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.

199 Comments

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh December 11, 2018 at 1:02 am

    Seems very wise to be using such powerfully supportive foundation to live our lives. This ought to be part of ant basic education. But you could not truly support another in this way for real unless you commit to exploring and starting to live the foundations to the best of your ability in your own life. This is something we often forget or ignore in education. People rarely, if ever, do exactly as you say, but they very intently observe and learn from what you live.

  • Reply Michael Brown December 3, 2018 at 6:55 am

    You can not kill someone’s personal experience and even more than that the lived effect and visible miracles that occur.

  • Reply Alison Valentine December 2, 2018 at 1:03 am

    The basic principles of life make so much sense and are an antidote to the tiredness anxiousness and given-upness that we see in the world today. We need to bring the principles that you have offered here into our home life and education system as these principles are about human decency and respect something that is at present being eroded on a daily basis.

  • Reply Golnaz shariatzadeh November 11, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    So true that “without supporting an education of the being, the body and the mind equally, there will always be something missing from our lives.” No wonder that as we increase our focus on educating the mind and pouring in facts and information, we are having escalating issues shown by our younger generation.

  • Reply Hm November 11, 2018 at 4:04 am

    We’re not taught how to be in life and the trouble is we’re not handing it too well at the moment. Serge Benhayon has provided to many the space for us to connect to our bodies and experience the wisdom that is on offer but not taught.

  • Reply Michael Brown October 29, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    It’s amazing to have such a massive support in not selling yourself out when going through a system that is designed at every corner to encourage you to leave who you are for the prospect of ‘doing something great’.

  • Reply Matilda Bathurst October 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    It would be a great thing if everyone influential in our education systems took a moment to read this article. It is a brilliant and sobering summary of the current state of our schooling and the damage that is done ‘from A (when the young person entered school) to B (when the person exits school)’.

  • Reply Gill Randall October 3, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Arianne, you have recently come through the education system and have felt its impact, how it is only concerned about exam pass figures and does not serve to prepare sound people for life. Most people struggle on for a few decades, and learn to survive by building their own understanding of life but tend to distract from the issues they create along the way. The education you have chosen understanding the teachings of Universal Medicine with Serge Benhayon gives you wisdom beyond your years.

  • Reply Alison Valentine October 2, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    I love your basic principles of Life, simple easy to understand and make total sense and yet there is no where in the world that educates us in this way other than Universal Medicine. To know, understand and learn how to express love, the principles of Brotherhood and bring an understanding to energy and how much it affects our lives, could be outlined in every curriculum around the world.

  • Reply hm September 6, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    In raising my 2 kids, I have received an amazing amount of support by Universal Medicine and have been supported to see educating my kids in a whole new way. They are developing life experience that gives them a solid foundation to be who they truly are. They are not at school yet, but I know when they do start school they will have a sense of who they are and what feels true to them – and that is an amazing start.

    • Reply Matilda Bathurst October 29, 2018 at 3:04 pm

      An amazing start yes and the opportunity for others to see that we do not need to be slaves to our intellect, that we call intelligence, and abusers of our bodies, which is where true intelligence lives.

  • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh August 17, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    Do we want to foster lives of wisdom, vitality, care of people and embracing responsibility or do we want to settle with people who are devoid of these qualities but are great at regurgitating facts and figures? I agree with you: “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 ought to be the basic foundation on which any facts and figures are then learned and put to practice, otherwise we will carry on building a world which ticks all the boxes and has all the bells and whistles, yet falls drastically short of the qualities that we know in our heart we could and should all be living.

  • Reply Stephanie Stevenson July 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    How different things would be in the world now if we had all been brought up with ‘The Basics of Life’ being lived prior to setting foot into any educational system. Clearly and simply stated Arianne and deeply inspiring to read.
    “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, Evolution, Brotherhood, Responsibility, Expression is Everything, Everything is Energy, Self-Care, We are more than Human Being and more.

