By Brian, Texas
I was born deaf. So my way of interpreting the world came mostly through sight. As I grew up, I developed a hunger for spiritual truth. I read a lot about different religions and a variety of paths, trying to find one that was right for me.
I studied everything from Christianity to metaphysical teachings. But no matter what I tried, none of these satisfied my hunger.
I felt lost. Read More
You have the potential for greater happiness, love, and understanding. Singing HU can bring these to you—through the Light and Sound of God.
Throughout the ages, followers of many spiritual traditions have used prayer, the singing of holy words, and meditation to bring themselves closer to God. In the same way, those who have discovered HU, an ancient name for God, sing it for their spiritual upliftment.
Regardless of your beliefs or religion, you can sing HU to become happier and more secure in God’s love.
By Harold Klemp
Close your eyes and look to the Spiritual Eye. Sing HU, an old and secret name for God. It is one of the most powerful words for spiritual upliftment that I can give you.
As you sing HU, listen for the Sound. The Sound may be heard in any number of different ways. It can be like the sound of a train going by, a bird, buzzing bees, sometimes a flute, or even guitars. The way you hear It just depends on where you are.
These sounds are the action of the Holy Spirit, the ECK, as Its atoms vibrate in the invisible worlds. The Sound you hear is the vibration at the particular level to which you are attuned at the time.
Imagine the Sound purifying you, removing the impurities of Soul. It will bring you an understanding of how your actions have caused your problems. It will also give you an indication of what you can do to unfold and how to figure out the way to do things right.
Excerpted from The Spiritual Exercises of ECK, where more than 130 spiritual exercises like this can be found. Learn more about spiritual exercises.
You are invited to try this simple spiritual exercise. It has helped people of many different faiths open their hearts more fully to the uplifting presence of God.
To do the exercise, first get comfortable. Close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. Next, gently put your attention on your inner visual screen, where daydreams and images come to you.
With your eyes closed, sing HU (pronounced like the word hue) as a song of love. There are many ways to experience the love of God. You may notice a feeling of peace, warmth, and comfort. You may also recognize the presence of the Divine through greater spiritual insights into your daily life.
When you sing HU and sit in quiet contemplation, you might also perceive the inner Light and Sound. The Light may appear as brightness or colors on your inner visual screen. The Sound may be musical or the sounds of nature, such as the wind or the ocean. However you experience the presence of God, it is bringing you a broader understanding of the life you lead.
By Harold Klemp
Q: There are so many choices available to the seeker of truth today, including various teachings of the Light and Sound. What makes Eckankar different?
A: There aren’t that many teachings about the Light and Sound. There are a lot of teachings that know nothing about either the Light or the Sound as an important part of the spiritual path.
Christianity speaks about the Light in a number of places in the Scriptures. For instance, Saul on the road to Damascus—that was the Light of God. I don’t think Christianity understands the full importance of the Light of God. And even those religions that do have both the Light and Sound of God may not fully understand the importance of having both of them as part of a viable spiritual path.
So, in ECK we teach that there is this balance of the two aspects so people can have the straightest, most direct, and most spiritually beneficial path to God.
Excerpted from A Modern Prophet Answers Your Key Questions about Life, Book 2.
By Harold Klemp
Divine Spirit has provided many paths for Soul to take back to God. Each path roughly fits the consciousness of a like-minded group.
That is why there is no reason to look down on any religious teaching. The ECK Masters come to enliven, not destroy, religious teachings, because periodically the spiritual light dims. Read More