Usually you have to ask to be an initiate many times before you
are accepted. The practice of persistent asking gives you a chance to reconsider, to pull
out, or to explore other avenues before you enter into a relationship so profoundly
That is, the Lord himself creates and sustains a Master/Initiate relationship.
Its correct to infer that if you spurn the Master, you are spurning the Lord who
sustains both the Master and your own soul, the divinity abiding within you. Nothing is
more serious. No cancer or broken back can ever as deeply affect the fulfillment of your
whole being as much as an initiates spurning of the Master.
As some enlightened initiates have declared, "Beloved Master, here at your feet is
my only hope." They were speaking from their higher consciousness. They knew the
significance of abiding in the love and instruction of the Master.
So, persistent asking enables each candidate who is considering being initiated to
think about the matter very deeply and seriously. Perhaps, at your present point of
advancement, you may decide its best not to seek entrance into so sacred and
important a relationship. Initiation may not be appropriate. You may not be able to
fulfill your part of the teamwork.
On the other hand, persistently asking the Master for initiation and the
Master/Initiate relationship may help make your mind and heart more certain. You can sense
your souls wisdom as you ponder. Your frequent prayers help you weigh factors buried
deep in your psyche. As weeks go by, you deal with your doubts and anxieties about
initiation. During the period of asking you get to know the Master better. You can also
analyze how much priority you truly place on your spiritual path and how strong
your devotion really is.