March 2018 Hip Chakra and Kundalini Reading

March 2018 Hip Chakra and Kundalini Reading
By Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA
Mind, Soul, and Self LLC


The Chakras are an ideal roadmap for personal growth and development. In 2017 we started our journey through the Chakras and focused on one energy center a month. We are going to keep on going in 2018! On our monthly adventure, I am going to educate you about a Chakra and then ask you to contemplate its function and roll in your own personal growth. March brings us to the Hip Chakras, minor chakras on each side of your body, at the center of the hip. These chakras influence and regulate Kundalini and are connected to the Root chakra. The Hip Chakras and Kundalini are here to remind us that the Spiritual path is a journey, not a destination. We want to take it slow and easy and do the work…integrating and processing our lessons along the way. Healing is not easy and ‘enlightenment’ is a process and not something that you can just achieve overnight. This month, the Hip Chakras ask you – do you do the work, or do you just want to get there now?


Brief Overview of the Chakras: Our subtle energy bodies are made up of numerous energy channels that all together form a matrix. These channels flow through and around the body like highways of energy. These flows of energy are known as nadis in the Vedic tradition and meridians in the Chinese Medicine tradition. Where these flows of energy crisscross and intersect is where the chakras are formed. The Chakras are energy centers and vortexes in our subtle body. Seven large energy channels crisscross to form the major chakras (Root to Crown). These large energy channels are the flow of manifestation, liberation, expression, reception, ida, pingala, and sushumna. Minor chakras form where the lesser nadis cross. As there are many nadis, so there are many minor chakras.


The Chakras are openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura or electromagnetic field. There are main Chakras, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal Chakras. The Chakras’ function is to vitalize the physical body and to bring about the development of our self-consciousness. Each Chakra is associated with certain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual interactions. Each Chakra has personal growth themes, functions, and purposes.  The concept of the Chakras has been around for thousands of years; but the energy coming to us from the cosmos is changing. We are receiving potent and new energies of high frequency light from the universe. The main Chakras (Root to Crown) were appropriate for us these past 2000 years. As we move into a new era, chakras above, inside, and below the physical body are forming and others are waking up from dormancy to help us evolve into our new future. Our journey through the Chakras will focus on ALL of these Chakras; main, minor, subpersonal, and transpersonal.


The Hip Chakras are minor Chakras located on each side of your body, at the center of the hip. There is one on each hip. These energy centers are usually seen as some shade of deep red, pink, or magenta. These chakras influence and regulate Kundalini. Please do not assume that a minor Chakra is not as important as a major Chakra; all the energy centers work together to keep us whole, complete, and balanced. Minor Chakras each work with a Major Chakra. The Hips work with the Root Chakra. Kundalini (also known as Shakti) is a great, primal, feminine, creative energy that exists in everyone in the area of the Root Chakra, usually in a dormant, sleeping state. This means that most people are not aware of it, do not feel it, and have no idea it is there. Kundalini remains dormant until one is ready for it and until one awakens it (usually through meditation, breathwork, yoga, or other personal growth and spiritual practices). Kundalini energy represents pure potential and when awakened releases an intense amount of energy. Kundalini is typically represented as serpent or a snake and lies coiled. When it becomes activated, it uncoils and starts to rise through Sushumna, the Great Central Channel (along spine from tailbone to top of head). The main chakras are located along the Great Central Channel. Kundalini moves up from the Root through each one of the Chakras and comes out the top of the head (Crown Chakra). This process is known as Kundalini rising. According to Buddhist, Hindu, and Tantric beliefs, when Kundalini rises through the Chakras and passes the Crown Chakra, she unites with Shiva, which is the great, primal, masculine energy of the Universe. When these energies unite, you become one with the cosmic consciousness while still in your human body. This state is blissful and ecstatic and is known as nirvana or enlightenment. You have had a spiritual experience or a peak experience. Kundalini energy then goes back down your Chakras and rests once again in the Root Chakra. The Hip Chakras are gatekeepers and help regulate this energy and prevent Kundalini from rising before you are ready. Sometimes it can become awakened “accidently” when a person is not ready for it. This can either be a profound opportunity for personal evolution or personal devastation. Kundalini can be prematurely activated by intense/rushed spiritual work (for example, getting attuned to all three levels of Reiki at once instead of completing the process one at a time), childbirth, psychotropic drugs, sexual orgasms, and ecstatic religious experiences. When a person activates Kundalini before they are ready (known as a Spontaneous Kundalini Awakening), they may experience it as a Spiritual Emergency. A Spiritual Emergency is a Transpersonal Psychology term that means a person is having intense disruptive spiritual and psychic experiences and struggle with processing it and integrating it into their psyche. They do not have the tools to help them cope with their experience. They can feel scattered and broken. Can feel scared, uneasy, anxious, and depressed. Can experience insomnia, psychic phenomenon, nightmares, intense heat, chills, involuntarily movements, and body discomfort. In Transpersonal Psychology, spiritual crises can mimic mental illness. This is why it is important to slowly awaken Kundalini, work with knowledgeable and experienced healers and teachers, and not rush your spiritual journey.


