Brotherhood Here on Earth

There is so much in life that I have chased in the hope it would be the magical ‘thing’ that would bring all my heart desired, but time and time again, life proved to me that this was never going to be the case. It wasn’t the home I bought, the overseas holiday, the job of my dreams – it was a moment where I felt that Brotherhood, in the true sense, would be lived here on Earth.

I knew in my heart brotherhood existed, but too many years of being tumbled around in life, settling for less in relationships, and then less again, weakened this knowing and soon I didn’t believe that I would ever find what this void in relationships was about, so I gave up. I gave up hoping, I gave up knowing, I gave up on humanity and I gave up on me.

I accepted my despondency about life – that people could be truly supportive and caring to each other. When I wasn’t hiding away from people to avoid having to feel the emptiness in myself and in my relationships, I would liven life up with a holiday or project or seek complication to invest myself in and flutter the time away. Coming to Universal Medicine certainly changed my life. I learned, once again, about love, something that I too had given up on. Without love for myself, I wasn’t able to truly love another. It is now clear to me, that without allowing love, this feeling of true Brotherhood would have always been beyond my grasp.

Recently though I experienced an amazing moment that has turned all this on its head. I was messaging with a friend on the other side of the world. We did not know each other well and had spent little time together one-on-one. He had posed a question to a group and as I started to answer, he popped on and we began to chat. The to-ing and fro-ing was so lovely, the wisdom in the conversation so inspiring, and in that, I felt something I had been searching for my whole life – true Brotherhood.

What I experienced was a moment where I felt that we were both the student and the teacher. The sharing between us felt amazing; a feeling so powerful, an equality that asked me to be more.

Similarly, I had felt the loveliness of this feeling of equality and connectedness with another in a conversation with Serge Benhayon a couple of months prior. Expressing from a grand pool of wisdom, hearing the words flow from my mouth and the steadiness that I felt in my body, allowed me to see that there was much more to me and to life, and that people could connect on a much deeper level than what I had resorted to in everyday life. I knew then that if I could feel like this once, it was attainable again, and it was here for us all.

In both situations I did not play less and was not treated as less. In my life I have often felt a strange feeling come into conversations, like dominance, control, power-plays and off-loading of emotion, but not in these two situations. Here I was treated as an equal and my heart opened wide. The love that I felt inside myself was monumental, so much that it brought tears to my eyes.

I realised that much of my ‘given up-ness’ was really that I had given up on myself and humanity being able to interrelate with this particular quality. I had felt so much rot and abrasiveness in society, and the relationships I chose did not allow the quality or depth that I knew could be there. I wanted so much to feel the quality of Brotherhood in its true essence in my daily life. Not feeling this created an inner disturbance or disharmony that could outplay with frustration.

Until now, I did not realize how important Brotherhood was to me and just how much I really love people. And neither did I know in absoluteness that here on Earth we could have the quality of love in relationship with each other that is available, or more rightly, a quality that is so expansive that it feels like heaven here on earth.

These moments of true Brotherhood have changed the game for me, as I am able to see both the love and the love-less-ness in the world with clarity and a steadiness.

By feeling the essence of Brotherhood, I now know that it is here for us all and that one day we will live each day from this quality of love, equality, and tenderness, exploring life where we are student and teacher all rolled into one.

Thank you Serge Benhayon for showing me the essence of Brotherhood that I knew to be true in my heart.

By Maree Savins, Australia

 Further Reading:
Working Together – Group Work on Earth: Part 1
Brotherhood: What if True Love Was Taught From Day One?
Magic of Knowing…We Are All One & The Same On The Inside

859 thoughts on “Brotherhood Here on Earth

  1. I did not realise just how much individuality is sought by nearly every single person on this planet until only recently. In fact it is the most sought after possession to own and when we do not feel individual we often do not know ourselves as we are used to knowing ourselves and it freaks us out. There is a very very different quality between living from the individual and living from brotherhood.

    1. Very profound Joshua. It is quite sad to see that too, although there are moments when we can come together in brotherhood in the blink of an eye – usually in the face of major disaster or hurt but at least it shows us it is there the moment we are willing to let go of individuality.

      1. True Laura. These moments show us the potential power we have as coming together as one and in truth it is something most of us actually seek in one way or another because it feels so natural to be united together as one in brotherhood.

    2. We seem to accept the status quo of life which can actually feel quite awful and joy-less day to day, yet the brotherhood and unity we often experience in disasters is something we could all choose together daily and make each day a living joy.

  2. If we make everything we do in every place we come about the same quality of bringing out our love we naturally are in true brotherhood.

  3. You have hit the nail on the head with what we all seem to have chosen – to give up on each other. We see and feel things that are the opposite of brotherhood and give up, not realising that we then are adding to this pool of apathy. Nothing will change while we all sit back, arms crossed, and wait for everyone else to change. It has to start with us and the ripple effect will come from there.

