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HU—a Gift from God

A Father Learns of the Miraculous Power of HU


When my wife was pregnant with our daughter, we both looked forward to the joys of having a child. Throughout the pregnancy, things went well, until my wife went into labor.

During the delivery, our unborn child's heart rate plummeted dramatically from its normal 150 to very dangerous levels, sometimes as low as 40.

The doctors and nurses didn't know what to do, and of course, neither did I. It was difficult enough to see my wife in pain from the labor, and now our unborn child's life was in danger.

There was nothing I could do except sing HU. HU is a form of prayer to God saying, "Thy will be done."

So I began to sing HU out loud.

As I did, a strange thing happened. With every HU, the baby's heart rate would go up into the normal range. When I stopped, it would go down.

I continued to sing HU for hours and hours. At times, I'd have to stop to rest, and the baby's heart rate would stay high. Then it dropped again, and I'd start singing once more.

I knew that I couldn't direct the HU. It's a song of love to God, asking for God's will to be done. But inwardly I did say that if it's meant for this child to come into the world, I'd love for it to happen. And I kept singing.

My wife's labor went on for twenty-four hours. After many hours, I had to stop singing for a while because I was so exhausted.

But the attending nurses had noticed the value of singing HU.

At one point while I was resting, one of the nurses noticed the baby's heart rate dropping again. No matter what she or the other medical staff did, they couldn't get it to go back up.

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The nurse turned to me and asked, "Could you sing that song again?"

So I did, and the baby's heartbeat sped up.

Inwardly, I knew the ECK was telling me that our daughter would be born, and somehow I was assisting. I continued to sing HU for the rest of the labor.

Eventually, our daughter was born, and I was incredibly grateful. I can't even imagine what life would have been like without her.

This experience showed me the power of the HU to bring about a miracle. Even now, I still don't fully understand it, but I know we were given a blessing from the ECK. HU is a gift from God, and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to be a vehicle for Its divine love.

Excerpted from the 2010 Eckankar Journal, copyright © 2009 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.

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