S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 7 - 2 Fa l l 2 0 2 1 3 Monique Rebelle 1 Introduction I was born in Poland. Although being grown up in a catholic country, I had no religious affiliation, nor interest in having one. On the other hand, I had a curiosity about life and desire to know the truth. I left Poland on my own as a teenager with an idea of finding the truth through art. When my spontaneous experience happened, I was thirty five – a mother living unhappily without her child, a “starv - ing artist” on a shoestring budget, renting a dusty attic in a not-that-great part of Los Angeles. By then, I had a history of unusual experiences, psychic premonitions, telling dreams, powerful insights and inspirations, and intense emotions. For About the author Monique Rebelle is a spiritual teacher, painter, and an author. Born in Poland, she dedicated her life to art at the age of fourteen. In 1992 she experienced a spon - taneous Kundalin ī rising. Subsequently Monique has spent twenty-five years evaluating her experience and eventually began providing spiritual teaching. She authored the book Transcendence Calling: The Power of Kundalini Rising and Spiritual Enlightenment . Her email address is info@moniquerebelle.com. ← ← Entrance © Monique Rebelle years I kept focus on my artwork, which was my own investi - gation into the unknown, my life philosophy and my subcon- scious spiritual practice. At some point of my journey, after years of struggle, months of depression and at the verge of suicide, I went through an experience I had no previous idea existed. I hadn’t even known the word Kundalin ī before, I hadn’t believed in chakras, and I had only a vague idea about spiritual awaken - ing. The experience changed it all at once.