Healing Reincarnation

Reincarnation, Karma and One Extraordinary Gift

September 28, 2016
Valerie Hogarth

Approximately half of those living throughout the world take the understanding of re-incarnation for granted. The idea that we do not end when our current life finishes, but instead pass on into another body, is in no way new. Such a view is core to both Hinduism and Buddhism. It is not, however, restricted to Asia. Re-incarnation was a core teaching of both Ancient Egyptian and Greek religions and philosophies. Although evident in Plato’s writings, as well as in the beliefs of earlier sects of Christianity, it is now no longer a mainstream belief in most modern Western cultures.

Instead, many choose to subscribe to the notion of ascending into some permanent heavenly disembodied state for good deeds done, while condemning others to burn in eternal hell for mistakes made and sins committed. This induced fear attempts to guarantee safety in the afterlife by being ‘good’ as deemed by secondary, translated texts and their vocalisers. 

Serge Benhayon has reintroduced the ancient understanding of re-incarnation to a contemporary audience. This knowledge that we continue to return, as humans, to the imprints left behind, calls for a responsibility that few welcome. It looks at the broader context of humanity and the loving work that needs doing, time after time, to truly support ALL to return to the innate love and divinity that they are.

This philosophy inspires a deep, universal responsibility, which ignites a commitment to people and a consistent loving expression to the very end. Serge Benhayon has supported people of all ages to connect to their essence, which transcends lifetimes, to see the larger cycles at play.

Here is one such testimony.

I’d like to tell you about my operations. ‘Good Grief!’ I hear you say, ‘Who would want to listen to an 87 year old woman talking about her operations? But stay with me. I have something amazing to share with you.

On the 9-11-1999 I was admitted to Cabrini Hospital to have a total hip replacement on my right hip. That night I had a vivid dream of a storm brewing: large, threatening, dark clouds on the horizon. It was very frightening, but then the clouds broke up and gently passed by. The operation next morning went well.

Since puberty I had suffered from attacks of SVT (Heart Palpitations) when over stressed. On the 4th day after the operation, I had a whopper of an attack. My heart beat madly out of control at 212 beats a minute with no sign of it settling down! The doctors were very concerned, but rather amazed that I was so calm. Though I felt ghastly, I remembered the dream and knew that the attack would pass; and after about 12 hours of superb nursing… it did.

At that time my general health was not OK. I was carrying more weight than I needed in all the wrong places, generally living it up in the food and alcohol department and was driving myself hard in the doing department. Recovery from the operation was long and uncomfortable, as my body reacted to the anaesthetic, antibiotics and medications, by erupting in nasty, itchy rashes, that took ages to go away. I did not feel well for a long time.

This health fright caused my husband, (who was not very well himself), and I to decide to downsize to a retirement village, where over the next 9 years, this lovely man’s health problems gradually progressed into Alzheimer’s Disease.

Religious faith had always eluded me and further explorations of other religions didn’t do anything for me either. The search for who I am, what I am and where I came from had left me bedazzled by the bells and whistles of the New Age merry go round, with the result that my own health was going downhill. The SVT attacks eventually switched to atrial fibrillation.

After about 20 years of running the New Age gauntlet, finally it began to dawn on me, that this New Age caper was just so much hogwash. For reasons which are too long and complicated to include here, at the end of November 2009, I decided to give it all away. Then, unexpectedly, for my 81st Birthday, in January 2010, a dear friend sent me Serge Benhayon’s Book 3… A Treatise on Energetic Truth titled The Way of Initiation, (The Development of Energetic Awareness). Not wishing to get involved in another spiritual book, I put it aside. By the end of January, my heart problem had surfaced again, requiring me to be hospitalised. It became apparent that I could no longer take care of my husband by myself. By March he was in a Nursing Home.

After he had settled in and I had some time to myself, I picked up the book, but was still very aware of the scars of my previous ‘spiritual’ experiences. I didn’t want to be sucked into another fruitless quest, so very cautiously I began to read it. WOW! Did that book make me sit up and take notice! It challenged me. It devastated me. It sent me into a rage of wounded pride. How could I have allowed myself to have been such an idiot? What’s more… and this was the rub… that some part of me deep down had always known I was being an idiot. Where had this information been for the last 20 years as I blundered along on the famous ‘spiritual journey’? I sent off for more of his books and immersed myself in Book 1… first published in 2006… and Book 2 then back to 3 again. I was feeling and absorbing the TRUTH of it like a dry sponge soaks up water.

At the end of July, I rang my friend saying, “I have to meet this guy. I have to look him in the eye. I have to be CERTAIN SURE that this is the truth. The last thing I want is another guru”. And so one weekend in August, I flew up to Northern NSW and attended a Saturday presentation. I came home well satisfied that this Serge Benhayon is the REAL DEAL!

Time went by and I travelled up on many occasions to attend The Livingness Workshops 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Sacred Healing Level One; loving all of it. My plan was to continue with the SH workshops, but that was not to be.

My beautiful husband passed away in October 2010. It was what they call a ‘happy release’ for both of us. We had been grieving for his loss of identity for a long time. The following year was tough as there was much to do. Also a niece was battling cancer and needed my care. My own health was somewhat fragile as well. I was very tired and finding it hard to get out of bed in the mornings. I felt I needed a break, so I booked a cruise for the end of April, 2012. I was also keen to attend the Universal Medicine Retreat at Lennox Head on the 10th of April 2012 and I had booked in for that as well.

When I went for my 6 monthly check up with my heart specialist, he advised me strongly to cancel the trips and present myself at Cabrini Hospital on April 10th to have a Pacemaker fitted. Very disappointed, I sent an e-mail to Serge apologising for not being able to attend the retreat, but explaining that I had arranged for someone (a friend of my book-sending friend) to take my place. He answered, “The Masters will be with you and you will feel them”.

In Cabrini on the first night, I slept with a heart monitor in my bed. My specialist arrived in the morning, in a flurry to bustle me off to the operating theatre. Overnight my heart had slowed down to such an extent that I was in danger of dying in my sleep!

Now. Here is the really interesting bit I want to tell you about, so stay with me.

They gave me a light anaesthetic. I was semi conscious, aware enough to sense what was going on during the operation, but not enough to feel any pain, except for a heaviness on my chest that was pretty intense. As soon as they began operating, I became aware that something amazing was happening. I was aware of a counting… 1… 2… 3… 4… steadily on and on, with a little pause between each number. I KNEW that these numbers represented past lives. Don’t ask me to explain how I knew… I just KNEW that it was so. I was also aware of how much light and how much dark was in each life. 27… 28… I was drifting along with the rhythm of the counting. 52… 54, aware of the medics working on me, with the pressure on my chest becoming more intense and uncomfortable… 89… 90… 106… 107… then the medics in a flurry… a sense of urgency… someone else called in… more pressure… almost unbearable… the counting continuing steadily. I was transfixed by the counting… I became aware that I could let go if I wanted to… I had a choice.

But I KNEW this counting was clearing the karma of past lives. I couldn’t let go of this opportunity, for I was being offered a wonderful gift… 167… 168… the crushing heaviness continued as I hung on to each number, recognising that I needed more time in this incarnation to prepare myself for the next one. At around the 180’s the pressure began to lessen and I was beginning to come around. Then the medics were calling, ” Valerie! Time to wake up now!”… 192… 193…”Wiggle your toes!”… 194… 195… “Valerie!! Wiggle your fingers!” 196… 197… then they were shouting, “VALERIE, WAKE UP!”… 198… 199… 200… I wiggled my fingers and toes.

The counting stopped while they cleaned blood and vomit out of my hair and moved me onto a gurney. It continued again as they wheeled me through the corridors to ICU. It stopped once more while they moved me onto the bed, but then continued while people bustled about. It finally ended when I vomited again, the vomit contained enough blood to concern the medical staff. The last life counted finished at around 250. The last number was ALL LIGHT!

It was about 10 days before I could allow myself to think about what had happened. Prior to that, if I began to think about it, I experienced again the heavy crushing sensation in my chest and had to put the experience to the back of my mind. About 2 weeks later, I sent an e-mail to Serge, telling him about it. He e-mailed back, “Congratulations Valerie ! … A healing of the Ages!

