VIRTUE & INITIATION NUMBER 2
“ABSOLVING JUDGEMENT & GAINING ACCEPTANCE”
Every Initiation leads to a Gate and every Gate leads to a higher understanding of awareness. You can enter through these Gates independently or they can be used to build on one another. They interact with and can be applied to all other Initiations and Virtues. The Numbers that are issued to each Gate resonates with the vibration and the characteristic of the number frequency assigned to each Initiation.
This is not the most favorable Initiation on our list but of course one of the most important. It is especially crucial for those of us that have the Number Two in their Soul Life Agreement including the Master Number 11/2. This is just one of the Lessons needed to implement in your life in order to access the power & magic of the elusive Number 11.
Acceptance is the Virtue and Initiation for Gate Number Two. It resonates to the duality qualities of the number two and comes from absolving judgment or ceasing to view the world in terms of good and bad.
Personally for me, in order for me to pass through the gate of acceptance, I had to give up my illusion of control over people, places, things, events and circumstances. I had to realize and believe that the only thing I have control over is myself and my reaction to the outside world. When I change myself, I have the power to change the world even if it is only through perception.
Acceptance gives birth to absolving judgement when I become aware of all circumstances and choose peace knowing that everything is perfect exactly the way it is & at all times.
We accept the things that we cannot change and change the things that we cannot accept while acquiring the wisdom to know the difference.
We are addicted to pleasure, in part because we confuse pleasure with happiness. We should all say that deep down, all we want is to be happy. Yet we don’t have a realistic understanding of what happiness really is. Happiness is closer to the experience of acceptance and contentment then it is to pleasure. True happiness exists as the spacious and compassionate hearts willingness to feel whatever is in the present moment.
Concentration is best used to see the impermanent, impersonal, and unsatisfactory nature of all phenomena. These three insights are the keys to acceptance. Those who accept the world for what it is, rather than constantly wishing for something else, are on the path to freedom.
I am reminded of the Acceptance Prayer:
“Acceptance is the answer to ALL my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation, some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in this world by mistake. Until I can accept a life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitude. “