For many, the answer to this complex question is, “Very quietly!” One man learned more. He was scheduled to travel overseas when he discovered that he had lost his passport. He needed a replacement, so he completed the necessary forms. Since the forms also required the signature of a community leader, he approached his pastor. When the pastor heard his story, he said, “Have you asked God where it is?”
The man admitted that he had; he just hadn’t listened for an answer. During his travels later that day, he stood in a crowded elevator when someone shouted, “Check your jacket pocket!” What? Was that his answer from God? He reached into his jacket pocket and…nothing but lint. He tried another pocket, and—there was his passport.
He realized that not only did he need to listen for God’s answer, he had needed the help of God’s loud messenger: a fellow passenger in the elevator.
The man with the passport now knows that God always talks to him, and he has discovered that he hears best when he remains still, quiet and alert to the divine gift. He has found that one way to tune in to God’s voice is to sing or chant HU (it rhymes with “you”) on a long, drawn-out breath. HU is an ancient name for God, and Harold Klemp, the Spiritual Leader of Eckankar, calls it “the most beautiful prayer”. Singing HU can bring anyone, of any faith, calm, peace and the sense of being embraced by the Holy Spirit.
Now that singing HU is part of his daily spiritual practice, the man says his mind is clear to hear God’s message. It’s often subtle—a knowingness, a thought, guidance throughout the day—and always a spiritual blessing. Peter Fox and his wife, Merilee, are longtime students of everyday spirituality and members of Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom. Now a real estate agent in Mesa, he spent 40 years developing medical devices and training people to use them. Learn more about HU at Eckankar.org/experience/hu-the-sound-of-soul and find online and in-person events in Arizona at EckankarArizona.org. See ad, page 20.