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Healing from Loss—A Special Dream

ECKANKAR, animals, healing, MahantaBy 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

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Animals and Heaven

ECKANKAR, Animals, heaven, Spiritual UnfoldmentBy Harold Klemp

Q: When animals meet their goal, do they become ECK Masters the way we do?  Where is heaven?  What is heaven?

A: Souls in animal forms do not get the initiations as we do.  Their spiritual unfoldment is handled in other ways.

Animals can follow their own path to mastership if they want to.  Only through the lower worlds, though.  For example, earth allows several levels for Soul to gain experiences in life, including the mineral, plant, fish, animal, and human stages.

But there’s no fixed spiritual law about a rock having to stay a rock.  Or a daisy staying a daisy.

By choice, though, most Souls want to taste life at all levels.  They do go from the lower to higher body forms.  So animals could move up to human.  Yet that would take many lifetimes. Read More

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What Is Our Nature as Soul?

John V Humming BirdBy Harold Klemp

Q: I have many questions about the nature of Soul. For example, do minerals, plants, and animals have Souls?

A: An uncountable number of Souls exist in creation. There is also an endless number of forms in which Souls can find expression for spiritual unfoldment. The human form is but one of many.

On earth, we are familiar mainly with human, animal, reptile, fish, plant, and even mineral forms (like rocks, etc.).

We are a little like the theologians and others of the early Middle Ages. They believed that all human races were then known. Of course, the sea explorations by Columbus and others later revealed two whole continents (North and South America) inhabited  by a previously unknown red race. That discovery was a major threat to biblical interpretation. Red people? The Bible didn’t say anything about a red race. Read More

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Look of Love

ECKANKAR, Animals, Love, Divine SpiritBy Harold Klemp

A woman from Trinidad felt as if her life had gone to hell in a handbasket.  Her marriage had just broken up.  Then her son began using drugs.

Life was pretty hard, so much so that one day, while she was driving to work, tears began pouring down the woman’s cheeks.  She decided to pull the car off the road and just cry.

She pulled up beside a field where young horses were grazing.  Still crying, she got out of the car to enjoy their beauty. Read More

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The Two Collies

DSC01534By Harold Klemp

One night a sales representative had a dream about two collies.  Her recollection of the dream was a bit garbled the next morning, but she dutifully wrote down as much of it as she could remember.  Then she went about her life as usual.

She was just sitting down to dinner the next day, when she heard a noise at the kitchen door.  There were two collies standing outside.

The woman recognized them immediately.  They were the collies in her dream.

If she hadn’t had that dream, she might have sent the dogs on their way, thinking that they were simply exploring the neighborhood and looking for a handout. Read More

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Soul Returns for Love

ECKANKAR, Reincarnation, Soul, Animals, DeathBy 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

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Cows Teach a Scottish Farmer about Love

ECKANKAR, Animals, Love, Protection, GodBy Harold Klemp

A farmer in Scotland had a large herd of cows.  He and his wife treated these cows like their children.  Every morning they’d come out to feed and milk them.  They would call each cow by name and give them little treats.  They’d pet them.  The cows loved the farmer and his wife, and the couple loved the cows.

One day the farmer got on his tractor and drove out into the field to check on a newborn calf.  This was risky because a neighbor’s bull had been brought over for breeding purposes and was loose in the field.

When the bull saw the farmer, he charged the tractor and knocked the farmer off and began to gore him.  The farmer went unconscious.  Read More

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