Continuing to Age Joyfully    

Today I am feeling great humility for all that I have been offered in this lifetime. As I took my evening walk I felt full to overflowing for all the wisdom I have been able to access and this would not have occurred if I had ignored an impulse to deepen my relationship with myself. I felt this call and in answer I was introduced to the books of Serge Benhayon. I knew instantly that within these writings I felt a deep confirmation of those moments throughout my life where I could feel my body open up as a truth dropped in. These books contained a wisdom that was undeniable and wherein lay the answers to the constant questioning throughout my life – I somehow sensed that there was another way. I was offered a new perspective on the meaning of life and I knew this time that I had found the truth and a connection to something more magnificent than anything that life had offered thus far.   

Serge has been such a glorious reflection of everything that is true love. This love is expressed by the way he lives each moment of his life with a dedication and commitment to bringing humanity back to living life in a way that is without compromise and yet without perfection.  

The simplicity of the way he lives life takes away all the need to be anything other than being oneself without trying or any drive. He offers a space for us all to explore life for ourselves – no imposition just words of wisdom that come from heaven and are calling us back to a way of life that we know in our hearts is our natural and innate way.   

With his simple words –  

everything is energy, therefore everything is BECAUSE of energy  

Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings & Revelations, ed 1, p 220 

– there is an allowing and a space for us to ponder on these words and what they are offering. For me they offered a moment to stop and to feel that there was a possibility that this was true – it spoke to a knowingness deep within. I could feel I was more than the physical form that has become an identity, and that I was a vehicle whereby I can choose to express on this earthly plane of life everything that my soul was imparting. Over time I have explored this truth and it makes more and more sense – I can feel energy and the impact that it has. I can feel the energy when I walk into a room – whether it be harmonious or one of discord – and I have also come to understand that I can let this energy in or allow myself to observe and not become swept away by whatever emotion has been expressed.  

This way of living is a daily if not moment-by-moment opportunity to deepen and expand my connection to my body. As I age it feels increasingly important to listen to my body as it reveals the way I have taken it through life; a way that was disconnected. It offers me an opportunity to take responsibility for the way I live – to honour my body and to treat it with love and care.  

I truly value that at last I have begun to listen, as I daily become aware of the increase in illness and disease and the overload on our Health Services. The overwhelm of the elderly at a time in their lives when they begin to realise that their body can no longer cope with the ever increasing load must feel daunting, and without the support that I have found in Universal Medicine I can sense that I would feel equally overwhelmed and in the same predicament. 

Is the way forward for future generations to begin the process of reconnecting to the wisdom found within our body and understanding our responsibility to care for it?  

This is an amazing opportunity to feel the empowerment of taking back the care of our body into our own hands; to no longer feel dependent and a sense of helplessness. We can become an equal partner in our own healthcare and bring a sense of self-love into the way we live our lives as we change the way we feel about ourselves with some simple adjustments.  We can begin by treating our body with greater awareness, tenderness and appreciation for all it brings and to feel the sense of purpose and joy that comes with a life whereby we embrace each moment and each opportunity to deepen our relationship with God, to live life to the full, and as we begin to change we meet others along the way and together we can deepen our sense of living in true fellowship with ourselves, one another and with God.   

How much richer our lives can be if we each accept our part in building a richer society – one that is rich in the way that we live with greater harmony and joy. Ageing Joyfully is indeed an option that we all have when we embrace the Ageless Wisdom, a wisdom that comes from deep within and is equally all around us, and that has been lived by so many others who have gracefully walked this path for aeons. 

By Susan Lee, Norfolk, UKRetired and enjoying a life that continues to be purposeful and engaging, Norfolk, UK 

Further Reading:
Ageing – to be feared or lived?
The Joy of Ageing, Esoterically
Active Ageing – your health in your hands

432 thoughts on “Continuing to Age Joyfully    

  1. “I knew this time that I had found the truth and a connection to something more magnificent than anything that life had offered thus far.” The calling card of all that Serge Benhayon presents as we are brought home to the magnificence of the Universe we live within and the Universe that lives within us.

    1. Yes and we are never disconnected from that, it is simply that we live in a way that distracts and numbs ourselves. I love it when the calling card comes, we always have the choice to embrace where we are from, and what we are made of, or not…till the next time.

