Personally I think there is grave danger in treating the symptoms of kundalini arousal with psychiatric drugs and other forms of suppression such as stodgy food. Since the metamorphic symptoms represent a dismantling, purification and strengthening at work, it is these functions that should be supported and encouraged. Thus our intent must be to go-into and work-with the process, rather than fight it in the effort to remain bound to the pupael bodymind. Understanding the psycho-biology of the transformation is vital to navigating the storms of this greatest of upheavals.
There is a much better way of working with the symptoms than snuffing them out by diverting energy to digestion. Since the difficult symptoms we experience are due to kundalini working its way through deformations, it doesn't make sense to "reduce" the fire. Instead as these blockages arise we should be aiding the fire in its work "through" the miasmas. For example if angst (choking in the narrows) is occurring in the throat, then toning, mantra, singing and humming greatly helps to relieve the pain and pressure. Clarifying one's truth and relationships should be done at this time. Writing poems from each of the charkas might help the flow of energy through the body. Meditation should be shifted from the third eye to the crown chakra. Gestalt and all forms of artistic expression will help the throat clear. Spontaneous music, drumming and dance are especially helpful in clearing the throat chakra.
And as with any kundalini difficulty, the digestive system should be thoroughly cleansed whenever an obstinate symptom arises. A juice fast of moderate duration is an ideal first line of approach in dealing with any miasma that is up for us. Fasting will generally increase metamorphosis and speed evolution; but do not water fast during kundalini for the liver needs all the glutathione it can get. There are solutions to every problem whether it be excessive sex energy, headaches, heat, confusion, radical heart pressure, pain or numbness in the tissues.
Generally the line of approach for difficulties should go something like this:
We don't discard the lower as we ascend Maslow's pyramid, as we ascend there is a "refinement" of the lower levels. The self-actualized body is different than a pupual body. One needs less food, of a higher quality after metamorphosis has progressed. Also consider that sex, relationships, work, nature appreciation, child rearing, dharma, muse and everything is refined and changes as we move up the pyramid. It's a matter of "quality" not quantity. The quality or "depth" of our world changes as we ascend.
If the resistant egos addictive-substance suppression of the liver is lifted, the liver awakens to its full function. Then the right side of the body and the right-brain comes out its submission and latency. Normally in this culture our liver and right-brain are greatly repressed in order that we may avoid our ESP, truth, creativity, emotion and intuition. The lifting of this repression would be tangibly felt as energy-bliss-awareness rising through the right side of the body. A sign that this transformation is occurring would be the radical relaxation of the right neck and shoulder, with obvious changes to the personality and adaptive functioning including increased emotion and psychic abilities.
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