An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 3): Through Universal Medicine I am now a Student of Myself

by E.W. Police Officer, Australia

I have been attending Universal Medicine (UniMed) workshops and courses since 2003; during this time I have never experienced anything other than the utmost professionalism. No subject presented, or statement made, has ever been delivered as a sermon or with any hint of prejudice. Neither is there any sense of obligation that one must follow advice or suggestions in order to be accepted. Quite simply what is delivered is a simple, informed and straightforward presentation. Take it or leave it, the choice is the individual’s.

I have never seen anyone present live to an audience and follow a subject or topic/s through with such consistency, and to do so without preparation or aids. Not only is each topic covered with consistency, but the topics are also often shown to interconnect and interrelate, following a logical pattern and flow. Serge Benhayon actually makes this look simple. And to an observer familiar with how challenging it is to present live and to do so with such integrity – this in itself is worthy of attention. 

As for the UniMed healing and teachings… can anyone really single out Serge Benhayon when what is already mainstream, when closely examined, could be regarded as far more outlandish in their claims and methods? Many of these less mainstream modalities claim to heal, and often do so using ‘energy’. Yet none demand the application of integrity in the lived life of the practitioner before engaging in the healing practice. In many of these modalities the client is regarded as a recipient and NOT a participant in their own healing.

Universal Medicine presented material and healing is the only modality I am aware of that encourages participation by the recipient of the healing; where the client is central to and also responsible for where they are at. And importantly, they are helped to understand that the choices they made were always theirs. One cannot always choose one’s predicaments, but we can always choose how we view them and are hence better able to choose differently and move forward from there.

As for the controversy regarding changes to one’s diet as undertaken by many UniMed students – there is already much evidence that supports and attests to the benefits of avoiding gluten, dairy and alcohol in the diet. Why then all the hysteria about these students changing their diets to feel better and improve their health? Particularly given that we live in a world increasingly plagued by obesity and diet-related illness (diabetes to name one), and this is occurring despite the multitude of diet fads that abound. The attempt to uniquely and selectively criticise Universal Medicine on these grounds makes absolutely no sense!

Before I attended UniMed I was very physically fit, or so it appeared – but I was also always tired and in constant need of energy from high sugar foods to sustain me. Behind it all, I discovered I suffered chronic indigestion and heartburn that, as it turns out, was a result of my diet and alcohol intake – which, comparatively speaking in society today, was very moderate.

The best evidence when it comes to knowing what foods to eat for me rests with my own willingness to try, then observe the changes that subtly begin to have effect on my body – for me that meant no more bloating, no more digestive problems and greater energy, in particular a faster recovery time after exercise. I have also developed a greater sense of understanding my own body.

And this is from someone who once used to be exhausted, falling ill every two or three months with some ailment or infection – and yet I was considered healthy!

I also suffered from an undiagnosed and excruciating pain that would frequently wake me in the middle of the night. I would be paralysed with pain along both sides of my body that even made breathing very difficult. I was unable to move until the pain passed. It is amazing to think that the following day I would only briefly remember this and rarely paid attention to it, ignoring each occurrence and continuing on as normal.

Today that pain and discomfort is a thing of the past. I am still fit, but have the energy and mobility of those much younger than me. I rarely fall ill… in fact, I have never been as healthy: at my recent medical, the doctor (after rechecking my results) joked that the geneticist would be after me!

There are differing types of fitness and the one I have now is easy to maintain, harmonious, comparatively effortless and stress free. No one in UniMed has discouraged exercise – only to be aware of the impact of excessive exercise on the body – and that, from my own experience, I can only agree with.

I now see that when you observe and truly care for yourself you become your own best friend, guide, doctor, counsellor and teacher. Through Universal Medicine I am now a student – of myself in totality.

I regard Universal Medicine as an organisation that promotes self-responsibility and self-awareness. UniMed renders back to the student the simple truth that ultimately the only saviour of you is yourself. That ultimately the responsibility for your own wellbeing lies within you. To me it represents a universal and living application of true intelligence and awareness to daily living.

Part 1:  An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 1): Serge Benhayon ‘On the Money’ Regarding Alcohol
Part 2:  An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 2): Is Universal Medicine a Cult?

344 thoughts on “An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 3): Through Universal Medicine I am now a Student of Myself

  1. As a society we are so used to looking outside of ourselves to experts and others to be told how to be healthy and how to be in life. Even with the best of general advice, we still need to tailor it to what actually works for us based on the feedback from our own body. It’s a great term you have used “I am now a student – of myself”. Instead of giving our power away, we can make choices based on what we know works for us by observing our own body and how we feel in ourselves.

  2. I’ve said it before — I love reading what you write E.W. and how you write it. You are similar to Serge Benhayon with your commitment to presenting truth and your dedication to it is your life. Joy can only be the result!

