Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga explains how one should prepare oneself for Kundalini awakening. This talk was held at a Sahaja Ypga program in Vienna, on the 19th July 1994 and includes a translation into German.
There are three conditions. First one is that you have to be absolutely self-confident that you are going to get your Self-realization. That means you should not condemn yourself for anything. You should not feel guilty. Guilty at all about anything that has happened in the past. At this moment the past is finished. Unfortunately if you feel guilty, then this center catches very badly and you get disease called angina, also spondylitis, and also lethargic organs. It’s a fashion to feel guilty. I mean, some people feel guilty for their forefathers, some feel guilty, say for Rwanda people, you can’t help these things. It’s a myth. And at this moment it’s important that please don’t feel guilty, because the Kundalini will stop at this center. All your life you have tortured yourself and now at this important moment you should not feel guilty, so the Kundalini doesn’t rise and you miss your Self-realization. In short you should be presently pleasantly placed towards yourself. As I respect you, you must respect yourself. As I love you, you must love yourself. That’s all I want.
The second condition is that you have to forgive everyone in general, that means you don’t even have to think about whom you have to forgive, because that’s a headache. Logically, whether you forgive or you don’t forgive you don’t do anything. It’s a myth. But if you don’t forgive then you play into wrong hands, and the center on the optic chiasma is like this – constricted. At this moment, if you don’t forgive it won’t open like this and you will miss your chance, such an important thing of Self-Realization. So please forgive – in general I say.
Now, the third condition is you have to take out your shoes. Because this Mother Earth helps us. Many people don’t like the third condition sometimes. In England, first time when I asked them to take out their shoes, half of them walked off – very seriously.