5870Re: A new start
- Oct 5 12:00 PMHello Aimee,
Why not simply let your
ECK membership lapse?
Christianity is even a bigger
scam, than Eckankar, since
most of these churches don't
follow Jesus' teachings 100%.
They tend to revert back to
the Old Testament teachings
which Jesus had issues with
and was correcting.
Here's an interesting approach:
This is "Science vs Spirituality"
with a physicist, Leonard Mlodinow,
who worked on a book with Stephen
Hawkings and with Deepak Chopra
who was once involved with TM
Apparently Chopra was teaching
Mlodinow about "consciousness"
(and meditation) while Mlodinow
was teaching Chopra about physics.
However, I'm not sure what makes
Chopra an expert on consciousness
since Maharishi (his mentor) was
a conman like Twitchell. TM is a
religion (a sect of Hinduism), but
many Western followers see it as
a "scientific" method to raise consciousness
and reduce stress.
Anyway, you might want to
check it out and/or buy the
book from Amazon.com
However, what's the need with
joining another religion? Is it
a need for being part of a social
community? If so, then volunteer
or join a secular community group.
Remember, with any religion,
there's always the pecking order
i.e. hierarchy and some authority
figure interpreting scripture for
you and telling you what to believe.
Be your own religion! Doesn't
Soul=Soul? We are all equal in
Spirit... right! It's all subjective
and what fits one doesn't always
fit another, nor was It supposed to!
Allow Soul's newly found spiritual
freedom and your own clarity
of mind to fill-in the void left
when leaving Eckankar. You are
no longer Codependent, but it
takes time to heal. Maybe a 12
Step Group would help. Check
the listings in your area.
p.s. It shouldn't take you as
long to get your "land legs"
as someone else like an H.I.
with 25-35 years in the cult.
It also depends upon how
much you bought into it and
upon your psychologically
The brain-washing becomes
more intense with each higher
initiation. Thus, 8th & 9th
initiates are, truly, lost Souls!
The higher one goes and the
longer they stay the more
delusional and narrow minded
>a part of Eckankar since 1999.
> My name is aimee. I was
>are eckist and so are her kids.
> My sister and her husband
She lives 10 minutes away.
They worship Harold and many
>I will cancel it by mail this week.
> I have stopped my membership.
My biggest question is how do
you feel safe in the world with
out feeling like you need the
protection of the mahanta.
>pendant off. What on earth do
> it scared me a lot to take that
I do to be strong outside of
eckankar. I think am going to
go back to christianity.
>to be friends please send me
> I feel lost. If anyone wants
>long will it take for me to get
> I want to get better. How
my land legs?
> Thanks for reading this.
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