Encounter with Universal Medicine

by Adele Leung, English as a second language, Hong Kong

A few years ago there was an impulse in my heart – a knowing that humanity is connected. This was not something I could prove, but every cell within my being wished to live and express this impulse. It was not something easy to explain to those close to me – friends, peers or even family. As I began living as such, I met with Universal Medicine through the books of Serge Benhayon.

The initial encounter with the books was transformational as they were not understood through the intellect, but opened me up to a much deeper place within – my heart. What the books spoke was the truth known by the heart, as expressed through Serge. The books did not make my life easier so to speak, but the more I read, the clearer it became that there was still so much in my life to be aware of – the choices I was making on a daily basis to be self-loving or not. Simply knowing this was not enough, if what is known is not lived. There were so many areas in my way of living that were now open for me to look at, to be self-reflected on with raw transparency. Yet it was all a choice to me, and I was aware at times that would be challenging. What kept me going was knowing that if I could confront things I hadn’t dealt with, others will know it is possible also. At the same time, the love that opened was immense, and nothing could compare to living it. 

For four years I have lived in a remote place, deep in the woods, far from people and all forms of transportation, a self-created idyllic sanctuary which was actually a form of protection from reality. I thought I was “living”, as my life with my son was very simple, we sleep early and wake up refreshed, we have ample exercise and eat well, but the truth was, I was trying to “live” within an immense distraction that I could not see. I would walk every day for 45 minutes over the hills to take my son to school, and would humour myself with all sorts of jokes when I had to carry heavy groceries, with body exhausted, walking back home. I was not being gentle or loving to my body, and I refused to see this because I was holding so firmly on to this idealistic way of living. But my son, who is eight years old, saw it. A few months ago, we moved back to community, and initially, the shock for me was so great that I got sick. But this was the beginning of the healing, because I was brought forth into awareness of all the areas I had not been loving to myself, and can now begin to change.

Geographically, my place of abode was far from the Universal Medicine clinic or being able to access the courses or workshops, but through a retreat last year I met with Serge Benhayon for the first time. The first time he spoke with me in person, the immense love I felt within was deep and beautiful, and I realised that I was feeling a true connection. Being met in this way allowed me to begin to feel the real me.

Whether it was through his books, in person, or through an email response, Serge Benhayon has consistently demonstrated to me what it means to be a true teacher; one who takes a genuine interest in his students equally and truly. Most importantly, the reflection presented by him has inspired me to live the truth of what I feel for myself. I realised that to be able to share love with others, I need to be able to know that in myself first. If I did not first live love myself and feel this love equally for all of humankind, what am I really sharing? In the last two years, I have gradually arrested and/or re-structured every aspect of my life and work, to return closer to sharing what is true love.

The funny thing about truth is, we can only know; it is not based on what others think, it is a knowing within us. It is not about believing, or even proving or refuting, although sometimes this may be necessary. I still cannot say I could prove anything with words or explanation, but I know how truth feels and this feeling has guided most of my life. I also know how it feels when I intentionally do not want to be guided by truth and choose otherwise. Therefore, truth for me is something I learn through life experience itself.

112 thoughts on “Encounter with Universal Medicine

  1. I love your relationship with truth and with your commitment to restructuring your life at all costs to connect with it. A deeply inspirational read.

  2. What struck me was your last line Adele, “truth for me is something I learn through life experience itself.” as I feel this is so true, it is the quality in which we live and that is why it makes sense that it is The Way of the Livingness, of our livingness that reflects whether we live in truth, or not.

    1. This is so true Adele, I was willing to feel what truth in my body was but in the past I didn’t fully express it. Now, learning to live and express truth to the best of my ability has shifted my life dramatically. I deeply agree, knowing truth is not enough, we have to live it and express it, and I have found this brings healing to me and others around me.

  3. I have found truth in the connection with myself. Feeling me is the barometer that allows me to gauge where I’m at and assist me to hold and deepen this connection.

  4. “I still cannot say I could prove anything with words or explanation, but I know how truth feels and this feeling has guided most of my life.” This is beautifully written, we can’t always explain why some things feel true and others don’t but truth is what we know and is not what we learn intellectually.

  5. Beautiful to read and feel you through your words. Interesting is your telling about a remote place you have built for yourself that was an idyllic sanctuary for you, but also served as a protection. In my life, I had also lived at different of those self-created sanctuaries as a protection, equipped it always beautifully and felt deeply identified with it and hid myself behind the outer appearance of these places. About 3 years ago I gave up on my ivory-tower-life (what was a beautiful equipped prison) and with the help of Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine, some Practitioners, friends and other students of the Livingness, I opened up much more to myself to love and truth, to people and community. It is a work in progress but the magnetic compass of knowing deep inside, that there is another way of being myself and in relationship and with humanity still guides me. Even, when I still am working on other “places of protection” inside of me, most of the time, I don’t feel alone anymore.

