My Guide

by Rod Harvey, Marketing Manager, Gold Coast, Australia

Throughout my life I looked to others for inspiration, or to be my guide. They included teachers, work colleagues, sport coaches, team-mates, self-help dudes and the myriad of ‘successful’ people I read stories about.

While I enjoyed their stories or accomplishments, little they said or did really rubbed off on me.

In early 2007 I listened to a presentation by Serge Benhayon and there was enough in what he said to intrigue me to go back again. I liked how Serge spoke in an assured yet humble manner. He was totally different to any of my previous role models.  

I kept returning and was fascinated with his perspective on the world, philosophy, and life. There was much I was uncertain about, however I appreciated the way Serge lived his life with total integrity and love for humanity. I now know that he was (and still is) presenting us with a wonderful gift…The Way of the Livingness.

These teachings have helped me to unravel and understand many of the questions I had about life while also providing me with a number of simple and practical tools to take care of the occasional glitches that life delivers.

I now have a deeper understanding about life and death, the universe, God, religion, humanity, love, energy, health and vitality, our connection with each other, emotions, relationships, harmony, stillness, the future, the past and the present, brotherhood, divinity and purpose. Yet I have only experienced a glimpse of the wisdom that is available to us all. As a consequence of embracing these teachings I find there is much more meaning, joy and love in my life.

Throughout the early days I saw Serge as my guiding light and looked to him for inspiration and his approval. I would often say to myself, “I wonder what Serge would do in this situation?” and when an answer emerged, I’d be grateful to Serge, rather than acknowledge the answer came from within me.

Yet all along, Serge has discouraged any such following or devotion. Universal Medicine consistently promotes self-responsibility.

I realised I had built an expectation of what my life should be, based on other people’s lives. So now it’s up to me to be me, and I am grateful to Serge Benhayon for bringing this to my awareness.

Although I will continue to be inspired by The Way of the Livingness, I now live by being my own inspirational guide. Does that mean I’m up myself? Not at all – I make plenty of mistakes and bad choices, but at least they’re mine. After all, if I spend more time with me than with anyone else then surely I am the one who really knows what is going on within me. So it makes sense to be totally honest with myself and be my own leader rather than look to someone else.

Through Serge Benhayon’s inspiration I have come to the conclusion that within every one of us is a shining beacon, ready to hold up a guiding light for humanity.

Sometimes all we need is a nudge to flick on the switch.

348 thoughts on “My Guide

  1. It’s like speaking up Doug, it may be better to say something and it not come out the best and then learn, than a lifetime of saying nothing. We have to start somewhere.

  2. It’s essential for brotherhood that we all honour what we each bring and our unique contribution.

  3. It is the light that we recognise and respond/react to, but when we reduce it to a physical delineation of a person, we become a follower. It is the lack of self-worth – not as in thinking that we are less or not enough, but the fact that we take ourselves just as a lump of flesh whose perception and sense is only confined within the physical realm, but we are in-truth so much more.

  4. Home is where the heart is! And this is the feeling I got at my First presentation by Serge Benhayon fifteen years ago and that home is now on a Truer foundation that is forever deepening!!

    1. To finally find someone with the level of integrity and love for humanity that Serge Benhayon has was, and still is, more than amazing, ‘I appreciated the way Serge lived his life with total integrity and love for humanity.’

  5. Don’t we all have a certain mould that has fitted & live our lives wearing? For a few years now, I have been seeing how there is still a little girl inside of me, a safe dress so to say, which I wear in hope that I will not get attacked, looked down upon & criticised. The more honest we become with ourselves, the more we will see that all of these moulds are not working & the light from our hearts just wants to explode out into the world.

  6. Rod I agree with you, I feel that the teachings of Universal Medicine have been a huge support in helping me make sense of a world that makes no sense to me. I just could not get my mind around how utterly abusive we are to each other, to nature, to the world we live in. We just don’t seem to care. This left me with a feeling of helplessness, I personally cannot change the world and how we interact with one another but I can change me. I can live in a way that is non-harming to me and all others and so this is my responsibility. I’m so glad I came across Universal Medicine because I have been supported to live this way and now the world makes complete sense and I do not feel helpless or want to withdraw from it.

    1. Absolutely, the teachings from Serge Benhayon, and Universal Medicine do support us to make sense of a world, in which so much does not make sense, ‘I now have a deeper understanding about life and death, the universe, God, religion, humanity, love, energy, health and vitality, our connection with each other, emotions, relationships, harmony, stillness, the future, the past and the present, brotherhood, divinity and purpose.’

