Kundalni is a subtle power; she lies dormant in each and every body. It is a cosmic power; it is in the form of a serpent and lies coiled up in the Muldhara Chakra. The details about the chakras are given in the succeeding chapter. Kundalni is that dormant cosmic power within us that underlies all organic and inorganic matter. No words theory or thesis can describe this divine power. But for the purposes of understanding it is to be realized that this force is not like electricity, centrifugal or a centripetal force. It is a cosmic power a spiritual force.
Divine powers have a very subtle ways of manifestation; they are not visible to the eye. Seekers of the divine knowledge find themselves at a loss when even concerted efforts do not bear fruit or results. Just remember without awakening of this power nothing happens, very little spiritual progress is made, one toils for years and no experiences come by. Most seekers of knowledgeare ignorant of this fact hence some get frustrated and give up.Kundalni is awakened by proper initiation by a Vedic Guru, mantra japa, pranayama etc.
There are other means also which are not discussed here. One should not get involved in awakening of this dormant power prematurely without guidance and supervision. This power awakens gradually in those people who practice japa and meditation, no other extra effort is required, yes, asana and pranayama etc. certainly help in its awakening. A word of caution to seekers, do not attempt to awaken this power without help of a qualified Guru, results can be disastrous. Persons teaching yoga asana in normal way as yoga instructors or teachers may not be qualified for this job. One must learn this practice under Realized Souls who may not be easy to find.Once the Kundalni awakens, during meditation one starts getting divine visions, divine smell, divine taste, one can feel divine touches and hear divine sounds. Nature starts unfolding its secrets. There is movement in the region of the Muldhara chakra; vibrations are experienced during meditation. One starts to transcend the present state of consciousness and feels a state of bliss never experienced before. Once Kundalni starts to move up from the Muldhara chakra up to the Sahasrara chakra in the head, many knots block this path. The knots are gradually unlocked by meditation or other means and one reaches the state of Super Consciousness when the Kundalni reaches the Sahasrara.
Kundalini Reiki is quite different from the traditional Usui Reiki that originates from Japan. It is originates from a Danish healer and meditator, Ole Gabrielsen. Kundalini Reiki has been around for about 10 years, and requires us to use our own mental energy to turn the Reiki ‘on’.
The Law of Attraction movement made popular by “The Secret” coincides with the development of a wide range of healing modalities which can heal through intention, and thought. Kundalini Reiki sits in this ‘mental body’ area of healing and as such will appeal to those who are already exploring the power of intention.
Kundalini Reiki takes 5 minutes whilst Usui takes 1 hour, the benefit of taking time is that it develops discipline, dedication and self-appreciation. Inner peace and long term happiness is not something that can be fixed like a pill, and Usui Reiki encourages us to take time with ourselves.
2. Kundalini Reiki relies on mental energy, and allows us to manipulate and charge the energy in different areas – this is great for short term shifts, but Usui Reiki encourages us to unpeel one layer at a time – again it may take longer, but the results are permanent. Even at Reiki 2 when we can focus energy in different areas of our lives we are always encouraged to take an open view on the outcome. Usui Reiki encourages us to detach from expectation and outcome.
3. Usui symbols are able to take us further than our mental energies, that is why I often refer to Usui Reiki as a pathway to enlightenment. The symbols keep opening the door to universal source and over time we find ourselves staying in this energy for longer and longer.
4. The speed of the attunements, and training, with Kundalini Reiki can be very overwhelming for some people and I have noticed some people experience very uncomfortable detoxes, more so than I have noticed with Usui Reiki. I worry that the attunements are too quick and too strong. Ole also keeps ‘upgrading’ the attunements which I find keeps changing the quality of the energy coming through – the problem with this is that it is not yet a stable system, so you are never quite sure what you are getting! I don’t personally have the same level of trust in this system as I do with Usui Reiki, but then I have been teaching Usui Reiki for 18 years and the system is much older and therefore tried and tested, but obviously I am bias in this judgement.