Education

Serge Benhayon – The True Educator

July 18, 2016
Arianne Kasi

Since the age of 14 I have been attending events held by Universal Medicine. This age also signified the start of high school in a small country town of Australia. I was very fortunate to have the combination of secondary school and the teachings of Serge Benhayon whilst growing up.

Throughout my high school endeavours until this moment where I study a full-time University degree, I can honestly say that the greatest education I have received is from Serge Benhayon and not tertiary education. Why is that?

Serge Benhayon teaches far beyond what the current education system delivers. The education system is based on recall, regurgitation of information, and advancing the mind in complete dis-connection to the body. We are not even taught the importance of taking care of our bodies and our expression, and hence we are not prepared for life.

From this dis-connection we see an increase in:

  • Anxiousness
  • Intellectual pride
  • Intellectual might
  • Intellectual arrogance
  • And the complete abuse of one’s body

Where one assumes a superior state due to their affiliation of ‘knowing’ more than those around them.

Sadly, what students are often left with at their graduation ceremony, along with his or her piece of paper, is a devastatingly low state of mental and physical well-being – which no one wants to see. The exhaustion, drive, stimulation and depletion of the human frame, the attitude of ‘doing everything’ to get that wanted grade, and the result; having an ‘intelligent mind’, at the expense of the rest of the body from the head down… now how ‘intelligent’ is that?

The education system carries one major flaw, which luckily Serge Benhayon was able to cover and assist me in understanding – The basic principles of life; which I refer to as – ‘The Basics of Life’:

Love: Knowing who you are before you do anything – knowing that you are more than just a brain in a box! – You are Love! You are a human being that is deeply love in essence; deeply caring, tender, sweet, lovely, delicate, feminine, intimate and more.

Evolution: We are here to return to who we are; that natural loving state, which is our Soul-full state, compared to our current separate and individuated ways that are propelled forth by our spirit.

Brotherhood: The fact that you are equal to every other human being, and it is super important for us to begin to work together and cease the separation and abuse the world is currently exercising. For no borders, nationalities, culture or religion can truly separate us when our being and our human body all prove to us that we are equal: red blood runs in the veins of every human frame.

Responsibility: Understanding the true responsibility that each and every person carries to be loving and not abusive in all their endeavours and relationships, and understanding that how you live affects all others.

Expression is Everything: Learning interpersonal communication skills of respect, decency, communication and expression, which assist in developing true relationships with others, that are continuously deepening.

Everything is Energy: Understanding that ‘Everything is energy, therefore, everything is because of energy’ (SB), and that from this stance we can be empowered to hold strong what we feel and to go through life by feeling what feels true or not, calling out abuse for ourselves and understanding that more is at play than meets the eyes.

Self-care: Truly taking care of ourselves and our body is our responsibility! To self-care, self-nurture and self-love, which leads to a naturally vital body, including both a positive mental and physical state of well-being.

We are more than Human Beings: The fact that we are constantly supported and held to be who we truly are by an all-loving God. That we are actually here on this Earth to return to a way of living lovingly together in brotherhood, and to stop all forms of abuse. Some may call it ‘Earth School’ and some may simply see it as a re-turn to our ancient ways. Serge presents that we are more than the physical form, that we are super loving beings who are Divine love.

And more…

All of these tenets have supported me to know who I am before, during and after I do anything. Therefore, at the end of my high schools years, I stood at the podium with a knowing of who I am, that my education did not define me, and feeling quite prepared for life, whereas the majority of my cohort who stood with me were; uncertain about the future, of who they are, of what they want to do, and completely sold out to their education being everything. Why? Because why question the true state of well-being in every single body on that stage, when the majority would reply with:

  • Tiredness
  • Exhaustion
  • Anxiousness
  • Raciness
  • Abusive behaviours to self and others
  • Neglect
  • Sarcasm
  • Dismissiveness of self and others
  • And no true love, joy or health?

Because then the education system would be completely exposed as irresponsibly and uncaringly not preparing the student for life. They are a student of education, but not a student of themselves or a student of life, here to learn beyond the school classroom.

The high school environment is a meat fest. It is a playground of abuse and irresponsibility where no one is truly guided or supported to be who they truly are and interact with others in this way. This is the first breeding ground for the ills we see continue into adult life, including the dog-eat-dog world. The education system is fuelled by comparison, competition and personal lust to out-do their fellow classmates and to ‘be on top’.

The education system is based on recall from the mind. The system perpetuates a dis-connection from your body, as it propels its main focus; which is to get people from A (not knowing anything so to say) to B (being able to remember and regurgitate all that one has been told).

Is this true intelligence? The education system is simply just based on how much one can remember. So, if you can remember and regurgitate information well, under a certain time pressure, then congratulations – you are ‘intelligent’. But, get someone who is less able to remember and perform under a certain time frame and time pressure, and this person is branded as ‘unintelligent’. The basics of this system propel comparison, and no wonder the evil of competition and comparison is rife in the school playground, separating the kids from each other, and hence initially from themselves.

The education system can be likened to a sausage factory, whereby each person who enters at a young age; naturally vital, playful, creative, joyful, tender, sweet and sensitive tends to exit at year 12 (or before) with an exhausted body, given up, aggressive, and with no true settlement in their body, let alone any remnants of working together, or any of the qualities that the young version of that person emanated. This is abuse, and this proves that something is very wrong with our education system. That something has happened from A (when the young person entered school) to B (when the person exits school) – and from experience I can attest to the fact that what is missing at B, are the qualities of A. These qualities are rorted and raped by the system, and in no way developed or educated on. And from this stance we can understand why the accolades at the end of school are so focussed on, for what else has a system to champion, than the intellect of the mind?

Instead, at the end of school we should commend the students on how well they have held onto their qualities and to who they truly are (their essence), their commitment and their dedication to life. This focuses on the whole body and being of the child, not simply just the brain. Supporting children in this way, would prepare the child with all the basic skills and understandings to handle and go through life. This includes to not lose themselves within the school system, but also to be prepared for when they enter the ‘big adult world’ unguided. The difference being empowered versus underpowered youth, and the consequences of each are very clear. It is a responsibility of every adult and our entire society to support our children to grow up to be who they truly are, and not fearful or desperately seeking recognition, acceptance and identification.

What would be the result if we conducted a survey for every child to question whether they feel properly prepared for life at the end of their school career or not?

The education system is not to be relied upon by the parents and adults to ‘take care’ of their children. Given the fact that the education system only forwards the mind and not the being inside the body; there is a missing piece that the true state of our teenagers and adults signifies is deeply flawed.

Without supporting an education of the being, the body and the mind equally, there will always be something missing from our lives.

But how come we have as a society accepted this? Have we given up and sold ourselves out to ‘intelligence’ and the illusion that intelligence is the ‘greatest tool on earth’? Have we been fooled to think that education is the most important thing to focus on in order for us to get that career, that money, and the ‘comfortable financial life’ it brings?

But again, what life are we truly settling for? And are we truly settled in our own lives . . . or deep down have we wondered ‘is this all that there is’, ‘what is the true purpose of life’, ‘what is the point’, and ‘is there more to me than what my brain knows’?

I see a society that has given up, and revolves and relies comfortably on their intelligence, but I do not see a loving and evolving society that works on being together, to take responsibility for all that one does, to keep evolving and personally developing, or knowing that life is about people, relationships, love, brotherhood, commitment and truth. It is therefore clear that the missing piece to our education system lies within the re-connection to our inner-heart – where our true intelligence lies, as supported by Serge Benhayon and the teachings of Universal Medicine.

