If the English translation didn’t make it any clearer, don’t worry. Self-realisation is a difficult concept to grasp. It crosses over different disciplines and religions. As a result, there’s no clear-cut definition for it.
However, self-realisation, as the term implies, is definitely about yourself and recognising the power that’s within. It leads to true happiness, the freedom from worries, fear, pressures and both internal and external conflicts, Moreover, self-realisation leads to improved spirituality. It helps you understand that divinity exists inside you and that you are part of the Divine.
To help you experience how Kundalini awakening truly feels, here’s a direct experience meditation technique that will set you off on the path to self-realisation:
Find a decent sized poster or picture of Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga. Her image alone possesses the vibrations that would awaken your Kundalini energy. Prop or hang the image in front of you.
Facing the image, you can sit cross-legged on the floor or on a chair. Regardless of the position you choose, make sure you keep your back straight and your spine aligned. In addition, wear no footwear and if you’re sitting on a chair, put a little distance between your feet.
Next, open your hands towards the picture of Shri Mataji. You will be asking her to awaken your Kundalini energy. For seven times, ask her with all your heart, “Shri Mataji, give me my self-realisation”.
After asking for Kundalini awakening, notice your hands. Do you feel a cool or warm breeze passing through them? If yes, congratulations. Your Kundalini has been awakened.
Continue feeling the warm or cool breeze flowing through and out of your hands. See if the top of your head feels the same. Using your left hand first, place it 2 to 3 inches on top of your head. Next, use your right hand.
If the breeze feels warm at first, the energy is working on your 7 Chakras, purifying each one. Eventually, it will cool down.
Kundalini awakening or self-realisation leads to relaxation and thoughtless awareness. It opens a door to your awareness, allowing you to explore it deeper and freely. As you grow more accustomed to the practice, you’ll be able to slow your thoughts down faster each time and you’ll be able to achieve peaceful and total consciousness in the long run.
Most importantly, keep in mind that Kundalini awakening may not happen instantly. If you don’t feel the warm or cool breeze during your first try, be patient with yourself. Give it time and just repeat the exercise daily.