I could always feel there was more to life

by Nicole Serafin, Dietician, Nutritionist, Tintenbar, Australia

I knew for myself from a very young age that something was not right. It always felt like something was missing but I could never quite put my finger on it. I tried to seek answers from my peers but they didn’t know how to respond to my questions. At school I would ask the teachers “why are things the way they are?”… I usually got told “this is just the way that it is”. If ever I hit a nerve, or got too close to home, I would be sent to my room or told to sit out of class. I could sense as a child that what I was asking was important, however it seemed to annoy the adults and others around me.

Why is it that we can let life be so full of pain, discomfort and disarray and yet not seem to want to do anything about it?

I did not understand, and as a young child my confusion and frustration only grew the older I got. I was never part of, or followed, any form of religion or spirituality; all of that felt way too ‘off the mark’ for me. I went on through my life with the possibility that there had to be more; what kept me going was the hope that one day things would be different. But until then I was just like everyone else, going along with the rest of society in the craziness and busy-ness of life. This craziness & busy-ness was enough to keep me from pondering on the fact that there had to be more. Occasionally, usually when things were not going so well, I would stop and rethink my life and how it was being lived. An illness or a moment that was not pleasant became the only thing that could make me slow down enough to remember that feeling of knowing that there had to be another way. That feeling was never lost, only temporarily buried under the piles of other stuff that I had not wanted to deal with in my life.

It became a common pattern; I became ill… and if it were not for that and the choices I then made I would still be on the treadmill of a life full of distractions – a life where I would put aside my true feelings and just ‘get on with it’ (even though this did not feel right, everyone else was doing it and there didn’t seem to be any other option).

I have come to realise however that I (as well as others) always have the ability to choose how I want to live; my life does not have to be full of that busy-ness and ‘craziness’ which is all just a way to avoid the feeling that I miss being with myself and listening to my true feelings. We all have the ability to be who we truly are and yet the world is geared up to stop us from being just that. We are not taught to be who we are and to contribute to society in a way that is going to be supportive, loving and true to what is needed as a whole. Little of what we are told at school teaches or allows us to be who we really are –we are all conditioned from the very beginning to be what is wanted and expected from us.

For me, Universal Medicine allowed the opportunity to connect to who I truly am, to be able to stop and feel those questions that I have always had but never bothered to go any further with.

I appreciate the fact that UniMed presents practical tools to support me to connect to that feeling of knowing that there is another way.

I have attended many workshops and presentations held by UniMed and never have I been told what to do or how to live; they have only ever shared another way of being, one that I have chosen to gradually incorporate into my life at the pace and in the way that I have felt it needed to be done.

I have always been free to come and go as I please with no judgment or expectation, only ever feeling amazing support and inspiration. I have been inspired to continue making changes in my life because of how I feel when these changes are made.

I began slowly changing my diet, feeling lighter, less bloated and more energised. Then I looked at my sleep pattern which for me was the next natural step. Why, if I had more energy, would I want to ruin that by late nights, often fuelled by an alcoholic drink? So I began to cut out alcohol and started going to bed earlier, which just contributed to me feeling even more energised and amazing – this started to feel ‘normal’.

I had completed training in dietetics and nutrition and the changes that I was making made sense; they were not a fleeting or radical claim being made by Universal Medicine but something that actually made a substantial difference to my wellbeing. For instance, I knew that dairy products had been linked to sinus & congestion issues, as well as gluten creating a whole other realm of issues in the body; so for me, not only from a clinical perspective but also a commonsense point of view, it made sense.

Just by a few small adjustments and changes in my life I was able to feel a huge difference – a difference that I was not willing to compromise for anyone or anything.

I started to honour my body and felt an amazing feeling of openness and willingness to look at whatever life sent my way, without the reaction of ‘why me?’

Why is it we are not taught at school that those feelings that we have are there for a reason and that they need to be honoured and not pushed aside or buried? We need to nurture our true potential – to trust that we are enough and that when we listen to our body it has the ability to tell us what is needed in every moment.

Making choices from what I felt to be true in my body has changed my lifestyle and brought a feeling of wellbeing that I did not have in the past. From this I have slowly addressed all aspects of my life, from self-care and expression to relationships; feeling what has been needed and making the appropriate changes from there. I am grateful to Universal Medicine for all they have shared with me and many others, and can honestly say that for me it has been a life changing experience; not because of what they have told me to do, but because of what I have chosen to do. It has been a slow and ongoing unfolding; as one thing leads to another and as my awareness of my body and what it needs grows – so too do my choices.

