Learning to deal with your fears is a vital part of this process and not to be taken lightly. Youa€™ll see many warnings around the web and in various books about the Kundalini. As you can see from what Ia€™ve written so far there are some very real dangers for the careless and un-aware.
In the early chapters of this book I addressed a€?Keeping a Positive Attitudea€? and a€?Having Faitha€?. I cana€™t stress the importance of these concepts enough at this point. When you break all your emotions down youa€™ll see that they all stem from either LOVE or FEAR. On a moment to moment basis you have the ability to choose which of these youa€™ll react from. Choose wisely.
Fear is much more than just the mindkiller. When you react from fear then you are reacting with a completely Id based response. Ita€™s one reason why I stress the necessity for a good martial arts regimen. Not to allow you to fight well, but to build your confidence and give you the ability to keep from fighting and remain calm in desperate situations.
Much of what youa€™re learning in this book will stretch your comfort zones physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Fools do indeed rush in where Angels fear to tread. At this point if you havena€™t developed the ability to calm your mind and your energy, as well as create a body and spirit that resonates with a loving, happy, compassionate energy, then you are setting yourself up for a trip through a paranoid, hellish, vitriolic existence.
To be afraid of your own energy is to be afraid of dealing with the most basic part of your self. To be afraid of anothera€™s energy is to fear the reflection of yourself.
Exercises like the Secret Smile and the Inner Smile can be a good defense against fear, as can good training and lots of practice. Ita€™s completely natural to get in over our heads and become afraid sometimes. When that happens then remember that there really is an infinite pool of loving, relaxed energy that you can tap into at any time.
Ia€™ve also seen some otherwise excellent Chi Kung practitioners who caution against being a€?opena€? with your energy. Some of the reasons Ia€™ve seen for this include the possibility of being attacked and also the fact that when your energy is open then you are a€?leakinga€? energy away from your body.
My usual response is a€?So what?a€? Ia€™m not leaking it, Ia€™m giving it away as it comes from a literally limitless pool. I dona€™t have to hoard it or hide it. Ia€™m so utterly unconcerned about being attacked that I wona€™t even bother to address that, other than to point out that living in an armored existence also limits you.
There are times when ita€™s good to pull your energy in and in effect disappear, but those applications are usually used in combat and intelligence gathering and arena€™t really useful here. Those applications are also NOT based in fear, but are purposeful.
There are dangers involved with energy work, just as there are dangers involved in any other facet of life. Training and self awareness is the way to deal with those dangers. The best thing that I can tell you here is that love and compassion are the best armor that you can have. Does that always work? Of course not, but neither does anything else.
A© 2006 Robert Morgen. This article may be used by anyone, anywhere as long as the authora€™s bio and links are included.
a€?Dealing with Feara€? is an excerpt from Robert Morgena€™s book a€?Kundalini Awakening for Personal Masterya€? (ISBN: 0-9773801-0-6)
Robert Morgen is a Reiki Master who holds a Black Belt in Hoshinjutsu and a Brown Belt in Combat Hapkido. Hea€™s founder of the Mystic Village Online Community at http://www.mysticvillage.org
He writes a regular column on subtle (or internal) energy for Fight Times Magazine and a column on Kundalini Awakening at Kundalini Awakening Magazine. Hea€™s the author of 3 books and 4 CDs on meditation and energy work.
Hea€™s a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as well as the International Bujinkan Dojo Association, Canemasters International and the International Combat Hapkido Federation.
You can learn more about his books, Kundalini and Martial Arts Seminars and free events and newsletters at his website at http://www.mysticwolfpress.com
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