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What Is the Ultimate Goal of Soul?

ECKANKAR, Goal, Soul, Love, SpiritualBy Harold Klemp

Here is a brief review of the final goal of Soul: It gathers an education in the lower worlds so that It can become a true citizen in the spiritual community.  This is what we call a Co-worker with God.

The relationship between parent and child in the worlds of matter is based upon this spiritual design.  The parent is the vehicle for the child’s entrance into the world and is responsible for his education.  The child must, between birth and the age of perhaps eighteen, learn all the dos and don’ts of his culture.  The significant fact underlying the parent-child relationship is that there is more freedom for the child as he gets older and assumes more responsibility.  The parent has failed his duties if the child reaches legal age and is unfit to take his place in the world. Read More

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A Better Life Is Just One Step Away

ECKANKAR, Soul, God, DestinyBy Harold Klemp

A woman worked in a medical office where the doctor was unkind to her.  She was always being scolded for this or that.  She finally couldn’t stand it, so she quit; she felt that no matter how bad it was out there in the world, she’d be better off without a job than working for that doctor.

Right after she quit, the woman had an accident where she broke her jaw.  She lay at home recuperating, wondering what she should do as the bills began piling up.

One morning she got a call from another doctor in the same medical building where she had worked before. He asked her if she would work on a temporary basis in his office while one of his regular employees was on maternity leave.  She said yes and started work the next week. Read More

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Discover the Meaning of Life, and Overcome the Fear of Death

ECKANKAR, Youth, Love, Relationships

By Harold Klemp

You are Soul—an eternal, individual spark of God, who can never die. Each person is a divine being who comes to life on earth with a spiritual purpose. Lifetime after lifetime, Soul grows in love and grace, ultimately to become a Co-worker with God.

A lifetime is a precious gift, an opportunity for spiritual growth and service to others. Most of all, life brings Soul the purity of love, compassion, and grace. Read More

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What Is True Prayer?

ECKANKAR, Prayer, Divine Spirit, Listetning, GodBy Harold Klemp

Correct prayer is listening to God.  If a person is going to err in prayer, it’s through too much telling or talking to God.  There’s nothing wrong with telling or asking; there’s nothing wrong with talking to God.  But after you’ve asked your question, listen.  Be quiet and listen.

Listening is true prayer, prayer of the highest sort.  Even prayer where you’re asking God something is of a high sort or it can be.  But sometimes people carry it to extremes.

When I was a child, my parents had us say our childhood prayers at bedtime.  As I grew up and went to divinity school, I would still say my prayers at night.  Not that those of us at divinity school were very righteous.  A very small percentage were truly pious, and the rest of us were about average.  We got along.  We knew God was there.  We did our lessons; we did our Bible study and science and math.  There were also those in divinity school who were quite nonpious. Read More

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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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