My Body has Never led me Astray

by Naren Duffy, Australia

I was invited to have a listen to a series of recorded talks given by Serge Benhayon. Upon listening to the first of the recordings I could immediately feel that there was something different being presented here. Some of it did not quite ‘work’ with what I had been reading or doing until then, but the question that was being posed to me, not by Serge, but by myself was, “what has actually been working in your life up to this point?”.

I had dallied with different spiritual teachings and read loads of spiritual books, done psychedelic and recreational drugs, studied Reiki, massage, etc. etc. etc. All of these had varying, though temporary levels of making me feel good for a while. But eventually the underlying discontent with the way my life was would creep back in and the search for the next thing to ‘add to my tool belt’ would begin again.

In considering the question posed by Serge, I started making changes firstly by dropping things that weren’t ‘working’ for me. Many of those changes (especially around food) were ones that I had already made or had been feeling needed to be made. What was being revealed to me was not “You need to change like this, and be this way to be a good person”, but it was the fact that while I had known and had wanted to make changes in my life, I couldn’t make them stick. I realised that this was because I didn’t know WHY I was making choices that didn’t work again and again. Then more precisely, I realised that I did not even realise that I was making a choice at all – like being on auto-pilot or just getting through each moment in any way I could. So now I started to make choices that I was actually aware I was choosing to make.

Was it easy? No.

Was it smooth sailing and did my life change overnight? No. It has been very challenging at times. But in the past four years life has become much simpler and much much more enjoyable.

Did my eating habits change? Yes. But I had already stopped eating sugar, caffeine, dairy and wheat, so what Serge presented in these matters simply served to confirm what I already knew. From there it was just learning to continue to trust myself in what my body was telling me it didn’t work well with.

Did I start going to bed early? Eventually. And now I have more energy in my day than I have ever had before, all without needing anything to “get me going in the morning” or through the day.

Did my relationship end? Yes, it did, but it was a relationship that was propped up by casual drug use and neither one of us was happy. Had we continued we were on a path to probably have a baby to try and keep things alive between us, which would have been incredibly unfair to both the child and us.

Did my lovemaking change? Yes! For the Better!!

But the big question for me (and for many people) is this: How do I feel about myself? I feel better about who I am than I ever have. Ever. And my life has completely turned around. Not because of Serge Benhayon. Not because of Universal Medicine. But because of Me. Because I know now who I am and I choose to live as That – as best I can.

Have I learned from Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine? Yes I have, but what he has taught me is that I already know all that I ever need to know and I can feel this in my body. I just need to keep trusting that, because it has not ever led me astray.

97 thoughts on “My Body has Never led me Astray

    1. Naren, beautifully expressed, and Otto, “but because of me” is indeed divine.

      “…but what he has taught me is that I already know all that I ever need to know and I can feel this in my body. I just need to keep trusting that, because it has not ever led me astray.”

      This phrase completely resonates with me. Through the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine I too now realise my body has always showed me everything, but until I met Serge I didn’t choose to pay attention. Now that I do, my body is my bestest friend… I love how it shows me things and is my guide in my daily living.

  1. Reading mens’ accounts of their experiences with Universal Medicine’s teaching and how it has enriched their lives is always extra refreshing and inspiring to me and your post is no exception Naren. This is not a sexist thing. Rather I feel it has to do with the fact that I have been living in a world where men are not encouraged (hence they mostly don’t) express with tenderness and delicateness – so every time it happens like on this blog I go aaaaaaah. Thank you.

  2. “You may be able to trick me, you can even trick yourself BUT… You CAN’T trick your BODY”. RH

    The body has no hidden agenda – it simply is – it says this works for me or this doesn’t. The problem is we don’t listen because we have been taught not to and that knowledge given to us from the outside is a powerful force. I have found since listening to Serge that yes indeed the body does know best and as you say it never lets you down.

    Sometimes I find it hard to listen to the messages from my body as it shows me how my choices haven’t always been that self-caring or responsible, but what is lovely is when I am being more respectful of what my body requires is how wonderful I feel. That for me is the proof that what Serge lives and shares, actually works.

