Hear No Evil
A Love Song to God Opens My Ears
I was desperate. All my life, I'd had problems with my ears. I was afraid of flying because of the searing pain I experienced in an airplane. I truly believed I was a sickly person—that good health was beyond my grasp.
Then last winter, things became even worse. All winter I struggled with recurrent and ongoing ear infections. Nothing helped—not the antibiotics and prednisone my doctors prescribed, not the extra rest, vitamins, herbs, and dietary changes I prescribed for myself. My arsenal was spent. The next step would be surgery.
As a last-ditch effort, I turned to my spiritual arsenal—the HU song and the Spiritual Exercises of ECK. "Please, Mahanta," I begged, "take this from me."
I closed my eyes and began to sing the ancient and beautiful name of God, HU. Almost instantly I found myself facing the Mahanta. Glowing, he stood waist-deep in a river of Light. "Come on in," he invited, with a smile. Cradling my head and ears in his hands, he instructed me to relax completely and float on my back in the warm, bright current. He held me lovingly until I fell asleep.
In the dream state I received instructions: "Examine all you hear and say. Explore it in writing."
When I awoke in the morning, I wrote a long letter, releasing all the hurtful, shaming, and poisonous words I've heard in my life. I had allowed these words to shape me, doing me spiritual and physical harm. Worse yet, as I had heard, so had I spoken, passing that harm on to others. As I realized that, I felt my ears begin to open and heal.
That day, I learned I must choose carefully what I listen to and what I say. We literally create ourselves and others with our words. The vibrations alter energy flow and even cell growth—for better or for worse.
I emerged purified. Purified of my belief that I am unworthy of God's love. Purified of my belief that I am sickly. Purified of my fear of flying.
I am Soul. I exist because God loves me. All else flows from that.
Excerpted from the 2006 Eckankar Journal, copyright © 2005 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.