There’s a profound spiritual possibility open to all people: the opportunity to be absolutely connected to the source of all life, and have that energy steer you in the direction of destiny. Kundalini is the natural creative alignment with the divine; it is our inherent birthright that most have been separated from. How do you unify lower and higher self so that you may reactivate your Kundalini? What would be the advantages of doing so? Activating Kundalini is like connecting to the fast track of the internal superhighway — plugging directly into the ‘mains’ of universal consciousness. It leads to a divine life of interconnected joy, through streaming synchronicity.
What is Kundalini?
To me the soul is a flowing stream of consciousness, out from the source and back again. In an aligned state, it’s an eternal flow of creativity, symbolised by the figure 8. You’re in creative alignment with the divine, every step feels interconnected with the Universe, an orchestra of synchronicity sounding in your ears. It’s like every action is supported, and even when your creative manifestation is blocked in the physical world by someone or something, you’re still able to appreciative the deeper significance, the deeper meaning, the higher teaching that all co-creators in the event are being invited to realise. This interconnected flow of creativity is the sacred dance of an aligned and balanced soul. This is Kundalini.
Most — if not all — have suffered the loss of this inherent condition early in life, which is essentially caused by 4th density karma that separates lower from higher self, and then builds a limiting reality that perpetuates the polarity. This separation has then been exploited by society, fueled by an interdimensional intervention — an Opposing Consciousness — with the agenda of separating mankind from his divinity and creating an artificial reality in which to enslave him. When you look around you in the world at how humanity lives, it’s easy to appreciate how effective this separation has been.
We can reactivate this kundalini. And to do so will guide you on a profound journey of rediscovery of who you truly are and your place in the cosmos. You become once more an active channel for divine expression. So how do you do it? How do you reclaim your true nature?
How to Activate Kundalini?
Firstly, it greatly helps to keep reminding yourself of the higher connection through spiritual practice. The power of meditation cannot be over stated. Of course there are many forms, but essentially the principle we’re looking for is a way of softening identification with the lower physical/emotional nature — feeling through that and instead, touching the softness through and around us. It’s experienced as a sense of expansiveness, pure light, stillness and peace. When you begin to embody this higher nature, there’s a feeling of wellbeing and harmony: pure inner peace.
It can be done through countless spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, martial arts, shamanism, crystal healing, sounding healing, aromatherapy, reiki, five rhythms dance, through connection with nature and probably one of the most powerful — loving sexual intimacy.
Essentially you’re looking to soften identification with the lower self ego and it’s distorted behaviourisms, transcending these and infusing soul. Then progressively you’ll expand consciously and open out to the Higher Self. The more you integrate Higher Self connection, aligned behaviourism and the guiding flow of synchronicity, then the Higher Self begins to integrate into the Lower, which causes the activation of kundalini. This is your flowing reconnection to the Source, that leads to “Transfigured” living.
Hence in the activation of Kundalini, a great deal of inner work must be done. Firstly opening to the Higher Self attributes by softening the Lower Self identification, but then the Lower Self must be purified such that the Higher Self can integrate here and now. How might you do that?
Opening the Channels for Kundalini
The Lower Self, composed of the physical body, the emotional body and lower mind has been essentially separated from the Higher Self by a karmic barrier in the fourth density which generates ego. It’s a consciousness which addicts people to base levels of desire and neediness through disconnection from the divine. This leads to lack of trust, fear and the dwindling of self love as empowered sovereignty dwindles. It causes people to effort to control reality, generating the build-up of conditioned behaviours, isolating them further from their inherent connection. So essentially we must confront and break down these fear based patterns that embed the lower consciousness within our being.
Imagine sitting in an orchestra of music where the base section is playing so loud, the finer sounds of the flute (for example) can no longer be heard nor felt. This is the effect within society of the denser vibrational consciousness.
First you’ll need to reconnect to the Soul through spiritual practice. Chakra Attunement Meditations can greatly help. (Check out Openhand’s Chakra Opening and Attunement Meditation). But opening to the soul in the initial awakening (which often gets confused with Enlightenment) is only the beginning. It then becomes essential to attune your “Spiritual Compass” in order to follow the flow of the soul in daily life. (Explore the Openway process for attuning your Spiritual Compass.)
Inner Purification on the Path to Full Kundalini Activation
It’s as you begin to follow the guidance of the soul, that it will start to take you through the areas of lower density that obstruct the full freedom of authentic expression through soul infusion. It leads you on a path of progressive purification of the Lower Self.
