So Splendour returned home to Byron - heaps of people are pretty happy about this, and I'm sure some not so happy. Splendour is good for business so I have welcomed the return…. in saying that I can see the destruction and self-abuse that unfortunately comes along with music festivals. So really I have mixed feelings about it. I saw a few police scenarios over the weekend, as well as a lot of hung-over people in the mornings at the café where I work. So it seems music festivals go hand in hand with drugs and alcohol…. I know this not only from what I see now, but because I spent many years going to festivals and concerts myself. Most of which I cannot remember as I was so out of it. I am sure this is not everyone's experience but there was a lot of people in my day that were pretty messed up on something. So I do see the issues that are around a festival like this. Changing the location of the festival may get rid of noise issues etc., but the true destruction of a festival like this is not fixed by changing the place where it is held.
Obviously I did not attend Splendour as it would be in contradiction to my words. What did I do you say? I spent my weekend with family, and the highlight was a concert I attended performed by Glorious Music with Michael Benhayon, Miranda Benhayon, and Emmalee Benhayon as well as a few special guests.
In all my years of attending music concerts this is what I was looking for. The concert was amazing. Kids were up the front dancing and safe, and the audience was held in an amazing warmth which comes through the music. There was so much love in the room…… no ecstasy needed! Not sappy hippy creepy love, but genuine love that makes you realize that this is possible. It made me consider some things. My customers may not know this, but Serge Benhayon, his family and Universal Medicine have been under attack recently in the press. As you know from my previous post I have a huge amount of respect for the work that Serge does.
He and the practitioners at Universal Medicine have helped so many people over the years. This is what should be focussed on in the press. Anyway, what I was contemplating at the concert was the ludicrous notion that Serge is running some harmful cult. When I looked around I saw families, partners, teenagers, genuinely joyfull and well faces having an amazing time. Then I thought of the cult music scene and remembered back to festivals and looking around at people with mud all over them - pupils dilated, jaws clenched, faces just generally distorted, the occasional person vomiting, the violence that occurs from excessive alcohol and aggression. And I thought to myself, if this is a cult I would much rather be here and a part of this love than where I was before I met Serge. Where was I before you say? I was in the mud with the rest of them - desperately seeking love. I was a part of a group that said taking drugs, drinking alcohol, and disrespecting myself was okay. Now I have a new found love for myself and I say; no, I wont abuse my body and I will do what feels right for me in every moment. If that is something to be ridiculed then there is something wrong in the world. If you would like to know more about Glorious Music go to www.gloriousmusic.com.au.