by Carola Woods
Through this connection now I realise that all of this magnificence is not for me alone or to just make my own life better. Meeting Serge Benhayon inspired me to explore the philosophy of The Way of The Livingness. I re-discovered my Soul, and that in being in connection to my Soul, my relationship with God is known. In fact, it was already a given. I feel the presence of God within me as a Godliness, and with this I know everything that I am and represent as a being. It’s very tangible and feels very natural. There is a greater awareness of my relationship with everything, the world, the universe, my universality and how this quality can be brought to every aspect of my life be it work, family or relationships.
Life now is about living the truth of this connection, of who I am openly, every day. Never a dull day when you live the magic of who we are, the magic of your Soul. However, I had not always felt this way.
In March 2019 a Universal Medicine annual retreat completed with a majestic offering to all of the participants, that being, the day the scheduled retreat ends, is the day the retreat starts within the life of each participant. Such is the depth of richness of what is offered during the 5 days of retreat, that each person leaves knowing that their life within, that is the way they know themselves to be through their lived experiences, their focus, their definitions of life and modern living, and their purpose in that life, are firmly standing on new foundations.
In this sense my life was successful, and yet I increasingly felt that there was something missing from my life, some fulfilment that I knew deeply, yet could only access in fleeting moments. I was also stressed, had a low level stream of anxiety always running, and by the time I was in my fifties I had gone from feeling alive and vital to feeling that I only had enough energy to work three days a week.
When I was fifty nine I had my first experience of Sacred Esoteric Healing with Serge Benhayon and it was so deeply beautiful, expansive, and restorative that I woke up the next morning for the first time in years feeling rested and harmonious with none of the usual anxiety or dread at having to face the new day. As a practitioner Serge Benhayon was the most respectful I had ever met and if you asked me what struck me most I would respond that it was his integrity and wisdom.
They offer us a way, a path of returning to living soulfully here on earth in a human body, but always with the knowing that who we are and where we come from is so much more. Never is one given more importance than the other. The being and the being-ness are honoured equally.
It would appear that today many of us have lost connection with our ancient divine roots. There are many who are disheartened, who believe that human life as it is today is ‘all there is’. Watching TV, going to work, playing sport, getting married and having kids are just a few activities seen as the pinnacle of the day or year. The daily grind has become just that ... a daily grind (coffee and all), where at best things run smoothly, and at worst, well, anything can easily bring us down.
At this very first talk I remember knowing what Serge was sharing made so much sense, it was like a part of me knew this already. Had I finally found what I had spent so much time and money searching for? It would seem I had – in what Serge Benhayon presented and went onto present over the years, finally found the truth and love that had been missing from my life.
To say 'I feel blessed to have met Serge and have him in my life' is a vast understatement, words alone cannot even begin to convey my thanks and appreciation for what this man brings to me and all of humanity.
From there, I started to consider coming to a workshop presented by Serge to find out more about, not only this man, but also listen to what he was presenting about life. I had what could be considered by normal standards, a comfortable upbringing and life, but could feel that there was nonetheless still something missing.
I left that first workshop knowing that I would be back for more because, while I couldn’t fully grasp everything that was spoken about at the time, I knew in every cell in my body that what was presented was providing everyone there with the tools for living and understanding life in a more complete and joyful way.
A world teacher, who is so humble, seeing himself as no more special than others, considering himself as the forever student. No arrogance, and no difference in his appearance if he meets you for the first time, or if you are a friend of 20 years. His love radiates in all directions constantly, as true love does. The many testimonies on this site cover many aspects that he brings, and I am sure he will be remembered as one of the world’s greatest philosophers of all times.
I have been studying Serge Benhayon for 10 years, being a student myself, and my key question was not how he is able to bring all that he does – because he is fully transparent in showing and explaining that to the finest detail to everyone who is open to listen, but why is he able to bring all of this to us, and so consistently each day, almost every moment? His consistency in what he brings since 1999 is to me the truly remarkable thing about Serge Benhayon.
At times it would flare up and my face would look horrendous. Mirror to me was what daylight and garlic would be to a vampire and on occasions I was ready to tear my proverbial hair out.
I searched high and low for cures both in allopathic and what’s termed alternative medicine: shiatsu, acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy, various dietary regimes, potions, lotions and much more… all to no avail. At some point I even underwent a thorough examination at a clinic for infectious disease because specialists struggled to diagnose it at first.
I looked into attending a Universal Medicine course – I was cautious and yes, even skeptical, but I knew that my experience so far of Universal Medicine was the truth, as evidenced in the changes in my body.
It is a great thing in life to know truth for ourselves and not believe it from someone else.
To me it was like, ‘Far out, not only does this guy know his stuff, I can really feel that he is speaking the truth.’ More interestingly he didn’t have ‘cheat notes’, a reference book, even a PowerPoint to refer to. No, he delivered three full days to a crowd of hundreds, with nothing but his knowledge.
These testimonials are written by people who have met Serge Benhayon and have been directly inspired by him.