107 Comments

  • Reply Suzanne July 19, 2016 at 3:16 am

    There is a beautiful wisdom and understanding in your words about education Arianne. What I love is that you are not judging a flawed system, simply calling it out for what it is which is very powerful. What you show is it is possible to get an education and with the support of the work of Serge Benhayon not lose yourself in the process. Inspirational read, thank you!

    • Reply Johanna Smith July 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      And it’s all said by someone who has recently come to the end of high school education – very powerful. And it is delivered with such love and truth learnt by and from the reflection of Serge Benhayon, of what true education means. I love how this has been outlined and it a fabulous marker of truth for anyone who reads it.

      • Reply Andrew Mooney July 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Yes I agree, it is a testament to the well rounded ‘education for life’ that Adrianne has experienced, in addition to her high school education that she can stand free of its imposition and look back at it and call out what is going wrong without judgement or criticism but with absolutely clarity and wisdom. It shows that there is a way to live that leaves you largely untouched by the ‘sausage machine’ of the education system.

    • Reply Mary Sanford April 20, 2017 at 4:03 am

      What you say here is quite true that it is possible to get an education and with the support of the work of Serge Benhayon not lose yourself in the process. I know lots of teenagers who have been supported by the Benhayon family and they are quite remarkable in that they have this fantastic sense of who they are and because they have this inner knowing it has supported them through their education. They have not lost them selves in what seems to me to be a system that is so very abusive to children from a very young age, where everything is geared towards knowledge and the security of a ‘good’ job.

  • Reply Suzanne Anderssen July 19, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Very powerfully written and oh so to the point, thank you Arianne. You have described an education system that I too have gone through, (almost) never being seen for who I am, rather what I can ‘Do’. It left me empty and open to abuse of the intellectual or mental kind, open to jealousy, open to competitiveness and a constant measuring of myself to and with those around me. It left me feeling I was not enough. But I can show this to my daughter and her friends at a young age so to open their eyes to what’s truly going on at school so they might be able to choose to stay themselves first, not subscribing to the current ways of coping. A kids’ greatest tool is to know who they are, you are quite right, that is giving them a true and valuable education from the get go.

  • Reply Esther Auf der Maur July 19, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Wow Arianne, thank you for expressing and sharing what you are feeling and what you have so clearly observed. And I have to agree; how intelligent are we really when we are opening our eyes and dare to see what is really going on – all around the globe: We are all very sick, in many various ways, and have made that ‘normal’, as it is happening on such a massive scale; we still have lots of division and fighting and wars all around; and – many people have given up – on life and on themselves. I can say that I have been in that given up state myself for quite some time, but the teachings and revelations brought by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have woken me up in a big way. This has now allowed me to clearly see all that’s wrong with the lives we have created for ourselves on this planet, but to also see the amazingness and grandness that actually lives in each and every one of us, each and every human being on the face of this earth, as we all come from the exactly same source – we just have gotten lost and started living (more like ‘existing’) from the pictures received from the outside, rather than from our Divine loving essence deep within ourselves. The loving power we have, once we re-connect to this Divine essence is clearly felt by your strong and unshakable expression Arianne. Thank you for choosing to be who you are again, in your fullness, because all of humanity gets a healing from that.

  • Reply Sarah Flenley July 19, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Arianne, wow, what a piece of writing. A stunning expose and calling out of the education system with no wriggle room. Have you sent this to the state and federal Ministers for Education? If not, I think you need to and also submit it as an opinion piece to the newspapers or blogs online. This needs to be read far and wide. I think I will have to re-read this a few time to truly digest what is on offer. Thank you.
    I am going to print out these principles of life and stick them up as a reminder of the living principles that I am now choosing to live my life by. Thank you.

  • Reply Gayle Cue July 19, 2016 at 5:50 am

    It is so refreshing to hear from someone who recognises what is truly worth learning – and it is inspiring to hear it from someone who is in the midst of their formative years. Thank you Arianne for sharing your young and very mature view of the education that our world is currently offering. It really brought me to a stop. I wonder could I have seen it the way you do, if I had had the opportunity at your age? Would my eyes and heart have been open enough to see the truth of it?

    • Reply Natallija July 10, 2017 at 10:25 am

      The formative years are so crucial in becoming more aware of who you are and what you have to offer another. There is such a huge pressure to “fit in” “be normal’ even though the examples on offer are far from our truest levels of living with vitality and purpose.

  • Reply Leah Pash July 19, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Thank you for writing a powerful blog on a system that really needs to be re-configured to how it supports and teaches our children to be in this world. It is this foundational system of education that will support what kind of children we are raising and it’s so important for our children to know who they truly are in their essence. I love how you shared this without judgement but a clear understanding of how it truly is and posed the questions of; is this what we have settled for and accepted in society?
    We all need to help support our children through these systems and help to bring about a change of what has been considered important in our education. The core of every curriculum needs to be re-imprinted and addressed. Our teachers also need to know who they are in their essence. There is a being inside each and every child that needs to be cherished, adored, loved and honoured for who they are as themselves and not focused on the mind which leads to total disconnection and separation.
    As a friend (Heidi Baldwin) mentioned to me recently, “Teachers are the ones loaded with the intensity of society. Often so much pressure is put on teachers to fix, teach, inform and reverse so many of the ills around student well-being. This approach is designed not to look at the larger ills that abound within the family home, the television sets, iPhones, media, community, nations and ultimately, globally.”
    We are all teachers who are the ones that will help lead the way forward….Serge Benhayon is definitely a leader in this area.

  • Reply Kathleen Baldwin July 19, 2016 at 7:18 am

    This is a beautiful piece of writing Arianne, you have highlighted exactly what is missing in the Education system. Without the true intelligence that comes from the heart we are left with a cold, separative, competitive system that can never nurture hold and /or prepare our children for life. In fact it does the opposite. As you have clearly stated here . . ” Without supporting an education of the being, the body and the mind equally, there will always be something missing from our lives.” . . .and what is missing is the four basic principles of Love which are:- Truth, Joy, Harmony and Stillness which can be only accessed through the intelligence of the inner heart.

    • Reply Natallija January 31, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Take any classroom around the world and observe that the end product is far from what true education is all about. Thank you Kathleen Baldwin for highlighting that the biggest distraction in education no matter what field is the fuel of self recognition and gain.

  • Reply Mary Adler July 19, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you Arianne for continuing the work of Serge Benhayon in exposing how institutional education is teaching more and more about less and less. True education is available to all when we connect to the Ageless Wisdom which knows no bounds but is forever deepening.

  • Reply Johanna Smith July 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    An abdolute gold piece of writing that brings truth to what education is really about and should be about in our schools. I love the exposing and debunking of what is not of truth through the love you write with.

  • Reply Doug Valentine July 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Arianne, this is a brilliant piece that exposes entirely the very deeply flawed education system and also points the way for what is needed to replace it with. The intelligence that we call intelligence is not intelligent at all, true intelligence comes from the body and not the mind as you so ably explain. And with the return to a true intelligence comes the return of a wisdom which we have all currently lost touch with and given up on.

