Kundalini and Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit and the kundalini spirit are not the same, similar, or confusingly alike. In spite of some smear efforts by disgruntled people and leaders who are simply offended and filled with revenge and hatred, the comparisons made between them do not stand up to valid experience or to Scripture. The concept that some spirit is “invading Christianity” is simpleminded at best and purposefully ignorant at the worst.

The kundalini spirit is a demonic spirit with feminine character that is worshipped broadly and applied to yoga and other forms of mysticism. The fact that this demon exhibits and manifests some actions and activity that appear – appear – to resemble manifestations of some people who are touched by Holy Spirit has little or nothing to do with anything. It certainly doesn’t prove that the Church is being invaded by some spirit.

One poorly-conceived hatchet job video that has been circulated by a disgruntled and deposed leader attempts to show these comparison. If we are to accept the fundamentally flawed presuppositions of the producer about “how things work in the Spirit,” we could then apply the actions and activities of people at a play, opera, rock concert, birthday party, lecture series, political rally, or football game to the notion that similarities in personal or crowd reactions and responses prove that a spirit has invaded Christianity.

For example, people applaud at church now. Growing up such behavior was never part of my church experience. People never responded to what was happening in a service by applauding. The first time I experienced this in church, I was appalled! My mother was particularly disenchanted with the idea that people would applaud a song or message or comment in church. People applaud at shows, concerts, lectures, plays, and rallies but they weren’t supposed to respond this way to what was going on in church!

So, are we to assume that his behavior is an invasion of a spirit? Believing this would not be inconsistent with the presuppositions of the video production in terms of “how things work in the spirit.” A person weeps, laughs, falls down, closes their eyes, holds up their hands, jumps, shouts, expresses physically the spiritual reality they are experiencing through their emotions and mind in ways that also have physical expressions – this within itself fails to prove that any of the behavior or lack of it is a manifestation of a demonic spirit.

I can say, “Hhhummmm” fifty time without having any motivation or intention about connecting with the oneness of the universe or releasing some aspect of my inner being because I have no worldview belief system that this is “how things work in the spirit.” If I laugh, weep, jump, shout, shake, or operate in a spiritual gift in private or public, it isn’t because I have been demonized by allowing a leader to lay hands on me.

This is simply superstition at work in offended and misguided people, a form of fear no different from that which the disciples had in the boat when they saw Jesus walking on the water: “It is His ghost!” They were mistaken about “how things work in the spirit” and filled with terror because the actions and behavior of Jesus didn’t fit their experience and offended their minds.

Studying the False More than the True

The mistake that many offended and religiously deceived people make in becoming experts about evil in order to attack and harm people they dislike or hate is studying the false as a means of proving the true. God never asks us to become experts in evil in order to recognize it. He asks us to become experts in the authentic so that the false becomes immediately apparent to us through the same means we know Him and His Word.

The people making these comparisons both say and leave the impression that they have uncovered the deep, dark secret that the people they despise have been using to deceive people, that they are the experts in this great deception because of their understanding of demonic spirits and activities. They wish to believe, say, and impress upon people that they have had their eyes opened through research, and they are sent by God to correct this massive fallacy.

Of course, they went looking for something with which to wound, a weapon to attack what they didn’t like in the first place, and they became experts in evil in order to prove their point. They don’t prove their point at all. What they do is leave the strongest impressions possible that they have uncovered a conspiracy that finally reveals the deep, dark deception of thousands of people following the pied pipers of false revival or something.

We learn from Scripture that people respond differently in times of experiencing God, in ways similar to other behaviors caused by other stimuli, and that there are distinct similarities in behavior by people influenced by evil spirits and people influenced by angels and Holy Spirit. Yet, ignoring these principles, critics whose motivation is to destroy and demean – they have no other real motive like “contending for truth” or “exposing error” as they say – simply wish to make everything they see in people they despise demonic.

