Updated: Jun 1
Kundalini activation symptoms have been a topic of contemplation since ancient times, resulting in a plethora of viewpoints. The traditional wisdom of Hinduism and yoga considers kundalini as an enigmatic vital force.
However, my research into the energies involved has led me to conclude that this life force is, in reality, the energy of Mother Earth that sustains all living beings. As you delve deeper into this subject, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this vital force that governs our existence.
What are Kundalini awakening and Kundalini rising
Based on my spiritual research, which involved utilizing my heightened perception and establishing a connection between the energies of Mother Earth and those within the human body, I have come to certain definitive conclusions. These insights I confirmed with other higher souls who possess the ability to visualize these energies, and I am now able to share these findings with confidence.
Before discussing kundalini symptoms let me introduce you to the factors that produce these symptoms i.e. kundalini energy, Kundalini awakening, spiritual awakening, and kundalini rising.
Kundalini is actually Earth’s vital force that raises through the Sushumna energy channel along the spine and goes through all chakras from C1 (root chakra) to C7 (crown chakra). Since we are in the 3D vibration world, so quite low as vibration, the chakras are open just in the range of 1-10%, whereas root chakra is open on average just 4-5%, meaning the connection with Mother Earth who maintains life in our bodies is rather weak; this also explains why the average human life is not too long.
Kundalini awakening symptoms and implications
Don’t mistake kundalini activation with kundalini ascension, they are not the same thing; they are related, but not identical. Also, just to clear things out, awareness as showing a certain level of consciousness, belongs to the soul and mind more while kundalini is connected to the body energy. Unfortunately, Hinduism, Buddhism, and yoga were contaminated a lot over the years by mysticism and confusion resulting many times in just dogma and a lack of understanding of how higher energy truly moves around Creation, including through people’s bodies.
Put simply, a kundalini awakening or activation is a form of energetic awakening that causes us to transform on mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Kundalini itself is a Sanskrit word that means “she who is coiled” and it refers to the primordial life force energy contained at the base of the spine that is often depicted as a snake. This serpentine energy, once awoken, travels up the various energy centers (or chakras) of the body and into your crown chakra where higher consciousness is triggered. The result of this higher awareness is a greater understanding of one’s soul, life purpose, and the nature of reality itself.
Kundalini awakening or activation means, among others, the person starts to awaken to the awareness that there are things beyond his five senses' perception, and starts a spiritual practice like a meditation practice for instance. Through his endeavors he reached the stage where the kundalini energy is stirred in his root chakra, the connection with Earth’s energies is acknowledged and re-established, and by his increased conscious awareness he brings more and more energy into his root chakra.
A true kundalini awakening is the result of a process actually, that takes time and effort. It doesn’t just occur suddenly without reason, it’s the outcome of this process. True that by rare exception it can awake wildly if certain factors are met, but when it happens since the awakening was not intended and followed organically by a specific practice, some trouble can arise.
Kundalini ascension is the next stage, where the kundalini energy is led upwards through the chakras, which were previously opened, so as to reach the 7th chakra and further merge with the cosmic energy. Along the process, also the person’s soul increases his awareness and reached the 7th chakra vibration, meaning he reached enlightenment.
Kundalini awakening vs. spiritual awakening
I noticed that many times kundalini awakening and spiritual awakening terms are considered the same, which is not true. The spiritual awakening process (or spiritual ascension) belongs to a heightened spiritual understanding and also tends to be emotional and psychological.
Kundalini awakening, on the other hand, belongs to the body's energies and therefore energetic. It’s an ever-increasing energy flow you feel from the root chakra and ascending through your spine, or at times surges of energy that may be either gentle and gradual, or sudden and intense.
While kundalini awakening usually comes further down the road after someone has experienced a spiritual awakening, it doesn’t always. Kundalini can arise suddenly in response to psychedelic drug experiences, sexual encounters, traumatic events, or a shaktipat energy transmission.
