The Freedom – Responsibility Connection

It is ironic that responsibility and freedom are both so intrinsically connected and yet we have never stopped and paid attention to this.

Why?

Question – Why are we afraid to see that responsibility brings freedom?

Answer – Because it scares the living daylights out of us. It scares us to feel that we are so very much deeper than just ordinary beings living our lives mostly on auto-pilot and numbed and conditioned to our own follies; thinking all the time that we are a superior and intelligent race.

Where is the intelligence in letting our true selves go?

We are far more powerful than what we have reduced ourselves to, and this awakening to the fact can only come when we become responsible. This freedom of choice is free – ready – waiting for us to come back to! But how willing are we to take this path?

As I dived deeper into myself with my commitment to evolving and unshackling the barriers to true freedom, what I realised big time was that with responsibility came lessons and learnings. Some very hard lessons. When I was able to take a clear view into my past I could see that I had only been repeating these very lessons without actually taking the responsibility to learn and implement them. One of the biggest lessons of course will always be about ‘responsible choices’ in everything we do.

For me this lesson has been Epic!

How do I think? What thoughts do I have? What words do I utter?

This is huge just to feel how conditioned I had been to allow myself to think in a way that only made me live 50% of who I am. At times even less than that.

So imagine a super race car without the right kind of tyres going around the track – making pit stops that keep on lowering its capacity to stay ahead in the game. That’s how I was going around and around in life… repeating the same lessons without learning much; and yet I always knew there was a divinity in me that was wanting to burst forth in all its power, just like a supercharged turbo engine that sparks up when you turn it ON and goes the distance.

We – all of us – have not even scratched the surface when it comes to understanding who or what is responsible for the thoughts that pervade us, rule us, imprison us day and night. We are all Supercars waiting for the spark to come alive and fire us up… and yet some of us, knowing this to be true, deliberately crank it down – a paradox truly!

When I started upon this path I could easily sense and feel that surely there was something that existed that knew how to manipulate me into thinking in a manner that made me irresponsible. This ‘something’ – which I have now come to understand as the ‘spirit’ – is clever, insidious and is a master manipulator. This not only bullies but has bullied us all, individually and collectively, for thousands of years in the truest sense.

This spirit is a part of me, has always been a part of me and yet has done everything possible in its power to sabotage my true essence from playing out. This might sound like some sci-fi story but it’s true and it does not absolve me from being responsible at any single moment in time. When Serge Benhayon, through the teachings of The Ancient Wisdom, finally shed light on what exactly is the spirit and how different it is from our very Soul, I knew then the moment had come to take on my ‘spirit’ in a way that I had not ever done in my recent few lifetimes.

Once this was shown to me, or rather I chose to see it, I could now fathom the level of irresponsible behaviour that I had allowed in myself for so long.

Initially this was not just an eye-opener but also a great lesson in humility and was necessary to break down my arrogance. I could now see that everything that I thought – those thoughts that I believed only I was privy to, that no one else would ever know, what I think and how I think – was all so irresponsible.

I have seen so many times in my past that I ended up saying/doing things (actions, patterns, behaviours, speech) because of those thoughts, and then regretted having said or done things that so obviously harm and hurt people around me, and most importantly hurt me more than anything. And to now be aware of my thoughts, to catch them when they come, and to feel where they come from . . . do they come from my fears, needs, selfishness, individuality or do they come from One-ness? Doing this has made me far more responsible than I had ever been.

There is no Private Idaho!

We can’t escape into a world of thoughts and entertain them, as that does and will affect the quality of our lives and also our relationship with the world around us.

Do I hold back the Truth? Do I express Truth in reaction to any hardness or hurt, whether it’s mine or not?

This has been one of the most beautiful parts of the lesson. To know and understand that holding back truth is far more painful and harmful than saying it when it needs to be said.

I found that I had over time developed a deeply insidious and harming pattern of expressing what I thought was truth from reaction to my hurts, or in judgement to the person/group that I was expressing to. This is equally harmful when any truth is laced with an emotion that reduces us or the other. I never had any problem with being truthful as I always deep down knew I was a Guardian of Light and Truth, but over time I had allowed my behaviours and hurts to dull the luminescence of it.

It took a lot of humbling down on my knees to be able to not only see this but also break through each layer by ill-fed layer to now come to a place where I express Truth no holds barred, but in a way that is loving and evolving even if the other does not choose to feel it. Detachment whilst delivering the truth is the re-mastering process that I am enjoying with each word delivered.

Reductionism is a game I have chosen to not play ball with anymore.

