Rediscovering Love – With a Capital ‘L’

by Judith Atack

During my very first meeting with Serge Benhayon of Universal Medicine I recognised I was meeting someone who truly lived Love.

Yes, I have chosen to use a capital ‘L’, as it was way beyond anything I had ever experienced in another human being.

It was one of those pivotal points in life where you feel and recognise a HUGE TRUTH and know your perception of life, and its possibilities, will never be the same again.

Since then, I have chosen to attend many of Universal Medicine’s presentations and courses, and have found Serge’s commitment to living the love that he is, inspiring beyond words – an inspiration that is also presented by all the members of his family and the Universal Medicine practitioners.

How joyous it is to be with people who live their truth – and with the utmost respect and regard for their fellow human beings! It has also been a wondrous time of self-discovery for me, as I have recognised that I too can live this Love.

Another realisation I have come to is that everything I do and say affects everyone I come in contact with. We have all recoiled from the anger boiling up in someone, felt the iciness of disdain… the list is endless. Serge’s presentations have assisted me to become aware of what is actually happening in these situations, and the role emotions, etc. play in our lives… how it all boils down to what we choose to be/do/say in every moment.

This is the BIG one:

I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not… This is personal responsibility to the nth degree – and then some!

On the other hand, I can let myself be caught-up in a swirl of emotions that will stop me from being able to see a situation clearly, or have a problem or situation playing on my mind so I am not really 100% with the people I am talking to. I can also use food to numb myself so I don’t feel what is going on inside me or out there in the world. I can choose to eat chocolate, biscuits and cake to reward myself, or to sweeten life and seemingly make it more palatable. Many use coffee, alcohol, drugs to get themselves through each day; or choose to rage at the world, careless of the havoc this can wreak on people. The list of ways we have of numbing ourselves to cope with life, as we currently know it, is also endless.

I know what I now choose. Yes, I choose to be Love… to be ME… to live this truer and more self-loving relationship with myself – to live it to the best of my ability in every interaction I have and with each and every person I meet – in all areas of my life. Another bonus is that I have developed the ability to be more gentle with myself whenever I have an ‘oops’ moment… and there have been quite a few of these along the way.

I now am able to make fully informed choices and better understand what is happening in my life. It really is wonderful to feel the ever-increasing joy and harmony that has developed in my body – and enriched my relationships as well.

I will be eternally grateful that my choices in life led me to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine – and for the inspiration Serge presents to me to be all that I am.

93 thoughts on “Rediscovering Love – With a Capital ‘L’

  1. I Love Love with the capital L 🙂
    It took me a while to really get it – that being Love is a matter of choice and not something that only a few ‘chosen’ ones can be. We are ALL Love, it’s just that we are not All choosing to live that. I came to this awareness through my own livingness and unfoldment, through making a commitment and series of choices to live life of true love to the best of my ability. This is still challenging at times but with the immutable inspiration from Serge, his family members and Universal Medicine practitioners it becomes much easier and clearer.

  2. Love with a capital “L”. It is so easy to go through life as a victim of circumstances, blaming others for our situation and lot in life. It appears much harder to accept our part in all that happens and see that we ourselves are responsible for the choices we make and the outcomes of these choices. To be able to do this in a gentle way rather than beating ourselves up for our so called mistakes is a gift. And in this way we learn about what works for us and supports us in life so we can begin to make different choices from a place of Love with a capital “L”.

  3. Hi Judith
    You say how Serge, his family and the Universal Medicine practitioners are an inspiration to you and I wholeheartedly agree with that. I would also add you, me and many, many others students and ‘ordinary’ people to that list. It is such a delight to see the often quite dramatic positive changes in people as they try out and live for themselves the truths that are presented.
    You also talk about seeing how your energy affects everyone else and the responsibility of that. It is strange because when I realised how much I harmed others by being bad tempered or whatever, it was actually a very freeing moment for me. This was because when I first started to embrace what Serge presented it seemed to be easier for me to make a choice not to harm others than it did to be directly self-loving. What I didn’t realise at that time, was that the choice to not express in a harmful way was self-loving. The energy that I was expressing (emotional reactions etc) that was harmful for others was also hurting me – therefore my being responsible for my energy started a lovely healing cycle which has continued to expand and develop to the benefit of myself and others.

  4. Yes agree with you – and in my search for Love the greatest gift I have ever been given (via Serge and UniMed) was learning to re-open myself to see, feel and accept that love is something that is lived; that there is no need to go out and search for it as I had been doing in the past. And, like you I have great joy with this rediscovery of Love – thank you Judith.

