Grounding & Self Mastery via the Internet?
Scott: Can I have your thoughts on this (unnamed website’s) grounding section?
Rev. Hall: I do not recommend trying anything of this sort via the Internet or books. It is hubris to think that one can safely and efficiently teach people one has never met these potentially life changing Kundalini meditations via a webpage. There is a value to websites that teach very simple techniques for relaxation and basic beginner’s meditation, but Kundalini work needs to be done personally with a guide who has “gone before.” No authentic and ethical teacher would hand out powerful techniques via the Internet or books in general circulation.
Let me make an analogy here. Let’s say you wanted to learn about brain surgery. You could go online and search for information, maybe even buy a medical text on this topic. If you were very attentive, you might be able to memorize the various techniques, and the order in which they might be done.
At this point we might begin to realize some difficulties. We need the tools, supplies and some experience to safely apply the technique. Where are you going to get the surgical tools, blood, drugs, and experienced guidance?
Now to make this metaphor even more ludicrous, remember we are trying to do the brain surgery on ourselves! Of course, no one in their right mind would attempt this. It would be stupid, arrogant, and unlikely to have a good outcome. We understand that this is silly because any modern adult has some basic understanding of what brain surgery is, who should be performing it (board certified surgeon), what kind of school should teach it (medical college), and what kind of environment it should occur in (hospital operating room).
My point is that, in contrast to our general familiarity with the concept of brain surgery, very few people in the West have an accurate perception of what Kundalini Awakening is, what it’s purpose is, and how to support it efficiently and safely. Within those cultures that have been familiar with this sort of Awakening for millennia, no one would try to do this on their own, anymore than any westerner would attempt brain surgery on themselves.
Anyone who thinks they can teach grounding or Kundalini activation solely through visualization is mistaken. Mental visualization is the least important aspect, and is generally not used at all in many schools of Taoist training. Though I use some visualization in training of students, this is a small part, and generally not the most efficient; though it can make the mind feel occupied and “safe.”
Other more efficient and dynamic aspects to this training include:
– Proper internal muscle control.
– Bioenergetic alignment and your “agreement” with gravity.
– Removal of muscular armoring.
– Emotional release / transmutation.
– Coordination of intent, visualization, muscular and energetic movement, and breath.
Ask any teacher who is competent and deeply experienced, and they will tell you that one cannot skip these steps, serious imbalance can result. It can be like trying to push too much voltage through too high a resistance, a short circuit and meltdown can occur. Conversely, it the resistance is vastly higher than one’s level of free life force, maybe nothing, or hardly anything, of an authentic energetic and evolutionary nature may occur.
If you master these rather simple aspects listed above, you can expect to experience:
– Increased awareness and intelligence.
– A noticeable improvement in your ability to open deeply to pleasure.
– Self responsibility and empowerment.
– Higher emotional “intelligence” and understanding.
– A gradual unifying of your disparate physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves.
and much, much more….
You need to be in the physical presence of an authentic teacher in my opinion. Cyber fantasy just won’t cut it…. © 2006 Keith E. Hall Inner-Tranquility.com , All rights reserved.
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