What Awakens Kundalini?
Please note that my book, Divine Embrace, explains in detail Kundalini, Ascension and how you can work through your symptoms and more!
What awakens Kundalini? Initially our Kundalini is active during our birth into this world and then, for most, it lies dormant until it is awakened or awakens later in life. For me, I was awakened in the middle of the night to an amazing and surpising spinal sweep of a blue electrical charge up my spine. Of course, I love my sleep so after my fascination wore off I went back to slumber till the morning. Could it be that giving childbirth nine month’s prior woke it up to this spinal sweep later? Perhaps. It happens uniquely for everyone.
I have listed some things that may awaken your Kundalini or bring on Ascension Symptoms. It may be only one that awakens your Kundalini activity or it can be a combination of these that awaken:
- Prayer and sincerely seeking the truth
- Surrender to the Divine (in any form)
- Through yogic techniques (Yoga)
- Through Energy work or Reiki (either having received or working with Energy healing work)
- Near Death Experience(s)
- Sexual intercourse or sexual issues
- Massage work or Rolfing, as well as Chiropractic work. (These techniques may align the spinal column in such a way that may be beneficial for a Kundalini awakening or in some cases it may actually hinder the awakening. But Kundalini will adjust your spinal column to its liking (as in Kriyas – more on Kriyas further in this chapter).
- Intense love and devotion to God or a deity
- Selfless service
- Through a single point of focus (as Gopi Krishna states of his awakening in his book “Living with Kundalini”, his awakening occurred while intensely focusing on a lotus blossoming over his crown Chakra)
- Intense introspection or study
- By direct Shaktipat (transference of Divine energy from a higher being/master that can awaken your Kundalini)
- Repetition of Mantra
- Resolving emotional or mental issues, that clears blockages in the energy system
- Trauma – Through an intense shock to the system
- Through intense despair and depression (which can cultivate into a “Dark Night of the Soul”). I’ve heard several stories of people having intense depression and suddenly awakening through this particular experience. It is more common than one initially might think. But really when you are down and depressed who else do you finally turn to but “God” or rather the deep stillness within the self. It is usually then that an awakening occurs and life finally begins.
- Through childbirth
- Spontaneously – due to past lives working with the Kundalini
- By participating in any chi oriented martial arts system
- Daily aerobic activities (this may be due to the chaotic breathing and body movements)
- By pranayama (breathing exercises)
- By drug use (not recommended and is inauthentic if abused)
- From trance activities with heavy pranic overtones
- Through Rebirthing shock (an intense breathwork technique that usually brings a person back to their birth as well as past lives for healing)
Things that contribute to awakening can be explained further by an unknown author of this quote, “Some of the myriad of factors that can contribute to an awakening include: High altitude, air and water quality, diet, exercise, stress, relationships, degree of being on purpose and acts of generosity. Risk, adventure travel, exposure to the elements, novelty, new experiences and environments, and the breakdown of habit and torpor. Various elemental changes and shocks to the body like alternating hot and cold such as saunas and cold showers, light and dark. Determination to adhere to soul rather than social convention, genetics, and both the good and bad conditions of one’s upbringing. Other factors include latitude and longitude on the earth’s sphere, seasons, sun and moon cycles. Chronological and biological age, spiritual practice, having to use a new set of skills. One’s calling and the future time stream…that is the Muse/Eros, and perhaps the needs of the human species as a whole.”