 7.5 Hz oscillation of the heart muscle rhythm induces mechanical Hz frequencies in the brain, that in turn create a stimulus equivalent of a current loop. The nerve endings in that loop correspond to the route through which the Kundalini “rises”.

This current polarizes the brain part through which it flows in a homogenous way, effectively releasing tremendous amounts of stress from the body. The body then becomes an effective antenna for the 7.5 Hz frequency, which is one of the resonant frequencies of the ionosphere. In layman’s terms, you then pick up information from the air.

This might account for repeated descriptions of heightened senses as a result of rising Kundalini, e.g. as described by Yogananda: “The whole vicinity lay bare before me. My ordinary frontal vision was now changed to a vast spherical sight, simultaneously all-perceptive.”

 

Pathological KundaliniWhen practiced in a religious context, Kundalini is mostly beneficial and benevolent. However, examples exist of historical figures suffering from kundalini symptoms, such as zen master Hakuin, Saint Theresa, and Nietzsche. The physiological precursors of kundalini also have the potential to diverge into some peculiar types of pathology, as when induced via violence and outside a religious context, where it may be part of a post-traumatic response. Post-traumatic stress disorder researcher Dr. Jonathan Shay (1994) describes several cases with kundalini-like symptoms in his book Achilles in Vietnam.

According to transpersonal theorists the phenomenon of kundalini is not necessarily pathological in itself, but it might produce serious physiological and psychodynamic symptoms if it is activated outside a proper socio-cultural context, or if it conflicts with already existing and underlying psychopathology or issues connected to overall human development.

KundaliniWikipedia

 


 

The coiled and dormant ‘feminine’ energy, refers to the vast potential of psychic energy contained within us all. It is normally symbolized as a serpent coiled into three and a half circles, with its tail in its mouth, and spiraling around the central axis (sacrum or sacred bone) at the base of the spine. The awakening of this serpent and the manifestation of its powers is a primary aim of the practice of Kundalini Yoga. The image of coiling, like a spring, conveys the sense of untapped potential energy that will spring into action soon. For now we remember in small doses.

Kundalini can be described as a great reservoir of creative energy at the base of the spine. It’s not useful to sit with our consciousness fixed in our head and think of kundalini as a foreign force running up and down our spine. The concept of kundalini can also be examined from a strictly psychological perspective. From this perspective kundalini can be thought of as a rich source of psychic or libidinous energy in our unconscious.

 


 

Tapping into Kundalini Energy- Activating Your DNA

– Opening your Clairvoyant and Clairaudientabilities.

– Feeling connected to the oneness of the universe

– Your mind feels expanded in its quest for higher awareness and knowledge

– Allowing your ego to step aside and connecting with higher frequency of thought and consciousness

– Feeling unconditional love, peace, and connection with spirit

 


 

Kundalini Meditation

Kundalini is most often awaken through Yoga meditation – which include Mantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Laya Yoga or Kriya Yoga. I have prepared a meditation to help you on your path should Yoga not be available to you.

To prepare for this meditation – you might want to tape record the words on this page to listen to as your move through the meditation. Please speak slowly and softly.

Allow lots of time for the meditation – as you will need to relax when you are finished.

You may want to listen to music or be in a quiet place – or be in nature.

 

 

Find a quiet place … free of distractions.
Adjust the lighting and room temperature.
Adjust clothing . . . footwear . . . eyeglasses.
Sit down or lie down
Find a position that is comfortable for you.
Quiet your mind . . . Still your thoughts.
Relax your body
Your face . . . your jaw . . . relaxing
Your shoulders . . . your neck . . . relaxed
Your arms . . . your hands . . . feel at peace.
Your torso . . . your hips . . . letting go
Your legs . . . your feet . . . totally relaxed

 
Focus on your breathing.
Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose.
Retain the breath as long as is comfortable.
Exhale through the mouth slowly and completely.
Repeat for two more breaths . . . or as is comfortable.

 
Now focus your attention on your chakras.

 
Starting from the top of your head visualize your crown chakra opening.

Watch as pure white light enters your crown chakra
and slowly spirals down through your spine.
The white light opens your third eye chakra.
You may experiences vibrant colors especially in blue, and violet . . .
The white light moves down to your throat chakra releasing your blockages.
You may feel like chanting or singing.
Allow the tones to resonant from your throat.
Do this as long as is comfortable . . .

 
The white light now enters your heart chakra.
You experience a feeling of unconditional love and compassion.
The white light enters your solar plexus.
Gently your fears – anger – tensions are released.

 
See the white light enter your spleen chakra
releasing pain and guilt linked to that chakra.