Here are 9 key areas you’ll need to work on in terms of purifying the lower vehicles…
1) Fear and control: Mostly fear happens when we realise we cannot control the situation; we’re needing a particular outcome or are resistant to what’s really happening. It’s all caused by false identification with who we think we are. Such erroneous perceived need, creates tightness and density which sucks the soul into it like water into a sponge. You can literally feel the contraction inside. Yet if we challenge this when it’s happening, soften into the tightness and unwind the need of an outcome, then we find the universe shapes through us the ‘Right Action’ (‘right’ defined as being in alignment). Once more you feel your interconnectivity as the One Life.
2) Food: Industrialised and processed food is full of impurity. From preservatives to pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, artificial colourings and GMO, these disharmonious substances create ‘excito-toxins’ within the body. It becomes like white noise, contracting our consciousness into the denser vibrations. It’s the same with meat and dairy, which many would argue the human body was not designed consume or digest. When people convert to a mainly plant based diet, they get healthier and their vibration rises. The sense of interconnectivity greatly increases. (Explore Openhand’s Conscious Cafe.)
3) External distraction: It would seem society has been purposefully constructed to distract people from their inner self. Yet within rests the seat of our power — our kundalini. Our inner configuration of consciousness creates the reality we’re experiencing. Both our aligned state and distortions are mirrored into the outer world. So trying to fix the outer is a pointless waste of time, and only distracts from the source of the creativity. Hence we must not only delve deep within, but be constantly attuning to our inner self through the events of our lives. You touch the place of the void — infinite potential — the crystal clear clarity of the Seer. Upon which, right action then flows through you. It could also be enjoyment within the physical world, but you do it because you feel a sense of rightness to it, there’s no getting lost in it, and your actions are supported by co-creative synchronicity of the universe.
4) Inner child/Inner teenager: When we’re in the flow of life in this way, then the soul begins to integrate and infuse within. It’s purpose is the empowered experience of the One. And so (assuming we allow it), the soul will flow into all the inner density that prevents the expansive freedom of an enlightened life — fueled by kundalini. Especially it will take us into our inner child and teenager identities — a complex inner web of fixed behaviours, fears and identifications with the illusion. The false self creates false reality filters through which we judge life thereby creating unaligned choices leading to disharmony. So as the soul now infuses, we must allow the contraction of these filters to expose themselves as inner tightness, but now soften and unwind into the constriction. We must challenge and confront the lower based behaviours, interrupting the old reactions and instead choosing the responses of our highest truth. This will unwind the old density.
5) Matrix Consciousness: The limiting consciousness of the matrix is omnipresent through the field, influencing mind and emotions. It’s a web of fixed ideas and behaviours — energy — which owns people. We think we’re making free choices, but mostly they’re confined within limiting fields and parameters. You appreciate this just as soon as you start making choices of the soul — you tend to rebel against the non-aligned ways of society. It’s vitally important that we honour this new emerging truth, or we continue to strangle the life out of the soul. There’s no need for conflict, but if we work at it, we can still express our truth with tact and without reservation. Sometimes this may mean saying or doing nothing, but in the process, embodying depth of truth that says energetically “This is where I stand!” It’s all a part of the re-attunement inside. If we’re constantly expressing the soul, then it will strengthen within.
6) Electrosmog including wifi: The surrounding field is full of interfering electronic frequencies from wifi, mobile phone networks, household electrical circuits, gadgets and appliances. They cause a huge amount of interference within our bodily field. If we can minimise the use of such gadgetry in our lives, then our biomagnetic field will become more harmonious and aligned.
7) People that don’t serve: We may find we have to let go of certain relationships – people that constantly remind you of the old consciousness and continue to suck you into it. There will be yet others who beneficially activate your old patterns so that you may break through them. Hence there’ll be some relationships to maintain, even if they aren’t always harmonious — because they challenge you to be more of you. But in these more challenging engagements, the key is to always take the opportunity to expand who you are within them, even if that means a degree of uncomfortable confrontation. If you’re truly meant to be in that relationship, the person will come to accept you as who you truly are, even if they don’t agree with you. They’ll be brought to a place where they’re not constantly challenging you. So be mindful of which relationships to maintain and which to release. Thus you’re opening into the new consciousness and kundalini is strengthening within you through the application of aligned Right Action.
8) Compassion for all life: Compassion is an inherent characteristic of the soul, signaled by the fact that we’re interconnected with all life. Energetically, what we do to another sentient being, we do to ourselves. And if we deny the impact of our footprint on other life, then we’re denying an inner aspect of ourselves too. So by exploring the choices we make in relation to the impact on life they have, causes us to increase our sensitivity and intimacy with the whole of life. From the clothes we wear to the food we eat, how we travel and what we consume in society, all these activities contain energy. As we become ever mindful of our actions, then compassion arises naturally, which increases the inflow of kundalini.
