What Are the Symptoms of Kundalini?
Please note that my book, Divine Embrace, explains in detail Kundalini, Ascension and how you can work through your symptoms and more!
Symptoms that may occur as your Kundalini awakening are:
- The Blue Light
- Heat up the Spine (can be extreme)
- Cold feeling flooding a chakra area
- Feeling the Nervous System is short-circuiting (can be extreme)
- Pulsing Energy at the Base of the Spine (can be painful)
- Extreme Sensitivity to Sound, Vibration Etc…
- Siddhis such as complete knowledge on energy work
- Picking up others emotions
- Normal photographs that pick-up light phenomenon and mists etc.
- Body awareness changes – feeling larger – feeling smaller
- Extreme Fear (note: this one is temporary)
- Dreams of Snakes and Fires
- Dreams of – religious and spiritual symbology
- Samadhi states of Feeling Utterly connected with ALL – yet also
witnessing and not involved…
- Finding the consciousness expanding to where you are not in the
body..(example seeing over the trees while you are at ground level)
- Mudras (hand gestures ) spontaneously happen
- Asanas (body postures) spontaneously happen
- Body may move with certain music – uncontrolled pulsing or swaying
- Feeling as if you are in a strong earthquake
- Ability to manifest what is needed – once again a siddhi but do not attach to these phenomena, let them go….
- Seeing of internal lights (flashing lights in vision…. rotating light)
- Seeing the world in enhanced coloration
- Yawning – Laughing – Crying (usually excessively and may switch back and forth abruptly)
- Muscle twitches, cramps or spasms
- Energy rushes or immense electricity circulating the body
- Itching, vibrating, prickling, tingling, stinging or crawling sensations
- Intense heat or cold
- Involuntary bodily movements (occur more often during meditation, rest or sleep): jerking, tremors, shaking; feeling an inner force pushing one into postures or moving one’s body in unusual ways. (May be misdiagnosed as epilepsy, restless legs syndrome (RLS), or PLMD.)
- Alterations in eating and sleeping patterns
- Episodes of extreme hyperactivity or, conversely, overwhelming fatigue (some CFS victims are experiencing Kundalini awakening)
- Intensified or diminished sexual desires
- Headaches, pressures within the skull
- Racing heartbeat, pains in the chest
- Digestive system problems
- Feelings of dimemberment. Feelings like your body parts are moving around. It’s not painful unless you believe it is and give in to fear. So surrender surrender surrender and this too shall pass.
- Numbness or pain in the limbs (particularly the left foot and leg)
- Pains and blockages anywhere; often in the back and neck (Many cases of FMS are Kundalini-related)
- Emotional outbursts; rapid mood shifts; seemingly unprovoked or excessive episodes of grief, fear, rage, depression
- Spontaneous vocalizations (including laughing and weeping) — are as unintentional and uncontrollable as hiccoughs
- Hearing an inner sound or sounds, classically described as a flute, drum, waterfall, birds singing, bees buzzing but which may also sound like roaring, whooshing, or thunderous noises or like ringing in the ears
- Mental confusion; difficulty concentrating
- Altered states of consciousness: heightened awareness; spontaneous trance states; mystical experiences (if the individual’s prior belief system is too threatened by these, they can lead to bouts of psychosis or self-grandiosity)
- Heat, strange activity, and/or blissful sensations in the head, particularly in the crown area
- Ecstasy, bliss and intervals of tremendous joy, love, peace and compassion
- Psychic experiences: extrasensory perception; out-of-body experiences; pastlife memories; astral travel; direct awareness of auras and chakras; contact with spirit guides through inner voices, dreams or visions; healing powers.
- Increased creativity: new interests in self-expression and spiritual communication through music, art, poetry, etc.
- Intensified understanding and sensitivity: insight into one’s own essence; deeper understanding of spiritual truths; exquisite awareness of one’s environment (including “vibes” from others).
- Feeling as if you are here and not here
- An absolute absence of thought
- Enlightenment experiences: direct Knowing of a more expansive reality; transcendent awareness
Note: this is a partial list… no two people have the same manifestations…. some have one – some have another ….” (There are a lot more signs and symptoms in my book Divine Embrace and on kundalinisupportnetwork.com and kundalinisupport.com as well as more articles and awakenings on the support sites I have listed below.
Question #1: If my kundalini is awakened will I need to change my lifestyle?
