Only in recent years through the teachings of Serge Benhayon have I learnt the difference between spirit and Soul and felt this for myself.
I’ve always known that we had a spirit and a Soul and that we are so much more than just our physical bodies, I just didn’t really understand the difference between them – why both, I used to wonder? No one else seemed to have the answer either. Through being a student of Universal Medicine, I now know there is a very real difference in the contrasting energies of the spirit or Soul.
Back in the 80’s I became interested in many diverse alternative therapies and ‘Spiritual New Age’ pursuits from a personal growth perspective, as I was searching for ways I could improve my life.
I wanted everlasting happiness, the ideal relationship, lots of money, the perfect job and a wonderful social life with lots of friends.
There were so many books and spiritual new age courses out there telling me it was all possible, and I never doubted that because I knew that life wasn’t about fate or luck.
My spiritual quest continued and pretty much dominated my life and way of being up until 6 years ago. I didn’t once stop to consider why I wasn’t getting the results that I wanted; I just felt driven to keep on searching – feeding myself with knowledge and seeking to make some sense of life.
I eventually began to question all the so-called ‘experts’ out there who had many conflicting opinions on life and energy.
I noticed that many were not great examples of what they were offering or promoting. I observed that many who practised energy healing were living less than healthy lifestyles and relationships, including smoking, over-eating, drinking alcohol, taking drugs etc., which seemed to be in contradiction to what their modality was promising to provide. None of this made sense to me.
The time came when I began to look for truth and I knew that I couldn’t rely on anyone ‘out there’ to give me this as everyone had differing versions of the truth.
I realised that I needed to feel for myself what the truth about life was/is.
Not long after, I attended a workshop by Chris James from Sounds Wonderful about voice work and he mentioned Universal Medicine and a man called Serge Benhayon. This was a life changing moment. After attending the first course with Universal Medicine and listening to Serge Benhayon speak, I knew that my search was finally over.
For the first time in my years of searching, Serge Benhayon was the only person to deliver some hard-hitting facts about life and energy. I could feel that there was nothing in this for him but a simple love for humanity.
Never before had anyone given me the simple facts about the two types of energy we have a choice to align to – prana or Fire, spirit or Soul—prana being the energy of the spirit and Fire being the energy of the Soul.
This was a massive revelation to me and I recall reeling with shock as I felt the truth of this. There was a huge part of me that didn’t want this to be true! This one energetic fact changed everything and I knew that life would never be the same again! Through a simple technique Serge Benhayon shared called the Gentle Breath Meditation, I was able to feel for myself the difference between spirit and Soul. Having now re-connected to my Soul through my inner-heart I felt the love that I am which had previously eluded me.
It was here that I felt a huge distinction between true love and emotional love.
It was a revelation that I didn’t need to fix myself, and no longer did I need to give my life some meaning through endless spiritual pursuits. Everything I needed was right here inside of me and all I needed to do was re-connect and live from there. Simple! This was a very humbling experience as I felt I had been completely taken in by the lure of the spiritual world.
I had been identified with my hurts and seeking to avoid feeling these at all costs – hence all the distractions I filled my life with. In contrast with this energy of the spirit, re-connecting to my Soul and learning to live from there feels simple, expansive and more real as I let go of trying to improve myself and dispel all of the beliefs I have subscribed to along the way.
I’ve learned that the bridge back to my Soul is through Self-Love and this has meant learning to feel and respect what my body needs rather than overriding it in favour of self-indulgence and disregard.
With the continued loving support of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine practitioners, along with my commitment to true healing, I am learning to be honest and take responsibility for the choices I make and how I choose to live. I have learned to embrace life again and through Universal Medicine’s no nonsense and very practical presentations I am now taking more care of my body – eating what suits me, doing gentle exercise and choosing to visit my doctor if the need arises.
I’ve stopped looking ‘out there’ and I’m learning each day how I have a choice in each moment – will it be spirit or Soul? It really is that simple!
By Heather Hardy, Workshop Manager, Worthing, West Sussex. UK