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W HAT IS K UNDALINI S HAKTI ?

Kundalini Shakti is the divine spiritual power within every human being. Known by many
names in many lands, this sacred inner presence is the divine within, the sacred light and
love that illumines each of us and guides us to union with the One, the ultimate Reality
beyond all phenomena, from which she is inseparable and of whom she is the subtlest
manifestation. Kundalini Shakti is each individuals own personal spiritual director, who
strives to lead us to constant awareness of the Source. It is Kundalini Shakti who empowers
our striving for spiritual attainment and who works to lead us to full spiritual realization.
All human beings, regardless of era, religion, or culture, are vessels of this holy omnipotent,
luminous presence that ardently urges us to cooperate with her efforts to increase our
spiritual awareness and growth. It is each seekers task to understand how best to assist her
in her dedicated service for our enlightenment.
More refined and profound than energy, Kundalini Shakti is enveloped in the mantle of her
own manifestation, the subtle body, which includes our energy, mind, and discerning
wisdom. Within this raiment, Kundalini Shakti resides in either a contained or a released
state. In her contained state, she is a tightly coiled static power that maintains the ordinary
persons life functions, talents, and consciousness. Upon her release, Kundalini Shakti rises
through one of several pathways in the subtle body and reaches whatever level is possible,
based on the conditions at the time of the rising. In her released state, Kundalini Shakti is
dynamically active and strives to improve her spiritual status and complete her rising,
pressing to elevate to the One, despite whatever blocks may impede her ascent. Her
ultimate goal is our spiritual fulfillment.
There are a variety of perspectives on Kundalini provided by current texts and experts, each
with their own special contribution. From our perspective, Kundalini is not a path in itself
but a universal process. It is the essential common factor that is the key to all spiritual
experiences regardless of an individuals religious or spiritual orientation. Kundalini Shakti

is the means for deepening our connection to our spiritual endeavor and to the Divine
Source itself.

T RADITIONAL K UNDALINI S CIENCE


The study of Kundalini is the study of spirituality. Kundalini Shakti is the essential common
factor operant in all spiritual experiences, regardless of ones path or tradition, for
Kundalini is not a path in itself but is that which guides us along our chosen path. The
ancient science of understanding Kundalini Shakti is found in all spiritual traditions,
though varying terms and symbols are used to describe it, and many methods are used to
attain it.This universal, interspiritual science holds the knowledge of how to properly
support and manage our spiritual capacity in order to safely accelerate our spiritual
advancement and reach the spiritual goal. Impressive among the available models in its
breadth, technical precision, variety of methods, vocabulary, and inclusivity, is the Vedic
model of Kundalini science, called Kundalini Vidya. Traditional Kundalini Science (TKS)
conveys the teachings of a lineage of Kundalini specialists within this tradition. Its outlook
is universal and practical; its focus and goal are spiritual. A comprehensive system for
understanding and improving spiritual life, Traditional Kundalini Science is based on
Yogic, Vedantic, and Kundalini texts as well as the sacred scriptures and methods of other
spiritual traditions. It is ecumenical and does not seek to alter a persons spiritual
orientation or lineage but rather to build on and deepen it.

P ATANJALI K UNDALINI Y OGA -C ARE


TKS is maintained by a timeless inner tradition and a small, intact external lineage that
updates itself with each new generation. It provides services to sincere seekers through
Patanjali Kundalini Yoga-Care (PKYC). The specialty of PKYC is to assist the qualified
spiritual seeker in elevating their rising to Makara point in Upper Ajna chakra and then to
continue their progress upward to the pinnacle at Bindu. PKYC provides individualized
spiritual guidance so the seeker, by giving Kundalini Shakti their dedicated cooperation and
correct support, can more efficiently make good progress in hopes of becoming proficient in
Oneness Experience, which can eventually yield spiritual Liberation.For this purpose, PKYC
offers spiritual education, assessments of Kundalini process, individualized
recommendations given in small spiritual retreats, and ongoing follow-up consultations
and retreats.Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati provides services in India, and his
disciple, Bri. Shivarpita Chaitanya, (Joan Harrigan, Ph.D.) offers them in the USA for North
Americans.

