There are not many people who can say they have positively touched thousands of people’s lives around the world, but Serge Benhayon definitely has a right to make that claim. He has presented an absolute depth of wisdom to people worldwide over the past 20 years that, even when put to every test imaginable, can’t be faulted.
Personally, I can unreservedly say that this man has had a phenomenal impact on my life and I am in constant appreciation of him. Over the years I have read his ‘Purple’ books, listened to his presentations and attended healing workshops and each time I have left with a sense of my life being much more multidimensional than I had previously imagined. Serge is a man who relates to people everywhere, regardless of their background, gender or age. Some people are intrigued by him and just observe from the sidelines; others react in a very hostile, aggressive fashion, but the majority who meet him simply find him inspirational.
The word ‘inspirational’ can conjure up images of giving someone guru status in people’s lives and enslaving themselves to the guru’s every word and action. But this is not the case with Serge Benhayon: the inspiration that comes through him is for us all to not follow anyone, but instead discern carefully the true energetic quality of everything in and around us and then let that be our daily living guide.
This way of living is quite the opposite of how most of us live. It is asking every human being to take responsibility for undertaking a stocktake of their lives on a regular basis and observe what is going on, rather than floating along believing something is OK just because that is the way it always has been.
One such area where I, and almost every person around me, had not stopped to consider more deeply was in terms of world history. Sure, I realised each country had their different stories and biases, but I assumed that the basic version of what I had been taught was correct. Yet with all the peacekeeping efforts, charity/aid programs, research, meetings between world leaders, agreements reached etc, nothing much has changed over time. In fact, life on earth has gotten worse in many ways for large numbers of people due to war, starvation, human trafficking, greed and corruption being as rife as ever. The problems that beset humans today are much the same as they ever were, despite having new technologies and advances in medicine, science, agriculture etc. Have we missed learning something along the way through history for us to be spinning around in the same circles we have for centuries?
Why can’t we, supposedly the most elite, intelligent species on earth, find solutions to all these problems?
The answer came to me in a most unexpected way when I heard Serge speak about something called ‘The Lineage.’ It turns out that we have had many people over thousands of years who have passed down an Ageless Wisdom (i.e. basically a blueprint for living life with love, truth and harmony), through what is known as the Golden Thread. This Ageless Wisdom has always served as teachings to support us all to understand an esoteric way of life: that we are made from love and that at our core is a majesty that when appreciated and brought into daily living is more powerful than anything that exists externally.
Before people dismiss the Ageless Wisdom content as idealistic and unsustainable in the real world, it is worth knowing that life was not easy for any of these Ageless Wisdom Masters. In each era they were regularly held up for ridicule and abuse, but they held strong to what they knew was the truth and lived it accordingly in their everyday lives. They have shown us that we are all capable of connecting to an inner wisdom that gives rise to an awareness that is multidimensional. When we understand ourselves and others in such a broad, yet all-encompassing way, we carry a potential for self-healing of our past hurts and a blueprint for a much more purposeful life.
It’s impossible to separate out these Ageless Wisdom teachings from religion and this is another subject that I have opened up to since meeting Serge Benhayon. Years ago, I had turned my back on the whole concept of religion as I felt it had much to answer for in terms of being responsible for many of the problems in the world. It intrigued me when Serge spoke about religion in a completely different way.
Far from touting that people needed to obey man-made laws and doctrines relating to a particular God whose followers believe is the ‘right’ or only God, Serge spoke about each person considering the way they live as religion in and of itself. He explained that this religion, called The Way of The Livingness, is a religion that we can all equally live. No secret codes, ceremonies, self-flagellation or learnings are required, just a willingness to start with a commitment to self-love – to live ‘you’ to the fullest extent possible. Then from there, the natural progression is to live in harmony with all around you.
We all have the choice as to whether we want to feel this self-connection and if so, the depth to which we want to take that connection. The extremely empowering part is that there is no waiting on anyone else; it is up to each person what they choose to do. How we each choose to develop a self-connection can vary according to each person’s circumstances and it is never ending. In addition to paying much closer attention to my exercise and sleep routines and diet, the following are a few examples of things I have found beneficial along the way:
- Using The Gentle Breath Meditation™
- Using the ‘Our Cycles’ App
- Giving myself permission to self-care and self-nurture
- Learning to speak up, say ‘no’ and set limits and boundaries with both myself and others (constantly playing the ‘reliable one,’ the ‘martyr’ etc. is thankless, exhausting and never ending!)
- Complementing health and wellbeing with esoteric healing sessions and esoteric yoga provided by Universal Medicine practitioners
- Browsing blogs and articles written by others to learn of and from their experiences.
The above may all sound simplistic, but the implicit message underlying learning to live with greater self-awareness is that ultimately, we each have total responsibility for our own lives, therefore each and every decision we make counts towards the final result. Just stop for a moment and consider what a huge correction for the irresponsibility of humans worldwide it would be if people all agreed to delve under their hurts and live life from a basis of true love! It would certainly be an inexpensive antidote for all the problems in the world if life was lived this way as the current plagues of jealousy, comparison, competition, greed and corruption would no longer have a foothold, and ideals and beliefs associated with nationality, culture, ethnicity, religion, medicine and science etc. would be blown away.
The question we need to be asking is why such a beautiful heritage – i.e. the Ageless Wisdom teachings and the true meaning of religion – has been kept hidden from sight for most of us? Is it not the birthright of all human beings to know about it? People may choose to dismiss or ignore it, but they at least deserve to have the information given to them for their consideration.
Speaking on behalf of thousands of people worldwide, thank you Serge Benhayon for bringing this golden wisdom (and more) to our awareness. The inspiration stemming from your love, decency and the philosophies of what you have presented can be felt and seen worldwide. Your contribution to the world goes well beyond the surface and the groundswell continues with more and more people paying attention to what you are presenting, responding to the truth within and imbedding it into their daily lives. Now that is what I call a true world teacher!
By Helen Giles, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, MMH (Family Therapy), Post Grad Cert Family Therapy & Counselling, M. EPA., Townsville, Queensland