In November 2012 a well respected Esoteric Practitioner in Mackay became the target of illegal activity aimed at bringing disrepute to her business, the local paper then published a story… Rather than the intended harm, the illegal attack prompted an outpouring of support from the local community. Many appreciative clients sent letters to the paper both before and after the story went to print. The following are a selection of letters that the paper received.
by Justine Price, Mackay, Queensland
I am deeply saddened by the constant bullying and misleading allegations made about both Universal Medicine and Esoteric Soulutions here in Mackay. I have been a client of Esoteric Soulutions for 10 years, and have attended both the Universal Medicine clinic in Brisbane and Universal Medicine in Goonellabah for the past 3 years.
I don’t believe enough true journalistic reporting has been made on the positive stories about the thousands of people whose lives have been improved immensely since being involved with both Universal Medicine and Esoteric Soulutions. I feel the people who are making these false claims toward Belinda-Jane are imposing their personal issues onto her and Universal Medicine.
As someone who has always been very successful and ticked all the boxes throughout my life, my body, bank account and loveless relationships were telling me otherwise. I ate food to cover my sadness, drank alcohol to numb my hurts and shopped to distract myself from the emptiness in my relationships.
Before Esoteric Soulutions, I could have been challenged by divorce like many are, but instead I have a great friendship with my ex-husband, and my well adjusted children are a testament to us both. Through all the work I’ve done on myself to know me more with Belinda-Jane, I now live a more gentle, joyful life, with a loving partner, two beautiful children and a successful career that allows me to fulfill lots of personal travel and other business avenues. I’ve lost 20kilos, don’t drink alcohol and eat food that supports my body and health.
I first chose to see Belinda-Jane Hodgson at Esoteric Soulutions as I didn’t want to add any other complexities into my life: I simply wanted answers and change. I wanted to be more responsible for myself and inspire others, which I now do. It is through honest free will that I continue to see Belinda-Jane. She has an unwavering commitment to herself, her clients, her confidentiality and her integrity. From my first meeting with Belinda-Jane I felt her compassion and felt someone who truly understood me. Her professionalism (like all involved with Universal Medicine) is of the highest ethical standards.
I feel personally attacked that my choice to find a more harmonious and joyful life through Universal Medicine, Esoteric Soulutions or any other avenue I choose is judged, as the media continues to bully these inspiring organisations.
I trust you will write your article with all the facts in truth with professionalism.
by Milli Khalu, Mackay, Queensland
I am 18 yrs old and I have been going to Belinda-Jane Hodgson’s clinic since I was 13. At the age of 12, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. After going to doctors and other clinics for over a year, I decided to try Belinda-Jane’s clinic. For the 1st year of seeing Belinda-Jane I continuously fell asleep in our sessions. I felt myself worn out all the time – I didn’t have the energy of a regular teenage girl. However, as I continued my sessions with Belinda-Jane I felt my energy slowly coming back to me. I felt I could finally control my body and my life. Still very ill, I was noticing this massive change in my life. I felt stronger, I felt more with myself, more focused and lighter rather than that heavy feeling weighing me down all the time. I finally felt I could start breathing on my own.
That is what Belinda-Jane’s work and studies at Universal Medicine is to me. My 1st breath of life. Some may not believe in what we do, might see it as wrong or maybe even as a cult. But it works for me.
by Linda Goggan, Cert III Massage, Diploma Phytotherapy, Multi Business Owner, Mackay, Queensland
I am writing to you today to tell of my experiences with Esoteric Soulutions and Universal Medicine. I did not read your report recently in the telegraph so obviously I am not able to comment on that, but I am aware that there is a lot of hurtful slander surrounding Belinda-Jane Hodgson of Esoteric Soulutions and Universal Medicine.
I have been a client of Belinda-Jane for a little over 10 years now and found her practices to be very helpful in assisting me to heal myself. Not ever once has she or any other practitioner associated with Universal Medicine, told or suggested to me that I need to do anything in regards to my lifestyle.
I have made the choice on my own over the years to make certain lifestyle changes, some big and some not so big. The first change was when I gave up smoking 3½ years ago: then I reduced my intake of dairy and gluten. I still occasionally have dairy and gluten and boy, don’t I feel terrible in my body afterwards – so that is why I choose to no longer have it or at least limit it (not because anyone told me not to have it).
I also stopped drinking alcohol about 7 months ago – this wasn’t really a conscious decision, I just didn’t drink anymore. However, I just went away with my husband to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and I had a couple of alcoholic beverages and well, since then I have not slept properly. So I am feeling in my body that there was simply too much sugar intake over the weekend, so I am now making the choice to not drink alcohol again as I just feel terrible now.
I also have found over the last couple of years that when I go to bed late (after 9pm), the next day I find it very difficult to function properly and clearly, so the obvious choice is to go to bed before 9 pm.