S IGNS OF A K UNDALINI R ISING


Individual experiences of Kundalini process vary considerably, but the basic signs of a
Kundalini rising that a person might experience include:
feeling different, not fitting in
a deep dissatisfaction or a yearning for inner development
inner sensations of light, sound, current, or heat

a heightened inner or outer awareness; increased sensitivity


feelings of energy flowing or vibrating within
special abilities, capacities, and talents
non-ordinary phenomena; altered states
spontaneous bodily movements or breathing patterns
emotional fluctuations; psychological issues coming forward
atypical sensations or sensitivities
an interest in spiritual growth or in metaphysics or the esoteric
compassion and a desire to help others
a sense that something non-ordinary, transformative, or holy is happening within
personal development, and optimally, spiritual transformation and realization
Kundalini Shaktis efforts to improve her status can affect the subtle body (mind and
energy), causing a variety of experiences, including subtle body activities that feel physical.
People can have a Kundalini release at some point in their lives, or they can begin this
lifetime born with an active Kundalini process. They may be aware of something special
going on, or they may not realize it until the process ripens later in life. Kundalini process
can be experienced as pleasant and gentle or as dramatic and uncomfortable. One need not
be having a spiritual emergency to be having a deep Kundalini process.
Although there are clearly discernable patterns to Kundalini process, Kundalini risings offer
a limitless array of possibilities, and each is unique. A Kundalini rising does not necessarily
result in automatic holiness, virtue, genius, special abilities, extraordinary experiences, or
peculiar discomforts. Many people have risings that produce few remarkable manifest
characteristics other than some form of sensitivity and yearning and a talent or quality that
stands out to some degree. Such an individual is more aware of the subtle aspects of life and
is unsatisfied enough to seek more from life. This may develop into an intense longing that
urges the individual to find purpose, meaning, and spiritual life, if they are not unduly
distracted into less satisfying temporary substitutes in the mean time.
With correct guidance, an experiencer can properly support Kundalini Shaktis efforts for
spiritual advancement, and progress can be safely improved, yielding personal
transformation and spiritual growth. If a person does not know how to correctly support
their process and if they engage in unhealthy and unspiritual lifestyle behaviors, their vital
energy may become dissipated or misdirected. This can stress the subtle body, possibly
yield eventual uncomfortable consequences and postpone spiritual progress.
Not all Kundalini risings manifest phenomena that can be called spiritual experiences. In
fact, some incomplete risings can be quite difficult because Kundalini Shaktis efforts to
improve her status can affect subtle body dynamics, causing a variety of experiences,
including subtle body activities that feel physical and may be uncomfortable. Blocked
risings or risings through cul-de-sac routes may yield some distressing and non-ordinary
symptoms and will thwart further spiritual development until the block or misdirection is
corrected. The strain on the subtle body may render the experiencer ultra sensitive and
urgently distressed, especially if they do not know how to properly support their rising.

