Full Blown Kundalini Awakening – Life Changing Phenomenon

17th December 2012

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Prior to my kundalini awakening I had no knowledge of what kundalini energy was. Like a bolt out of the blue, one unsuspecting evening, I was taken by complete surprise by this life changing phenomenon. My story is testimony to the fact that whilst walking the path of spiritual evolution, there is a time, place and natural order for everything…

Following the Soul

It was the end of the summer about seven years ago. I’d already spent a few years following the guidance of my soul, shedding layer upon layer of the sludge that seems to build up around all souls over time. I had a growing sense of the colossal shifts bubbling under the surface. Life was relatively miraculous and joyful. The outer world largely reflected the peace I felt within – a direct result of only making those choices aligned with my soul. Any feelings of being out of kilter always subsided quickly by honouring my higher truth.

Kundalini rising

Late one evening, I felt undeniably moved to lay upon a green and lilac blanket in the middle of the living room floor. I relaxed, closed my eyes and felt the awesome stillness of the moment. Nothing more. Meditation was new to me. Neither seeking nor efforting, my only agenda was to surrender to the experience and trust the evolutionary journey.

As I let go, I was over come by a deep sense of peace. All thoughts faded into the realms of silence, whilst the universe fell away from beneath me. I was on the edge of the void with a soulful longing to reunite with the depths of beingness.

A feeling so profound came over me that words could only ever offer a signpost hinting at it’s fullness. I was embodied of the space between the spaces – an experience of non-identified pure presence. In retrospect, I am quite thankful that I was unable to engage in thought at the time – perhaps my brain would have fried to a crisp!

Then it happened!

A bolt of lightning

Out of nowhere a megalithic wave of energy surged from the base of my spine up through the central core of my body and out through the crown of my head. A bolt of energetic ‘lightning’ sent my entire body into a huge convulsion (somewhat like you’d imagine if someone had died and been brought back to life with a paramedic defibrillator machine!). From lying in a relaxed position, my entire body tensed into the height of rigidity as I was thrown upwards and then immediately collapsing into a heap on the floor. It was as if every cell of my being had been fiercely squeezed out.

Clearly once was not enough – this happened seven times in rapid succession. Each time I’d experience a bolt of lightning from the base through to and beyond the crown accompanied with an involuntary convulsion, throughout my entire physical body. The last vestiges of the ‘me’ that I thought I was were being shattered, whilst my entire being was infused with universal life energy.

My world was shattered

It was totally exhausting! This event didn’t come with a text book explanation so initially I felt major disorientation. It’s not every day that you have seven ‘lightning bolts’ shoot through your body after all! It’s not the type of thing that you learn about in high school. Before to the experience, I had no concept in my brain about kundalini energy. At the time, all I knew was that it was exceptionally powerful and a defining moment in the journey of my spiritual evolution.

My whole frame of relating to the world had been shattered again (it had happened once before in previous years during my Awakening, although the universe had deemed that I was not at that time ready for a full blown kundalini activation). My body felt peculiar. I struggled to understand that it had anything to do with ‘me’, unsure how I was able to move my limbs. When I did, I observed with astonished fascination as if it were the first time I’d been infused into a physical body! Gazing into the mirror in the bathroom was really puzzling. I didn’t recognise my own image! In fact “Who are you?” was about the only sentence I could muster for a while.

Soul infusion

Over the next few weeks I encountered constant experiences of soul infusion and spiritual intensity. The journey took me through a myriad of different practicalities providing an first hand education into the intricacies of kundalini awareness.

On one day I would experience the left side of my body become infused with darkness, whilst the right side would be infused of the purest light. As I learned to embrace it all, the lessons came thick and fast. Without judgement, I would rise through each spiritual encounter as non-identified pure presence, turning each page of the cosmic library with lightning purpose.

On another day I would experience intertwining columns of light rise up my spine as the universe dissolved from around me. There would be intense surges of electrifying energy that served to show me any internal blockages within my bodily vehicles (of which I learned that we have quite a few).

Universal life force flows

I noticed that unless I completely embodied the flow of higher consciousness, then this extraordinary kundalini energy would rebound relentlessly around my body. I consistently went into the heart of the moment, surrendering anything I was ‘holding on’ to. Universal life force was then able to flow with increasing fluency.

Whilst this period of my life was interspersed with times of pure presence, the integration was at times almost too intense to bare. I thought that maybe I’d been given more than I could handle, yet in my heart I knew that this was on my destined path. Necessity taught me to let go and surrender into the experience. Each time I did, I felt an infusion of soul into my beingness that far surpassed anything I’d previously come to know.

I was no longer following the pull of my soul, instead I was living AS the soul in every moment!

The purpose of kundalini

This is the purpose of a full kundalini awakening – to allow the completeness of universal life energy to flow through our entire being in order that our soul can fully infuse and act as our primary vehicle of expression. This truly is spiritual evolution.

The journey of spiritual unfolding is unique for us all, yet this chapter in our journey doesn’t come easily. It’s not going to be handed to us on a silver plate! Depending on what we have incarnated here to encounter, it may be more gentle than my experience or even more intense. It may happen in untold different ways. I don’t know, we are all different. One thing I do know, is that when we are ready, it will happen of its own accord as a result of following the authentic path of the soul. It can be infinitely helpful to engage with practices that can help us attune to universal life energy beforehand, thus achieving a familiarisation with the process. But having said that – when it is ready to happen, it will just happen and there will be little we can do to stop it.

A word of caution

I would highly recommend against forcing the energy to ‘rise’. I have heard many first hand stories of forced kundalini awakenings that have happened only to go awry! It will take us to the edge of all we thought we knew and be deeply destabilising if we are not ready.


