Sceptical Husband makes his Own Choices

by Gustavo, UK

My wife Priscila was a student of Universal Medicine (UniMed) six months before me. In the beginning I reacted a lot to her new choices, and I had an arsenal to attack her with. How could our lives have changed so quickly? I thought that what we had before UniMed was a great life. How wrong was I!

My first contact with Universal Medicine was through a gentle breath meditation. One day I decided to give it a try. These ten minutes were huge for me. For the first time I connected to myself. I then decided to have a session with Sara Williams and that was really inspiring!

I continued my sessions and slowly started to build truth and real love with myself and my wife, and making choices in my life that were based on what my body was feeling. Alcohol, for example, was a poison. After a few months of sessions I had a glass of wine with friends. That was a marker for me – the next day I was very tired and had a fever. I then realised what my body was telling me is that it couldn’t stand the alcohol any longer.

So that was it, one more of the many choices that changed me based on what I was feeling. I am from Brazil, born into a very traditional, Catholic family. It was a little bit scary in the beginning, but then it was so easy to really feel the harmony that was being presented by UM.

There are some allegations that Universal Medicine is for women. Well, I am a man and I see a lot of guys attending the sessions, the workshops… I believe we all share the same opinion.

And, being a student for one year and a half I can say that the allegations that Universal Medicine is a cult are absolutely FALSE! I have never been told what to do, what to eat, what to follow… Serge Benhayon and his family never gave me a ‘to do’ list. I make the choices in my life, they only support me and I am very grateful for that!

199 thoughts on “Sceptical Husband makes his Own Choices

  1. Awesome sharing Gustavo on how you listened to the wisdom of your own body and only chose what felt true for you. Those that point the finger and say we are all blind followers refuse to accept the fact that what Serge Benhayon presents around self-care truly works, no rules, just simple self-care principles that support your body to feel more vital and true.

  2. It is a strange occurrence but the majority of us react to love when it is first presented however in the warming up period we can see what we have chosen to ignore and how much we have missed it. Sometimes we can be abusive to avoid feeling the fact, this is the biggest pill to sallow. That is always the attack of ourselves.

  3. It can be confronting to realise that the way that we have been living is causing untold harm to the body and it’s no surprise that there will be resistance because it’s quite a pill to swallow but how awesome it is that you were open enough Gustavo to embrace what is truly a normal and harmonious way of living as presented by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. This way of living is real medicine for the body. How ridiculous it is that we deem consuming alcohol which is toxic to the body as being the normal thing to do simply because the majority are doing it.

  4. Thank you for sharing your story and standing up for Universal Medicine. The harm caused by false accusations and rumours is extensive… but the power to debunk and dissolve them comes through heartfelt sharings such as this.

  5. Gustavo you have shared your own life yet it may be very similar to all the students of Universal Medicine. We begin by reconnecting to ourselves with the Gentle Breath Meditation, we listen to Serge and decide the truth for ourselves, and we begin to listen to and honour the body which leads to greater good health, harmony and better relationships – etc etc – better everything! Universal Medicine is indeed not a ‘cult’, in fact it couldn’t be further from this word!

  6. When we commit to building more love and truth in our body, in our relationships and in all that we do our everyday life is literally transformed and infused with purpose and grace.

  7. Hi Gustavo, good to read your story even if it is 4 years later. I also was very skeptical partner when I first ran into Serge Benhayon. I was fully into Tibetan Buddhism and for a year I had huge struggles between what I felt was true, but also I was trying to find the wholes in what Serge was teaching. The struggle between my heart and my head. At last I surrendered to my heart. It happened when Serge Benhayon just walked by. I cried as I felt his loving presence.

  8. Inspiring to read Gustavo of how, through you trusting what you felt from your body and heeding its wise promptings, that you are now living in a more harmonious and truer way of being.

  9. Thank you Gustavo. Very beautiful to read your experience. As I was just reflecting on when I first attended a Universal Medicine presentation and I was struck by how many men were there. I have been to many complementary medicine workshops before and used to seeing at most, a handful of men. This was different. 5 years later I still see both men and women coming to the presentations. Why? Because what is presented can be very practically applied by anybody attending. There is no concepts to believe. Just a presentation and then a choice to live.

