The Kundalini Process: A Christian Understanding
Kundalini Energy and Christian Spirituality
- by Philip St. Romain
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The above address is a secure website and of the many websites on endorphins it is the best at explaining what endorphins are and how and what does produce them . There are a few commercials or adds but if you can ignore them there is a lot of good information on that website about endorphins.
So why am I posting a topic in the kundalini help section? Because having a kundalini attack (as this message board defines it) means that there has been a sudden drop in the production of endorphins by your brain and nervous system. Now here is what is funny guys, when you raise the Kundalini it is suppose to cause your mind and body to produce endorphins not shut down the production of endorphins. So what are endorphins? They are chemicals that your body produces that tell your brain and nervous system to feel good. Anything that you do or say or think that causes you to feel good, without any kind of drugs, is caused by the production and stimulation of endorphins.
will be back, love, tucker
It turns out that the nerves inside your spinal column produce endorphins and the meditation that is used to bring the Kundalini up the spinal column from the tail bone/coccyx to the center of your brain/the hypothalamus is called "spinal breathing". Breathe cool air in through your nose, through your sinuses, to the center of your brain, and then down through your spinal column to your tail bone/coccyx. Then breathe warm air up from your tail bone/coccyx up to the center of your brain and then out through your nose. This meditation produces endorphins which make you feel good because one of the things that it does is to stimulate the nerve bundles in your spinal column which causes them to produce endorphins.
And if you do this quite a bit you will begin to experience a Kundalini rising and a tingling where the top of your nose and your eyes come together in your forehead and it will be a pleasant experience because of the endorphins that are produced. Raising the Kundalini up your spinal column is not suppose to cause problems.
And you can also generate endorphins by meditating on any part or all of your nose . Feeling your nose with your mind will cause you to feel good because of the endorphins that are produced by that action. Start with your nostrils and then work your way up the nose to where the nose enters the forehead between your eyes. It will not only make you feel good it will also give you a stronger immune system.
Energy follows attention, so the exercises you're suggesting are good for centering and guiding the energy to the prefrontal lobes of the brain and pineal.
Other ways to boost endorphins -- good link below, starting with #1, chocolate! Seriously! If nothing else, you'll forget you're miserable when you eat it.
Interesting! Is kundalini attack = kundalini awakening? Apparently kundalini activation is not the same as kundalini awakening?
I feel the energy sort of all the time and occasionally it has removed some energy blocks but kundalini awakening sounds to be of something else, of something stronger in nature. Something that I have not experienced.
Do you see them to be separated phenomena?
I have also spontaneously started to self-medicate myself with chocolate, or actually raw chocolate powder that i mix with ginger powder, tahini and honey to make a very thick paste, as i noticed raw chocolate was much stronger in its drug-like effects than ordinary dark chocolate. :-) It blurs the clarity and makes me feel more comfortable, more ok with handling with the world. A drug.
about me, a psychological death is by the door. shall it sweep the rest of my identity, yet i'm not sure. i strongly feel i need to strengthen my nervous system, and now discovering some herbs that could be beneficial.
Hello, bear, when I was investigating diets for diabetes, I started coming across information sbout the various neurochemicals produced by different foods. Since I have no background in biochemistry, it was all beyond me. In fact, I get the impression that a lot is still unknown even by professional medical researchers. Hence one is forced to do an “n=1” experiment, as you are doing now. For what it’s worth, I believe that running, eating spicy food, and watching comedy videos will also increase endorphin levels.
The disappearance of the personal self is essentially what happened to me in March 2011. The only Christian writers I know of on this subject are Bernadette Roberts and David R. Hawkins.
Oh brother -- disappearance of the personal self again!
Might that be something like the loss off the affective ego?
To my thinking, there is never even a loss of Ego, but a radical transformation of it.
Back to endorphins now.
Wow, I see that even in 2004 you had been "discussing this topic for years"! I'll therefore be very, very, very brief. Just a quick quote from What Is Self: "It is possible to come upon a state in which there is no phenomenal self at all." And I'll leave it up to bear as to whether he wants to read the source from which I took that quote.
And now back to our scheduled thread.
Ha ha. Yes, I've been exploring this topic since the late 19080s, when I was in extensive dialogue with Bernadette Roberts. We could debate all day what people mean by "phenomenal self," and I'm pretty sure I know what they're talking about -- reflecting consciousness with a sense of intentional momentum and affective sensitivity. There is an alternative experience -- non-reflecting human consciousness -- that I have written about at great length here and in several of my books. It's always "there" in everyone, un-noticed, in the background, and yet it is foundational. One can learn to "lean back" into this and even live out of it as one's normative, everyday state, or, sometimes, it asserts itself in such manner as to inhibit reflecting consciousness -- at least for awhile.
Oh, apologizes for misleading the topic to elsewhere for a bit.
Yes, I guess it is affective ego indeed, or how I viewed it as was identity, or trying to look nice to (specific) people and be accepted by them and by society. When the opinions of others lose its significance, I suppose that is when the affective ego also goes down. So maybe it's like two sides of the same coin, (at least if anxiety is your major neg. reaction like in me). And then you are wondering there what is it to be authentic.
About endoprhins, it seems feeling love is very good and I guess it also produces endorphins. And it feels like the only light in darkness ! Life seems to be easy and bearable only when that is felt...
Funnily before life seemed to be ok even without feeling of love... maybe it is related to this drop of endoprhins what Tucker mentioned...
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