  4. Brotherhood is something we all have a remanent memory of but we are forgetting that we can only enter this when we choose to live from love and that is why we have so many bastardised versions of brotherhood in our present day society. We are in the illusion that we do live it but the reality of the state of our world today shows us clearly that it is not it, that there must be another way to live this quality on earth and indeed, as Maree so beautifully describes “and neither did I know in absoluteness that here on Earth we could have the quality of love in relationship with each other that is available, or more rightly, a quality that is so expansive that it feels like heaven here on earth.”

    1. To think Nico, nearly every single issue we have stems from relationships be it a bad relationship with another country that leads to war or a poor relationship with another that leads to aggression, violence or murder. Yet it is the thing we also seek most as in times of disaster the one thing that pulls us through is our unity as one regardless of race, religion or culture.

  5. ‘By feeling the essence of Brotherhood, I now know that it is here for us all and that one day we will live each day from this quality of love, equality, and tenderness, exploring life where we are student and teacher all rolled into one.’ Beautifully shared Maree, to live in brotherhood is certainly something we can be inspired by as a true way forward to unite humanity rather than to live in separation which has always shown us it doesn’t work and leads us further away from love and truth.

  6. We all seek love and brotherhood as it is our natural essence. When we disconnect and give up on each other and ourselves our thoughts and actions seek individuality separating us from the interconnectedness we all know we are truly from.

  7. Within the heart of every single person here on this earth is the template for living Brotherhood. In fact every part of our being is designed to be in and knows Brotherhood. We only need to look within and connect to the love we are, as from this point we will begin to know that living in Brotherhood is where we will begin to truly discover and live the greatness, power and magic that we as a one humanity are.

  8. This is really beautiful Maree, thank you for sharing it. How powerful our expression and relationships can be, inspiring each other to re-ignite with all the love that we are.

    1. Well said Rachael. Love is within us all and we can feel it in every part of our body. Perhaps this is why it can hurt so deeply when we witness someone stepping away from love.

  9. Brotherhood is this feeling we all carry within and what deepens how more we open up to make life about union. Then there is this deepening of what it means to live in brotherhood. A forever enfolding path back to soul.

  10. Thank you Maree, developing our relationship is the key for brotherhood, as the more intimacy we create with one other the more we get to know our purpose to live together as one.

  11. When we experience true brotherhood we know that this is our natural way, yet we are very far from living this as a race because we tend to allow complications, dramas and emotions into our lives diverting us from living our true way.

  12. How different communication and connection is when we choose to be in equal-ness rather than playing small. How beautiful to feel your heart opening so wide, filled with the love that is there for all.
    “Here I was treated as an equal and my heart opened wide. The love that I felt inside myself was monumental, so much that it brought tears to my eyes”.

  13. If it were not for the boundary of our skin, we would see that in-truth there is no division between us and that which one person breathes out is that which another will breathe in. This is to say that in essence we are one breath, breathing together in perfect harmony. When we stray from this essence we go into a state of hyperventilation for it is not natural to ‘go it alone’.

  14. “Without love for myself, I wasn’t able to truly love another” this is so true Maree, for the key to brotherhood is to love oneself deeply and to be this love with all others equally.

  15. Living life from a place of quality, is life changing. It asks us to put aside our differences and to remember that the quality we live with and from is enough. We need not another thing, as to honour it, embrace it and live it, is the everything.

  16. It is beautiful when we connect back to our heart and allow ourselves to live from and with an open heart – it opens up the world and beyond.

    1. Great point Esther, an open heart opens up the world and beyond. I love this and have never really though about it in this way before.

  17. It’s beautiful how you describe feeling an equality and power that asked you to be more – more of who we already are just perhaps yet not realised and not in competition with another but in unity with the essence in all.

  18. “There is so much in life that I have chased in the hope it would be the magical ‘thing’ that would bring all my heart desired, but time and time again, life proved to me that this was never going to be the case. It wasn’t the home I bought, the overseas holiday, the job of my dreams – it was a moment where I felt that Brotherhood, in the true sense, would be lived here on Earth.” This is a beautifully profound paragraph to read and feel. Such truth resonating deeply.

  19. The bottom line fact is that we are all in this together, whether we live in Africa, or Asia, or America or the UK and deep down we all know this and miss it and crave something different to the enormous separation and segregation we have on earth at the moment.

  20. It has been a great lesson for me to not reduce myself in the company of others, for what right do I have to deny anyone access to the warmth of love that burns bright within us all? We are each the tiny sparks of God and when these sparks come together we behold and become the exquisite beauty of this flame – the love that we are, not held back.

  21. For too long we have been tricked into chasing desires and successes outside of ourselves when all the wisdom, love and knowingness we will ever need lies within us all equally – we just need to connect to it.

