An initiate is anyone who achieves a change in consciousness or spiritual awakening. For instance this is from a low animalistic pattern; into a higher more responsible way of being. Therefore in effect it is to become; more vibrationally educated in spiritual evolution. Here is a quote by Mr. Carl Jung “Until you make the unconscious conscious. It will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Which is totally correct. Belief system or model of the world does not change reality in any way. However the only thing that we can change. Is our perception of reality. Above all this is precisely. What is achieved with insight meditation practice.
Therefore in this way an initiation represents; a significant turning point in your life. For instance this demonstrates a change in frequency; reflecting an improvement in consciousness. Above all it is a transition from an old rigid dense inflexible pattern; into a lighter finer less dense more flexible pattern. Initiations in the beginning stages of spiritual evolution; happen as a secondary consequence of pain and suffering experience. However in the more advanced stages of evolution. Initiations are often achieved; far more easily in subtle ways.
Initiation is a concept in Theosophy. That there are nine levels of spiritual development. There are four basic levels of spiritual development. That human beings on the earth plane; can progress through as they reincarnate. When souls have advanced to the fourth level of initiation. They have achieved enlightenment; and have no further need to reincarnate. At the fifth level of initiation and beyond; souls have the opportunity to become members of the Spiritual hierarchy. Which is channelled information; that came through Alice A Bailey beginning in the 1920s.
In summary it is only by raising consciousness; that anyone can ever change their fate. In other words pure quality information is the power to enlighten and transform the pattern of your life. Above all Insight meditation is what I call the elevator of life. We can be anywhere on the mountain of awareness. However by choosing to practice the discipline of meditation. We can achieve 100% repeatable results. Determined by the level of energy correctly applied. Perhaps you may have the discipline required to become an initiate?