  • Reply Rebecca Wingrave July 13, 2018 at 4:58 am

    ‘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.’ This is really interesting, I can feel that at university we learn to put our academic success above our own health and well being and so this carries on and as adults we associate intelligence with the mind and that this takes precedence over the body and looking after ourselves. Learning this as university is not at all supportive for us and our well-being.

  • Reply Leigh Matson July 9, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Adult life often isn’t about tests and recalling facts and numbers. There is so much more to being human and the being inside the human life that is underdeveloped by the education system. Thank God for Serge Benhayon who presents on fostering and supporting the being.

    • Reply Golnaz Shariatzadeh September 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      The fact is that not only is life “not about tests and recalling facts and numbers”, but we are also far more than a working physical body and a mind that regurgitates fact. we are multidimensional divine beings living in a world where energy plays out far more than we care to admit. There is a whole lot more about the 101 for living life as a human being that we tend to not ever talk about or address. Yes Thank God for Serge Benhayon who does go there and offers ample inspiration, support and understanding.

  • Reply Michael Brown July 1, 2018 at 11:38 pm

    “I was very fortunate to have the combination of secondary school and the teachings of Serge Benhayon whilst growing up.” Here Here Arianne, It is a true blessing to have these teachings from such a young age.

  • Reply Joseph Barker July 1, 2018 at 5:12 am

    I grew up hearing proverbs about wine and fishes. What I have learnt is that if you teach a being to know their essence – what follows will be truly intelligent. Education is simply the study of that connection then.

  • Reply HM June 25, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Indeed – Serge teaches us the basics of life and supports us to know how to respond to the daily activity of life. Through his wisdom, he has grounded the practicalities of how we move, how we nurture and care for ourselves, how we deepen relationships – everything. And with that comes a very rich education that can be reflected to others.

  • Reply Gill Randall June 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Your basic principles of life would be marvellous to take into the education system for other teenagers, so they could understand how you did through those sometimes turbulent years. This becomes our foundation never to fall below for the rest of our lives, such support is priceless.

  • Reply Monica Gillooly June 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    A very beautiful sharing Arianne, what I feel so clearly from what you share is that we champion education because we’ve robbed people of themselves and their expression so it becomes all about that piece of paper … but we have it backwards, if we championed the qualities of who every one is and asked them to bring those qualities to their education and their work we would have a very different world … now that would be true education.

  • Reply Alison Valentine June 14, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Arianne what you write is so important and needs to be noted by the education system. As you say we are churning out people with so called qualification like a sausage factory but they are not prepared for life and true living. When I meet teenagers and young adults that know who the are and have an understanding of life other than schoolwork they all have a wisdom and maturity way beyond their years, and fellow students.

  • Reply Gill Randall June 5, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Schools are so pre-occupied on us getting good grades so their figures can look good compared to other schools, they have taken the focus away from what they are supposed to be teaching us. One day in the future, the teaching in school will prepare us for life, which will be phenomenal.

  • Reply Alison Valentine May 19, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    What you show Arianne exposes the education system for its lack of care and support in preparing young children to handle life. They may have a great education and become super intelligent but it ignores the whole body and the fact that the body carries far greater awareness than the mind. We are not encouraged at school to listen to our feelings and observe and to not absorb life when we do we may start to have a very different education system, one that truly supports the whole being

  • Reply Mary May 3, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    I completely agree with you when you say
    “I can honestly say that the greatest education I have received is from Serge Benhayon and not tertiary education.”
    To me the way that our education has been set out is to crush any awareness, spontaneity, the joy of just being that most of us feel as children growing up. Instead we are encouraged to out compete each other, learn by rote which is the most utterly boring way of being taught something in my opinion.
    Attending the presentations and workshops of Serge Benhayon is to me fascinating there is so much to know that has been withheld from us so many lies we have fallen for that now we just accept as the truth.
    For me it was like living in a darkened room and someone coming in pulling back the curtains and opening the French doors to let in the warmth and the sunlight. I now remember what it was like to be that young girl skipping along the road for no other reason than it felt so good in my body to skip.