  5. ‘How joyous it is to be with people who live their truth – and with the utmost respect and regard for their fellow human beings! It has also been a wondrous time of self-discovery for me, as I have recognised that I too can live this Love’. And for so many people who have had the powerful reflection of love and truth that Serge Benhayon and his family live on a daily basis.

  6. I love this line (with a capital L) “I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not… This is personal responsibility to the nth degree – and then some!” That’s it really, that’s what life is all about – choosing to live in a way that allows the love inside us to grown by living lovingly so that we are able to be that way with ourselves and everyone we meet.

  7. ‘Another realisation I have come to is that everything I do and say affects everyone’
    Thank you Judith for this reminder.
    I also realise that all my choices affect everyone and everything and there is no getting away with it. Thanks to Serge Benhayon I have a deeper understanding about self-responsibility and accountability.
    I am responsible and accountable for my choices because I know they do affect everything. In the past I would run from responsibility as I wanted to blame others for what was going on in my life. Now I see things as a constant reflection so I can keep learning and evolving. The biggest thing I have learnt is to Keep things Simple.

  8. Me too Judy, I will also be “eternally grateful that my choices in life led me to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine – and for the inspiration Serge presents to me to be all that I am.” And I also now use the capital ‘L‘ for Love when I mean the real thing!

  9. Also for me Judith, I too have been on an amazing journey of return, to the love that I am, which commenced when I first met Serge Benhayon, and felt the truth in what he was sharing.

    1. I fully agree Nick, “our energetic integrity” above all else is extremely important, it is what helps build and redevelop trust with others. We can all feel when someone is telling us something that is not true, even though they themselves may be so caught up in it they believe it to be!

  10. Lovely Judith thank you for your amazing blog. Isn’t it strange that some people are judging Serge Benhayon even if they don’t meet him personally??? This is something I can not understand – I would always like to know a person personally to make up my own mind – but people are different.

  11. Such a beautiful article filled with deep appreciation for Serge to whom I too am eternally grateful for the inspiration he has offered me. His commitment to living the love he is, is indeed inspiring and beyond words. Thank you for expressing the Love you feel for him and the self discovery this initiated in you and the joy and wonder that followed.

  12. “How joyous it is to be with people who live their truth – and with the utmost respect and regard for their fellow human beings!” Beautifully said Judith. 

  13. I love the claim in your blog – and I agree in everything that you said! Even for me love should deserve all capitals :LOVE. 🙂 because it is everything and the key for everything.

  14. “I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not…” This certainly is the big one Judith, as it affects every aspect of our life and interactions with others.

  15. The beauty of spending time with “people who live their truth” is mainly to me the sense of a deep surrender. Them surrendering to Love and living their truth and shows up a way without judgement or needs towards me. Which gives me, as the opposite, a chance to truly be and by the reflection of their love, surrender to it. I know that I’ve stepped far away from trusting my truth or others, so this is what I can feel happening to me, when there’s someone living their truth. It’s giving me a chance to align and surrender deeper. Sensing my truth is expanding for me – but a living with people, what we are made for as I suppose, who claim and live their truth leaves less tension behind. Or if there’s more tension, because of my issues or patterns – I can feel it as part of evolving – me and them knowing it. Not as a failure as others might see it, who judge themselves and others.

  16. the connection with who we are and being constantly aware of the energy we are in is so important, and as you say when we are being more Love, the oops moments are not a problem and are easily observed and acted on.

    1. Absolutely so much more self loving to treat yourself gently when you have an oops moment than beat yourself up for failing yet again.

  17. ‘I know what I now choose. Yes, I choose to be Love… to be ME… to live this truer and more self-loving relationship with myself – to live it to the best of my ability in every interaction I have and with each and every person I meet – in all areas of my life.’ Thank you Judith, such a beautiful commitment to living Love.

  18. Beautiful testimony of you returning to the truth of the love that you are Judy – very inspiring indeed!

  19. Thank you Judy. What Serge Benhayon presents is so filled with total love and understanding of the human race, explaining why we are the way we are, he helps us to see ourselves compassionately and unconditionally.
    We are love, everything is not.

  20. I too can remember my first meeting with Serge Benhayon as being my first encounter with the uncompromised true Love, the love that I too could describe at that moment with the capital ‘L’. It is heart warming to feel the compassion you have for the people who are lost from this love and choose all sorts of ways to numb themselves to not feel the hurt that is within because of living a life disconnected from this love and joy that so innately lives in us all equally so. Thank you Judith Atack for sharing your love in this blog by which you make it available for everyone who is ready to receive it.

