Something isn’t working – but what is that and more importantly why? Enter Serge Benhayon. “Let’s make this so uncomfortable that it changes your life”. An opening statement said with such noble humbleness and playfulness one couldn’t help but be intrigued.
Serge went on to present the paradigms of health and fitness at play in society as it stands today observing how obvious it is that they are not working. He gave examples from elite sportspeople with major health issues, to people seeking stimulation and reward to ease the pain or stress of how they are living, nominating that the increase in sugar and coffee, as well as a rise in illness and disease are signs of “an unannounced plague of exhaustion”.
Serge further noted that, “7 Australians per day suicided in 2012. That’s 1901 men per year and 634 women per year”. Hunter Institute of Mental Health Suicide Data 2014
But how do we change this and is there another way? Absolutely.
"Everything we do is either healing or harming… [It’s about] simply taking responsibility back and knowing you can make a change. Everything is related to lifestyle, how we live, our every living way. We have been careless and lacking in self-nurturing and self-responsibility” Serge said.
A proposed new health policy
The current way most people live involves making choices in life that lead to health issues which leads to visiting a doctor or practitioner when that health issue needs treatment. But as Serge pointed out we have nailed conventional medicine, in fact, we are great at it. We have more experts than ever before – more surgeons, nutritionists, alternative therapies etc. This is obviously not the whole answer. So what is the bigger picture we are missing?
Serge proposed a new health policy – a policy that adds re-connecting and making choices from our essence (our inner-most being) the highest priority: thereby introducing factor A.
Factor A is: “your ability to be in your essence. Your essence is the ability to let go of everything you thought you had to be. To feel and not be afraid to feel. Know you know and not be weirded out because you do know”. Serge Benhayon
Living with Factor A or from your essence is:
- Not difficult. Its tenderness is very reassuring and you feel completely settled with nothing to prove. You are simply in your body
- Truly meeting someone and just looking into their eyes not worrying about how they see you
- Speaking from your heart with a deep level of connection
- Caring for everyone without judgement
- Listening to the intelligence your body is loudly trying to show you
- Allowing the body to be the education and not the world
- Full transparency
- Being sensitive, open, non-judgemental and in connection to humanity
- Letting others in in full
- Being very understanding about everything that has ever happened
- Never justifying
- Just knowing
- Moving in stillness
How do we get to A?
- Be honest. Talk about why it’s so difficult to live in a way that disregards that doesn’t disregard our bodies
- Let go of our ideals around what’s ‘healthy’
- Accept that we are “a living health policy” i.e. we have the power to change our health. We are the healers
- Stop assaulting our bodies by learning how to use the movement of energy (a very powerful presentation of how our thoughts are in fact effected by the quality of our movements.)
- Surrender the protection and feel the stillness
- Allow A to develop over time
“Through lifestyle changes and taking responsibility you can avoid being a statistic.” Serge Benhayon
The Magic of Factor A
“Suddenly your friends respect your choices. They feel connected to you, they treasure you, they open up to you. You become that person they can trust. You become a person that allows another to not be in nervous energy and to simply be themselves.” Serge Benhayon
This sounds mighty good. What else happens?
We have ‘true production’ in corporate work. The A Factor makes you more productive without the sugar and caffeine.
Children feel empowered to make their own decisions when Factor A is nurtured.
You start to feel a level of consistency in your energy and are able to truly meet people and not be drained.
Life is Medicine – An Experience to Take to Our Every Day
People from all walks of life came together to understand the idea that Life is Medicine. What we unravelled together – with the ever-loving support of Serge Benhayon and the four modalities presented – was obvious that Life is Medicine is no grand concept or ideal at all. It is without a doubt the truth of how it is.
By understanding that Life is Medicine we are empowered to make the change we wish to see in the world – not from a place of hopeful idealism or maniacal activism (or even calm solitude) – rather from our essence. So simple, it almost seems too good to be true. But as Serge and the audience proved (at The Table of Consideration) it is indeed the answer to all our woes – both societal and internal.
One thing was clear talking to others about the event – we are all in this together. We are all responsible for changing the current state of play of the escalating global health and wellbeing issues. We are all healers by way of our movements and our inspiring choices. As gorgeous, loving, open and wise as Serge Benhayon is, what is most remarkable about this generous man is his ability to present the truth without an ounce of hype or attachment to anyone getting it. Serge lives Life is Medicine. You can see and feel that in all he and the other practitioners do – how they walk, speak, move, embrace, greet you – everything comes from holding the power of responsibility to support Life is Medicine for the all.
Imagine if we all lived each moment as if it were not our last but our eternity? What if we used our own inner knowing alongside esoteric modalities, movements and rhythms to fine-tune our health rather than the temporary relief or band-aid solutions we are using today?
Imagine if we all lived life as if it were our medicine. How precious would we treat ourselves and others? How much more open and understanding would we be with others if we knew each word/action/thought would impact our brothers health as well as our own?
And this is what Life is Medicine is really all about – sharing another way of living that, simply put, feels super yummy. Life is Medicine was all about sharing ways that do actually work. The proof was in the glorious, glowing, joy-full bodies that walked out of the Novotel Manly that day on April 3rd 2016. But imagining it is futile. The point of Serge’s whole presentation was you have to feel it. You already know it, now live it. The very best medicine out there? Live from your essence. Nothing more, nothing less.
Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2013 - http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960692-4/abstract