Soul – The Missing Link

Rebecca Turner, London UK

When I came across Universal Medicine I had been working as a massage therapist/body-worker for 13 years. I had done an extensive amount of training, always looking for more knowledge and more skills to bring to my work. When working with clients I was aware that we were only touching the surface of the problem. People would turn up with pain or muscle tension, I would administer the techniques I had learned, the tension would be relieved and they would leave… but only to return with exactly the same problem a few weeks later. This was good for business (!), but it was not my idea of helping someone long term, and it did not feel good to me.

I had an impulse to look deeper. I wanted to work with the person in front of me, not just the muscle and bone. I wanted to ask the question ‘WHY’? to all the conditions and pain that were presented to me. I was aware of other mechanical functional treatments I could train in, but they still didn’t answer the question ‘why’?, or offer real solutions on how to prevent these conditions in the first place.

Looking for the answers, I decided to do a 4-year training in body-psychotherapy and deep bodywork. This definitely took me deeper, and introduced me to emotional processing and cathartic release. I became aware of the amount of tension in my own body, and also of the unresolved emotional issues I was carrying around with me – and that these were affecting my body. For four years I went over and over those emotional processes thinking I was healing and releasing them, and doing what I thought was ‘getting to know myself’. I was being encouraged to ask clients to do the same. Although I had definitely gone deeper, it wasn’t feeling right, and I did not have a clear sense of what I was asking clients to do, or where we were going with it. It wasn’t clear to me how any healing could be taking place. I now understand that what I was actually doing was magnifying these issues and not healing myself or others at all, but doing the exact opposite. Ouch!

When I came across Universal Medicine and esoteric healing in 2007 it was a huge relief. All the pieces fell into place, and I could feel the truth of what was being presented. After the first few exercises on my first day I could feel that all the emotional stuff is actually on the periphery, and that this is not who we are at all. In the centre of us, at our very essence, is a big well of Love that is our Soul. The Soul has a warmth that when kindled can radiate throughout the body. This energy is healing. This was the missing link. Why focus on the tense muscles and the physical pain, or the emotional turmoil that is creating them, when you can go straight to Soul? What we focus on and give energy to simply magnifies. It is important to address the tension and emotion that is around, but the healing also lies in knowing the greater and true part of us.

With this re-discovered awareness I could feel that my approach to my work and my own life had been back-to-front. I had been treating the body from the outside in, and could now feel with a growing clarity that true healing comes from the inside out. How empowering is this! What this actually means is that each person has the innate ability to heal themselves, and need not be reliant on someone else to be responsible for their health. Obviously modern medicine, bodywork therapies and other modalities have an important role to play in supporting people to heal and indeed are likely to be more effective when supported by the awareness and livingness of daily life when in connection with the energy of the soul.

The answer to my searching question ‘why’? was very simple. When we allow life to take over we can become disconnected from our very essence, and this in turn creates stress, disharmony, tension, illness and so on. So the root of healing is found in the re-connection.

This beautiful simplicity is what Universal Medicine represents and consistently invites us to come back and return to. The esoteric practitioners who have trained with Universal Medicine are wonderful examples of people who are living this simplicity in their daily lives, and as such are able to inspire others to do the same if they so choose. They are living in connection to the Love within and continually confirming and building this Love with every choice and every move they make. From this there is a wisdom that grows from living in connection to their Soul.

The Universal Medicine practitioners have been a source of continual inspiration to me. The unwavering and loving support I have received has enabled me to make decisions in my own life based on the reality of how my own body is. Some of my choices have been surprising, including my choice last year to stop practising massage and bodywork. I know that this modality is very important, and I may come back to it in the future, but I realised I needed time to build my own loving foundation in my body before trying to treat other people.

An esoteric practitioner is not someone who simply turns up and gives a session with a whole load of skills. To practise esoterically requires an outstanding amount of integrity, and a responsibility and commitment to living true to oneself in every area of one’s life. Every movement, every word, every thought, every choice, every mouthful of food is either healing to the body or harming. The Love and responsibility needs to be to self first, before one can be there for others. It takes time to build up the energy of one’s loving choices in the body, and it takes patience and dedication to remain committed to oneself in that way. The esoteric way of life takes self-love and self-responsibility to a whole new level.

Over time I also realised that I had been under the weight of the identification and ideal I had of myself as a ‘practitioner’, and knew that I needed to let this title go. I could not have predicted how amazing this would feel, and how I now feel free to be ‘me’ without the pressures and expectations I had been putting on myself to be a ‘good’ practitioner. I am now free to build my own self-love, lovingly, in my own time.

I continue to attend the lectures and workshops presented by Universal Medicine, but now I am there as ‘me’, not as ‘a practitioner’. I am beginning to feel how being the true me is more important than trying to be something, and that I can bring the fullness of myself into whatever I choose to do.

I am now working in a busy shop in the centre of London, a regular job that is providing me with a regular rhythm through which I am learning to lovingly support my body. I serve hundreds of customers every day, and I love the opportunity of learning how to stay connected, gentle and true in everything I do, and in each interaction I have. When I am connected I love my job, simply because I am being me, and therefore able to be there fully with everyone else. There is a huge potential for healing here, for me and for those around me, and I am nowhere near a treatment room or a healing couch (!), but simply living and loving my daily life.

To Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon, and the whole amazing team – thank you for your unwavering commitment to Love, and for being living and inspiring examples of what is possible for us all.

738 thoughts on “Soul – The Missing Link

  1. This article shows a massive turn around in a persons life and what is possible if we learn to live with the trust and appreciation of what we are already feeling. This, “I had been treating the body from the outside in, and could now feel with a growing clarity that true healing comes from the inside out.” is a revelation in itself and the fact we often chase the outward ‘better’ in place of the internal healing. How different is the world when we turn within to shape the outer and not live the outer all the time. Our bodies are showing the impact of living outside in and not living inside out. What a difference is made, as evident from this article when someone changes the game and lives true from you.

  2. “In the centre of us, at our very essence, is a big well of Love that is our Soul.” Universal Medicine presents a way of living so that we can reconnect to our essence and in that the equal essence of all those around us.

  3. “It is important to address the tension and emotion that is around, but the healing also lies in knowing the greater and true part of us.” This line holds the key to the doors so many of us feel is locked and another holds the key. We are the masters of our own health and wellbeing, the masters of our own healing. We have held the key to our ‘locked’ doors all along but it wasn’t until Universal Medicine pointed this out to me that I understood this and can now feel the essence that is Me – my Soul, which is where the true healing comes from.

  4. You offer a great example in your blog of how trapped in a loop we can become, this loop offers no healing and is continually feed by reliving emotions over and over. Universal Medicine modalities connects us back to our inner most, a marker that then can grow into our living way, it then continually offers a point of truth outside of our loops. The inner most shows us that these loops are not where true love lies, and that we can find another way of being.

  5. This is one of the many great sentences in this blog – “the root of healing is found in the re-connection”. Without re-connecting to our innermost essence there cannot be any true healing. This ought to be the basis of any healing modality/medicine/nursing etc. If the practitioner is disconnected from their soul how can they offer a true point of reflection to their client/patient and if the client/patient is disconnected from their innermost essence what part of them is available to heal anything? Definitely worth pondering on.

  6. “After the first few exercises on my first day I could feel that all the emotional stuff is actually on the periphery, and that this is not who we are at all.” This statement is important to understand for any treatment being provided to anyone with physical illness. Because when we make it about the illness we indeed give energy to what is actually not us instead of giving attention to the being that, when diligently taken care of, has the power to heal from the inside out…… all that is on its periphery and in fact what never belonged there in the first place.

  7. Beautiful Rebecca, your story is a great representation of the fact that so many of us try to live ignoring the essential truth of the soul. So when we make choices, say words or make arrangements with each other is it coming from that place of universal evolution, Love and eternal care? Or a place of selfishnesss, betterment and emotion? The difference is so clear, let us live never forgetting the grandness that is there, underneath the surface appearance of us and the stars.

  8. Yesterday I was reading in a book written by Serge Benhayon, about how Time is not real. It blew my mind in such a profound way and made sense in every detail. As I closed the book and put it down I felt like life was so sublimely simple, and changed for me forever more. Now switch to this morning, I am stuck on a train concerned about being late again. I feel this sums up the way we find the truth in life and then drift off back to the distractions again. Part of us entertains and indulges this purely ‘human’ point of view, the issues, stress and difficulty, instead of deeply connecting to the truth, our Soul and our divinity. This knowing changes it all. Thank you Rebecca for this beautiful reminder.

  9. “An esoteric practitioner is not someone who simply turns up and gives a session with a whole load of skills. To practise esoterically requires an outstanding amount of integrity, and a responsibility and commitment to living true to oneself in every area of one’s life.”

    This in itself is unheard of, it sounds so simple and normal to take care of yourself truly before giving to others, common sense really. .

  10. ” Why focus on the tense muscles and the physical pain, or the emotional turmoil that is creating them, when you can go straight to Soul?” I love this question and have thought the same. However, it’s big business to have people coming back for more each week and when dealing with emotions they can be a bottomless pit.

  11. I too tried lots of different therapies, even a mainstream religion, to deal with my past hurts but this only churned up and fed the issues – all the whilst I thought I was progressing I was just treading an ever turbulent water. Reconnecting with my innermost, my essence, that has never been tainted by anything, event or situation or anything worldly, I have the perspective to see how hurts etc. may still be painful but they can be felt and let go of given how small they are relative to our innate grandness.

  12. I worked as a practitioner for some years and found that I was continuously looking for and studying the next thing to improve my practice and make me an even better practitioner. Whilst I now appreciate that further studies are necessary, what I really appreciate now is how I am with people and what my presence actually provides and all this from being more loving and tender with myself. This can occur no matter the type of work that we do. Everyday this blows me away.

  13. Rebecca, it’s great to read your article. Before I came across Universal Medicine I used to have massage sessions and various other sessions, I would feel temporary relief but the issue or pain would always return. I now see Universal Medicine practitioners and the difference is huge, we talk about the root cause of the pain and so deal with the whole picture. I then feel empowered to make the necessary changes to my life and this feels like true healing.