169 thoughts on “I could always feel there was more to life

  1. When we look to the misery the world is in, we want the world to be a better place, we want our life to be better, but ‘better’ always has something ‘worse’ and in that comparison comes complacency and apathy – ‘Oh, at least it’s not happening in my neighbourhood, to my family, to my lot.’ But the better has never brought the true truth and we can all feel that. We have felt from the word go that something makes no sense about this world – hence the many questions. It’s not because we don’t know, but because we do know what truth is, and that nothing about this world reflects that quality.

  2. I have also had the inner knowing there has to be more to life, yet the majority around me didn’t really question anything and everyone seemed to be doing the same thing, and accepting life as it was. My search took me to exploring many things such as religions, spirituality, etc, yet the emptiness within me persisted, as did the knowing there had to be more. This world to me is set up back to front as the ‘more’ I felt there had to be to life was actually inside me, not outside, and Universal Medicine was the key for me to reconnect to that and begin making more choices from that place of love within myself.

  3. During the first presentation I attended by Serge Benhayon I knew I had found my way to truth to my question “There has to be more to life than this.”

  4. Nicole these were the sorts of questions I asked when I was young
    “Why is it that we can let life be so full of pain, discomfort and disarray and yet not seem to want to do anything about it?”
    No one had any answers and nothing made sense to me. What made sense to me were animals I found them to be very open and you could trust them so after leaving school I went to work at the Zoo I still see this episode of my life as one of the best times. I was working outdoors with the most amazing animals; they reflected to me harmony, simplicity, openness and a sense of oneness which was missing from most people’s lives.

  5. In the past some people could feel that there was something not right about life. The alarming rise in suicide rates, ask us to consider that ¡ many, cannot find anything right about life.

  6. Like learning to walk again after a severe accident at first there is slow progress but once the strong foundation has returned to the rhythm of your life, then life become one of amazement of how Joy-fully loving it and we all can be.

  7. Each day offers new learning, there are no two days which are the same nor two people, we each have our own situations, have made our own choices and therefore it is ourselves who are best equipped to work out what is true for ourselves. It is the honesty of our choices and observation without judgement that gives us the space and understanding to make different choices.

  8. “Making choices from what I felt to be true in my body has changed my lifestyle and brought a feeling of wellbeing that I did not have in the past.” My experience of late if you’re running a story of thoughts you have allowed your hurt or have an investment in what is going on .. where as feeling that all knowing from the body is the what is next.

  9. True education would encourage us to honour our bodies and trust their wisdom but the reflection of a growing number of adults who are making more self loving choices means that some young people have the opportunity to meet role models who are willing to answer the type of questions you were asking when you were younger.

  10. When we ‘condition’ a child as they grow up, are we putting in place a structure that supports and nurtures the innateness of who they are, or suppressing it? This is a crucial question. If children have a natural sensitivity and level of awareness, it would be wise to treat this with love and respect and not condition it out of them.

  11. There is more to life – we all know it. It’s just whether we choose to explore it or not or if we are just happy with a comfortable, better life. Both are fine but one is an infinitely more rich and rewarding way to approach life.

  12. Universal Medicine are leading the way when it comes to supporting people to choose differently, and their amazing courses, presentations, audios, and books, are all part of helping us to clear and heal our hurts from the past which creates more space in our lives and in our bodies to allow more love to flow.

    1. Yes they reflect that it is possible to make more self loving choices and turn your life around one loving step at a time.

      1. Yes and so many have. It’s an absolute joy to turn up to courses and see a room full of people who have made such huge transformations in their lives.

  13. ‘We need to nurture our true potential – to trust that we are enough and that when we listen to our body it has the ability to tell us what is needed in every moment’. This is gold, and how we begin to nurture our true potential is with self-care which spills into every area of our lives, and hence the love for self deepens as we accept we are more than our physical bodies, we are energetic beings returning to our true essence: Soul.

  14. When we start to honour our body and to deepen our relationship with ourselves we open up our awareness to feel how our choices affect our whole being and that when we are more gentle, caring and present with ourselves we are able to connect to an inner quality within our essence that aligns us to the true wisdom and knowingness of who we are and the quality in which we need to live.

  15. Becoming aware of The Ageless Wisdom teachings, is a homecoming. At last questions answered and a depth of understanding about truth and life revealed. Universal Medicine not only teaches the what’s and whys but offers practical tools to support us connect back to true home, our inner essence.

  16. When you meet Serge you start to realize that all you always knew to be true is true and life gives so many signals of lies that it gets misty around us.
    Serge blows the clouds away with his presentations. You Cannot deny what gets revealed. Pure gold.