Individuals might also use or misuse any special abilities provided by their risings for their
own worldly purposes, and this might eventuate in some discomforting side effects. If the
gifts provided by an arisen Kundalini Shakti are harnessed for non-spiritual purposes, the
resulting dissipation or misdirection of vital energy and likely ego inflation can postpone
further spiritual progress until the diffusion is contained and the inauspicious focus
corrected. Other factors are sometimes present that complicate a rising.
An uncomfortable rising can result when Kundalini Shakti emerges spontaneously by
means of non-spiritual catalysts (such as life shock or incorrect intervention) in an
unprepared individual whose subtle body is weak, toxified, or unbalanced and who may
have no frame of reference for interpreting and responding to the experience as potentially
spiritual. An emotional reaction to the rising itself can further disturb the subtle body.
Kundalini Shakti will work to resolve limitations in the individuals system, and the
experiences produced by her effort may be felt as uncomfortable and thus be considered
problematic by the experiencer. It may even be labeled a spiritual emergency or
kundalini syndrome. It may be wrongly pathologized by others who do not understand
spiritual experiences because the process may meet enough criteria to be deemed a
diagnosable disorder or syndrome. Kundalini process is not a pathology, however, and it is
considered a blessing to be sought after by spiritual aspirants.
A blocked rising may eventuate in distressing discomforts, and the purification and
restoration that follows an improvement in a rising may also involve some discomfort. But
eventually, these difficulties can be improved A healthy, spiritual lifestyle supports a
positive Kundalini process. With the spiritual understanding and dedicated correct effort of
the seeker to cooperate with Kundalini Shaktis purpose, grace is bestowed by the divine
correct to advance the persons spiritual progress. Practicing appropriate spiritual methods
allows Kundalini Shakti to correct (divert, unblock, elevate) a stuck rising so difficulties
with risings can be improved over time. Unimpeded risings through a direct route can
eventually impart a gentle process culminating in full spiritual attainment.
Many modern books define kundalini as mere energy, but Traditional Kundalini Science
defines it as Shakti, the divine source of all energy. In the Vedic and Yogic texts, the various
kinds of energy in the human subtle system are referred to as the pranas or vayus. Shakti,
however, is the Holy Spirit within. In addition, the popular term kundalini awakening
may be used to refer to an initial release, arousal, or stirring of Kundalini Shakti in a person
with a new rising. But it is also used to describe something different: a new awareness of an
already existent rising that a person was born with, unbeknownst to them. Such showings
of an unknown rising are often mistaken for an initial release. An individuals rising can
become apparent at a karmically ripe time when the process makes some attempt to
improve its status or is stimulated or strained by some other factor. According to this
model, these individuals experience a spontaneous ripening of their rising, sometimes
following some inner or outer circumstance, but possibly with few apparent external
catalysts to explain the change.

T HE S UBTLE B ODY
Kundalini Shakti works in and through her container, the subtle body. The subtle body
includes the three central sheaths (koshas) of the five coverings that, according to the Vedic
philosophy of India, comprise the human being (see the diagram under What is Shakti).
These three aspects of the subtle body are the energy, mind, and discernment sheaths. They
manifest into the physical body, and they emanate from the causal body. The causal body,
in combination with the One, the essential all-pervading core, is Kundalini Shakti, The
Divine within.
The three sheaths of the subtle body are:
1. The energy sheath has a subtle physiology of its own, which employs the following
aspects:
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subtle energy functions (vayus or pranas),

subtle energy currents (nadis),


subtle energy centers (chakras),
subtle elements (tattvas),
subtle perceptive and motor senses (tanmatras),
subtle breath flow patterns (svaras),
subtle energy points (marmas), and
subtle brain centers (dalas).
2. The mental sheath is made up of the following functions:
the sensory/motor thinking mind (manas),
the persona, ego, or sense of I-ness (ahamkara), and
the storehouse of past impressions and patterns (chitta).
3. The discernment sheath is capable of directing awareness outwardly thru mind or
inwardly to the divine. It is called buddhi, the refined ability to discern what is truly good
and helpful for our inner development from that which is distracting and harmful. If clear,
it can convey Divine wisdom to the lower mind

There are a variety of perspectives on Kundalini provided by current texts and


experts, each with their own special contribution. From our perspective,
Kundalini is not a path in itself but a universal process. It is the essential
common factor that is the key to all spiritual experiences regardless of an
individuals religious or spiritual orientation. Kundalini Shakti is the means for
deepening our connection to our spiritual endeavor and to the Divine Source
itself. The sincere spiritual seeker supports Kundalini Shaktis ascension agenda
by purifying and strengthening their subtle and physical bodies with healthy
spiritual lifestyle, accompanied by correct spiritual practice. With this skillful
cooperation, Kundalini Shakti is eventually able to elevate herself to union with
the One. Ultimately, a Kundalini process can culminate in spiritual realization,
attainment of the ultimate goal, returning to her Source in Oneness, Bindu, the
pinnacle, which is the Great Illumination beyond phenomena.

