Hold on, let me just do a Quick Spell Check – Conforming or Confirming our True Expression?

Have you ever noticed that every time you go to write an email, send a letter or complete a work task, how conditioned we have become to do a quick spell check – or our computers are ready to provide us with an array of blue, red and green underlines to highlight what doesn’t conform to the writing standards?

I do see the benefits as we may be focussed on getting our expression down and we can overlook or mis-spell words, but in recent months I have noticed that when I am editing my own or other people’s writing that the true expression that confirms what that person feels to write may not always fit the norm.

Have we been conditioned to think it’s the only way when the depth of our expression is felt in a far greater way when the sentences may look like they are too long, a comma may not be put in the position that it’s expected BUT the expression leaves us pondering for days and leaves us feeling the depth of truth in the words?

There is this underlying feel that we can often conform to the beliefs of how to write, rather than staying true and confirming what we write.

How often are we writing from the depths of our connection with another and expressing this for all? Or are we writing to conform to the standards that yes, tick the boxes, but offer little more?

Accepted Expression vs Accelerated Flow

Having read several of Serge Benhayon’s books over the years, I often felt myself go back and read a sentence time and time again as I had been so conditioned into judging it was too long, difficult to read or was missing the commas that I was taught to identify as being in the right spots. Learning to let go of these standards and connecting to the flow and volume offered, I have become aware that words hold an energetic expression way beyond all the spelling rules and grammatical workings.

“Truth in word: This is the first key to true understanding.” (1)

Serge’s books offer the choice to be read from the body and to let go of the conditioning of the mind. An opportunity to feel the deep impact the words are having on healing the body, rather than feeding the body more knowledge in the way we are accustomed to.

From this I got to feel and read that Serge Benhayon does not write from an accepted expression but offers the volume of accelerated flow in each sentence and the abundance of healing in each word, sentence, paragraph and chapter.

As a keen writer and with writing being one of the major aspects of my profession, I have come to realise that yes, the spell check and sentence structure is a major component of how we are able to transfer a message from one person to another, however, the depth of how we write may not fit that norm, yet will be offering a far greater level of sharing that supports humanity and all to read, learn and evolve – and this is worth it I say!

Inspired by the readings and books of Serge Benhayon. Writing that holds the gift of true healing and brotherhood for all.

By Anonymous

References:

  • Serge Benhayon (2006). The Way It Is. 1st ed. Byron Bay, N.S.W.: UniMed Publishing, p.319.

Related Reading:
Trusting our ‘True Voice’ and Expression
The Gift of Expressing from our Essence
The Simplicity of True Expression: Inspired by Serge Benhayon

464 thoughts on “Hold on, let me just do a Quick Spell Check – Conforming or Confirming our True Expression?

  1. What I have learnt from Serge’s books is that his way of writing often stops me in my tracks to re-read something because my mind is so assuming of the accepted writing structures, and this actually keeps me more engaged and open to what’s being shared. To me there is more of an aliveness to Serge’s words both because of the source they come from and how they are written.

  2. After my first session with an esoteric practitioner, I knew I had found somebody who speaks my language – she said something during the session which I hadn’t heard from anybody else before. The perception that people aren’t broken but are simply living in disconnection from who they truly are hit the nail on the head & I knew that this is somebody who I would like to speak with about any of the things which I may be experiencing day to day.

  3. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Truth is our first point of reflection, we feel truth and relate to the world from the truth we have accepted. The question is – are we chained by a norm that doesn’t serve us?

  4. Some of the most melty moments I have enjoyed with my children have been over their spelling inaccuracies. Forget the spelling conventions, the syntax and the grammar. When a child simply expresses from their juicy gorgeousness in the moment on a page, all that sweetness and joy comes with it. The spelling mistakes are simply the cherry on the cake as far as I am concerned and lend an added charm to the whole thing.

  5. As Yoda from Star wars says so wisely: “We must unlearn what we have learned” – very powerful words indeed.

  6. The right and wrong rule book is something we need to bust and not just in writing but in speaking and how we are – it is about letting a person be who they are and express from their inner most.

  7. Their is surtenly an olde skool way of righting wich is like haow Winnie the Pooh rights. I lov this as it brakes the molde and makes you feel more.

  8. To be able to write what we feel instead of worrying about how it reads .. punctuation (is it right or wrong) is very liberating to me.

  9. What I noticed recently when listening to an audio book is that the way something is read left an unsettlement or disturbance in my body. When I stopped to feel my body it felt racy and anxious this was when I realised I had taken on the emotion of the story into my body as I had got caught up in the narration.
    This is very interesting because how many of us read books or listen to audio books or music without discerning the energy?

  10. It is great to expose the ‘right and wrong’ rule book that comes with writing. I have seen over years in teaching how it stifles true expression. It is much more enriching and inspiring to read a true expression than a well polished set of words.

