An Extraordinary Ordinary Man

June 30, 2016
Serge Benhayon presenter

Neil GambleBy Neil Gamble

I have just returned from The Annual Universal Medicine Vietnam Retreat where all attendees got a full download from Serge Benhayon over a five day period. It is a remarkable event. It should be called an “Advance” not a “Retreat”, or better still an “Evolution” because that is what it is really about. But then, as Serge rightly says, none of us are really going anywhere as we cruise around the same solar orbit each year. It is about advancing our choices and behaviour into a world of evolution, brought to us by Serge Benhayon, framed by the teachings of The Ageless Wisdom.

The Vietnam Annual Retreat has been held for many years now, and is an absolute privilege, even without the added fascination of all matters Vietnamese, like the amazing local people, their food and the compelling history of that colourful country.

Now retired from my previous business life as a CEO of significant multi-national corporations, I used to give and receive many presentations, small and large audiences alike. These took place in New York, London, Frankfurt, Sydney, Hong Kong and many far flung cities where canny investors and bankers gathered to size up potential investments. These were the cream of the investing world which did not waste time on poorly presented stories; they received only the very best and presentations skills were everything in this circus of investor roadshows……… like an investor beauty pageant.

So I have experienced “the best” of seminars, conferences and investor presentations, which included many top notch speakers.

But none of those match the performance of Serge Benhayon. Not even close. Time and again. Retreat after Retreat. Workshop after Workshop. He is unique.

Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, through the teachings of “The Ageless Wisdom” so that we all can live in, what he has earthed, “The Way of the Livingness”, or a way to evolve from the rot of today’s world to a more fulfilling and joyful life.

As I thumb through my fifty pages of notes that I made over those five retreat days, I realise just how many times he downloaded some profound expressions here or some revealing teachings there. It is quite extraordinary what is on offer by this man.

What is truly amazing is that he presents and leads these sessions for at least seven hours a day, without any preparation or slide show support.

He holds a full house audience of highly discerning people, who have travelled long distances to hear him speak and to be in his Atma. Everyone, without exception, leaves those retreats (also held annually in the UK and Australia) changed, enthusiastic, with a spring in his or her step carrying precious notebooks with yet another library of unique Serge sayings and life’s lessons to be put into living practice.

To add to this marvel it should be known that Serge partakes of a single healthy meal a day, with only water to lubricate his being. Most presenters need coffee, sugar, after hour cocktails and rich food to sustain them through far less demanding presentations. Serge has nothing of that sort. At the end of the day he seems the freshest person in the hall and he starts the next day before any of the attendees, as he only sleeps three to four hours a night. He is a phenomenon: Science should study this man.


I have not come across anyone in this world who can do what Serge Benhayon does; not even close.

One day soon, no hall is going to be big enough for Serge’s retreats.


  • Reply Melinda Knights January 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Serge Benhayon is definitely someone to be studied, forget about the so-called super human feats in the Olympics (said with all respect), but how about a man that lives his every moment to serve others, and can do so because he deeply cares for himself and holds himself equal to the all he serves, and is a regular yet amazing man, can present for hours without preparation because he’s connected to his soul and the universe, is deeply committed to all parts of life, super humble, funny, and a rock of loving support for so many people. He is an absolute inspiration and gorgeous human being – very blessed to know Serge and study his work.

  • Reply Leigh October 18, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Serge Benhayon presents from what he lives, which is why you’ll never see him with notes, because for him it’s as normal as someone explaining how they tie their shoes. This has been inspirational for me as in college I am often part of ‘professional discussions’ whereby we talk about various aspects of our work. It’s well known now that I don’t prepare notes or do any study before each talk. That’s because the discussions are always about what I do for a job, what I live everyday. Having the confidence to trust in my lived way and share that has been inspired by Serge Benhayon. I am a very confident speaker when I present what I live.

    • Reply Melinda Knights January 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Leigh for your comment, you have inspired me also.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward January 18, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    What Neil writes at the end of this wonderful testimonial to Serge Benhayon, is spot on. Yes Serge “is a phenomenon: Science should study this man”, in fact those involved in medicine, government, welfare, health etc ought to take a seriously long look at this very humble and caring man and the wisdom and the common sense he has been sharing with the world since 1999. There may be those who are not yet ready to hear what he has to say, but those who do, will I’m sure, never look at life in the same way, ever again.

  • Reply SE December 30, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Serge just sets the bar, he is a man of huge integrity one day the world will know the magnificence this gentleman has brought to mankind.

  • Reply SE December 29, 2018 at 7:32 am

    “He is a phenomenon: Science should study this man.” Science is not ready for what this man presents, Serge Benhayon like many soulful servants before him is way before his time meaning, only in the future will he really be known for who he is and what he has brought to mankind.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh November 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    This extraordinary ordinary mean has been presenting non-stop ever since I met him around 12 years ago that he is not a special selected one, but that the whole of humanity is far more than what we have settled for. He has been sharing with simplicity and great detail the depth of wisdom with which he lives and the level of love he is committed to, and has paved the way for anyone interested in also living the light they see expressed in him. The level of love, dedication and transparency lived by this man is immense.

  • Reply Annelies van Haastrecht November 18, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    ‘At the end of the day he seems the freshest person in the hall and he starts the next day before any of the attendees, as he only sleeps three to four hours a night. He is a phenomenon: Science should study this man.’ This man, Serge Benhayon will not stop, whether he is on stage or off stage there is no difference. There are moments during the retreat or a course that we as students take time out and lower the energy we are held in, not Serge Benhayon, he lives in a consistent loving way as he knows and lives the responsibility ,we all have but not always choosing, day and night.

  • Reply Caroline Francis November 7, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Unless we are advancing in our relationship with self and living as a vehicle of expression then we are going nowhere; life is about looking inward and bringing our purpose to humanity in full; it is not about the latest technology to numb and distract us from the grandness of who we truly are.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh November 6, 2018 at 12:39 am

    The most glorious expression any of us can have as far as I am concerned is, just like Serge Benhayon, to provide a very ordinary reflection which lets everyone else know the extent of their own divineness, and how simple it is to live it.

  • Reply Nicola Lessing October 31, 2018 at 11:11 am

    It is indeed truly amazing what Serge delivers at these events and all events as you describe. In addition to everything you have said, he also does not seem to take breaks so during the time participants are having lunch or mid-session breaks he is almost always in meetings talking to people who need one on one support and generally continuing to serve others. What he does and delivers is impossible and yet I have witnessed this consistently now for 15 years.

  • Reply Nicola Lessing October 31, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Yes, I agree it could be called Evolution or something else as it is quite the opposite of retreating unless you consider that at these events we retreat from the lies and untruths of the world, except even there it is not a retreat as we liberate ourselves up and out of these shackles with truth and awareness.

  • Reply Natalie Hawthorne October 18, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Hear hear Neil Serge Benhayon is a a phenomena and there is no one even close to the way he is living life. What is remarkable is that Serge shares his life equally with all and treats everyone the as equals. He absolutely is setting the standards of a way of living that is actually possible when we choose to connect and be all that we are.

  • Reply Caroline Francis October 2, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    What is truly amazing is that he presents and leads these sessions for at least seven hours a day, without any preparation or slide show support.

    It is astounding and amazes me too how Serge Benhayon gets up on stage and presents for days without any preparation whatsoever and doesn’t need not one drop of recognition and attention for it – a truly profound ‘extraordinary ordinary’ man.

  • Reply Christoph Schnelle September 17, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Yes, the ability to do one large project well and then to simply continue on to the next one is very rare.

  • Reply Christoph Schnelle September 17, 2018 at 7:11 am

    I agree, Neil. A very unusual man, able to live in a way that I haven’t seen with any other person.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh September 11, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I love the fact that Serge Benhayon lives such an amazing expression of what is possible for humanity. I have loved it from the first time I saw him. The fact that he is unwavering in love, care, wisdom and dedication to people, and lives at this level consistently with such ease and humility, is an inspiring reflection that we could ALL be living it too.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward August 31, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Two things are regularly said about Serge Benhayon. One is how extraordinary he his and how life-changing his presentations are, and the other, that in spite of the power of the wisdom he shares, he is actually very ordinary; a very humble man, a true man of the people. And I so agree that when humanity at large finally get to understand what he is presenting that “no hall is going to be big enough for Serge’s retreats.”. I am so blessed to have attended these evolutionary retreats on many occasions and I know I will be at many to come.

