This Blessed Path
There are no footprints before me
as I venture through the woods.
This path was created especially for me
by Souls of rare countenance—
remarkable ECK Masters
who wish more for my spiritual freedom
than I remember to wish for myself.
I look up through a clearing
and hear a hawk’s cry.
Fellow travelers of the Light and Sound
followed their destiny home before me.
And now, along with me,
a sparkling array of Lights
like shimmering lanterns,
sail to sunrise on a vast, open sea.
Echoes and bright pearls
of the living Shariyat
A clear breath of life,
a billowing white wave of love
sent from high on the mountain of God,
enters and stills me as I climb,
reverberating in my heart
like a buzzing bee singing through a meadow.
The ever-present Mahanta
delights in the steps we take
on this Light-filled journey,
steady with the all-embracing Sound of God
calling Soul back home.
I continue on, amazed and happy,
to reach deeper into the heart of God.
An Exercise to Try
Lynn’s poem mentions the “billowing white wave of love” that flows down from the mountain of God. Do you long to feel a divine breeze? To see a majestic vista? To experience spiritual freedom? Use the following spiritual exercise from Sri Harold Klemp to explore your own path and rejoice in Soul’s destination.
The Mountain of God
By Harold Klemp
Find a quiet place where no one will disturb you for ten or fifteen minutes. Then shut your eyes and look at a place just above and between the eyebrows. That is the location of the Spiritual Eye.
Now imagine you are climbing to the top of a broad green mountain. Follow the brown dirt path to a meadow of colorful flowers. Powder-white clouds near the summit of the mountain give a feeling of great joy, wonder, and freedom. This is the Mountain of God.
When you reach the top, lie down upon the thick, soft carpet of grass. Feel the sunshine warm your face, arms, and body. Shut your eyes there too, as you did when you began this exercise in your room. For the moment, expect complete darkness of the inner vision.
Now look gently for the Light of God to appear in your Spiritual Eye. It may appear in a number of ways. It may come as a soft field of light, similar to the fluffy white clouds near the mountaintop. Again, It may be a pinpoint of light: blue, white, yellow, purple, or even green or pink.
While looking for the Light, softly sing HU over and over again. It is Soul’s love song to God. Without staring, continue to watch for the Light within your Spiritual Eye. Listen also for the Sound.