By Nancy, Alberta, Canada
In 2015 I experienced a big change in my outer life. On February 4, I was let go from my job after seven years. My first reaction was to prove my value by finding another position immediately. When that did not happen, I began to doubt my value. I was no longer contributing to the household, and over the summer doubt and fear crept in. Only my spiritual exercises kept me from falling into despair.
In the spring I had a strong urge to read two ECK books, The Tiger’s Fang and How to Master Change in Your Life. Normally I read a book quickly and go on to the next one. This time it was different with both books. I read them slowly, absorbing every word and sentence. Read More
By Harold Klemp
“Over all these lower worlds the Kal Niranjan was given the responsibility of exercising the power of the negative force. This Kal force was formed to have the strength to give life and body forms for each Atma which came to live in these negative worlds.”
—The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, p. 89
On this day, practice gratitude for the gift of life itself and for your own body, mind, and emotions. For all the small things that help you sustain your existence in this world and help you unfold with experience.
You may find that you take extra care with your food, or are kind to yourself in your emotions.
Saying, “Thank you,” aloud or in your heart, is a way to feel God’s love.
From Spiritual Exercises for the Shariyat, Book One, p. 63
By Philippe, Quebec, Canada
In August 2013, I had a work accident in my right shoulder. I was not working for many months but I kept my salary. As usual, the company I work for did contest the work accident and they took me to court. I was highly stressed since I’ve never been to court before.
A month before I was scheduled to testify, before I went to bed, I talked to the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master and told him, “Here Mahanta, I put at your feet all my stress, my worries and all the documents concerning the court.” I did this many times during the month. Read More
By Mina, California
I put together a little park newsletter and in the last issue I had related how in my three-times-a-day walk around the block with my little dog Buster, I encounter this neighbor. And she had said, “I am in remission, what a wonderful word that is.”
Again Buster and I were on our walk, this same neighbor rolled down her car window and asked me how I was. I in turn asked how she was. And she said, “The cancer is back.” This hit me so hard I felt I had been punched in the stomach. I truly did not understand my reaction. I quickly recovered, smiled, and gave a thumps up. She gave me a thumbs up in return and said, “I beat it before, I will beat it again.” Read More
By Kathy, Virginia
Our family dog of almost nineteen years translated. Diggitty had been living with our son in northern California. This beautiful Soul gave our family so much love, joy, laughter and healing, and was such an integral part of our family. He brought our family through some dark times and helped my son go from being a troubled teen to a beautiful sensitive, loving Soul. The love this dog taught all of us to have, but most especially my son, was absolutely amazing.
In Diggitty’s later years, when his body wasn’t functioning as well, my son Travis spent much quality time with him and was very patient. When it was apparent Diggitty would translate very soon, Travis carried him to their favorite place, near his home, at the ocean and held Diggitty in his arms all day long. Diggitty translated early the next morning. Read More
By Jacqueline, Australia
It all started a little over a year ago when out of so much frustration I applied for another job just for the sake of it. I should have known straight away that it was the ECK in play.
I knew the following day after I applied for the job that it was mine. My partner and I were driving somewhere and in huge letters a sign overhead read “Kiss your boss goodbye.” Funny thing was that he didn’t even see this huge sign. It was only meant for me.
Within two weeks I had secured this job and handed in notice. I thought that it was going to be a great job. I felt quite comfortable moving to a doctor’s surgery where I knew one of the doctors, and had heard many times from her how great the place was. Read More
By Joyce, Vermont
I would like to share with you this story of when I was in a car accident almost two years ago.
I was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car that came out of an intersection and did not stop. It spun my car around several times and totaled my car.
I was taken to the hospital. I had no injuries from the accident but I was admitted when they found that, unknown to me, my body was full of infection. My blood was so low I needed several transfusions and other urgent care.
None of this would have been detected if I had not been in the accident. I could have died within days.
I feel so blessed to have the Mahanta’s and the other ECK Masters’ help in my life!
By Nancy, Alberta, Canada
I am so grateful that my husband joined Eckankar in 1992. At the time I worried he was joining a cult, but my faith in his judgment and my love for him allowed me to let him follow his path. I read the books he purchased for nine years and by year six I knew that I would one day join.
In 2001 I had an inner experience and knew it was time.
I look back on the fourteen years since I began my journey in Eckankar and I am filled with gratitude for all that I have.
The inner peace I have found since joining Eckankar and the courage to face down the fears that held me back have allowed me to build a life built on a firm foundation. I now understand this life and the challenges in it were of my own making and in understanding this I am able to accept the difficulties with love and grace.
My gratitude is for the Inner Master and the many ECK Masters who guide me and have opened my eyes.
By Nora, Ontario, Canada
As we drove home from my appointment with my dentist, I was feeling down and depressed from the news that my jaw joint was completely worn out and the other one on its way.
A fly traveling with us in the car kept coming onto my hands and wouldn’t leave me alone. Finally I just let it be and do its thing, going from one hand and wrist to the other, back and forth, leisurely walking around there. As I watched its little game, I suddenly realized it was the Mahanta’s love and reassurance coming through this little fly. Read More
By Elisabeth, Austria
I found myself in a situation that forced me to confront my fear.
It had started snowing heavily in the morning. And when I was driving home from University in the evening, the snowstorm raged hard. Carefully, I started my way homewards on the icy roads.
The storm hit 100 km/h and the blowing snow intensified. Read More