  • Reply Leigh Matson August 27, 2018 at 1:23 am

    It’s really easy to talk about what you live, because it’s normal for you and doesn’t need remembering or recalling. But what sets Serge Benhayon apart is the energy he is living in far exceeds the energy that makes up human life yet fully lives within it. When someone talks about what is normal in this way you get the sense that it can be your normal too.

  • Reply Joseph Barker August 3, 2018 at 4:37 am

    Just spending time in Serge Benhayon’s presence is profound – and goes to show way beyond the things we do and words we say, we emmanate a quality that supports or hinders everyone around in the most substantial way.

  • Reply rosanna bianchini August 2, 2018 at 5:41 am

    I have not come across anyone in this world who can do what Serge Benhayon does either Neil. I cherish the time I have with him, to deepen my understanding and love. The retreats are truly regenerative in every way.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh December 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Every interaction with Serge Benhayon facilitates my awareness and my ability to build my life closer to the stupendous love, wisdom and productivity I so clearly witness is possible to live as a result of his living reflection.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson July 27, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Neil, I whole-heartedly agree with all you say about Serge Benhayon – on meeting him, he appears to be the same as every other human being on the planet, but without doubt he is far from ordinary in the way he lives, totally committed to bringing the reflection of love to a world lived in lovelessness. He offers us all the opportunity to make different choices in life and evolve back to a living way that is known by all.
    “It is about advancing our choices and behaviour into a world of evolution, brought to us by Serge Benhayon, framed by the teachings of The Ageless Wisdom”.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke July 22, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I read from someone yesterday that the truth is normally the complete opposite of what we are either living or have ‘perceived’ it to be and here we have another example of that In that currently, predominately we seem to base our very lives and existence in that we are ‘getting somewhere’ or have achieved something so then what is the next thing to achieve, the next rung on the ladder to climb to get to where we either feel we ‘should’ be or want to be. But BAM here it is … the truth ‘as Serge rightly says, none of us are really going anywhere as we cruise around the same solar orbit each year.’ .. that fact that we are not going anywhere, as hard or even depressing some might find to hear, is in fact, deeply beautiful in that all we ever need is right innately within us and we are far far grander in our connection to each other and the Universe or Universes than what we live. Universal Medicine is not called Universal Medicine for no reason .. it is just that Universal – encompassing the Universe, the All, reminding us of our divine connection and we are connected in everything we do and when we live like this its … true Medicine.

  • Reply Joseph Barker July 8, 2018 at 7:30 am

    To attend one of these retreats is confronting, in that we are presented there with all the resources and understanding we could ever need, only to leave, forget and find ourselves drifting back to ‘normal life’.
    This shows so starkly how there is this character that runs our life that will fully resists our true light. Know this and you have the key to beginning to understand your true divinity.

  • Reply Monica July 2, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Serge Benhayon is amazing in how he lives and presents with absolute integrity and transparency … there is nothing hidden, nothing contrived or prepared he just meets all there and presents with an absoluteness and a generosity not seen elsewhere. He truly is amazing, deeply humble and one of the most generous people you could meet.

  • Reply Annelies van Haastrecht June 27, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you Neil, Every word you have shared about Serge Benhayon and of what this man is capable of, I second. I meet Serge Benhayon during retreats, workshop and courses, so a few times a year and what this extraordinary man presents to humanity is from an outstanding quality not lived on earth by anyone else and not from ‘I am better than you’ but always dedicated to us to get it and take more of who we are back into our lives to reflect back who ever we meet that we are so much more than we currently live. Every time I meet Serge it is life changing!

  • Reply Joseph Barker June 27, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Yes Neil the name retreat is kind of ironic – given that everything on offer is designed to bring the true us out. This ‘annual Universal Medicine lift up’ is something sublime but should truly serve to inspire us to lift ourselves up throughout the year too.

  • Reply Susie W May 28, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    This is a beautiful testimonial that I wholeheartedly agree with. The philosophy, religion and science presented during these Retreats is out of this world, literally, and anyone who has ever thought that these were ‘boring’ subjects at school is in for a complete recalibration and shocker! It’s impossible not to love the 5 day course, everything it offers and be inspired, as you’ve shared Neil.

  • Reply Leigh Matson May 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    These retreats don’t take one away from life to gain something but feel like a moment of repose to collect oneself, understand deeper why we are here and the so much more that we are and then go back out again into life knowing more of whats already within us that can come out into human life. Having worked in the catering team for the last two years of the UK retreat I can say it has certainly set a new standard of my working life and how I work.

  • Reply Shami May 18, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    There is a point here where you talk about living a joyful life, and I feel that I would like to contribute to the discussion about what the purpose is of a joyful life, because in my view joy must include all people everywhere otherwise it is just about self having an easier ride than those who are suffering. Joy is Universal, it is all encompassing , like space. And as much as we can live this we can also heed its teachings by showing us the true rot that exists on this planet as people die by each others hand, consume poisonous substances and carry on through misery and despair. Joy will come when we are all united and have discovered what and who we truly are, which will be a moment of great harmony, but it will not be a celebration because there will still be much work to be done.

  • Reply Danna Elmalah May 7, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Yes Neil, no hall will be big enough — in those times, more people will be ready and have stepped up their expression in standing for truth, so that more people will be serving from the light of the Soul, like Serge Benhayon. It is needed, as you said, no hall will be big enough, yet no one will or can be left out, Hence more people living and breathing God are needed, so that all those wisdom and teachings can come through.

  • Reply Tricia Nicholson April 29, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Neil this is an extraordinary sharing of such an amazing man and all he is offering to the world . He does indeed need to be studied and recognised for all he is offering mankind in our evolution and true livingness with his living inspiration, wisdom and humility second to none in the world .

  • Reply Rebecca April 19, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Serge makes the extraordinary look totally ordinary and raises the standard of life

  • Reply Michael Brown April 16, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    It truly is an advance, and taking the offer of advance does wonders for our lives back home.

  • Reply HM April 14, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Neil – I second you in your observations. The more presentations I see – the more I can also see what is behind them – the nerves, the adrenalin, the investment and then the relief and down moment afterward. A presentation has a tension that builds and then subsides when it is over. But what Serge Benhayon introduces is that we are presenting all the time. He takes the highs and lows away from it and makes it part of his every day. And because of this, he is no different on and off stage. Something I have never seen before in a presenter.

  • Reply Shami April 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    It is an amazing contrast, the lightness of being that Serge Benhayon brings to his presentations, and the description of the presentations and presenters in the investors world that you have been a part of. With the latter clearly feeling the pressure to preform, to achieve results and to be accepted, which must be an incredible strain on the body and perhaps could feel as an imposition on the audience? Whenever I attend one of Serge Benhayon’s presentations however, I always do come away feeling inspired – somewhat challenged too and perhaps a bit startled by what I have been living, but truly inspired to make the necessary changes. One could argue that the investors presentations are not designed for that, and that what Serge presents is unique because that is what people have come to see. But is not every moment an opportunity to be inspired by another person – no mater what the topic or content? Can we not all gather together and be inspired by eachother under every circumstance? And by this I mean true inspiration, the kind that makes you want to be more loving with people.

  • Reply HM March 26, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Neil I share your appreciation for what Serge Benhayon delivers. He keeps on presenting extraordinary teachings. And he does not hold back on the how – the fact that he is simply living in a way where he can receive such wisdom and therefore he is no different on or off stage – a constant and steady reflection for us all.

  • Reply Lieke Campbell March 25, 2018 at 6:47 am

    One day the world will be one big retreat when everybody comes back to themselves again.

  • Reply Joseph Barker March 14, 2018 at 12:23 am

    I have attended a number of Universal Medicine retreats and never cease to be blown away by their world changing quality. They are incomparable and beyond anything else I have ever experienced. It’s like you get to understand and explore the true meaning of love in just a few days. These events change your life in profound ways. I can’t recommend them enough and thank you Neil for sharing your appreciation here.

    • Reply Leigh Matson May 22, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      They are certainly world changing as what is presented feels far grander than just those attending in the room. And as we each make up a part of the world if we go out and change our life in line with the quality that is presented we are changing the world.