HOW AWESOME IS THAT! And what an extraordinary GIFT!

My recovery took quite a while: 3 DCR’s and two more trips back to hospital, totalling 24 days. Then I experienced a long period of allergic reactions, much worse than the last time. My arms, legs and back were covered with inflamed, itchy rashes. I suffered nausea and tummy upsets as my body reacted to the anaesthetics and strong medications. I could eat very little. I felt that my body was also getting rid of toxins that I had accumulated over decades. It was not until after Christmas that I began to feel better.

In April 2013, I managed to attend the Retreat at Lennox Head. Just Wonderful.

Since then I have spent my time putting my house in order: both the inner and the outer. It has not been easy, while in an old frail body. I weigh 42 kgs. I can still drive my car, so have been able to attend The Universal Medicine Webcasts at the Victorian Esoteric Group Venue at Viewbank. They have been wonderfully supportive: arranging a roster to bring nourishing gluten free and dairy free meals for me while I have been unwell. I have also been the recipient of wonderful Esoteric Healing sessions from the UniMed practitioners.

I had been putting off having a hip replacement operation on my left hip since before the Pacemaker was installed in 2012. Pain and discomfort has been kept at bay by visits to Melbourne by Steffen, a wonderful UniMed practitioner, who lives in Brisbane. I have been most grateful to him, as I have not wanted to go through the ordeal of another hip operation. In August, however, a painful complication developed, that sent me off to see both the surgeon and the heart specialist, who both warned of the risk of another operation, but there was no help for it, it had to be done. So with some trepidation, on September 5th, I had the operation at Cabrini. Needless to say, I experienced a lot of pain and discomfort, but I survived, with lots of TLC in the Intensive Care Unit. They have the most fabulous team in there.

What was different this time, was that I have not had even the slightest rash or tummy upset in reaction to it all. The wound healed beautifully. This was much commented on by the medical staff. I am sure the reason I recovered so well is, that although I am thin and frail, my body and mind have responded to all the wonderful healing I have received from Universal Medicine over the past year or so and my body is free of toxins.

I have continued to recover very well. I am now back to doing my own housework and cooking for myself. Of course I didn’t survive entirely unscathed. Anaesthetics are not very kind to the bodies of old folks. I have slowed down a lot, especially my walking. I am able to drive my car, however, and am feeling great within …as I appreciate all the love and care I receive from the loving students and practitioners who are the esoteric family of Universal Medicine.

I shall forever express my appreciation to Serge Benhayon, who has been a wonderful inspiration and support to me over these past 6 years.

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166 Comments

  • Reply Claudia Swadek September 28, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    I just love it – and a beautiful insight on reincarnation.

  • Reply Dragana Brown September 28, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    This piece is an absolute True Treasure – thank You Val.

  • Reply Sandra Schneider September 29, 2016 at 1:03 am

    What a journey one life can be…I feel I had lived a few – but imagine we come back and it will go on! And to look back and see what we’ve done and have chosen so far… At the end we will lie down in the bed we’ve created and this is the bed we will come back to and make a new start, based on old choices. It goes on and on…. and when we choose to remember, we will not so easily repeat the same again and again, but learn out of our experiences. What led me to your sweet and brilliant piece here Val: You chose to learn out of your experiences and go for the journey and truly LIVE. You did not give up! Hats off!

  • Reply Leigh Matson September 29, 2016 at 1:39 am

    This was awesome to read Valerie. It shows how supportive the work of Universal Medicine can be and how it can support through what are considered very heavy duty situations such as operations. Considering what you’ve shared about your life and your health, your picture does not reflect a person who has been weakened and left frail but there is a strength that can be seen and a clarity in your words.

    I am amazed every time I experience an illness now with the added support of Universal Medicine. What once would wipe me out for weeks if not a month at a time hardly lasts a few days, illnesses are far more acute and yet I bounce back better than before, my relationship towards caring and supporting myself has changed and the experience of being ill is no longer dreaded and feared but welcomed or curiously approached. Universal Medicine works perfectly alongside conventional medicine.

  • Reply Susan Wilson September 29, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Thank you Val, for this story, you are a treasure to be treasured.

  • Reply Michael Brown September 29, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Stunning article Val, it touched me ever so deeply. I would joyfully sit and listen to you share your experiences Val, you have wisdom pouring out of you!

  • Reply Leah Pash September 29, 2016 at 4:54 am

    I loved reading this Val and I could not stop. It was a very interesting and engaging read. I loved how you explained reincarnation and how you shared your healing experience you had on the table during your big operation. That is truly amazing…. definitely a healing of the ages. It’s so great to hear that you have found yourself within and although your body might be a little frail you know yourself inside and this treasure you can pass on with to your next life. Thanks to Serge Benhayon, a true master healer of our times.

  • Reply Rosie September 29, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Thank you Valerie, I really enjoyed reading your story. It is amazing what the body can do and it really doesn’t matter how old you are.

  • Reply Jennifer Smith September 29, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Thank you Val, very beautiful and profound.

  • Reply Christine Hogan September 29, 2016 at 5:18 am

    This is a beautiful gift for all that read it Val and says it all when committing to life and the light we are. Whilst reading your blog the resounding understanding that ‘Being and Living the Light we are’ is what being here on earth is all about -it kept coming through powerfully.

    Your writing brings so much joy to read and an amazing healing to the body Val. Something very special happens to the reader as they read something that interacts with the truth within them and magnifies the light that they too hold within. This is an extraordinary start to my day Val – thank you so much.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh November 7, 2017 at 2:11 am

      So true Christine. The greatest gift we can offer one another is ‘Being and Living the Light we are’, offering an exquisite reflection of the truth of who they are themselves and the inspiration to choose to live that themselves also.

  • Reply mary sanford September 29, 2016 at 5:23 am

    This article is awesome in so many ways. What a truly inspirational blog. The philosophy that Serge Benhayon presents is a way of life that allows people to come into their own and feel again that natural essence they had as a child. We all have this essence, it just seems to get buried under ideals and beliefs that are fed from a very young age.

    I feel that this is what the vast majority of us do
    “At that time my general health was not OK. I was carrying more weight than I needed in all the wrong places, generally living it up in the food and alcohol department and was driving myself hard in the doing department. ”

    I can honestly say that until I came across Serge Benhayon my life was the same. Now by attending the workshops and presentations I have been completely supported to take more care of myself, this I was not doing. I was eating food and constantly snacking as a form of comfort and distraction and I used alcohol as a way to check out on life. The only problem was when I checked back in again the issues where still there, large as life and still not dealt with.
    I have slowly sorted my life out, not by being told what I can or cannot eat or drink, but by listening to what my body wants rather than over riding it all the time. I have discovered, with the support of the Universal Medicine practitioners, that the body holds so much more intelligence than the mind, if we only allow ourselves to listen to it.

    Val to me you are one sassy lady and I trust one day I’ll have the pleasure of meeting you. Of course you had to meet Serge Benhayon having read his books, it makes complete sense. Here is a man that speaks the truth to humanity in spite of the criticism he receives. He just keeps telling us because he loves us all so much that he will keep telling us that we are so much more than we realise… the truth of what is really going on in the world and the part we all play in it, until his very last breath. It is then up to each and every one of us as to what we do with the truth he brings. For some it is too much and in their own resistance they lash out. For others it just makes so much sense, Serge Benhayon doesn’t invest in any outcome, he allows free will to have its way, with the full understanding that we will all make that reconnection to ourselves, to our soul, to God.

    • Reply Stephanie Stevenson December 26, 2016 at 5:31 pm

      Love your comment here Mary – I can relate to this in my own life and agree with all you have written about Serge Benhayon.

    • Reply Stephen Gammack February 26, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Mary, this is so true, we can use things to medicate and relieve feelings, snack and check out of life with food, but the pesky feelings always come back. Far better to face what needs facing as it arises and build a new relationship with food by being committed to life and all its challenges.

