Taking the Next Step

Eckankar’s sacred scriptures, The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, speak of  ECK Masters. They are advanced spiritual beings who far exceed the normal human capacity for giving and receiving divine love and yet continue to spiritually evolve. They help others use imagination, among other spiritual gifts, to embark upon journeys of self-discovery and freedom.

This inspiring  passage from The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book Two, and the spiritual exercise that follows it, offers a simple way to exercise the creative ability of Soul, the eternal self. Limitless possibilities dwell within the Ocean of Love and Mercy—source of the life-giving Light and Sound of God.


By Harold Klemp

“It is known that having attained the stature of an ECK Master, it is found that there yet lies beyond this higher and even higher stages of spiritual evolution. One of the three truths of ECK is that Soul is immortal, and Its future is the future of a thing whose growth and splendor has no limits.”

The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book Two, pp. 85–86

When facing a limitation in your inner or outer life, close your eyes and sing, “May the blessings be” for several minutes. Imagine unmanifested blessings of Light and Sound are raining into your life from the Ocean of Love and Mercy.

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Your acceptance of unknown blessings invites new possibilities. Look for how the ECK will lead you forward.

Be hungry to take the next step.

From Spiritual Exercises for the Shariyat, Book Two, p. 59.


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