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  • Russ Rodnick
    Dec 14, 2012
      You've seen the way things are and it seemed odd to me too. Especially considering that Harold and Paul both spoke out against gossip publicly as a very harmful activity. As I mentioned I have attended classes in a few states over my 30 plus years as an eck chela and many good people have been turned off by the antics and power trippers at the centers. I always thought it was my job to remain aloof from negativity and seek out people I could relate to. It's been very clear to me that we all of us have struggled with our human nature but rather than share this very human reality and how we have perhaps learned to handle it eckists retreat into a front or veneer of divine love. 

      Anyway it's one of the reasons I left. I've always craved 'real' sincere communication and didn't find too many willing people at the eck centers. 

      Good to be away from it. 

      From: Janice Pfeiffer <jepfeiffer@...>
      To: EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: Klemp Chastises H.I.s About "Guidelines"

      I always felt turned off by the gossip and back biting that I saw right from the beginning.  I couldn't help but think "where is the Love".  But I was willing to think it was my own lack of understanding that was the problem because certainly spiritually advanced people could not be unloving.  They would say awful things about each other and then talk quietly to each other at the beginning of hu sings and such like they were all good buddies.  I am a loyal type person to those who are my friends and those I think well of.  I could not understand these things coming from so called well developed people.  I even think a male that introduced me to eckankar might have been feeding them gossip about me at times although I don't know that to be a fact.  Also, some of the other females would ask blatant personal questions to me right in the middle of a group.  I got some pretty stern looks when I told one that I didn't think that was any of her business. Over all those people had no respect for any ones privacy and I thought the way they slammed each other behind each others backs was very disrespectful.  I can only sum it up by saying they came across as very phony. I could not form friendships with any of them.  It was what I read that held me in eckankar.  The quality of the people in the center was terrible.  It bothered me so bad that I sought a spiritual session.  I told the adviser what I was thinking.  Although she was kind to me, her answer for me, was in itself shocking.  She said she didn't go to the center because they were all crazy and she preferred not to be involved with their activities.  It only made me feel more confused as a fairly new person.  I would perform tasks anytime I was asked but I started avoiding the center also.  Finally, seeing the truth about the teachings was enough to cause me to want to walk away.  I decided that being a long term eckist robbed people of any sense of discretion.  it seems they open their mouths and let whatever is going on between their two ears fly out no matter who it was about.  Gossip collectors and gossip spreaders seemed to be what they were.  It was crazy; all of it. 
      --- On Thu, 12/13/12, Russ Rodnick <russrodnick@...> wrote:

      From: Russ Rodnick <russrodnick@...>
      Subject: Re: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: Klemp Chastises H.I.s About "Guidelines"
      To: "EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com" <EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 2:03 PM

      I was in three states and two of three state spiritual services directors were fascist about the guidelines. One of them inherited a sum of money that set him up in business and I always thought his ability to donate 5 figures was what made him so popular in the eck community. 

      There ws such little love and tolerance toward one another and a strong sense of self importance toward what we were doing. The face of love and smiling was present, but not a real connection, which in the end is why I left, among other things. 


      From: prometheus_973 <prometheus_973@...>
      To: EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:35 AM
      Subject: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: Klemp Chastises H.I.s About "Guidelines"

      Hello Non eckchains and All,
      What has me ROFLMAO is
      that Klemp has enough of
      a problem that he used it
      in the ASK The MASTER
      section of the H.I. Letter!
      And, it was the only question!
      They had, supposedly, an
      H.I. write-in and point out
      the problem. No name given.

      I remember when I had
      to deal with some older
      H.I.s (former RESAs) in
      coordinator and director
      positions and it was
      impossible to get this
      one to follow the Guidelines
      on EK Worship Services
      (EWS). Many long-time
      H.I.s really resist H.K.'s
      Guidelines and my
      RESA turned a blind-
      eye to it all. We had
      so many former RESAs
      in volunteer positions
      that it was impossible
      to get them on the
      same page and to follow
      procedures. I think
      that some were just
      burned out and tired
      of Klemp's B.S. but
      didn't want to leave.
      Maybe they had too
      many friendships to
      lose. Plus, let's face
      it. A lot of these people
      are losers in the real
      world but are big shots
      in Eckankar. Those
      Higher Initiations are
      a big deal to the ego!


      "Non" eckchains wrote:
      It is so really boring when you look at it, the one man show with his clones. I
      don't really get why the H.I.'s don't just implode. The klempster has nothing to
      offer. Then again, true believers are just blobs of beliefs that become brittle
      over time, concentrated self-delusion, and yes a lot of fear and insecurity and
      even pent up rage. H.I. stands for Higher Idiot. :)

