Giving Thanks

ECKANKAR, gratitude, Harold Klemp, Shariyat-Ki-SugmadBy Harold Klemp

“Over all these lower worlds the Kal Niranjan was given the responsibility of exercising the power of the negative force. This Kal force was formed to have the strength to give life and body forms for each Atma which came to live in these negative worlds.”

The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, p. 89

On this day, practice gratitude for the gift of life itself and for your own body, mind, and emotions. For all the small things that help you sustain your existence in this world and help you unfold with experience.

You may find that you take extra care with your food, or are kind to yourself in your emotions.

Saying, “Thank you,” aloud or in your heart, is a way to feel God’s love.

From Spiritual Exercises for the Shariyat, Book One, p. 63


9 Responses to Giving Thanks

  1. Murphy Biriabebe says:

    Thanks for making these bits of wisdom available online. It’s indeed a Worthy service.

  2. John Magne Trane says:

    Gratitude is the best attitude.

    And once you begin, it’s hard to stop.

  3. Henk Brusse says:

    For a few years now we have moved to a place that is a fantastic place to reside. I have however no Eckist around me that I am aware of.
    The beauty of this is that I have to rely on my own inner communication with the Eck and The Mahanta.
    All things I do for the day and night are done in the name of the Mahanta. What an adventure life is! The details would be too great for others than myself. BUT the Master, the Mahanta, knows, that’s all that matters. No other being matters! IT knows my of love and endless gratitude for all things.

  4. Omolumo Mojisola says:

    Abundance flourishes in a grateful heart. Thank you Z! ❤❤❤

  5. Carol Cameron says:

    Practicing the Spiritual Exercises of Eckankar has taken me to deeper levels of thanks and gratitude. Journaling my gratitude moments at night in my dream and waking dream journal also strengthens my awareness of these gifts.

  6. Akpobome Ogbon says:

    Thank you Wah Z. Thank you for teaching us the law of gratitude. And even where life’s challenges may seem unbearable thanks for keeping to your word that your are always with us.
    I can’t be grateful enough. For the gift of life alone. I am indeed grateful. Thank you for the beautiful reminder to always be grateful.

  7. Rama Badarou Soule says:

    Giving thanks is a powerful remedy against all life situations, no matter how tight, good, bad or worse they may be. Life is a kind of school full of uncertainties. In fact, sometime, crying may not help. We just need to remind our true nature – Soul – and realize that we’re sent for purposes to the lower worlds. Thus, rather turn inward and rely on the ECK and the Mahanta. The ECK teachings give opportunities to realize how important it is to be sincerely grateful. Mostly, the Dream Master kindly shows everyone the reasons: Karma? Past lives? Or simply a lack of attention?
    One has to make a regular assessment and give up bad habits, then act in the best way. Mahanta continuing guidance, fundamentally the spiritual exercices help to achieve this.
    Yes, GIVING THANKS is a powerful Spiritual Exercise that has helping me to be strong and more confident.
    I’ve been keeping giving thanks everyday. Everytime.
    Thanks a lot, Wah Z. Words are not enough to express my gratitude to you. May the blessings be!

  8. Moses Nduekhe says:

    Thanks very much Wah Z for the gift of life itself.
    Thanks very much for the challenges of life all around me. These challenges have become the greatest teachers of all time.
    Thanks very much for all the good things of life that I’ve also enjoyed in the course of my stay out here in this life time.
    Being grateful to life has a way of opening the heart for more love. Its a special spiritual exercise of some sort.
    Some lessons have been learned about myself, about other people and about life generally.
    I sincerely would love to say thank you very much for all that life has brought my way.

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