  • Reply Nicola Lessing July 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I love what you have written Arianne what a different world we would have if we were all taught “The Basics of Life” as you have outlined. What you have presented is true education clearly and simply laid out – now it is just a question of how far we need to fall as a society before people listen to the truth that is and has always been before us.

  • Reply Stephen Gammack July 19, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    I would certainly say that you Arianne have displayed a wonderful form of intelligence in what you have written and exposed in this piece. You ask a number of questions that there are no logical answers to, unless we are willing to admit that our education system is flawed and in place to benefit the few and undermine the many. Why does school have to be such a tortuous and mean hunting ground, and why do we measure intelligence through such a narrow scope. As you say so many are scarred by their school experiences, and this has a lot to do with the approach of competitive learning in a one size fits all model of attainment. I can think of little I learned at school beyond the recall of information to pass a test, and despite excelling later on at University, by the same process, it is not a system of education I would wish on anyone. As things stand our current global society is sicker than ever before, as we get more decorated by education than ever before, so isn’t it also time for a new approach to intelligence and educational learning that actually combats our unhealthy global community.

  • Reply Carmin Hall July 20, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Wow Arianne, if the education system could foster the wisdom that you share, the world would be a totally different place.

  • Reply Christine Hogan July 20, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Wow Arianne – the insight, clarity and wisdom you have brought through in this article is very powerful and exposing of the Education system. You have proven the fact that through the choices you have made, it is possible to come out the other end with a tender, compassionate and loving way and understanding of who you truly are. I found the following comment a true ‘show stopper’ for me as I read it – ‘The education system is not to be relied upon by the parents and adults to ‘take care’ of their children. Given the fact that the education system only forwards the mind and not the being inside the body; there is a missing piece that the true state of our teenagers and adults signifies is deeply flawed’. We are responsible for the life we live and for reflecting to others particularly our children that they already are and have within them everything they need to live a fulfilling, joyful and connected life. Thank you Arianne for sharing.

  • Reply Luke Yokota July 20, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Only if you could submit this as an essay piece for a university assessment <3

    • Reply Natallija January 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Yes Luke the possibility of showing what true education is all about. Could it be possible that the intellectual bandwagon that is promoted in these institutions is far from the true way of bringing service in all forms of study to the world?

  • Reply Katerina Nikolaidis July 21, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    What you’ve shared here Arianne is true education. Which is to unlock the inner wisdom each of us have as we ‘educate’ from our bodies and our hearts and not from the limited intellect that reduces us to be a fraction of our true selves.

    A brilliant expose of the reality and truth of our existing education system, which is part of the ruling system that keeps humanity capped and in suffering — and the true education available now thanks to Serge Benhayon.

  • Reply Andrew Mooney July 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    A brilliant piece Arianne which raises so many great points to consider. My feeling is that if high school was a family or a business it would be seen as dysfunctional. Such is the change in people from when they come in and when they leave and the plethora of issues and problems that are endemic! We need to start really questioning the quality of human beings that we are producing in the education system.
    It seems no-one is really questioning the quality of our education system because we are measuring the success of it in such a narrow way. We call it successful because of the scores or marks the students get at the end of it. Because of the amount of information they can remember (most of which in my experience you never ever use again in life anyway!). We are not measuring success by how well adjusted, vital, settled and outward looking young people are when they leave. If we measured success by this more rounded and surely more useful measures then can we honestly call it a successful system?
    I can remember when I finished school and really wanting to party and get drunk, such was the relief to be out of there and finished what felt like prison sentence. And I went to a school that was considered one of the best in the area at the time. I’m sure many other people have had a similar experience. Why is it that we feel like that? Could it be that we feel the squash and the squeeze of the education system reducing us into such a narrow form of our true selves that we sense the tension of it not feeling right at all. It does not have to be this way. My feeling is that there is a way to honour the body, the being and still learn at the same time. As an adult with the support of Universal Medicine I have rediscovered this way of learning and it leaves me free to be me, supports me to learn even more about myself and allows me to engage and participate in full in every day normal life.I just love your summary here Adrianne of the teachings of Serge Benhayon. Simply beautiful! If we put these in a book and everyone could read it and live by it, it would change the world. True education of the being not the brain.

  • Reply Esther Andras July 23, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you Arianne, this is a great expose on what our current education system is about. So clearly stated what is missing and how mislead we are that this is the way to keep educating us.
    “.. knowing that you are more than just a brain in a box!” I love this Arianne, thank you for this expression.

  • Reply mary sanford July 23, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Arianne, I feel the same about Education. It is like being in a sausage machine, all the goodness gets squashed out of us as we go through the system and we come out the other end. A pale imitation of our selves, as all the qualities that went into making us the beautiful people we are have been quashed out of us. We then take this pale imitation out to the world reduced by the tiredness, exhaustion, anxiousness, raciness and abusive behaviours to self and others that have built up because of the artificial way we are educated. Is it any wonder that the only way to seemingly cope in life is to dull our awareness even more by eating foods and drinking liquids that are not supporting us?

  • Reply Peta Lehane July 24, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Love this, Arianne and those Basics of Life are going up on a wall near my desk soon! True education is only natural once we reconnect to all that we are….as a high school teacher, this is what it is all about for me.

  • Reply adam warburton July 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Education is no prerequisite for life on any level. There are many people who have never even passed high school who go on to be incredibly successful on many levels, and then there are many who with all their degrees still fail to excel in the basics of life. In recent years especially, there has been a huge focus by government on education as being the great solution to our woes. And undoubtably education is important. A true education assists us to overcome bigotry, and deepen our understanding of the world. But even then, what is the use if we have not been shown by living example that we are worth looking after ourselves. So many people leave high school with a poor opinion of themselves, and those that do only often do so because it is inflated by their success. But take away their success, and who are they? Often it is not until later in life when their vast achievements have not brought them the fulfilment they thought they would do they start to question, and by then they have no foundation to support them when they do. And so depression often follows. This is not because education is wrong in itself, but because it is seen to hold the answers to many of life questions when clearly it does not, leading people to a feeling of false safety in its arms.

  • Reply Judith Andras July 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    By solely focussing on our minds and making it our marker of intelligence we fall very short of the vast wisdom and knowledge that is available to us when we take care of our bodies and through them are able to access an intelligence that offers so much more than we could ever imagine.
    I love it Arianne, how you undo the whole education system in one single blog, nominating all that does not work and at the same time offering everything that is needed for a healthy, vital and exponentially more intelligent society to go forward.

    • Reply Rowena Stewart December 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Exponential is the word Judith I agree. We sell ourselves so short with our modern day education system. Neglecting the wisdom that resides within us in favour of the intelligence of our minds will never enable us to achieve what it is we are seeking. Arianne is a superb example of what is available to us all should we decide to focus our education on our fitness for life, one that is based on a sensitive nurturing response to our bodies, relationships and the world around us. Pumping out kids who know a stack of facts and figures but are completely ignorant of how to care for themselves, relate to self and each another lovingly and commit to life is an immense failing in our so called advanced societies.

  • Reply Cherise Holt July 28, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    From attending University and Universal Medicine myself, I can attest to the great (and much needed) level of support that is lacking in one and abundantly apparent in the other. We are all true educators at heart, by virtue of the wisdom that we hold and the beauty that we behold and can emanate throughout life; when this is known, there is nothing that any institution can bring to us in the sense of identity or giving us any education on who we are. We are the beholders of such a knowing and Serge Benhayon is the only true educator that I have ever known who inspires all to awaken to this fact for themselves, there’s no praising him or holding him as any higher to be had, he simply leads the way in lighting the way to a way that is possible and can be personally owned by anyone.

