A Sacred Relationship with Self – Inspired by Natalie Benhayon

I recently attended a presentation by Natalie Benhayon on “A Sacred Relationship with Self.” This subject has been in my conscious awareness for a few years as I have been learning about and developing more self-love and more self-nurturing which has led to more self-esteem. When I received the notice of the presentation being given by Natalie, I suspected there would be a slant on how to be in relationship with my self as a woman. I’ve been a late bloomer so to speak, in the sense of realising what my true expression as a woman means for me. I was eager to attend, yet still a little apprehensive. The apprehension had to do with not being confident about ‘how to be a woman’. As the presentation began, I quickly learned that the evening would be about a relationship with my sacred self.

If we look at Natalie Benhayon, we see a young woman who is amazing. She is beautiful, sexy, cheeky, fun and a full time complementary healing practitioner. She is seeing people in clinic many days of the week, founder of Our Cycles App, editor of a magazine called Women in Livingness, designer of websites, director of the Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA)*, Founder and Director of Esoteric Women’s Health and on the board of the College of Universal Medicine (a charitable institution) and constantly pushing the edges, not to mention a few buttons! How can one woman do all of that? Some of us admire her. Some of us might envy her. Some might even be jealous. Some don’t like what they see. What they don’t like is they know that they too could be all of that but are choosing not to. That isn’t a comfortable reflection.

Natalie Benhayon
Natalie Benhayon

For many of us who have the privilege of attending the sacred movement groups which were initiated by Natalie, we can easily feel what it means to be in our sacredness because the movements allow us to connect to that most holy of places. But how many of us retain that sense of sacredness as we put on our boots, gather our bags and scarves and head out the door? I’m going to guess not many.

Being in sacredness is about a sacred relationship with self and being fully present and connected with yourself…. and more.

We have had Natalie Benhayon and her family as well as other esoteric practitioners demonstrating what “being with yourself” looks and feels like and I, along with many other women I know, have been inspired to develop our own rhythm and beingness. I have an increasing awareness of when I am with myself and when I have dropped the ball and lost the plot. I am spending more time with myself nowadays so I know what that feels like and I still go in and out of being present with myself.

When I’m showering, I am aware of tipping the shampoo into my hand, aware of how I apply it to my scalp, of how gently (or not) I massage it in. When I’m pouring my cup of tea, I am aware of how I connect (or grab) the kettle. When I’m choosing my clothes I consider why I have reached for that blouse. Is it the colour, the fabric, the style? It’s a rare occasion now that I drive somewhere and arrive realising I was on automatic pilot all the way there. I’ve incorporated little check in points during the drive to make sure I am present in my body. How are my hands placed on the wheel? Does my mirror need adjusting? I am mostly spending time “being with myself” so when I do fall away from that position, I recognise it and can choose to bring myself back home to myself.

At Natalie’s presentation on ‘A Sacred Relationship with Self’, I felt that to be in sacredness as a woman is something even more profound. It isn’t just about being with myself, or being present or being fully present or being consciously present. It is about being all those things – as a woman.

Gayle Cue
Gayle Cue – “Being in sacredness is about a sacred relationship with self and being fully present and connected with yourself…. and more.”

As a woman, I’m learning to start with my stillness and anything I ‘do’ must come from that stillness. For me, the biggest distraction to my stillness is nervous energy. If I am anxious or worrying there is a ‘busyness’ in me that disrupts my inner stillness. If I am thinking about things I have to do, and it is not yet time to do these things, this also creates a ‘sense of work or activity’ that is not real or productive. When it is time to do this activity, whatever it may be, I can do it with a sense of my sacred self, knowing there is no right or wrong if I am in activity as my sacred self.

If I am not coming from stillness first I have left my true essence and entered into the male essence of action, the male essence of ‘doing’. This can be a tricky business in a world that acknowledges and rewards those who do and those who produce. But thank God, there are people like Natalie Benhayon who are presenting and demonstrating how to be role models for this profound way of living from their sacredness so that we have a reflection of what it looks like and what it feels like. I feel very fortunate indeed to be able to attend these presentations in person but I feel even more fortunate to be a woman, in a large group of women, who are helping pioneer the return to our true essence; that of living in a sacred relationship with self and in the sacredness of being a woman.

