In essence, the Intensive is a day-long conversation with the Guru, a day-long conversation with the force of Shaktipat. The very form of the Intensive is the instrument of Shaktipat—that energy which, when transmitted into your system, carries the signal of awakening. Only a single atom of this energy is required for each person.
Shaktipat, once given, cannot fail. It’s not a matter of if you will awaken, but when. It is only regulated by your own skill, the intensity of your nature, and what you are capable of enduring in the transformation process. Whether it happens fast or slow doesn’t matter. The intensity, spread out over time, does not decrease the impact of its force.