Initiations, Attunements, Transmissions — all of these were sacred in the Age of Faith. By now… Have they become obsolete? Inappropriate? Even, to some degree, dangerous?
Because now we’re living in The Age of Awakening. Based on different rules. Humankind has been given a new vibrational freedom. Resulting in unprecedented ways to evolve.
In this article, let’s explore how to safeguard your personal growth and spiritual awakening. Controversy alert: I’ll be sharing some stories that may shock you.
First, though, some background.
Are Initiations Astral or Divine?
During the New Age Years (1980 to 12-21-12), all of us became energy sensitive. At least, all of us who chose spiritual awakening. If we wanted energy awareness, we got it.
Which made it more important than ever to discern different vibrational frequencies.
- All forms of energy awareness are not equal. Though you wouldn’t know it from today’s enthusiastic energy talk.
- In The New Strong you can read a systematic explanation of confusions that are common now. Confusions about astral versus Divine. And how to sort all this out. That book is really your best, most helpful resource for background to this article.
- Otherwise, you might just take a quick peek at this blog post on earth’s three vibrational frequencies, human and astral and Divine.
All that said, why explore Initiations, Attunements, and Transmissions?
Because Lately We’ve Been Quizzing about Co-Creating with the Divine
And if this topic matters to you, might I suggest that you check out these recent blog posts?
- Co-Create Healing. A Quiz.
- Divine Co-Creation ANSWERS for Better Energy Healing.
- And note that comments from you Blog-Buddies may be the best part of any blog post!
For instance, about trusting in the Highest, Blog-Buddy JNANA wrote that this might no longer be spiritually safe. Since, in this Age of Awakening, “an astral being can hoodwink us quite easily with the removal of the veil.” She continued:
“That word initiation Alarm bells or not?
“It is still being offered in the religion I come from along with mantras, kriyas etc. I just hope there is no astral infiltration.”
So, yes, I’ll do my bit to respond to JNANA’s heartfelt concern. A concern you may share whatever your religious upbringing.
Initiations in The Age of Faith
Religious and spiritual initiations have a long and beautiful history. And not just within Hinduism, JNANA’s religion. Christian baptism is a kind of initiation. You may think of many other examples, Blog-Buddies.
Whenever initiations carried true spiritual power, steeped in sanctity, they mattered greatly. Given the veil, an ordinary person needed help from a priest or guru. Otherwise, connecting to the Divine was unlikely. During that Age of Faith, we spiritual seekers depended on religious traditions. We looked up to authorities.
This was especially true during the transitional years leading up to the Age of Awakening. Maybe you remember a series of posts here, years ago, on the great world gurus.
Versus now! What’s happening? Ordinary people can learn to co-create with the Divine. We just need to learn skills.
Meanwhile, many initiations today promise Divine connection. But sadly, they deliver astral connection. Or otherwise manipulate trusting spiritual seekers.
Un-Doing a Bunch of Revolting Initiations
During the New Age Years, my client Joe was seeking God by taking one workshop at a time. As my client, he asked me to move out the energetic impact of many initiations from these workshops.
Facilitating Joe’s sessions of RES Energy Healing… was an education to both Joe and me. What really went on, energetically, during these initiations? One was especially memorable to me.
After all the high-minded talk and lofty promises, what happened in the initiation room? The “spiritual teacher” invoked a large blue snake. Then she linked it to the auras of Joe and the other initiates.
Of course, all this astral connection could be broken. And was. Long story short, once unencumbered from these awful astral entanglements, Joe moved into Enlightenment. Age of Awakening Enlightenment!
Initiations, Attunements, and Transmissions
Often Link Spiritual Seekers to Astral Sources
During the New Age Years, many spiritual seekers received initiations-that-weren’t-called-initiations. New words became fashionable. Such as Reiki “attunements” and channeled “transmissions.”
By whatever name, what mattered about such practices?
Sadly, secrecy was usually involved. Sometimes outright lies.
Energetically What Happens in Reiki Attunements?
Before I proceed, please know that I used to love doing Reiki. Praised it in my first book for empaths. You see, I received quite a bit of instruction and attunements. Just stopping short of becoming a Reiki master.
Why stopping short? Because even at my most enthusiastic, during the New Age Years, I knew I already had a different work to do. And it was in energy spirituality, not energy medicine. (Reiki is a form of energy medicine. As for Rosetree Energy Spirituality, RES, well… you know.)
