I have been a Student of Universal Medicine for nearly ten years and with the support of the presentations of Serge Benhayon, The Ageless Wisdom and the whole student body, I have discarded many of the ideals and beliefs that had me living a lie that kept me from who I truly am, and in-truth where I am truly from.
Today, in my body, I live something that I could not have imagined ten years ago – as it was nowhere within my then conscious awareness. So how does someone who did not have this understanding, this potential in her conscious awareness become to not only have it in her awareness but to become someone who lives it with an authority? …My only answer is Reflection – reflection of movement.
By reflection I mean what I tangibly saw and felt from others – in the way they moved, how they walked, in the way they spoke, in the quality they held their body in, the way their clothes were assembled with care on their body, how tender their touch was, how engaging their eyes were, how light they seemed to be in their discussions, how much care they took with themselves and with others, in the way they related to others and with me – was something that felt a very true way of being, yet something I had not witnessed in my life before attending my first Universal Medicine presentation by Serge Benhayon. I was able to feel the holding power of this reflection that I was witnessing. I felt it from them and I actually felt different within my body when I was around these true reflections. Reflection was the only thing that started to break down the consciousness that I was holding and supported me to see/feel the hardness I was carrying.
Initially, witnessing the many reflections from Serge Benhayon, the whole Benhayon family, Esoteric Practitioners and the Universal Medicine student body, allowed me to feel that there was more, and that what I was living in my body at that time was not the truth of who I was and am. Over the years these reflections have continued to inspire me and also expose little pockets that do not belong with the grandness of who I am. The power of reflection is that it is a tangible living proof, which for me spoke to every particle in my body saying – this is also who you truly are.
Today I now live this reflection – I live me. And I know that through the way I am with the quality of my movements, that I too provide and inspire others to remember the light they are from, just as I was once inspired. Through others I got to see there was something deeper, precious and beholding which was very natural that I was not living and connecting to. The reflections I received from Serge reminded me of this and started me on my journey to reconnect to the grandness within. This journey has been amazing – not always smelling of roses and at times it was very uncomfortable to feel what I had been choosing for myself, but a journey I would not trade for anything. The rejoining to the love of my Soul is my sole purpose in this life – in truth the purpose of every incarnation, and nothing feels as joy-full.
I fully appreciate the reflection of all the movements that Serge Benhayon, the Esoteric Practitioners and the whole student body offer. Over the years, in reclaiming myself as a walking living Son of God, rebuilding my body to be one that my Soul can have full access to express the love and truth of who we truly are, I have come to have a strong understanding of how important our movements are and just what it is they are reflecting.
Our movements have the power to reflect our multidimensionality and the grand intelligence we are all from.
I have supported myself to feel my body more deeply, deepen the presence in my movements, know the delicateness and tenderness of me and appreciate the amazing qualities I bring to life. Through the modalities offered by other students of Universal Medicine I have been able to deepen my connection to myself and my movements. No matter if I participated in a sequence of sessions or just a one-off here or there, every session offered me another key, a learning, a new marker that only that practitioner was able to provide at that point in time. This is why I am forever humbled and grateful for the unique ‘qualities’ that every human being is designed to bring in life, including the following practitioners:
- With Victoria Warburton, Marcia Owen and Vicky Geary in Esoteric Yoga sessions, I learnt to move with presence in my body, to trust myself and know the power I bring through the surrender of my movements.
- With Beverly Carter in It’s Time to Shine in True Movement sessions, I learnt to be playful with this presence and let it emanate through surrendered movement, strengthening and stretching exercises.
- With Danielle Pirera in Harmony in Movement, I learnt to focus on particular areas of my body during a movement, letting myself feel all that was there and what was happening as I slowed each movement down.
- With Kate Greenaway from Universal Medicine with support of Body Awareness and Connective Tissue Exercises, I learnt how to deepen my body awareness with the simplest of movements and how much of my body I could actually allow myself to feel. How lovely it is to feel the flow and fluidity feeling that results from that level of connection.
- With Karin Becker in Sacred Movement, I have learnt to feel my connection to my body and my sacredness and moving with this connection during the healing movements.
The reflections of each practitioner and my participation in their programs have supported me in unfolding, surrendering, letting go of entrenched patterns, rebuilding, re-imprinting and deeper connection with all sorts of ‘true’ movements, I now bring a truer way of being to my everyday life – in the way I walk, do chores, the way I exercise, the way I prepare things, the way I clean, the way I drive – every facet of my day. And this all supports my body, which then supports the way I am with all those I relate to and everything I do in this world to also hold the same amazing quality. And so the ripple of Reflection continues…
Published with Permission of the Esoteric Practitioners named in this blog.