    1. “Sometimes I find it hard to listen to the messages from my body as it shows me how my choices haven’t always been that self-caring or responsible, but what is lovely is when I am being more respectful of what my body requires is how wonderful I feel. That for me is the proof that what Serge lives and shares, actually works” – I can totally resonate with this. And whenever I have a fall, to keep remembering and to keep coming back to that loveliness is the key for me.

    2. I love this Rachel – “the body has no hidden agenda”! This is so true – our body is not trying to trick us either 😉

  3. You’ve made some excellent points here Naren, I agree that our bodies are amazing guides when it comes to making choices. And that making positive changes to our lives is not always easy, but incredibly worth it.

  4. Naren, I love this, how we do know and we have this constant weather vane (our bodies), which never stops, it’s ready and waiting for us to listen. I’ve often had times in my life where I’ve wanted guidance and the truth is, it was always there, in me, ready and waiting. I just needed to choose to listen.

  5. Naren the simplicity and clarity of the message that you convey, and the manner in which you write, confirms the un-complication you are now choosing in your life.
    The absolute conviction when you state, your body has never led you astray, is an awesome reminder that when we choose to let ourselves feel what our body is clearly telling us, it is always bringing us back towards harmony and balance and true vitality. Thank you.

  6. Thank you Naren for sharing your story, isn’t it interesting that we don’t realise that we have choices, and that we are making choices all the time. When I listen to what my body is telling me then the choices I make are loving ones.

  7. It’s so great that after all those years where nothing ever worked for you and possibly did lead you astray… you now have something in your life you have connected to that doesn’t… and that is your body. I love how simple you explained each step that was taken and the reason for it, not at all because you were told what to do, but you connected and then made the choices for yourself.

  8. Awesome – I love this Naren especially what you wrote about feeling better about yourself than ever before because you know who you are and have chosen to live that. So beautiful.

  9. I too did not know I had choices. It sounds crazy when I write that, but I considered social norms as more important than what I felt – how could I refuse to eat what a hostess had served me, even if I knew it would give me a sore tummy and snotty nose, how could I leave a function early to go to bed just because I felt tired (wasn’t that rude)? Now that I know that I have the truth within and that my body can guide me, as it never lies, I also understand that I am worth honoring in every moment – that I have choices.

  10. Reading your blog reminded me of my own experience. I did choose (will I have pasta with goat cheese, garlic and sundries tomatoes for lunch or some meat)? Yet my choices only confirmed and fed my way of living and my understanding of what was normal. For example, it was normal to feel sleepy after lunch. It was normal to wake up tired and run to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. Through Universal Medicine I have learned that so much of what I thought was normal is in fact not normal and I have started building a different way via experimentation and increased awareness that my choices affect me big time.

  11. Thanks Naren for sharing how the choices you made impacted on your daily life. It was beautiful to read the realization that your life has changed “Because I know now who I am and I choose to live as That – as best I can,”

  12. Very beautiful Narren, what Serge Benhayon presents is indeed something we already know in our bodies, we just got the wake up call, and he keeps inspiring us.

  13. How well said, Naren. You have had it in your body all the time. In his magical loving way Serge Benhayon supports us to connect to that again. It’s beautiful to witness once more how powerful it is, when we trust what we already know.

  14. Beautiful Naren, I love your final line… ‘what he (Serge Benhayon) has taught me is that I already know all that I ever need to know and I can feel this in my body. I just need to keep trusting that, because it has not ever led me astray.’ This is huge and so true… everything is known, we just have to learn to listen again. And looking back, for every poor choice made, what was true lay just beneath the surface… just not chosen.

  15. ‘Then more precisely, I realised that I did not even realise that I was making a choice at all – like being on auto-pilot or just getting through each moment in any way I could.’
    That is such a powerful statement of truth, that the entire world needs to know! Xx

  16. Naren, thank you for sharing your journey. We do already know in our body what is right for us to eat and how to listen to, and look after, ourselves with Love. Without Serge Benhayon’s teachings of a way to live that supports our body and our life, many of us would still be searching in the dark.

