There is so much about the Esoteric that many either don’t understand or recoil from when they hear this word mentioned. This is mainly due to this word having been bastardised and misused for centuries now, probably due to the fact that the church wanted to control the masses or stop any movement that would allow others to discover truth or a deeper connection to God.
In this blog I want to debunk the many myths and lies around the word Esoteric and share with you what the Esoteric has brought to my life.
The word Esoteric has been said to mean mysterious, secret, hidden, complicated or only known by a few people. These are just some of the misleading words the official Dictionaries use to describe the Esoteric.
In my life I have found the opposite to be true; it has only been through the Esoteric that I have come to understand so much about life, relationships, love, God and the Oneness we are all truly from.
We all know the true meaning of the word Esoteric but we have been bombarded with false pictures and images that obscure the beauty of the meaning of this word; you only have to look up at the night sky to feel there is a deeper connection and a universal intelligence that goes way beyond what we can feel or touch in our everyday lives. The Esoteric is not secret, hidden or mysterious in any way, shape or form. It is inclusive of everyone and treats everyone as equal.
The word Esoteric can be best described by the word ‘inner-most’ – that we are all innately from – a fiery form of love which most of us separated from as a form of protection in order to survive, feeling unable to hold onto this connection to Love in a world that seems to not welcome or support this to be lived.
I know for me I ended up feeling miserable and disconnected from myself and others and feeling like nothing in the world made sense to me at all. You only have to watch a baby or a small child play engaged for hours in their toys to feel the deep connection and the acceptance they have of this awareness and connection to Love. We all have this within us but somewhere along the way we felt the only way to be in the world was to leave this behind, or only show this on occasion.
The Esoteric makes a lot of sense and it’s very practical and simple: it encompasses everyone equally and asks nothing of us, especially in the ‘doing’ sense, but only that we live the love that we already naturally are. The Esoteric cannot be explained intellectually: many try this but people see through the knowledge because deep inside we all know the truth of the Esoteric whether we choose to live this or not.
To fully understand the Esoteric is to live it in full. It is only when one commits to walk this true path do others get the reflection of what the Esoteric truly is. This is not to be perfect in any way, only to live our lives with integrity and a deeper connection to living and sharing this love with others.
For me, the Esoteric changed my life because of the powerful reflection I received from Serge Benhayon’s commitment to living the Esoteric Way, The Way of The Livingness, consistently – showing how natural and normal it is to actually live this way. Whenever Serge presents you can deeply feel the Esoteric in his words, movements and his expression spoken from his Livingness, and when we are open to hearing this, it can make such a profound shift in our bodies and awareness. This is why speaking unlived knowledge about the Esoteric doesn’t resound with others, as it is in the Livingness of the Esoteric, our innermost, that others get to feel and to remember their deep connection to it and how this inspires and ignites others to also live this truth.
Throughout history there have always been those who have sought to suppress the expression and livingness of the Esoteric as it brings up much by way of reflection and shakes the very foundations of their seemingly comfortable lifestyles. With many choosing to remain ‘victims’ of their hurts and of life, they are all too willing to blame others when things go wrong rather than take responsibility for their own actions.
The Esoteric asks us to be fully responsible, as it knows that we are in brotherhood and sees all as equal sons of God. However, even though these attempts to suppress can come with a seemingly great force including the energy of supremacy, security and comfort, this kind of detractor energy can in the end never really touch us because in its true origin and divinity, the Esoteric is our very essence.
By Anna Douglass, International Flight Attendant, Mother, dedicated student of the Ageless Wisdom, Australia