The Best Way I Know How To Thank Serge Benhayon

by Nicole Mansfield, Dental Nurse, Goonellabah, Australia

I first heard about Universal Medicine through some colleagues at work a couple of years ago. I was curious, and so went along to a Livingness 1 workshop, started reading one of Serge Benhayon’s books, and I think I’ve attended everything I can since!

I live with my partner and our 2 ½ year old son. My partner and I have a “normal” relationship, I guess – we chat, watch movies, go on holidays, play with our son, and visit our families… Until recently however, we never really connected with each other. We were great at running the house and ourselves like a kind of “business”, if you like – we were good at organising everything and we knew a “good” relationship must involve “our” time and some sex. I made sure that myself and “all of it” was under control; everything ran smoothly and looked great. But was it really great?

Soon after I started attending events with Universal Medicine and getting some regular esoteric massage sessions, I began to notice A LOT in the way I was living! I started to change little things I was doing in my life. For example, I felt how my belly was after eating certain foods – and even before I ate the food. I actually stopped, and thought about what that food would feel like in my belly, instead of just shoving food in just because it was there. This resulted in me changing my meals to suit my belly. Who would have thought!

But I didn’t just stop at my belly! I started feeling the rest of my body… I found that when I watched TV at night, lying on the couch, I felt “hooked in”, as if in a trance of some sort. I knew (in myself) that I should get off the couch and go to bed, but I remained “hooked” – I had to see what happened next! Finally, when I did turn the TV off, I could feel straight away how exhausted I was, and I would literally crawl into bed. The sad thing was, I had no care or energy to even say goodnight to my partner – some nights I would leave him asleep on the couch. Now I go to bed early because that is what my body likes best. And as a result, I wake up early and have time to prepare for my day. Amazing. Beforehand, I would just eat, get dressed and have to run out the door!

During this time, my partner was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. He suffered horrible migraines amongst other symptoms. There was a six month period where he needed to take some strong drugs, during which he wasn’t able to drink alcohol at all. His specialist said that because in his case his thyroid levels were so high, he didn’t have high hopes for the drugs to work, and that he would most likely need to have his thyroid removed.

My partner has also been a big coffee drinker. After he was diagnosed, I spoke to him about the effects of caffeine on his nervous system. He had spent the past six months or so watching me make the changes I’d made in my life, including the caffeine, and seeing the difference in me. So he decided to make some changes himself. It was either “give that a shot”, or the specialist’s prognosis of removal of his thyroid.

I asked the specialist if there were any lifestyle changes he should make that would give the drugs a better chance of working, and he replied “No”.

What was amazing, was that my partner started feeling better straight away. He drank tea for a few months, then cut out caffeine altogether. He also started changing his meals – and found he slowly lost weight and had more energy. He started coming to bed with me at a much earlier time, too. He could only be on these drugs for six months, and the specialist was sure his thyroid levels would escalate once he had stopped the treatment. The specialist however was surprised to see that they didn’t escalate. To this day, his thyroid levels are still in normal range.

The week after he finished his treatment, I was certain that he would come home with some beer. But no, he told me that he felt better without drinking alcohol. Bear in mind, my partner is a plumber. He works with hundreds of men on construction sites in a remote location in the mines. He does not waver when he tells his workmates he doesn’t drink – which is unheard of in the industry! They don’t understand, but they do respect him – because he is being himself.

Over these past couple of years then, I can truly say that both of us have naturally made more loving choices for ourselves, and our son. We see our relationship very differently now, with a huge amount of respect for each other. The way my partner talks to me now, is AMAZING. He shares how he feels about me, what I say and do, how that affects him, and vice versa. And it’s more than that – he’s in touch with how he’s feeling and is able to communicate that with me. Wow…   We still have our “days”, but we are growing more and more love in our home each week. He has commented on how my moods are more consistent – that I don’t have as many high and low days now, but just really consistent days. He’s even found himself more open with his workmates, and has commented that he seems to get a better outcome if he takes the time to connect with them. He’s also noticing that he’s not reacting as much when things don’t go to plan. With the communication issues we’ve had, I’m not sure if we would have still been together in another few years, had we not made these changes. Before, it was always too hard or too uncomfortable to talk about the deeper “how we feel” topics. We would just skim over them and hope that they would disappear.

