Universal Medicine & the Media: Why the Elephant is more Interesting than the Fly

by Marika Cominos, Wellbeing Business Owner, Melbourne Australia

There’s an old tale I’ve heard and it goes something like this:

‘Once there were four blind travellers who came across this ‘Big Thing’ in the jungle. One bent down, felt around, and said, ‘No sweat! It’s only some tree stumps’. Another felt the middle and said, ’It’s a wall – we can’t get around’. Another felt a swish against his face and said, ‘Hey! It’s a flying insect!’. The fourth reached up, got a fright, and yelled, ‘Run for your life – a snake!’

The ‘Big Thing’ was an elephant. One blind traveller felt its legs, one its side, one its tail, the other its trunk, and so came to a conclusion. Each told a different story about The ‘Big Thing’, and what we human beings seem to have, is just so many limited, biased, culturally and linguistically relative perspectives, ideals, beliefs, narratives and language about this ‘Big Thing’! Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?

So far, the things I have been reading in the media about Universal Medicine are mostly from the perspective of a few disgruntled men who are looking for someone to blame for their problems. It seems that the media are only listening to a persistent fly trying to annoy the Elephant. I am waiting for a journalist who will see the grandness of the Elephant that stands before them.

There are so many amazing stories of people who have made the most awesome health and well-being changes in their lives, inspired by the love and dedication of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. Why are we not reporting and celebrating this in mainstream media? One only needs to read the plethora of blogs here to be inspired and see what is really going on…

    • Stories that defy the odds
    • Stories of health and well-being turnarounds that really are quite miraculous, especially when you look at the statistics of illness and disease that are on the rise
    • Stories about real people making real changes
    • Stories about people who have the courage to speak openly and honestly about dark experiences of where they have come from… and the joys of where they are today
    • Stories of people claiming their awesomeness
    • Stories that touch the heart
    • Stories that are about love
    • Stories that everyone can relate to
    • Stories that inspire
    • Stories that are not make-believe but are REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES from people of all ages, race, religion, gender and occupations.
    • Stories that I feel humanity would want to hear about

I look forward to the day that the mainstream Media does some unbiased research on Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine to show the complete picture – the truth of what is really going on. I for one, amongst hundreds of others, have had profound changes to my health and well-being.

It could be one of the most profound discoveries on the topic of health and well-being ever found by journalism!

179 thoughts on “Universal Medicine & the Media: Why the Elephant is more Interesting than the Fly

  1. When we only focus on one part of a story our understanding of the whole will always be incomplete and as a consequence, often misinterpreted.

  2. I agree that the focus of the media is completely in the wrong direction – there are amazing stories to be told, not just about flies, but that inspire change, rediscovery and opportunity.

  3. What is going to happen when the pink elephant in the room is exposed and could that exposure have something to do with true responsibility and the facts surrounding reincarnation? No one is left out we are in the same room everyone included, including the media, until we understand how this relationship works. So incarnation life and responsibility come together so we can move and adjust our living ways to remove any ill ways of living then our next time around or incarnation we can continue to evolve.

  4. Even now it seems that no-one in the media is asking if what they have heard about universal medicine..is it true or not? There is an assumption because what has been published in the media, has been in print many times, that it is. Just because something is in print or in the media, doesn’t mean that its true.

  5. If we were to feel things then life would be quite different. Maybe we’re not there yet as a collective but it’s great to have those that can reflect something else so that people feel inspired to make the change when they are ready.

  6. In the end media will pick up on Universal Medicine, Marika. I would guess this after Medicine has ” officially” discovered that the people who are living according to the teachings that Universal Medicine is spreading, which are in effect old, and nothing new, are living against all trends, living more joyful, healthy, vital and productive than most of society.

  7. It is so true Marika that when we want to make something look bad we have to take a part of it and magnify it. When we take the whole in consideration there is no bad or wrong just the way it is, which is in its totality always beautiful.

  8. Marika, it begs the question why mainstream media has not reported the truth of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.. It is because the media barons have their own agenda.

  9. I look forward to that day to Marika where the blinkers are off, the judgments set aside and a true unbiased inquiry takes place. As you say these stories touch the heart, they inspire and they remind us all of the incredible beings we are. Thank you to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for inspiring many to reconnect to a healthier truer way of being.

  10. What are great analogy! And what’s more is that all those that see only parts of the elephant are reacting or identifying with what they “find”. It is this reaction and individuality that blinds us from seeing the bigger picture.

