by Sue Goodson, UK
Since attending my first Universal Medicine retreat in the UK in May I have been inspired to go for a daily walk first thing in the morning, whatever the weather. It is a time I enjoy to be with myself, in the fresh morning air, feeling the opportunities a new day brings… to start afresh.
I enjoy walking ‘with my heart’, feeling how my body is. I enjoy the journey of coming back to the true me, and taking the time to reconnect to my heart. It’s just one of a few healthy changes I have made, including eating more healthy foods, and going to bed earlier, which I have done gradually and from the feeling that my body appreciates those changes. It feels more self-loving, whereas before I would often disregard how I was feeling. Now I am learning to tune into those feelings more, as it feels right.
I have been attending the amazing healing courses and presentations at Universal Medicine for the three years since 2009. Since then, I have slowly discovered that I have within me everything I need to live harmoniously. It is just a simple matter of reconnecting to the love within. It was often easier said than done, only because initially I resisted this simple truth and didn’t want to face myself, warts and all!
In my earlier years I worked as a professional dancer, and also taught ballet/jazz dance/aerobics to children and adults. I lived in many different countries – Europe, USA, South America, the Middle East and Far East, travelling with work, and later on with my husband’s work. I never felt that I truly belonged anywhere. The dance work was very hard on my body, and it was easy to get injuries. I craved recognition and acceptance – that really was the nature of the work. It was about glamour, and how you looked on the outside. Now I know that the answers are not found on the outside, but only by connecting to myself from within.
We returned to the UK in 1995 so we could put down some roots for us, a family of four. I decided to retrain and practise aromatherapy massage. I worked in a complementary health clinic in Ascot, later in Richmond and central London. I also attended many complementary health courses – always searching for that elusive better health for myself and my clients. My health wasn’t that great, and usually with some symptom or another presenting itself I never felt truly well. I constantly looked outside of myself for answers to my confidence issues and often suffered with anxiousness, stomach problems and cystitis. I was really searching for the answer to my health issues, but trying to help others at the same time. I knew I had to get myself right before really being able to help others, but nothing gave me the full picture.
Through a good friend I eventually found myself at my first Universal Medicine course, Heart Chakra 1. At that first presentation I felt very welcome and very inspired by Serge Benhayon and the teachings. I learnt a simple breathing meditation called the ‘Gentle Breath’, which really helped me to reconnect to myself. I was introduced to many other tools to help me live harmoniously; one being the lovely eye pillows for self healing. I continued to attend more healing courses and presentations, and after each one could feel in my body how different I felt. It was an amazing feeling, one I had never felt before in the same way. It is great also to have some practical inspiration for living a healthy life with exercise, diet, sleep etc. (simple things that anyone can do.) It’s not rocket science nor a set of “do’s and don’ts” – they just make total sense. Of course I can often feel the resistance in me to this level of self-love, but it is a work in progress, and one I intend to follow, as I haven’t felt this level of vitality, or of being so centred, before.
I am very thankful to Serge Benhayon and his team for all the love and support they have given and continue to give.
Here are a few things I have learnt along the way that I am working with:
- Don’t beat myself up, focus on the positive.
- Feel, don’t think, that way I honour myself. Let myself feel what is in my body and not override it. Trust it.
- Don’t give my power away, there is a choice… but at the same time, don’t hold back.
- Be present (conscious presence); check back in with myself by closing my eyes.
- Just Be.
- Be gentle, walk gently.
- It’s not what I do, but the way I am (energetic quality).
- Don’t compare myself with others, breathe my own breath.
- Give myself more time, don’t rush, and build a momentum of gentleness.
- Don’t try and impose my views on others!
- Self expression is everything.
- Time for me… to reconnect to my inner heart (the love within).
By Sue Goodson, UK
382 thoughts on “Time For Me… To Re-connect To The Love Within”
“I am learning to tune into those feelings” It is amazing the communication that is available through our body when we tune in.