For example, people can experience fear and terror as personal reaction to either angels of God or demons of hell. People can experience awe, laughter, anger, obsession, sleep, trance, dream, prophecy, and a host of other experiences, according to Scripture, and the source of these responses and reactions be either from heaven or hell. To say that any experience that causes fear is of the devil would certainly make the story of the shepherds who heard the announcement of angels about the birth of Messiah a strange story even if you attempted to prove they were afraid because they weren’t right with God – convoluted but interesting if you start with being an expert in evil.

Or, take the experience of John the Baptist’s daddy: any spirit that causes a man to be dumb is demonic. Oops! An angel took away his ability to speak until the moment he named the baby “John.”

So, a person falling down, shaking, speaking in tongues, laughing, sleeping, closing their eyes, holding the hand palms up, or all the behaviors people wish to ascribe to a demon in order to “get to the truth” about leaders and revivals they don’t like for whatever reason, are not of God or of the devil either one by the measurement and observation of the response alone. Demons laugh. Angels laugh. The devil laughs. God laughs. Laughter is neither devilish or Divine. It is a respond or reaction based upon some other, deeper motivation and intention.

Can a person have a kundalini spirit? Seems pretty probable given the fact that millions are worshipping at the altar of this spirit. Does this mean that any time a believer has a similar physical response to Holy Spirit that he or she must certainly be demonized by the same spirit? Nope.

Overreaction to the Words “Lying Wonders”

The enemy has done a thorough job on some people about signs and wonders – he has used this verse to convince them that any signs and wonders must be devilish so that people resist what God is doing in the earth or attribute God’s actions to the devil.

Moses and Aaron encountered the power of hell in Egypt when the magicians were able to do what God was doing through them in several instances. The magicians displayed the same manifestations of spiritual power in several ways that were observable enough to convince Pharaoh and others, and the Bible doesn’t say this they didn’t. There came a time when they could no longer keep up and admitted that what was happening through Moses and Aaron was “the finger of God.”

So, in some instances what God was doing and what hell was doing appeared to be the same thing. Yet, what God was doing was a sign and wonder from God while what hell was doing was sourced in evil, a lying wonder. In this circumstance, God didn’t walk away from doing signs and wonders to avoid confusion! God didn’t have a strategy of avoiding lying wonders by ceasing to do signs and wonders at all! “Better play it safe and stop the miracles to keep My people from being confused.”

The critics of spiritual manifestations like to become experts in evil, then use their poorly-conceived conclusions as a basis for saying, “I have the brought you poor dumbies the truth now. You were too caught up in the silliness and fell for the traps, but I’ve had the deeper understanding of Scripture to hold me strong in the face of these lying wonders.”

Here’s a problem they face: The Bible makes it clear that God does signs and wonders. Even though they say the Bible teaches that God changed tactics after the last apostle died, no such wording or even a hint of such a concept exists in the Bible! If you think it does, find it! Such a claim should be rather apparent, easily found, and require little or no commentary and historic explanations of “the testimony of church history.”

Instead, they read a verse from 1 Corinthians 13 that has nothing to do with signs and wonders, apostolic leadership, anointing and revival, and write a commentary consistent with their theory of “how things work in the spirit.” They project through this verse and accompanying texts that say nothing about God retiring from the miracles, signs, and wonders business upon the entire Church, and then have the audacity to declare that anything miracle, sign or wonder is devilish! Whether they know it or not, the devil loves them and their books and messages! The devil is saying, “Thank you for doing my work for me. You guys are the most effective voices I have to discredit God.”

 

Don Lynch

12 Comments

  1. Catherine on June 25, 2020 at 3:14 PM

    Thank you for your article. I have been a Spirit-filled Christian for decades. I have always been concerned about discernment, not wanting anything to do with the demonic but strongly desiring an intimate relationship with my Creator.

    Some things that I see in the church give me pause: soaking, hysterical laughter/crying, shivering/shaking, meditative prayer. I am not sure what to think about these manifestations. I’m still not sure.