It has been a revelation for me to now deeply revere and honour the truth of the All, and in this the Love that every Truth comes from. An undoing of all my past errors is a journey that keeps freeing me each time I go deeper into respecting this Truth and accepting more and more of the responsibility that I carry as a divine being on this planet.

Since then it’s been challenging no doubt to watch myself and observe and feel how I express the truth in my daily life. And I certainly do not hold back. But I am loving this, for it delivers me to my true self, each time I take responsibility in expressing/presenting truth.

It makes me highly aware of all those negative thoughts that kept me under and away from my own ‘preciousness’!

Serge Benhayon has been a super-cool mentor in showing me All of this. An elder brother who is walking this path with an integrity that shines for all those who walk it with him. With him and all the masters by my side and my deep innate connection to my Soul, I know this time around I am wisely, humbly and lovingly choosing to be Fiery and Free with each breath.

Thus the Freedom connection deepens and deepens and deepens… as does the Responsibility…

By Chetan Jha, London (UK)

Further reading:
Energetic Integrity and Energetic Responsibility
Energetic Responsibility – How Responsible Are We Willing to Be?
Responding with Responsibility

339 thoughts on “The Freedom – Responsibility Connection

  1. This is huge to understand – that our thoughts are not our own and that in fact we have a spirit and that we are in fact a vessel which only has the choice of what passes through us. And that the spirit is here to keep us in creation – whilst the soul is what truly stands to support us.

  2. Responsibility needs to be redefined. Back to its original meaning: That is serving a greater whole.
    Hence, we can say we created our own world, our own space of thinking and believing that responsibility is earthy. Yes ofcourse , as since we have incarnated on this earth, we have responsibilities and surely in the mess we are in, but there is a point we are missing. That is our spherical connection and purpose to live now in a way that is not only responsible in its acts but in its living way. Is your quality of life, movement a contribution to the all or a creation we have defined as reality which is our greatest downfall (creation)?

  3. What I read in this sharing is that there is a true version of us and a character that we call ‘me’, but in fact is a reductionism of the true ‘us’. I can relate to the fact that it’s a whole journey to come back to the true me. Slowly I discover and dare to be honest about, that I am affecting people all over the world by the choices that I make. Either loving choices which gives other people the reflection and energy to also make this choice, or to make choices disconnected from the true me which adds to a pool of energy that people can also tap into and do all the things that takes them away from themselves.

  4. You are right about responsibility – ‘it scares the living daylights out of us.’ We all know we are more than what we fool ourselves we are, that there is something grand about us hidden deep inside – it’s time it came out.

  5. “We can’t escape into a world of thoughts and entertain them, as that does and will affect the quality of our lives and also our relationship with the world around us.” No one ever talks about thoughts and the impact they have not just on us but on the world around us. Yes we know when we are self critical or self doubting that can feel horrible to us, but we never really consider all the thoughts we have during our daily lives and what happens to them.

  6. Responsibility can be seen as terrifying once we realise what it truly means. It means no more playing small, no more pretending to be less that we are, no more hiding, no more holding back, no more flying under the radar. Responsibility requires us to be at the forefront of life, in everybody’s line of sight claiming who we are with no apology. So, yeah it’s huge, and it doesn’t happen in a day, but it sure is the ticket to freedom.

  7. ‘We – all of us – have not even scratched the surface when it comes to understanding who or what is responsible for the thoughts that pervade us, rule us, imprison us day and night.’ I have heard Serge Benhayon present on the two types of energy and how all our thoughts are impulsed by one or the other and the fact that which energy we align to is either one or the other. It has given me a very different understanding of our thinking process, how thinking actually can stop us from knowing Truth.

  8. Chetan, this is so beautifully written, it takes one to the point of feeling the illusion we are held under. It goes past self care and into self responsibility of our every move. A deepening that allows the resurrection of the son of God.

  9. Accepting the responsibility that comes with understanding everything is energy, and therefore everything we do, say and even think, is affecting everyone not just around us, but everywhere…. is hard for my little mind to fathom, but science is beginning to prove the fact through quantum physics. You are right about the freedom that comes with taking responsibility for this, it’s like it kicks into gear a whole other level of operating in the world that is free from the constraints of the more me-centred approach.

  10. ‘When I was able to take a clear view into my past I could see that I had only been repeating these very lessons without actually taking the responsibility to learn and implement them. ‘ This is very true for me also – the more I recognise the patterns in my life and what has been on offer to learn the more I realise just how old these patterns are.