My partner has only ever attended one presentation by Serge Benhayon, but he has seen and felt what I have been bringing home, and that has only ever been positive.

What I have been able to re-connect to within myself thanks to Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon, words cannot describe. The best way I know how to thank them, is to do my best to walk beside them every day.

Thank You Serge. I’m Walking!

480 thoughts on “The Best Way I Know How To Thank Serge Benhayon

  1. Making simple, practical changes can have profound effects on our health, wellbeing and vitality levels – and it’s all in our hands.

  2. What you share here Nicole is an inspiration to all in relationship. With Serge Benhayon’s presentations on relating to self and others, I too have made many changes.

  3. It is so simple isn’t it, but it can be so hard when we are ‘hooked’ on stuff. Amazing work Nicole to un-hook yourself from areas of your life that were just existing and for making the choice to choose you and what supports you. Another miracle on this earth (well 2 actually!).

  4. Serge Benhayon presents about us all being the one and this make sense to me when I read this. Serge Benhayon was the one for you, to present another way of life, then you were the one for your husband, he is the one for his work colleagues and it can go on and on. It is then up to us to choose what we do with that reflection, but it is there. It is the way forward – all of us being the one for each other.

  5. Nicole what you have presented here to the world is amazing, your own journey of self discovery and also of your husbands. I find it amazing that the specialist could say that not changing your diet or lifestyle would make a difference to the levels of thyroid, when making positive changes to the diet clearly did.
    What this shows me is that there could be a great partnership between Universal Medicine and conventional medicine that the two could actually be mutually beneficial for the patient. With the rise of illness and disease through the roof, you would think that any support the health system could get in changing people’s lifestyles and diet would be greatly welcomed.

  6. The Ancient Teachings as presented by Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon offers us the opportunity to understand that there is so much more to the way we have been living in relationship with ourselves and others and once we start to connect and build a true foundation of love and respect for ourselves then naturally all our relationships around us reconfigure to reflect that truth instead of apathy of the illusion.

  7. Nicole, this is very beautiful to read, it is amazing how such simple, loving changes can make such a huge difference to how you both feel in yourselves, in relationship with each other and in relationship with those around you; you are both true role models for all of those who have seen you change and develop more loving ways of being.

  8. “He does not waver when he tells his workmates he doesn’t drink – which is unheard of in the industry!”

    It is when we all find our own way in doing what is best of us, and live that, that we offer other people to do the same.

  9. I can really relate to that ‘hooked’ in feeling when watching telly where you really feel you need to get up off the couch but can’t! I do not have a tv now and haven’t watched telly in ages. However, I feel we have the same hook with mobiles and devices and we need to really address what this doing to our well-being particularly our children and young people as it seems many are in this energy constantly every day? It is definitely not a good thing. It is great to hear how your relationship with your partner has evolved through the loving choices you have made. I would say …. ‘thank you Serge, I am waking!’ As what Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine teach, present and live definitely blows away any cobwebs so we can start to see the absolute truth of our purpose here.

  10. What a beautifully written article and you could say before it’s time or just in time or even about time and all would be true. This article is timeless in this way because of the awareness that is offered. It’s not a to-do list but more a map on how to deepen your way of life. There is a quality we often overlook and this quality overlooked is actually making us more and more unwell. Turn back in, like this article maps out and the world literally changes. It doesn’t change before your eyes but more your eyes change and your view makes the difference. We are still awakening to seeing how the world is and this is an ongoing process, applying the above simple message will bring us all forward.

  11. Running our daily lives from a business sense and a tick the box mentality immediately limits the potential of the joy and love we can bring to our everyday relationships and lives.

  12. The re-connection to our heart’s true voice is divine and the ripple effect it has on our lives, is deeply inspiring. Thank you Nicole and thank you Serge Benhayon.

  13. This is so gorgeous to share – the real stories about how little changes can make a big difference – and that people don’t need to necessarily go to a session or a talk – but they can feel the difference when someone around them is making more loving choices. I love watching my partner and his commitment to listening to his body. It is so inspiring for me to do the same and know that I always have a choice.

  14. The incredible power of the ripple effect never ceases to amaze me. As in your case Nicole, the ripples flowed naturally from Serge Benhayon to you and on to your husband who, as you say, has only ever attended one Universal Medicine event, but he has definitely felt and responded to the ripples of the self loving choices you have made. And I am sure these ripples are flowing on out from your husband to his workmates. Very inspirational indeed!

