Overcoming Resistance and Finding Love
By Valerie, Texas
My journey in ECK started three and a half years ago.
I had been looking for a way out of the church because I needed a real connection with the Holy Spirit. On January 1, 2010, I decided that I will spend the day in prayer until I enter in contact with the Holy Spirit.
As I was praying I was also singing Holy Spirit hymns and songs. That day something special happened but I did not realize it until almost the end of the year when I met my future husband who gave me an ECK book The Call of Soul and a HU song CD. I listened to that CD late at night around 2:00 a.m. Sri Harold’s voice sounded so familiar that I felt at home. When the HU song played I could not stop listening. I recognized the sound.
This is the sound that I have been singing all along for a year since that long day of prayer and now it was right there. I understood that it was my way of being in contact with the Divine. I also read the book and could not put it down. It was what I was looking for.
Here is my story:
My future husband and I met at his apartment complex on a beautiful June summer day in Dallas, Texas. He was the neighbor to a good friend of mine, and she had a lot of respect for him because of the way he carried himself, but she was not sure about his religious beliefs and was a little concerned. She usually hears a sound coming from his apartment which I later learned was the HU song.
So we girls decided to speak to him about Jesus and see if he could be a member of our Bible study. He politely refused, but I insisted, telling him that we had some good African food to share after the session.
That did not work.
I still took his number and left. A few months later I moved in with my friend to reduce our expenses, and my future husband and I met again. We hung out with my roommate and from there our friendship began. As I was full of questions regarding religion, he gave me those two materials I mentioned earlier, and I went to an ECK presentation at a hotel. There some of my questions were answered by the facilitators.
About a week or two later I went to the ECK Worship Service, and the people were so full of love and the atmosphere with the sound of HU was so beautiful that I felt right at home. I decided to register and become a member.
As I started my journey with the study of my first discourse things got complicated at church. I became a member of a Satsang class and was missing Sunday services on that day. Eventually my pastor heard that I was taking classes for a different religion’s group and did not like it. The church organized a council with some members and all my Bible study members and other friends to discuss my future with their congregation.
The meeting was a surprise to me but I sat and listened to everyone’s argument. I have to mention that the meeting was the day before my first ECK Springtime Seminar in 2011 and the goal was to stop me from going to the seminar and eventually stop anything that has to do with the ECK teachings. The pastor read passages in the Bible about false teachings and false masters and how there is no other way than Jesus and how I would perish if I do not change my mind and he does not want me around the members of his church.
I chose to stay with the ECK and completely leave the church. They were disappointed as it was not the answer they expected, but my mind was made up and there was no turning back.
I have a better understanding of who I am as Soul and what my purpose in life is. I am married to a wonderful man and that is the grace of the SUGMAD. Many blessings came my way.
One thing I have learned is to surrender all to the Master and trust his guidance. I do not doubt that the will of the SUGMAD will be done every day in my life. I just want to serve with love and give all that I can to those seeking the ECK and that are ready for it. May the Blessings Be.