Kundalini Awakening Symptoms

Symptoms of Kundalini Awakening 

Real Life Experiences & Descriptions of Kundalini Rising

Are you going through a kundalini awakening episode or experience?  Let’s find out… 

Kundalini awakening symptoms are truly a very intriguing subject.  Really there is no correct answer to the question, “What are the symptoms of Kundalini Rising?”, as thankfully, each of us is absolutely unique and thus, on a unique trajectory on the path to Kundalini Awakening.  That said, there are some common kundalini experiences that are often reported, which I would like to share with you in this article.

Although we can draw up endless lists of symptoms from third party accounts, I would like to instead make this series about kundalini symptoms that you or I have actually experienced.  In this article, I will give a recent account from one of my students about what she experienced shortly after class, and then I will add my own kundalini experiences and observations as well. 

In the comments section, I encourage you to add any kundalini awakening experiences or symptoms you have felt, so others can better understand what they might be going through.  Here is the recent email I received from my student, Aida:

Aida’s Experience of Kundalini Awakening:

I am a student of the “Gentle Kundalini Class”. I just finished taking a series of exercise specifically for the spine.
As I left the class I felt energized as I usually feel after each class, but this time it was a little different, I was feeling extra aware of my surrounding. Like a light turned on. My back was so straight. It lasted all day.
If I could go to class every morning I would go. It makes my day start right in every way. And there are times when I am not feeling like going to class and I push myself to go and do not regret it.
Thank you for being my teacher.
Aida D. 

For those interested, here is a link to the Spinal Warmup Kundalini Yoga Kriya we did in class that day.  Thank you Aida, for sharing your personal experiences with us.

This particular experience of kundalini is very interesting and significant.  This is because it is the common experience of advanced meditation and of kundalini yoga.  In the article, Powerful Kundalini Yoga Battles Profound Zen Meditation, I described my own such experience with kundalini awakening, but not from doing kundalini yoga, but instead from doing Silent Mind Meditation!

Aida’s experience points at the two things that all yoga and meditation boils down to.  Energy and Awareness. 

My favorite description of Kundalini Yoga is, “The Yoga of Awareness,” and as you see from her account, she felt more aware, as the energy of kundalini had risen up her spine.  In meditation, it is the same.  The demand for intense awareness, in order to comprehend the thought process via direct perception, leads to energy (kundalini) rising up and elongating the spine.  Awareness then follows.

Jiddu Krishnamurti describes this experience of kundlaini energy flowing up the spine as “The rush of water filling up and thus causing a pipe to stand erect.”

When we insist that the spine be straight during meditation, it is simply to facilitate this awakening and thus, to assist in being more aware.  I have experienced kundalini rising and puling up with such force, during meditation, that it sometimes make me feel as if I am going to be launched right off the ground or as if it’s going to pull my head off and up into the sky.

Kundalini Awakening in Meditation

Symptoms of Kundalini Awakening:

I am going to describe some of the physical symptoms my students or I have felt due to kundalini awakening.  I know there are many emotional and mental symptoms as well, and you are welcome to share those with us in the comments section below.  I am grouping the experiences into 3 categories, common, uncommon and rare, according to what I have observed.

Common Kundalini Awakening Symptoms:

  • Tingling in the body and brain region.  Also sometimes described as ants walking, tickling energy or flushes of energy.  The brain being flushed with energy is quite pleasant :-).
  • Heat or cold in the system, or running along various channels and chakra centers.
  • Fluttering or twitching of muscles.
  • Pinching or burning in various regions of the body or brain.

Uncommon Kundalini Awakening Symptoms:

  • Pressure in the Third Eye Region (Ajna Chakra).  This is pressure, tingling or other sensation in the center of the forehead.  Can go on for years (14 years and counting so far for me).  Caution: If the pressure, due to certain practices, intensifies to uncomfortable levels you feel are “immense”, you should cease that practice and consult a competent kundalini yoga teacher.
  • Sudden bursts of energy anywhere in the body.  These are almost always short lived, from a few seconds to a few minutes.
  • Spontaneous yoga asans or kundalini yoga movements.  They may come on spontaneously, or they may take over, as if on auto-pilot when one is practicing  Kundalini Yoga Kriyas or Exercises (For an example see article: Explosive Kundalini Rising in Class Today).
  • Kundalini Shakti rising up and elongating the spine.
  • Incredible feeling of love and desire for your partner (not ordinary lust, alcohol induced or otherwise :-).  Usually comes upon you spontaneously, deep in the night.  Sex feels like it’s the first such experience and the intense feelings of attraction emanate from somewhere beyond yourself.
  • Unfortunately, pain in the lower back, back of the neck and headaches.

