jim carrey spiritual awakening
A Cross-Cultural Practical Perspective On Symptoms Of A Spiritual Awakening

Thirty two years back I began my journey, a dramatic and fascinating inner and outer journey into the process that unfolds that internal religious energy that was powerful is ignited as well as the experience of spiritual awakening depression.

It absolutely was my great good fortune to receive shaktipat initiation the spiritual awakening signs from Swami Muktananda who had been the realized Master of the Siddha Yoga lineage then. I say because, in this tradition, not only is the initiation given it was my great good fortune, but for understanding the awakening along with the spiritual experiences and process the crucial teachings are openly and freely given. I soon understood, through my own inner experience and also the experiences of others who had received shaktipat, that this divine internal energy not only has got the power to give one the greatest of mystical experiences, but can also be a healer that was supreme. In one's goal to take the seeker to the realization of oneness she must help us to remove our inner hindrances on the religious, mental, emotional, psychic and physical degrees. Just like with any healing and development process, being faced with past hard experiences, constraints, negative emotions, negative inclinations and challenges and unresolved issues, could not be easy and at times frightening.


When combined with intense, spontaneous experiences of energy going in manners that an individual has no previous training, knowledge or understanding of, it can be overwhelming, leading the person to get help from clergy, religious advisors, mental health practitioners and holistic practitioners-many of whom are lacking in the necessary experience as well as knowledge to supply sufficient support, and some of whom may actually misdiagnose the individual's encounter, tagging it pathological. Thus it's critical that anyone providing support to people with awakened kundalini have experience and knowledge of the kundalini process across religious cultures.

Dynamic Paradigms Across Traditions

There are various names for the kundalini across traditions that are spiritual. When one explores the mystical texts, poetry and anecdotal content of many different traditions experiential paradigms emerge describing the awakening and movement of this transforming internal power. The system that is most articulated is the Chakra/Nadi system which appears in Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism and Sufism. In this system the spiritual awakening process and moves up through the central channel or sushumna, piercing the chakras or energy centers in the subtle, energy body. In the act of moving through the chakras the kundalini releases a variety of mental, physical, psychological, psychic and spiritual experiences.

The Christian system is less fully articulated, but is hinted at in the Book of Revelations as John, after receiving the awakening of the Holy Spirit from Jesus, later experiences a series of mystical visions. In among them he is revealed the seven spirits of God and also the seven seals. Each seal signifies a level of consciousness or revelation. In Kabbalah, the mystical path of Judaism, there's an elaborate system of the Tree of Life as well as the sefiroth. In the Native American tradition, vibrational centers that run over spinal column or the axis are described by the Hopi Creation Story. These five centres are underneath the navel, towards the top and in one's heart, the throat, just below the top of the head -a system quite similar to the chakra system. A clay artifact found by archeologists in the knolls of the primeval Cahokian tribes that lived in what's now Illinois' state, reveals a berger woman seated on an uncoiling serpent. The serpent rises just like a vine up the middle of her back which are put several gourds. The uncoiling serpent is, in the traditions of Yoga, a sign of the christian spiritual awakening, or serpent power.