I have gone through several initiations and with respect would like to answer this question from my background of experience. One thing I think most people fail to realise is that legitimate initiation is not only powerful but beautiful in that its beauty is found in the spiritual rewiring of an individual.
Concerning Regla de Ocha I received both my Elekes and my Guerreros at the same time. The Elekes ceremony is symbolic of acceptance into an Ilé and grants protection with the Orishas and gives the initiate the rite(derecho) to give devotion. The warriors Elegua, Ogun, Ochosi, and Osun when given to me this was when the layers of me began to peel away, it was after receiving my warriors that I realised the diamond in the rough that I was.
It wasn’t perfect but I had a squad with me that I knew I could always count on. A few years later I recieved Kariocha in the Mysteries of Ogun. Life doesn’t necessarily get easier but the great thing about Kariocha is the family I’ve gained through Orisha which I don’t think can be really understood unless standing there.
My Rayamientos were amazing but I can’t get too into that. But I will say that no one should attempt to “tap” into the Palo current, it is not only ultimately disrespectful but the all the spirits involved in that religion are safe guarded and can only be understood by undergoing the death process that is the initail Rayamiento as an Ngueyo.
I have to say this also. It goes deeper than servitude, for me being a Santero, Palero, Spiritist, and Root Doctor is my way of life while each tradition is separate from one another they are inseparable from who I am in the flesh. I was born this way yet it took baby steps for me to get where I am, If that makes any sense.