A Personal Experience with Lai Tsi
Here is a true story by a woman who received a special gift from Lai Tsi as a child:
A Gift to Remember
A Master from Her Dreams Gives the Gift of Love
When I was nine years old, I began having visits in my dreams from an old Asian man. He had a long white beard and the most beautiful eyes. They seemed to look right through me. He wore a funny little hat on his head and had a beautiful smile. Every night he would talk to me about life and explain the meaning of different things I wondered about.
One afternoon I went to a movie with my girlfriends. We were standing in line waiting to buy our tickets, laughing and being silly like normal nine-year-old girls. Suddenly I felt something. I looked past the booth where they sold the tickets. There stood the man who had been in my dreams for almost a year. When our eyes met, he nodded at me. Then he was gone.
I didn't think to turn around to my girlfriends and say, "Look at that man over there! He is the man from my dreams!" For some reason it seemed best to keep silent.
That very night he came to me again in my dreams. He said, "Tonight will be the last time I meet with you. I have to leave you now. I have to go away."
I replied, "Oh, but I'm going to miss you! I wish you didn't have to leave."
He said, "I have to do what I have to do, but just so you know that dreams are real, I have a gift for you." He placed a white plastic barrette in my hand and curled my fingers around it. Then he was gone.
When I woke up the next morning, the white barrette was really in my hand!
I began thinking about my parents, especially my mother. If she saw me with this barrette she would want to know where it came from. She wouldn't understand that a man in my dreams gave it to me. Before anyone else awoke, I snuck out of the house. I went out to the backyard, dug a hole, and buried the barrette.
But I only let go of the barrette's physical aspect. The true meaning of the gift never left me. That gift gave me the understanding of the true reality of our inner and outer lives. It proved that dreams are real.
I'll never forget the wonderful man who taught me in my dreams. At the time, I didn't know his name. Years later when I found the teachings of Eckankar, I discovered he was the ancient Chinese ECK Master, Lai Tsi.
Excerpted from the 1999 Eckankar Journal, copyright © 1998 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.