Kundalini Shaktipat : How to start your Kundalini Journey?
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Thursday, 15 October 2015

How to start your Kundalini Journey?

So you are sincerely visiting this website, and probably many others to get yourself good info about kundalini related stuff. Your spiritual quest for awakening your inner shakti is clearly visible from this. But where to go from here? haven't you asked this to yourself? Kundalini awakening is for everyone and so you got enough knowledge till now. But now how to begin following the path of kundalini practically?
This post I have designed just for you, to help you slowly start your journey into kundalini. Kundalini is a very pure and divine source of energy inside us. And it lies dormant/ in sleeping state. And awaits to be tapped. Yes at times it does get tapped on its own, obviously when it wants to remind you of your spiritual path that you selected at your birth. And also it gets awakened easily if a person has awakened lower chakras in previous birth.

So, how to start your Kundalini Journey?

So the very first thing that you need to know about starting your journey is that you need to set up a strong base. A strong base goes a long way, and will help you to prepare well for the upcoming spiritual upliftsments. Kundalini Awakening brings a huge amount of cosmic energy towards you, and to be able to digest it you need to be prepared.
A body that's not prepared for kundalini is like a 5 watt bulb. And kundalini is 50000 watt power. How is the body going to cope up? have you thought? So the intelligence of the body will not allow any such thing to spark up in you, that's harmful for it. That may make you feel nothing at all during shaktipat or any other method of kundalini awakening. So inorder to increase your capacity of accepting power, you need to develop a base for your Kundalini awakening. And that base is.. developing a consistent practice of spiritual exercises.

Spiritual Practices and Discipline is necessary - 

Spiritual practices are necessary for kundalini awakening. Yes in some people you might have seen that it awakens without much effort, that's because they have been having a strong base already built from their past lives.
So you cannot have any excuses about why you don't want or are not able to develop a routine of spiritual practices.

Choose with what you are comfy -

One big stumbling block in developing daily practice is that you usually think about doing things that are very tough and challenging to do. Then you feel making huge changes to daily routine. Putting up a lengthy schedule of spiritual practice will help you to awaken kundalini quickly. And you end up deciding doing yoga for one hour, pranayam for 30mins, 60-min meditation thrice every day. And what happens? You do it for a day or two and then finally the duration of each of these practice lessens and then completely ceases. And then you complain that you are not getting results?

How will your body show a drastic change in just 2 days of yoga and meditation practice? Best things in this world are always the one's that took time to build/ develop. Remember your Grandmother's pickle? It took hours to get it done, result? totally yumm pickle for years to go. Or your mother's cooked food, it took hours to cook. And result? Totally happy and contented family after the meal.

So in order to develop a spiritual practice you first need to decide what you want to do. There are several spiritual exercises that will help you to clear your mind & body from the inside out. And continuing the practice will help you to keep the mind and body clean on an ongoing basis. As you are living and cleaning is required on regular basis its not a one time job.

If you need to bathe daily to clean your body, if you need to eat daily to get nourishment. Then you also need yoga & pranayam to clean your mind and meditation to nourish your mind and body daily.
Some spiritual practices that you can choose as per your taste. Yoga, satsang, bhajan kirtan, kriya yoga, pranayam, prayers, tai-chi, chanting etc.

Select something for your body and something for your mind. Its better to learn basics of what you are choosing. As you will then perform confidently the spiritual exercises on daily basis. And when you are beginning choose a small time duration to begin with. Like one Pranayam for 1 minute, one yogasana for 2mins, bhajan for 10mins, chanting for 10 mins.

Now you might ask what's 5 mins of Pranayam, 3 yogasanas, or tai chi or kriya yoga or hath yoga going to help you with. Well its not about duration, its about consistent practice. You have to be consistent enough. When you choose your practices, make a point that you do them daily. To do regularly makes your body Ready for the practice the next day at the same time. When you keep repeating the action again and again for days, weeks, months and years then your body actually develops gateways of energy pathways through these spiritual exercises. And for the cosmic energy to seep in and open the blockages becomes an easy and flawless job.

There are two ways you can start your journey. Either with a Guru or without a Guru. Both are discussed below that will help you to choose one option over another. I have given both options as some people might be comfy to go to a guru, whereas some may not be comfy.

Spiritual Path without a Guru -

The first option is Kundalini Awakening without a Guru. This path is usually a bit difficult as you are not guided and have no one to go to. A guru is essential for kundalini awakening. I wouldn't recommend this path. You must choose this path only if you are totally healthy mentally as well as physically, and also if you have confidence in yourself. You shouldn't have any past history of mental or psychological problems. As such cases require attention.
You can choose this path if you've had a guru in past, and don't have one now. But still want to continue your spiritual practices.

