Not only does kundalini give you more energy, but it changes you without you doing anything.
Once the kundalini rises there is an awareness that comes with it. That awareness causes great change.
The biggest thing that happens is with in you. No longer will you go through life with out intention and an understanding of the areas that you need to work on and are holding you back. It is like shinning a light into every dark corner. Before it was hidden from your view and denied, now it is lit and you are forced to deal with it.
You will bounce back and forth between growing and feeling your are having great progress, to disappointment and recognition that your human side is never going to completely go a way. These two things are important aspects of the spiritual journey. After the initial wake up where you feel you have lost your ego, then your ego comes back into play with trying to be a spiritual person and takes on this new identity with a vengeance. Once you recognize it for what it is, it is a humbling experience.
As time goes on you move out of this phase and into the space you really want to be in where you recognize your pitfalls and instead of feeling shame, your feel gratitude for noticing. In the past these things were hidden from our view and affecting us in negative ways without our even knowing it. This is a good place to be.
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