  21. As you share Judy, Love really is that simple – a choice to take responsibility for how we are in each and every moment, to be our true self – Love.

  22. ‘How joyous it is to be with people who live their truth’. The opportunity to live our own truth and ‘Love with a capital L’ is indeed a choice available to us all. Great blog.

  23. Thank you, Judith. “I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not… This is personal responsibility to the nth degree – and then some” – this really stopped me. “Harmlessness”. If I am not being love, I am being harmful. Harmful to the others and harmful to myself. Your examples are great too, I can see many of the patterns that I fall into, and I can see the interaction with the others is the area that probably needs the most attention.

  24. Hi Judith, in a world that’s increasingly about self, those closest to us, or our race or religion, Serge Benhayon is offering a level of responsibility that starts with the self, but that affects everyone. The quality of energy that comes from living love is done in the knowing that everything we do affects everyone. Love is our ultimate responsibility, it transcends all divisions. With the world the way it is Serge Benhayons presentations are sorely needed. Thanks very much for your blog Judith, very true and very inspiring.

  25. Hear hear. I had no real concept of personal responsibility on the scale of energetic responsibility. It encourages great self reflection and I know I am a more whole person for it.

  26. Meeting Serge Benhayon is for sure an epic moment. A before and after moment. And choosing to experiment with his teaching and making different choices has so many benefits. I love the one you described:
    ‘Another bonus is that I have developed the ability to be more gentle with myself whenever I have an ‘oops’ moment… and there have been quite a few of these along the way.’ Accepting and appreciating ourselves every day is a crucial ingredient for a loving life.

  27. Beautifully expressed Judy, it is very self-empowering when we choose to take responsibility for the way we are living. Until I met Serge Benhayon I had never considered what I could be aligning to and that the way I was living could be harmful to others as well as myself. Learning about true love and energetic integrity from Serge Benhayon took responsibility to an entirely new and far deeper level.

  28. Lovely Judith, what struck me is how much energy we give to those other emotions and how if we applied the same dedication to love, life would change forever. Meeting those who live that love reminds us that we are it too and can choose it anytime and that everything we do has an impact, love or otherwise.

  29. Judith very beautiful to read, I too am greatful for my choices that lead me to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, and the choices I have made since then, with the realisation that those choices are my responsibility to take, everything we do has an effect on everything and everyone else.

  30. Judith, attending Universal Medicine and discovering the role emotions play was a big thing for me also. This understanding has helped me make some considerable changes in my life as every time I get myself caught up in some sort of emotional reaction, I know I have made choices along the way to lead to that point. Over time I have found that by working on making loving choices to the best of my ability, my emotional reactions have lessened and I have been able to develop a steadier presence. I’m extremely grateful to those associated with Universal Medicine for showing me the way.

  31. Judith a testimony to what true love is, to meet someone who shows what true love is and by inspiration has supported you (and me, and many others) to take care of and love ourselves and as you beautifully put it ‘I now am able to make fully informed choices and better understand what is happening in my life.’

  32. I absolutely love spelling Love with a capital L as I didn’t even know what love was before meeting Serge Benhayon. The reduced versions of love we are sold during our upbringing are far from truth and living in our divine essence expressing the five elements of God: Love, Truth, Joy, Harmony and Stillness.

  33. Love with a capital L – until I actually met Serge and then attended Universal Medicine events I did not have a tangible understanding of what it truly meant. To observe Love being lived by another is truly inspirational and in my 10 years association with the organisation I am seeing and feeling more Love than ever before.

  34. Rediscovering Love through Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine presentations was a pivotal point in my life too. When learning and feeling the truth of Love, that I felt to the heart of my being, I knew this is what I had been searching outside for all my life, never realising it was far closer then I ever thought possible – within me.

  35. I totally agree with all that you have lovingly shared Judith. “I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not… This is personal responsibility to the nth degree – and then some!” Changing our choices from looking outside and blaming others to looking within and claiming the Love that we are and living from that is huge, not always easy but so so worth it. I’m continually inspired by Serge Benhayon to live a life of Love to the best of my ability.

  36. Beautifully said Judith, I too have discovered love with a capital L and the quality of my life has changed in amazing ways. Meeting Serge Benhayon and experiencing the quality and integrity in how he lives his life is deeply inspiring and supports me to also choose this for myself.

