Journeying Across the World with Serge Benhayon

My husband and I have recently completed a three-week overseas trip from New Zealand, but this has probably been a very different experience than for most overseas travellers.

The initial purpose of this trip was to visit our son and his wife in Belgium, but we always felt there to be a deeper purpose for this adventure. How we live has changed immensely in the last 10 years, largely because we have felt the natural integration of the Ancient Wisdom teachings into our life. These teachings have been shared by Serge Benhayon through the many Universal Medicine courses and presentations that we have attended. These changes are not prescriptive as a result of Serge’s teachings or presentations, but are the result of choices we have made to deepen our connection to ourselves, our families, the wider community and to God.

We feel there has to be a purpose in everything we do that supports us to always go deeper in our awareness and our relationships and it was no different when we planned this overseas journey.

Our gratitude to Serge Benhayon is immense and his worldly presence impacted on so much of our holiday planning, as I have shared below.

From the outset, we knew we wanted to bring purpose into our travels and not just have a ‘comfortable,’ indulgent holiday. For this reason, we planned our holiday around people and the connections we would make rather than the sights we were going to see.

  • We started our trip in Australia, completing Part One of Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy training with Serge Benhayon. We came away from this course with a greater sense of ourselves and the learnt skills to be able to provide treatments of this therapy and share what we experienced within our clinical practice. We were able to have a few minutes of personal sharing with Serge at the end, which is not always a typical situation at workshops or conferences whereby the presenters can appear unattainable. It is difficult for me to describe the love felt from this gorgeous man, simply what he shared with us was so extraordinarily ordinary and real that we both felt totally met in those moments.
  • While in Australia we stayed with a student of Universal Medicine in her home, as well as meeting many more students at the course that provided opportunities for us to chat about our daily living and possible ways of being more open to ourselves and others.
  • We travelled to London and were met at the plane by an amazing woman, who I had connected to through a Universal Medicine nursing support group, although I had not previously met her in person. We spent two nights in London where we had personal healing sessions at an Esoteric Healing Clinic. My nursing colleague then drove us to Somerset where we stayed at the Lighthouse, a beautiful bed and breakfast facility located in the countryside.
  • We were invited to dinner both nights by students of Universal Medicine and their families – we had never met these students before. The conversations had at the dinner table on both evenings were stimulating, enlightening and joyful, and totally without awkwardness. Our conversations barely touched on the mundane such as the weather, but rather we talked about aspects of our living and what we were bringing to the world through our work. The food was nutritious and simple but very tasty, and water was the desired beverage.

As our travel continued, we could feel the imprints of what Serge Benhayon has presented over the last 18 years in the lives of everyone we had met up to this point. The tranquillity and stillness and the total acceptance and love we felt from my nursing colleague, the beautifully prepared food, to how our rooms were presented at the Lighthouse and the very warm welcome from everyone, all had the hallmarks of lives lived with care and a loving presence.

  • We spent ten days staying with our son and daughter-in-law in Belgium – our first visit. In the first two days, some tensions appeared between my daughter-in-law and myself, which significantly affected the harmony in their home. This unsettled and distressed us both as we knew that this was not how we wanted to live together or be with each other. We were both able to express honestly how we were feeling and this allowed a deep healing for both of us. Without the wisdom of relationships which Serge has brought through to us we may not have had the understanding that love is greater than any hurt we may be individually feeling. Through the expression of these hurts we were able to move forward and not feed into the picture of dissension being a normal way of being between in-laws. For the remainder of our time with them we could all feel a sense of community in our living and a gradual deepening in our relationships.
  • We then had a short time in the Netherlands, staying with our daughter-in-law’s parents. We had met them via Skype and the relationships between us had deepened over the last 2 years with regular Skype contact. The ease we felt when we were with them may have been hard to explain for many, but we knew that we had possibly met in lives gone by and that the similarities in our lives today were not there by coincidence. It is also no coincidence that our children have constellated together from opposite sides of the world.

Our holiday has been truly amazing and totally enjoyable. We have learnt much about ourselves and our patterns of living and can feel that there are some changes to be made now that we are back home again

It is because of Serge Benhayon and what he is sharing with the world that we have met and shared experiences with this amazing network of people on our travels. Regardless of the country we were in we could feel a oneness with all the people we met, including shop assistants and tram drivers. This oneness is not exclusive to students of Universal Medicine nor is it based on our living perfect lives, but rather on human beings meeting each other with love, understanding and an acceptance of where we are all at on our life journey.

How Serge Benhayon lives and what Serge presents is global in nature and it was this universality we felt on our holiday.

Thank you, Serge, for the true understanding of how life works.

Published with permission of my daughter-in-law and her parents.

By Anne Hishon, New Zealand

Further Reading:
A Life of Purpose
On Understanding True Purpose
Connecting to People: No Such Thing as ‘Strangers’

401 thoughts on “Journeying Across the World with Serge Benhayon

  1. The tools to deal with life in a loving way, you get offered in Universal Medicine are very simple and powerful.

  2. I never go anywhere without the teachings of The Way of The Livingness which is downloaded onto my computer and IPhone and a Purple book. These are the mainstays of my travel bag, Passport, Driving license, Universal Medicine, done.

  3. I used to ‘love’ travelling in my 20s – seeing new places, meeting different people and eating new foods! But now when I look at beautiful holiday destinations, I can’t feel any pull to go there, and what’s missing is purpose. When I travel now it has to have a purpose beyond myself.