Rare Kundalini Awakening Symptoms:

  • Experience of divine light within.  Very intense light, usually pure white and incredibly beautiful.  I call it the Radiation of the Lord.
  • Tremendous vibratory energy (sometimes feels like it’s coming from the inner ears).  Very blissful, but can intensify to the point where it would completely overwhelm your consciousness if you let it.
  • Spontaneous bliss, intensely pleasurable.
  • This one is a bit scary.  Complete paralysis of the body.  Complete immobility and rigidity takes place.  As with the all consuming vibratory energy, it requires some courage to allow.
  • This one is exceedingly rare.  I have experienced it only once in my life, and have only ever read about it being experienced by one other – the master of awareness, G. I. Gurdjieff.  The arms and legs churn like that of a baby.  It happens naturally and cannot be simulated.  It is also intensely pleasurable and quite a remarkable experience.

There are of course a wide range of transcendental experiences, some of which you will find described in the category Spiritual Enlightenment Experiences.  Above, I have provide those that are more commonly associated with kundalini awakening, although many would argue, including Swami Vivekananda, that all enlightenment experiences have to do with kundalini entering the brain region in some capacity.

So if you have experienced some kundalini symptoms as well, please do share them with us below.  I think it will benefit others identify if what they are going through is actually symptoms of the ever mysterious kundalini awakening.

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  1. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Dear Mister P,

    Welcome to the world of Kundalini :-). Most important is not be get anxious or stressed, just relax and go with the flow as best you can.

    Typically, these big experiences and the ensuing stages of “higher” living, subside on their own after some time. But the journey is unique to each person. Your experiences are very consistent with Kundalini Awakening.

    Good to start a meditation and healthy living program to further establish yourself in non-duality, and to improve your health and fitness to deal with the greater flow of energy that you are now blessed with.

    Let us know how it goes.


  2. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Dear Hardik,

    Amazing experience and insights for sure. I will be using your comments in an article to help others experiencing Kundalini to relax. Please do keep in touch and do continue to share your breakthrough with us.

    If you wish to contribute in the form of an article, please feel free to reach out to me for that as well.