  11. The thing about free will is that we always have a choice to be responsible, or not. Whatever we choose, the opposite choice is also always there for us to make, therefore, it’s not surprising that we may come off the tracks from time to time. I wasn’t even on the tracks for many years as I was living in complete dis-connection and dis-regard. However, it’s important for us to remember that whilst we may suddenly find ourselves deflating our tyres, we can pump them back up just as quickly. To give in, give up, settle for less just feeds the spirit to become more over bearing to our own detriment and that of everyone else, as when our light dims, the whole world becomes a darker place.

  12. ‘what I realised big time was that with responsibility came lessons and learnings. Some very hard lessons’ – yes, and this provides a great excuse for us to shy away and leave ‘responsibility’ for another day. But, the truth is, if we are not falling over, we’re not moving forward, we’re just accepting where we are and repeating the same old patterns over and over …. which is soul destroying. One of the biggest lessons for me has been to let go of control, to be able to just let things be, to allow the space for things to constellate and unfold, to accept that there is a divine order which is there to support each and every one of us on our journey. Each and every lesson is always presented with love, how we choose to receive it is up to us, which in turn probably affects how hard we find the lesson!

  13. ‘It is ironic that responsibility and freedom are both so intrinsically connected and yet we have never stopped and paid attention to this.’ Not so long ago I would have put responsibility with burden instead freedom, but I have turned this around and it makes a huge difference when you see Responsibility in its true light and everything that brings.

  14. Freedom and Responsibility are indeed inextricably linked but what you present Chetan is that if this is true then the ultimate type of freedom is energetic freedom which requires the ultimate type of responsibility, which is energetic responsibility.

  15. This is a life-changing choice Chetan: ‘Reductionism is a game I have chosen to not play ball with anymore.’ And to know the truth of this, the love of this, the freedom of this, is all. The rest of the prison house we have built around ourselves dissolves through our awareness of every detail that obstructs the expression of the All.

  16. Chetan when I read this sentence “This is huge just to feel how conditioned I had been to allow myself to think in a way that only made me live 50% of who I am” I could feel without hesitation that my way of thinking had kept me capped at about 8% of who I truly am and even that may be rather generous!

  17. The spirit is so insidious and caught in patterns and thoughts trying to hide them in order to keep emprisoned the truth and light in order to stay in its comfort. Your sharing inspires me to go deeper and expose those corners of comfort.

  18. “When I was able to take a clear view into my past I could see that I had only been repeating these very lessons without actually taking the responsibility to learn and implement them.” This is super important although we think we deal with things we bury it deeper into our body covering it up with an ideal or belief so cleverly masqueraded as our ‘new way’ and unknowingly runs us. We are ‘much stronger’ and wouldn’t be where we are today because of it when in fact the hurt is still there shaping our thoughts holding us back through its actions to where we actually should be.

  19. The more responsibility to life we accept, the deeper our connection with who we naturally are and to the grandness we belong to.

  20. Our current world affairs are the result of us indulging in our spiritual energy and the end result of living in this way is clear to see the world over. Perpetual war, greed, corruption, exploitation and rising illness are the real achievements of living from our spirits, whatever the ‘New Age’ thinking would like us to believe. Enter Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and Responsibility and the true way forward unfolds before us that is empowering us to tackle the rot, restore true values, integrity and commitment to life that is Soulfully guided in dignified consideration of every single person on this planet, not just a few.

  21. “How do I think? What thoughts do I have? What words do I utter?” some very wise questions as throughout my day I will have times when I go along as if my thoughts are mine and not what is coming through me, I am still bought into those throughs being mine instead of really appreciating that not a single thought is mine but all are fed to me. Whenever I embrace that a whole deeper level of responsibility comes in.

  22. If we truly want to change our lives, if we want to evolve, the first step is becoming honest about how we are living and from there we can once again begin taking responsibility for our choices and our behaviours.

  23. Great expose Chetan of how even when we speak the truth, if laced with any emotional hurt we harm another and the truth is no longer a truth in its energetic form, and therefore can no longer be felt, as the only thing that is felt is the energy it is delivered in.

  24. ‘It is ironic that responsibility and freedom are both so intrinsically connected.’ And yet so obvious – for how can freedom exist in a way that does not harm another without responsibility?

  25. Love this blog Chetan. I agree that once we start accepting responsibility it is a direct acceptance of our grandness and universality for we start to realise that everything we do, say and think effects everything which means we must be an equal part of the universe no less than any other part.

  26. “How do I think? What thoughts do I have? What words do I utter?”… to first consider that these thoughts our not the true ‘I’ is a revelation in itself. For eons, I bought into the fact the negative thoughts I have/had about myself were coming from me…and in a sense, yes they were because I have fed them, let them run riot and let them run the show. Now, I am learning to say ‘no’ to them as I realise just how capping they really are. I have chosen to incarcerate myself into a cage of smallness by the constant negative chatter in my head, but in truth they are not true reflection of who I am. Why have I bought into them, believed them and run my life by them?

