When I started to do a practice it was in response to the guidance of the Kundalini though at the time I didn't know this was the case. I just knew that to proceed I had to do certain things. The energy did respond to these practices in a positive way.
It was not easy fitting them into my pursuit of entertainment distractions or romantic distractions (lust) or the many other distractions that I based what I considered my meaningful life upon. I found the yearning to move into these spiritual physical areas to be stronger than any of the other ways that I spent my time.
Yes I had people who depended on me. But that didn't stop me from pursuing my other interests so I knew I could find a way to answer these urges. At one point I vowed to meditate every day for a year.
I was a property manager at the time and lived on the site that I managed and out behind a house at the edge of the property was an old shed. It was very dark in this old shed and full of black widow spiders quite poisonous. This became my meditation shed. For the next year I would come in at about the same time each day typically the late afternoon about four o'clock and meditate for as long as I could. Neither cold nor heat nor wind or rain stopped me from this commitment.
I didn't have knowledge of any mantras or any kind of formal training. I just made up one that I felt would work for me and it did. This is the one mantra that worked for me.
"I am at one with the all that I am at one with the all that I am at one with the all that I am at one with the all that I am at one with the all that I am...."
It overlaps itself. This I did for almost the entire year though the meditations did go for the entire year, it just took some time for that mantra to come. I did this with out fail and made the time needed for this to occur. The Black Widows were my witness and not once was I bothered by them.
After a time I added another job in addition to the property management. I became a care giver for the father of a friend. This pushed me into many of the activities of the safeties as they are given to this day and I practiced them with out knowing why but I practiced them.
Forgiveness and gratitude, helpfulness and restraint. Consideration and kindness and love and loyalty, trust and compassion are all part of that job. These qualities were forced upon me at times and gently gifted at other times. But they were part of my early Kundalini experience. I found the Kundalini would grow stronger as these qualities were consistently expressed.
As the gentleman slowly glided towards his transition. I found myself in prayer and meditation five times a day. The Tibetans would be done twice a day. This began to occur every day and I wouldn't miss it for anything. The safeties work. But you must work them. It isn't too much to start and it fits in well with the life plans of most people. Even those with families.
These events took place seventeen years ago and brought such an explosion and wealth of understanding and wisdom and knowledge that I am still in awe of what occurred and continues to occur to this very day. -blessings - chrism
The safeties work. But you must work them. It isn't too much to start and it fits in well with the life plans of most people.