I Am Always with You
Eckankar conducted a “Journey of Spiritual Discovery” survey that asked questions about ECKists’ experiences. A survey question was “What unanswered spiritual questions did you have PRIOR to finding Eckankar?” The responses of one ECKist seem to reflect a world where many people have lost their heart connections. This person recalled asking, “Am I loved? Am I worthy? Am I alone in this?”
In the following story Linda, an ECKist in Nigeria, shares a personal experience that answered these questions for her.
The Loving Hand of the Mahanta
One morning I went to drop my daughter off at school. Usually after doing that, I seized the opportunity to organize things in the family like shopping, chores, and cooking. Then I pick her up from school in the afternoon.
That day, as I was driving back after dropping her at school, I got to the point where I felt very sleepy. I thought of parking the car for a few minutes to rest, but I kept on driving.
Before I knew what was happening, I fell asleep while still driving. Just then, I felt a hand gently raising up my head. When I looked I saw I was heading toward the streetlight. I quickly swerved back onto the road and regained control. Fortunately, no one was in the way at the time of the incident.
I was visibly shaking and singing the HU at the same time, calling the Mahanta in order to gain control of myself and the car. I realized it was the gentle, loving hand of the Mahanta that had raised my head up from that mysterious sleep. This is an example of the great love of God in my life and that of my family.
Two days later, at that same spot, I was coming back after dropping my daughter off at school, and I saw there was an accident there involving multiple vehicles.
I know that the Mahanta is always with me.
Contemplation Seeds for Your Spiritual Questions
What unanswered spiritual questions do you have? What experiences has life given you to answer those questions?