Another distinguishing factor is that kundalini energy is felt very physically, whereas the spiritual awakening is usually mind and heart-oriented, and also more exterior-oriented, so one feels being merged with everything around. During spiritual awakening, there is more of a soulful quality of deep questioning, insight, and transfiguration, while during kundalini awakening intense vibrations and heat may be felt in the body. Therefore, symptoms of awakening kundalini and spiritual awakening are rather different.
Kundalini awakening symptoms
The kundalini awakening symptoms differentiate into main symptoms and secondary symptoms as you will see further. The symptoms of kundalini awakening vary from person to person, so no unique set of such symptoms should be expected to occur to everybody. The signs of a kundalini awakening can be tricky sometimes and can be mistaken for symptoms of some illnesses. The signs of kundalini awakening can be subtle sometimes and is safest to ask the help of a competent guide to confirm these to you.
Kundalini awakening signs or symptoms will give a hint to the spiritual if he started to reap the benefits of his spiritual endeavors or not. They are not easy to discern and from my personal experience is highly advisable to advise with a more advanced and competent soul than you before drawing some conclusions which would make the foundation of your future spiritual path.
Main kundalini awakening symptoms
Along the process, if the chakras above the root chakra are open correctly and in the right sequence, then the spiritual might get symptoms of the kundalini rising through the chakras corroborated with opening more of his chakras. The awakened kundalini symptoms are numerous and can vary a lot. I give below some of the most common ones I encountered in my practice as a spiritual guide.
To unclog his chakras, to open the way for kundalini to rise, one needs first and foremost to release his limiting beliefs. The ascension kundalini symptoms are many and diverse so I give you here the most widespread. You will find included both physical symptoms of kundalini awakening, and energy symptoms.
The main symptoms of kundalini awakening are as follows:
In general feeling more peace inside,
Feeling above most daily events, especially the mundane ones that once took you a lot of attention and energy before the awakening
Feels more balanced than before,
You feel more energetic
Feeling less attached to material things
Getting a balance between his masculine and feminine aspects and being not only one-sided,
Pleasurable sensations pulsate through your body
Feeling intense grief for the planet and all suffering beings
You’re inspired to make big, life-altering decisions and authentic changes in your life
Getting a higher understanding of the causes of reality around us,
Your empathic abilities increase and you can feel everything at a profound level
Getting an easier connection with your soul and spiritual guides.
Tapping into your past life experiences or even other people's.
The above kundalini awakening symptoms are some main examples of such symptoms, but other types can occur. At the same time, the above symptoms can be experienced also after a successful shaktipat initiation, so they constitute also shaktipat symptoms.
Another aspect worth mentioning is that these symptoms are a mix of kundalini physical symptoms with mental and energy symptoms. which are both parts of a kundalini awakening. From my own experience and of my students, these kundalini arousal symptoms are mostly discreet at the beginning and tend to be cumulative over time, hence only when they reach a threshold do you start to really feel them fully.
Many times the above symptoms are also considered kundalini ascension symptoms which is only partially true from my experience. The signs of awakening kundalini should not be taken individually but into the larger context of a person's health status, spiritual endeavors, spiritual progress, external factors that influence him, emotional balance, etc.
There are also some specificities for some cases like for twin flames and soulmates, like about kundalini awakening symptoms in twin flame relationships you can read here in another post. You will find there also a list of twin flame kundalini awakening symptoms and concepts specific to such cases as kundalini rising twin flame, twin flame kundalini energy, twin flame and kundalini, etc.