By Johanna Smith, Bachelor of Education (Major Special Needs, Minor Psychology), Certificate of Early Childhood Education, Complementary Health – Esoteric Practitioner, Student of Counselling Diploma
-Who is Serge Benhayon?
-THE MOVING BUBBLE – A Simple Lesson in Staying with my Movements and Claiming Who I Am
-True Reflection, The Way of The Livingness & The 5 Elements of God
691 thoughts on “Appreciating Esoteric Practitioners – I move with ME!”
I have come to understand that it is the power in our reflection that changes everything, not what we say or do. For example, I can say I’m sorry but if that genuine feeling of being sorry is not in my movements then my reflection will not carry the conviction of being sorry. And we can all feel when someone is genuinely sorry for their actions or not, we may not verbalise it to them but we do feel it.
What we reflect has an impact on others more than most realise.
I have found the same that it’s been the reflection of others that has woken me up to the fact that there is another way of living that is more joyful and harmonious. Now I am also that reflection for others.
The more of us who reflect a different way of living, a more truthful, more loving and joyful way, the more people will see there is a different way of living.
Bringing our awareness to the way we live, which is first with deepening our relationship with our breath and thus the decency and respect we can equally share with everyone is the start of a living-reflection that becomes our normal standard and this is felt by everyone we connect with on the simplest level of expression and interactions..
Deepening our relationship with self, bringing more care and connection is a great start to reflecting a more loving way of being, ‘with deepening our relationship with our breath’.
Thank you Johanna, your blog has helped me to realise that there is much for me to appreciate in the many modalities I have experienced with Universal Medicine that have supported me to reconnect to the true essence of myself within, and then learn to remain present with my connection and body, and move expressing the love I am. Pretty amazing.
I have found Melinda that when we do reconnect to our essence and stay present as much as possible, that there then seems to be a myriad of things happening around us seemingly trying to pull us to look out to life and engage with it, rather than look out from within. I often find myself especially with work being enticed out into the doing rather than just being and appreciating the difference.
“I fully appreciate the reflection of all the movements that Serge Benhayon, the Esoteric Practitioners and the whole student body offer. ” I do too. They inspire me with their movements and this makes me aware that my movements can in turn reflect out to others. We have a responsibility when we know the power of reflection.
As Johanna has stated Sue
‘Today, in my body, I live something that I could not have imagined ten years ago – as it was nowhere within my then conscious awareness.’
What you say is then true
‘the reflection that Serge Benhayon, the Esoteric Practitioners and the whole student body offer’, is that choice or a different reflection that if actioned brings about a whole new experience, one that is so divine to feel in our bodies, that once felt we want to stay with and deepen.
True, we have a responsibility in how we live and move, ‘We have a responsibility when we know the power of reflection.’
“Our movements have the power to reflect our multi-dimensionality and the grand intelligence we are all from.” So true Johanna. Last week I saw a student walk into the swimming pool I was already in. It was so beautiful to observe her grace and beauty as she walked down into the water, and she was quite surprised when I appreciated her for what I had witnessed.
What you have shared Sue is very simple but beautiful at the same time, because how often do we truly appreciate other people and all that they bring into our lives which deepens and enriches the very meaning of why we are here on this planet. If we appreciated each more, rather than always seeing the negative qualities or abusing each other, we would all live enriching lives.
I feel this would be a great way to live, enriching and appreciating one another, rather than finding fault with one another, ‘If we appreciated each more, rather than always seeing the negative qualities or abusing each other, we would all live enriching lives.’
Reflection of Movement is a powerful thing. This is also what I have learnt too and would say has been the major thing that has supported me in making true changes in and to my life as well. Reflection of Movement from Universal Medicine and the Benhayon family along with many others. No words are needed. No imposition over another happens or is felt. It is a truly beauitfull science and magic that happens when truth is reflected to another just by them being and moving.
Reading this it becomes clear why we need the reflection of others and more importantly the quality within that reflection helps us to know who we are in truth.
I was in the company of someone recently and for me there was just something about them that spoke of heaven. That they knew a way to live that easily represented heaven on earth. It gave me such a feeling of familiarity that we all have this potential within us and we just need to stop holding onto old ideals and beliefs that keep us stuck in our self-made prisons.
We definitely need reflections of truth, of grace, and of living a loving and magnificent way.
When we truly embrace inspiration, and sense all a reflection offers us, we are given everything in that moment to support us. It is then down to us as to whether we say ‘yes’ and respond in our livingness, or dismiss and resist what has been offered… it is always our choice.