  17. Some established habits that seems ‘normal’ such as over-eating, checking-out watching TV till late, drinking alcohol…getting involved in gossip or emotional dramas…apparently makes us free and safe because we can do whatever and don’t question any of our reality. However when we feel in our body the result of these choices we can find our Truth, that is beyond what we have learnt to do. If we are honest we can see how clearly our body speaks to us. The increasing symptoms like anxiety, depression, exhaustion…or the multiple illness and disease that comes from the poor lifestyle choices are the ways our body has to express a clear ‘hey this is not right’. So what’s the foundation of the reality we use to live in? definitely it is not love. We have a work to be done, to re-build the foundations of our life with honesty, true care and full respect to the body that we live in.

  18. One of the things that mostly inspires and supports me deeply from Universal Medicine is developing trust in myself, in what I feel deep down inside me. When I trust, my body feels energized, vital, expanded, with no need of push or try…it is a very wise choice to make that benefits my life in so many ways. Those around me can feel it and ask me ‘what do you do to be so still and beautiful?’ I feel inside that is about the changes I’ve made and I’m still making daily to come back again to live joyfully, aware and responsible about what’s going on in every given moment. Living in this way makes so much sense to me.

  19. We are used to looking at our outer appearance when we give attention to our body. Serge Benhayon makes us aware how much hurts and treasure we will find when we connect back within our own body. All to re-discover and let go the hurts and to surrender to the beauty we carry within.

  20. Most of us feel there is more to life, but not many know what to do about it. When we honor this feeling we may feel even more lost, as if knowing truth is a curse when no one else seems to care. But in this deep confusion, the way opens up when we start living this truth even though there is no reflection around. Thank goodness for Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. It is not easy, but when truth is walked others may have one more reflection to remember themselves in truth by.

  21. I questioned my Mother constantly about hypocrisy, harm and violence of her chosen religion and institution of the church. I didn’t know then what the other way was but my refusal to conform meant I was seen as the odd one out. It was not intentional, simply a desire to understand more about life and purpose. Not until I attended Universal Medicine Presentations and workshops on The Ageless Wisdom was I able to fully understand who I was and my true purpose in life.

  22. To Feel there is more to life, is the light that keeps the search alive. We may become distracted and wander a little or lot off-track but as long as the questioning remains, our soul will respond and offers us a new way.

  23. I always had this knowing, nagging feeling that there had to be more to life than the crazy busyness and distractions, but every path I took led me nowhere – actually further off track and lost in distractions of trying to find some kind of spiritual answer. What Universal medicine presents and offers are really practical ways to connect to your body, and through that, to the bigger picture in life – God, the universe, whatever you want to call it. It’s a knowing and a feeling, not something we can intellectualise or picture, and it gives us purpose and a feeling of deeper connection to ourselves and everyone else.

  24. Creating a busyness in life keeps us in the distraction of looking outside ourselves so that we do not bring our attention to our inner feelings or connect to our essence and the innate knowing within us that knows harmony, stillness and joy as our true nature and way of being.

  25. I could always feel there was more to life, but could never seem to find ‘the more’, as I was always searching outside of myself. When I stopped the search, everything changed. I became more settled within my body, as I reconnected to my body and started to listen to all its communications, and our bodies have much to tell us, in how what truly nurtures and nourishes.

  26. I usually got told “this is just the way that it is”. – This position has always really gotten under my skin and I always felt it to be a complete cop-out, a way to not deal with a known problem and just sit back and allow it to continue in an irresponsible way. Also, in regards to the “Why me?” question when something challenging comes our way in our life, when we see how we are the ones creating everything that occurs in our life based on all our choices in this life and past ones, and that everything that comes our way is offering us an opportunity to evolve, it can completely change the question to “Thank God this has come to me!”

    1. Spot on Michael, when we take responsibility for our lives and our past choices, its like new doors open and our awareness and understanding increases, with the knowing that everything that life presents to us is an opportunity to learn from and to evolve. We are all here to learn, to learn to be more loving with self and then all others.

  27. When we are inspired to feel the truth from what makes sense to our body and how we are feeling, it is possible to initiate great change to our whole way of being and start choosing to be more loving and live from the quality and true essence of who we are.

  28. Its those practical tools that are the gold for me – this is the transmission of an ancient wisdom, translated into modern times with practical tools that I can see working for me, and young and old people around me. There is a great source here and it has been made very accessible… we simply need to make a choice.

  29. Getting real and honest with myself is how I made the shift from being in my head to being in my body. Honesty with ourselves in how we are living and what we have been choosing that has created struggle or complication or ill health in our lives, is how we start listening to our wise bodies, and well they have much to communicate and when we listen, they can support us to get back on the path that leads to Soul.

  30. Yes we tend to go along on automatic pilot don’t we until something happens that makes us stop and reevaluate our life and what it all means. It is these times when I have been most open to being honest about where my life is at and open to making real changes to it.

