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?

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

  1. I’ve been a mother to a baby and every mother, if not every person in society would never give food or drink to their baby that is harmful. We are often so super aware of what we feed our babies yet we do not offer ourselves the same care. Yet, you can’t say we don’t know what is and isn’t good for us as we know what to give and not give children. Children cannot smoke or drink alcohol. I use the more ridiculous example to make a point. Yet we probably wouldn’t give a baby a cream bun or even too much cheese. Why do we do that to ourselves and object when someone points out that certain foods are not good for our body?

  2. E.W, I love this sentence: “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.” – In caring for ourselves we develop an amazing relationship with our own body, our needs and how to work with them. There is a way to be with oneself that is deeply respectful, be this with food, exercise or the way we move and the activities that we choose.

  3. So true – what and how Serge Benhayon presents feels very different to other presentations I have previously experienced. That feeling of sphericalness in what is being presented, especially in his purple books, initially felt like a bit of a riddle to my lineally structured way of thinking where there was a starting point and an ending point. But once the body started participating in receiving what was being presented, it just started making absolute sense, very simply so.

  4. EW you write of other modalities that ‘…none demand the application of integrity in the lived life of the practitioner before engaging in the healing practice.’ This has been my experience also – never have I come across a Code of Ethics & Conduct http://esoteric-healing.com/system/files/EPA-information-pack/PDFs/EPA-Code-of-Ethics.pdf as holistic and encompassing of the responsibility we hold when working with others as practitioners. In fact, the association that promulgates the Code now offers membership to members in all professions, with the understanding we are all practitioners, whatever our work. And why stop there? If every human on the planet embraced the Code, the changes would be astounding.

  5. “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.” I whole-heartedly agree E.W. as this has been my experience also which opened my eyes to begin to see the true purpose of life and the joy and beauty it holds for all.

  6. EW it is certainly a testimony to Universal Medicine when you share “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.” It has been my experience and that of many others. The media therefore have a very distorted picture of the truth.

  7. Awesome blog. I loved what you expressed here; ‘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.’ I agree the way in which Serge Benhayon presents is indeed in itself worthy of attention, let alone what is being presented which is pure gold and blows out all the cobwebs in the mind and body instead waking up the heart ✨ With regard to diet, this just makes sense, what we eat and drink affects our bodies that’s it. Although maybe it could be said we haven’t wanted to take true responsibility for this? I heard on the radio the other day that in the UK there are more and more people searching on internet about healthy foods and food choices so on some level we are aware of this.

  8. “I now see that when you observe and truly care for yourself you become your own best friend, guide, doctor, counsellor and teacher.” This is the greatest step we can take for ourselves, rather than the constant undermining self-criticism and judgement that is the entrenched way of being for so many. Learning to deepen our own relationship with ourselves and become our own greatest support, deepest love and greatest friend, we then can bring that quality to all others.

  9. Yes with Serge Benhayon what you see is very much what you get, having know this consistently over the last 8 coming onto 9 years, his delivery of his presentations have always stayed at the very high level of integrity. His genuine care for people reflects through all that he does and offers.

  10. To take full responsibility for our choices rather than try and blame them on someone or something else is in truth very empowering as that way we can see that we can choose differently.

  11. “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.” Living in this way means we are 100% responsible for all our own choices and there can be no blame on anyone or anything else. Maybe this is uncomfortable for some as blaming and not being willing to be held accountable is more familiar?

  12. There are many testimonials that follow this same line, that there is a deep level of integrity here being lived and shared from Universal Medicine. And all that they bring, support and inspire in various projects and groups around the globe through the student body. Never in my life have I or do I see such collaboration and dedication to bringing quality into the world well before and without focus on output. When the focus is on the quality of who we are then what we deliver in that quality is endless, but when we focus on the output it quickly runs us down. What Universal Medicine shares is a way of living that is rich, deeply loving and sustainable without strain or effort, something I have never seen elsewhere.

  13. “In many of these modalities the client is regarded as a recipient and NOT a participant in their own healing.”
    The empowerment & self responsibility offered by Universal Medicine’s practitioners can be challenging when one has seen themselves as a victim of life’s path for a long time, yet the body knows truth and as we open ourselves up to a deeper relationship with self our return to true confidence steadily resurfaces.

  14. Responsibility is an impress of any Universal Medicine therapy. On the one hand, the practitioner is responsible for how he/she is living for the fact that our energy either harms or heals. The client on the other hand is also responsible for the state of his/her body and for the amount and quality of healing he/she accepts.

  15. Yes I agree, Universal Medicine is the epitome of self responsibility. Could it be that the pull to anyone who encounters Universal Medicine to consider self responsibility actually be the thing that many rebel against?

