Thank God for Serge Benhayon

I grew up living next to a little village church. I would attend church every few weeks, getting dressed in a pretty dress and even going to the extent of wearing one of my lovely necklaces. It was a big deal going to church, like we were going somewhere very special, and we had to look our best.

As a little girl, I remember not being very interested in what the Minister and other people were saying. I was decorating… that’s right… I was decorating the church in my imagination, putting in a mezzanine floor, designing the bathroom in the small room to the side, the bedroom at the front, and the loungeroom at the back. It was tiny, and I thought how lovely it would be to buy this Church and turn it into a home!

It wasn’t that I needed to go to church or buy and live in that church to feel close to God. I didn’t need a building to go to at all, to feel my connection to God. I felt God with me all of the time.

Our family was responsible for putting the flowers on the altar and we went the day before to find the special key in the hiding spot to unlock the door. I wanted to feel something special in that building because I had been told it was a very sacred place, but I didn’t feel that at all. I felt uncomfortable in that empty building, but I never understood why.

God was my friend. We talked all the time, particularly before sleep as I lay in my bed. I told God all of my stories, about my day, about what made me smile and what made me sad. He knew all about my crush on a boy, and I asked Him whether He thought that boy might like me too. There was nothing fancy or flashy about our relationship, it was just there.

I remember though many moments at Church where I felt very uncomfortable. Something just didn’t feel right. I remember one particular day when I came outside to where everyone had gathered to talk. This time I was listening to the conversation and I heard some people say horrible things about another. I felt absolute disbelief that people would leave the church and instantly revert to their unloving ways, leaving the message about Love behind… and so quickly at that. My first real shutdown around mainstream religion and the church had begun.

Let’s fast forward now to my teenage years. I was seeing and feeling things in the world that upset me, and the church was saying that we were all just sinners and that God would punish us for our wrongdoing. Life felt very cruel and abuse was rife.

Bit by bit my relationship with God started to change. I felt anger simmering away at God because the church had declared that He had the power to change it all, and yet He did not. What the church didn’t say was that as human beings we each have free will, and that unless we connect to ourselves and to God, then God could not work through us to serve humanity.

I didn’t talk to God as much then, and remember a time after school where I desperately searched through the Bible to find something that would help me understand all that I was feeling. God was no longer in my connection like when I was little, and I was searching for a way to try to get it back.

Despite all of this, I was still attending Youth Group, something which I did not want to attend. I went because it was expected of me. I didn’t tantrum about going, I just went along begrudgingly and made the best of it when I was there. Youth Group, just like Sunday School, did not hold any true substance for me. It felt empty, and did not make me come alive inside.

On one occasion a Minister came along to the Youth Group meeting. This is the first time we had ever had a guest attend. He said to the group that abortion was wrong and that it was killing a person and God would punish us. I was horrified. Outraged. I said to him, “if a woman has been raped, then you couldn’t expect her to carry the child if that was traumatic for her to do” and he responded very blatantly, “it is still murder.”

That was the end of religion for me. I wanted nothing to do with it from that point forward. Before me was a man that held himself out to be a representative of God, and I didn’t like what he had to say. With great conviction I advised my parents that enough was enough and I never went again.

Whilst I walked away from Religion, I could not deny that I felt there was something more. I had felt that ‘more’ as a child and I longed to feel that fullness, that connection, once again.

I searched high and low and when life around me didn’t improve, I eventually gave up altogether. I did not want God or Religion in my life at all.

As I look back, it is now clear that this choice was a detrimental one to make, as anger, sadness and bitterness replaced the lovely way that was innately me. I was more focussed on slamming my body, living tough and choosing ways to be hard and rough. I wasn’t wanting to wear a beautiful dress or to pick a necklace to wear in celebration of me and of God, I wanted people just to leave me be.

In my 20’s some of those behaviours subsided and instead I dabbled in New Age practices with tarot reading and other spiritual classes but still, if anyone mentioned the word God or Jesus, I would feel a wall come up around me. I could not go there. I could only use the word Universe and was open to talk about greater things than our physical life by using this word.