K INDS

OF

K UNDALINI R ISINGS

According to Traditional Kundalini Science, Kundalini Shakti constantly strives


to attain a lasting Oneness experience by elevating to Bindu, the pinnacle where
she can reside in union with Pure Consciousness. For her ascent, there are six
routes, the Shakti nadis, through which she is able to elevate. The Shakti nadis
are: Susumna, Vajra, Chitrini, Brahma, Saraswati, and Lakshmi. The most
common risings are through Susumna, Vajra, Saraswati nadis. There are also
various energy center (chakra) levels in these routes at which she might act or
take up residence in the course of her efforts until she can go higher.
The kind of rising a person gets depends on the vitality and dynamics occurring
in their subtle body at the time of the initial Kundalini release. This, along with
their individual nature based on the pattern of past karmas they carry,
determines the types of experiences they have. Non-ordinary experiences can
occur at any level. An advanced healthy rising is full of peace, awareness, and
understanding.
Correct spiritual practice can affect the quality of a rising, as can factors such as
lifestyle behaviors and the interference of subtle influences. The kind of risings
people have, along with the past karmas they carry, determine the types of
experiences they go through. It is the effect of the rising on vayu (energy)
dynamics and the contents of the persons mind that creates the experienced
phenomena reported by people with a Kundalini rising.

To prevent or remedy a blocked rising and to assure spiritual development,


careful effort is required to make the individuals container (body, energy, mind,
discernment) strong and pure so Kundalini Shakti can function comfortably and
spiritual growth can be attained. Therefore, the great spiritual traditions provide
methods that serve to unblock or divert incomplete risings to make them stable
and allow them to proceed to spiritual results.
Names of Kundalini Risings
The following terms designate the major stages and types of spiritual process as
described in Kundalini Vidya:

No Rising, Kundalini Stirring, Kundalini Arousal,


Kundalini Release, Partial Rising and Intermediate Rising (in Susumna nadi),
Deflected Rising (in Saraswati nadi or Vajra nadi), Faux Full Rising, Full Rising
(at Makara Point), Upper Process Routes, Complete Process (Pinnacle at
Bindu), Bindu direct from Muladhara, Kaula Marga Vajra Diversion Process,
Plateau (Samadhi Experiences; Advanced process), and Omega (Liberation,
Turiya, Moksha).
These categories provide a framework for discussing the major stages of
spiritual development as described through the format of Kundalini process
according to Traditional Kundalini Science. A closer look will convey the great
variety of experiences possible in the stages of development in Kundalini
process.
No Rising
Kundalini Shakti remains unreleased, contained in Muladhara chakra, the Root
center subtly corresponding to the perineum at the base of the spine. This is the
state of an ordinary person, one with no release or rising and no special vayu
dynamic in Muladhara.
Kundalini Stirring
Kundalini Shakti is shaken within Muladhara due to stimulation of the vayus
(energies). The vayus in Muladhara spin, but Kundalini Shakti maintains her
place at the mouth of Susumna nadi and does not uncoil her grip from around
its base, and so she is not released or arisen. The experiencer may shake, weep,
dance, run, jerk, laugh, cry out, or have glossalalia or other remarkable