  • Reply Felicity Latchford July 28, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    I completely agree that the current education system produces, fosters and ensures that teenagers are very lost as to who they are in those years of their lives, when they most need true direction. I can see that being given the sort of support that Arienne Kasi received in her teenager years would have been a huge help to me. I can see that Arienne ensured she received and integrated this support and all credit to her for doing so. This young woman is an asset to the world and such a leader for many other young people around her.
    I have met this young woman many times and she is such a lovely strong wise human being- she didn’t learn that at school, she fostered this thanks to Universal Medicine, and her future is incredibly bright, as every young persons life is capable of being. I wish I had of come into contact with this incredible organisation earlier in life, I have only seen wonderful results from how they impact people who choose to take the time to live what is being presented.

  • Reply Leigh Matson July 31, 2016 at 4:30 am

    It’s true. What does such a system have to celebrate, if what is produced was truly observed and found out to be in a lesser state than when it started? Life, like education has tests but these can only be studied or learnt through lived experience. But from my experience, today’s education system only taught me how to relate to life from my mind, which relies on situations past, trying to apply out-of-date information and reactions to the present moment. This doesn’t work. The education I have received through Universal Medicine has been that the body knows the up-to-date version of these life lessons and knows how to respond accordingly.

  • Reply David Upfill July 31, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Thank you Arianne for bringing through such clarity and wisdom. Reading this piece was a powerful healing of the abuse of the formal education I experienced. The simplicity of this expose of our current education system is completely revealing of its flaws and shortcomings and the dehumanising effect it has on young people.
    ‘The Basics of Life’ list captures precisely what life is truly about and is deeply inspiring. Everyone should have a copy of this to remind them of who they truly are.

  • Reply Susan Green August 1, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Arianne, this blog is a superb account of our education system. You have described it exactly as it is. A very clear presentation of how we herald and celebrate our so called intelligence (regurgitation) at a huge cost to the body. The Basics of Life is our true education and forms the foundation upon which we live and evolve. It is a crucial part that should be inherent in everything we do and yet it is very much missing in this world.

    We put so much emphasis on schooling and education but we put very little, if not any effort, into who we are and how we care and treat ourselves on a daily basis. Because of this we are skipping a key factor that would solidly support us throughout our lives, long after our education is over. Knowing who we are and what we bring to the world first and foremost enables us to become balanced, well rounded people.

    This blog brought to mind one of Serge’s quotes that I was reading today on education in his latest book, ‘Time, Space and all of us’. In it he says, ‘ A system of education that makes the subject matter or ‘the course’ more important than the human being is a system in deep error’ (pg 392). It is an excellent point, as being well rounded as a person is far more natural and supportive to ourselves and others than just being able to regurgitate information we have learnt.

  • Reply Sarah Karam August 9, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I agree that the education system is flawed, but as parents and even just those of us that have relationships with children and the young, we hold a responsibility. To me, that is showing them a living example, leading a way, truly raising them, to me that is all the preparation that is needed to enter the schooling system. If we let them just grow up, these types of Institutions will and do, chew them up and spit them out. Most of the systems in this world are corrupt in one way or another but it’s about shining a light from within them, it’s about appreciating the people and staff within them and what they offer and expanding on this through a living way that you bring to relationships, the systems won’t change… but we can!

  • Reply Ray Karam August 13, 2016 at 6:36 am

    This is a great piece on the education system Arianne, I would say you are a current expert, given your age and experience. This, “The education system is not to be relied upon by the parents and adults to ‘take care’ of their children. Given the fact that the education system only forwards the mind and not the being inside the body; there is a missing piece that the true state of our teenagers and adults signifies is deeply flawed.” The world spins, busier and busier and giving us the impression that there is no time to look after our children and yet at school, where they spend most of their growing years, there is no support. It’s interesting to see how the world is set up and even more interesting to watch how we can make excuses that we can’t do anything about it.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer September 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    You express lovingly and expose the stress what the school system brings into children’s lives and how the tools Serge Benhayon has given to you,supported you not to go into overwhelm and exhaustion. How great is this?

    • Reply Natallija May 11, 2017 at 1:21 am

      To not have exhaustion and overwhelm during your schooling is a HUGE bonus as this is what builds over time and produce a qualified professional living with anxiety. The number one illness worldwide.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer September 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    What you bring forth here, Arianne, is a blog coming from you having gone through school with open eyes. It clearly shows that the school system attributes in a huge way to the ill behaviour of competition we find in almost every workplace afterwards and as such it contributes to a behaviour which can have illness and disease as a consequence.

  • Reply Sandra Newland October 2, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Arianne, so great that you can say that “my education did not define me”, and that you can speak out about the effects on students of a system that is concerned more with results than with people. As you point out, the present education system does not prepare us for life – it makes us focus on our mind at the expense of our body and this disconnection leads to deep disregard and overriding the body so students are plagued by exhaustion and anxiousness. The teachings of Serge Benhayon deal with the whole of us – body, mind and soul – and they offer us a way to reconnect to our inner wisdom which guides us through life. Sure we need to learn skills so we can contribute to society but we do not need to step over others in our efforts to make it to the top. We have lost sight of ‘The Basics of Life’ and Universal Medicine is supporting people to come back to these and commit to life from the foundation of these principles.

  • Reply Ken Elmer October 8, 2016 at 2:28 am

    After I left school and lived life for awhile I understood that my feeling, while I was in school, that it was a waste of time was true.
    My education had nothing to do with supporting me to live in the world, which is a what our childhood is all about.
    What Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine are presenting is essential things that everyone needs to know to responsibly live in this world. It should be part of every school system in the world.

  • Reply Jo Elmer October 12, 2016 at 1:38 am

    I appreciate this accurate account of what our current school system is, having gone through the ‘sausage machine’ and come out feeling so much less than when I went in, feeling a deep sense of loss, feeling lost and totally unprepared for adult life after my “education”.

    Knowing Serge now and studying what he presents and being moved by this to live a fulfilling and purposeful life being more fully who I am, I know that there is a true and beautiful way to teach; one which holds and nurtures all aspects of who we are and never reduces any student to one small aspect of the mind at the expense of making it safe to be the whole and loving beings we truly are.

    I went through high school deeply disturbed that nothing was being offered to help me understand life better or support me to know, develop or strengthen myself but instead I felt that the set up was fighting and squashing all that felt true and beautiful inside me.

    Isn’t it time we started talking about this truthfully? Can we just stop quibbling about finding ways to keep the current system, which we all went through and know is deeply harmful to our state of being, going “better”?

    What about seeing that there is a model on Earth NOW for an entirely different approach to education; a common sense, balanced and effective way which supports people to graduate knowing who they are and all they have to offer the world, as Arianne shows us is possible?

  • Reply Stephen Gammack October 14, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Beautiful writing and philosophy Arianne, how messed up is school education, how many people survive it instead of thriving and enjoying. My own experience of school was of looking at the clock waiting for it to be over, but at the same time not really having a clear idea of what was next after it. As a system it is a complete failure, as it leaves so many feeling bad about themselves, surely school is there to do the opposite, to educate is to inspire and support a child to know more about who they are, their sense of self and the positive contribution they can make. Our current system sees that some are bright and need to be pushed but only if it fits in with a certain narrow way of thinking. School for me should be more practical, more flexible and teachers should be supported to develop the individual and encourage them to engage in their own unique way. This can’t be beyond our intelligence and capabilities, and it surely is the future of where we need to go with education and schooling.

