By Harold Klemp
A woman had a female cat for a pet. They had lived together for eleven years, and there was a very strong bond of love between them. Eventually the cat died, and the woman missed her very much.
About a year after her cat had died, the woman had a series of very clear dreams. In one dream, someone told her, “Your cat is going to reincarnate on Monday, July 31.”
When the woman woke up, she said to herself, That dream was very nice. But I live in an apartment in a big city now. I don’t know how my cat is going to find me.
Then she had a second dream. In this dream someone handed her two tiny kittens. Read More
By Adebowale, Nigeria
In 2009, I lost almost half my poultry chickens to various uncontrollable diseases. I could not restock because of finances so crossbred local hens with one non-local cock. It went well for six months and I had high hopes.
After six months I noticed that snakes were eating the eggs and during incubation some of the hens will just disappear. I later traced the cause to hawks and a kind of animal called “ayinren” the family of foxes were responsible. I figured out that I should be boasting about three hundred chicks by December 2014. By January 2015, I have only five left—three fowls and two beautiful pullets. By March the two pullets were gone after feeding them in the morning, leaving me with three fowls. I then decided not to invest until I am able to be rid of the other preying animals. Read More
By Harold Klemp
Q: You have spoken about being a holding tank for our karma, to the point where it makes you physically sick. Also, your wife, Joan, wrote about the unique value of the Master to the chela.
In a culture imbued with the tradition of messianism, it’s hard to imagine what may lie beyond the concept of a savior who needs to sacrifice himself to save mankind. What are some of the differences between the role of a savior and the way the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master helps people with their karma?
A: Faith and belief are based on feelings instead of reason. So it’s pointless to argue with someone of another religion about the validity of Eckankar over his beliefs.
This being so, it greatly simplifies the matter for us. We do not wish to convince anyone about anything. Read More
By Emmanuel, Nigeria
All my life, I constantly felt cheated and wondered why. The recurring experiences of people taking advantage of me were too many to count. I had almost resigned myself to the situation.
One day, after another loss, I vowed to find a solution to these problems by turning the situation over to the Mahanta, the Inner Master.
“Why is this happening?” I asked inwardly.
As a member of Eckankar, I’d learned that life is a series of births, deaths, and rebirths. I wondered if a karmic root from the past might offer an explanation. I decided to set aside some time and do a spiritual exercise to look at my past lives.
Before bed one night, I sang HU, the holy name for God. Singing HU allows me to hear more clearly the ECK, the Voice of God. I invited the Mahanta, also known as the Dream Master, to show me if a past life was the cause of my problems today. Read More
By Harold Klemp
What do you suppose makes people unhappy? A survey would probably list a hundred reasons, both real and imagined.
Now how many of those people do you think would like to hear the true reason for their unhappiness? Just a guess—very few.
The choices you’ve made in the past are the direct cause of all your unhappiness today.
If this answer doesn’t suit you, don’t read another word. You have better things to do. But maybe you’re one of the few people who doesn’t absolutely reject the above explanation for your unhappiness. Then keep reading. Perhaps you’ll see how and why individuals make bad choices.
Most important, you may learn how to stop making them.
Every living creature in this world is Soul, a unique and eternal being that is continually refined by life experience. This world is a school in which we live many lifetimes to grow as spiritual beings. Every experience, joyful or painful, contains a personalized lesson. You may know this as karma, or cause and effect. We repeatedly face a challenge until it is overcome.
These lessons are not random. The point is for each of us to master our own spiritual destiny—to get to where we can find love, happiness, and balance in life under any circumstances. This is a goal we can all reach in this lifetime.
By Harold Klemp
Odd as it may seem, you had a special reason for coming into this lifetime. It was to become a more godlike being, but most people do not realize this fact. They assume that birth is a fancy of destiny.
All the lives you have ever lived were for the polishing of Soul. Like it or not, you are now at a higher and more spiritual level than in any prior incarnation. So look at yourself. Do you like what you see? Keep in mind, whatever it is, for better or worse, it’s of your own making.
You are the sum of all your thoughts, feelings, and actions from this life and every lifetime in the past. Read More
By Harold Klemp
What is this life all about? I would have to say it’s about fear and how to overcome it.
You have a job, you’re afraid of losing your job. You have health, and you’re afraid of losing it. Your child is sick, and you’re afraid your child won’t get any better. Will you have enough to feed your family? These are all fears. The experience in this world seems to be total fear.
When fear is a dominant player in your life, it steals the joy and freedom of living.
Hidden fears—stacks and stacks, piles and piles of them—reside in each human being. What is their origin? Many fears developed before your birth into this lifetime. Each human being carries a history of hundreds or thousands of past lives. That allows plenty of time to hurt others. And it also gives them a chance to hurt you. Get hurt enough in a certain way, and you cringe from the mere thought of that sort of pain.
People are not born equal. At birth each brings a unique load of karma. Read More
ECKANKAR teaches simple spiritual exercises to experience the Light and Sound of God. These exercises also help us Soul Travel, to move into greater states of consciousness. A spiritual exercise can be as simple as relaxing and singing the word HU, an ancient name for God. As we practice these spiritual exercises, we learn to recognize the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We learn that each of us is Soul, a spark of God sent to this world to gain spiritual experience. And as we unfold spiritually, we learn to express the love of God through service to others. Read More