Shakti is a form of feminine energy which can crerate a Kundalini response in an individual. It is an energy that does not operate totally within the boundaries of the physical plane such as the physical sciences are understood today.
It is of the interplanes between both physical and spiritual; apart, yet belonging to both. It can be transmitted by intention and proximity, touch and desire. She is the Serpent that flows up the spine. The human spine which is shaped like a serpent standing on its tail.
She travels to the heart and the crown to join her counterpart or husband the male energy of Prana, which is similar to the positive aspect of an electric circuit with Shakti being the negative aspect of the circuit joining. A very powerful circuit!
It is this marriage that brings the beginnings of in-light-in-meant or enlightenment for an individual. As you read this site or read the posts on one of the group sites, you are receiving it already 'the Shakti' as this is what these sites are all about.
This demonstrates a kind of field around a person. An intelligence that will help you and change you beyond that of a guide but not to the exclusion of guidance.
This energetic aura can be seen as representative of the Shakti as in the example of the Sacred Mother. Nurturing and protecting. The Sacred Father can be seen as the blue of the background just as present but in different form.
As a baby moves from infancy into childhood and adolescence into adulthood, it doesn't stop there. Adults also continue to move into higher states of being. Places where they can be seen as babies that need guidance and nurturing etc. And so the path continues. Kundalini is the next step into that aspect of creation for our unique animal and spiritual dynamic.
Universal Energy can be associated with the Prana Energy that is everywhere. The Kundalini is the marriage of the Prana (sacred male) and the Shakti (sacred female). Shakti is of the earth and of the body and Prana is of the cosmic. When they are joined you have "the Cosmic Earth" Or the "Cosmic Body" or the "Awakened Being". As the sacred marriage is achieved, the divine circuit is completed and the bridge into the divine and back from the divine is built. This is why some Reiki can lead to an activation as it is half of the equation. Much depends upon the individual. - blessings - chrism
So feel it and be open if you are comfortable with the information you have given yourself.