  15. Beautiful Nicole, so lovely to hear that you both felt to make the changes you have in your own time and for your own reasons. That is when change is possible to sustain because no rules have been set, and no discipline applied. Just making a choice out of self-love…

  16. Such a beautiful article sharing on the power of our choices and when they come from a loving a caring way with ourselves first. Super inspiring to read. Imagine if this story was front page news, which one day it will be? What a difference it would make!

  17. I’m intrigued by the doctor saying there was nothing that could be to support your husband’s health aside from the medication. That’s not a comment on the doctor at all but on lifestyle choices and the energy in which they are done. Because I wouldn’t be surprised if the doctor has seen people make all those changes but sometimes they wouldn’t ‘work’. They can’t but work on some physical level but I wouldn’t be surprised that they were done with true care and love, connection with one’s essence that made all the difference.

    I’m about to clean my house and I could do it in the energy of ‘got to get it nice for visitors’, hide unloving imprints I’ve been living and have a kind of fear of being judged, apologetic coverup energy in the house as a result. Or I could clean it with love and understanding of where I am at that allows acceptance and love and the platform to evolve as I clean.

  18. I, like you Nicole, and probably thousands of others, have so much to thank Serge Benhayon for, but the thing I love the most is that he doesn’t need the thanks, he doesn’t go looking for accolades, he simply presents and lives what he knows to be true. Living this truth and walking it in every step is definitely the way to express our appreciation to Serge, which in turn will no doubt inspire others to live this truth, in their own time, as well.

  19. Hi Nicole, we are so much more powerful than we think we are. When we allow our bodies to speak and adhere to what it says our lives do become very different from what we ever imagined was possible but in fact is our natural way of being.

  20. Such simple changes can, even in a relatively short period, make a big difference, hence what can occur in a whole lifetime is worth deeply considering…

  21. Love is the universal medicine that brings us all together thus healing the separation and division we have all been so caught up in living. This blog is testimony to the power of our reflection when we live true to the love that we are. I love it – thank you Nicole.

  22. It’s great to re-visit this blog Nicole, and just as inspiring today as in 2012, to read and feel the immense joy with the changes that have unfolded for you, and then in your home life and with your partner since coming to the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.
    Through the way Serge himself lives his every day, so many are deeply inspired to similarly take true care of ourselves, and be willing to listen at a deeper level to the messages our bodies are (constantly) giving us – such as tiredness, fatigue, bloating from what we eat/consume… The ‘proof is in the pudding’ with so many having experienced transformations along the lines of what you’ve shared here.
    Keep shouting this from the rooftops Nicole – it most definitely deserves to be shared!

  23. Your touching upon the subject of our relationships, and the quality of them, is very much appreciated here Nicole…
    It is so easy to live in a well-known, well-worn even, comfortable ‘rut’ – a ‘same old’ that continues day after day, that doesn’t really challenge anyone, and where everything seems to get done and we all get by… This can of course operate to varying degrees, which is why our attentiveness is essential, should we truly want a relationship that does not stagnate – allowing and supporting each party, and the relationship itself, to evolve – i.e. reclaim and return to the fullness of all that we naturally are.
    Love most certainly can be lived, and we should never give up on it.

    1. Beautifully expressed Victoria, I recognise what you’ve shared in my own relationships. It is easy to stay in stagnation because it feels comfortable and doesn’t challenge the norm. You’ve inspired me to pay more attention to this and to live love more and more. I feel I am only touching the surface and there is much more to develop.

      1. If we but listen to the still voice within us, we know where we are called to deepen the connections that we have, and our own revealing of ourselves in the process. And yes, I agree, there is always ‘more’ – not that we need to ‘be’ more, but that Love, being a quality of God, of the divine, has no end.
        The earth is graced by our embracing of Love, and living it in the minutiae of our every day. Every step in this is to be cherished deeply, isn’t it… for as a humanity we have forgotten and deeply neglected all that is of true value to us here.

  24. It is simple what changes can be for a healthy and overall balanced wellbeing. What is clearly evident here, and is experienced by me, is that through the energetically inspirational feeling of another’s lived experience in their body, a change can be made. The great influences and messengers of our time have made those changes within themselves first, for not only them but for all. True change is through energy lived not the repeat of knowledge.

