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
The Difference between Spirit and Soul
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1,147 thoughts on “Spirit or Soul? Learning The Difference Through Serge Benhayon”
What you share here Heather is a huge realisation that scratches the surface of the so-called experts on life and they are in many ways more lost than we were. They have fallen heavily for the lie and to admit that they have got it all wrong is just a step too far for them at the moment. So the false belief is kept going until it all gets exposed as it will because anything that is not of the truth gets exposed eventually. We just have to look at current political life, that continues to be exposed however no one seems to be taking any notice of the events that are taking place right under our noses.
I love this sharing by Mary, so spot on, ‘the spirit made a body it could jump into and control which we all know it does. We can all feel its waywardness and how it has no consideration for the body it en-houses as it is immortal and can trash a body it resides in and get another one. I hate the arrogance that I can feel in just writing those words down. From my understanding what the spirit didn’t take into consideration was that the particles that make up the body come from the universe, and this is the tension or angst we all feel. The spirit cannot change this because the particles respond to the pull of the universe. So the spirit has to keep the body in constant unrest and distraction because the moment the body is still, it will feel the pull of the universe. Today the pull of our particles back to the universe is so intense the human body is experiencing a massive rise in illness and disease.’
Like you Heather I had never come across this explanation of life before
“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.”
From this teaching the can of worms was opened and the whole travesty of life was revealed.
Learning the difference between sprit and soul has changed my life profoundly.
As we understand our responsibility in living our most divine connection as you have shared Heather it deepens, and because life comes dressed in many ways we are learning to appreciate we are more than just a physical being and are much more in our Soul-full-ness, as this is a glorious place to live, this being a place of deep-humble-appreciative-ness.
The magic of the modalities is that they are just so simple, often when i speak to people about it I can’t really portray the magnitude of what happens in the way I feel simply through reconnecting to my breath, or cleaning my home with love. It’s like this is so simple that it doesn’t make sense that it’s so profound and I doubt that people will understand. But, if a person is ready and we are not trying to prove and justify, the truth just spills out.
Absolutely Viktoria, our essences is lived with an appreciation and understanding of our soul-full-essences and thus we have no trying, proving or justification as these would all be coming from a form of judgement about our selves or another.
Ah interesting, why would we be judging ourselves or another if we are justifying/ proving etc?
You Left out ‘trying’ Viktoria, and I will add it anyway, we are judging because as a true self do we need to try, and as a “Soul” our True Self do we need to justify or try and prove a point ,or would we are allowing ourselves to be lesser than God or another as everything is energy first and not physicality as Heather shares; “Everything I needed was right here inside of me and all I needed to do was re-connect and live from there. Simple!” and to prove justify or try it is an absolute judgement as when we have a “simple love for humanity,” we understand “They” have to live with there choices so to when we teach something that is not of our Livingness would this not us trying to prove to another for we feel they are lesser than, and we feel justified in do this because of the judge-mental way we have lived and thus force on others but the Soul, on the other hand, would have none of that and allow the person to find there own path and ask the True questions like Heather shares.
Thank you Viktoria, great question, we are judging because as a true self do we need to try, and as a “Soul” our True Self do we need to justify or try and prove a point, or would we are allowing ourselves to be lesser than God or another as everything is energy first and not physicality as Heather shares?; “Everything I needed was right here inside of me and all I needed to do was re-connect and live from there. Simple!” and to prove justify or try it is an absolute judgement as when we have a “simple love for humanity,” we understand “They” have to live with there choices so to when we teach something that is not of our Livingness would this not us trying to prove to another for we feel they are lesser than, and we feel justified in do this because of the judge-mental way we have lived and thus force on others but the Soul, on the other hand, would have none of that and allow the person to find there own path and ask the true questions like Heather shares.
‘…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.’ This last year in studying I’ve heard many interpretations of what spirit is and what soul is, all very varied. I so appreciate the understanding I have built from having heard the presentations of Serge Benhayon. These presentations simply opened the door to the possibility of knowing the difference. I have said yes to knowing them both and expanding this awareness as each day passes.
I agree with you Karin that Serge Benhayon raises the possibility, a ‘what if’ question to so many questions about life. Some people listen and change the way they are interacting with life and some people do not listen and continue living their way. There is no judgement because we will all come to the same place in the end as that is the law of the universe which is inescapable.
To get to know and arrest the spirit and its wayward ways is to deepen our connection to soul through self-love being lived, a way that was first introduced to me through Serge Benhayon. I have not looked back as I continue the journey of loving the self more deeply in my day.
When Serge presented the difference between spirit and Soul I remember wondering ‘Why has no one explained this to me before. It explains everything.’
It does explain everything, and for me, it really explained that stubbornness that used to kick in a whole lot more. I never got why I would shut down or dug my heels in, react or get anxious. Understanding that it was/is that part of me that is in resistance to living the true love that I am, supports in dealing with issues that arise.
michelle819 when reading your comment my question would be why are we in such resistance? It just doesn’t make sense that we would be in such resistance to the love or intimacy we all crave because it is so lacking in our lives. It’s almost as though this part of us, our wayward spirit is having a hissy fit because it has been exposed at last by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine and it hates the exposure of the game it has been playing with the until now unseen upper hand. We have lived in the ignorance of not knowing which enabled the spirit to get away with anything it wanted. As we master ourselves the spirit is called back to the soul which it separated from eons ago.
That is exactly what I thought … why has it taken me so long to know this simple yet very important understanding and truth.
I remember a similar light bulb go off, and I remember telling a friend about it. My words were along the lines of: “I am not exactly sure what the difference is just yet, but doesn’t it make sense that there is a difference if there are two words for it.”
I was taught that there is a spirit and a soul as part of our religious education but not in the way that Serge Benhayon presents on this topic. Having spent most of my life using the energy of prana which is spirit, I know the affect this type of energy has on the body and now feeling that I’m in tune with my soul I can say that the difference is like oil and water both are liquids but there the similarity stops and like the spirit and the soul the two don’t mix, its either one or the other not both at the same time. I know when I’m connected to my soul because my body feels lighter, more joyful and there is a great sense of positivity, and contentment. The feeling of settlement in my body is huge as I let go of the need to run my body on nervous tension. My life has settled down into calm waters from the maelstrom that I was caught up in that we call life.