  3. Mister P.
    Mister P. says:

    Hello there, I think I had a Kundalini Awakening but I haven’t been able to find answers. Since 2 years and a half, I have been entirely dedicated to the study of the consiousness, I mean the Fourth Way, I have been working a lot and I assist to a group of teachings. Six months ago, I mixed my work on the fourth way with some Tai-Chi practice, and I have also been eating very well, living pacefully because I quit my job and I’m living on my savings at least for these last half of the year and the first half of the next. I had cover all aspects I could think of. One Month ago, in the night, I was reasoning about my life and existance and then went into meditation. I don’t know what happened, suddenly I was like connected to another dimension. I saw my entire life, and It’s like I saw the entire universe, all these was like seeing an eternity in one milisecond. Inmediatly after that, I felt the need of lie down on the floor, and it’s like my body itself started to move. First it started to massage the part between the anus and the penis, and all muscles around flattered. Then it moved to the low back, then the stomach, then the solar plexus, and finale shoulders and neck, all muscles and joints on the body just flattered and relax. I’m not shure if I was moving it or it was moving itself. Then I had strange movements in my arms and legs, something like epilepsy. Finally, my arms and legs move to the position of a baby and stayed like that for a while. Through all these, I was like seeing all my mental images, and I was like solving all my traumas. Afterwards, all energy in the body move from all parts to the sexual region, and then it was shooting throughout the spine up to the brain. There in the brain, I felt the need of breathing very accelerated, what happened afterwards was like something in the left side of the brain shooted energy to something in the right side of the brain. Then this right part was like a canon that shooted energy in an ascendant spiral to the top of the brain, and when it reached the top, it was like an energy rain falling all around the brain. At the same time, I felt like ants walking in the forehead from both left and right to the front center of the forehead. Also ants walking over the skull in the middle from both left and right to the top center of the brain. And finally, in the middle of the brain, was like it was forming a center line. Afterwards, flow of energy continued from the body to the brain, but it’s like I saw an skull in my eyes, and then light. It all felt like I was dying. Next day, it’s like my whole brain reconnected, it was a little uncomfortable but later it was very pleasing. Since then I have been really amazingly great in all aspects you could ask, it’s like I am lucky with everything, people on the street talks to me with no reason or asking directions or money, girls flirt with me more than before, my eyes looked as if I used contact lenses, but I don’t. One day I even saw a halo of light around my shadow’s head. Everything is great. But the problem is that in the group of fourth way Im assisting, they didn’t want to answer me, but it’s like they don’t want to explain me everything rigth now, and they have been giving me little clues and explainings of what I lived. But when I saw these page, every symtomps you mention, is all that I lived, and even some others, but of course, these others may not be symtomps. I know the people in my group will explain me with time, but there is a problem, the real problem I hope you can help me with. My energy continius growing and growing. Everyday I fell more energy. I do a lot of thing trying to spend all my energy, but it seems to grow more. How can I control energy, and shut down my brain. Sometimes I can’t sleep the whole night. I don’t even feel tired at all, but I’m worried about my brain, to be working so much all the time, I can stop. Well, that’s my crazy story. I know that all these sound like a complete crazyness, but it was very real to me. Hope you can send me an email. I don’t post my name because it all can be just a madness, so I prefer to be anonymus, anyway, the email I post is real, hope you can contact me. PD. I’m from mexico, so please forgive my english.

  4. Hardik
    Hardik says:

    Your Welcome Anmol,
    I also want to share an experience; and although it is not that important because it is subjective and mystical, I’d like to type it out and my interpretation of it if in case it would help anybody. By nature, it is difficult to describe mystical experiences in a logical way, but this experience severely changed my perception of reality, the universe(s) and everything I have come to know thus far. All thanks to K.
    Also: I was NOT on drugs or any other substances while experiencing this. I do not believe in using drugs because they create distortions and I really believe that a sober rational mind is needed during Kundalini arousal to facilitate higher awareness. I was well grounded and had been completely sober without any disturbances.
    So I begin my description by saying that,
    One afternoon, K was rising. So I took time to just lay down in Shavasana and let K do its thing. It must have been about 15-20 minutes later that the energy finally reached my crown after making slowly changes below and causing the usual sensations of pleasure. I had to relax consciously and it was not the last time that this energy had moved nor the first, but at this point- it had been gradually drilling a spiritual hole in the left side of my head (not painful) but this zone was previously closed and without awareness or sensation.
    From this hole, I felt a small beam of energy pour into my brain. I decided to meditate and reflect while fully in Shavasana- a completely relaxed and almost physically paralyzed state of being with a fully conscious but aware state of mind. I soon felt an out of body experience where I was projecting myself into and through that small opening to get a better feel for this energy above my head. It required a bit of concentration to avoid “monkey mind thoughts” but it was happening by itself and it didn’t require any superhuman ability from my end except to surrender.
    I sensed a vibrant energy pouring through that hole and which also felt very blissful. I then began to consciously project myself into this hole- in meditation. Once I entered the hole, I had confirmed it with my extended awareness… the huge infinite space above me indeed felt alive and conscious but not limited to space or time. Instead it felt as if it was CONSCIOUSNESS itself and I was inherently linked to it in a smaller degree. I occupied a different dimension while I was physically alive- the physical world, but this supernatural entity had no concept of limitation. Overall this space felt infinite, energetic, subtle, blissful and radiant. A smaller part of me already had “this divine energy” within me but the physical part of me was different and immersed in the limitation of worldly affairs.
    Soon I experienced a second extended meditation where my projected state of being reflected while occupying this spiritual space. Somehow my meditation was transitioning into another meditation within a projected state of mind to better understand things and to process how the universe really works.
    The projected self had visions of a lotus blooming and how it depended on water in order for it to bloom and grow. Then I had visions of the ocean and how they formed, due to the condensation from the Earth’s core and then came the visions of a solar system and how it slowly creates planets through millions of years of activity. But in the background- something subtle and evolutionary was responsible for this all of this activity; a conscious- radiant energy that fed the multitude of such phenomenon (Solar System to planet to water to Lotus) and my projected self could experience that energy!
    Soon the visions of death appeared to the projected self too; that when solar system dies- new stars are born afterward with a relative difference from older stars, that after the dinosaurs, newer species were able to thrive in their places.
    I began to gain perspective from my second meditation- that the rise of new phenomenon intricately connected itself to another or the death of an older phenomenon. A chain of events that was basically life and death, a subtly conscious process providing transition and repeating itself constantly.
    I.e. things giving rise to other things or and continuing ad infinity- life and death, Universe to Universe, Microcosm to Macrocosm.
    Then my projected self started reflecting on my own historical experiences and how they operated within the very same rules and principle: How puberty was the beginning of new things and how my own death would affect others but feed or give rise to newer things over time.
    Old phenomenon giving rise to new phenomenons- the whole process relatively static on a macroscopic scale, but changing microscopically and always in activity. Attaching to our ego in this physically limited world with so many transitions is an illusion called “self” which hardly has a stake in the macro scope.
    And after these numbers of revelations, my projected self heard a message within the spiritual space in which I had projected myself to and was meditating in the second time. I did not hear voices but I understood something intuitive from it: “Let things bloom”. And after understanding this, K roared once again from the base to the crown. This time more intense while completely shattering that ceiling with a hole, my whole head opened to become aware of that energy above and the transitioning nature of the “universe” and its ephemeral behavior.
    The cool thing about this entire experience; was that the object of my meditation somehow merged with the Meditator and provided some realization. That my projected self which was initially a meditation in shavasana- meditated on its own and realized the physical self after reflecting in a different spiritual setting. The whole thing gave me a macroscopic perspective on how the universe operates and what the philosophical story has been and will be- an infinite process of life and death through phenomenon, with a conscious energy providing the subtle fuel for evolution and chaos providing the transition between life and death.
    That organisms are always transitioning and that the self is never static or given never ending free will among this divine play. This whole experience actually freaked me out because I did not know that such possibilities like these could exist in the universe. Kind of like a reverse cloning process that creates the original. Or time travel that makes use of a time paradox to achieve the original state. But after going through this I find it really hard to stress over the fact that the economy is not doing good, that I made a C in my class or that my sports team just lost a game :)