  3. ‘I regard Universal Medicine as an organisation that promotes self-responsibility and self-awareness.’ Yes I agree with this statement and I have seen so many people grow in their commitment to their communities and to humanity at large simply because they feel the call to do so not because anyone is telling them that is the way to go. In my understanding a cult, for that is what Universal Medicine has been called, is usually perceived as an inward looking organisation that wants to dominate through what it perceives as the right way to live. I do not see any wish to dominate from the Benhayons at all. What I do see is a great love and respect for mankind and a willingness to stand up for the truth in a world that is living with increasingly lower standards as far as morals and ethics are concerned.

  4. I find the body quite amazing and find also that it has this innate and immanent autonomous way to be that can be accessed if we just allow it, but it takes us to listen first what is needed. Usually we try to fix the body and shape it the way we think is good for it but in my experience the body already knows exactly what it needs to function at its best, we just have to let it guide the way and not from what we think is the best way.

  5. What you’ve shared about setting new standards is important – from exhaustion being the norm, to looking after yourself and feeling vital almost all of the time is a super inspiring transformation.

  6. “One cannot always choose one’s predicaments, but we can always choose how we view them and are hence better able to choose differently and move forward from there.” – Such a great point, we can’t control life but what we can take charge of is how we respond to it; the depth of awareness, understanding and love that we allow ourselves to connect with and bring back to life…

  7. 5 years on and there is exactly the same quality and consistency if not higher from Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. ‘Serge Benhayon actually makes this look simple’ because what he presents is his Livingness his lived way, when we express what we live and not try to be more than this it is easy. He also treats every single person as an equal … very humbling.

  8. No wonder Universal Medicine gets so much attention and there is so much resistance to it. It invites and promotes self-responsibility. Not everyone is ready or open to that.

  9. Interestingly what you write can be seen by some as very controversial
    “I regard Universal Medicine as an organisation that promotes self-responsibility and self-awareness. UniMed renders back to the student the simple truth that ultimately the only saviour of you is yourself. That ultimately the responsibility for your own wellbeing lies within you.”
    I feel that the controversy is in the word ‘Responsibility’ You don’t have to look too hard in our society to see the results of people not taking responsibility for themselves. We just have to sit in the waiting room at our local surgery to see what effect not taking responsibility has on our bodies. If we wanted to act more responsibly most people wouldn’t be there, as they would be taking far more care of themselves. So are we in effect saying we don’t care and we don’t want to take responsibility and we will ridicule anyone that suggests that taking responsibility is the way forward?

  10. Amazing sharing EW and especially this as the concluding paragraph, with which I could not agree more: “I regard Universal Medicine as an organisation that promotes self-responsibility and self-awareness. UniMed renders back to the student the simple truth that ultimately the only saviour of you is yourself. That ultimately the responsibility for your own wellbeing lies within you. To me it represents a universal and living application of true intelligence and awareness to daily living.”

  11. “The best evidence when it comes to knowing what foods to eat for me rests with my own willingness to try, then observe the changes that subtly begin to have effect on my body…” – I too have found this, there is so much information about foods and different kinds of diet but my body is what gives me a real marker for how something works for me or not and this can change over time as well…

  12. “I now see that when you observe and truly care for yourself you become your own best friend, guide, doctor, counsellor and teacher. Through Universal Medicine I am now a student – of myself in totality.” This is the simple truth of what happens when we re-connect with our essence.

  13. It is quite a statement to attest to that you have attended Universal Medicine workshops for 15 years and never once been preached to! I have the same experience, and this leads me to be in total awe that one human being, namely Serge Benhayon has a consistency that is unwavering in offering total love and truth, but without one ounce of attachment to whether the reader, or the listener takes up that truth.

  14. I agree – what is so amazing about Universal Medicine is that no matter what subject they might be presenting about, it always comes back to the same simple truth, there is an undeniable consistency that makes sense from every angle. My experience is that when we start applying those principles to life, life becomes simple.

  15. An appreciation of responsibility and the natural awareness we have to work with our bodies and all the feedback and signalling they lovingly, patiently and consistently offer us.

  16. Being a student of Universal Medicine, which in truth is a student of life, is fun, joyful and evolving.

  17. The biggest smile came across myself when I read this – “I now see that when you observe and truly care for yourself you become your own best friend, guide, doctor, counsellor and teacher. Through Universal Medicine I am now a student – of myself in totality.” How lovely to be all of those things for our own lovely selves.

  18. The fact that Universal Medicine promotes self-responsibility and self-awareness is the very reason why many people shy away from this organisation. It does not offer a quick fix rather presents that the responsibility for your healing lies within you.