phenomena. This may inspire or motivate the experiencer to repeat the behavior
that was the catalyst for the stirring.
Kundalini Arousal
Kundalini Shakti uncoils within Muladhara chakra and withdraws from the
opening of Susumna nadi due to stimulation of the vayus, but the energy vitality
is too weak and the mind too unfocused or not sufficiently spiritually engaged to
support an actual release from the Root center. After an arousal, there is no
rising, but Kundalini Shakti stays uncoiled at the Root center, unaware of and
unrelated to her Source, for she is no longer facing upward through Susumna to
see her Goal. She does not recoil her grip around the base of Susumna nadi, and
she resides ungrounded and disturbed. If there is no training for the person to
remain focused on virtue, she might be distracted by negative downward pulls
and enter the dark substrata minor chakras below Muladhara, there to become
engaged in nefarious traits and behaviors.
Kundalini Release
Kundalini Shakti uncoils, withdraws from the opening to Susumna, and, having
enough energy and focus in the subtle system, is able to exit Muladhara chakra.
This can take place when the pranic system is sufficiently vital and clear and
when specific conditions, including intense mental and emotional focus, created
by spiritual practice or life shock, are present. Kundalini Shakti can then enter
one of the six available Shakti nadis and elevate to whatever level she is able to
reach at that time. The nadi she enters depends on the conditions present in the
individual at the moment of the Kundalini release.
Partial Rising (Susumna to Heart)
Kundalini Shakti breaks the cap of Swayambhu linga (one of three such
structures in Susumna nadi) in the Root chakra and goes through the whirlwind
above it, rising into Susumna nadi and elevating to the level of Anahata chakra,
the Heart center, under the cap of Bana linga. Such a rising is unstable, meaning
that Kundalini Shakti does not stay at the Heart level but goes up and down
intermittently within the lower levels of Susumna, with her base camp at
Muladhara, the Root center. This causes mild to moderate fluctuating
experiences until she is able to break through the Bana linga cap at the Heart
and elevate higher in Susumna.
Intermediate Rising (Susumna to Throat or Lower Brow)
Kundalini Shakti rises through Susumna nadi, breaks the cap of Bana linga at
the Heart center, and elevates to the level of Vishuddha chakra, the Throat
center, or to Lower Ajna chakra, the Brow center. These are stable risings, as
Kundalini Shakti remains steadily positioned at the level she has attained and
from there attempts to ascend and break the cap of Itara linga in Ajna chakra,
the Brow center, so she can reach Makara point at the top of Ajna. Practical
talents may be bestowed on people with these risings, but over harvesting them
may dissipate and strain the subtle system, delaying spiritual progress.
Deflected Rising (Vajra and Saraswati nadis)
At the time of her initial release, Kundalini Shakti, deflected from entering
Susumna nadi, enters either Vajra nadi or Saraswati nadi, whereupon she rises
immediately up to Sahasrara, the Thousand Petaled Lotus, and opens brain
centers there, only to swiftly descend back to Muladhara, which becomes her
base camp. From there, she intermittently goes up and down within the nadi she
has entered, making these risings unstable. Saraswati
nadihas
three granthis (knots) that must be opened, and Vajra nadi has five bands in
women and two bands in men that must be aligned. Due to brain center

