For some reason, I have resisted thinking of what’s been happening here as a kundalini process, but I now see it fits very closely how it’s described by others. In a funny way, admitting this is part of the humbling process and coming more into alignment with reality.
What’s been most helpful for me here is El Collie’s writings, and especially her (unfinished) book Branded by the Spirit which is freely available online. Nearly all she describes there fits to a t what’s happened for me at different phases of the process and what I have come to discover. I especially found her chapter on the dark night helpful as that’s what’s still here. Something shifted after the dream earlier this summer – a release out of the bottomless pit of despair, but as the initial onset was gradual the release may also be gradual.