Kundalini Shakti, the creative force of the universe, wants to express itself freely. In order to do that, it needs to remove obstacles from its path. In humans, these obstacles exist mostly in the thinking and feeling mind. These obstacles are blockages caused by insults, attachments, unfilled desires, daydreams, unrealized ambitions, entrenched beliefs, and so on.
Once these blocks are dissolved, once a clear mind has been established, then the creative forces can flow freely.
All growth oriented endeavors are geared towards expelling, overcoming, and dissolving these blockages. To assist Kundalini in dissolving these blocks, you walk on various spiritual paths while undergoing spiritual practices!
You, as the individual self, want to be set free. You want to be liberated. It is only your mind that tells you that you are not. In fact, you were never imprisoned. But, your mind needs to let go of its attachments and for that it must be informed. The mind must be illuminated. The mind must be enlightened. The mind must see for itself.