by Ingrid Langenbruch
I first met Serge many years ago after a friend had recommended him as a healer/practitioner. I booked a session to check him out. My body has always been very sensitive and I could not let just anybody work on me and touch me. Sometimes I had to stop a massage, or whatever kind of bodywork session I had, and get off the table because I could not handle how the person touched me – it felt so wrong and insensitive; or the practitioner was simply not present with what he/she was doing.
Years later, after I had a breast cancer diagnosis, someone again mentioned him and recommend I go to see him. So I met Serge again. That was about 12 years ago. At the time I was trying to heal the cancer myself and I did not want to see any doctors or have surgery.
His healing sessions were/are something else, something I had not experienced before, and this time I was beginning to be ready for true healing.
At first I didn’t understand what he was saying about breast cancer being about a woman not nurturing herself, as I thought that many of the things I was doing were nurturing eg: eating all organic and mostly raw food, doing juice fasts…
Later I would come to understand that the quality of nurturing is not in what we do for ourselves but how we are with ourselves. Despite it being much later that I would come to understand this, I persisted with seeing Serge because I sensed that what he was offering was true healing.
When I eventually realised my way was not working and I needed surgery, he fully supported me in this decision.
Today Serge has a beautiful clinic in Goonellabah with several practitioners working there. Over the years he has developed several healing modalities including Chakra-puncture, a light needling technique that has greatly supported me.
Serge can feel what my body and I need at any specific time of my evolution; he supports and facilitates my healing, most importantly my energetic healing of the energetic ‘diseases’ that were there long before the physical ailments came to the surface.
While Serge supports medicine to work on the physical body, he works more on the energetic body and supports the healing of all the hurts and past behaviours that have influenced how we treat and are with ourselves, which have in turn, impacted our body.
He treats people with cancer without charge and his support makes a huge difference when you go through chemotherapy or radiation. You/the client/we have to do our part in the healing, he is not doing it for you/us.
I observed my good friend going through heavy/strong chemotherapy not throwing up once or getting seriously sick. He supported me through all my different phases of cancer recurrences, through 6 weeks of radiation therapy, and now stage 4 metastasised cancer and I seem to be healthier in mind and body – except the cancer – than a lot of people around me. I am a medical miracle. My openness to healing, Serge’s sessions, a wonderful Specialist Surgeon and some medication I take, all contribute to me having an exceptional feeling of wellbeing even near the end of my life. And I know that I will have this support for the next few years, whether I have a couple of years or 3 or 4 left this time around.
Serge – an amazing teacher
Yet life is a never ending learning and it is never too late to re-learn. In my sixties now I am re-learning so much I have always known deep within my inner heart (an esoteric knowing).
I did not understand what he was presenting for a long time, I was so ‘brainwashed’, conditioned by school, society and life and so full of ideals and beliefs that I never felt into the truth or not of it all. But I felt something when Serge was talking, a feeling of truth, sincerity and realness I was looking for all my life, searching here and there, along the whole width of the New Age movement and natural healing ways. Being over a decade with a guru, extreme ways of eating, meditating, lots of cathartic and mental therapy, and before all that – drugs and alcohol and yet nothing ever got me to what I was longing for – ME and the Love that is me and always within me.
With Serge I feel sincerity, honesty, truthfulness and someone who, as I have observed over many years now, truly and fully walks and lives his talk and teachings. His life is open, transparent, harmonious and loving for all to see. Serge is teaching what has been taught for eons and what all of us know deep within. It is nothing new, nothing mysterious or difficult. It is quite simple really and yet not easy to actually live this truth. How many do really allow themselves to feel and know how damaging for example alcohol or sugar is? If you are honest with yourself most would have to say ‘I do feel and know that.’ But to take the step and cut it out of your life is not so easy. And then again it is – it is simply a self-loving choice to make. And Serge’s great way of teaching is that he lives every word he says and this is very inspiring. To meet, feel and connect with Serge, you get that he is the real deal and that his teachings are no different.
Serge – a trusted and dear friend
That’s how he is, open, available, understanding, transparent, loving, and that to everybody, holding all equally in love. I sometimes wonder how he can do it; no matter where he is, what time it is when he is for example teaching in Europe, or what he is doing, his response is often instantly to an email or text message. He feels what and when you need something. And there are 100s of students and also non-students wanting to ask him something or connect with him.
He once called me a ‘sweet little old lady’ who was bringing an enormous amount of power. Coming from anyone else it might have sounded condescending but he said it with such love that I couldn’t not receive it. It was the first time anyone had called me a little old lady and it took me a moment – at first I was surprised and then I could feel more deeply what was being said. He was celebrating me, and the fullness I am now bringing in my elder years. This was when I started to fully embrace being an elder and what this could mean for the people in my life who could benefit from that elder quality and also what I could bring to the community I live in.
From a quiet, shy, insecure and introverted woman, now in my 60s I am starting to speak up as a confident elder woman in the community. In many ways I consider my friendship with Serge Benhayon the catalyst for this change and for me to come to understand and recognise my true self.
I now know it is time for me to share myself and my wisdom with the world, and not hold it all inside.