Essentially, the seventh initiation is the goal of every initiate because it means freedom from the wheel of rebirth. It is the nirvana of the Buddhist, the Samadhi of the meditator, and the liberation of the yogi.

So in essence, the seventh initiation marks freedom from rebirth which is a very celebrative moment in the evolutionary journey of the Soul, however, it is important to understand that even though one may take the seventh level of initiation, this does not mean that one has mastered one’s four lower bodies and consciousness. So in a sense, the real work only just begins!

In the ultimate sense there are 352 levels of initiation to be mastered to achieve cosmic ascension (as opposed to planetary ascension, which we are speaking of here). And so now it is the job of the initiate and Kindergarten Ascended Master to achieve greater and greater levels of mastery over the physical, emotional and mental bodies.

As initiations are usually taken on the inner plane at night during sleep, it is very common for disciples and initiates not to be consciously aware of taking initiations. They may have an occasional dream about it or a related meditation experience, but often that’s it. Even many advanced initiates do not have any remembrance of taking initiations on the inner plane, but this does not change the truth of it.

The Integrated Ascended Master knows very well that he has broken free from the wheel of rebirth which he has been bound to for hundreds of incarnations by the law of karma. So he realizes the significance and value of what he has attained but he also knows that the real work has only just begun! So he is determined to double and triple his efforts to reach even higher and higher levels of Self and God Realization.

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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Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: