Recieved: 1999/06/30 18:56
Subject: [K-list] Hard Core Kundalini
On 1999/06/30 18:56, Ckress posted thus to the K-list:
I'm the author of the "Danger: High Voltage" article Jenell mentioned. I've
been following her recent series of posts to the K-list with interest. Like
Jenell, my Kundalini erupted spontaneously and has been going nonstop since
'91. I've experienced the no-boundary psychic overload of unwanted
clairvoyance, clairsentience, telepathy, "long distance sex," intense and
prolonged altered states, mystical and paranormal experiences with all kinds
of weirdness. However, for me, this has not been the chief problem. The
physical impact has been the worst. For eight years straight, without a
day's respite, I've endured chronic pain and illness.
In my opinion, the voices of people like Jenell's -- and the many others who
have spoken up in a similar way -- are needed on the K-list to help "keep it
real." I too have protested (both on K-lists and in Shared Transformation
newsletters) the notion that a mild and primarily pleasant Kundalini
awakening is the result of being able to control the energies well (or
indicates a more spiritually advanced soul). I've seen considerable
arrogance from people who take personal credit for what, in my opinion,
amounts to sheer grace. The attitude that people who are doing the right
things have an easy time of it is not only self-inflated delusion; it cruelly
stigmatizes anyone whose Kundalini is very demanding and overwhelming.
I have also encountered people with gentle or very blissful Kundalini
experiences who are humble, kind and compassionate to those who have a harder
time of it. Most incomprehensible to me are the people who have been hit
hard with Kundalini crises of their own, yet later turn around and disparage
the ones who are still suffering. This isn't unique to Kundalini awakening;
I've seen it happen in all kinds of situations where instead of relating to
others with empathy, people attack them for being in the same painful and
vulnerable situation they once faced. Abused children who grow up to be
child abusers are a prime example of this. (I'm not saying this always
happens; some of the best and most productive children's advocates were
themselves victims of childhood abuse.)
There are some list members a friend of mine refers to as "starry-eyed
aspirants" who yearn to awaken their Kundalini. They may genuinely wish to
further their spiritual development with a realistic understanding of what
this may entail. Others have a naive idea of the spiritual path, assuming
that risen Kundalini will free them from the drudgery and conflicts of
ordinary life, or that it will endow them with psychic powers to turn them
into invincible superheroes.
For those in whom it hasn't already risen, Kundalini isn't the only or best
spiritual path. To me, living from the heart is the crux of mature
spirituality, with or without the Kundalini experience.
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