Its pretty amazing to me just how big the stats are on people searching using kundalini and flu symptoms. This has been going on for a number of years on several blogs that I have. It is consistent across the board.
This tells me that kundalini awakenings are going strong and that people are concerned most with this, next to a handful of other observations related to awakening.
I dealt with this a lot during awakening and my sense has always been that prana as a force has a stimulating effect on the body, yes, obviously, but it also creates some irritation as well. I felt this irritation before the full rising of kundalini in the form of stomach upset and mysterious bouts with flu-like symptoms that affected my intestinal track. It is normal. Along with this I also found a lot of other bodily fluids being produced that I felt were the direct result of this stimulating effect. I could be wrong, but my sense has always been that these fluids were being produced as a way to protect the body from further irritation. When prana flows at such high levels, I think the body does what it can to deal with it. When I had gut trouble in the beginning, I used pepto, which always made it go away for a while. I think that similar stomach coating methods can be helpful. Just a little something to provide comfort. At the time this was happening, I didn’t know it was related to kundalini. I even went to the doctor for it. He showed nothing of concern, and suggested it was just my natural system adjusting to something. All good, he said. And a week later: boom! Then things began making more sense to me.
My sense has been that this is part of what is called “solar” prana, or the masculine side of the energy. When I looked it up on some Chinese medicine sites, sure enough, they described solar energy in the gut related to Qi flow and its effects, most notably irritated bowel, production of mucus, etc., as a result of this stimulation effect. So yes. Normal.
This begs the question, at least in my mind, of how to deal with this? My first thought is to focus on the feminine energy, the yin side to this for comfort. It has what is called a “cooling” effect. On the one hand, the masculine energy can clear and heal a lot of things, an energy that I like for letting things go having to do with blocked energy, but it is only one side of the equation. While the yang energy is good at pushing through stuff, you also have to work the other side of things, by really going deep in another more “feminine” shakti way. Push out, draw within. Part of a cycle of innermost creation. And this cycle is what makes consciousness whole. We each have both, so don’t be afraid to explore it. It will also connect you in to issues and balances that will help you in your process.
How you are able to anchor the feminine energy will be something that you connect well to, your own inner associations. You will FEEL “her” in you, so the trick will be how to explore it more. It might be that simply thinking about the feminine, looking at images of goddesses, dakinis, or yogini’s can do it for you. Sometimes just reading something about the divine feminine….meditating on the moon and its symbolic nature in your own mind as an archetypal symbol loaded with meaning….deep rivers, the dark side of our being, a deep void pregnant with possibility might do it. if you are actively experiencing awakening you wont have to go far to encounter her. She resides along the left side of your body and then as she moves up into the neck and the head, the energy does a flip as it goes into the “zero” state, where the flow moves into what I calla “flux” condition where its polarity changes. It meets in the head and the hemispheres of the brain mirror this. Right brain is holistic, sees the big picture, is diffuse, vast, wildly creative, but also needs the direction of the left in order to create a focus within that vast field. Learn how the energy works in your consciousness and body. I think that this will help if you do this kind of work daily.
The other thing you can do is to look at what the Eastern traditions say about foods that are good for yin. These will be described as “cooling” in nature. Before I knew about this type of diet I was approached in a vision by my guardian and he showed me an image of several foods. One was eggs. That was the protein I was to eat for a while because meat was giving me a lot of trouble. Then alongside the egg was a slice of cantaloupe. “Really” I thought. But I tried it, and by golly, it really helped to calm kundalini effects a LOT. In fact, it put me into this very calm blissed-out state. It was like a drug. This only lasted for about a six month period for me, though.A year later I came across an article on a site that described that eating melon was very good for calming and “cooling” kundalini down. Well there you go, right? Along with melon are other foods like cucumber which are supposed to be good. I found myself not eating meat and eating a lot of eggs, fruit and light uncooked vegetables. I also found that a couple of years later that raw jalapeno would really even me out and put me into a similar blissed-out state as the cantaloupe had a few years prior. Again, this was synchronized with where I was at the time. Jalapeno does not affect me the same way as it did then when kundalini was stirring me so strongly with all those blocks to clear out. You might want to listen to your intuition, consider lucid dreaming and mediation to get messages about the best things to try. Trust that you can discern these things. Whatever the way is that works best for you, the information is there and it can help you out a lot if you can learn to trust that this can happen. Sometimes just being aware that you can do this is enough to begin grabbing that informational tiger by the tail. Heavier foods have had their place for good grounding, but there is also a time not to be grounded completely. Sometimes you have to go waaay out in order to do the work, right? So go. Do. And then, get your grounded state in so you keep balance in your life.
The other side to all of this is that during rapid block removals you can feel achy. It feels almost like you are going to get sick. This is a good time to let the junk flow through you. it is a bit like the “hair of the dog.” When I had rapid removal during Qi Gung work, I actually felt clammy and sick for several weeks. Then, just as a block was getting ready to move, I would feel sick a little to my stomach. This always became a sign that I was moving energy. At this stage, it can often be the result of what I call chakra energy movement where the force of the chakras are moving many blocks in a given region of the light body instead of individual blocks. This is more a wholesale kind of removal. You can often be dealing with a whole cluster of blocks being removed at once and this was always where I got flue symptoms. It was a lot to deal with, so symptoms emerged. But instead of this being a situation where I was being made sick by the junk floating through me, it was more its last hurrah before it was gone. So think of it as a positive sign and that once it all moves, the flu feelings will recede until the next big series of blocks go. You will likely find after a few years of this that things quiet down and you begin experiencing blocks moving more from the meridians than the chakras. They are ALL moving out of the meridians or the nadi, but the chakras are creating these powerful stirrings of the energy in certain areas that sweeps all that stuff up and out. Let it do its work! Its good! Just know that this is simply a reaction and you are not getting sick. If it gets bad enough, consider minimally invasive ways of calming and creating comfort for coating the stomach. Teas, honey, even yogurt or milk if you can handle that.
Drink plenty of water, too. I know it sounds simple, but your body is working overtime.