  • Reply Mary-Louise Myers March 3, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    It is quite extraordinary that we have the World Teacher amongst us living here in Goonellabah, just doing his thing, supporting humanity to know that they do not belong here, that we are only here to get out of here and go back to our origins….God

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan March 3, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Those who know Serge Benhayon know very well that he is indeed an extraordinary ordinary man.

  • Reply Mary-Louise Myers March 1, 2018 at 4:36 am

    This article captures the Vietnam retreat and Serge Benhayon to the tee. I would be attending in a flash if I was not already going.

  • Reply Meg February 22, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    It’s extraordinary what Serge does, I love your point about him being the freshest person in the hall at the end of the day after presenting for 5 days/7 hours a day – it’s incredible, and he also spends his breaks answering personal questions. I’ve never met anyone who can work tirelessly, and that seems to have a never ending well when it comes to giving back.

  • Reply Michael Brown February 19, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I love this short and sweet letter of appreciation for what Serge brings. Thank you for sharing Niel.

  • Reply Leigh Matson February 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    The work ethic of Serge Benhayon is not human, which ties In closely to the presentations that we are more than human. The volume that he allows through is phenomenal and again because of the sheer volume (because no single, isolated person could produce as much as he can) it shows us that we can have access to something greater than what we currently live with.

  • Reply Mary February 4, 2018 at 4:30 am

    I have come to understand for myself that we have reduced the magnificence of the Universe down to just the Earth and it feels to me that we have used the word Atmosphere to further reduce ourselves as a way of cutting ourselves off from the rest of the universe in our quest for individuality. The universe is the Atmosphere, all the space in every nook and cranny on earth and all our atoms that make up our bodies are filled with space and space is the universe. The universe to me is God so therefore to me God is the space that makes up everything how cool is that!

  • Reply Willem Plandsoen January 31, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Great acknowledgement of Serge Benhayon, Neil. You are so right, he is phenomenon. And this man also teaches how we all can be phenomenons our selves. How many great leaders in present times do that?

  • Reply Sylvia Brinkman January 25, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Love your sharing about Serge Neil, it makes me get a big smile. Indeed I am sure too no hall will be big enough.
    We are deeply blessed to get Serge Benhayon amongst us to show us the way, with his lived love, out of the misery humanity is in. It starts with ourselves.

  • Reply Meg January 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Brilliantly written Neil, it blows my mind that Serge Benhayon can present for 5 days with no preparation, no slideshows or forward planning, having attended many university lectures (only one hour) and seen the depth of planning that goes into every single lecture and how I leave the same as I entered, the difference is phenomenal, and the fact that every word said can completely change your life and the way you see life and that you never leave a presentation or retreat the same but enlightened and refreshed for what’s ahead – it needs to be studied I agree.

  • Reply Jennifer Smith January 18, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Beautifully said Neil. Every retreat and even every course and workshop I have been to Serge Benhayon delivers many profound wisdoms and insights that provide a roadmap for us. He delivers with great openness and joy for he delivers to who we are. There is never an ounce of holding back and as you say he is as fresh at the end of the day as when he began, this in itself is pretty amazing. I know of no-one else who could do this. But it says everything about how he lives and the quality in his every movement.

  • Reply Rebecca January 16, 2018 at 6:04 am

    There is not a false bone in Serge’s body when he presents and I feel that it is his obvious lack of corners, walls, protections or hidden agendas that allows so many to develop a deep level of trust.

  • Reply Rebecca January 13, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Beautifully expressed – every time Serge opens his mouth; a pearl of wisdom is sure to be expressed and without any effort or clever manipulated preparation beforehand. His way of presenting, literally getting on stage with no notes or preamble and just diving right into a whole day or several days of presentations is truly a wonder to behold. And I know it’s not a put on, for I have seen the rare occasion or two where Serge has cracked a joke and gotten a bit distracted and suddenly, the free-flowing stream of intelligence isn’t there anymore and he brings himself back into connection and the flow is back – he is a true representation of the fact we are all vehicles of energy and what we allow through us is a result of our choice of alignment.

  • Reply Mary January 8, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I was sitting at my desk the other day and pondering on what Serge Benhayon had presented sometime ago which is not new to us but do we stop to consider the fact that we are hurtling through space on a planet that is not only spinning anti clockwise at over 1,000 miles per hour but also traveling at a huge speed as it travels around the sun. This is a constant motion and yet sitting at my desk I did not feel as though I was moving at all. We only get a perception of movement through the awareness of night and day. I then realised that I was not taught this at school and there has been so much that Serge Benhayon has presented that was never covered in my education. I dislike the way that we educate ourselves there is so much missing from the curriculum; I can say I have learnt so much from the presentations and workshops of Serge Benhayon via the teachings of The Ageless Wisdom. This is our true heritage and to me it is true education.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan January 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Serge Benhayon certainly shows us that when we live in a certain way we have enormous access to huge amounts of vitality, clarity and wisdom.

  • Reply Rik Connors January 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    We have much to appreciate Neil – all that we have been given by the custodian of the Ageless Wisdom Serge Benhayon. We also stand here in the presence of the amazing individuals that reconnect to The All that is within them also. I will continually soak up the much wisdom that is downloaded by Serge Benhayon while I also have the pleasure of being the presence of many who live from their heart.

  • Reply Sandra Vicary January 3, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    “Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, through the teachings of “The Ageless Wisdom” so that we all can live in, what he has earthed, “The Way of the Livingness”, or a way to evolve from the rot of today’s world to a more fulfilling and joyful life.” So brilliantly and succintly summed up Neil. One of the many truly amazing things about Serge Benhayon is that however or whatever it is that is being shared about him, there is never any need for any kind of accolade, award or grand announcements, for just his very presence is enough to let you know that you are in the company of someone very special, very unique, but at the same time very very ordinary.

  • Reply HM January 1, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Serge Benhayon is the same off and on stage. He does not have ownership or investment in what he shares – quite simply he just presents from a body that lives in a way that can present with ease. It is a joy to observe and to know that what he connects to is what we know too but have been denying for lifetimes.

  • Reply Carola Woods December 30, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I totally agree and often feel that we are yet to fully realise all that is on offer by way of what Serge Benhayon lives, presents and shares with us all. In taking on board, what seemed to be small aspects of The Ageless Wisdom Teachings, my life changed in a huge way where I now feel more of who I am and a greater purpose in being here than ever before, and what is truly inspiring is knowing that this is only just scratching the surface of realising our true potential as Souls in this plane of life.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh December 30, 2017 at 2:28 am

    Over the 11 years that I have been attending workshops presented by Serge Benhayon, I have witnessed and personally experienced many things, that I would have previously called extra-ordinary. Serge Benhayon’s amazing multi-day workshops without any notes is one example, but also the depth of learning at these workshops, the amazing changes witnessed in people. My own expanding awareness. These have been so many s constant that I now consider them quite ‘ordinary’.
    Indeed in a world where we rely on forcing our way mentally, financially or physically such things are extra-ordinary, but not when we live and express, as Serge Benhayon reflects and supports, to the best of our ability as impulse from our inner heart, the light of our Soul, and hence with equal love, honouring and care for everyone.

  • Reply Willem Plandsoen December 26, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Serge Benhayon the man, and the life he lives is indeed extraordinary. Serge Benhayon does not do any marketing, to promote his services, and one could argue he should. To my opinion every single one on this planet should at least have access to his profound and life changing teachings, just as every one on this planet has access to Catholic, Buddhist or Islam teachings. Than people at least have the choice to start applying his teachings or don’t, as now many people just continue their ways of struggle and survival, without even knowing there are teachings of a different way.

  • Reply Danna Elmalah December 26, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Profound teachings Serge Benhayon is giving to as we are beings that need a refreshment back to their Soul.. And we need some dissolvement for that as to we have created patterns and movements that still us away from our Soul. The teachings that Serge has brought through by Universal Medicine as its business vehicle, are profound because they resurrect us back to the truth we come from. So all that he is presenting is never new, but always ancient.

  • Reply Rachel Murtagh December 25, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    ‘I have not come across anyone in this world who can do what Serge Benhayon does; not even close.’ Neil, I agree with you! What he shares is life transforming… literally and more. It’s almost impossible to sum up Serge Benhayon in words. Yet, he has often said that he is not special and we are all the same. The magnitude of his reflection is for us all to recognise the magnitude of ourselves and the divinity we are all from.