  31. To honour, accept, appreciate and confirm how I am feeling has been something I have always known and been aware of. I can remember often when I was a child and growing older that to acknowledge how I was feeling was super, super important to me and couldn’t understand how and why it wasn’t the same for those around me. I felt there was something wrong with me. I am coming to realise that there are never any excuses to not pay attention and listen to the wisdom of my body in what it communicates with me in every moment in my life.

  32. Likewise I had that same feeling that there was more to life, and as a teenager started actively looking for an answer… but where to go? The main religions did not seem relevant to today and were often embroiled in a scandal or a war, mis-represented by people with their own agenda rather than God’s. For a time I gave up, checked out and left it alone… but the itch remained. One day I happened across Serge, and even though I was very shut down at the time, his consistent and boundless love coupled with the teachings of the Way of the Livingness have re-ignited that spark inside me, reconnected me to a living breathing experience of God and I am eternally grateful for that priceless gift.

  33. We can all feel there is more to life, but mostly we need some big stop moment like an illness to make us stop because of the momentum we have been in, it is our ingrained and entrenched momentums that keep us stuck in old patterns and behavious…. I was blessed with one of those big stop moments and had a whole year óut’ to make lifestyle changes that were more honouring of my body and that which truly nourished my body which was super supporting to myself to live in a way that allowed me to be true to myself. My life has more purpose and focus and I love being in my body!

  34. It only takes us to make a few adjustments to our life for us to start feeling more healthy, simply going to bed early on a regular basis makes us feel more rested and ready for whatever the following day brings, and as we become more confident in the choices we make, we begin to bring in more adjustments that support us more deeply.

  35. I always considered life was strange when I was younger with many saying one thing and doing another and it bothered me deeply and I often asked that awkward question, and felt the reaction to it … and then over time I decided to just blend in, I choose to become part of a way of living I knew was not true. So now I’m learning to undo that, to stop and feel what is true and live it to the best of my ability, it’s a path of both challenge and great joy, and one I continue no matter what.

  36. I would ask questions or just come out with a comment when I was young that would have adults get very upset and angry at me. I see now it was because I was blurting out the truth that no one else was saying. The thing is, instead of me continuing to say what was needed, I stopped because I didn’t want to deal with reactions from others.

  37. I started to honour my body and felt an amazing feeling of openness and willingness to look at whatever life sent my way, without the reaction of ‘why me?’ I am having to look at something at the moment, and not doing a very good job, time for me to reassess!

  38. Great to re read Nicole and be reminded of how much we know as a child, and yet as you share we are often shut down by others from questioning and sharing what we feel. We have the opportunity now to change this by encouraging our children and grandchildren to speak their truth.

  39. It’s as though the world is set up for us not to question the possibility that there is more – we get shut down for asking and we treat our bodies in a way that also shut down the questioning or the knowing. But thankfully it can’t be shut down in full as we are divine, we do not come from Earth and there is so much more beyond this world. Because that is who we are, there is a spark that lies within ever-ready to be ignited and shine brightly.

  40. It is interesting how we use the expressions right and wrong as in “I knew for myself from a very young age that something was not right”, or “I knew for myself from a very young age that something was wrong” or “it felt right from the beginning” to denote true or un-true. And, yet, right and wrong and true and un-true play in different games.

  41. ‘I started to honour my body and felt an amazing feeling of openness and willingness to look at whatever life sent my way, without the reaction of ‘why me?’ Awesome to feel your unfolding back to your innate knowingness and the choices that support you in this.

  42. Looking at the world, no matter how ‘happy’ and ‘comfortable’ some claim their life to be, there seems to be this undercurrent of unsettlement in all of us – that we know this is not quite it, yet mostly are living with given-up-ness. What Universal Medicine offers is a true medicine, not a cure, very practical and simple and relevant and it is for entire humanity to connect back to the truth of what is and who we are.

  43. It is because we are choosing and not being told what to do that makes this process so empowering even when we make choices that turn out not to be so great there is always a great learning and an expanding of our awareness.

    1. That’s a great point Elaine because for most of my life I was waiting for others to have the answers and paranoid that I would get it all wrong, and then I found out that everyone was winging life. Now I make my own decisions (right or wrong) and learn a lot in the process.

  44. As an adult, there is so much to see that is not of love, and as a child this seeing is even more acute. The pain of this is great too and it is perhaps what causes many of us to seek shelter, to withdraw and to find solace. It is therefore at times something of a big ask to ask ourselves to be open and aware, to see it all – everything that is not love. And what is monumental again is to trust that in this seeing we are in fact way more protected than when we retreat and hide. And so awareness shows itself to be by its very nature, a fantastic support through life.

    1. “To be open and aware, to see it all – everything that is not love” This is indeed the way to be, to acknowledge the world as it is without reacting or feeling diminished by it.

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