  5. Anmol Mehta
    Anmol Mehta says:

    Dear Hardik,

    Thank you for your wonderful advise and suggestions. These are indeed wise words, and it’s great you took the time to share them with everyone.


  6. Hardik
    Hardik says:

    Hey everybody, This is IMPORTANT advice that I’d like to share with everybody, so please read this:
    Kundalini is not as big a deal as everybody makes it out to be. There might be episodes of psychological upheavals like depression, schizophrenia etc. and some physical symptoms associated with them like twitching and painful / pleasurable sensations.
    But these are not permanent; only a phase- provided that you take care of yourself when you have time.
    You must have faith in your intelligence and nurture yourself accordingly!

    I too have been dealing with Kundalini while simultaneously drinking excess coffee, smoking cigarettes and working extra hard in college till graduation.
    The experience itself was so grim and but with luck and faith I made it through.
    After I graduated and went home, I took a couple of months to ground myself and free myself from a lot of these addictions and to establish good routines. I could have established them in college but my ego was in the way, not to mention classes and pointless assignments.

    But after the grounding, kundalini energy made a lot more sense and it has been traveling in me ever since- doing all kinds of wonderful things that make me more aware of this universe and myself.
    I feel like a completely new person actually and gained a TREMENDOUS amount of wisdom from it-
    How we create our own suffering through ignorance and attachment, how we can cease it as individuals by being wise and simple- by using discretion, how ephemeral life really is and how nothing is guaranteed but most importantly- how our natures dictate us- not choices or individuality; meaning that the self really is an illusion and most Humans can’t see that.

    The best advice to dealing with Kundalini is to let it happen, quit freaking out and enjoy it! You’ll have to face the truth- but so be it, the truth does comes out eventually.
    The truth and Kundalini are both enjoyable and something that can potentially liberate you from old ignorance provided that you take care of yourself with discretion, reflect on yourself with intelligence and surrender into the changes that will happen.
    Be very simple and wise during this time- that is all.