  • Reply Joseph Barker May 2, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    How rich would our lives be if we chose to study Love as our ongoing PHD? If we did surely we’d have to admit that each moment we are alive is teaching us something big. If we just appreciated this and the tenets you describe Arianne our life would be transformed. Why wait to have the curriculum of life sent through when you can clearly see what the lesson is.

  • Reply Michael Brown April 23, 2018 at 4:55 am

    How blessed we are to have come to understand and be aware of so much in the world before the ‘treacherous twenties’!

  • Reply Fiona Pierce April 22, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Having a true sense of self-worth and value of who you are I think is a really important foundation for any and all kinds of learning – that way it’s much more natural to not seek to be defined or recognised by the learning but instead appreciate how we can use it to best serve us all…

  • Reply jane Keep April 22, 2018 at 5:02 am

    I love the basic principles of life here. How amazing if that was the foundation to our upbringing, education, work and life, and what a different world this would be if that were so. Thank God for Serge Benhayon, leading the way – as the basic principles of life are the way.

  • Reply Susie Williams April 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    I whole-heartedly agree with what you’ve shared Arianne. I’m in my last 2 months of school and have my final exams approaching, and the other day had a conversation with a teacher who said that there’s no doubt I’d ‘get the grades’, but the only concern from now is that some people just ‘can’t handle the pressure’ so end up failing, having to retake, start to feel depressed and overwhelmed etc. There was a similar conversation at a University induction day I went to as well, where the lecturers gave us a ‘briefing’ on mental health and suicide, which was again a warning that ‘it will happen to some of you’. Why are we not addressing the fact that this is NOT NORMAL, and shouldn’t be part of an induction day to becoming a student? Instead we are praising tertiary education and all that it offers, and belittling presentations or programs that teach us about LIFE – you know, that thing we do every day…

    • Reply jane Keep April 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

      Great point Susie – rather than saying this will happen e.g. suicide, mental health, etc why are we not looking at the deeper rooted issues at play here – that something is amiss with our education systems.

  • Reply Christoph Schnelle April 19, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Reading this blog it seems clear that intelligence and wisdom can exist at a young age. That is actually great!

  • Reply Gill Randall April 18, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    For a young person, you have so much wisdom and you are a great reflection to young people to show them it is possible to live in the world and not lose yourself because you have held onto your inner knowing. We can still study at University or pursue professional careers but hold onto what we know from your ‘Basic Principles of Life’. We are all so much more than a brain in a box!

  • Reply Lieke Campbell April 18, 2018 at 1:44 am

    Yes our society is deeply flawed just because we don’t make it about love, harmony, connection and truth. It does not put enough focus on the quality of how we are living and doing things. For instance in the education system there are a lot of rules and guidelines about what a paper must include or how we should practice but there is no rules about how we are with ourselves completing these treatments or assignments. It does not matter if we disregard our bodies or push ourselves to illness and disease if we do produce a good end result. This is not just in education but it is where it for most starts.

  • Reply jane Keep April 16, 2018 at 1:17 am

    And this was written in 2016 – and 18 months – 2 years on the statistics for mental health issues, including suicide for students studying at university continue to sky rocket. Where are we when on the one hand we have a degree, and the other we have a mental health issue?

    • Reply Christoph Schnelle April 19, 2018 at 3:55 am

      Yes, depression and anxiety rates of 40% respectively in PhD students are worryingly high with 6% a more common rate among the general population as some recent research showed.

    • Reply Fiona Pierce April 22, 2018 at 5:40 am

      I think that is a real red flag for us all to consider deeply what is it about our current forms of university education whereby a growing number of people see suicide as the only option for them…

  • Reply jane Keep April 13, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Brilliant blog Arianne – I absolutely agree and I am 56! Best school ever. I love what you say here too “We are not even taught the importance of taking care of our bodies and our expression, and hence we are not prepared for life.” So true.