  • Reply Sarah Flenley September 29, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Dear Val, likewise from the comments above and no doubt to come below, this is a blog to be treasured – as you are – and it touched me deeply to read it. What a gift to have a greater understanding of life and what you went through on a medical and energetic level. And to hear the wisdom of a woman in her 80’s, is a gift beyond words.

    Staring into your eyes of your photo, I was like, I am most likely going to be old like this woman one day. And then I was filled with a deep sense of being OK about that because I could see the vitality and joy in your eyes and could feel your presence. And then I read your blog and despite your body ageing and becoming frail (as is expected), I could also feel your greatness and I was like, cool, I want to be like you when I am older. We need people like you Valerie to inspire us as to how we can be in our ageing years. Thank you.

    Change can happen at any time if we are open to it. What a gift you gave to your body and then in turn, to all of us.

  • Reply Adam Warburton September 29, 2016 at 5:25 am

    A very powerful story, and one for the ages. Transformative…and real, and a great example of how to be deeply accepting of the ageing process and how our healing can continue to the end of days. Of course there are those who will demand proof, and put the experience down to hallucinations brought on by the anaesthetic. So be it. Each to their own. For those that experience such moments, however, there is such a deep knowing of what happened that such criticism is easily brushed off for what it is – ignorance, and an attempt to control life by diminishing things that we can’t possibly understand by the application of reason alone, and attempt to belittle that which does not suit one’s own belief system or need to understand life by tangible facts alone.

    It is easy to write off reincarnation – for what proof is there? But the lack of proof alone should not prevent us from embracing it even as a philosophy for understanding life. For even if reincarnation as presented by Serge Benhayon is only a belief system, it is one that engenders a sense of responsibility to life that can only be healthy in its outlook, encouraging one to commit deeply to life, to others, and to oneself, living in the understanding of how one forever affects others and themselves by their actions.

    Such a relationship with life changes our relationship with illness and disease, and with life and death itself. For what if illness and disease was an opportunity for deep healing that goes beyond mere physicality as has been described here? And no, it should not be necessary, if our life and lives were lived otherwise. However, when it befalls us, neither should it engender a sense of foreboding or guilt, or a need to fight, but rather a deeper form of acceptance that it is not seen as a punishment for past life transgressions, but rather an opportunity to bring balance back to the being, so that we can be offered the opportunity to re-connect to a greater sense of our own true divinity.

    In other words, it enables one to be deeply accepting of the cards dealt them in life, and to be more introspective and reflective on what is going on behind the scenes so to speak. The truth is we are not just physical. The miracle of consciousness in itself is proof of that – a miracle that science still cannot comprehend for all its wisdom and knowledge, and most conveniently ignores. Thus why the exploration of religion in its true sense – i.e. an exploration of the nature of our relationship beyond physical life – remains one of the most important philosophical forays one can embark upon, and not one that should be dismissed because it cannot be proven by the one dimensional and reductionist application of due scientific process.

    • Reply Johanna Smith October 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      A ground breaking sharing Adam. Thank you. I thoroughly enjoy reading the wisdom you write. You are so correct in saying the knowing of such moments as Val’s is deeply felt in the body and many people experience this. Moments that are felt so deeply are palpable and for me when they are felt they are incontrovertible, impossible to deny or be argued with.

  • Reply Viktoria September 29, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Wow! It’s incredible that you felt the amazingness of what was going on in the operating theatre, that you weren’t scared but simply allowing healing.

    • Reply Natallija February 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

      The surrendering in an operation is an opportunity to heal the physical body and the energetic quality that we are all living. A double bonus!

      • Reply Viktoria August 11, 2017 at 5:12 pm

        That’s very true Natallija, I had a surgery about a year ago and it had been the biggest blessing of my life up until that moment.

  • Reply Tricia Nicholson September 29, 2016 at 5:35 am

    An amazing journey and knowing sharing of the gifts and wisdom of your life. Thank you Val, truly inspirational and it all makes so much sense.

  • Reply Stevie September 29, 2016 at 5:51 am

    The grace with which you share your experience, Valerie, is palpable and deeply inspiring. Thank you.

  • Reply Suzanne Anderssen September 29, 2016 at 5:55 am

    While Serge Benhayon opens the door, we are the ones to step through it, as you have Val by opening up and reading his purple books. Being open to wondering about life is what starts our healing process, no doubt for me too, that Serge, and the sheer power of the modalities he has initiated, expedites it! I love the simplicity of the opening paragraph about reincarnation, this is normal.

    • Reply Natallija July 30, 2017 at 6:52 am

      The purple books are a constant source of support for many. To be offered the simplicity of what life is all about and that each action is a choice that carries an energetic quality reminds us that there is a responsibility we all play and how we can heal our past experiences through the powerful support of these healing modalities.

  • Reply Leonne Sharkey September 29, 2016 at 5:58 am

    You have blown me away from the first day I met you Valerie. Thank you for gracing us with your wisdom and commitment, you truly inspire me.

  • Reply Leigh Strack September 29, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Thank you for sharing this Val, it highlights just how much and how quickly we can heal by the choice to connect to the depth of wisdom we hold within. Nothing is impossible, and the joy I feel in reading your article also cannot be ignored, the lightness and sense of you is clearly felt in your writing.

  • Reply Sally Green September 29, 2016 at 7:03 am

    To feel the angst of your life prior to meeting Serge Benhayon and then feeling how you have settled into yourself with the support of Universal Medicine was an absolute joy to read. Thank you Val.

    • Reply Johanna Smith October 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      And doesn’t it just show this does not have to be bound by age. We always can make the choice as Val did to go deeper.

  • Reply Jennifer Greenham September 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

    The Ageless Wisdom has effortlessly found expression in your lived experience and wisdom Valerie. Thank-you for such an engaging insight into your journey to truth.

  • Reply Roberta Himing September 29, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Dear Val, what an inspiration you are, and having been given the choice to discard (or not to) that first book that ‘happened’ to come your way, afforded you the greatest wealth in that choice. This book presented by the Master Serge Benhayon, titled The Way of Initiation, Book 3 of an ongoing series seemingly came toward you at an appropriate time of your unfolding on the 81st anniversary of your birth How Glorious was this moment in ‘time’ and how glorious it is to have had the opportunity to offer through this blog site, your experience of a deeper awareness of the Science of Reincarnation. We all thank you for your sharing – touching and expanding more deeply the hearts of many I am sure. From a dear friend.

  • Reply Stephanie Pommerel September 29, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Very, very beautiful and an absolute eye opener to the fact that there is so much more to life than we are given permission to understand. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowing understanding of what was going on during what would otherwise have been seen as a terribly upsetting time.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish September 29, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Your story has brought tears to my eyes Val. Amazing, you are absolutely amazing.

  • Reply Jody Bladin September 29, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I loved your story, thank you so much for sharing it. I’m with you, I know reincarnation is very real, as I have experienced memories of few past lives, which gave me a lot of understanding, why I had been making the choices, I was making in this life.

  • Reply Aimee Edmonds September 29, 2016 at 11:09 am

    So much to appreciate Val, how you let go of the scars of past ‘new age’ pursuits and allowed yourself to re-connect back to the truth and ageless wisdom, how you committed to healing your past choices and committed to your everyday caring for your body.
    “What’s more… and this was the rub… that some part of me deep down had always known I was being an idiot.” We know the ageless wisdom because we are from it… and yes I have felt the same when that veil has been lifted and I see my past choices that have been any thing but loving. Amazing story Val, thank you.

  • Reply Sandra Newland September 29, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Val, your story shows how we just know some things for certain – it’s not a matter of believing but dead-set knowing which needs no proof other than that.

    “I was feeling and absorbing the TRUTH of it like a dry sponge soaks up water.” Valerie, I felt the same when I first started reading Serge’s books – I knew there was something missing but could not find it in new age spiritual pursuits or in institutionalised religion. Here was a man speaking from his essence to mine and awakening the knowing of the Truth which we all have within but which gets covered up by our beliefs and ideals and our way of living which confirms our individuality and denies the essential part of us so that eventually we live just skimming the surface of our lives without truly committing to life or feeling fulfilled. Reading Serge’s books re-connected me with our true purpose which I had not wanted to remember because it would mean that I then needed to take responsibility and walk in the grandness of who I am. Weird how we avoid the very thing we crave – and yet we claim to be so intelligent!

