As the title to this post suggests, I am going to give you a very simple meditation for moving kundalini. This meditation is good because it increases concentration power and helps transform potent sexual energy into spiritual energy that will help strengthen the body and mind.
But first I want to discuss a bit of background information for first time readers. If this is your first visit to Spirit of the Scripture, you may be wondering why a Bible blog is using terms like kundalini and sexual energy.
Consider a quote from the Zohar, a mystical work studied intensely by Jewish sages.
“The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak. The simple look only at the garment—that is, upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not. The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers.”
Although the Zohar is speaking of the narratives in the Old Testament, the same truth applies to the New Testament. All the narratives of the Bible are there to build concrete images and concepts in our minds so that we can then learn deeper mysteries. The narratives are the milk of the word. The meat is what’s hidden within the narrative.
Most religious circles today get too caught up in the narratives instead of looking beyond them. Does it really matter whether or not David slew a giant named Goliath? How does that knowledge help you today? It doesn’t. But if you are able to understand what’s under the cloak of this story you would realize that the story of David and Goliath is really about slaying the ego of man. That’s why the fight with Goliath is emphasized over other much more impressive feats that David supposedly accomplished. For example, David also slew a lion. I can promise you, even if Goliath were a literal 9-foot giant that David slew, it would be much more impressive to slay a lion as a young boy!
Consider the story of Adam and Eve. They weren’t literal people. Adam and Eve are about the conscious and subconscious aspects of the mind. They also represent the male / female sexual energies that run in the human body, powering the personality and psyche. These polar energies—whether they are referred to as male / female, positive / negative, Yin / Yang, or consciousness / subconscious—are what allows creation to unfold and become animated.
Beneath the cloak of the Biblical narratives are the keys to unlock how powerful our bodies really are what sort of potential lies inside of us.
Even though it seems like I knock religion a lot on this site, it is not really my intention. All religions began with esoteric knowledge that was only learned by the inner circle. Consider that the word for religion comes from the Latin religare, which ultimately means union. Yoga is a Sanskrit comes from yug, which also means union. As you can see, underneath the cloak of the West’s religious mindset the West truly does meet the East.
We should take note to the fact that the ultimate goal of religion is to transcend the ego to experience a union with the divine.
For the past few months I have been going through the Book of Revelations in order to delve beneath the cloak of John’s visions. I have already discussed how the ultimate goal of Revelations is to explain the process of having this intimate union with the divine. I will continue that study, but I decided to take a break from it today to discuss this simple meditation that I have been practicing. Within a few weeks I began to feel concentrations of energy (tingling, etc.) in different areas which let me know that kundalini was truly on the move within the etheric body.
The Meditation Exercise
In the summer months it is more convenient for me to begin this meditation soon after rising from bed. I grab a chair from the kitchen table and place it in my bedroom. I plant my feet flat on the ground and sit near the edge of the seat with my spine erect (important). I begin inhaling deeply through the nostrils. Breathing is an important part of moving subtle energy within the body. After inhaling deeply but slowly for a few moments, I place my left hand over my belly button and my right hand on top of the left. Sometimes I can feel the warmth from all the energy in the solar plexus region, especially after taking the time to breathe a bit. It is important for me to say here that another equally important aspect of moving and feeling subtle energy is the mind. Meditation and the breath go hand in hand, so after breathing and relaxing for a few minutes, I place all my awareness on the energy in the solar plexus region behind the belly button and I extend my focus down to the perineum area of the body. Here and in the root chakra is the reservoir for kundalini.
After the warm-up I just explained, I will focus that energy to the bottom of the spine. With each inhale, I concentrate on pulling that energy up the spine in short burst. Beginning in the coccyx region, I draw the energy up (with the mind on each inhale) midway up to the spine and then exhale. Sometimes I will hold my breath gently before exhaling. I also believe it is very important not to let your mind wander. The key to circulating subtle energy is the mind. If you lose focus the subtle energy will fall naturally. From midway up the spine I take another breath and draw the energy up to the neck region. I exhale and hold the energy there with my mind. Then I take another deep breath while using the mind to draw the subtle energy into the brain. Picture it spiraling in the third ventricle of the brain and bathing the pineal and pituitary glands.
The next step is important. Once you get the subtle energy to this region of the brain, you must bring it back down the body to the navel again. But instead of going back down the way I came, I touch my tongue to the roof of my mouth. This exercise will open another channel in the body which allows the energy to circulate. After touching the roof of my mouth, I concentrate on the energy coming into the tongue and down into the throat region. After exhaling, I take another deep breath and use the mind to push the energy into the heart region. Finally I push the energy back down to the navel. I like to end this exercise by mentally picturing the sun shining very brightly in my gut.
I will rinse and repeat the above pattern a few times before getting up and continuing with my day.
The above exercise is adapted from Mantak Chia’s meditations. It comes from the Taoist tradition, but don’t let this scare you away if you are a Christian. We have already discussed how the religious traditions of the East and West truly do meet when we pull away the cloaks. Even ancient Christianity is filled with the same concepts and ideas as Taoism.
If you are faithful with the above exercise for a few weeks, I am willing to bet you will feel tingling sensations as you move subtle energy in the body. Let this be your gage as to whether or not it’s working for you should you decide to try it. It was part of my experience. Within a week I noticed strong tingling at the bottom of my spine when I placed my awareness there. You may also feel warm sensations at different points in the body. This has also been my experience.
These subtle energies are actually moving within the etheric body, so you probably won’t notice much at first. But your awareness will pick up on them the more you practice. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t notice anything right away.
Please feel free to share your experiences in your own meditation practices. Have you ever tried something similar? Did you see results?
Thanks for reading!