By Laurah Brock Young
Have you ever felt you lived before? Have you ever asked God or a higher power why life is so difficult? Or how you might change your life for the better? I have — along with many of you.
Have you had out-of-the-ordinary dreams and wondered how to understand them? I empathize. I have dreams. They are not about ordinary, everyday stuff. When I was younger, I sometimes dreamed in Spanish and although I had not taken Spanish classes in school, I understood what was being said. Many dreams were very difficult. What could this mean?
As I grew older, I realized that there was more to life than what I knew. I began to search metaphysical books and visited various religions and spiritual groups. I was certain I had lived before.
When I found the teachings of Eckankar, many of my questions about past lives and dreams were answered by reading Eckankar books and going to discussions. What I found most comforting and exciting was that I could prove for myself that I had lived before by focusing on my dreams and what are called the spiritual exercises of ECK or contemplations. It has been a wonderful spiritual journey.
We are fortunate to have the teachings of Eckankar in Pagosa Springs. We offer many group discussions through our Pagosa Springs Spiritual Experiences Meetup Group. In September, we are excited to begin offering an in-person book discussion called “Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel.” We will be using three small books: “ECK Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation,” “ECK Wisdom on Dreams” and “ECK Wisdom on Soul Travel.”
Soul travel is simply shifting our state of consciousness. Some people experience soul travel as an out-of-body experience.
All three books are provided and classes are free.
The first discussion, about past lives and reincarnation, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association (PLPOA) Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. The clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave., across from the PLPOA administration office.
The second discussion, on dreams, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, and the third discussion, on soul travel, will be held Oct. 6. You can attend any or all of them. All discussions will be held at the clubhouse at 6:30 p.m.
You are welcome to attend without an RSVP. However, we would appreciate it if you could RSVP through our Meetup site so we can be prepared. We will have extra books either way.
RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/pagosa-springs-spiritual-experiences-group/events/.
Click on the red attend button in the event to RSVP.
We’ll see you there.