As I mentioned earlier, I just celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary with my husband and we have in fact been together for 12 years. My husband knew me before I became a client of Belinda-Jane and Esoteric Soulutions, and he has seen the positive changes in me over the years: he has also chosen to seek healing assistance from the same practitioners. He still eats gluten and dairy, he still goes to bed late and he still has the occasional drink of alcohol, but he can also feel what these things do to his body at times too, and tends to regret the indulgence.
No one judges him for his choices to continue doing things to his body that he knows aren’t healing, but it seems to me that those of us that choose to make lifestyle choices that support the health of our body are being completely ostracised: this is not ok. Yes, my husband and I have had our ups and downs when it comes to certain lifestyle choices, and the way in which our children are raised to have love for themselves (by limiting technology so they don’t completely check out and become numb to the world around them), but how is it any different to another couple fighting about money or kids.
My experience with Belinda-Jane and Universal Medicine has been nothing but loving and supportive, and I will say again that never once has anyone asked me to do anything other than to be truly loving to myself.
I hope you as a journalist can continue to remain even-handed with reporting any story and always continue your important role with integrity. After all, having a truth-full life with love and integrity is the real story, not what someone chooses to eat, drink and what time they decide to go to bed.
In conclusion, I will continue to support the healing practices of Belinda-Jane and Universal Medicine for as long as they remain loving and not imposing – which over the 10 years is the only things I have ever experienced with them.
by Michelle Borg, Mackay, Queensland
I felt sad reading the issue in your recent paper release regarding Universal Medicine and Belinda-Jane Hodgson (Esoteric Soulutions). I have been a client of Belinda-Jane’s for 10 years and have experienced consistent support, respect and nurturing. Over the years, Belinda-Jane has assisted me to open up and know myself more and gain clarity on situations in daily life – allowing me to function in a more loving and practical way.
There is absolutely no imposition or control. I have chosen to continue seeing Belinda-Jane as I feel more and more positive and clear in myself. I have more love, respect and take more responsibility in how I choose to be, therefore having more respect and love for others. Belinda-Jane is a beautiful woman with integrity and respect. I cannot make sense of how anyone could perceive her as being harmful when all she offers is support, guidance and love.
I have been involved with Universal Medicine for just over 2 years and met Serge Benhayon for the first time last year. My feelings are the same as I have for Belinda-Jane: respect and gratitude. Universal Medicine present and offer support, guidance and love to those who choose. I choose LOVE.
by Sam Ward, Mackay, Queensland
I refer to your recent article about Esoteric Soulutions, Belinda-Jane Hodgson and Universal Medicine, and the claims that UniMed is a cult that has ‘established roots in Mackay’.
I have been a client of Esoteric Soulutions for several years and have been very satisfied with the level of care, respect and compassion Belinda-Jane has shown in our sessions. During some of our sessions I have spoken about very personal issues and my grief over losing my brother as a teenager, and the fall-out that followed in my family after his death. Having someone who shares my personal philosophy to help me make sense of my feelings has been very special.
Belinda-Jane has helped me find my own solutions to my problems; sometimes she has helped me face my responsibilities even if it has been hard to do. Never have I felt pressured to eat, sleep, move or be in a way other than what feels right for me at the time. I sometimes eat gluten and dairy, go to bed late and I listen to music most days. Surely if UniMed were a cult I would have been either punished or expelled by now for not following their so-called rules. Clearly these claims that Universal Medicine is a cult are ridiculous and not based in reality.
Other false claims about UniMed recommending not seeking traditional medicine to deal with sickness are also ridiculous. I see my GP whenever necessary, and have actually taken my son to the GP twice this week as he needed medical attention. My son needed antibiotics, and other medicines to heal an infected sore. This is something that neither UniMed nor Esoteric Soulutions would have an issue with: in my experience, we are encouraged to take responsibility for our body and treat it with traditional medicine whenever the need arises.
I feel like I have really benefitted from my sessions with Belinda-Jane Hodgson from Esoteric Soulutions. I have learned a lot about myself and feel like I am much more myself now. I am a better person, wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister. I am able to meet people with an open heart, look them in the eye and have real conversations with them because I am not so wrapped up in my own ‘stuff’ anymore. This is what I have gotten from my sessions at Esoteric Soulutions and Universal Medicine’s teachings.
- An Expert for Any Occasion: Media Myths in Mackay
- Letters of Support for Belinda-Jane Hodgson & Esoteric Soulutions in Response to Media Reports (Part 1)
- Letters of Support for Belinda-Jane Hodgson & Esoteric Soulutions in Response to Media Reports (Part 2)
- Letters of Support for Belinda-Jane Hodgson & Esoteric Soulutions in Response to Media Reports (Part 3)
- Letters of Support for Belinda-Jane Hodgson & Esoteric Soulutions in Response to Media Reports (Part 5)