  • Reply Shami April 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    There is something very poignant in this article, when you talk about what a person is left with that the end of their high school education and how they are given a piece of paper that celebrates their achievement, but the overall wellbeing of the person seems to go unnoticed, or if it is noticed – no one is saying anything about the importance of it.

  • Reply Ariana Ray April 3, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    ‘The greatest education I have received is from Serge Benhayon.’ This is the same for me and I am way past the education system, but it’s impact on me was massive. The education system I went through judged me to be less, and I fulfilled it’s prophesy. Serge Benhayon held me as equal and with that equalness I have brought healing to a view of myself as a second class citizen.

  • Reply Adele Leung March 23, 2018 at 11:06 am

    If is possible to train or enforce the body to regurgitate facts and knowledge but every particle in the body knows this is not true learning. I have done this and have had to take tranquilizers at the age of 11 for the tension to Living a lie that is too immense to ignore. We need to be super honest to ourselves and to see through that what the majority has accepted does not necessarily mean it’s true or loving. But our body can never lie. Awesome that when you feel you have understood a different way to reflect and inspire the equality of your classmates, none other than to feel their irrefutable love within themselves as you have.

  • Reply Joseph Barker March 17, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Beautiful Arianne – just one look at a school in Australia tells you so much about what this system is about. They are cold, craggy, dull and heavy places – what kind of child would enjoy that? Naturally children know everything about brotherhood, joy and how to play. Imagine if we built on that instead of bullying them into boxes?

  • Reply Richard Mills March 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    University education is anything but Universal it seems – if the vitality and wellbeing of the graduating students is the measure.

    • Reply jane Keep April 17, 2018 at 7:41 am

      How different university (or any) education would be if a marker of ‘success’ was the vibrancy, aliveness, awareness and honesty of the students.

  • Reply Richard Mills March 12, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    The power and quality of the expression in this blog is ‘proof of the pudding’ in my view. What a stunning indictment of our educations systems worldwide. We ignore the being at our peril – but when we align with it we see glorious young people and great wisdom emerge – like that share here by Arianne. Imagine if all our children were educated in this fullness.

  • Reply Leigh Matson March 5, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    That lack of connection is everywhere in life but if it where the foundation of education it wouldn’t be in the wider adult world. As adults we can bring that connection back, re-set the systems so that the next generations don’t have to go through the sausage machine like everyone else did. Thats longer term but beautiful to read that you have been supported to know who you are in a system yet to change.

  • Reply HM March 2, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    To have education as something that does not define us is how it should be. As is shared here – we cannot forget who we are first . Serge Benhayoh has taught this as a principal and it really helps us to connect to who we are before any knowledge.

  • Reply Christoph Schnelle February 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

    This is a very useful blog as it could show anybody in their teens that there is an alternative to the major stress that many of them are exposed to.

  • Reply Alison Valentine February 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Arianne, you expose all the things that were missing in my education, and that was back in the 70’s so what you have hi-lighted is that nothing has changed. We may have more possibilities, a more comprehensive range of subjects and technological advances, but the wellbeing of the student to truly prepare them for a life that will support them to evolve as a loving caring human being, are still not there. As long as we see the mind as king and ignore the body and it’s whole body intelligence our education system will always fail us and sell us short of the amazing and magnificent beings we really are.

  • Reply Rik Connors January 24, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Very well written Arianne. You have covered the facts about how education stands today very well. “The education system is based on recall, regurgitation of information, and advancing the mind in complete dis-connection to the body.” Universal Medicine presents we already know everything which in itself is not so easy for the mind to comprehend. So life’s true intelligence as it is taught by UniMed is about nurturing and holding that connection within through the body. No doubt about it.

  • Reply Rebecca January 21, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Education is more than just teaching a level of recall and mental ability – it should also be about supporting people to develop into who they truly are, and their expression in life

  • Reply Michael Brown January 16, 2018 at 6:28 am

    What’s amazing about this education is that it honours each person and their own expression rather than uniforming everyone and standardising lessons and assessments.