  6. It’s funny how many times I’ve fantasised about living on my own far away from everyone I know. Believing in those moments that I am a strong independant woman who could totally handle it and would come back to the city occasionally to see my friends and family.
    Through discovering and understanding that this thought process comes from a direct reaction to feeling hurt by others, I can see just how so not independent and strong this fantasy is. I would effectively be removing myself from society to avoid any further hurts. The reality of how this would play out, I know for a fact, would be that I would feel isolated and become extremely depressed. And I know this, because I have retreated before, many many times right in the heart of the city.
    The point is, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, until you meet yourself and begin to accept, love and appreciate who you are and what your contribute, you will alway feel alone because you’ve removed yourself from the picture. We are never alone – as it’s not the purpose of us being here.

    1. Elodie, I am reminded of the old saying that you never feel more alone than when in a crowd. It feels like when I isolate myself from other people, I am really isolating myself from me!

    2. Gorgeous and honest sharing Elodie. I agree, no matter where we live in the world, if we choose to disconnect with people we are also choosing to disconnect from ourselves and from God. I recognise it is a deep hurt that we choose to carry that entices us to hide and retreat from the world as a form of protection. If we choose to deal with our hurts, we realise that we are definitely not meant to be alone and that we are in fact never alone, because God is always with us.

    3. How true this is Elodie. I’ve often had the same thought pattern myself but as you say it doesn’t solve anything as we take ourselves with us wherever we go (even retreating to our own inner world) and the issues don’t go away when we do – they go with us as well, waiting for us to deal with them.

  7. ‘The initial encounter with the books was transformational as they were not understood through the intellect, but opened me up to a much deeper place within – my heart’ – your words express so clearly Adele, what I feel when I read the books written by Serge Benhayon – they do open up the most amazing connection to the heart and in so doing the whole body feels as though it expands and responds to the profound beauty that I felt within. The more I read the books the greater my understanding grows – the understanding of life and the truth of life. To use your words ‘the love that opened was immense, and nothing could compare to living it’.

  8. Thank you for sharing the truth from your lived experience Adele, so powerful to feel in my body. ‘The funny thing about truth is, we can only know’, so simple – so true. Your wisdom shared I take into my day, and get the sense many more days to come also.

  9. This was beautiful and deeply inspiring to read Adele, there are many gems you share here, I especially like this one – ‘Simply knowing this was not enough, if what is known is not lived’ – an awesome reminder for us all.

  10. Thank you Adele, your willingness to connect to truth is inspiring and very relatable. This is beautiful ‘I know how truth feels and this feeling has guided most of my life’. We can all feel what truth is and what is not, choosing to deny this feeling is denying who we truly are. You have inspired us to connect to truth through accepting that we already know it.

  11. Thank you Adele, it is true that only through our own feelings can we know truth, as opposed to adopting a belief of what is true, and the instrument for discernment is our body. Before Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine I had no way of knowing truth, all I could do was take my best educated guess at what was true and hold to that, for I had numbed myself for so very long. The true love and support which is offered by the Ageless Wisdom as presented by Serge Benhayon has allowed me to make simple daily choices which have, and continue to reawaken my body and my ability to know the truth through my own lived experience.

  12. Feeing the responsibility that is taken towards living a life dedicated to truth in your blog Adele is a revelation. For me true choices in life have only come when I realised how lost I was from the irresponsible choice to live disconnected to the natural loving being we all come from.

  13. When I first tried to read Serge’s book I approached it the same way as usual, with my mind. I couldn’t read it. I realised that this was a book like no other that I had to read with my heart. It was so amazing, so easy to read and like Serge’s healings, was like being held in love.

  14. Serge Benhayon shows us a living truth that one cannot know without living it. Your story is so beautiful Adele, I find it very inspiring that you were able to feel and change so much being so far away from visiting in person. We hold the truth within us wherever we are and we are all truly connected through our souls and love.

  15. Very revealing how when you chose to let go of the isolation and return to the community that you knew that getting sick was clearing the harm that you had caused to yourself. The presentations and books by Serge Benhayon offer a way to choose to reconnect to our heart and to live with and in love with ourselves and others.

  16. ‘In the last two years, I have gradually arrested and/or re-structured every aspect of my life and work, to return closer to sharing what is true love.’ – Beautifully said Adele, reconnecting to your inner heart supported your body to truly heal.

  17. “Serge Benhayon has consistently demonstrated to me what it means to be a true teacher; one who takes a genuine interest in his students equally and truly. Most importantly, the reflection presented by him has inspired me to live the truth of what I feel for myself.” I agree Adele. Serge offers us all a powerful reflection of a life lived in love. transparency and integrity. We than have the opportunity to make different choices for ourselves and how we live our own lives.

  18. How beautiful and no coincidence that you came in contact with the books written by Serge Benhayon through an already deep connection to the truth within yourself Adele. A truth that we all know deep within our heart and that Universal Medicine confirms through the presentations, workshops, and books by Serge Benhayon giving the opportunity for a deeper understanding of what is a true way of living based on true love for all humanity equally, a way we can choose to live for ourselves and an awareness to the what is not.

  19. It is beautiful that you have committed to restructuring your life to express love and feel the truth through truly living it. Letting these guide you through life is a incredibly stunning way to live.

  20. ‘I realised that to be able to share love with others, I need to be able to know that in myself first’. Beautifully said Adele.