  19. There were so many great points covered in this blog. To me, Universal Medicine offers everything that society needs to rediscover health, vitality and well-being. Awareness and a willingness to respond are key, as well as the authors final point that no one saves us but ourselves. We have everything within us that we could ever need.

  20. I love your thorough investigation language it makes me feel that all areas are covered and I find a huge sense of responsibility from how you write. This ties in with the universal medicine healing sessions where clients not only receive but participate in the healing, that is also self-responsibility that feels steady and empowering.

  21. I agree, it is a simple concept – optimise the effect of the practitioner, offer the patient to optimise their ability to heal, use a modality that works and you may well have exceptional outcomes.

  22. It seems that the more we take responsibility for our own health such as food choices our bodies communicate loudly and clearly what is supportive and what is not.

  23. We can only ever be students of ourselves and the more we realise this, the less we will be inclined to give our power away to others.

  24. The essence of all the presentations I have heard at Universal Medicine are that we are responsible for our own healing and wellbeing. This is liberating in the sense that whilst I can follow general healthy guidelines the quality of my choices are what determines my inner wellbeing.

  25. The tools that Serge Benhayon has given to the world are very simple yet very effective which is to take care of ourselves, to hold our self in high regard. I cannot ever remember anyone telling me that it was so important to look after ourselves first and foremost. I have discovered that by taking care of me, I naturally have a greater capacity to care for others and it is not a strain or a burden to do this.

    1. Yes, it is strange that this is not current practice, in fact the opposite is often encouraged, for example self-sacrifice.

  26. When simplicity is not openly received but instead confrontation and attack is the response, we ought to re-evaluate our entire way of living as a society.

  27. You make a great point that the Esoteric therapies as presented by Serge Benhayon, are the only ones I have come across that have the understanding that the client is responsible for their healing and choices and need to take an active role in the healing process. As a nurse and students of public health, I can see that this is what is missing in our current approach to healthcare. As a student of my own healing, I have found taking ownership of my choices has been incredibly empowering and evolving.

  28. Fabulous blog. This . . . “I now see that when you observe and truly care for yourself you become your own best friend, guide, doctor, counsellor and teacher. Through Universal Medicine I am now a student – of myself in totality.” . . . is how I also feel. Well said!

  29. Great blog and testimony to Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon. Why is there so much hysteria about people changing diets to something that is healthy and that they truly feel supports them yet not so much hysteria to the increase mental health problems, increase in depression (especially with young people and children!), number of suicides, number of homeless people, why there are so many refugees or indeed why there are refugees etc? Surely we should be looking at this and asking ourselves why and not looking at people taking care of themselves and asking why?!!!

  30. Universal Medicine stands indeed for self-responsibility and being one’s own free agent – to the nth degree and such an extent that it makes mainstream … (fill in the gap from the wide array of what is deemed ‘normal’) look like a veritable imprisonment.

  31. Absolutely agree E.W. Universal Medicine is all about becoming a student of our own lives, ourselves, and learning from the very real experience that our body is reflecting to us all the time.

  32. “I am now a student – of myself in totality” Being a student in no way has to mean compliantly accepting the information we hear from lectures, books or any presentation, but can actually be a commitment to observing life and learning through feelings, experiences and our relationship to how we live what is out there, and our role in it all.

  33. There are many different types of fitness other than the physical fitness we all strive for. The fitness that lets a body fully rest at night is not a common understanding, but it takes a well of energy in the body to sleep well.

  34. My right to choose my own diet is supported by listening to my own body – this is the universal wisdom that Universal Medicine teaches.

  35. “ultimately the only saviour of you is yourself. That ultimately the responsibility for your own wellbeing lies within you.” This is the wisdom we need to grow up with, this is the wisdom that needs to be tough in schools.
    Our health care systems throughout the world are becoming bankrupt and this is because we have ignored this inner wisdom which in truth can not be ignored.

  36. I fully concur with this – over the past 9 years, every presentation delivered by Serge Benhayon and all sessions with practitioners of Universal Medicine I have attended, it is always brought back to the deeper understanding of the choices we have made during our lives is reflected in how we are today. There is nothing to fix, only to expose that which is not true and make new choices to re-align to that which is true in our essence.
    “I regard Universal Medicine as an organisation that promotes self-responsibility and self-awareness. UniMed renders back to the student the simple truth that ultimately the only saviour of you is yourself”.

  37. “ultimately the responsibility for your own wellbeing lies within you” When we expect someone else to ‘fix’ us when we don’t care for ourselves we will keep going back to the fixer to get fixed but when we take responsibility for ourselves we can work with the health care professionals and take responsibility for making changes that support our own wellbeing.

  38. What Universal Medicine presents makes perfect sense, there are no rules or dogma just a simple approach to life bringing in qualities of self-love and self care, this is key to experiencing greater health, vitality and well-being and supports you to have more deeply loving relationships.

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