    • Reply Christoph Schnelle February 17, 2018 at 9:48 am

      And it doesn’t need competition to be successful.

      • Reply jane Keep April 15, 2018 at 12:53 am

        nor does it need accolades, medals, gold stars, etc as it we truly know deep down where we are, and what is needed.

    • Reply Matilda Bathurst October 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      And we end up with a balanced, respectful, resourceful and supportive society that enjoys and honours the qualities that each person brings… simple and so much more interesting than our current ‘same same sausage system’.

  • Reply Shami January 15, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Just at the very start of this piece there is a standout line about the importance of care for our bodies and our expression, and how it is these elements in fact that can prepare us the most for life. This is beautiful and extraordinary and makes so much sense.

  • Reply Fiona Pierce January 14, 2018 at 6:39 am

    “All of these tenets have supported me to know who I am before, during and after I do anything. ” – Having a clear sense or knowing of our worth and who we are in essence before we then go to learn or put our education into practice is totally key in my eyes and something that we need to bring back to all our schools. Serge Benhayon has helped me to reconnect with this for myself as well, which makes a big impact then on the quality in which I can learn and employ that knowledge for the benefit of all.

  • Reply Elizabeth Dolan January 10, 2018 at 11:12 am

    True education begins with having a body that can receive the education, hence the important of knowing how to care for ourselves.

  • Reply Vicky Cooke January 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Stunning expression here Arianne. Every young person has the right to at the end of their school years feel exactly as you did ‘knowing of who I am, that my education did not define me, and feeling quite prepared for life’ with the same access and understanding of all the tenants you have listed. What Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine teach is true education and the basis and principals of /to life that every single person on the planet should both have access to and be taught. Everything I learnt at school I have forgotten and did not needed in life (seriously none of it!!) apart from relationships but people and relationships has always been something that is important, natural and innate to me. This wasn’t taught to me at school but something I myself valued. However I I soooo needed to know who I was, to have self-worth, self-care, self-love, true body confidence, have a deeper understanding of our purpose here and what my role was to play in this and all of this and more is what Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have supported me and many others with. As you have shared our education system globally seriously needs to be re-evaluated ‘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.’

  • Reply Vicky Cooke January 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Stunning expression here Arianne. Every young person has the right to at the end of their school years feel exactly as you did ‘knowing of who I am, that my education did not define me, and feeling quite prepared for life’ with the same access and understanding of all the tenants you have listed. What Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine teach is true education and the basis and principals of /to life that every single person on the planet should both have access to and be taught. Everything I learnt at school I have forgotten and did not needed in life (seriously none of it!!) apart from relationships but people and relationships has always been something that is important, natural and innate to me. This wasn’t taught to me at school but something I myself valued. However I I soooo needed to know who I was, to have self-worth, self-care, self-love, true body confidence, have a deeper understanding of our purpose here and what my role was to play in this and all of this and more is what Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have supported me and many others with. As you have shared our education system globally seriously needs to be re-evaluated ‘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.’

  • Reply Rebecca December 29, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    When we combine a true understanding of ourselves and life with our need to learn a trade, skill or area of knowledge for life, we are not left at the mercy of needing our studies to deliver us anything, because we already have the knowing that we are enough.

  • Reply Tricia Nicholson December 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    A beautiful testament to the real education that Serge Benhayon offers us all with the truth of energy and the care and love of ourselves and our all knowingness as well as the learned facts we are taught in conventional education. Beautiful and the honesty of what is really going on and the fact that we are all students of life.

  • Reply Meg December 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I love your principles for life, it’s interesting that in school we are taught maths, english, history, sports, discipline, behaviour management but we are not taught what life is really about how important it is to have principles for life. We are never asked who are you and what do you stand for? The tenants you have presented are simple but they are the difference between being lost and knowing who you are and what your life is really truly about.

