By Sharon, Minnesota
Thank you, Sri Harold, from the bottom of my heart for bringing me into Eckankar. I had known vaguely about Eckankar but was busy with my spiritual path little knowing I would end my search in Eckankar.
About seven years ago I was spending a lot of time on my couch asking for direction. I was not in good shape, with many ailments and much pain. One day, I turned the TV on to the community channel and heard the sound of HU. Then you came on and started to speak. I was bewildered. You were telling what I thought was a very simple story. But then I noticed your eyes looking deeply into mine and love started to pour into me right from the television. I was astonished. I started to laugh and cry and to shut my eyes tightly against all that love but kept opening them to receive more of that astonishing love which I had never experienced. Later, somebody told me I had received the Darshan which I had never heard of. Read More
By 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
By Harold Klemp
Every evening at bedtime visualize a golden cup by your bed. Its beverage is your dreams. When you first awaken, in the morning contemplation, drink from this cup in your imagination. You are drinking in the night’s experiences. It is a conscious way of saying, I wish to recall my night’s activities on the inner planes while my body slept.
The golden cup is Soul; it is you. You are one and the same.
As you get in the habit of drinking from this cup, this practice takes on a life of its own. The more the ECK (Holy Spirit) refills this cup, the more Soul (you) shines of Its own golden light. You become an ever-brighter instrument for the Holy Spirit.
Your conscious experiences, day and night, will lead to a greater understanding of your place in the spiritual order of life.
Excerpted from Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams.
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 Diggittty in his arms all day long. Diggitty translated early the next morning. Read More
By Kathryn, Minnesota
Many animals have an uncanny way of knowing where they should go to get the help they need. Those with a higher consciousness even know where to go to give to those who need it.
—Animals Are Soul Too!, by Harold Klemp, p. 138
A while back, I scheduled an elective medical procedure with a registered nurse (RN). As her medical office was being remodeled, she asked if I’d be willing to have the procedure done at her home office. When I arrived, she was outside, talking on her cellular phone. She gestured to me to follow her inside her home.
Once inside, I met her small, fluffy white ball of fur that seemed to think he was a huge guard dog! As I stood in her foyer waiting for her to finish her conversation, I noticed the dog skulking around her and growling at me. Read More
By 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
By Judith, United Kingdom
Many years ago my younger brother, who is an ECKist, introduced me to the love song of God, HU. At that time, I was very sick. When I slept I had fears of the encounters I had in the dream state. I’d be chased around with spears and arrows. Now, whenever I sang HU, I’d have a peaceful night sleep.
Then on my second month of doing the spiritual exercises, I asked a question which went like, I want to know if this is the right path for me to find God? Then went to sleep. Read More
By Harold Klemp
Everyone has some experience with love—even a child who has a pet kitten or a dog. Soul is trying to give back or respond to God’s love that’s coming through. In some way the child learns lessons about caring for the pet. If he neglects the pet and it runs away, the child learns one of the first hard lessons about love: If you love something, you have to nurture it.
Like anything else, you have to put your full attention on it. Sometimes in the courting stage, a couple focuses all their attention on each other, but after they are married they begin to take each other for granted. Instead of looking at each other when they talk, their eyes drift. Maybe the man is thinking about work, and she is thinking about things happening in her life. They talk past each other. Read More
By Harold Klemp
For years my wife and I shared our home with a little dog named Molly. Eventually she lost her sight and hearing, but she was still filled with love—and she was still every bit as stubborn as a puppy.
Molly’s goal was to understand the great unmovable, which happened to be our library bookcase. We had set a protected area in the living room where she could walk around. The walls were foam-padded but the front of the bookcase was not. Yet Molly toddled along so slowly that she really couldn’t hurt herself.
As soon as she got up from her bed, she headed straight to the bookcase, and for some reason she proceeded to press against it with all her might. We were not sure whether she wanted to shove it over or if she was trying to absorb all the wisdom she could from the books. Read More