  16. I think it’s really interesting how we can appear to be very physically fit but actually be really tired or keep getting colds or have chronic digestive problems and more – so it’s not a true fitness in the sense of the whole body being in harmony. It’s great hearing the changes you made E.W and how much of a difference this made to your health.

  17. Presenting to others in a non-imposing way allows people the space to make a choice for themselves whether to align to what is being presented or not…it really is that simple.

  18. ‘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.’ Thank you for sharing E.W. We are students of our own livingness taking responsibility for all our choices past and present without blame or shame, bringing understanding to each situation from a deep place of love, acceptance and appreciation.

  19. “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.” Yes, sage words. We can choose how we respond or react to our circumstances. This was a game changer for me in regard to self awareness and personal responsibility, the realization that I truly had choices.

  20. “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 has been true for me too and is a very empowering way to be with oneself. The forever observer and loving care-taker.

  21. Hi E.W. I love what you have shared here for it is coming from lived experience, a way of livingness that many hundreds of people have taken up for themselves and are feeling the benefits in their lives.

  22. And is it possible then that the reason there is a backlash against Universal Medicine is because it presents absolute responsibility – and we would prefer to have a few excuses up our sleeves so we can be irresponsible when we feel like it. Even then, no one is judging the choice to be irresponsible – just saying that the truth is we are responsible even for our irresponsible choices.

  23. The authority on our body and how we feel is our body and how we feel. I used to suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome but do not have any symptoms any more and I know this is because of the choices I have made to listen to my body and eliminate foods that cause pain and bloating. It is really very simple when we do hear our bodies and what they choose to eat rather than what we think we ‘should be’ eating or drinking.

  24. Universal Medicine has undergone a lot of scrutiny in the past years. All of the scrutiny has turned up nothing but the utmost integrity, contrary to what some of the media chooses to report. If we were to scrutinise many of the other modalities and healing practices around I’m not sure the result would be the same.

  25. It’s incredible to me that you did not take any notice of the excruciating pain you experienced. I don’t mean this as a judgement at all – what it is is a very stark example of how we can normalise dis-ease, even extreme pain. It’s such an odd phenomenon- a head in the sand approach to life that refuses to take responsibility for what is happening to us.

  26. The world of “energy” remains largely unknown, and given the plethora of energetic healing modalities out there that promise much, yet don’t always necessarily deliver, one has a right to be skeptical. However, what we should allow is those who are willing to explore modalities such as those presented by Universal Medicine so that they can make their own mind up, not only for their own benefit, but potentially for the benefit of humanity. Personally, I have found the esoteric healing modalities to be nothing more than profound by way of what they offer in terms of increased energetic awareness of what is going on in my body.

  27. It is very interesting when you write that “what is already mainstream, when closely examined, could be regarded as far more outlandish in their claims and methods?” I have often come across this: things are labelled as normal when they have become mainstream, not because they are natural or make any sense, but because enough people follow it. And there are many examples of this, from drinking alcohol to overeating to believing that Christ’s body can be absorbed via a communion wafer. It is when the comfort gets rocked that people tend to go on the barricades as deep inside, they and we all know what the truth is.

  28. What Serge Benhayon presents is actually very ordinary and really everyday. Why do we find it so challenging? Is it that the way we are choosing to live now is so off the mark to where we could be living, our extremes are more extreme because we have not been noticing how extreme our behaviours are becoming? It is almost like we don’t even know what ‘normal’ is anymore. I can really understand why someone would react to what he presents because it then comes up for us to look at in our own lives, and sometimes (or more likely often) we don’t want to see it and it seems easier to criticise what is seemingly unfamiliar. It doesn’t make it go away though. I would rather see my wayward ways as uncomfortable as it is and slowly make steps to change how I live, for I know this benefits me but also everyone I come across in my everyday life.

  29. The effect of the food I eat on my energy levels and mood is very interesting to observe. I have changed what I eat and the way I eat very gradually over the years. With each change the key has been about how I feel after eating that food.

  30. I too have found a different way to exercise that is gentler on my joints. I used to be quite driven with regard to exercise, constantly chasing a goal and using it to help control my eating. I was never able to sustain my exercise routine because I was always too hard on myself with regard to what I thought I should be achieving. Fast-forward to today and I feel much more at ease in my body. Yes I exercise to keep myself well and strong but without any pressure about what that should look like. I walk, I stretch and I do strengthening exercises, all in a way that feels very gentle yet purposeful.

  31. Universal Medicine presents a way of life that is in coherence with our being, that we have a physical body and are from the divine. This to me has made it possible to take responsibility for my own life, for my own choices on all the aspects of life and freed me from the imprisonment that all the ideals and beliefs from family and society had brought to me.

