The frozen river…

Sonny Alfredo Galea
Sonny Alfredo Galea

There once was a river

frozen deep inside.

Nothing could melt it.

God knows I tried. 

Then, after years on this inner quest,

the Sunlight of the Spirit

took a mighty hold.

The frozen river’s ice 

was turned to purest gold.

Soul could now rest.

How do you learn about your beauty…?

Was it in the crowded room?

Or whilst visiting a lonely tomb?

Was it in your resilience?

Is it in your letting go?

Is it in the silence?

In the hours of solitude?

When and how did you find your beauty?

It shows in your gratitude!

Mine, I found in the still small voice…which said

I am always with you.  -Harold Klemp

In Its arms I rejoice.

Best Sleeping Techniques for Soul Travel ~ Harold Klemp ~ The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

Harold Klemp ~
Harold Klemp ~
Best Sleeping Techniques for Soul Travel  There are three main steps to prepare yourself for Soul Travel in the dream state:
  1. Arrange your schedule to get as much sleep as needed to be fresh in the morning.
  2. For a few minutes before sleeping, read from one of the ECK books to signal your intent to pursue spiritual activity during sleep. I recommend The Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, Book One or Two, or Stranger by the River.
  3. At bedtime contemplate upon the image of the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. In this spiritual exercise, give an invitation to the Master like this: “I welcome you into my heart as my home. Please enter it with joy.”
Then go to sleep as usual, but leave the eye of Soul alert to the coming of the teacher. Look for me, because I am always with you.—Sri Harold Klemp
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK
By Harold Klemp
A how-to collection of 131 spiritual exercises for spiritual growth and upliftment.
Eckankar book: The Spiritual Exercises of ECK
Available at local and online bookstores and the Eckankar Online Bookstore
Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God



10387578_666660430099361_4025727269978188755_nI stand at the edge of a mighty forest

beneath the mountain of God.

I discard my fears and worries

knowing with whom I trod.

I have been here before…

other mountains

other shores.

I know that I have lessons to learn

before I go to my last rest.

All that is required of me, now,

Is to unmask and do my best. 

I stand at the edge of a mighty forest

beneath the mountain of God.

I discard my fears and worries

knowing with whom I trod.


Reminder ~ Harold Klemp ~ The Spiritual Exercises of ECK


If you wish to Soul Travel while you are asleep, remind yourself of this several times during the day. For example, say to yourself, “Tonight I will Soul Travel in my dream.”

Your mind will accept ideas that are repeated more readily than ideas that are not repeated.

Visualize the kind of dream you want to have as though it were already happening. After you have pictured the dream, picture its results. Try playing a movie scene in your mind of how you will feel when you have the advice or help you seek from the Dream Master.

—Sri Harold Klemp
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK

Snow storm…


The pounding of the snow

did not look like

any “Currier & Ives” gentle painting.

It was a sudden storm,

covering everything,

invigorating, enervating…

making you glad you are alive. 

It started within me a few days ago

As the barometer dropped

My wind and storm began to grow.

I did not want to set back my clock.

I did not want to be  confined to house.

I was not prepared to wait

for spring like a silent little mouse.

All I wanted to do was storm  and buck.

The winds grew louder.

The snow increased.

The folks were huddling on the streets.

All night long the outer storm blew

It has been said we will get an inch or two.

I watched the storm safe from inside.

I, also,  watched my inner storm subside.

On awakening with an extra hours sleep

All the world was covered shades of white,

Beige, fluffy and deep.

I have resigned  myself to the fact , now,

 that the deep contemplations of winter have begun.

The imposing, imprisoning silences

Will have their way.

The storm will abate.

We will go ride on the sleigh.