  2. Love this Susan, I can feel your absolute contentment with life. As we get older many of us in society get more anxious and feel more alone, Universal Medicine again reverses the trend.

  3. ‘We can become an equal partner in our own healthcare and bring a sense of self-love into the way we live our lives as we change the way we feel about ourselves with some simple adjustments.’ this is a message society needs to hear and understand.

    1. Soon society will be forced to hear and understand it whether we want to or not. The amount it is costing us to remain ignorant of this fact will soon be more than we can afford, if we haven’t got to that point already.

  4. There was a time, not that long ago, people were made to retire at a set age. This period was thought to be a time to rest for working your whole life as a reward. Or, was it a putting out to pasture, so there was always room at the top for promotion? What if, ageing is a way to give back and share what we have lived and not hiding in what we believe is comfort behind the walls we have built to protect our stuff.

  5. “I truly value that at last I have begun to listen, as I daily become aware of the increase in illness and disease and the overload on our Health Services.” Yes me too. I was most definitely heading for type II diabetes, a life style induced disease, when I met Universal Medicine. Today I fully appreciate the extent of my responsibility in keeping myself well, through diet, exercise and the quality of my relationships, bringing a tender love to all that is most definitely changing the trajectory of my future health from one of dire straights to one of bonny health.

  6. ‘Today I am feeling great humility for all that I have been offered in this lifetime.’ And this is a great thing to feel, it supports us to come back to who we are – equal.

  7. It will be wonderful when it becomes the normal for older people to return to enjoying the ageing process, instead of fighting it. The linear thinking about age is such a trick. Whatever age we are, it is so important to enjoy living in the present.

    1. We are all made from the expansive body of God, regardless of our individual ages. Whenever we categorise we reduce and diminish that expansiveness. The categories that we put people in are multiple and endless, age, sex, ethnicity, religion, employed, disabled etc. All categories are arbitrary. God doesn’t categorise because to him there is only one category, Himself.

  8. It is never too late to come back to the connection we all have to our body. There is no regret for the time we wasted for it was an experience to understand what was not love. We are now preparing for our return for a joyous new beginning.

  9. What a joy it is to be able to connect to a steady inner strength that just seems to get deeper the more focus is brought to it, a quality that holds us through the day come what may and brings a beautiful light heartedness to every interaction.

  10. We are re-writing what is expected with regards to ageing –
    – to deepen sexiness
    – to nurture
    – to thrive
    – to sparkle from vitality
    That totally rocks

  11. We put so much emphasis on our age. We make assumptions about people based on their age. We predict that certain things are going to happen depending on our own age. We anticipate feeling a certain way or not feeling a certain way dependant on our age. We rule certain people out because of their age. We limit relationships because of people’s ages. We cut people off and out because we deem that they are either too old or too young. We use the arbitrary number of our age to limit ours and others limitlessness. When you really think about it it’s absurd.

    1. Yes agreed! One of the first things we want to know about people is how old they are so we can put them into the context of society’s expectations and categories. We learn this from very young as kids are separated according to year group and age, and one of the first questions an adult asks a child is how old they are. I have always felt the limitations in this as it is a fairly rigid system that allows no flexibility to mix up the kids and their learning.

    2. Yes it is absurd, and being aware of the absurdity offers us back the space of awareness of the reduction that lies in pictures of life depicting who and how we ‘should’ be at any particular age.

  12. “This is an amazing opportunity to feel the empowerment of taking back the care of our body into our own hands” An empowerment that is shifting some major paradigms about aging, health and our purpose in life, the results of which we are only just coming to fully appreciate the older and more joyful we get.

  13. There is a quality in the Ageless Wisdom that I feel offers an alternative ‘way’ to the everyday experience of this temporal life. There is a sense of ‘quiet power’ in it that pervades the turmoil of life. We perceive there to be ‘power’ in action, but is there in truth, an even greater and more true Power in stillness?

  14. ‘The simplicity of the way he lives life takes away all the need to be anything other than being oneself without trying or any drive’ such a great things to bring focus to, simply keeping life simple.

  15. ‘For me they offered a moment to stop and to feel that there was a possibility that this was true – it spoke to a knowingness deep within.’ Beautiful – I have always felt that the truth resonates with us and so is known that way.