activation, various talents and remarkable experiences might result from


deflected risings, but there may be some strain also, as Kundalini Shakti cannot
reach the pinnacle (Bindu) from either of these cul-de-sac nadis and so becomes
frustrated in her efforts to unite with the One. Such a rising must be diverted
into a culminating nadi, usually Susumna, and then must be elevated from there
to Makara point in Upper Ajna chakra in order to access the Upper Process
nadis that lead to Bindu.
Faux Full Rising (Upper Sankhini nadi)
Kundalini Shakti elevates through Susumna nadi and pierces the cap of Itara
linga in Upper Ajna chakra, but rather than proceding to Makara point, she is
made to stay at Introspector point, which is below Makara point. There she
might access Upper Sankhini nadi rather than proceeding upward, if so special
powers, such as persuasion, which worldly leaders can utilize to control their
domains or take over new realms, may result. This is an esoteric, nonculminating rising that is not spiritual in its intent.
Full Rising (at Makara)
Kundalini Shakti elevates through Susumna nadi, breaking through the cap of
Itara linga at Ajna, the Brow chakra, and reaching Makara point at the top of the
Brow chakra. From this entry point to the upper nadi regions that go through
Sahasrara, the Thousand Petaled Lotus, Kundalini Shakti determines which of
the culminating Upper Process routes she will take for her ascent to Bindu, the
pinnacle. With a Full rising, which is active in the region after Makara and
before Bindu, Kundalini Shakti is in Upper Process, where spiritual life truly
begins as the aspirant is blessed, purged, purified, educated, and strengthened
inwardly. With the aspirants sincere cooperative support, Kundalini Shakti is
able to go through the Sahasrara lotus, emptying out old karmas while
remaining centered and objective.
Upper Process Routes
From her new stable command center at Makara point in the upper Brow
chakra, Kundalini Shakti is easily able to direct the functions of her vayus
(energies) throughout her container to heal, purify, and renovate it. This
restoration project is the essential task of the phase between Makara and Bindu,
which involves the strengthening, repairing, and detoxifying of the entire subtle
body (which includes the energy, mind, and discernment levels of the person).
The Sahasrara system, with its many brain centers correlated to the petals of the
six chakras, is also refurbished, improving brain function and endorphin
production. This phase can take some time and may be physically and
emotionally uncomfortable as the subconscious mind, with its karmic vasanas
and samskaras (mental impressions and drives), is unloaded and the entire
subtle body system is improved. It can be made easier through skilled spiritual
guidance and by the individuals support of the process through healthy lifestyle
and devoted spiritual practices, perspective, understanding, and dedication.
Upper Process routes include:
Upper Vajra nadi process, which initiates a chakra-by-chakra purge and
purification orchestrated from Makara via the brain center petals of Sahasrara;
Upper Chitrini nadi process, which can cause spontaneous body, hand, and
breath movement patterns via Brahma Randhra;
Upper Brahma nadi process, which offers increased awareness and now-ness
perspective through the Stopping Stations or Guru Triangle routes as well as
Hrit process, which gives the holiness and beatitude qualities of the Sacred

Heart and yields Bindu experience even before eliminating all the karmic
residue (samskaras and vasanas).
Other Upper Process routes include: Upper Saraswati process, the Kabbalah
Tree of Life, the Celtic Holy Grail, the Egyptian Inner Chamber, and other
spiritual traditions special ways.
Complete Process (Pinnacle at Bindu)
At the top of Sahasrara (the Thousand Petaled Lotus), Kundalini Shakti goes
through the five steps of Brahma Randhra, which is the innermost circle of
Sahasrara and the blossom of Chitrini nadi. There she enters into spiritual
communion at Visarga, the last part of Brahma nadi, and finally merges into
oneness with Pure Consciousness at Bindu, the pinnacle of Brahma nadi.
The initial arrival of Kundalini Shakti at Bindu is called Pinnacle experience. It
is the culmination of a rising but not the final stage of spiritual development. It
can be without significant vasanas and samskaras or with, if the subtle body
purging has yet to be finished.
Bindu Direct from Muladhara
A complete rising may also rarely occur following an initial release of Kundalini
Shakti from Muladhara, the Root chakra, into Chitrini nadi or Brahma nadi. A
release into one of these sacred nadis always culminates with Complete process
at Bindu. Chitrini nadi process from Muladhara offers a scenic route to Bindu,
going through the entire subtle body system chakra by chakra. Brahma
nadi process from Muladhara is extremely rare and bestows a direct immediate
route to Bindu.
Kaula Marga Vajra Diversion Process
In special circumstances with qualified spiritual direction, the Kundalini Shakti
of a spiritually focused, vowed married person with a Vajra nadi rising can
divert to Susumna nadi at Muladhara, the Root chakra, and elevate up to
Vishuddha chakra, the Throat chakra. There she re-diverts to Vajra nadi at
Vishuddhas Amrita point and elevates, touching Makara at the end of Susumna
and ascending directly to Bindu via Brahma Randhra (entering Upper Chitrini
and then Upper Brahma nadis), yielding profound ecstasy and brain center
capacity. Unloading then happens. This uncommon process is a Left path
method provided as a blessing for noble rulers so they have the spiritual and
worldly capacity to help their people. An even rarer variation is a diversion from
Vajra nadi into Chitrini nadi or Brahma nadi at Muladhara.
Plateau Samadhi Experiences (Advanced process)
Once Bindu has been reached, Kundalini Shakti sets up a temporary base camp
location at or below Bindu and commutes from there to Bindu, to which she
returns repeatedly until, through the aspirants regular spiritual practice, she
becomes proficient at quickly and volitionally returning to Bindu to enjoy
Oneness experience, which is beyond all phenomena. The phase from Bindu to
Omega is called Plateau or Advanced process. Through repeated experience, the
aspirant becomes able to go to Bindu easily, to stay there for increasingly long
periods of time, and to be able to return to external functioning efficiently.
Plateau is a term used to describe the stages of Samadhi progressively
experienced after Bindu.
This Plateau phase, in which Kundalini Shakti visits Bindu increasingly often
and for more extended periods, removes any residual deep level karmic material
so the practitioner is transformed as he or she progresses through the
increasingly subtle and profound levels of Samadhi. The three stages of Plateau
experience are: Shuddha beha, which purifies the physical system, Pranava

