Tales of a Golden Heart: Foreword



In March of 1986, on Easter weekend, Eckankar hosted its International Youth Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, utilizing the theme “The Golden Heart” in the year designated by Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living Eck Master, as the Year of Spiritual Healing. The Golden Heart is a term signifying that ability to outflow with divine love in such unrestricted beauty that the little self is swept away and the Golden Hearted individual becomes God-realized, giving to all in true balance.

At that point in life, I desired the Golden Heart and needed spiritual healing in a number of areas to achieve it. After twelve years of studying the Eck works, a lot of inner progress had been made, but it was still far too easy to fall into the age-old trap of self-criticism. On the morning of April 2nd, a popular song fragment surfaced in my shower time thoughts:

Take it easy, take it easy,
Don’t let the sound of your own wheels
Make you crazy….

Yes, taking it easy would be wise, and what better way to relax, to let love flow through–what better way than to record a few of those experiences in which I had felt the stirring of the Golden Heart in my own life, or perhaps in the lives of those around me.

Thus was born Tales of a Golden Heart, designed to let both writer and reader “take it easy”. As you journey through these pages, please keep in mind that this may be the only full length book ever penned while commuting up and down the traffic-clogged lanes of Interstate 805 in southern California, left hand controlling lane changes and exit maneuvers, right hand scribbling in a spiral notebook atop a dull green one-dollar yard sale briefcase used as a writing table.

Good reading to you.

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