by Joanne Smith, Australia
I wish to clear up some misconceptions that have been written about Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine practitioners and students alike. Firstly I want to thank Serge, his family and the Universal Medicine practitioners for their support, care, patience, understanding and love over the last couple of years. I have been treated by Serge, Kate, Natalie and Caroline, and have personally recommended them to numerous friends, family and work colleagues. I have never met a more respectful, professional, ethical and dedicated team of people, who lovingly provide gentle and non-invasive treatments that help and support my body to heal illnesses that I have created through the way I run my life. NO Universal Medicine practitioner I have ever attended has claimed that they could heal or cure me – I am solely responsible for my own healing. Their integrity and responsibility to themselves and the people they work with on a daily basis is beyond reproach. They have the highest respect for the human body, to the extent that they do not indulge themselves in anything that is harmful to their own bodies (how many health practitioners can claim that?) By VIRTUE of that fact, I know that any one of the Universal Medicine team would treat my body and me with more love, more care, and more nurturing than I do at times.
Secondly, Universal Medicine is a support system in helping me to learn how to take loving care of my body so I can heal myself. If at any time I have needed further medical support, I have always been encouraged to seek it by all of the Universal Medicine practitioners I have consulted with.
Thirdly, I am dismayed that the media are targeting a community of people who live their lives responsibly and respectfully in a harmonious, joyful and loving way, and that they should be criticised as being ‘cult members’. As a Universal Medicine student I find it insulting that because I choose to live a life that is self-loving, self-nurturing and respectful to my body that I should be viewed as a cult member. Universal Medicine presentations and workshops offer simple and practical tools for a way of living that feels loving in my body, in my relationships, in my career and in everything I do, so that my life reflects the love I am. Is that not something for all humanity to aspire to?
The changes that have naturally occurred in my life have happened as I have built a stronger, more responsible commitment to be more loving, nurturing, and caring to myself. It is not easy and at times very confronting how we can be so unloving to our own body. The choice to not consume alcohol, caffeine and other substances that may harm my body has meant a more healthy approach to life. Apart from feeling great after the exclusion of dairy and wheat, and limiting sugar in my diet, I also noticed that long-term complaints cleared up; this included having more energy, better skin, better sleep and better overall health.
Every day millions of people mindlessly ingest huge amounts of caffeine, sugar, fatty foods, alcohol, drugs, indulge in toxic relationships and situations and run their bodies until they collapse from pain, exhaustion, illness or disease. The medical and health care system is as a result flooded with people expecting to be cured – people who do not take responsibility for the state they got their bodies into in the first place. Does THIS not seem ridiculous and unintelligent!?