by Eunice Minford
I have known Serge Benhayon and his family for ten years now (since 2007) and that is a fair amount of time to make an assessment of the man, his character and his family. I know all four of his now adult children well and can categorically state they are all remarkable human beings, with a huge capacity to love, connect with people, work hard, and give back to society. They alone are a great testimony to their parents, regarding the quality of their upbringing, the values instilled and the depth of love and care provided.
I don’t know many or in fact any other family who has brought up four children who have never taken alcohol, smoked, taken drugs or indulged in the usual teenage ‘not-so-healthy’ pursuits, who all excel in their own fields, with a level of throughput of work and projects way beyond the norm, who are not lost and checked out on social media or other forms of entertainment, and who have a level of wisdom well beyond their biological age and live lives of deep integrity, responsibility and purpose. If we could replicate the recipe that resulted in children becoming adults of this quality, the world would be a very different place indeed.
Serge Benhayon and Medicine
Serge once offered to me that what he felt would support me in life was less trying and more allowing. This was like a bell resonating in my body, starting gently at first and then building to the point that my whole body was resonating in the quality that was felt in this simple offering.
A couple of days later, I was lying on the floor on my back, breathing gently and repeating the word allow in my mind. It felt that with each breath I was allowing a warmth and surrender to move deeper and deeper into my body. Finally, the warmth reached my lower back, an area of my body that had been locked up and often extremely painful for over 20 years. My lower back felt warmer and warmer and then without warning, the warmth bridged through my lower back and right down to my legs. As this happened, my whole pelvis moved, re-aligned and my lower back released. That was my last time that I felt real pain in my back, some 10 years ago now.
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?
Over the years I have had the opportunity to listen to many of Serge Benhayon’s presentations consistently emphasising the power of movement. I recall his first demonstration of this was in a guided Gentle Breath Meditation years ago when he suggested we think a negative thought or an emotional situation with the negative series of thought that goes with that and then he had us adjust our posture in a gentle way, demonstrating that when we moved in that way we could not sustain the negative thinking.
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:
How do you not underplay the man, his wisdom, and how do you represent fully such love for people, such an understanding of life that he has? How to marvel at such a powerful ability to expose corruption and rot, seeding forth a way humanity can live, that will eradicate the suffering, illness, disease and our violent abusive ways that we accept as normal.
A grand vision perhaps, but one you feel is entirely possible when you listen to Serge explore and explain life at his workshops, presentations, video and audio recordings.
In life, we typecast our view on things, making those views manageable and easy to digest. With Serge Benhayon you can’t do this without creating injustice to the representation of who he is, what he embodies and what he shares with all, for all.
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.