The lifetime in which you receive Shaktipat is a pivotal moment. Nothing will ever be the same again. The process of pouring the light of God into a person causes the spiritual heat to rise, and as the heat goes up, different things happen to each individual as their personal identity begins to cook down. You’ll come into contact with anything and everything based on your past actions, your destiny, your fate. This is a universal experience in terms of the awakening of a human being.
There is no particular way you have to live or be. What you want to do with your life is up to you. You can draw on the warmth and friendship of your fellow travelers on the path as you will, but in the end, everybody has to accept and take responsibility for their own life. This is the warrior’s path.