    Something that helped me find perspective and reflection during this time:
    Lie down in shavasana every morning and night for 1 to 1.5 hours.
    Completely RELAX and surrender your body, let no tension take hold and breathe with awareness.
    The point of shavasana is to help you become aware of a state close to death so that you go beyond your ego, mind and ignorant self- that is the point of shavasana, the most important yoga pose- to overcome death, by overcoming your limited logic and fear of it.

    Ask yourself a Zen koan if your thoughts run amok, concentrate on it as well. (Thoughts cause mental tension that manifest in the body and eventually create obstacles to K energy).

    Examples of Zen Koans:
    What is the sound of one hand clapping?
    What would I breathe is there is no breath?
    What would I be if I didn’t exist?
    Why is the universe so different from me?
    What is the cause of stress?

    Reflect on all this with intelligence, use WISDOM (not logic) and be simple. Ground yourself during this time by establishing routines with plenty of reflection.

    Kundalini is not meant to kill you, it is YOU. And psychologists are stupid… Do not trust society or its poisonous medicine- the solution is and always will be in you. Pharmacies, Capitalism and attachment will only make you more addicted and cause more needless suffering, that’s the reason you guys forgot your divine nature and peace in the first place…

  7. Anuj Sharma
    Anuj Sharma says:

    Hi Anmol,
    I just wanna share that in 2009 i took the shaktipat diksha by a spiritual guru from Rishikesh. Its spiritual and extraordinary experience is awesome. In my first meditation, i experiecned that something is shaking near my heart(hridaya chakra) like a pendulum, and then my body starts moving on the rhythm of that thing like to and fro.

  8. justin
    justin says:

    I was working. Everything slowed up as f time stopped… I wasn’t dizzy but i felt joyful inside like a little kid. Some time passed by and i started vomiting. I stepped out of my truck and started shaking uncontrollably from head to toe. Even my hands were shaking wildly! It felt like i was burning on the inside and smelt to. It was like an electric jolt going through my body. Afterward i felt powerful and full of energy. I felt like GOD… I could smell like a dog, an my awareness was high! If someone was looking at me I new it. Also a few days later I saw a blue light shining bright i my head maybe two times. Unfortunately i have head aches now and sometimes a tingle in my head.

  9. Rose144
    Rose144 says:

    Hi there,
    My experiences started before I knew about Ascension, I only became aware of the awakening process at around 2007, (I’m 37y.o), I meditate but never tried to raise the kundalini so with me things always happen spontaneously.I can relate to most of the symptoms mentioned in all 3 categories here but a recent experience has left me a bit concerned so I’d appreciate any comments/advice from you. I must give some details before I get to the point…before going to bed, on the night of 10-10-10 I asked, decreed(begged in tears to be honest) for more awareness and a more conscious connection with my higherSelf/twinflame/or any Light being. . I hoped to have some amazing dream but I dreamt my dog was dying :-( . I went back to bed for a short nap later on after drinking plenty of water, meanwhile bladder was full but i was too comfy to get up so i just changed position instead. Suddenly I felt an androgynous presence on the rightside of my body sort of breathing on my neck, I asked who it was but just heard sounds that I can’t describe. It started to embrace me so I touched it in search for the hand, it felt like an arm that streched infinitely all around me until finally found a hand then our fingers interlocked, I felt my legs being spread apart and something started to enter me with my clothes on even felt my pants being sucked in with a pressure but not painful, all this followed by an intense orgasm. ..then heard a serpent hissing but the sensation felt benevolent so I kind of surrendered to the moment. It wasn’t a full body orgasm like I had in the past I can’t describe how I felt exactly but I can say it was like being the tree of life, gaia, below my waist a waterfall. My concern is that it felt more Real than anything Ever and left me with a slight vaginal discharge since, has anyone experience anything this similar here with physical side effects?
    Thank you
    Love and Light

  10. V
    V says:

    hey there

    on reading other peoples posts i feel it would be beneficial for me to go into more detail.

