Alex Braun – A True Lover
NAME: Alex Braun
LOCATION: Cologne, Germany
Complementary Health Practitioner (german: Heilpraktiker, Osteopath), Clinic Owner in Cologne
By love I mean absolute love, love as the divine principle, the originator of all life that gives order, purpose and meaning to human life, nature, the Universe and just everything. Life without love as its source, as the beginning and the end would be empty, futile and arbitrary.
Although carrying this sense deep inside me I didn´t know how to live in a way that would be the expression of such divine love, nor for a long time did I know or see anyone who came even close to reflecting anything like this.
At the age of 23 I felt very much drawn to choose a career as complementary health practitioner, a profession I have been practising now for more than 2 decades. While year after year I have furthered my knowledge, understanding and competency of complementary medicine and healing, I have simultaneously got to explore and understand my self, people and life. Thereby the interconnection of healing, love and the meaning of life has progressively unfolded to me. Today I can fully bear witness to the fact that to live a love-filled life in every sense is healing and truly purposeful, all in one.
It was not until I met Serge Benhayon and those involved with Universal Medicine in 2005, that what I already knew deep inside was reflected and confirmed to me. People living and sharing a way of living that was aligned to and impulsed by true love, truth, equal-ness, healing and service to mankind.
Since then I have been releasing myself from the shackles that keep me being less than the love I now know myself to be, and it is the most amazing unfoldment and way of living, far beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Now there is no day lived without experiencing love, it is a physically felt presence and way of being with myself and others.
We understand our relationship to be a hatchery for a forever-deepening love, not to be kept insular but to be expressed and shared with everyone else equally. That means although being naturally faithful to each other; not to reserve, hold back or dim down the heartfelt love with others as we tend to do with people outside one’s kin, relationship or circle of friends.
This kind of love story is not one looked at through ‘rose-coloured glasses’ but a constant unfoldment, sharing and reflecting. What is not of love and truth can be exposed and let go of, and hurts lovingly healed instead of being used to keep each other distant. And as soon as we recognise that we are stagnant and not enjoying or holding each other in love any more, we call it out and do what is needed to juice up and further deepen our relationship again.
An in-the-past, rather emotionally cautious relationship with my now 25 year old daughter is blossoming. I have seen that it is possible to heal past hurts and failings with grace and to deepen the trust, intimacy and love continuously, and this is our natural way of being over the last years.
My daughter surprises me again and again with her trust and openness to share her intimate feelings with me, asking me for advice, feedback or support in all matters, something I never would have thought of doing with my parents. And as much as she is an open book to me, she knows me inside out as well, just by a look. Lately she even started to tell me what is wrong with me when I am not the loving self she knows me to be. So we support each other to be all that we are, the love, the power, the wisdom – in that sense no different to how I am with my wife. Reversed roles I thought for a moment, but it is exactly how it should be in an equal relationship, and maybe for the first time I could fully appreciate myself for the fathering quality I have offered and supported her with instead of holding on to past mistakes as a father.
Opening up more and more to people, and to life in general, allows me to see and experience life very differently as compared to the past. We are actually the makers of our life by our choices, perceptions and how we receive life. As I, bit by bit, heal and let go of my hurts and the ways they make me view the world, I increasingly see and understand the essence and beauty in people and what keeps them from living their inner abundance.