  7. Being responsible for ourselves is integral to determining the quality of daily life as it stops us thinking we are at the mercy of what happens to us – and instead we gain understanding and learn from every experience we have.

    1. We are always learning, and at the same time, we are equally a source of inspiration to others, ‘continue to be inspired by The Way of the Livingness, I now live by being my own inspirational guide.’

  8. There is no greater leader than one is is lead by there own inner heart. These are the true leaders of the future and the true leaders of the past and the present.

  9. From young we are told to dismiss our inner guide. Serge Benhayon promotes the expression of this inner knowing for it knows our lives are each unique and our guide is specially tailored for us.

  10. “Throughout my life I looked to others for inspiration, or to be my guide. While I enjoyed their stories or accomplishments, little they said or did really rubbed off on me”. This is the problem with most role models. We see them as better than us or having qualities we don’t have (and they may see themselves as better than us too). This sets us up to feel that whatever success they have is unattainable or just for special people. In contrast, Serge Benhayon always presents that what he lives is possible for us all and offers the simple steps to reconnect to our body, breath and soul to be our guide in life.

  11. True freedom is only found by following the impulses of our Soul. In following another we diminish living the power of who we are and live instead in the shadows of another. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine offers inspiration for all to live guided by our connection to truth, that which reside within us all, and the responsibility we all hold to live the truth we innately know and have access to. This is true empowerment and a joy to feel the freedom of living moved by a quality the represents the truth of us all.

  12. A beautiful thing to discover every one of us has a depth of wisdom within and can guide ourselves through life. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine continue to reveal the different layers of wisdom we can access to truly master of self and life.

    1. Universal Medicine shares so much wisdom and love with all of us, ‘As a consequence of embracing these teachings I find there is much more meaning, joy and love in my life.’

  13. “Universal Medicine consistently promotes self-responsibility.” It is through self responsibility and knowing myself from the inside out, rather than the outside in that has encouraged me to truly know the wisdom that comes from within.

  14. Lets face it. Most of us try to escape from life at every opportunity and there are now many many ways to do this thanks to modern technology and the numerous distractions it offers. Serge has inspired many (including myself) to see that this is by no means healthy and in fact the way to live a full and vivacious life, is to embrace it and all it offers in full by not reacting to it, but observing it.

  15. Yes we would do well knowing that we are indeed our own saviours. In general I think we have extremely low self confidence in this area. In my experience we don’t seem to think we have much to say about the course of our lives. Even in academic circles I see this where people who study these topics are viewing themselves as “social constructions” rather than realising that we hold way more power and self sustenance within us when we connect to this place. But when we don’t connect, this place seems really far away and it’s easier to put our fate into the hands of another.

  16. “Universal Medicine consistently promotes self-responsibility.” And it is this that makes Universal Medicine stand out from anything else that I have ever come across with regard to self help or other ‘healing modalities’.

  17. Through the teachings and presentations by Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon I have been inspired to be more responsible, it has been an interesting journey that has allowed me to understand and accept so much more about life, myself and others.

    1. Serge Benhayon inspires many of us in many ways, it is then our choice what we live and so reflect to the world, ‘within every one of us is a shining beacon, ready to hold up a guiding light for humanity.’

  18. We can be inspired by someone but it is not about copying or following them, it is so that we make conscious choice to start breathing our own breath.

    1. The quality of energy that Serge lives with can be connected to by anyone. But how that energy plays out is respectful that everyone has their own life. Trying to follow the physicality of anothers life is what makes things go pear shaped.

  19. De-votion is a specific type of movement that allows anyone to deal with the tension of not desiring to evolve and the set of feelings associated to the avoidance of responsibility. It brings massive relief.

  20. “After all, if I spend more time with me than with anyone else then surely I am the one who really knows what is going on within me.” Living from this acceptance is the regaining of one’s authority and this can only be achieved if one is totally honest and truthful with oneself.

  21. What came to me after reading this blog is just how much I have bought into the silly notion (even if just on a subconscious level) that I should lessen or hide my light so as to not stand out and ‘overshadow’ others in my life. But nothing could be further from the truth, as allowing and accepting the infinite wisdom and love that is inside us and sharing this fully with the world, is the best way to inspire others to see it in themselves.

