Energetic Responsibility – How Responsible Are We Willing to Be?

I used to think I was responsible and yes, in many ways I was – and in many more ways I was not. The latter I slowly realised once I started attending Universal Medicine courses and workshops by Serge Benhayon.

The responsibility Serge talks about goes far beyond social responsibility or any other conveniently sectioned off and delineated responsibilities, whether at work, at home, as a driver on our roads, as a taxpayer, neighbour, friend, partner, etc.

Whoa, how much responsibility are we willing to take and how do we handle it? Where does it begin and where does it end? And what if it never ends but gets vaster and broader, more all-encompassing as we initiate ourselves, and initiation (as explained by Serge Benhayon) being about awareness first and foremost?

Wait a moment: the more and greater awareness someone has, the more they initiate themselves – the more responsibility they have? Yes, you have heard correctly, that is how it is.

There is a passage in The Way of Initiation (p. 378) by Serge Benhayon where he states:

“The inner-heart knows the whole
Before it expresses about any part.

The inner-heart will feel everything
Just so it can know something.”

This quote is from a chapter called ‘Understanding Energetic Responsibility’ which comes under the heading ‘Energetic Integrity’, one of the five keys to an initiation covered in this book. But what does it mean practically and in daily life?

The quote above took me right back to a time when I was sharing a house with some people whom I used to try to ‘organise’, i.e. ask them to do the things that needed to be done, whether around the house, the land, to the cars, the shed, the garden, the driveway, etc.

I can well remember how imposing and insistent I used to be that my agenda be attended to so that I could tick a few things off my to do list; so I could experience some relief from the relentlessness of what at times felt quite overwhelming and far too much work for me alone. How my housemates truly felt, I did not take into consideration.

I basically brushed it aside – I needed done what I thought needed doing, right there and then.

Let’s just take the first part of the above quote:

“The inner-heart knows the whole
Before it expresses about any part.”

From that I can’t but conclude that energetic responsibility means that I am responsible for what comes out of my mouth and how it comes out of my mouth, in any and all situations. In the example given, I was focussing on what I needed and when I needed it and I could always justify it, of course, but I disregarded the bigger context, did not take into consideration any of the following, and this list could be endless:

  • Is this the right time to address this issue?
  • How is the other person feeling / what kind of day have they had?
  • Why am I expressing so forcefully? What is going on for me?
  • Are relationships not more important than just getting boxes ticked?

In other words, I was expressing about a part (needing to get something done) before I considered the whole, the bigger context.

And now to the second part of the quote:

“The inner-heart will feel everything
Just so it can know something.”

This suggests that Energetic Responsibility is always about the awareness that we are part of something that is much vaster than any single person, any partnership, any one family, neighbourhood, country, continent and even the earth itself. We are a part of the universe and whatever anyone of us thinks, does, says, sings, plays, writes or otherwise expresses, even just to themselves and without anyone necessarily witnessing it, affects us all, energetically first and then physically down the track, in one way or another.

Energetic Responsibility is about the all in the All and we can’t avoid it – not forever anyway.

And who would want to, once it is known and understood that there is a vastness to connect back to that allows us to know what we need to know at any given moment – no more and no less?

Why no more? Because it is never about knowledge as such, or any individual, but about the All and what is needed in a particular situation and setting. And thus, how responsible are we willing to be?

By Gabriele Conrad, Goonellabah, NSW

Related Reading:
Are We Taking Responsibility For Our Own Lives?
Responsibility and the Bigger Picture
The importance of self-responsibility

574 thoughts on “Energetic Responsibility – How Responsible Are We Willing to Be?

  1. Yes our pursuit to want more, whether it be productivity or knowledge, leaves us far short of the whole we are naturally a part of…

    1. Agreed Brendan – very simply said. It’s ok and very natural to want more – thus is evolution continually pulling us to be more – but that more needs to be about a whole living way and not just a part that we want success or glorification for.

  2. I have always seen that this world is in trouble and that the way we live does not feel natural.

    When I found the School of the Ancient Wisdom (as brought through by Serge Benhayon) what I felt was confirmed to me; that humanity is in trouble because we are not living in our ‘true way’ or we are not feeling who we truly are so not being truly with ourselves or each other; we are living less-than-the-full-truth-of-who-we-are.

    To me, the real lie, the big lie and the greatest irresponsibility we have all been a part of is walking around in a way that hides our immense beauty, sensitivity and love.
    For example: I realize that I have thought it ‘safer’ to identify in depression and low functionality than to be the amazing person I truly am…

    Finding ways to ‘adapt’ to a world that does not accept us in our fullness only deeper cements a societal environment in which we do not feel safe to be who we are…
    …so what will change this cycle of oppression; what will change our world?

    Perhaps the answer is obvious, we just don’t want to see it?
    Perhaps we been walking away from ourselves and each other instead of walking toward love/responsibility?

    As a student of The Way of The Livingness who is learning to live more and more true to my own inner heart, I am aware of how little or how much we let others ‘in’, how little or much love we choose to share.
    Yes, as hard as we have made it to be, being love is still a choice we can make.

    Nothing compares to connecting with another without the layers of unresolved hurts and all manner of ‘pretense’ and guards in the way in the form of accumulated protections (mannerisms).

    When I meet those who openly share the beauty and love that they, in truth, are it is a huge reminder that I am equally that love and beauty too and I feel permission to let go of my hurts and learn to be open and share myself too.

    Is it possible that what we are sharing on this blog site about our experience could be that different way forward that humanity has not yet tried?

  3. It is part of our responsibility to embrace the power of our reflection, as if we are not moving with that quality in our bodies we will create situations that will confirm how everything is a struggle and complication overriding, that which is from truth

  4. That’s it – our responsibility does’t stop anywhere. We are consistently being asked to be responsible in everything we do. We need to expand our understanding of responsibility and know that it goes beyond tasks and day-to-day activities.

  5. “Energetic Responsibility is about the all in the All and we can’t avoid it – not forever anyway”. Indeed Gabriele who would want to avoid energetic responsibility once we are aware and understand the vastness, knowledge and wisdom we have access to.

  6. It is just the ignorance to the fact that we all are part of the bigger whole and that through our inner heart we know everything about life and beyond, that makes us make life so complex. All this is simply reflected to us on a daily basis for instance by our nowadays societies that are far from simple and show the ugliness of what complexity does to us.

    1. Complexity is a jail sentence and only exists because of our need for recognition and self-importance, if not vaingloriousness.

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