"Our challenge is to recognize and develop the biological
potential within. This is the true goal of life." Joseph Chilton Pearce
Kundalini is the miracle of life itself quickened and amplified.
Metamorphosis must be made increasingly conscious in order to reach and
stabilize higher homeostasis and meta-adaptation to spirit. “Awakening”
or spiritual acceleration demands conscious incarnation, for if the
awakening of consciousness does not become increasingly conscious
several negative outcomes may occur:
•If there is psychological or emotional resistance the body will not be
able to handle the charge leading to the breakdown of metabolism.
•The influx of energy meeting resistance could generate more primitive chemistry and madness.
•There maybe a reduction in consciousness due to numbing and addictions as the lower nature tries to control what is happening.
•If we don’t have a desire for lucidity, we could use the ecstasy for
zoning out, rather than breaking through to even greater lucidity.
•The down cycles will be more extreme and recovery prolonged.
•If we bite down against our own incarnation we could become
spiritually anxious, essentially losing trust in the benevolence of the
•We respond to kundalini in the same way that we respond to life in
general depending on the set of our nervous system and our sincere
desire for growth and maturity.
The formula for kundalini is Flow X Energy ÷ Resistance. That is conductance (Amps) times energy resources (Watts) divided by toxicity or inferior wiring.
The results of our awakening will be determined largely by our
attitude, intention and ability to “allow.” We fully manifest on planet
earth to the degree of our acceptance or rejection of our own incarnate
being. This “allowing of Self” will dictate the flavor of both our life
and our kundalini trip. To avoid resistance and maladaptation the path
of fire requires a certain strength. The key to metamorphic mastery is
to become superbly adapted to one’s own incarnation. Conscious
incarnation is giving ourselves permission to show up, hence awakening
is a “choice.” Metamorphosis is a process of purification, and yet it
is not a simple detoxification that is occurring, but the ongoing
refinement of life itself toward the incarnation of a deeper Self.
Evolution simply IS when we stop suppressing, abusing and holding
ourselves back from the fluid realization of our Being.
The inertia and resistance of past structure causes tension between
what we are now and that which is trying to manifest from beyond the
veil. Due to this disparity the pressures of birthing consciousness can
be enormous, and there is the tendency for the poor ego to be drawn all
over the map while the deeper Self is coming to light. Thus we need
enormous faith, understanding and compassion in order to ride the wave.
It takes genius to ride the wave of emergence into the depths of the
unknown, in order to avoid being smashed under the tension-wave or
vainly try to save ourselves by crawling back up the beach.
In order to move from a past structure of consciousness to a new
structure of consciousness the present one must be perturbed or
penetrated with greater energy of awareness. The peak experiences of
kundalini are such a "perturbation" of our former conditioning. Whether
we receive this perturbation through vibration
(music/drum/dance/chanting), through drugs, through stress, through
romance, Guru devotion or through meditation...it is a door into our
own deepest source and condition of Self. The peak experience of
kundalini awakening allows participation in the World-brain/Earth-soul,
through the dysidentification with the conditioned stage that we are at.
“The process of Awakening is the hardest thing in the world to do
for the simple reason that we must confront ourselves. Rather than
attempting to formulate "reasons" for our behavior and engagement of
life, we have to come to clearly see we are not and have not been
Awake.” Garwin Redman
Incarnation is the hardest task imposed on us, for the instinct is to
back away from the edge as the energy of consciousness touches our
contraction. To the degree that we retreat, our entire physiology and
consciousness is diminished and growth is suspended. The immune system,
nervous system and mitochondria exist in the matrix of our positive or
negative assessment of ourselves and our world. Our defensive
resistance to negative experience and trauma tightens the rubber band
of the armoring making the symptoms of our contraction more obvious.
You might say rigid belief in the memory of our past-self is the only
thing holding us back from enlightenment. When we give ourselves
permission to move beyond who we have known ourselves to be...at least
then we are growing.
Repression does not simply “make things go away” but condemns them to
the shadow realms, where they incubate and infect the entirety of our
lives with poison. Numbness and unconsciousness produce ever-increasing
dysfunction, neurosis and removal from reality. Thus when our
conditioning is "penetrated" the symptoms are likely to be more extreme
than it would be say if we come from a very benign-loving history.
The way we have each built our armor IS its own particular re-solution.
That is, our kundalini awakening will arise in direct relation to the
specific armor/archetype that we have constructed. That is why life
itself is archetypical—we are inevitably drawn to the specific Great
Attractor that will break through our veil and promote a 'touching" of
our deepest level of existence. This is the "humanizing" process...The
Intimacy and consciousness are essentially the same thing. If you turn
your feeling-sense, emotion and thought toward coming forth to the n'th
degree without hesitation or doubt, then you will automatically
increase both the strength and the number of mitochondria and immune
cells. I am proposing a conscious and intentioned incarnation as a form
of mindfulness meditation in coordination with breath. Imagine an
embodiment practice or purposeful incarnation! Not just as a
visualization or affirmation, but as an allowing, a letting the
universe permeate one's being to the max. When you do this you can
actually feel your cells respond.
Since kundalini is the universe becoming more conscious of itself, when
the miracle of metamorphosis happens to us we should learn to go-with
it, not just for our own salvation, but for the entire tree of life.