  • Reply Lieke Campbell December 25, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Without a powerpoint or agenda, Serge Benhayon never bores me even though the presentations can be very long and often I love to hear more when it is finished.

  • Reply Monica December 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

    I agree, there is so much in what Serge offers and it’s done very simply, very genuinely, and offered to one and all; no one is excluded and the gems offered change lives. He really is a phenomenon, and a true inspiration for all he meets.

  • Reply HM December 24, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Neil – you have captured to the tee the exquisiteness of Serge Benhayon. I’ve never seen anyone present like him. Ever. No notes. No prep. No ppt. His preparation is the way he lives. It is a joy to observe and be constantly inspired by what he delivers. He does this by not owning what he shares. He simply delivers it to everyone and has no investment in what people think.

  • Reply Willem Plandsoen December 15, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I could say the same thing Neil. I have come across some of the worlds best known presenters, and have been trained by top notch presenters as well. This man , Serge Benhayon, is a phenomenon as a presenter (apart from being a writer, practitioner, developer of modalities and many other things), nobody comes even close. But then, Serge Benhayon says in his humbleness, what I do you can do as well. He teaches the very same skills (which he doesn’t call his own) he is using to others as well, being fully transparent how he does it. Apart from the fact that is an extraordinary presenter, which top presenter shares with their audiences exactly how they do it? Again extraordinary.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke December 10, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Awesome Neil yes Serge Benhayon’s livingness is so very deeply inspiring and we can all live this to .. it is but a choice, commitment and upmost love for Truth, The Ageless Wisdom, God and humanity.

  • Reply Kehinde James December 8, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Serge Benhayon reflects to us in his presentations the potential that is in all of us. His way is not to say ‘look at me’, but ‘look at all of us, we are all the same, you are no different from me’. Inspired by Serge, we learn the best way to prepare for presentations, is our ‘livingness,’ in other words the quality of how we live day to day. The more connected we are to our innermost essence , the easier it is to give presentations without needing reams of notes and slides.

  • Reply Adele Leung December 7, 2017 at 11:08 am

    When I listen to Serge at a retreat or event, every particle within me is fully engaged, it is like the best thing ever that I can’t get enough of, and that is exactly what Serge is bringing. We are so deeply blessed to have him in this world and that we can actually hear him speak and talk with him. Have we truly appreciated all that we have chosen for ourselves?

  • Reply Lucy Dahill November 5, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I love that Serge is very open to being studied, for us to learn that you don’t need stimulants and aides, that actually you need to live what you are talking about then it all comes from your body. It flows as part and parcel of your rhythm.

  • Reply Melinda Knights November 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Neil Serge is an extraordinary human being and his presentations are an extension of who he is what he lives. He is amazing to watch and listen to at workshops and retreats, the information he delivers over and over on a variety of topics is phenomenal. I have so many notebooks filled with my notes of his presentations, alongside his published books, and audios as well. And all of it has changed my life profoundly – and there is more to come!

  • Reply Willem Plandsoen October 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Neil, I fully underline to what you are saying. Serge Benhayon is an extraordinary man, also in regard to public speaking. I also have seen mean many presenters and trainers that the world considers top notch. They don’t come close to what Serge Benhayon does. The special thing is that Serge Benhayon also gives trainings how to be such a great presenter yourself, because every he does and know is not a secret or something he owns, he shares it with everybody who wants to know. And that treat is also very unique in this individualistic and egocentric world, where knowledge and expertise is used to get ahead at the cost of another, to better that another.

  • Reply Sylvia October 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I love that ‘science should study this man’.

    So I was wondering why they don’t?
    The only reason what i can think of is that it is not interesting for science as there is no money involved or other self gain to get.
    If proofen how the teachings and livingness he shares is the most important step to move forward as humanity there are no gains to win money on a certain project.
    It will just be a revelation of a reonsibility we avoided for so long.

  • Reply fiona lotherington October 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    It was lovely to read and share in your appreciation of Serge Benhayon as a presenter. You are right that he is unique and the presentations keep you wanting to come back for more. There is no sell or razzle dazzle, just profoundly simple teachings. The magic of the presentations is not because you are being filled up but there is a letting out of what is not true in your body, making space for that which is the real you.

  • Reply Jill Steiner October 12, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I have never met a man like Serge Benhayon, my first time was attending a presentation, I cannot remember what it was about but it was the energy coming from this man that I could feel, and everything he was saying just made so much sense, I knew in that moment I had come home at last, after lifetimes of searching.

  • Reply Melinda Knights October 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Neil everything you have shared about Serge’s presentations are very true, and your words that he is the freshest person on the room afterwards made me laugh – it’s also correct! Serge is vital, steady, engaging, very funny, deeply wise, and quite simply extraordinarily amazing! He indeed should be studied.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward September 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I agree Neil that from the presentations of the Ageless Wisdom by Serge Benhayon that this “tormented world” is being offered a chance to begin its overdue healing. This very humble man gives his all to everything he presents, he lives what he presents and asks for nothing in return. Any choices we make are ours, but from observing Serge and how he lives in this world who wouldn’t want to make the same choices as he does?

  • Reply Simon Williams September 25, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    The only way this can work is if there is so much wisdom and love packed into his body that when he comes to speak for an hour, or 5 days in a row, we simply receive everything that is already there. On the one hand it is magical, and on the other it makes perfect sense. Either way it is incredible and a new marker for what is possible.

    • Reply Lucy Dahill November 5, 2017 at 5:43 am

      True Simon, no pageantry or magic, but a commitment to love, being part of the Universe, and letting that be what comes through his body. The key is to know he shares it so we know we are all from the same source and therefore all called back to that way of being as our normal too. He is not special he is simply leading the way and showing us the magnificence we are all part of, have a responsibility to live and therefore remind others of their magnificence too.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish September 20, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Agree Neil. xtraordinarily ordinary, and quite the phenomenon. Never have I come across a presenter who never has any notes with them. He speaks directly from his body and his innate wisdom, which he is forever reminding us that we have equal access too. The quality in how he cares for himself is second to none, and is the reason he is completely supported to do what he does.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh September 17, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Serge Benhayon shows us by personal example that living a deeply loving, joyful, aware, wise and dedicated life is actually our true normal.

  • Reply fiona lotherington September 15, 2017 at 3:12 am

    I agree that the yearly Universal Medicine retreats should be called advances, as you leave them lighter, clearer, more aware and inspired. You also get a taste for what it is like to live the true you in a true community and take that back to your own life.

  • Reply Lieke Campbell September 12, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I always find very professional and slik presentations very exhausting, it is like they are trying to be liked and pleasing you at the same time but with that and all the tricks and skills they have learned you don’t get to see the person that underneath. Underlying it all is a lack of self-confidence and -acceptance which is I think the thing that is uncomfortable to witness. Seeing the person expressing from his or her unique expression is on the other hand very beautiful and inspiring, you can relax because you feel the person is at ease with themselves – Serge Benhayon does this and more, he is really showing how true presenting is done.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh September 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      I have been finding this too.
      In fact I have been finding that whenever I or anyone else expresses, we engage the other person at the level that we ourselves are expressing. For example when I am just using my intellect, what seems to happen is that the other person gets hooked in and starts to speak in the same manner. I end up leaving a lecture reciting facts just fpcused on my thoughts, whilst after listening to those doing a comedy sketch I tend to feel anxiety of running on nerves. Yet with Serge Benhayon, I come away feeling more open, at ease, aware and accepting of myself. life and other people and generally far more expanded.

  • Reply Leigh Matson September 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    It’s amazing how with no notes Serge Benhayon manages to present without pausing, in fact many a time I’ve seen him having to cut short what he has to share! It’s not a trick or something only he can do as there is an Expression and Presentation workshop sharing the mechanics of such voluminous conversations and how we can all access such.

  • Reply Michael Brown September 7, 2017 at 5:43 am

    It always amazes me how Serge is able to present for days on end with no memorised material, no slides to prompt. All just delivered for what is needed at that moment.

