What Is The Kundalini?
What Is The Kundalini?
The term Kundalini comes from a Sanskrit word ‘Kundal’ meaning “coiled up”. Kundalini is often called the “serpent power” and is the energy that nourishes the Tree of Life within us. It is the primordial female energy that lives at the base of the spine inside the triangular bone known as the Sacrum.
The energy of the Kundalini flows through and around the spinal column all the time in a maintenance pattern. On rare occasions the full potential of the "sleeping serpent" is aroused and the maximum potential energy flow is released. This energises the entire endocrine system creating unusual psychological, mental, emotional and spiritual reactions. We are born with Kundalini although this energy remains dormant throughout most mankind until it is ready to be awakened. A Kundalini awakening can be achieved through initiative ritual or can happen spontaneously due to the individual soul. In truth, we are awakening since birth, it is not a light switch you turn on automatically or one you can turn off once it happens. All conscious beings within our galaxy have this energetic force that is known as Kundalini, so its awakening is being experienced by to all of us. Universal awakening is occurring at different levels of awareness to all conscious beings that all mold together in the end. We are each various parts of the same one experience that is endless life.
Kundalini Shakti The Kundalini Shakt a powerful spiritual awakening, can happen to anyone at any age. There are many methods of awakening the Kundalini fire such as yoga, meditation, near-death experience, mind-substances, sex, out-of-body experience, pro-longed stress, initiation by a guru, shamanic ritual and even crocheting. There are numerous methods of initiation where the Kundalini is achieved through the help of a master teacher or guru where they take special preparations to direct the flow of Kundalini through the awakening of consciousness. The Kundalini Shakti has ignited the fire within many individuals throughout the entire world from the Shaman to the psychiatrist to the average adult to the psychonauts. The point is Awakening is not a special elite, it can and will happen to everyone at some point in their existence. Shaktipat - The Energy Of All At the heart of the Kundalini experience is something known as the initiation of Shaktipat. Shaktipat is the transfer of spiritual energy from the teacher to the student in order to initiate the Kundalini Shakti. It can happen in person or at a distance. In truth we are all accessing this Shaktipat energy because our reality is made from electromagnetic fields of energy currents. The initiation of Shaktipat is merely another symbol into the different levels of Awakening. This Spiritual energy is composed from the oscillation of given frequency waves that connect together through the collective consciousness.
Creative Energy Kundalini is naturally a creative energy like a current you feel when struck with inspiration for example; composing a song, painting a picture or writing a novel. The very aspect of creativity is linked towards Kundalini energy, this is why creative means are linked towards our right-hemisphere because they directly connect to the spirit world and it’s Queen, Kundalini Shakti.
Sexual Energy Also Kundalini is highly acknowledged as a sexual energy. It is literally the same energy you feel when having an orgasm, the Kundalini Fire. It is through channeling this energy from the sex organs up through the spine into the master glands of the brain stem that creates the Kundalini Flow. This is why Awakening can happen on accident through sexual intimacy if not careful. While Kundalini is rooted in the sex glands, it is not the sole cause of Kundalini. The sexual energy of Kundalini is merely one part of the experience, it has been said that in truth Kundalini is about the opening or awakening of the heart centre.
The Energetic Heart It is the heart opening that creates the bridge between the lower and higher chakras, causing Kundalini Shakti to travel to the crown, awakening the mind to higher intelligence. The heart is vastly important towards Awakening because it is the connector that enables the Kundalini to flow properly.
According to the latest research in neurocardiology “The heart is a sensory organ and a sophisticated centre for receiving and processing information The magnetic component is approximately 5000 times stronger than the brain’s magnetic field and can be detected several feet away from the body with sensitive magnetometers." (Ref. The Heart Has It’s Own Brain And Consciousness)
The heart is actually quite stronger than the brain. The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body. The electrical field as measured in an electrocardiogram (ECG) is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the brain waves recorded in an electroencephalogram (EEG). (Ref - Energetic Heart Is Unfolding)
This means that not only is the heart stronger than the mind, it is also able to perceive information through electromagnetic currents in the very same way as the brain can. The heart centre is a huge component to awakening, because it is the opening of the heart centre, where we begin to develop empathy, unconditional love and compassion towards others on our own spiritual journey.
The Myth of Kundalini In Tantra philosophy the story starts with the entire universe seen as a manifestation of Consciousness. When manifesting this Universe, the consciousness became divided into two regions, neither of which can exist without the other. In order to enable the totality of Manifestation each requires the other. The first region, Shiva is a masculine force that remains identified with the unmanifest consciousness, where he has the power to be at rest rather than change. While Shakti, is the feminine force, which is flexible, dynamic and creative and seen as the Great Mother of the universe where all form is born. Within Tantra, the human being is personified as a miniature universe or the microcosm of the macrocosm. All that is found in the cosmos can be found within each individual, and the same principles that apply to the universe applies in the case of the individual being - As Above So Below.
The Androgynous – Shiva & Shakti In the human body lives Shakti, the feminine aspect called Kundalini. This energetic force rests at the base of the spine in the sacrum. The Tantric practise of Kundalini yoga is about igniting this powerful cosmic energy to ascend through the chakras that live along the axis of the spine where conscious thought is born. Shakti dances her way through the ascension of the chakra system above the crown to unite with Shiva, pure consciousness. This is the basis of Kundalini where we merge duality into unity, Shiva-Shakti, uniting our conscious perception into ascending into a higher intelligence of human awareness.
There is also the descent of Kundalini which few talk about where once the Kundalini reaches Sushumna it still has to travel back down to the Material Plane. This is where you take everything that you have learned from the Kundalini Awakening and start applying it to your own life. The descent of Kundalini transforms our physical reality, instead of feeling your life is mundane and trivial you surrender to life and the universal flow of existence. You become the observer of reality and co-creator of your own subjective experience. The Nadis There are also three channels that are vastly important to Kundalini, known as the Nadis. Nadi translates to “stream”. These are subtle channels that direct the energy through the body where they circulate and flow. According to Kundalini Yoga, there are 72,000 Nadis in the astral body that all correspond directly with the nerves of the physical human form. Of these Nadis, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are considered the most important. Ida is known as the left channel, the feminine force that represents the moon. Then there is Pingala, the right channel, which is the masculine force and symbolises the Sun. Finally Sushumna, the central channel where Ida and Pingala intertwine. In the masculine body Kundalini rests within the perineum between the urinary and excretory organs. While in the feminine body Kundalini is located at the root of the uterus, the center of creation within the cervix
All three Nadis meet in Muladhara or the Root Chakra where Shakti, the unconscious Kundalini, symbolised as a Serpent, blocks the entrance to Sushumna with its mouth. Therefore the Kundalini Serpent remains coiled at the base of the spine asleep until the Awakening of Kundalini.
Michael J Robey
Psychic Medium | Psychic Investigator