  37. Judith, I loved re-reading your blog today, it was a great reminder for me how much we put in the way of rediscovering Love, when really it is a simple choice to make, especially once we have experienced and connected to that love we hold inside.

  38. Lovely to re-read your blog Judith.”Another realisation I have come to is that everything I do and say affects everyone I come in contact with. We have all recoiled from the anger boiling up in someone, felt the iciness of disdain… the list is endless. Serge’s presentations have assisted me to become aware of what is actually happening in these situations, and the role emotions, etc. play in our lives… how it all boils down to what we choose to be/do/say in every moment.” Choice is huge – not just what we choose to say, think, do, eat etc, but the quality we choose prior to making that choice. Harming or healing? Prana or Fire? Absence of love or Love?

    1. Just recently I have discovered one of my amazing qualities is my willingness to learn and my willingness to face myself, which have been the seeds of my expansion….

  39. “I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not… This is personal responsibility to the nth degree – and then some!” This line says it all. I really appreciate the examples you provided Judy. I find myself choosing things that are not love on a regular basis and make a myriad of excuses as to why I should ‘eat the cake’, ‘have the fantasy’ or get cranky on the road. When I remind myself that I am intact saying no to love these choices begin to stop making sense. The truth is so simple and revealing.

  40. The realisation that it’s about the energy at play and our role in choosing in every moment which energy we’ll play in is a real show-stopper, one of those things you can’t ever conveniently forget you now know. Truth comes with responsibility and we confront both moment to moment.

  41. When I first met Serge Benhayon I knew I and my life would never be the same again. All he said made so much sense and the reflection of his Love showed me that I and all of us are equal Love, we just have to choose to be Love. The understanding of ‘everything is energy, therefore everything is because of energy’ was and continues to be a real ‘light bulb’ moment.

  42. My old pattern was to self-bash as soon as I felt I did something wrong, which created so much hardness and was very harming for my body. Like yourself, I have now developed the ability to be so much more gentle with myself when I have an oops moment and likewise when others have an oops moment.

  43. When I first met Serge Benhayon I knew he was different to anyone I had met. Like you say judy, I met someone who truly lives love and such a wonderful reflection to have in my life.

  44. For me being met and held in love by Serge Benhayon left no doubt in me, as to the existence of God.

  45. Spot on – we are responsible for the energy we choose and the quality of our bodies, our lives and our relationships, there’s no end to everything we are responsible for, and I simply love this.

  46. I am constantly amazed at how every time I meet with Serge Benhayon and hear him speak I will have an ah ha moment much like “feel and recognise a HUGE TRUTH and know your perception of life, and its possibilities, will never be the same again.” Serge is a constant inspiration to constantly expand!

  47. “I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not… This is personal responsibility to the nth degree – and then some!” This is a great sentence. It is our choice to be kind, caring, deal with our own ‘stuff’ so we don’t dump on another. No-one else can do that for us.

  48. Judith to know that I am the only one who is responsible for how I live is such a gift as it leave me free to chose if I want to harm myself and others or to Love myself and therefore Love the others as well.

  49. I find there is a massive amount of joy in taking responsibility for my choices and learning everyday from them, I love this teaching from Universal Medicine. Even when I am irresponsible and make a bad decision, there is a joy in recognising that and making a different choice.

  50. Thank you Judith for a simply beautiful blog, taking personal responsibility for our lives is powerful indeed in make more loving choices. Serge is a man who embodies and reflects the amazing love that we all are and come from.

  51. If we understood the word love in its true sense we would very likely use it much less and would choose more wisely how we are with our self and each other.

  52. I love how you point out here how Serge ‘just’ commits in full to live the Love that he is – that is, if you want to say so, the only difference from him and me. We are all the same love and have our own way to express this love. Serge inspires many in the way he lives to express more of the love who we are. It is on all of us to discover what our way of expressing this LOVE and who we are is. What an amazing journey we are on!

  53. I think we are still a long way behind when it comes to the topic of emotions. Some still consider it as a good thing. On the one hand expressing emotionally can seem ok and on the other it can switch very easily and display horrific behaviours (all sorts of sports events where there is a lot of violence). So it’s a very unpredictable energetic state of being.

  54. When we rediscover or just get a glimpse of what true love is, a capital L is absolutely to be had, simply to bring to words this new found love.

  55. With so many people utterly consumed by their own life with little time to look out to the lives of others let alone care deeply, it is rare to find someone who has such deep regard and respect for his fellow human beings like Serge does. That alone is inspirational… showing us another way to be with those around us whether we know them or not.

