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

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

  1. Gabriele what you have shared with everyone is enormous
    ‘Energetic Responsibility is about the all in the All and we can’t avoid it – not forever anyway.’
    The energy we give out comes back when we least expect it, it plays outs sometimes days or weeks later and we scratch our heads wondering why something is the way it is. If we trace the happening back, It is that way because we were not responsible for the energy we gave out which comes back to us like a Boomerang that we then have to clear up and deal with. I can say this because I have experience of just this energetic outplay.

  2. Everyone is living their own cycle of evolution. We can’t impose on anyone a quick fix to make the reality we live in more comfortable for us. We need more trust in the fact that Love is all encompassing and takes care of the whole process to make sure no one is left behind.

  3. Gabriele the example you gave feels very relatable and exposes the moments I want a quick solution for all the environmental problems that are taking place in this planet. But all that’s going on is a reflection of where we are at as a society, and this doesn’t change overnight because my need to live in an ideal world where there is no pain and pollution. Of course we can live in a more harmonious world, but this starts with a choice to return to my love and not to police anyone or to initiate big campaigns against the corruption.

    Being gentle in a world governed by the lack of connection is a revolutionary act in itself and changes everything, in a split second.

    1. That’s true, Inma – we live and inspire by reflection and not by activism or militant action; the latter two have not ever truly changed anything, just readjusted the deckchairs on the Titanic.

      1. It seems to me Gabriele that the chairs on the Titanic are being readjusted again. I read an article which shows that the people of the world are in unrest. There is a backlash to the forced lock-down that the governments of the world have imposed and have subjected the citizens to. We have witnessed this before in our history that humanity will not cowed, there is something within us that rises up and demands our freedom. But unless we demand this on an energetic level nothing will change. As you say the chairs will just get rearranged.

      2. Agreed, we have a very long history of re-arranging chairs on the Titanic, long before that vessel ever sank. We still indulge in looking for solutions rather than answers and as long as that doesn’t change, the chairs will be moved and shuffled around to make it all look okay.

    2. Inma your comment has just shifted something within me, that like you, I have an ideal of how I want the world and humanity to be. Not the lost souls we are but fully expressing the love of God we come from. But if I do not fully express this myself then not only am I selling myself short I’m selling humanity short too as you say
      ‘Being gentle in a world governed by the lack of connection is a revolutionary act in itself and changes everything, in a split second.’

  4. Living from the inner heart is a very different way to be in life, I find it takes in the bigger picture and senses much more information than just what’s presented to our eyes. It’s an equal care for everyone.

  5. I always felt I was quite a responsible person but actually there is what I feel is a different responsibility and this grows as our awareness grows towards ourselves and others. It doesn’t feel like a burden but something to cherish, value, and dare I say honour, because there is a feeling that to be responsible is to reflect to others the truth. To me this is the highest honour and it never ends as we deepen our connection to ourselves.

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