When I first did Empower Thyself Initiation in 2005, my mind had no idea what I was getting into. But I knew in my heart that after much searching and prayer, I had finally found a vehicle to fully share my life purpose all in one place. I heard an interesting teaching: "The Mind is polluted." Whatever!
After my Empower Thyself / Adept Initiation in 2005, I continued to be my own obstacle until 2010. I was shown by the school of hard knocks that it's really true what we teach in Mystery School: THE MIND IS POLLUTED. For those five years, I gave myself the luxury of back-seat judgment, thinking privately:
"Other people's minds are polluted, but mine is pretty much ok." RIGHT...
In 2010, I committed to use this Mystery School as an exclusive means to serve others for one simple reason:
I found that this lineage of King Salomon ALWAYS empowered and NEVER enabled people. No gurus. No teachers. We teach that YOU are GOD (GOD-GODDESS by whatever name you like), or perhaps a GOD in Training. That was a bit much for me at first. Too much responsibility. I'd rather just pretend be a human.
I seem to like to do things the hard way.
Life. It's really simple. We all have a blueprint. We all signed a contract with that universal/greater aspect of GOD millions of years ago. We come to this planet with a very specific mission, to experience JOY in our unique blueprint.
My mind got in the way of this mission. I had to learn to live in JOY, because nothing else felt right. This is the new paradigm, living in joy always.
It turns out that everything I could conceive of needing on my path of joy, this lineage already gathered together 3,000 years ago into one perfect system! It works for everyone who uses the simple rituals, meditation, and prayer daily, receives healing work when they need it, and moves forward when they hear the inner call. Life is about progress.
Progress as an initiate means more layers of your psyche are revealed. This is not easy. Negative ego easily rationalizes its way to the driver's seat of the mind. Left unchecked, the mind will grow weeds. Those weeds will overtake your garden and steal your light.
As an Adept / 1st step initiate, your mind works 10x more powerfully. As a Healer / 2nd step initiate, it's 100x. You've committed to GOD to get more real with yourself so you can fulfill your purpose.
Initiation is a rebirth, and your old identity prior to initiation is gone. When the initiation sword descends on your shoulders and head, you change, even though at that time you do not understand fully how much changes. Your Body, Emotions, and Mind must become reflections of your higher self.
Before Initiation, your Masks provided safety. After initiation, your Masks become the problem.
You might notice old negative habits surfacing after initiation. WHY? Light flows more freely in you. How much of your life is run by your subconscious mind? Your subconscious mind is the foundation of your Masks. Subconscious must be made conscious. Initiation gives you the structure, teachings, and tools to remove your Masks.
Underneath your Masks, there is eternal JOY. Keep digging!