9) Aligned Sexual Behaviour: Fully expressing your sexuality is a powerful means of activating kundalini, whether by yourself or with a partner. But many are constricted by the karmic taboos of society or else distorted through misaligned sexual activity — exploitative and conditioning pornography for example. So it’s essential to realign sexual behaviour. The practice of tantra can greatly help, by bringing the sacredness and non-attachment back into sexual expression. Essentially you’re working to become fully conscious and only coming from the soul. This leads to freedom of expression, including surrender and empowerment — both dance together in loving embrace. (Check out Openhand’s forum discussion, Exploring Sacred Sexuality)
The Pitfalls of Kundalini Activation
It is essential to realise that you cannot divorce effective spiritual practice from its impact within our lives. So activation of the chakras will highlight the lessons you now need to work through, as you navigate the landscape of your relationships and external circumstances. It shines a spotlight on them. So you have to work through the distortions highlighted if the effect of the spiritual work is to be fully integrated within your being. So to activate and unleash balanced kundalini, there has to be integration of your spiritual beingness into your physical life.
Without this integration aforementioned, then spiritual practice becomes either ineffectual, or else it disconnects you from true reality. In extreme circumstances, some spiritual practice can lead to premature kundalini activation: it’s being forced without the proper integration of the new, higher beingness within your life. It’s like conducting too much electrical energy through a fuse that’s too small. It leads to ‘burn-out’. The person can become disconnected from a true interrelation with the world. They will seem distanced, aloof, spaced-out and not really in their body. It can also lead to psychotic behaviour. We have to be mindful then of practices which unnaturally force kundalini without the proper integration of the higher spiritual behaviour in our lives. In my experience, psychedelic drugs such as Ayahuasca and also forced kundalini yogic breathing are practices to be wary of. What you’re looking for is a steady build up of kundalini energy over time, allowing it to progressively flow into density so that you can unravel and integrate it through your daily life. Then it becomes the most profoundly rewarding and beneficial influence imaginable.
When kundalini does start to activate, it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster ride — sometimes you’re up, expanded and high, at others, in the depths of density. It can be very destablising and unbalancing. What’s needed is a progressive integration. Sometimes you’ll need to open up the channels of soul infusion, sometimes you’ll need to steady, centre and ground.
Time grounding in nature can greatly help — connecting to trees for example. Sexual release will most likely help infuse and integrate the energy — especially and including the practice of tantra to infuse energy through the lower vehicles. And when you need to, you can tone the energy down by eating denser foods and also distraction with entertainment might be necessary at times. Deep consciousness bodywork will be important — especially and including dance. Chakra Attunment Meditation will help channel consciousness into the various bodily vehicles — it’s important to regulate that one though, as it can also be highly activational (the same with sexual expression). The Openhand Bow is great at grounding into and through the density. So a combination of all these things will help integrate the process. NB: Be mindful of the processes that activate the strong movements of energy, and those that dampen them where necessary. It’s about finding balance, with peaks and troughs, activations and integrations.
The Miracle of Kundalini
I’ve witnessed many people experience the full activation of kundalini through the Openhand work. When the breakthrough finally happens, it’s a very special moment, something you’ll treasure your entire life. The soul encased within the lower self, rises up the spine then reconnects higher and lower self in the third eye. Sense of separated self completely vanishes. Your true self emerges, everywhere and nowhere, penetrating the space between the spaces. Crystal clear clarity emerges. You know yourself experientially as the One. There is nothing that can match it.
From now on, you flow eternally as the soul, an individuated expression of the eternal. But most importantly, although you’re having this experience of the soul, you still know yourself as the eternal presence that precedes it. You are still the Source — still infinite potential. It’s like having your ‘cake’ and eating it too!
So I’d encourage all to work with the activation of kundalini to restore attunement and interconnectivity with the universe — our natural state. But we must do so with care, mindfulness and progressive integration into our daily lives. That way, it builds a solid basis through which to flow. We’re able to harmonise inner and outer seamlessly. Do check out Openhand’s Book 5GATEWAYS, which is packed full of advice and practices to help activate and integrate the miracle of Kundalini into your Life.
In loving support,
About the author:
Openhand is a unique approach to spiritual evolution: integrating enlightened wisdom of spiritual masters through the ages, it is a way of tapping into the Benevolent Guiding Consciousness of the Universe and aligning with it in your life. It helps you unveil your True Self, remove karmic blockages and unfold your Divine Destiny. It leads to authentic, resilient and truly successful living.
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