Connect to yourself – the answer is within you

by Coby

I am writing in response to the unfair and grossly untrue media allegations made against Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine over the past week.
I came to Universal Medicine when all areas of my life and health were so dysfunctional that I knew I urgently needed to make drastic changes. Although I had tried many different modalities, even becoming qualified in some, I had disconnected from myself to such an extent that I had been addicted to a prescription medication (a Benzodiazepine) for many years. Eventually I became very ill because I had become intolerant to the drug. The modalities I extensively experienced at the Universal Medicine Clinic were Esoteric Chakra-puncture, Esoteric Massage, Esoteric Breast Massage, Esoteric Ovary Massage, Esoteric Physiotherapy and Psychology. I also attended Level 1 – 4 Sacred Esoteric Healing Courses. The insights that I gained into myself through these workshops, lectures and treatments helped me unravel what I had done to get myself into this state and I gradually began to turn my life around.
I did seek advice from Universal Medicine but the kind of advice that I received was not what I wanted – it was what I needed. I wanted to be told what to do, instead I received advice like: ‘Connect to yourself – the answer is within you,’ or ‘Just be love.’ This was quite difficult for me because at that time I had no idea what that actually meant at first.

Serge through his lectures at Universal Medicine helped me understand that I am responsible for my life. I learned that my health and life was a reflection of past decisions and that I could not blame anyone or anything for the predicaments that I found myself in. This was difficult for me to accept because it seemed so much easier to blame others. I have learned how to live my life gently and simply and to eat only nourishing foods that support my body. I have had to take responsibility for everything that I do – including how I think and speak … and I am still learning and developing this way of life. How could this advice be harmful?

Universal Medicine was not able to advise me on how to safely get off the benzodiazepines – this I had to find out for myself but the many treatments that I received over the years helped my struggling body come to a semblance of equilibrium as it detoxed from the low dose of drug that I had been taking. The treatments did this by supporting my shattered central nervous and endocrine systems. I am now 17 months off the benzodiazepines but my healing is not complete. My body is still recovering from the damage that the years of addiction caused. I am slowly regaining my health and my life. I have added to my teaching qualifications and now work in a large post-secondary teaching/training organisation, thanks to the loving support I have received from Universal Medicine.

Is Universal Medicine A Cult? I strongly disagree with the allegations that Universal Medicine is a cult. I do not give any part of my income to Universal Medicine nor have I ever been asked to do so. I pay to attend Universal Medicine workshops which I am free to attend at my own discretion – no workshop or lecture is compulsory, nor are participants told what they must do and how they must live. Information is presented and it is up to each participant to accept what is presented or not. I and every other Universal Medicine student come and go as we please and our decisions are our own responsibility. Put simply, if Universal Medicine is a cult these freedoms would not be there.

All Universal Medicine practitioners choose to abide by a strict code of ethics. The love and care shown to me over the years go beyond description. I truly owe my life to this wonderful organisation and all that is left for me to say is ‘thank you Serge for creating Universal Medicine for humanity.’

Spara

98 thoughts on “Connect to yourself – the answer is within you

  1. I agree with you Coby I have learnt so much about myself since attending the course and workshops of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, how protected and shut down I was without realising it. It’s taken a while to turn myself around but the changes are massive and it is a continuous journey of understanding myself which gives me huge insights to what coping mechanisms other people are using to get by in life and so do not take what they say personally any more. This gives me a greater understanding that I have nothing to defend and when other people feel that I am not defending myself they relax and change the way they interact with me. This is nothing short of a magical because of the connection we have with ourselves.

  2. The advice from Universal Medicine practitioners often isn’t wanted, however, it is only ever given when asked for, home truths that need to be spoken and listened to. The simplicity in what is presented is life-changing when I stop trying to make it more complicated than it actually is.

  3. My experiences with Universal Medicine have been the same, and that’s the difference between assuming the truth from words we read or hear, or feeling the truth from someone’s actual experience. When I first came to Universal Medicine in 2012 there was a media campaign claiming it was a cult in newspapers and on TV, yet the experience I had with a practitioner trained by Serge was that he lived consistently what felt like me to be true love – it was unmistakable and very inspiring. My experience didn’t match the media at all. From this I decided to travel interstate to attend a Universal Medicine workshop and within a few minutes of listening to Serge I knew I was finally hearing someone speak the truth, and since then I have experienced more healing and self empowerment than I thought possible. Anyone can put together words to convince others of something and carefully produce images to go with it, but the truth is something we feel, and can come to us through our own experience or by trusting another who has direct experience of the subject.

  4. Thank you for speaking up and giving a down to earth account of your experience which echos that of thousands of others who have benefited from being associated with Universal Medicine.

  5. Universal Medicine has the answers to the unsettlement we have in our bodies that we are all trying to run away from. We cannot run away, there is nowhere to run. Eventually we all have to turn around and face our ill choices.

