With the clearing of the power chakra, sometimes there are digestive disturbances of many types. Most of these relate to clearing the vessel of toxins and adjusting the diet to one that is more favorable to the unique individual. The power chakra controls the stomach, so one may find that the stomach reacts strongly to emotional upset. Foods that someone has eaten all their life may suddenly cause upset or become an allergy, and cravings for new foods appear. There can be gas, pain, lack of appetite, diarrhea, unusual cravings, etc. There is much variety in how the Kundalite can be affected.But the author doesn't stop there. She goes on to explain how to figure out exactly what foods your body no longer feels comfortable with, and takes it one step further by suggesting that we sensitivity test our soaps, lotions and deodorants as well!
It is important to not be dogmatic about what food is best, but to surrender to Kundalini dietary adjustments. It is useful to seek the services of a naturopath to aid in the cleansing process, and get vega testing or kinesiology testing for allergies and sensitivities. Many allergies can be subtle.
The subject of what diet is best for a spiritual path is the subject of endless, often hostile debates.
To limit spirituality to vegetarian experience is to suggest that Goddess is only available to those in a warmer climate, with access to vegetables year round, or willing to live on grains and dried beans. This is a racist, regional assumption. The native Americans have rich nature oriented spirituality, but they are mostly hunters. The Inuit(Eskimo) have a rich heritage on a diet of fish, caribou and seals. Hawaiians have Huna, a very pure form of mysticism, and they have pork luaus.
If, in your power to create, you buy into the idea that one must be a vegetarian, then that will be true for you, to a large extent. Of course, there are individuals who are natural vegans, but naturalists they have discovered that even gorillas and chimpanzees, will eat meat if they can get it. Rabbits like to gnaw on bones and shed antlers to increase their calcium and mineral intake.
I'm not going to lay down any strict rules about diet, because I think it is different for individuals. Instead I'm going to offer you some approximate guidelines, and teach you how to listen to your own body and give it what it wants.
Dietary needs and food tolerances change as K. progresses. Some people discover they can no longer eat meat, others who have been vegetarian for years find they need to eat meat to stay grounded. Some find they can no longer tolerate coffee or chocolate, or that they get cravings for foods that never interested them before. Others may find that they are drawn to use some caffeine. Same with alcohol.
The spiritual changes of K. manifest physically, the Karmic cleansing may be mirrored by a physical cleansing, a kind of "spiritual flu" as Goddess uses your immune responses to clear toxins out of your body and evolve your physical systems. Particularly your nervous system and the gastrointestinal system are cleansed and completely rebuilt. You may get short term allergies or find that some foods need to be deleted from your diet permanently.
Your body knows what it needs, and what is not good for it. The body is wise.
Sensitivity Testing.There are many kinds of allergy tests available. Most of them involve introducing the suspected allergen into the body's systems in some way, as with a scratch test. There is also kinesiology testing, which checks the body's strength when exposed to a suspected allergen, and vega-testing, which checks the strength of the body's electrical energy field when in proximity to the allergen.
Kinesiology and vega testing I find to be better than scratch tests, because they are more comprehensive. For example, a scratch test would not reveal my sensitivity to wheat, because strictly speaking, I am not allergic to it. When I eat wheat and many other types of grains, my system does not digest it very well because of various factors like DNA and blood type. So it tends to be digested by unfriendly critters like candida yeast, which excrete toxins. Kinesiology reveals that wheat weakens me, but a scratch test does not.
Your body has a built in allergy testing system that is easy to learn to read. Your body does not need to consume a food to know how it will react to that food. It will react if the allergen is within your energy field, your aura. It is those reactions you read, to do this testing method.
I will explain how it works, then go into your kitchen or grocery and try it for yourself. It takes a bit of practice to learn to identify the subtle body reactions. If you do it in a store I suggest you choose one that is open late at night so you don't have folks staring at you breaking your concentration. With practice, you can do your grocery shopping without needing to think, just following how your body reacts when you consider a purchase, or imagine eating some type of food.
