Best Night Out Ever!

by Zoe Sherrin B.Bus, B.Nat, Lismore Australia

Recently I attended The School of the Livingness/Universal Medicine end of year celebration. It was an amazing night of people coming together, having so much fun celebrating our-selves and each other.

There was a diverse array of performances, all special in their unique expression: from classical singing to ultra cool and funny rapping sisters, to an all male choir, plus other awesome singers, musicians, songwriters and presenters. Each performance so different, yet had the common thread of expressing their true self. As an audience member it allowed me to feel the freedom of expressing the truth of me. I had so much fun listening, sharing food and dancing. It felt great (and funny) to ‘strut’ my moves on the dance floor, to dance with no self- judgement or feeling that others were judging me.

The night was truly amazing and so different in feeling to “Christmas time” celebrations in which I have participated in the past (especially waking up clear the next day, with no regrets from alcohol-fuelled foolishness). I felt the freedom to just be who I am, no holding back, no judgements, not needing to please others or fit in – how glorious is that?… Certainly something to celebrate!

It was a beautiful night, and the thing is, it does not just last for one night – a peak at the end of the year. This joy in connecting with the world in such a loving way is part of our daily lives.

So I would like to say a big thank you to Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and me – for opening up to the possibility that life can be supportive and joyful in our modern world.

266 thoughts on “Best Night Out Ever!

  1. What is so wonderful too is that there is no alcohol no drugs, no overly stimulating food or drink at all and despite any beliefs to the contrary everyone has an amazingly joyful time and we wake up the next day feeling the same joy!

  2. It is absolutely revolutionary to have the space to celebrate in a way that leaves you feeling wonderful not just at the time but the next day and all the days after that. How beautiful it is to appreciate this, knowing it is made possible by all the choices that lead up to the celebrated moment and that these choices then support us in all the moments afterward.

  3. I love these celebrations – I have been attending them since I was young and I have always felt so safe and cared for. Where else can you go and dance and have fun without any drugs or alcohol and know you are totally safe to look nice and dress up and get home in time for a good night’s sleep.

  4. It certainly becomes a moot point when re connect with our innermost and stop looking for entertainment as a source of joy. That does not mean we can’t enjoy music or dance etc as described here, it is just done without seeking to fill a need and cover the emptiness we may feel.

  5. The level of joy we feel in any situation, is in direct relationship to the love we choose to receive and express in our daily lives. Zoe, your best night out ever is a beautiful confirmation for you, of the loving choices you are making in your life.

  6. Celebrating with people who are committed to simply be themselves is wonderful as it frees up all those around them to do the same.

  7. Thank you Zoe, the celebrations with Universal Medicine bring even more of the true me out, instead of hiding it away with shyness as I did in the past. The joy of true celebration is everyone in their essence together.

  8. It is so refreshing to come together to celebrate and simply appreciate with each other with no need for anything other than being open to the connections we share. Nothing can compare to the joy, inspiration and enrichment that this brings.

  9. ” I felt the freedom to just be who I am, no holding back, no judgements, not needing to please others or fit in – how glorious is that?… Certainly something to celebrate! ” That’s for sure, even just living that is celebration.

  10. My first Universal Medicine end of year party I am pretty sure I stood on the sidelines watching everyone. But the more I bring love into my life the lighter, joyful and carefree I feel. These days I don’t bat an eyelid joining others on stage! In the past I would of needed a lot of liquid courage (re:vodka) to do such a thing.

    1. It’s amazing Leigh how life changes when we live from our essence. Now I have reconnected to myself, who I am naturally and how I am in the world is very different to some of the ways of how I lived in the past.

    2. I was the same. It took me a while to get used to celebrating in a true way. Now I see celebrations as an opportunity to reflect on my choices and the way I hold myself at celebratory events is always a reflection of how I have been living.

  11. it is so interesting to consider that every day will be the best ever as we are forever expanding to a greater awareness and responsibility and from appreciating that, we for sure every day will be our best day ever too.

    1. That’s right Nico, why wait for a few parties each year, the true joy of celebration can be there in the way we live and our constant evolution.

  12. I am glad that you point out that it is not about “one fun night” that is better than all other nights, but more about a lifestyle that is with us always. That being fun and light and free in our bodies is something that can happen every day. We can dance like nobody is watching, rap while we make dinner, sing in the shower and love every minute of it. We do not need to consume a depressant, such as alcohol in order to have a good time, that is one of the lies that is distorting our Nation, celebration is something children do without any substances, so the concept of us doing it too, is not actually that far fetched. Universal Medicine is leading the way with how to party!

  13. Zoe is it not wonderful to stop judging oneself and to meet people who are not judging either? “It felt great (and funny) to ‘strut’ my moves on the dance floor, to dance with no self-judgement or feeling that others were judging me.”

  14. Yes I agree, Zoe, there is nothing quite like being with others who are just being fully themselves. No bitching or gossiping, comparing or getting drunk to deal with the social awkwardness.

  15. The wonderful gatherings and celebrations that are held at some Universal Medicine events are possible simply because of the great joy in those attend. That joy can’t help but be felt on a giant scale!

  16. I love how the celebration wasn’t a peak and then you felt rubbish the next day but was a fun expression of joy that came with you into the next moment.

  17. There is nothing better than enjoying a celebration with a whole heap of friends, and then waking up the next day feeling as fresh and alive as you did the day before. I love being able to enjoy myself now in alcohol free environments where the people there aren’t trying to out perform each other. It’s actually the most natural thing in the world.

  18. Showing us that true joy comes from a living and that it is not a ‘day’ or ‘moment’ experience, but one of constant choice of re-alignment with one’s body and being and the joy that comes naturally with it..

  19. Walking into a group or a room full of people where we couldn’t feel an ounce of judgement is the most amazing feeling. Universal Medicine events is the only place I feel totally safe to be myself. I am starting to slowly bring this trust into other areas of my life more and more. Being more open and loving to people feels so natural and easier to do, whereas in the past I would not have felt this way.

  20. I love this, I often chuckle about what the best night out for me is now. When true joy is celebrated it’s the best night out ever.

    1. I agree Kim, I went out last night and came home feeling tired and drained because the environment was unloving. I allowed myself to feel the consequences of my choices and am learning to be more discerning. I have experienced when true joy is felt in a room, where true celebration takes place and now I know what is loving and what is not.

      1. As with most things in our lives, when more love is built in the body we can withstand and not be effected by what is around us. We also become more discerning of our choices, just as you have described is happening.

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