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ECK Masters—Kata Daki

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We Are Never Alone

Growing Up with the Guidance of the ECK Masters


My experiences with ECK Masters began many years before I first discovered the teachings of Eckankar.

I was a sickly child.

While my parents made sure I got good medical care, my greatest experiences with healing came from nightly visits from a short white man with bright blue eyes.

Shortly after I'd go to bed, he'd come to see me. Together we would travel through a long, dark tunnel to a beautiful place. There we'd sit on soft grass under a tree, surrounded by birds and colorful flowers, and he'd tell me stories. I always awoke happy and strong after these meetings.

I tried to tell my father about these visits. He said they were bad, but I knew he was wrong. In time, I stopped speaking of them.

I had other visitors too.

One of them helped me with my childhood fear of heights. In our dream journeys, he would take me out riding on a flying carpet or sometimes on a winged horse. With his help, eventually I was even able to climb stairs—a simple activity that had always frozen me with fear.

Later on, after I was grown and married, someone else came to help me.

Very much pregnant and long overdue, I was in so much pain that I had gone to my room, locked the door and windows, and lain down in bed. I pleaded with God for help.

Suddenly there was a light in the room.

"Clara," said a voice nearby.

I turned to see a beautiful lady bathed in light sitting in a chair.

"I'm here to help you," she said. "Don't be afraid."

I sat up and listened carefully to her instructions. Soon after this experience, I safely gave birth to a baby daughter.

Many years later, my brother-in-law came to visit. He brought with him two books from Eckankar.

In the back cover of both books I recognized the white man from my childhood dreams! He was Paul Twitchell, modern-day founder of Eckankar.

Soon my husband and I began singing HU, the love song to God. It brought such joy and peace.

Several years later, I came across other portraits of the ECK Masters and learned the identities of my other helpers.

My flying companion who helped me overcome my fears was Shamus-i-Tabriz. And the lady who helped me with my baby was the ECK Master Kata Daki.

I learned that even in the most trying moments of my life, I had never been alone! The ECK Masters had always been there, ready to help and guide me on my journey home to God.

Excerpted from the 2007 Eckankar Journal, copyright © 2006 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved.

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