A single chakra opening or flowering due to a specific stimulus can feel as if a Kundalini event is happening when in fact it isn't. Kundalini coming top to bottom is often a factor of the seventh being opened for some reason. Once again not due to a Kundalini stimulus but something else such as a drug or a trauma or a divine intervention.
Much of the dynamic of the Kundalini is unknown. This is why Kundalini gets the credit for many phenomenal symptoms without being a cause or party to them but merely by association of specific and shared or similar symptoms.
An NDE is completely outside of the Kundalini experience and can activate the Kundalini as a by product of that experience yet the NDE is of its own nature. Same with the OOB experience. A "Mystical Experience" which can take the many forms is another example of severe and prominent psycho/physiological symptoms being experienced yet is without the dynamic or action of a Kundalini event.
We do not have enough references or information with regard to the myriad of experience a person can have to assign one causative agent as the source of a given symptom. With the Kundalini we have somewhat of a history of certain conditions that have been repeated and experienced by diverse cultures throughout human history.
Going back to the Veda's and the ancient Hindu or Sanskrit as they have been described here to even further back into the arms of the oldest practiced belief systems of Shamanism, the Kundalini or Serpent energy or divine circuit has given humanity a concise and measurable example of symptoms for the progress and accounting of the infusion process.
It needs to be awakened or activated first and there are many ways for this to occur. Drugs, trauma, meditation, yoga, shaktipat are but a few of the ways. From that point there are a number of paths that it can take and a number of expressions it can manifest.
Some of these expressions will not follow the linear examples of activity. I.E. A heart chakra will be stimulated after the first has opened instead of going into the second it will go straight to the heart or throat or sixth or indeed the second. Or any number of patterns upon the chakra bodies.
These activities can be given for the benefit of the specific individual needs but regardless the Kundalini must be opened "somehow" and the access to the five bodies given through that opening.
If the activation occurs and the energy is united and then takes a dive down the spine or the front of the body this isn't unheard of. The Apana is an aspect of the energetic down flow and of the expelling attributes that are known to occur with the Kundalini.
As far as starting the activation at the heart by use of drugs or trauma or merely by personal evolutionary predilection and in so doing an activation of the seventh or any of the other chakras this can indeed put a person into a state of psychosis as can the normal bottom to top scenario.
We are unique in our needs and our experiences and we do not always follow a set path. Enough similarities do occur to be able to allow us to help each other though and thank the divine for that!
As far as a rumor about Kundalini being a cause of bipolarism yes it is a possibility yet probably not THE SOLE CAUSE. There are other factors involved for many as in parents just wanting a chemical babysitter and having prozac given to their two year olds. Or abusive situations with many other factors coming into play. Trying to find a single causative agent for this type of a syndrome can be difficult.Heart based activations are often typically of a loving and a sense of blissful love for all of creation. And it is a continuing feeling of love. Not so much of a journey from one pole of love to a pole of depression. Yet this cannot be said to be the case for everyone as once again we are on unique journeys.- blessings - chrism
Heart based activations are often typically of a loving and a sense of blissful love for all of creation.