First, as always, get grounded. When you are grounded, do an inner check on your body to use as baseline. Notice any aches or pains, or strange sensations. Particularly pay attention to the feel of your head, your gut and heart.
When you have a good sense of how you are feeling, go into your kitchen and pick up any food object and hold it to your solar plexus. This puts it next to a very sensitive part of your energy field. Your power chakra will "read" the food and your body will have subtle reactions. Hold the intention that you are examining the food and not the container, otherwise the packaging could give confusing results.
Pay attention to what you feel. The first sensation is the heart/gut yes or no. That will be followed by other sensations to give you more information.
Does your body feel energized by the food or fatigued? If it feels energized, is it a "nice" feeling or does it feel shaky like adrenaline, stress, or caffiene?
How does your head feel?
Does the food make you feel dizzy or flushed?
Does it give you a twinge of headache? (white sugar does that to me.)
Does it make your head feel clearer?
How does your gut feel?
Does it feel good or does it feel heavy or acidic?
Does having the food near your solar plexus make your liver ache?
Your bowel or bladder?
Set the first food down out of your field, let your body return to baseline, and put another food to your solar plexus. Feel your body reacting. Do this with a number of foods so you can compare how the different foods affect you. The physical reactions will be subtle, not like a full blown allergy attack, but your body will be very co-operative in showing you it's preferences if you are paying attention. You may find that your body reacts differently to the same food in different seasons, and the same food imported from different countries, or from different manufacturers. Seasonal, organic and local is best.
Ask for additional information. If you are holding fresh fruit, see if you can feel the pesticide content, the fertilizer. When you get good at this, you will be able to detect pesticide on a banana at 10 paces.
When you get a good sense of how you react to food, move into your bathroom and similarly find out what your body thinks of your soaps and deodorants.
When you are done testing, tell your body "thank you" and have an intention of being complete with the exercise for the time being, so your body does not continue to react to your environment.
I can certainly relate to a lot of what the author is saying. Gastricly, I've been a veritable time bomb lately,. sometimes, not even wishing to be in my own presence!!! I even succumbed to a whole battery of tests to ensure that there were no growths, blockages or other physical explanations for my pain and distress.
Clearly, the next step will be to query my body as to which foods it prefers and which ones it would rather I avoid.
In all honesty, I've suspected for awhile that I was beginning to experience a Kundalini Awakening, but began to doubt myself as the symptoms were not what is typically recorded (although I do, from time to time also have pain in my lower back). I also expected a process which happened fairly quickly, but am now learning that it can take years or even a lifetime to fully manifest. If nothing else, I should know better than to doubt myself after all this time, and so many reminders when I failed to trust my intuition!
Just to get a little bit of a baseline, I asked my body about wheat and got a distinctive rumbling in my abdomen. I'll take that as a "yes, please avoid or limit this food". (although I did indulge in a reduced guilt mac and cheese tonight, supplemented with chicken/gouda sausages. So far, the rumbling is minimal, so I guess keeping the quantity low and offset with protein is an option!)
Now that I've made these discoveries, I'm curious as to whether any of my readers have experienced symptoms of Kundalini Awakening, and, if so, are they the classic back pains, or something, like me, that is a little less common but no less disturbing?
My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful to have discovered the cause of my distress and look forward to establishing the foods and habits to not only avoid but employ to make this transition as easy as possible (as if a Kundalini Awakening is ever easy!!!)
2. I am grateful for the cats who greet me at the door as if to say "where have you been? We thought you were never coming home!!!"
3. I am grateful for time to practice my energy work as it is not something which can be done in a single evening!
4. I am grateful for past lessons in relaxation which have already taught me to connect to my body, making it easier to move energy through and around it.
5. I am grateful that the effects of last weekend's massage are lasting a good deal longer than usual!
Love and light