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.

To Let God Love You

A cat lounging in a tree
A Contemplation Seed

By Sri Harold Klemp

Everything in the right amount brings an abundance of life and fulfillment.

Nature reflects the laws of ECK. Therefore, observe its workings in the habits of birds, the cycles of plants, and the instincts of the reptiles and mammals.

All sing the glory of ECK; all teach the secrets of life.

Watch the coming and going of clouds, the waxing and waning of the moon, and the rising and setting of the sun. They reveal the natural order of creation.

Everything is right when there is neither too much nor too little for the time and place. So is it also with your spiritual life.

Eat foods that are good for you, because they build and restore the temple where Soul resides. Accept your emotions. Permit your mind to study, explore, and grow. Give yourself time for rest and contemplation. Love God.

Give thanks for life, for it blesses you with revelations.

Life gives and takes, but always gives again. Be thankful for wisdom, be grateful for existence.

Life is precious. Love it, and it will return unfoldment to you a thousand times. We live in a time of unequaled spiritual opportunity.

This world and the things in it are for exploration, study, and joy.

Immerse yourself in living. Pet a cat, hug a child, or love a dog. Eat an ice-cream cone, have some pie—but do all things in moderation.

Ask yourself, What is for my highest good?

Take a walk by yourself or with a loved one. Listen for the Voice of God in the sounds of nature.

There is a plan to living; there is order. Love, and let God love you.

Seeing through the Inner Senses

By Sri Harold Klemp

“The extrovertive way looks outward, through the physical senses into the external world, finding there the greater experience of the divine reality. The introvertive way turns inward, with an introspective manner of seeing through the inner senses and eyes to find the greater experience of the divine reality beyond the human consciousness.”

The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One, p. 202

Think about a current challenge in your life or a spiritual question you may have.

In contemplation, imagine there are two distinct rooms of knowledge related to that issue. The first room contains information from the physical senses. Picture this room as clearly as you can; it contains all the facts of matter, energy, space, and time related to your concern.

The second room holds insights from the inner senses, beyond the human consciousness. Sing HU as you see yourself entering this second room. Let the song of HU open your inner vision to find the greater experience of the divine reality.

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In your daily life, new insights may come to you in unexpected ways.

Purifying the Thought Stream

By Sri Harold Klemp

There is a stream of consciousness from the mind that constantly goes through you. Chanting the HU keeps the stream pure.

Singing this sacred prayer song, this ancient name of God, purifies the thoughts which lead to your actions. It makes for a happier, more harmonious life.

You’ll find by practicing this spiritual exercise every day upliftment comes as you are ready for it.

Restoring Harmony

By Sri Harold Klemp

Whenever somebody is making it difficult for you at work, simply sing HU quietly to yourself.  Let the other person vent his rage, and just wait and see what the ECK will do to work out the situation.

You’ll find that you know what to say or not to say, when to speak or be quiet, when and how to keep out of the individual’s way, or whether it will be necessary to appeal to the person’s supervisor to get him off your back.

When you run into these things, by all means sing HU to open yourself as a channel for God.  You don’t use the HU to change the other person’s state of consciousness; you use it for your protection.

It surrounds you with a blanket of white light, and whatever is thrown at you must return to the sender.  The person who attacks you often finds himself so busy with his own problems that he no longer has time to continue his attacks on you.

An Edge for Health

A woman throwing Autumn leaves on herself

By Sri Harold Klemp

HU, the secret name of God, opens you as a channel for the greater healing of Divine Spirit.

Every thought, word, or deed either purifies or pollutes the body. This is very important, very powerful, because it deals with your state of consciousness.

If, at some point, you need an edge for health or for peace of mind, look to what’s coming into your world. Look to your form of music, or your form of news. Be aware of whatever ways you let the external world into your internal world.

What’s coming in is going to go back out. Then it rebounds like an echo and returns to you. It strengthens and grows to have a very strong influence in your life. This influence can be for either beneficial things or harmful things. So the choice is yours.

Every thought, word, or deed either purifies or pollutes your body.

The HU song is a purifier. It will uplift and strengthen you in wisdom and awareness.

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