Surf! Surf!! Surf!!!
As soon as I got time, I found myself searching internet with one single topic in my mind ‘Experiences in meditation’. I typed different related words in various search engines to explore a wider circle. After hours and hours of searching, what I got was irrelevant and junk information only.
After reading a book by Swami Sivananda, I made a firm decision that I wanted to awaken my Kundalini Energy. I tried a specific pranayama mentioned there to wake up the sleeping coiled serpent. Less than 10 times, I performed and I could feel the sensations in my Muladhara Chakra. Unbelievable but true!
The energy was moving, which I could feel while doing meditation or just before sleeping. It was behaving as a wild energy travelling across various body parts with different intensities. It was driving me crazy! To search out the reason for this bewilderment, I was searching net as the books I had didn’t contain much information about it.
It was 2013, my search continued until one day I landed on a site, which explained it so well. According to that, Kriyas are involuntary body movements, which happen after Kundalini Awakening. The spontaneous movements are the result of the Prana, the intense energy moving through 72,000 Nadis cleaning our spiritual and physiological blocks. They are integral part of Kundalini Yoga and they are different during different phases of spiritual growth. There are 125,000 types of spiritual experiences. The sole purpose of these experiences is the cleaning of our physical and subtle body. In short, we can call them ‘Broom.’ (On the same topic, I watched Om Swamiji videos many years later here and here)
On subscribing, I received a newsletter from that site on 25th May, 2013. I wrote back though not sure for a human reply, “Thanks for creating such an informative website for beginners!”
Hurray! I received ‘Thanks’.
Now, I wrote a detailed letter. I thanked him sincerely for clarifying my doubts, removing fear of future and showing me the right path. After exchange of few emails, he shared some useful resources for a seeker who were in search of God Realization.
1. Yahoo group of Sivananda daily teachings (now inactive).
2. Swami Anubhavanada who shares excellent practical view of life.
3. OmSwami who writes blogs from his Ashram in Himachal Pradesh…wonderful thoughts: http://www.omswami.com (now os.me) His view of What is God?
I am sure there are many more. But as long as you read the above they will keep you on track to the Divine.
In Oct, 2020 there was a Black Lotus Task to express gratitude verbally or through email. I emailed him.
Thankyou for introducing Om Swamiji’s teachings to me in 2013. I had a personal meeting with him in Nov, 2018 and June, 2019. He changed my life and helped me in becoming calmer and kinder. I have subscribed his teaching on os.me and Black Lotus App. Hope you are good.
He replied, “GREAT! I am happy about it. Thanks.”
Pic : Flower Arrangement by me. 🙂