The Way to Spiritual Freedom
By Harold Klemp
The way to spiritual freedom is really very easy. But first you’ve got to recognize that there is a need to have spiritual freedom. That’s a big step. Most people never come to that in a single lifetime. It never occurs to them that they don’t have spiritual freedom.
Once you come to the realization that you are without spiritual freedom, then comes the question of how you go about getting it.
In the teachings of ECK, we have a very pat answer: You do the Spiritual Exercises of ECK. The mainstay is to chant HU, an ancient name for God. You sing HU once or twice a day for ten or fifteen minutes to spiritualize your state of consciousness.
During the time you’re singing HU, you are saying to Divine Spirit, “I’ve opened myself to you. Give me the understanding and the wisdom to meet the waves of life, and the problems, troubles, and whatever else. Give me the strength to meet life.” This is basically all that we do when we do a Spiritual Exercise of ECK.
A short session where we meet with the Divine: that is a Spiritual Exercise of ECK.