I often receive messages from clients and students who are considering getting initiated which read something like this:
"Hi Jordan! Thanks for your invite! I am doing _____________ that weekend. Spirit / my Guides keep/s this just at a distance from me, huh? Once again,
please let me know of the next one..."
The real emphasis here is: "Spirit/Guidance doesn't seem to want me to get initiated right now."
With love, may I offer a reality check:
It isn't really "Spirit" keeping a person from initiation. Nor is it their "Spirit Guides". Spirit and Spirit Guides are cheering for anybody to get Initiated into one of the 7 Ancient Mystery Schools. These schools have never been open to the general public EVER before on Earth, and we are in a very special age of humanity that now allows for this! Rather, it is the HUMAN part of us that gets in the way. And the human part that will be strongly challenged by getting initiated. Guaranteed. No exceptions. Some people will be so challenged they don't even notice they're being challenged --- that is the strongest challenge.
When a person is born and takes their first breath, their personal/human will begins to flow counterclockwise. Why? So they can have a strong experience of duality, and thereby learn what is NOT the light. Only by seeing the dark can we know what the light really is. So we have a planet with a lot of suffering and which is quite good at providing us with what seem like dark experiences - what Buddha called suffering. Of course within every experience is the light, but if our personal human will didn't spin counterclockwise we would have an easier time seeing the light always and staying positive at all times. The counterclockwise/negative flow of human will means we are programmed to operate in duality and therefore learn a LOT while we are alive. All of this is for an evolutionary, bigger picture spiritual purpose and is ultimately Good.
What makes Empower Thyself Initiation so unique is that it is the only thing on the planet which permanently changes the baseline human flow of personal will energy from negative (counterclockwise) to positive (clockwise)...while a person is still alive! We decide we have learned enough from negative flow in our lives and we desire strongly enough to know ourselves as God-Goddess that we decide to get initiated. SEEING or temporarily experiencing spiritual will flowing positively (clockwise) using meditation, yoga, prayer, or other spiritual practices is NOT the same as getting initiated and having your baseline be positive at all times.
This is so radical that we cannot grasp what it would really be like. Nothing in this physical, Earthly experience can really prepare us for Empower Thyself Initiation. The only way we can really even know if it's for us is if we feel called to it, and there is no magic formula to predict who will be called. And to be totally up front: having a baseline of positive human will is an enormous challenge while still alive, because we have an entire world that is spinning negatively.
It takes an inner determination which is strong enough to overcome the counterclockwise flow we all have had since birth; an inner voice that calls out and says "I will never understand what Initiation is but I know I need to do it." It is often said that if you want results you've never had before, you must be willing to do things you've never done before.
A lot of spiritually-inclined people have learned to "go with the flow". They often think Mystery School is just another system of the same vein.
Mystery School is NOT "New Age". It is as old as humans in an unbroken lineage and has now been taught the same way for 3,000 years. It gives a person the real ability to KNOW they are God-Goddess having a human experience, and live that way in each moment. It is not an easy road but it is so rewarding to "Know Thyself".
Life will always present us with challenges and roadblocks to getting initiated. Time and money are the two biggest reasons for most people, and some others think perhaps it is a new religion or something like that (also incorrect).
Your life circumstances are NOT in charge of you. You are in charge of your life! And nothing on Earth will teach you how much you are truly in charge of your life like becoming an Initiate. You learn the true flow of aligning your will with the will of God-Goddess-Source and completing your life's purpose, which most people never even discover.
If this is valuable to you, you will make it work. Don't wait to "go with the flow" or "let spirit decide". YOU are calling the shots in this decision. Be honest, and say YES or NO. You will be giving yourself a gift of clarity either way.
"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
- Roald Dahl
Modern Mystery school is...
A University for the Soul
A proven set of spiritual training for your life's purpose
A way of resolving the deepest questions and paradoxes of existence
A drive to be fully and passionately engaged as a human being
A set of powerful, simple tools that have been proven to work over thousands of years and for countless initiates
A community of individuals who are dedicated to facing themselves honestly and compassionately
A path of being constantly and lovingly guided by spiritual forces to eliminate sabotaging aspects of your ego and shine your light even brighter
A big boost to make real progress in places where you're "stuck"
A way to "have it all" in the highest good
Mystery school is NOT:
A new belief system
A guru or spiritual teacher
A new age or channeled thing.
A magic pill
I hope you'll join me for a free information session or a free personalized consultation.
So you want to accomplish something? The Mystery Schools have a teaching that every other thing is moved by one thing: Will.
Let's back off of that for a minute. What do we mean, "Will"?
In our society we don't always have a good relationship with this term. "Will" is perhaps conceived of as a forceful, aggressive direction of intention. Perhaps we have been on a (negative) receiving end of somebody or something else's "will", so we might have an unpleasant association with this word.
As used in the Mystery Schools, "Will" is understood as a primary moving force behind all creation. When we discuss Will, we are discussing it in relation to a higher consciousness/source, and the entire endeavor of an initiate is to bring the personal will into greater alignment with that greater, divine will.
This is not a religious experience, nor is a dogma prescribed to delineate that divine will. The will we are discussing is not written somewhere in a scripture or holy book. It is not even something we can really put into words.
When a person develops a sincerity and focus in their life sufficient to awaken them to the fact that there is more to life than just the physical, then the existence of an invisible higher force of Will becomes a reality in their life. It cannot be stressed enough in a World like ours which is still gripped in the throes of sectarian violence that DIVINE WILL IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN BE RIGHT ABOUT. It is NOT something you can force on another person, nor even speak to another person successfully. It is impossible. We try to outline and codify divine will in religion, and we end up with certain behavioral and mental/emotional restrictions which in actuality have a strong tendency to block the light and the spontaneity of who and what we really are as human beings. Instead of discovering the beauty and simplicity and harmlessness and joy of who we really are, we restrict the life out of ourselves and then blame our unhappiness on others.
This is all a massive misdirection of Will.
If we wish to awaken from this nightmare of misdirected will, both personally and collectively, we must begin with the only sphere of influence we have: the self.
Secondly, we don't have much hope of using the will correctly if we don't have higher aspirations and goals. So, if you haven't awoken those dreams within yourself, or if they've been slumbering for a while, probably best to stop reading right here and go do that. I recommend Life Activation and some Intuitive Coaching.
Finally, using the will correctly is going to be associated with certain other qualities in a person. This is just a short list (it could be much longer):
*Desire to Serve
*Desire for self-knowledge
*Desire to be connected with a greater Source
*An Empty Cup
Scanning this list, where could each of us improve? These are not easily teachable qualities -- they are something that we specialize in awakening and cultivating in the Modern Mystery School. They are intrinsic to every human being, and seem the strongest in those people who have decided they are alive to create something of value. So we should add self-worth to this list, because we will need that to believe we DESERVE to create something of value.
With this basic outline, we have now looked at some prerequisites for training the will, and for what will IS and IS NOT.
I'd love to hear your comments on this initial phase of work. Without judgment, where are you at in this preliminary training? How are you perhaps already laying the foundations for training the will? What are your specific dreams and goals? Don't be afraid to set the goals. Without them training the will is going to be impossible. Talk with you soon!
Jordan Bain is a Senior Guide, Healer and Teacher with the Modern Mystery School. He works tirelessly to assist others in their self-knowledge, healing, and life purpose. "If everything were to suddenly stop in your life tomorrow, where would you be? Would you be living in your joy? Would you be able to create a brand new life for yourself from scratch? Do you know yourself and your purpose enough to guide yourself on the right path for you?" These are essentials Jordan helps people move into and answer for themselves. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and two french bulldogs.