  10. Dear Gustavo,
    I love reading how you felt when you did the gentle breath meditation. Simply 10 minutes of an activity that allows you to connect to yourself can bring so much love and joy in your life. Is this not a miracle?

  11. Thank you Gustavo for sharing your journey of a sceptical husband to embracing the teachings of Universal Medicine and finding the simple, practical, self-care techniques that truly worked and supported your body.

  12. The lies about Universal Medicine in the media have really opened my eyes to corruption in the media, but also to the corruption everywhere. One of the gifts of being a student of Universal Medicine is learning to trust the body and its intelligence – the body is so truthful and very loud when something is untrue.

  13. “I make the choices in my life, they only support me and I am very grateful for that!” It is the most empowering thing I have heard been presented by any person or organisation that we are responsible for our life – it is our choices. Many may argue this fact – that is a choice and one that disempowers you.

  14. You make a very important point here Gustavo. Our upbringing and the way we live our lives builds up a momentum of choices, beliefs, ideals, pictures etc. so when someone around us starts to make different choices based on what they feel in their body to be true for them, it can be very challenging for those close to them because the comfortable status quo is no longer being accepted. We can see their different choices as criticisms of our own choices, or we can open ourselves up to the inspiration that is being offered. It’s always a choice – our choice and no-one else’s.

  15. Gustavo you wrote: “. . . making choices in my life that were based on what my body was feeling.” For me making such choices are the best medicine of all. Our body can show very clearly what is not good for it – if we allow ourself to be open to feel it.

  16. It feels so empowering when we listen to our body and the choices are made by us from our experiences in life and it is also very beautiful when we surrender to humbleness and be inspired by another. Thank you Gustavo for sharing.

  17. I totally agree that there is no truth in the Media reports on Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine being a cult! I have been involved with Universal Medicine for over 10 years and not once has there been any experience of coercion to do, be or say anything other than what feels right for me. Everything reported and sensationalised in the Papers and online are pure fabrications made to discredit a wonderful inspirational man and organisation, that has only ever encouraged us to make our own decisions about our own lives!

  18. Thank you Gustavo for adding your voice to the many men who have been and are inspired by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine to find a true way of living.

  19. It can be challenging to look at our life and our choices and be confronted with the fact that we have not been living a full and loving life, especially when we think we have. But once we do make that first step we see that it is so worth it and mostly that we are so worth it.

  20. Real and lasting change comes from within first, from a knowing of what feels true. As with you and many other students of The Way of The Livingness that have been incredible transformation in health, well-being and vitality with lasting changes that continued to be lived today. This is a direct reflection of how Universal Medicine has inspired many to discover that our connection to our our bodies and our truth within is our greatest guide to living in a way that honors who we are, so that we can live with greater love and truth in our lives, and how natural to live more Soulfully is.

  21. Its interesting the reactions that come when we do start to make more loving choices. But it’s important to learn to simply observe them and see what they are and it is rarely about us and our choice but what that is reflecting that someone else may not want to see for themselves.

  22. Thank you Gustavo for sharing your experiences of feeling into and listening to what your body was offering thereby making the choice to heal.

  23. That is the key. Although it is not easy to see it while you are in it, often times, what we defend is not truly worth it anyway. What we feel that works for us may not be the best for us.

  24. How easy is it to have a go at someone or something these days if you don’t like them or it? I mean when I was growing up the town gossip would start on something and then after a few days a bit more would go around and usually someone would come along and set the record straight and you would nearly be shocked at what had been said and how inaccurate it was. It reminds me of a game called ‘chinese whispers’, where one person whispers something to another who passes in onto another and around it goes until the last person repeats what they heard and you usually laugh because it only represents part of what was originally said. If we fast forward to today and we have the internet, available almost everywhere, accessible by nearly everyone 24 hours a day, platforms that allow you to pretty much say anything and I mean anything, access to it instantly etc etc. There is no place to set a record straight here, it’s just your word in with other words. I know it’s a dangerous game to just listen to the first or even now the second thing that is said about anything. Like when I was young I don’t like being shocked at how far things can go from what is true, now I stand when I hear or read something and breathe. I remember all those ‘chinese whisper’ moments and I take care in what I do next. If I really have an interest in what I read then I will do some research and get another take or another side to it. My best way to learn has always been through my own actual experience.

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