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My Own Journey with Kundalini



My Own Journey with Kundalini 

Many years ago, I found myself walking into a small upstairs room in a quiet suburb of Melbourne Australia to meet a man who, I had heard, had undergone a deep awakening into the unitive dimension of being. That man was Master Charles




Through a series of seeming coincidences (I had been interested in brainwave entrainment sound technology and Kundalini awakening) I had been led to this room, and with great anticipation I awaited his entry. 



Up until this point in my spiritual journey I had been an ardent reader of teachers such as Jiddu Krishnamurti and Nisargadatta Maharaj, along with various Christian mystics such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. More recently, I had been introduced to the late Nityananda of Ganeshpuri, and Baba Muktananda. Needless to say, I had high expectations. 

When Master Charles entered the room, I observed him closely; he seemed to sway like a drunken elephant and moved very slowly. He was wearing what appeared to be a silk monk’s garment (I would later learn that this was a gift to him from his guru, the late Baba Muktananda). 

Master Charles Cannon with Baba Muktananda


My mind was not at all impressed by any of this, for my image of an awakened sage was that he or she would be beyond image consciousness, simple and ordinary. Master Charles seemed to be full of a sense of theatre and show. I sat disappointed, reviewing in my mind the great expense I had now accrued in getting to this disappointing meeting. A fake, I thought. 

I was in this state of total disillusionment, and free from expectation that anything might happen, when Master Charles started to casually gaze around the room (he still hadn’t spoken). 


I was seated toward the back of the room, and when his gaze met mine, something happened that was outside of time and space. Suddenly a deep intuitive awareness of the essential oneness of Consciousness arose within my heart. A direct, tacit, wordless understanding that Consciousness is not personal but universal. 

Like dry leaves caught in a swift strong wind, I could feel all prior conditioning based on separation crumble, and the tension that goes with it dissolve in a flash of timeless understanding. 

What happened next came totally out of the blue; I felt a subtle sensation within the region of my chest, almost as if a cork had been popped and vast waves of Love began surging within my being. These waves just kept on coming, arising from somewhere deep within my own Self, and as they flowed, my whole being was saturated in Love. 

Suddenly it occurred to me that this Love was flooding the whole universe, filling and sustaining all and everything. At that recognition, my mind lost its hold, and I melted totally in the recognition that there is enough love within each of us for all of us. There is no shortage of Love. The universe is filled with it, and it is us.

I sat immersed in Love for the remainder of the program, literally swimming in a sea of Love and energy. I felt certain that I had come to meet this Divine Presence that animated all of Life and not a separate person. 

Though I understood and recognized that what Master Charles and all of us really are IS this animating Presence, and that this Presence was awake to itself through Master Charles. 


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