What happens when we get caught in a pattern of living life on an existential basis? We think that we are playing ball – but what kind of game are we playing and does it actually reach the goal?
And what do I mean by this?
It’s like all our lives we keep seeking, searching for that elusive peace, joy, happiness and we keep trying various ways, many paths… only to give up in despair eventually. This giving up comes from the fact that most people are seeking from a drive, from the need and the want to be something that they are not, and this eventually takes a toll on people’s lives, relationships, health, the body and so forth.
We reach a point where we are too caught up in ‘our myopic, small little pitches,’ our small selfish worlds, making the insignificant significant; where we keep throwing the ball, but it gets us nowhere. Around and around in circles we keep going… we keep pitching that ball until our arm gives up or the ball has been worn and torn to pieces.
So what does it take to play True Ball? And what are we playing ball with is the most important question being asked here.
True Honesty is the opening pitch in this ball game.
What is True Honesty?
True Honesty comes from a willingness to see everything in its rawness and take responsibility for one’s words and actions, in every situation that comes up.
For example: in my not-so-recent past as a so-called ‘spiritual healer’ and ‘world traveller’, my arrogance made me preach to others around me! All this came from the knowledge accumulated over the years via New Age courses, many philosophical theories read, self-help/spiritual books and spiritual mentors, but as I look back now, I wonder how I could have done this? What inside me made me do this?
I certainly was miles away from the deep level of responsibility that I am now aware of, when I kept on indulging in behaviours and habits that were anything but self-loving. In fact they were abusive. Alcohol, smoking, failed relationships, turbulent marriage, one-night stands – all seeking from emptiness and finally graduating to a much more sophisticated form of escape in Extreme Adventure sports: jumping off planes, scuba diving, climbing the mighty Himalayas, thinking it would give me spiritual enlightenment, but instead leaving pain and devastation in its wake.
Yet there was some deep innate sense in me that told me that there was a much deeper and higher truth that I was going to encounter one fine day.
None of those books, spiritual authors or healing courses had taught me what I needed to know. I was truly awakened to a higher truth with Serge Benhayon as my true mentor, my elder brother, the Ancient Wisdom as my classroom and the Soul as my Guiding light.
Yes – no doubt – I encountered immense pain, immense resistance in shedding the false stuff that had stopped and blocked my evolution. Resistance both in me, and outside of me.
In essence I had actually stopped playing the Real Ball – which is my spherical connection with divinity and my relationship with Evolution!
This true level of Honesty opened up a whole new world to what I actually might be capable of and this is something that is available to us all, as we know so well. It’s that True vastness of the Universe around us that is constantly available to us and inside of us if we but choose to connect to it at any single moment.
And today my past experiences – based on the learnings I have incurred with each – hold me steady, and now I don’t look back with disdain or judgement; I embrace who I truly am and let go of all that had been false once upon a time. This is the Real me, the true Honest, Strong and Steady me.
True Comfort is Uncomfortable
Living with the discomfort of being comfortable is something I always knew, and I had previously always lived with a certain detachment to anything material, but in my former life it was more of a false rebellious style of living, glamourised at times, although I could also sense my discomfort at most things I did that were not very true or Soulful.
This is a lesson that holds me in good stead, especially on days when I slip, as my learning curve is steep, deep and inclined inwards. And I am game to walk this no matter what happens.
What is Uncomfortable and yet Comfortable?
- Acknowledging that I am not always right and that I don’t have to be
- Understanding that everyone has a learning curve to come to in his or her own time and space
- Feeling the depth and beauty of the fact that we are all together on this learning curve, no matter how steep it looks
- Truly trusting and allowing for my innate tender nature to encompass my days lived, and coming back quickly if not lived – without taking the proverbial whip to myself
- Knowing true sensitivity in expressing myself so as to always look out for the other – when earlier I used to pride myself on being very good at putting people down, even when it did not feel right for me. That was something my spirit totally revelled in – being sarcastic, being cynical, being judgemental, always ready with comebacks in any scenario! And now as I look back I cannot even imagine that was me.
