by Amina Tumi, London, UK
I am writing in response to the recent media coverage on Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. I am shocked and deeply upset that such lies have been printed and shown on television – there has been no truth represented here at all. How can this be allowed to happen when the truth is this man, Serge Benhayon, has and is helping so many people to live a life they deserve? A life that is one in which you can choose to deeply care for and cherish yourself, even if your mum and dad did not do this for you or themselves; one in which it is not selfish to act in a way that says ‘no’ to accepting an abusive relationship, whether it be at home or at work; one in which you can say ‘no’ to alcohol if you don’t like what it is doing to your body or to you when you are under the influence. It is quite incredible that none of this was mentioned and that awful lies have been written instead. How can a family man, who is just living this way himself and then just sharing this with us, be attacked in this way? What is happening here? What is going on?
I run a very busy hair salon in West London and have done so for eight years. I have been a student of Universal Medicine for three years, and I have to say had I continued working the way I did before Universal Medicine, I would be running myself into an early grave and would not be looking so pretty on the way (which in my profession is very important). I was going through the day (before UniMed) not even giving myself enough time to drink water let alone eat food; I would then of course totally over-eat after work, fall straight to sleep, then do the same the next day.
I would consider my life to have been one that was just about surviving and getting through the day. I thought that this was my only option because when I talked to people/clients about it, they would tell me their life was either the same – or worse, in the sense of them getting ill all the time. I did not get ill much, and I remember thinking how lucky I was that I did not get the colds or other viruses that always go around. But the one thing I could not escape was exhaustion, and this got me quite often. When I started with UniMed, it took me a while to really let myself feel how exhausted I in fact was, because I was used to running my body on so much sugar to get me through the day. I am telling you this because this is so far from how I live my life now… so much so, that I now can’t believe how I could have ever lived that way.
Now, I regularly take care of myself, and I now know what true rest is for my body. I now think about what is right for my body (not just what I think is right) and this has and is having a profound effect on my life in every single way. For example, my focus at work has improved like never before, so my work has also improved like never before – and in a way that is fun and playful. My relationships with staff are now amazing and in many ways easy (I would have never said this before); and my relationships with clients are even more special. So many clients regularly tell me how amazing the atmosphere is in the salon now, and how much they love coming to the salon because they feel they can completely relax. This is very profound, to feel that my clients are having these kinds of experiences now, after I chose to change the way I live life – thanks to the inspiration and teachings of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.
So I ask the question again: “How can allegations like these be allowed to be printed when clearly there has been no research done to back them up with any truth?” Instead, what we have are just lies that are incredibly harming, as they could stop other people who are living the way I was before UniMed (i.e. running themselves into an early grave) from being open to UniMed if it is labelled a ‘cult’ – which could not be any further from the truth. A retraction of these articles/stories is needed.