“Can I Have That Guy’s (Serge Benhayon’s) Phone Number ?”

It was late 1999. My life had undergone major changes in the previous two years. My husband had died. Following his death, I had sold the business that we had started and run together for a decade. The business had been on the main street of town, making us very much a part of a small community. I just had to get up and go to work, and the world came through my front door. It was a wonderful segment in my life. And it was over. I was feeling displaced. I was menopausal. I was depressed. But I figured I had good reason to be so I wasn’t looking to fix it. I was just dragging myself around.

My daughter told me that she thought I should go see this guy who had come into her workplace. I don’t follow everyone’s suggestions, I assure you, but I do most often follow my daughter’s. And so I went. I arrived at his home sceptical, determined to keep my secrets close to my vest so as not to give this guy anything to work with – (he wouldn’t pull one over on me), and I was more than slightly irritated that I had to go through the motions of acting like I wanted to be “fixed” when I really didn’t care if I was or not.

An hour later, I walked out amazed – amazed that I could feel so totally different. My whole being was lighter, my body, my mind and my heart. What had happened? We had exchanged a few words, my contribution being that I was depressed, his contribution, almost entirely, a gentle laying on of hands. It was nothing short of a miracle. A couple of hours later, I was walking down the street in Byron Bay when a friend came up to me and said: “Wow! What’s happened to you? You look totally different”. My response, at that point, may have been, “I don’t know. I went and saw this guy named Serge (Benhayon) in Alstonville”. This scenario was to repeat itself many times over the next few weeks, usually resulting in my friends asking me for his phone number.

Eventually I started getting calls from people I didn’t actually know, but they were friends of a friend and had heard, “could I give them his phone number?” It was after a woman from Sydney called (who I had never met) and asked for his number that I called Serge to find out if it was ok to keep giving out his number. After all, he was running a tennis school, did he really have time for all these people? He said the lady from Sydney had already called him for an appointment. He seemed almost as surprised as I was about everyone asking for his number but he graciously said yes, to give out his number if it was asked for.

Over the next year or so, I would periodically go and see Serge for a ‘tune-up’. I doubt that I ever ‘recommended’ that anyone go to see Serge. I didn’t have to. They were clamouring to get his number. During this time, I didn’t really understand what was happening. I just knew an appointment with Serge Benhayon was life-changing in a very positive way.

Eventually, Serge started offering courses. The first one was called ‘Ki Energy’ and was held at the Ballina RSL. My daughter and I attended; there were maybe 20 participants. I still didn’t feel like I really ‘understood’ what was happening –  it defied logic, as I knew it – meaning something I could understand with my mind. And I didn’t have the confidence to think this was something I could do outside of the supervision of Serge Benhayon’s weekend workshop demonstrations. Contrary to what he was teaching, I was sure he was an extraordinary healer and that only he could perform these miracle healings. I never tried practising what I learned in a workshop – I only went because I was trying to figure out what Serge was doing.

Fast forward to 2003. There was a most unfortunate ‘incident’ in my life that left me deeply traumatised. I’m not trying to be secretive but what happened isn’t really relevant to the point of this sharing; the point is that I was suffering from post-traumatic stress. I was so distressed that it took me a couple of months to finally get myself to an appointment with Serge – again, it was at my daughter’s insistence that I went. That’s how messed up I was, I didn’t even think to go to Serge. Or maybe I was embarrassed to be such a mess after all he had done for me?

As anyone who knows Serge Benhayon would guess, I had another miracle healing. Well, almost. I definitely walked out of his clinic rooms a totally different person than when I walked in, but within a couple of weeks I was back. I told him that while I was greatly, enormously improved, I wasn’t back to the old me. I wasn’t the person I was before the incident. He gave me another esoteric healing. Again, I was greatly improved – but two weeks later I was back. (This was when you could still see Serge regularly, on fairly short notice – those days are long gone.)  When I went for the third session, I said, “I’m still not the old me. It is like there is scar tissue in me from the incident and I just can’t quite get on with things. I know you can fix this. Why aren’t you fixing it?”.

Serge said to me, “If I fix you completely, you will be forever running back here to get fixed up. And if not to me, you will be running off to some healer to try and make it better. It’s time for you to ‘get’ that you are the one who is responsible for healing yourself.” Whoa! This was devastating news! What? You mean I have to take responsibility for my own wellbeing? It was so much easier to just pay someone to do it for me.

Hard as it was to believe that this was true, Serge Benhayon had never lied to me. He had told me many things about myself that I didn’t think I knew at the time, yet when he told me, I knew instantly that it was true. He had never shown me anything but love and compassion; he always met me with understanding and with care. I had never felt judged no matter how many times I went or what my complaint was. So, I had to take on board what he was telling me. It was my responsibility to get well and stay well.

Thus began a deep relationship with myself that I had never had. I was 52 years old. I started to embrace the fact that the way I lived my life was the best medicine I could apply. I had a lot of beliefs and ideals that I had accumulated over a lifetime – I started to work with these first. I didn’t even consider dietary changes or any changes to my body. Being a very cerebral person, I wanted to start with what was going on in my head… listening to my body would come some years later.

I only saw Serge on rare occasions after these sessions in 2003. Even though I now accepted my responsibility, I still fell off the tracks once in a while. I last saw Serge, for a private session, in early 2009. That was one of those sessions that was as revelatory as the 2003 session, and a matter for another blog. I have attended almost all talks and lectures given by Serge and the majority of the Australian workshops and courses.

