Made of the Light of God
A Sacred Meeting Brings a Confirmation of God's Love
Many years ago, before I became a member of Eckankar, I was teaching a jewelry-making class and struck up a conversation with one of my students. We found we had a lot in common. Over the course of the class, we became friends.
One day, we began to talk about meditation. My friend seemed very interested in the topic.
"Do you meditate?" she asked.
I told her I did.
"I meditate too," she replied.
After a moment, she asked, "Do you ever sing HU?"
I'd never heard of singing HU before and asked her what she meant.
"HU is an ancient love song to God," she said. "Do you have any problems with your life?"
"Yes, I do," I replied. "I've always had a problem with low self-esteem."
"Well, you can say a prayer," she said. "You can ask for God's help in healing your low self-esteem, and then sing HU."
That night, I decided to try singing HU. I closed my eyes and asked God to help me find a way to heal my low self-esteem. Then I repeatedly sang the word HU.
Suddenly, I saw a ball of Blue Light in my mind's eye. Then, inwardly, a man with glasses appeared.
"Did you call me?" he asked.
Surprised, I replied, "I don't know. Did I?" I was a little confused and didn't know what to make of this experience.
"Well, yes, " he said. "You sang HU."
"I guess I did call you then," I said.
"Is there a problem I can help you with?" he asked.
I told him about my difficulty with low self-esteem and asked him if there was something he could suggest.
In response, he showed me my spiritual body. It was made of beautiful Light.
"All people are the Light of God," he said. "You are the Light of God, and God loves you."
"I'm the Light of God, and God loves me?" I repeated as I pondered his words.
"Yes," he answered.
After a few moments, he asked, "Will there be anything else?"
"No, I guess that's it," I said.
"Well, then," he continued, "may the blessings be!"
"May the blessings be to you too. Thank you!"
Then he was gone.
His words rang inside me. I was made of the Light of God, and God loves me! I had actually seen my Light-filled spiritual body. After that experience, my problem with self-esteem began to fade. Soon, it was only a distant memory.
Years later, I discovered the teachings of Eckankar and immediately recognized Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master of our times. He was the man with glasses who came to me in a ball of Blue Light all those years ago. He had come to help me with the problem of low self-esteem long before I consciously knew of the ECK Masters.
I was reminded again of what he had said to me that night: "All people are the Light of God."
What a wonderful confirmation of God's love!
Excerpted from the 2010 Eckankar Journal, copyright © 2009 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.