  17. Understanding why I make choices is a real key to being able to stop them if they are not loving or supportive to me. Getting to know myself, what works for me, trusting and accepting myself is another key to enjoying life without the usual stresses and strains. Thank you for yet another confirmation that Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine never advise or tell people what to do (even though many want this as initially it’s easier than feeling for yourself), they offer love, inspiration and support with out judgement.

    1. Thank you Laura, I agree whole-heartedly, ” understanding why I make choices is the real key” that unlocks the inner-heart. I usually over look the fact that I am aligning to things that are being chosen for me instead of me actually choosing all the time to stay connected to my inner-most! Wow so understanding my choice in every moment is the absolute key.

  18. Naren I really enjoyed reading the way you so honestly expressed in your blog. It does indeed come back to each of us deciding for ourselves and listening to what works for our body. Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon are true inspirations but it ultimately lies with each of us to choose the life we want to live.

  19. What a great conclusion Naren, to be able to claim that the changes that YOU have made in your life have changed the way you feel about yourself for the better. I too have been deeply inspired and supported by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine and can also appreciate the choices I have made as a result.

  20. I too am finding it so simple how the body knows what is good for it and will never partake or ingest anything that would do it harm. The closer I feel in relationship to my body and the more I listen to it, the simpler my life gets.

  21. Listening to and feeling my body has been a process for me as I had been living from my mind, so much so that I didn’t even realise I was thinking most of the time – it’s a habit that still happens a lot. However, I am getting to know me from my body, and can say my body is my best friend. Thank you Naren.

  22. It’s interesting that the things we decide intellectually that should be good for us just don’t stick, yet when we listen to our bodies to feel what is natural and go with it, those things become part of our lives.

  23. Great sharing of how we can let go of all the knowledge and do good things in life and simply start being ourselves and with this content is delivered without having to follow any diet, script or outer applied discipline it just come naturally from our body.

  24. Today my body is feeling very fragile and tender and asking me to go deeper into feeling and honouring it. Thank you for the reminder Naren, that our bodies are communicating to us all the time.

  25. Choosing to listen to your body can be difficult when you are out of practice that is for sure. But it doesn’t change the fact that the body doesn’t lie, it literally shows you nothing but truth all day everyday, and it is simply a choice whether we choose to listen and learn from it or not.

  26. Naren I resonate with your words ‘… I realised that I did not even realise that I was making a choice at all – like being on auto-pilot or just getting through each moment in any way I could. So now I started to make choices that I was actually aware I was choosing to make.’ One of the biggest things I have learned form Universal Medicine is to be aware that I am always making a choice, even if that choice is to be unaware!

  27. There are ‘quick’ fixes in life. I’ve found healing comes from the number of little choices that eventually build up and then become noticeable. We have come to expect obvious and immediate results from things like crash diets to lose weight, when it really is all about the gradual and sustained choices that builds a loving permanent foundation based of health and not a dress size.

  28. It is no easy feat..”being on auto-pilot or just getting through each moment in any way I could. So now I started to make choices that I was actually aware I was choosing to make.” Incredible how easy it is to let the opposite happen.To allow life to steam roll you so you end up saying I have no choice. We always have a choice. One of the biggest revelations for me was, even when we don’t make a choice-we are making a choice!
    And this is so true..”Have I learned from Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine? Yes I have, but what he has taught me is that I already know all that I ever need to know and I can feel this in my body. I just need to keep trusting that, because it has not ever led me astray.” When I can finally stand tall and make the CHOICE to claim this like you have Naren, I will feel my power and my bigness.

  29. Naren I too find it is much easier to listen to my body and follow what it needs (eg in food, sleep etc) when I understand fully what is happening. In terms of food that means beyond the nutritional components and also including the awareness of why I am drawn to eat certain foods in a particular situation. Universal Medicine has given me that understanding to explore my relationship with life so that I have been able to see if and how the presentations apply in my situation. As you say this is an unfolding process that has us at the steering wheel and not a quick fix one-solution-fits-all approach.