Reflection is our gift from God and without this we would not ever know who we truly are. Serge Benhayon has been my greatest reflection and without his willingness to constantly reflect who he is and how life could be, I know I would not have the awareness to make true changes in my life that now offer a reflection for others….and as you say the ripple of Reflection continues.
As mentioned theres many different people providing the same modality. And each one presents in there own way that reflects to some and not others. I can hear the same thing from one person repeatedly but not get it until another person shares the same from another angle. We are all needed to reflect because who knows who we are that ‘now I get it!’ for someone.
We are all needed, in our unique way we support others, ‘I have supported myself to feel my body more deeply, deepen the presence in my movements, know the delicateness and tenderness of me and appreciate the amazing qualities I bring to life. ‘
I too appreciate what Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon and the modalities have to offer. In the few years I have known them, my life has changed to a point where I am discovering who I am more than ever. No other person or modality has done this and that is not putting anyone on a pedal stool either.
The appreciation has been deeply felt and if I could repeat this again, I wouldn’t choose anything else.
What we have all been given and has been earthed for humanity may take many years for us to fully grasp or understand what has been presented. The future will confirm the ALL that Serge Benhayon IS and has grounded, the absolute truth of who we are. History as shown again and again that the prophet is not fully understood or appreciated until life times have passed, which is a huge shame as much of humanity is missing out on the here and now.
What you say here tells me that we cannot do this alone. We all need each other, and all of us.
I am beginning to realise the true power of group work where everyone has an input which is used to build a foundation so that the foundation deepens and everyone feels the equality as one. The best part for me is that no one is an individual; everyone is working together for the whole, not the individual.
We work together, supporting one another in what they bring, ‘This is why I am forever humbled and grateful for the unique ‘qualities’ that every human being is designed to bring in life’.
I think there is great power in the way that we live our life and see others living as you say it is tangible living reality that ‘speaks’ volumes.
Agreed. It speaks volumes yet no words are said. Great power indeed.
I agree Fiona, there are so many little things that I have observed throughout my life that have stayed with me. Ways that people have moved, things that they have said that have left an indelible mark on me. We are all watching each other constantly for signs of the truth and we all recognise truth when we see it or feel it and so yes there is great power in the way that we live our lives because we are either living them with and in truth or we’re not.
I feel what you are saying here is that we have a responsibility to ourselves and each other. That if we know the truth it is our responsibility to reflect this to the world so that no one can say they didn’t know or didn’t get the reflection. We bandy the word love around so that it has lost it’s true meaning but it is also something that we miss dreadfully as we are so starved of this true feeling and so it is possible we watch people all the time to see if someone dares to express it in their everyday movements. It only takes one living and moving in a true way to change the lives of everyone.
The love that we currently say is love is so cold it’s almost reptilian, whereas true love feels like an expansive warmth, a warmth that we have starved ourselves of for eons.
We learn so much from each other when we are open to them.
We are continually learning and evolving.
Johanna – I have been blessed to enjoy sessions with the practitioners you mention (and many others too) for Esoteric Yoga, True Movement, Sacred Movement and Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy and other Esoteric Modalities. The changes in my body and life are significant from the care and commitment of the Practitioners and the presentations by Serge Benhayon.
Reflection is so powerful. Just look at all the traits we pick up from our parents. Traits we are not even conscious of.
And in my case most of the reflection from Esoteric Practitioners has been through a computer. And it still has supported me in so many areas of my life.
Ken I agree with you, as children we pick up traits from our parents and siblings, and when we go to school we learn to disassociate from ourselves and become mimics of an out of date system that crushes our abilities rather than nurtures them. Which then colours how we view and interact with life and our fellow human-beings. I personally wasn’t aware of any of this until I came across Serge and Universal Medicine which supported me to understand just how controlled and manipulated we all are.
Without reflection we cannot know who we are, that´s how it is designed; realizing and reawakening to who we are by the interconnectedness and interrelationship with every other being and part of the universe.
Reflection is a biggie for me and no doubt others too. I realise now how reflection is the equivalent of permanently looking at your self in the mirror. And you either like what you see, or don’t like what you see and its the ‘don’t like’ what you see, often makes people rocky.
Without perfection, I at times struggle with these reflections yet still appreciate the offering even though it could be uncomfortable. Sometimes they highlight how I am living and sometimes they highlight how I need to live – it’s that simple?
‘Reflection was the only thing that started to break down the consciousness that I was holding and supported me to see/feel the hardness I was carrying.’ Great reminder of how we are supported by reflection and how we support others to see what their choices are. There is true grace in reflection.
We can’t force people to change, only reflect and allow them to see that there’s more than one choice available.
We give others space, it is their choice what they say ‘yes’ to; however, we can always reflect a way of living Truth and Love.
