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                             •  A Special Purpose for This Life...(see excerpt below*)
                             •  Spiritual Exercise: The Open Heart...(see below**)
                             • You Are Welcome to Come to Our Upcoming Meetups (see at bottom)  
Dear Seekers of the Heart -

We live in a time of unprecedented interest in spirituality. Spiritual experiences are no longer the exclusive domain of religious leaders, saints, and mystics. They are a part of everyday living for millions of people. And these people have questions: Are their experiences real? What do they mean? How can a person have more experiences of the Divine? 

• How can I awaken spiritually to attain greater spiritual freedom...to explore the highest realms of consciousness?

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...making God an everyday reality.

To learn more about ECKANKAR - The Adventure of a Lifetime - and receive free books and information, go to www.Eckankar.org

To learn more about Eckankar activities in Wisconsin, go to www.eckankar-wi.org/ and Facebook in Wisconsin.

To learn more about HU - the most beautiful prayer, the benefits of singing HU - A Love Song to God, and/or to experience the sacred sound of HU... Discover how HU brings miracles... Link: HU - Miracles In Your Life...Connect Heaven with earth...in a heartbeat. 

HU is for all people, regardless of your faith. Let’s find the miracles in your life!

• Spiritual Experiences Video Playlist by Eckankar <==Link

• Eckankar Blog - This blog is for you, the spiritual seeker. You will find a wide range of articles to answer your spiritual questions and inspire you to lead the most fulfilling of lives. <==Link

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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]

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**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.Learn more about spiritual exercises<=link

Meet Harold Klemp <=link

The opinions expressed in this site are those of the writers and not necessarily those of ECKANKAR or the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master, Sri Harold Klemp.

Copyright (c) 2016 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. The terms ECKANKAR, ECK, EK, MAHANTA, SOUL TRAVEL and VAIRAGI, among others, are trademarks of ECKANKAR, P.O. Box 2000, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2000 USA.

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