    1. Love what you have said here Matilda – and it is about breaking the conditioning that we have had over the years and allowing freely to express that which naturally lies within.

  11. I had no idea that the way we have been taught to write and read constructs our minds to think in a certain way. And that to have a truly open mind this way of teaching has to be deconstructed. And this does make sense to me as I have often felt that scientists in particular are so rigid in their thinking they cannot think outside the ‘box’ so to say.

  12. ‘Serge’s books offer the choice to be read from the body and to let go of the conditioning of the mind.’ Yes, it’s wonderful to be able to read in this way.

  13. We are often told “shut up” when we speak the truth, when something out of the ordinary is said we can be ridiculed for being silly, not going by what science says and so on. Perhaps that is all because we don’t want to hear, we don’t want to know that life can be different, we can be different and things don’t have to be the way they are.

    1. I like what you’ve shared here Viktoria, I hadn’t quite clocked the way we maintain a certain reality by enforcing the ‘same old same old’ to be expressed and can be unsettled or disturbed when someone breaks out of that prescribed way of expression.

  14. When I edit something I have written or someone else has written I like to connect to the message that is being communicated first and then edit sensitively to hold that message or expression precious, but perhaps tweak things to allow that expression or message to be even more open, obvious and accessible to anyone who reads it.

  15. To be “Inspired by the readings and books of Serge Benhayon. Writing that holds the gift of true healing and brotherhood for all” – now that is true inspiration for us all and that IS the truth about Serge Benhayon, he lives integrity and love for all.

  16. Whatever gets in the way of true expression is a distraction and I see how sometimes I can allow the need to get something grammatically correct a distraction. I am also aware how this behaviour can play out in other areas of my life too – the need to say or get things right which keeps me held in contraction.

    1. I have really felt recently how I have been gripped in the need to prove myself ‘right’. It’s like I am consumed by an energy. My speech becomes insistent, my body becomes tense and I am focused solely on proving that I am right and that the other person is wrong. The thing is about ‘proving ourselves to be right’, is that the other person never ever ends up saying ‘you know what you are right’. and so that moment of satisfaction that we are gunning for never comes because when one person is caught up in being right, the other person is equally caught up in not admitting that they are wrong.

  17. I have noticed this too when I write Anonymous, how a word that I have used or a comma I have missed out is picked up by the spell checker and a red line is placed under the word. This reminds me of school and how I had to get things right according to the teacher, and in so doing reduced my own way of expressing. Just recently I have taken note of the spell checker, but if the way I have written something feels like it is my expression I now leave it and I am enjoying the freedom of exploring different ways of writing that do not see me correcting things that are not ‘right’

  18. The Purple Books written by Serge Benhayon are truly amazing in that as you say the words hold an energetic expression way beyond all the spelling rules and grammatical workings. And you can read one of the books and then go back some time later and what you read will have changed as we deepen our understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe so we deepen into the energetic meaning of the words in the books. I have not read any other books that can hold the energetic truth in this way.

  19. I’ve found that that which is designed to be read from the body is a lot slower than what is written from and for the mind in isolation. While yes the sentences are long in what Serge Benhayon writes there’s nothing ‘wrong’ with them. It actually gets us to slow down and connect, this can irritate if we are avoiding stillness or connection.

  20. That words hold an energetic expression beyond spelling rules and grammatical workings would explain why, when we may not even know a word, we can find ourselves using one that when looked into, describes the aspect we are conveying very succinctly.

  21. “Serge’s books offer the choice to be read from the body and to let go of the conditioning of the mind” I so love Serge Benhayon’s books. My body just revels in the depth of wisdom offered. And on re-reading there is always more that is revealed to me. Magic.

  22. “Truth in word: This is the first key to true understanding.” There is a saying in the English language that says someone “is as good as their word”. Our word and what we say therefore is important and needs to be appreciated for the power that it is.

  23. “Serge’s books offer the choice to be read from the body and to let go of the conditioning of the mind” I agree the purple books are magnificent for helping to re-configure all of the false programming we have taken on.

  24. Truth in Word goes far beyond rules and regulations that demand we conform to a certain norm and the conventions of the gobbledegook that passes as how we are to speak and write. This gobbledegook also engenders dishonesty and irresponsibility.

  25. The myriad of rules about punctuation, grammar and syntax are an elitist way to separate those in the know from those who don’t know and make no sense, to the point of absurdity, when it comes to truth in word.

  26. I agree, sometimes a piece of writing can be so edited out that it no longer has the vitality or true feeling of the author. This is the same in autobiographies that are mainly written by someone who is not the person who has lived through the experiences being written about. The spark is missing. The aliveness unique to that person cannot shine through.

  27. I don’t think I had ever considered such thing as ‘truth in words’ until I came across Serge Benhayon’s work. Being right – I liked that very much, and i gave that far more importance, not only in the grammatical sense but also in my argument. For something to be right, we need something to be wrong, and it feels to be a rather cheap way of diluting the fullness of truth that actually says it is for everyone and there’s no monopoly in truth and no one owns its expression.