My advice is universal… if you come up against an area where you are ‘stuck’ – go to the heart of it. Deny nothing! Embrace the all of it with profound self honesty. You’ll find that kundalini activation happens of its own natural accord, animating your being and showing you the way through. Be prepared for the world to change though. After the miraculous change that signals your Transfiguration, nothing will ever be the same again!!!

Soul to Soul

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About the author:

Trinity BourneTrinity is an experienced, empathic energy worker and the author of ‘Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen’, a recipe book designed to inspire the soul through conscious vegan, wheat-free cuisine.

Around 18 years ago, during a profound spiritual awakening, the world around her shattered. She became engulfed in a white, universal, timeless, formless light until nothing else existed – other than the nameless truth at the core of all sentient beings. During this life-changing experience Trinity experienced the soul of all other sentient beings, trees, creatures, people as one pulsating energy. Transcending her into a higher realm of unity and oneness, this experience imparted a divine energy that she has been sharing through spiritual work ever since. She has integrated a wide variety of multidimensional gifts, and works hand in hand with the Angelic Realms, guided by a deep compassion for the Earth and environment.

Understanding that the energy of our food directly impacts sentient life on all levels, Trinity founded Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen, a website devoted to inspiring the soul through conscious vegan cuisine. She is the co-founder of the Openhand Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the evolution of humankind. She works as the divine complement to her soul mate Open (Chris) to help facilitate the global Ascension process and feels incredibly blessed to be of divine service.

Check out Trinity’s new book Trinity’s Conscious Kitchen on Amazon.com or visit Openhandweb.org for a huge archive of deep insights for the spiritual journey.


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  • B

    Good for you good for you

  • James Hartley

    Hi Trinity, thanks for giving us a glimpse into the ways the divine weaves around us each and every day!
    Unfortunately OpenHandWeb is blocked where I am currently but will check out the links when I get home.


  • Ken

    I was glad to read about your experience. I had it happen a year ago. I had been doing yoga and one morning when I woke very early I was outside simply stretching. That’s when it happened. A lightning bolt through my whole body. The effects were tremendous and lasted for weeks. I will never forget the experience. Far too much to post.

  • Skywalker

    Thank you for sharing. An awakened kundalini is an opportunity to experience enlightenment, the point of non-dual reality being experienced as a direct reality within one’s consciousness. Hopefully your journey reach its completion to that point soon. May the energy help you in guiding towards your evolution to that point

  • Stephen Daly

    Love it, Love you, Love everything and everyone weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeheeeeeheeee <3 <3 <3

  • Brad

    I myself went through this a few years back. I loved the energy. I loved the change in my life and the abilities I had. But it never felt right. Through much studying I opened something I should not have. I let deceiving spirits into my life. Jesus saved me and showed me the truth. I urge anyone that is has happened to please think for a minute, what if I am right? I have a page on youtube that has many videos on this. DoNotBeDeceived1
    I have had many experiences and I am not some Christian that doesn’t know what he is talking about. Please give yourself a chance. That is why Jesus gave himself for us.

  • Ganesh

    Dear Trinity,
    You are a blessed soul, first thank God for that.
    I had passed through your experience in May2004 in a temple in South India.
    I am a graduate engineer in EEE. No science can explain this phenomenon and it gave me the direction to this life – Spirituality.
    Blessed was I for then a guru walked into my life. He explained this phenomenon as a powerful cleaning process of my subtle body, initiated by nature a part of the super consciousness (Param Atma), signalling a welcome into its Fold.
    My Guru then put me on intense cleaning process of my chakras in my subtle body, through meditation.
    Practising spirituality under this Able Guru, within a couple of months, the Actual Kudalini Awakening initiated within me. Its a great experience difficult to precisely describe it in words.
    Kundalini starts its journey from the base chakra cakked the – Moola Adhara chakra and rises through – Swadishtana, Manipooraka, Anaahata, Visudha, Aagnya and finally to Sahasraara, where you experience Bliss. This process from start to end took about a fortnight, due to a block in my Visudha, or else it would have been over in 3 to 4 days. One must be brave when these things start, do not get scared, else you may loose the opportunity.
    Once you experience this Bliss, your outlook to this world changes, you’ll start your search for Truth. At this stage you are in a higher conscious level and whatever(unselfish) you wish or think will happen right in front of you.Here you are only a spectator, to the happening. Chances are you might get third eye vision also. You’ll become a Seer, and can see past & future too.
    At this stage I began to understand the purpose of this life – Breakout from birth and death in the Carnic cycle. This is the basic purpose of human
    life and nothing else. Everything else is Maya,
    or misleading illusion.
    Changes in your physical appearance(glow in your face) will be observed and commented by people around you. You will be protected; the protection around you will move like the spotlight on and around a ballet dancer on stage. Negativity will keep away from you.
    The journey will continue until you gain knowledge of this creation and until you leave this world never to be born again.
    It will be very good if you can get a good Guru at this stage! Ask Jesus he will help you, like he did to me as a Guru.
    Bless you!

  • Diana

    I experienced full kundalini in summer 2010, my life have never been the same. I loved your article, it is a very well done description of this life-changing event that is so far beyond words. When it happened to me I was doing an innocent experiment, trying to put my attention as fully as possible in a film I was watching, I had no idea how kundalini worked, I had attended a few kundalini yoga clases without understanding the concept of it. While I watched the movie I felt a tingling sensation in fingers and toes, slowly it creeped until my whole body was vibrating so strongly and every inch of my body felt alive in a way it never had. I automatically sit in a typical yoga position, Then I felt a torrent of what I felt as liquid light moving through my spine, it hit my brain with huge strength but it wasn’t painful. I am not sure how long it lasted, but long enough for me to know I was not dreaming. I never felt affraid or tried to stop it, deep inside I knew this was important. This happened at 4:00pm so I was totally sure it was not a dream.