Secondary awakening symptoms or dark kundalini awakening symptoms
Along with the main awakening symptoms, there might occur also secondary symptoms, where some might be less pleasant, like:
some occasional intense shivers, thrills, and shaking of the body due to the energy moving through the body.
you struggle to sleep properly
your nervous system becomes hypersensitive to external stressors (loud noises, bright light, TV violence, EM fields) and craves peace and solitude.
you struggle to distinguish what is real from imagined (psychosis tendencies) and feel like you’re going crazy
you have visual disturbances that can feel alarming (e.g., objects seeming to vibrate)
you experience intense heat, vibrations, or electricity surge through your body
feeling shattered (fragmented) or like you have no center
manic and exuberant energy or the opposite, chronic fatigue (sometimes alternating)
frequent lucid dreams
feeling raw and extremely vulnerable
seeing lights or hearing music that isn’t there
developing the Savior Complex
out-of-body experiences where you might connect with your soul
visual and hearing changes
panic attacks and feelings of terror
strange food cravings or aversions
developing strange, undiagnosable physical symptoms that may manifest as autoimmune conditions, digestive issues, nausea, etc.
These kundalini secondary symptoms are sometimes also called dark kundalini awakening symptoms or symptoms of kundalini dark night of the soul. The kundalini symptoms list above should not be mistaken for some illness symptoms, this is why you should first check with a doctor, and only if medical scans don't result in some health issue as cause you should seek to check with a competent spiritual guide if the symptoms belong to a true kundalini awakening.
An important point is not to mistake kundalini awakening symptoms with just energy surges that occur in certain circumstances in just about any person, a thing that makes many people that know a bit about spirituality think they hit enlightenment and just got realized just like that, with no effort or very little. Energy surges just come and go, and you are just the same as before. Awakening kundalini symptoms can be easily mistaken by enthusiastic but inexperienced spirituals.
What is a failed Kundalini awakening
For instance, in my healing practice, I get people with all sorts of symptoms like high energy head pressure, feeling very unbalanced, or starting to hear voices in their heads, etc which are basically the secondary symptoms mentioned above. These people went to doctors who didn’t find anything wrong after medical scans and investigations. They tell me they had a “kundalini awakening” after doing some spiritual procedures. Actually, from a long personal practical experience with this kind of issue in my practice with clients, the kundalini awakening symptoms can be tricky to discern and pinpoint, so I advise seeking the help of a competent spiritual guide. It is anyway a challenge to discern among the kundalini awakening symptom and their true causes, but if we add the kundalini rising symptoms the challenge increases. Some specific kundalini root chakra symptoms can even indicate a threat to your health that didn't yet reach the physical level.
When I spiritually scan persons that stated they had a failed kundalini awakening, many times I find they actually have their body energy fields shattered, got holes in them, many lost access to Earth's energy, and in some cases even got lower vibration entities stuck to their body energy fields, a situation called partial possession; I then struggle to clean them, and it takes time and effort.
The rule of thumb is that if someone feels only the secondary symptoms but without the principal symptoms in the longer term, especially if these transform into true health issues like energy-head pressure, dizziness, and so on, I advise him to go first to a medical investigation. If the medical investigation doesn't yield any results, then check with a competent energy healer what happened with his body energy fields, and in no case start to think he just got a kundalini awakening and is heading towards enlightenment! We actually deal in such cases with what is sometimes called a dark kundalini awakening.
If you are on your spiritual path and working to progress, I advise always to stay grounded and hold on to some safe references about your actual health and status. For this, do some regular medical check-ups, and also check with some independent higher soul, spiritual healer, etc to do you a spiritual reading, a spiritual and energy diagnosis so as to know where you stand. By doing this you get feedback and know if you progress in the right direction or not, and do not self-delude yourself. Symptoms of kundalini rising, of kundalini awakening, or spiritual awakening can be easily mistaken without competent help!
Be wary about kundalini manifestations without external confirmation from sources you can trust. Don't rush into drawing conclusions alone just by feelings. Be cautious about practicing without guidance procedures and techniques read in some books; it might apply to some people but not to you. One needs advanced spiritual discernment to know by himself which spiritual procedures benefit him and which do not and that might even hurt him.
You can learn more by reading other posts on this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long and personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.
You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed here and get a spiritual diagnosis, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness, and reach into higher dimensions.