The awakening of kundalini is an experience which accelerates an individual toward the conscious fulfillment of his purpose and role in life. Within each one of us there exists an animal, a human, and a divine being; these are the three dimensions of our existence. Our present state is not the ultimate one; we stand at an intermediate stage or platform. For centuries man has been living in one restricted frame of mind and because of this limitation evolution came virtually to a standstill. Only now are the Western cultures emerging from an extended period of darkness in which their men of vision and genius were executed or persecuted for heretical religious or political reasons, and in that climate of distrust, fear, and violence the spiritual knowledge was suppressed. Now the veil is lifting and man is once again exploring the possibilities of expanding his consciousness. The climate is changing, and mankind has become more receptive to new ideas.
The kundalini is awakening in man and it is imperative that the scientists recognize and record this transformation in the structure and function of the human nervous system. The awakening of the higher human faculties and capacities can no longer be denied or disregarded by scientific orthodoxy. Man is standing in the upper echelon of the evolutionary pyramid.
Those at the pinnacle possess an array of “supernormal” mental and psychic capacities of which the average man has little or no comprehension. They are devoting themselves to hastening the evolution of humanity which is suffering from physical, mental, and psychic ills.
It is the destiny of mankind in the cosmic scheme to take the leap into the spiritual dimension, just as it was once the destiny of primitive life forms to emerge from the ocean onto the earth’s surface. Our predecessors — animals — are similarly destined to rise up and assume an upright posture.
Without that tremendous evolutionary step, man could never have become a cultivator or herdsman, he could have never mastered fire or language, and he would never have acquired color vision.
Our present state is not the ultimate one; we stand at an intermediate stage or platform.
For centuries man has been living in one restricted frame of mind and because of this limitation evolution came virtually to a standstill.
Only now are the Western cultures emerging from an extended period of darkness in which their men of vision and genius were executed or persecuted for heretical religious or political reasons, and in that climate of distrust, fear, and violence the spiritual knowledge was suppressed.
Now the veil is lifting and man is once again exploring the possibilities of expanding his consciousness. The climate is changing, and mankind has become more receptive to new ideas.
Although at the present time we may not really know which way to go, as a whole, we are now definitely aware of something that is existing beyond the mind. Although we may not know how to realize or develop that perception, yet we have reached the conclusion that this mind cannot be the ultimate vehicle of knowledge. One thing is clear — man has to make a transition. We are not the first, nor are we the last expression in the evolutionary process. Perhaps we are stand-ing at the crossroads.
Perhaps this human life cycle can be made to serve as a springboard for the leap out of the evolutionary cycle. Today there are great scholars, but their statements are limited by their finite minds. There are brilliant philosophers, but their philosophy is subject to the limitations of their minds.
If man can jump over his mind, he will experience an absolutely new dimension of existence and his thinking about creation, the purpose of life, and so on. What appear to be true definitions today may be challenged in the future and fall in the light of newer discoveries.
What is the assurance that we know the truth today? How can we know that our present concepts of man and creation are correct? If our vision is to be complete and truthful, we must have the re-quisite eyes — the eyes of intuition, of higher consciousness. There are faculties in man which he has not been able to ex-press as yet: yet, these potentials lie dormant in every person.
How can they be awakened? For an ignorant man, the mind is ultimate; but for a wise man, mind is a stage between and it is possible to transcend mind altogether and simultaneous-ly give forth the finest expression of his creative energy. Man can exist without a mind, provided he has discovered another mind behind this mind. Not only in this century, but for ages past man has been exploring the possibilities of expanding the frontiers of his consciousness. Not everyone is aware of the limitations of the personal mind, and there are millions of people even today who are not at all aware.
Nevertheless, there have always been those who have tried to go beyond its confines. That process, that experience, has always been with man and is known in India as Tantra.
In order to understand tantra, the concept of mind has to be defined. In everyday life, mind has come to mean the means by which man thinks and feels. Psychology has also similarly defined the mind. In tantra and yoga, however, mind means something quite different. Here, mind is termed as chitta which literally means awareness, and this term encompasses awareness on all the different levels of existence.
The objective awareness is one of these levels; subjective awareness is another; absence of awareness is another. Mind is not thought, emotion, or memory as is commonly believed. Individual mind is part of the universal mind, a part of what we know as total mind.
What is this total mind? It is composed of a type of proto-matter and has two opposite poles known as time and space.
Time and space are actually only categories of the mind.
It is only in the orthodox or conventional way of thinking that time and space are considered to have a separate existence, different from the universal mind. Every form of matter has a nucleus, and so also has the mind.
On the material plane scientists have managed to liberate energy from the nucleus of matter by a process of fission.
