The Way of The Livingness – Where can I Register?

“Honouring the love you are in full and bringing that into full human life forms the basis of a new worldly religious way known as The Way of The Livingness.”
Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings and Revelations, p 648

The number of university subjects today is expanding immensely. I remember a time when there was just Medicine, Biology, Law, Economics, Philosophy, Sports, Psychology, Science, Engineering, Arts and Linguistics – and that was mainly it. Today there are over 400 subjects one can study.

And so I asked myself – “What if ‘The Way of The Livingness’ was taught in university – and what would the students be like?”

I remember when I studied Law, it was quite straightforward – Mondays to Thursdays we had our classes from 8.00 am – 4.00 pm. In the semester breaks we had to write seminar papers. And the rest of the time everyone tried to earn money, live their relationships, go out etc. I had friends studying different subjects like Medicine, Biology, Economics and Business, but never did we truly share other interests. Studying and the rest of our lives were separate from each other. We had either a student-relationship or a friendship, but rarely were the two combined. It felt like my life was broken up into compartments –relationships, studies, workplaces, homes and cafés.

Another thing I remember is that one of the professors teaching Criminal Law was quite a phenomenon. He was older in years, and I loved his lectures – even though law lectures were normally anything but fun to listen to.

What impressed me was that he presented everything he taught us from his experience.

He was not a walking body of law in the sense of knowing and being able to repeat everything someone before him had written or said. He had lived with what he knew from all the court decisions, laws and files he had studied throughout his life and he taught from these experiences.

So today, being a student of ‘The Way of The Livingness’, I look at my fellow students and ask myself at times: what if the ‘The Way of The Livingness’ was taught at university, just like Law?

There would be one major difference: ‘The Way of The Livingness’ is a subject that is not separate from life – it is like what the old Romans called in Latin a “studium generale”. It includes everything: Health, Philosophy, Law, Economics, Astrology – or more simply, it is the study of the All. And it never ends. There’s no exam to pass, no marks to get. It is about understanding and expanding: it is about true evolution.

And the students are not asked to echo what they have learned: they are asked to live it, to embody everything, rather than filling their mind with knowledge only.

I love:

• The playfulness and the willingness to explore that the students of ‘The Way of The Livingness’ have.

• The questioning, the understanding and the normalcy of making mistakes here and there.

• The lightness of it.

• That there are only lessons to learn: it transforms “right and wrong arguments” into evolving humanity by living to the best of one’s ability for truth and love.

• That it is a constant way of evolving.

• That its base is the wisdom of the body and not only the intelligence of the brain.

That’s why I love being a student of ‘The Way of The Livingness’. I do observe in myself, and sometimes in the student body as well, that we make it about knowledge. That’s how we are raised and taught. I then ask myself: “Do we really have to repeat all the time, trying to improve and prove we are good students?“

Doing this makes the study of ‘The Way of The Livingness’ a subject like all others at university, based on comparison and the battle that comes with talking knowledge.

I sense that learning to embody the teachings and letting go of the structure I used in the past to study helps me to understand. And talking about things then makes me not just repeat them – I am able to express from an understanding, from a lived livingness.

I remember back at university I couldn’t even follow when fellow students were constantly repeating what they had just learned in Civil Law. It was very brainy and I remember getting very tired and losing focus a lot.

But I truly loved it when we were simply contemplating and sharing about what we had experienced and felt with and from what we had just learned, not in a way to become a ‘good lawyer’ one day – more in a way of understanding the coherence and what was shared, what others had explored before – just like the professor I mentioned earlier.

I am deeply fulfilled being a student of life, thankful for having met Serge Benhayon – who is teaching from his livingness, just as my professor of law did – just teaching the overall subject, seeing himself as a forever student. Teaching from his living truth is giving me the inspiration to contemplate, learn, question, make mistakes and expand – simply to explore me, life and everyone and everything around me. And I too can be a teacher of ‘The Way of The Livingness’ myself, simply by living me. We are all students and teachers at the same time.

And by me living my life as a student I might meet others who will ask: “What do you study?”

And I will answer: “The Way of The Livingness!”

And they’d reply: “Tell me about it!” – and from feeling my livingness they too may be inspired to ask: “Wow – where do I register?”

By Christina Hecke, Actress, Berlin, Germany

Further Reading:
The Livingness
The Way of The Livingness – The Light Outside Plato’s Cave
Inspired by Universal Medicine…Just Being Me

1,027 thoughts on “The Way of The Livingness – Where can I Register?

