To Enjoy the Sound Current

The Word, the Voice of the Sugmad [God], goes forth like a wave from the center of a pond and sings Its way through all the planes in many different songs and melodies. Each is the living Word, creating and giving life to everything in each world. By its very life—this ECK, the essence of the Sugmad, the Spirit of all things—life exists.

When It reaches the end of the worlds It returns like the wave, gathering up all Souls that are ready to do God’s work. They are returned to the true home and become Co-workers with God, having completed their mission in life.

The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, p. 68

Read the above passage aloud to yourself.  Then think for a moment—what is your favorite musical instrument, sound, or melody?  Close your eyes, and imagine that you can hear it.  Let it fill you with love.  The Mahanta can show you where that Sound originates in the higher worlds.  Stay with this contemplation for twenty minutes or more.

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During your day, take special notice of the harmony of life around you. There will be something that speaks to your mission in this life.

—From Spiritual Exercises for the Shariyat, Book One


To Give and Receive Divine Love

By Sri Harold Klemp

Soul moves through the evolutionary process in a number of different forms, including those of animals and birds. These are some of the many different ways in which Soul gains experience, thereby gaining expression of Its divine self.

In the process, Soul must learn to receive love and to give love.

One of the best ways to learn how to give and receive divine love is to chant HU as a daily spiritual exercise. Simply sit comfortably where no one will disturb you, close your eyes, and gaze gently into your Spiritual Eye. This is the point between your eyebrows, at the center of your forehead. Then sing HU softly on your outgoing breath.

As you do this, feel within the love that God has for you and the love that you have for God. This is why HU is sometimes called a love song to God.

Few people take the time to simply sit still and contemplate for twenty minutes to a half hour each day. Yet when you do this, you open your inner senses to the Light and Sound of God—to the pure love of God.

And as you do the spiritual exercises and get more of the Sound and Light of Divine Spirit flowing into you, what are you going to do with it?

You can’t spend your life in contemplation of the higher truths without doing anything to bring a little light to your fellow man. One way to start is this: Simply give back some service of love to the world, your friend, your neighbor; and it may be simply by doing a good deed every day that no one ever knows about.

—Excerpted from Animals Are Soul Too!


On the Mountain of God

By Sri Harold Klemp

This is a technique of the imagination.

Find a quiet place for this spiritual exercise where no one will disturb you for ten or fifteen minutes. Then shut your eyes and look behind and between your eyebrows. That is the location of your Spiritual Eye.

Now imagine you are climbing to the top of a broad green mountain. Follow the dirt path that leads to a meadow dressed in a carpet of bright, cheerful flowers. Powder-white clouds kiss the summit of the mountain and will instill in you a sense of great joy and wonder.

That is the Mountain of God.

When you reach the top, lie upon the thick, soft carpet of luxurious grass. Feel the sunshine play on your face, arms, and body. Now shut your eyes there on the mountain, too, as you did at the beginning of this spiritual exercise.

Then look gently but steadily into your Spiritual Eye for the Light of God. While waiting for It to appear, sing HU slowly, again and again.

The Light may appear as a soft field of light, similar to the soft white clouds above the mountain. Or it may be a pinpoint of light—blue, white, yellow, purple, or even green or pink.

Continue to watch for the Light within your Spiritual Eye. Now also start listening for the Sound of God—the vibration of the Holy Spirit moving the atoms of life. You may hear It as the sound of a flute, a rushing wind, the chirping of birds, a crashing waterfall, ringing bells, or the buzzing of bees. These are actual, not imaginary, sounds.

This dual manifestation of the Voice of God can bring you more love, wisdom, and understanding.

Let the experience be all you can imagine it to be—and maybe even more.

—Excerpted from ECK Wisdom on Spiritual Freedom


A Technique to Go Slower

By Sri Harold Klemp

Life puts you in situations that can cause you to panic. You have to remember to calm down, to get yourself, Soul, back in control of the mind. That helps you think clearly enough to see what needs to be done. Then you can take care of the situation.

Patience and composure are among the attributes of an ECK chela [student]. What can you do to develop these two qualities in yourself?

In contemplation ask the Inner Master what you can do to go slower. Once you’ve figured out this secret, you can be patient. You can let the storms of life blow over you while you think of a way to find shelter.

One way is through surrender. Tonight, before you go to sleep, speak to the Mahanta. Say, “I am a child of thine. Take me where you will, to show me the ways of Sugmad [God].”

Soul—the spiritual principle, the creative spark of God—cannot work if you panic. Anxiety shuts down the creative centers. When you can’t think, whatever you try to do becomes one blunder piled upon another. If you slow down, the spiritual principle can begin working through you so that you can figure out the solution to the problem that is bothering you.


Doorway to Heaven

 

By Sri Harold Klemp

Every time you walk through a doorway today, whether at work or at home, know that on the inner planes you are walking through a doorway to heaven. And that is every doorway, as long as you recognize this in your consciousness.

For example, suppose you have a difficult meeting with your boss or coworkers. As you walk through the door into the meeting, know that you are entering the room with a newer, higher consciousness.

When you get inside the room, pause a moment and ask yourself, How is my higher awareness going to affect me? Will I be more relaxed? More tolerant and patient? Will I trust Divine Spirit to provide me with the answers and guidance I need?

If you experiment with this technique, you will find it changes your viewpoint and lifts you higher and higher in awareness throughout the day.


Bringing the Future into the Present

By Sri Harold Klemp

The past, present, and future are all one. They are a continuum. The past still exists now, the future is here and now, and as is the present. They’re all mixed, back and forth, in and out.

But with the logical mind we separate the continuum of life into three separate parts: past, present, and future. And we build walls between.

In building these walls, we sometimes limit ourselves, limit the potential of what can occur through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Sometime in contemplation or in prayer, maybe as a spiritual exercise, in your mind’s eye just see a room with three distinct parts. A semicircular room where you are at the point of the room and the room curves out around you, divided into three parts. You can look into each one: past, present, and future. But there is a wall separating each of the three parts.

Dissolve those two walls between those three parts and see what happens.

Do that for a few nights before you go to sleep. Say, “I dissolve the walls that try to break life into parts.” Because from the higher state of consciousness, you realize that life is not divided into parts. Life is all one.

Life is love, God is love, and Soul exists because God loves It. If you can get this overview that everything is a wholeness—that everything is right and in its proper place at this time—then you will have gained spiritually. You will have a viewpoint in life that is different from 99 percent of people.

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