My Reiki masters were wonderful, including impeccable integrity. However, there’s plenty they didn’t explain. (Probably just repeating how they, themselves, had been taught.)
Vague explanations for Reiki attunements were given. Like this one, from a Reiki website:
“The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student. These special energies are guided by the Higher Power and make adjustments in the students energy pathways and connect the student to the source of Reiki.”
With every Reiki attunement, a new astral being enters your Personal Guidance Team. An angel, yes. Not a Divine being. Higher Power, not Highest Power.
Do you really want to collaborate with an astral being? One who may not be nearly as evolved spiritually as you. An astral being who hasn’t been properly introduced as such. An astral being who is rewiring your “energy pathways”?
My best understanding is this. When you give Reiki, you’re co-creating along with your Reiki angels. Sending astral energy through your human hands.
Recently a lovely Reiki master, Gladys, asked me to research what was going on with her when she performed an attunement. Since, quite typically, she hadn’t received many precise answers during her training.
So I used the skill set for Consciousness Positioning Consults. Were the results impressive? Let’s just put it this way. Many collaborations with angels turn funky in these early years of the Age of Awakening. Gladys decided she would stop giving Reiki attunements.
Initiations, Attunements, and Transmissions — Beware
Bottom line: Meaning no disrespect to people involved in giving any of these, here’s my advice. Just say no.
Neither you nor I nor (probably) they… have any idea of what’s going on vibrationally.
I’ll just give you one more example, in closing. An example that dates from 1969, when I was initiated into Transcendental Meditation.
During our preparatory lecture, we were told almost nothing about the initiation ceremony. When my initiator Terry Gustafson did the puja (a beautiful ceremony from Hinduism. But not so beautiful if you’ve been lied to about what is involved), I felt terribly uncomfortable.
An overwhelming thought kept repeating deep in my awareness. “These are not my people.”
Trying to explain my misgivings to Terry, before I went home, he didn’t help. Actually, he asked if I’d been smoking pot recently. (Laughing. Now.)
More helpful was talking to my friend Donald, who was initiated on that same day at the Cambridge TM Center. Donald soon became my first husband. His gift set for aura reading is different from mine. Very strong on the clairvoyance aspect. So he told me, to paraphrase…
What Really Happened in that TM Initiatiation?
“During the puja, my initiator must have been singing the names of different masters from Maharishi’s tradition within Hinduism. Because a whole parade of these Enlightened masters entered the room. Throughout my initiation they stood alongside my initiator. Standing in their bodies of light.
“The last one to come in? It was the same guy in the painting on the altar. Maharishi’s teacher, Guru Dev.
“And when my initiator spoke out my mantra, Guru Dev was speaking along with him.”
When Is a Secret… Really a Lie?
In the Catholic church, they’re called “sins of omission.” Not telling an important part of the truth can amount to a lie.
Over the next decade, I was to witness more of that from the guru I followed. And served. And adored.
Omitting to tell the truth about TM initiations was a pretty small lie, actually. When compared to some others from Maharishi. Most notably, ever hear that the TM mantras are just “meaningless sounds whose effects are known.”
As if! Each TM mantra is the name of a Hindu god.
After years of devoting my life to teaching TM, I found a website that explained which mantra corresponded to which Hindu god. Evidently when I initiated my father, I set him up to chant the name of Shiva.
Not that there’s anything wrong with pursuing Shiva as your chosen ideal. If you choose that ideal. Of course, my father did not. Nor did I have a clue when I initiated him into TM, or when I initiated hundreds of other people.
Look, Maharishi did what he had to do. I’ve long since forgiven him the lies. And respected the powerful work that he did achieve in the world.
As a spiritual-teacher-in-training, I learned so much from him. Some beautiful things to do. And some other things not to do.
For me, the takeaway is simple. In RES there’s no lying. Nor secrets. Nor initiations.
For you, Blog-Buddies, might I suggest? Think long and hard before you accept initiations, attunements, or transmissions.
Mantras and kriyas and other techniques for personal development? Before leaping in, you might research the energetic impact of traditional practices. (In an RES session, I can help you do this from several different angles.)
However you choose to practice Post-New-Age consumer smarts, do it! You’re not living in the Age of Faith, right?
What about songs of praise, like traditional bhajans. They’re beautiful. Just know whom you’re singing to, right? Same with prayer. Potentially, these are ways to co-create with God. So be smart about it.