  22. This is truly beautiful to read, and to consider that this is all we want, to live and work in brotherhood. And you providing here the simplicity of this. It is our true essence coming true in connection.

  23. Same here Maree, since I have met Serge Benhayon and reconnected to who I truly am and where I am returning to, I realise how much I love people, enjoy being with them and work with them, sharing in equalness the joy and love we all are.

  24. “Brotherhood” is such a beautiful word, when I have spoken it in conversations people always innately know what it means and it’s very heartfelt how they speak about it. However it’s true from the state of the world and how communities, families and workplaces feel everywhere that we are not living it. It’s a very important topic to talk about because we need to look at why we aren’t living it and how to get back to it, “from this quality of love, equality, and tenderness, exploring life where we are student and teacher all rolled into one.” Thankyou Maree.

  25. ‘Here I was treated as an equal and my heart opened wide.’ I love how you claim the equality in both exchanges and the reflection of true brotherhood here on Earth. This is what we are all returning to and the more we build on and share these experiences the sooner we will get there.

  26. As much as making it all about ourselves may fulfil our needs, there is nothing more beautiful than to be in brotherhood and speaking for humanity when in a conversation with someone or a group.

  27. Although I kept being disappointed in my endeavours to find true love I never completely lost hope that it existed. I am so thankful that I maintained that connection as it enabled me to be willing and open to recognising it when I met Serge Benhayon and The Way of The Livingness.

  28. What you show us here Maree is that it is about opening our hearts to everyone and stop selecting who we like or dislike let alone love or do not love. We are not made to love selectively but simply love and be love in every moment of our life.

  29. We all absolutely know what it feels like to live in harmony with each other, which is why it’s so easy to shut down and turn a blind eye to what’s going on in the world – it’s too uncomfortable to see it, and to see our own part in this, unless we’re prepared to start to take responsibility for how we are in the world. Understanding and opening up to see that the way we live has an effect on the whole, is what starts to shift this – so responsibility for our quality, our state of being, becomes more of a joy and not the burden that we might have once believed it to be.

  30. In brotherhood we know we are all one and the same just as we know we all come from the same source…God. What gets in the ways of us living in this harmonious state is the fact that we choose to live as individuals which very often arises from the fact that we lose connection with ourselves and where we come from. Brotherhood will be restored on earth when we all reconnect with the love in our inner hearts and choose this love to be our living way.

  31. ‘Ouch’ for the giving up on bringing all of ourselves to the relationships in our lives – and then, remaining despondent that we do not receive ‘more back’ from others… We’ve all done it.
    And then ‘wow’ for the power that just one person has to re-awaken us from our wilful reservation and enjoy the depth of connection that is actually possible.

  32. Gorgeous message Maree – standing in the power of who we are, willing and truly committed to be and play our part – standing with and in humanity, bringing that power and quality of essence with and understanding why the world is as it is – then by our commitment, each one of us, things will forever change – for the good of all.

  33. It feels like everyone at their core knows that it is not in our nature to hate, fight, kill each other, be prejudiced etc. Yet things get in and we go to these behaviours, it is a learning to let go of these and surrender to a greater love that we are.

  34. “By feeling the essence of Brotherhood, I now know that it is here for us all and that one day we will live each day from this quality of love, equality, and tenderness, exploring life where we are student and teacher all rolled into one.” Beautifully expressed Maree. When we feel love and brotherhood it is forever a marker in our body for us to return to.

  35. Whenever there is a disaster or tragedy in the community local people come together – as in the case of the Grenfell tower fire in London UK recently. This is not uncommon. However when things return to a semblance of normal, this community feeling – brotherhood – the standing together in love and support – equality – soon dissipates. Why don’t we keep this going? And why does it need a disaster for us to come together supporting each other and doing what need to be done?

  36. “These moments of true Brotherhood have changed the game for me, as I am able to see both the love and the love-less-ness in the world with clarity and a steadiness.” This is what is going to change the world, bringing in more and more moments of true Brotherhood, and remaining steady in amongst it all – the love and the love-less-ness. What a gift you are Maree.

  37. I have had those conversations that I feel I am both the student and the teacher, it is in those moments I know equality. Brotherhood for me is when I feel people rally together with a common purpose and with this purpose that there is no doubt that we are all one. Anything that is needed will be done without effort or over thinking. One movement, one body, to be apart of projects like this has been amazing.

  38. When we have experienced the wisdom we all have access to from within – and let’s be honest, all of us do experience this at some points or moments in our lives – it doesn’t make sense that we then pretend to ourselves that it hasn’t happened, or if it did it wasn’t really us. It seems to me that putting our head in the sand about it is a very convenient way to continue playing the game of reductionism – pretending we’re less than the Sons of God we all are, and wholly irresponsible to boot.

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