Howdy cobbers !
There seems to be an unhealthy interest in the Kundalini in these environs so
I thought I'd add my thoughts on the subject . ( Smile)
If you choose to act upon anything that you read here, i would politely suggest
that you first click on to MerryMistressMaries 'Chakra Balancing ' thread
which has some nifty drawings of the chakra system superimposed on the human anatomy and some diverse' back-story' gossip or do a quick google
search on the chakras or Kundalini yoga, so you have a good idea of what I'm talking about.
I will irritate some people and say that Chakra system and Sephiroth of the Qabala may have correspondences but they are not the same thing.
These Systems come at the "same" thing from a slightly different angle.
That slightly different angle makes all the difference in the world.
I think I'll start by explaining the chakra system simply.
From my point of view.
You will not find some of the information here in any Yogic or Tantric texts or manuals.
There is much that can be said about the Chakra System. I'm just throwing the basics out there.
Every person has more than one body or vehicle, many of them non-physical.
Or to put it in another way;
A persons physical,biological body is but one aspect of a multi-dimensional omni-body that has many aspects that deal with many or all different
'levels' of reality. Usually without the persons conscious awareness or knowledge.
One such ' body ' discovered- but not created - by the Hindu Yogins is the 'chakra body" or ' chakra system '.
It's ultimate purpose is to evolve the individual into what Yogins call "Kevalin" or "Beyonder" or "Transcender' through the agency of the
This will get me into trouble with the orthodox Yoga-crew but I say that "Kevalin" also means" fully conscious Atman" or "God' or
Simply put again ;
The chakras are 7 wheels or globes of force located in,or corresponding to, different parts of the body or parts of the spine corresponding to, or
parallel with certain parts of the body.
Each Chakra deals with a certain aspect of the "Life/reality" of a person.
1) Muladhara Chakra.
Most people agree that it is located at the base of the spine.
It deals with many matters.
We'll just call it Safety and Security.Centeredness.Integration.Synergy. Discernment and Discrimination. Dignity and Freedom.
Located in the genitals or in the part of the spine paralell to the genitals.
Inspiration, Passion,Art etc
Located near the belly-button.
Located in the heart.
Compassion.Love.Self-Love.Harmony. Gnosis.Knowledge. Power. etc
5) Visudda chakra
Located in the throat.
Voice. Choice. Dominion.Command. unfettered Free Will. etc
6) Ajna chakra
Located just above the eyes.
Intuition . Knowing what you need to know and the power to act upon it. Knowledge of Otherworld and hidden knowledge of Self. Success etc.
7) Sahasara chakra
Some have called it " 1001 petalled Lotus " because,among other things, it is the source of all chakras.
Located at the top of the skull.
Imagination. Unfettered creativity etc.
KUNDALINI YOGA :
Before I say Anything ; Let's get the scary warning out of the way.
Best not to mess with the 'Kaula' or 'Kula' or " Kundalini" force unless you know what you are doing.
If you are not successful in activating the Kundalini, nothing will happen.
If you are successful in activitating the Kundalini and you don't know what you are doing, prepare to be deluged in drama. ( sometimes
in other words, if don't know what you are doing, you can get hurt or killed.
Unlikely, but it can happen.
The "Kundalini' or' Kaula' is a force that can be found and activated within the heart or core of each chakra. It's purpose is rapid accelerated
Transformation or if you prefer, 'Evolution' of the individual . Through the agency of the individual's life.
A QUICK GUIDE TO DABBLING WITH THE KUNDALINI POWER SAFELY, WITHOUT GETTIN' HURT.
[ For the idle ,the curious,the criminally reckless,the profane and the infidel. ] :
Right then; we did the 'scary warning' bit.
You and I know that some of you will not heed that warning.
Good. I never did.
This quick users manual is for you. So you don't get hurt, among other things
All chakras in practical terms correspond to and are holististically and holomically and holographically intergrated with each other.
To put it in another way;
Muladhara chakra has a Muladhara aspect and function and Svadisthana aspect and function and Manipura aspect and function and Anahata aspect and
function and Visudda aspect and function and Ajna aspect and function and Sahasara aspect and function...all within the great chakra that is
Svadisthana chakra has a Muladhara aspect and function and a Svadisthana aspect and function and a Manipura aspect and function etc..
And so forth with all the other Chakras.
As I said before, the Kundalini power can be found and activated in the heart or core of all chakras.
If you want awaken the Kundalini, it's best to use a specific chakra. Muladhara chakra.
The Yogins knew this.
Where they and I disagree is in the area of all this being hard work.
I don't think that it should be hard work. I think that it should be enjoyable.
The reason for activating or awakening the Kundalini force first within Muladhara(Earth)chakra is simple.
If the Kundalini is activated within Muladhara(Earth) chakra, the rapidly evolving "Muladhara consciousness' will deal with the unfolding TRUE
nature of the individual totally safely and securely.