Today I endeavour to live, talk and walk with True Buddha compassion as part of my day, each day. This Buddha Compassion is the ability to question one’s choices, to take stock, to nominate what’s true and what is not, and above all, deepening the honesty with oneself and others. Holding another in true equal-ness has been one of the hardest lessons for me and one of the most uncomfortable ones, but boy oh boy, how free it feels when I am able to do this more and more… and this deepens my relationship with evolution and playing True Ball more than anything else.
Allow Accept Appreciate
One can realign one’s Life Purpose in a solid and true way by understanding the true meaning of ‘Allow, Accept, Appreciate’ – which are qualities that I continue to deepen consistently and without any perfection.
For me these 3 A’s are the ‘3 Aces up my Sleeve’; each time I falter or give in to my patterns I recall these words and it all shifts in a magical instant. These 3 A’s beat hollow those ‘A’ grades I used to covet and get in school. For now I am once again able to deeply connect to the wisdom and learnings that were taught in Ancient times under the Great Pyramids, in the schools of Imhotep, Patanjali, Pythagoras and many more all across the planet since thousands of years ago.
This for me then, is the true way to play ball, the True Learning Curve once again being lived which I now see more and more each day. And with that I get to live the vastness of the Universe, the multidimensionality I come from – that we all come from – the constant vibration of evolution.
What if all the global conglomerates aligned to this Universal way of playing ball? What if we had these learning curves as part of our rites of passage from school to universities? What if we often spoke about these in our daily conversations? What if children all across the world heard parents speak about this? What if this became our coffee shop and dinner table and dating conversations? What if politicians spoke about Energetic Responsibility first, and then borders and nationalities second?
What if we Played Ball with Evolution this Way each day?
Without Serge Benhayon, my dearest elder brother and mentor, I would not have been catalysed into listening to this call from the stars once again. A call that was beckoning me for ages… for lifetimes… to return to playing ball with evolution in this way and to return to our true way of being.
Serge Benhayon and his teachings are straight up from the Ancient Wisdom dating from thousands of years ago. This Ancient Wisdom comes from a time when it was being lived and practised and taught from Hermes to Imhotep, Patanjali to Pythagoras, Krishna to Buddha to Yeshua, from Atlantis to Ancient Egypt, to Ancient Greece to Ancient India and everything in between!
It was in such times when Religion, Philosophy, Science, and the related areas – psychology spiritualism, mysticism, as well as life lived itself – were all taught to be part of the same innate thing; that nothing was separate from each other. It was Alchemy of the highest order and it is my responsibility equally to live this here and now without the need to be perfect.
I am now able to see how I bring the future into the present – the future that we all wish for deep down – simply by living it!
These teachings, as simplified, lived and reflected by Serge Benhayon, embody the vast depth of wisdom that each of us carry throughout our life cycles and are waiting to be tapped into – the Soul Wisdom that we all have within us.
This is playing True Ball – to deeply acknowledge, appreciate and live this Intelligence, Love and Wisdom!
By Chetan Jha
Serge Benhayon, Our True Brother
Are We Evolving OR Indulging?
403 thoughts on “PLAYING BALL – with Evolution!”
I have noticed that sibling rivalry starts at a very young age and I realised it happens because one of the siblings feels/believes that the other is getting more attention that they are or that they deserve more. And I wondered if this is because they feel less in themselves and so need that constant reassurance that they are enough. I also wondered if this was something from a past life that they bring into this life. It makes sense to me that if they left their previous life feeling less, rejected, hurt etc., then as everything is energy they would bring in that energy with them when they reincarnate.
Maybe girls were considered less important or valuable, than boys in the family, an old consciousness that still has its grips in some areas of the world; one false belief that does not foster equal-ness from day one.
‘True Honesty comes from a willingness to see everything in its rawness and take responsibility for one’s words and actions, in every situation that comes up.’ Yep when we start to be really honest with ourselves, the way we are with ourselves, with others, with how we live, with how we feel etc then it can bring about true change. And of course it is never about being perfect either as that is impossible.