    Like you Val, I was on the ‘New Age merry-go-round’ but once I came across Serge Benhayon’s teachings I instantly knew this was the real deal and I dropped everything else knowing I had let myself been fooled by a fake truth that satisfied because it sounded like the truth I so longed to hear. Serge points us back to our inner knowing and encourages us to discern for ourselves the energy that something is delivered in. When we do this we can no longer be fooled by false truths.

    I am just becoming aware of the effect that my previous ‘spiritual’ experiences still have on me, and though I know what a ‘fruitless quest’ I was on, I realise now that I haven’t freed myself fully from the choice to sell out to that. This is because I have avoided playing my part in the temporal world and I now see the value of what that offers us and how making the commitment to get right in there is the only way to get grounded in my body and free myself from the insidious and tenacious grip of spiritual beliefs that I have allowed to get a hold on me. I know and love the esoteric work but I cannot fully embody it while this is running me. I need to renounce my spiritual ways completely.

    • Reply Elizabeth Trenear October 6, 2016 at 10:54 am

      I too was going around and around on the new age merry-go-round, when I think about it now it makes me feel dizzy! Thank our stars for Serge Benhayon and the irrefutable truth of our inner knowing. Inner knowing is my guide now for clear discernment of all the false truths flying around everywhere.

      • Reply Vicky Cooke October 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

        Very true Sandra, when we have that knowing we claim it in full for ourselves within our body. It is not about shouting it from the rooftops but the claiming then brings in the confirmation of what we know to be true … which has just exposed to me I have a lot of claiming to do!!!

  • Reply Amanda Woodmansey September 29, 2016 at 11:53 am

    What a beautiful story Valerie. So intense and fascinating and very confirming. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  • Reply Joseph Barker September 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    What you have written here Val takes the idea of ‘old age’ and blows it out of the water. For if we have been here so many times, and lived so many lives, what does it mean then to be truly elderly? Well, to know that your body is a divine instrument through which we can continually heal so much for ourselves and others in this world is certainly a great start. This is ageless wisdom you deliver, and as you urge us to stay with you, surely these words you say here will remain with many people too.

  • Reply Candida September 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Val what an inspiration to read this, on so many levels. The knowing we have of what is what when felt needs no proof, it just is known from our bodies as truth and it’s profound to feel. Thank you.

  • Reply Helen Elliott September 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Thank you, the grace with which you express is deeply humbling.

  • Reply Andrew Mooney September 29, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    What a great story, for lots of reasons. It just goes to show that at any time in any lifetime we can choose to let go and heal what holds us back from being who we are.

    One part that stood out for me was where you just knew what the numbers meant and you knew you had a choice to either let go and give up or stay connected to you. There is so much we do know if we allow ourselves to really feel from our bodies, from our inner hearts and not discount these feelings.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke September 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Very humbling to read. You never had to worry about this ‘Now. Here is the really interesting bit I want to tell you about, so stay with me.’ I was with absolutely every word you said, what you share and what you have to share is pure gold. Thank you.

  • Reply sue queenborough September 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    “I am sure the reason I recovered so well is, that although I am thin and frail, my body and mind have responded to all the wonderful healing I have received from Universal Medicine over the past year or so and my body is free of toxins.” Beautiful blog Val. Inspiring to read of your health as you age – listening to and honouring our bodies is key – regardless of how old we are.

  • Reply Nadine Wolfsberger September 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Dear Valerie, thank you so much for sharing. Wow it’s really truly inspiring. I just loved to read it and stay with you. You look amazing.

  • Reply Rachel Andras September 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Wow, love it, what a great read. You should publish a book …

  • Reply Sandra Henden September 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    What an absolute inspiration you are to all of us Val, thank you for sharing your amazing story.

  • Reply jeanette September 30, 2016 at 3:40 am

    So love this, age is no barrier!

  • Reply Luke Yokota September 30, 2016 at 4:34 am

    A story for the medical archives.

    Really enjoyed reading your blog.

  • Reply Nikki McKee September 30, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Wow, what a story! I loved every bit. It’s so awesome to hear you embrace old age and that walking slower doesn’t even touch the sides because of the light and love you have chosen to live.

  • Reply Shevon Simon September 30, 2016 at 5:37 am

    I enjoyed reading every bit of this. I found it so educational in that, we can actually feel that we have lived past lives, if we are open to this as Val has done here. Doesn’t being open to the true meaning of reincarnation mean that we would have a much better understanding of human life and why things happen the way that they do? Is it possible that it would actually explain a lot?

  • Reply Cherise Holt September 30, 2016 at 8:43 am

    I loved reading your story Val, I certainly was intrigued to hear about your operations. What I enjoyed the most was just how confirmed you are, in your self, of what you experienced and of what was true for you; just going to show that it matters not what anyone else thinks of us or another’s beliefs. When something is known, it just is and this is a beautiful feeling. Thank you for your openness and congratulations from me too! My little boy is just 7 weeks old and it fascinates me to ponder on the lives that he has lived previous to this one, he has certainly come into this life with a deep sense of trust in God and purpose and I look forward to cherishing this part of him and indeed learning from him.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson September 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Val, this is the most beautiful and deeply inspiring testimony to the truth of returning back to love and your divine essence through the support of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine Practitioners and students. This blog is an absolute joy to read. Thank you.

  • Reply Andrew Mooney September 30, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I had a similar experience in having been interested in alternative and complementary health for some time and coming to a dead end with many of the modalities and practices I investigated, and realising the extent of the lies and deception that was present in both conventional and complementary health. I was very cynical and cautious when someone suggested that I attend a Serge Benhayon workshop, however, I have to say that the moment I walked into the room and met Serge Benhayon, I knew he was the real deal – a man who would undoubtedly challenge me and everything I thought I knew about life – but a man who was genuinely interested in healing and supporting humanity to live together harmoniously as one healthy and vital human species. These were things very close to my own heart and so I was deeply relieved to have finally met someone who was committed to actually doing it. And that he walked everything he talked about which I found deeply inspiring and still do to this day.

  • Reply Karoline Schleiffelder October 1, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I felt such a blessing reading your story Val, deeply inspiring where I can share with you in the grace of what Serge Benhayon brings, he shows us the key, so that we can open our door to our inner wisdom and the truth of who we really are, and when we open that door, its like, ‘I’m back’!

    Thank you so deeply for sharing with such grace!

  • Reply Gabriele Conrad October 1, 2016 at 7:05 am

    This is one amazing story of deep surrender and true healing like none I have ever heard before. It just goes to show that we do know when we truly, deeply and innately know something beyond doubt and regardless of what other people think (as in your past lives experience during the surgery) and when we just fumble along, hope for the best and bury our misgivings (as in your “new age” experiences). That’s one amazing story and yes, when you know something, you just do, beyond a shadow of a doubt and despite the protestations of the mind.

    What you are describing, the count down of your past lives, is indeed “A healing of the Ages!“ And not a New Age book or misinterpretation and no spiritual hoo-ha in sight, just a deep inner knowing that is unshakeable and rock solid.

  • Reply Judith Hogan October 1, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Dear Val, thank you for sharing your amazing experience. You are truly an inspiration to all of us.

  • Reply Johanna Smith October 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you Val. Your sharing is very confirming of what I felt growing up knowing there was more and always questioning. I was with every word of your writing. It’s so refreshing to read accounts like yours that feel true to my bones and allow my body to surrender from everyday people. A blessing to humanity.

  • Reply Jenny Ellis October 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Val I am deeply touched and inspired by what you’ve shared, and am in ever-expanding awe of the breadth of Serge Benhayon’s reach around the world. Thank you for sharing such a magnificent story, and a massive well done for saying yes to clearing that mammoth load of karma at such a precarious stage of life. The inner knowing we each have is such a powerful one to have a connection with and to follow at such pivotal times in life.

