Oct 19, 2022
#233 Sooner or later on the spiritual awakening
journey, we all taste the mysterious and intense kundalini energy.
It might be smooth and subtle, or intense and explosive, but
whatever the case, kundalini is a primal force of awakening. In
fact, sometimes people can experience full-blown kundalini
awakenings spontaneously without any prior experience (or interest)
in spiritual growth or transformation.
Kundalini is identified by traditions worldwide as a key to the most profoundly transformative experiences we can have, yet if we don’t know what’s going on or how to deal with it, a Kundalini awakening can be challenging and confusing. This is what I learned when from recording this episode with highly respected Kundalini expert and researcher, Dr. Lawrence Edwards.
His life long passion to know that Truth of the inner life brings a deeply steeped background in science to a profound inner mystical experience. He chronicles the awakening, unfoldment, and integration of the underlying power of the Universe, the Kundalini Shakti, in his book, “Awakening Kundalini: The Path to Radical Freedom” His profound experience of the Divine present in everyone, at all times, and in all places has lead him to a life of service in teaching and supporting others on their journeys into the Divine.
Tune in to our remarkable conversation as Lawrence shares the understanding and insights that have been revealed to him in this ever-deepening process of self realization. We will discuss his own experiences with kundalini energy, the subtle body, and the kind of transformation that is possible with kundalini awakening. Lawrence will share some of the many ways Kundalini can be experienced and explain how it serves the larger purpose of our own ultimate freedom, how to avoid common pitfalls in the Kundalini awakening process, and what the role of our ego mind is in a Kundalini awakening.
About Lawrence: Lawrence Edwards is a neurotherapist, psychotherapist, and an expert in Kundalini Awakening, our innate power of Consciousness that creates the highest order of transformation and revelation. This power is the foundation of all yogic, mantra and meditation practices. Lawrence is regarded by many as a modern mystic known for his love of the Divine.He is unusual in this field because he has a deep grounding in both Eastern and Western traditions, and applies them both to his work with Kundalini.
His personal, direct, life-long experience of the extraordinary power and grace of Kundalini are reflected in his writings, teaching and poetry. His experiences began early in life and he says Kundalini's grace continues to be the essence of his life. Lawrence is the president of The Kundalini Research Network, as well as the founder of a Kundalini support website, KundaliniSupport.org. He is the founder and director of the Anam Cara Foundation and a contributing author to the Sounds True anthology Kundalini Rising: Exploring the Energy of Awakening.
Lawrence has practiced and taught meditation for over 46 years and has been on the faculty of New York Medical College since 1998. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book on Kundalini, The Soul's Journey: Guidance From The Divine Within and Kali's Bazaar. He leads retreats on the Mysteries of the Divine Feminine and Awakening Kundalini.
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