Relationships: It’s Now About What I Feel, Not What Serge Benhayon Says

by Anonymous

I have changed my life for the better since participating in Serge Benhayon’s and Universal Medicine’s workshops.

What Serge has shared with me about relationships is that I must always love myself first before I can truly love another, and to give everyone the opportunity to feel loved by loving them first and not asking them or expecting it from them first – in turn letting them feel that they are love and can share this also.

I also recall Serge presenting to not walk away from another person if they find it difficult to accept either that they are love, or to let the love in and feel that there is in fact someone who loves them deeply; then it will be them who walk away – not us, and that this is the commitment to love that we need.

Universal Medicine has also shared with me that there has always been a gentle, loving, delicate, amazing and precious me on the inside… such that I am a truly loving person, full of joy, full of confidence and full of a deep respect and responsibility for myself, others and life. Not only did Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon suggest that this was in all of us, but they and he offered a true way of how to connect to this, and I thank them deeply for this.

Once I began to connect to this place more regularly, I started to like myself more, respect who I am, and appreciate that I deserve nothing but gentleness and deep nurturing, care and even adoration, and to be cherished. This was very foreign to me at first, because I had spent most of my life not truly liking who I was, with a deep lack of self-worth, a deep self-loathing, never feeling enough and never having true confidence in life. I tried to cover this up by excelling at everything I did, from school and sports and careers to heavy and abusive binge drinking from the age of 15, experimentation with drugs, risky adrenaline-based activities as well as many so-called ‘random’ partners – oh dear!

I soon came to realise that the alcohol, drugs and adrenaline behaviours were a way to try and cope with life, and the fact that deep down I didn’t like who I was, never felt enough, and was never truly happy with the so-called ‘fantastic and successful life’ that I had created for myself on the outside by excelling at everything.

I also saw that the many partners were a way to try and feel loved, to get touched or get affection to confirm that I was enough, that I was adorable and delicate and worth cherishing – but the truth was that I was never touched in a loving, adoring or cherishing way, so in fact it was just another way to accept abuse in my body and confirm that I was horrible. How ironic.

As my self-worth, self-love and an awareness of how to be another way with myself grew, I began to say no to these unloving behaviours and self-abuse. In particular this process involved me asking people close to me to be more honouring and loving with me in the way they spoke with me and touched me, especially my partner. This was very difficult at first because of the deep self-loathing that was still there, along with an uncomfortable lack of confidence to speak up, because on the inside the self-abuse and self-loathing would speak to me and say “Who’s going to listen to you?” or “Why is what you feel so important?” It is at these times, I’m afraid to admit, when I was very likely to pull out the “Serge (Benhayon) said this” or “Natalie (Benhayon) said that” card, because deep down I didn’t trust that my words, my expressions and my feelings were enough – or would be heard.

This is how and when the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine is and was abused, and is commonly done so by other women with the same lack of self-worth. What I was truly trying to express in those moments was what I felt, so it wasn’t a case of doing what I was told – it was more a case of me needing something or someone to back me up, to make sure my partner heard me, because I didn’t feel that I was enough. And for this I am sorry, for it was never truly love that I was expressing.

Now as I have built my self-love and my self-worth, I recognise that if I don’t have the inner strength to express what I’m feeling it’s because I haven’t built this same love and respect (that I am asking for from others) towards myself first – which is way more important than having another being loving with me.

As it turns out, the more I am loving with me, the more others naturally can’t help but be more loving with me also; so there is not a need for me to say anything because my being says it all. And the crazy thing is, I’m less bothered by other people’s lovelessness because I’ve already got love anyway. How ironic.

149 thoughts on “Relationships: It’s Now About What I Feel, Not What Serge Benhayon Says

  1. What you’ve done is so important. As I write this there is a discussion in the country where I live of whether porn should be banned and filters put up to restrict the flow of porn through computer servers. Some argue that this is not a good idea because of free will and choice and so on. But they do not consider the abuse that is promoted through porn and the harm it infilters in us and all of society. The way porn works is very sneaky and insidious and it has a very hooking energy to it. This we can all feel when we are touched in a way that does not feel appropriate or loving and calling this out is very important and needed. I don’t think you mentioned porn in your blog but I found it quite relevant to the topic.

  2. We are less bothered and expecting of other people’s love when we love ourselves how very true, so if we do react then the question becomes how are we in loving ourselves in that moment and how can we bring more love to ourselves from us.