What you can do is, choose masters who've already evolved - as your Guru. These evolved beings can be Shiv, Krishna, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, Buddha, Guru Nanak, Mahavatar Babaji, Vivekananda, Yogananda, etc. These masters have already evolved. And they had already found the ultimate while they existed on this planet. And also they are very much aware of the problems and challenges of being a human. And aware about how to deal with kundalini challenges. So they will be good Guru's for your Kundalini path.

They are not anymore existing into the physical dimension. Yet they can help you in your journey. Pick one and then stick to that master. If you want to make it perfect then ask in your meditation or prayers whom to choose and the answer will come.

Advantages of Guru in energy realm -
- Advantages of a Guru in energetic realm is that he is always there for you, whenever you need him to be around. (Though I have mentioned only males, female masters like quan yin, durga and saraswati are also totally fine.)
- They have already known the path and so you will find easy to trust on them.
- They have reached an ultimate state, from where they will appear only pure. And so you'll easily have total trust and faith in them. As you will not be able to find any ill-qualities about them.

Disadvantages of Guru in energy realm -
- You might doubt whether they are really with you or not. As they are in energetic realm. And so you might doubt their existence or help because they are not visible. Humans can believe in what they can see.
- Connecting to these masters requires a bit of mastery over meditation and other techniques about how to connect to them. Which might be tricky for you, if you dont know how to do that.
- If you've never had a spiritual guide then you will find difficult to understand and decipher the messages that you'll be getting from these masters.
- Believing in Guru sending shaktipat from energetic realm might be confusing and doubtful. Human beings can trust and rely upon people easily whom they can "see". And so believing that somebody formless is "there" maybe not a good option.

Spiritual Path with a Guru - 

This path is an easy one. But might be a challenge for you if you cannot trust Saints & Sages of materialistic world. But not getting into that topic I would just like to discuss the fact to have a Guru in materialistic dimension.
To have a guru in materialistic world is a real boon, and can be the best thing to get. There are a few points that you need to remember while you choose your Guru in materialistic world.

How to choose your Guru -

As I said the path of kundalini with a guru is more preferable. But this path too has its own challenges. You need to be very careful with whom to select as your Guru. There are basic facts written below that you'll find necessary to consider while choosing who your Guru will be. Guru is like God as he is the person who is going to help you to connect to the divine. So there are these basic four things you need to have in your Guru.
Guru's have been known since time immemorial for their nature of weirdness. Total obscure advices, talking out of the blue all of a sudden and several other behavioral patterns that you will not understand if you are just a beginner in this journey. Certain Guru's are a total no-no to go to, else they'll brainwash you and place you in a total mind-boggling condition. Though Ive written this, you can totally choose this type of guru if you really feel like going to them. Indian scriptures like Mahabharata, Ramayana and Geeta show a glimpse of what actual guru's behave like.

These are the four basic qualities you need to have in your Guru. Also for getting to know your guru is also important. For that please read my post about Guru - Shishya relationship. As this will help you to understand your Guru & his actions well.

Advantages of Guru in physical dimension -
- As you are in physical world, getting to see your Guru can help you to develop trust on your Guru.
- Guru can help you at the right time, warn you and direct you to different path or technique when he feels is the right time.
- He can help you to understand about your different experiences during kundalini awakening, if you need explanation.
- He can help to pass on shaktipat energy that will help you to speed up your kundalini journey. He can alter the energy of kundalini shaktipat, according to your body's accepting power.

Disadvantages of Guru in physical dimension -

- The person who is in physical dimension is a part of the Maya of 5 elements. And anybody in mayaic world will have imperfections. And so having imperfections and weak points in your Guru might bring trust and faith issues. As Guru is considered divine, and something that is divine cannot be accepted if there are imperfections.
- You can reach out to them with effort and time.
- Your ego will make you doubt actions of Guru in materialistic world. As ego is the biggest challenge you have to overcome in this journey.

If you'd like to know about Guru - Shishya relationship (Guru-disciple relationship) then go here>>

Above all being Persistent counts - 

Whether you are with guru or without guru, being persistant with your spiritual practices counts. What you practice daily first becomes into a systematic arrangement of energy particles within your energetic system. And then this energy pattern helps to form dense emotional and physical perfection over it. Which then helps to make your spiritual experience permanent and constantly rising & evolving.

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