  32. Universal Medicine has deeply supported me too to be more aware of myself and how I live and relate with all others, to feel the impact of my choices, without judgement but with deepening honesty and from that to have greater awareness in the choices that I make going forwards.

  33. If the general masses accepted the fact that ‘ultimately the responsibility for your own wellbeing lies within you’ there could well be a transformational change in our rates of disease and illness as everyone would be far more committed to caring for themselves and making lifestyle choices that supports their quality of livingness, and not live in a way with the expectation that others or even the health care system itself can and will fix and correct all their issues.

  34. “Through Universal Medicine I am now a student – of myself in totality.”
    Seriously… If we, as a greater humanity, all lived life with such an aware, caring and responsible approach as you’ve described here E.W., our world would indeed change, and change greatly.

    1. Our world would change massively – agreed, Victoria and E.W.. …not only from the perspective that there would be a very clear reduction in the incidence of illness and disease (and hence a reduction in financial and other strains on our current health care system), but that people would be lighter and more energised and hence would miss less days of work, be able to handle things on a daily basis better, would be able to cope with things around them more adequately etc etc etc….the changes are endless to fathom…so what are we are waiting for? It is after all there for us all to choose to embrace and to put into lived practice, no matter how small the steps…E.W, this blog is a great reminder for us all to keep open and embracing of the changes that we all can potentially take on board.

  35. Yet most do not want to take responsibility for their own healing; they just want to be fixed and for as long as we choose to ignore responsibility for our wellbeing there are always going to be modalities that claim they heal but in truth pander to the client and bury the issues deeper into the body. Do we want to be offered true love and support or do we want to remain on the treadmill carrying our hurts? The choice is in our hands.

  36. Well said. There are many great points that you mention here to be discussed one being how Serge Benhayon presents live to audiences of over 200 people over a course of days with no preparation or aids. How can this be done? Because Serge presents from his livingness, how he lives each moment every day determines what he can present. Now that is integrity and responsibility to the highest degree I have ever known and teaches and reflects to us that wisdom definitely does not come from the head but the body. ‘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.’

  37. The entire education system today is about producing unquestioning followers by rewarding and giving recognition when we do well what we are told to do. Self-responsibility and self-awareness are not being taught, or perhaps more accurately put, not being promoted. What Universal Medicine offers is not only very unique, but is very much needed.

  38. “once used to be exhausted, falling ill every two or three months with some ailment or infection – and yet I was considered healthy!” – What we currently define as health in our society is a far cry from what our true health actually is and could be.

  39. If you have ever been to one of Serge Benhayon presentations, you’ll know how seamless and easy he makes it look. And it is, for him. Yet if you really consider his presentations, what he presents and how he presents, it is remarkable. I’ve attended Universal medicine retreats where he presents for 5 days with no aids, no notes, no orthodox preparation. As far as I’m aware his preparation is in his consistent connection and in the way he moves that allow him to access wisdom that is far beyond this realm of life.

    1. Yes, I agree – it is deeply inspiring and shows what is possible and available to everyone if we chose to live that way.

  40. I totally agree with the consistency (and everything else). I have been attending presentations delivered by Serge Benhayon since 2004 and the consistency is out of this world. Serge is not only consistent in what he presents (and it is a lot!!!) but also in the energy, integrity and loving way in which he both presents and lives – holding everyone in equalness.

    1. One of the most beautiful things about being held in equalness by someone who is living in their fullness is that it calls us up to be more of who we truly are. Love says I am this and so are you.

  41. ‘In many of these modalities the client is regarded as a recipient and NOT a participant in their own healing’. This is a very good point about many of the ‘healing’ modalities, which leads to disempowering clients and creating a dependency on their practitioner.

  42. “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 putting the responsibility where is truly is needed, and that is with us, the power to change lies within our choices.

  43. “UniMed renders back to the student the simple truth that ultimately the only saviour of you is yourself.” Perhaps this is why Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon get attacked. Realising that God is not some meanie that punishes us and that no one is going to come and save us can be quite hard to stomach. An easy way to avoid responsibility is to attack or dismiss it when we come face to face with it.

  44. Those who bring great truth and understanding are the most attacked by others who want to keep it all the way it currently is, in absolute denial of the fact that what we have created for ourselves is not working as a whole or for the benefit of all.

  45. Healing modalities tend to be based on the assumption that it is up to the healer to free the client from what they suffer from. In the case of Universal Medicine is the other way around. What the client is going through is the result of his/her own choices and in truth, it is his/her own body which holds the power of healing once its natural level of harmony is helped to be restored.

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