  3. I used my relationships in the past to fill gaps or needs and actually had that expectation on others. Now I take responsibility, full responsibility, for my own love, and my relationships (with friends, family colleagues etc) are oh so different. They have breathing space to allow for what is naturally there between us, instead of me filling it with my imposed expectations.

  4. I have never considered that people with lack self worth or lack of confidence from not living the wisdom Serge presents, would use ‘Serge says’ as a way of backing up what has been said, but it makes complete sense. How gorgeous that you can come to a place where you can look back and see what you were doing and why and now live in a way that no longer needs to do that for you speak the truth through the way you live.

  5. What is on the outside is a reflection of what is on the inside so if I want to be adored, cherished, respected, listened to and loved then it makes absolute sense to me that I give all of these qualities to myself first.

  6. We don’t love ourselves enough and feel incomplete and then seek others on the outside to fulfil us or complete us and then they don’t or can’t love us as we know we deserve to be loved because they in turn do not love themselves enough and so we are confirmed as being unlovable! What a set up and so great to expose this merry go round and break the cycle once and for all.

  7. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine constantly supports me to feel my inner qualities such as beauty, sensitivity, clarity and so much more including the grandness, continuously helping me to be and live the true me which I have always known but chose to be unaware. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine is showing me that we hold a wisdom within our inner heart that is far greater than we ever imagined.

  8. “the more I am loving with me, the more others naturally can’t help but be more loving with me also” This is great wisdom Anonymous and is great to try this way of being out – give it a test run. It brings in self-responsibility to because we begin to see more deeply all of the reflections on offer, rather than looking outwardly and perhaps blaming someone or wanting someone to change (which I know I have been caught in myself).

  9. SO true – when we love ourselves we are less needy of receiving that love from others. That is such a freedom to others in our lives and means our relationships are brimming with love!

  10. ‘Ironic’, or might we say ‘deeply confirming’… that the the love we know within ourselves is tantamount to determining what we will or won’t accept from others, and how we are impacted upon (or not) by another’s actions and behaviours.

  11. Thank-you for sharing this anonymous. Pulling the ‘Serge said’ or ‘Natalie said’ card needs to be exposed for all that it is in full, and how deeply dishonouring it is of people such as Serge Benhayon and Natalie Benhayon who present true wisdom for all. The understanding that we may resort to this, due to a lack of foundational worth in ourselves is important for all to not only consider, but take home and deeply so.
    If I were on the receiving end of such a statement, when feeling emotionally reactive, it would steer my focus to blame the influence of others on why my partner may be changing and/or trying to say that something wasn’t ok, for example, rather than having the opportunity to go deeper and actually look at the ill-dynamics that have been raised in the relationship.

  12. I recall learning the same thing about commitment to love in a relationship Anonymous and it had a very powerful impact on me too. Understanding what it really means to love another, and that love is a state of being we hold and can express from, changes everything… there is nothing to seek or ask of another, only the ever-deepening potential of our own love to be. The rest takes care of itself in that another will choose to do the same, and hence offer back the same reflection of love, or say no, and choose to leave the relationship. Very simple really.

  13. I have pulled the “Serge said” or “Natalie said” card many times with my family, and when I’ve done that, it doesn’t’ come with the lived wisdom of either of them because I’ve used it to not speak up or to control or manipulate something I would like changed. It just pushes others away more and sets up a incorrect perception of Serge and Natalie or any others we use.

  14. “As it turns out, the more I am loving with me, the more others naturally can’t help but be more loving with me also; so there is not a need for me to say anything because my being says it.” This is what I am finding too if we express lovingly with tenderness and honesty there is nothing for someone else to connect to other than to feel the love we are expressing. Express anything less than love and it gives others the opportunity to express less too. It is amazing to put this into action and feel how simple and uncomplicated life can be.

  15. The quality that Serge Benhayon engenders is not blind following but self-worth, love and appreciation, not from beliefs and ideals but through practical ways to live that reconnect us to true nature, which is this.

  16. “I also recall Serge presenting to not walk away from another person if they find it difficult to accept either that they are love, or to let the love in and feel that there is in fact someone who loves them deeply; then it will be them who walk away – not us, and that this is the commitment to love that we need.” This is such an eloquent description of how ‘to be love’.

  17. The greatest relationship we can ever have is with self- first and then all our relationships are a beautiful and loving reflection of what lives within us.

  18. This says it all “As it turns out, the more I am loving with me, the more others naturally can’t help but be more loving with me also; so there is not a need for me to say anything because my being says it all.” So, for me to be more loving with myself is to accept all I feel in my body and stay with it tuning into what I know that supports me. This includes letting go what does not support me.

