Serge Benhayon presented ...
Life is Medicine SEPT 2016
A Ground-breaking Event for All
On Sunday 11th September 200 people attended the Life is Medicine event at the Novotel Manly Pacific; an entire day dedicated to exploring the possibility that the way that we are choosing to live our lives has the potential to be our true medicine or in fact what makes us ill and un-well in our bodies.
Serge Benhayon, an international presenter, philosopher, author and practitioner opened the day with some alarming statistics from the World Health Organisation on the state of mental health, with a staggering 12 billion working days - or 50 million years of work projected to be lost to depression and anxiety disorder each year between now and 2030 in the UK alone.*
Urging the audience to not gloss over but really consider these cold hard facts - Serge posed the poignant question which would set the theme of the day – “what is truly going on with us as a society when so many people are being affected by either anxiety or depression?”
Offering a unique perspective on the source of this world mental health epidemic, Serge put forward the simple yet overlooked reason that we are not living “the truth of who we are”.
Challenging the audience to contemplate what this actually means and how much we’re living it, Serge then introduced a suggested scale from 1 to 10 or higher, 1 being a person who lives from the absolute truth of who they are, all of the time and 10 or above being the vast majority who tend to pretzel and adapt themselves dependent on who they’re with and the environment they’re in.
In true workshop style the audience were given the opportunity to explore their relationship with this scale and what it feels like to live at both ends of this spectrum in small groups. Through the sharings, what became apparent was that all the participants had experienced (if only fleetingly) what it felt like to live from their essence and the ease, joy and simplicity that this brought, yet aren’t choosing to live it.
This prompted Serge Benhayon to ask the second big question of the day – “WHY choose not to live it if we all know that living from our essence feels so amazing?“
Delving into a dynamic group discussion, the need to ‘fit in’ and be accepted by those around us were common reasons for people holding back, as was a resistance to the responsibility that comes with holding that connection and expressing it in everything we think, say and do.
“Awesomeness is so awesome that it cannot be contained” ~ Serge Benhayon
Keeping things practical and relevant to day-to-day life, Serge rounded up his rousing presentation with a summary on the importance of how we move with conscious presence as a way of holding this connection to our essence in the face of the often hectic, stressful and intense environments that we live in which served as a perfect introduction to the Esoteric modalities which would be shared in the afternoon sessions.
Upon everyone’s return from a lunch break in the beautiful beach side surrounds of Manly, Serge Benhayon kicked off the afternoon by presenting ‘The Gentle Breath Meditation’, a meditation that brings us back to our essence through connecting to the breath, no indulgence, no pomp, no frills, simply pure unadulterated re-connection. Serge led the audience through some simple physical steps to slow the body down and ensure the mind was feeling about what the body was doing, ensuring mind and body were confluent and working together.
Everyone was then asked to move to a new seat and start again, this was repeated a number of times to demonstrate the simplicity of the technique and giving examples of what to do if the mind wanders or the thoughts are racy. The audience had a very practical experience of how transferable this simple, yet power-full tool is.
Deanne Voysey then lead the group in Esoteric Yoga - again, another opportunity for people to re-connect to the absolute truth of who they are, no difficult postures, no laboured breathing techniques, simply the opportunity to re-connect back to ourselves through the body.
Throughout the afternoon 140 sessions of Sacred Esoteric Healing were given by qualified Sacred Esoteric Healing Practitioners, the purpose of each session being to support people to re-connect to their essence. The feeling of stillness in the room was palpable, as each person worked their way back through the layers of who we are not and united in the commonality of who we all are.
Lastly Bev Carter masterfully both expanded and at the same time rounded up the day, with an incredible True Movement session. As the name suggests True Movement is yet another way to support us to return to our essence, this time however, the emphasis is re-connection through movement. This last part of the day turned into a celebration, not only of the day that we had shared but of who we all are, in our essence.
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Eye opening, very good explanation of how to get through life. There is no judgement, it is not ‘you are bad’, it is just about being yourself. What was being said was so easy to understand, it wasn’t hippy, it was very normal, anyone can connect to what he is saying. And the healings, I have never experienced anything like that before. For a week I have had neck pain and now its gone. It was pain so bad I have had to take aspirin and after that healing session it is gone. ~ Erwin, Car Mechanic, Sydney
Oh my gosh how do you put words to it. . . Deeply connecting is the best way to describe it. It is the first time I have felt fully and deeply connected to my body. It was the first time I have felt the fire. Our intellect seems to drive most of our decisions, but our bodies are numb. And with alcohol, sugar and stimulants, when you feel your body in that state it’s even more numb. When I drink I can’t feel my heart, I have tested this over the last 4 times I have drunk alcohol and I couldn’t feel my heart, I felt numb. The true wisdom is in our body.
About Serge Benhayon
Founder of Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon is a renowned philosopher, practitioner, teacher and trainer of complementary therapies as well as the author of 8 books to date. His books are rich philosophical works on the Esoteric in life, love and human society.
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About Universal Medicine
Universal Medicine is in the business of delivering teachings that are about everyday self-loving choices. Making these choices gives participants the opportunity to consistently feel lighter, clearer and more naturally vital in their day-to-day lives.
The teachings are delivered in the form of lectures, talks, audio and treatment sessions at Universal Medicine clinics. UniMed founder, Serge Benhayon also regularly holds courses, workshops and retreats in Australia and presents internationally.
For more information see universalmedicine.net, universalmedicine.com.au or unimedliving.com