A woman kept a kennel for cats. People who were going on vacation brought their cats, and she took care of them. She loved cats and built very big cages for them. Her business cards had mottoes like “We love cats” or “Love is everything.”
The kennel gave the cats a lot of space and a lot of freedom. The cats were happy; they were happy to go home when their owners came back, or they would have been happy to stay. Life was pretty good for the cats.
Except for one cat named Busy. Busy was a good cat. But whenever the kennel owner would walk out of the room, Busy would begin to cry.
Cats can really make a racket if they decide to cry, like some people crying to God. No one could stand it when Busy cried and cried and cried.
By about the fifth day, her roommates were going crazy with the noise. They’d go out to eat just to have some peace and quiet. Everyone was losing their sanity, and they didn’t have much love left.
The kennel owner began to be very angry at Busy. The crying cat was destroying the love and harmony that had been in the kennel.
What to Do about the Crying?
Finally the woman turned the situation over to the Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ, the Inner Master in ECK, the inner side of myself. “Mᴀʜᴀɴᴛᴀ, I can’t do anything,” she said. “If you or any of the ECK Masters can help, please do something. The cat’s driving me out of my mind.”
That night, the kennel owner had a dream. In her dream she saw Prajapati, the ECK Master who takes a special interest in animals. Prajapati came up to Busy, picked up the cat, and began petting it.
As he petted the cat, a golden heart appeared on Busy’s chest. Busy loved the attention and quieted down.
Soon other ECK Masters appeared in the woman’s dream. Busy was happily running back and forth from one ECK Master to another, enjoying all the attention and petting.
A Walk with an ECK Master
Rebazar Tarzs, an ECK Master who used to serve in Tibet, picked Busy up. “Busy, let’s go for a little walk,” he said. And he took the cat to a dark cave that was nearby.
When they came to the entrance, the ECK Master said, “Busy, this is a cave, and we’re going to go inside. It’s very important for you to see and understand what this cave means to you.” They walked inside and saw a deep pit.
Rebazar explained that the cat had walked by such a pit on the physical plane in a previous life, fallen into it, and cried to get out. No one could hear its cries deep in the cave. So the cat had perished.
This terror had stayed with the cat into this present life.
It was the source of Busy’s fear of being left alone. As Rebazar explained it to the cat, the golden heart on Busy’s chest began to shine, casting light around them.
“How would you like to explore the cave?” Rebazar asked the cat. In other words, explore the source of your fear.
Busy became like an ordinary cat, very inquisitive. They walked through the cave, and the Light of God came through the golden heart and lit up the pitfalls, holes, and other dangers.
An Inner Healing
The next morning, when the woman went to see Busy in the kennel, the cat was quiet. She had seen in her dream what happened to the cat on the inner planes. And from that time on, Busy never had the crying problem again.
Truth reveals itself through the Light and Sound of God. Whether it comes to an animal, to you, or to someone else, it fills your heart with love. And when your heart is full of love, what room is there for fear?
Excerpted from Animals Are Souls Too! by Sri Harold Klemp
Oh my goodness, what a wonderful story. Having been in Eckankar for almost forty years, I have employed the help of Prajapati many times with numerous pets. However, I have often thought my pets have all been through other lives, and still never thought about the influences they had brought with them in their current lives. Thank you for sharing about your sweet pet, and the Masters’ help to relieve his fear and help restore inner calm to Busy.
I love this story! I have learned so much from many varied animal souls. I talk to all the critters when I go outside to water plants and trees. When my family moved away from a rental where I had many toads, I was sad because at our new place, I heard no toads.
Then, a little while later, I noticed we had “accidentally” brought one of them with us that lived in one of my many outdoor potted plants. I was very happy. Now, after 2 years at our new home, we have more toads and lizards than I can count.
If I ever feel like I don’t know what to do, I go outside when it’s dark, squatting down like a toad. I find my space, and love the sanctuary. Soon, the toads begin to sing. And then I know everything is just as it should be.
On December 26th, I had a wonderful experience with the Mahanta saving the life of my cat/ best friend Buddy. I will tell this story later. For now I just want to thank you again Wazi.
This story is not surprising to me, having always had pets and seen the wonderful love and interaction between them and the Eck Masters.
I could write a book!!
And maybe I wiil.
A lovely one . Thanks for sharing.
Je suis heureux de s’avoir que le Maître des rêves est toujours avec nous à travers la demande associée à l’amour,️️ HUHUHU Mahanta it’s Love Baraka Bashad
The ECK Masters are here to help all Souls: human, animals, etc. We human beings are especially privileged to be shown in the dream state what had happened to the cat in a past life in the inner planes.
Thank you Mahanta and all the Vairagi Masters for being there to help us.
What a beautiful story!!! I do not know much about cats. I have had dogs, turtles, birds and hermit crabs. What I appreciated about this
story was that the chela asked the Mahanta to assist with the cat’s issue. Wow!!! What love the ECK Masters gave to the cat to help him face his
fear and karma from a past live. The cat’s fear was like a thorn in it’s claw that had brought it such pain and misery. Now, the cat is free and
can love and appreciate the love others give to it. A lesson of love rising above fear indeed.
Thank you Mahanta for this beautiful story. Every story of yours gives a lesson and a message, which fills our heart with Love and lifts the fear from our mind. The story is also an answer to the question, I just asked you in contemplation, yesterday. The confidence you imbibe in us is wondrous and beyond words. It soothes you and give assurance that everything is alright.. Thank you Mahanta for everything. You have once again assured me that doing Spiritual Exercises regularly is very important and it takes care of everything.
Very good story Harold keep it up and Merry Christmas too with greetings of a very Happy New Year!!!
Great story! Dreams give us amazing insight!
What a lucky cat, Busy was! She got so much love and attention from the ECK Masters!
Such difference love and understanding can make. Thank you for the lovely story: it touched my heart.
This is so heartwarming and reminds us to ask the ECK Masters for help! So glad for little Busy to be consoled!
Love this story, will help me in soul many ways
Wow great storythank you
I am sitting here with tears of gratitude in my eyes thank you,
I’ve all animals so much
Ohhh, I loved reading this. Thank you so much.
Thank you the master of love! I sincerely wish you love health and joy wherever you are and whatever you do. Love you Mahanta. May the blessings be