A Spiritual Exercise
If you want to learn to Soul Travel, do this technique tonight. Before sleep, shut your eyes and place your attention on the Spiritual Eye. It’s right above and between the eyebrows.
Then sing HU. Fill your heart, mind, and body with warm love.
This feeling of love grants the confidence to venture into some new, unexplored area of your spiritual being. A way to fill yourself with love is to call up a warm, comfy memory, like a child’s hug or a mate’s kiss.
Just so the feeling warms your heart with deep love.
Now, eyes still shut, look into the Spiritual Eye for the holy person who is your ideal, whether Christ or an ECK Master. In a gentle voice say, “I give you permission to take me to the best place for my spiritual good.”
Then chant HU, God, or some other holy word.
Next, see yourself in a familiar place, like a special room in your home. Be assured that the guide who comes is a dear, longstanding friend.
Do this session five or six times over as many days. Record your experiences with this spiritual exercise in your dream notebook or journal.
—Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook
How To Soul Travel
Experiences with Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel
Deborah, from New York, tells of meeting “Bill,” a bioengineering professor, and “Liz,” his eleven-year-old daughter. Both had sleep disorders. Bill had trouble getting to sleep at night, and when he did sleep, he slept poorly. He was always on edge. Liz, his daughter, was a sleepwalker. Here you’ve got a dad and daughter, both having problems with sleep.
So Deborah told him about singing “HU.” And when he got home, he told his daughter how to sing “HU” to calm things down.
Now, Bill’s belief system had been that when you die, that’s the end of it. You’re gone like a puff of smoke. Poof! The life you lived here has no more significance than a puff of smoke. And this had always scared him. He thought, “There’s got to be more than this.” But worse, he felt he was passing on this legacy of fear to his daughter, and that’s why she was sleepwalking.
One day, Bill mentioned his sore neck to Deborah. She asked him, “Has it ever occurred to you that it could be from a past life?”
A lot of us have had some problems with the powers that be in the past. And then in this lifetime, we suffer neck pains and the like and wonder, “Where is that from?” Well, it could be from hanging around the wrong places, like trees and scaffolds. Or sometimes, from the executioner’s blade—all those cheery things. Somehow we crossed the powers that be, and then in this lifetime we say, “Oh, my neck hurts.”
Bill went home and told Liz, even though he thought, “Boy, this’ll really scare her.”
Well, Liz seemed delighted. For some reason, “past life” rang a bell inside her like she knew it was true. There was something to this.
So they did what Deborah said: “Do the technique of singing “HU” when you’re trying to go to sleep. Just imagine an open door, and walk through it.”
It was a good beginning, because now Bill could at least fall asleep. Then in the middle of the night he’d wake up, wide awake as ever. That bothered him, except there was one benefit that hadn’t been there before: If something had been puzzling him, he now saw the answer to it. This was something that hadn’t happened before. So it was a good beginning, but he still has a ways to go.
His daughter did this HU technique too. As she sang “HU” and walked through the open door, she began having these wonderful dreams. She slept completely through the night sometimes. The first time this happened, Bill sent an email to Deborah, saying, “It works. She’s having really good dreams.”
Then Liz had a dream where she was snowboarding. She was going down a hill on a board, and she said it was so real. It was more real than things out here, and it was just a lot of fun! Deborah said, “If you’d like to try to repeat the experience tonight, you can do that again, but this time, take my dog with you. Invite my dog to go along.”
Next morning, Deborah got another email from Bill. He said, “Liz did just as you said. She invited your dog, and everything in that Soul Travel experience was exactly the same, except your dog was running down the hill with her.”
Deborah had explained to Bill that Soul Travel is you living and being aware in full consciousness at a finer level of existence than you already are at. So this was quite an experience for both father and daughter, and the lessons were good too. They learned to play the “HU: A Love Song to God” CD. They said, “Hmm, that’s worth it.” And then they chant “HU” every night.