Sunday, January 10, 2010
Apparently, any and everything can bring about a Kundalini awakening. Some study with gurus and teachers and apparently their energies are aroused through the practices they learn. Others, however, undergo seemingly spontaneous awakening experiences, for no obvious reason.
Sometimes personal crisis (of relationship, economic distress, health, for example) can trigger awakening. Other times, the cause is even less evident. One friend "went off" during a visit to Macchu Pichu, a trip that was obviously very exciting to her. Another experienced awakening during a spiritual workshop. Another was aroused by a guru who gave her shaktipat many years ago. Her energies then lay dormant for several decades, but recently she is undergoing energetic transformation in the form of blissful energies.
Recently I heard from two "awakened" writers--one woman had had her energies opened after taking a familiar homeopathic remedy. Another suddenly fell into a Kundalini syndrome (shaking, fear) unexpectedly at her chiropractor's office.
When I first was opened to Kundalini, I was told that I would lose interest in whatever had held my attention before. I thought this was nonsense, but soon I realized I no longer wished to be merely a professor of English literature, but rather to focus primarily on spiritual transformation. I no longer wished to read novels--life itself proved much more interesting. (I did, however, find ways to include material on "new consciousness" in other courses I devised.)
And others have parallel experiences. One psychic who had for years been able to communicate with the dead found she could no longer do this (at least not immediately after her inner shift.) Another "experiencer", from the world of business and other commercial areas, relinquished that avenue for a career in healing.
I think that what we discover is this: we are in fact called to serve in whatever way our gifts allow. We restructure our lives to achieve this goal, knowing that we are each, in our own way, part of the larger process, and though we cannot fully describe it, we are certain we are moving in the right direction.
And we feel extremely fortunate to be part of this process. As another friend commented: "It's the only game in town."
(picture from source)