I loved reading about your experience with Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine, The Ageless Wisdom and practitioners. Most of us just live life being students or shall I say existing in life and majority don’t even think further than this.
I too just existed within the Hindu community, half hearted about karma and reincarnation and nothing further, little care to cause and effect, always wondering why I had no internal health, wellbeing and contentment.
Then one day I met Serge Benhayon and everything that came with and through him, then my life started to shift. There was more to me than just existing, there was responsibility, there was accountability and there was integrity. Every result has a root cause leading to it, every move is from a decision and every knowing is from an awareness from the awakened.
And if I could sum it up, boy do I appreciate Serge Benhayon and everything that comes with and through him to be in my life and many more lives to come.
Shushila Something in these words that you have shared with me caught my attention
‘There was more to me than just existing, there was responsibility, there was accountability and there was integrity. Every result has a root cause leading to it, every move is from a decision and every knowing is from an awareness from the awakened.’
Meeting Serge Benhayon is just the beginning we are awakened to feel the truth that blossoms to become our foundation that enables all of us to understand that there is more to life than just existing. If we all cop out on life, then we cannot complain about the current way of living we have, because we are all contributing to it.
Powerful and a blessing to be inspired by others and know that what we see and feel is a reflection of who we truly are and equally accessible to all.
Reflection is the answer for all those who feel powerless in what they see around them. We may not be able to change the world in one go, but we can change ourselves and in that reflect to all around us and all we meet that a different way is in fact possible, igniting in them the spark for change as well.
A great reminder Johanna about reflection and how it inspires and ignites another, the Benhayon family has done this so powerfully for so many of us – true alchemy at play.
What a great reflection you have offered here: of appreciating the reflections that have supported us in deepening our experience and true expression in life. And embracing the fact that how we live matters, because we in turn provide reflections for others.
It is very important to be responsible for what we are reflecting to others, for role models work both ways. They can reflect to us all that we truly are and equally reflect all that we are truly not and in some cases make that look attractive when it is in fact deeply harmful. I am deeply grateful to the Benhayons for reflecting a true healing way of living and all the magnificence that goes with that!
I totally agree with you Nicola that the Benhayon’s live in a way that reflects back out to humanity what true family is all about. True family has nothing to do with blood family. We all know, but at this moment we don’t want to look at, let alone deal with, the abuse that is rife within blood families. It’s almost as though there is an unspoken rule that it’s allowable to be abusive within blood families. Why are we so abusive towards each other, what gives us the entitlement to think it’s okay?
What the Benhayon’s reflect is amazing, magnificent, showing us who we truly are, ‘I am deeply grateful to the Benhayons for reflecting a true healing way of living and all the magnificence that goes with that!’
The esoteric is to live from within, from a place of love and integrity. Any human being can connect to that, and practitioners who have this understanding and live a life in such a manner bring a greater healing to their clients than simply the physical relief.
Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine practitioners were the one/s for you, and now you are the one for others. This is how to works, all of us inspiring each other to live who we truly are.
When I am with someone who moves with grace I am inspired to be that too.
We can have reflections that inspire us and reflections that make us despair. Either way we have to be able to observe it all and not react in any way.
It is key we observe, and discern what is true.
Discovering that there is much more to move with than we were aware of is everything because that plus is always wonderful.
I am learning to observe more, which leads to a deep appreciation of ourselves and each other.
Absolutely there is much power, healing and inspiration when true reflection is felt from others I have experienced this many times especially with Universal Medicine and the Benhayon Family. Their movements ask us to be more, ask us to be who we truly are, to live responsibility with care and integrity and this is all done through movement, even just someone walking past, no words needed. Now that is what I call true power.
Without the power of reflection we would just keep going round in circles staying in the very same spot without changing or evolving, and as in my case becoming more and more disillusioned with life. Thank God for Serge Benhayon who has offered us the most powerful reflections on this planet, reflections that break the false cycles we live under.
Without true reflections, it is impossible to know where we are stuck and dis-connected from in ourselves, or make true and lasting changes in our everyday life without punishing with rigid disciple, or giving ourselves a hard time for failing miserably to maintain the changes. Serge Benhayon and the practitioners named in this blog have all been instrumental in supporting my new choices and footsteps in returning back to who I am /we are.
“The power of reflection is that it is a tangible living proof, which for me spoke to every particle in my body saying – this is also who you truly are”.
I learn so much more from what people do and how they move than the things people say. For example when I see a woman moving so exquisitely delicately I’m inspired to try moving my body in that way, or if I see someone go out of their way to help someone I’m like – yeh I want that kind of integrity. We should never under estimate the power of our reflection.