  1. Very beautiful Christina. I am very thankful to have registered for the School of the Livingness. I have approached this from a gaining knowledge standpoint for years, however, slowly but surely I am remembering that the only way to truly know is to live truth.

  2. ‘Teaching from his living truth is giving me the inspiration to contemplate, learn, question, make mistakes and expand – simply to explore me, life and everyone and everything around me. And I too can be a teacher of ‘The Way of The Livingness’ myself, simply by living me.’ Christina you have clearly expressed the beauty of the school of the Livingness that is on offer. If Universities were to teach in this way it would feel like Alexandrian Library all over again. I too first approached the presentations as something to learn, but have gradually come to understand that it is a way to be lived, and from that livingness comes the deepest, truest knowing.

  3. I used to hate being a student. Never liked the school system, the teachers. I didn’t mind the study, but I totally failed to see a true beauty and brilliance of being a student, and had no humbleness. “Study” was presented as something we had to do to gain knowledge, pass the exam, get a qualification – even though I would be choosing a subject myself for whatever the reason, it never felt like I was doing it for myself. To be a student of the Livingness threw me a bit as it was nothing like what I did before. Having a teacher who presents from his own livingness was something totally new for me – but this really is the only way that can ever be.

  4. There is nothing more powerful than knowing something from having lived and embodied it first… it far surpasses anything that can ever be taught from a book. It is so easy to make life about knowledge but true wisdom comes from living life rather than studying it.

    1. Hear, hear Samantha. It is only from one’s livingness and ‘out of the mouths of babes’ does wisdom come.

  5. Beautiful Christina a powerful sharing on the lived truth of Universal Medicine and The Way of The Livingness a way I choose also, why would one not! “Honouring the love you are in full and bringing that into full human life forms the basis of a new worldly religious way known as The Way of The Livingness.”

  6. I love what you have shared here Christina. It occurs to me that there are different ways to respond to the questions like:’ ‘How are you and what are you doing? It is so easy to go into auto-pilot, launch into stores of the small ‘I’ and talk of what we’re doing`; projects, work, responsibilities, ‘successes’ etc. Another way, could be to simply to express life as a student of The Way of The Livingness, how we feel in that moment, live and express daily. How would it be to say ‘I’m learning to be more tender and loving with myself and all others’. or ‘I’m keeping life simple, learning to be in the moment’ what-ever the truth is at that moment. In other words, feeling before speaking.

  7. thank you Christina… When anyone expresses from their connection with themselves, from the deeper presence, it is always inspiring, because it has the resonance of truth, and this is something that everyone craves to hear and feel

  8. The only requirement to enrol as a student of The Way of The Livingness is to be yourself and to take responsibility for all the choices that you make on your journey through life.

  9. What I love about The Way of The Livingness is that there is no end point to reach, there is always another level to go to. Wherever I am there is always a deepening being offered to me. You never graduate, you realise instead that you are an eternal student. There is no pass or fail, there is only moving forward or instead choosing to hold back.

  10. Thank you Christina for sharing your experience, we are the forever student, how amazing is that no exams to pass, no hours of study, just being ourselves, learning from our choices and observations, and the reflections we receive from other students.

  11. Beautiful Christina. The Way of The Livingness is a universality of life and our Degree of Initiation is a marker as we evolve back to who we already are and where we truly come from.

  12. Thank you Christina for a beautiful blog, where “the students are not asked to echo what they have learned: they are asked to live it, to embody everything, rather than filling their mind with knowledge only” This is The Way of The Livingness a religion that teaches us to connect to the wisdom of the body and learn from our choices.

    1. Sure Jill and what I can feel is that The Way of The Livingness is simply living in each and everyone of us, but the level of reawakening to it determines how actively we are living with it.

  13. I love what you have written here Christina, it is so inviting, freeing and confirming, thank you;
    “the students are not asked to echo what they have learned: they are asked to live it, to embody everything, rather than filling their mind with knowledge only”

  14. Christina I love what you share here ‘And from feeling my livingness they too may be inspired to ask: “Wow – where do I register?’ This playful line of yours is a beautiful reminder of how powerful our reflection is to others when we live the livingness versus speaking the knowledge that doesn’t inspire or ignite another.

  15. I am one of many who have registered by conscious choice for this study of The Way of The Livingness and I can feel from deep within that in fact I already was and will be a forever student of it as it is that natural state of being that belongs to who we actually are.

