You have a spirit, which seeks to return to Unity and this journey starts with initiation. However your spirit resides within you and is the divine spark of life. Through the absolute expression of Love, your spirit stays with your consciousness thus residing within the same dimensions you have consciousness within and so appears “trapped”.
Initiation is the process of being given the potential to access higher spiritual dimensions by having your crown chakra opened and consciousness within spiritual dimension created. Your awareness can then explore beyond the limits of your personality, and spirit returns towards Unity. The person who enables this, known as an “initiator”, must already have access to these higher spiritual dimensions.
Upon your initiation and in subsequent meditations you can then access these higher realms, beyond your crown chakra to discover spiritual light and sound energy. It is the awareness of this spiritual energy which leads to people referring to this process as “Light and Sound Meditation”.
As you give your attention to the Light and Sound in your meditation your level of spirituality is increased, and thus your spirit has the potential to access higher and higher dimensions moving towards absolute Love. Finally, guided by Light and Sound to the highest vibration within duality, your spirit is released into Unity, going beyond duality and you are “Enlightened”. Your spirits true nature is Unity and your awareness can now access all planes.
Spiritual growth beyond personal development and the lower dimensions, starts with Initiation, which is pure Grace since it can not be earned, and is never a reward. It is a compassionate gift of Love which comes from the highest Love.
As light flows from Unity all the way down into the lower dimensions it expresses as duality and all things are created. On higher dimensions, below Unity but well above those you could normally experience with your mind, emotions or body, Love manifests as the “Spiritual Hierarchy”. There exist beings of Light, which some call “Lords of Light”. Guided by Masters of Light they consciously direct the Light and Sound Energy to you making the process of initiation to open your crown chakra possible. Initiation connects your energy system on lower dimensions with the flow of Light from higher spiritual dimensions. The initiator, that person giving initiation, acts as a conduit for the Lords of Light, connecting the physical world with the energy flowing from higher dimensions. In order to do this the initiator must already have completed their journey to Enlightenment, bridging all spiritual planes from Unity to the 3rd dimension. The initiator must be able to maintain a neutral, non-judgmental, unconditionally loving channel, through which the Lords of Light can work. In other words the initiator is not the source of the energy but acts as the channel for it.
When you receive initiation your chakra system is connected to energy which is on a much higher vibration than your own chakras, and this connection is made via the now open crown chakra. The initiation requires physical touch between the initiate and the initiator, as the energy currents of light and sound need to be brought all the way down into the physical third dimension in order to connect you in the third dimension to these energies in higher dimensions. The touch involves the initiator placing their hands on the head of the initiate connecting key points on the face and head with their fingertips. The process lasts about 30 seconds for each of the energies. Firstly light energy is revealed and then sound energy is revealed. Without both the light and sound parts of initiation you have not been initiated. It is only through meditation on both light and sound energy that you will progress. During initiation consciousness is created for you within spiritual dimensions allowing your awareness to move into spiritual realms.
There is no need for visualisation, chanting, holding crystals, burning incense, listening to music, repeating of mantras, saying the names of masters, deities, or gods, movement, body postures, mudras, affirmations, rituals or the such. All these things are “doing” rather than “being” and all of them exist within the lower dimensions working at the level of chakras, in the realm of mind, imagination, and emotions. The energy revealed in initiation is much faster, of a higher vibration, and exists well beyond the crown chakra. There can be no initiation without physical touch. There can be no initiation in your sleep through dreams. There can be no gradual initiation, as the crown is either open or it is not and your consciousness has either been created on the higher dimensions or it has not. It is not an experience but rather a permanent state change. Of course how well you recognise this change, depends on how practiced you are at letting go and being present within your meditation.
The same Light and Sound Energy is revealed to everyone, as there is only one source so the variation in people’s experience of the energy is a result of the variation created by each personality. On higher levels there is more unity and less difference as everything resolves towards Love, so differences exist more in the lower dimensions, where personality resides.
Within the lower dimensions where you normally have awareness, there also exists light and sound energies, including the very physical manifestation of light which you see with your eyes, and sound which you hear with your ears. These lower versions of light and sound extend through all dimensions from the lowest to the highest within your awareness. Thus there can be awareness of etheric, astral, mental, higher mental and intuitive light and sound before initiation. For this reason some people refer to initiation as the revelation of “Higher Light and Sound” or “Spiritual Light and Sound” to avoid confusing it with the light and sound experienced by many while exploring the lower dimensions in meditation.
