As I learned what a Kundalini Awakening was, it was after years of eliminating what it was not. And this is a critical step (even though it was frustrating at the time).
After years of seeing numerous types of doctors (including mental health professionals), the puzzle pieces finally fit together. The picture became very clear. There was actually a name for what I was going through.
I reached out to Dr. Bonnie Greenwell, a psychologist who specializes in this phenomenon. She was able to assess me and offer me insightful and constructive guidance about how to manage this process.
I strongly urge you to seek medical guidance if you have symptoms of what you believe may be a Kundalini Awakening and the symptoms are bothersome.
The Institute for Consciousness Research also offers very helpful information about what it is and how to find assistance. Spiritual Emergence Services also provides a list of resources to help guide you if your medical doctor or mental health care practitioner is unfamiliar with this process (Warning: this will unfortunately, likely be the case).
Also, if you find yourself in a state that is frightening and difficult to cope with- you should tell your loved ones that you need help with what you are going through and/or go to your nearest police department or hospital. You do not need to feel ashamed of what you are experiencing and there is a way to work through it -but first, if there is an immediate or impending threat to yourself or the safety of others, you must not ignore it.
As I have learned, a Kundalini Awakening can be a beautiful, freeing experience to elevate one’s consciousness and expand their mind. A state of enlightenment and bliss, accompanied by heightened sensory experiences can open one up to a whole new world of existence.
Scientific effort are being made to empirically verify the phenomenon of Kundalini. The Emerging Sciences Foundation is involved in testing the hypothesis that Kundalini is the biological basis of religion, genius, and insanity, and can be voluntarily awakened to accelerated activity. In its awakened state, it is possible for the brain to achieve new levels of heightened activity and accelerated evolution. Finally, if this process of evolution is allowed to proceed unhindered, it is possible for individuals to arrive at the next phase of human evolution, historically labelled as Enlightenment, Samadhi, Cosmic Consciousness, Christ Consciousness, etc. The scientific validation of a predetermined evolutionary process, guided by a higher intelligence, is the ultimate goal of our research.
The Kundalini (a term derived from its ancient Indian tradition), is a super-intelligent evolutionary mechanism within the body.
It is the life energy. It is in everyone, but it dormant until awakened.
This can happen in a number of ways, including by doing yoga (asanas), chanting or by meditating. In some cases the awakening can happen spontaneously, such as when someone comes into contact with the right Kundalini master; has a traumatic or near-death experience; or in my case, childbirth.
The purpose is often to enable one to achieve a complete oneness with the Universe. A powerful state of presence, oneness and now. Even to elicit heightened powers over the the mind and matter.
Ultimately, once awakened, one would have the privilege to see the world for its true state, and find clarity in their contribution to it.
Often, an overwhelming urge to create, and enlighten others of this state takes place; with the intention of contributing to the creation of a more compassionate, pure and loving state of humanity.
In the end, an elevated state of the human consciousness would contribute to our evolution.