    soi started meditating and doing kundalini and other yogas 2 years ago. initially i was in an overly happy state of mind – almost false. and then i began to meditate more intensly, vippassana style mainly. in recent weeks i have started a 40 day meditation – i am on day 20. i have experienced clear insight into my self and my past – in particular my childhood and have felt isolated and extremely confused on occasions …. analysing and agonising and feeling very seperate from the world. on other occasions i have felt EXTREMELY loved up with the world and very postive! (these seem to be shorter spells). i most commonly feel disconnected and confused!

    i meditate for 30 minutes each morning and attend yoga 2x each week – both kundalini!

    please could you advice?

    many thanks

  11. V
    V says:


    i am currently compelting a 40 day kundalini meditation. iama little cocnerned as my emotions appear to be up and down and i feel like i go from the extremes of being very low and analytical to very hyper and giddy. i am noticing this partiularly during the day – at work.

    please can you advice?

  12. Bella Mente
    Bella Mente says:

    Hello tmi!

    I’ve been doing my own personal research during my spare time on esoteric subjects such as kundalini syndrome and ascension, etc. For some reason, I seen your post and felt the need to reply. Personally, I think that in addition to the full kundalini awakening you are experiencing, that you have already reached what many are now calling ascension!

    After studying physics my whole life and now finally working in the field, I have finally come to the conclusion that there is an enormous body of evidence that “ascension” is not only a possibility, but very real indeed and has been going on now for quite some time. The energy of the planet has been exponentially increasing, as well as the entire solar system, and this is tied into the cycles, both celestial and terrestrial, that previously were thought of as unrelated until in the last few years, and these cycles are converging as we draw nearer to 2012. Not only is this enormous increase in energy effecting the celestial bodies, but it is effecting life, and hence, humanity as we know it, even causing a change in DNA. From the knowledge I have assimilated, it seems that what is known as “kundalini syndrome” or kundalini awakening/spiritual awakening, is really a starting point in the journey of “ascension”.

    I personally believe from all my own research that this should be a beautiful experience for you, no matter how much fear you may feel now. My advice to you would be to embrace this with gratitude, appreciation, no expectations, and full surrender of self and any fear, anxiety, or hopelessness that may overtake you. I guarantee that you will not regret this.

    There is so much to explain and so many details to elaborate on, but for now if you get this reply and would like to know more whether it be just on the scientific aspect or just in general, you can write me at:


    As well as any others!

  13. Tanu
    Tanu says:

    Hi Anmol,

    I am 28 years old, experiencing strange things since i was in 10th standard.And all this happens only when i am asleep. I have gone through all the articles published by various people here but some have written about there experience while being awake or doing meditation so i am confused if whatever i experience has something to do with Kundalini awakening or not. To list a few things i things i experience, whenever i am in deep sleep i feel vibration in my entire body and my body becomes stiff or in other words paralysis as i try to move my hand but i am unable to and if i try i feel immense pain. i feel so scared that i start chanting gayatri mantra at that time. At times whenever this happens i feel i am flying not very high but just a little above my bed where i am lying and then slowly back. i get scared as if my soul is out or some other foreign body is trying to enter my body and take possession of me. since i am scared i don’t open my eyes to while feeling this vibration and out of body experience, but at times when i have i at times see a coil as if lot of hair entangled together. The next thing that i experience is that when i am awake and lying down, watching television, as if something crawling on my leg and specially left foot and leg, The way heart beats, i feel something similar, a beating feeling below my foot, on my leg, hands, few parts of my body. i don’t know what exactly is happening and this has been happening since i was a teenager. Its really disturbing me and my family life as i recently got married and i am not able to have a healthy sexual life because of the fear that there is some other entity keeping an eye on me and surrounds me where ever i go. Are these symptoms related to kundalini, if yes how do i stop them from happening.