  • Reply Sarah Karam October 2, 2016 at 6:30 am

    This was such a gift to us all Val, I hung on every word you delivered, your writing style is so warm and engaging. I feel I have known you forever. There is something about your story that makes me feel as if everything is okay, I know that sounds strange but your attitude towards life holds a quality that reminds me that we are so much more than we appear. I look forward to meeting you in person on your next visit to the North Coast, if you have one planned, you are an inspiration.

  • Reply Nicola Lessing October 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    What a touching and inspiring story Val – thank you for sharing. Seems you have prepared yourself beautifully for a healthy new body next time around, which I am sure you will put to great service.

  • Reply Judith Andras October 3, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Thank you Val for sharing your story. It is such an inspiration how to deal with illness and disease and put things into a greater perspective.

  • Reply Susan Croke October 3, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Dear Val,
    Thank you for sharing your treasure chest with reincarnation. – Truly amazing. You are an inspiration and treasure to all you meet.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh December 31, 2016 at 4:22 am

      Perfect description Susan. Reading Val’s experience and deep knowing of reincarnation is truly a treasure. I was completely enthralled by every word of the story. And likewise found such a commitment to expansion of awareness, truth and healing profoundly inspiring.

  • Reply Carmin Hall October 3, 2016 at 6:45 am

    I loved your heartfelt story from the first line. Your willingness to be so open, to clear and heal and to learn, is inspirational. Thank you, Val.

  • Reply Doug Valentine October 3, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Awesome Val. I too went through a listening to and reading of Serge’s work before I tried a workshop. His every word made more sense to me than anything that I had encountered before, but I too needed to convince myself that he was the real deal. During a Heart Chakra 1 course I knew, what I had already known, that there was no doubt that in every way Serge is the real deal.

  • Reply Susan Green October 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    That’s one incredible story Val, thank you for sharing.

    Valerie, it’s quite amazing and humbling all at the same time. Thank you for sharing.. there is more to be said but I am so touched by your level of healing that words can’t quite capture it right now.

    There’s no denying what we know to be true. We do not need a scientific experiment to prove this, it comes from a knowing in our bodies, something we can Trust 100%. This is what inspired me when I read your blog, and the strong knowing why you choose to stay and continue your healing.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer October 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    To know that I have not only one life but a lot of lives reflect to me the responsibility I have in this life, as I am coming back to exactly the same issues I have left in my last life. We are offered another chance to have more awareness on what is going on in truth and we do not need to be perfect in this.

    I enjoyed reading your sharing Val, the grace in which you wrote with touches me deeply. Thank you. Your sharings are so supportive, to get out of any victim thinking. It is great to read that even having an age like you how many things are possible, and that true power is not dependant of the age.

  • Reply Amparo Lorente October 8, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Thank you so much for this beautiful blog, that is full of life and awareness. I can feel in my body the healing by reading it. This is pure fire!

  • Reply Ken Elmer October 8, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Inspirational! A wonderful example of learning to trust yourself and God. If you can stay with yourself while you are experiencing anything, and not react, miracles will happen. Trusting that I will not be given anything that am not equipped to handle is another important concept that has helped me in my healing process.

    Thank you Simple-Living Global, Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for supporting me in my life. Serge has an amazing ability to support you without getting in the way of the process and experiencing life for yourself. It is the only way to truly learn.

  • Reply Jo Elmer October 9, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Dear Val,
    As I read your account I feel my heart opening, I am crying tears of understanding and joy. I feel so deeply the truth of what you share here. I am inspired by your courage to take the steps needed to lighten up; so inspired by the healing you found within yourself once you chose to know Truth again. In your words I feel how clearly your soul communicated to you with the counting and the light and darkness of all the lives you have lived to now… and I feel utter joy in my own heart at the light you have come back to now in this very life and for the ones to come… and in the knowing that we all, every one of us, can do this too.

    The photo of you says it all.

  • Reply Michael Goodhart October 10, 2016 at 12:31 am

    After reading this incredible piece on Val’s experiences, I was left feeling how claimed she was in the knowingness of her experience regarding the clearing of karma from her past lives. There was no feeling of her needing to have someone else confirm to her the validity of what happened to her, and this shows me how we can all live as true scientists of our own lives, claiming what we have observed as the truth based on the strength of our inner heart’s intelligence of feeling.

  • Reply Bina Pattel October 15, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Dear Valerie Hogarth
    This Tablet of Truth is going to be around for a long long time. There is much here that will be studied in the future as it holds many answers.
    I like your style of writing and saying it as it is. I too was on that, spiritual merry go round, you talk about for over 25 years. I was then very cautious when a friend suggested Serge Benhayon. I knew from my first meeting that he was the ‘real deal’ and that was 11 years ago. His books are like bright lights on our path of return.

    Many today would find this piece of writing disturbing or dismiss it because it talks about reincarnation. My understanding today is that reincarnation is the ultimate RESPONSIBILITY in how we are choosing to live in our everyday life. So for me that means, my choices today are going to affect my next life and future lives.
    Great you cleaned up your past stuff and your photo speaks volumes. Congratulations Valerie your next life and thereafter will be the ‘real deal’. Deeply inspiring – thank you.

  • Reply mary sanford November 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Valerie, I love coming back to this blog, it is so full of warmth. I see many old folk who have given up on life. So to read your experience of life and how you are brimming with vitality, in spite of everything you have gone through, is a testament to the work of Universal Medicine and all those people who willingly offered support and true care from within the community. This model will be built upon until it is normal for us to help each other in need, brotherhood will be restored again.

  • Reply Sarah Karam November 9, 2016 at 7:27 am

    This story makes my skin tingle; it makes me feel safe too. To think that it’s never too late to feel and know the truth, that there is a forever opportunity to heal what is there to be healed and that each moment is simply a choice, it’s such a blessing to read an article like this. This is real news, these are the stories that will be studied in years to come.

    • Reply Felicity Latchford November 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      Agree, spot on. This is REAL news, so worth us taking the time to read and really ponder on the insight Val has given us, and like you say, generations to come will read this and be so inspired by what she has shared and how phenomenal the healing is she offers.

  • Reply Ester Altmiks November 12, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    WOW – Valerie thank you so much for not holding back all your experience you have made with clearing past lives. This is very inspiring for me as your words helped me to get a deeper understanding that reincarnation is not a punishment.

  • Reply Heather Pope November 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    The spiritual new age is hogwash, and what better person to say that than a woman who tried it for 20 years. There is nothing spiritual about Serge Benhayon, and as you say he is without a doubt the real deal.

  • Reply Deidre Medbury November 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Thank-you Val, for the opportunity to read this amazing short account of your relationship with your self healing process. “I KNEW these numbers represented past lives. Don’t ask me how to explain how I knew…I just KNEW that it was so.” When we know something to be true we simply know and we don’t need any physical or scientific reason.

  • Reply Felicity Latchford November 13, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    This is a joy to read, so tender and loving in the way it is recounted, I felt totally held by love while reading it. Thank you Val for extending my awareness of reincarnation and the journey of the soul while I read it.

  • Reply Bernard Cincotta November 14, 2016 at 4:27 am

    It was a joy to read about your experience Valerie. It is amazing to hear you describe how a way of life leaves an energetic imprint on the health of our physical bodies, and all these can be cleared with honesty and love.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart November 17, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Hearing about your operations is definitely unlike hearing about anyone else’s. Thank you for sharing, Valerie, as it is a great confirmation of reincarnation and how illnesses are the body’s way of clearing what has accumulated over lifetimes that are not part of The Light that one is.

    The understanding of reincarnation as being the Law of Cause and Effect as the Ageless Wisdom teaches as presented by Serge Benhayon brings not only understanding and purpose to life but also the responsibility for every single member of humanity, without exception, to take responsibility for the consequences of their choices and actions long-term that is so greatly needed to cease the on-going loveless cycle that we have kept repeating for so many, many lifetimes.

