Letter to Editor of the SMH: Responsibility makes for ‘obvious economics’

by Zofia Sharman, UK

I work in the Recruitment industry covering the banking and finance sector. Each day in London’s City A.M. newspaper is a stream of news reporting the euro zone crisis, bank rate fixing, countries defaulting on debt, corruption in businesses and big industry chiefs’ theft and greed. This heavily impacts the field of employment and hiring opportunities, so I am naturally interested in how our world economy can be in such disarray, and moreover the knock-on effect, impact and pressures this has upon a worker’s physical frame, their health, mental state, well-being and overall ability to perform in their job and develop relationships at work (and at home).

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Taking responsibility for our bodies and our health

by Ariana Ray, Dip. Applied Social Studies, CQSW, P.T.A. Safeguarding Professional, Wales, UK

The recent articles on Serge Benhayon in the press are entirely missing the point. The point being – the way we live gives us our illness and disease. I worked as a professional trainer for the NHS when they promoted the ‘Don’t bottle it up campaign’. There is a known correlation between ‘bottling it up’, heart disease and cancer. The NHS promote healthy eating and exercise, giving up smoking, being ‘drink-aware’, even basic safety in the home. Why? Because the way you live gives you the disease you get.  Continue reading “Taking responsibility for our bodies and our health”

Letter to the Media: I am one of hundreds, is our story not worth telling?

by Vanessa Hawthorne, Child Psychotherapist, UK

The real story is one of ordinary people making extraordinary changes to their physical and emotional lives. I for one no longer suffer from asthma (a lifelong condition with an attack seeing me taken to hospital only 8 years ago), or hay fever or exhaustion and am three stone lighter. My personal life is good, I remain married to the man I was with when I met Serge 9 years ago, I have a great job, a beautiful daughter, and I share my home with my sister. So just from that snippet, my story is the antithesis of the ‘wrong doing’ these anonymous men accuse Serge Benhayon of. I am one of hundreds, is our story not worth telling? Continue reading “Letter to the Media: I am one of hundreds, is our story not worth telling?”

Where are the men?

by RMM, Australia

I saw the latest media mention of Serge Benhayon on A Current Affair and I was wondering: Where are the men? The TV show mentioned Serge and his 1,000 female followers, but there are about 40 men for every 100 women that are there as well. Didn’t the journalists see the men? If this is a cult where the women abandon their men to be with their ‘one idealised male’, then what are the men doing there? Are they doormats who will do anything to hang on to their women, or are they hyena-like, feeding on the leftovers that Serge makes available?

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A letter to A Current Affair: ‘Give humanity a chance to feel for themselves’

by Jane, UK

I watched your 5 minute slot on ‘Healing Community dubbed cult‘. I realised while watching it why the media gets such a bad name, and why many of us do not trust the media. This 5 minutes seemed to want to dig a certain angle for a story about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, and with a ‘dog to a bone’ approach, even with what was presented, they manufactured a ‘bone’ – in this case the bone being ‘cult’. Equally what I felt was misrepresented was that it seemed to focus on women ‘followers’. Continue reading “A letter to A Current Affair: ‘Give humanity a chance to feel for themselves’”

We Need to Honor a New ‘Normal’

by Susannah Williams, Somerset, UK

Even though I’m only 12 years old, there is so much going on at school. Quite a lot of the girls in my year are already smoking, some are coming to school with hangovers and bragging about how much they drunk last night and how their mum bought them as much alcohol as they wanted for their birthday party. I wouldn’t have been calling any of this stuff ‘abnormal’ if it hadn’t been for me attending Universal Medicine presentations – I would probably be doing it too! Continue reading “We Need to Honor a New ‘Normal’”

My Husband Accepts my Loving Choices

by Marian Lowe, British Columbia, Canada

I am an ex-pat Australian living overseas. By today’s standards I would be considered a conventionally well-educated, well-adjusted, ‘average’ middle class person. I have been an ‘observer’ of Universal Medicine for many years. I have engaged with Serge’s presentations via audio and via the Universal Medicine website. I do not consider myself ‘a follower’ of any one individual’s way of life and this includes Serge. What I enjoy most about listening to Serge’s presentations is that they aren’t in any way prescriptive or imposing, rather, I find them to be very practical and insightful observations and inquiries. Much of what Serge discusses makes sense to me. Continue reading “My Husband Accepts my Loving Choices”