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Have you had a spiritual experience? Looking for a deeper understanding of who you are and your life’s purpose?
Eckankar offers answers. It is an ancient spiritual teaching and a modern-day religion that offers spiritual techniques and resources for an individual to discover truth through personal experience.
Spiritual experiences may include dreams, inner guidance, déjà vu, knowingness, coincidences, out-of- body adventures, or having a sense that you have lived before. Open yourself to more love, joy, and wisdom by exploring and understanding life from a spiritual perspective.
We are an open, friendly spiritual community for people of all faiths. Explore your deepest spiritual questions, and meet people of like mind and heart.
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• A Special Purpose for This Life...(see excerpt below*)
• Spiritual Exercise: The Open Heart...(see below**)
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* A Special Purpose for This Life...
Odd as it may seem, you had a special reason for coming into this lifetime. It was to become a more godlike being, but most people do not realize this fact. They assume that birth is a fancy of destiny.
All the lives you have ever lived were for the polishing of Soul. Like it or not, you are now at a higher and more spiritual level than in any prior incarnation. So look at yourself. Do you like what you see? Keep in mind, whatever it is, for better or worse, it’s of your own making.
You are the sum of all your thoughts, feelings, and actions from this life and every lifetime in the past.
People, in general, think of karma as an unpleasant force and less often as having a beneficial side. Take for example Mozart, already composing music at age five.
The rule of karma determines factors like male or female body, eye-hand coordination, long- or short-term memory retention, and desires. In addition, our karmic package includes race, ancestry, family, friends, economic and social standing, and much more besides.
However, what comes of those conditions depends upon the exercise of our free will.
The Law of Cause and Effect, or the Law of Karma, is always in play your whole life. You must know how-to live-in harmony with its exacting terms. The experiences that derive from an adolescent or mature understanding of that law will, in time, bring you to an acceptance of divine love. That’s the reason you’re here.
[Excerpt from the book "Call of Soul" by Harold Klemp] ==============================================================
**Spiritual Exercise: The Open Heart
In this spiritual exercise, you practice keeping an open heart throughout everyday life. It’s very tough; I have to work at it all the time too.
No one technique will work for everyone, but there are ways to keep your attention on having an open heart. Start with something you can love, even a pet or a plant, and just love it a lot. As the love comes, let it pour through you.
The habit of love is catching; it builds, gains momentum, and becomes easier. But like a plant that needs watering and loving care every day, the habit of love takes constant attention.
Love won’t come through unless the heart is open. To work with an open heart is to love or care for something or someone more than you do for yourself. This is the first step to the divine love that we are looking for.
[Excerpt from the book "The Spiritual Exercises of ECK" by Harold Klemp - where more than 130 spiritual exercises like this can be found.]
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- 2023 ECKANKAR Soul Adventure SeminarMinneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
Experience the Power of Spiritual Grace!
Golden opportunities for spiritual discoveries await you at the 2023 ECKANKAR Soul Adventure Seminar, October 20–22. Its theme: “The Power of Grace: A Secret to Spiritual Living.”
Step confidently into a larger room, a higher consciousness, where the grace of acceptance, understanding, healing, and happiness can be found. Discover spiritual secrets to help you realize the profound reality of God’s love in your life.
Hear uplifting talks and heart-opening musical performances. You can join in dynamic workshops and in-depth spiritual discussion circles. Explore how everything that happens in your life truly is for your highest spiritual benefit.
The highlight of the event is a heart-opening talk from Sri Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar. Inspiring, engaging, and warmly relatable, he speaks directly to Soul, awakening the divine knowledge that is already within your heart.
An inspiring journey awaits you!
New to Eckankar? Be our guest. Enjoy complimentary registration.
Register today at ECKseminars.org.
- "Our Spiritual Wake-Up Calls - God's Loving Guidance in Our Lives”L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire, WI
Anne Archer Butcher in her book Inner Guidance says that inner guidance always brings us to the heart of who and what we are as Soul. It may take the form of extraordinary service or it may be simple and every day, but it’s always available to all of us. She believes that this connection with God is our divine birthright because we are Soul, a spark of the Divine. Further, all we have to do is raise our awareness enough to be able to recognize the blessings and know we’re worthy of them.
All of us, no matter the blessings we’ve received, have had our share of experiences where we’ve wished we had the grace of God's voice leading us through the minefields of life. What if you could tap into this inner guidance and know you are being led to the best experience for your spiritual unfoldment?
Harold Klemp, the best-selling author, modern prophet, and spiritual leader of ECKANKAR has said “We are not trying to find truth in the form of so many words or to find wisdom as some undefined quality. What we are trying to do is to become the path of truth ourselves, so that wherever we are, we recognize the presence of God; wherever we walk, we know we walk on holy ground.”
—Harold Klemp, The Drumbeat of Time, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 10, p. 211
Our spiritual journey is in large part about the transition from our head to our heart. When our attention naturally rests in love, we feel at home in ourselves and the world. We have easy access to an inner knowingness.
Following the Path of the Heart
Though we are often advised to “follow our hearts,” knowing what that is, is often the greatest challenge we can face in life. It has been said that we spend the first 20 years of life trying to be what others expect us to be, and the rest of our lives trying to find ourselves. Tuning into our true inner guidance often means separating out our delusions, emotional fantasies, fears, desires, the expectations of others we’ve accepted as our own, and our own limiting beliefs.
One of the most powerful tools of inner knowing is the ability to remain open-hearted. When the heart is open, we feel love and connection. A quality of knowingness emerges that is spontaneous and direct, and while outcomes remain important, they’re a secondary consideration to the truth of our inner knowing. Our ability and desire to set aside our own mental gymnastics and rationalizations, to let our attention rest in an open and trusting heart, allows us to become more accepting and compassionate with all people, especially ourselves. True inner guidance is a calm, centered, and detached knowingness.
What if you knew how to truly access this inner guidance? What would your life be like?
1. To know what to look for.
2. How to learn to develop and recognize your Inner Guidance?
3. How to have appropriate expectations?
4. To know the negative signs to watch for.
5. And how to look to wisdom for answers?
“If you’re Christian or Jewish or of any other faith, look to the God of your faith. Look to your savior, look to your way of spirituality, and ask, “Show me truth, God.” If you’re sincere, God’s Voice, the Holy Spirit, will begin opening you to truth.”
—Harold Klemp, ECK Wisdom on Inner Guidance, p. 9
Come join us and let us explore our Spiritual journey together!