  14. tmi
    tmi says:

    Thank you Mehta for this article. I am currently searching for answers and I am hoping that maybe I can be pointed a direction. I have been experiencing the symptoms of the awakening far long before I ever knew what it was. I have no prior background in yoga nor have I practiced yoga in the past. The extent of my meditation is my prayers that I try to do on a daily basis.
    My experiences include but are not limited to the following:
    ESP (controlled and non controlled)
    being engulfed in bright gold light while conscious and eyes closed.
    ringing in my ears
    involuntary muscle spasms
    involuntary sounds from my mouth
    the sound of the roaring wind
    tingling sensations
    electric shocks or zaps
    warm/cold/hot sensations different part of my body
    headaches and pressure in the brain
    seeing another time and place
    going into a trance as if hypnotized at any given time of day without warning
    mysterious illnesses (i would get really sick and doctor don’t know why….)
    involuntary breathing (i don’t know what better way to say this properly but not in control of how i breathe. at times my breathing takes depth on its own…)
    unexplainable sex drive
    unexplainable mood swings and at times this overwhelming love for life and for people.
    seeing and being in other places in my dream that actually exist…
    reliving previous lives and seeing previous events that have happend
    feeling other people’s energy, seeing other people surrounded by faded colors
    This list can go on. What can I do to control or rid myself of some of these symptoms? It scares me at times, especially when I am in a state of paralysis, it’s followed by the fearful roar of gusting wind ripping at my eardrums. When I scream out it echoes in my head. Just recently I had a dream that I was in a palace adorned in red and there I met a shaman and did not see his face. He told me to lie on my stomach and this I did. He touched the middle of my spine and I felt the energy rush in throughout all my body and the feeling was overwhelming and it was as if my soul had an orgasmic explosion and at that moment I felt my body elevate in my dream. Other things happened but it concluded in me sitting in a boat with another wise man who spoke to me in a different language and I understood him as our boat floated downstream. We had a conversation that I don’t remember. I woke up from the dream and the sensation was still fresh in my body that I had to stand up and shake it off to bring myself back to reality. But I woke up with a smile…
    So I guess my question is, could this be an awakening experience? and if so how long does it last? i have had this since i was 3. and now i am 27 and they just seem to get enhanced and more vivid and sharper. what can i do to cope with it? or is this a journey that i alone have to find?

  15. ella
    ella says:

    Wow, I admit I did not have time to read each one of the posts, but I am continuously being amazed by other people’s experiences! Thank you for sharing!

    It seems that I triggered something when I tried to meditate for the first time several months ago. The usual tingling, it seems that I’m trying and/or leaving the body at night (but don’t remember enough to claim that for sure), vibrations, I think something attacked me too…

    Last thing that happened was seeing the lights when I tried to take an afternoon nap – but I clearly wasn’t asleep nor fully awake. There was enormous mass of light shooting from somewhere, very pleasant pale yellow-almost white. It was conical (as if it was coming from somewhere and disipating), very very dense, especially closer to the center. It felt to me as if I was positioned about 30 degrees to the left side it. Together with yellowish light, there were other colored lights shooting randomly – not like rays, but like separate small balls. For some reason I accurately remember the shades of blue and pink, but cannot tell for sure what other colors were there. There was also loud rumbling in my ears, like physical vibrations in the ears. And warmth, warmth, indescribable warmth and sweetness!!

    I’m saying to myself I should be deeply grateful for this experience, and never forget it! Unfortunately, I am sad and worried… my mother got scared about my health when I told her, and a person who knows much more than me did not respond to my questions – I’m trying not to let things like that diminish the beauty of that light, and I’m thankful for others posting their experiences, which makes me feel less alone. I really wish I knew what that light is though :(

    I must admit I’m scared to meditate so that I stay balanced and grounded – I turned vegeterian, I swim and excercise almost daily and take walks all of which I feel is necessary. I’ve always been quite harsh on myself and self-critical, but now it’s as though I’m performing a surgery on my psyche :)

    Quite a long post, I think I really needed to talk! :) Thank you once again for sharing and take care!

  16. Louis Pettit
    Louis Pettit says:

    I have only been meditating for about 4 years now, but I have had remarkable experiences which I would like to share.Maybe someone will find them useful? Maybe someone can offer insight and clarity?

    Very early on (about 2 weeks into meditating) I was chanting Om. I had an orgasmic rush travel up my spine and into my brain. I began laughing and laughing and my skin felt very tight, especially around my face. I was ignorant then about the nature of reality, and only knew that this was a profound experience.

    2 years later had acheived wakefulness and began doing standing meditation, began and still go into deep states of rigidty and lose body conciousness. This intensifies after pranayama.