Yes, you can feel it in the body, the delay is part and parcel of the discomfort so rather than fight the discomfort, address the delay!
“This Buddha Compassion is the ability to question one’s choices, to take stock, to nominate what’s true and what is not, and above all, deepening the honesty with oneself and others.” This is so simple, no harsh judgement, no trying to keep up, we will all get there in our own time. The unease we feel is our own delay but we should not (although we often do) then transfer that onto another, rather address it in our own movements first.
It is absolutely gorgeous when we can allow ourselves to melt in humility.
The humility equally feels lovely for those around, as opposed to arrogance, ‘my arrogance made me preach to others around me’.
We all can play the game of ignorance and love playing it. When the evolution comes along and says, play with me, most of us run the other way.
It’s amazing playing with evolution and what ball is thrown at us, it can have many colours, sizes, spiky ones, but at the end of the day they are the same, it’s still a ball. It is our perception that plays along with the game of evolution and how we catch it and what we do with it afterwards, is the key to ponder on.
When we commit to life from and with our heart then we are playing ball with the Divine.
It shows just how lost we are when we have to put the word true in front of honesty and truth – true honesty and true truth. Showing that we have accepted something lesser that is not truth at all. I deeply appreciate Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon for living and aligning in such a way that they really do know and present the truth. True truth that is.
The depth of love we are held in is enormous. We constantly have the pull from the stars, and from God, from the Ascended Masters (our fellow brothers who have freed themselves from the illusion of this plane of life) and our own Soul to return to the glorious expression we chose to abandon, yet we are also honoured and left to our choices to continue on the misguided foray to separate ourselves further and experience the devastating consequences. This great love holds so dearly and keeps offering us all we need, and we keep getting Soul-led individuals such as Serge Benhayon and his family reflecting to us all that we can be, until we choose in our own time that return.
Serge Benhayon continually gives us space, love, and so much more, ‘everyone has a learning curve to come to in his or her own time and space’.
Evolution is the best team to play ball with: it never lets you down, always sticks to the rules and keeps it fair, no one loses – everyone wins. What better game to play?
Love it Alex, so true. No pressure either rather offers eternal space.
hear hear Alex! Such a Win-Win!
Many turn a blind eye to the fact that everything is energy first, they play ball with creation and the illusion of life and then miss the opportunity to truly embrace what is on offer from the wisdom of our Soul.
We currently do not live in such a way or talk in a way where everything is energy first. I am looking forward to the day when we do start to do this. That will be a day to celebrate.
The fact that everything is energy first is not fully lived, it is a missing component of how many people live.
‘I am now able to see how I bring the future into the present – the future that we all wish for deep down – simply by living it!’ There are two energies that will make our future, depending on which we are aligned too; either the energy of spirit – separation, individuality, making life all about me, me, and me, or Soul – brotherhood, oneness and all being equal – the future we attract or pull towards us comes from the energy we are aligned too.
The energy we are aligned to will determine whether we are still running with the belief that we are an individual, or embracing the Soul- brotherhood, oneness and All.
In essence I had actually stopped playing the Real Ball – which is my spherical connection with divinity and my relationship with Evolution! – When we get to this point of honesty and reality that this is what we have chosen, it is only then we can be on the path of return to our Evolution.
“These teachings, as simplified, lived and reflected by Serge Benhayon, embody the vast depth of wisdom that each of us carry throughout our life cycles and are waiting to be tapped into – the Soul Wisdom that we all have within us.” So beautifully expressed Chetan. We do all have it within – so why do we – I – delay?
Great question, one that I was pondering last night, why do I delay, what is stopping me from fully 100% living the Livingness, what conditions am I still holding onto?
Commitment to life is playing true ball as the fire in commitment shifts/melts the resistance and the old stuff we tend to hang onto, which creates space in our bodies to allow more love to flow through our physical bodies.
So true that we all have different learning curves and lessons that are important that we in particular are taught in order to see things in a new light, understand our behaviours and have the opportunity to change our patterns. These lessons are unique to everyone and thus it makes sense that life reflects to us all different things.
