by Karin Becker, Teacher, Mullumbimby
Recently I went to an end of year celebration held by Universal Medicine. Throughout the year they provide talks on Esoteric Medicine and offer a number of excellent healing courses presented by Serge Benhayon.
This afternoon turned out to be very different. Universal Medicine students had put together a show consisting of a very unique mix of musicians, singers, dancers and comedians. As it seems, only a few artists ever had any formal training, but that did not stop anybody from being very creative and expressing from their totality.
It was very impressive to watch artists on a stage having such a clear level of inner stillness – who were not performing because they needed the audience approval for their own gratification and egotistic elevation. Instead they were choosing to express directly from their hearts while sharing from a sense of fullness within themselves, their experiences of life, love and the universe. The applause they received was more needed for the observers to show their appreciation than it was asked for by the artists.
So we were graced by awesome people with great music, wonderful voices, meaningful lyrics, very enjoyable playfulness and sharp and witty comedy.
The highlight for me was a chorus of men who had been practising with and were guided by Chris James, a local musician/singer who is well known internationally. Even though they only started singing together a short while ago, there was a feeling of strong gentleness and heartfelt connection within this group… something I have never experienced before observing a group of men doing any activity together.
It was not just a fleeting moment: they were able to stay in that with each other and kept expressing from this inner space of deep male warmth.
Being a woman, I have had many experiences of men being in a certain dominance one way or another. None of this energy was even remotely present in the group.
To be able to feel these men move together in an energy so extraordinary and new was remarkable, heart-warming and very enjoyable. It was a great pleasure for me to be on the receiving end.