This book is written for everyone who wants to learn about the mysterious phenomenon of kundalini and use it to reach the pinnacle of human development – enlightenment. The book is also for those who are going through an involuntary awakening and seeking help to alleviate their symptoms and make the best of this event.
I have been treating clients who had an involuntary kundalini awakening for a number of years and I know that this can be scary. The last thing these people want is more ‘horror stories’ about the kundalini. And I can reassure you right here that this will not be another book full of scary stories about the kundalini but a guide that will help you to understand what is happening to you and to recognise it for what it is: a positive event that will urge you to live a healthier and more spiritual life.
For both kinds of people – those who are seeking a safe awakening of the kundalini and those who are looking for help after an involuntary awakening – this book will show you how to use the kundalini to develop towards enlightenment in leaps and bounds. You will learn that kundalini is like the fuel that will carry the vehicle of your body and mind towards your highest potential of love, wisdom and bliss.
If you have not yet had a kundalini awakening, I will show you a pathway of awakening that is extraordinarily safe, so that you can use this wonderful energy to further and enrich your spiritual life. The path I will be teaching is slow but you will feel its benefits pretty much from day one.
My own kundalini was roughly awakened through a year of bio-energetic therapy in which I participated at the age of 24. It was a rather disturbing experience that propelled me into a deep crisis. Yet now, almost 30 years later, I feel it was one of the best things that ever happened to me because it greatly accelerated my spiritual and personal development in every way.
I wish that my awakening had happened more gently and with a knowledgeable guide at my side so that the initial impact had been less confusing and painful. But the long-term effects of my kundalini awakening were nothing less than wonderful.
Throughout the intervening 30 years, I have undergone tremendous and positive changes in every aspect of my life that were all initiated within me through my kundalini awakening all those years ago. There were also a number of challenges along the way that I had to master all by myself because, for many years, I did not even know what had happened to me. Back then, I did not have the Internet to help me self-diagnose what was going on within me.
After my initial awakening it was not long before I started to harvest the enormous blessings of this extraordinary event: a deep sense of meaning and purpose and the feeling that everything in my life served the one overarching goal of reaching enlightenment for the sake of all beings.
It was only a year after my kundalini first rose that I started to immerse myself into Tibetan Buddhist meditation and have done so ever since. Over the years I also developed my professional life as a psychotherapist and found my own challenges very useful as they enabled me to have more empathy for my clients and to help them more efficiently. In 1997 my Buddhist teachers asked me to work as a Buddhist teacher – giving me the opportunity to help others to progress on their own spiritual path.
Due to the kundalini circulating in my system, I became more and more clairvoyant and this heightened awareness was very useful in helping my clients and myself faster. I also experienced rushes of creativity that led to the discovery of the psycho-spiritual method of higher-consciousness healing in 1998. This transpersonal approach to healing proved highly efficient and has helped hundreds – even thousands – of people to free themselves from the most debilitating problems, including all kundalini symptoms.
Yet, even at that time I did not realise that much of my own development was due to a kundalini awakening. This was to change when in 2002 I asked my Buddhist teacher Garchen Rinpoche to initiate me into the Tibetan Buddhist meditation of ‘tummo’, which is the Tibetan Buddhist equivalent of a kundalini awakening practice. I was very interested in this initiation as it is clearly stated in the Tibetan Buddhist system that tummo is the prerequisite for all higher stages of mind and especially enlightenment.
Garchen Rinpoche initiated me willingly and he also teaches the basics of a kundalini awakening publicly and in his books. Usually, the kundalini practice of tummo is not taught publicly in Tibetan Buddhism because it can be abused for egotistical purposes and it can also cause difficult side effects. However, times have changed and other Tibetan Buddhist teachers have also started to teach this practice publicly, as well. Most noteworthy are Lama Yeshe in his book ‘The Bliss of Inner Fire’ and Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in his book ‘Clear Light of Bliss’.
Once I had my tummo initiation, I started to research every available book about tummo and kundalini and it was only then that it slowly dawned on me that I had already had a kundalini awakening back in 1984. Under the guidance of Garchen Rinpoche my experience became a lot more rewarding and I started to experience more and more unconditional happiness and bliss coursing through my inner being in undulating waves of ecstasy.
For a long time I thought that I should never teach how to awaken the kundalini because it can be abused for egotistical purposes and there can also be a number of challenges during this process. I myself experienced these problems only to a small degree but I know many people who suffered more than I ever have. Therefore, for many years I stuck to what I did best: helping my psychotherapy clients and meditation students to overcome emotional and relationship-related problems by teaching self-awareness and loving kindness towards themselves and others.
However, after I was into my own kundalini awakening for almost 20 years I received yet another wonderful blessing: I became able to directly communicate with my higher power, the Tibetan Buddhist deity White Tara.
At first it happened in a very subtle way and I simply felt I received answers to my prayers around my daily life issues. These were very precise predictions about what would happen, for example, with some problems we faced when bringing up our son and while trying to buy a house. Soon I began to write down these ‘answers’ I received in meditation and kept a very critical eye on whether or not these predictions came true. To my great astonishment they virtually all came true – even in the most unlikely cases – and this has continued to happen over the course of more than ten years.
I had tried predictive methods many times before, like working with a pendulum or using Tarot cards. My results were usually very unreliable and it never took long before I gave up on these methods as I felt I was confusing myself unnecessarily. But once I tried to communicate with White Tara directly, these ‘errors’ just did not reoccur. Throughout the last ten years I have asked many questions around matters concerning my family and myself and overall I have found this way of working to be highly accurate.
After working in this way for one or two years, I started to ask White Tara numerous questions about spiritual development. I asked these questions randomly and only transferred them afterwards into an ordered manuscript. All in all, I assembled a book of 250 pages filled with the most condensed bullet points about every aspect of spiritual development from kundalini to chakras and from manifesting to enlightenment.
