The first time I met Serge Benhayon I was deeply touched by the level of integrity that I felt. At the time I did not know what this was or what this word truly meant, but what I could feel was that my whole body was at ease in his presence.
At the end of my first one-day Universal Medicine workshop, back in 2004, I walked up to Serge and burst into tears. My body could not hold back expressing the fact I had returned home and that the person standing before me was someone I felt I had known forever.
Later in the year I attended my first Sacred Esoteric Healing workshop, and as someone who had had many massages in the past I prided myself on having no reservations on being ‘carefree’ and comfortable with my body being touched.
Every move Serge made reflected the initial depth of integrity that I felt, and during the presentations he described the importance of absolute respect with clients and the level of detail and care in positioning hands on the body to ensure absolute honouring of the client’s body at all times. Simple, but something that I’d never felt or observed being taught or practised by any of the massage therapists I had seen before.
However, what was even more revealing was to understand the responsibility of energetic integrity that we have, not only when we place our hands on someone or have a discussion with them, but also in the way we engage in our wider life. What Serge presented is that there are two forms of energy, two qualities. One that heals and one that harms. If we are not aware of what quality we are in then we can be caught in a quality that harms, but through changing the quality of our movements we can live a quality that heals.
The difference that I felt in the two ways – by both practising and receiving a session in each quality – was profound. It was black versus white, chalk and cheese, yet nothing I had considered before that moment. It was the single most foundational teaching of my life.
What happened next was a miracle.
When I went home many things felt out of place, from how my home was set up, to the way I was working, what I was doing and the many relationships I had. The emptiness within myself that I had been running away from was raw and in the open.
Over the following years I gradually felt to refine every part of my life, discarding all the things that had once anchored me, that once defined me and that I had prided myself on. The process was gradual and is very much continuing to this day. It is a process inspired by the energetic integrity and quality that Serge Benhayon lives and reflects: a consistent Integrity that has only ever deepened in the past 13 years.
This energetic integrity that I experience from Serge is of such a high degree that even when I may seek for him to give an answer or solution to address something for me, he constantly reflects that I am equal to him and can handle whatever is in front of me. It has meant that the changes in my life are a result of the work, commitment and choices that I have made – inspired through the absolute steadfastness Serge has shown me.
There are many words that reflect the ways in which Serge Benhayon has touched my life – as a Healer, Friend, Presenter, Author, Father, and Business Mentor – but the one that I always come back to is the constant holding of me as an Equal Brother.