I have been associated with Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for just over 2 years, and was nothing less than shocked to read in recent media reports, including the Sydney Morning Herald, (‘Da Vinci reincarnated?’ ‘I agree, it sounds absurd’ on 22nd July, ‘Cult cures on Medicare’ on 22nd July & ‘New age group’s herbal supplements under investigation’ on 23rd July) that Universal Medicine was being referred to as cult, along with a variety of other defamatory and untrue allegations.
Not only have these allegations been made against Serge and Universal Medicine, but by default they have also been made directly against the many students (including myself) who have chosen to be associated with this work. Not only are these allegations unfounded, they mark an unjustified and inaccurate representation of the truth.
How can the following behaviours and choices, that support me to be more self-loving and self-nurturing, make me part of a cult?
- Choosing not to eat foods that make me feel heavy, bloated and constipated.
- Choosing not to drink coffee because I came to feel that I was using it as a stimulant to stop feeling my exhaustion.
- Choosing not to drink alcohol because I was using it to numb myself to parts of my life that I didn’t want to feel, and that I never felt ‘me’ when I drank (but something or someone else).
- Choosing to go to bed early (and wake up early), because I am taking care of myself and allowing my body an opportunity to regenerate.
- Choosing not to participate in sport because I feel that all sport is competitive, and therefore does not create equalness; and in addition, the physical hardness that my body must go into to participate. In contrast, I choose gentle exercise that supports my body.
- Choosing to discern relationships that are abusive and harming to me.
- Choosing to take responsibility for, and reflect on, my choices.
- Having more respect for humanity as a whole, and being aware that comparison, competition and ‘betterment’ only create separation between us.
- Seeing others as equal – not better, worse, greater or less than – but simply as others choosing to express in different ways.
- Choosing to be gentler and more accepting of who I truly am first, and as a result, I have an ability to be more gentle with and accepting of others.
- Choosing to take more care of myself.
- Feeling more joy, more love in my body, and being more vibrant and clear.
In fact, I suggest as a possibility that the world is deeply in trouble if the above choices are viewed as being harmful or a detriment to either myself, or to the wider community. We only need to look around at the increasing rise in illness and disease throughout our world to perhaps really ask, “what is truly going on?” – particularly in light of more technological, scientific and medical advances and applications. How can this be? Perhaps ‘that’ would present a more pertinent story to report on, in contrast to the mis-allegations about individuals and an organisation that simply presents a way of living that supports and deeply cares for the body and humanity.
In all my association with Universal Medicine I have never ever been imposed upon, been told what to do, or how I should live. Those who know Serge and Universal Medicine, whether as a student or otherwise, will know they conduct themselves, and live with, nothing less than absolute integrity, respect and truth – as a marker of everything that they present.
Have I been imposed upon previously in my life? Absolutely yes! – by religion, by education, by society, by the media, and by new age medicines etc. – telling me how I should be, what I should do, and what I need to do to be accepted. Have I ever once been asked to discern for myself what my choices should be? No.
Prior to Universal Medicine, any information I was presented with was presented as fact, with no encouragement, no call and no support to truly feel whether what was being presented was true for me. I was never encouraged to feel what was right for my body, but rather imposed upon to accept that what was being presented was true, without cause to question or discern for myself.
I have not accepted anything Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have presented that I have not already known to be true for myself. It is the first time I have ever been asked to discern whether what is being presented is true for me, with no judgment, and no less support – regardless of my choices. While I have been challenged at times – holding on to ideals and beliefs that have been ‘comfortable and familiar’ rather than what is true – at no time have I ever been imposed upon, either during an individual session with a practitioner, or during a presentation.
I have had numerous esoteric sessions with various practitioners of a variety of modalities, and at no time have I experienced anything less than absolute integrity, professionalism and support during these sessions. I have had numerous esoteric breast massages, which are only ever performed BY women FOR women. To print allegations that Serge or any other male have performed esoteric breast massage is a blatant untruth (with The Northern Star newspaper recently releasing an apology to Serge Benhayon, Curtis Benhayon and Michael Benhayon in relation to this).
Through the work that Serge and Universal Medicine present I have experienced nothing less than ABSOLUTE love and support, never with any judgment about where I am at, or the choices I have made or continue to make. I have chosen to associate with Universal Medicine and will continue to do so of my own free choice. There is nothing I have experienced in my life previously that comes close to (or that has even suggested that I care for and nurture my body) providing the support that Serge and Universal Medicine do with ABSOLUTE commitment and love – to themselves and others equally.
If true journalism claims to report unbiased truths, then printing and sensationalising inaccurate “facts” without proper discernment and deep investigation has allowed recent media attempts to fall well short of representing journalism with true integrity.
Let the truth continue to be heard.
By Angela Perin, Brisbane, Australia