Life’s Classroom

by Chrissy, NSW, Australia

… A little flashback to when I first stepped into a room at Universal Medicine… a little awkward in myself, shoulders rounded, eyes averting a confident gaze, a little defensive even… Sidney Poitier’s students in “To Sir, With Love” for some reason come to mind…

… And now, and slowly over time and still ongoing, as a result of what I have chosen and allowed for myself… I am in a Universal Classroom with “To Serge, With Love” (I know, can’t help myself… gotta be playful)…

… And what a classroom this is…

  • Where the students enter freely and the energy seems strangely familiar,
  • Where the teachers stand amongst us, not before us,
  • Where the subject matter is brought by us and includes us all,
  • Where the format is often playful, and never divisive,
  • Where there is always an invitation to share and an opportunity to reflect, if we so choose,
  • Where the only material we bring is the ‘baggage’ we all come attached to, and carry with us,
  • Where one voice is heard by many hearts,
  • Where some of us bring truth and some of us bring love, but we all leave having had the opportunity to be touched by both,
  • Where our only study is to simply listen to our inner heart,
  • Where the only homework we ever get is to take THAT which I ALREADY know I am and be that reflection in life’s big classroom… a classroom that only divides us if we separate from self…

634 thoughts on “Life’s Classroom

  1. This is a classroom where I give myself the homework, because I want to do it and I want to learn more and more.

  2. ‘Where the only homework we ever get is to take THAT which I ALREADY know I am and be that reflection in life’s big classroom… a classroom that only divides us if we separate from self…’ all the complications and wars and arguments come down to this simple truth!

  3. What it is to be student of life with Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine! I am consistently floored with the amount of Love and Wisdom this has brought to my life, and eternally grateful for the amazing learning of coming back to my true self..

  4. ‘Where the subject matter is brought by us and includes us all’ Serge Benhayon answers humanity’s call with all that he presents, we can ask questions and we get full answers, nothing is hidden and everything is known

  5. ” Where the only homework we ever get is to take THAT which I ALREADY know I am and be that reflection in life’s big classroom… a classroom that only divides us if we separate from self… ”
    This is so true ,we are only doing revision and when we live what we already know we are just confirming what is true.

  6. “Where one voice is heard by many hearts” – this sends shivers right up my spine all the way down to my left fingertips and toes. Reading it a can’t help but recognise the power we have within us to touch people in our surroundings in everything we do, when we speak from our heart the hearts of others get re-awakened and Serge Benhayon is a living proof of that.

  7. I love this – how it is true on so many levels. Walking into Universal Medicine workshops makes us realise that life itself is a classroom. Being a student is a full-time occupation and we are constantly being offered a learning and it is entirely up to us to take up and embrace. Accepting that I am a forever student has brought such simplicity and acceptance in the way I experience life.

  8. “Where the only homework we ever get is to take THAT which I ALREADY know I am and be that reflection in life’s big classroom… a classroom that only divides us if we separate from self…” we are the study and the reflection all in one, the only division is if we leave ourselves. I love what you have shared Chrissy, we are blessed to be students in heaven’s classroom in earth school.

  9. “Where the only homework we ever get is to take THAT which I ALREADY know I am and be that reflection” – true and where that homework is Heaven, notes from where we’re from.

  10. “Where the teachers stand amongst us, not before us” so true Chrissy, we are each other’s teachers, constantly offering reflection for each of us to discern and learn from.

  11. This divine classroom is my life, my fellow students are humanity, and the teachers are those who feel to share at any particular moment in time. The lessons are never boring and they are never without meaning, always easily applied to life. This classroom is never closed for weekends or evenings being always open to whoever is ready for the next lesson.

  12. Another consideration is – as children we know we are continuously learning and we have things we need to learn, maybe it’s to share or be caring or to put things away – why do we stop considering life is about always learning as adults?

  13. School is a great symbol of what we have on offer in life, what if life is one big incredible classroom, if we consider the whole world – we essentially have the biggest classroom ever. And there’s constant things in life that are not just a one off lesson but that we need to be working on, what your blog has really got me considering is am I doing my homework? What if my homework this week was to deeply look after myself? Have I explored every avenue and every detail?

  14. I love what you have expressed here so beautifully Chrissy. Reading your words has my heart skipping with joy. This point I love, as it is for everyone regardless of whether or not one has ever has the opportunity to be in a …”Universal Classroom with “To Serge, With Love” “. . and it is – “Where our only study is to simply listen to our inner heart”.