  11. Marika, I love how you highlight in your blog the fact that so many of us look but do not really see what is right in front of us. Many of us have selective vision and see only what we want see and often only what fits into our picture frame of life. Your sharing has inspired me to take a look at where at where I may have blinkered vision

    1. We miss so much when the stage is set and we can only see the picture of our own creation. We are more powerful as creators than we may choose to see and yet so much is available to us when we broaden our vision.

  12. The elephant just stands there being an elephant irrespective of what a fly does or if anyone only sees it’s legs, trunk or tail. The elephant is always the elephant.

  13. The thing is that our experience defines our truth, but the problem is that we stay confined within our own perception, compare our own versions of ‘truth’ against others’, trying to be the ‘right’ one, a head above the rest, making others ‘wrong’. But what if everyone was telling a truth, a part truth, and there could be a bigger truth that unified the all?

  14. It’s interesting that often a fly buzzing around pestering us, can take our sole focus and we loose sight of all else.

  15. There is a grand elephant to report on alright. I searched for the stories like the ones found on this site the world over and when I found them they blew me away. We have a case of supply and demand and the majority of people are asking for lies, drama and entertainment. One day when the excitement is revealed for the empty pursuit that it is. the majority will ask for truth.

  16. Yes agree Marika, Universal Medicine and The Way of The Livingness is the most profound discovery of this era and the impact on the countless many lives who have embraced this way of living is phenomenal. These have not only been documented in the many testimonials that are available to access but more evidently can be witnessed every day in how the students of this religion live with greater sense of well-being, vibrancy, purpose and joy for life. This is absolutely worth reporting however we are not yet truly asking for the answers, or seeking the truth, and until we do we will continue to be supplied with news that keeps us in the comfort of avoiding to live with responsibility, honesty and truth.

  17. That’s a brilliant analogy for how we all see life differently and how the part we see determines our experience, response or reaction. The question is.. are we truly seeing what is before us to be seen?

  18. Stories that entertain, don’t challenge the consumer and confirm their prejudices. That seems to be what is happening and it seems to be getting worse.

    1. I agree Christoph it does seem to be getting worse – it seems that the more we are allowing the world to slip into lovelessness and normalising abuse, the less we want to feel our responsibility in it.

  19. We only see what we want to see and don’t see what does not fit into the prefabricated picture; it is called confirmation bias.

  20. I love the example and it really shows how we perceive things in the range of our conscious awareness and therefore can be blinded like the blind in the old tale to what in truth is going on.

  21. I know many people who have turned their lives around for the true better with the support of Universal Medicine. Yet truly inspiring stories of people making more supportive choices does not sell papers as much as sensationalised trash, which says a lot about the society we live in and who buy the papers.

  22. It is not always easy to be willing to admit and see when I am hurt at first. I can immediately go into protection but that only deepens further the pain and separation within. To be willing to see truth is an unfolding which naturally occurs as I surrender and let go of self.

  23. Great blog Marika, we are so blinkered when we allow our ideals and beliefs to dictate what we see, rather than being open enough to see what is truly there, when the media only report things based on their own ideals and beliefs how are they able to show a balanced view.

  24. ‘Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?’ – how often have I been caught in this web?

    Since being a student of Universal Medicine, I see more and more of the truth in many things that no one or education has ever shone the light upon.

    Only the truth will continue to deconstruct the lies.

  25. I’ve never heard of that tale but it makes absolute sense in relation to what happens. As people we can have so many different views of the same thing, even if we are looking at it at precisely the same time. In saying that, those who take their time and gather as much information as possible are usually the most accurate to what is truly there. I had the view that was what it was like for anyone reporting the news, they take the time to gather as much of the information as possible to bring forward a rounded view of what was or had happened. They give us many angles in one so we can build a view of what went on. From what I have seen this is a dying art with many reports being sensationalised these days and not truly reported on. This article’s suggestion could be the start, a start that’s a return to how things were at one point.

  26. Spot on Marika, some of the Media have missed the opportunity to report on what Universal Medicine truly offers and instead has focused on elaborate lies, false allegations and sensationalism to hook the reader and to create mistrust around an organisation that supports humanity enormously.