beha, which improves brain function, and Jnana beha, which refines higher
intelligence.
Omega (Liberation, Turiya, Moksha)
Eventually, the advanced practitioner resides in Oneness experience at all times.
This is called Moksha, Liberation, Turiya, Nirvikalpa samadhi, or the eternal
union of the soul with the One. We refer to this culmination of Plateau
experience as Omega. It is the ultimate goal of the spiritual quest and can result
in the individual becoming a realized saint, sage, or adept.
Jivanmukti (Liberated being)
Many levels of advancement are available to liberated holy ones Jivanmuktis.
The realized ones are each unique, and each retains some essence of their own
temperament and conditioning. Realized beings might travel to give spiritual
guidance, they might stay in one place and teach only those who come to their
door, they might live incognito as ordinary people, or they might live as hidden
hermits, spending their days in Oneness. Those with a special body of
knowledge may be invited by the One to serve humanity as adepts. These are
able to maintain some presence on the celestial plane while also merging in Pure
Consciousness.
The Purpose of PKYC
The specialty of PKYC is to assist the qualified sincere spiritual seeker to reach
Makara point in Upper Ajna chakra and then to support the seeker to
culmination with deepening proficiency of Oneness experience at Bindu. After
Makara, Kundalini Shakti determines which Upper Route process she will take
and then strives in that way toward realization, sponsored by the dedicated
cooperation and correct support of the individual aspirant. During this phase,
PKYC also provides individualized spiritual education, support, guidance, and
recommendations so the seeker can more skillfully and devotedly help
Kundalini Shakti make good progress as the individual progresses through Full
process to Bindu, the pinnacle. One then becomes more proficient in Oneness
Experience in the Complete process Plateau phase with deepened spiritual
advancement, which can culminate in Omega, full spiritual realization,
Liberation.

S UPPORTING K UNDALINI P ROCESS


The following general recommendations may be helpful in supporting spiritual life and
Kundalini process:
(In short, a healthy, stable, peaceful, virtuous, and spiritually focused lifestyle is the
essential foundation for supporting and improving a Kundalini process).
Healthy Lifestyle:
Have natural, wholesome, nutrition that is correct for your system.
Eat with peaceful awareness.
Get sufficient sleep and adequate rest.
Create a life situation that is balanced and secure.
Limit stress and overwork; simplify your life.
Get gentle, simple exercise (walk, swim, bike, dance, garden, etc.).
Enjoy uplifting pastimes (nature, music, the arts, reading, handiwork, etc.).
Do your psychological inner work (journal, reflect, examine, uncover, etc.).

Find and create supportive, understanding relationships.


