It is the nature of kundalini to rise, just as heat rises, but the horizontal pull, the gravity of maya, is very strong. Kundalini is on a return path to sahasrara naturally and by design. The gravity of maya slows it down, subjecting kundalini to the constraints of time and space
The cosmos is not at all what it seems to be. But thousands of years ago yogis knew this. They called it maya and magic – indrajala. Indra dwells at the summit of Mt. Meru. Mt. Meru upholds Indra’s net.
At the center, the vertical axis, of Mt. Meru is the merudanda, (danda means “stick”), the axis mundi, the center of the universe. Merudanda is also the human spinal column, and the summit of Mt. Meru is sahasrara, the thousand petalled lotus just above the top of the head.
The illusion of Indra’s net is real to us because we live within the illusion. We have our parts to play out, connected to Indra’s net and everything in it through our in-driyas or five physical senses. The five senses are related to our five lower chakras.
When our awareness is withdrawn from the physical sens-es, our consciousness can move upward through meru-danda, our spinal system, to the summit of Mt. Meru.
As we ascend, our perspective of the illusion changes and the Incira’s Net illusion is transformed. We begin to see beyond the veil of Indra’s net. Raising consciousness up the center of merudanda to the top of Mt. Meru is raising your kundalini. From the perspective of the summit (your sahasrara), you can then observe the truth of how the play is created.
To explain kundalini taxes our limited perception and expository tools. To achieve a full understanding or knowledge of kundalini requires the engagement and perception and synthesis of all five senses; and synthesis of the observer and the observed.
The human brain is simply a switchboard. Although today there is a tendency to relate all unusual experiences of consciousness to brain activity, in fact the brain is simply a bridge between the physical body and the etheric or prana body (pranamayakosha).
The pranamayakosha is connected to a myriad of other bodies in different lokas (dimensions of time and space). It is the purpose of Tantra to awaken kundalini in the muladhara chakra and move it up through the sushumna channel of the chakra system and connect with the sahas-rara.
This process can occur in a myriad of ways, inten-tionally or unintentionally. It can be aroused by accident through physical, mental, or emotional stress or shock; or intentionally by medita-tion, chanting and ritual action.
It can also be aroused, as is more often the case, through a serendipitous convergence of events such as smelling a sweet flower while at just that moment a gentle breeze sweeps across our body and the sun shines just so on everything around us.
Kundalini can be awakened by the inspiring words or actions of others, or just being in the presence of someone or some place.
There is no one set of practices or circumstances that awaken kundalini. It can happen anywhere and at anytime.
Kundalini reveals itself to us as intuition, insight, visions, feelings, out-of-body experiences and much more. It transforms our outlook and actions, and thus, our goals.
Most of the time this occurs in small but profound ways. In fact, kundalini is always at work refining our senses and our responses to the environment we live in. When you look at, feel, communicate with another person, creature or object, you are releasing energy, awakening kundalini.
The simple act of two forms coming together stimu-lates energy. The resultant energy is typically used to re-spond horizontally to the stimulus.
A horizontal response is when our consciousness is dominated by what is manifest physically, emotionally, mentally; in other words, the lower levels of maya.
When this is the case, we are directing our kundalini horizon-tally and feeding maya. To the same degree that the part of maya we are feeding is not nurturing us in a way that promotes our growth from avidya (ignorance) towards vidya (knowledge); that much of our kundalini is blocked from rising.
It is the nature of kundalini to rise, just as heat rises, but the horizontal pull, the gravity of maya, is very strong. Kundalini is on a return path to sahasrara naturally and by design.
The gravity of maya slows it down, subjecting kundalini to the constraints of time and space. This is neither a good nor bad thing: it is simply what is. We are involved in a process of maturation, and pro-cesses require time.
All events, creatures and objects exist in a state of continual transformation in time and space. Everything is involved in an alchemical process. Your enlightenment is constantly occurring, but if you are not consciously rais-ing your kundalini, it occurs at a slower pace.