  27. We tend to believe that we observe what is there and this is what we tell others. The truth is a bit more complex than that. We come to any point of observation with an idea of ‘what this is all about’. As such, we get from the scene everything that confirms that and take a blind eye to everything that disconfirms it. Of course, we may find ourselves in situations where what confirms our previous thoughts outweighs what discomforts it and in situations where what disconfirms our preconceived ideas outweighs by far what we can find to support them. The former scenario makes life easy. Yet, what do we do in the second one? Do you report on a tooth stick and leave unreported the elephant that was in the room looking at you? This last question is an important one well beyond the case of Universal Medicine.

  28. It is a sorry state of affairs when the media sells stories to feed the fascination with what is wrong with the world, even creating the illusion of wrong, when there is magnificent untold story that is being denied to the world. However, there are many who have chosen to feel for themselves and respond to the truth of what is presented by Universal Medicine so the true story is being seen in the way they live.

  29. “Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?”I have lived most of my life with rose coloured glasses only seeing what I wanted to see, thereby living a lie instead of seeing the whole. What a wonderful service mainstream media would do for humanity if they choose to put out there the amazing stories from the lives of the students of Universal Medicine.

  30. I agree, frankly I am disappointed that so many years later, we still have nobody from the media willing to tell the actually story of Universal Medicine and what it offers. It is sad, for it would be benefiting so many more people if these silly rumors had not been given so much weight by certain mainstream media outlets.

  31. This is a great example of something that I think is rife in our media today – presenting a warped version of the truth, that is not then in fact truth at all just a portrait someone wants to paint to fit their agenda, whether that be to grab peoples attention and recognition, maliciously smear a person’s reputation out of jealousy, or just create sensationalism in order to be more appealing to ‘sell’ their story…

  32. I am in full agreement with you Marika – there are so many amazing stories and powerful truths that are being reflected in these student blogs and comments. Choosing to make some lifestyle changes and living with more awareness is a living testimony to the truth of Universal Medicine.

  33. Perhaps it is easier for the media to stay blind – even if they would claim for themselves that the their purpose is to be “all seeing”! As if they would be really “all seeing” they would have to take more responsibility for what they would have to publish.

  34. “Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?” Unfortunately this is the case Marika. Whereas imagine having the answers to the universe just by the way you live, AND, this was normal, and who we are.

  35. Sight is a sense that reposes on all kind of filters we put in place. The idea is to allow in something and to filter out something we prefer not to see. Of course, we tend to allow in what is in tune with our beliefs, our view of the world, our wishes and to discard what is not in accordance with it. In that context, it is not surprising that we cannot see the big picture but only the parts we are willing to see. The truth is, not everybody is willing and prepared to accept what Universal Medicine has to offer. This is ok. Yet, what is not ok is to write on it based on such unwillingness (rejection) as a way to confirm your own extant point of view of the world you hold and to avoid any trait of cognitive dissonance. The reason behind this is simple; would you face Universal Medicine with an unbiased, although skeptical mood, that would raise questions that you may need to answer about how you are living and let’s face it, not everybody is willing to go there.

  36. Ah, sometimes its easier to focus on the fly buzzing around the elephant because to focus on the elephant would expose all they have chosen to be blind of.

  37. Marika your story about the elephant and everyone only seeing part of the picture (and then jumping to conclusions) describes pretty well what the media does and has done in terms of Universal Medicine. Journalistic reporting seems to often have an agenda and need a slant, yet the truth is much more interesting. I hope that one day the media does write the truth about Universal Medicine but until that time the truth is being recorded in many beautiful ways by the UM student body.

  38. Great blog Marika, the analogy of the blind traveller and the elephant makes me wonder how often we choose to see what we want to see but miss the truth of what is really in front of us.

  39. It is more than ‘possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?’ and your example of the 4 blind travelers and the elephant Marika is a great analogy of this fact.

  40. I agree Marika, this site is such an inspiring read and whilst it is tucked away in cyberspace and gets ignored by the media currently, I am certain it will be discovered one day and people will have all these gems available to them. The good thing about the internet is, whoever is ready can benefit from all that is shared here already now.

  41. And we haven’t waited and sat idly by until journalism starts getting real and reports the truth of what is going on… this blogsite and many more now have thousands of real life stories of cracking through a mirage of hurts and pain to once again show others how to live a simple, healthy, committed and loving life.

  42. ‘Could it be possible that what we think and believe we see, is often tainted by what we want to see or want to believe?’ Well said and very true Marika, I also look forward to the day when the Media report the truth about Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon and how many people’s health and well being have improved enormously with their true love and support.

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