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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Kundalini as a Top-Down Awakening



Normally a Kundalini awakening is understood as a bottom-up awakening. This was how my own kundalini awakening began. In India, spiritual practitioners talk of a coiled energy, called kundalini, that lies dormant at the base of the spine. When this energy fully awakens, it rises up the spine through a central channel, called in Sanskrit the sushumna, awakening and clearing each chakra as it goes. It can feel like gentle warmth, or a powerful surge of electricity. Energy completing its ascent up the spine is called a “kundalini awakening”. This is generally a powerful and ecstatic spiritual experience if the energy makes it right through the crown. You can have a white light experience or feel temporarily enlightened. The kundalini, however, does not always move all the way through the top of the head. It may stop at any point along the way. It can rise to the solar plexus, increasing personal power and confidence, continue to the heart, increasing deep love and compassion, open up the third eye to intuitive perceptions, or flow up into the head, activating the pituitary and pineal glands. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Eckhart Tolle Show - a Critique



Who is Eckhart Tolle? Wikipedia says:

Eckhart Tolle, born Ulrich Leonard Tölle, is a spiritual teacher. He is a German-born resident of Canada best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose. In 2008, The New York Times called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the United States". In 2011, he was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. Tolle is not identified with any particular religion, but he has been influenced by a wide range of spiritual works.