  30. So true Naren, our body never leads us astray, it is a constant guide and supports us to feel the truth of who we really are.

  31. Love your honesty Naren – it is super challenging at times to make these choices! I feel this is due mostly to comfort and a familiarity in old patterns to seek relief from life. When we are done with seeking and claim the truth of who we are there is nothing to receive ourselves from. The great awareness here Naren is that fact of claiming back your power in actively choosing and not allowing a pattern to take the reins. Very cool.

  32. Beautifully honest Naren, I love how you have written “Because I know now who I am and I choose to live as That – as best I can.” A great reminder for us all, that we too can make more loving choices that support us.

  33. Change is gradual, unless we run the risk on building our foundations of sand. Great to see you making changes in your life that reflect exactly what you want in your life.

  34. Thank you Naren, Simply a pleasure to read and connect to you in this blog. My feeling is that everything you portray in your story about the events before and after Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon that I too have a similar way in which life has unfolded for me. The truth that is in every aspect of what Serge Benhayon presents has become a key to life for me. As a Students of The Livingness I recognize love and truth can not be separated, which is major shift in the way I looked at love! Then when we consider that love is a portion or integral part of truth along with joy, harmony and stillness is it any wonder the lies and emotional attachments society has around love and being the Son of God is being lost in the reinterpretation of ‘words’!

  35. I never really lost that childhood habit of asking why? So much of what I saw and experienced in life didn’t make sense. Serge Benhayon has inspired me to find the answers to my whys? And the truth that I do already know and have all the answers within me but had been choosing to not see.

  36. “what has actually been working in your life up to this point?” great way of looking at this Naren. awesome question to think about in day to day life. and then this – “Then more precisely, I realised that I did not even realise that I was making a choice at all – like being on auto-pilot or just getting through each moment in any way I could. ” How many people are on auto-pilot not knowing that there is another way to live life that makes it glorious ? great blog Naren. well spoken

  37. When I choose to come back to the simplicity of body, my dishonesty gets peeled away – and as you say so beautifully, that peeling can only be done by me.

  38. This is a beautiful sharing Naren, you beautifully describe that what changed your life, it is meeting Serge Benhayon, but not because of him. And I fully agree, Serge is a great inspiration but it is never because of him or Universal Medicine that I changed something in my life, I always did because of me and what I feel.

  39. We know the truth. Sometimes we need another voice to confirm it and to inspire us to take that next, loving step.

  40. Naren your words ““what has actually been working in your life up to this point?”. What a great question, because for me I was searching for something and when I heard Serge Benhayon present, I immediately knew what he was saying made sense.

  41. How do I feel about myself? This is such a great question because it took some time for me to truly be able to sit and feel how my body is on a regular basis and when I do I know it tells me the truth.

  42. Thank you Naren for sharing your experience, it is all up to us as to whether we choose the truth as presented by Serge and feel and live by the truth that the body presents us with.

  43. Did I enjoy this blog? Yes! Is it because Naren wrote it and he is an amazing writer. No, yes Naren is an amazing writer but no thats not why, I enjoyed it because it’s core message is we are just as amazingly talented and all knowing as Naren and Serge and anyone else for that matter. This blog says, we know it all, we just need to stop and listen sometimes, as our body knows the movement that can lead us back home.

  44. Thank you Naren, this is a great example of the importance of listening to ourselves, trusting what our bodies are telling us and honouring that by bringing it into our lives.

  45. Serge Benhayon truly empowers people to take responsibility for their choices in life and with this put themselves in the drivers seat. Very simple and very true.

  46. This truth that I have found through Serge Benhayon is the only thing that works. Love, true, honest, honouring love is the only thing that works.

