by Jonathan Stewart, UK
I first met Serge Benhayon in April 2006 when I attended a Sacred Esoteric Healing Level 1 course he was presenting at the invitation of a friend. I knew nothing about Serge but I trusted my friend’s recommendation. This event was to change my life.
At that time I was a full-time practicing kinesiology therapist and instructor, with fifteen years of experience and a very busy clinic.
By the end of the morning break I was having to question everything that I held to be true about healing. The concepts that Serge presented challenged the very foundations upon which I based my understanding and approach to health, healthcare and healing.
From the outset of the course and throughout the two days I was struck by Serge’s personal presence and style of presentation. Even though he was consistently challenged by myself and others at no time did he argue or attempt to persuade. His constant invitation, if not loving exhortation, was for each of us to discern for ourselves what was true or not and not to take his word as gospel.
At no time did he endeavour to side step a challenging question but answered them directly without judgment. He consistently and unwaveringly met everybody equally, listening to what they said. He never attempted to put anyone down or make their opinion lesser than his own. He constantly showed respect to everyone equally even though, as I have come to appreciate over the years since then, he knew that what others were expressing was not true or accurate. I found his patience marvellous.
When demonstrating and instructing the hands-on bodywork Serge was impeccable. He handled bodies with a tenderness, respect and reverence that I had not experienced before in all the years of my training and practice. His attention to detail and complete lack of any sexual innuendo was beyond comparison. He was also consistently explicit in ensuring that the participants’ touch was also not sexual or invasive. This sensitivity and level of personal care I found inspiring.
Throughout the years since that first encounter with Serge Benhayon this impression and appreciation for Serge has not dimmed but instead has grown and deepened. In all that time I have not experienced him less than on that first weekend but only more gracious and loving than I could have ever imagined. I now know from over the passage of time that what I felt on those first few days was true and why it has been life-changing for me.