WHY is it That?… Why NOT This?

by Josh Campbell, IT student and a student of life in general, Tauranga, New Zealand

I have no super-amazing story of Serge Benhayon saving me from my pain or my discomfort in life, but rather a simple one of me realising in myself that what he presents is truth. This was not because I had to believe it or try to live a life by idolising the way he lives his, but rather because I could actually feel deep within me that what he said was also a truth for me. This was because I could really experience it for myself by feeling it within me too.

Long before I came across the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine (through hearing about it from my parents), I was living a heavy emotional life – full of stress, anger, frustration, the odd spurt of happiness (which never really lasted), and the odd combination of other emotions from time to time. This, for me, was my experience of ‘feeling’ things. To me, at this time, a feeling was an emotion.

At this stage of my life I was also heavily embedded in the Catholic faith. Despite many obvious inconsistencies with the belief system of this religion, I continued being a devoted Catholic who always tried to get to church every Sunday.

When I first heard the name, Serge Benhayon, it was on my parents’ audio system about 4 years ago. My first thought was “man, my parents are going insane, first playing this weird music from Chris James and now listening to this!” This thought was confirmed when I first went to a workshop of Chris James’ with my parents where I was told to ‘feel the music’. Chris would then ask everyone how they felt about it, and most would respond and say that it was lovely, or gentle, or they could feel it in their lungs or something to that effect. What?! To me a ‘feeling’ was an ‘emotion’, and an emotion was just that. There was no ‘feeling’ into your organs or ‘feeling’ that it was lovely or gentle. Soft was the best I could do, and Love was something you gave to God or your girlfriend (not that I had one at that stage).

It was not long after that when I realised all of what I was hearing from Serge Benhayon, my parents, and Chris James was actually true. You can feel your body. You can feel love in it… and you certainly can feel much more than emotions. I realised emotions were on the surface. A true feeling in the body was much much deeper. This was a truth for me, not because I heard it from Serge or my parents or Chris, but because I actually experienced it in my own body.

These feelings could actually tell you more than just whether something was true or not. They have a quality to them that enables everyone to be able to know much much more about something than the standard intellectual can fathom. This quality enables us to find out what the quality of energy is behind an action, thought or word. These qualities can be lovelessness or love (prana or fire). When I realised this for myself I realised there was much much more to this world than we currently are allowing ourselves to know. I have come to realise through my own experiences, the fact that children feel much much more than just emotions… in fact to them, they don’t know emotions, only true feelings of love or lovelessness.

Feeling (which, by the way, is something that everyone does every moment of every day – just not realising or honouring of it) into the feelings that I felt as a child of 3 years; “Why is it that? Why not THIS?” was the statement I was asking myself regularly. As a child I felt (as do all children of that age) the energies of life. This meant that I could walk into a house and not have to know the people in it, but I could FEEL THEM. The absurd thing is that, as a child, you DO NOT even THINK of questioning these feelings, you just know that they are true. Young children at this age, for instance, will tell their parents that they feel discomfort in their shoe because there is something in it, like a stone. They do this because at this age they just know by feeling, that that discomfort is not true and need not be there. A child is never taught in any way what is right or wrong: they just know that something like a stone in a shoe is just not right.

YET how is it that even two years past this age the child actually begins to question these feelings to the point that they will actually be prepared to walk around and put up with the discomfort which they just knew two years ago was not right or supposed to be there?

At what point does a child, who will not even think of questioning these natural feelings, actually begin to question them and start living a life of much less sense than that which they had as a wee child?

If everything is energy, then everything (from the smallest bacterium to the stone that is in the child’s shoe) must be because of energy. This means that the loss of the natural way of being of a child can be explained by the science of energies, especially because the child can feel energies and thus will respond to them on a greater level than the contracted human mind can understand.

We all know that a child looks to its parents for guidance and support, but if a child sees the world differently to how the parent thinks it sees the world, is it possible that they may see the things we think are part of ‘good’ parenting differently to how we think they see them?

Could this explain a little bit more of why an innocent child develops into an adult with behaviours that are anything but innocent?

Is it possible, that to a child who has come into the world fresh with true innocence and all they want is LOVE, that ANGER feels like a drop of poison?

Love is therefore not an emotion or some ideal or ultimate form of expression to someone. Love is an energy. If all is energy, then everything must be because of energy. The problem is, science already knows this but chooses to make it a point of study rather than a truth they live in their everyday lives.