  47. I so love this blog – and I love the question – so what has been working for you up until this point?
    Instantly my body comes alive and can tell you exactly what it likes and what it doesn’t.
    Power to the body! Very simple and amazingly powerfull
    Thank you Naren

  48. We are the ones who need to realise we have the magic of God in our bodies. That is what I have learnt from listening to so many of the talks online.That the answers aren’t out there in the world, they are inside and the less distractions we have the simpler connecting to it is, that may mean paying attention to the number of stimulants I consume and it may mean addressing the level of stress I have come to call normal. Listening and responding, delving and unpeeling means I have discovered a stillness inside me I had no idea existed. No idea at all. I too am deeply appreciative to Serge Benhayon and all he has ploughed through in himself to be able to share that pot of gold with me.

  49. Our bodies are so amazingly truthful in what they show us – how amazing to have a guide that never leads us astray, we certainly could never say that about our thoughts!!

  50. Thank you Naren for a great sharing learning to simply trust that our bodies do know if we but stop to listen, it is a wise and constant teacher. It is amazing how we can live life not realising that we have choice. But when we do healing can occur.

  51. Often I’ve felt resentment towards my body because of its honesty and my unwillingness to take responsibility for my own choices that have been reflected back to me through my body. Once we start to accept ourselves, accept why we made those choices in the first place without any judgment or hardness, we can start to understand and appreciate the messages our body is giving us.

  52. It all comes down to us changing the way we lead our lives and Serge has always known this and has never suggested anything else. And that is the greatest gift anyone can give us, reminding us that we all have everything we ever wanted inside of us, we just have to give that everything permission to be out in the world.

  53. It is our choice to see and take our body and its attributes/signs as a challenge/border or as a gift from ‘a friend’ what leads us to more understanding and development if truly studied and embraced.

  54. It’s so empowering to know that your choices have such a direct and profound effect and as a result you can choose the quality of the life you feel to live for you and no other… allowing your body to guide you in what feels true.

  55. It is the knowing in our body that is reawakened when meeting the teachings of Serge Benhayon. It is a way of life from the truth of who we are, incredible Human beings that are living to be one with ourself and others, caring deeply.

  56. Your writing is awesome Narren, reading this article is like finding my favorite column in a big publication, I get exited. Your style is very matter of fact, no fluff but completely engaging. There is no trying or defending in you, thank you for sharing so honestly how your life has developed over the course of coming across Universal Medicines philosophy.

  57. ‘ How do I feel about myself? I feel better about who I am than I ever have. Ever. And my life has completely turned around. Not because of Serge Benhayon. Not because of Universal Medicine. But because of Me. Because I know now who I am and I choose to live as That – as best I can’. Yes, yes, yes Narren, my sentiments exactly…..

  58. That what Serge Benhayon presents simply makes sense and it is only a matter of seeing how this feels when we really live it.

  59. We can live life like we have no choices, it does not pop up even. We can live always in reaction to what is coming towards us. Until we wake up and realize we have a choice. Our choices make a huge difference. The quality we can choose from is either love or not love in every single moment…and all those moments together build a momentum. Which momentum are you building, one towards love of one towards destruction? Are we adding to the wars or supporting the way out of our misery?

  60. Serge Benhayon offers a true purpose to life, which goes way beyond just feeling better or improving one’s health, etc. but is about everyone on this planet returning to their true source.

  61. Thank you Naren, for clearly showing the world that Serge Benhayon doesn’t make anyone change, that if we change it is simply because it’s our choice to do so. Might I add that personally any change I made could never be sustained until I allowed my body to have a say in its care.

  62. Great blog Naren as it reminds me of the fact that if you do the same thing you have always done you will always get the same result. And in a world where every day we are blessed with the opportunity to learn, grow and change when we get stuck in the mentality of doing the same thing over and over it basically stunts that opportunity to grow which leaves us in effect marking time in the same place over and over….

  63. That is so beautiful, indeed our body has never let us astray if we truly ponder it, it is often our mind that does. Plus we are always given a choice to either confirm what our body knows and so our inteligent mind is arisen, or ignore and deny which leads us simply to be out of sorts in any way shape or form. Thank you for prooving what is so absolutely clearly there.