  19. This is great and a confirmation to read “I started to like myself more, respect who I am, and appreciate that I deserve nothing but gentleness and deep nurturing, care and even adoration, and to be cherished.” We all need this kind of love for ourselves and it does not matter how much love you receive from another if your not committed to loving yourself first because, at the end of the day the love you feel is the love you are.

  20. To love ourselves first before we can love another makes not only sense but is so very possible to live and has an enormous effect on how we are with each other. When we start with ourselves, caring and loving ourselves, we naturally take this to everything we do and everyone we meet.

  21. I can really relate to the ‘so and so said…’ card – and yes, definitely, there’s the lack of confidence, and for me there is also the lack of willingness to be responsible for the choice I am making. I can feel how I was happy to give my authority away if it was to avoid any possible attack. Instead I am nominating something/someone as a scapegoat just in case if it turns out what I am choosing was not right/good. Very exposing how unloving the loving choices I thought I was making.

  22. What you share here is key, yes we have to love self first, without that as a foundation how can we love another, ‘I must always love myself first before I can truly love another, and to give everyone the opportunity to feel loved by loving them first and not asking them or expecting it from them first ‘. Absolutely.

  23. This is a real turn around from not liking who you are, ‘with a deep lack of self-worth, a deep self-loathing, never feeling enough and never having true confidence in life.’ to now, ‘I started to like myself more, respect who I am, and appreciate that I deserve nothing but gentleness and deep nurturing, care and even adoration, and to be cherished.’ This is so true and gorgeous.

  24. Love builds love, and love welcomes more love. The more we allow and surrender to love, the fuller we become, and the more we offer the gift of love without wanting or expecting another to do the same.

  25. Feeling the true love that is within us allows us to appreciate the fragile petals of a rose and breathe the delicate fragrance rather than grab at the stem and get caught on the thorns.

  26. Living from the inside out is living in connection to the truth of our love, and as such we are guided by our inner-wisdom to live with the confidence to stand strong and be who we are in the world.

  27. “Universal Medicine has also shared with me that there has always been a gentle, loving, delicate, amazing and precious me on the inside… such that I am a truly loving person, full of joy, full of confidence and full of a deep respect and responsibility for myself, others and life.” A beautiful gift when we choose to appreciate and accept this truth.

  28. Thank you Anonymous, this blog spoke to me deeply today in particular ‘if I don’t have the inner strength to express what I’m feeling it’s because I haven’t built this same love and respect (that I am asking for from others) towards myself first’ … so in fact it’s about building that love and strength in us, and allowing ourselves to be and speak from there as we do, no images or expectations here, just a simple, loving, lived way.

  29. This is the key difference between so many other forms of self help or religion that I have found. Not only does Serge talk the talk (anyone can tell you how to do things better), but he walks and in that provides a very clear example as well as his teaching in bringing it to life and making it an absolutely relevant way of living.

  30. The love we deserve is out of this world! Luckily, we have bodies that can express as vehicles of this universal Love.

  31. Its interesting when I read about all the drugs that we experiment with / use… I think of alcohol or the illicit drugs. But what about the more mundane, everday one’s that we use – caffeine and out whole endocrine system – choosing to get off on adrenaline or anxiety? The more normal they are the more we unconsciously allow them rather than stopping and realising they are not a natural day to day experience.

  32. Having completely closed down from feeling in the past, it is now amazing in just how much I can feel and read situations accurately now that I honour and respect myself and my body.

  33. The honesty in this article is refreshing, it is also bringing an awareness to the harm we bring upon ourselves and others don’t live in full the grace of our authority. A very deeply humbling wisdom, one I so greatly understand, and am working with daily to wipe away any doubts and fears that halt my authority from being expressed.

  34. Learning to take responsibility for ourselves and to be self loving is quite a process, as self disregard and dishonouring of ourselves are pervasive and deep patterns that seem quite normal because so many people are disregarding themselves. We are even taught to put others before ourselves and that sacrifice is “good”. But this just doesn’t work because self love needs to become our foundation before love in its true quality can truly be shared with others (and not the emotional love). This must be one of the most important things our global population needs to reinstate into daily living and education if we are to truly eradicate disharmony and the various maladies we have worldwide that come from the lovelessness we all currently live.

  35. It is amazing how we find it hard to be the authority of truth even though we know it so. In justification, we make ourselves small, we measure the living out of the truth we know so not to be seen or felt in full.

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