I refer to this as a “Kundalini meditation” as I learned it through my own experiences during my own Kundalini awakening whilst also working with the Indian deities that are specific to parts of this process.
Doing this meditation worked really nicely for me and taught me a lot about the nature of deep inner peace, energy formations in the body and the metaphysical identification process. The preparation for this meditation is longer than the meditation itself as you need to acquire some items first, do a little reading and cleanse the area from both physical clutter and clearing the energy of your sacred space energetically through an appropriate method such as sound-vibration or smudging.
Before you may begin, you first need to choose one of the deities associated with the Kundalini process such as Kali, Shakti or Shiva and read up a little about who they are and what they enjoy or appreciate in the way of offerings. Every main culture seems to have different names for Kundalini so you can experiment with different deities if you wish, but these offerings are appropriate for the Indian ones and it worked for me.
- Flowers – flower heads stripped and placed in a vessel with clean water
- Food offering, organic full-fat milk, honey and/or fruit (dates or apricots, etc)
- Prayer cushion or yoga matt
- Music track – Indian Flute Music – other music may work, but this is very appropriate.
- Prayer, problem, request for help or statement of intention you’re putting out into the Universe.
- Respectful picture or photo of chosen deities (this can be printed from the Internet or purchased)
Keep the space in the area around you clean, tidy, free from unnecessary clutter and energetically cleansed using an appropriate method.
You can offer the sorts of things each deity likes or enjoys, I had good results with buying some fresh flowers, organic full-fat milk and an organic brand of honey (not cheap squeezy bottle stuff) and apricots as an offering for Kali. These came from my local supermarket, but fresh local markets would probably work even better. I made a good effort to display each item appropriately in various bowls or vessels on a low table or altar. The flower heads were stripped off and placed and arranged in a bowl of water, but if you have nice vase this may also work for presenting them.
Playing a soft piece of meditation music during the meditation itself will help create the right mood and ambience, there’s a flute piece on youtube I particularly like and recommend.
Before you begin make sure you’re going to be alone, or at least that you’re not going to be disturbed by anybody for the duration of the meditation. Put your phone on silent or turn it off and store it away and turn off any unnecessary electrical items in the room and close the door.
Light a candle or two around your sacred space, alongside your picture and offerings making sure nothing will catch fire and you may also burn some natural incense sticks or various fragrances such as burning oil.
Perform the meditation in one of the traditional prayer positions, such as resting your knees on a soft cushion, making sure that you’re comfortable and can hold and remain in the position for an hour or more without having to fidget or adjust yourself during it. Ideally, your head and body should be bowed down with your head resting on the floor. Use a yoga matt if it softens a hard floor surface and lay your arms forward flat on the ground in front of you. The header photo (see the top of the page) is a good example for a dexterous woman, but it can be adapted to suit whatever is most comfortable for you.
If you have a particular problem, issue or area of learning you would like help with also state this first as a prayer, write it down if necessary. In my instance, I also offered up eating beef in the case of my problem. Cows in India are considered a sacred animal and afforded great respect and reverence from their people. But if you can’t do this, then don’t agree to it and then change your mind later.
After it has been spoken or read out loud or in your mind, immediately go into a still silent meditation. There is no need for a guided meditation during this, focus on your breathing, heart-beat or the music already playing. You may lose track of time as you do this, however, you can come out of it whenever you feel ready to do so, but I would suggest doing this for a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour. This meditation done with all the parts combined is intended to make the soul identify with the state of deep inner peace. As one does this, an energy formation is created which sits within the root chakra located very close to the pelvic floor. The energy isn’t specifically sexual, however, it is located in a very sensitive area of the body and brings with it profound sense and feeling of deep inner peace, safety and security. Whilst it’s not possible to see what it is, the below picture should help you to feel or imagine what it is like. If you create the necessary identification and you feel the energy gently spinning within, stay present and enjoy for as long as you wish.
This meditation, when done with all the appropriate parts combined, is intended to make the soul identify with the state of deep inner peace. As one does this, an energy formation or energy ball may be created which sits within the root chakra located in the pelvic floor. The energy isn’t specifically sexual, however, it is located in a very sensitive area of the body and brings with it profound sense and feeling of deep inner peace, safety and security. Whilst it’s not possible to see what it is, the below picture should help you to feel or imagine what it feels like and might look like if it could be seen with the eyes. If you’re successful with creating the necessary identification you may feel this energy gently spinning within the body. During your meditation, you may feel another presence join you in the room, just keep your eyes closed and focus on maintaining your meditative state. As this occurs stay present and enjoy for as long as you wish to.
A quick recap on the order in which to do things:
- Select an appropriate Indian deity (research online a little about who they are)
- Purchase fresh items/foods for your offering as appropriate to who you’ve selected (see above)
- Prepare sacred space or altar with clutter clearing and cleansing the energy of the space
- Present offering in bowls or vessels
- Print or place picture on altar
- Write down your prayer or problem
- Make sure you do this at a time when you have an hour free (or more) and won’t be disturbed during this time
- As you’re setting up your offering just prior to doing the meditation, play your music as you work (mobile/cell-phone/Bluetooth speaker, laptop, sound system etc) with all distraction-notifications, ring-tones set to off or silent (no vibrate, no Facebook, Skype, Instant Messaging or other anti-virus popups in the background).
- Light candles and burn incense or oil
- Just prior to the meditation speak your prayer, problem or request for help out loud or silently in your mind
- Go into your prayer position with head bowed down and make sure you can remain comfortable for a good while
I’ve done this meditation once and I wouldn’t expect to keep on doing it, as I considered it to be a special one-off. However, you can always do the prayers and meditations to create the inner identification with peace without doing the offering each time thereafter, or perhaps only doing it periodically if you have something special or important to ask for help with.
I hope you enjoy this meditation, please feel free to leave any feedback, ask questions, share the post with others or share your experiences with me in either in the comments below or on Facebook. Best wishes.