    1. That’s so true Mary, there is nowhere to run, sometimes when I am anxious or racy and in reaction I have to remind myself that at some point I always face what’s upsetting me and deal with it, and encourage myself to take a moment to work through everything now rather than later when the reaction has exhausted me.

  6. Reading your blog again Coby was a me too moment. I also was told the answer was within me, to just feel, and inwardly I would say to myself “feel what? There’s nothing to feel.” It was very frustrating being told I can feel when actually I was completely numb from my own choices to shut down and withdraw from life. I also learnt that I got myself into this state of affairs I’d better get myself out of it as it was quite clear I was the only person who could do this. That was another internal battle that has taken longer to break down. However with the support of Level 1 – 5 Sacred Esoteric Healing Courses, the workshops and sessions I have received I have completely turned my life around. It is amazing what can be achieved with some honest reflection and a want to not return to a mental hospital. Actually I don’t think they exist anymore but you get the picture.

  7. In this world we have accepted that certain things are as they are and we simply have given in to live with them. Serge Benhayon has shown us that there is another way, that there is a way to truly heal and come back to life with purpose and vitality, as your story shows and the lives of many.

  8. I so appreciate your honesty Coby when you say
    “The insights that I gained into myself through these workshops, lectures and treatments helped me unravel what I had done to get myself into this state and I gradually began to turn my life around.”
    It is the words ‘What I have done’ because we as human-beings seem so loath to admit that it is the ill choices we have made that have got us all into the mess we are currently struggling with, instead we prefer to blame everyone else for our woes. The workshops and presentations of Serge Benhayon support us to understand that we are the masters of our own life and it is not someone else’s responsibility.

  9. This testimony clearly highlights the supporting role that Universal Medicine plays. It is not there to replace conventional medicine or our own decision making and our own intuition. If anything it supports bringing our innate intuition to the fore rather than blindly following another.

  10. ‘…the kind of advice that I received was not what I wanted – it was what I needed’ This in itself shows the level of integrity these practitioners work through. None ounce of complaisance to anyone, just care, transparency and reflection of what best supports at each time.

  11. Coby thank you so much for you honest blog. You are a great role model that it is possible to change an addictive life into a life full of love, joy, harmony and health by being responsible for yourself. That is the best testimonial for Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine!

  12. ‘I truly owe my life to this wonderful organisation and all that is left for me to say is ‘thank you Serge for creating Universal Medicine for humanity.’ These are my very own sentiments too.

  13. Your final line sums it up perfectly ‘thank you Serge for creating Universal Medicine for humanity.’ … for introducing us back to a way of living which supports us to be more loving with ourselves and others. And thank you for sharing your story Coby, what an amazing and inspiring turnaround.

  14. Beautiful testimonial of what Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine offer humanity, when we are met with love and equalness we have an opportunity to feel and connect to our own love, and from there we are able to make a choice to return to the love we innately are.

  15. ‘I learned that my health and life was a reflection of past decisions and that I could not blame anyone or anything for the predicaments that I found myself in’. When we come to this moment, this reflection, it feels like we step out of our old boots of irresponsibility and step into our new boots of responsibility, walking in these new boots feels so much more expansive, loving and evolving.

  16. Coby whilst my reasons for lacking health and wellbeing were different to yours, the support I received from Universal Medicine has had the same outcome – drastically improved physical health and emotional wellbeing, and taking more responsibility for myself and my own self care. The love and care experienced in workshops and at the clinic has had a huge effect on my personal healing. Universal Medicine is an incredible business and they seem to be able to support people to achieve the impossible, all sorts of before and after stories abound with people recovering from all kinds of harmful experiences and choices. It’s absolute corruption for the media to lie about this organisation.

  17. Coby thank you for sharing your life and experiences with Universal Medicine. Considering Universal Medicine is a business it’s bizarre they have the label “cult”. I have also attended workshops, events and clinic appointments at Universal Medicine now regularly since 2012 and have also experienced tremendous improvements in every facet of my wellbeing. Universal Medicine is truly a life changing organisation dedicated to humanity, and regardless of what the media says I will not stop being a patron of their services as they are the real deal. Your words in the following line are true for me too, “The love and care shown to me over the years go beyond description.”

  18. “The kind of advice that I received was not what I wanted – it was what I needed. I wanted to be told what to do, instead I received advice like: ‘Connect to yourself – the answer is within you,’ or ‘Just be love.’ This was quite difficult for me because at that time I had no idea what that actually meant at first” – this was my experience, too. I have always thought that I hated being told what to do, but having healing sessions with esoteric practitioners exposed how I was actually more than willing to be told what to do, and I could feel the craftiness when asking questions like ‘So, how does that look like in practice?’ ‘How do I do that?’ because they did not feel genuine, there was this sneaky desire to skip a process of just feeling and connecting.

  19. Taking responsibility for our lives gives us opportunity after opportunity to get to feel and accept the ill choices we have made in our lives. This can be very exposing but it is an essential step we must face if we are to evolve.