  • Reply Raegan Caireny September 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I have attended the retreat in Vietnam over many years with Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon and can attest to what you have shared here Neil. I have worked in many corporate organisations, watching, observing and experiencing the amount of work that usually goes into developing such retreats, events and presentations. There is usually a lot of planning, preparation and practice that goes on behind the scenes, but there is none of that with Serge Benhayon.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward September 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I so agree Neil that Serge Benhayon is “a phenomenon” and that “Science should study this man.” The wisdom Serge has presented over the years has been the inspiration to make different choices in my life and as a result gone are the days of just managing to survive in this world to be replaced by now living life to the fullest. In fact my age may indicate that I am getting older but I actually feel that I am growing younger, and that feels amazing; and I am not the only one who is having the same experience. Now this is really worthy of a study because it is going against all the accepted ‘norms’ in society,

  • Reply Leonne August 31, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Wow – I have an even deeper appreciation for the living miracle that is Serge Benhayon when I read this. Thank you for sharing your experience Neil.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish August 30, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Awesome Neil. Yes, the man is remarkable, and I would imagine for many it would be difficult to believe that such a person exists. But, there are many of us who are witness to the truth of it.

  • Reply Danna Elmalah August 29, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Neil Ringe – all of this is true. Till the bone. An incredible summary of the man Serge Benhayon whom is the most adorable presenter I have ever watched. His smile and his eyes show me always, and I trust many many others, that there is another way – a very fiery way that is beholding and fully loving of every single cell. Being super respectful of our human flesh and blood – but not shying away any ounce of the divinity we come from. Now that is unique, that is what makes him – an absolute world Teacher – one we truly need.. And we need to live like too. Simple – he is – all that he is – and that is inspiring to be – all that I am.

  • Reply Monica August 6, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Serge Benhayon is indeed remarkable and he wears this lightly, there is no put on or show here, just a deeply genuine, caring man who lives what he speaks and speaks what he lives, and his focus is always on ensuring that everyone there is offered the all he lives and there is no attachment to how people are with it, they choose, and he is ever gracious with that choice. He is a phenomenon and one to inspire us all to live and know that we too can be this way.

    • Reply Simon Williams September 25, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      It is fascinating – I have never once felt that he was a bit off, or did not quite deliver. The consistency with which he presents is matched by the consistency with which he lives.

  • Reply Natallija July 30, 2017 at 7:02 am

    I have attended many conference and heard revered speakers from around the world on topics pertaining to my work profession, but it wasn’t until I first heard Serge Benhayon speak did I witness humbleness for the first time. A man who is willing to speak truth with every world yet be humble in how he delivers this to humanity. An extra- ordinary man who offers more and more each time his presents on the realness of our world and what is truly going on for humanity.

  • Reply Leigh Matson July 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I’ve never known someone until meeting Serge Benhayon to get up on stage with nothing prepared in advance. No notes, topics or scribbles on his hand and talk for days on end without getting lost for words, pauses and never any hesitation – never ever! But it’s not a special gift only he has as I too am experiencing what it means to talk your walk. Everything Serge shares is universally applicable to everyone.

  • Reply Regina Perlwitz July 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

    I agree with all the commends above and want to add that : Serge keeps forever expanding . Even though he is a very simple man and does not appear, nor wants to stand out as someone special, if you are open to receive him energetically you will feel his extraordinary, vast and absolutely clear presence. Over the 10 years that I’ve known him he has never stopped going deeper into his essence, expanding the space within himself to receive the divine wisdom and to serve God’s plan selflessly. It feels lately that there is no self left in him, there is just an unhindered pouring out of divine love, purpose and wisdom.

  • Reply Esther Auf der Maur June 12, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Serge Benhayon represents nothing less than heaven on earth to me, every day, since I met him over 10 years ago. He is a living example of the Divinity we are equally so. He stands for nothing less than Absolute Love, Complete Truth, Endless Clarity, Deep Humility, True Caring, Endless Commitment to Humanity and all the above. He clearly is the World Teacher of our time. And he is well equipped for the job indeed. Serge is never about himself, but always bringing others up to be the all we all can equally be. I am forever deeply touched by this man and the Quality he brings to anybody who is ready to receive that.

  • Reply Natallija May 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I have had the absolute honour of attending many of the retreats presented by Serge Benhayon and continue to be inspired by this man and what he lives and breathes. There is never a single moment this man does not hold back purpose and bringing humanity the love, grace and respect it has been searching for. Look no further as this man is the real deal!

  • Reply Leigh Matson May 24, 2017 at 12:33 am

    These retreats are definitely life changing when what is shared is put into practice, as all of his presentations/workshops are.

  • Reply Gabriele Conrad May 22, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I have just come back from the Universal Medicine Retreat 2017 in the UK and can only confirm what you have already stated. Serge Benhayon presented for five days and each year, the offering is an advance on the previous year and even more amazing, immensely practical and life-changing – if one so chooses.

  • Reply Monica May 14, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Serge Benhayon and what he presents is truly amazing, and all that comes with a degree of realness and humility which I’ve not experienced before. This man walks his talk and Neil, you capture gorgeously how he presents and is with everyone in all that he does. And the thing is Serge and what he does is extraordinary, and yet ordinary as well, and as he regularly presents, he is not special, but how he is, chooses to live and be allows him to connect to the stupendousness we all are. He is showing us the way we can all live and I agree Neil we do need to study this man, who is showing us what it is to live and be love in life on a consistent basis no matter what. I consider it a deep joy to know and have met this man, and through observing him over the years I’ve changed how I am and I now live a more deeply joyful and connected life – one I would not have imagined years ago. He shows all of us there is another way.

  • Reply Rowena Stewart April 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    “What is truly amazing is that he presents and leads these sessions for at least seven hours a day, without any preparation or slide show support.” It is a phenomenal accomplishment Neil Gamble, I agree. It is so consistent that many who attend the Retreats take for granted, but in reality a constant wonder, because everything that Serge Benhayon presents has a very definite purpose and wisdom, all delivered from a strong inner connection to God and a Universal Intelligence way beyond anything that our usual temporal presentations can conjure up.

  • Reply Sarah Flenley April 22, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I read this on Day 5 of the 2017 Australian retreat and can concur with everything you have shared here Neil. The teachings of the Ageless Wisdom, as presented by Serge Benhayon and Natalie Benhayon, are life-changing and provide a true blue print on how you can be you in this world, and live this so it may inspire others to know the truth.

  • Reply Michael Brown April 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Never before had I experienced a presentation where I felt like the presenter was addressing the entire world, but also directly to me to an astonishing level of detail, till I sat down to listen to Serge Benhayon here in the UK.

    • Reply Esther Auf der Maur June 12, 2017 at 5:24 am

      What a beautiful statement Michael, and I agree – Serge talks to the whole world, every time he speaks, but at the same time, he clearly talks to each person who is listening. Now that is truly worth listening to.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke April 18, 2017 at 6:47 am

    Its Amazing really, that Serge hold retreats, courses, workshops and that none are prepared for …. well the only preparation is in the Livingness .. how he lives each and every moment which is of the highest integrity, love, care, responsibility, commitment and truth I have ever known anyone to live. The other truly amazing thing is that he never repeats anything, he may say something similar (to help people understand something) but never exactly word for word, never verbatim. I had the privilege of attending the retreat this year in Vietnam and have a book of gold with all the notes I took whilst there. Now it is just a case of reading them and putting it into practice.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart April 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    The retreats of Serge Benhayon are most definitely retreats of evolution.

  • Reply Stephen Gammack March 23, 2017 at 5:23 am

    By the very fact that Serge Benhayon can present on water alone for hours at a time should be noteworthy of study, but when you add in the content of what he speaks about, the lack of notes, the extra hours of work, the care and attention to everyone, the awareness of every single person in the room, and the love he holds everyone in, then it seems crazy to consider he is not studied. The world currently has a collective blindness to the most brilliant example of how we can all live, harmoniously, free from war and hatred, and making a huge difference in the world. What should be most noted is that this is not about lauding one man, but rather it is an opportunity to study one man to allow us all to develop in the way we were intended to live.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan March 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

    You are correct Neil, one day soon no hall will be big enough to hold the amount of people that will wish to attend the retreats held by Serge Benhayon. Having just completed the 2017 Vietnam retreat I can say it was once again life changing as each day brought revelation after revelation about how to live true to one’s divine essence. The true power of the presentations comes from being with someone like Serge who lives this in full and so his words are not empty but full of the livingness of what he is sharing. In this way it is so inspiring because if he can do it then so can I. Serge therefore offers a true reflection and true inspiration and this to me is more valuable and precious than anything else this world offers.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson March 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    With the 2017 Vietnam Retreat recently completed, there is no doubt of the wisdom and truth Serge Benhayon continues to deliver in his presentations and continues to re-fine his living way to support the clear reflection he offers consistently.

