Article by Patti Deschaine
For those who are seeking, many flavors of energy healing abound, and as an avid student, I am unable to resist exploring the fascinating varieties. In sampling the many offerings, I have accumulated certificates in all sorts of modalities, including Violet Flame, Lavender Flame, Crystal Healing, Munay Ki, Kundalini Reiki, even Shiatzu massage. My personal library is a wealth of information, encompassing everything from Karuna Reiki, essential oils and herbal remedies to The Divine Matrix and the I Ching. My energy education has been interesting and so much fun!
In 2012, I was fortunate to attend a Kundalini Reiki class with a local master and became attuned to all three levels. Kundalini Reiki is similar to Usui Reiki, but it is a specific strand of energy, channeled by connecting to earth’s energy.
In Sanskrit, Kundalini translates to “coiled up, coils, the coiled power” and is often represented in drawings as a snake or serpent that rests coiled around the base of the spine, at the root chakra. This energy remains dormant unless awakened (known as Kundalini Awakening). Kundalini Awakening can happen through the attunement process or simply through meditation and/or prayer. Sometimes it comes suddenly and spontaneously, such as by a near death experience.
Kundalini is the force of the divine, intelligent, life-force (Prana) that resides in all of us. Like a serpent, Kundalini awakens from its sleep at the base of the spine and slowly rises. Once awakened, Kundalini energy opens and strengthens the root chakra and spirals up. In its snake-like form, it circles and clears the all chakras, releasing blocks and allowing the energy to flow smoothly. It is a very hot, powerful energy and can assist with spiritual awakening and divine communication.
Though you channel Kundalini with your intent, usually spoken aloud, there are no symbols involved, so it is a very simple energy to work with. Often referred to as Kundalini Fire, it is a very grounding and intense form of healing. It uses include working to bring resolution to such things as situation and relationship issues, past life and birth trauma. Because it is such a potent energy, it should be used with care. Too much too soon can be overwhelming and may create a healing crisis.
Kundalini energy works extremely well with meditation. Lighting a candle and calling in Kundalini fire energy daily will strengthen your connection and flow. Consciously decide to let go of all that no longer serves you and imagine the fire consuming reducing those things to ash and smoke. Feel the tension leave your body as you release negative thoughts, past trauma and memories. Breathe in, relax.
Mediation is key to improving the flow of Kundalini energy. With regular practice, you will find it easier to get quiet and call in the energy. You may find it helpful to use bloodstone or serpentine crystals in your meditation. When Kundalini energy has opened and cleansed all the chakras up to the crown, it is said that the practitioner has achieved enlightenment.
Kundalini Reiki is the gift of the Ascended Master Kuthumi brought to earth by Ole Gabrielsen. Master Kuthumi can assist with seeking higher wisdom and to use that knowledge for the highest good of all.
Patti Deschaine is a traditionally trained Usui Reiki Master, Lightarian Reiki Master, and owner of Maja Energy Works and Reiki Healing. She resides and practices in Wilmington, NC. She enjoys all types of Reiki and particularly loves using Reiki on animals. Patti can be found at http://