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Thanks for posting this

I'm always undecided about the emphasis on pursuing kundalini awakening, as I believe it was developed as a practice for those who were essentially on a celibate, rather than a relationship, path. Traditionally, celibate practitioners engaged in "ritual sex" with a partner whom they might never see again, and attempted to force the kundalini upward.

I've focused more on the larger synergy between partners, and how to sustain harmony. It may be that a stable relationship builds a more reliable base for any spiritual expansion. Kundalini that suddenly rises can be very destabilizing.

And according to one source I read, if one hasn't fully redirected one's sexual desire toward spiritual ends, it can be risky to force the kundalini upward. Apparently, that's how many gurus get into trouble with their devotees. It takes a strong, clear personality to resist the biological tug of the guru's "alpha male" status (or the female equivalent) and its reproductive advantages.

Using karezza within the "safe" container of a stable relationship allows us to experiment while we figure out if we're ready for the next step.

But hey, all experiments are interesting.