‘Don’t try and impose my views on others!’ I’m realising how supportive and precious it is to give space to any relationship we have, to honour and understand everyone’s choices. Each one of us has our own rhythm in our path of life, allowing this rhythm, in ourselves and others, feels very loving.
This is what I always received from Serge Benhayon and the practicioners from Universal Medicine with whom I’ve had a session, which is something that I deeply appreciate.
This is such a gorgeous read Sue, when you show us the power of coming back to you, your self expression, but not imposing, there is a knowing who you are.
I loved reading this and being reminded of the simplicity of bringing ourselves back to love and who we are – it isn’t rocket science.
Every point you have mentioned is the checking in with yourself and how to, if you feel you’re out.
Everyday we are being given the opportunity to bring ourselves back, it’s whether we listen or not is the question worth pondering on.
When we seek outside ourselves it feels like we are saying ‘I have no idea how I’ve got here’, like, something just happens to us and we have no accountability.
Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine are definitely offering that missing piece through their presentations on self care, and reconnecting to our essence via our inner-most heart. It’s a feeling of living the true me again, living from the love within, and allowing that to support me in making changes in my life that are loving, self caring, and self honouring. When you finally find the truth you just simply know.
There’s so much here I can relate to, for my experience with Universal Medicine and the healing therapies have been a Godsend and to this day continue to be.
Sue I loved reading about the things you have learnt after your experience with Universal Medicine. All are basic principles to approach life with vitality, responsibility, committment and true joy. Your words reflect the beauty of the evolving relationship with ourselves we all can have.
We can all live in harmony with ourselves, ‘I was introduced to many other tools to help me live harmoniously’.
It takes honesty and humbleness for being a forever student of life. Some people think that at a certain age we can’t change but in this belief we are missing something really valuable, the opportunity to have an ever deepening relationship with ourselves based on love.
Lovely to come back to this blog today and realise how far I have come since the last time. Connecting to the love within is a process and to have a more consistent connection takes practise, not in the way we practise something in order to get somewhere but in the way that we are willing and open to allow our awareness to grow and as we appreciate how it feels to live this way we choose that instead of the emptiness we were in before – most of the time ignoring or resting the fact that that was how it was.
Feels very freeing to realize that we don’t need to go anywhere or to achieve anything but to just keep connecting and seeing the preciousness of who we already are.
Sue I agree with you when you say
“It was often easier said than done, only because initially I resisted this simple truth and didn’t want to face myself, warts and all!”
I was so lost but did not realise that I was, I hated myself and the negative thoughts I had were on a continuous nonstop loop and to admit all this was hard. It was easier to blame others rather than feeling the choices I had been making. What I found most supportive was the fact that with Serge Benhayon and what he represents, there is no judgement. Instead a deep and true understanding that the choices I was, and had be making were not me, I had gone into a negative spiral which was extremely difficult to get out of as it had become self-perpetuating. I have broken that cycle now, however I would not have done so without the support of Serge and the Universal Medicine practitioners it’s that simple to say.
So many of us used to put ourselves down in one way or another, how fabulous that we have said good-bye to that behaviour, ‘Don’t beat myself up, focus on the positive.’
There is a huge difference between living looking for approval and recognition, and living from within. One is exhausting whilst the other one settles us in our natural rhythm, which only can be found from love.
Dance is a whole being decision to bathe in Brahman.
Walking with our heart brings so much more to every step we take.
I like that,Suse, this is so true..
Your list is so simple and logical that I wonder why it is not our normal? What do we search for that means your list is not all our lists? The need for approval, recognition, acceptance all feed this insatiable monster.
Self expression is super important and a caring technique we may have ignored but what it does to our well-being is huge.
Self expression is super important and a caring technique we may not ignore but what it does to our well-being is huge.
The path of finding oneself again is a bit of an artful practice, not beating oneself up is one that I can relate to a lot.
