“When you succeed in awakening the Kundalini, so that it starts to move out of its mere potentiality, you necessarily start a world which is totally different from our world. It is the world of eternity.” ― Carl Jung
This morning I am writing a brief message for anyone who has loved practicing kundalini yoga, but cannot get back on the mat after reading the truth about Yogi Bhajan. This is not a marketing message, it is the truth from my heart.
I heard first hand from a few of the survivors months ago. Holding their secrets brought a mama bear anger and protection to every encounter I had with kundalini yoga friends. At times I would shake with a rage when people denied the allegations were true. I posted things on Facebook expressing my support of the survivors, and was instructed by elders ‘to be more spiritual and become the owl in silence’:
“Observing from a meditative place would not bring anger. Spiritual people who practice their morning meditation do not feel anger, they rise above and choose love. Just be still and silent, Karena”
Spiritual bypass and complacency are the same.
Love and justice are the same.
“If you want the moon, do not hide from the night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself.” ― Rumi
Things do not happen to us, they happen for us. I believe that. After healing from my own abuse by a spiritual teacher in the 3HO community, I began creating my own way of teaching. It took years of teaching different ways to develop the art of teaching from the heart. We can all do it. Once we tune into the heart and the divine, everything flows. I believe we are living in a yogic Renaissance period, and we are the artists. The true teacher lives within our hearts. We can teach with love and we can teach from a circle. Long are the days of yoga being taught from a stage. When we look up, we look up to the divine not another human being. The divine will deliver everything we need directly to our hearts.
Empowered Kundalini transcends being a “Yoga Course” and offers an accessible and nurturing path to developing a practice of loving yourself through spiritual transformation and comprehensive kundalini yoga. That is why it is the only way I teach now. We are all being called to truly rise up by healing ourselves and assisting in the healing of others who are ready.
When the student is ready, the teacher appears. When the teacher is ready to teach with humility and reverence for the student, the student blossoms.
As Jung and Rumi eloquently posed, our first birth, and spiritual rebirth into ourselves begins in darkness and ends in light. My path has mirrored that -I saw the darkness in the 3HO community, and instead of just walking away, I worked so hard to persuade others to see it too. It was exhausting. Especially because most of the people in the community are beautiful souls. Then I decided to surrender. To teach my way. To guide with absolute love and to inspire students to be courageous. Our bravery in life makes space for the miraculous.
We have a new canvas now. It is fresh and it is liberating. There are no rule books. No manuals. No timing. No costumes to wear. Just love and authenticity.It is the canvas for the renaissance artist! It is yours. It is mine. We can create a museum with our hearts!
I have witnessed profound, inexplicable and seemingly miraculous healings from learning, and teaching from my heart. I have experienced the impossible made possible when inspiring myself and others to free ourselves from the prison of yogic rules and to connect to the divine. How miraculous it is to turn off the thinking mind and toss the manual and let the heart express God’s love and healing into the circle. We elevate ourselves into the love frequency – a current so needed currently – one available, yet often so elusive, for all human beings. This is a time – perhaps more than any we’ve lived through – to awaken self-liberation and deeply realize that the most elevated source of guidance comes from within our own hearts.
As the dark night brightens into the waiting dawn and the sting of a thorn is soothed by the beauty of a rose, my journey has led me to tell my truthful story and to teach others to do the same. My work now incorporates many modalities – from Carl Jung and spiritual psychology to Theta healing and the work of Richard Rohr. Yes- it includes the centuries old transformative Kundalini Yoga, but spending the past few years studying with kundalini teachers in India has been profound. We tune in with OM! We integrate Hatha yoga… we move our bodies, nd then we lie on the earth and heal ourselves in the arms of the angels.
As a beam of moonlight courageous enough to not hide from the night, I declare to lovingly and resolutely addresses the provenance of aspects of this work, and the current climate surrounding a public figure, Yogi Bhajan. I am in no way affiliated with the Kundalini Research Institute or any aspect of Yogi Bhajan’s Teachings anymore. I only wish the remedy of truth and light to cure the darkness, and that my effort in finding a new path will attract others who seek the truth. To begin a new community which brings love, gentleness, kindness, compassion and support to all. To include anyone who is marginalized in any way, and to give them the opportunity to teach us all a better way of living. The marginalized souls on this earth are the ones who can be our greatest teachers.
I pray that my bright love continues to have courage to shine and illuminate healing in this world, and to help us all experience the power of honesty, safety and equality.
We have everything we need within us to cultivate self-trust, respect, love and miracles within our lives now. Inner belief systems, thoughts and generational trauma that keeps us small, restricted, abandoned and frightened will heal rapidly when we shift our energy into self-love, self-redemption and liberation through the life-changing practices. This time is an opportunity for rebirthing ourselves, retraining neural pathways, balancing nervous systems, tapping into inner wells of wisdom and living into our magnificence by shining our radiance out into the world.
We are truly magnetic, magnificent beings and it is time to step into our radiance and attract the life of our deepest dreams. Empowered Kundalini is a gift we can give to ourselves, our beloveds and to the world. As we individually and collectively move from scared to sacred, may it uplift you now and always, and may we together travel to the world of eternity.
If you would like to practice Empowered Kundalini Yoga online with me, please join me at the Omega Institute in July 0f 2022!
Always follow your heart.
Angels are with you.
With my love,