A part of my spiritual odyssey from unknowing to knowing, from Christianity to the surety of ECK, from uncertainty to confidence was often a long and tortuous grind. Later, much later, I finally learned there was a silent, invisible player involved. My ship could be sailing west, then suddenly scudding to the east.
These 180-degree shifts in direction baffled me. Yet I sensed a method to this apparent randomness.
Was there a “who” behind such magical interventions? Or perhaps just fate?
Along the way I learned the presence was that of the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. He was guiding my spiritual steps but always allowing me free rein. My spiritual freedom always stood front and center.
You recall my once telling of the Endless Melody? An ECKist later undertook a musical composition, giving it the same title. It wasn’t even close, though well crafted.
Finally comes an accurate description of this divine melody.
Linda has given me permission to share her story with others, and I do so gladly. This is to reassure you of the Master’s presence, and the comfort it affords.
She’d cared for her husband several long months, during his final battle with cancer. It was a difficult time for him. He was a Seventh Initiate. She noted that translation was an ordeal for him, despite being as well prepared as he was. Then an experience occurred that brought her much-needed comfort.
During the last three weeks of his life, his health eroded quickly. Linda began playing the HU CD nonstop, because she knew that was what he would have wanted. She played it for about a week. Then one day she turned it off.
Much to her amazement, she could still hear the HU, the secret name of God. It was as if the veil between life and death were thinning.
The first week it sounded like the singing of thousands of voices. The orchestral music was unbelievably beautiful, and the second week it began to increasingly blend with the HU of the first week. Another ECKist could hear it too.
Linda went to sleep with this celestial symphony and woke to it.
The third week, the week her husband died, violins were added to the mix, like the featured instruments of a concerto. It was a great comfort for her to know there is and was so much support on the other side. And after his departure, the music and singing continued just as strongly as ever, for the next day.
The second day after his passing, the music and singing began to fade. It was weaker, less clearly defined. She felt the veil was going back up. The third day, it was still more distant.
The fourth day, gone.
Linda felt honored and privileged to have heard this wondrous gift. She also knows that in each and every thing people do, they never need do it alone. There is always someone on the inner or outer planes to guide one and all whenever the need arises.
“You’re never alone,” she affirms.
The Endless Melody, so dear to my heart. Linda and another chela, too, were blessed by this gift. Though countless variations of the Audible Sound Current exist, this one, to me, is a special delight. It heals wounds.
Maybe someday the Mahanta will likewise bless you, if not already.
—Sri Harold Klemp
The Master guides, but your spiritual freedom is paramount. Learn more about this by practicing the art, grace, and discipline of allowing spiritual freedom for others.
As an ECK leader, it will serve you well.
This song resonated with me since I was a child at different times, even in class. Now that a few years have passed, I can not hear it like those years. Years later, I learned this melody through Eck.
As I have watched the translation of friends and loved ones over the years, the HU has been a great blessing. It always brings me peace and comfort. It has always made the transition less painful. The Mahanta has been with me helping both me and my loved ones through these difficult events..
Back in 2001, my sister was murdered. My years in Eckankar and so many in ECK leadership wrapped their arms around me helping me to deal with my loss. I found that her death opened a door to how unsafe I felt in life. The only way I could sleep for years after was to play the HU Song all night long. When my step-mother, my father, and then my mother all translated, I played the HU for them during their transitions. They loved the peace it brought in their varying circumstances. Anytime I’m feeling angst or fear or loneliness, the HU opens my heart and reminds me that I’m not alone; brings me comfort. This endless melody has bolstered me up over and over and carried me though any grief I’ve experienced.
What a beautiful gift, Mahanta! A chela blog! WOW! I am so excited!
This story touched me because it reminded me of all the years that my husband and I used to play the HU non-stop in our home. We did that for over 6 years. We felt that we were being bathed by the Light and Sound constantly. Sometimes the power would off and like the melody spoken of in this story, we could go on for days listening to the HU inwardly. This love song to God, HU has become my lifeline. It is the sweet nectar of Sugmad’s love for Soul.
Thank you for the chela blog!
For about a year and more the HU is always playing in my office day and night. It has been such wonderful feeling each morning walking into the office to be welcome by the Sound of HU, sometime guests in my office will inquire to what is the sound and it will give me an opportunity to share a HU and demonstrate how to sing it, most people don’t even notice but I know anyone who walk in the sphere of the sound of HU is lifted up either consciously or unconsciously. I do same in my bedroom, the HU song device never stop playing.
Thank you Master, thank you for the story, thank you for this great opportunity.
I have had the occasional gift of composing the most beautiful and complex orchestral music with choral voices while consciously soul traveling on the inner. I hear the music as I create it in that moment. It is the most incredible experience, especially since I am not a musician. I always wish I had the skills to write down the music that I create. Since I am a visual artist, it has been suggested to me that I should paint these compositions from the ECK instead. That is truly an exercise in divine creativity!
I have also been blessed with this music continuing after I awaken. Once it was still so loud, I got up out of bed because I thought the radio must have been left on! Nope, it was just the ECK in all its glory!
Spiritual freedom is so important to me. I insist upon it for myself. But, I am also learning to catch myself when I am not giving this same spiritual freedom to others. Like, when someone that I am talking with speaks their mind about their path, their spiritual beliefs. And, this giving spiritual freedom carries into my communication with others on any other topic. A couple of emotional topics are religion & politics. Unless that person asks me my thoughts, I am learning to listen, really listen & not step upon another’s beliefs by adding my opinion or beliefs. If asked, I share my thoughts. It requires that I learn more humility, mental self discipline & spiritual open hearted love for others & myself. Thanks Z, for being such a wonderful role model!
One of the first experiences I had with the Sound Current was very soon after I became a member of ECK. I was attending an ECK Book discussion at the home of the local HI. There were only three of us in the class. I think the other person was a seeker but not yet a member. We began the class with a short HU song, then we entered into discussion of the book. Several minutes into the discussion I told the HI that the walls in the room were ringing. He made no comment about it and the discussion continued. The Sound faded over the length of the class.
Many years later I experienced the Sound Current and once again identified it as coming from an external source, not something within me.
The HI I was with at the time made an indirect comment by saying that I was the second person who mentioned the Sound was coming from outside themselves.
Fast forward a few decades, I was at work when I became aware of the Sound Current, this time recognizing it is coming from within. It was so loud, it was nearly impossible to continue with the work at hand.
These experiences showed me how to come into agreement with the Sound Current, so that I could learn how to be a better vehicle for the ECK.
Thank you, Mahanta, for the opportunity to speak of these things with others who have experienced your love and presence.
I hear the sound all of the time since I was a child. Sometimes It, gets louder for a bit so I pay attention to what is going on in that moment. And other times It is just telling me to stop thinking for a moment.
Once it sounded like a whole orchestra. I was in awe of the beautiful sound and grateful to have It in my life.
I think the sound is the way the ECK is communicating with me.
Much love to all. I am very grateful for this blog.
“The Endless Melody” was a beautiful composition of
a German ECKist, yes indeed “well crafted” : )