by Samantha Davidson
I thank God, the stars, moons and suns in our universe for constellating in such a way that brought Serge Benhayon in to my life.
He is a true gentleman, he holds a lived authority, gentleness and strength that is undeniable, he is a man that both men and women like to be around, and as a woman upon meeting him I felt deeply respected and truly seen as an equal by a man which I rarely have if ever encountered.
Many of us women have neglected our inner connection with our true womanliness in this activity and we have also hand in hand neglected that men are our equals, but not in a way where we need to fight them, or be alike, but that we are born to complement each other, that we are all innately of the same essence, that we all want to be loved, seen and appreciated and we are all born, tender, sweet and sensitive.
Men like women are also caught in cultural stereotypes that many do not feel are true and they also feel imprisoned by them.
How would it feel to be a young man who cares, is sensitive, gentle and yet from boyhood they are unceremoniously told to toughen up, to not cry, treat their sisters, mothers and friends as inferior and degrade and overtly sexualise and objectify women? What kind of torment lies behind a man who does not show his feelings but instead follows the cultural dictates that are so prevalent?
They still feel, they are still sensitive they like many of us women have cloaked their tenderness and gentleness in a hardness to attempt to prevent feeling, and yet this does not work, we still hurt it only inhibits our true expression.
This toxic and destructive interplay between the genders is destroying the potential of generations after generations.
And so what is different about Serge Benhayon?
And how can a man inspire a woman to reclaim her true path and express from a her inner essence, and so not fight or follow what she is told to be from outside.
When I had the opportunity to speak with him one to one, I was struck by something I had rarely if not in truth ever experienced before, he saw me equal, he appreciated me for who I am, but there was absolutely no shred, speck, spot of imposition, nothing to prove, no dismissal, superiority, sexism, gender stereotyping, protection, sexualisation – he met me with gentleness, respect, love and true care and wanted nothing from me and I felt this choice of his, like a light coming on and burning bright from within me.
I call Serge Benhayon inspiring, he is a point of light, with steadiness and clarity, he lights up the world, and this lights reach all of us. To have this initial encounter, one that has now become many, has offered me an alternative in regards to female and male relationships that is rare but very possible in all of humanity.
Serge holds those he meets with this love and care which is a lived way, which will change how men and women relate to one another.