    • Jan Winnard on April 29, 2021 at 12:19 PM

      Dear Catherine—You are very wise to be concerned with exercising discernment with regard to those things you are seeing in the church that “give you pause.” Before the Lord Jesus mercifully saved me in 1993, I had been a certified teacher of Hatha Yoga and meditation, and heavily involved in New Age systems of thought and practice for many years. I had a “kundalini awakening” at the ashram of a Hindu yogi in 1984. I publically surrendered my life to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and was baptized in 1999. I have been given by God the rare opportunity to have experienced both a kundalini awakening prior to salvation, and after salvation, my relationship with God as the indwelling Holy Spirit began. A kundalini awakening constitutes an encounter with a completely uncontrollable, often violent, and decidedly impersonal electrical “energy,” a “Force.” The second, is an encounter with the very real, very personal Spirit of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Those among us who are teaching that kundalini and the Holy Spirit are identical “spirits” are in error. If you would like to dialogue about this topic further, in a more personal manner, I welcome you to feel free to e-mail me at janwinnard@aol.com.

      • Mark on May 14, 2021 at 2:07 PM

        That is not true, what you experienced was not Kundalini awakening. The awakening of Kundalini is a very gentle process and only happens in the guidance of a true authorized self-realized teacher not fake gurus who are plenty in modern times and after your money. When this energy is awakened you are filled with deep peace, divine love, and connection with God which is what the meaning of yoga(union) is and not some weird electric experience. A gentle soothing blissful cool breeze fills your body inside and outside and you understand why it is called the cool breeze of the holy spirit, I have experienced it and live that experience every day, I have great love for Christ and now I truly recognize him. Kundalini is the Mother and she is identical with holy spirit. How come in divine trinity there is God the father, God the son but no God the Mother? Only a Mother can give birth, so Kundalini is the force that gives you second birth, She is the Mother the holy spirit who prepares you and takes you to meet the Father when you are ready.

        Christ said that “the Kingdom of God is spread out upon the earth, and men do not see it”
        Jesus also said:-
        “If those who lead you say to you: ‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you.
        If they say to you: ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fishes will precede you.
        Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and outside of you.”
        “When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known,
        and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father.
        But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty.”
        – Gospel of Thomas

        But Church has declared these Gospels apocryphal, the whole idea of knowing yourself has vanished from Christian thought, true Gnostics have disappeared and such things have happened with all religions of this world, true essence is forgotten and people keep on fighting in name of God but there are many who are waking up today and finding in the silence of their own soul the union with divine through the grace of holy spirit (Kundalini) but I agree many charlatans who know nothing about this sacred energy have created lot of confusion in modern time but if your seeking is true and honest you eventually find him, this is a test.

      • Liz g on June 19, 2021 at 10:52 AM

        No it is not the same as the holy spirit no and it is not a demon either . Your Christianity is based on a pagan cult . Constantine and Paul both major contributors to Christianity worshiped mithra and Paul’s eucharist is Osirian in origin , Osiris is the Egyptian name of Dyonisis who is also called phanes . Phanes and horus are the same in different forms . Horus is the Greek Apollo and Apollo is mithra . Now Constantine wanted to see himself as the image of apollo as the Egyptian pharohs were the image of Horus . Apollo and horus are the same entity and let me tell you something else . Another name for Apollo is elah or eloh as in elohim do you want to know the other names I will leave you to find that out for yourself . In your bible God refers to himself as eyah ashur eyah meaning iam the ever living ashur . Ashur is the name of the Hindu god of war Rudra / Shiva who is also called Yhvh . Now the angel that moses was scared of in the bible is Samuel who is also Osiris who is Yama death . He was informed to have no fear as devotion to Rudra / Shiva meant he would go to heaven . Your bible will tell you that your God is a man of war over 200 times because that is what rudra shiva is and associated with war wealth . Another thing , Abrahams father Terah another name for the moon , the moon is symbolic of the tribe of Judah and prana the animating breath of life . Now look at the back of your bible and the churches of Asia, these churches are seals that represent the chakras , not literal churches read about the message to the churches . Who opens the seals or the churches yes the very thing you demonised . Nothing but hatred and demonisation comes from your mouth but you don’t know what you speak of . You worship something you don’t know then demonise . Kundalini shakti is the energy of the soul that leads to self realisation it is the energy of the soul or the self , simply, it is about compassion and honouring the spirit or soul within it is the life force energy . Now look what you said hateful , and the Bible is hierarchical, Abraham is blessed by melchezedik for example , melchezedik represents a king and a high priest as Kings were considered to be , you are full of shit and haven’t a clue what you are talking about . Prana is air the animating force that was supposedly breathed into the nostrils of Adam making him a living soul , ranch ha quodesh means holy spirit , air . The breath of life prana , even your Bible states beware of the principalities of the air , that would be you then wouldn’t it , the one who demonises .

