2543Re: Quantum Physics and the mind's power to create
- Apr 17 10:27 AMHI Kaye,
I enjoyed reading your insights. I, too, have had similar
insights. I'd like to share some pre-ECK, during-ECK,
and post-ECKANKAR views as well.
The mind can attract what it craves. We can, by our thoughts,
create our own realities. When I believed in the ekult teachings-
I had vivid experiences, because I have a fertile imagination.
I could conjure up any of those masters, the godman or Twitch,
himself. I could "visit" the made up cities, higher planes, etc.
To what end?
### Actually, pre-ECKANKAR I had vivid inner experiences
and had outer phenomenal things happen to me without
attempting to form images or experiences. My meditation
techniques, at the time, were simply designed to open the
door to the inner worlds and then let whatever happen. I,
also, had vivid dream experiences including lucid dreaming.
These were not enlightening experiences. They did not teach
me anything or help me with my problems. They were just
detailed, fantasy images created by my mind based on the
suggestions contained in the books and discourses.
### It is true that during ECKANKAR I imagined much more.
This is taught in order to jump-start one's inner spiritual
experience, and to help in conjuring up those ECK Masters.
And it worked... they appeared, as well as, Klemp. They told
me things that were not completely unknown to me (Soul),
but it verified somewhat that I was on track- I thought.
I, also, thought that more and more would be revealed to me
the higher that I went up the initiation ladder. All that I really
discovered was that ECKANKAR is a path of illusions. One's
spiritual search and growth is a subjective experience and,
therefore, cannot be measured with initiation numbers or
experienced in a group (religious) setting with a "Master"
and a set of rules (dogma and guidelines) to follow.
My real spiritual and physical progress began when I left the
teachings behind and my mind was cleared of these images
and ideas. The fog lifted and my insights became sharper and
more beneficial. I started to work on myself and was able to
deal with my problems. I felt free and empowered at last! I
made more progress in a few months than I did in all those
15+ years in the cult. Therefore, I can only conclude that the
members of ekult want what it offers them and don't know or
care how much they are really missing. Sad, but the choice is
theirs' to make. I'm trying some of OSHO's meditation techniques
and find them very relaxing. No more directed contemplations
for me! I don't need any masters.
### After leaving the e-cult I too experienced a clarity of vision
that was beyond any experience from all my years in ECKANKAR.
Once, for 36 hours I experienced what seemed like perfect
contentment. And, immediately, after leaving ECKANKAR, I had
the experience of what felt like a huge weight being lifted off my
shoulders! All the stress was gone! No more following of Guidelines,
no more intros, no more jumping through hoops, or keeping
silent of the nonsense or the unspiritual and out-of-balance,
dysfunctional, anti-social control freaks I had to work with.
Actually, just keeping one's eyes and ears open will show ECKists
that those initiations are phoney when they see those holding
H.I. status behaving the way they do.
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