The Subtle Kundalini Energy

Luckily everything we need to heal and balance ourselves, as well as go higher in our awareness, is already inbuilt within us in the form of a nurturing, mothering energy known as kundalini. Similar to having a seed ready to sprout in the sacrum bone at the base of our spine, “kundalini” in Sanskrit simply means coiled energy. 

When this energy awakes it rises along the spine and out the top of our fontanel bone (the bone that’s soft in a baby) as a soft cool breeze, which you can actually feel with your hand.  The word “fontanel” is from “fontanele” in French, meaning little spring or fountain. “Sacrum” is Greek, meaning sacred.  So we have a sacred bone at the base of our spine and a bone meaning fountain at the top of our heads.

When the kundalini rises up above the fontanel bone, even a small amount, it then makes it possible for one’s attention to rise above the mind and experience the silence of true meditation.  The kundalini energy breaking through our fontanel bone is what many eastern traditions see as self realisation, which can also be known as moksha, liberation or second birth.  Read more about self realisation here.  


“Now, this kundalini is the primordial power which is reflected within you, and within you, in a human being, it is like many strands of energy. So, it’s like a rope, and these energies are all twisted together to form this kundalini….

Now, it is absolutely pure light of knowledge, love, compassion and attention. All these three things are in that energy. We know of many energies, like electrical energy.  We know of other energies. But these energies cannot think. They cannot adjust. They cannot work on their own. They are to be handled by us. But this energy, itself, is the living energy and knows how to handle itself. It thinks. If you see a seed being sprouted, you’ll find at the tip of the seed there’s a small little cell which knows how to go around the soft places and then how to encircle the stones, and then how to find its way to the source. That cell has got, I would say, a little kundalini in it, the way it moves. But within you … a tremendous force of kundalini exists.

So, you have a storehouse of compassion, which can be enlightened by the spirit. You have the storehouse of love, compassion and knowledge and ocean of forgiveness. When people get realisation, they do not understand that they have now to grow. And why they don’t grow? Because they do not ask for these energies. A person who is a realised soul, if he says, “I have to have more compassion. My compassion is not all right. My concern about others is not all right. My generosity is not all right. I’m exploiting others. I’m exploiting their love,” then this energy starts moving, giving you that greater dimension of love and compassion.

Shri Mataji, 1991

It sounds fantastic because it is!