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Powerful Kundalini Meditation method

Kundalini awakening is said to result in deep meditation, enlightenment and bliss.That's why I'm dedicating this post to some of my favorite Kundalini awakening meditations and kriyas for clearing blocks, expanding your auric field.


Kundalini (Sanskrit kuṇḍalinī, कुण्डलिनी,  pronunciation (help·info), "coiled one"), in the Dharma religions, is a primal energy, or shakti, located at the base of the spine. Different spiritual traditions teach methods of "awakening" kundalini for the purpose of reaching spiritual enlightenment.[1] Kundalini is described as lying "coiled" at the base of the spine, represented as either a goddess or sleeping serpent waiting to be awakened. In modern commentaries, Kundalini has been called an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force,[2][3][4] or "mother energy or intelligence of complete maturation".[5]


Golden Flower Meditation Method

The purpose of Golden Flower Meditation (GFM) is to activate Kundalini in a safe, permanent, repeatable fashion — repeatable in the sense that anyone who apples the method correctly can obtain the same results I did. How do you know if you’re capable of activating Kundalini? You don’t, and that’s why you should read up on it before charging ahead recklessly. It’s not something to be toyed with.

The method is divided into three phases, illustrated in the animation on this page and on the Deep Breathing page. GFM is a series of interlocking dependencies that need to be practiced in order. You can't skip around; you must master the breathing techniques first. The three phases are meant to help you understand the process conceptually as a whole.

Diaphragmatic Deep Breathing
Control of Heart Rate
The Backward-Flowing Method

The method's actual workflow is divided into six steps, detailed and explained below.

Step 1. Find Your Center
To find your center, drop a plumb-line. This process is described in The Secret of the Golden Flower thusly. "Looking at the tip of the nose serves only as the beginning of concentration, so that the eyes are brought into the right direction for looking, and then are held to the guide-line: after that one can let it be. That is the way a mason hangs up a plumb-line. As soon as he has hung it up, he guides his work by it without continually bothering himself to look at the plumb-line."

The idea behind centering is to use the "tip of the nose" as a guideline. When I was learning this, it helped to relax my eyelids, which had the effect of shutting out light and other visual distractions. The more you lower your eyelids without completely closing them, the more you move your attention in toward the center. Eventually, you may even close your eyes. At the beginning, however, you'll want to find the tip of your nose with your eyes. When you do, take stock of how your eyes are positioned. Half-open, half-closed? Remember the sensation the next time you sit. Take continual inventory and write your perceptions down.

Many practitioners ask if they have to sit in the Lotus position. I tell them that if the Lotus position isn’t comfortable, try the half-lotus. And if they don’t like that, I tell them they can try reclining. The important thing is to be comfortable; there’s no point in forcing yourself to be uncomfortable. If sitting in the Lotus position is only going to incite you to give up, then find a comfortable position.



The Lotus position is the optimal position for correct breathing. That’s why it’s prescribed by so many methods. But the real goal of this method, or any other serious method, is not to learn to sit in a Lotus position, or even the half-lotus, it’s to learn to breathe correctly. At the beginning, you want to establish a comfortable posture that allows you to concentrate on breathing.

When practicing GFM, don't think too much about the center, rather try to feel it. Once you feel it, you will realize you are making progress because you won't be worrying about half-open, half-closed, or fully open. Mastering the centering process is not that difficult, sometimes a practitioner "gets it" in five minutes. But no amount of explanation can replace trial and error.
The problem stems from NOT REALIZING you have a center. Once you realize it — and this awareness may only manifest itself gradually — you have a starting place each time you sit. Gathering your awareness into the center is real, a sensation, something you feel. But it doesn't end there. As you move forward, meditation becomes a whole series of real experiences and sensations that you can observe in the laboratory of your own body. In fact, many people are able to slip into the feeling of centeredness autonomically, almost as if the nervous system had devised a new function. As one practitioner stated: "If I intend to meditate at say 5 p.m, often at 4:45, I 'hear' the process beginning and by the time I sit, with little or no effort I am 'in.'"


