Media Misrepresentation: a Cry for Help?

by Michael Goodhart, Bristol, Vermont, U.S.A. Credentials: simply a human be-ing

Right now, media misrepresentation is a hot topic in the press. Although examining the questionable standards of reporting evidenced by Courier Mail journalists Josh Robertson and Liam Walsh in their article of 8 September, 2012, this post from Michael Goodhart in the USA offers an interesting and timely perspective. What might have motivated these journalists to describe Universal Medicine – an organisation thousands have experienced as highly caring and people-focussed – in such a negative way?  

My first impulse after reading the article ‘New age ‘medicine’ of Serge Benhayon leaves trail of broken families’was one of disbelief because of the sheer level of gross misrepresentation and almost flamboyant sensationalism regarding the teachings of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. My experience with Serge and UniMed has certainly not been anything like what was proposed in the article, but one of total commitment to personal responsibility and allowing one to make their own choices, hopefully with as much love as possible.

Neither of the so-called journalists writing this piece actually took the time to research what really goes on at a UniMed workshop, and/or publish what certain interviewees had told them regarding the level of integrity that Serge and the many UniMed practitioners have held consistently for over 10 years.

I feel that your paper has a wonderful opportunity now to go back to the drawing board on this one, and to look into how many people’s lives have changed and evolved in positive ways after their involvement with Universal Medicine.

It almost seems that the ridiculousness of this article about Serge (and the obscene references to women potentially not allowing men to touch them anytime they want to) was in a strange way a cry for help or understanding of what Serge has truly provided for humanity as a whole; which is to understand the energetic cause of illness and disease, and the choice to live a life with love, joy, harmony and truth – if we are only willing to get honest with where we’re at, and how we got here.

Unfortunately, this article’s interests do not seem to be coming from that willingness, but have proven to further the spread of disharmony in exchange for what seems to be the drive for profit through fabrication and manipulation of the facts.

It’s never too late to change though, and no time better than now.

302 thoughts on “Media Misrepresentation: a Cry for Help?

  1. The powerful truth in every word of this blog can be felt. It is a cry for humanity to be aware of how far we have come from the truth of the Ageless Wisdom and a way to return.

  2. How can there be so many families, singles and couples who attest to first hand support, love and care from Serge Benhayon, and yet the media still sticks to sensationalist lies? Do the journalists not use the internet where they can see hundreds of articles on the truth about Serge Benhayon, or do they not believe all of these people (from all over the world)? Or do they think all of those people who go to work each day, pay their mortgages, raise their children lovingly are somehow crackpots? Perhaps the journalists have been reading too much of their own press, or watching too much TV, either way they have certainly got it wrong when it comes to Serge Benhayon (and one wonders how much else).

  3. The media, like every system we have created on earth needs a whole new imprint and it is up to each and every one of us to ensure that it occurs by being willing to name abuse when we see it and then being prepared to do something about it.

  4. The media is in a very sorry state. ‘Fake news’ abounds because very few people trust traditional media outlets anymore. The media is past crying wolf or crying for help – it’s in its death throes. We need to be far more discerning when consuming information. Thank you for sharing the truth about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine Michael.

  5. It’s an interesting proposition you make, Michael. At some level we ALL know the truth: even if we choose to completely deny or bury it and have no conscious awareness of it, it will be registered – and either reacted, or responded, to. The journalists in question have simply chosen to deny and react. Not that this path is free of responsibility, for there is great damage done in the calculated spreading of lies.

  6. When facts are manipulated or misinterpreted they automatically become misrepresented and sometimes even pure fiction.

  7. This unwillingness to face facts you describe Michael perfectly illustrates the way we all disregard the bits of life we don’t happen to like. It fully shows the relentless and persistent way our spirit has of twisting every day, to fit in to the pictures it prefers, to keep its patterns and comforting past times. So this media behaviour you outline is not an anomaly but a simple metaphor for the dogged stubborn way so many of us choose to self-deceive. The way forward for change lives in the choices that we make. It’s time we chose something different today.

    1. What wisdom you express here, Joseph. It is not until we are truly honest and truthful with ourselves and live expressing that truth will the world change. Everything begins with our self first.

  8. We cannot bury our heads in the sand when we see corruption because it affects all of us, whether directly or indirectly. The media need to be held accountable for what they print just as we all need to be held accountable when we do not bring truth and love to the world.

  9. At least articles like this are giving a voice to the true story that still needs to be written. You may have thought that someone involved in these initial articles may have gone back to actual write the true story in light of everything they have now been presented with but to my knowledge there has been no such call. I guess that further cements where the original article came from in that if it was a simple error then it would have been set straight but to leave it there like this…….goes beyond words.

  10. So often, despite the great noise and hullaballu we make about seeking and demanding truth, we don’t actually want to know. We push and promote lies we prefer to run with instead. This isn’t mean or horrible but a simple fact we’d all be better off to face. If our media is just a reflection as you say Michael – what does this show about how we are in ourselves?