      Non ;)

      prometheus wrote:
      > Hello All,
      > In the Dec. 2012 H.I.
      > Letter I've read that
      > Klemp still needs to
      > update his Guidelines
      > for the H.I.s in the
      > field and chastise
      > those who are slow
      > to get with the program.
      > Many long-time H.I.s
      > want the freedom
      > of Soul to be more
      > individualistic,
      > spontaneous, and
      > creative by thinking
      > they (Soul) can operate
      > outside-of-the-box,
      > thus, being channels
      > for the ECK. Klemp
      > has previously stated
      > that he's imperfect,
      > but that's not the case
      > with the ECK, correct?
      > Why, then, shouldn't
      > their current (Present)
      > Inner EK Guidance be
      > followed versus that
      > of outer set-in-stone
      > ESC Guidelines printed
      > in the Past and approved
      > by a committee of imperfect
      > people on a plane ruled
      > by the KAL?
      > H.I.s still haven't learned
      > that freedom of expression
      > doesn't work in Klemp's
      > version of ECKankar.
      > It's a hierarchy where
      > everything is spelled
      > out and controlled
      > by him and his secret
      > RESA police, plus, all
      > field work must be
      > approved via the
      > current Guidelines.
      > Many inexperienced
      > EKists like the idea of
      > being told how to do
      > this or that and what
      > approved books to use
      > and what to say and
      > other details to make
      > the promotion of
      > Eckankar easier.
      > But the real point the
      > ESC (Klemp) is making
      > is to have EK PR more
      > consistent and cookie
      > cutter looking/sounding
      > for the public.
      > Plus, the EK Guidelines
      > are like following a
      > recipe set-in-stone
      > that disregards individual
      > or regional tastes and
      > disallows any additions
      > or omissions of other
      > ingredients, methods,
      > and/or spices.
      > Klemp's foretold admonishments
      > are about H.I.s resisting
      > change. He says they "rock
      > the boat" out of "fear" and
      > that "it's all about fear."
      > Also, "they huddle in packs"
      > and "reinforce in each other
      > a group's opposition to
      > anything new." Strange
      > that Klemp's H.I.s are
      > subject to fear since he's
      > supposed to protect them!
      > This is how the KAL works.
      > Klemp is his agent.
      > However, the real 'change'
      > that H.I.s resist is in rejecting
      > Klemp's nonsense and
      > heavy handed control tactics.
      > Many H.I.s, however, chose
      > the Freedom of Soul versus
      > being bound to dogma.
      > HK side-steps delivering
      > on his promises of protection
      > and never has anything
      > profound to share. And,
      > where are those Higher
      > Initiations that are, supposedly,
      > yardsticks in measuring
      > Consciousness and Spiritual
      > Growth? Klemp is playing
      > the long-con and is, thus,
      > stingy and self-serving.
      > Harold goes on to say that
      > these H.I.s are "obstructions
      > on the path to God instead
      > of being stepping stones."
      > Apparently, being creative
      > and spontaneous and
      > following "Inner Nudges"
      > and/or "Signs" are not
      > permitted if it conflicts
      > with the LEM's outer,
      > Physical (1st) Plane, Guidelines!
      > The LEM states that, "We
      > are here to learn." However,
      > what is it that Klemp "learns"
      > from others since he never
      > listens? He's the Top goD
      > and doesn't partake in
      > two-way dialogues with
      > those under his authority.
      > Klemp sounds quite intolerant
      > and unloving as he continues
      > to chastise his H.I.s. "They
      > believe that if they sit still
      > and breathe only enough to
      > sustain life that they may
      > well dodge the lightning
      > strikes of irksome change."
      > Is that a threat? HK sounds
      > like KAL! However, by doing
      > Klemp's bidding do ECKists
      > really avoid "lightning strikes?"
      > Don't EKists still die of all
      > sorts of illnesses and situations
      > that could have be averted
      > if they had gotten proper
      > and immediate care? Sure!
      > Therefore, Klemp can't protect
      > ECKists and his veiled threats
      > are meaningless... unless
      > you've given this Black
      > Magician power over you!
      > But, it seems that HK
      > has something else stuck
      > in his craw. It seems to
      > me that Klemp doesn't
      > like his 7ths just sitting
      > still and Contemplating
      > or HUing, and enjoying
      > life. But why shouldn't
      > they take it easy after
      > 40 years of doing PR
      > work for Eckankar!
      > So, what does Klemp
      > the All compassionate,
      > loving, positive, and
      > empathetic icon of EK
      > conclude?
      > "An H.I. who blatantly
      > refuses to adhere to
      > the ECK Guidelines
      > needs to be addressed
      > on the issues." Hmmmm.
      > I wonder what that
      > really means? Well,
      > unless you're already
      > a 7th you can kiss that
      > next initiation good-bye
      > for like 10-20 years!
      > Klemp continues to say,
      > "These are big stakes!
      > Continued refusal means
      > it's time for a replacement
      > to step in. A change is
      > due. Change. isn't it
      > funny how we have come
      > full circle?" No! It's not
      > really funny. Klemp
      > abuses the concept
      > of "change" and makes
      > it into a misnomer.
      > What "changes" are there
      > in Eckankar? The same
      > old things are merely
      > revisited, updated, dusted
      > off and made to seem
      > "new." It's all a facade,
      > smoke and mirrors, and
      > a game of pretend by
      > creating brightly colored
      > straws to grab at and
      > cling to when drowning.
      > Too bad that EKists are
      > so deluded and needy
      > and aren't able to read
      > between the lines and
      > see the real truth behind
      > Klemp's words and methods.
      > Prometheus

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