It wasn't easy, it was a bit frightening, and it was very deeply meaningful and powerful. For a few minutes, I honestly wasn't sure I would pass the three tests. But, in the end, both druidkirk and I passed, and we are now ADF Initiates.
It is clear, from the omens, that my work is only beginning, and I can expect a rough road ahead. This does not surprise me, but it is good to be prepared.
I simply need to focus, find my center, and experience the joy. . . For those are my lessons from this initiation.