    Re-incarnation as presented by Serge Benhayon brings a deep clarity and understanding of why life is the way it is and your sharing, brings substance and reality to this truth. Thank you.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly November 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Val, thank you – it is such a pleasure to read this. What an amazing gift to hear and understand that no matter where we are in life there is always the opportunity of healing, your courage in embracing all it offered is hugely inspiring.

  • Reply Rowena Stewart November 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you Valerie for sharing an extraordinary journey and an inspiration to many people both young and old that it is never, ever too late to understand and embrace who we truly are and in doing so, assume our responsibility to lovingly prepare ourselves for our next incarnation. As your journey shows us, clearing our bodies of centuries of toxins and neglect is an important part of this responsibility, so that when we arrive in this realm again as a new born baby, we step back in to the life we left behind, a life of nurture, integrity, commitment and brotherhood.

    The wheel of birth, death and re-birth exists without question and just because we may choose to not believe in it does not prevent it from ceaselessly turning. I have always known about the truth of re-incarnation but always regarded in hindsight, as an act that belonged to the past. However, Serge Benhayon shines a whole new light on the Science of Reincarnation and our responsibility towards our future lives. I now understand that the quality in which I live my life sets the tone for my next life, without question. Through Serge’s teachings on Re-incarnation I have re-claimed my responsibility and power in establishing the quality of my next life, which is not reliant on material security, wealth or fame, but based on truth, vitality, integrity and commitment, commitment to life, to people and to my self based on my innate knowing and inner connection to God within.

  • Reply Gyl Rae November 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    The love from Serge Benhayon blows me away, every time. Be it in an email, reading about him from other people, watching a video, TV or listening to him speak. The love he has and holds humanity in is out of this world immense. Serge inspires me every single day to love people.

  • Reply Amita November 19, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    What a sharing and how clear a message of reincarnation. Thank you for sharing your journey, what a blessing to us all.

  • Reply Eduardo Feldman November 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    There is this image that when we get to a certain age, you’d rather go, park the car, and simply wait until the moment of passing over arrives and go. Well, the amazingly beautiful story (the story itself, and the tone and the prose) show us that this image does not have to be at all and that there is no age for healing and that everyone can start their own age of healing. It is a choice we can activate if so we wish.

    A healing experience such as the one you have shared is something very difficult to fathom for many people. When we get a healing we connect and align to something that is much bigger than us; something we belong to; something that holds us eternally; something that brings us back to feel the bigger us that has been patiently waiting for us to get there, to walk together forever.

  • Reply Rebecca Briant November 26, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    What an amazing story – thank you for sharing. For me, reincarnation is simply something that makes sense to me, and I cannot doubt that there has been something before this life and there will be life after – when the whole of the earth and universe lives in constant cycles of death and rebirth, why should we be exempt?

  • Reply Mary-Louise Myers November 27, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Very inspirational blog Valerie and goes to show that we are never too old to change. We need to hear from a 87 year old woman who has a the wealth of experience from all her lived years. The elderly have so much to offer, it is a crime that many are not valued for what they have to offer humanity.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan November 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you Valerie. There is so much to appreciate in your blog. I love how open and enquiring you are in your elder years. The works of Serge Benhayon do confront us with how we have been living and I love the fact that you embraced this and therefore received the healing that was offered. Your story of clearing karma from other lives really shows how everything is everything and that we cannot get away with anything. There is such a beauty in that.

  • Reply julie Matson December 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you Valerie for sharing so much with us. Everything you have written makes perfect sense to me as I also went down the New Age route for ten years and was left more confused than before I started, and then I found Serge Benhayon’s purple books, and like you I had to meet him to make sure – ten years on he is still as consistent as he was when I first met him.

    Also what you have written about your healing process and that by doing some external and internal housekeeping your healing ability has been easier – this is something that has been highlighted with other students of The Way of The livingness who have had hip replacements here in the UK.

  • Reply Matts Josefsson December 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Thank You Val for your beautifull sharing – makes me feel that life is more than meets the eye and that we have all the help we need all around us by those that care for us so much.

  • Reply James Nicholson December 29, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Thank you for sharing Val and for not giving up on life. I know I used to think essentially you got old, retired and then either travelled around the world or were in an old people’s home – I never imagined or thought that you could still be alive and vital in your 70s and 80s. It is a real gift to give the younger generation a reflection of the way you can live no matter what age you are and that no matter what has happened it is never ever too late.

  • Reply Dean Pirera January 9, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Valerie, what an absolutely wonderful story. Thank you it was priceless.

  • Reply Michelle M Ryan January 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I found this a thoroughly interesting and entertaining account of your experiences Val and am so delighted to see that it is never too late. I feel a deep contentment knowing that another has found the truth of their life and found your approach to all your experiences highly inspirational. Thank you deeply.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh January 14, 2017 at 7:59 am

    In the past whenever re-incarnation was discussed there were standard ways it could go. The main one was a flat denial of its existence. Then there was the one where someone had been told about the of a possible past, e.g. loads of people thinking they had lived a life as Cleopatra and this was expressed as a way of enhancing the person’s sense of worth in this life. Then there were those who talked about it in terms of the ills of this life excusing it as a punishment because of sins and wrong doing in past life. None of this offered an empowering and inspiring relationship with re-incarnation. Thanks to hearing wonderful accounts of experiences such as yours Val, my understanding of this vast area of our cycle of life expands every day.

  • Reply Natallija January 15, 2017 at 12:06 am

    This piece of writing just goes to show us all that it’s never to late to live with truth!

  • Reply Benkt van Haastrecht January 16, 2017 at 6:46 am

    So gorgeous to read Valerie, it is the words you speak on this healing of past lives.

  • Reply Luke Yokota January 26, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I absolutely loved reading this story. Deeply honest with little reservation to the experience you had to go through. Very educational to all that read it.

  • Reply Natallija January 27, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Karma is truly a gift for us all when we become aware of how this has harmed in the past and how we can be given an opportunity to heal this or our future.

    There is no doubt that Karma is a blessing in disguise. Yes the ‘ouch’ moment is felt and the harm that we have caused to another shows us so simply that ‘universal law’ brings this back to us as a lesson. I have experience the effects of my choices and once it is recognised, named and deeply understood the levels of heaviness we have carried are removed and we do feel a new lease on life.

  • Reply Joe Minnici February 3, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I love the authenticity of your article Val, the truth can be felt.

  • Reply Mary Adler February 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Thank you Val for sharing your beautiful preparation for your next incarnation.

  • Reply kim weston February 28, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    What an absolute gift you are Val. We are so much more than meets the eye.

  • Reply Rik Connors March 5, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Beautiful and miraculous read Val. Your life feels so simple with such amazing support around you, and so it should with your age and health and what you have experienced. It is amazing you are still going and now doing more for yourself. The healing and support of Universal Medicine is nothing short of everything you need. You are a great living example and proof what the Ageless Wisdom offers to heal the past and live with a great exuberance and sustenance for life.

  • Reply Stephen Gammack March 21, 2017 at 3:00 am

    The commitment to healing and discarding baggage is wonderful to read Valerie. What beautiful commitment you have maintained, a real example across the globe for older adults of how later life can be. And of course life has so much more purpose when we consider the reincarnation cycles that is an inevitable part of everyone’s lives.

  • Reply julie Matson March 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Even though I have read this before, what really comes through is the appreciation the author has for the medical team and the Esoteric Practitioners. Not forgetting the interesting part about the past lives – what an experience to have. A joy to read – operations and all.

  • Reply Rachel Murtagh April 22, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Wow, this is amazing to read Valerie. I was transfixed. Your clarity and knowing is unquestionable as you deliver with such authority on your experience. I would love to hear more.

  • Reply Rachel Murtagh April 22, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Dear Valerie, reading this last night was like opening a box of treasures. The gold and riches found inside were instantly relatable to my own life and (lives) through it a greater understanding was brought. By reading your blog my way forward has been made clearer and now it is only left for me to claim it. Thank you deeply for your sharing. It would be a joy to meet you one day.

  • Reply Michael Brown May 4, 2017 at 6:52 am

    What a truly amazing experience! How refreshing it is to see one so open to the healing that was offered too.