  20. A touching article from someone who was obviously really really struggling with life and yet now not so. Universal Medicine is well and truly walking the talk when it comes to support for people. It’s not a one size fits all either it’s a tailored care based on what is needed for you based on a feeling rather then a script or business plan. As you can see from this article alone many people who were suffering and a drain on themselves and the community are now able to stand on their own two feet, a great change I would say.

  21. When we only listen to what we want to hear we close our ears and heart to the truth of what we need to hear and listen to.

  22. Oh I love what you share here – so true, I can say the same for me, in that I owe so much for the way my life and health are now, to some of the workshops and talks I have attended with Universal Medicine. There are no ‘must-dos’, or ‘have-tos’, it is simply what we connect to and then implement as our own relationship with ourselves and what is within.

  23. ‘I did seek advice from Universal Medicine but the kind of advice that I received was not what I wanted – it was what I needed. I wanted to be told what to do, instead I received advice like: ‘Connect to yourself – the answer is within you,’ or ‘Just be love.’ Beautifully said Corby, we all have the answers within ourselves, once we have connected back to the love that we are.

  24. Thank you Coby, I am in deep awe and appreciation too of Universal Medicine and how it supported me out of a mental issue that the present health system could not. Universal Medicine entrusts us with taking responsibility in living that inner-stillness and harmony within.

  25. ‘Connect to yourself – the answer is within you,’ and ‘Just be love’ and certainly seem difficult and/or strange concepts to grasp and do when one is endeavouring to gain support to alleviate stress and difficulties in one’s life. However, to explore them with the perspective and understanding of the Ageless Wisdom as presented by Serge Benhayon is the greatest medicine we can ever take.

  26. A clear and simple account of taking responsibility for your own choices with the love and support of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.

  27. So many people spend their lives blaming others or deflecting responsibility so that they themselves do not have to face the choices they have made…yet great healing and empowerment that can come from recognising and living the responsibility we possess. Life cannot but transform for the better when we knowingly move forward in the life we choose and not allow ourselves to be held back by our irresponsiblity and interpretation of the past.

  28. Learning and accepting the fact that we are responsible for our own health and wellbeing removes any blame we can be tempted to try and put on either someone else or the actual system itself.

  29. Another remarkable testimonial of one inspired by Serge Benhayon to take responsibility for their life and experience life-changing changes as a result.

  30. The only way we can live and thrive in our lives without needing such addictive substances is to live a life of love, beginning with the way we are with ourselves. I have seen many people over the years who have gone straight back onto their substance of choice, when they don’t have that level of care as their foundation. It’s certainly not easy as the more care we bring into our own lives we also have to see what we have chosen that is not love. To see this and not react or self judge is the key here. Thank you Coby for your very inspiring sharing that has given me much to ponder on with the choices that I still make.

  31. Thank you Cody for a very beautiful and inspiring article to read, I love these words “The love and care shown to me over the years go beyond description. I truly owe my life to this wonderful organisation and all that is left for me to say is ‘thank you Serge for creating Universal Medicine for humanity.’ It is indeed what humanity so desperately needs to know, understand, and live who they truly are, and this is what Serge presents for all mankind.

  32. It is so clear Coby that there is a need for a sensational story over a need to represent the truth by the way Universal Medicine has been represented in the mainstream media to date. It does media a great disservice because, from my experience, the individuals I have met through my association with the media have been really decent loving people. So why the enormous chasm between what we have experienced and what is reported??? I am forever appreciative of the fact that my dedication to listening to my body, my extremely honest marker of truth, holds more sway for me than a story that is looking to sell papers and would encourage others to build that same dedication in order to not be swayed by a representation of truth no matter what the subject.

  33. What an inspiring testimony Coby of how being met with truth, with love inspired you to explore and discover that these qualities are within you. The beautiful thing about truth is that it may not be what we want to hear but it is always what we need to hear, as it forever reflects the love we are within, as does love forever reflect the truth of who we are. It is a huge blessing for us when we are met by another that holds us in the truth or love that we are, and will not concede to meeting us in or presenting us a lesser truth than all that we are, just to be liked or accepted. In my experience Universal Medicine is an organisation that offers endless loving support for anyone and everyone to be and live the joy of who we are, to take responsibility for the choices we make in our lives, guided solely from our connection to our love and truth within, as best we can.

  34. Learning that our ‘health and life’ is a reflection of our past decisions and that we are indeed completely responsible for the predicaments we find ourselves in is a huge pill to swallow. But nonetheless, it is one of the most precious lessons we can ever learn.

  35. Yey! What a joy to read your straight down the line account of your own experiences with Universal Medicine. So candid and honest all the way and I applaud your staying with it. As you say, Universal Medicine doesn’t give you the help you want, it gives you what you need. I joke about this at home about sessions, “You can have anything you like as long as it is exactly what you need.” And the truth is it feels just great.

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