 
The white light now enters your Root Chakra the seat of your kundalini energy.
As it does, it begins to activate the energy of the base (root) chakra.

 
Feel the energy suddenly emerge from your Root Chakra,
Spiraling up through the base of your spine as if it were a coiled snake.
The coiled snake represents the spiraling DNA –
opening, activating, bringing you to higher levels of consciousness.
Allow the energy to flow through your chakras.
See the energy wheels rotating.

 

 
When your are ready – return your consciousness to your physical body.
Relax and balance your energies.
You might want to drink some water.

 



Coiling Snake, Dragons

 



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There is a lot of talk these days about Kundalini. What is it? Sometimes labeled “Sexual Energy”, Kundalini is in fact much more than this. Kundalini is the Full Creative power which resides within each one of us as Unlimited Potential. When awakened, it begins a new phase of transformation for the spiritual aspirant. The Tantric traditions declare that one cannot realize the final goal of Spiritual practice without the awakening of this Kundalini energy. Prior to beginning any formal Tantric practices, for most people, the Kundalini remains dormant. It exists only as Potential, but not as direct experience. Through the Tantric practices, one begins to prepare the body and nervous system for the Kundalini awakening. In the beginning, Tantric practitioners utilize the energy that is available to them, which is the Life Force, or Prana that is active within each living thing. There are even specific practices which seek to awaken and harness sexual energy. The spiritual development and the awakening of Kundalini can be understood through an analogy of the development of the butterfly. When the butterfly starts its life, it emerges in its larval stage as a caterpillar. It is destined to be a butterfly, but it does not yet know that. It lives its caterpillar life, eating leaves and searching to satiate its hunger. It goes through cycles of maturing, growing and shedding it’s cuticle or skin and moulting into a larger stage. After many cycles of growth when the caterpillar is fully developed, hormones begin to be released, signifying the transformation is ready to begin. They go in search of a safe place and molt for the last time, creating a chrysalis as a hard protective layer made from its old body structure. Within the chrysalis, it begins to transform itself into a butterfly. At the end of the transformation, it breaks out of its protective casing, and emerges as its fully developed potential: a butterfly. After a period of time to let the wings dry, it is ready to take flight and experience its new full expression and freedom. The spiritual development of the human being is much like this. In our spiritual infancy, we are like the caterpillar. We roam about focused on fulfilling our innate desires, such as hunger, pleasure, and procreation. Through lifetimes of growth, change and development, we will even develop new desires and interests, desire for power and fame, addictions and aversions. All the while, we are destined to become a Spiritual “butterfly”, to fulfill our natural development, but we are not yet aware of it. We simply go from desire to desire, always seeking, completely identified with our experience of Spiritual infancy. As we get to be more mature as a “caterpillar”, we may start to question the life we have been living, and wonder if there isn’t more to Who We Are. We begin to suspect there is a larger experience or greater potential to this experience, at which point, we may seek out some guidance. We start to learn a more conscious or spiritually aware way of living, thinking and experiencing. We begin to “shed” the old behaviors and beliefs that do not serve our further development. It is during this phase that we will likely be drawn to various types of personal growth, healing work, and spiritual practices. They work in our growth to help release the limitations and prepare us for our final transformation. For Tantric development, this phase will also include consciously working with the Life Force or Prana energy. This includes the sexual energy, but is really more than that. It is all energy that is within us, and that energy is neutral in and of itself, yet very powerful. As we work with the Tantric practices, we are making final preparations within the body, mind and awareness for the final transformation. We free up the energy from the places it had been previously limited or trapped. We develop the capacity of the energy channels in the body to flow freely, and to hold and circulate increasing amounts of Life Force energy. We begin to get glimpses and experiences which reveal the deeper truth of our True Nature. This is a necessary, and powerful time of development, but the truth is, even though major transformation happens, this is still the later phase of the “caterpillar”. The deeper transformation has not yet begun. When the individual has developed enough maturity, the “spiritual hormones” are triggered, signaling the time to stop seeking and prepare for the upcoming metamorphosis. There is a different relationship with life. The adult caterpillar goes in search of a safe place to undergo the transformation, in the same way that the more matured spiritual seeker will now find “safety” within a spiritual teacher and/or a deep spiritual connection. This Teacher often appears in human form as someone who either is further along the Path or already knows their True Nature. In rare situations, the Teacher may not be in a physical body. This Spiritual energetic connection with this Teacher or Guide will provide the safe space for the final development to happen. This Teacher, in whatever form He or She appears, will reveal to the seeker the deeper truth of their True Nature. “You have thought you were a caterpillar, but you are really a butterfly. Now I