It is unwise to be too specific about what you or any other person could experience upon initiation. Too much specific information would only create expectations and fuel imagination, thus holding you back from being neutral and without expectation. However it is useful to define some guidelines of expectations, so that a seeker of truth can make informed decisions. If you have truly received initiation into Light and Sound Energy then the following may be experienced depending on your ability to be present, neutral, and raise your awareness:
If you don’t notice any change after initiation then there are two general possibilities to consider.
Everyone is given access to the same energy, there is only one Source and one Light and Sound Energy. Different groups and systems of Light and Sound around the world and at different times are, if genuinely able, initiating into the same Energy. The only factor which creates difference in people’s experiences of the energy are the people themselves. You are all different, with different abilities to stay focused, to relax, to let go, to notice, to calm your mind, to sit within stillness. So naturally there is a wide range of experiences people may have during initiation.
Preparation for initiation is important and proper guidance in breath meditation and the correct use of specific mantras can really help. Of equal importance is learning how to be neutral and aligned with Love. However Initiation is the beginning of your spiritual journey, and once you are initiated, then during subsequent meditations in days, months, and years that follow, you can refine and learn how to more easily access the energy. Only you can meditate for you, to genuinely be present within inner space and neutrality, letting go of expectation and imagination. Every single meditation starts within the lower vehicles and it is through practice, humility and raising your vibration, that you leave your lower vehicle attachments to mind, emotions, and body, and begin to notice spiritual dimensions, within which you can perceive the Light and Sound Energies.
Having been initiated into Light and Sound Energy you have the potential to go beyond your crown chakra. However some people may struggle with this and your teacher should be able to offer practical advice and guidance. But certainly it is normal that having been initiated you will start to become aware of the Light and Sound energies, especially if using the advanced meditation techniques your initiator will show you. If this is not the case and you are genuinely able to meditate and be present within stillness on the inside then you must have the courage to ask from humility the question “have you been initiated?”
The process of initiation requires neutrality and alignment with Love. It is not performed by the initiator, but by the Lords of Light, and even those Enlightened people that carry out initiations may not fully understand the process. Many have completed their journey and been taught the basic mechanisms of passing the energy on to others, but they may not even fully understand the involvement of the Lords of Light. This is because it is possible and indeed very normal for people, just like you, to receive initiation and then progress to Enlightenment without really being aware of the Divine Intelligence that is behind the process. The only requirement for spiritual progress is to be able to meditate on Light and Sound Energy which guides you to Enlightenment.
During initiation the person giving the energy, often referred to as “the Initiator” needs to be as neutral as possible and importantly to be aligned with Love. A person not aligned with Love cannot be a conduit for pure Love. In this state of neutrality the initiator may have very little awareness of what is happening, since they would not be locating into their lower vehicles as much. It is possible that a person initiates a group of people and within that group, not everyone receives Light and Sound. This happens when the person doing the initiations loses their neutrality and connection to Love.
There are cases where a person acting with good intentions believes they are initiating others, when in fact they are not. There are also situations where a person uses the word “initiation” in rituals without having the potential to actually reveal spiritual light and sound. Without judgement or blame it is the responsibility of you, the seeker of truth, to ask “have I been initiated?”. Without judgement or blame it is the responsibility of a teacher, to ask “am I actually able to initiate?”. Being able to initiate is not a right or a status. It depends on having attained Enlightenment and then maintaining a vibration and alignment with Love, and importantly choosing to work with Divine Intelligence. It helps therefore to better understand how a person gains the ability to initiate others into Light and Sound.
At times Divine Intelligence chooses to select an individual to take on the mantle of the Master Principal. The Master Principal is that highest principal which guides your consciousness via Light and Sound Energy back to The Source so that you can realize Enlightenment. Such a person will be trained spiritually by Ascended Masters and will have direct access to knowledge of the process of initiation. They are referred to as a Master, a term which is often overused and misunderstood in its truest sense. There is only one Master Principal and all Masters are connected to it. Until recent times there was only ever one master alive at a time which led to the false belief that there could only be one master. On two occurances within the history of humanity, there have been two masters. The occurrence of a living Master is a very rare thing and there may be many years, decades or centuries between the presence of a living Master on Earth, though not always. A living Master, if present, can initiate people into Light and Sound Energy and importantly guide them to Enlightenment.