How key is supporting ourselves to re-connect back to our love within first, to support others. Could it be in another way? How can we offer a treatment or a therapy without having an harmonious life? What I love about the esoteric practicioners from Universal Medicine is the energetic integrity in which they live and work. They are practicioners but also students of their own Livingness from where they expand and develop – with no perfection – the connection with their inner-most.
‘ … the answers are not found on the outside but connecting to myself from within.’ So true Sue. Only by connecting to this love within can we truly heal.
Connecting to our inner essence, our love is key, ‘Time for me… to reconnect to my inner heart (the love within)’.
No such thing as coincidence that “a good friend” always turns up at just the right moment offering us a choice to change our pathway in life to then find ourselves at the doorway of Universal Medicine. Saying yes to that invitation is a life changer on a grand scale and, as you so openly share Sue it is “just a simple matter of reconnecting to the love within”, a major pivotal point in anyone’s life.
We can express in so many ways, we are expressing in the way we iron your clothes, the way we write, the way we keep our desks at work – our expression is a lot more than just words.
So true, verbal and non-verbal, internal and external. We express when we think not just when we open our mouths or move and everything is felt either consciously or not by those around us. This calls for a level of responsibility that we can not want and therefore we find ways to distract and to numb so we can convince ourselves we are unaware.
One of the most damaging things we can do to ourselves is to beat ourselves up if we make a mistake…and yet life is not perfect and we will make mistakes so why be hard on yourself? Mistakes are going to happen but if we can use these as opportunities for learning and will do our utmost to not repeat them, then they are not really mistakes are they?
We are continually learning, it is important to accept ourselves for where we are at.
Discovering and practicing new ways to enjoy oneself does a lot for us in many levels. It helps us to feel into how enjoyable we truly are.
Everything we need for this life journey we have right inside – and we access our innermost through our hearts.
Thank you Sue, what I felt inspired by reading today were your words about walking with your heart to bring you back to you. Each morning I have a self care and self nurturing routine I go through, including massaging my body, and I find this time essential to bringing me back to me. Until we can learn to live the love we are all day long, we need these activities and spaces to reconnect back to ourselves, and to nurture our love to expand.
Very true Melinda, and a lovely way of expanding your love, ‘Until we can learn to live the love we are all day long, we need these activities and spaces to reconnect back to ourselves, and to nurture our love to expand.’
Thank you Sue, the 12 simple points you give at the end of your blog are so profound and to me, a doorway to heaven ready there for us to choose from if we are ready to take this path.
I agree, some great tools to support Sue to return to her magnificence.
Your list of things that you “have learnt along the way” is a great prescription for a healthy life.
Thank you Sue, I agree Serge presents good common sense, the most basic of which is to connect to the body, listen to it, feel your way and honour what it shares. That in itself can be life changing for health and wellbeing – and it certainly has been for me. Some of my other favourite basics from Serge are to ‘be you’ and to ‘be love’ and the support that the Gentle Breath Meditation has given me to reconnect to the true essence of me (including the love) within.
‘It’s not rocket science nor a set of “do’s and don’ts” – they just make total sense.’ As simple as feeling what is good or not for us. No lists, just the clarity of knowing by ourselves what supports us when we give space for it to be revealed by our own body
Sure Amparo, the answer is in our bodies. We only have to connect to it and from then on the body will lead the way, the true way compared to the way our mind wants us to take, a way that only brings us further away from the truth that is simply waiting in our inner hearts
‘Don’t beat myself up, focus on the positive’ this is so important, the more we focus on the positive the more we learn from our mistakes, rather than beating ourselves up over them.
One of the greatest downfalls of humanity is that we learn to live in disconnection to our bodies, which is no coincidence. For when we begin to develop a relationship with our bodies, we begin to develop a relationship with truth and love through which we can begin to live the power of who we are in essence, guided by our innate knowing from within, the light of our Soul.
Yes so actually, if we don’t want to accept this level of responsibility we are very smart, we take on patterns of behaviour that numb our bodies. And because we don’t want to be reminded that we have numbed our bodies, we design, invent and champion activities that numb the body so others do not reflect the truth of who we are back to us. What a set up.