  16. I live what you share about being an equal ‘partner in our healthcare’ we so often do not empower ourselves, by understanding that we can and do have a significant impact on our state of health depending on how we treat ourselves. I am up for support and there is great support out there from GP’s and complementary health practitioners etc, however we have so much sway in the health we live with or not.

    1. And this truth is not supported in society where we hand over our power to professionals far too often (which is actually abdicating responsibility), so it is super cool to read comments like these and realise the power and responsibility that is in our hands.

  17. Appreciation for all that is on offer and available to us every moment of everyday, when we are open and willing to receive. I feel this as I read your words Susan as truth that has ‘dropped in’ speaks.

    1. I love this. Too true! All too much we don’t reconcile the process of ageing because we believe we only have one life. Knowing that we have lived many, and will live many more, supports in accepting the fact that we live in cycles. Appreciating the body I have now, no matter how old it gets, will ensure that the next body is energetically clearer with the potential for ever more lived expansion and love expressed.

  18. The simplest and yet most powerful scientific and philosophical equation: “everything is energy, therefore everything is BECAUSE of energy”

  19. If you are continuing to age joyfully, then you have the experience of ageing joyfully already, which the world certainly needs to hear about.

  20. To break the stereotyped image that we have to be miserable or lonely and immobile as we age is a great thing. Even if our bodies aren’t as strong or as mobile as they used to be, we can still live with joy and a zest for life.

    1. It’s not only the ‘miserable, lonely, immobile’ stereotype that does us in but also the ‘bingo playing, cake baking devoted granny’ stereotype. It’s a weird thing with stereotypes, images of how things are going to be and roles, it seems that they sit there up ahead and we kind of slide ourselves into them. But reading Susan’s account of ageing makes it apparent that to get to where she’s at takes a freshness, a choosing and a vibrancy. One feels like sleepwalking and the other has a definite aliveness to it, which reflects the two very different types of energy used to propel both scenarios.

      1. We have pigeonholed all the different periods of our life. Who says we have to listen to them? We may slow down a bit, only because our vessel has a shelf life, but we can still fly.

  21. “This way of living is a daily if not moment-by-moment opportunity to deepen and expand my connection to my body.” A statement that turns a lot of our expectations and ideals on their heads, as so often our ambitions in life are about achieving material gains, not deepening the relationship we have with our bodies and the immense love and wisdom contained within them.

  22. “Ageing Joyfully” is an absolute possibility and it all begins with the choice to treat “our body with greater awareness, tenderness and appreciation for all it brings”. And, as I have found, that once this self-loving choice is made, it doesn’t take long for the body to respond in kind. When we work alongside our body in everything we do, we come to learn what the true meaning of harmony and true joy is.

  23. We are either connect to and move the beauty of love or we don’t. Its not much more complicated than that but when we choose option b we certainly generate a mountain of complexity.

  24. I love what you write that we can become an equal partner in our own healthcare Susan. Years ago, as a physio, I had an experience when two men of the same birth year came consecutively for treatment. One had a very passive ‘mend me’ attitude, and was convinced that he was the receiver of bad luck with his health, and the other was like ‘what can I do to support myself to get better?’ There’s no prizes for guessing which one changed his health.

  25. “… he offers a space for us all to explore life for ourselves’. In a way that no one else I have met in this life has come close to doing, Serge Benhayon holds the most graceful, wise space for us to explore and appreciate our selves and so build a genuine relationship of love with everyone in our lives and within us.

    1. Love your wise words Steve for it is the quality that we can connect to in each moment that matters and this quality is best connected to when we do not let ourselves be governed by the factor of time.

  26. I’ve never seen joy and aging go hand in hand. There’s joy with a new born, yes, but I know it used to be said of each day passing as I was growing up – I’d forgotten about this actually. I was depressed by the time I was 12. I missed love so much. Each day in the world seemed to be asking me to give up on love. Connection with love, with God, a baby so naturally communicates, but there is nothing stopping us from returning to love whatever age we are at. It’s something I feel in the elders around me, this love and wisdom that blesses us. Ageing can be synonymous with joy.

    1. A beautiful comment Karin that confirms we never have to let go of joy as we age, but if we do, it is always a constant we can return to a Love that never leaves us, just gets forgotten.

