Reach out…

Colin Hall
Colin Hall

I watch

as the writer

reaches for the quill, 

as the artist uses colour

and hones their skill.

I seek to learn

as the musician

strokes the right key

I wonder in amazement of all the harmony. 

All of nature begins to unfold

in the morning majestic sunrise

or in the evening’s reds and golds.

I am fulfilled in joyous gratitude

as the love of the Creator fills my life.

I reach out to another

to walk with them through strife.

I reach inward now to give thanks

at the end of my days

To live in loving service to share the love in praise.

MaryHelen Feris   Jasper National Park  2008
MaryHelen Ferris  Jasper National Park 2008

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

Harold Klemp ~ eckankar.org
Harold Klemp ~ eckankar.org
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

 

Unmasking…

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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.

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Snow storm…

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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.

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Now is the time…

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Now is the time

To sing your praise.

Now is the time

to feel the Creator’s gaze.

A soft wind caresses the trees.

Soul is moved deeply by the gentle breeze.

Now is the time

to give praise and rejoice.

Now is the time

to give service with one voice. 

Now is the time

for the Ancient of Days.

To be heard clearly and to  follow Its ways.

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