  27. Being false without realising that this is the case is simply too easy. Living at a small percentage of our potential and yet feeling that this is all we are is way too common. Feeling that the life we have chosen is the best thing we can offer to ourselves is lying to ourselves. Accepting pictures of what is normal that in truth it is not at all is common currency. There is a much bigger version of ourselves just waiting for us to go for it. To get there we have to free ourselves of so much we have accepted and normalised.

  28. When I catch myself going into that world of thoughts and entertaining them, I bring myself back to my body and my movements as I know that whichever I choose – (the mind distractions, or the body), that I will be affecting the quality of my life and also those and the world around me.

  29. Being irresponsible leaves a trail of unfinished business that reduces our freedom to move from then on. It makes sense that being responsible is a necessary ingredient for freedom.

  30. Holding back expressing what is true is akin to a toxic arrow being steered through one’s skin with the poison poison spreading throughout our entire body. But it’s not just one arrow, there are millions – for each time we suppress the expression of truth, those arrows are fired and they target us all. Each moment unexpressed in its truth is a lie, targeted at our bodies, designed to keep us capped and blinded, forever searching for the truth that only we can in fact start to call out.

  31. How often do we have a negative thought and feed it until we believe it to be our truth.This is irresponsible. I am endeavoring to not entertain these thoughts for a second and then to trace back as to when and why the opening happened to allow these thoughts in. This is a continual commitment into not letting in other energies.

  32. “Why are we afraid to see responsibility brings freedom?” – Great question. Something we could learn in our upbringing, schooling, and workplaces and in life – responsibility is pure gold when you understand it by way of the presentations of The Way Of The Livingness as presented by Serge Benhayon.

  33. “I could now see that everything that I thought – those thoughts that I believed only I was privy to, that no one else would ever know, what I think and how I think – was all so irresponsible.” And as I became more esoteric the thoughts were bringing in different words that I also had a reinterpreted version of so the closer I got to the truth the greater the lie had to become. Even though “I never had any problem with being truthful as I always deep down knew I was a Guardian of Light and Truth, but over time I had allowed my behaviours and hurts to dull the luminescence of it.” And this was a truth with a limit, which I was living so that I would never tell a straight out lie under my rules, and this never truly served humanity. So today it is time to be true with the words that you have shared Chetan, “responsibility and freedom”, and while we think we are full of freedom until we get truly energetically responsible with all our words we have a variety of interpretation and lack of the true understanding of the true energetic meanings that keep our spirit fed.

  34. Thank you for sharing with such honesty, that what you thought was the truth was in fact laced with your own unresolved hurts…this I can relate to very well, and now look out for when conversing with others – “I found that I had over time developed a deeply insidious and harming pattern of expressing what I thought was truth from reaction to my hurts”.

  35. “Reductionism is a game I have chosen to not play ball with anymore.” Reductionism is what got us here in the first place and keeps us here as long as we feed it.

  36. To start to be aware of our own contribution, whether that is by a spoken word, a movement or even a thought, is taking responsibility, and a key for true growth and evolution.

  37. “Question – Why are we afraid to see that responsibility brings freedom?” – Realizing that we are free as soon as we choose and know ourselves to be free exposes the illusion we have created for the sake of creating, basically we have reduced freedom of will to freedom to create. Creation gives us individuality, true freedom (of will) makes us the divine beings we are without any individuality.

  38. Chetan, you are spot on with putting the words Freedom & Responsibility together for they are so deeply tied in with one another even though we are lead to believe it is the complete opposite! Within true responsibility lies connection to soul – the only true freedom worth ‘fighting’ for.

  39. Understanding the difference between the spirit and the Soul is a big one! Our spirits are master manipulators indeed. And the more we develop our relationship with the soul, the more the spirit will attempt to thwart that, and come in-between for it fears to lose its position as the one who controls just how much we allow ourselves to shine! But like a hurt child, we must also bring understanding to this spirit aspect that we all have and without pandering or going into sympathy with it, we just keep lovingly treading on with our connection to Soul, our relationship with Soul, and live Freedom as we have always known it to be eons ago.

  40. ‘An undoing of all my past errors’ this is a journey we are all on, slowly reimprinting our lives with healthy choices, and doing it without judgment, honouring the truth of who we are and the beautiful process of reflection that is offered to us each day.