“It’s hard to have your cake and eat it too. If you awaken kundalini in order to change and enrich your life, it’s reasonable to expect you may need to change your lifestyle as a result. The recommendations of both classical literature and experience is that sleep and diet will need to be moderated otherwise severe discomfort may arise. Furthermore without moderating sexual activity and physical work it will be hard to experience much success with kundalini. The extent that these elements of your life need to change depends on the nature of the individual. While genuine mental imbalances arising from kundalini are rare, nearly every kundalini yogin will find periods when one needs to be especially sensitive to needs for sleep, quiet and diet.” – Answer from article posted on Kajama.com from SpiritWeb.org (<–which, apparently, is now closed).
Question #2: What are things to do in case you are already there and in the throws of something you never bargained for? Here are some items that I have read that can be helpful to some or not at all depending on the person. I am not an expert on this, and since we all work differently, these may or may not be effective for you:
- “If someone claims they have all the answers, run the other way.”
- Add meat to your regular diet. Could help in grounding…
- Stop meditation practices altogether. Once your kundalini is awakened this only seems to aggravate the kundalini rising more and cause more pain than need-be.
- Ground yourself, by being with Nature and trees as often as you can.
- And contrary to above, others say meditating helped them. So try what works for you and ask your higher self what is best. Let go of attachments to anything, go with the flow and know you are on the right path.
- Some say spreading their joy, love and compassion for others has eased the Kundalini pain.
- From www.kundalini-support.com – “Perhaps this is why the Hindu Masters strongly advised following strict moral precepts when on the spiritual path. Perhaps more emphasis on trying to live a live of Love, and working on being a compassionate, decent person is the most important component in making a person spiritually, mentally, and morally sound. In spite of these complications and contradictions, I still believe higher consciousness is the destiny of all beings, and that in the future with greater understanding, scientific validation, and proper preparation, it will usher in a Golden Age.”Kundalini-support.com – “For anyone having Kundalini complications, see the Kundalini Survival Guide, be cautious in what you try to correct your condition, try to live a life of Love, and do not lose hope in yourself or in the blessings your awakening will one day bring forth. Take hope and inspiration in the writings of Gopi Krishna who emerged from a nightmarish Kundalini disaster into an awakening that blessed him with bliss filled days and nights to the end of his life.”
Highly suggested support & informational sites regarding Kundalini:
Here is some of the info from this above Crystallinks.com link: “…Spiritual literature also describes instances where Kundalini is said to be initiated. Initiation of kundalini activity is usually considered to take place by a practice called shaktipat. This is a form of ‘laying on of hands’ where physical contact to the body or the forehead of the subject by the guru, or initiator, is supposed to cause an experience of Kundalini that later may persist or grow with continuing practice, or fade away if practice is stopped. Scotton (1996) mentions that kundalini-symptomatology is associated with such practices as shaktipat. He also gives a case-example of such a practice from an American meditation retreat.
According to much contemporary spiritual literature, and the field of Transpersonal Psychology, it is not considered wise to engage in any of these practices without the guidance of a credible teacher or without thorough psychological preparation and education in yoga. Any form of intense contemplative or spiritual practice without the support of a cultural context, or without the support of thorough psychological preparation, is usually considered to be unfortunate, and in some cases even dangerous. Traditional teachers of kundalini meditation also warn neophytes of the potential dangers of experimenting with kundalini Yoga techniques. These warnings should not be underestimated. A growing body of clinical and psychological literature notes the growing occurrence of meditation-related problems in Western contemplative life. Among these we find the Kundalini Syndrome (which is presented more closely later in this article) and different forms of “wind illness” described in the Tibetan tradition.
Theorists within the schools of Humanistic psychology, Transpersonal psychology and Near-Death Studies describe a complex pattern of motor functions, sensory, affective and cognitive-hermeneutic symptoms called the Kundalini Syndrome. This psychosomatic arousal and excitation is believed to occur in connection with prolonged and intensive spiritual or contemplative practice (such as meditation or yoga) or as a result of intense life experience or a near encounter with death (such as a near-death experience)…”
Please take heed these warnings, as you never know what will come about practicing the simplest of spiritual practices. Any questions, feel free to contact me or go to the above websites for more experienced folks in Kundalini awakenings.
Taking this warning into consideration, we will all evolve as we are meant to in the time we are meant to. If you are guided to meditate, pray, etc., then do so. As with all things though, do any spiritual practices in moderation and balance is key. Anything you do in life (even food in-take for example) is all things in moderation. This keeps you balanced. And just listen and follow your intuition!
Don’t forget to purchase my book, Divine Embrace, where I discuss at length our Kundalini Process, the Energy Body and our Awakening during these Ascension times.