  • Reply Mary Adler May 5, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Knowing that we live in cycles to have the opportunity to clear the imprints of harming choices reveals the responsibility we have for the energetic integrity in all that we do, say and think.

  • Reply Natallija May 9, 2017 at 6:24 am

    I commend you Valerie on an inspiring journey that lead you to follow your path and identify true healing in your elder years. For many the ideals and beliefs of being too old or skeptical would have taken priority. Your decision to move with what felt true to you is a gift for us all to know and understand that there is learning in every moment and that age has got nothing to do with it!

  • Reply Sandra Dallimore May 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you Valerie. You are an inspiration to many. It’s always lovely to see you at events in Melbourne and incredible how you get yourself there, despite how frail your body is at times.

  • Reply Sarah Flenley May 11, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Dear Valerie, you are a natural storyteller and I was so engaged about your story of your operations 🙂 (which of course was so much more). You write with such grace and dignity, and a openness and humility that was a delight to be a recipient of. It showed me that no matter what is going on in our bodies, we can choose to support ourselves through it and how that can make us feel amazing on the inside, despite what is going on for our bodies. Thank you.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer May 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    It always was a challenge for me to deal with my past, being it in this or in past lifes. I did not want to come in touch anymore what felt uncomfortable for me. Now I grasp more and more how supportive it is to get aware of momentums coming from past choices and to heal them in order to make more loving choices now and in future.

  • Reply Rachel Mascord May 17, 2017 at 4:40 am

    A beautiful start to my morning Val, and I can assure you, I was with you all the way.
    Your honesty had me laughing, especially this part “How could I have allowed myself to have been such an idiot? What’s more… and this was the rub… that some part of me deep down had always known I was being an idiot”. But equally nodding in the profound understanding that comes from experiencing the same. I went through exactly the same experience. The joy at the words, and the wondering how I ever got fooled by the other stuff….always knowing I was being fooled. Ergh.
    What I love about your relationship with reincarnation, is that it is simple. It is real. It is a call to responsible action in this life, knowing that there is no lucky escape at the end.
    The results of this are on show in the beautiful clarity in your writing that offers us all a the same opportunity for clarity. They are also on show in your bright, beautiful and steady eyes.
    This is the beauty seen in the eyes of one who is prepared to see truth and live in accordance with its way.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly May 18, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Valerie, this is just stunning. It moved me deeply, and showed me we are always taken care of, often in ways we don’t expect and it reminded me that there is so much more to life, a grandness, a beauty and a love beyond what we can often consider possible. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Reply Rachel Murtagh May 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Val, this is such a stunning story… oh my, how beautiful to read again. Reading about your experience puts life into perspective with the awareness that there is so much more going on that we actually let ourselves see. The depths of what life is truly about is something we generally dismiss day-to-day.

  • Reply Carmel Reid May 24, 2017 at 7:10 am

    This is what I find about Serge Benhayon’s presentations, we can feel the absolute truth of what he says, with every bone in our bodies. It may be a while before we do anything about it, but several students have and they in their turn inspire others to do the same. No-one is telling us to do anything, just presenting their own livingness and we can feel and see for ourselves the benefits.

    • Reply Viktoria July 22, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Yes, 100% Carmel – how can one not want to live a life of love and joy when we’re constantly shown just how easy and simple it is?

    • Reply Stephanie Stevenson September 27, 2017 at 3:37 am

      I agree Carmel – Serge Benhayon’s presentations continue to deeply inspire many as the truth resonates in our bones with an invitation to return to the innermost essence held equally so in all.

  • Reply Samantha May 30, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Wow what a corker Valerie, I hung on to your every word, you write in such inviting and clear way.
    What an amazing healing experience one inspires us to see the absolute miracles that take place when we allow love to lead the way.
    When reading your article it is clear that we are in fact timeless.

  • Reply Leigh Strack June 4, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    We are forever offered moments as Valerie has shared here, moments of healing, inspiration, realisation and an invitation for change, if we don’t slow down and turn of technology, we may miss them when they are offered. They will be offered again, but what will we have built in our bodies in the mean time.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh June 16, 2017 at 3:31 am

    I love the part when you were sensing the count down and you could feel it was lives lived. It gives me such a huge feeling of space and that time is nothing like what we have prescribed it to be.

  • Reply Michael Brown July 1, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Valerie you are a true elder of the community and your words hold deep deep wisdom.

    • Reply Viktoria July 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Yes, and inspiration!

  • Reply Alison Valentine July 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Dear Valerie I loved reading your blog, you are a very beautiful lady and your warmth and understanding of life shines through your writing. I love the way you have not held back and said exactly how your life has been especially your amazing experience in the operating theatre. We can not dismiss these experiences they are real and very profound and have opened the door for you to clear your past and start a new in your next life. There is much we can all learn from this, you have been offered a very precious and beautiful gift and I can feel that you have embodied this in preparation for your next life.

  • Reply Viktoria July 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Rereading this for the second time and it’s absolutely astonishing again. This truly is an extraordinary experience, and the support we receive from Serge, UM Practitioners and the rest of the student body is just out of this world – literally 😉

  • Reply Kehinde James July 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you Valerie. So much shared with us. Inspirational to know at any age we can heal and clear the karmic debris of this and past lives. You show the magnificence of human experience goes far beyond what we experience in the physical world.

  • Reply Victoria Lister July 28, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Valerie, WOW. Thank you so much for sharing this incredible story. Well, it’s not ‘incredible’ (though it is completely awesome, as are you!) – it’s entirely credible because it’s your story, relayed so beautifully and undeniably by you, in the fullness of you. It presents both the truth of who you are and what you experienced and absolutely know to be true, and the truth of incarnation Very powerful.

  • Reply Viktoria August 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    This blog is very deeply touching, I have no idea what it is touching exactly but every time I come on this page I can relate to everything you have written without even reading a word. Thank you Val.

  • Reply Kehinde James August 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Like many of us once entrapped in the New Age merry-go-round you had the courage to step away, and when you did were guided to meet Serge Benhayon and begin the journey of return to your true self. . Foundations built throughThe Way of the Livingness prepare and support us to rise to each and every challenge presented.

  • Reply Kehinde James August 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Once again we see the power of illness to transform lives

  • Reply Rachel Murtagh August 22, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Valerie, coming back to this blog, I am once again deeply inspired. What you share is an amazing reminder of ‘the more’. There is more to daily life than work, eat, sleep, friends, family and TV. You open up the reader to ‘the more’…. ‘the universe more’, which is a whole lot more than what we generally choose to see life to be.

  • Reply Rosie Bason August 29, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Thanks for sharing your story Val, I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know you more. You are an inspiration and I look forward to reading more of your stories.

  • Reply Lucy Duffy August 30, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Heartfelt thanks to you Val for sharing your experience and wisdom. It’s an incredible blessing to feel your surrender into letting go and allowing yourself to heal so deeply and profoundly.

  • Reply Samantha Davidson August 30, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Just beautiful and profound. Concerning wanting to learn and not feeling that I had found my place, I really relate to what you share, I had been looking, seeking but not finding the ‘real deal’. I now am part of at the most vibrant, engaging school, I am a student of The Way of the Livingness and all the academic enquires, schooling and university are in the shadows concerning the philosophy, science and religion discussed in the groups I attend. It is out of this world awesome to part of it and I treasure it.

    • Reply Lucy Dahill September 24, 2017 at 5:38 am

      I too feel like I have been part of the most warm, loving family, as well as been part of the most inspiring philosophy school that has re-opened a relationship with God that I never thought I would be open to again. Out of this world awesome – I am in total agreement!

  • Reply Annelies van Haastrecht August 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you Val for telling us about your operations, a truly amazing sharing. Inspiring to read how you have chosen to deeply heal at your age, how you now live in a beautiful quality knowing who you are in truth.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish August 31, 2017 at 6:19 am

    A truly incredible story Valerie. You are an amazing example of life!

  • Reply Leigh Matson September 1, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Since attending Universal Medicine presentations and courses I can say I’ve experienced having a sense of past lives I have lived. I experienced them before Universal Medicine but had no clue what was going on! Like many other parts of life, especially the energetic aspect of life, Serge Benhayon makes the unspoken very tangible and very normal conversation.

