The second initiation deals with learning to control and master the emotional or astral body. This involves mastering uncontrolled lower-self desires and replacing them with the higher desires of the Soul.

Selfish desires are transcended, to a basic degree, by a desire to serve. Selfish love is replaced, to a beginning degree, by unconditional love. Moods and emotional roller coasters are beginning to be replaced by even-mindedness. So the second initiation marks the beginning of emotional and psychological cleansing.

It is not possible to take our ascension without first purifying and cleansing our emotional and psychological body and self. The ultimate goal is to transcend all negative ego/ fear-based/ separative/ dualistic/ illusionary/ selfish/ lower-self feelings and emotions and to only experience feelings of joy, bliss, happiness, and deep inner peace.

A good visualization exercise to still the emotional body is to picture it clear and serene as a pure and peaceful pool of water. This visualization will help us to carry forward the calmness into our daily lives.

Part of the Soul’s challenge at this stage is practicing unconditional love, vigilantly monitoring one’s feelings and emotions - transcending fear-based ones with love-based ones – and making an overall effort to quiet the emotional body through tools such as meditation, creative and positive visualization, affirmations, journal-writing, and communicating with the inner child.

The Integrated Ascended Master realizes that emotional self-mastery and purification is an ongoing process that extends into all the higher initiations as well. This is why he is ever working on purifying his emotional body to higher and higher degrees by transcending lower-self desires and fear-based feelings and emotions.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.

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