When you think about it, it makes all kinds of sense that the great awakening and the shift of the ages are events powerful enough to awaken the coiled serpent that is the Kundalini.
Just within the last couple of months I have come across numerous instances of people experiencing this awakening, nearly all of them without intending to do so. So, what exactly is this mysterious and powerful spiritual energy?
Nirmala_Srivastava, the founder of Sahaja yoga describes it as, “a residual power of pure desire.” The Sanskrit word kundalini means coiled, like a snake, and what yogis call the lotus of the kundalini is triangular in shape, located at the very end of the spinal column with the kundalini energy coiled within.
Within the spinal column are two nerve currents called pingala and ida and a hollow passage running thru the spinal cord, called Sushumna. When the kundalini awakens it tries to force its way upward thru the Sushumna.
There are basically two ways in which the kundalini is awakened, intentional, and unintentional. The former should always be done with the help of a qualified teacher, Guru or mentor; while the latter is a spontaneous reaction to some stimuli, accident or severe emotional trauma.
When the serpent awakes and begins its journey, its desire is to return to source. It is not uncommon for the kundalini to come semi-awake and stir around a bit, then return to dormancy. Such events are nearly always separated by long durations of time. These ‘trial stirrings’ usually affect the root or base chakra by increasing the energy and stimulating the chakra, usually thru the libido; but are nothing compared to when the serpent breaks out and begins its ascent.
Once the Kundalini energy is on the move the experience can be mostly pleasant or unpleasant depending on several factors, primary of which is the spiritual disposition of the person experiencing it. It is always somewhat easier to deal with if the person in question is spiritually awake and ‘on their path’.
Another big factor is the condition of the person’s chakra centers. The better the condition or status of the chakras, the smoother and easier it will be for the kundalini energy to flow. When the lower chakras are blocked with unresolved negative energy, or emotions, these things present a barrier for the rising serpent, but not for very long.
This “serpent of desire” is single-minded to say the least and when it encounters such barriers it simply and painfully burns right through them; a very good incentive for each of us to ‘go thru our stuff’ and resolve such issues ourselves while the serpent sleeps.
The many and various symptoms & indicators of kundalini activation have led it to be called the great deceiver. Although modern western medicine took for its symbol, the Caduceus, which among the varied interpretations, some say originally depicted the rising of the kundalini to enlightenment; it fails to acknowledge the existence of the kundalini.
The rising serpent can in cases mimic the symptoms of various illnesses or conditions. The range of such kundalini symptoms include, but are not limited to the following:
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