  16. Reading this blog this morning brought understanding to something that happened yesterday. Strength comes from being able to appreciate myself and what I offer when I present courses. Essentially, I am presenting myself and content in a way that is real and relatable, otherwise what’s the point.

  17. Being a student of The Way of The Livingness is great fun and available for all age groups to be part of, and as you share Christina, it is an all encompassing, comprehensive study of life and the most interesting study I have ever undertaken.

  18. Loved this and what a refreshing way to learn and live. When things become about living in this way then every conversation is a lesson, every relationship and every step is an expansion of the last. It takes life out of a ‘get to the end of the day or week’ mode and makes every point about the moment you are in. So often we are taught to learn so we can be better and then from there it feels like we drive life to ‘this point’ that never comes then we retire and it’s the end. This religion The Way of The Livingness breaks life open and gives us all a choice to live life in every moment. There is no point to drive to, because every point is the point. Life isn’t rights and wrongs, do’s and don’ts, it’s an unfolding path of relationships with each one leading or flowing into the next. You know when you have a conversation with someone and then you walk away or hang up the phone and you think it ends. It doesn’t and in fact it’s only the beginning as you walk that conversation to the next relationship. We are here to expand, not what we know, but how we are, the quality we are and in that there is a never-end, just another expansion, as I said, very refreshing.

  19. There is such a huge difference when we speak from what we have lived rather than the knowledge we have accumulated. That what we have lived can be felt, it is almost tangible, while that what we only repeat is hard to grasp and we have to hold onto it in order to contain it.

    1. That’s totally it, when we talk about something we know but haven’t lived it leaves the person we’ve talked to unable to truly grasp it, and it’s absent of the inspiration of a body that knows and lives it, hence making it easy for someone else to also know and live it.

  20. So simple and yet is has been and continues to be so beautifully and supportively profound, “Honouring the love you are in full and bringing that into full human life forms the basis of a new worldly religious way known as The Way of The Livingness.” It may say “new worldly religious way” but I knew this way from very young, it was already in me and with me. It’s what I had as a foundation or a base to know when I was growing up that I was being sold a dummy on what religion truly was. This isn’t meant to be a critique of others growing up but merely to say I knew this and I wasn’t supported to bring out what I knew. Everything was about suppressing what I was feeling and then this didn’t make sense either. The world continually impacted on top of what I knew and so I hid this part of me and pushed it down. The Way of The Livingness has supported this part back out and now it’s in full view I feel free and no longer impacted by what the world may say. I’m not ignorant or removed from the world, I am very much in it but I just don’t put it on my shoulders.

  21. “The Way of The Livingness’ is a subject that is not separate from life …….. It is about understanding and expanding: it is about true evolution.” Beautiful Christina. Having been in my head for most of my life – and definitely not in my body – my body immediately responded to coming to presentations by Serge Benhayon and The Way of The Livingness. Esoteric Yoga sessions have greatly supported me in this – a very practical tool for living – and evolving – as I come to know love and value my true self.

  22. Beautiful Christina, sharing from our body as a lived experience brings an energetic learning for another. Communication between souls is felt and alchemy is made, to me this is true learning.

  23. We seek to separate so much in life including teaching and learning when they are actually all part of the experience of human life and we all have so much to offer in both areas. It then becomes so much more equal rather than looking up to someone because they have more knowledge or competing with fellow students to be the best in exams. I am constantly inspired by the humility of Serge Benhayon who imparts a depth of wisdom in such a relatable way as a forever student sharing with us so that all have the opportunity to embody and live The Way of The Livingness.

  24. Being a student of The Way of The Livingness has totally reimprinted the meaning of the word student. Previously I had linked it with an irresponsible way of life that was separate from the rest of the society whereas now I feel the word conveys a wider sense of how we all have a responsibility to be open to life and the constant learning that is on offer.

  25. When we compartmentalize all the different pieces of our lives it keeps them all separate, just like jigsaw pieces. But once we put them together and the pieces all fall into alignment with each other, everything has its place, complements each other and makes sense.

  26. It would be wonderful if The Way of The Livingness was presented at school and University and ran alongside all other subjects and was part of all curriculums to open us up to understanding life, and the vastness of the Universe and where we as human beings fit into this. We are great at compartmentalising and making life individual and separate, but this is not how we are meant to live. Everything is connected and we forget this and as you have shown Christina, by the time we get to University everything is narrowed down to a few subjects, and we pigeon hole ourselves into these, and by doing this we miss out on the magic of life that is all around us.

