By Kathi Jacobson, Alberta, Canada
One beautiful summer evening, I went for a walk around our farm. Out loud I sang HU, an ancient chant that I learned about in Eckankar. Singing HU is a spiritual exercise I like to do each day. When I sing HU, I feel at peace, knowing I am surrounded by God’s love and protection.
Since animals are Soul, I wondered if any of the cattle on the farm would recognize this love song to God. I decided to experiment by leaning on the fence of the pen and singing HU for the cattle.
Approximately two hundred steers were in this pen. There were no cows (females who have had one or more calves), only male steers. As I sang HU, all the cattle turned toward me. They only watched. None of them moved.
Then, out from the middle of the pen, one steer pushed his way through the herd to stand in front of me. He watched me intently. When he turned his head, I could see his ear tag. It had the number “001” on it. That fit. HU, this sound of love, truly is Number One. Perhaps this Soul remembered the sound of HU from the inner worlds. Perhaps he was drawn to the love HU conveys.
The next evening, I again sang HU to the same pen of cattle. Again, the steer tagged “001” moved to the front of the herd to look at me and listen to the sound of divine love.
For me, the experience of only one out of hundreds of animals responding was a sign from the Holy Spirit, the ECK. It brought to my attention that singing HU is very important. In fact, it is the number-one thing to do.
The herd of steers helped me realize that spiritual freedom means not all Souls that hear this sound will be drawn to it. But even though not all Souls are ready to hear what HU can do for them, for one in a herd of many, hearing this sacred love song can bring blessings of love, peace, and richness in living.
—First photo by Crary Brouhard and second photo by Kathi Jacobson
Have you sung HU with an animal? What happened?
I have a spotted red healer his name is Priya which means loved or loving in Sanskrit. He lives up to his name and loves me and the HU. When I do the HU he stops what ever he is doing and comes to snuggle up, lays down next to me on the couch to listen to the HU a love song to God. Some animals just like the cow seem to sense the vibration and love that flows from this divine practice.
What is HU?
Hello Cheryl, thank you for your question!
I hope I can help answer: throughout time, almost all religions and spiritual paths have used prayer, singing holy words, mantras, meditation and such to help bring them closer to God. In Eckankar we sing it as a love song that can help align ourselves as Soul with the Divine Being. It is a very simple word, and easy to sing or chant just about any time. We regularly sing it in groups during organized sessions. And, we also sing it daily as part of our personal spiritual exercises. Hu is not exclusive to Eckankar, the sound is for everyone, everywhere no matter what – it is a gift from God.
How to sing it in a spiritual exercise? Basically, sit in a quiet place…put your attention on something you love, or some question that you might have in your life…sing Huuuuuuu in a long drawn-out breath over and over for about 20 minutes or so and then go into quiet contemplation for a few minutes. You might have experiences on the inner screen of your mind, or hear inner sounds – rest assured, those are signs that you are connecting with the Light and Sound of God! You can also sing Hu just about any time, like in the story by Kathi about the steers, if you feel a nudge to do so. It is the sound behind all sounds and it’s vibration resonates with all beings.
If you want more information about Hu, I could forward you a study that explains its ancient origins. There is also a free App you can find in the App Store on your smartphone. Please post again if you have any more questions or want to discuss further.
Have a blessed day!!
When I sing HU, my red healer dog Priya (means loved or loving in Sanskrit) stops what ever he is doing and jumps on the couch to snuggle up with me. I know he loves me and the HU. Animals know when you sing a love song to God they feel the flow and want to be included to experience divine energy of HU.
I once sang HU when I toured a homesite in Georgia that reflected an earlier era of farming and family life. Outside was a pen with several chickens and a rooster. I softly sang HU, and the rooster strutted down the little ramp that led into the chicken house.
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