  • Reply Michael Brown December 25, 2017 at 7:56 am

    What I love is that Serge presents a way of taking part in studying or whatever else it may be for you, but not being affected by it. This is something I have not seen anywhere else as the common thing to do is to withdraw and isolate oneself from life.

  • Reply Adele Leung December 6, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    The education system is all that you say and more. A system lacking in love. Understanding this is invariably the way of our current world, knowing a different way to learn is such a needed way to be shared–simply in the way we move and when we are with people.

  • Reply Michael Brown December 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Let us work with the current systems, not to improve or better what we have, but design from scratch a new system based on a model that works.

  • Reply Rebecca Wingrave December 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Arianne, wow what a powerful piece of writing, what you are sharing here feels absolutely true and I love how you have shared what you observe in such an honest and simple way. I too observe this change in children when they enter school and how sweet and tender and joyful they are and then how these qualities are often not what we see when children leave school; there is instead often a hardness, a trying to be something or someone rather than a natural lightness and joy.

  • Reply Alison Valentine November 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    “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’?” These were some to the questions I asked myself during my 60 + years and until I met Serge Benhayon they remained unanswered and so I gave up and I settled for less. I have learnt how harming this is and that if we are willing to keep questioning life and how it is not working, in our health, education, our work place and with the constant ‘entertainment’ that is on offer a deeper understanding is given to us. Our education fails so many students on so many levels, as your rightly say Arianne it is like a sausage machine churning out students with a qualification but with none of the qualities that sustain a true and loving way of living.

  • Reply Elodie Darwish November 18, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Amazing Arianne. Teenagers need someone like you to talk at Assembly and give it to them straight. Remind them that there is more going on here and that recall is not your ticket to life. Just imagine the difference in all of our lives if we were supported to connect to the person inside and not just trained to be big brains.

  • Reply Ingrid Ward November 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Your “Basics of Life” are absolute gold and ought to part of every school curriculum, starting to be presented at a very young age. They totally expose the current education system to be the ‘heartless’ machine that it is, a machine that is set up to churn ‘high achieving’ students out while not considering if they are actually being prepared for the life ahead of them. It is very clear that you are and in being so you have so much to offer others of your own age who are struggling to retain who they truly are as they make their way through the education system.

  • Reply Michael Brown November 14, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Arianna you are just too amazing for the world not to see. Let it be known that living as a young adult can be as responsible, fun, light-hearted, wise and stunning as you are.

  • Reply Lucy Dahill November 5, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this as it was an opportunity to consider a wider approach to life than the reduction of a piece of paper telling us who we are and what we should do.

  • Reply Melinda Knights October 31, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Arianne you have very clearly outlined the difference between where the education system is now and what a true, well rounded education system could be based on the work of Serge Benhayon. For me personally I can say that all you have shared here is true of my education experience, beginning from primary school through to university it’s about learning knowledge and getting the best marks, and that’s accepted as something that is often done at the expense of the body, for example “cramming” for exams. The education system literally teaches people to disregard who they are and their body, and that our value is conditional on recall based intelligence, as well as our ability to compete and compare ourselves with others. Neither the being or the body is valued in the education process, nor co-operation and unity, just what we know, and that is at a true detriment for the whole of society because of the damage done to the human being by the end of it.

  • Reply HM October 29, 2017 at 2:25 am

    It is so true that the education system looks at students as excelling in education but not focusing on them being a student of life. We are ignorant of the implications of building a mental society where we start to ignore the body and focus on the mind. Serge Benhayon has opened my eyes to the importance of the body first.

    • Reply jane Keep April 18, 2018 at 12:33 am

      True, and, an excelling student (with A grade marks) could have poor health, poor wellbeing, terrible relationships with others, and awkward social habits, yet, we celebrate the A grade mark as being a success of something achieved, without looking at the whole.

