The Initiations of the Soul

This is a piece I wrote recently for myself on the initiations of the soul. It comes from my experience of witnessing and participating in the path over the last years. It’s in rough note form. What it doesn’t fully include is how as the Aquarian Age unfolds and the Life-force is released increasingly into humanity, identification - waking up as the divine life force at the core and beyond the whole cosmic evolutionary process - will become the foundational experience that then has catalytic affect on the unfolding initiations of the soul. With the experience of identification spreading like a wildfire through humanity, the Age of Aquarius will result in the transmission of monadic life through humanity as a whole, leading in the next centuries to humanity's self-recognition as a single divine being of cosmic origin and significance. We are a cosmic avatar, not yet aware of that fact. For now, it will be groups composed of increasingly conscious souls that open to and transmit the Life force into humanity. This is the work of Shamballa School.

How the Path Works

Un-integrated personality focussed in one aspect of the personality more than others: body, emotion or mind

Learning in the school of the regular world matrix

Regular life successes and crises leading to…

Increasingly integrated personality

Some kind of core personality crisis that calls forth a deeper search – the search for soul (that which is authentic) begins – 1st initiation

Deeper search brings in soul energy through exploration of that which is “authentic”, and the personality grows

This generally involves a number of lifestyle changes – diet, exercise, maybe yoga, entheogens, possible interest in radical awakening

This continues for some time, with the focus on self-development and the journey of one’s connection to the sacred in life deepening – the individual can be exploring this through the path of the heart, mind or body Leads eventually to a crisis of motivation – of love – what am I actually here for?

A crisis of whether one is on the path of self-development for oneself or for everyone - one eventually takes the bodhisattva soul vow as the influx of soul light increases pressure on the personal wound, leading to a crisis of choice between personality and soul – requires incredible vulnerability of the soul to see itself – it also requires a burst of monadic will to break the hold of the emotional body on the incarnated soul and a final commitment to love over personal desire – 2nd initiation

This activates the need for cleaning up – bodywork, shadow work, emotional work, sexual work, purpose work, soul work, men’s / women’s work, community building, interest in radical awakening, transitioning out of regular world matrix into one’s mission on a whole new level – to clean up to fit oneself for service

Soul connection and expression deepens and deepens until there is the 1st true dark night of the soul – realisation of the personality’s patterns that are masking the soul (spiritual imposter) – this requires incredible vulnerability to see but that seeing allows a shift of identity deeper into soul – this process continues to clarify and cleanse

Soul expression in service / purpose is found and committed to and deepens over time – emotional, embodiment and shadow work continue – soul expression accelerates

Commitment to soul purpose opens the door to the life-force this can be through the crown, heart or base and through with a connection to either its more masculine (God) or feminine expression (Goddess)

The extremity of the soul in service / to live in alignment with love calls forth the life-force of spirit – between the 2nd and 3rd initiations the life-force starts to flash forth occasionally as a peak experience, initially without much control but as the 3rd initiation is approached, more and more it can be invoked at will

Leads eventually to the mountain top experience where the soul is impacted by the lightning of spirit – 3rd initiation

This empowers the soul’s ability to start to really land in the body

The flow of monadic will (atmic) down into the base of the body and / the rise of kundalini energy from the base – results in the activation of the sutratma / sushumna (the channel of Life in the body) and the flow of spirit-current through the system increasingly clears it of blockages and the presence of the life-force through the heart is activated

The soul and body integrate and start to fuse – the Life-force starts to transmit through their meeting point at the heart and transmit through the being

Monadic energy + radical awakening to the Absolute starts to come online more and more naturally

The soul’s consciousness is expanded so it starts to really grasp the Plan in a natural way

Soul realises itself as a beginner in Hierarchy – a great chain of increasingly awakened lives all participating in the unfolding evolution of matter, consciousness and life

Soul’s love increasingly integrates the sacred nature of consciousness, matter, animal, masculine and feminine, and opens to the monadic life of spirit that is their root, generally either through consciousness or matter

Purpose expression matures as the initiate becomes a world server – purpose expression eventually starts to push the boundaries of what the regular world matrix can hold Identity is increasingly penetrated and perforated by the dark light Leads eventually to a crisis – the 2nd dark night of the soul – of what one is willing to stand and burn for – spirit, the one identity and one’s radical expression of it in the world – 4th initiation

World contribution is fulfilled and left behind though still transmitted into from distance and without much effort The influx of dark light increases pressure on the soul wound, leading to a crisis of choice between soul and spirit – requires incredible vulnerability of the soul to see itself

Jon Darrall-Rew