    • Reply Rowena Stewart December 16, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      So true Stephen, my whole experience of school was of waiting for it to be over. I did excel at some subjects but none of them taught me anything about myself or really inspired me to apply myself to life, work or my community. It is interesting to note that in the UK the culture has been to push kids to learn more at younger and younger ages but in a recent international poll of academic achievement, the UK is not ranking as a high achieving country of education in any way. Surely this points to the fact that attempting to insist that we should be able to read, write and do long division by the time we are potty trained is not actually the most successful way to educate us. What do we want to produce? People who really know who they are, what their inherent talents are and how to truly get the best out of themselves and others because they put their health and well being first? Or do we want a bunch of exhausted, undermined ‘knowledge machines’ who know a great deal of facts but have little idea of how to nurture themselves or treasure our collective welfare.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson October 25, 2016 at 6:07 am

    What great wisdom you express with Arianne. This article totally exposes how the education system does not equip children for life and leads to the perpetuating cycle of striving and pushing through to achieve an end result of material or academic success to be measured by.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke October 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Arianne this is really powerful. There is no holding back here. You are calling everything out that you see from a lived experience as Serge Benhayon does. What an incredible young woman you are and a blessing for us all. Currently our education system is shocking and certainly not about love or accepting us first as we are. Serge Benhayon has brought many things to humanity’s attention, including the rot in the education system as you have said ‘the human frame, the attitude of ‘doing everything’ to get that wanted grade, and the result; having an ‘intelligent mind’, at the expense of the rest of the body from the head down… now how ‘intelligent’ is that?’ ….not very intelligent at all. However, you can show there is a different way to study as you highlighted in the points above. It would be great and very beneficial to other students at the University if you gave talks regarding this and what has supported you throughout your education.

  • Reply Sarah Flenley October 26, 2016 at 7:00 am

    “The education system can be likened to a sausage factory, whereby each person who enters at a young age; naturally vital, playful, creative, joyful, tender, sweet and sensitive tends to exit at year 12 (or before) with an exhausted body, given up, aggressive, and with no true settlement in their body, let alone any remnants of working together, or any of the qualities that the young version of that person emanated.”

    Strong and important words to be said about our current education system, because despite some very good people working amongst the system, this is our current state of affairs. And I know this to be true because I look at a photo of me entering the system and I look at a photo of me leaving the system….and gosh the play-fullness and tenderness is nowhere to be seen.

  • Reply Gabriele Conrad October 27, 2016 at 6:38 am

    A very insightful contribution from the coalface of our education system, a sausage factory (as you so aptly put it) that feeds the thing in the box (the mind) at the expense of the body and is utterly heartless and devoid of truth to boot.

    • Reply Natallija January 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Great sharing here Gabriele as the system plays short to the main ingredients being not to educate but for us all to connect and communicate.

  • Reply Leigh Matson November 8, 2016 at 3:49 am

    This is a very strong and clear expose of the current education system we have accepted thus far. If it was truly successful, would there be so many wasted away graduates unclear of their future and underprepared for adult life? Would those who have the comfortable life with their PHD and/or big income job need to release their tension with more self-abusive substances and behaviours and even suicide? If so, is such a system that is built into and around our forming years truly successful? Yes we need our doctors to be trained and our builders to know what they are doing, but not at their own expense and well-being because as I am learning through Universal Medicine, it is that our quality of life and interrelations are far more important and bring greater riches to our lives than a bit of paper does that awards us for our recall ability and celebrates nothing else.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly November 22, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Arianne, what struck me very powerfully reading your blog today is how we’ve sold out to a system, we hand ourselves and our children over to a system which is purely about the end result and actually doesn’t care about the person at all. For the system, we really are no more than ‘a brain in a box’ and yet we are so much more. We would object if we were to be jailed and yet we willing hand ourselves over to be incarcerated into a system and a way of living which destroys our true expression and crushes the joy and lightness we naturally are. As I read today and write this I feel how crazy this is, and how I’ve been a part of that too, and in fact can still be, that illusion that the end result is worth it is deeply engrained and in fact it’s not the degree at all, it’s the security and recognition it brings that we’re set up for life, safe, and to get this we give ourselves away, we decide not to be us. This is a real faustian pact we make and one for us to wake up from; it’s got us spinning round and round and going nowhere despite all our appearances of progress. Thank you for writing this so clearly Arianne, it’s supporting to see how this approach to education can still play out even in work environments, it doesn’t stop and it shows clearly how that seed planted young affects a whole lifetime as the expense of the quality of us.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart November 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    This is a superb account of the present education system, its downfall and the alternative that Serge Benhayon presents that fulfils the true aim that education should have to support children “……. to grow up to be who they truly are, and not fearful or desperately seeking recognition, acceptance and identification.”

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan November 27, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Brilliant article Arianne. You have completely exposed our education system as the loveless system it is. The very fact that you can write such an article shows that you are not caught in the energy of that abusive education system and this is a major achievement as it shows that we can be in this world, participate fully in it but not be owned by it. This is exactly what Serge Benhayon presents.

    It is beautiful to look at your photo and to see a young person that is as vibrant and aware as you are. So often our youth are ravaged by school/university stress, poor food and lifestyle choices and simply had an inability to handle the enormousness of what they have to deal with, things like cyber abuse and the like on a daily basis. Clearly the teachings of Serge Benhayon work.

  • Reply Rowena Stewart November 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you Arianne, this is an excellent expose on the failings of our current education system. This is a very loud message that instead of empowering our young adults to begin their working lives with a clear knowing of who they are, what they offer the world and how to truly care for themselves and others, we handicap them, because all we have done is honed their ability to recall information, regardless of its content or worth. Enter Serge Benhayon, a teacher who makes the basic life skills you listed his primary source of education, establishing the real foundation from which we can truly live life and offer our communities and the world a rich source of love, care, wisdom and true intelligence born from a deep knowing of who we are, why we are here and where as a collective race of people, we are going.

    What you have presented here Arianne sets a whole new foundation for our education system. It is vital that we teach our young how to truly care for themselves, know their own strengths and weaknesses and appreciate their God given qualities as a foundation from which to learn the temporal skills of life. Improving a child’s ability to understand abstract ideas, recall information, read and write is secondary to teaching them how to nurture, honour and respect their in-tuition, to hold fast to their very own inner teacher who consistently informs them of the truth of all things. True education teaches us how to stay connected to our intuitive wisdom, which naturally empowers us to respond to life and bring all our skills any eventuality.

    This article puts Real Education back on the map. When we teach our children how to connect to their inner wisdom and how to properly care for them selves and one another, we provide a strong foundation for life that they can then peg all their other learning and achievements onto. Simply filling a child up with facts and figures will never provide a strong foundation in life, as evidenced by disturbing rise in self-harm and abuse within our teenagers. Intelligence without love will always be flawed.

  • Reply Rebecca Briant December 6, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I agree Arianne, in Serge Benhayon I have found a great form of education – one that asks me to be all that I am and develop that in all my life. I have learnt that there is far more importance in developing a relationship with myself and bringing that to life, than simply chasing good grades and a seemingly ‘successful’ life.

