By George A. Boyd © 2021
Q: How does Kundalini get raised and fixed in cosmic consciousness? How is it lowered to terminate Kundalini syndromes?
A: There are four factors that can play a role in fixing the Kundalini in cosmic consciousness:
- Presence of the Shakti within cosmic consciousness – Shakti comes to dwell in this center and activates this nucleus of identity and its vehicle of consciousness
- Form of the Goddess behind cosmic consciousness – This archetype appears in some Yogi Preceptor traditions—particularly in Kundalini groups. This archetypal, intelligent form has been described as a creative intelligence that can be programmed or directed to carry out the Yogi Preceptor’s commands.
- Attunement from a Yogi Preceptor – When this “wheel attunement” is established, the Yogi Preceptor, in effect, claims those individuals, who receive this attunement in their cosmic consciousness, as his or her disciple.
- Rising Kundalini energy becomes fixed in cosmic consciousness – this can occur actively through using selected meditation practices that awaken Kundalini to this level. It can occur passively through generating a energetic short circuit when cosmic consciousness is moved off of the axis of being and creates a severe imbalance.
These four factors can generate Kundalini syndromes individually, or in combination with other factors. There appear to be seven major types of Kundalini syndrome scenarios in which these factors play a role:
Type One – Cosmic consciousness is moved out of alignment with the axis of being and creates an energetic short circuit. Kundalini becomes fixed in cosmic consciousness. This primarily results from the passive form of factor four.
Grounding can sometimes bring this energy down; dynamic rebalancing can rectify the imbalance.
Type Two – Shakti is anchored in cosmic consciousness, and it draws up the Kundalini. This is an example of factor one.
When the Shakti withdraws, it is sometimes possible to use grounding to lower the energy.
Type Three – The individual receives an attunement from a Yogi Preceptor, which lifts Kundalini into union with cosmic consciousness. This derives from factor three.
We call this type an induced type of Kundalini awakening. Since this type of attunement, establishes a disciplic relationship with the Yogi Preceptor, the individual must break the relationship with the Yogi Preceptor to release this energy.
In this scenario, we cannot assist until the individual is freed from the Yogi Preceptor’s supervision and control.
Type Four – The aspirant fixes attention upon cosmic consciousness and identifies with it. The aspirant typically attempts to enhance and maintain this union through Pranayama, Yoga Bandhas, and repetition of mantras, which serve to actively fix Kundalini in cosmic consciousness. This is the active type of factor four.
Sometimes returning attention to the waking state of consciousness and disidentifying with cosmic consciousness can help bring the Kundalini back down in this type—but the individual must stay away from meditation practices that associate attention with cosmic consciousness again to avoid triggering a reoccurrence of the Kundalini syndrome.
Type Five – In this type, the Yogi Preceptor anchors suggestion in the form of the goddess that Kundalini will remain fixed in cosmic consciousness. When this is operating, we typically see the Kundalini will lower in response to grounding, but it will rise back up. This employs factor two.
A Power beyond and greater than the Yogi Preceptor—like a Cosmic Master, a Supracosmic Guru, or a Transcendental Sat Guru—can sometimes overrule this suggestion and allow the Kundalini energy to be released. The Yogi Preceptor can also cancel his or her suggestion to the goddess, which will also allow this energy to return to the grounded state.
Type Six – Here, the aspirant uses mantras or other types of invocation of to ask for Light and Grace from gods, goddesses, or Yogi Preceptors. This can sometimes raise the Kundalini into cosmic consciousness during the time of invocation, but usually, the Kundalini will go back down when the ceremony is completed. This is an alternate presentation of type three.
This type can become complicated if the aspirant uses mantras that open conduits to a god or goddess. In this type, the god or goddess can keep the Kundalini raised in an alternate form of factor two. In some individuals, this can result in a possession-like state where they become the involuntary channel of the god or goddess.
Type Seven – In this scenario, the Yogi Preceptor awakens Kundalini through Shaktipat. This is another form of factor three.
Certain Yogi Preceptors have the ability to awaken the Kundalini through touching the aspirant on a particular center on the body [e.g., the top of the head, the point between the eyebrows, on the “chakra points” along the spine, or on the right side of the chest (Hridaya)]. They can also do this through steady gaze (Tratakam), a spoken mantra, or through a charged object [e.g., a piece of fruit or a picture].
In this type, aspirants can sometimes lower the Kundalini energy, if this Shaktipat does not permanently fix the energy in cosmic consciousness, and this does not result in any permanent attunement, like type three.
In our Kundalini consultations, we can sometimes assist others to bring down the Kundalini permanently; in other cases, the Kundalini syndrome seems immovable.
- Type one and type four appear to be the most amenable to our intervention.
- Types three and five are particularly resistant to change, as the aspirant must break the connection and the spell of the Yogi Preceptor.
- If types two, six and seven are temporary in nature, the Kundalini experience may be self-delimiting—when the Divine Shakti or attunement is withdrawn, the Kundalini would normally go back to ground.
In a Kundalini Syndrome Reading, we can assess which types of Kundalini awakening is operating in you, and we can identify options to work with it. While this might not work for everyone, sometimes just clearly knowing what is at work can allay some of your anxiety about the Kundalini syndrome.
Grounding does seem to help many people. With this simple technique, the Kundalini feels more manageable. We typically train those who are in the midst of a Kundalini awakening experience in this technique in our follow-up consultation.
If you or one of your loved ones has what you believe is a Kundalini awakening and it is causing you problems, please contact us to obtain a Kundalini reading—and if warranted—a follow-up Kundalini consultation.
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