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An Invitation to Sing HU

ECKANKAR, HU, SoundYou are invited to try this simple spiritual exercise.  It has helped people of many different faiths open their hearts more fully to the uplifting presence of God.

To do the exercise, first get comfortable.  Close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths.  Next, gently put your attention on your inner visual screen, where daydreams and images come to you.

With your eyes closed, sing HU (pronounced like the word hue) as a song of love.  There are many ways to experience the love of God.  You may notice a feeling of peace, warmth, and comfort.  You may also recognize the presence of the Divine through greater spiritual insights into your daily life.

When you sing HU and sit in quiet contemplation, you might also perceive the inner Light and Sound.  The Light may appear as brightness or colors on your inner visual screen.  The Sound may be musical or the sounds of nature, such as the wind or the ocean.  However you experience the presence of God, it is bringing you a broader understanding of the life you lead.

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Awaken to Your Dreams

ECKANKAR, Love, Dreams, HealingDo you ever wake from a dream but can’t quite remember where you were?  Then an image may gently float in, or something sparks your memory.  Suddenly you recall a scene as real as the world in front of you.

Dreams are windows into worlds beyond the ordinary.  Some people have dreams that give them guidance about the smallest details of their daily life along with profound spiritual insights.  Others experience unconditional and transforming love in their dreams.

For example, a woman from the Midwest found such love in her dreams after her mother died.  The woman asked Divine Spirit for help with her grief.  In a series of dreams, she met with her mother.  As they visited together, the daughter was filled with the love they have for each other.  These dreams helped the woman deal with her sorrow. Read More

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Who Am I, and Why Am I Here?

ECKANKAR, Dreaming, Spiritual TruthsThere is more to life than what you see on the surface.  You may already sense this, perhaps through experiences in lucid dreaming, out-of-body travel, seemingly impossible coincidences, or just a strong, unshakable feeling.  You are not alone.  Many people have similar experiences and want answers to their burning questions.

The ECK teachings can help you find answers, giving you tools to prove spiritual truths to yourself and discover the adventure in your daily life.

 

 

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A Special Purpose for This Life

11C53_BZ_TheMomentBy Harold Klemp

Odd as it may seem, you had a special reason for coming into this lifetime.  It was to become a more godlike being, but most people do not realize this fact.  They assume that birth is a fancy of destiny.

All the lives you have ever lived were for the polishing of Soul.  Like it or not, you are now at a higher and more spiritual level than in any prior incarnation.  So look at yourself.  Do you like what you see?  Keep in mind, whatever it is, for better or worse, it’s of your own making.

You are the sum of all your thoughts, feelings, and actions from this life and every lifetime in the past. Read More

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You Exist Because God Loves You

ECKANKAR, Youth, Love, RelationshipsBy Harold Klemp

Q: My grandmother passed away recently.  I need a way to not be sad yet always have her with me.  I don’t want to have to think about her passing away.  Can you write back to me about this?

A: In our home, Mother had a plaque on the wall that simply said, “Time heals all wounds.”  And it does.  It’s likely that you can see the same about your feelings now about your grandmother passing away several months ago. Read More

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Where Fear Comes From

You've Lived Before, You'll Live AgainBy Harold Klemp

What is this life all about?  I would have to say it’s about fear and how to overcome it.

You have a job, you’re afraid of losing your job.  You have health, and you’re afraid of losing it.  Your child is sick, and you’re afraid your child won’t get any better.  Will you have enough to feed your family?  These are all fears.  The experience in this world seems to be total fear.

When fear is a dominant player in your life, it steals the joy and freedom of living.

Hidden fears—stacks and stacks, piles and piles of them—reside in each human being.  What is their origin?  Many fears developed before your birth into this lifetime.  Each human being carries a history of hundreds or thousands of past lives.  That allows plenty of time to hurt others.  And it also gives them a chance to hurt you.  Get hurt enough in a certain way, and you cringe from the mere thought of that sort of pain.

People are not born equal.  At birth each brings a unique load of karma. Read More

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What’s Different about ECKANKAR?

ECKANKAR, Spiritual Path, Light, SoundBy Harold Klemp

Q: There are so many choices available to the seeker of truth today, including various teachings of the Light and Sound.  What makes Eckankar different?

A: There aren’t that many teachings about the Light and Sound.  There are a lot of teachings that know nothing about either the Light or the Sound as an important part of the spiritual path.

Christianity speaks about the Light in a number of places in the Scriptures.  For instance, Saul on the road to Damascus—that was the Light of God.  I don’t think Christianity understands the full importance of the Light of God.  And even those religions that do have both the Light and Sound of God may not fully understand the importance of having both of them as part of a viable spiritual path.

So, in ECK we teach that there is this balance of the two aspects so people can have the straightest, most direct, and most spiritually beneficial path to God.

Excerpted from A Modern Prophet Answers Your Key Questions about Life, Book 2.

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What Happens after Death?

ECKANKAR, Truth, God, Light and SoundBy Harold Klemp

Q: What happens to us after death?

A: I’ll paint a picture of the afterlife with a broad brush.  The reason is that consciousness is like a river of water in that it goes gradually from a small stream to a larger one.

A composer, for example, uses a similar method.  When he wishes to move up, say, eleven notes from a starting note, he will work his way up in gradual steps rather than in one big leap.  He may go up two notes, drop back a half note, move up a full note, and so on, until he reaches the eleventh note he was aiming for.

These gradual movements from the smaller to the larger or the lower to the higher are to prevent a destructive or jarring effect upon the sensibilities of man or nature. Read More

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Finding Your Own True Path to God

Wonder of WanderingBy Harold Klemp

Divine Spirit has provided many paths for Soul to take back to God.  Each path roughly fits the consciousness of a like-minded group.

That is why there is no reason to look down on any religious teaching.  The ECK Masters come to enliven, not destroy, religious teachings, because periodically the spiritual light dims. Read More

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What Does ECKANKAR Teach?

Shariyat_02_color_HIECKANKAR teaches simple spiritual exercises to experience the Light and Sound of God.  These exercises also help us Soul Travel, to move into greater states of consciousness.  A spiritual exercise can be as simple as relaxing and singing the word HU, an ancient name for God.  As we practice these spiritual exercises, we learn to recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  We learn that each of us is Soul, a spark of God sent to this world to gain spiritual experience.  And as we unfold spiritually, we learn to express the love of God through service to others. Read More

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