    Now I regularly achieve very deep states (for a westerner) of Samadhi. My eyes roll towards my forehead of their own volition. If I willfully smile (make myself smile) during this state I have waves of love wash over my body or have small bursts of orgasmic bliss in my brain at the top of my head.

    This may sound eccentric but I have reason to believe that I am a reincarnated yogi. Much confusion here because I have no guidance, just intuition.

    Is there a guru that I can get in touch with?

  17. vikram
    vikram says:

    hi anmol…
    you have been training yourself for quiet sometime now and thus the experiences. i have mostly being practicing silent meditation for sometime now… i am 27 and started the journey when was in the 3rd standard. as a child i would ask questions to myself regarding who i am… any way… their have been too many experiences some imagined, some natural some divine and some not so divine… one of the symptoms that i have started experience something like feeling “giddy”… one may feel giddy the whole day… this is same as when you meditate and begin to enter deep sleep state… there are too many symptoms… i will write some more some other time… another one is everything seems out of control when you do it without a guru… again “arahant” are those who gain enlightenment without a guru… well my post is really wayward… any way some of you will know what i am talking about… feeling pressure in your third eye region or crown region or seeing lights or feeling sensations are ONLY THE BEGINNING never confuse them with stillness…

  18. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    I always had very poor posture from computer use beginning in my pre-teen years. I was ‘exiled’ so to speak from the social crowd and after about 10 years of self reflection I noticed there seemed to be something I was searching for. During a spontaneous LSD trip (which I never done before and had no expectations) I suddenly found that which I had been searching for. My mind was ‘centered’ and I can only describe it as waking up. I had achieved peace of mind, and it was accompanied by great heat throughout my core up to my heart, something akin to heartburn but not painful. Over the last year now since it happened, I have been evolving spiritually in ways I cannot even comprehend, to the point where I have gone from being aware of my unconscious to now being MORE aware through my right brain than left. This heat in my chest has almost forced me to stand up straight for the first time in my life and now that my back muscles are developed enough to do so, it is beginning to move its way up my spine, following the progress of my back muscles and it is now in my throat and neck; a great tingling heat that causes me to go on ‘auto-pilot’ as you said and breathe very deeply and slowly and now crane my neck backwards and yawn for very long periods of time. This seems to be a spontaneous form of meditation, and I am feeling the heat in my throat begin to rise even further towards the top of my spine at the base of my skull and behind my nose and eyes. It is a wonderful experience, yet very tiring on my weak back muscles. My meditation has evolved it seems, as the faint green light I always end up seeing has intensified to a very highly detailed bright green, usually taking the form of vibratory geometrical patterns with great definition in the lines, as though I am looking at the surface of rippling water. Why it is green, I do not know, but it first began with the heat in my chest and now that it is moved up into my throat and towards my third eye it has intensified. I now understand why a lot of people think they are Jesus when they go through this and lose touch with reality. I feel that is their ego realizing that this is the same thing that happened to Jesus and trying to use it to their own advantage. I understand that I am inheriting the Christ Consciousness and I plan on spending my life as a vagrant and healing others.

  19. Marge
    Marge says:

    I have been doing meditation for some time because I was having stress problems due to my work. I also went to Yoga classes and became very interested in Kundalini . A few weeks ago during my sleep ( I was not dreaming, it felt so real )I experienced a ”lightning” energy which travelled my whole body , I had the feeling I was here and there at the same time , saw my neighbours and got the sensation I was ”one” with each of them. I felt peace but also lots of fears. Then I felt someone was holding my hands tightly in a pretective way and could feel lots of comfort but at the same time I wanted to free my self…. I also heard ringing bells very loud in my ears.. To tell you honestly am now quiet afraid as am not prepared for all this. Instead I would like to do some Mantras , is this fine ?
    Since some time now even before this experience I have tingling and pain in my neck m shoulders and back – I wonder if it is related – I have seen 2 chiropractors without success.

    Also some 6 years ago , during meditation I saw my third eye and I was out of my body, flying over my bed. Then I saw a fierce white light and Jesus walking towards me.. Again I was afraid and not prepared so I stopped my meditation. It all begun from there since then I have the feeling am looking for the truth. From my very young age I know deep in my heart that God is within.


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