Ready, Set, Go Help Your Family
By Misty, Oregon
One of the things I want to be aware of is how to help out my family during transitions in life. The Spiritual Exercises of ECK help me do just that. Being in communication with this life source every day gives me nudges about my life, ways to solve problems, and insight into my dreams.
Just before my mom’s translation (death), I had a dream about her.
I was driving down a road in my car and looked out the passenger window. I saw my dad sitting at a table inside this ranch house. I could see him quite clearly through the grills in the square-shaped picture window. He was reading the paper. He looked up to see me, and I waved. He waved back, and then this look of amazement came over his face. I could read his lips. He said, “You can see me!” and waved even harder. I smiled, nodded, and waved back.
Then he turned toward the kitchen (another room) and shouted to my mom (whom I could not see), “Hey, she can see me! She can see me!”
I looked down at the ground between the house and my car. There wasn’t any grass; there wasn’t any sidewalk. There was nothing there—only a void.
I woke up and realized I had had a chance to see my deceased father across the divide, and he was in communication with my mom. She was still in another room (still in her physical body), but she was there.
Furthermore, my dad was telling my mom that communication could be passed from there to here and back again. And he would not forget that. As Soul, he was learning that communication can be passed on after death, and he was sharing that with my mom. He might possibly carry this knowledge into his next lifetime.
Later, I spoke with my mom, but she was busy with appointments and gardening, so I wasn’t able to tell her about the dream. She translated (died) a couple days after that.
A few weeks later, I asked my spiritual guide, Wah Z, the inner name for the present-day leader of Eckankar, for an experience to let me know she was OK. A few nights after making the request, I had another dream.
I was in a room, and the whole family—my sisters, brother, children, and parents—were gathered around. Even my dad was there, although he had translated over ten years before.
We were laughing and exchanging greetings and memories. My parents were in their forties—very young and spry, unlike when they passed away in their late eighties or nineties. They were sitting on top of a bunk bed, on the upper bunk, near the back, close to the wall.
We were talking about going someplace or doing something as a family. So my parents decided to get down from the bed by jumping off. Not only did they not jump off the front of the bed, but they made an elaborate descent. They flipped off the back of the bed like acrobats and landed between the bed and the wall, holding up their hands as they landed together. I was so astounded to see them as acrobats that I woke up laughing.
I know they did that on purpose, just to remind me I am in a dream. They wanted to show me they are well and happy, and that they are not just the parents and memories of who they were to me in this past lifetime, but Soul—playful and loving, joyful and happy.
I am so grateful to have this gift from the Mahanta—to know my parents are OK and happy, and to be able to understand my dreams through the study of my spiritual exercises.
Spiritual Exercise: Getting Answers in Dreams
“At some level Soul knows everything. If there is something that you would like to bring into consciousness, here is a way to get help.
“Before you go to sleep, relax and decide that upon awakening you will have an answer to whatever it is that you desire.
“When you awaken, it will be in the forefront of your thoughts. At the moment of slipping from or into sleep, you are opened to truth and in direct contact with it. It is at this point that you will perceive your answer.
“Immediately make note of it in your dream journal.”