Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kundilini or Bust

I have been attempting to access Kundalini Shakti energy the last few nights. In yoga, this is the energy that lies dormant at the base of your spine. If you can get it to flow up your spine, through your chakras, and out the top of your head, you will feel the burning wondrous union with God and also bliss.
I have not been successful yet but I am not really trying either. It just seems that when I was saying my new mantra 'OM Namah Shivaya' the last few nights, the Kundalini energy began moving upward. Two nights ago it reached my heart chakra level and last night, it reached my third eye chakra level. It might just be a distraction used by my ego to stop saying this mantra but for now I am waiting to see what happens.
By the way, this particular mantra is used to reduce the size of one's ego. Initially, or when you begin to use it, you might find great resistance to it, and maybe just maybe this resistance comes from the ego which fears any reduction in its size.
I am not an expert by any means on these subjects, just an experimenter who wants to get rid of ego blocks so I can write more and better.
Tao everybody,


Soulsearcher said...

I was curious about how "Om Namah Shivaya" translated, so I did what I usually do in such instances it: I googled it. The translation came up on a site called "Eclectic Recovery." "Interesting..." I thought to myself. The phrase is actually part of a longer prayer used at the beginning of a yoga class. I don't recall what type of yoga. The translation given at this site was "I offer myself to the Lord Shiva, the Auspicious One, who is the true teacher Within and Without." Isn't it interesting that they got this from that one small phrase. True, they included four words in the phrase, adding "Gurave" at the end, which I believe must be the word for "Lord."

Anyway, this Lord Shiva reminds me of the Holy Spirit in our Christian tradition--the source of wisdom and understanding. Sometimes Western spirituality leaves me cold, so maybe I should give meditation one more shot. I tried it once. When miracles didn't seem to occur, I gave up on it. But maybe I'm in a better frame of mind right now. I view miracles differently than I did then. It couldn't hurt and might actually be good for me, whatever that means?

butterfly woman said...

I was just pondering the mantra translation myself, what it was. I love "Eclectic Recovery". I feel that sums up my life journey. I have always been an explorer of spirituality, taking bits and pieces here and there, embracing what feels good, leaving what doesn't behind. I am thankful, Frank, that you have opened me up to all the possibilities life has to offer. It has been an adventure with you, never boring!!!!!