In the same way, yogis and spiritual adepts have been exploring ways similarly to liberate the energy from the nucleus of the mind and the material body. So long as time and space re-main separated, nothing can emerge from the universal mind, but when time and space come close to each other, then the universal mind becomes a creative force.
Although the individual mind is a part of the universal mind, nevertheless it still preserves its own nucleus. When this is exploded the individual attains enlightenment. Tantra and yoga have been practiced in India for aeons, in order to explode this nucleus and directly experience the universal mind.
What is expansion of consciousness? Expansion means the breaking down of the limitations of the individual mind. The senses provide the stimuli and the mind functions on the basis of their stimuli. This is the limitation of the ordinary human consciousness, because the sense perceptions are dependent on the quality of the sensory nervous system. Is cognition a quality of the mind or is it dependent on the stimuli that are sent to the brain? According to tantra, consciousness is considered a homogeneous entity. Even without the association of the senses it is possible to have knowledge, cognition, and perception.
Normally. we don’t possess this supersensory perception because our consciousness is not given the opportunity to experience its homogeneous nature. The mind, the consciousness. is homogeneous, but the whole consciousness is not functioning. If we know how to activate the silent areas of consciousness. the homogeneous state of the universal mind can be experienced and we can achieve total awareness.
Within this physical body there is a mundane source of energy through which the brain, the body. and mind function. In addition to this, there is a transcendental source of energy known as kundalini. In tantra. kundalini yoga is practiced in order to liberate this energy and illumine the entire consciousness. It is a system which activates the entire psychophysiological structure. The existence of the chakras which act as switches for the higher centres in the brain.
Now it is time to step boldly forward and investigate scientifically the experience of kundalini. Its awakening is a psycho-physiological event as well as a spiritual reality. Investigation into its vast potential is the newest frontier of science. Imagine the far-ranging benefits in the treatment of diseases when it is scientifically revealed that specific sounds and forms (mantras and yantras) can activate the physiological and physical body systems.
Scientific experiments to evaluate and determine the effects of the practices of tantra and yoga will vastly accelerate man’s evolution. I have absolute conviction and faith in the far-ranging effects of yoga to heal man’s sick body and refine his personality and transform his level of conscious aware-ness.
Yoga will emerge as a mighty world power and will change the course of world events.
The Sadhaka should concentrate on this Kundalini in the Muladhara Cakra. This is the very gigantic ‘serpentine fire‘ symbolizing the sublime source of absolute life – force , the latent reservoir of supernatural powers.
The kundalini dragon we all have coiled about the base of our spinal and chakra columns, a great reservoir of life force, psychic potency, and illumination. Nidhoggr is a kundalini reservoir for the Earth’s Light grid, …
The positive side is that the person has the extra kundalini to force life evolutionary growth within.
Earth initiations may also trigger kundalini release. When persons have opened to higher levels (or deeper levels) of Earth energy, a connection (initiations) happens. This opens the person to even greater Earth awareness. It comes up through the feet in a very powerful manner and goes up through the entire body and out the top of the head. If it is intense enough and the person is predisposed, the kundalini may be awakened by its power.
Spiritual initiations from high spiritual levels are given to people who have achieved high spiritual levels in their growth These initiations usually release at least one more layer of kundalini. (This has nothing to do with the initiations of earthly organizations, which have their own re-lease of kundalini.) Initiations from high spiritual levels quite often occur when a person is asleep, when there is no awareness of the event. The person only recognizes a change in perceptions and attitudes. Consciously aware of the initiation, however, a person will feel energy one could liken to a lighming bolt coming in to the top of the head, which may go only as far as the heart area or all the way to the kundalini reservoir to release some of its power.
When the kundalini finished its work, she found that spiritual healing energies could flow through her hands.
The awakening of kundalini is the most monumental experience an individual can undergo in life, which brings into operation another dimension of awareness. At the physical level, kundalini manifests as a higher voltage of energy conducted through the nervous system, resulting in a wider range of activity of the various systems of the physical body, and heightened awareness and capabilities.
One purpose of kundalini is to cleanse and refine the body cells so that higher mental and spiritual energies can operate in the system.
The kundalini cleansing is essentially a journey of the self, but it is not for the self alone. Your energies will help other people grow and be more evolved. You need to have a support system available, not to take over your part in the process, but simply to help.
— Faith is one of the most important ingredients for a successful kundalini cleansing process.
— Faith that it is a process, which with some attention and guidance, will do very well.
— Faith that it has its own purpose, which is your elevation.
— Faith in yourself that you will bounce back from whatever you have to go through.
— Faith in a supreme or divine being who does know and care about what you are going through.
Prayer and devotional energies can alleviate much of the burden. One day you will look back and say that every bit of it was worth it.
Tapping into Kundalini energy
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.