By Gayle Cue, Office Manager, Bangalow NSW Australia

* The EPA (Esoteric Practitioners Association) is the internal accreditation arm of Universal Medicine. It was instigated by Universal Medicine to monitor and accredit the modalities that were founded by Universal Medicine. 

945 thoughts on “A Sacred Relationship with Self – Inspired by Natalie Benhayon

  1. “If I am not coming from stillness first I have left my true essence and entered into the male essence of action, the male essence of doing”. It is equally important for men that their action is also coming from a place of stillness. This is absolutely crucial for all men and the abandoning of our stillness has left almost every man deeply feeling the lose of the their true essence – which in turn then just drives them into more action – so as to avoid feeling that pain. Sacredness is the source for both sexes.

    1. So true Otto and very unappreciated. Stillness has not been valued as a connection to who we are, nor as a source to connect to before we take anything into activity regardless of our gender.

      1. Even now, after all that I have learnt, seen and felt through the amazing teachings of Universal Medicine, I still struggle at times with stillness. It’s very sobering to really feel the forces that I allow into my body that then drive me.

  2. Natalie Benhayon is not defined by the clothes she is wearing or by any hairdo or accessories nor is she her job or all the things she does. She is simply herself and this is deeply inspirational to me in a world where we learn that we are only someone when we achieve and fulfil the pictures of success and beauty we have.

  3. I love meeting with Natalie Benhayon because I can feel the presence she has with her body and that inspires me to feel much more of me I can be and this makes my whole body deepen in warmth and my eyes literally sparkle.

    1. I can completely resonate with what you share, meeting Natalie Benhayon is a beautify full reflection, the grace, the sacredness, the true beauty from with in and the power she reflects. She is an awesome role model and reflection to all of humanity.

  4. There is quite a lot we can learn with a sacred relationship with self, how we like to flow, how we like to order things, and then combining this level of sensitivity and awareness with another person takes it to another level.

  5. It is vital that we have these reflections in our lives, otherwise we would be dictated to by the media and by outside images that, certainly for me, are not inspiring women to be women. Moreover the reflection I have seen is that we should be more like men so we can get equity in life. I am deeply appreciative of the reflection offered by the women who are building this awareness of a relationship with sacredness, so that I too can heal my body and celebrate the reflection it offers others as a woman in a woman’s body!

  6. There are so many versions of what sacred is that it can be very confusing to know what is sacred and how to live knowing that sacredness is within. Natalie Benhayon walks it beautifully and with such grace that you can’t help but notice the joy and sacredness in her movements. There is no effort in this. But our pictures and images of what this is get in the way of deepening this connection that we too can have. What I love about Natalie is that she is so willing to share this, like this connection she has is not for her. But for us all to see, feel and walk as well.

  7. I love meeting Natalie Benhayon, every time I meet her, she reflects to me true sacredness and power in a woman. She reflects to me a true women and her flow of movement is just awesome.

  8. Witnessing Natalie Benhayon grow and keep on growing in the way that she does is very inspiring i agree. i feel her more awesome every year and the Sacred Movement that she embodies and presents in her classes supports us to re-engage with the true woman inside us, feeling that energy in our own bodies and sharing with us the possibility of walking with that in our daily lives.

  9. It’s one thing to be happier, ‘more at ease’ or optimistic about life ahead. But to live and know your Sacredness is another whole thing instead. Sacredness implies to me a deep knowing of your preciousness and true original divinity. It is true religion in action, our link to God and who we truly are. Instead of sacrilege imagine what our world would be like if we all carried ourselves as Natalie Benhayon does, knowing as you say Gayle that we are without doubt, designed to live Sacredness as we are placed here by God.

  10. There are so many excuses to stop or hinder us from completely honouring ourselves, no matter what the situation or the discomfort this may cause in others.

  11. Its really a crime that as women and men we don’t appreciate or live with the knowing that we are sacred and we are divine.

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