Healing from Grief via Soul Travel

A woman I’ll call Donna found Eckankar after her son Justin’s death in a motorcycle accident.

She was very close to her son.

Devastated by her loss, Donna was unable to find comfort at church. She regularly cried through the entire service.

If only there were a way to feel closer to God, then maybe He would help her understand why the accident had occurred. More important, where was Justin now? Was he all right? She constantly prayed for help.

Five months later, while at her lowest ebb, she had an experience that changed her life. At first, she thought it was merely a dream, but it was actually Soul Travel .

Donna awoke in vivid consciousness in the other worlds. A bespectacled woman with grey streaks in her dark hair met her, and they talked for a few minutes. “Do you know my son Justin?” she finally asked the woman.

“Of course I know him,” said the woman. “He lives right over there in that white house.” The scene was a normal setting of cottages, such as near a lake resort.

Donna and Justin had a long conversation. He assured her his health was better than it had been on earth.

Then looking closely at her, he said, “I know what you’re doing to yourself. Please stop. You’re only hurting yourself.”

Before they parted, she asked to hold him in her arms, since she didn’t get a chance to do so before his death. Laughing, he said, “OK, Mom.”

Soul Travel had put her right there with her loved one. She could actually feel him in her arms. Then she awoke.

Justin’s scent still lingered with her, and a peaceful, happy feeling lasted for weeks before it began to fade. Donna was now determined to learn where he was. Somewhere on earth, she knew, somebody had the answer.

That’s when her sister introduced her to Eckankar. The first book she read was by Paul Twitchell, the modern day founder of Eckankar. It convinced her that here was the answer to her prayers. Here was an explanation that made sense.

So she does the Spiritual Exercises of ECK daily. And she directs her efforts to seeing the Light and hearing the Sound—keys to the secret worlds of God.

The Search for Truth

Stories like this may inspire one to search for truth and love too, but finding them depends upon doing the right thing. For those in ECK, it is doing the spiritual exercises. They are in the ECK books and discourses and take twenty minutes a day.

Simply a love song to God or a conversation with Divine Spirit, they can help you find a new appreciation for life. Many people develop their own spiritual exercises, once they catch the knack of it from the ECK teachings.

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What Is Soul Travel?

Understanding Soul Travel

Here are questions Sri Harold Klemp has been asked about Soul Travel and exploring the worlds we experience on our Soul Travel Adventures.

Read on for clues that may help you.

Why is it so important in Eckankar to learn Soul Travel?

Soul Travel, in a broad sense, is of much value because it is a link to the expansion of consciousness. The rule of destiny holds that people at some time will begin to awaken to who and what they are. A knowledge of past lives may also open to them by way of dreams or déjà vu. A few catch a glimpse of future events.

Note that Soul Travel means moving into the higher realms of God, to places people haven’t yet dreamed of. Soul Travel reveals a majesty and security that abounds in the arms of God alone.

For this reason, Soul Travel transcends astral or mind travel, and rote prayer, elevating one into profound spiritual areas. Whenever Soul reaches the far orbits of the inner planes through Soul Travel, the human heart opens to God’s all-consuming love.

It is our very purpose to discover that love.

—Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook

What are the inner worlds like? What will I see?

Those of you who are able to visit the higher worlds of God know there are places which beggar the largest mansion on earth. Some of the buildings and homes in the other worlds are of such beauty and size and light that anyone who gets there is in awe of the wonders that exist in creation.

These things exist. Anything that any human being can create here is a paltry, shabby, thatched-roof shack in comparison to the buildings in heaven.

If you have the ability to go to these other worlds—either in the dream state or through Soul Travel—you can have the experience and learn these realities for yourself.

You’ll find that the bounties of God are much greater than the four corners of this little earth. This earth is just a tiny little pebble in God’s worlds.

It’s a surprising thing, sometimes, that God even knows where this pebble is located in Its worlds.

It’d be like trying to find a certain grain of sand on the beach.

But that’s the language of love. God’s love is so great that It created every kind of abundance for those people who would make an effort to look for it and find it.

The language of love is the love God has for us and that we have for each other. We try to show this to those we love in some small way that gives this love back to God. 

—The Road to Spiritual Freedom

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