It is of no surprise that the energy of Kundalini, a cosmic life force energy, often laying dormant in the form of a coiled serpent at the base of our spine, is thought of as a feminine energy, Sakti. This energy is revitalizing and forces us to see ourselves as we really are, to be able to truly love. When we are living in the mind, interwebbed in the drama of daily life, repressing feelings, unconscious of how our actions affect others, oblivious to nature – focused on competition, winning, and consuming instead of loving, nurturing, solving, creating – our energy vortexes (called chakras) become blocked. These blockages disturb the natural energetic balance in our body and make us look outwardly for stability through substance abuse, food, parasitic relationships, the need for praise and validation and other disempowering and numbing behaviors.
What does it mean to awaken the Kundalini, the feminine energy within us? Our body has an energetic grid system that is made when the life-force energy is flowing in and out of (at least) seven chakras, energy hubs concentrated around specific organs (except the seventh chakra which lies on top of our head). Each chakra corresponds to certain human characteristics and it is associated with different colors, sounds, senses, animals, planets, astrological signs, elements, and organs. For example, the heart chakra is associated with the color green, serenity, creativity, the planet Venus, being unstuck, air, the signs of Taurus and Libra, touch, the sound Yam, and the black antelope (if you would like to learn more about chakras and the Kundalini, the book Kundalini: The Arousal of the Inner Energy by Ajit Mookerjee is a great resource). Once these chakras are unblocked, the Kundalini energy can now pass through them, activating and integrating them into our body’s energetic grid. The Kundalini energy also synchronizes the chakras so that each can communicate with the other freely and efficiently.
The Kundalini energy balances the two polarities by waking up and merging with the male energy so that the female and the male are expressed within us in their most divine balance. When the integration and synchronization processes are completed, we will intuitively know how to use each chakra as needed. Living from the heart will then become a new default way of living, love energy will flow freely. The heart chakra energy is the energy of balance in which earthly existence is possible but only because we start treating the earth with respect that it deserves. Not only us but the whole world could shift into this new higher vibration through the Kundalini awakening. We would finally become whole and feel empowered, and we would gravitate toward joy rather than destruction. We would start doing what we love, have positive relationships, follow our bliss. We would be more intuitive and emotionally intelligent, clear-thinking and creative, and we would be able to manifest our desires very quickly. We would stop pursuing the things that don’t feel good to us. We would be able to accomplish anything we feel called to do and we would have healthy discernment about our outward actions – how we treat each other and the world.