  • Reply mary sanford December 8, 2016 at 5:39 am

    You have answered my question on why is it that we see the most gorgeous kids that are so sweet and innocent and yet by the time they reach 9 years old and upwards all that beauty and sweetness has gone and in its place is very often an anxious child who has lost all sense of who they are and is trying to fit in and be recognised as best they can and the result is self abuse/ self harm and given-upness which is born out by the suicide rates for young children which is sky rocketing and we appear helpless to do anything about it.

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the way we currently educate our children is seriously flawed. The schools are pushing the children to do well in their exams at any cost not because they want to children to succeed but because if they pass the exams it looks good on the school prospectus for the following year.

    I feel we have got education completely wrong, we are championing the mind over the body and as someone who has submerged themselves in this ideology for the last 50 + years let me tell you all it doesn’t work. I have found at last the only way to lasting settlement and what I mean by this, there is little to feel nervous or anxious about through supporting myself to have more awareness of my body. By becoming more aware of my body, I’m building a relationship with myself that isn’t built on a lack of self worth but a knowing that I am so worth taking care of and from this basic beginning my life has changed completely and I will never go back to my old ways again. This is what we should be teaching our children the value of self worth.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart December 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Education is held up as the most important thing to get on in the world but as you so correctly say, Arianne, ‘it does not prepare you for life’. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it does the opposite and that the state of the world is the testament to that. While on the other hand if you look at the lives of Universal Medicine students they are bucking every harmful trend in society. What greater testament is there that the education, which Serge Benhayon presents is in fact the education to prepare you for life and therefore appropriate for everyone?

    How amazing it is to have had Serge Benhayon as your mentor from the age of 14 and the benefit that that is can be seen in the beautiful, loving young woman you are, Arianne, which shines out of your eyes.

  • Reply Sandra Schneider December 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    As you describe it Arianne, our education system is not at all where it should and could be. But how to bring a change here and from who, when the ones who are in charge do not know it better? We all have more or less gone through this system and allowed – again: more or less – to be formed away from who we truly are. How to go/form back when all in life does function this way? This is maybe hard but still possible. The moment I met Serge Benhayon and started to study with Universal Medicine I became a wider view, opened up for more and…there it was and is. Support in our true way of being is always there and when we stop for a moment and allow us to become more still we have a chance to become aware of it.

    • Reply Sandra Schneider December 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      I have to correct myself: I did not start to become more open when I met Serge Benhayon – I started to open up more and so I was able to meet Serge and the support that comes through him and his living way. I said YES before and so it happened.
      Everyone of us – no matter where we are – can make this choice, to became aware again, to live again more of our truth. Support will than be there naturally. In fact the support is always there, waiting for us to connect to it. It is our relationship with evolving – the offer is always there and if we chose to take it, it will be a flourishing relation.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan December 22, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Arianne, you are a true educator yourself because you have taken what you have learned from Serge Benhayon, lived the truth of the teachings and can now express them from your own awareness and insight. This is true education. Serge Benhayon inspired you and now you in turn are inspiring many others. This is education at its best.

    You have a wonderful understanding of our current education system and what it is doing to our young. It is absolutely crushing them. Just looking at your photo anyone can see that this has not happened to you and that you are a true role models to reflect to our young that there is another way, a way that you have beautifully described and is easily done thanks to Serge Benhayon and his teachings.

  • Reply mary sanford December 25, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Arianne I completely agree with everything you say and hats off to you that you have reached such an understanding.
    The last thing we are taught is taking care our bodies, but it now makes complete sense to me as it is our bodies that we live in 24/ 7/ 365.
    As you rightly say the importance is focused on intelligence based on recall and regurgitation of information at any cost and I say this because if we look at the way we train our doctors and nurses, we put them through so much stress and pressure to memorize volumes of books. They are then expected to work excessively long hours and the only way to do this is to abuse their bodies to such an extent that they burn out. And yet these are the people we look up to sort out our health problems when in fact they are probably no better off than the patients they see.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke December 28, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Serge Benhayon truly educates, he is the World Teacher. He does not hold back, does not conform to others and not tick boxes of ‘things’ that need to be covered. He is all encompassing, literally, not missing out one thing. The reason why I say he truly educates is because he teaches us about life, our purpose here, he truly teaches science, mathematics, philosophy, religion, music, the true meaning of words, their origins and how they have been bastardised so teaches English, and history that quite frankly blows all the teaching of history completely out of the water! But he does not ‘proclaim’ to teach all these things instead the truth and wisdom flow effortlessly through him to us through the choices he makes and the energy his is aligned to (which is equally available to each and every one of us) the Ageless Wisdom that is innately within our inner hearts. It is already and has always been there within us just that currently we are not connecting to and living from this.

    ‘The education system can be likened to a sausage factory, whereby each person who enters at a young age; naturally vital, playful, creative, joyful, tender, sweet and sensitive tends to exit at year 12 (or before) with an exhausted body, given up, aggressive, and with no true settlement in their body, let alone any remnants of working together, or any of the qualities that the young version of that person emanated.’ This alone should be a wake up call for us showing how we are living currently is not loving or supporting and especially not allowing us to be all that we are This missing part as you have shared is our inner-heart where the true intelligence and wisdom lies and it is an absolute blessing we have Serge Benhayon here to remind us of this and guide us back to who we all ruly are.

  • Reply Bernard Cincotta December 30, 2016 at 4:03 am

    Arianne, thank you for sharing that there is another way and it can be lived in our current schools and universities. This other way is both new and ancient and it works for all involved whereas the current system leaves one depleted as you so well described.

  • Reply Natallija January 8, 2017 at 11:16 am

    To come to this understanding at such a young age is truly a gift to the world. Having studied under the current education system and then been given examples from the true livingness of education through the works of Serge Benhayon. Arianne is an example of a young woman who is living her truth and setting the platform to inspire others.

    Thank you Arianne for sharing your experience and what you have felt having been raised in the current education system. Far from the truths have been offered hence why meeting Serge Benhyon like many of us makes a whole lot of sense in understanding the energetic truth.

  • Reply Mary Adler February 2, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Serge Benhayon teaches in the school of life and living through ‘The Way of The Livingness’.

  • Reply Joe Minnici February 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    It’s vital what has been presented in this article is recognised and understood by the masses, the education system should be about growth and expansion and currently it does the exact opposite.

  • Reply Michael Brown February 8, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Lineal education will never be able to deliver multi-dimensionality. Something which Serge does effortlessly so.

    • Reply Natallija February 13, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Yes and that is why someone like Serge Benhayon needs to be studied, as this will no doubt unlock the door to why we are educating in a lineal fashion and championing results at human costs. The work of Universal Medicine will be the missing key that everyone is looking for.

      Arianna the education system is definitely lacking the core ingredient being the “principles of life”. Where do we stop to teach true teamwork, no competition, support and equal understanding of others. Charter School and National Testing Standards increase the knowledge component but is often carried in body that is not taught to master the basics of self care and love.

  • Reply Elaine Arthey February 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    I love the clarity in which this blog is written. It is free from arrogance and mental trappings and it holds a depth, integrity , strength and openness. I can feel the responsibility that this young woman holds and communicates. A great role model for university students everywhere. If this is due to her affiliation with Serge Benhayon then how awesome it would be if more young people could also experience such a connection. This makes all the work that Serge Benhayon is behind vitally important and potentially world changing.