If everything is energy, is it possible that there may be two types of energy: love and a lovelessness? If everything in society was founded on the energy of lovelessness, then is it not possible that people lose a foundation or a mark of what true love is because they would have not felt or lived such an energy enough to know the difference? If God is love, then God must be then the energy of love. If we all come from love, then how wayward have we become as a race of beings if the grandness that we are actually from can at best be intellectualised by many, but is never actually lived?

This is all that Serge Benhayon’s teachings are about: bringing the energy of love into our everyday living so we can start to return to living the truth and full grandness we are all equally from. It can be at times very difficult to see that what Serge is presenting is all about the grandness we all truly are, when the teachings do rock the very foundations of lovelessness many have built their lives upon. This can be why Serge’s teachings appear very challenging. Serge is never showing you that you are not love, but rather he is forever teaching about the love we are all truly, from showing each one of us who we are not and therefore helping present a picture of who we truly are.

147 thoughts on “WHY is it That?… Why NOT This?

  1. Thank you Joshua you described perfectly the difference between a feeling and an emotion. There are many pearls of wisdom in this great sharing this is one that stood out for me -‘Serge is never showing you that you are not love, but rather he is forever teaching about the love we are all truly, from showing each one of us who we are not and therefore helping present a picture of who we truly are.’

  2. The last part sums up the work of Serge Benhayon very well. He presents that we are love and how that love can be lived in everyday life. Without this we have no marker or means of knowing any different. It challenges the loveless foundations but without this rocking we are left in the dark believing that we are that lovelessness or that such is unchangable or natural when it is anything but natural.

  3. Josh, your blog got me wondering at what age I was when I first learnt to shut down what I could feel and go along with the flow of the environment I lived in. My mother found it challenging to keep track of where I was as a young child because I would often leave the yard and go off on my own. I am wondering now if this was part natural curiosity to explore but also part to escape the pressure I was feeling from shutting down my light and not expressing what I could feel. Later on I was a bit of a black sheep whereby I would make some very direct comments to people. Yet there was no tenderness in how I was speaking and it was more about enjoying the shock value of saying something aloud that others were avoiding like the plague. It was like I was feeling the energy but not knowing what I was feeling or how to handle it so I would just blurt it out with no discernment. It is just making me realise how sensitive I have been all my life.

  4. HA! “Love is an energy. If all is energy, then everything must be because of energy. The problem is, science already knows this but chooses to make it a point of study rather than a truth they live in their everyday lives.” What a point!! There is this truth we discovered, ‘Everything is Energy and because of this, all is because of Energy’ – And we study it, instead of living it. But that is an illusion as well, that we study it. A true study can not be less then living it.

  5. ‘I could walk into a house and not have to know the people in it, but I could FEEL THEM’. It’s the same when we walk into an unfamiliar office building. We can feel the organisational culture of the place instantly – and that culture is itself merely the whole of the sum of the individual parts – the employees – and how they collectively feel. One welcome mat soup of aggregate feelings.

  6. It is quite a shock to realise that the way most people live is devoid of love. It is a shock to wake up to the fact that what we thought was love pales when we know that true love has no emotion in it whatsoever. But once realised and freed from this veil of unknowing, it is the most beautiful thing to know love and to know we are made of this and are from this. That God is love, makes so much more sense to me now than it did before when I thought I knew love but had no notion of the vastness and depth of true love.

  7. “This was not because I had to believe it or try to live a life by idolising the way he lives his, but rather because I could actually feel deep within me that what he said was also a truth for me.” You say that you don’t have a super amazing story to tell about Serge Benhayon, but what you share here is the simplest example you can bring. When we hear truth we can feel it in our bodies and know deep inside that it is our truth too.

  8. Thank you Joshua for explaining so aptly what feeling is and how as children we all lived quite naturally by feeling/sensing the world.

  9. “….These qualities can be lovelessness or love (prana or fire). When I realised this for myself I realised there was much much more to this world than we currently are allowing ourselves to know.” So true and so simply and beautifully expressed. Children feel this and know it, but are so often surrounded by the lovelessness, that they move away from the truth that they are inherently born with.

  10. What you share is so true Josh, ‘you certainly can feel much more than emotions’. I also totally agree, our emotions are much more superficial and usually occur as a reaction to something we have pictured in our mind that got smashed or expectation we had that did not occur. In comparison what we feel is much more deeper than this as our feelings bring far more simplicity, clarity and understanding to the narrow pictures our emotions only see.

  11. “I realised there was much much more to this world than we currently are allowing ourselves to know.” Josh, this brief statement speaks volumes. Serge Benhayon makes sense of it all and shines a light on the purpose of life and the understanding that everything is energy.