After a number of years of attending the presentations of Serge Benhayon, he began to talk about God and Religion. I became alert and sat on the edge of my seat, ready to run away, thinking “Oh here it is again, no way.” I didn’t run away but instead stayed and listened to as much as I could. It was difficult for me to go there given how long I had been closed down about Religion, but Serge had never let me down before, never said anything that didn’t resonate as true, so I tried to listen.

Sometimes, I had to just shut my ears and check out when he talked about God and Religion because I just wasn’t ready – wasn’t ready to face the fact that deep down I knew I had walked away from what I had already connected with as a child, and rejected this connection in reaction to what I felt to be so wrong in the world.

In the Esoteric Teachings and Revelations (p. 252), true Religion was explained to be “…when you have a relationship with your Soul.” From this explanation I felt more open and even intrigued to explore Religion further and to listen to the many presentations on the topic. I listened attentively to what Serge Benhayon had to say, although still with some hesitation, alert for anything that did not feel true or that did not feel truly loving. It took a little while to build trust around these talks, but bit by bit I could feel the healing in my body and eventually I was back on track just like when I was a little girl all dressed up in my Sunday best. No need to distract myself from what I felt or heard by mentally decorating the hall, because there was energetic integrity in the presentations.

Now as an adult with a forever deepening connection to God, it is clearer more than ever before that I do not need a church or building to feel close to God and that it isn’t just on Sunday that I turn my attention to Religion at all. My relationship to God is ever present and is felt as a wonderful connection in my body each day. I don’t need a book to read or a place to go. I don’t need to walk a million miles on a pilgrimage or anything at all. I just need to stay in connection to my body, to my Soul and it is all just there.

There is not a single day where I do not thank God for Serge Benhayon. He has offered me and many others the chance to really live again.

By Maree Savins, Australia

Further Reading:
Life is religion. What does that mean?
Organised Religion versus True Religion
Breaking up with Organised Religion

429 thoughts on “Thank God for Serge Benhayon

  1. We know truth innately, then when we sense betrayal, which is actually impossible, but lies make it look that way – we turn our back on it with such force that the movement made from then on is executed to confirm that disconnection. We can get comfortable in the wallowing, but our yearning to be with God remains simmering.

  2. Reading this blog again made me appreciate more what has been offered through Serge Benhayon. True religion, uncut, unadulterated, un-bastardised in its rawest and purest form – Amen & A-woman.

  3. What I can see from your lovely writing, is how when God is presented as an energetic truth that is alive in us all equally, it can be a moment of deep inspiration that is life changing forever. And in turn, this shows up the devastating affects of what happens to us when God is presented as a more powerful force that judges and condemns. This actually turns us away from his love and as such, the love that is in ourselves, waiting to be re-ignited.

  4. How is it that we transform that exquisite and very personal knowing of God, and that it can then become one of blame, withdrawal, and even anger? This is not just a one off – its a common thread for people growing up as they become disillusioned with the hypocrisy that is preached, and disconnected from what they know instinctively inside.

  5. I loved God always, my best friend in my heart.
    Just during life I got confused because everything around was not reflecting that untill I met Serge Benhayon and his family.

  6. There is something very profound about that everyday relationship you had as a kid, simply sharing, asking for support, being open to the relationship… God was there for you as he is for us all, but the difference is you opened up to Him.

  7. Feeling God inside you and not feeling it in the church or the services is a conflict that many kids feel. We are told this is where God can be accessed but being feeling beings we can’t deny that it’s not true. We then have two choices. Doubt and give up on God/religion or override what we know to be able to play ball with the lie.

  8. I still remember the day Serge Benhayon first mentioned the word religion. I felt the biggest reaction of fear rise up in my body. Fear of having been religiously conned again, just like before in this life and many others, and that fear was trying to propel me out of the chair and out the door. But it was the gentle and very loving voice that spoke silently to me asking me if Serge had misled me about anything else since the first day I met him, and the answer was absolutely no. So I stayed, acknowledged what was coming up for me, opened myself to what he was presenting and even though there were times when it wasn’t easy I have now come to a place in my life where every day I celebrate that I did not walk away, as now I can finally say that I am religious and living in a truly religious way.