    2. Growing up I never saw a lot of evidence of joy in those who were ageing, but one exception was my father. He had a joy for life that was so infectious that one could not help but feel it too. He was the one person who had me feeling that old age wasn’t going to be the joy-less time of my life that so many made it out to be, and he was absolutely right; it is a joy.

    3. I love this comment, beautiful to feel your appreciation and observation of how we all can feel, know and live joy.

  27. ‘This way of living is a daily if not moment-by-moment opportunity to deepen and expand my connection to my body.’ Every day is a new day with the opportunity to learn and evolve at any age and every day in life.

  28. I am in joying not being over the hill but having a new perspective and appreciation of where I have been and where I am going. The past is the foundation that supports me evolving.

  29. “Today I am feeling great humility for all that I have been offered in this lifetime.” And humility is a welcome feeling – we all need a dose of that.

  30. It can be a bit of a shock when we first truly start to listen to our bodies and feel our own disregard neglect and yet if we keep it simple, make small adjustments and just allow our bodies to be, and hear what they say we open up a space to deepen and truly build a relationship with ourselves and this simple thing changes everything. It’s not always easy but it’s absolutely worth it, and having been on this journey with it’s many up and downs I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  31. Ageing provides yet another opportunity to reflect all that is possible and the truth of why we are all here. For some it is the beginning of claiming what is true and for others it is a continuum of the celebration of the love and harmonious beings we have always been.

  32. ‘I can feel energy and the impact that it has.’ To come back to this simple truth and start being aware of what I do feel and honour that, well that’s living.

    1. Well said Karin. It is this connection to feel what is truly happening in life which gives us purpose as opposed to being in the distraction of trying to escape it.

  33. Wisdom is a lived knowing, and hence can only come from one who lives it in their life without perfection but with dedication and a sense of understanding that this is The Way.

  34. Throughout our life we get offered opportunities to deepen our relationship with ourselves and with God – each one that we embrace allows us to live a new yet old wisdom on offer. And this is in essence what life is. To be able to look back and reflect on these opportunities and recognise them for what they were is an appreciation of life that is all about cycles, for the same opportunity will be offered to us once again – should we not have grasped that opportunity the first time, we will be offered it another time and hence grow and evolve. This is amazing and magical and God’s way of ensuring that we make the choices that grow us and hence feel the empowerment that comes from it.

  35. Knowing many people of my age and younger who rely on medication to maintain their body, I feel blessed to have the health and wellbeing I have as a result meeting Serge Benhayon and being introduced to The Way of The Livingness.

    1. Yes I feel the same Jonathan, and let’s also appreciate that we said and continue to say yes to what’s true, in whatever degree that may be.

    2. Amazing, jstewart51. Thank God The Way of The Livingness is available to everyone. So many people forget how important it is to have great health. We tend to focus on success but success is not of much support when our health has deteriorated. The way we live, with true health, is a true investment that is so worthwhile investing in.

      1. Having bodily challenges – whether that be an illness, disease, physical, disability or mental/emotional dis-harmony – is debilitating, limiting one’s capacities to live one’s full capacity and making life a constant struggle. When one experiences true health it does not mean life is without its ‘bodily challenges’. However, one understands that they are the consequences of our choices, whether of this life or past lives, and thereby opportunities to learn and evolve. Consequently there comes a whole different approach to life where the ‘challenges’ are just aspects of life that are there to be dealt with, healed by resolving the cause, which also alleviates emotional distress, and brings a natural flow to life rather than it being a struggle to overcome.

  36. There is a lovely sense of settlement and great ease in the way you write about ageing that I find very inspiring. After all wisdom is not knowledge but what is expressed from one’s every way; and your every way can be clearly felt.

  37. Working and living in an elder’s community, the ageing process is evident and in many different forms. For many it is not always experienced as joyful, especially when body or mind begins to break down, And yet others stand out because they have an inner quality and sparkle. Either way it is a privilege to accompany elders through this stage of their life cycle.

  38. “Serge has been such a glorious reflection of everything that is true love.” So true Susan. Serge Benhayon gives us another option on how to live, an option founded on truth, integrity, commitment and as such has completely transformed my entire relationship with life, restoring immense joy and purpose within myself as a consequence. What an awesome gift this reflection is.

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