  21. Adele I love to read about how the students find their way to Universal Medicine… we all come via various routes whether that is through reading a purple book, listening to a cd or by word of mouth, in the form of an introduction from a friend, acquaintance or a family member. What is so beautiful is that the connection is made when we are willing to re-connect to truth. Thank you for sharing your story of your return to knowing truth.

  22. Being ‘met’ in the true sense of the word is very powerful. In my experience, feeling that true and absolute sense of connection with another offers them an opportunity to awaken to that absoluteness in themselves. Once this reconnection is made, then a ripple effect takes place with more such ‘meetings’ taking place – and hence more ripples. It is the gentlest of revolutions but a glorious one.

  23. It is so true, our inner most knows truth. We only need to be reminded and make the choices to untangle the creation we used to not feel it.

  24. Thank you Adele for an inspiring article, truth is not a belief or cannot be explained by words, it is an inner feeling a knowing that connection to our inner self brings.

  25. ‘The reflection presented by him has inspired me to live the truth of what I feel for myself.’ Beautifully said and very true Adele, Serge Benhayon is the only teacher I have ever met that truly walks his talk – his powerful reflection has inspired countless people.

  26. The books written by Serge Benhayon are a true companion through life. Never is the same thing learned or processed when re-reading a page. Sometimes I can read a chapter, sometimes it’s a page or two. But simply reading a page is beautiful for it is worth a thousand books. They are simply extraordinary for so many reasons.

  27. The choice alone, to come out of seclusion and once again meet the world – to engage purposefully and be willing to support oneself along the way – marks a significant ‘yes’ to life, doesn’t it Adele… All too often we think that removing ourselves is the answer, yet it can never be in full.
    The restoration of our commitment and connection, and willingness to truly participate in life, to connect with others and deepen our capacity to hold all in love (inclusive of ourselves), comes about through being in the world, and not removing ourselves from it.

  28. The significance of meeting another who IS fully in life, and willing to do all that is called for in his or her connection to others, changes everything – most especially for those of us who have found ‘the world’ all too much for the depth of our sensitivity.
    Meeting Serge Benhayon was also like this for me Adele – life-changing and deeply life-affirming, opening the door to what I can only call, truly living.

  29. Living with idealism can disconnect us from accepting the practical reality of the world and committing to a life that is fully engaged within working through the imperfections of that reality.

  30. “Most importantly, the reflection presented by him (Serge Benhayon) has inspired me to live the truth of what I feel for myself.” I only can agree as I made the same experience too and now I am a reflection for others and inspire them to live the truth of what they feel for themselves. That is how true inspiration is for me – someone is living the truth to the best of their ability and not holding back an ounce of themselves.

  31. You make a really important point here Adele. Truth is known when it is experienced and lived. Much of what is sold as truth is either outright lies or ‘just words’ i.e. the words that are written or spoken are not lived. When we live truth we can speak truth. When we live truth we can not be fooled.

  32. Hi Adele, I particularly enjoy your last paragraph on truth. It is simple and comes back to love. It is love or not by the definition of it energetically. And you know this however, “Simply knowing this was not enough, if what is known is not lived.” To build it in the body is to allow it out “The funny thing about truth is, we can only know; it is not based on what others think, it is a knowing within us.”

  33. This is an amazing blog – to think that you could easily continue in what you thought was a ‘good’ life for the rest of your life but by listening to your inner heart you could feel that this wasn’t it, that this was more and it was then this impulse that led you to wake up and change what you knew wasn’t true for you – very inspiring.

  34. This is beautiful Adele in that it clearly echoes the truth, that the quality of a life lived in fullfillment is a whole body and being experience, which can never be felt as such through the intellectualisation of a philosophy. Once truth is lived it then is a foundation confirming the wisdom that resides within us all, of the quality of life we are truly here to live.

  35. What a massive shift you brought into the way you were living, the ideals of living isolated are so romanticised. Its great to see that even from the other side of the world Universal Medicine is able to inspire you to enter back into society in an active way. For it is living together and learning from each other that truly challenges us and grows us as people.

  36. Thank you Adele for a very inspiring blog, I loved what you shared about meeting Serge Benhayon. “The first time he spoke with me in person the immense love I felt within was deep and beautiful and I realised that I was feeling a true connection. Being met in this way allowed me to begin to feel the real me.” I too felt this when I meet Serge, the immense love that is reflected by him allows me to feel that same love within myself, and this is the love that when lived we reflect to others that they too can feel their own inner love.

  37. There are things that may be unprovable by today’s means of proof and that may sound crazy to many. Yet, this situation does not change the fact that there are some truths that are there independent of us and our will to concede that are indeed there. The fact they cannot be proven in the way we know proof to be is irrelevant.

  38. That feels so true to me also – that truth is a knowing, not something written in a book by someone else. Of course we can read something and if feel true for us, absolutely, but it has to be felt by us in our bodies and not justified by our minds.

  39. Adele it is very inspiring to read how you totally transformed your life, I am so glad you made the choice to come out of hiding because the reflection you offer the community with your lived ways and consistent expression is so powerful and deeply healing for all.

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