I have never felt as healthy as I do today. So why do I keep attending? Because, I learn something new, every time. I learn about why the world is so chaotic. I learn that I’m not the only one who thinks the world is wacky. I learn about how to deepen the relationship with myself. I learn how to live me in a world that wants me to conform to mass consciousness.

I will be forever giving thanks for the privilege of knowing Serge Benhayon and his family, and for the good fortune of living in Northern NSW where I can have sessions from practitioners who have trained at Universal Medicine, and where I can participate in courses and workshops offered by Universal Medicine. And, if for some unforeseen reason, any of that changes, well, I will still be giving thanks because I have learned how to be my own teacher, my own best friend. I have learned how to love myself and that’s something I didn’t learn from my parents or at school, or at church.  It took Serge to teach me that.

by Gayle Cue, Bangalow NSW Australia

280 thoughts on ““Can I Have That Guy’s (Serge Benhayon’s) Phone Number ?”

  1. It is wonderful how Serge shows us the road to self-healing and sustainable and evolutionary living – it is what we choose to align with that counts.

  2. ‘I started to embrace the fact that the way I lived my life was the best medicine I could apply.’ Beautiful Gayle and true, we can only heal ourselves and this is always our own responsibility. And I am very very grateful Serge is coming to England twice a year to bring his powerful workshops, courses and retreat to the people in Europe.

  3. I love this Gayle! Your healing trajectory is familiar I’m sure to most of us who have worked with Serge Benhayon. Yep, the guy’s amazing, there’s no doubt about that – but ultimately, it’s up to us. I love the way he waited for you to ask the pivotal question.

  4. Such integrity to choose not to fix someone even if we can in order to allow them the opportunity to do this for themselves…

  5. A rare thing that a practitioner not only recommends that we become our own teacher and healer, in other words take responsibility, and rarer still that they actually deeply and intimately know what they are talking about and can give the practical assistance to follow through with such a suggestion.

  6. The proof is in the pudding so a saying goes, and this is a fine example of word of mouth from people that know you, saw a difference and then wanted a piece of it too. In the whole time I have known Serge Benhayon he has never self-promoted or advertised. Every person that I have met has come to him from being inspired by someone they have met and where they could see some changes.

  7. We certainly are our own healers Gayle and Serge Benhayon inspires many to live a life from responsibility, love and truth and that is the best medicine anyone can truly offer.

  8. Very awesome Gayle. I can’t say that when I first met Serge Benhayon that I consciously knew how much my life was going to change. Not one single aspect of my life has remained the same and it’s amazing how I now choose to live compared to how I used to.

  9. It is so empowering to take responsibility and ownership for our own well-being. It literally brings the power we so often give away to others, back to us, so we can make choices in life that are not only for us but for the all.

  10. It asks for a huge amount of humbleness to not fix someone but share with them that they are able to heal themselves and that is what is important to (re)learn. This shows the ultimate integrity Serge Benhayon holds and works with, because he could easily have made a lot of money out of fixing everyone.

  11. Your sentence that ‘I started to believe that the way I lived my life was the best medicine I could apply’ rings so true Gayle. Knowing that we can choose to make a difference to our health and well-being is so empowering.

  12. The quality of a practitioner that supports you to know who you really are, and take responsibility for yourself is something extremely rare and special in this world. Serge Benhayon is such a man.

  13. ‘I have learned how to be my own teacher, my own best friend. I have learned how to love myself…’ Very beautiful Gayle.

  14. I will never forget the first time meeting Serge Benhayon, like we were old friends that we catching up since along time, that familiarity was so strong. The moment he started talking it was like I knew it, my body was saying yes and I found myself nodding along.

  15. Gayle, I have a far greater understanding of myself since knowing Serge Benhayon all my life it has been suggested that I’m the one that is out of kilter with the rest of the world, the ‘Back sheep’ of the family. I am at last starting to develop a relationship with myself and this has helped me to understand the ideals and beliefs that I have absorbed without discerning the truth of them come from this mass consciousness you write about that keeps us all living a lesser life.

  16. ““If I fix you completely, you will be forever running back here to get fixed up” So true, Serge Benhayon knows that healing has to come from within, no-one can heal us as such it has to be our own choice.

  17. An amazing sharing Gayle, I love your straightforward and down to earth way in how you approach it all, to find a way that works for you, starting with your head and then your body, and to have met someone who showed that you heal yourself and to have taken that on board, is very inspiring. And I was struck by what you said, how we’re constantly being asked in the world to be part of a mass consciousness, so very true, and not something we discuss or consider enough.

  18. “Whoa! This was devastating news! What? You mean I have to take responsibility for my own wellbeing? It was so much easier to just pay someone to do it for me.” Ha! This is really great to be exposing, so true, a whole new level of self-responsibility opens up, and another journey begins. I started with workshops and have only ever had one private session (which I didn’t really use wisely I might add) but from all that I realised the same thing, I have to heal myself, and I deeply appreciate all Serge has already given much of which I have yet to embody anyway, and I know we get exactly what we truly need.

  19. Just that one learning is so huge, that no-one else truly can ‘fix’ you, they can support the process help clear old momentums but in the end, its up to us because in our essence nothing needs fixing just returning to and living from – our love. Just imagine if we were all taught that at school?

  20. What an awesome gift of healing in itself – to be given the keys to your own healing process and empowered in this way is revelatory and in my opinion sets Serge Benhayon apart from many other healers I have known.

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