    1. Yes, Carmel and we can’t underestimate the powerful reflection and support we all offer to each other as we choose this journey, to re-imprint our lives with love.

  41. Everyone wants freedom but we cannot truly have freedom without a true connection with our innermost essence and the responsibility we have is to live in accordance to this essence. To walk our walk, talk our talk in connection to this essence ultimately connects us to the All, The Source of all life/God. Our other alternative is to live life by and through the thoughts and images that are constantly being fed to us by the world that keep us individual sometimes to the extreme of only being ever able to be occupied with our own need to be distracted, guarded, and to pursue an insatiable appetite for all things of this world, food, drink, sex, money, possessions, position, recognition, entertainment,security and comfort without ever considering how every thought word and action is affecting the Whole.

  42. There are no more excuses for the word freedom as ‘energetic freedom’ is offered to all in equalness so that we come to know our responsibility can no longer be conveniently brushed under another belief or ideal.

  43. “with responsibility came lessons and learnings…” What I have noticed is that with more responsibility, one gets to ‘see’ a whole lot more from which deeper understanding and learnings can be revealed.

    1. Very true Jo. I have felt this too. Awareness of responsibility makes us see that there are more areas to be responsible in and also allows us to be more understanding with how things are the way they are at times. This for me has supported me to be in more observation and more detachment.

  44. The truth I have known I used to express from a reaction especially as a child. When people felt criticised I felt hurt. But I had created the situation that took us further into hurt, defence and emotion. I then stopped expressing truth thinking it was that that was the problem when it was actually it was the judgement and lack of understanding. This isn’t to say that people, including myself, don’t react when hearing truth because it can confront what is not love and we don’t often like to admit we have been unloving. But delivered with love I know I cannot deny the truth even though I may not like to have to look at how irresponsibly I have been living. Expressing truth is what will evolve us all back to Soul.

    1. Yes truth when delivered with love can not be denied. And the response whether it be a reaction or acceptance is still a confirmation that it has been heard and felt.

  45. Where is the intelligence in letting our true selves go? A great question, as it makes so much sense that if we deeply care for and tend to the bodies needs we are able to do whatever is needed when it is needed, and a healthy body feeds our natural inclination to want to be of service from a body that is more than capable of doing great things when run on absolute love.

  46. Absolutely brilliant Chetan, your words sparkle bright across the page like stars in the sky. I definitely relate to what you describe – I’ve been seeing recently how I speak out about ‘what’s going on’ for me but in reality I just give creedence to hurts and issues and create hot air. It really is down to us to get very familiar with the true sound of our motor, so we know when there is a ghost in the machine, a clog in the oil that is getting in the way and slowing everything down.

    1. I love this phrase Joseph ‘It really is down to us to get very familiar with the true sound of our motor, ‘

    2. Love that ‘ghost in the machine’ metaphor Joseph- for if that’s how I relate it to my ‘body’ then who is that ‘ghost’ that is driving me instead of the Truth!

  47. ‘Where is the intelligence in letting our true selves go?’ This is a ripper question. The answer is there is no true intelligence in it. There is no intelligence in living a dull life, overeating, drinking substances that are poison, having disfunctional relationships, being in greed or driven success, crushing other people, using force to get what you want, being individual and only about filling self needs and so on. There is much effect from the life of when we let our true selves go which is not pleasant or pretty. However all of life can be lived in a fullness, expansion with vitality when we choose to bring our true self to life. This is true inspiration.

  48. ‘Because it scares the living daylights out of us.’ …. I have been pondering on why responsibility scares us so much, why we are so afraid to acknowledge that we are SO much more than we could ever imagine … what is so frightening about that. Maybe because we equally can’t imagine where the responsibility will end. We have allowed ourselves to fall into a measured life, where we know what to expect and we like the comfortable feeling this brings – but at what cost, that is what we are conveniently ignoring. Whilst letting ourselves go may seem frightening, to prevent ourselves from being and bringing the divinity that we are is way more frightening as the consequences of doing so are not only affecting us, but the rest of society also – the results of which we are now suffering.

  49. ‘It makes me highly aware of all those negative thoughts that kept me under and away from my own ‘preciousness’!’ – loving this observation and reflection you’re feeling now that you’re speaking your truth, Chetan – beautiful confirmation of the path you are now on, one that is all about love, no holding back.

  50. I love to reread this blog today as it reminds me that there is this spirit that is constantly working to keep me unaware of who I truly am and holds me from the power that comes with that. Why do I have these self abusive thoughts that make me feel less or insecure while I am so much more. To understand and feel that there is this part in me that is manipulating my mind and feeding those thoughts is actually a call to me to stand up and resurrect myself from the shadows I once have accepted to go into in accepting the offering to choose to go into these shadows that the the life of creation brings I and now am reawakening from.