Step 2. Block out the 10,000 things (mind chatter)

It is very difficult to control the mind directly; almost impossible to tell the mind to just “shut up” or try what Dr. Herbert Benson calls "passive disregarding.” Once again, we need a kind of subterfuge or “handle” to stop the mind from running away. Each teacher has his own approach. I recommend two approaches to managing the 10,000 things. Both are attempts to “sidestep” the mind by giving it something banal to do. The first is counting the breath in a series of four beats: inhale-four, hold-four, exhale-four, hold-four. Start over. Keep counting. It will occupy your mind.
The second approach entails walking, that is, timing the breath cycle over a given number of strides, always breathing through the nose, of course. Inhale-four steps, hold-four steps, exhale-four steps, hold-four steps. Start over. In this case, the activity of walking and counting occupies the mind, especially if you practice in a nature setting, thereby becoming less distracted by the psychic burdens of life and more mindful of nature.
By counting your breath in a regular 4/4 cadence instead of trying to form a Lotus Petal in perfect detail or contemplate Compassion, you trick the mind and shift your focus away from the 10,000 things. Counting occupies the mind just enough to forestall the 10,000 things. At the same time, it doesn’t require you to do something out of reach — like mystical contemplation. As you progress, the counting will fall away of its own accord and your mind will be still.

During this step, you’ll master Diaphragmatic Deep Beathing (DDB) and Control of Heart Rate. DDB is explaind here and in greater detail on its own page. Control of Heart Rate is another example of exerting control over an autonomic bodily function. You cannot command the heart to beat at a certain rate, so you need a handle, which, in this case, is DDB. And since the technique is tied to DDB, it is explained on the same page.


Step 3. Practice regularly each morning, preferably before eating

As with any endeavor, regularity is the key to success. If you practice every day, you’ll begin to notice the little signals your body sends out. Then, not only will you watch for signals, you’ll find you are able to interpret them.
"One thing has to be remembered about meditation; it is a long journey and there is no shortcut. Anyone who says there is a shortcut is befooling you. It is a long journey because the change is very deep and is achieved after many lives — many lives of routine habits, thinking, desiring. And the mind structure; that you have to drop through meditation. In fact it is almost impossible — but it happens. A man becoming a meditator is the greatest responsibility in the world. It is not easy. It cannot be instant. So from the beginning never start expecting too much and then you will never be frustrated. You will always be happy because things will grow very slowly. Meditation is not a seasonal flower which within six weeks is there. It is a very, very big tree. It needs time to spread its roots." ~ OSHO


Step 4. When you detect movement

What is it that moves? It is more a sensation than a substance that moves in the lower belly, a sensation that may be perceived as breath or energy or breath energy. Whatever its composition, it has the properties of movement and direction. You will perceive it as a sensation, something you can feel, but not actually touch, hear, or see. This sensation may be perceived differently by individual practitioners. That's the reason it's difficult to express with everyday language. I perceived it as a current of air in the lower belly, but now I'm convinced after many years of reflection and years of listening to various accounts, that it is not air or breath, but an etherized or distilled form of sexual energy. Where does this energy come from? Michael Bradford calls it “psychic fuel,” a term I really like. Is it breath? Is it energy? Is it breath energy? Call it what you want, it's the result of the DDB, the beginning of the sublimation process, the fact that you are starting to harness your innate energies instead of wasting them.


Step 5. In a few days, you'll be on autopilot.

That is, you won't be able to change the direction of your breath back again. The Kundalini process will continue until the breath energy reaches the brain — the third eye, in fact. You will be able to observe this activity. This is the moment. You have entered the It does you! phase. The natural Life Force (the Primal Spirit) has reassumed control. I can’t tell you exactly what will happen; every case is different, but I can predict that you will begin to observe preliminary effects, such as the magic elixir, the healing breath, and involuntary movements. There are others. The Life Force will explore your body, seeking out areas that need attention. Your auto-diagnosis and self-healing has begun.
Remember to hold to a raw foods diet. This is the most frequent source of problems in this stage, so be sure to stay as raw as possible. If not completely raw, try to include a 75% alkaline diet of raw fruits and vegetables in your diet, for they produce the vital, easily digestible energy you need to fuel your activated Life Force. Even small amounts of alkaline raw fruits and vegetables provide a lot of energy, including hormones, oxygen, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Cooked food provides only the last two elements. Kundalini cannot flourish in a toxic host, so detoxify!
Step 6. Wait for further orders. The Life Force (Kundalini) has taken over. The conscious mind is no longer in charge. The Life Force created you; it won't let you get in trouble if you listen to it. Not that the Mind won't try to “seduce” you into doing things the “old, familiar way.” It will. Just remember who's in charge, sit back, and wait for further orders. They will come! Not out of “the burning bush,” but from your body. It's the body you should be listening to. Your consciousness will begin to expand. You will be able to overcome your addictions, and you will make better life decisions.