Thank you for your vulnerability! The lack of healthy initiations in our western culture is, in my judgment, why there are so many boys running around in men’s bodies.
Initiations are what the word means. They are the beginning or initial phases of revealing ourselves to ourselves. We begin to see who we are, as I did, in others and in our circumstances when truth appears. I realized my suffering was the difference between who I know I am behind and underneath all the masks I wear and the conditioned man I allowed myself to become.
I continued in my self deception until what I hid, repressed and denied was worked out and remains in the forefront of my awareness. I am grateful for the initiations I have experienced as many of them retrospectively were peak experiences in disguise.
Thank you Vanessa, for the reminder.