by Andrew Mooney
There are certain moments in your life when you meet someone who changes your life forever. The moment I met my wife was one such moment. The day I met Serge Benhayon was another such moment.
I walked into the crypt under the church on Piccadilly Circus on that day in June 2006 to attend a workshop that Serge was hosting and as I walked in I looked for the person who was going to be delivering the workshop.
The presenters at these events would usually act and behave as the ‘expert’, presenting themselves as superior or more knowledgeable than their audience. I had observed that often these experts would be super knowledgable in their fields of expertise in health care but would not look or act very healthy themselves.
So here I was, looking for the latest ‘expert’ in this workshop in London, but when I first walked in it was not my usual experience; Serge was actually there working amongst the other people setting up the chairs and preparing the room. There was no fanfare and big noting himself. No grand introductions as to his credentials or experience or qualifications. Immediately what struck me was his humbleness and his equality with others.
Obviously as a physiotherapist and also as an ex-elite athlete I was experienced and trained in observing people’s movements (including my own) and relating this back to their health and wellbeing, so to witness this unusual and yet very precise, considered, alive, light, vital, humble and flowing way of moving was very interesting and intriguing to me; I realised then that this was not going to be any ordinary workshop.
And then as I ventured in further to find a chair, Serge approached me and said hello and welcome. Our eyes met and I instantly felt a very strong connection with this wonderful man. His eyes had so much depth, sparkle and life to them. They asked absolutely nothing of me and projected nothing onto me.
I felt a tremendous love, tenderness, holding and understanding from him. It felt a bit like he had reached deep inside of me and given the real me a big hug! I felt like I had been truly seen for who I was, as a complete equal.
Previous to meeting Serge, due to this uneasiness, I had left my job, home, country of birth, family, girlfriend (in fact everything that I knew) to go travelling around the world for the best part of three years. I travelled to many different cultures and countries and explored and studied different religions, healing practices and philosophies looking for answers to my questions. I had a wonderful time with many great experiences, met some truly amazing human beings and visited some incredibly beautiful and inspiring landscapes on the planet, but unfortunately did not find the answers I was looking for.
In this first moment of meeting Serge I had an inkling that my search was over and as the workshop continued over the next couple of days I got to appreciate the real dedication, integrity and humbleness of Serge Benhayon. He presented everything in a way that did not ask me to agree or convert or join anything, but simply to consider the possibilities that what he was presenting might actually be the truth. His words awakened something inside of me and made so much sense. It was like everything he was presenting I already knew inside of me I just needed it to be read back to me or confirmed or just given permission to dare to consider it once again.
He never held himself as an expert or the keeper or even the source of the information, but kept repeating that we all have equal access to the wisdom he was presenting, we just need to connect to it and activate that wisdom. I liked that - it made sense. He presented the fact that everything is energetic in the world and that there are two types of energy which we can align to - the light and dark of human life which explains the love and evil, however he also presented that we are in fact innately love and naturally designed to express it. He talked about reincarnation and karma but in a way that was down to earth, super simple and practical. He talked about energy and entities like they were a natural part of life and his approach was scientific in its detail. Again this all made absolute sense to me and, for the first time in my life, I could feel the unease and tension leaving my body as I gave myself permission to re-connect with all the truths I had known innately as a child but had chosen to shut down because the world did not reflect and/or support this wisdom.
He talked about the level of responsibility and integrity required in any healer and how everything in your life affects everything. Again this was music to my ears as I was already acutely aware of how much integrity a healer or practitioner should have to practice and I had often dreamt of being able to offer so much more to my clients, but had not realised where to start or what this could be.
The way he moved and spoke had a gentle authority and presence, a tenderness you could tangibly feel and trust. A true gentle-man I decided.
I had only originally signed up to do the Level 1 Healing Course he was offering but at the end of it I immediately signed up to do Level 2 the following week! I just wanted to be in his presence even more and listen to him speak his non-stop words of wisdom. I have always found with Serge that no word is wasted, everything he says has a meaning and a purpose.
To this day Serge has been a tremendous friend, father figure, mentor and teacher of mine and my life has been transformed over that time. No longer do I live with the uneasiness of lack of knowing the purpose of my life. I know what my purpose is. It is to live with more love in my life and therefore inspire others to do the same. I do not yet consistently always live with love but feel like I have a strong compass in my body that can guide me back on track when I lose the plot or my commitment.
Serge Benhayon - a remarkable man living a remarkable life, who will go down in the history of humanity as a man who has changed human life forever.