By Cathy, California
My beloved Golden Retriever Kirby had cancer and pancreatitis. I did not do very well at all spiritually during the months before his translation. The thought of being separated from him in the physical was not only sad, but filled me with fear. He and his sister had been such bright lights during some of my darkest hours, and I could not imagine being without this bit of heaven here on earth.
After he translated I was very sad for months, and the sleep that I lacked during the months of nursing him day and night had really thrown me out of balance. After six months I had the following dream. I was riding a bicycle and both he and his sister were running alongside me. I knew that my destination was too far for them to continue and I wondered what to do. Read More
By Seti, Singapore
Sarah, a friend in ECK, translated recently after a bout of illness. I was the doctor who had diagnosed and treated her. Later, I was entrusted with the responsibility of having to inform her parents and her friends of her passing.
It was a difficult task as many of her friends had not known of the terminal nature of her illness. My initial concern about having to deal with the emotional distress of her friends turned into a profound experience as many of her friends revealed that Sarah had very recently “appeared” to them.
A school friend of Sarah, who had not heard from her for thirty years said in surprise, “Oh! That’s strange. For the first time, I met Sarah in my dreams last week. It was just like we were in school.” Read More
By Rosemary, United Kingdom
My younger sister was ill. She kept fainting, and no one knew how to help her. Eventually, she went to her doctor and received a devastating diagnosis: She had an inoperable brain tumor and had only a few months to live. She was only thirty-six years old.
When I heard the news, I wanted to see her. Although she was of another faith, I thought it might help her to have some material on the ECK teachings, so I packed some books and tapes on Eckankar.
When I arrived, I gave her what I’d brought and also gave her a picture of the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. I let her know the Mahanta was the Inner Master and could help her during this difficult time. Then I shared the HU with her. Read More
By Daisny, Mauritius
When I became a member of Eckankar, I learned about singing HU, the ancient name for God.
Sung as a love song to God, HU is a beautiful prayer that draws Soul closer to God. It uplifted me, and I decided to share it with my father, who was a devoted member of the Catholic Church.
My father enjoyed the HU and began to sing it every morning. Over time, his awareness of the invisible spiritual worlds expanded. Occasionally, he shared his experiences with me. I could see that the ECK, or Holy Spirit, was an important part of Dad’s life.
Three years later, my father had a stroke which left him paralyzed and unable to speak. I was very sad and went to visit him every day. Read More
By Harold Klemp
A man had a very old dog, Zeke, who was his special friend. The veterinarian had bad news, though. The fourteen-and-a-half-year-old dog had cancer in his abdomen, but no pain.
He’d probably slip peacefully away, said the vet. But if Zeke developed a breathing problem, it would be time to let him go.
That sad day soon came. The man and his wife took Zeke to the vet and had him put to sleep. Zeke was in the man’s arms when he went, literally leaping from that tired old body like a prisoner set free from his cell.
On the drive home, the man’s Spiritual Eye opened. He saw Prajapati, the ECK Master who cares for the animals. Read More
By Lillian, Mexico
My father had been brought up as an orthodox Jew, and although he was a very spiritual man, he was wary of the spiritual path I’d chosen for myself. Eckankar seemed foreign and unfamiliar to him.
But as I began to practice the Spiritual Exercises of ECK, my father immediately realized something was different about me. He also noticed that when I returned from an Eckankar seminar I was filled with more light and love.
“Whatever you’re doing,” he said, “it must be good.” Read More
By Harold Klemp
Siamese cats can be very finicky and self-centered. But not Misha.
When Misha’s owner was sleeping in the morning, he lay very, very still. Most cats are different: as soon as they are awake and hungry, they start moving around, maybe licking your face. “Breakfast time. Let’s get up and go outside.” But not Misha.
Misha also had a habit of jumping into his owner’s arms, just wanting to be loved. And after he got hugged and loved, then it was time for breakfast. But loving always came first.
After a while, his owner began to notice there was a very close connection between the love that Misha gave and the behavior of a toy poodle she used to have named Lulu. Misha was acting a whole lot like Lulu. Read More
By Harold Klemp
Q: In the ECK writings, reference is made to the Angel of Death. Some of these references portray this figure in unsettling terms. Elsewhere, the writings indicate the noninitiated are met by friends and loved ones at the time of passing and guided across by a benign angelic being. Could you say a little about the experience of death for the noninitiated and what this special time means for the ECK initiate? Read More
By Harold Klemp
You are Soul—an eternal, individual spark of God, who can never die. Each person is a divine being who comes to life on earth with a spiritual purpose. Lifetime after lifetime, Soul grows in love and grace, ultimately to become a Co-worker with God.
A lifetime is a precious gift, an opportunity for spiritual growth and service to others. Most of all, life brings Soul the purity of love, compassion, and grace. Read More