    Thank you Neil for your honest appraisal of Serge Benhayon. I agree in full, with every word you write about this amazing, truly remarkable and yet very ordinary and humble man who asks for no followers. Meeting Serge Benhayon is a life changing moment that continues to bring a possibility of develop deeper self love and care in everyday living.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke March 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I have been attending Serge Benhayon’s and Universal Medicines courses and presentations since 2006 and have finally made it over to Vietnam do attend my first retreat which has been OMG absolutely AMAZING, INCREDIBLE, AWESOME and so so much more. I had heard about many other retreats before from friends that had attended them and although I was really looking forward to it held no expectations regarding it more a willingness to be open to what is offered and then go from there with what I have learnt. Serge and Universal Medicine have given and offered so much to every single person that has attended that you cannot walk away from it without it being life changing and I now have so much more I can work with in life for not only my evolution but in supporting others as well. The retreats are absolute blessings for those that not only attend for for humanity as well.

  • Reply Matts Josefsson March 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    It’s true. It’s quite amazing that he can deliver what he delivers but then again he is a living example of what he has been presenting for the last 17 years (I think it is). We are looking for a lot of answers to life but for Serge life seems to come to him, he’s not looking for it. He just lives and breathes and make life a simple thing. We often think we have to add things to life to come to a point of fulfilment or at least as near as we possibly can but Serge seems to know that we don’t have to bring anything to us to be fulfilled. We are already full, we just need to allow that fullness to come out.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson March 7, 2017 at 8:33 am

    What a great blog to enjoy re-visiitng – only days before attending the 2017 Vietnam Retreat with Serge Benhayon.
    We have another opportunity to fully appreciate all that Serge Benhayon presents and shares from the Ageless Wisdom Teachings (without a note in sight) for the evolution of all.

  • Reply Harrison White February 26, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Extraordinary Neil, Serge Benhayon is truly extraordinary, and he never stops with what is next!

  • Reply Mary Adler January 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Serge Benhayon is an inspiration to us all that within and with all of us living and working in harmony together we can bring true love and Brotherhood to world.

  • Reply Bina Pattel January 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    What a true and accurate summary of Serge Benhayon.
    As a bigwig in our world with your background Neil Gamble, this tablet of Truth that you share speaks volumes.
    There is no one like this man who can stand for hours with absolutely no props and engage an audience of ‘highly discerning’ people from around the globe. The thing is he has been going for 17 years and what he presents is well worth studying.
    How does he do it?
    WHY is he all about humanity?
    How come he remains so steady and is deeply humble?
    How come people like you are willing to write like this and put your name on the line?

    Next – I sold all my assets to travel around the world attending workshops and presentations from the so called best of the spiritual new age brigade. I left feeling empty and something was always disturbing me inside.
    Enter Serge Benhayon and like you Neil, I realise and appreciate what is in front of me and what a grand opportunity to Live the teachings and get on with it, so others can be inspired.
    Thank you sincerely for writing something that holds true value and meaning.

  • Reply Judith Andras January 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you Neil Gamble for this superb sharing, bringing across what Serge Benhayon is and presents. What Serge Benhayon presents truly is beyond this world, he shows us that we are so much more than a human body with a brain as he exceeds everything that is humanly possible and defeats all the limitations we as human beings seemingly have, such as needing a certain amount of sleep, food and stimulation, he sets a new standard of what is possible on this earth.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan December 3, 2016 at 3:06 am

    A retreat presented by Serge Benhayon is no escape from life. It is absolutely life changing and always at the end of it I feel I cannot wait to get back into my day-to-day life to implement what I have learned in an ordinary and practical way.

  • Reply Jonathan Stewart November 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Serge Benhayon truly is remarkable, but a phenomena all the more remarkable as he is the living example of the potential of how all can be. Hence most definitely, “Science should study this man.”

    I have lost count of the number of presentations by Serge Benhayon I have attended over the last ten years and I have not once heard him say ‘umm’, ‘urgh’ or hesitate. No one presentation is ever the same, even if the title of the course is. What is presented is always fresh, relevant, enhancing and deeply inspiring.

    Serge Benhayon is a walking, talking, living miracle and as you say Neil, “He is a phenomenon: Science should study this man.” However, what is truly remarkable is that how he is and what he reflects is how everyone single person on this planet has the potential to be like him – and more.

  • Reply Monica November 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Neil, I heartedly agree, Serge is unique in how he presents and how he lives, but the most beautiful thing about this is he’s crystal clear he is not special and that all of us have access to the same qualities and wisdom he presents. That’s the biggest thing, that he is showing all of us how we can live and that it’s very possible and indeed normal to live a fully and joyful life.

  • Reply Sarah Karam November 24, 2016 at 6:30 am

    This blog carries a lot of extra weight coming from a man of your calibre Neil, the way you express your appreciation for Serge and what he offers to humanity is truly touching. I was never one to do “retreats” of “ashrams” or “get aways” for I have always loved work and saw retreats as a bit of an escape from the everyday grind. I can vouch for Universal Medicine Retreats being completely different to what I have seen offered elsewhere, it is practical and advancing and eye opening, you go back to work and home with a new prospective on life.

  • Reply Heather Pope November 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Like you Neil, I have been privy to some of the most prized presenters in the world, and traveled the world to see them, eventually working part time for one such presenter as part of his crew. I observed often that at the end of a day of presenting this presenter (and others) would falter in exhaustion, need chiropractic support, or special juices or food. Sometimes they would be virtually incapacitated and would need extraordinary medical support to be able to get up and do it all over again the next day. Not so with Serge Benhayon, after observing him for over a decade I have never once seen him anything bar the man he is. He needs no entourage after presenting from 5am to 6pm during a retreat, he is the same exquisitely present man when eating dinner at a retreat alongside all the people attending the retreat. He is without exception a man worth listening to, but also a man worth studying for his energy, vitality and love for everyone he meets is inspiring beyond words.

  • Reply Michael Brown November 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Science should definitely study this man! In his living way, the answer to illness and disease are alive and well.

  • Reply Christine Hogan November 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Serge Benhayon is all this and more. One of the things I have often heard him say is that he is not special and that everything available to him is also available to every other person – it is a choice. Serge Benhayon is an inspirational and deeply loving man who is showing humanity what they too are capable of just by his living expression – Thank you Neil for this very accurate article.

  • Reply Leigh Matson November 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    All the points you’ve made about Serge Benhayon’s presentation style, and the life to support such, does indeed need to be studied. To present as he does for as long as he does without props or stimulation is huge. Even off stage that presentation quality is still there as it is when he’s walking to and from the presentation hall/room. Theres a consistency that is unmatched in the world today.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer October 21, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    The wisdom of Serge Benhayon meets everybody equally, as we all carry this same wisdom inside of us but have abandoned it. In his loving way Serge supports us so that we can reconnect again to this wise knowing of who we truly are.

  • Reply Stephen Gammack October 20, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    There is nothing like listening to Serge Benhayon in full flow and your description of it being a download is so succinct Neil, for that is exactly what is coming through, and Serge is always the first to say that such a download is accessible for anyone who commits to clean living and applying commitment to life and purpose and people. Not many of us can speak meaningfully for 7 hours in that quality but enough of us have had experience of being in a situation where the words just seem to come, that is worth exploring more for those who can feel that what is coming out is coming through them and not actually held within our brains as we often like to think. It’s a game changer to realise that our thoughts are not ours to own but ones that come from the source of energy we align to and are merely passing through.

  • Reply Katerina Nikolaidis October 18, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    A spot on account of the man that is Serge Benhayon, who as you say science ought to study for there is so much to learn, so much to rekindle and to re-awaken the world over by Serge’s simple living ways. There is a way to live in this world that is joyful, full and enriching without the highs and lows of the existence most of us have settled with. It’s a way of living available to us all that has love surrounding and holding it through and through — and Serge is the shining example of this way — very real, practical and accessible, lived simply and humbly and in total commitment to daily live and community…. Serge Benhayon absolutely ought to be studied for the enormous benefit of all.