    1. ‘Being right’ is the bastion of those who have shut down their livingness and turned it into a set of rules, must dos, should dos, ideals and beliefs.

  28. Spell check, grammar and sentence structure are all great tools for communicating effectively and coherently but it’s also important not to constrict our expression by trying to get things perfectly ‘right’…

  29. This highlights how we have to read and learn from everything- and how if we spell a word a certain way – it is for us to discern what is coming through and to appreciate the truth of what is on offer.

  30. There is a vast difference between living writing that we allow to flow from our body and the kind of writing that comes from our heads and learnt knowledge.

    1. And rules, regulations, bureaucracy and laws attest to this – their style is as dry as, very cumbersome, headache-inducing and totally divorced from any livingness.

    2. So true Nicola and it is very revealing as to which one we choose to take on as the truth, as it reveals our alignment to the quality of living we are saying ‘yes’ to and if we are willing to evolve are not.

    3. Living writing has a refreshing quality of aliveness that does not date, inspires and evolves whereas writing that comes from our head has a dead quality that is only appealing if we want to be numbed or have certain beliefs and images confirmed or reinforced.

  31. “I have become aware that words hold an energetic expression way beyond all the spelling rules and grammatical workings” – absolutely true because even if something is not “standardly” written or spoken we can still feel behind it the intention i.e because we are feeling the energy before we read or hear the word that confirms the sense we’re receiving. Energy precedes any end-result.

  32. I have to admit I am a friend of spell check as English is not my strong side, however I totally get what you are saying about the fitting into the prescribed way of expressing as I have never been able to do it and I know I never will. I have tried and I can feel how much it seriously brings me down, so it is very refreshing to read a blog like this that calls out what really is a play. We just need to express how we feel to and that is all that is needed. Some people will connect with it and others won’t.

    1. Nothing wrong with using spell check as long as we know that it makes heaps of mistakes and that we are not to give our power away to it.

    2. Absolutely – to express what we feel – be it in writing or verbally – is so important. We can use spell check as an aid, but after we have expressed what we need to – to make sure others can receive it. Checking predictive text is important too otherwise the computer can make a nonsense of what we had intended.

  33. We limit our expression so much when we try and get things “right”. If we make it about “right” and “wrong” we get stuck in something that is not true to begin with.

    1. And with that get stuck in our head thinking about whether it’s ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ rather than being in touch with what we’re feeling…

  34. Yes… It is as if our conditioning runs so deep that sometimes grammar and syntax change is essential to shake us out of the mental groove that we have dug for our selves and aligned with

  35. Serge Benhayon’s books are unique in that they support the reader out of a linear way of seeing and knowing the world into a much more inclusive and spherical view of the world.

  36. I love how you have brought this up Anon as I have felt this often with writing as when it is edited or messed with too much it loses its zoom, essence or the true energy it was meant in.

    1. Totally with you in agreement, fun having writing this sort of out of order and why not and who says what order is not or is?

    2. I agree. Both as a writer and editor. There are times that I have gone in with a correction hat on as an editor and interfered with the original expression. When I spot this I revert to the original and apply a lighter touch.

  37. When we look at grammar and spelling alone our minds are quick to dismiss the gold that is otherwise coming through the expression we are reading. Something could be, by educational standards, completely correct grammatically yet feel cold, detached and lack wisdom.

  38. There is such a difference between ticking the boxes and seemingly doing all the ‘right’ things to actually truly expressing from the depths of love that we are. When we come things from knowledge there is usually a harshness and if we are speaking to another person they can feel it as cold and judgemental yet when we come from and with love the words may be very similar yet the other person feels held in love they too are without any judgement. The sense the other person, and we are, left with is completely different and sets the standard by which we can and ultimately all will be living by.

    1. It is all in the quality rather than the quantity or the superficial appearance of what is shared. To be held in the sharing is exquisite indeed and something we are all worth.

  39. We leave ourselves short when we do not express ourselves in full and confirm what we know to be true. Hence, when we start stripping away what we have let come in the way of that, our lives become so much more honest and simple.

    1. They sure do Danna, along with the fact that we then complete every conversation at the time rather than having lingering thoughts of I could or should have said this or that as you know you said what was there to be said so do not need to give it any more time or thought and then can be fully present with the next moment and interaction. Otherwise we are still carrying the previous moment with us which is always very tiring and exhausting when you think of how many incomplete moments we so easily can and have carried with us as a result of not expressing ourselves in full.

      1. one of the most painful experiences is leaving yourself and others short by leaving it incomplete, whilst it deserved to be whole-heartily divinely completed.

      2. It is and one which keeps us in the ‘I should have said this or that’ thoughts rather than allowing ourselves and everyone else to move onto whatever is next. Without completing what we are doing there can be no real sense of settlement in the body.

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