I had some previous experience of spontaneous movement qigong which was weird. The insight was there is an energy…chi that moves us and if we relax sufficiently this chi/energy moves the body in certain ways to release tension and open energy pathways or meridians as well as energy spots or chakras. These movements are not premeditated they happen by themselves.
Spontaneous qigong was a precursor to experiencing shaktipat. I feel and believe shaktipat is merely receiving the same energy…chi, but in a really amplified form.
So I sat reading this book ‘The Knee of Listening’ (see Part 1 in this series) and prayed to the Divine to experience the same as the students of Nityananda had received i.e. shakti. Within seconds my body began moving quite vigorously as I looked at a picture in the book. I was sitting as this happened, while practicing spontaneous qigong I had stood through the process.
Over the next weeks and months I relaxed into a sadhana where I sat and as soon as I did kundalini kriyas would move my body into yogic postures, there would be speaking in tongues, energy would be felt running in my spine and I experienced past life recall. Each session differed from the last.
A part of me thought I was going mad, another part felt relaxed and had confidence in the process having gone through the qigong exercises earlier.
Today the kriyas are more subtle compared to those early days. In a way looking back I wish I had had a guide, but the theme of my spiritual path so far has been working alone; mainly with esoteric books and my own inner energy.
Next I will write about my journey with Reiki and how this enhanced in particular ways my earlier experiences with the shakti.