  • Reply Jo Elmer October 18, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I feel we have all gotten so accustomed to existing far below that of our true and natural potential that it is hard to even believe that Serge does all he does in the way that he does it… but I know it is true and as Neil confirms, with all his experience in the cream-of-the-crop world of presenting, I know that Serge is ‘out of this world’ as far as we have been living it; at the same time he is simply showing us how loving, connected and wise our world can be when we embrace and claim who we really are.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson October 17, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Neil, what a powerful account of the truth of Serge Benhayon and the reflection he offers to humanity through his presence in his daily way of living – a way that is possible for all to live if so chosen.
    “Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, through the teachings of “The Ageless Wisdom” so that we all can live in, what he has earthed, “The Way of the Livingness”, or a way to evolve from the rot of today’s world to a more fulfilling and joyful life”.

    This is such an apt and true description of the Retreats with Serge Benhayon – they leave no stone unturned in the way we live of our daily life.
    “It should be called an “Advance” not a “Retreat”, or better still an “Evolution” because that is what it is really about”.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke October 15, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Neil I love this …. science should definitely study Serge Benhayon. They would have their socks blown off as well as eons of stagnant old cobwebs blown away. He is definitely an extraordinary ordinary man. Whilst driving earlier today I was pondering on the retreat, it is the first time I will be going to one of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine’s retreats next year and I am really looking forward to it. However I was pondering on the word retreat. In my life I have been on a few ‘retreats’ but nothing about what Serge Benhayon presents is about retreating. It is not about relaxing or ‘having a break and getting away from it all’. In fact far from it. It is about committing to life more and caring for ourselves and others deeply. What he holds, presents and shares is pure gold. I agree it should be called Evolution not retreat! I also love what you have said here in its gritty truth ‘Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, through the teachings of “The Ageless Wisdom” so that we all can live in, what he has earthed, “The Way of the Livingness”, or a way to evolve from the rot of today’s world to a more fulfilling and joyful life.’

    With regards to Serge Benhayon this is very true… ‘It is quite extraordinary what is on offer by this man.’ Extraordinary but made ordinary and available for all to live.

  • Reply Gabriele Conrad October 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you Neil, for your candid account of the Universal Medicine Vietnam retreat. And you are right, science should study Serge Benhayon and how he lives his life and does what he does, day in day out. We would all learn a lot and benefit enormously.

  • Reply Christine Hogan September 14, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Attendance at these retreats or any presentation by Serge Benhayon is the evidence of all that is written here – Thank you Neil for this written invitation to experience evolution in its truest form. I can confirm all that you have shared and more about this amazing, ordinary, extraordinary Man – Serge Benhayon.

  • Reply Kerstin Salzer September 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    For me it is a miracle every time I see Serge presenting. He is so alive, vivid, joyful and vibrant even at 9:00am knowing he has already spent hours writing books and emails. All day long during presenting I do not see him tired or bored but always very intimately and loving presenting the truth.

  • Reply Katerina Nikolaidis September 3, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Just beautiful Neil — this is not the first time I have read this article, and each time I come back to it I am inspired by the love it is held in. In you own words, Serge ‘is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use’. How true this is, how amazing it is to feel the return back to what it has always meant to be like, the harmony, the joy and brotherhood that we lived-in the communities of The Way of The Livingness, versus the normal humanity has succumbed to which is of course not normal at all — distorted and very ill way of being that is eating at us from the inside out.

  • Reply Andrew Mooney August 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I agree Neil, it is a marvellous incredible thing for anyone to witness Serge Benhayon present, and yet he makes it look so easy and normal with such humility that in some ways it is easy to not appreciate the depth of wisdom and love that this man utters every time he opens his mouth. Nothing he says or does is a waste, everything has purpose and that purpose is supporting humanity to rediscover who they are. Such consistency and commitment is unheard of but is here with us all at this time, if we are open to realising it.

  • Reply Ray Karam August 21, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Hello Neil Gamble, summed up beautifully. Thank you. I have attended some of these retreats and it’s great to see them recorded like this. By the sound of it you could be considered a presentation expert from what you have received and it’s great to reveal what I have now considered normal. Serge Benhayon has done this for many years now and as you are saying it’s not just a one show or for a few months, day in and day out the man just is the same deeply caring person. It is stunning to continue to watch and more than proof that all he presents is possible.

  • Reply Sarah Karam August 10, 2016 at 7:34 am

    I was very touched by these lines, ‘I have not come across anyone in this world who can do what Serge Benhayon does; not even close. One day soon, no hall is going to be big enough for Serge’s retreats.’
    Especially coming from such a worldly and accomplished man as yourself. Thank you for outwardly claiming your appreciation for the events and presentations that have been offered over the years, I have been equally impressed by each and every one I have attended.

  • Reply Aimee Edmonds August 7, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Every retreat, workshop, course or session presented by Serge that I’ve attended has been out of this world, with the highest of integrity and quality, not an ounce of self in it, completely supportive and reflecting all of who we are and what we also know within. You come away realising that this can be taken into your every day and lived from knowing you are enough and have always been.

  • Reply Kristy August 4, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I agree Neil, it is quite remarkable to watch one of Serge’s presentations on many levels. The richness of the material he presents and also the fact that he does not prepare but can present for 7+ hours straight with no preparation and deliver wisdom that when put into practice truly changes people’s lives.

  • Reply Leigh Matson August 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I have never known a presenter of such quality before, never dictates, judges, no trying to show off or prove himself or get your attention. Humbleness runs through every cell of his being and there is no attachment to what he shares as it is equally our knowledge as it is his and there is a feeling that there is more than enough for every single being on this planet.

  • Reply Judith Andras July 30, 2016 at 4:40 am

    “Here is a man who by his presence, is changing this tormented world and taking it back to its original intended use, …”
    So true Neil Gamble, the presence of this man alone brings purpose back into your life and a spring into your step, as you put it. Serge himself explains this impact we have on others as follows: we are made up of particles that move around, so his particles become your particles and so he offers you a different energy, thoughts and choices to choose from. Truly we all do the same to each other, however, the question we need to ask ourselves is, what are we offering to the world?

  • Reply Joshua Campbell July 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    The amount that Serge has had to go through in regards to abuse is also phenomeninal. This has been directed to his business, his family, himself and his friends and wide reaching student body. This is beyond a doubt far more than what most presenters would ever have to face in their entire lives, yet Serge has remained steady, strong and as solid as ever, remaining unaffected in the light of his truth and love.

  • Reply Suzanne Anderssen July 17, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I too am one of those discerning people who listen to what Serge Benhayon has to say at the retreats. It is a privilege to attend as there is nothing like them in this world. I am educated far more than I ever have been through tertiary education, much travel and reading. Serge presents how life is through his incredible understanding of energy, science, religion and philosophy, with a tenderness, and deliberateness that opens my eyes to see that I too can have this awareness of what life is really about, that is something to shout out about!

  • Reply Katerina Nikolaidis July 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Neil you have said it so greatly as always. Science one day will study Serge Benhayon, and what it is that Serge reflects and presents — the power and sheer amazingness of living our lives with love and responsibility at the fore. We are all divinely designed to be amazing and live the way Serge lives today, but as you say our world today is tormented and has been thus for a long time. We’ve twisted and tormented ourselves and walked away from our amazing light and true path. Now, many more are being inspired back to this true way of living by this one man, and one day boy oh boy will Serge be studied for the amazing extraordinary ordinary man that he is.

    And having attended many a retreats by Serge I can absolutely attest to what you share here Neil. They are absolutely out of this world, there is nothing like it. It is brotherhood the way we once used to know and live, back in the days of the pyramids and during the times of Pythagoras when we would gather together to be enormously inspired by the flames of wisdom we all have within.

    The way Serge present, and the way Serge lives is a shining example of how we all can live, and be in the world. In the world today we have accepted erroneously so, that as we get on in life our bodies deteriorate, we break, we wither, and illness and disease, exhaustion, discomfort are part and parcel of life. Incorrect. When we live from the essence of who we are, we’re in a completely different paradigm. Regardless of the ageing process, which is now a graceful emanation of a body that has lived and experienced more and more each day, we are vital, shining, sharp in our step and our thinking, with less need for sleep and food, without any caffeinated stimulation or sugar needed. When we treat our bodies with the care that Serge treats himself with, you have a body that is kingly, a heavenly vessel that can do God’s work on our worldly plane. And in that, we all remember how much bigger, huge in fact, we actually are.