  22. Aah a nudge to flick the switch and turn the light on … yes that’s a great way to put it, and that’s the power of inspiration and true role models, they offer us a mirror to see and feel how we too can connect to what is within us.

    1. Beautifully said Monica – true role models are not about following but rather, as you have shared, offer inspiration through their lived way for all to live the equal greatness that resides within each of us.

  23. When we bring it back to the body we can connect to all of us and not just rely on the mind for answers. With this kind of connection we can allow for life to unfold and as we feel our way we build an inner confidence that has less dependence on others to give us what we really already know inside. We begin to trust ourselves.

  24. I used to hear the word responsibility and shudder at the thought of it, to me it felt like I was being a ‘goodie-goodie’ and that life would become boring. I have discovered with the support of Serge Benhayon to live my life with more responsibility and have been pleasantly surprised how it has been a huge game changer for me and is not boring in the least. In fact I seem to get more energy and vitality and life seems more simple and lighter the more responsible I become.

  25. It is very inspiring when you meet someone with true confidence who is prepared to back themselves and stand steady in all of who they are.

  26. ” I now know that he was (and still is) presenting us with a wonderful gift…The Way of the Livingness.” This is so true Rod thank you for sharing.

  27. Yes looking at others there are so many ways to live, but one thing I see is that struggle is very much a part of life we collectively have accepted (me included). It is very wise to stop, feel and wonder if that is how we truly would like to live and if this feels true to us, and then what other way we can live.

  28. A nudge alright…sometimes many many nudges! We can be very good at digging our heels in, in the dark, refusing to shine any light on any thing just so we can stay wallowing in our misery. HA!! It’s such a dramatic way to live, and a way of living I chose for myself for a looooong time. Turning the light on was the best thing for me. Today, life doesn’t feel like a massive burden, it just feels normal and ordinary and there is an acceptance around how things flow that means I no longer feel insatiable with what’s on offer, and feel more appreciation for everything. Gosh it’s simpler this way.

  29. Over the years I’ve given my power away to other teachers, gurus, etc thinking they could help or show me the way to what was missing in my life. None of them made any difference to my life.

    It was only when I met Serge Benhayon and attended Universal Medicine workshops that I began to realise there was more to life, life just doesn’t happen. Its like that saying ‘what goes around comes around’ – I had a responsibility but reflecting this to others – I am that beacon, showing others a way out of the darkness if they are willing to take the responsibility too.

    1. When we find out what’s missing in our life is actually our full and whole soulful selves we then realise that no teacher or guru can give that to us, in Serge Benhayon’s case he has been able to provide tools to support us to reconnect back to ourselves (like the Gentle Breath Meditation) but it’s still our choice … and it takes work. We definitely are our own saviours, and then as we live more deeply with soul we can offer more love and wisdom to support others and reflect who they are. We have to all be equal otherwise it doesn’t reflect the love God is.

  30. So true Rod, we tend to look outside of us for the answers to the question we encounter in life but actually we ourselves are the beholder of all the knowledge and knowing we ever would need to make our life successful. Successful not in the way of any material or temporal success but in our return and re-connection with the core of our being, our Soul.

  31. To really claim that we are our own saviours is so powerful. We give far too much credit to what is on the outside, rather than appreciating that we have our own internal compass, one that given the space and attention it requires can guide us back home every time.

  32. “As a consequence of embracing these teachings I find there is much more meaning, joy and love in my life.” The Way of The Livingness teachings are a role model for reconnecting to the purpose and magnificence of all that is offered to us.

  33. Thanks for your honesty Rod. It’s awesome to read about what it looks like to be self responsible and not give your power away to another.

  34. Beautifully said Rod. We are the beacons of light that can help guide each other home to the love within our hearts.

  35. Thank you Rod. There was much you touched on and much we all can expand on here. That beacon of light within is everyone’s guide – we all feel it from each other. The fact is we have been guided by the wrong light for too long with almost everyone aligning to that false light. The more that connect to the true light within the more truth will arise within from us all to the all.
    Thank you Serge Benhayon for being that masterful guiding beacon of Light.

  36. Beautifully said Rod and very true, learning to be truly responsible for me and my life has been key to developing a relationship with me and in building a confidence and a trust within myself as well.

  37. ‘As a consequence of embracing these teachings I find there is much more meaning, joy and love in my life.’ The Way of The Livingness brings great purpose that is always expanding and is ours to embrace.

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