What Is Soul, and Why Are We Here?


Soul just is. It is the creative center of Its own world.

We know that Soul exists by the evidence of life around us. When Soul inhabits a body, that body lives, moves, and has being. When Soul leaves, the body no longer lives, moves, or has being. What has left? By direct or indirect evidence, we know that some unseen force gives life to a physical body.

What is that something? Soul, of course.

Opinions about Soul outnumber people’s opinions about politics. People who know–actually know, not just believe–that Soul outlives death enjoy happy, creative lives. Soul exists because God loves It. Its destiny is to become a Co-worker with God.

Plato told of the separation of Soul from the body. The old Greek mystery schools taught their students that Soul could reach the altar of God through certain secret methods. The students spent a few minutes a day with unique contemplative exercises that opened them little by little to the Light and Sound of God. That gave them unshakable proof that Soul lives forever.

The most important point of all is that you are Soul. Know that you are a spark of God and can exist fully only within the realization of that profound truth. As such, you are a light and inspiration to others.

You can open yourself and gain a greater awareness of who and what you are as Soul. You can do this by singing HU. Sing it to yourself, or sing it out loud. But do it every day.

HU is your key to your secret worlds. Once you learn to use this key, you will find a blending of your inner and outer worlds. You’ll find yourself filling with love.

A Gentle Exercise before Sleep
Try doing this spiritual exercise each evening before you go to sleep. Close your eyes, and sing HU (pronounced like the word hue) for five minutes.
Then just before you go to sleep, say to the Inner Master or your spiritual guide, “Please take me to the place where I can learn whatever is important for my spiritual unfoldment. Take me to a Temple of Golden Wisdom.”

Or say, “Let me see what it’s like to Soul Travel; you have my permission.”

If you can establish the golden heart, which is actually the viewpoint of Soul, you’ll find it easier to have inner experiences and let go of the fear. If you have fear in Soul Travel, you have fear in other things, and it’s holding you back in your life.

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Sri Harold Klemp
Sri Harold Klemp is an award-winning author, teacher, and spiritual guide who helps truth seekers reach their full potential. He is the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master and spiritual leader of Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom. His body of work includes more than one hundred books, which have been translated into eighteen languages and won multiple awards. Find your own path to true happiness, wisdom, and love in Sri Harold Klemp’s inspired writings. Visit TempleofECK.org and Eckankar.org.


  1. This exercise of singing HU, of doing a spiritual contemplation daily, has helped me recognize who I am as Soul. This daily inspiration of going beyond the border of time and space to contact the Inner Light and Sound if the Divine, helps me to live life with a Golden heart of love and provides insight into resolving everyday situation. I love the HU!


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