    Serge’s inspiration is divine in its simplicity and message. We are so much more, so much more, than we have made ourselves to be.

  • Reply Luke Yokota July 14, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Nothing like it in this world. For the moment.

    Yet Serge repeatedly states I am no different to everyone.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh December 25, 2016 at 2:52 am

      Yes Luke that statement itself has been a great source of learning for me. It is remarkable that Serge Benhayon consistently lives and represents the deepest expression of all the qualities that I hold dear in my heart. That is extra ordinary in itself, but he also recognises that we are all the same at our essence, (although we may each be displaying one pattern or another with which is covering up our true expression), so he only relates to us as that true essence. This is huge. Not only has it been deeply healing to be treated as such, but it provides a profoundly inspiring example of how the whole of humanity could be relating to one another.

  • Reply Sarah Flenley July 11, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Classic – an investors beauty pageant! Snorted out loud on that one Neil. Then I continued to settle in for a delicious piece of writing about the magnificence of Serge Benhayon. There ain’t no death by PowerPoint for this man. I have attended many presentations in my life (not of the i-b-p calibre but a few) and I have not met anyone that comes remotely close to Serge. At one retreat, I clocked my watch and it was only 9.40am on Day 1 of the retreat and I had felt that Serge had delivered the universe in a platter in 40 minutes and I was like WOAH, he delivered THAT in 40 minutes, so we are going to be in for an incredible ride for the next 5 days. He is a joy to behold and that he does it – as you say – with no stimulants, 1 healthy meal per day and a unstoppable love for humanity.

    Serge Benhayon is the most consistent person I have ever met. He is many other things but reading this today I was struck by his consistency and commitment. He knows The Way of the Livingness works and what it can deliver when you live its principles, so he does. Not in perfection but with a dedication that is unrivalled. And yes Neil, look at what is possible when you do that.

  • Reply Annette Baker July 6, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Neil I love the way you so beautifully detail and describe the Magnificence of Serge and who he is, I couldn’t agree with your every word more ….
    Serge delivers phenomenal teaching after phenomenal teaching, with the utmost grace and in the absolute knowing that these teachings are the truths that would serve us well to consider if we are ever to arrive at a place and way of being together that is harmless and only ever about true love.
    Serge and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings he so wholeheartedly shares with everyone, have changed my life beyond words. Serge has brought to the world the True Religion I always knew had to be out there, but until meeting him had not yet met anyone that came even remotely close. And that is, that there is a far greater and grander purpose to our being here, and for every one of us to connect to, feel and live to this purpose in our every way is our Only Way to rise above the current state of demise in our world.
    Serge teaches that Love and Truth are the only expressions that are aligned to this evolution, anything less simply continues to retard us.
    It is all our choice

  • Reply Jennifer Greenham July 6, 2016 at 6:38 am

    After exhausting all the reasons why I couldn’t attend a Universal Medicine Retreat, I finally surrendered and participated in my first one this year. Some months later, I am still in awe of Serge and how he quietly goes about the business of sharing his insights and teachings. All that was presented is still deeply resonating and propelling me forward in ways I could never have dreamed. Neil’s words are very true, one day soon, no hall will be big enough to accommodate all the people seeking loving guidance for a better way to live their lives.

  • Reply David Upfill July 5, 2016 at 3:04 am

    I thank God for having met Serge Benhayon. It is a privilege, honour and blessing to know and be inspired by him.
    Serge’s teaching and healing has turned my life and the lives of so many others back to Truth and Love.

  • Reply Victoria Arnanz July 5, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Before and after Serge Benhayon, I can not imagine my life without him and Universal Medicine. He is a living example of what I have been longing for all my life.

  • Reply Mariette Reineke July 4, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I have never met a man like Serge Benhayon ever in my life. He is the only man I know that lives, breaths and walks truth.

  • Reply Liane Mandalis July 4, 2016 at 6:31 am

    It’s true. Serge Benhayon lives our true normal that is so far removed from the ‘normal’ we have all reduced ourselves to living. Normal is never what is common. Normal is simply to live the love that we are and in that love, all that we need is fuelled by the all that we are, providing that there is not an ounce of ‘self’ standing in the way. This is what a life in true service to humanity looks like. No fancy credentials, secret tips, elaborate slideshows, frenzied accolades, uppers or downers needed to get the job done, just simply a great love lived and in this living others re-awaken to the true normal that lives within them also. Pure, Divine, extraordinary, ordinary everyday magic.

  • Reply Jane July 4, 2016 at 4:45 am

    I so agree Neil – well said – truly an extraordinary man – the most dedicated man with the deepest integrity I have ever met. I have known Serge Benhayon for over 12 years and he has been an absolutely consistent inspiration for me. Every time I attend a workshop or presentation I am blown away – the wisdom is extraordinary, and the care and tenderness that Serge Benhayon lives is astonishing. I too have attended many retreats including Vietnam this year. They are game changing, life changing in every way.

  • Reply Rowena Stewart July 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you Neil, this is a very accurate, truthful account of these life-altering Retreats that Serge Benhayon has been delivering three times a year in three different countries since 2007. Every one is a unique event, which builds upon the foundations of the one before it, spontaneously delivered from an invisible plan that flows effortlessly from start to finish, with none of the temporal props that we are so used to associating with presentations and workshops. Every day Serge presents to us the real issues we face, our core responsibilities and our true power to address the miserable state of affairs the world is in. And all delivered with a grace and wisdom beyond this world, supported by one extremely nourishing meal a day, fresh water, a few hours sleep and an un-erring connection to his Soul and God. Extremely worthy of true scientific observation (not something we are very good at yet) Serge Benhayon is a living example of who we all really are and demonstrates on a daily basis the way to return to this innate connection and way of life. Every Retreat is certainly a huge Advance in the Evolution of Man, whatever people may think, Serge Benhayon is grounding the new way forward for humanity every single day of his life and presenting the greater laws and wisdoms that we will all have to at some point in our lives, willing align

    So true Neil, we should all study Serge Benhayon intensely and this is something he welcomes with open arms, the choice of the student to study and discern if what he presents is the truth by observing how he lives. His presentations are stupendous, I have never come across anyone who can so fluently present the most life changing, conscious breaking information that he does, or unfold a five day retreat so perfectly with no written game plan, slide show or notebook to rely on and all fuelled on a very simple, healthy diet, water and a few hours sleep. Serge is connected to a different source of information and one we can all tap into if we choose to apply the same dedication to looking after our selves as Serge does with himself and to uphold the sacredness of relationships, with self, with each other and with God inside us.

  • Reply adam warburton July 3, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Something not widely known and not reported in the media. He sleeps 3-4 hours a night, eats as clean a diet as you could imagine, works 17 hour days, never misses the opportunity to respond to an email, or take a call, or listen after a day of presenting. He is always the last man standing in the hall, patiently attending to the queue, in no rush, always giving of his time. Always tender, always open – never heard a harsh word from his lips. Uncomfortable truths and challenging concepts – yes, but never said with an air of condemnation or judgement of humanity.

    • Reply Michael Brown June 24, 2018 at 5:19 am

      Beautiful testimony in itself here Adam, credit where credits due to a man who is here for us All.

    • Reply Viktoria July 20, 2018 at 3:06 am

      Serge has touched so many of us in so many different ways, to add to what Neil has shared, what you too have shared Adam, he holds the deepest respect for women (and men, but I am a woman so I can speak from a woman’s body), I have NEVER experienced an ounce of sexual intent towards me, no subliminal looking at me in a weird funky way, no sneaky comments – none of that. He has NEVER looked at me as a second class citizen because of my gender (trust me I can recognise that from thousands of miles away), what he has done time and time again is encourage me to walk as the strong, intelligent, caring, loving and open woman that I am. He is a true revolutionist, a person who brings about real change in our lives and in the world around us and regardless of what is said about him, the real marker of truth is our ability to sense and read situations. The way a person feels during the presentations and workshops, and all of the remarkable life changing steps we are taking every single day of our lives are a true testimony of the work of this incredible man, something no lie can touch, even with a long, long stick.

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