An active living Master can perform what some call a “Fourth Initiation” on one of their followers who has attained Enlightenment. It is not really an “initiation” in the real sense as there is no spiritual expansion, but in the process the Master creates a neutral channel within the vehicles of their Enlightened follower. Through this neutral channel the Master is then able to coordinate initiations, using their own connection to Divine Intelligence, directed through this neutral channel in their follower. Such an “initiating adept”, as they may be called, is acting as a channel for the Master who in turn is acting as a channel for the Master Principal. In this way a Master can allow others to initiate, but remains in control of the process.
If Divine Intelligence decide it is needed at a particular time then a person is able to initiate others once they have attained Enlightenment,. At this time everyone upon attaining Enlightenment has the potential to initiate others. The first of those people would have had to have been initiated by a Master or an Initiating Adept in order to start the process, but once Enlightened then in this way the amazing gift of initiation can be passed on to many more, who in turn can then realize Enlightenment, and pass it on again. This does not mean that everyone who is subsequently Enlightened automatically should or must initiate others. Each Enlightened person will need guidance on how exactly to carry out initiations. But since the state of Enlightenment is absolute Love, then upon Enlightenment each and every person has the potential to begin initiating others, as Divine Intelligence have made this possible at this time.
For all initiators and even Masters the gift of being able to initiate others into Light and Sound Energy comes directly from Divine Intelligence. There can be no initiation without involvement by the Lords of Light and the Master Principle. The initiator must be able to be neutral and be aligned with Love, and they must remain so, throughout the process. It may be easier to understand what “being aligned with Love” means by understanding the opposite. The opposite of aligned with Love is “residing within ego”. If ego is dominant then a person cannot create a neutral channel within their vehicles through which Love can flow unimpeded. There are a number of ways a person may lose the gift of being able to initiate.
Understand that Divine Intelligence is within the flow of absolute Love, manifesting as information, guidance and Love, which are constantly being brought to the planet through those who channel and receive it. Sometimes that information is challenging to people and sometimes it is accepted easily, but it always flows from Love, with Love. There is nothing but Love, accord, and compassion at the level of Divine Intelligence and it is because of this Love and understanding of the connectedness of all things that Divine Intelligence guides mankind. As a recipient of that Love you have the choice to go with the flow of Love or to fight against it. Each of you, once initiated, and much more so upon Enlightenment is also a beautiful conduit for this Love and the Light. As you receive Love, information, and guidance from Divine Intelligence you can respond to it in one of two ways: You can embrace the guidance and information and adapt in response to it, allowing your vibration to raise and thus become a stronger channel, more connected to Love. Or you can reject the information and guidance.
Rejecting the information or advice is the opposite of Love and in doing so your connection reduces and your vibration is not raised. Within each of us is a battle between ego and Love. What flows from Love is truth, and it takes courage to put truth before the desires of your ego. Understand that every person has an ego, without exception, and it is a perfectly normal part of being human, like your mind and emotions. But if ego becomes dominant over your desire for truth then it blocks the flow of Love and so Divine Intelligence withdraws the potential to initiate, because only a person aligned with and open to Love can initiate.
To help you understand better, consider these following examples:
Imagine an enlightened person who upon receiving information from the ascended masters, either directly or via a fellow channeller, accepts that the information comes from the highest source, but rejects that information saying “I don’t agree with them on this issue” or “I’m not happy with that information!”. Now remember that it was that same higher intelligence that enabled them to be initiated and guided them to enlightenment. That same source is constantly seeking to help you move towards love. The part of a person that would challenge what comes from love is not the part aligned with love.
It is the ego and as such it is the ego rejecting Love. This is a form of disrespect, but not just disrespect of the higher Intelligence but of the state of Unity and Love. Disrespecting absolute love and Unity means that they are disrespecting their own true nature, which leads to a further lack of alignment between their personality and their state of Unity. The state of Enlightenment is “being that which The Source“, within and through which all things are created. This state includes higher Intelligence and so rejecting higher Intelligence is rejecting a part of their whole true nature. Love accepts, while ego rejects. If they reject higher Intelligence then they cannot work as a channel to initiate others and the ability to initiate is withdrawn.