March 2018 Hip Chakra Contemplation and Suggestions: Contemplate your spiritual journey this month. Do you understand your experience? Do you do the work, or do you just want to get there now? Do you do too much too fast? Do you take it slow and easy and move on when appropriate?  When you do spiritual and personal growth work, you clear out energies that no longer serve you a purpose. These energies include old patterns of behavior, old emotions, karma, ect. You also take in higher energies and white light. If you take in higher vibrations too fast for your personality, you can experience spiritual emergencies such as dark night of the soul or Kundalini Awakening. It’s important to slowly integrate new energies and make them a part of your personality. The following are some suggested integration activities:

• Journal your experience
• Draw or paint your experience
• Make Mandalas
• Talk to someone about your experience
• Counseling, Contemplation, and Processing
• Yoga with an experienced yogi/teacher
• Get a Reiki or energy work session from an experienced practitioner

Here is an Integration Meditation to help you on your journey:

Find a quiet, comfortable place for yourself–where you will not be disturbed. Create a relaxing atmosphere. You may want to light a candle, light incense, or play some quiet, soothing music in the background. Begin to relax in general. Take some deep breathes. Notice how you experience yourself and any feelings and emotions you are experiencing before doing this meditation exercise. Then close your eyes, relax, breathe deeply, and focus your attention inward… Be aware of yourself as a spiritual being, made of energy. Begin to open up your awareness of the field of energy around your physical body. Notice if your energy is close and tight around your body, or spread out far away from your body. What do you see in your energy field? Do you see energy that no longer serves you a higher purpose? Do you see energy you have released as a result of healing work? Do you see other people’s energy that you have accumulated? We are going to release all energy in our energy field or aura, that is not ours or that no longer serves us a purpose. Watch as that energy flows down towards the earth to be transformed. Now, call for all your higher energies to return to you and begin to pull them into your center. Begin to draw your energy field/aura closer to you, around you to about an arm’s length around your body…Draw your aura an arm’s length in front, at the back, left and right sides, above your head and below your feet. Wrap yourself in your own energy an arm’s length all the way around you…Notice what that’s like… Your aura is your personal space–define it, own it, enjoy it. You’ve created an energy boundary. State to yourself, I am whole and complete, I am whole and complete. I am integrated. My personality, mind, emotions, heart, soul, physical body and spirit are all one. I understand my experience. I do my spiritual work slowly and smoothly. I will not rush. The spiritual quest is a journey and I will do the work. When you feel ready, take a few deep breaths, gently open your eyes, and slowly begin to move. Notice how you experience yourself after doing this exercise. Give yourself some time to integrate this experience and enjoy being relaxed before moving on to other activities. (Especially after you first start practicing this meditation–you may want to journal, create arts, have a cup of tea, or go for a quiet walk.) Much love and many blessings this month~ Dr. Christina

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About: Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD, RMT, CA is a Spiritual Counselor, Holistic Health Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Herbalist, Master Gardener, and Reiki Master Teacher with a PhD in Health Psychology. Her business, Mind, Soul, and Self LLC is based out of Wisconsin. For more info on Dr. Christina and her upcoming Chakra Retreats, Chakra Classes, Chakra Bootcamps, or to schedule an individual reading or appointment, please visit Many Blessings and Be Well!