Life is really practical and simple. As you say, it is no rocket science, but it needs us in it, being committed to the part we play. It is when we refuse to take that responsibility it starts to become complicated.
I can still fall into the trap of doing, but it is not long before my body lets me know that I cannot sustain this way of being. My mind can think it is in the driving seat listening to others because of the pictures I have in my head, but the more I see what is being played out and my part in it, the less I am giving it power. It is work in progress but ultimately it is my willingness to see when and what takes me out from the connection to myself, and to build on this with consistency and immediacy.
‘Don’t beat myself up, focus on the positive.’ – It’s amazing how we can totally shift our perspective of ourselves and life by moving in a way that is actually honouring of who we are. It’s difficult to think our way out of a thought trail – but moving our way out can have pretty instant results, thus is the power of walking.
Walking with your heart – what a fabulous start to the day!
I absolutely love the list of simple tips at the end Sue – so simple, and yet so incredibly practical and easy to take on board. Thank you so much for presenting it like this, and giving me a reminder of what to come back to as a foundation when things feels rocky!
“I knew I had to get myself right before really being able to help others, but nothing gave me the full picture.” – this is a really wise comment…So often we seek to help others without first being in a position to actually offer true help to another because we have not been caring for ourselves enough and hence we have not build a foundation to support ourselves, let alone another. Of course it is not about perfection, but very much the intent.
And as a patient we can feel if the carer cares for themselves; without that foundation of caring and nurturing ourselves we are unable to bring that to another person.
“I have slowly discovered that I have within me everything I need to live harmoniously. It is just a simple matter of reconnecting to the love within.” – Beautifully said Sue, though of course, as you have said, this is easier said than done. We allow so much to distract us and keep us searching on the outside, and yet, all we need is on the inside. How often do we stop to feel this?
Interesting what you share about the resistance to the self-love Sue. It’s a curious one though, because being loving with ourselves is surely a very natural thing to choose and do. This resistance reveals that there is in fact something quite unnatural in the way we live at present, if self-love is a struggle.
Its inspiring to hear you speak of the freshness and newness of a morning walk. Incredible how something so simple can change your entire life.
‘It’s not what I do, but the way I am (energetic quality).’ Spot on Sue, too often we get caught in the ‘doing’ and ‘busyness’ of life and forget about the importance of bringing quality in everything we do.
What is so very profound in this article is that it is about the way we live and not what we do as we live. As those who choose this responsibility carry it for all others to see, feel and one day choose for themselves.
Beautiful tips Sue for those who are choosing to walk back to love. It’s laying a new foundation with rewards that are heavenly.
Walking is such an enjoyable and easy way to connect with ourselves and nature, ‘I have been inspired to go for a daily walk first thing in the morning, whatever the weather. It is a time I enjoy to be with myself, in the fresh morning air, feeling the opportunities a new day brings… to start afresh.’
It’s quite surprising how taking basic care of ourselves can have such a huge effect on our health and well being and how we feel about ourselves and others. Not rocket science as you say Sue, but a practical wisdom we so often avoid when we’re so busy concentrating on trying to make true the pictures of how we think life should be.
One area for me to choose to deepen my conscious presence is not choosing multi tasking. This is an insidious activity, one that I’m realising comes with the hallmarks of addiction. If these seem like strong words they are because of the extent this systemic virus can take hold of ones mind and potentially lead to dementia.
People do many things in the name of their well-being, but to what extent do they add to it? The subject of heathy foods come to mind. This is an area plagued with images of what is healthy that is not truly so (e.g., whole grains foods).
Love what you have shared Sue thank you, so simple and so true the steps you outlined of coming back to feel the love you are are , just plain common sense, but oh so powerful to change our lives into living and being the love that we are.
You have covered it beautifully Sue – even if we were to take on board one thing from your list our lives would transform. Imagine if we mastered all of them, what our lives could be together?