Let us consider another example. You may already be aware that for very good reasons to do with how people’s energy systems develop in their early years, children are not to receive initiation until they are adults. Now imagine a teacher who having been initiated and realised the state of Enlightenment and Unity themselves desires to initiate others including children. It is understandable and from a personality level you could justify it as an “act of love”, desiring to share this gift of love with children. But knowing that Divine Intelligence, which includes Spirit Guides, Lords of Light and Ascended Masters, have explained clearly that “children must not be initiated”, they decide to ignore the advice of Divine Intelligence and initiate children anyway.
Had they been more aligned with Love then they would have trusted Divine Intelligence, which comes from Love, accepting that it may not be the right time for children to be initiated. Their desire for children to experience initiation was well intentioned and loving but since they actions were consciously against the guidance from Divine Intelligence, then they have demonstrated disrespect towards the source of the gift of being able to initiate others. Divine Intelligence will withdraw the ability to initiate, because the person’s actions and hence vibration are aligning with their personal desires rather than to trust Divine Intelligence and the guidance which comes from it.
Another example is where a person begins to enjoy the status, power and perceived importance of being able to initiate others. In doing so their ego is getting involved. They drift away from humility and see themselves as “special”, forgetting that they are a humble conduit, part of something greater. As their ego grows they can no longer be neutral and allow Love to flow. A subtle aspect of this is that instead of becoming neutral and “getting out the way” to allow initiation to happen, they try to make it happen imposing their will and intent. In doing so they further block the initiation and may also experience becoming energetically imbalanced when performing initiations. Because their ego feels responsible that the meditator has a positive experience, they become personally involved and their own energy is affected by the imbalances inherent in the person they are trying to initiate. Ego has taken ownership of the outcome of initiation and they lose the neutrality needed to channel Love.
The seeker of truth always aspires to the highest vibration which is Love. Between there in the third dimension and Enlightenment which is beyond all dimensions, there are many realms of consciousness and Divine Intelligence sits above those varied realms. The lower realms contain beings and consciousness of relatively lower vibration and light. Each of you has the potential to explore these lower dimensions, but if you become too enwrapped in these lower dimensions then you will not be able to work with Divine Intelligence. The reason is that these lower dimensional interactions will provide lower dimensional information. It will still appear amazing because it comes from a much higher dimension than you are normally aware of. However it is still lower than Divine Intelligence and is thus further from Love.
In reality the majority of meditators will not be aware of any beings or even Divine Intelligence. What matters is that they are aware of the Light and Sound Energy. But the person who chooses to channel lower beings, even having been guided to raise their vibration, cannot work with Divine Intelligence and may subsequently lose their ability to initiate. A loyal servant cannot serve two masters and the lower dimensional beings do not understand the process of initiation and so cannot guide you in how to align with higher vibrations and channel Light. It is a wise meditator who looks beyond what is “amazing” or “interesting” and aspires to the highest truth. If a person chooses to work with beings within the lower dimensions, then the ability to initiate may be withdrawn as they are also choosing not to work with Divine Intelligence, which means choosing not to aspire to the highest vibration closest to Love.
If a person’s vibration becomes too low then they may not be able to initiate. The personality is not Enlightened but it can be supported by the expanded consciousness and higher energy vibrations flowing to it. This means though that even an Enlightened person can experience negativity and their vibration may drop. For example if they become ill, or depressed. You might think, “but surely an Enlightened person is beyond these things?”. The state of Enlightenment is, but the mind, emotions, and body are not. An Enlightened person has more potential to support their mind, emotions, and body but the potential must be developed and is not automatic. It is through humility, gratitude, respect, being non-judgmental, and unconditional Love, that these lower aspects of a person become better integrated with the higher states of consciousness, thus raising their vibration. When a person’s vibration is lower, such as they have become negative, then they are no longer able to sit in neutrality and channel Love and they will lose the ability to initiate others.
