The following extract from “The Third Advent”, by Gregoire de Kalbermatten, provides a wonderful description of the awakening of the kundalini to bring about Self-realisation.
Spirit or Atma, it is reported, is the spark of divinity in man, and spirituality is about lighting it. The spark to enlighten the flame of the Spirit must be more than just the sincere desire to reach our deepest reality. Religious, philosophical and Gnostic traditions emphasize that experience and not just faith, embodies the description of a cognitive happening, a moment of initiation, which opens to us the gates of a higher spiritual knowledge. It is called ‘samadhi’ for the Hindu, ‘satori’ for the Zen Buddhist or the ‘second birth’ Christ mentions to Nicodemus. Today, it is commonly referred to as Self-realization. Self-realization must be understood in two ways: it is the crossing of a key threshold in the process of self-improvement. It is also a breakthrough in the collective evolution of mankind. Self-realization opens vast provinces of experience whose beauties have been sung by ancient poets. Let is suffice to say here that it marks the entry into a state where we grasp better, enjoy more, and become more effective.
Gregoire de Kalbermatten, The Third Advent. Camberwell: Penguin Group, 2003. P. 175.
In 2005 we had a Sahaja Yogi family as a neighbour. At that time their daughter was in second class, around seven years old. One day she told us that her teacher asked the children how they pray to God. Then the child said that we have an energy inside us which loves us very much, and if we pray to that energy that will give all of us lots of love. Then the teacher asked her to pray.
Then she made all the children take off their shoes, open their hands, close their eyes and pray to Mother Kundalini, for Her to give all of us the love of God and make us good children. Then she asked the other children to check above their heads, and many of them felt vibrations.
There was a child in her class who had met with an accident. So she told all of them that if we pray for him to Mother [Shri Mataji], She will cure him. So then again all the children prayed for this child to help him cure faster.
She told us this experience and we were so amazed, and she was hardly seven years old at that time. The “kidshakti” [power of children] is really spontaneous, and they all are great souls of this universe incarnating on this earth for doing the work of Shri Adi Shakti, the Almighty Creator of this universe.
The following story is from a book of recollections of Sahaja yogis throughout the world of experiences they had while with Shri Mataji in India.
“This was around 1990. Shri Mataji was arriving in Mumbai one day and we were getting ready to go and welcome Her. My wife had had a dream the night before, of Shri Mataji sitting in our car. My wife advised me to clean our car in case Shri Mataji would need to use it. It was untidy and all kinds of marketing tools were on the rear seat. Knowing that Shri Mataji would not be invited to sit in such a car, given the protocol for showing Her respect and love, a good clean car was required, decorated with a nice cloth and some flowers. Because of this I felt She could not possibly choose my car, and off we drove to the airport.
However, like in my wife’s dream, it so happened that Shri Mataji’s daughter, Kalpana, was unable to come and welcome Her, and to my great astonishment somebody walked straight up to me and requested me to take Shri Mataji in my car. I did my best to adjust the back seat as fast as I could and made sure all the business stuff was put in the boot in a few seconds. Then Shri Mataji came and sat in the car.
“Ah, you have a nice car!” She declared, smiling.
S B Singh
From Eternally Inspiring Recollections of Our Holy Mother , Vol 1, Stories from India. Pune: Nirmal Infosystems & Technologies, 2006. P. 114-5.
So we have to meditate, and by meditation we develop that strength within us. So automatically we start solving the problem. Like our antennae grow up to that point, the way we are strong inside, they grow outside, to help so many things which are to be helped.
Now you see that people are realizing that the world is in a great mess, and there are lots of problems that have come through materialism, through wrong thinking, through emotional thinking, through stupidity, we can say. We have no time for all this. What we have to do is to develop ourselves deeper and deeper and deeper, so that on a horizontal plane also we are effective.