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. “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?” Given the rise in illness and disease, most likely our only salvation will be in re-learning how to connect to our inner wisdom and take immense care of the body we live in, because the quality of the way we live plays a fundamental role in our health care.

  2. The choice to listen to our bodies is a gift at any age not just for us but for a society that is being bankrupted by the ever increasing health needs of the majority of the population who choose to ignore their bodies’ loving communication.

  3. I recall when I was in my adulthood, how I used exercise to stop me from putting on weight, and for pure vanity. And if anything, over the years it hurt my body with injuries. Now that I am much more mature, and I am now looking at exercise or opportunities to strengthen my body, so I can age gracefully as well as joyfully and remain part of life for as long as I can.

    I love this relationship I am developing with age.

    1. Thank you Shushila. For your honesty. It is very cool to expose the superficial impulses from which we make choices. Exercise for vanity being one. Dressing to compete with others is another. There is nothing more beautiful or inspiring that being around people who are at ease in their own skin, expressing themselves naturally from the inside out, without affectation

  4. I observed a 6 month baby and a toddler together the other day and could see how both were respectful of each other. This is the way to age joyfully, learning every step of the way.

  5. You speak of not letting energy in but observing instead. I am making baby steps with this. I’m observing how and where I do absorb energy, and feeling the physical effects – feeling drained and heavy. Then next when a situation arises, there’s a pause, space to ask, do I want to let it in, have my usual reaction to whatever it is – sympathy, anger etc? Just having the space to ask this question means I have space to see I don’t have to let it in, that there is another way and that is to observe, and see people are making choices that I don’t have to object to, control etc.

    1. Yes and I also find that the way I move, talk and think all the time, even when I am not in an immediate situation or disturbance (even when I’m on my own), makes a big difference to how steady and observant I am and how much space I have when the challenges come.

  6. I can feel the importance and simplicity of understanding that whatever age, we can learn to accept ourselves and live joyfully. When we do that, it matters not what age we are, the acceptance comes with us whatever the chronological number. Some people are old at fifty, others are young at ninety.

  7. ‘This is an amazing opportunity to feel the empowerment of taking back the care of our body into our own hands’ something we can do at any age and is but a choice. Our choice to do so ❤️

  8. “As I age it feels increasingly important to listen to my body as it reveals the way I have taken it through life …” and all those things we thought we could get away with slowly start to reveal their true impact. What an immense gift it is to be able to address our earlier disregard by learning how to be truly attentive to all that our body communicates as we age.

  9. At this point in my life, I can whole heartedly say that I have no fear of getting older and that I deeply appreciate the leaning I have made up to now. I know this will continue and develop in the future.

  10. “… calling us back to a way of life that we know in our hearts is our natural and innate way.” Returning home to what we know is true within us, coming back to a way of life we have lived before eons ago.

  11. The choice to reconnect with our soul serves at any age. For the elderly, it invites to take care of the body so that they don’t feel helpless and needless, for the young it calls for taking responsibility way before we get to a stage of not being able to look after ourselves. As this relationship strengthens, we become less needing of alcohol, drugs and substances to make us escape reality because taking these means that we are disconnecting from our soul and as this relationship strengthens, we begin to realise that there is nothing more important than it, nothing more important than knowing your origin and living with connection to that.

  12. “Serge has been such a glorious reflection of everything that is true love.” Yes his love is so bright that he will indeed go down as one of the world’s greatest teachers.

  13. ” We can become an equal partner in our own healthcare ”
    This is something that is missing in society today, as can be seen from the condition of the healthcare system in most countries.

  14. Accepting and appreciating that we are vehicles of expression is a mega paradigm shift and one huge mystery to unveil. The more we appreciate that we are impulsed by either our spirit or our soul, the more choice we have to reconnect to consistent and ageless joy within us.

  15. It’s really wonderful to read how you chose to deepen your relationship with yourself, and how this opened up the access to great wisdom which is shared for all.

  16. Whenever I have heard, read or seen Universal Medicine or Serge Benhayon present anything, it has always felt like a confirmation of things I already knew about life, but perhaps not giving myself full permission to accept or express.

  17. I explored many paths of “body awareness” before coming to Universal Medicine. It is only here though, through the workshops and courses with Serge Benhayon and other energetically qualified facilitators have I come to know the true quality and fullness of what is “body awareness” I so appreciate this reconnecting to something very deep, expansive and evolutionary.

    1. This is shocking when you say it like this Alexis and I can feel the truth in what you are saying about how we lose our joy as we supposedly grow up and become more mature and more intelligent adults! How true are these models of maturity and intelligence if we have to leave our natural joy and vivaciousness behind?

    2. Yes indeed. Today I watched a grandmother, presumably with her grandson at the pool. He was super lively and full of joy. I felt joy and laughter as I heard his commentary on life. I could feel how he brightened those up around him, but also how this was a temporary affair and soon they’d go back to be serious adults doing serious stuff like surviving in the world.

      I’m learning to be joyful and not cut off from it and cut off from myself, but stay open and bring joy to whatever is next.

  18. You share beautifully Susan how Serge Benhayon transformed your life and experience of ageing. Many will relate to this. I know women in their sixties, seventies and eighties living full and purposeful lives, not slowing down or counting days, but on a path of continued expansion, nurturing, loving, appreciating themselves and contributing to their communities. The Way of the Livingness as presented by Serge has no limits, and the same applies to each one of us.

  19. “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? ” I would say so – though this may take a while…. Offering a reflection to everyone we meet – we have no idea of the impact of this….

  20. ‘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 is the true way to disarm so many issues which occur in life. Allow them space and with observation we find understanding.