  51. Your honesty Chetan is beautiful. There are many layers to clear before truly connect to truth and the journey ever evolving.

    1. constant unfolding with responsible choices is the name of the game Kehinde..isnt it?
      Layers upon layers as you say.

  52. Hi Chetan, you certainly do not hold back on speaking Truth. Love that. To call out the irresponsible ways we have been living down to the thoughts we entertain, is big a huge step. Is humanity ready to go there? Many, many are not, but in the end they will. As the Universe is always responsible – crazy to say that a star cannot be responsible – and the Universe is always pulling us up to its level in the end we cannot resist the higher responsibility.

    1. Yes Willem- I have re-learnt that holding back on the absolute truth is being disobedient to the process of Evolution and disrespecting the stars that we come from. Truth wasn’t an issue but now I express it with more understanding and all encompassing..
      thank you.

  53. ‘Once this was shown to me, or rather I chose to see it, I could now fathom the level of irresponsible behaviour that I had allowed in myself for so long’ A true blessing when awareness expands to the extent we see and feel how we’ve been living and with it comes an understanding of the games spirit plays with us. When we are willing and observant of our thoughts, we steadily learn to discern what is true and what is not.

  54. With knowing about spirit and soul and starting to understand what that means a door was opened to a world that I hadn’t clearly seen before. With every step more that we accept that we live in a world of energies the clearer we are able to see how there is so much more to life than we have previously thought.

  55. I know that I was in chains in so many ways before I learned what true responsibility is. Much like Gulliver, the giant who was pinned to the ground by many ropes. I see these ropes as the ideals and beliefs we develop and adopt throughout life which keep us unaware that we are imprisoned. It takes a while to disentangle ourselves from these once we wake up but bit by bit they come untied and there is room to stretch and move and breath, freedom from the shackles which bind and blind.

  56. To understand that even our thoughts effect the world around us is a big lesson in responsibility.

  57. ‘An undoing of all my past errors is a journey that keeps freeing me each time I go deeper into respecting this Truth and accepting more and more of the responsibility that I carry as a divine being on this planet.’ As we undo our errors and deal with our hurts we are capable to being more ‘responsible’ i.e. able to respond to life with integrity, instead of reacting from hurt. I will respond and not react, I will call all my particles inline with my Soul.

  58. I have not heard anyone explain the spirit that is part of me explained in a way that Serge Benhayon presents on it. I have heard the word used in a religious connotation when I was a child but that was it.
    Understanding just how destructive the human spirit can be and how it will go to unspeakable lengths to control the body makes complete sense to me as I can now understand a lot of my past behaviours, by bringing understanding I am then able to make changes so that I listen to my body far more than to the ranting’s of my mind. When I have allowed my mind to take control as I have done in the past I have ended up an emotional wreck. By reining in the mind and listening to my body instead has been a literal life changer, my body actually knows far more than my mind will ever know and it gives me proof of this in every move I make.

  59. What if expanding ourselves each day was right on top of our agenda? Living more love than we could possibly consider just yet. But if we were to allow more of it out each day, how powerful would that be?

  60. It really struck me to read that we are living 50% of who we are. It feels horrible to waste all that joy, purpose and love, yet almost all of us do this to a greater or lesser extent. Instead of taking responsibility, we accept a life as a 2D cutout of ourselves and miss out on the full dimensions of who we really are. It seems like a huge cost just so we can be irresponsible.

    1. I also find it really inspiring to consider the unloved/unaware depths that we all are and for every ‘discovery’ I make, I am touched by the sense of the ‘so much more’.

  61. “Holding back truth is far more painful and harmful than saying it when it needs to be said”. I have found this to be true within myself too. The horrible feeling that results from not expressing truth, like a dam that is about to erupt, can be blamed onto other people or situations. But this doesn’t make the tension go away as really it is your own frustration or disappointment with yourself that causes the tension and pain.

  62. There is only ever the choice we are left with by our will to align to all that we are and say yes to Love or rather, to deny, delay or resist the Love on offer.

  63. “…to take on my ‘spirit’ in a way that I had not ever done…” – facing the spirit with the grandness that we are and come from puts everything he does in perspective and exposes the falseness as clearly like oil and water do not mix. But without the grandness, love, harmony, truth as reference point we are at the mercy of the spirits capriciousness.

  64. With each thought if we could ask our self ,is this from love or not ,and if not, then not entertain it for one moment.