  4. How much of our life do we spend talking about the weather? What would the world be like if we switched instead to sharing what we feel in energy? I feel the shift would be big.

  5. Thank-you Anne for sharing your journey. It is wonderful how much love and harmony we are reflected back to us when we are open and accepting of all others. So much more purpose to your holiday than ‘just’ having a holiday.

  6. What a way to travel Anne, and how inspiring to feel like the world is your home with all the connections with others along the way … this is how we can be.

  7. My last break from work also was planned around connecting with friends and family and this was a beautiful way to celebrate and deepen what I cherish in our relationships. Whilst the setting might have changed each time and I enjoyed reconnecting with different landscapes, the purpose was always about the connections with others.

  8. Even when I travel and don’t meet any other students, I carry with me a way of life that supports me where ever I go. I realised today, whilst on a business trip and sat with my colleges discussing their sleepless nights, how the presentations of Universal Medicine have supported even in the most seemingly mundane and simple aspects of my life – I travel with the same rhythm I have at home, bringing a candle, incense, aspects of my wind down routine that put me into a rhythm that my body knows well and sends me into a restful sleep with ease.

  9. Hi Anne, thanks for sharing this new-way-how-to-do-a-holiday. In a true way of living there is only purpose and expansion, which is accessible to everybody. Comfort and indulgence in the end satisfies nobody.

  10. Thank you Anne and family, the love and care you experienced by those inspired by Serge’s work is a hallmark of The Way of the Livingness – the life of the soul in earth. And what a great gem of wisdom to share, to have “the understanding that love is greater than any hurt we may be individually feeling.” I had goosebumps reading about your relationship with your in-laws and how the relationship between each family’s children was constellated.

  11. Regardless of race, culture, or religion we are all the same within. This is nowhere more apparent than when traveling and learning we all face the same challenges in life, and ultimately desire the same things.

  12. This is a good one for me to read as I have five days off and going to a very hot country so it will be had not to lay around and do nothing after I have been working extremely hard.

  13. Beautiful Anne, you have shared how it is possible to live with this purpose and in harmony, it is not some out of reach nirvana, but very simple choices about being honest and open to others and what the world brings.

  14. This is evidence of the fact that what truly unites us is love. It is grander than nationality, culture, belief, ideal, concept or anything else from this world simply because love is grander than anything of this world.

  15. Beautiful Anne. There is so much to be experienced in life when we make it about purpose and responsibility. The holiday offers a ‘snapshot’ of what is possible for our life as an everyday experience.

  16. I take Serge Benhayon’s audios and books with me wherever I go, as they support me in my daily life to not get caught up in the rat race of life but to stay connected with myself. When I feel connected to myself I am much more able to cope with everyday life, it becomes like water of a ducks back as I have increased my awareness of the unreality of it all.

  17. True testimonial of what it is like to live The Way of The Livingness, a religion based on love and truth. A way of life that brings people together and is not brought down by nations, cultures, understandings and beliefs.

  18. That sense of beholding from someone like Serge is truly heart-warming. It often melts me to see that someone has a greater level of love for me than I have for myself.

  19. I am travelling in uncharted territories at the moment and I realise that when we are travelling we really need to fully support ourselves, and then I realised we are always travelling uncharted territories and if we are looking at every new moment with an open heart and fresh eyes, unclouded by ideals and beliefs at how we think life should be, then every moment becomes a new opportunity to learn and grow.

  20. Very inspiring, bringing purpose to every aspect of life including travelling. It makes for a much richer experience all around and inspires us; inspires us to be more and keep unfolding ever more of our true nature.

  21. “Regardless of the country we were in we could feel a oneness with all the people we met, including shop assistants and tram drivers.” The Age-old way of relating to and being with ourselves, people, the world and in fact the Universe, as inspired by Serge Benhayon, deepens the quality expression and experience in every single area of life.

  22. “These changes are not prescriptive as a result of Serge’s teachings or presentations, but are the result of choices we have made to deepen our connection to ourselves, our families, the wider community and to God.” I couldn’t agree more Anne, God is as much a part of life as family or community.

  23. When we connect from the heart our family grows and grows. In general we live and act as isolated beings though we are in essence the same, and in rebuilding our connections with others we get to experience our oneness.

  24. What you have shared Anne, is a journey of discovery, connection and deepening of relationships. A ‘holiday’ with purpose. So often holidays can be more of an escape. Being out of our familiar can open doors and be expansive.

    1. I agree Victoria, more often than not holidays are to totally check out from life and abandon all sense of responsibility but maybe holidays with purpose will become more of a common occurrence now that the standard has been set.

    2. ‘A holiday with purpose’… not a check out or need to recover from life to that point, but a willingness to open up to people and opportunities around the world… very cool indeed.

    3. Yes, Victoria. I have worked with several people in the last few years who have talked about how they work so they can afford holidays. It really is a ‘culture’ we have created in our society whereby we want to go away on holiday to take time out of our lives. Its so often an escape from reality with a dread of coming home to what we left behind before we went away. I remember that feeling well.

      1. Yes me too. The thing is we take ourselves wherever we go. At times too when we do actually stop on a holiday that is the time that our way of living catches up with us and we get sick. Resting is important though when we move or live in ways that do not exhaust the body we rather stay at ‘home’ in this connection. I still love discovering places I have never been.

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