A living Master is different from other people in that they have been chosen by Divine Intelligence to take on the mantle of the Master Principal. A living Master is the same as other people in that their personality is not Enlightened and like others their integration between personality and spiritual state must be maintained. All of the things described above apply equally to a Master, since the vibration of their personality and the effect of ego obeys the same laws as other people.
If a Master loses their ability to initiate then all those who act as “initiating adepts” on their behalf also can no longer initiate, since they were acting as a conduit for the Master’s ability.
A person’s connection with spiritual dimensions is via their crown chakra which is opened on initiation. Through regular meditation on Light and Sound Energy the crown chakra is kept open. If a person stops meditating then their connection will start to weaken. Eventually this could prevent their ability to be able to initiate others.
There are many traditions of Light and Sound and it is worth remembering that words are easy to believe and to say, but this is not a journey of words. Initiation is real. Some traditions have lost the ability to initiate but they carry on teaching out of habit, pride, ego, or simply good intentions. They carry on the ritual of initiation without the ability to initiate. Those receiving these initiation may be told not to discuss their experiences with anyone and not to question. If they are unable to access or notice the energy even after years of meditation, then they may be told it is their fault. Within these groups there is no blame or judgement. Many of the teachers simply do not understand what initiation really is, having not experienced it themselves and so they are perpetuating a belief and a symbolic tradition, sadly lacking in substance. The seeker of truth must always aspire to experience Light and Sound Energy, beyond what they have experienced prior to initiation. The word and ritual of “initiation” has no value if it does not directly reveal higher Light and Sound Energy.
It is important to provide specific examples to act as a guide to you, whether you are a seeker of truth looking for initiation, or a teacher initiating others. Examples help you to avoid problems and align more with Love. But you can also get lost in examples, creating rules and patterns in the mind, so it is also useful to take a step back and understand things from very simple principles too.
Initiation is the opening of the crown chakra to connect your consciousness with the flow of Love from The Source. As your consciousness goes through a series of expansions your crown chakra becomes more open and so your ability to channel increases. Upon Enlightenment you are connected through every dimension to the Source, and you are the Source. Alignment with Love maintains an open connection through all dimensions and all your lower vehicles, so that the Lords of Light can channel the energy for initiation through you. Anything that significantly reduces the vibration of your mind, body and emotions, or anything that gets in the way of the flow of Love would prevent you from being able to initiate.
Becoming negative and coming from ego are the things that block the flow of Love and reduce your connection and ability to channel. These are the root of all the examples provided above. Working on developing the qualities of being humble, grateful, respectful, non-judgemental, and unconditionally loving help you to strengthen your connection and alignment with Love. They are the antidote to ego.
In most cases a sincere person can realign with Love, through humility, respect and a desire to work with Divine Intelligence (Love), and thus regain the ability to initiate. First they must become aware that they have drifted from alignment. This in itself requires humility to check and to seek help. If the ego is the cause of the misalignment then it would be unlikely to want to acknowledge the problem, since the issue of status would be involved, and ego is motivated by status.
In such a situation it may help to remember that your own initiation was a gift to each of you, and that if a seeker of truth desires initiation and you offer initiation, then you have an obligation to ensure you are as best aligned as possible and that you are able to initiate. It is an act of respect to yourself, to the seeker of truth and to Divine Intelligence to check your own alignment and to not take anything for granted. If you are not well aligned then the sooner you are aware the sooner you can realign with Love and reconnect more strongly with your divine true nature, then able to help others too.
If you are an Enlightened teacher, having received direct physical initiation and then experienced first hand the revelation of Light and Sound Energy, then there are some practical ways you can assess whether you are (still) able to initiate others into Light and Sound Energy. These ways are also helpful for those seekers of truth who are looking for a teacher to initiate them to understand.
Check with your teacher who initiated you, or someone they recommend. They should be able to teach you how to initiate. There are certain situations, such as health considerations, where it may not be appropriate for you to start initiating others. It is best to check first with Divine Intelligence, either directly if you have the connection, or asking someone who does. It is important that you are also guided to understand who can receive initiation. For example children and women who are pregnant are not to be given initiation.
