Thank you for your great question!
Are training wheels needed when learning to ride a bicycle?
Yes. (usually) but yet the goal is to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Time is needed. Practice is required. The support of those training wheels is required at some point in time.
Spirituality is universal, like riding a bicycle. Once you learn how to ride one bicycle, you can ride a different type. All are bikes. All are good.
Your own preference and needs will dictate how you answer your question.