I have learnt so much over the last two years about myself, humanity, and my relationships. It is a never-ending process, one that I am entirely grateful for and committed to. I have at times experienced many moments of revelation, understanding, knowledge, immense beauty and love, coupled with dips and challenges along the way.
Recently I have learned a new lesson that I felt to share. Now you may already know all of what I have to convey, but for me it was a poignant revelation. When it unravels in front of you and actually demonstrates that the philosophy Serge Benhayon teaches is absolutely true, it is a wonderful confirmation – simply magic.
Lately I have heard about some awful things happening in the world. We all know that there are terrible things occurring – people, children and animals getting hurt – but one news story really grabbed me. It felt so awful that I went into several reactions: shock, horror, disbelief, hurt, empathy, helplessness, anger and then followed this urge and desire to want to protect, change the system, raise awareness, make something happen, change the world and make it all stop.
I went into action and began to raise awareness, I signed a whole lot of petitions and researched support and activist groups. It seemed to overtake me for days; it was never far from my thoughts. My sleep quality and rhythms were affected, I didn’t feel myself and I was aware that my usual sparkle and zest were being dampened down. I realised that going into drive for this cause was not good for me, it was affecting my connection to myself and others. I knew that I was of much less use to this world in this dimmer, sleep deprived, concerned, anxious and hurt condition.
One night I prayed for an answer, what can I do? How can I make a difference in the world? I knew that the way I was going about it was not it.
Over the next couple of days this was demonstrated to me very clearly. On one of the activist websites they had displayed a video that was being cheered and celebrated by its members and followers. The video showed a woman rescuing a small puppy from a man who was harming it. The next scene shows the woman holding the puppy in one arm and hitting the man in the face with the other. Very uncomfortable to watch. I wrote a comment after the video – I don’t know if they will publish it but I really felt to say that “aggression and violence cannot be overcome with aggression and violence, it is simply not going to work. It only perpetuates and deepens the harm… it doesn’t help, it makes it worse. It is the same energy. No violence against any animal or human being should be celebrated – whatever they have done.”
It is the same energy. This really resonated with me. It was very clear.
Further confirmation soon followed. A post that I had put on Facebook in order to ‘raise awareness and help’ had been shared to other people’s Facebook pages. There followed a string of comments that were angry and venomous, causing more harm. Unwittingly I had stirred up hate and anger! What?! How did that happen?!
I realised so clearly it happened because, as Serge Benhayon so tirelessly presents, “Everything is energy, and therefore, everything is because of energy” (Serge Benhayon, 1999)
This is where beauty and magic happens; this is where you can make all the difference in the world. Not just in your family and friends and close circle but on the other side of the world! Wow!
I can sign a million petitions, stand with a banner and yell at the top of my lungs but in what energy would I do that? Desperation? Hurt? Injustice? Anger? Fear? I would only make everything so much worse.
Coming back to a Chris James song that I love so much and which is oh so very true. “All I have to do is just be me.”
How beautiful is that? My body confirmed it as it felt so right to return to myself, knowing that being me and the love that I am – and not holding any of that back – really is going to change the world.
I am forever grateful for the work of Chris James, Serge Benhayon, his family, and the amazing student body.
And further still… today as I look again at my ‘UniMedLiving’ calendar for March 2017, the message that I have read before, several times but now I feel the absolute truth in: “We ought to consider that whatever we do has a bearing on the all that is the all we exist in.” (Serge Benhayon, Time, Space and all of us, Book 2 – Space, p. 140)
By Jacqueline Raven, aged 45, professional singer, specialising in singing for and with the elderly in day care and residential homes, holds sound groups in Suffolk based on the work of Chris James. Lives in Brandon, Suffolk, UK.
The Art of Being Me
Serge Benhayon – The True Educator
Inspired by Universal Medicine… Just Being Me
542 thoughts on “Causes for Causes”
“We ought to consider that whatever we do has a bearing on the all that is the all we exist in.” So true especially in this space of the Gemini full moon and the fact that we are involved in what can only be described as more than one life “we exist in” of many thousand of lives we have lived and in effects all that affects the what that we are now.
The words of Serge Benhayon are a forever reminder that everything is energy.
Could it be possible that the protesters cause more harm and insight more abuse than those who simply make the changes themselves and thus reflect a harmonious way of being me?
Millions and millions of people protesting, campaigning and all sorts. Sometimes nothing changes physically and sometimes it does. But energetically nothing changes it just moves to a different location.
I know because of how I am and what I feel that the philosophy Serge Benhayon teaches is absolutely true. That’s a fact that the body cannot deny. The mind however is a different matter because it is fed thoughts from a pool of consciousness that it is un aware of. So we think our thoughts are our own. The energy that supplies the pool of consciousness (and so our thoughts) feeds the resistance to the philosophy because it knows that once we embody the philosophy then it is doomed and it will have to start its evolutionary process which is something it has resisted because it wants to create and not co-create. And so that fraction of a part that separated from the soul is for now the mover and shaker of our thoughts which make up our current life.
Thank you Jacqueline your awesome blog is such a great proof that how we do things that this has an effect to others and the whole world. You gracefully invite us to be more aware of the power we all equally have.