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Kundalini, though energetic in nature, is no mere unconscious or inanimate force like electricity. Kundalini is a higher power of Prana and awareness. In this regard, Kundalini is a manifestation of Devi, the Goddess or Shakti, the consort and feminine counterpart of Lord Shiva. Kundalini is Parvati, the wife of Shiva, seeking to return to her abode with him.

When all your selves are remembered as One — then you may realize and … When the Kundalini energy rose up the spine , it was a time of awakening .

When all your selves are remembered as One — then you may realize and remember the Light that is within you . Then you may walk , as your Bible says …

The Guru is in you

Sariputta was one of the greatest disciples of Buddha. He became enlightened in his own right; he became a buddha himself. Then Buddha said to Sariputta, “Now you can go and move; now my presence is not needed for you. You yourself have become a master in your own right, so you can go and help others to come out of their sleep.” Sariputta, when leaving Buddha, touched his feet.

Someone asked Sariputta, “You yourself have become enlightened, so why are you touching Buddha’s feet?”

Living as the consciousness, you live as the source. When you live as consciousness, you flow with the moment. You live as pure experiencing at this moment, focussed in the moment, effortlessly gliding from moment to moment. You plan for the future events in the present; you remember a lesson from the past in the present, when you are required to do so. Only, you do so consciously, instead of weaving a daydream. You are not trapped in the unconscious net of nostalgia or lamentation. You live rooted in the present moment experiencing the moment as it is, and not as it should be.

Pure consciousness is pure experiencing. Our true nature is this non-doing, non-thinking consciousness. It is a state unclouded by thoughts and emotions. It is a state of clarity and bliss. As you live an awakened life, you live beyond the mind. You live in the moment as the consciousness experiencing the moment.

An awakened person is happy, no matter what life offers. Living as consciousness, you are living at the source, as the source. Then, you will begin to experience bliss for no reason at all. Consciousness is bliss and when you live as consciousness, the bliss of your being fills you from within.

Finding the Missing Link with Cosmos

As you awaken to your essence as the inner Guru. you have found the way to re-establish your missing link with the whole cosmos. You have tuned your inner instruments with the rhythm of the universe. Then you are no longer a lone entity living this life just struggling for survival.

You will know that the inner light is the missing link to our real nature that is ever perfect. stainless and of the nature of pure bliss. That is the indwelling presence in all as the Self of all. That is the knower of all. That is the source of all. It is beyond all dualities of good and bad, and it bestows supreme happiness to the person who is awakened to it.

Living as this inner essence, you find your real place in this universe. You find your body-mind as a seemingly insignificant part of a wonderful cosmic whole. Each of us is a ray of the Self-Sun that is unique, yet same with the rest. Ultimately, you find that you and this inner Sun arc not different. It is more close to your true nature than any other identity you have ever cherished. This realization awakens you completely from the dream of the limited individual existence.

Living in Fearlessness

When you find the deathless sky of your inner being, as your unborn and undying nature, you spontaneously begin to live fearlessly. You live in a calm dignity born of the knowledge of your immortal Self. Knowing the eternal nature of your real being, you live in peace and harmony with all that exists. When all the false identifications with the impermanent objects vanish, fearlessness will be as natural as your breath.

When you find the deathless sky of your inner being, as your unborn and undying nature, you spontaneously begin to live fearlessly. You live in a calm dignity born of the knowledge of your immortal Self. Knowing the eternal nature of your real being, you live in peace and harmony with all that exists. When all the false identifications with the impermanent objects vanish, fearlessness will be as natural as your breath.

Kundalini Awakening is for all: Regardless of what religious, spiritual, or meditation tradition one follows, the awakening of this Kundalini energy, by whatever name you call it, is a most innate and essential part of spiritual advancement, unfoldment, or realization.

Kundalini as Shiva’s Shakti in the Individual Soul Kundalini in its true nature is the Shakti or power of the individual soul (Jivatman) that seeks to unite with Shiva or the supreme Self (Paramatman). Kundalini reflects our highest aspiration, which is our soul’s search for immortality and eternal life. Kundalini does this by rising out of its state of latency in the subconscious mind and root chakra, and ascending the central channel or sushumna up to the thousand petal lotus of the head that is the abode of Shiva and the highest awareness. For this to occur the Kundalini must first be awakened from its ordinary state of latency. This requires that we move beyond any physical idea of reality of bodily identity to recognizing the supreme power of consciousness, of which all forms are but shadows or waves. We must remember our own immortal nature and the many births of our soul in its Godward journey.

Kundalini, though energetic in nature, is no mere unconscious or inanimate force like electricity. Kundalini is a higher power of Prana and awareness. In this regard, Kundalini is a manifestation of Devi, the Goddess or Shakti, the consort and feminine counterpart of Lord Shiva. Kundalini is Parvati, the wife of Shiva, seeking to return to her abode with him.

Kundalini is Chit-Shakti, the energy of consciousness that complements Chit-Jyoti or the light of consciousness that is Shiva. Kundalini is a sacred power that we must approach with humility and respect, not like electricity, a power that is inanimate and can be controlled from the outside. Kundalini is the power and the grace of the Divine Mother and carries the higher evolutionary potential of Mother Nature.

She relates to the Uma form of Shiva’s wife that is the fiery power of tapas or the fire of Yoga. Kundalini is the wife of Shiva that we must honor in order to reach Shiva. Kundalini is no mere inert force that we can manipulate for our own personal benefit. It is the power of God or the Divine reality within us.

To honor Devi or Shakti as sacred is the foundation of all authentic Kundalini Sadhana, for which she is the inner power and guide. Serpents symbolize electrical and pranic energy in yogic thought, what is called Vidyut Shakti, the power of lightning, which moves in various channels in both the external world and in our own bodies and minds. Shiva as the lord of serpents has the awareness to handle the Kundalini force.

In order to work with such serpentine energies and their potential poisons, we need the equipoise of Shiva, which only arises by surrendering to the peace, calm and fearlessness of Shiva within ourselves. Kundalini Shakti is Shiva’s Shakti inherent within us at an individual level. It is the portion of Mahashakti, the great consort of Shiva within us.

Kundalini is a manifestation of Shiva’s Shakti and requires the consciousness of Shiva in order to control its great power that extends to the universe as a whole. Kundalini contains within herself all potentials for the higher evolution of consciousness. This means outwardly promoting a higher development of the brain and nervous system, particularly the neocortex of the brain. Inwardly it means going beyond the physical and personal state altogether. Once awakened, Kundalini takes the soul from its  individualized or Jiva state to its transcendent or Shiva state. Kundalini is our potential to become Shiva at the core of our being.

Kundalini: Prana and Pranava, Breath and Mantra Kundalini as the pranic energy behind the individual soul sustains it through the entire process of reincarnation, propelling it to eventual Self-realization. Kundalini carries our memories and aspirations as a soul as it strives to grow in consciousness from one life to another.

Often its awakening brings out higher past life tendencies within us, allowing us to feel our enduring existence in time. Kundalini is the life that exists even in death, and which allows us to cross over death into a new birth into eternity. This higher Prana of Kundalini is a manifestation of primal sound or Pranava, the Divine Word.

Kundalini is said to be composed of the garland of the fifty letters of the Sanskrit alphabet that are prime seed mantras that arise from OM. Kundalini as sound is a manifestation of all mantras. Shiva as the origin of sound and mantra is the spirit behind Kundalini, which is his power of Shakti in the individual soul. That is one reason why chanting helps awaken the Kundalini.

Peter Horttanainen

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