Cultivate objective awareness and loving kindness toward self and others.
Establish strategies to remain undisturbed by potentially harmful others.
Be spiritual and regulated in sex, honoring the single or married state.
Seek appropriate health care to identify and treat medical conditions.
Take appropriate dietary supplements.
Forego unnecessary, intense, and risky interventions or practices.
Do not use non-prescription psychotropic drugs, including hallucinogens.
Do not abuse nicotine, alcohol, or other addictive substances.
Spiritual Lifestyle:
Accept your spiritual process; do not fight against it or pathologize it.
Find a tradition-based spiritual model for understanding your process.
Cultivate discernment, and clarify your belief system.
Choose a focused spiritual (not a merely metaphysical/esoteric) path.
Practice your spiritual path sincerely and regularly.
Inwardly clarify which aspect of the divine (or One) you best relate to.
Identify and live by spiritual values, priorities, and purpose.
Live by sound ethics and virtue.
Perform your life duties with love, skill, and non-attachment.
Use careful discernment if seeking psychic/energy/primal interventions.
Refrain from cultivating or misusing psi capacities or occult practices.
Seek moderation (not extremes, excitement, highs, wonders, or the sensational).
Reduce behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that distract from the spiritual goal.
Cultivate those behaviors that lead toward the spiritual goal.
Create a peaceful home environment conducive to spiritual practice.
Cultivate faith and devotion; have patience and perseverance.
Spiritual Practice:
Establish a regular, appropriate daily personal spiritual practice.
Find authentic, skilled spiritual guidance, education, and counsel.
Make a time to engage in spiritual, scriptural study.
Use a prayer/meditation pose that is correct for your body/system.
Do carefully selected postures/stretches that are correct for you.
Do correct, selected, gentle breathing practices.
Use correct concentration, meditation, and contemplation methods.
Use prayer, sacred chant, and mantra repetition.
Affirm your spiritual purpose with dedication.
Cultivate constant awareness of the Divine/One.
Pray like a laser beam for spiritual guidance and divine assistance.

F ACTS AND M ISCONCEPTIONS


Facts about Kundalini Shakti
Kundalini Shakti:

Is the divine within, the Holy Spirit, our inner spiritual director.
Exists within every human being in a released or unreleased state.
Is revered as the means for spiritual growth in human beings.
Requires our informed cooperation, skilled support, and spiritual intent.
Follows the natural laws of subtle body physics and is dependent on our choices.
Is a sacred power whose process can be improved by spiritual methods.
Requires having a trained mind and energy system to advance spiritual growth.
Is safe, beneficial, and transformative when understood spiritually.
Can be misused and abused by naive or non-spiritual people.
May yield some discomforts if not properly supported.
Manifests in many different ways: subtle, extraordinary, blessed.
May be released and active in a person without their realizing it is.
Can be released by spiritual methods, life shock, or in a previous birth.
Can correct blocked process and the resulting strain on the subtle system.
Is the source of spiritual seeking, inspiration, awareness, discernment, and love.
Is the essential spiritual science held within all spiritual traditions.
Is known by many different names in the worlds spiritual paths.
Misconceptions about Kundalini Shakti
Kundalini:
Is just an exotic energy that can be quite unpredictable and unruly.
Is a very rare event resulting in enlightenment or in difficult symptoms.
Is always an intense experience with many remarkable features.
Is risky, probably dangerous, possibly debilitating.
Leads to a spiritual emergency with odd energy and mental problems.
Is a pathology to be subdued, treated, and eliminated.
Can be easily manipulated or fixed with energy work or visualizations.
Can be made to go away by using lots of external focus and behavior.
Always gives a feeling of energy going up the spine with inner fireworks.
Always ascends through a central channel, sequentially opening each chakra.
Is best utilized to develop special powers, genius, psychic ability, etc.
Is occult or of the devil; results from bad luck or Gods wrath.
Might be sexy, is released by sex, enhances sex.
Is a special path in itself or is just a particular style of hatha yoga.
Is a yogic or Hindu thing only and cannot happen to others.
Should be avoided by westerners.
Can be easily released by a guru to yield enlightenment.
Automatically makes a person spiritual or virtuous.