I was pondering lately what my life would be like now if it hadn’t been for a seemingly random chain of events that brought me to Australia, then on to Brisbane… and by some quirk of fate sitting wondering what the heck I was doing at a workshop held by a man named Serge Benhayon.
Up until this point in my life I was an outright cynic of anything remotely religious, New Age, non-scientific or totally mainstream; even a trip to a chiropractor or a massage therapist was way out there for me. So imagine my surprise when I started to be all consumed with finding my purpose and needing to find myself, so to speak.
So there I was sitting in this hall on a hill perched over Byron Bay feeling terrified, panicked and sick to my stomach, questioning my sanity and wondering how on Earth I had got here. But contrary to what I was expecting – as I thought the workshop was going to be a lot of Om-ing, tree hugging and possibly yoghurt weaving – it ended up being a pivotal moment in my life that I consider to be a true turning point.
This man, in a few words and some gentle breaths, opened up my eyes to everything I had been searching for in my life, and more.
What he presented and what I felt in the very core of my heart could irrefutably not be denied, even though my mind was screaming, desperately trying to hold on to its configured way of being that it had been setting in place for 34 years to have dominion over me and my body.
Since then, even though my life has had its challenges and issues to face, I have never really looked back as my physical and emotional wellbeing and the quality of my life has gone from good to great, to ‘pinch me now’ it is so incredible I can’t believe its true status.
Now I must give myself some credit here and make something very clear. Serge Benhayon did not come and save me, give me enlightenment or a magic pill to swallow that suddenly blissed me out and made everything better.
No, what he did was allow me to realise that I had made and could make choices; that I needed to be responsible for my thoughts and actions; that I had a body that needed to be treated gently and taken care of; that I had issues and unresolved hurts that I had not dealt with which were shaping everything in my life from my behaviours, perceptions, and relationships, to in fact every interaction in my life.
So with that understanding I decided to heal my past, to move forward in a way that is more loving and open and not be afraid to allow myself to feel, to be sensitive and aware of everything around me, even the subtlest of energy. I took responsibility for how I was and what I had become but I never lost sight of the fact that I had been able to connect to, in my heart, the fact that I come from God and am therefore divine, filled with love and an intelligence that goes far beyond our human realm.
So I can’t help wonder where I’d be now without the stars aligning the way they did: burnt out, given up, depressed, shut down, withdrawn, angry at the world, probably ill with thyroid issues or diabetes (most likely both), arthritic knees from pushing my body too hard and constant back and neck pain or even cancer.
You may think I’m being melodramatic but I think not, as when I first met Serge I had all the warning signs of what was ahead of me if I didn’t change my lifestyle and deal with my stuff instead of finger pointing, blaming and being a victim of circumstances that I thought were out of my control.
So I say, thank God for Serge Benhayon and thank God to me, for despite all my misgivings, having said yes to being in the right place at the right time.
By Rachel Hall, Dentist Brisbane