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.
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.
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.
Byron Bay and the local area are filled with any possible healing modality you can think of. The local newspaper and notice boards are jam-packed with advertisements from practitioners; there are a number of healing therapy directories available online and in print media to choose from, but Serge has never advertised his services. This in and of itself should stop anyone and everyone in their tracks. How do you become global without self-promotion?
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.
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:
My relationship was coming to an end, my body was fast giving out – suffering with fibromyalgia and unable to continue running my business or to maintain my property.
Serge has been an absolute support and inspiration for me in my relationship with my partner, always there no matter what time of day or night. He listened to me cry, rant, rave or blame, forever feeling like I was in a relationship that had no purpose, a relationship where we were constantly at each other, nit picking, highly reactive to each other. I remember one day calling Serge in absolute tears, I could barely talk, which happened many times during the early years of with my partner and my relationship, and again, he listened intently, offering simple words, ‘Be patient, give it time’. Words I had heard before from him, and all I could think was, ‘Really… again… how patient can a woman be?!’. I was waiting for the ‘I told you so’ however never in my 15+ years of knowing Serge has he ever told me what to do or what not to do … that is the beautiful thing, he never judges, criticises or imposes anything at anytime.
These testimonials are written by people who have met Serge Benhayon and have been directly inspired by him.