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Twenty years ago I had a kundalini opening which I knew nothing about at the time. To this day it causes me a lot of physical and emotional pain. Any suggestions on how to ease the pain?
I am sorry that your experience left you with such physical and emotional pain.
I am not an expert on kundalini. And although I'm usually brimming with advice, I know that even well-intended attempts at helping can sometimes cause more harm than good for people with kundalini issues, so I'll stick to really general advice.
Sometimes with long-term pain, we just kind of get resigned to it. Continuing to maintain hope and seek solutions seems important, so I think that if you haven't seen a regular medical doctor in a while, it would be a good idea to do so, just to see if there are any physical issues that may be contributing to the problem.
Same thing about seeing a counselor/therapist, only with a therapist you need to make sure that they have at least some understanding of kundalini phenomenon and spiritual processes. This is important and you may need to do some research and asking around to find someone who is a good fit.
I am also wondering about the nature of your physical pain. If it is muscular (and "just" muscle pain can be excruciating, by the way), a really good massage therapist can sometimes help when no one else can. But I would stay away from anyone who does energy work, and just stick with a skilled, experienced, grounded, non-chatty massage practitioner. In particular, someone who knows how to do trigger point therapy may be helpful. Or taking the other route, someone who's really great at relaxation massage might be a better fit for you. Sometimes just lowering the body's level of stress can help immensely with the perception of pain.
I am also wondering if you have or can find a community of folks who have been through/are going through what you are. There are many who have experienced difficult kundalini awakenings, and perhaps the sense of fellowship would give you comfort, as well as perhaps some useful advice. If you don't live in a large urban area, you may need to turn to the Internet to find such a community.
Also, I have seen websites of people who help people who have had a challenging kundalini experience. Google around and see what you can find.
I would be extremely cautious about energy healing, as some people who have had difficult kundalini experiences report that it worsens their issues.
Please do be kind to yourself and put your own wellbeing as a top priority.
With deep regard,