The process of awakening the Kundalini is called Self-Realisation. We can connect with our spirit and achieve meditation when the motherly, spiritual energy known as Kundalini
becomes awakened and active. When this energy is flowing within us, it provides an expression for the Spirit.
The dormant Kundalini energy rises from the sacrum through the spinal column. As a result, the energy centers or chakras become energized or nourished. When this energy passes through the brain we spontaneously achieve meditation.
Self Realisation is the awakening of the Kundalini through the central channel, piercing through the six chakras above the sacrum bone and emerging at the top of the head (fontanel bone area) as a gentle "fountain" of coolness. The word fontanelle itself means "little fountain" which shows again the ancient knowledge about this phenomenon of Self Realisation
Self Realisation has always been the ultimate goal of all religions and spiritual traditions of the world, but was extremely difficult to attain in the past. It has now become a mass phenomenon achieved effortlessly through Sahaja Yoga, which is Shri Mataji's invaluable gift to humanity.
In Shri Mataji's own words, "Self Realisation is the first encounter with Reality". "We have the Mother within ourselves, in our hearts, and if She is awakened, She is going to look after us. She is going to give all the protection that is needed. And there is nothing to be frightened of anything."
"Kundalini cures you, she improves you, she bestows all the blissful things upon you. She takes you away from the worries of the grosser level", says Shri Mataji.
The manifestation of the Kundalini energy is called Vibrations, which is an approximate translation of the Sanskrit term Chaitanya . In Shri Mataji's words, "Chaitanya (vibrations) is the integrated force of your physiological, mental, emotional and religious Selves."
The Significance Of Self-Realisation :
In a very simple term the Self-Realisation is like returning of man to his real Home - establishing of oneself in one's true nature, which is not outside but inside the man. The Self-Realisation is nothing but return to one's own true HOME, home which is full of harmony, balance, equanimity, Peacefulness. It is a state of one's being without reference to the 'other'. It is a state of FREEDOM (liberation) - a freedom from pain and suffering, fears, duality's, tensions of life. It is a freedom not simply 'to do' but to be free from ego and attachments to baser things. It is a calm, stressfree, quiet and balanced mental state.
This Self-Realisation is our second birth, and it frees us from the domination of our minds and our emotions. The Self-Realisation called by many names: Second Birth, Enlightenment, Liberation, Moksha and it is the ultimate goal of all religions and spiritual traditions of the world.
Self-Realised person possesses body and lives in the world itself. He uses material world legitimately, for comfort and convenience not for ego satisfaction but for self-enrichment and Realisation. He lives in the world but he is above it, he is not of it. Now he is free from fear of loss and anxiety, from attachments and hatredness and he becomes very joyous and loving personality. Self-Realised person fully enjoys the state of connection with the divine. After Self-Realisation where he/she put his/her attention, the divine removes obstacles and creates miracles. There is much more. You also develop "collective consciousness". You can feel everything about another human being, and about yourself. Your compassion is awakened, and you understand others at a fundamental level. The results are evident in beautiful, loving people with alert minds and open, loving hearts. The potential to achieve this state is built into every human being in the form of Kundalini.
This knowledge of Self-Realisation is ancient, but for a long time it was available only to a few souls, being kept secret and transmitted from guru to disciple, since Self Realisation was extremely difficult to achieve. In these modern times, through Sahaja ("spontaneous") Yoga ("union with one's Self"), to achieve the Self-Realisation has become effortless and available to everyone, for the first time in the history of human spirituality, which is Shri Mataji's invaluable gift to humanity. This transformation comes about when a subtle energy called Kundalini is awakened and rises within us to establish our Yoga, or Union, with the primordial energy.