Growing up as a child I was always longing for that Love I was taught about in RE (Religious Instruction) lessons and in Church – that unconditional, abiding and holding Love of God.
I was taught it was not possible here on earth as it was “heavenly,” but we should all aspire to it. Life was spent struggling to be this impossible perfection as some sort of ideal amidst the conflicting role models and influences of the human world around me, without having any idea how to approach it.
Eventually I gave up the Christian church, although the influences were still in me. I danced with paganism, Jungian Psychology, Taoism and hung around the fringes of liberal Christianity for a long while, and knew that what I longed for was not there.
But then I met Serge Benhayon.
He taught me that the Unconditional Love I longed for, the compassion and tenderness and holding, are already there inside me; that Love is my Divine essence, known to me from my birth in my long ago lives and this life, but which I have obscured, betrayed, and have reacted to and covered up because of the hurts and abuses of this world.
Serge Benhayon lives the Love that he is in every expression of movement and word. He gives a reflection of the Truth of how we are and of unconditional Love here on earth, for we are all Sons of God, here for the purpose of clearing away all the stuff we hold onto and to choose this Love in our lives for ourselves and our human family.
Through the years I have observed and experienced Serge in his interactions and presentations. I have felt him expand in this power of Love. I have felt the emanations of the Love that flows through him and from him towards others – family, friends, students, and strangers. His humility and gentleness have become more apparent, his openness and acceptance of all that is, his example of living that brings forth The Way of The Livingness that is ours to choose and claim.
Always, if I have ever mailed or spoken to Serge I have received a dose of medicine; the Truth delivered with unconditional Love. I have always felt this great flood of warmth, and felt the Truth to my very core, even though sometimes it has been hard to accept.
I have lived a guarded life, and very often keep what I most long for out. Recently I was the subject of a media attack. It was a shock as it came by surprise, bringing up many old deeply buried feelings as I felt the force of it, and for the first time in my life I really allowed myself to feel deeply my vulnerability and fragility as I struggled with this responsibility and yet stood firmly in my truth.
The support and Love I received from Serge during this period is something that is greater than words. An attempt is to say I felt a deepening inside me to a place never before felt, a deep inner glow, and my body was glowing and expanding with the warmth I felt enveloping me, from without and then from within. I felt held in a way I had never been before, I felt the Love pouring through every cell of my body, I experienced healing. The Love was universal, not personal, and totally encompassing, dispelling the darker forces at play within me. I was met, recognised for who I was. I was held in Love.
This amazing man – Serge Benhayon – is humble, knows his equalness to everyone else, and lives a temporal life in the reality of this world from the power of Love within. His Love knows no bounds, is beyond much of human understanding, and stands like a beacon of light and truth.
This Love is the nearest I have felt any human being express Heaven on Earth.
All this I truly feel, and it is a far cry from the complexity and pressure I felt as a child around the subject of the Love of God, and what Heaven is. If I can feel in another that Divine expression – as I have with Serge Benhayon – then I know Heaven is here on earth in that moment, and so I know that if I can feel myself expressing that Divine impulse in even just a few moments of my life, then I have connected with Heaven and the Divine.
We do not have to search for or aspire to it, for it is really very simple: we have to surrender to the knowing of who we truly are, and that is Love.
With appreciation and love for Serge Benhayon, from the depths of my inner heart where he has shown me by reflection how to be and what True Love is, and his continual presence and holding of All in true commitment and service for humanity.
By Joan Calder