    • Reply Nico van Haastrecht September 4, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Indeed leigh, as in the past there was no place for me to go to with the questions and experience I had in life. But now they start to make sense as by living the Way of The Livingness I am allowed and accepted to feel and live in a world of energy where time actually does not exists and all my previous lives are with me in this current life right at this moment. This makes life so much more valuable and in appreciation of who I am in full.

  • Reply Nico van Haastrecht September 4, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I love these personal stories Val as you share in this that you are divine and that your current life is one of the many incarnations you have lived here on earth and too that magic can happen and the opportunity for healing old patterns and ways of life is always there if we are open to it. Where else would you read something like this to read about a way of life that is natural to us and we all deserve to return to once again.

  • Reply fiona lotherington September 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I loved reading your story Val. I also love the word ‘hogwash’ which made me laugh and perfectly describes the spiritual new age. I really admired your willingness to heal for this life and the next.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh September 9, 2017 at 1:47 am

    This is such a riveting story to read. Like those movies where you are at the edge of your seat. I love the way your understanding and intimate relationship with reincarnation and karma comes across in the sharing and offers an expanded connection to the topic for the reader. It makes me wonder how many similar stories would each of us have if we were more open to observing and actually acknowledging such events in our lives.

    I am sure most if not all aspects of life is coloured in one form or another by such cycles. If we related to them as vividly as you have in your story we would have a very rich experience and would be expanding our awareness and wisdom constantly.

  • Reply Lieke Campbell September 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Many people would brush of your knowing of the counting meaning your past lives but what if it is simply true and that there is so much more going on than meets the eye so to speak? I know if we are open and willing to feel and read what is truly going on in life, life starts to make sense and we can truly heal instead of going for a ‘pitstop’ to get back to our old way of living again.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward September 16, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Thank you so much Valerie for sharing your remarkable story with us. It touched me deeply as I know it will many others, in fact it brought me to tears with the humanness of it all. It is a great marker as to what our amazing body is able to deal with but when it comes to a time that it can’t any more that there is so much support in the healing process, even if the healing process eventuates in us leaving this life. But as you and I have both learned we can’t simply leave our healing to others, we have a huge part to play as well.

  • Reply Jennifer Smith September 21, 2017 at 5:02 am

    An incredible sharing, of openness, trust and a willingness to see beyond what is physically happening. Not to mention the great support that was their continuously from Serge Benhayon. Helping us see beyond, underneath the physical.

  • Reply Melinda Knights September 22, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Thank you Valerie, it’s an amazing journey you have been on, and your story was a delight to read. I found your expression refreshing because I could feel you in it, not someone trying to sound a certain way, just 100% you. That’s becoming rare nowadays as political correctness takes over and the systems of life seem to produce people who don’t know who they are anymore, and are unable to be themselves and express their uniqueness in full. Valerie it’s been a lovely opportunity to get to know you and your life through your writing, thank you.

  • Reply Mary Holmes September 23, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Valerie, what your have written has opened me up to looking at the benefit of physical healing in a different way. What is so beautiful is your awareness all along the way despite what was happening to your body. It also says to me, that the opportunity is always there for us to heal, no matter what the experience is, or presented for us to fully heal and allow us to step back into this life to our true selves and ready for our next life as we come back with this awareness for all we meet along our way.

  • Reply Heather Pope September 24, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Its never too late to learn self-care and that through that there is a constant love and dedication to the body.

  • Reply Shami September 24, 2017 at 5:28 am

    I love how you set yourself on task to meet Serge Benhayon for yourself, to look him in the eye, to discern the truth for yourself. This is a very powerful choice to make, and shows the strength of your true wisdom.

  • Reply Lucy Dahill September 24, 2017 at 5:34 am

    I feel blessed to have been given an opportunity to read your blog here. I kept reminding myself that you were in your 80s when you experienced all of this and yet your body and how you coped with what was happening in your body felt much younger. I take my hat off to you and deeply appreciate the imprint you have left for us all to be inspired by for many years to come.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson September 27, 2017 at 3:31 am

    This makes so much sense of life Val. WE keep returning to Earth School until we heal all the old hurts and emotional drama in order to clear the pathway of return to our innate Divinity and once again live in energetic responsibility, integrity and true brotherhood.

  • Reply Samantha Davidson September 29, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I know I have reincarnated in to this body, this life time to learn more of who I am and live it more fully. I have had a sense of past lives, and it has never felt like a dream or memory but rather a knowing from the body. It is something we could talk more about because we so often feel like we are cycling and living events, issues, situations again and again…there is reason for that…

  • Reply Simon Williams September 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Love feeling your engagement with the world, your enthusiasm for life. A living example of what is possible from our elders and that it is never too late to initiate.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh October 2, 2017 at 7:41 am

    We have turned re-incarnation and karma into mystical and nonsensical theories. Just like our perceptions of the non-physical realms and the energetic dynamics of life, those of us who have conscious awareness tend to shy away from even talking about our experiences.
    It is a breath of fresh air when we have personal stories so openly and honestly shared, especially with the extra reflections and insights offered here. Thank you.

  • Reply Leigh Matson October 8, 2017 at 4:48 am

    The way Serge Benhayon speaks about reincarnation makes so much sense, like most stuff he presents you can be sitting there then be thinking/saying “Oh yeah!” Like how some behaviours or situations feel much older than this life or how certain situations/movements feel so well known to us.

  • Reply Michael Brown October 15, 2017 at 7:04 am

    It is stories like these that need to be on page one of every media outlet everywhere. Like let people know this level of understanding and contentment is possible!

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh October 19, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Yes “approximately half of those living throughout the world take the understanding of reincarnation for granted”, but for individuals within groups that reject such a concept, who tend to ask for ‘proof’ because they do not seem to have access to any personal experience to draw on, such open, honest and relatable stories are invaluable.
    Because after a while of hearing such stories and getting that they are quite normal, we end up more likely ease up on the censorship of the awareness of our own experiences, which are the best proof we will ever have.

    • Reply Christoph Schnelle November 23, 2017 at 7:51 am

      The funny thing is that the facts won’t change, whatever we believe and whatever proof we require. The latter is our choice but there are still the facts …

  • Reply Willem Plandsoen October 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    What an honest sharing about your life and the way you met Serge Benhayon. Beautiful to read that you deliberate choose to make a decision to stay a bit longer in this life, so you can clear more this life time. The clearing of past lives was a very tangible read. Thanks you Val.

  • Reply sue queenborough October 25, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    A beautiful sharing – thankyou Valerie. The wisdom of reincarnation makes so much sense of everything in todays physical world. Learning that early Christianity knew all about reincarnation , yet today because there is ‘no proof’ it is poo poohed. Ho w else can we explain knowing a place – that we have never visited in this life – or feel we have deeply known a recently met stranger? When my first born son was born he looked so wise and his eyes were deep that one of the first things I said to him were ‘Youve been here before.’

  • Reply HM October 28, 2017 at 6:29 am

    What an amazing sharing Val. You capture here your body communicating to you at such an extraordinary level. What a blessing to go through this and be so aware of what is being shared. Serge Benhayon is absolutely the real deal and has supported so many people to go through operations and illness and continue to reflect back pure love and support.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh November 14, 2017 at 4:51 am

      The level of understanding, wisdom and self responsibility Serge Benhayon consistently inspires is such a blessing to everyone. It is also truly empowering.

  • Reply Loretta Rappos November 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Wow!- What an amazing experience Val. Thank you for sharing your awareness of having lived past lives, at a critical moment in your life. Indeed, I agree with you & HM- Serge Benhayon is the “real deal” and has been such an amazing support for so many people throughout their illnesses or surgery.

  • Reply Christoph Schnelle November 23, 2017 at 7:50 am

    A lot of how we spend money is allocated on money having a time value. That means money today is more valuable than tomorrow and money in 100 years is almost worthless. With reincarnation, this calculation changes. It would be interesting how accounting would change if reincarnation was widely understood to be a fact.

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