  9. As part of my job I attended a church service last weekend. There was a moment of ‘open prayer’ where I closed my eyes, did the Gentle Breath MeditationTM and felt a warmth in my body. I knew in that moment that I was with God and did not need to cry to the heavens for him to hear me.

  10. Serge Benhayon also changed my perspective on religion and what true religion is like. Now I know that God is not out there, but in me and around me all the time. And it is up to me to experience Him.

  11. “What the church didn’t say was that as human beings we each have free will, and that unless we connect to ourselves and to God, then God could not work through us to serve humanity.” What a great line. How could you deny the way this is written or, if we are not connecting to ourselves and ready to hear we so easily could. My ‘past life’ was not based on connection or my awareness. I was dulling myself into contraction constantly. So … if I did not allow God to work through me I was allowing another ugly force to control me.

  12. Beautiful how you say that now you know you don’t need a special church or building or day of the week to turn your attention to religion or feel close to God, that instead it is a very natural connection felt from within your body everyday.

  13. The fact that one can see how the natural relationship with God just vanishes while we engage further in institutionalized religion gives it away. Not only is not it, but the more we feel in, the more we are really out.

  14. Serge Benhayon and all he presents has greatly supported me to make changes to how I was living, that now my life has become simple having connected to purpose and loving to work.

  15. True change happens from inspiration, like when we observe the movements of another person and see something that has a different kind of spark.

  16. Yes, Maree there certainly is an energetic integrity in Serge’s presentations that no one who attends can deny! Serge Benhayon has inspired thousands of people to make the changes in their lives that not only have improved their health but the very quality of the way they live and move. I am one of these many and I also thank Serge Benhayon .

  17. I searched high and low with the different organised religions and finally got to the point when I said to myself this isn’t it, but I knew there had to be more, and that’s when I found Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

  18. It is very hard when you have a person standing in front of you ‘representing’ God, yet speaking words that feel the polar opposite to what you believe God to be. I wonder if they are aware of the power they wield and yet, for them, I can see they believe it to be their truth and therefore they staunchly share and defend. From my experience of God there is no judgement and there is no ‘must’ or ‘must not’ do, we have free-will and what we do with that free-will is, well, up to us. We also then have to walk with the consequences of those choices, that is responsibility and accountability, but at no point is it a judgement that comes from God.

  19. We can understandably react to many of the things that are attributed to God by different organisations and people – but in that reaction, we are repulsed by the false version of God that has been presented and not the true being – and I think if we can recognise this, then it allows us to open back up to the innate connection that we have with true God and religion in our everyday.

  20. I used to think that people where weak to want to believe in God, like they had to believe in something, I was judgemental. I was reacting to a lot that felt hypocritical about the stories and the way organised religion behaves, and I had lost the natural relationship that I am discovering has been there all along. You do not need a building, someone else to tell you, you just need to connect and build a relationship with your body from that you will know God. I know God and no longer deny that I always have….

  21. Kids are very good at putting 2 and 2 together. They see the bitchiness of parishioners and hear the judgment from the minister/priest and think, “If thats religion and God’s representation on earth, I want nothing more to do with it”. Organised religion does not add up to how we naturally relate to God as kids.

  22. “What the church didn’t say was that as human beings we each have free will, and that unless we connect to ourselves and to God, then God could not work through us to serve humanity.”

    If the world read just this one line, it would solve so much angst – for the believers and the non-believers. It is not God who leaves us, it is us that leave God.

  23. Through the presentations of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine I have realised that I needed to start making more loving choices, and as a result my life is far more joyful and fulfill.

  24. Through the presentations of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine I have realised that I needed to start making more loving choices, and as a result my life is far more joyful and fulling.

  25. Thank you Maree for sharing so beautifully coming back to true religion and the connection within,” There is not a single day where I do not thank God for Serge Benhayon. He has offered me and many others the chance to really live again.” I too thank God for what Serge has brought to us from heaven, an understanding of who we are as Divine sons of God and how to live in connection with our Soul.

  26. ‘There is not a single day where I do not thank God for Serge Benhayon. He has offered me and many others the chance to really live again.’ And now, after existing and managing for so long, I know the true meaning of the word ‘ live’.

