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.
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.
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.
During the harrowing time following my brother’s death I had very little professional help and this resulted in me bottling up all my feelings on the inside. I was hurting deeply and had become defensive as I had lost all trust in human nature.
In the meantime I heard, that there was to be a presentation in London by a man who was known as the healer’s healer. I immediately felt the impulse to attend, but had no idea why … that was until the presentation started.
I skill-fully kept people at arm’s length, mastering social niceties and politeness to ensure I was not challenged. I am in no doubt that this would have perpetuated unchecked had I not met Serge, and I would be struggling now with a level of mental ill health that would be impacting my physical well-being and the health of all my relationships.
During these years of indoctrination into the education system in its’ current form – we develop our ability to write in a way that ‘fits in’ with the way the world recognises ‘competent, scholarly or professional’ writing. As adult learners – we are taught how to reference the written work of other authors, and that an essay or thesis cannot be written credibly without the backing of reference material. Given the way the world is – we can say that all this has its place for now and indeed serves a purpose, in the way we live and move in all facets of the temporal world.
What is missing from the world of authorship however, are more people consistently writing from a place of deep connection within themselves.
Connection meaning – true connection with the soul that allows one to communicate and express freely and truly from that essence.
It used to feel like I was being offered a reason for keeping on going, not to give up but to trust that there will be an answer one day to all the questions I had about life.
I used to find myself saying out loud, to no one in particular, things like:
This has been my experience of finding Serge Benhayon, a precious gem of immeasurable quality who has a way of living and understanding the world that changes everything. To say everything is not a piece of hyperbole, there is quite literally not an aspect of my life now that is not different – from food, to work, to exercise, to relationships, to how I breathe, everything means everything.
These testimonials are written by people who have met Serge Benhayon and have been directly inspired by him.