Mine and orthodox Yogins methods differ.
Real adventure arises out of Total safety. All else is but a glimpse of adventure. Maybe some of you remember this from when you were a child.
SAFE AND FUN METHOD OF ACTIVATING THE KUNDALINI POWER :
WARNING : You won't find any of this in a Yoga text or manual. It's totally safe and it should work for 99.5% of the planets poulation. If you are
one of the 0.05% for whom it doesn't work,nothing will happen. That's all.
Here we go, then.
There is a force. An unstoppable force of Transformation and Harmony. What I have said is not a definition but a description.
Some have called this primal force of Harmony and Transformation.... Love or Gratitude.Specifically, it is a person or an individuals Gratitude
towards and for Themselves.
Love does not hurt. Love heals. Your Love was not meant to hurt. It was meant to heal you. And it will heal you if you want it to.
If it hurts, it isn't Love.
Gratitude-to-and-for-yourself is an aspect of Love. Therefore, GRATITUDE-TO-AND-FOR-YOURSELF heals.
An aspect of this GRATITUDE-TO-AND-FOR-YOURSELF (Love) force shows itself in the chakra's and some have called it Kundalini or Kaula or Kula
How faster and more powerfully do you think you would begin to run if you had Gratitude TO and FOR yourself regarding the speed and power of your
One thing's for certain.
You'd feel better about the whole buisness of your running.
The method is a simple visualisation technique. It can be done anywhere.
P.S: When we make-believe or daydream, we call it 'daydreaming'. When we deliberately daydream or make -believe in order to make something happen,
we call it 'Creative visualisation'.
1) Sit quetly,with your eyes closed.
2) Imagine that you can see your Muladhara chakra - a wheel or globe of Light- located at the
base of your spine. (Cocyx)
2b)You have just altered your consciousness suitably enough for your purposes.
You don't need a "deep" Trance-state. Don't make a big deal out of it. The Kundalini will do that later. (grin)
3) Now imagine that you can appear or materialise at the very heart and core and center of this chakra just because you want to and then do it.
4)You are now within the core of your Muladhara Chakra. Imagine that you can see a dormant spark of Light that is your GRATITUDE-TO-AND-FOR-YOURSELF.
waiting to be activated...to be awakened.
5) You can awaken it simply by imagining that the dormant spark has become an all-consuming fire or flame.
An all-consuming fire that heals and does not burn. And constantly grows and becomes more powerful... Forever.
6) Watch the fire of your GRATITUDE-TO-AND-FOR- YOURSELF rapidly expand and "consume" all of Muladhara chakra. When it has "consumed" all of
Muladhara Chakra, you should know that the Gratitude-fire will rise and expand and Consume/Evolve all other Chakras.
With harm to no one and with wrong to no none, including you.
If it harms no one and it wrongs no one,including you, then you have the right to be successful, don't you ?
6b) Remain in the Muladhara chakra, watching the Gratitude-Flame consume/evolve/transform Muladhara chakra for at least 1 minute.You can actually
stay in your Muladhara chakra for as long as you want. No harm will come to you. Quite the contrary.
The longer you do your Flame of Gratitude visualisation the more amplified the effects will be.
You can do this visualisation more than once a day. The more you do it, the more amplified the effects will be. If it begins to become
Come back later. This is supposed to be an enjoyable endeavour.
7) Step out of the chakra and into your everyday consciousness.
8) Know that you have done all that you need to do.
Do this exercise for at least once a day. That'll do.
If this visualisation works for you, you will find lots of resistances and reasons not to continue doing it everyday. I would suggest that you
continue doing it.
I have no idea how rapidly this will work for you. It will work rapidly. I would say that it is likely that your life will have changed significantly,
within a month. Maybe even spectacularly.
The Gratitude-Fire will burn through your blockages and your weaknesses and your limitations and what Yogi's call your " subconscious deposits"
like a laser through butter. In ways that are safe and enjoyable for you.
Making the right decision or choice,regarding any situation or issue will become easier and easier and more enjoyable for you.
You will be successful in all areas of your life and you will deal with all issues in your life with greater and greater ease .
Some people define success as having lots of money. Some people define Success as making their personal relationships work. You will find yourself
knowing what you want ...and then getting it,with less and less effort.
You will become a frighteningly and annoyingly confident and decisive person who does not hesitate, once you've made a decision.
Life will become a game which you know you're always going to win. Because you are you.
All this and other things will happen.
I would suggest that you keep on doing this visualisation every day until the secret of Sahasara and Muladhara Chakra is revealed. And when you have
unlocked the secret of Muladhara and Sahasara Chakra, keep on doing the visualisation.
At some point Muladhara Chakra will have evolved to the extent that you will know and fully understand your Chakra System and what it is for.
In short you'll know what I've been hinting at.
And then you'll send me a Christmas card. (Smile)
Ciao for now.
mod edit to add link for the "chakra healing" thread
[edit on 12-3-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]