Gina Dunlop’s article on Journalist Truth made me realise the threat any innovator faces. Visionaries throughout history (Galileo, Copernicus) or in modern times (Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela) seem bound to confront the established theorists of the day.
At each point the established theorists say, “if it’s not proven, it won’t work”. But what they are actually saying is, “we don’t understand what you’re saying”, “we don’t have the means to test it” or “we are threatened by what you are saying”.
Many of these innovators and visionaries continue their work, often in the face of untold pressure, until the weight of anecdotal evidence and eventually scientific evidence, become too great to ignore. Then, of course that work is ‘accepted’ and the ‘theorists’ line up behind it and vehemently defend, the next innovation.
It does appear strange how quickly ‘academics’ and ‘scientists’ circle the wagons to prevent new ideas from getting in. Surely that is contrary to the truest quest for learning (maybe it’s only knowledge they covet). Radioactive uranium was still radioactive before Geiger counters existed, scurvy existed before we understood the role of vitamin C, in fact we seemed to have reframed the reality that humanity is playing catch up trying to understand the world with the idea that we are continually on the edge of discovery.
What is curious about the teachings of Serge Benhayon and ‘The Way of The Livingness’ is not that they are radical, but that the teachings are not new. In fact they have been presented over and over again by people from different cultures across the world, across the centuries.
“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”Hippocrates (400bc)
Universal Medicine makes this current by suggesting how we live our life is our greatest form of medicine. Please Note: Universal Medicine (UniMed) doesn’t say ‘ONLY’ form of medicine but simply suggests that what we do every day has the biggest impact on how we are everyday.
“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Christ; Luke 17:21)
Universal Medicine makes this current by suggesting that maybe Christ was onto something. Looking within, rather than look to another is something many have said in the past. Please Note: Universal Medicine doesn’t say, “the way to connect to your soul is to follow UniMed and everything they say.” Students are reminded time and time again, “words alone mean nothing, discern everything you hear, read by connecting to yourself, and feel what is being said.”
Which is similar to the Dalai Lama’s statement,
“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.”
Then we move to personal responsibility.
“Man wretched Man, thou shalt be thought to know, who bears within himself the inborn cause of woe. Unhappy race! That never yet could tell, how near their good and happiness they dwell.” (Pythagoras, Golden Verses)
Universal Medicine makes this current by suggesting that we take responsibility for our choices, choose to express from our inner-heart and that through this we may find a joy, familiar, but not lived for a long time.
Could the scariest thing being presented by Universal Medicine be the realisation that all of us including priests, professors, inventors and other ‘brilliant minds’ have been looking for an answer for centuries and don’t want to admit that it has already been given to us, many times over? What if after all our searching, the answer has been right under our noses all along? (The answer is not Serge Benhayon or any Universal Medicine practitioner, the answer is all of us equally).
This could be a bitter pill to swallow for many of us, not to mention those that have accumulated a lot of power by having ‘expert knowledge’. Which might just explain why we seem to keep the focus on looking forward and dismiss suggestions to look within.
By Joel Levin, Western Australia
Ageless Wisdom Teachings