We are forever students, there is always something more to learn, maybe letting go of being right is presenting, ‘that I am not always right and that I don’t have to be’.
Where we are in life, what we have yet to embrace or embody is very different for each of us, that is why holding another with love, giving them space is important.
Existing is part of what makes us give up. We are naturally full of purpose and it is the jet fuel that makes all the difference to how we feel in life.
When we are inside the ball we know who we are.
“True Honesty comes from a willingness to see everything in its rawness and take responsibility for one’s words and actions, in every situation that comes up.” to be raw and open to the truth of our lives can be very unsettling at times as we feel how far from our true selves we have lived, but in opening up to true honesty so much healing can take place.
What can be considered our small and selfish lives comes from the reduction of making our lives and who we are purely about the function of day-to-day activities – we get totally blinded by the existence that we can’t see the divinity, connection and wisdom that is all around and within us. When we change our focus to the bigger picture, that we are a being first and human second, then the smaller, daily things in life become rituals and ceremonies that confirm the being and not make the human just ‘do’ for doing sake.
If we consider life like that we get an opportunity to see how grand our part is in it with NO individuality whatsoever! Because we are all needed and we all have an important part to play because we are all part of the whole we are from.
That deep inner voice that keeps interjecting every now and then that “this can’t possibly be all there is”, that “there must be more”, that “there is something deeper behind it all”, that “there is something I know is there but I am not quite getting” is there is all of us. Very wise to notice and honour these inner messages because this heading is always the first step of the many steps that unfold us to returning to the vastness that is our true essence.
It is true Golnaz. It is wise to listen to those deeper feelings that there must be more to life than what we are currently experiencing. Because only then will we initiate ourselves out of the existence we have paved for ourselves.
Coming back without being hard on myself for having chosen to disconnect from my innermost is something that is now making so much sense. Any self-bashing is just more of the same disconnection and serves no other purpose than to keep me from loving myself and expressing the love I am always within.
“True Honesty comes from a willingness to see everything in its rawness and take responsibility for one’s words and actions, in every situation that comes up.” how different would life be if we embraced true honesty as part of our days? When I look back I see that so much of the anxiety that I had was about trying to make life anything but what the truth was at that time, silly really as when I had the support from Universal Medicine to start to be honest with life it meant I started to make changes that brought Joy to my life even if that meant feeling the murky stuff I tried to avoid for fear of not liking how my life was.
Comfort can also be found in a life of struggle, never feeling enough and always acting as being lesser. This does not sound comfortable as we currently know the word, but if comfort is a state where we stay stuck to not evolve and go around and around the sun,not changing anything in how we are feeling about ourselves or life, this is one of the ways we can find comfort in the uncomfortable.
‘Allow Accept Appreciate – For me these 3 A’s are the ‘3 Aces up my Sleeve’; each time I falter or give in to my patterns I recall these words and it all shifts in a magical instant.’ I love how you say these As beat the As you used to covet when at school. Would that schools taught these As of wisdom to be valued as much as – or more than the A grades for knowledge.
We need to acknowledge our own bigness even when it is not yet fully realized, or rather a potential to be activated in order to truly play with evolution, actually that is the process of evolution, to embrace one´s full potential and make it the living way.
“Understanding that everyone has a learning curve to come to in his or her own time and space”- that is such an important point- no one is perfect and I prefer someone going for it and making, so called, mistakes, rather than holding back the path of truth and power, by avoiding reflection that otherwise through moving occur.
“True Honesty comes from a willingness to see everything in its rawness and take responsibility for one’s words and actions, in every situation that comes up.” It would bode us well if we were to teach our children at schools the energetic truth – of true honesty.
Playing true ball with evolution briliant amazing bringing the qualities of ‘Allow, Accept, Appreciate’ – to ones life consistently.
Evolution is the only ball I want to play. Let’s play together.
Yes Adele me too, evolution is the only game worth playing.
I will join you in evolution, definitely only way forth.
