A Dream Reunion Heals a Grieving Heart

By Kathleen, Illinois

A few years ago, my friend Jim passed away suddenly. He’d been a companion with whom I lived for many years. Like me, he was a longtime member of Eckankar. His passing left me feeling shocked, lonely, bereft—and unaccountably angry.

Over the next month or two, I kept thinking of things he did that really annoyed me. I shifted between anger and missing him terribly.

Then one morning I had a fantastic dream. I was walking down a white marble hall and sensed Jim coming up behind me. I felt his right arm wrap around my shoulders and gather me to him, my cheek against his chest. Without looking up, I sobbed, “I miss you so much!” I felt his kiss on the very top of my head, and he breathed two compassionate, loving words, “I know.”

Instantly I felt my emotional pain lift. I felt understood. This Soul, who knew me so deeply, saw exactly what I was going through. He’d come to ease my grief. It was so real.

His T-shirt smelled like it had just come out of the dryer. I could also pick up the minty scent of his favorite shower soap. The shock and anger over his death drained out of me, never to return.

Then he stepped back so I could get a good look at him. He was sixty-six when he translated (died). But now he looked to be in his early thirties, as he was when I first met him.

“I’ve got to get back,” he said gently. I nodded in agreement and threw him a kiss as he stepped into an elevator several others were also boarding. The door closed.

As I awoke from this dream, I felt elated, loved, relieved, and filled with gratitude. I instantly looked to my inner screen and saw the broadly smiling face of the Mahanta, my dear inner friend, teacher, and guide. I thanked him over and over for his help in arranging this dream reunion. Gratitude and a sense of peaceful love filled my life for many days.

There is a book by the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master, Harold Klemp, called ECK Wisdom on Life after Death. In it he writes of a conversation he had with an eye doctor he was visiting professionally. The doctor was a Christian and had recently lost his father. At the end of the visit, the doctor began to question Harold about the reality of other spiritual planes.

Harold replied that love is stronger than fear or even death. Whenever there is a strong bond of love between two people, they can meet again in their dreams or by Soul Travel.

I had not overtly requested a dream connection with Jim. I trusted that Divine Spirit would take care of whatever was best in that regard. I had simply turned everything over to the Inner Master on a daily basis during that difficult period, surrendering my sad, confused feelings to Spirit.

This precious dream experience demonstrated for me, more than ever, that Soul is eternal. My inner awarenesses—those spiritual experiences and understandings in my contemplations, dreams, and intuitive perceptions—are as real as anything I have ever experienced in my outer life and show me the best way to live.

This amazing, loving inner spiritual guidance transforms my life.

Love is the only thing that can replace a loss of the heart, and Soul Travel (which is an expansion of spiritual awareness) is the gateway to love…. Soul, knowing of Its divine nature, sees beyond the ends of eternity and knows It can never be extinguished like a candle’s flame.

—Sri Harold Klemp
    ECK Wisdom on Life after Death


For Your Contemplation 

Before going to sleep tonight, ask the Mahanta to show you a glimpse of life in the inner worlds. Look for a dream experience showing Soul is eternal.

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