6. Intuitional Knowledge:
It is hard to say how someone knows things by intuition, however, one of the strongest experiences I had during the awakening of my kundalini was that of receiving (revealed) knowledge. It didn’t really matter about what; it could be how to play a physical sport or any other interest, but when I received it, I either knew with every fiber of my being that it was revealed truth (The Lessons of
Enlightenment) or I knew with my mind that I were being given a deep insight. The deep insight feelings have stayed with me through the years. It is hard to say how someone knows things by intuition, however, one of the strongest experiences I had during the awakening of my kundalini was that of receiving (revealed) knowledge. It didn’t really matter about what; it could be how to
play a physical sport or any other interest, but when I received it, I either knew with every fiber of my being that it was revealed truth (The Lessons of Enlightenment) or I knew with my mind that I were being given a deep insight.
7. Mystical Powers:
One of the things you are taught on the spiritual path is how to use psychic powers. One of the fundamental laws of psychic powers is that you can’t influence psychically that from which you feel separate. By removing the barriers of the ego and expanding the mind, you begin to lose that sense of separateness from everything. The other fundamental law of psychic powers is that if your go around using psychic powers for egotistical purposes, you are glorifying the ego (limited sense of self) and are setting yourself up to lose the positive effects of the kundalini and experience a spiritual fall. An absolute must is to only use exceptional powers when you are directed to by the spirit. After all, even Christ wouldn’t perform for Herod’s pleasure, when Herod wanted Christ to show him he was God!
8. Love and Protection:
When I was experiencing the rise of the kundalini, I always felt a deep abiding sense of being loved and protected. It was almost as if my soul was having a very deep romance with the divine who looked over and protected me from all harm. Indeed, I was left with the impression that the only harm that could come to me was from my own hand. While awakened, these feelings of love and protection are great at removing fears.
Perils Of A Kundalini Awakening
The Kundalini is by definition a high energy state. Every high energy state has negative side effects if that energy is withdrawn (withdrawal symptoms). Vitality, for example, is a high energy generally stable state. If vitality if withdrawn, as in extreme old age, the body become decrepit, weakened and diseased. Sexual experience is a high energy highly unstable state. Upon climax, sexual energy is withdrawn and you feel tired, weakened, and lose interest in sex for a time. Daily vigorousness is a moderate stable generally high energy state (at least in childhood). When withdrawn at the end of each day, tiredness and sleep is the result. Any energy state, especially a high energy state, upon withdrawal of that energy, has withdrawal symptoms. The kundalini is no exception! The severity of the withdrawal symptoms appear to be related to how long the kundalini has been active. If you awaken the kundalini, and only feel the bliss for a few days, and then shut it down, you may only feel depressed or blue for several days. If the kundalini has been awakened for several weeks, you will probably experience a spiritual fall that lasts for several days to a week or more.
The signs and symptoms of a Spiritual Fall are as follows:
1. A collapse sensation felt within the mind.
2. A feeling of fear that grows over time.
3. A feeling of mental anguish or pain that increases over time.
4 Confusion and short term memory loss.
5. A direct and profound confrontation with suppressed subconscious material and dissociated self concepts that may result in a lasting internal conflict or worse.
These are all psychological withdrawal symptoms. I am not a physician, but other than symptoms associated with mental shock, I have never felt any symptoms I would associate with physical withdrawal symptoms (shaking, delirium, sweating, etc.) If you survive, most of these symptoms last for several days and then gradually will get better as things stabilize. In my mind, it is not at all certain someone in poor health would survive a really bad fall. A full fledged spiritual fall can be hard on you physically. However, if you survive, you will probably be left with recurring anxiety
attacks and after a period of time the kundalini will be trying to burn itself through any psychological block (see Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy In Man, by Gopi Krishna). So that’s is pretty heavy, isn’t it!
Soon, I will tell you that no one need ever go through a fall again. However, what I have described above is exactly why the specifics of this knowledge has been kept secret for ages. Generally, the knowledge that has been released by those in the know has been pretty watered down. Any one who wanted enlightenment from a valid spiritual master had to go through initiation and years of training. This was to make sure that a disciple really wanted enlightenment more than anything in the world and that he/she was purified enough so that a spiritual fall was unlikely to happen by itself. An awakening before this is what has been termed a premature awakening. What normally shuts the kundalini down is simply the inability or the unwillingness to keep it going. The inability to keep it
going results from the subconsciousness mind being unwilling to look at powerful suppressed events. Generally, the subconscious mind uses external material objects that have previously given pleasure to displace the pain and memories of an unpleasant event. Integration is a fundamental part of the kundalini experience.