Hi! I'm pleased to be in the company of others that have experienced Kundalini awakening and hope to get involved in some of the exciting conversations and things going on here at the Kundalini Collective.My name is Brent. Here's a little about my awakening story. I'll intentionally leave some things out for the sake of keeping it short.The earliest that I remember experiencing Kundalini phenomena was at 15.I sat to try this thing called meditation, to relieve anxiety and depression. When I turned inward, suddenly my spine began to move involuntarily on its own. It was becoming straight and then bending, I couldn't control it. I found it to be a little uncomfortable but very odd. I came out of the meditation and decided that I was just one of those people who can't meditate.I continued practicing mindfulness. Found it to be very helpful. Explored the wisdom of the East for a few years. Learned to finally sit in meditation in 2012 at a 10-day Vipassana retreat. Made significant leaps in my practice. In December 2012, during a practice of inquiry, I felt something open up in my crown as I realized everything is an illusion. The world was like a dream. Brent was nowhere to be found inside my head anymore. It was cool, but it became very spooky and uncomfortable very quickly. Eventually I stabilized and grounded myself, continuing to have this experience of expanded awareness that seemed to be mostly outside of my body.By 2014, I found myself with a deep and intense longing for God to be in my heart. If I allowed this longing to grow, my heart-center became warm and pleasant. I began a practice of telling every aspect of my being, "I love you" over and over. All thoughts, emotions, feelings, sensations, memories, etc. were loved with this statement, "I love you". During this practice, sometimes my spine would come alive again. I just let it happen, without worry. Of course, I know now this is Kundalini, but back then, I didn't really know.In 2015, I experienced the awakening of Kundalini Shakti. It was like a freight train travelling at the speed of light conducted by the love drunk Goddess Herself exploded up my spine from the base to the top of my head and out. Blissful. Orgasmic, Loving. Transcendent. Powerful.The next 2-3 months were spent purging and purifying all of the things that were arising. I was fortunate enough by this point to have discovered what was happening to me and became trusting and understanding of the process. I never really felt like a victim even though I was going through incredible darkness and hell.The next 6 months to a year included sporadic periods of purification but more and more stability, peace, oneness, and trust were present. Bliss came and went as well.From there, I experienced incredible rushes of creativity and the urge to express. I found photography and this became my profession. I never thought I would be a visual artist in a million years!For all of 2019, I stopped exploring spirituality and meditation. I wanted to focus solely on being in the world, grounded, embodied, and integrated.I understood I had gone through something significant with this spiritual awakening and Kundalini process, but I recognized I still had to honor my roles and responsibilities in the world.In December 2019, I was called into a meditation. I began to experience powerful kriyas. I was then shown a few things, one of them was an invitation to accept a mission to share messages in support of those going through spiritual awakening.From that point, I began to play the role of Brent Spirit. I now speak about spiritual awakening online and support others going through the process as best as I can.I am not the final word on these matters and so I enjoy welcoming others that have gone through Kundalini awakening on my podcast to share their unique insights and experiences. Later this week, Joe DeRiso will be joining me!My work is ongoing and there is still evolution happening here. It is a pleasure to find others to travel and explore with.Much love.