Member Polls and Surveys.
Practices after K awakening
Nine people responded to the "practices after K" mini poll: Almost everyone continued some form of practice, but some changed or varied it. Many mentioned that certain practices calmed, balanced, or grounded the energy. Other practices increased it. For most, it seems to be a matter of trial and error, and sometimes there is a change of motivation behind the practice. It's always interesting that at times the energy seems to push/pull us in different directions.
Two people said it might be best to quit the practices for awhile, but the overall advice seems to be simply to do what works best via trial and error or inspiration.
Here are some snippets:
"My experience has been very much like Hillary's, except with tai chi, not yoga. I, too, feel tai chi was implicated in my awakening and now practice for love. I've never had much of a sitting meditation practice but I've always been very good at sit-around-and-do-nothing contemplation :). I was sitting around and feeling grumpy the night kundalini rose. "
"I feel it's important to meditate, to stay in the 'witness state'.
I wonder if otherwise the Kundalini would stop rising and just feed
the lower chakra's (ego)?
"I feel following my intuition works the best, which meant I did need some meditation/mindfulness at times, did yoga at times, danced at times, but did not follow one practice. It still works for me that way. At times it is just keeping quiet, walking, listening, feeling what's there."
"...kundalini took off with a roar without any knowledge I how I had
awakened it. Over the years it came and went back to sleep. I did
eventually take up meditation through a spiritual group. This over
time seemed to ground me.
"I can't meditate for much longer than about 20 or 30 minutes.
or I get totally blissed out ...
"I like doing the sun salutation every morning. It helps circulate
my energy. And get to an Inipi sweat lodge at least once a year.
I don't do formal tai chi, etc... but just naturally feel certain
movements that I just try to flow with. Whatever way the body wants
to go to get the energy balanced and moving. I enjoy sitting still to
and reflecting about whatever comes into my mind. Meditation becomes
sort of a conversation with myself...."
"I found listening and doing the methods of Frantzis of benefit to balance the energy; Previous Tai chi and Qi Gung accelerated and also had me O'd on K anergy but the Tao method of Bruce helped me."
"I had to stop them pretty much completely for some time, except very
simple ones like conscious breathing. Then gradually I felt compelled
to pick things up again, but with an entirely different approach and
"I found out that meditation is a state of mind, I find myself
meditating without explicit intention. Meditation is also connected
with dreams and very often it is carried out during night-time. During
my awakening time I had a lot of dreams involving oriental monks. One
of this dreams persuaded me to start practicing a martial art. After
the awakening I continued to read a lot about spiritual subjects.
Advice: "To keep an active contact with the external world. To put energies in helping other people. To love the world we are in and to be trustful, I'm convinced there is a reason for everything..."
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Hillary wrote:
> > To continue or not to continue spiritual practices after K awakening > is an important subject, and one that hasn't really been fully or > properly addressed here. I would love list member input!
> How has it been for you?