This article is a contribution to Barbara Franken’s challenge Inspiring Others By Our Own Awakening Experience.
In early March, 2011, I began living an awakened life when I raised my Kundalini energy. My life changed from a life of victimhood, hurt, and suffering to a new perception of my world. It is difficult to describe the vastness and overwhelming feeling of this experience as my Kundalini energy raised suddenly and dramatically. I left my former life and friends to pursue my awakened path and follow my higher alignment. I moved to a city that I knew no one without a job or external purpose. However, I knew and understood all along I would find my life’s purpose and the inner journey I was about to embark.
I first began my quest to find myself when I was 20 years old in college. After an abusive relationship in college, I entered psychotherapy and recognized that I had been abused as a child and continued this pattern of behavior with others as an adult. This was the seed I planted in my search for a better and healthier life for myself. Later, Kundalini revealed my unhappy life full of rage and hurt, working in unfulfilling jobs, and experiencing repeated failed relationships. I wanted a second chance for myself, and I believe it was this intention that initiated my Kundalini awakening.
As I began to awaken, I experienced blockages in my chakras, and throughout my body. This manifested in pain that caused me to be unable to get out of bed. I also experienced visions, intuitive feelings of knowing about people and events around me. For the first time, I clearly heard my inner voice from my higher self who guided me through this difficult and frightening process, albeit with my ego fighting me the entire way. Kundalini revealed my suffering, emotional fractures, and destructive behaviors. After healing many of my emotional wounds, I began to release my ego, break through my illusions, found my life’s purpose, and recognized my own truth and reality.
Experiencing a Kundalini rising merely gives us the potential to experience an awakening as it is not a full awakening itself. There are those who are Kundalini active who still live in illusions created by their egos. The ascension process forces us to confront our ego and release it, heal our emotional wounds and pains associated with our smaller selves, and come to acceptance of our own truths and reality. Without working through this ascension process, those who are Kundalini active remain unable to ascend spiritually, and are stuck in a physically and emotionally painful existence as their chakras and energy bodies are blocked from stagnant negative energy since the Kundalini energy cannot easily move through them. I believe this is one of the most difficult processes as our Kundalini energy forces us to confront our illusions and face our true realities.
These revelations caused me to self evaluate about how I want to live my life, and my hope to become enlightened. But who am I? I am not the Dalai Lama, Gandhi, or Mother Theresa. Then, I realized that enlightenment is not only meant for the select few, but it is meant for all humankind. We all have the potential for this enlightenment and to live a freer, less burdened human life. Many achieve this through a Kundalini awakening, but we also can be awakened in other ways if the intention is there, and if that intention is true and honest. Come with me and free yourselves of a life of illusions, suffering, chaos and anguish. Leave it all behind you to find bliss, joy, peace, and another way of being. It is a thing of true beauty…
Please read the next Selection of True Awakening Experiences Part II on March 6, 2016: The Truth Codex Blog