  56. Imagine if we flipped the concept of reward upside down and used good old fashioned appreciation to celebrate and sweeten life instead of the sugary foods and drinks that give us a high only to drop us down just as quick.

  57. To live love in full can be challenging as it brings up all that is not love for ourselves and the people we deal with each day and so it takes the willingness to let go and to observe and deeply understand situations and each individual and their choices.

    1. This is well said Judith. Living love in full also brings up the the fact that we moved away from this in the first place, which can be difficult to feel. This is only because, when we live more love in life, more consistently, we realise that there is nothing else as life becomes so exquisite!

  58. There are so many teachers and teachings on this planet that purport ‘being love’ – but outside of Universal Medicine, I have not encountered any that are the real deal, deserving of the ‘capital L’ Judith, as you rightly say.
    There is an integrity and all-encompassing capacity held by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine that is unparalleled. And what a deep healing and confirmation of one’s own knowing of Love it is, to meet such unwavering strength – it has changed my life immensely also Judith. Thank-you for all that you’ve shared here.

  59. It is so true Judith, when we get caught up in an emotional reaction that emotion colours and shadows everything so we cannot see, feel or understand anything else clearly.

  60. ‘How joyous it is to be with people who live their truth – and with the utmost respect and regard for their fellow human beings!’ I agree Judith. And the inspiration for me here, is that we all have the potential to live and reflect this way of living to others. There is nothing special about Serge Benhayon, as he says so himself, but he is living the potential of what we all can call an evolutionary life.

  61. Love is a word that has so many different meanings and interpretations for many people and is said a lot but Serge Benhayon has reintroduced to world the idea that love has to be lived not just said or done and that if our bodies are not full of love then we cannot fully and truly express love to another. And because he lives love to the best of his ability himself, when he talks about love it feels solid, true and authentic.

  62. “It was one of those pivotal points in life where you feel and recognise a HUGE TRUTH and know your perception of life, and its possibilities, will never be the same again.” That was the same for me too and a change warmly accepted. These revelations are always here and are being communicated to us daily via nature and the universe. When you truly listen and are ready to listen it is possible to be open to what is being communicated with you. Its a humble experience to know more than what is actually being seen and it becomes the norm and way of life – a joy to live with the energetic truth!

  63. Being emotional and reactive exhausts me, not only me but the people around me if they don’t say no to that. I find when I’m most reactive is when I’ve taken something personal, I have been living in disregard or wanting to make it all about me for some reason. Living love is completely different, I don’t feel depleted, feel focused and not looking for an out. What’s funny is that in the past I believed it was harder to live love in everything I do. It’s just not real.

  64. A beautiful sharing Judith! The way I see Love now is so different to the way I viewed it in the past. We have such an amazing role model in the way Serge Benhayon and others connected to Universal Medicine live their lives, we are truly blessed.

  65. Learning to ‘stay with myself’ rather than getting ‘caught up in the swirl of emotions’ through the guidance and support of Serge Benhyaon and what he presents has transformed my life from one of a roller coaster of dramas to one that is ever deepening in harmony.

  66. ‘It really is wonderful to feel the ever-increasing joy and harmony that has developed in my body – and enriched my relationships as well.’ I love the simplicity shared here Judith and the fact that everything Serge Benhayon presents is for everyone equally it is never about bettering the self at the expense of another but rather inspiring and supporting another to feel the grandness of love we all are.

  67. We are responsible for the energy we choose to run us, and the consequences of this, and knowing that everything we do and say affects all.

  68. This is a big one, too true, ‘I am responsible for the energy I choose to be in, so I can either live in harmlessness and as lovingly as I can – or not… This is personal responsibility to the nth degree – and then some!’ Great that you are calling this out Judith.

  69. Serge Benhayon is the inspiration that living Love brings an awareness that we have a responsibility to be all the Love that we are.

  70. Very powerful. So important to know and feel that we do have the power to choice to be love whatever comes to us and whatever arises in our bodies. People like Serge show that it can be done.

  71. Thank you Judith, for this gorgeous blog reflecting how I also felt in meeting Serge Benhayon for the first time, meeting someone who lived absolute love, like I have never known before in this life. My inspiration was instantly ignited as I could feel the same quality was within me, that is was who I am was, and that I could choose to live this quality through being willing to connect and surrender to my inner-beingness. To this day my unfolding journey continues with inspiration and awe, with a willingness to heal and a commitment to truth, as such my life continues to be enriched with love the we are in essence, that love we are all here to live.

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