  • Reply Harrison White February 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Serge Benhayon the educator who teaches that we are all educators, and leaders and intelligent. Serge Benhayon teaches ultimate responsibility for the way we live, he makes it aware that we all know what he knows if we are connected with our body. His teachings on energy and energetic awareness were so profound when I first started considering them, I had always had a concept of energy but never realised I had become so resistant to feeling, we constantly feel everything around us, and it is reconnecting with this sensitivity that was very awakening.

  • Reply Stephen Gammack March 8, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Teaching a different form of intelligence in school, one that puts how we care for our bodies first before any exam or knowledge test, that I can’t wait to see. Recalling information is something that man can excel at, I have done so myself, but it doesn’t leave your body in a healthier state to do so, and really that is the greatest mark of a successful life, not how much money or status you have, but how connected to your body (knowing all its signals), vibrantly healthy and abundantly well you are.

    It can be really challenging to not be attached to what we achieve, and academically this is encouraged from what seems an ever younger age. Yet I have learnt through a lot of trial and error is that no degree, pass rate or merit award will ever change how I feel about myself, and only education that allows us to purposefully work in the world has any value. Such things should never be done at the expense of our health or as a win over another, for then it become a pointless competition, and education should not be competitive.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh April 1, 2017 at 1:52 am

    “What would be the result if we conducted a survey for every child to question whether they feel properly prepared for life at the end of their school career or not?” This is a great question to ask. And what is also deeply significant is to see what their perception of the possibility in life is.

    The ‘Basic Principals of Life’ listed here which Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine reflect and wake up in individuals, was certainly not even on my radar when I left college. Without all of this included no education will ever be complete.

    “The basic principles of life” listed in this article make so much sense. When you study them it becomes clear that they are absolute fundamentals of living a life as a human being. How can any education possibly be complete without that? It simply can’t. And the state of our world shows it.

    Attending Universal Medicine workshops has completely turned round my ideas about education and teaching, just like so many other ideas about life. It makes complete sense that everything needs to be set up for support people to live the life that is the truth of humanity: love, responsibility, harmony and in brotherhood.

    Education is no different. In fact it ought to be in the business of educating people about the most significant factor in our world, the energetic dynamics that affect every facet of life. It should ensure that we all know that we are first-most a student of life, forever expanding, forever deepening our love and awareness and forever evolving. The information we gather to be able to do our chosen professions is secondary, once we know how to live life as a human being.

  • Reply Rowena Stewart April 10, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Every time I look at your photo Arianne, I know beyond doubt that you have been supported to truly flourish from within. This is the hallmark of a real education, one that has taught you how to connect to your inner wisdom and strengths and offer these to world alongside your academic achievements, one whole person ready to offer the world all they are.

  • Reply Gabriele Conrad April 12, 2017 at 7:44 am

    A brilliant exposé on our education system, this “sausage factory” that concentrates on the thing between our ears to deliver functioning humans that are totally divorced from their body – and that means first and foremost, our heart.

  • Reply Michael Brown April 16, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Meeting Serge Benhayon as a student absolutely changed my life. He restored my faith in humanity, listening to him talk to me in the compassionate yet unwavering-in-truth manner was a very profound experience for a young man who has lost himself in all the worlds indulgences and temptations.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson April 23, 2017 at 3:19 am

    A great exposure on the truth of our education system being abusive and damaging in the way it is set up based on expectations, performance and basically not caring about others in the slightest, as long as a student can recite learned lessons and pass exams and give rankings to the school for good grades and high ‘intelligence’, everything if acceptable.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan April 25, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I agree, Serge Benhayon is a true educator. He is someone who knows that all the answers lie within each and every one of us and that the role of a true educator is to support the person to access what they already know. This is true education.

    • Reply Leigh Matson May 20, 2017 at 12:43 am

      There is nothing that Serge presents that we don’t already know. And this is how he presents rather than speaking to the audience or individual as if they don’t know. The teachings of Universal Medicine support us to remember what we already know and can feel is true or not true.

  • Reply Harrison White May 6, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    To go through and complete high school, with that knowing and to stand at the completion not defined by the education system is extraordinary. Mostly I have found that we all react in one way or another, I know I did. Some choose to embrace the system and to score academically, some choose to excel in sports and others in music, but is evident amongst all of these pathways is that inevitably we all face the same issues, we all have disease in our body, we all have relationship issues, we all have self doubt, we all have lack of feeling or expressing love, so the way our education system currently is defiantly does not prepare us for managing the whole of life.

  • Reply Natallija May 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I wish I was given this amazing opportunity Arianne Kasi . To be given the gift of attending secondary school and exposed to the teachings of Serge Benhayon is truly heaven sent. To learn to build a foundation of love, harmony and self care is far from what is promoted in this age group and the impact of social media can be extremely crippling for our youth. Thank you for sharing your experience and for setting an example of a true model for many of your peers.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly May 13, 2017 at 6:11 am

    You completed take apart the scam that is our education system and ask why we accept this Arianne, and indeed it’s failures are to be seen all around us, if we deny that we are love first and that no matter what we do or don’t learn we are always that love, our education is always destined to fail us, and indeed that competition seeded there continues out into our society, it’s time we stopped and considered what exactly it is that we in fact are doing with education, trying to get people to fit into our system as it, rather than taking the innate loveliness they are and preparing them for life.

  • Reply Rachel Mascord May 13, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Wisdom and power. My life has been described in a nutshell. I excelled at education, yet at life I was a disaster. Only now am I returning to the innateness of the wise, tender and open hearted child I was before I put myself through the process that almost broke me. The basics of life, as you have laid them out Arianne are the way of true healing. The dedicated way we can restore ourselves back to the beauty that was always there at the start, and never goes away. In our neglect of it, we forget its loveliness. In our return, it flourishes.

  • Reply Harrison White May 13, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Its not intelligent to profess that we know so much about certain things, and take pride in our education systems, our business systems etc if we are out of control with illness and disease, clearly we don’t understand something about the most basic principles you share with us Arianne, which are amazing! Some would say that those who act out in unloving ways are born that way, but it is truly responsible to say it is a matter of choice.

  • Reply Harrison White May 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    The Education from primary school to high school has us invest in a life of protection, of gaining security, and these days it is now being called following or creating ‘pathways’ or in the old terms ‘following your dreams or passions’. Well whats wrong with getting security? there is poverty so we need to have a food and water.. there is burglary so we need to have locked houses. We are taught to be competitive from young so I have got to buy a new TV because everyone else is buying one.. and the integrity is worn down and down.. we cant seem to fathom why we just cant seem to get our head above water. Its because everything we were taught at school is incorrect, not incorrect by way of what is needed to sustain our temporal world but it was against the way we hold ourselves in our body, and so we are converting, redirecting and re channeling every part of ourselves to get a ‘tick’, and ‘sticker or gold star’ and a ‘well done or good job’ …

  • Reply Leigh Matson May 20, 2017 at 12:38 am

    I left University in the state you mentioned your classmates in, anxious, exhausted, self-abusive and no clue where to go with my life other than out of the education system. I was not prepared for life. With the teachings and works of Serge Benhayon I am more prepared to handle, understand and thrive in life more than ever before. Life is about people and energy and when this is our focus as a student of life these lessons are worth partaking in as they don’t ask to leave myself behind but bring all of me to it.

