Hallucinogenic drugs release Kundalini as well as drain the vital life force out of a human being. The experience is very strong, but it is just an experience. Though it glitters with visions and spiritual insights, practically speaking, most people are not balanced enough to support the overwhelming power of Kundalini. The drugs atrophy one’s system, eat away at minds and hearts, and drain people of vital energy. Drug induced Kundalini is like fire consuming wood and paper. It provides glimpses of a spiritual world but shreds the very foundation of one’s inner life. For Kundalini to be organic, it must awaken gradually. It’s a sleeping giant at the base of the spine…the dormant soul of all creative energy that yearns to move up the spine to the crown chakra and connect with God. It requires a strong chakra system, an inner life that’s built step by step over a long period of time. A meditation practitioner must be trained in the craft of chakra development.
“Taking drugs to bring on spiritual experience,” Rudi once said to me, “is like dynamiting a gold mine that lies two inches beneath the surface. You destroy the entire vein and produce very few nuggets.”
A gradual release of Kundalini energy gives the chakra system time to develop. As we build more chi, as the heart fills with joy and love, as our humanity overflows with compassion, forgiveness, patience, etc., Kundalini moves from the base of the spine to the crown chakra. It opens the crown chakra and connects the human soul to the Universal Soul or God.
When we construct a building, a foundation must be put in, then we frame it, and then the plumbing and electricity. Step by step the building is completed. It’s a slow process. If we hasten the process, mistakes could be made that cost future tenants and landlords dearly. The chakra system must be strong enough to support Kundalini. Without an investment of time, without training in deep meditation practice, the Kundalini force could flood the banks of the chakra system and be dangerous. But conscious inner work creates harmony and balance in a human being. It allows Kundalini to find its way home…
(To be continued…)