To recognise and feel when the ‘comfortable’ becomes uncomfortable highlights how as human beings we are innately very aware that there is more to life than settling for the status quo, and that this is our Soul pulling us up to evolve. Nothing in the Universe seems is ever static… and as we are a part of the Universe, we too are pulled to constant evolution if we surrender and let go.
The fact that the word “true” needs to be put in front of the word “honesty” tells you how far as a race we have come from being honest.
Love the analogy of the 3 aces up your sleeve – a very interesting blog to read that asks us to consider what we truly value in life.
Three aces are worth remembering, ‘Allow, Accept, Appreciate’.
We are from the whole as are these beautiful pillars “Religion, Philosophy, Science,” they stand side by side, they interlink and complement each other and are not in opposition to one another.
If we are playing ball with evolution we are simply bringing in our own idea of how things should be instead of accepting the natural flow of life.
Honesty is raw but deeply powerful and beautiful. It sheds the false layers as have adorned and reveal the divinity we are, step by step in more brightness and clarity.
It is a huge journey to you now knowing and understanding that seeing yourself as a spiritual healer was not serving or supportive. For you to let go of this, and be open to the truth of who you are is gorgeous to read. And as you say – simply allow, appreciate and accept.
The beauty of true honesty is being shown to me more and more with the understanding and love this allows and the valuing of all we are given A beautiful sharing and exposing of true evolution and the games played for us all to see.
Yes! Anything else wrecks lives and we need to be honest about this. Just looking about in our daily lives this is so plain to see. I know I can feel the forces that seek to keep us feeding them: the power source that is actually wrecking our bodies wants to bully me into doing so. But as soon as I choose to be honest I see it’s at such a cost to my quality of life and others that I cannot say the comfort of not standing out and saying no to continuing to feed this source is ever worth it.
Reading ‘a willingness to see everything in its rawness’ gives me such a confirmation of what is needed everyday and to not shy away from any of life as I have wanted to and done all my life. I see most people also pretending and believing the superficiality of what we would like to believe is true in life. So not seeing the evil in good, the disconnection from our amazingness inbuilt in systems like education, and the institutions that foster irresponsibility and division in society like sport and most journalism. Seeing life in its rawness and being honest with ourselves when we are constantly bombarded with – or at least strongly encouraged to keep adding to – the lies that keep us from knowing the grandness of who we truly are, is something to greatly appreciate and be supported with.
‘Making the insignificant significant’ – I like this, not because it’s a great thing to do but because it very simply exposes and outlines the how we can make a big deal about very minor things in life. We are very good at reducing ourselves to just playing human forgetting and for some not connecting to the fact that we are more. Making the insignificant significant is a great way to distract ourselves away from the bigger picture, the bigger world and that needs to be done.
If you live life just playing ball with a reduced down view of the world the energy at play will have you for breakfast. It’s a game with horrific consequences.
We learn from young to play it small, to play ourselves down so as not to attract any attention or jealousy. But we can show just how grand we actually are .. what an amazing and very much needed refection.
Certainly is, to live and show our magnificence, so that is reflected to the world.
I love your honesty in this blog Chetan. It is so common for us to think we have all the answers and try to preach to others when we have not taken the steps towards true responsibility in our own lives.
It is beautiful to have returned to play ball with evolution and bring through what the ancient wisdoms and ways of livingness to share with humanity.
It is a constant learning… to let go of everything including the past to surrender to be in the moment. This may feel shaky, uncomfortable, out of our comfort zone, etc but I know from within, it is possible and something I am learning and choosing to commit to on a daily basis.
I am getting more honest with myself these days and enjoy the fact that this is only the beginning; that with honesty comes more and more understanding about life and more and more learning.
When we live who we are, there is nothing more needed, for there is no trying, no pushing or driving, but there is a flow that take us from one thing to the next.
Does any existential search lead to our potential, our beauty, our grace, our power? No, they fall very short of US.
“None of those books, spiritual authors or healing courses had taught me what I needed to know. ” nothing in the world has had the answers that I have found in my connection with my soul and through the work of Universal Medicine.
Universal Medicine is the only organisation that makes a true difference in our lives, and our evolution.