  27. Thanks Christina, I enjoyed all you shared about knowledge, education, and The Way of The Livingness. Allowing true learning, which involves lots of mistakes, is still something I’m not quite at ease with as for me in the education process there was quite a lot of stress and anxiousness about getting things “wrong” and doing well. It’s a lot of pressure to put on myself to be “right” all the time. The Way of The Livingness really expands so much because not only is it not about knowledge, it’s about a value in ourselves which comes from our being, from the fact that we are all equal Sons of God, and it’s about the quality of energy we choose to live connected to. This gives temporal knowledge its rightful place as part of what’s required in life but not reflective of who we are or our value. Getting things wrong or right, or how much we know is also not the focus because it’s more what we truly live in our whole body every day by connecting to our being first, and the constant expansion of ourselves as multidimensional beings who are in essence love. For me, if I feel I need to rely on what I know then it’s a sign I’m in a false form of security.

  28. There is something so different about a person who speaks about life from their experience, and a person who speaks about life from knowledge. What we learn from what we live has the capacity to be truly inspiring to other people.

  29. “I too can be a teacher of ‘The Way of The Livingness’ myself, simply by living me. We are all students and teachers at the same time.” This is true for all the Students of The Livingness – a fabulously, lovely lived responsibility.

  30. The following words so explain why I find being a student of The Way of The Livingness meaningful and a joy to experience: ‘The Way of The Livingness’ is a subject that is not separate from life – it is like what the old Romans called in Latin a “studium generale”. It includes everything: Health, Philosophy, Law, Economics, Astrology – or more simply, it is the study of the All. And it never ends. There’s no exam to pass, no marks to get. It is about understanding and expanding: it is about true evolution.’ Nothing beats that in my book!

  31. I never went to school much and when I did I found it so boring, because it was knowledge yet when someone speaks to me and shares their lived experience, I love it, I can relate and it is real.

  32. Love every word of this Christina. What you’ve shared here, to me, equates to what it is to truly live: “I too can be a teacher of ‘The Way of The Livingness’ myself, simply by living me. We are all students and teachers at the same time.”
    If this were to be accepted globally, we would see a very different world indeed…

  33. What you’ve shared here about education is of deep importance to humanity Christina. Have we truly ‘got anywhere’ through the regurgitation of knowledge and the prizing of our ability to accumulate (increasingly more) knowledge – without the foundation of a lived way underpinning it all?
    Turning the tide of education, that it actually values and embraces the quality of the being and the quality in which we live, and ‘walk our talk’, is a paradigm shift that has well and truly begun. In my own life, I felt completely dismayed that university did not offer any opportunity for deepening one’s true awareness in life (everything being about ‘regurgitation’). Not until coming to the presentations and teachings of Serge Benhayon, did I actually rejoice that I had found the true education – and indeed forum for all to learn, together – I had always been looking for.

  34. Whilst reading your blog this morning Christina I was inspired by the following, it brings a joy, normalcy and lightness to the reality of life;
    “That there are only lessons to learn: it transforms “right and wrong arguments” into evolving humanity by living to the best of one’s ability for truth and love”.

  35. “Teaching from his living truth is giving me the inspiration to contemplate, learn, question, make mistakes and expand – simply to explore me, life and everyone and everything around me. And I too can be a teacher of ‘The Way of The Livingness’ myself, simply by living me. We are all students and teachers at the same time.” Yes indeed. Serge Benhayon teaches from how he lives, which makes his presentations so amazing. Having spent over twenty years listening to many spiritual presenters, with whom I got disillusioned because they didn’t walk their talk. I have now listened to Serge for ten years – and intend to stay with The Way of The Livingness for the rest of my life. He is the real deal, a world teacher, who will one day be recognised as such.

  36. Beautiful- to be a humble student of life is a blessing, it takes the pressure of trying to live the rat race and brings it more to connection, love, understanding and evolving.

  37. In school I thought I had learning difficulties because I just couldn’t pay attention when things were just repeated from textbooks and had none of the person’s lived experience in them. I have found that since my studies with Universal Medicine, I seem to learn so effortlessly, my writing reading and commitment has improved tenfold since school. I can only hope that one day it is an option for studying, as it supports you to be able to handle doing other study, it could be a good bridging course actually. As to be able to actually come out the other end of a University in one piece these days can be difficult but The Way of The Livingness is a foundation for all things.

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