The Master and initiate are essentially a team. They must work
together or the initiate will not achieve and maintain higher consciousness. Teamwork of a
high degree is required. The way you, the seeker, conduct your daily life in
thought, word, and action is vital to the success of the team.
Initiates often like to acknowledge that their Masters love and grace alone is
awakening them and accomplishing their lives fulfillment. They often think their
Master is like the moon, having no light of its own but capable of reflecting the light of
the brilliant sun directly into the night of their ignorance. And while a beginning seeker
is physically incapable of beholding the splendor of God (goodness and higher
consciousness), the Master reflects that Divine light in a muted manner a divinely
shining personality that testifies to a greater light. While the importance of the Master
cannot be overestimated, the Master is not the only factor in an initiates ultimate
delight. Essential, yes. But not the only essential.