I wonder if too much kundalini will cause me to have a nervous breakdown.
This is what I worry about at midnight, when I should be asleep.
Maybe I don’t need to worry about an impending breakdown; the current madness is sufficient.
It’s just that sometimes the energy work—the Reiki–makes me feel so Energized!
I am looking for balance. I need to bring the lights down from time to time–I need to find shade.
I used to find shade, or respite, in a fairly routine spiritual practice. It didn’t matter if I did my practice in the middle of the living room or in a secluded place, the practice itself was a refuge. It wasn’t just something I did, but a place that I went. And going there changed me.
But these days, I find it difficult to stick to anything like a regular practice. I jump all over the place, from mantra to mantra and this to that.
I might freak out about the seeming chaos, but I know better.
I’ve seen this happen before.
It seems like my life is out of control in one area or another, but when the dust settles, there is a whole new facet of humanity to explore, with new eyes and a stronger heart. It’s like dawn after acid.
I am doing a lot of Reiki these days, and kundalini yoga, which is wonderful. I am learning and learning everyday and acting on what I learn to serve in any way I can to bring comfort and healing. But Along with the cozy-rosy warm and fuzzy feelings comes confrontations with my ego.
I am learning how petty I can be, how much confusion I can cause, and how easily I can pick up bad habits and destructive behaviors.
And I am learning how to walk away from those wake up calls with my eyes wide open, willing to learn a better way. Only sometimes I linger, because I am like Saint Augustine who wanted to become a saint…but not yet.
Sometimes I like salt.