  25. Nicole, I am walking along side with you too. My life prior to meeting Serge Benhayon sounds very similar to yours. The part about your husband’s condition was very interesting. I feel our medical system has much to learn about how our relationship with food can affect our health and vitality. I know that our food and our lifestyle choices can be our medicine or contribute to our ill health.

  26. Beautiful, Nicole. Amazing how little changes can go a very long way, and how solid it feels when the small things slowly pave the way for the next thing, and then the next, building each step as and when ready.

  27. Wow, Nicole, what a stunning testimonial, to you, your partner and of course to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. There is soooo much to appreciate in our lives today, how they have turned around so amazingly, and the ripple effects they have had on so many others around us.

  28. It is gorgeous to read how you and your husband have been making changes according to what feels true and not from any dogma set out before you. It simply is a listening and responding to the messages from your body, which is amazing and so lovely to experience.

  29. Real, beautiful and inspiring sharing Nicole, one that anyone could read and relate to. I was just talking with a friend today about how we don’t really know the full affects of something we are eating or drinking or even doing if we don’t have time without it. We often see our body niggles or stomach upsets or lack of energy as just normal but as your husband discovered without certain things his body was naturally able to re-adjust and come back to it’s natural state again.

  30. There is nothing in this world that exposes so clearly how we are living than an Esoteric session. We can say whatever we want to say about life and how are we going. Yet, the only truth is how is the body doing.

  31. Beautiful to be inspired by the reflection of another to make the same supportive changes within ourselves…

  32. There is something so precious about the inspiration you describe… by making changes to your life its given your partner the opportunity to see another way, an alternative to what was being lived and with the prognosis was apparently not working too well! Its this inspiration that I see is the potential in relationships, so the question is do we activate it?

  33. What a powerful reflection your husband is offering to all those men at the mines who are putting on the ‘tough’ image and he is showing that by walking beside them and being true to himself and how he feels he is more of a true man.

  34. It is very inspirational that your partner gave up drinking and coffee and this supported his body enough that his thyroid levels did not increase. Goes to show how poisonousness these substances are and the effect they have on our bodies.

  35. This is a beautiful testimony of how the changes we make can impact on another without us having to really say a thing.

  36. Wow Nicole this speaks volumes of not only your choice to align to something more true and loving but also the power of your reflection to bring healing to others in your life.

  37. What the livingness inspires in one is so powerful and when that is lived it naturally ripples out and touches the lives of others – I have once before tried to change the world by doing but by being I know what true change is.

  38. Beautifull to hear how your relationship with your yourself and your partner has changed. Reading your blog again what stood out was ‘I asked the specialist if there were any lifestyle changes he should make that would give the drugs a better chance of working, and he replied “No”.’ I was not surprised at reading this but maybe slightly sad as when are we going to realise that our lifestyle choices are paramount to our health, wellbeing and vitality e.g. what we eat, drink and how we take care of ourselves and if we do this it actually supports any medication we need to take and can even revert an illness or dis-ease as your partner found. It is inspiring the choices you have both made.

  39. Nicole a great example of how when we start to make changes in our life our body is able to concentrate on healing what needs to be healed, especially when we go to bed early allowing our body a deeper and more restful sleep.

  40. Thankyou Nicole this just goes to show that by taking responsibility for your own health and well being you are inspiring others. I too am amazed at the influence I have had on people without saying anything to them about making any changes. We really need only take responsibility for ourselves and let everything unfold from there.

  41. We have this amazing access to great wisdom via the awareness of our body – it seems such a simple thing to develop our awareness of but can make a big difference to the quality of our life.

  42. I love the simplicity of how things can be if we open up to ourselves and just allow ourselves to be more true to ourselves. This then impacts all those around us to want more for themselves, that is more connection, more love, more care etc.

  43. Such a beautiful sharing, thank you – it is deeply inspiring to watch someone close to you begin to truly blossom and become more healthy and vital through the choices they are making in their lives

  44. It’s true that when we begin to live in a more honoring way of ourselves and our bodies our lives begin to change, our relationships develop and we feel more alive. In appreciation of all this there is a feeling of even more expansion and a natural commitment to continue in this way.

  45. Nothing replaces the depth of quality we experience in true relationships, we weren’t truly made to be individual, but part of a living and expressing whole which is nothing but love, and now imagine that in a couples relationship.

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