  21. You are bringing a quality of elder energy to ageing here Susan, a wisdom from your lived experience to show others that getting older does not need to be fought or feared but actually embraced.

  22. “… no imposition just words of wisdom that come from heaven”. Words that consistently confirm the truth and appreciate to the hilt our divine grandness, wiping away the trillions of ideals and beliefs that we have chosen to deny our power and responsibility.

  23. Our elder years can be so rich if we appreciate our wisdom and life experience, and cherish the body we are inhabiting. The body may be experiencing many changes, including illness and disease, but when we understand that this may be due to the way we have treated it, we live with more acceptance, responsibility and awareness. As we build our loving relationship with ourselves, with our inner life, without judgement, there is much joy to feel and share. Each cycle of life has a purpose to be embraced fully.

  24. Susan how gracefully you have expressed what building a deeper connection to yourself feels like. Reading your blog I could feel the expansion, as you were confirming that we are so much more than what we do. As we age there is a great opportunity to let go of limiting beliefs, and to work more harmoniously with our doctors and families when we accept responsibility for our health and well-being.

  25. “… without the support that I have found in Universal Medicine I can sense that I would feel equally overwhelmed and in the same predicament.” I too have been able to respond with a great deal of genuine energy, willingness and integrity to situations that in the past would have overwhelmed me, and I know this is a direct result of applying the teachings, tools and understandings gained from attending all the Universal Medicine events. Real medicine that empowers us to face all those unexpected challenges in life with a steadfast and light-hearted presence.

  26. “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.” Absolutely, I agree, I can feel the future and the ancientness all as one when reading Serge Benhayon’s books.

    1. So true and it’s almost like there is no time but you can feel the space offered to feel and reflection that is written.

  27. “This way of living is a daily if not moment-by-moment opportunity to deepen and expand my connection to my body.” I love this, this is reminding us we have a choice in every moment, every moment is an opportunity.

  28. Through the reflection of Serge I am learning what it is to not compromise on love and how to stand for love and truth, to not be taken advantage of whilst not imposing on another. This is all something I am learning each day in a world which isn’t often based on love.

  29. The truth about Universal Medicine is that there is so much more to life than we are willing to see with our eyes, but we can begin a new adventure each day to see what is there, not what we want to see.

  30. ” together we can deepen our sense of living in true fellowship with ourselves, one another and with God. ”
    With the inspiration of Serge Benhayon and the way he lives and the wisdom expressed in the books he writes and the `Esoteric healing modalities this is very possible and made simple.

  31. ‘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.’ As I age I have never looked after my body so well. As a younger woman I would take my body and seeming health very much for granted, now those signals of a life lived in disconnection I am noticing more and more. With each one I am much more open to looking at why they are there and adjusting accordingly.

  32. My first encounter with Serge Benhayon was at a healing workshop presented by him, and within the first hour I knew there was something different being presented to anything I had previously come across that felt completely true, even if it did challenge everything that I held true until then. He presented that there was a different Way that made sense, common sense, and since then, is one that I have walked, to the best of my ability, which constantly deepens in joy and commitment to life.

  33. ‘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.’ this ill health in society and it’s affects are so apparent and yet we are not all talking about it – great that we begin to take notice and to listen. This allows there to be the same choice available to others to do the same.

    1. I was informed recently that a co-worker we worked with us had died of cancer and he could not understand why someone in their late 40s, that appeared to live a healthy lifestyle could be taken out so young. The age that cancer is now taking people out keeps getting younger and still do not ask why until it is to late. People are taking but no one is listening.

  34. “How much richer our lives can be if we each accept our part in building a richer society” A richness not based on material wealth but inner development, integrity, deep respect and the knowing that, regardless of creed, gender and religion, we are all one family and therefore treat one another with the utmost love.

  35. Your blog inspires me to embrace ageing. I too am deeply appreciative that I have had the support to open my eyes and see how much I can be an intricate part in my own health care and ageing.

    1. I have also joined the gang to embrace ageing and care for my ageing battered body. Our bodies have a shelf live, and we all have a use by date. We choose to shorten the expiration date. What if, we held our body and its health in the esteem it disserves, throughout our life? How long would our vessel last?

    2. Yes this turns our attitude towards ageing on its head – no longer something to be feared, dreaded, begrudgingly put up with, but actually to be looked forward to, celebrated and welcomed.

      1. As one who is ageing and because of this attitude I am increasingly aligning to, I am actually feeling open to what is ahead. I am sure most people when they get to my age, feel like they are potentially slipping over the hill with all the beliefs that this then imbues, making life feel rather tiresome. Instead I am coming to respect the ageing process more and more and I am sure there will be many lessons to come as I begin to embrace it fully.

  36. I am so delighted that life is endless because the older I get the more I love it! If I believed that there was nothing after the death of the body then I might feel quite morbid but there is more life after death and so it continues. We keep continually getting presented with opportunities, over and over and over again. Opportunities to know who we are and to deepen our connection with God.

  37. “… they [Serge Benhayon’s Books] offered a moment to stop and to feel that there was a possibility that this was true – it spoke to a knowingness deep within.” A knowingness that is inside us all but one that we have chosen to forget, but is instantly re-ignited when we meet the Truth contained within all of Serge Benhayon’s work.

  38. There is a vitality and lightness in the words written that state loud and clear the author is choosing the Ageless Wisdom, and not being limited by the restrictive attitudes of aging so prolific in society. Love it. Richness indeed.

    1. Indeed, these are not just words that sound good, they are words that resonate from truth lived. Very beautiful, very enriching.

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