by Eduardo Feldman, Ph.D, Barcelona, Spain
I met Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine (UniMed) three years ago. Since 2009, I have regularly attended workshops offered in the UK twice a year. From everything I have seen, heard and experienced, it is clear that what has recently been published in the Australian media is factually wrong, misleading, unnecessary, unfortunate and harming. To put it bluntly, the press depiction of UniMed is certainly surreal, as the gap between the reality and truth of what is presented by UniMed, and what the press has published, cannot be wider or deeper.
I came across UniMed without really having a clue of what was in store for me, without any expectation of what I could gather from it, and without any need. I had not read anything from Serge (well, actually I tried to, but it was way too hard for me, and I never passed beyond the second page of the introduction to ‘The Way It Is’.). I remember vividly asking myself, “what is this guy talking about?” I had not heard any audio either. On top of that, I only got vague answers to my question of “what is this all about?” In spite of all this, at the last minute I made up my mind and decided to check it out.
I have a PhD in Political Science. Political science for me was not just work that helped me to pay the rent – it was my main source of personal identification, and my privileged way of getting recognition from the university students I taught for almost nine years.
I attended my first UniMed workshop with a scholarly sort of attitude. It did not last long however, as it blew up in the air when we paired up to ‘feel another person energetically’. I did feel energy clearly. Yet this was so far away from my daily life that I was not sure what to make of what I felt. Was my mind playing games with me? Was it for real?
The day after, I attended my second UniMed workshop. The whole day was a ‘hands on’ kind of activity. Although I had not ever taken any healing course (so thought I had no clue of the body in terms of energy), what I felt during this workshop both as a ‘client’ and a ‘practitioner’ was just amazing! Not only could I feel the effects on my body of what took place during that ‘day of healing’, I also could feel clearly the value and potential of my hands as a ‘tool’ of love (in the pure and deep sense of the word), of expression, and healing. Something about this feeling ‘got me’. Even if I could not make too much sense of what happened there, I felt deep inside that what was presented by UniMed was something worth pursuing.
These two days proved to be as odd as they were powerful. Here I was, someone who was highly trained to relate to the world with and through the mind, starting to discover the power of the hands and of energy. What I discovered there (and later confirmed), made me stop and realise the ill-quality of choices I had made in the past, and the extent to which I was really lost, oddly enough, without knowing I was in total separation from myself.
Disorienting as it first was, the whole experience felt to me to contain plenty of beauty and love. I experienced a strange feeling of coming home. I could feel it all over my body (particularly in my eyes and my facial expression). What I felt was huge, yet very simple. This was the beginning of a beautiful journey back to a different version of me; back to love and back to God. I do not say this lightly, for I considered myself an atheist up until very recently when I started noticing how it felt untrue in my body to call myself this. Although the journey has not been an easy ride at all, mainly thanks to the momentum of previous choices and the hurts associated with them which I carry, in these three years I have experienced many things in my body that feel so absolutely true that I know that there is only one way forward for me. This is to continue to return and expand on the ‘markers’ I have already established when I was able to connect deeply with myself, and could feel the simplicity, depth and beauty of it.
From my first two workshops in England I realised that the mind and body do not necessarily agree on what and who to trust, what to open up to, etc. I have already made up my mind about this, and as a result I have started listening to my body, and trusting it increasingly. This increasing awareness of the world of energy and its impact on the physical world is not always easy, as sometimes you get contradictory messages from your mind and body that may affect you because you wish things were different. Yet, for good or bad, what is clear to me is that what is true is what the body registers. My body is really clear about Serge and UniMed. They are as truth-full as it gets. They have my full trust.
Opening up to the possibility of what Serge presents, in full command of my mental abilities, and always discerning through my body, I started making fundamental changes in my life. Although it would be way too long to write in detail about this, let me share with you some of them. My way of being in the world has started to change tremendously, for the better. Overall, in complete opposition to what was published in the press (e.g., being brainwashed), thanks to my affiliation with UniMed and Serge, I feel discerningly empowered. My livingness has improved dramatically. I sleep much better now. My body feels much better thanks to important changes in my diet that I have introduced discerningly. I feel more vital. Although I am in what is going to be a long journey, my relationship with life has become already way more loving.
In these three years, thanks to my choices, I came to appreciate my body as never before. Now I care much more deeply for it. I also have started learning to ‘read’ my body. Now I am much more aware when something I do harms me – so I have the possibility to stop doing it. Although I still have a way to go in fully embracing a true quality of life that I know is possible for me, I have felt true moments of love and joy, and can recognise me as the loving and joy-full human being I truly am.
My gratitude goes to Serge and UniMed for helping me to discover that there is a grander version of me that I can aspire to become on a permanent basis, as a result of me making more consistent loving choices. My love to him is beyond this life.
The world we live in is tremendously void of love and of people that work hard to really bring truth to it. Serge and all of the Benhayons are among the few people that really stand out big time. What they present is extraordinary on all counts. It is a gift for humanity.