  27. I can only fully 110% agree with what you shared above with the last sentence in highlighted sense: ‘There is not a single day where I do not thank God for Serge Benhayon. He has offered me and many others the chance to really live again.’
    We only truly live again, when we connect to who we truly Are.

  28. I felt the same as you when Serge Benhayon began to present on religion. I squirmed in my seat and wanted to run as far away as possible. But over the preceding years Serge had made so much sense of my life and the world. He has lived everything he presents so I asked myself why would he be doing any different now? So I stayed and I listened and he began to make sense of religion, demonstrating so clearly that the religion we had been presented with so for such a long term was not true religion in any shape or form.

  29. We do not need a building to be with and of God, we are equal, we are equal reflections and beings of divinity. I know this, I do not always live it , but I do know it. I have felt it within my body, the body does not lie.

  30. “Now as an adult with a forever deepening connection to God, it is clearer more than ever before that I do not need a church or building to feel close to God .” So agree Maree – we can feel and come to know God anywhere. Why would I need to go somewhere to show – or to get – my connection?

  31. In the religion that naturally comes to us there is no right and wrong, good or bad, only a strong connection with the all, the all and the Universe we are from and one day will return to.

  32. The church I went to as a child and later as a teenager was in our neighbourhood, it was a huge imposing building and just like you I had been told it was a sacred place. I wanted to believe it was but in hindsight the only thing I felt was the cold, the hard pews and its imposing energy. Never I found God there or religion as I now understand it truly is through the presentations of Serge Benhayon.

  33. Everyone on this planet needs to hear the wisdom that Serge Benhayon has to offer, because if it is heard with an open heart we can heal our hurts and learn to love each other in a way that is true religion, no separation, no ways and no one left out.

  34. Religion just makes sense when we consider that it is about our relationship with everything in the universe. When we consider it like that there is no way that someone would have a problem with it.

  35. Life was very miserable without true religion. Having rejected all the offerings from the mainstreams (although they did at times leave their mark in ideals and beliefs). Thank God for Serge Benhayon for reigniting the truth of religion.

  36. God, Religion, Church, Sins etc etc all things that carried or carry a certain weight with them. You either talk or don’t talk about them, believe or not believe, follow or not follow, in all there seems to be opposing groups. While what if these all had a place but our understanding or what has been shown to us about all of these is a version of events, an interpretation of what we think they are that has been passed on and added to over years? I am not sure what side of the fence you sit on with these things but from experience I know it is worth while continually looking for a deeper understanding to them all no matter where you stand. In this article it’s mentioned how things were when you were a child and I can relate, the freedom, the understanding, the simplicity etc and then life became a complication of many ‘need to do’s’. Peeling back life has been refreshing and in a way revealing to see what was already known and now understood more.

  37. I was brought up very religious but for some reason always saw God and religion as seperate. So it was not so much my relationship with God that needs healing from this area, but the word religion. Religion to me meant total hypocrisy and lies, but now I understand it to be my way of moving in life and my life is steadily becoming more religious.

  38. Yes, I can thank God too for Serge Benhayon and his entire family who reflect another way of living, and how everything he presents, he walks, Serge walks his talk, he is the real deal.

  39. When I was a child, I had similar experiences in the church. I was endlessly playing with my fingers over the kneeler to escape from the boring feeling I always felt there. There was nothing in priest’s words that connected me with God. His voice sounded projected but not alive, it sounded false, as if the words came with a message but the energy behind them was a very different one. I found falseness all around religion and it was very difficult to be there observing the continuous contradictions while we were being fed with amounts and amounts of lies. I know they were lies, because i knew how truth resonated in my body, and those words felt very awful.. Children are transparent and so too their perception of things. The thing is, that I too took great distance from religion and God, even though my connection in those times was as now it is, very strong. Since then, I have never felt God in any church, but within me. And yes, in my journey back to God (that is, to me) Serge’s energetic integrity has played an important part. With his reflection, as well as many other’s, Truth resonates again in my body and I’ve came back to the intimate dialogue with God again within me.

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