  65. The world is as it is because we have let our spirit run the show, many of us have forgotten our soul connection, our true divinity and instead we are run by the selfish emotions of the spirit.
    Learning to reconnect to the oneness and evolving back to God love is something we all will do, no one can avoid it, around and around we go for many lives until choosing love in our every moment becomes our way.

  66. This is a great blog to read, we think we are free, yet we are held back by endless choices where we have not taken true responsibility and the cycle continues until we choose to stop, acknowledge and change the depth of responsibility we truly have.

  67. it truly is crazy that we spend so much effort on ensuring we keep ourselves in a diminished disempowered state when our true nature is absolute Divinity and power. a good question to ask why!?

  68. ‘…holding back truth is far more painful and harmful than saying it when it needs to be said.’ This has been my experience too Chetan, feeling the pain and hurt of not expressing truth. I realised all the things that stops me from expressing truth and I am working on dismantling and discarding them.

  69. True responsibility can only ever be understood by embracing and coming to the realisation one’s own magnificence. One then realises in turn the equal potential of all others to live by the light of such magnificence. In turn one realises the absolute tragedy of human existence that we are not aware of this fact. This realisation in turn leads to the awareness that one has a responsibility to live and reflect that magnificence in full, not out of a false sense of service or sense of duty to bring about change to the world, but rather and simply, because it has become your lived way.

    It is natural at first to want the world to wake up, but what you realise in the end is that free will is the greatest gift of all that must be treasured at all costs, and so one begins to realise that what the world is robbed of most of all is not necessarily that humanity does not live according to their highest light, or that humanity is caught in a struggle it does not need to play out, but that it is simply robbed of the awareness that they in fact have a choice to begin with. And that choice is not offered whilst ever those that live by the unending light of stars that shine from above do not in turn allow themselves to shine for all to see. That is what true responsibility is all about.

    1. So true Adam, it is like getting a hot air balloon off the ground with cold air you are never going to get lift off; the balloon will fill and for all intents and purposes looks the goods, but it is impossible to raise the balloon. The truth is we are full of the light of God and “to live by the light of such magnificence” is our true responsibility! Lift off your/our choice?

  70. For many years I have avoided to being in certain situations because I know my unaware patterns would start to surface and many times due to my unawareness I have allowed myself to choose devastation. I wanted to not learn this lesson and therefore I protect myself from it. But what I did not want to learn will always crop up for me to deal with, just in other areas. I have chosen to commit to facing these patterns now, it is true that the devastation of express truth without love or in reaction is enormous, and I appreciate that you have shared this blog and its livingness for more people to be inspired.

  71. Yes I agree Chetan, when truth is delivered with love, it gets heard. If it’s delivered with any judgement the person often takes the opportunity to react to the judgment and sidestep what’s really on offer.

  72. Taking charge of my thoughts is a very powerful choice that I didn’t really consider I could make until recently.

  73. I agree Chetan, thoughts are like an underlying energy which is flooding us day and night and I do not talk of the superficial,thoughts laying on the suface but the more hidden thoughts which are played in the background like a never ending radiostation receiving and sending thoughts all the tiime and mostly those thoughts are destructive and loveless, critisising and judging, overridden by politeness and polite behaviour and often we are even not aware.

  74. Responsibility is a lot like public speaking! I have known people, that even mentioning speaking in public makes them physically ill. Do we have the same reaction to responsibility? The more we speak our truth, the easier it gets, whether it be one person or a large crowd, is this not the reason we are here, to come back to brotherhood?

  75. Recent experiences have shown me how irresponsible it is to hold back and not express. When I hold back what is there to be said, choosing not to feel what is going on and stay protected, it hurts everyone and leads to disastrous situations.

  76. ‘This spirit is a part of me, has always been a part of me and yet has done everything possible in its power to sabotage my true essence from playing out.’ Very true Chetan. It wasn’t until I heard the presentations of Serge Benhayon on the Ageless Wisdom that I was able to really put a name to and isolate the antics of the spirit – I had been aware of it at some level – used to call it my racy, wild side. But the teachings of Universal Medicine really nailed this whole aspect of ourselves which will do anything to keep us an individual and not operating for the benefit of all.

  77. ‘holding back truth is far more painful and harmful than saying it when it needs to be said.’ – How true – we are not doing each other any favour by holding back truth. Playing nice comes with a higher price than most of us are aware of.

  78. ‘This is huge just to feel how conditioned I had been to allow myself to think in a way that only made me live 50% of who I am. At times even less than that.’ Once we acknowledge that, we cannot return to that way of being, but we do. Why? Why do we so consistently keep ourselves small? What configuration of fear and comfort keeps us playing with our lives in this way?