  64. All of this from a recorded talk? Very powerful when things aren’t just presented or taught but when they are lived to the best we can and then spoken about from that lived experience. That is the tangible difference to everything Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon, it’s a living philosophy and not just a dictation of change or a pipe dream. A real living example of how things can be done and the map to walk there if you choose or you can keep walking the way you are and the world will give you back your walk. It’s all up to us to make the choice or if you don’t well the choice is made for you.

  65. I love that you found what Serge Benhayon presented didn’t ‘work’ with what you had being aligned to, yet asked your self what then had been working in your life. This is brilliant. Even when we obviously see and feel something is not quite working, we can often be so stubborn and want to defend our choices. Your willingness to be honest is so refreshingly inspiring.

  66. Brilliant blog Naren! I love the simplicity and the matter of factness! Another awesome example of Serge Benhayon simply being a reminder that we know all that we need to know. But in this world where we currently stand, there are very few to remind us where we have actually come and what we’re about. With all the distractions from what’s real, Universal Medicine is a breath of fresh air!

  67. There is a huge difference between being told to stop something (usually by a parent or an outside authoritarian figure), and being presented that something no longer serves. This latter approach asks you to question for yourself, to see how it feels in your body, and so you are not giving up something precious because someone tells you to, but its a realisation that this no longer serves.

  68. This is true inspiration, it is not something we heard and desperately try to do ourself but it is felt in the body, as it is something we deep down know and then we just need to take the steps that we know to take, one breath at a time, to truly live what has been inspired within us by another.

  69. My life has changed “because of Me”. The wisest of words.
    We can be shown, told, offered, delivered and presented with many ways of doing life, but nothing means anything unless we make the choice to implement into our lives the changes that truly support us.

  70. Love to read this blog today Naren, I can relate to so much you have written, I could have written it myself! And your title delivers a powerful truth that I have also discovered; my body has never led me astray either, and the more I honour and take deep care of my body, my awareness increases.

  71. Our whole life is made of choices… So what are we choosing and who is choosing? Becoming aware of energy and understanding that we are vessels of energy and not the source, has been and continues to be life changing for me.

  72. So well said Naren, our lives do not change because of another person, but because of the choices we make. But thank goodness Serge Benhayon has offered to us the reflection of what our choices can be and how they impact upon the whole world, just as you also now offer huge inspiration through your reflection and your living way.

  73. I agree Naren it was such a revelation and a game changer for me also to understand that actually I am making energetic choices all the time in my life which have knock on effects to the practical physical choices I am making every day, every moment, and that it is all these choices which add up together to what we call living or life. So therefore I am the one ultimately responsible for the quality of my own life.

  74. “From there it was just learning to continue to trust myself in what my body was telling me it didn’t work well with.” and “… but what he has taught me is that I already know all that I ever need to know and I can feel this in my body.” Yes, and the more you trust and honestly openly express what you know and feel, the simpler life becomes and more empowering and appreciative you are to make choices for a life that is beneficially joyful.

  75. It’s a simple truth that our body knows everything we need to know, so it makes sense to start listening. Why continue to go back time and time again to try to think things through, when this clearly isn’t working. If we let our body lead the way we will never get lost again.

  76. What you share here Naren about choices is a beautiful and powerful reminder for us all. Serge Benhayon always presents on the energetic truth and his lived ways and movements constantly reflect to us that we are equally this too – it’s all down to the choices we are making everyday.

  77. We do already know what is true for us and what is not, and which choices to make, ‘now I started to make choices that I was actually aware I was choosing to make’.

  78. “So now I started to make choices that I was actually aware I was choosing to make” That little but enormous word ”why?’ When we understand why we feel the way we do then we can understand the cause and effect of everything around us.

  79. We are so ingrained to live in a way of dishonouring ourselves, disregarding our bodies, overriding our truth and being unloving, yet all the while having a sense deep down that something is not OK, that when we begin to make the choice to be loving it feels foreign. When we begin to truly appreciate how tender, delicate and precious we are, we then begin to feel how much we are worth honouring and committing to bringing our great love within to the lives we live, guided by a relationship with our bodies where truth is always communicated to us.

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