  • Reply Willem Plandsoen October 25, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    This is indeed a superb and very clear exposé why the current education system is not working. I have pursued an university degree and 20 years after I had to cry how much I had abused myself getting to that degree, which was not part of my natural flow in life. I had travelled through a systems that was not interested in how I was doing but only was interested in the marks I got.

    • Reply Melinda Knights October 31, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Willem your comments highlights the coldness of the education system, and the coldness of the intelligence it favours.

      • Reply jane Keep April 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm

        No true care for those studying or indeed for humanity.

  • Reply Michael Brown October 11, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Growing up knowing Serge Benhayon has given me a reference point for how life CAN be lived. Such a reflection is a rarity for the majority and one to be treasured dearly.

  • Reply Michael Brown September 30, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Gorgeous blog Arianne, from a gorgeous young woman.

  • Reply Shami September 29, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    There is an amazing gift offered to everyone with this piece of writing, because not only do you give in wonderful detail what it is like to be caught up in the education system, but also you are able to show the long term affects of this for society in general. To be able to do this demonstrates an astute observation on life that is without judgement and which holds a deeply felt love for people.

  • Reply Kehinde James September 26, 2017 at 11:18 am

    True education is not found in the classrooms and corridors of educational institutions, but through deepening our connection with ourselves, others and the universe. Imagine this, many people spend 20 years of the lives in education, graduate from university and leave no wiser of who they truly are. Instead of academic success being the only gauge used, we could be measuring energetic quality at the end of each school year.

  • Reply Simon Williams September 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I would go one step further, rather than improving the education system so it leaves the remnants of our true selves intact, a true education would being us into relationship with our true selves, help us identify and then grow the qualities that we can feel inside of us, connect us with our fellow students and humanity with a view to engaging all that we have inside us with the outside world.

  • Reply Nico van Haastrecht September 25, 2017 at 11:36 am

    So to the point Arianne, it is clear that the schools are missing out on an important aspect in education and that is the development of the connection with our inner most in which we can find all that we we need to know to have a prosperous and meaningful life in society.

  • Reply Samantha Davidson September 22, 2017 at 6:10 am

    I agree seeing life as energy first has completely empowered me, I observe life and can discern what is occurring with an ease and wisdom that I never thought possible, We are energy first, physical matter, what we say or do comes way after energy.

  • Reply Lieke Campbell September 20, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Well said Arianne. If we would indeed see our (high) school as a factory and would do a scientific experiment on the quality of the children that go into it and then evaluate the quality of the children that come out of it, we would soon see the true effect of school how it currently is on our being. If we make it about the quality of life that the people are experiencing this factory would not pass any test and should be clearly looked at and redeveloped.

  • 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.’

  • 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 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 Nico van Haastrecht September 25, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Sure Lucy, that is not intelligent at all to only celebrate the mind and in that to totally neglect our body and that what it contains inside, that connection the the vast wisdom that will bring the intelligence of love to our being and in all that we do.

  • 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 Leonne August 31, 2017 at 8:20 am

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

  • 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 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 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 Lucy Dahill November 5, 2017 at 6:10 am

      Yes, it is a combination of both approaches isn’t it, and it is clear this is missing because we are seeing a large rise in mental health issues in children at progressively younger ages.

  • 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 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 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 Kehinde James September 26, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I can relate to this Viktoria. I did not attend my graduation ceremony, deep down I knew it wasn’t ‘it’ and knew my worth was not measured by a degree certificate.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 jane Keep April 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      I agree Rachel, I too excelled at education, but my life was a mess, as was my physical body. So education as it currently stands doesn’t feel like true medicine – as if it was it would leave us feeling vibrant and well.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 jane Keep April 20, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      and one place to start is to realise, and talk about the fact that the education systems on this planet are not working, and that linearity are not it.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 jane Keep April 24, 2018 at 4:53 am

      and without The Basics of Life – there is no foundation – no wonder there is no consistency, steadiness felt in life for many nowadays, as there is no true foundation.

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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