Kundalini... Confusion or Clarity?

There is much misunderstanding about Kundalini. What is it, really? Is there some secret, latent power at the base of our spine, waiting to wake up and transform us into the Divine? Is there actually a mystical "inner serpent" waiting to wind its way up through our inner energies and turn on a thousands petaled, golden-lit something in the tip of our brains?

 My experience has been that Kundalini is actually wholly natural and familiar: nothing other than our sexual drive and its exquisitely ecstatic sensations. And yet... there is something amazingly different that is possible and associated with this word. There is "sex as we think about it in our familiar, social conditioning" and then there a higher potential of sexual energies to refine and purify our entire nervous and glandular systems into a different way of functioning. When sexual sensation becomes something that purifies our minds and blossoms our biology into an Oxytocin based sense of connection and deep Love, I would agree with calling it something other than "sex": perhaps "Higher Sex," or, Divine actualization, or… Kundalini — even though Kundalini is a word that often causes more miscommunication than clear understanding, being linked to pre-scientific, more poetical, and symbol making ages. And then there is this lightness... and Light. / Blake