  15. Every point made here made 5 years ago is still holds absolutely true, representing the truth of what Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine, The Way of the Livingness offer is ageless, accessible to us all, because it is about us all. Thank you Chrissy, your wisdom shared is exquisite.

  16. Brilliant Chrissy, never, anywhere else does any homework given to anyone have the understanding that we already know it by the reflection in life’s big classroom. This homework is simply to be ourselves in full.

  17. “Where the subject matter is brought by us and includes us all” – This really defines true education, when a subject can be explained and taught in a way that is accurate, detailed and with authority, but relatable to everyone, the bigger picture and open for discussion/forever expanding on what’s already been founded.

  18. It’s the best classroom ever – you are given the space to feel you, to be you and from there you can make a true choice as to how you want to live.

  19. The feeling of the the whole room in ANY Universal Medicine event is one that is truly lovely, completely unimposing and where all are held equally. This should be how it is everywhere were go. I particularly like what you shared here ‘Where one voice is heard by many hearts’ and agree it is also a space where anyone can express what they feel and are listened to by many without judgement. It is a room where everyone is the student and anyone can be the teacher but Serge Benhayon, hands down wins the most AMAZING teacher … world teacher in mine and many others eyes.

  20. Every moment is an education, an opportunity to go deeper, and learn the true nature of who we are – or we can snooze through what is being presented and carry on as we are, repeating and recycling past behaviours. The only issue with this choice is the consequences are dire. Thank you Chrissy for this beautiful description of the universe’s University.

  21. ” Where the teachers stand amongst us, not before us, ” I love this part and its so true of all universal medicine’s presentations. Thank you so much for sharing .

  22. A Universal School that I’ve discovered, wagging or having a sickie only means I’m holding back truth and love from myself and everyone else.

  23. Ah now that was a great confirmation of how The Way of The Livingness students are continually learning and deepening our connection to our Soul and expressing this out in our worlds. That this beautiful way of living is a simple choice to keep coming back to our core essence and to let this be our teacher.

  24. Life’s class room should be playful indeed. Serious in its playfulness. If we take ourselves serious in this class room, we take away the love we should encounter ourselves learning the lessons on offer. Than we stay contracted and love will not come out the way it can, and then we are not able to let the love in.

  25. The lack of inequality at Universal Medicine events is due to the movements of the group. These are movements which do not wish to create inequality but rather to live in equality, which is a beautiful experience to be a part of.

  26. Sometimes it seems we think that we exist in life’s hotel, where we can expect to be waited on with an endless supply of good food and entertaining times. We expect to be treated with love and respect by everyone who’s there, championed and celebrated for our every move. Yet life is not a 5 star room we have checked into, but a space for us to learn and grow and evolve in. It’s time we stopped seeing the world as our God given right, that should be delivered to our plate but started to see we are meant to earn our keep by consistently learning and teaching.

  27. Chrissy you wrote such a wonderful blog! I am part of this life´s classroom as well and I have to admit that I am absolutely interested in every lesson I had learned and will learn. For me that is the best classroom ever!

  28. Thank you Chrissy, I have learned so much since beginning studying with Universal Medicine, from Serge when he presents, as well as from the many students who attend the presentations. It’s such a joy to continue to deepen my understanding of myself, of others, of communities and society at large, of nature and of the universe and our place in it all. The truth that is shared is equally within us all.

  29. Lovely Chrissy, the classroom of life without demands but only with opportunities to grow and evolve back to a way of being and life we have left behind, long, long time ago.

  30. “Where the only homework we ever get is to take THAT which I ALREADY know I am and be that reflection in life’s big classroom… a classroom that only divides us if we separate from self…” What a gorgeous reflection indeed Chrissy and one that takes no effort, tension and or stress and we don’t need to hand in any assignments, pass any tests or cram for an exam, we simply bring who we are to every move we make and be that in our day to day lives. Beautiful, simple and oh so much fun.

  31. This is beautiful Chrissy ” Where the teachers stand amongst us, not before us, ” I have been witness to this on all occasion in the classroom.

  32. I have read this blog before, but this time this line stood out more than the others, ‘Where the teachers stand amongst us, not before us’. This is so true and never have I experienced this anywhere else.

    1. Indeed Julie, that has never been my experience before too. From the teacher standing besides you, I get to understand that I already know everything because I have lived it before, I only have to remember it and get acquainted with it once again.

    2. That is a great line to pick out. Yes it is true there is an absolute equality between students and teachers. Never any holding another to be less in any way as we all experienced to our detriment in the educational systems we attended.

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