  14. When we realise that we are responsible for our own wellbeing it changes our view on healing. While there is a need for true support from different sources to heal we understand that we cannot get fixed from an outer source as true healing comes from within and our ability to heal ourselves through the connection to our soul.

  15. “The Love and responsibility needs to be to self first, before one can be there for others. It takes time to build up the energy of one’s loving choices in the body, and it takes patience and dedication to remain committed to oneself in that way. ” We need to be our own healers first by going within to a connection with our soul but often through life, we are looking from the outside of us to heal but it is only by going within that true healing occurs.

  16. An inspirational Blog Rebecca. The wisdom you share here is very important for all of us , especially healing ourselves first before we can help another.

  17. Yes Rebecca, I can see the enormous weight we place on ourselves when we identify ourselves as being anything at all. Identification is in fact a rejection of who we truly are.

  18. Healing is one of these words that different people use to mean something different. Questions such as What is healing? How does the healing process work? What does it consist of? What is the end result of it? Would not lead to similar answers. And yet, in its true meaning healing means something very specific, operates in a very specific way and produces very specific results in a body and a being. The truth is that as practitioners we can be part of a healing process if we introduce spirit and soul into the picture, understand the difference between them and what they bring to the table.

  19. I am still discovering and uncovering more and more in my return journey back to my soul. The depth of esoteric healing is never ending. There are always more depths to go to and more love to embrace. It feels so awesome to be open to evolution and continue to renounce what does not truly serve. Why would we want to live a lie?

  20. I have said this many times, that meeting a Universal Medicine practitioner and being presented with the idea that underneath all of our “issues” we are Divine was a huge turning point in my life. What she presented to me was out of this world, in so many ways!

  21. I first started learning about massage and natural medicines more than 15 years ago and I was always fascinated by what was on offer and how they worked. But I always felt there was something missing. It was not till I discovered the Esoteric Healing and other Esoteric body work therapies such as Esoteric Massage, that I realised how I had been working was not the full and complete package. There is a depth offered by the Esoteric therapies which really allows for a level of healing that is incredibly and amazing – and this depth is one that I got to experience in person when I received my first esoteric healing and Esoteric massage. Once I felt this, I knew for me that this was it and that there was no returning to the old way of working without Soul.

  22. We are all practitioners in our own right – matters not if we work in a shop in retail, in a restaurant or a cafe or in an office…being a practitioner is certainly not limited to working in a clinic and seeing clients for counselling or body work! And this is a great way to broaden our understanding of all that we have to offer and work with, and what a responsibility we all hold!

  23. ‘so the root of healing is found in the re-connection.’ Beautifully and simply said. When reading this part of your blog my whole body felt more full and ignited I know you are speaking from a truth and that this is something you have truly felt ‘In the centre of us, at our very essence, is a big well of Love that is our Soul. The Soul has a warmth that when kindled can radiate throughout the body. This energy is healing.’ For me it just goes to show just how lost as humanity we are, in that we have completely dismissed, ignored, misunderstood, misinterpreted the most integral part of our being .. our Soul.

  24. Rebecca, by reading your blog you have just explained to me why after years of Psychology I came away feeling so numb, going over emotional issues time and time again didn’t help, looking back on that period of my life the magnification only made my situation worse and I became more unstable than before but no one could have told me this because I would have totally defended the therapist I was seeing as I had convinced myself that they were the only person who truly knew me, and so gave my power away completely to a therapy that for me did not work. It didn’t work because I never got to the actual hurts that were affecting my life. I was encouraged to blame everyone for my predicaments especially my childhood rather than to take any responsibility for the part I had played. Blaming everyone else and living life as a victim is so debilitating because I went into a deeper depression.
    The Universal Medicine practitioners have supported me to pick away at my hurts so that they no longer have any affect on my life whatsoever and I have taken responsibility for my part in life this, that has allowed my body to feel light and easy within itself and more settled than I could ever imaging myself to be.

  25. It’s lovely to re-visit this blog and I feel this line says it all – “I am beginning to feel how being the true me is more important than trying to be something, and that I can bring the fullness of myself into whatever I choose to do.” For so many years I also tried to fit a picture in a constant effort to become something I wasn’t, rather than simply value myself for who I am and celebrate what I bring to the world.

  26. ‘ I had been treating the body from the outside in, and could now feel with a growing clarity that true healing comes from the inside out.’ Spot on Rebecca, so many health professionals work from the outside in and that’s is why nothing ever gets healed, it is just a band-aid solution. The Esoteric Modalities begin to look at the root cause of any ill condition and through a deeper understanding and awareness of the body it is supported to begin a process of true healing.

  27. When we are true to ourselves, it is a great reflection for others to do the same. Although this week I observed that in being true to myself at work, it did bring a few reactions from others, and in this I could feel that their reactions were because they were not choosing this for themselves. And instead of being honest with themselves, they went into reaction. I had to really stay steady with myself.

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