Many bits of information that I received from White Tara during my sessions challenged my own views and forced me to ask numerous additional questions to actually understand what she was trying to say. Sometimes I kept asking the same questions over and over until I was finally able to assimilate the information into my own understanding.
Slowly, a cohesive structure of spiritual teachings emerged that was free of any internal contradictions, even though I had asked White Tara many hundreds of questions about a wide variety of topics and often found her answers rather confusing at first.
One may ask why I tried to channel all these questions instead of going to a learned Buddhist teacher or trying to find the answers in the Buddhist literature. My problem was that I wanted to find out about the finer points of very advanced teachings (like kundalini, for example) and these topics are usually not publicly taught in Tibetan Buddhism. The few books that are written about these themes are not easy to understand as in Tibetan Buddhism the real meaning of highly esoteric topics is often kept secret by the use of cryptic language that needs to be interpreted by a knowledgeable teacher. The last option of asking all my questions in private interviews with my teacher was also impossible as Tibetan Buddhist lamas are usually flooded with students and have no time for someone like me who yearns for hundreds of hours of teaching.
That is the reason why I turned to channelling White Tara directly. Despite the fact that I often found it difficult to understand her lessons at first, I compared them with what I had learnt from my teachers and the Buddhist literature and I believe that they are in line with the official Buddhist teachings. Therefore, I would like to offer you these teachings in the best faith and with the motivation to benefit you in your spiritual journey by giving you teachings that are otherwise hard to come by. Any faults are entirely my own.
For the learned Buddhist scholars among my readers I would like to point out that White Tara did not use Buddhist terminology in my channelling sessions. Instead she used English words, which I understood to be equivalents of the Sanskrit and Tibetan terms. I very much liked these words or word creations because they were more self-explanatory than their foreign scholarly counterparts. In addition, White Tara used psychological and scientific terms that suited my own background in psychotherapy but cannot be found in the Buddhist literature.
I have sprinkled numerous passages that I have channelled directly from White Tara throughout this book. If it appears to you that these passages are similar in structure and wording to my own writing, then please do not discount them as my own inventions. I have done all my channelling in a process called automatic writing in which I put a pen to the paper and ‘let it write on its own’. The outcome of this technique was texts that were often grammatically incorrect but full of amazing concepts, interesting metaphors and word creations that were genuinely new and unknown to me.
As I said before, I never thought I should teach these advanced esoteric teachings that White Tara taught me but from a certain point onwards she started to urge me to do just that. She said that she wanted me to write several books about the material she had given to me and that I should start with a book about kundalini.
For years I was highly reluctant to fulfil White Tara’s request and used every excuse to avoid this task. Simply put, I was not confident enough to stand before the world and declare that I had channelled material from White Tara because I feared ridicule, rejection and criticism. But while I was refusing to do this task, my own life became more and more difficult and I experienced every possible rejection in my professional life until I felt almost heart-broken.
Eventually, I told myself that if I read about someone who was refusing a ‘divine order’ to write a book, I would think that this person was a fool. So, with a mighty ‘getting over myself’, I am here to bring to you what White Tara has given to me. I also feel that I owe it to the increasing numbers of clients who see me about kundalini problems to write down what I have learnt about kundalini so that they can find a way to alleviate their suffering more quickly and receive the full blessing of their awakening.
For years, I have used what I learnt during my channelling sessions with White Tara with my clients and overall the results are very encouraging. Using these teachings in conjunction with the higher-consciousness healing technique, I was able to help numerous clients who were confused by their involuntary kundalini awakening and suffered from a number of symptoms. They all became dramatically better within a few months.
In this book I will outline White Tara’s step-by-step approach to safely awaken your kundalini so that you can advance more quickly on your spiritual path. In the last chapter I will explain to you what White Tara taught me about reaching enlightenment by using your kundalini and merging with your higher power.
The path of awakening outlined in this book is extremely safe but I would like to say as a disclaimer that awakening kundalini is only safe for the sincere spiritual student who is deeply motivated to use these teachings solely for the sake of all sentient beings. In an ideal world, you should also have an experienced spiritual guide who can support you along the way.
Who is White Tara?
White Tara is a very popular goddess in Tibetan Buddhism. Her Tibetan name is Drolma which means ‘she who saves’. White Tara is the Tibetan equivalent of the Hindu goddess Parvati and the Chinese deity Kwan Yin.
White Tara is the deity for overcoming obstacles and long life. She looks white in colour, has two arms and so-called ‘wisdom eyes’ in the soles of her feet, in the palms of her hands and in the centre of her forehead. People pray to her for help with everyday problems and for guidance on their spiritual path.
Now is the time to let White Tara speak ‘directly’ to you. In one of my channelling sessions I asked her who she is and this is what she ‘told’ me:
I am the force who is behind all phenomena in the world. I am the love that alleviates all pain and the joy that brings happiness wherever there is suffering. I am the power that holds the universes together and the energy that makes the sun shine and the stars rotate on their pathways through the sky. I am the power that you can trust and I am the help you have always been seeking. I am your true home, your alpha and omega, your goal and destination.
When I read these words it sends shivers up my spine and tears to my eyes. For me, her words are certainly true but it is important to understand that White Tara is just one emanation of countless deities or divine principle that appears in all sorts of forms and figures in every genuine spiritual path around the globe. Whether you believe in the Christian God, in another Buddhist deity or simply in an angelic figure, the only thing that matters is that you have faith that your higher power is the source of deepest love and wisdom in the universe. Noone needs to convert to Buddhism or to the worship of White Tara. Instead, I encourage you to use White Tara’s teachings to go more deeply into your own spiritual path.