Every time we resort to our addictions to back down from the raw edge
of our existence and full self-response-ability, the more we interfere
and resist the “spiritual” plan for humanity. In metamorphosis, the
body-soul does most of the work, including the transmutation of
elements. All we can really do is to get out of the way and just doing
that takes all our courage, all our intelligence and intuition and all
our respect and love. Evolution just Is. Half the battle would already
be won if we just stopping getting in our own way. To the extent
that we choose energy increasing choices in any situation is the extent
to which we "create our soul." In reference to Jung now, this means
embracing the tension of opposities...the marriage of matter and
spirit, form and Emptiness—the heart of the tantric tradition.
Compassionately embracing shadow and light and the up and the down of
the Tao. To take the brakes off. To stop hiding under our shell of
conformity. To stop pretending we are limited and deficient.
Self-abandonment is the primary trauma that we must learn to “face
into” to avoid abdicating from our own life. All we really want and
need is our Self; that is what we are longing for. TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY
for ones condition needs to really be grokked in order to move into the
kind of sovereignty where self-Self development is even possible.
Otherwise everything else in the world (according to our triggers)
determines who we are. Love of course is the opposite of abandonment.
Self-responsibility, that is becoming responsive to Self is none other
than freedom, enlightenment sovereignty and Individuation.
Spiritual realization has a concurrent physical component...this must
be fully understood and “allowed” in order for spiritual
substantiation. That is the body must be allowed to transmute for
incarnation to become Real. Our culture tends to prevent physical
spiritualization of the body and thus neither emotion, mind nor spirit
tends to grow. By understanding the changes to the nervous system,
metabolism, hormones and all facets of the bio-physics and chemistry of
kundalini we can work-with the changes to increase our adaptive and
homeostatic abilities. In this way as our life-force and incarnation
rises we can prepare to meet it, thus sustain the evolutionary wave.
Without conscious meta-adaptation we tend to grow in fiery spurts that
generate burnout and take years of recovery. By being unskilled at
metamorphosis we spending so much of our energy and effort into coping
with the physical, emotional and mental effects of kundalini, that
there is little of us left to bring our true creative gifts of
spiritual genius into the world. Having foreknowledge or insight into
this natural metabolic process can save years of fear, regression,
secondary fallout and inertial back stepping.
As with life in general, we can choose to be maladapted or proadapted
to kundalini. It takes more Heart, intelligence and discipline to be
proadapted because often the first impulse to change is to seek
comfort, and often the comfort we choose is to numb-out through various
life-negative means. We have free choice so that even the evolutionary
energy of kundalini itself can dumb us down and zonk us out if we are
not aware. Or we can use the metamorphic energy to awaken us
progressively into the Mystery and deepen our experience of life. It's
our choice. By searching within and learning how to be proadapted
“under circumstances that have no precedent” we become pioneers paving
the way for the rest of humanity to follow.
Integrating the huge energies of kundalini is very difficult at times.
We have to both relax into allowing the dissolution of our former self,
while building up and supporting new neurological growth for a deeper
and higher skill level. We must not fear the temporary loss of our
leftbrain adaptive functions, while at the same time exercising those
functions in order to preserve the neurons for higher brain capacities.
We must progressively both "let go" and "build." And the reason why we
must do this, is so that the gains we make during our period of
spiritual acceleration will not be lost, but will be preserved through
our experience of the art and science of Being. Integrating the energy
therefore becomes our warriorship...it is our growing edge. And as each
of us does this, it becomes easier and easier for all of humanity to
hold and convey the full power of Spirit…and to loosen the hold of the
of the Borg (default automatic programming).
Kundalini is not a snake coiled up and waiting...the awakening of
kundalini is a synergy and synthesis of body, mind and soul, which our
dense culture tries strenuously to avoid. Waking up to the sleep and
the pain of deadness is hard work, and then maintaining the momentum
and trajectory so that one doesn't fall back into the plenum of
consensus trance is even harder. If you look at the absolute great
minds in history few of them were able to save themselves from the fury
of the ignorant crowd. Modern man has broken down the habitat of the
natural man, hooked humanity onto an IV of sugar water and now the
sugar water is now seen for what it is.
Thus at present we have the great flux of the dismissal of what can
never work and the transfer to an entirely new sustainable culture.
Those that try to cling to the past system will suffer, as will those
who are simply without a muse-vocation in the transformation to the new
culture. The ensouled way of human existence is forced on us from all
sides, because the soporific distraction of the sugar water is no
longer valid. The old system must be done away with if humanity is to
be permitted to grow towards a noble condition...or it will revert to
even more of a deadened, soulless creature through the blind power of
resistance (fear and greed).
With the science of assisted evolution we can start a new era of
civilization and begin to live as a global mystic society, illuminated
and synchronized from within. We need no longer pull on the reigns to
hold ourselves back. We need no longer cower in fear of the atomic
force we embody. We can let that force run free and we can grow to meet
our soul’s needs. We can “connect” and know ourselves as the Beloved.
Allowing the full force of the bliss of the return itself to wake us
up. To do this we need some kundalini coping skills and a faith born of
the realization that what this world really needs is a revolution of
authentic spirituality—an ecstatic wave of devotion.