Often during the Kundalini process the very foundations of reality can be challenged. Up can become down and in can become out and many permutations of your normal reality becoming obscured.
So I have found it best to not distort the waking every day mundane reality by use of drugs or chemical entertainments. The very nature of Kundalini is an introduction into the divine embrace. Easy to write. Not so easy to experience.
As we become party to a dual relationship with this physical reality and a much more refined reality the tendency will be to rise through to these higher states. Like cream always rising to the top. In this rise is the physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual transformations experienced. Some of the transformation is instantaneous. Most of it is gradual. If it all happened all at once in the body this usually would allow for an imploding/exploding of the body similar to Spontaneous Human Combustion.
This is very, very rare. So no worries just mentioning it for you to include in your considerations the idea of a gradual transformation just like the butterfly. A secure space of defined reality in order to experience an undefined version.
Inside of these transformations I would suggest that you use the butterfly analogy again and develop as stable a reality (cocoon) as you can. Keep it close and hold it dear. Be happy for its familiar comfort.
As the Kundalini continues its ways your "other" experiences may become quite difficult to decipher at times. And it's always nice to have your home base reality near at hand when these times come. It also helps the teachings express clearly when you are clear in the mundane reality.
Much like the "chop wood and haul water" meditation does to stabilize a reality, so can your own familiar reality become a haven in the sometimes tumultuous Kundalini experiences.
So bless your present state and realize its necessity in your development. Do not try to abandon your reality thinking Kundalini is the greener pasture. It is green but it might be understood or comprehended as vermillion if you get my meaning. Soon enough the realities will blend and a new form of understanding will commence. Until that occurs though try to be comfortable with what you have that is a "known quality".
Do nothing to damage or change your current reality aside from making the changes as specified in the safeties. - blessings all - chrism
The very nature of Kundalini is an introduction into the divine embrace.