"I Met Him Seven Years Ago!"
A friend recently visited from Trinidad. She was supposed to stay with her sister, but for some reason, her sister was angry with her, so she stayed with us.
She had come to London to get medical treatment for her son. The night she arrived, we sat up talking. After a while she asked me about my spiritual path, Eckankar. I described a simple spiritual exercise in which one can chant the word HU (pronounced hue) for peace of mind and expanded awareness in life.
The next morning she came to me and said, "Bimla, last night when you were talking about Eckankar I was worried about your sanity. But the experience I just had proved to me that these teachings are true and helpful.
"I closed my eyes and tried your exercise. I had a past-life recall that explained why my sister is angry with me right now. Tell me more about Eckankar. Do you have a book I can read?"
I supplied her with a book on Eckankar by Sri Harold Klemp, which she began reading. On the third day, she came to me and said, "Seven years ago, I was lying in bed, when a man with glasses appeared to me. I got scared and screamed. My son came and asked what was the matter. As soon as he spoke the man disappeared. My son looked around and couldn't find anyone."
She said she didn't know why she wanted to tell me about this incident. During the day, my friend mentioned the man with glasses several more times. It seemed to fascinate her.
Before we went to bed, I told her that the Living ECK Master, Sri Harold Klemp, used to wear glasses up until about six years ago. I had a photograph of Sri Harold which I showed her. When she saw it, she said, "This is the man I saw seven years ago!"
We were both very happy. She had wonderful experiences in the month she stayed with us. Then my friend's sister asked her to come stay with her. They mended their relationship, and the sister even offered to take care of her son during his treatments, so my friend could return home to Trinidad. Before she left, I told her, "So many people are looking for truth. When Soul is ready, you always find the correct next step for you. I'm so glad you found Eckankar, and you will know when it is right to tell others about it."
Excerpted from the 1991 Eckankar Journal, copyright © 1990 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.