will help you awaken the butterfly nature that has always been in you.” This begins the Chrysalis phase of spiritual development. A spiritually protected and inwardly directed phase of transformation. It is at some point during this phase, anywhere from beginning to end, that the Kundalini energy is finally awakened. Up until this point, all of the transformation and energetic experience has been Prana or Life force energy. Not until the full preparation and development is complete can the Kundalini be awakened. Kundalini is awakened by the Grace of the Teacher, or the Grace of God. It is not accomplished through the individual will of the student. It cannot be imagined or “visualized” into awakening. It is through Grace and Surrender alone. The Kundalini, once awakened, begins a relatively rapid transformation of the individual, removing all notions of being a “caterpillar”, and awakening the Being into its Full Potential as a “butterfly”. The caterpillar, not knowing it, has had tiny little “wing discs” just under the surface of its skin the whole time. These “wing discs” are like the dormant Kundalini which resides in each one of us at the base of the spine. They are potentially “wings”, but have not yet begun to develop, just as the dormant Kundalini is our Spiritual potential, yet to be awakened and developed. Inside the Chrysalis, at the direction of the awakened Kundalini, the “wings” begin to develop. All old structures are transformed and released, and the fully developed “butterfly” takes form under the Spiritually protected watch of the Teacher or Inner Spiritual Connection. As the butterfly reaches full development, it prepares to break through the protective casing, which now serves as a final limitation to be released. The butterfly frees itself, and then stabilizes itself as the wings dry. Once the wings are dried, the Butterfly is ready for its freedom of flight. It has awakened to its full potential and discovered its Truest Expression. In the case of the “Spiritual butterfly”, or the human being, this True Self is Pure Consciousness with the nature of Unconditional Love, freed from all limitations. Enlightenment, or Self-Realization, as discovering your own True Self, is not so much a “becoming” of something, but is instead the letting go of all you are not. You do not become something different, but instead discover what you were all along. You were always the “butterfly”, you just didn’t realize it because you thought of yourself as a “caterpillar”. You are not the “caterpillar”, not the limited human form you now experience and think yourself to be. You are the “butterfly”, the unconditioned Self, free of all form and limitation. Your very nature is Freedom, Joy, Bliss and Love. This is the Nature of the Self. Each of these phases can potentially take lifetimes, although the final phases of spiritual development are usually relatively quick, compared to the many lifetimes spent in the “caterpillar” stage. It is important to note that the true Transformation or metamorphosis actually begins to take place from birth. There is a total cycle of development that starts from the first lifetime and ends in Spiritual Awakening. Even those that only think they are a “caterpillar”, with no thoughts of anything else, are in fact growing and transforming. Once day, when they are mature enough, they too will undergo a deeper transformation and realize their True Self. With this in mind, it is important to understand that each individual is at the stage of development where they are. Just as a caterpillar cannot become a butterfly on day 2 of life, neither can we rush our development. We must honor the process and be patient, and understand that it will happen in its own organic time. We cannot “awaken Kundalini” before the pre-destined time in our own natural developmental cycle, so before that phase of development, we must learn to be content in whatever phase we are in. This could be the use of Life Force energy and the various healing and Tantric Practices that help prepare the body, mind and awareness for the final Transformation, or it could be a little before or after that. Each phase of development has its own mystery, power and beauty. The more present and accepting of the phase of development you are actually in, the easier and smoother the process will become. Honor where you are on the Path, and continue to savor the experiences and awareness that are available to you in the Here and Now. This will do much more for you than wishing you were more advanced. Embrace this moment and it will gently lead you into your True Nature. As they say “When the student is ready, the Teacher will appear.” This is true of ALL phases of development. We will encounter the teacher(s), healer(s), healing methods and spiritual lessons that we need at each phase of our development. Be present to what you are experiencing and learning now, and set the intention to continue to grow and awaken. Set your goal to awaken to your True Self, if that feels like a genuine desire within you. And then keep taking one step at a time, and see what shows up, what changes, and what direction the Path takes you. When the time is right, the conditions for Kundalini awakening will be ripe, and you will find yourself under the watchful guidance of a Teacher who can assist you in the final phases of awakening. Be mindful of false teachers. Be patient, and keep your eye on your personal spiritual Goal. Desire to be the “spiritual butterfly”, the Awakened Self. Be determined to know your True Self, and then keep taking one step at a time until your transformation is complete. And above all, Trust that you will one day awaken. Whether it is this lifetime or a future one, you cannot help but to discover your deepest Truth eventually, just as the butterfly cannot stop its own transformation. You already are the Highest Self. You just can’t see it yet. And the Path of Tantra Yoga helps you discover Who You Really Are.