  • Reply Natallija May 22, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I recently completed an update of my CV and went through my University qualifications. On the outside one would be impressed by the myriad of papers claiming expertise in a field of study but when you felt the quality in which. this was achieved I noticed how all the study and the way I was living was an absolute onslaught on the body that left it completely depleted and ruined from years of study. The first few years of my career were spent is an after math of those years of study and a wave of pressure with the first years of working life. Thank you for sharing that there is another way to live that has come from the works of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. Looking back now I can feel that the quality that was not lived and is lived now.

  • Reply Michael Brown May 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    One thing that struck me about Serge, was that he never taught me anything, never tried to persuade me, convince me, lead me to a conclusion…. ALL he did was present what he lives as a known truth and allowed space for others to be inspired by it.

  • Reply Benkt van Haastrecht May 26, 2017 at 5:52 am

    What you share here is so true, nothing in the education system is saying you are a human being first that needs care and attention, and a mind that is at least second but so much less important than how we live.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart May 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    “Without supporting an education of the being, the body and the mind equally, there will always be something missing from our lives.” This is so true, Arianne. Eventually in time this will be realised and the education system will change. However, for those who have had the misfortune to go through the education system as it is, it is never too late to reconnect to one’s true essence so that there is ‘nothing missing’. To do this is through The Way of The Livingness.

  • Reply Samantha June 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Super powerful blog, you have nailed it, exposing the rot that we are all subjected to year after year.
    We are not a well society we are in trouble physically and mentally. As it stands our education system does nothing to honour the love and power we truly are instead it is knocked it out of us making sure we comply just like sheep 🐑 to a way of life that is no where near the real life of joy and vitality which is in truth our natural way.

  • Reply Carmel Reid June 4, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Arianne, I love your ‘Basics of Life’ they are so simple and encapsulate beautifully what Serge Benhayon presents, and I agree with you that these need to be included in our basic education.

  • Reply Michael Brown June 4, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Although I have never met you Arianne, I have read some of your writings and they simply blow me away! To read such wise and powerful words delivered from someone a similar age to me is a cherished inspiration.

  • Reply Carmel Reid June 5, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Love is a word bandied about a lot, but do we ever truly know what it is, or experience it? ‘Love: Knowing who you are before you do anything – knowing that you are more than just a brain in a box! – You are Love! You are a human being that is deeply love in essence; deeply caring, tender, sweet, lovely, delicate, feminine, intimate and more.

  • Reply Samantha June 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This is such a great exposé on the whole education system, we can see world wide our current version in not working. When we start to support an education of the being, the body and the mind equally only then will we TRUELY learn.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson June 26, 2017 at 5:35 am

    If our systems, including education, were all based upon the universal and multi-dimensional principles, science and wisdom that Serge Benhayon presents and lives 24/7, we would experience a very different level of expression, support, care and brotherhood in the world.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly July 24, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Arianne, this is a great sharing. What education in it’s current form asks is that you give up yourself and you choose to be submitted to the sausage machine, for that is what is it, and you are then spat out at the end ‘educated’ but without the spark of you, and we see the results throughout our society. We lack decency and respect and we are extremely immature and irresponsible but as long as we hit those targets or make those grades we are left alone – what a demeaning way to live for all of us, and it’s time we addressed this and brought it back to being about people and how we relate to ourselves, our bodies and each other. We are indeed so much more than a walking brain.

  • Reply Viktoria July 29, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I can also vouch for what you’ve written here – at the end of my degree I saw a group of people who were excited, felt so proud to have a degree to put them on a higher stance within society, something to make them more worthy, I saw a group of people who were completely unaware that their worth was there before they stepped their first step into the education system – sad, very, very sad.

  • Reply Amparo Lorente August 11, 2017 at 4:45 am

    I work as an educator in a school and sadly, I can’t but agree with everything that you expose here Arianne. Your testimonial is very valuable as you are a student who speaks clearly up about how the current education system affects to teenagers like you. We all should take note about your experience (which is the experience of everyone), to not only expose what doesn’t work, but also bring what true education is to our schools.
    Having another referent of education from Serge Benhayon is a treasure for you and everyone who know him, as he shows with his living quality what is possible to be lived, learned and taught with no efforts, no pushings, no impositions,,… by simply honouring our essence and allowing it to be shared untouched as it is.

  • Reply Harrison White August 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    There are many floors in education, if education does not teach us that there is just as much importance in the way we make our bed, how we care for ourselves, how we love others and how we live a totally vital life.. as well a show to count to 100 and spell correctly than it isn’t true education. very well written Arianne this blog is a wealth of wisdom and deeply awakens one to the fact that our education system doesn’t do our amazingly loveable, joyful, sparkling essence any justice.

  • Reply Nikki Mckee August 22, 2017 at 4:56 am

    The education system can be great at teaching us skills. For example, we need accountants and university provides a means to teach people the skills so that they can become accountants. But yes, there is a huge part missing and the Basics of Life covers this missing part. We have given importance to the skills we learn and in doing so have left the body, heart and soul behind. This leads to a rather empty set of useful skills.

  • Reply Tricia Nicholson August 30, 2017 at 3:25 am

    A beautiful testament to Serge Benhayon and the true intelligence of our body with true education that allows us to feel and appreciate who we are and to live our lives lovingly. What a difference for you at school with the benefit of the teachings of Serge Benhayon behind you guiding the way and allowing a fulness, understanding and presence into your life way beyond what the present education allows us to feel and know.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish August 30, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Amazing Arianne. You are the truest of role models! Thank god you are leading the path for Gen Y and the rest if us. We never stop learning.

  • Reply Leonne August 31, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Only a true and whole education could support such divine expression. Thank you Arianne.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward September 5, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I am totally with you here Arianne, that it is time that the education system is “exposed as irresponsibly and uncaringly not preparing the student for life”. In fact if I was to give it a mark it would be lucky to get an F. But how wonderfully supportive it would be for all students to be presented with your “The Basics of Life” as inspired by Serge Benhayon; this to me is the true education that the children of our world have been missing out on for way too long.

  • Reply Lucy Duffy September 7, 2017 at 2:57 am

    I really love your no holding back, powerful expression of how it is Arianne. This was absolutely my experience of education and having been one who was good at cramming information just before an exam and then recalling it well enough to get high grades, I was deemed intelligent. But when I look at the way I was living, the abuse with which I treated myself and allowed others to treat me with, the stubbornness and arrogance in the way I ignored the calls from my body to stop and notice that it was hurting in so many ways, I now understand that this is really unintelligent behaviour. For there can be nothing more unintelligent than celebrating the mind at the expense of the body.

  • Reply fiona lotherington September 12, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I have observed the significant shift in the well-being, vitality and level of engagement/purpose in life that kids have from Years 7 to 12. The first day of my child’s high school I was struck by how bright most of the eyes of the year 7 kids were compared to the dullness and given-upness I saw by the time the kids were in year 10. This isn’t education alone by any means but it is a big part of people learning to switch off and disengage.

  • Reply Rebecca Wingrave September 15, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Arianne, reading this article it makes me realise how crazy it is that there is no discussions or encouragement for children to look after their bodies in the education system, even with the huge rise in illness and disease; ‘We are not even taught the importance of taking care of our bodies and our expression, and hence we are not prepared for life.’

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