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The Australian Schoolteacher

ECKANKAR, ECK Parable, Waking Dream, Holy SpiritBy Harold Klemp

A teacher in Australia had finished a particularly rough day with her students.  She taught French to children ages seven or eight.  Because it was hot they were unruly that day, and she couldn’t do anything to maintain order in the classroom.

A citywide train strike was on that week.  Instead of taking a ten-minute train ride home, after school let out that evening the teacher had to get on the bus and ride for several hours.  The buses were very overcrowded because of the strike, and there was no air conditioning.

Sitting near the front of the bus, the woman mulled over what had happened during the day.  Inwardly she seethed.  How difficult the children had been!  Her thoughts went round and round as she got angrier.

Suddenly the bus driver’s radio crackled as a communication came through.  Another driver was calling the command center.  “The needle on my heat gauge is going up and up,” he said.  “What do I do?” Read More

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A Sweet Little Fly

By Nora, Ontario, Canada

As we drove home from my appointment with my dentist, I was feeling down and depressed from the news that my jaw joint was completely worn out and the other one on its way.

A fly traveling with us in the car kept coming onto my hands and wouldn’t leave me alone. Finally I just let it be and do its thing, going from one hand and wrist to the other, back and forth, leisurely walking around there. As I watched its little game, I suddenly realized it was the Mahanta’s love and reassurance coming through this little fly. Read More

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The Secret of All Relationships

ECKANKAR, Soul, Love,By Harold Klemp

Everyone has some experience with love—even a child who has a pet kitten or a dog.  Soul is trying to give back or respond to God’s love that’s coming through. In some way the child learns lessons about caring for the pet.  If he neglects the pet and it runs away, the child learns one of the first hard lessons about love: If you love something, you have to nurture it.

Like anything else, you have to put your full attention on it.  Sometimes in the courting stage, a couple focuses all their attention on each other, but after they are married they begin to take each other for granted.  Instead of looking at each other when they talk, their eyes drift.  Maybe the man is thinking about work, and she is thinking about things happening in her life.  They talk past each other. Read More

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The Master’s Help with Health

By A chela, Washington

About two weeks ago, I had two TIA experiences–a harbinger of likelihood of having a stroke. Upon visiting my health care provider, I was truly shaken to find that my blood pressure was sky high. Before this, I had always had low blood pressure. Tests were taken and I was to await the results to see what the course of action would be. I was scared as it seemed I had no control over the situation.

In the interim, I was advised to have my blood pressure checked at the fire station several times a week. I had the nurse who lives next door check it the next day and it was even higher than before! Read More

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Spiritual Exercise: Law of Reversed Effort

ECKANKAR, Goals, Positive ImaginationBy Harold Klemp

If you feel you are trying too hard to accomplish something, consider the Law of Reversed Effort.  This law is a practical law of nature concerned with the use of the imaginative powers.

It goes like this: The more you concentrate on putting your imaginative powers upon something, the less you are able to do it.  Or, the harder one struggles to avoid something the more it will be attracted to him. Read More

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How Big Is Your Sign?

By Ted, Washington

I was in a bit of a quandary during my morning contemplation which I did in the visitor parking lot at work today. I was hired recently to work at a tech job some 110 miles from home. I enjoy the work and the co-workers. But the 220 mile round-trip commute is very tiring and leaves little time at night to get anything done before going to bed.

But the real issue is not the low pay and high cost of the commute. It is something else inside me. So, I asked the Inner Master for a sign if I should stay with this job or leave it.

I got out of my car and began to head to a hiking trail on the ground of the company where I work. Upon entering the next parking lot, I heard crows calling in alarm mode. I saw three of them and two glided to a tall lamp post. The combination of the crows calling and the lamp post meant the Sound and Light. Read More

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Molly and the Great Unmovable

DSC02149By Harold Klemp

For years my wife and I shared our home with a little dog named Molly.  Eventually she lost her sight and hearing, but she was still filled with love—and she was still every bit as stubborn as a puppy.

Molly’s goal was to understand the great unmovable, which happened to be our library bookcase.  We had set a protected area in the living room where she could walk around.  The walls were foam-padded but the front of the bookcase was not.  Yet Molly toddled along so slowly that she really couldn’t hurt herself.

As soon as she got up from her bed, she headed straight to the bookcase, and for some reason she proceeded to press against it with all her might.  We were not sure whether she wanted to shove it over or if she was trying to absorb all the wisdom she could from the books. Read More

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The Blizzard of a Lifetime

By Elisabeth, Austria

I found myself in a situation that forced me to confront my fear.

It had started snowing heavily in the morning. And when I was driving home from University in the evening, the snowstorm raged hard. Carefully, I started my way homewards on the icy roads.

The storm hit 100 km/h and the blowing snow intensified. Read More

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