Hello folks, its soon approaching Christmas and one again the dread is setting in. well it is for me.... living in a materialistic world makes people forget the traditional values of Christmas. this is my second year being in a position of no financial worth but I sit back now and look at the bigger picture....I’ve got ma health, a roof over my head and hopefully 2011 will be a brighter year for you and me both!!! Ever since I had my spiritual awakening I’ve questioned the intensity of it. Why did it have to be so intense that it turned my life upside down? Ok, we have free will but surely in a past life I did not choose to go through such severe experiences. Experiences which almost drove me to suicide??? I recently participated in a workshop at my local spiritualist church which was about mediumship......the medium that took the workshop was called joseph mckeown (internationally recognised) and I was amazed by the vast knowledge and understanding of all things spiritual he knew and explained to us that evening! The main topic that interested me greatly was KUNDALINI or the spiritual awakening of a human being. as mine was so severe I decided to look at this topic in more depth and share the findings with yourselves so that you too can gain more understanding and knowledge of the process....if you are anything like me then you will be relieved to know that many people go through this process of awakening, some more severe than others! Kundalini is a powerful energy that is within each one of us and some believe is the foundation of life itself, the Divine Mother Goddess, the life force of the universe that is present in all things. Until recently only the privileged and spiritually adept had the knowledge of how to awaken the Kundalini or knew of the secrets of its power. But as we progress in this age of awakening, awareness and knowledge of this evolutionary energy is beginning to emerge and people all over the world are experiencing Kundalini Awakening. Once Kundalini is awakened an evolution of the mind, body and spirit occurs. Leading to a higher state of consciousness and spiritual awareness. It is a very individual and subjective experience dependant on one's karma and life experience.
Kundalini is located at the base of the spine between the Root and Sacral Chakras and lays dormant in most people, it is usually developed and awakened through spiritual practice but can awaken spontaneously in some people. Some say it is the life force energy that resides in all things, also know as prana or chi, others that it is the all powerful evolutionary energy that is hidden from us and must be cultivated to be awakened. Once you experience the awakening of kundalini you will know the difference.There is one school of thought from a particular Yogi that it is Kundalini that keeps us alive, it is our life force. It flows in all of us constantly at a very low level, but when it is cultivated it flows much more stongly and cleanes us from within.
The most common practices used to awaken Kundalini are Meditation, Reiki, Qi Gong and Yoga but there are many forms of energy practice which can bring about a Kundalini awakening. As I said previously it can even occur spontaneously in some people, and this is where there are more potential problems, where the person is not ready or knowledgeable enough to understand what is happening.
Once the process begins it is difficult to stop, it can be controlled and ignored but may lead to problems. Without the adequate knowledge and preparation this can be an uncomfortable and sometimes quite traumatic experience. There should be adequate preparation prior to the awakening of Kundalini and if this not undertaken then problems can arise. The are rumours of people going insane after awakening Kundalini, I do not believe these people are really insane, just that Western psychiatry does not understand the process or treat it correctly by allowing the process to unfold naturally, while giving support to the individual rather than medication in an attempt to suppress it.
Kundalini awakening is often referred to as Kundalini syndrome. It can be a confusing experience and it can be difficult to find support and accurate information. Many people in Western medicine and science are not aware of the existence of Kundalini and those who are mostly regard it as an illness or psychiatric problem and advise of the dangers of awakening Kundalini. There are reports of people suffering extreme physical and psychological symptoms during an awakening so it is very important to be aware of the reported positive and negative aspects, and the potential risks involved.
Positive aspects include-
- Raised Spiritual awareness
- Ability to achieve deep meditative states
- Healing of both physical and emotional issues
- A sense of connectedness to God and to nature
- The ability to heal others
- Improved health and well-being
Negative aspects include-
- Cranial pressure
- Sudden cramps and spasms
- Uncontrollable waves of energy flowing up the spine
- Confusion and disorientation
- Feelings of isolation and depression
- Psychological problems
It is important to understand that although these negative aspects are sometimes overwhelming and can be uncomfortable at times, they are a necessary part of the process, a process of clearing the emotional and physical blockages of the mind and body. The symptoms can be more extreme if a person is not adequately prepared and it is also dependent on how the person has lived there life and the expeiences they have had. If there is deep trauma which is buried deep in the subconscious then this can lead to quite intense and traumatic experiences of re-living the trauma as a way of releasing and clearing it from the system. Every one's experience is different but with the right preparation and prior knowledge of what is actually occurring then these symptoms should not be too distressing and if they are they will generally subside after a while leaving a deeper sense of well being. Overall the process should be an amazing, joyful and healing experience, a process of human evolution, ultimately an evolution of consciousness.
Before attempting to awaken Kundalini, a clearing of the mind and body through the practice of Meditation and Yoga should first be sought as this paves the way for a far more positive experience. A healthy diet should be followed, ideally vegetarian, eliminating all processed foods and junk food. It is also of vital importance to cultivate the correct mentality, you should strive to have an unselfish and loving mentality, of compassion and forgiveness, for oneself and for humanity as a whole. You must also be prepared for what is to come. As the Kundalini works its way up through the chakras a process of clearing past Karma and stored emotions occurs. This is an important part of the process as it is releasing you from past trauma and heals the part of the self where that experience is stored. This can take a long time to complete and can be a confusing part of the process. You will need to re-live many of the traumas in your life and maybe even past lives before the process comes to an end. When these experiences arise it is important to forgive yourself and anyone else involved. You can also ask God for forgiveness if you have a belief in God, which definitely helps as you go through this process.
An individual experiencing an awakening may become extremely sensitive to everything so it is also important to attempt to avoid anger and conflict. Avoid films, music, TV and even books with any violent or negative content as this can have a deep impact on the emotions and psyche. Try to spend as much time in nature as possible, as this helps to harmonise the body's energy vibrations with those of nature. Also be aware of what you put into your body, alcohol intake should be kept to a minimum and the use of recreational drugs should be avoided completely as these can all impact on the experience of awakening Kundalini.
Once the process has run it's course, we are left with a deeper understanding of ourselves and of the universe as a whole. Some call it Enlightenment, the full knowledge of the true nature of existence and the mysteries of consciousness. Enlightenment brings a deep connection to God, the source of creation and with that brings the infinite wisdom available through that connection. The realisation occurs that God is within you and not outside of you, and the battle with dark and light is fought internally, not externaly. By the very end of the process you will have attained a deep sense of inner peace which will manifest itself in your outer reality and literally change the way you live your life.
Knowledge is the key to a successful and harmonious experience, any individual experiencing Kundalini awakening or who has an interest should immerse themselves in the subject. They should also gain as much knowledge as possible as to fully understand what is occuring and how to best cope with the intense experiences which come with a Kundalini awakening
A lot of the information above is from various web sites on the internet...I do hope that you have enjoyed reading the information I have posted in this article...I only wish I had, had the knowledge and understanding of this process......take care, and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and great new year.......all the best , love, light, and laughter always.....kev....x
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