Updated: Oct 14
For some time now it has been a common practice among spirituals, and can also be found in many spiritual schools, to try to open the root chakra (Muladhara) as much as possible from the very beginning.
As the dormant energy coiled at the base of your spine awakens, you may experience a variety of physical, emotional, and psychological sensations. From bursts of energy and tingling sensations to spontaneous movement and heightened intuition, the signs of Kundalini awakening can be both captivating and confusing.
I would like to give you my perspective on this subject after more than 20 years of practice as a spiritual healer and guide, guiding many students in their spiritual growth, where Kundalini Awakening and Kundalini Rising are important milestones.
What is Kundalini awakening?
Kundalini awakening is a spiritual phenomenon that involves the activation of dormant spiritual energy known as Kundalini. This energy is believed to reside at the base of the spine, coiled up like a serpent. When awakened, Kundalini ascends through the central energy channel, known as the Sushumna, and activates the various energy centers in the body, known as chakras.
The journey of Kundalini awakening is often described as a spiritual awakening or a process of self-realization. It is a profound and transformative experience that can lead to heightened levels of consciousness, expanded awareness, and a deep connection with the divine.
Root chakra and its role
What I am about to share with you comes from my own research and spiritual practice over many years, visualizing the movement of energies within and around the body, and also after closely observing several true higher souls in their endeavors of spiritual growth. Therefore, I advise you that if you are a beginner in meditation, say with less than 2-3 years of continuous spiritual experience, do not touch the root chakra from the beginning of your practice unless you want to risk serious problems.
The root chakra is the main gateway to the Earth's energy, which feeds our body's energy fields and basically keeps our body alive every moment; it is also the location of the Kundalini energy. Most people think that our bodies are maintained only by the energy we get from eating, drinking, and breathing. Actually, a large part of our energy comes from Earth through our feet, enters our root chakra, and then begins to ascend along our spine, nourishing our body organs.
Symptoms of kundalini awakening
I noticed that the root chakra is the most clogged of all chakras in the average person, it’s only about 3-4% open, so to open it up more like to 20-30% is very difficult. Actually, it can't be open 100% for such low body vibrations as the usual 3D (D - dimension of vibration, or awareness level on chakra scale) person is.
The root chakra, siddhis, and kundalini rising symptoms
It is true that perhaps once in a billion there are documented cases of spontaneous combustion, where a non-spiritual person simply bursts into flames and is consumed within minutes due to accidental kundalini energy surging up the spine. But the chances of such an accidental kundalini awakening increase by many orders of magnitude if you play the sorcerer's apprentice and unknowingly scratch the root chakra.
From my own personal experience and checking with many other spirituals going through the same process, if the kundalini awakening process is triggered ahead of time i.e. before the body energies are ready, then rather damaging outcomes might occur...
How do you know you got the root chakra really opened at least say 30%, which is a lot? There are both physical symptoms of root chakra opening, and also some energy symptoms of root chakra opening.
Some of these telltale signs of kundalini root chakra opening symptoms are:
often jolts of energy through the spine,
the body starts to feel different, like not so rigid anymore and kind of made of plasticine whatever your age is,
activation of “lower siddhis” (corresponds to the inferior chakras) like starting to see in a wider range of frequencies (e.g. seeing energies and entities),
start to feel the energy movements of Mother Earth (since you opened a connection to Her now),
forecast major Earth events not known by normal people,
move energy through your body just by intent,
connect easily with animals and plants,
influence body organs function at will,
At least 4-5 of these must be activated currently to draw the conclusion that the root chakra got activated a lot.
In every individual, there exist innate capacities (known as siddhis in Sanskrit) that were cultivated for instance by ancient druids in the British Isles, as well as by spiritual masters in Egypt, India, Tibet, and China many centuries ago. These abilities were developed through a lifetime of practice and allowed them to harness and control natural and cosmic energies for the betterment of their respective communities and tribes.
When they eventually activated these abilities, they attained considerable power as they were able to control the kundalini energy and its ascension through their chakras, enabling them to connect and govern not only souls, but also plants, animals, and the natural world around them.
As a result, invaders would attempt to wipe them out first to easily subdue the people in the area they sought to conquer. For example, when Julius Caesar invaded Britain in the 1st century BCE, he issued an order to kill all druids.
Let me tell you that Buddha, Yogananda, Vivekananda, and other fully enlightened souls (their soul vibration reached 7th chakra vibration) didn’t have their root chakra fully open, it was open between 30% and max 50% (actually they didn’t need it more) at the end of their lives.
Root chakra opening/activation
After cleansing yourself of limiting beliefs and opening at least 25%-30% of your other higher chakras, one can work safely to open his root chakra more to allow a higher flow of Earth's energy (kundalini) in your body. This is obviously useful to reach spiritual awakening and hence improve your health, get access to special spiritual abilities, etc.
Once you have established the accuracy of the symptoms associated with the Kundalini root chakra awakening and ascension, it is safe to begin opening it further. Seek the guidance of an experienced spiritual mentor or guide who is well-versed in the rising of Kundalini energy and the movement of body energy.
Striving to open the root chakra beyond 30-50% has little purpose in general, unless one aims for Physical Ascension - a difficult process of transforming the body into light. A process of physical ascension involves building the rainbow body of light which relies heavily on a strong kundalini energy flow.
Spiritual Ascension on the other hand, which leads to spiritual enlightenment, is a more attainable goal. Furthering progress beyond 50% of root chakra opening requires significant effort and time, which may impact the time spent on developing soul awareness.
I advise anyone to keep a balance between raising one's soul awareness, and his kundalini rising process. One needs to use his spiritual discernment, or rely on his spiritual master's discernment to guide him correctly in this respect.
The transformative journey of Kundalini awakening
Kundalini awakening is a deeply personal and transformative journey that can bring about a range of physical, emotional, and psychological experiences. As the dormant energy coiled at the base of your spine awakens, you may find yourself in need of support and guidance to navigate this uncharted territory.
One of the first steps in seeking support is to connect with others who have gone through or are currently experiencing Kundalini awakening. Some online communities, forums, and support groups dedicated to spiritual awakening can provide a valuable space to share experiences, ask questions, and find solace in the company of like-minded individuals.
Additionally, seeking guidance from experienced spiritual teachers, mentors, or spiritual practitioners who specialize in Kundalini Awakening can offer invaluable insights and tools to support your journey. These individuals can provide practices, techniques, and personalized guidance to help you navigate the challenges and embrace the gifts that come with Kundalini Awakening.
There are hazards associated with unsuccessful Kundalini awakenings, and in my spiritual practice, I have received numerous requests for assistance from individuals experiencing these hazards. Remember, each person's experience with Kundalini awakening is unique, and having a support system in place can help you feel seen, heard, and understood throughout this incredible journey.
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 Healing limiting beliefs, or Compatibility for lovers, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness and reach into higher dimensions.