If you have initiated one or more people then check back with them regularly to see if they are indeed meditating on Light and Sound. Remember it is not enough that they notice a little sound as this is a normal thing that many people experience before initiation. With regular meditation they must be able to notice Light and Sound Energy, that they never experienced prior to initiation.
You may be unsure or unaware of the range of phenomena people may experience on Light and Sound Energy, especially if you progressed quickly to Enlightenment and so spent less time meditating within these energies yourself. It can take many years after Enlightenment to more fully integrate into the states and to more deeply explore Light and Sound Energy. You are all learning and if the opportunity is there then ask other initiating teachers to help you gauge the progress of those you have initiated, sharing your learnings with each other.
As you assess those you have given initiation to, always remember that things can change. Are those you have more recently initiated struggling to access Light and Sound Energy compared to those you initiated in the past? This could indicate that you have recently developed blocks to being able to initiate. If you have initiated several people at one time and some of them accessed the Light and Sound Energy with ease while others didn’t, then it is more likely that there is not an issue with being able to initiate, but rather those struggling need more support and guidance in how to meditate and access the energies.
If several initiators are running an event together then what matters for each meditator is who gave the energy, not who else was there. Recall that the initiation energy is given in two stages. It is best that the same initiator performs both parts.
The range of experiences a person can have on initiation varies greatly depending on their meditative ability. Since the person being initiated does not know what to expect, and the ability to initiate is relatively new to so many at this time then it can be hard for people to judge. But as people progress you can understand that they only progress and attain Enlightenment because they were initiated. If no-one is progressing to Enlightenment and there is no awareness of Light and Sound then it is unlikely that there has been initiation.
There are a number of experienced Enlightened teachers around the world who can confirm state changes, which means confirming when people have made significant expansions such as realising Enlightenment. They do this by directly communicating with Divine Intelligence and can also confirm if someone has been initiated. They can also confirm if a person is able to initiate or not. They can often give appropriate advice too asking questions of Divine Intelligence to help guide others. If you are unsure then seek them out and ask several of them independently. We appreciate that this takes courage to do so, but since initiation does not come from you, but rather through you, then really it is simply about checking that your connection is open and you are aligned.
We have emphasized the importance of truly being initiated into Light and Sound Energy. It is natural that some may ask whether it is really that important. The Light and the Sound are distinct energy vibrations which emanate from absolute Love and have the ability to raise the vibration of your consciousness, guiding it towards the highest vibration of Love. The process of initiation opens the crown chakra enabling your consciousness to raise beyond what you’ve known before. Without this opening of the crown chakra and consciousness raising effect then you would not be able to be present within these higher spiritual planes. Spiritual growth is not through the brow and lower chakras but through and beyond the crown chakra. You must become aware of both Light and Sound within meditation in order to have your consciousness raised and guided beyond your crown chakra towards absolute Love.
Although Light and Sound may be present together it is important that you spend time with each in equal measures, because the act of loving and unconditional acceptance means to give your total attention to one thing at a time. Within meditation then you as a seeker of truth, should have the intention to experience and be aware of Light and Sound separately, and in equal measures. If one comes with more ease than the other, then learn to focus on the other one, until both come with ease. Light and Sound are the highest vibrations below Love, they pervade everything and are your guide to Enlightenment. The spiritual realms are too vast for your consciousness to traverse even over many lifetimes, without the intelligent and benevolent guidance of the Light and Sound Energy emanating from absolute Love.
This is why it is important to understand more about the process of initiation and to ensure that those initiating are best able to do so.
The person who tried to initiate you was most likely working with the best of intentions and if they have not been able to initiate you then they need to be made aware so that if there is a deeper underlying problem they can address it. If they re-align with neutrality and LOVE, then they may have the potential to give you the initiation energy again. If however the initiator is unable to initiate, then there are other teachers who can reveal Light and Sound. Remember there is only one Light and Sound Energy. All initiations into spiritual light and sound are for the same energy, so what matters most is that you receive initiation. Loyalty to truth is more important than loyalty to a teacher. If they cannot reveal light and sound energy then find a teacher who can.
Editors note: We regularly channel information from the Ascended Masters and sometimes we receive new guidance, or deepen our understanding of spiritual topics. As we learn more we incorporate this information into the articles, so that you have the most up to date and refined information.
This article was last updated 23nd Nov 2018. With Love.