Do You Have Trouble Loving God?
An… ECKist had been in Eckankar for twelve years,
and for most of the time that she was in ECK she had tried to learn Soul
Travel. This basically is a more vivid method of dreaming, although that
doesn’t do it justice. Soul Travel is moving into a higher state of
consciousness. But it can also involve seeing people and places at a
distance. This is another version of Soul Travel. But for our purposes
right now, it’s a more vivid way of dreaming.
This woman had wanted to Soul Travel her whole life. After twelve years,
she realized the foundation to the ECK teachings was love—as it is in all
major spiritual teachings. Love, divine love. A long time ago she had
heard a saying, “Fear knocked at the door, love answered, and no one was
there.” This is how she remembered it.
But she couldn’t fill herself with God’s love.
She had no problem with love for her family, love for the ECK Masters, and
love for her friends. That was very easy. But she had a very difficult
time when it came to loving God. And she couldn’t understand this.
And so, in the dream state the next night, three of the ECK Masters came.
One was the Mahanta, Wah Z—my spiritual name on the inner planes. The
other two were Rebazar Tarz and Fubbi Quantz, ECK Masters who had served
as the Living ECK Master in years gone by.
Rebazar Tarz asked her, “Why do you think you have trouble loving God?”
“God is not what I always thought It was,” she said.
To me, that is a profound answer. Even people who think they love God may
love themselves more. But to truly love God means a willingness to serve
God’s creatures. Not the way we think they need to be served, but the way
Divine Spirit sees they would best be served.
Rebazar said to her, “That’s the beginning to understanding God.”
Then she asked the Mahanta, “How can I love something like God, something
I can’t fathom?” And the Mahanta said, “What do you think you can love?”
As she thought about it, she realized that she could love the things that
God had created. She could love her family, she could love her friends,
the things in nature, happy occasions. She could love all these things.
Maybe someday she would also have the capacity, the fathomless love, that
Soul has when It loves God.
When the woman realized that, all the three ECK Masters smiled. Then Fubbi
Quantz said, “Love everything, and you love God.”
Our Spiritual Wake-Up Calls
Mahanta Transcripts, Book 15, pp.19-20