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Pure Love

Santa Monica 4_lrBy Harold Klemp

Q: What is the difference between the love one has for one’s mate and the love Soul has for God?

Is one sort of love better than the other?  And is it still possible to fall in love with someone after you reach God Consciousness?

A: The highest love is a pure love for God.

A pure love for one’s mate is the same as a pure love for God.  There is no difference.  But, frankly, pure love is a rarity—whether for God or for mate.

“Falling in love” usually means falling into karma.  Karma—good, bad, or neutral—sets the tone for a relationship.  For example, some couples love to fight.

The attraction between people of a high state of consciousness is a mutual desire to serve God and life.  Such a couple join forces to help each other reach even higher states of being.

A high, pure love is sweet indeed.

Excerpted from Youth Ask a Modern Prophet about Life, Love, and God.

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What Is Truth?

Golden Light_lrBy Harold Klemp

Those of you who have moved through several different levels of spiritual consciousness have found that your life can get rough at times. Why? Not because somebody in the dark alley is shooting arrows at you. It’s because you’re meeting yourself. And this is truth. Truth means meeting yourself.

It’s one of the paradoxes of truth. So many people claim to have truth. So many people claim to know it. But they can’t agree with each other about what truth is. And they’re ready to fight to the death to have their view of truth prevail.

This is wrong. Because if you have truth, you realize that another person has truth too, at his or her own level. There’s no reason to fight about it. Read More

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Spiritual Exercise: Restoring Harmony

ECKANKAR, HU, Protection, HealingBy Harold Klemp

Whenever somebody is making it difficult for you at work, simply sing HU quietly to yourself.  Let the other person vent his rage, and just wait and see what the ECK will do to work out the situation.

You’ll find that you know what to say or not to say, when to speak or be quiet, when and how to keep out of the individual’s way, or whether it will be necessary to appeal to the person’s supervisor to get him off your back.

When you run into these things, by all means sing HU to open yourself as a channel for God.  You don’t use the HU to change the other person’s state of consciousness; you use it for your protection.

It surrounds you with a blanket of white light, and whatever is thrown at you must return to the sender.  The person who attacks you often finds himself so busy with his own problems that he no longer has time to continue his attacks on you.

Excerpted from The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, where more than 130 spiritual exercises like this can be found. Learn more about spiritual exercises.

 

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A Better Life Is Just One Step Away

ECKANKAR, Soul, God, DestinyBy Harold Klemp

A woman worked in a medical office where the doctor was unkind to her.  She was always being scolded for this or that.  She finally couldn’t stand it, so she quit; she felt that no matter how bad it was out there in the world, she’d be better off without a job than working for that doctor.

Right after she quit, the woman had an accident where she broke her jaw.  She lay at home recuperating, wondering what she should do as the bills began piling up.

One morning she got a call from another doctor in the same medical building where she had worked before. He asked her if she would work on a temporary basis in his office while one of his regular employees was on maternity leave.  She said yes and started work the next week. Read More

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What Happens after Death?

ECKANKAR, Truth, God, Light and SoundBy Harold Klemp

Q: What happens to us after death?

A: I’ll paint a picture of the afterlife with a broad brush.  The reason is that consciousness is like a river of water in that it goes gradually from a small stream to a larger one.

A composer, for example, uses a similar method.  When he wishes to move up, say, eleven notes from a starting note, he will work his way up in gradual steps rather than in one big leap.  He may go up two notes, drop back a half note, move up a full note, and so on, until he reaches the eleventh note he was aiming for.

These gradual movements from the smaller to the larger or the lower to the higher are to prevent a destructive or jarring effect upon the sensibilities of man or nature. Read More

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