If you want to attain oneness or have a spiritual awakening, there are two main factors you need to consider.
The first step to spiritual awakening is to establish through practicing one of the meditation techniques below that you are consciousness itself and immerse yourself in that realization.
Although it is good to intellectually understand that you are consciousness, that in itself will not take you far. You have to first discover through self inquiry or witnessing that you are awareness itself.
In the practice of self-inquiry you keep turning your attention back upon itself. You may silently inquire â€œwho am I?â€ or â€œwhat is consciousness?â€ to help bring your attention back to what is here prior to thought and then experience that. At first you may only experience yourself as consciousness for a 1/2 a second before getting involved in thinking again but through practice you will be able to experience yourself as consciousness more and more.
In witnessing, you simply allow thoughts to arise but you witness them instead of being involved with them. You first do this by allowing thoughts to arise and fall. You consciously let go of the thoughts as they arise. You donâ€™t push them away, you passively do not hold on to thoughts. Then you will get to a state where you notice thoughts arise and vanish by themselves while you rest in your pure state of consciousness itself. You are aware thoughts are arising but you remain uninvolved.
Both of these practices will bring you to an experience of oneness and the first step of spiritual awakening where you realize directly without a doubt that you are consciousness itself. That you exist completely free from the mind and body as consciousness itself.
The second step is to remain in this realization. Because thinking will pull you out again and again. So meditation is the practice of remaining in this state of pure consciousness for longer durations until that realization of being pure consciousness becomes dominant.
These practices above are excellent to attain oneness or have a spiritual awakening but they are not complete. This second key is needed.
And the second spiritual awakening factor is Kundalini Shakti. Kundalini Shakti is spiritual energy. You could call it grace, you could call it deeksha. It is the energy of pure consciousness. It is consciousness in the form of energy. And it is has the full intelligence to transform and awaken you into oneness. You can actually feel Kundalini Shakti as a vibration, as bliss, as peace, as love or as a nurturing energy. But it is the Shakti itself which causes spiritual awakening, which takes you to spiritual awakening.
When you receive Kundalini Shakti, you can actually feel the energy awakening every part of your being into unconditional peace and oneness.
For Shakti to do its job, you must receive Kundalini Shakti which we will get to soon but once you receive it you also have to value it by giving it your attention. You allow the Shakti to do its work on your body and mind through meditation and allowing yourself to feel what you are feeling. This too comes through awareness. You begin to be able to immerse your attention in the sensation of Shakti.
There are two ways to receive Kundalini Shakti. The traditional method is through an self-realized meditation master. By being in the presence of an enlightened guru, you receive Shakti and easily attain deep states of meditation and bliss.
The second method is through sound. Through advances in studio technology, Kundalini Shakti can be recorded and transformed into sound. So simply by listening to some unique meditation music, you easily enter deep states of meditation and spiritual awakening happens naturally. The nice thing about this is you can receive this blissful energy in your own home or wherever you travel. You do not have to take on any specific path or belief system, Shakti is there just by pressing play on your CD player.