  11. Indeed many times we feed the sensationalism of media stories by our emotional need for drama and controversy, all the time distracting from our own inner tension and emptiness.

    1. This often leads us to a level of comfort that removes one’s ability to truly feel how harming this is to ourselves and others.

  12. Are we wanting to hear the truth or hear lies? A great question is this, to ponder on, as what we demand is what we get.. Hence, if we look in the mirror, and look at our world, we can ask : did we call for truth generally speaking in our lives, or have we called for comfort and mistruth? A simple observation is needed – no judgement or critique as this will not evolve us from it.

  13. We can go though life thinking that others have power over us but do they? This article shows that we can always re-claim what others may want to take from us by standing up for what we know is true. True media is alive within each and every single person who speaks up for what they know is the truth.

  14. Although this was written 5 years ago the sentiments and truth expressed here has not changed. The corruption and the lies of the press continues, however, the groundswell of truth is rising.

  15. Although we cannot judge another one for what that one is not willing to see, we can point out that because of what that one is not choosing to see, what that one sees, it is not what it is. So the description of what is by someone who has chosen not to see it, is what it is they may see and more.

  16. Although we cannot judge another one for what is not willing to see, we can point out that because of what is not choosing to see, what it sees it is not what it is. So the description of what is by someone who has chosen not to see it, is what it is and no more.

  17. My commitment to taking responsibility for everything that happens to me is increasingly growing. Yes there are many who do not want to know this truth because it simply doesn’t suit but for me the more I take responsibility knowing it is I that can change things in how I relate to situations or people, in fact in all areas of my life the more empowered I am becoming. Everything is my own making and nobody else’s.

  18. The deceitful agendas of a few influence the many, each of us individually and collectively need to take responsibility for what we read and be carful to discern all that is written.

  19. It is a fascinating insight into the world when you start to see what actions divide us and what actions unite us, and how little actions are actually around to unite us.

  20. Great article Michael, it proves how far humanity has stepped away from decency and respect, and when someone calls out the truth, rather than accept that we have strayed from the truth it is easier to misrepresent them.

  21. The media have access to thousands, if not millions of people and this is a great example where the media could provide accurate and truthful information that could actually support people with the intensity of life, instead they provide completely untrue stories that simply add to the intensity of life.

  22. The state of our media is disturbing to say the least and we are all responsible for the irresponsible way in which the media operates as humanity has not stood up collectively and demanded better. One wonders just how far things will go before the whole house of lies starts to crumble.

  23. I never took news in the media very serious. Already from a young age. Even my father educated me very much to read the newspaper, listen to the news as it was very important.
    My inner voice always was very aware to see it for what is was. This inner voice was always there.
    I always knew that there was a higher truth to align with.
    To writings about Serge Benhayon confirm all what I always felt.
    The media is used by many to manipulate the world, to put peole against each other.
    Journalists let themselves be used for the astral plane of light to keep humanity low in its vibration.
    Serge Benhayon shows us the true way out of our misery we are deeply in as showed by the many wars, increasing illnesses, nature changes, ungoing rapes, child abuse, child traffic etc etc
    He shows by his livingness how life is when we make it about love and the huge effect we can have when we choose so.

  24. Interesting topic. What is the purpose of media? And do media present truth? It seems that media in general have lost their true purpose making it about making money first and then about (truly) informing people.

  25. The lies about Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon have spread like wildfire through media outlets and journalists hungry for drama and dollars. These lies Supported by an audience that demands nothing more than a stimulating story.

    I know for a fact that there is not a true word printed about Serge or Universal Medicare in the article you refer to here Michael but the journalists that wrote the article clearly didn’t want the truth to get in the way of the story they wanted to tell.

  26. To speak out about the maladies of life is to expose our investment in them and how we have let things get to such a crisis point in our society. One need only look at the skyrocketing rates of murder, violence, rape, paedophilia, depression, exhaustion, obesity, cancer and the like to know we are living totally out of whack. This we all know but what we don’t like to expose is the level of comfort and ignorance we have chosen to live in to not feel the ache of this disconnection in full. Hence to predictable ‘shoot-the-messenger’ style response we often have when someone comes and helps us see the depth of the dis-ease we live in.

  27. One has to wonder why some of the Media have felt the need to lie and make false accusations about Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon? The lack of responsibility and accountability in the Media is rife these days as many journalists are writing sensationalist stories to stimulate the readers interest and sell newspapers rather than presenting the truth.

  28. I wonder at what point those in the media decide that it’s more important to feed the demand for sensation and untruths as it is to present the truth? In reality of course we are the ones demanding what the media present, print etc.. and yet we are also the ones that get angry and frustrated at it. Perhaps then if we change, the media will change – but that also includes us then speaking out for what is not true – as in the case of the articles your speaking of here.

  29. Most of the media thrives on gossip, hearsay and manipulation of information in order to sell a product and make money, so no surprises that they would attack an organisation that is calling for more honesty and transparency in society – this threatens the very foundation of what their industry and success is based on.

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