If someone had told me 15 years ago what my life would be like today I would never have believed them. Sure, everyone’s life can change – if you want it to – but never in a million years would I have believed just how much my life would change, and how absolutely incredible a journey it would be.
A life lived with drugs, alcohol, working long hours, a busy social life, disregard and disarray, constant stress, overwhelm and complication, was once all part of my day. This was considered and accepted as “normal” – or what I perceived as normal, and sadly accepted as my life – for a while anyway.
The way I lived was confirmed by those around me – all living with similar if not the same issues faced on a day to day basis. So with this confirmation, and having nothing else at the time to go by, I plodded along until such time as I began to feel there had to be more to life. I could not keep going the way I was.
My body began showing signs of exhaustion, no longer coping with the stresses and pressures of a failing relationship and a stressful yet successful business, along with the usual challenges of daily life. I was great at being able to forget about the day and my troubles over a glass of wine, a joint or a catch up with friends, all of which was only ever a distraction and a temporary fix. All the unresolved issues that I felt and lived with never went away – they were always there, only being pushed aside temporarily until the distractions I chose wore off and a new day began, always with the same issues still lingering.
Now, fifteen years on, after making different choices to no longer live in the avoidance and arrogance, I have instead chosen to deal with my issues and what I feel in every moment.
The choices I have made have come from a direct decision to live in a way that is truly supportive and loving – establishing a way of living that allows me to continue to develop a life of love and simplicity. I have made these life changes by:
- Making a commitment to myself to give up the alcohol and drugs
- Living a life of simplicity without the complication and disregard
- Taking responsibility for the choices I make and how I live, and honoring myself and my body
- Introducing self-care into my day – creating a rhythm that supports me to be able to feel how every choice I make affects and impacts on my body
- Looking at every aspect of my life – from the time I choose to go to bed, the food I eat, to the way I look after myself in every moment
- Choosing to love myself for who I am – knowing I am enough just being me, that I do not have to please or appease anyone in order to gain acceptance or recognition.
It is through observing and feeling the level of love and integrity that Serge Benhayon and his family live with that has truly inspired me to commit to changing the way in which I live and the choices I make.
Yes, there are still things that come up (as there is for everyone, I would not be human if I said I was not challenged occasionally), however the difference now is the way in which I choose to deal with the challenges that lie ahead on a daily basis.
With all that has been presented and shared through Serge and Universal Medicine, I am now aware of the choices I make and how they affect not only me and my life, but all those around me as well. By constantly looking at and feeling what I have chosen and whether it supports me, I am no longer avoiding life but instead choosing to feel and deal with it, lovingly without having to be perfect, knowing at times I will make mistakes and that is ok too.
The appreciation I have for my life, family and those around me is endlessly deepening and one that I would not change for the world.
My commitment to myself is one that I am forever working on, constantly making sure that the changes I have made are supportive of the way in which I choose to live: honoring all that is felt in and around me, never taking for granted all that I am and all that I have, as I know that without the constant ongoing commitment and support from Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon I would not be where I am today.
Yes, life can change – if you want it to.
By Nicole Serafin, Age 42 years, Tintenbar NSW, Australia
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