  79. I have recently connected to the fact that responsibility is not just giving 100% at work or in a certain area or project, but to commit to giving 100% of myself equally everywhere.

  80. Powerful Chetan and so true a real document of our responsibility and love and ” It makes me highly aware of all those negative thoughts that kept me under and away from my own ‘preciousness’!”

  81. Nothing has ever explained why humans have a tendency for being so selfish and self-abusive when it so evidently has never ever worked, other than the understanding of a spirit that wants to sabotage us from being who we truly are. A big pill to swallow and certainly not one most want to accept.

  82. Returning to this article tonight, the honesty, and clarity it offers is is palpable. It is not until one feels and accepts responsibility, that true freedom is experienced.
    The beauty I am experiencing is that the more responsibility we accept and live, the more free I feel. But this freedom is not to “do as I please”, it is to be who I am.

  83. Yes in truth there is no getting out of anything, just a game we play with ourselves thinking we can hide or discount the consequences of our choices.

  84. To understand that we have choices even if it is the quality of the breathe we choose to breath, means we must make a decision and with that comes responsibility but the very fact that we have a choice is freedom.

  85. Responsibility and the freedom it brings are intertwined and enrich each other every step of the way.

  86. The more we break through those old patterns and behaviours which are not us the more we get to embrace the truth of who we are and the responsibility that we hold to emanate our light for others to find their way back to soul.

  87. Another eye-opener for me was how much freedom commitment brings. It is the opposite of what the mind is led to believe as the more we commit to something the more free we actually feel – free of the constraints, control, doubts etc.

    1. Thank you Vicky, I can feel your embodiment of this freedom of commitment in your words, it is rather surprising to me initially to find freedom in commitment and responsibility, but it is definitely there to be explored.

    2. The spaciousness and aliveness that opens up in my body when free of the constraints etc. is very worth understanding true commitment and responsibility.

  88. This morning in a frenzy I had zero time to think and respond to a situation which was charged by choice with the other party and in no thinking what was expressed was true but I would say slightly affected by the charge felt. There is no perfect situation in life to greet us so we can express back always in a situation where we can be still, so what I am saying is we cannot rely on the outer circumstances to allow us in being who we are. In fact, we have to first take this responsibility to nurture this stillness and steadiness with ourselves every moment, we have to read and respond to every occasion as if it was crucial. This is not something to worry about though, it is simply to respond as true to ourselves in that moment as possible, and then from that moment deepen our awareness to move onto the next moment, until the next time comes around for us, we can express what has deepened within us. The key to all of life is awareness and choice of our movement.

  89. “We can’t escape into a world of thoughts and entertain them, as that does and will affect the quality of our lives and also our relationship with the world around us.”
    This is huge as most of my life my thoughts have dominated my days , how I move and behave. I never paid attention to that the quality of my movements are creating my thoughts. And so to get more and more aware of my thinking I realize I have to change my movements and the quality of it first.

  90. “How do I think? What thoughts do I have?” now this is really important, when we come to understand that all our thoughts are not ours but they are fed to us by two sources of energy it turns upside down how we are in life and the way we treat, support and understand each other. It is one of the most important understandings we can have in life yet it is then only the start of then each looking at what that would mean for our life and how we live like that.

  91. What stands out for me most here is that holding back truth is every bit as irresponsible as not connecting and expressing from it. We are here to be all the love that we are in our fullness, just as Serge Benhayon has demonstrated by his own example. Serge offers truth even when at times he knows it will be unpopular, because he loves us more than we love ourselves, especially when we choose our wayward spirit over Soul.

  92. ‘We can’t escape into a world of thoughts and entertain them, as that does and will affect the quality of our lives’ – True Chetan, everything is everything and presenting to an audience on stage, completing a work project or writing an article should be in the same quality as how we put ourselves to bed, cook, get dressed and ponder on things because this consistency keeps our lives gap-free, with no openings for disregard, aloofness or laziness that can seep into our relationships and ‘public’ life.

  93. ‘Reductionism is a game I have chosen to not play ball with anymore.’ – Well said – the game of playing small and holding back is straight out harmful and affecting all of us equally.

  94. ‘It makes me highly aware of all those negative thoughts that kept me under and away from my own ‘preciousness’!’ There is much we can create to ignore the fact that we are naturally precious, and are designed to live with this quality everyday, at home, at work, at school etc.

  95. When Serge Benhayon presents the difference between spirit and soul it feels like all the pieces of the puzzle that is life start to line up. It is whether I then choose these pieces responsibly to bring the true purpose of life together.

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