  12. When you spoke about emotions being on the surface and feelings being deeper that makes total sense. I always saw emotions as the reactions to the feelings, which of course they usually are, but the 3D visual is great to understand it on many different levels. We are love and love cannot be on the surface level, it is not just 2D or 3D it is every D. Kids know it, so it is worth considering … re-connecting with that space inside us might just be the amazing coming home we have been searching for.

  13. Joshua, I love what you share with us about how our feelings can tell us more about what goes on behind the scenes in all situations in life, than what appears to meet the eye. Through connecting with our body and the feelings that arise within it, we will know what is truth and what is not truth

  14. We feel from our bodies, and we know very well how to counter this. But Serge Benhayon teaches that we can choose to not counter it and let go of the contraction we choose early in life to not feel what we get reflected from our parents, who chose the same. It is about letting in the love that we innately know.

  15. It is challenging that if we are from love and are not living this, when someone like Serge Benhayon comes along to remind us of the truth, is can be a jolt and can cause resentment. This is the most loving thing someone can do for us, remind us of who we are and inspire us to live it.

  16. “It can be at times very difficult to see that what Serge is presenting is all about the grandness we all truly are, when the teachings do rock the very foundations of lovelessness many have built their lives upon.” I love your clear statement Josh, for me it said it all . . . thank you for putting your finger on to it.

  17. Thank you Josh for reminding me to be open to the wonder and truth of the work presented by Serge Benhayon, and to be ever grateful for the changes we are all making through The Way of The Livingness.

  18. Thank you Josh for your article, it is interesting that as a young child we know what feelings are, then we lose this and go into reactions which are emotions which we then believe are true until we are shown by what Serge Benhayon presents that underneath emotions are our true feelings, we have gone full circle back to the truth of what we really feel and the grandness of who we truly are.

  19. Great blog, great wisdom being shared. Emotions completely stop us from feeling, they take over the body and the energy we get caught in is lovelessness. Until we are ready to let go of that indulging energy, we will keep going round and round in circles.

  20. To differentiate between an emotion and a feeling is one of the basic teachings of Serge Benhayon and understanding this difference has brought a huge change to my life.

  21. The simple fact, that you were very much into the emotions that are so rampant in this world but realised that underneath is a calm ocean of simply feeling and being, brings very clearly to fore the two worlds we can choose to live in; the constant emotional rollercoaster and complication or a settling a step deeper into our bodies and allowing ourselves to feel and observe, where life unfolds instead of we needing to run after it.

  22. People very often need their foundations of lovelessness rocked and Serge Benhayon’s teachings most certainly do that…. giving people the opportunity to have a new marker of love to live and be inspired by rather than settle for the less we often don’t realise we are settling for.

  23. Hello Josh and we want to hear it all types of different ways but you have described how it truly is beautifully here from Serge Benhayon, “bringing the energy of love into our everyday living so we can start to return to living the truth and full grandness we are all equally from.”

  24. Very beautiful Josh, and you share it in a way that gives an understanding that in fact when we are presented love, it’s uncomfortable as it shows us where we are not living that love, but without having the love shown in the first place we often cannot see that there is this love in us to be lived. Not a study but a lived everyday way to being, to be explored and lived.

  25. Identifying that that there are in truth only two energies, love and lovelessness, and that even feelings are energy brings great simplicity and truth to life. You have delineated this with great simplicity and clarity, Joshua, thank you.

  26. Understanding that ‘feeling’ doesn’t mean being emotional has really helped me connect back to myself and not live just from the emotional reaction I had to everything, whether that be sadness, happiness, anger, frustration etc.

  27. I have found it very challenging at times when Serge Benhayon would present on something where I would feel nothing but a resistance but even in the resistance it meant that I had felt truth and it was simply a matter of surrendering. So whenever I feel not myself in a workshop or presentation to not put up a fight within myself but to embrace and welcome the feeling offering me an opportunity to go deeper and let it go to hold more love in my body.

  28. Every time I see young child I instantly feel how love is who we are innately. We emanate it when we are young and but even though most of us bury it as we grow, it is still there just waiting for us to feel back inside for ourselves.

  29. I love the example of the stone in the shoe. Why do we choose to override what we feel and begin to question it’s validity? Why do we push ourselves aside so much, ignore ourselves and create complications for ourselves? We once saw everything so clearly and life was so simple, then we got older, and allowed a different way of being to enter our world. Is it possible we have it wrong and that as children we are at our wisest point in life, and the older we get, the less wise we become?

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