Walking in Presence and Without Pain

Not long ago I attended a Universal Medicine course – Esoteric Healing Level 4 Part 2 where Serge Benhayon taught us the ‘acceptance walk’ – when you walk the ‘real you’, with purpose and focus, staying present with your body (without your mind always wandering off). I found it easy to do this with Serge, and to the music of Glorious Music by Michael Benhayon. Although I ‘practised’ the acceptance walk a lot when I returned home from the course, I realise now that I had never really walked staying present with my body; in other words, I had never truly walked ‘me’.

I could feel in my walking that there was always an element of ‘drive’ or ‘push’, or an intention to walk to lose weight or get fit. Consequently, I began to get a very painful right leg (in the groin/hip area) every time I walked, no matter how much I ‘tried’ to stay present with my body – even over short distances, and even walking slowly. So I began to walk less and less – even though I know that I love to walk – because I was unable to walk without pain and the pain would sometimes keep me awake at nights.

This all changed this morning. I woke later than usual and I felt a little tired and fragile… but it was a beautiful morning, so I decided to go for a walk. My right leg started to hurt just a few metres down the road – even though I was walking slowly.

Halfway across the park near our home I looked up and saw a flock of birds (swallows or godwits) flying in formation. As I stopped to watch, they fanned out and, just for a brief moment, came into a heart shape in the sky. I felt the magic of God in that moment, and it felt so beauty-full. Then they did some more amazing displays for me – once they went high and spread out; then floated down like a huge fireworks display. All of a sudden I really felt I was staying present in and with my body, i.e. connected to my body, in a way I had not often felt before, other than during and after Sacred Esoteric Healing sessions.

I could feel the stillness inside my body: it felt like a warmth, a glow. I could feel the warm glow in my whole body, but especially around the area of my heart. When I started to walk again I could still feel the stillness and the glow, and it felt like I was taking that radiance with me and spreading it to all I met. I discovered that I was really enjoying connecting with the people I met on my walk, and that I was really enjoying being with my body walking, and being with ‘me’, in connection with all of myself.

I realised that I was effortlessly staying present with my body without ‘trying’ to be present: my focus was also effortless, as my mind was with what my body was doing and feeling. Yes, my mind did wander off a little, but I very quickly was aware of that and easily came back to my body. For the rest of the walk I was very aware of everything around me – birds flying, dogs joyfully running into the sea to pick up a stick, the crispness in the air… in short, the wonder and glory of life.

I found that I could keep this stillness and presence even if I walked faster, as long as there was no ‘drive’ or rush. And, for the first time in a long time, I was walking without pain in my right leg/groin; and I felt my left leg working as hard as my right leg.

I know now that, for me, the key to walking ‘me’ is to stay aware of everything around me, which in turn brings me the awareness of being connected to my body – to the ‘real me’ – which in turn increases my awareness of everything!

I also know that walking ‘me’ (in presence/stillness) affects everyone I meet on the walk, so that maybe they too are inspired to walk with themselves – in a loving way for their bodies.

And all simply by staying present and connected with my body, and with everything around me, and all the while being able to walk without pain, so that I could feel the stillness and beauty that I am.

I can now walk without pain – a miracle? Yes!

I feel huge appreciation for Serge Benhayon and the teachings of Universal Medicine for showing me the way.

By Anne Scott, Auckland

511 thoughts on “Walking in Presence and Without Pain

  1. Anne your love for life and the miracles that are possible is infectious. What an incredible transformation – we have no idea what is possible if we commit to being present every moment.

  2. Walking had always seemed like a pointless exercise to me. Frankly it took too long and didn’t give enough results. But now life has changed and on my walks I have time to enjoy the movement of my body, feel how I am feeling, get some outdoors fresh air, and best of all, walk.

    1. Ha! I love your honesty, Heather. There are many who don’t consider walking to be exercise. I used to be an exercise instructor in a gym and when interviewing new members I would ask what exercise they were doing currently -quite a few said ‘none’ and later in the discussion they said they walked for an hour a day! Yet Hippocrates said, ‘walking is the best medicine’.

    2. Yeh I remember feeling the same and wondering why so many people went on walks and what the point of it was, but I’ve discovered that a walk can actually change my whole day, it can change how I feel, my commitment, my willingness to embrace life… yep I definitely underestimated what was possible in a walk.

  3. I find walking the ‘real me’ isn’t just about being present with my body. Walking the ‘real me’ means accepting every part of me and allowing it to shine out. This brings so much lightness and joy as I walk free of the ‘shoulds’ I have conformed to all my life.

    1. I loved your comment Fiona -to be true to yourself you do indeed need to accept every part of you, including your weight and shape (which has been tricky for me).

  4. I felt today how taking notice of how we walk, how we sit, and how we move in general helps us to feel more aware of exactly where we’re at, and what is going on around us. I actually felt how lifting my toes when I push off with each step changed my whole walk, and my whole body, to be lighter, more joyful and more open. If it seems a little wild that such a seemingly tiny change can have a huge effect on our mood, thoughts and whole body movement – try it.

  5. It is so true when we feel connected to ourselves we naturally want to connect to others and while sometimes this is not always appreciated by others, I am learning to not allow the reactions of others to impact the relationship I have with myself and the connection to my body.

    1. Absolutely Caroline. I have found that most people simply love me connecting to them -really meeting them for who they are inside, and maybe they have experienced that for the first time.

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