    • Jacovin Davis Mosbey on August 15, 2021 at 5:54 PM

      Good teachings Bro. Don well said and about the applauding scripture do mentions clapping your hands in 47:1-7 and to shout with the voice of triumph so I personally dont think its wrong but at the same time we cannot be just always emotional cause alot of flesh be going on and not a true move of the Holy Spirit

  2. Leah Davida Julie Wilhelmsen on January 18, 2021 at 8:25 AM

    Everyone has kundalini latent inside themselves. It is not demonic. It can be awakened when a person starts being interested in the divine. In the east they call it kundalini. In the west the holy spirit. Kundalini is the power Christians feel when they get excited from singing holy hymns and pray. It is the power that religious people are fueled with so God can do His work on them to become fit for heaven. Kali looks scary. Not because it is a demon, but because the energy fiercely removes what is in the way between the person and God. It purifies the person on every level. The energy has a latent intelligence. It knows what its doing. That is probably why they call it kundalini shakti. It is so powerful you can not fight it. You got to trust it, surrender to its will. Letting it heal you. If people read what you write here they may get scared. It doesnt help them to surrender to what is going on at all, to give up their egos for a while so they understand who they truly are. If people feels overwhelmed by the energy and try to hold the energy down they may experience panick attacks because the pressure is so high. It is not pleasent.

    If anyone who reads this have similar experiences and would like to talk about it feel free to contact me on facebook. I had a kundalini awakening myself and I am not possessed by an evil spirit like you say, because all I want is to do Gods will and there is no spirit in me that disagree.

    • Karin on January 18, 2021 at 10:29 AM

      Thank you Leah!!!!!

    • Emily on January 28, 2021 at 9:11 PM

      Hi Leah,

      I would love to get in touch with you to learn more about your perspective. I have been dealing with this energy for a long time and resisting it out of fear and worried that its evil due to the rage and hatred ive experienced however lately have become more accepting of it and more accepting to work with it as i was in so much pain! Would love to hear your thoughts. Emily x

    • Davia on March 29, 2021 at 8:17 PM

      Exactly, Leah.

  3. Davia on March 29, 2021 at 8:16 PM

    Don’t discount someone’s religious experience simply because it does not exactly match your own. This article is the most un-loving, closed-minded and FEAR-based piece of drivel I have read in a while.

    Thank you for reminding me of the reasons I left the church. I love Jesus, but I do NOT love your brand of “love.” It’s not of God.

  4. Michael on April 6, 2021 at 12:17 AM

    Sorry I don’t agree with you either.
    I have finally healed my childhood traumas thanks to going along with this, and have also learned to be more forgiving, accepting, loving and patient with others and myself, and I can only be grateful.

    This article is borne out of egotistical dogma, which is just not what Jesus was about.

  5. maxwell on September 13, 2021 at 1:49 AM

    thank God for you life. simple and plain truth

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