I think that the biggest waste of money,
while in Eckankar, was for air travel and
hotel stay. Plus, I used up months (over
time) of vacation days to "volunteer" at
the EK seminars.
The biggest waste was of time and energy.
And, I put myself through a lot of stress
in dealing with deadlines (goal-lines),
as well as, arrogant and stupid people.
Dealing with the "part-time" Eckists was
as bad as dealing with the fanatics who
thought they were above the rules and
guidelines. These "chosen ones" imagined
themselves to be "higher" on the inner
than outer and part of Klemp's chosen
few/crew. Therefore, they acted as though
they were above Lower Plane restrictions.
Some of these ECKists that I had to deal
with were very passive/aggressive and
manipulative. Some were Bi-Polar and
I met RESAs, and other EK Leaders, who
were narcissists like Twitchell and Klemp.
These people can't take suggestions that
differ from theirs. They're very territorial
and have to always be right. Some of these
RESAs, also, steal good ideas and make
them their own. It's really quite pathetic,
but one has to remove them from their
pedestals in order to "see" it all with a
newly found clarity of perception. I've
seen my suggestions end up in Vahana
Tips from "The RESA Star."
Other bad decisions, via Eckankar,
is buying into the relationship karma
thing. This is why so many Eckists end
up divorced. It was just "karma" being
played out! Thus, this becomes a mantra
and excuse for not taking responsibility.
It's a green light to seek out others that
one might have "unfinished" karma with
in order to be resolved. And, for H.I.s,
there is no longer any Karma, thus, no
repercussions from any actions (neg/pos)
for they are now operating on the (5th)
Soul Plane, or higher, and a Law Unto
Themselves. This religious delusion
hampers them from learning, living,
and growing. This is Klemp's (KAL's)
As we are starting a new year and since it's symbolic of out with
the old and a time of new beginnings- a former member of ekult
has suggested a topic for ESA. Maybe we can share and/or make
a list of the worst mistakes or decisions we made while under the
influence of the cult teachings and the so called protection of the
self proclaimed godman, Klump. It might be interesting and a good
cautionary tale for others. I'm sure many of us made some very bad
decisions during time in ekult and might still have problems because
of them. I'll bet there are others out there, too.
I'll start first my saying that it still gnaws me about the time and
money I wasted. But worse than that I am astounded that I fell for it
and believed for awhile that Klemp was someone special and superior
to all others. This delusional thinking just floors me as logic has
always been a more sensible route for me until I hooked up with
eckankar. It is sort of like a bad dream but yet I know I did it . . . and
what it taught me is that any one of us could behave stupidly or be
taken in by delusion. I am so glad that I got out before I was really
brainwashed. I am glad to be back in the real world, enjoying my
family and friends and using my time as I choose within the bounds
of normal responsibilities.
I feel badly that some of the eckists I met and grew to like are still
in that bubble world. I try to think that is it okay because it is their
choice but on another level, I feel like they are sick and trapped . . .
they are giving up so much, like a healthy and happy life. It makes me
feel sad so that affects me when I think about it.
I wish all of you a very Happy New Year and time for constructive
reflections as we enter the new decade!!