Universal Medicine – The Facts of My Experience

My experience with Universal Medicine has been nothing less than life changing. Everything has changed: from the way I take care of myself to my enjoyment of work, the willingness I now have to be open about how I feel, to the care I take with the food I eat and the fact that I now listen to my body.

Yet this has occurred in an absolutely normal way: no fireworks, no exclusive clubs, magic potions, regimented dictations or secret handshakes.

Before Universal Medicine, and despite the picture perfect image I put on, my life was a complete disaster. Underneath the surface mirage, money issues, depression, constant anxiety, reckless relationships, drugs and alcohol plagued me daily.

The first change in my life started before I came across Universal Medicine, after yet another period of feeling deeply empty about the life I was living.

The constant parties started to feel empty, the sports cars no longer excited, superficial relationships felt meaningless and work was simply a drive to be seen. Despite ticking all the successful boxes in life, there was something missing that no amount of money could buy. I didn’t feel the joy, contentment and purpose inside that I sensed life could be.

I knew at this point that I was living a lie.

In 2004, many years after wrestling with what was missing from my life, I had my first treatment with Serge Benhayon, and this set in motion a change to the way I lived that has transformed everything.

Serge Benhayon | Founder of Universal Medicine
Serge Benhayon | Founder of Universal Medicine

The treatment was deeply profound in that I had not been given anything: there was no chanting, no black magic and no “to-do” lists, instead I was supported to re-connect back to a very familiar yet distant feeling – the feeling of inner contentment and natural ease that I had as a child yet had forgotten was there.

The choice I was left with thereafter was what to do with that feeling – what to do with the realisation that the way I had constructed my entire life was the complete opposite of who I truly was. To say it was confronting was an understatement, yet nothing could take away or diminish the deep knowing of what I felt.

In the proceeding years I had the opportunity to get to know Serge Benhayon and his family closely when they came to stay at our family home on his trips to the UK. These times were deeply precious as it was my first experience of what true family was all about.

There was a level of care and support that Serge lived on and off stage; there was no show, no game face and no act with Serge, just consistency through and through. He lives a level of integrity in every aspect of his day. Here was someone who was living a full, vibrant and deeply loving life.

This was the complete opposite of the dysfunctional family life I grew up with. Being around this was deeply inspiring and on top of this, from day one, Serge treated me as family, as he does everyone.

Year after year when Serge and his family came to stay the same care and integrity was shown. There was a deep willingness to support and help with whatever was needed: from the care taken with washing up, giving it the same importance as cooking the meal, to the deeply supportive and loving conversations. There was nothing that was less, nothing that was not worthy of time or attention. At the same time I also started to understand what true work was all about, whilst still holding family dear and equal.

A few years later, on a visit to Australia, I met Simone Benhayon and was blown away by the incredible care, love and strength that she naturally held. At the time, whilst going through a difficult period in my life, she was an absolute support and remains so to this day.

There was no question that she was so very different to the women who I had been in relationships with, as she was someone who deeply loved me just for being who I am. As we started our relationship together the level of respect, care and love was absolute.

I can unequivocally say that Simone was the first person that I truly fell in love with and my first true relationship.

With the Benhayon family the simplicity of life was deeply profound. The drama I was used to in my family was non-existent and whilst big things went on there was a foundation of support to deal with them. This meant that everything was looked at, no issue left to fester and no games or carrying on – what was not loving was called out and everyone was honored and supported to deepen in love: this was true family.

David Nicholson
David Nicholson

There is no doubt that Serge Benhayon, his family and Universal Medicine have the deepest care and love for humanity that I know. And from my own personal and lived experience I know them to be benchmarks when it comes to a commitment to love, true purpose to life and endless support for everyone.

And even though my relationship with Simone Benhayon ended, this was solely due to the fact that I would not allow myself to deepen the love I held for myself and therefore, allow another to hold me in. Yet despite the abusive, irresponsible, reckless and hurtful way I behaved, something that is not truly my nature, the consistent love and support of Simone and the Benhayon family remained.

In meeting the Benhayon family I felt truly held in love from day one and know this will never change.

Today the Benhayon family are the greatest support for me and my family. I know that the marriage I have with my wife Hannah would not be the amazing quality that it is if it were not for the care, love, integrity and inspiration I’ve received from Universal Medicine and the Benhayon Family.

Published with permission of Simone Benhayon.

By David Nicholson, Company Director and Husband, Frome, Somerset, UK

Further Reading:
Inspired by Universal Medicine…Just Being Me
Universal Medicine
Inspired by Serge Benhayon & Universal Medicine: Feeling the True Me

1,259 thoughts on “Universal Medicine – The Facts of My Experience

  1. ‘I would not allow myself to deepen the love I held for myself and therefore, allow another to hold me in.’ a beautiful reminder that deepening our love for ourselves allows for a deepening of love everywhere.

  2. An amazing article to read and see. This is not the norm of our world and certainly isn’t something you will see on the front page of the papers and yet here we have a true blessing before our eyes. The Benhayon family and many others are leading the way in how they go about life in every way even under the constant pressure and criticism from a vocal minority or even vocal few. This quality of responsibility is both very brave and often rare but as is the case here if we truly care about the world around us then we have a personal responsibility for the actions we carry out. No matter which side of the fence you sit or stand on we always have a responsibility.

  3. “instead I was supported to re-connect back to a very familiar yet distant feeling – the feeling of inner contentment and natural ease that I had as a child yet had forgotten was there.” this is super beautiful David, and yes I can relate to that feeling too after meeting with Serge Benhayon, it really exposed the discontentment I had been feeling for a long time in my body but could not put words to only until I felt the beauty of my soul in every particle of my body. Thank you.

  4. ‘My experience with Universal Medicine has been nothing less than life changing. Everything has changed: from the way I take care of myself to my enjoyment of work, the willingness I now have to be open about how I feel, to the care I take with the food I eat and the fact that I now listen to my body.’ Me too David. I feel exactly the same – life has become infinitely full, and my surrender to what I used to perceive as ‘obstacles’ and things not going ‘right’ is phenomenal. Not only that but I have discovered that I love humanity – all of them! And that every day is an opportunity to bring truth to every situation. We are so blessed!

  5. There is a tendency in families to want to keep things together maybe to be seen as the ‘perfect’ family from the outside or/and to avoid confrontation within the family but whatever the reason holding the family together is not love. To call out that which is not love can press the buttons in another or it can turn a family upside down but what I am learning is understanding, observation and what it means to live in a quality that is love and nothing less.

  6. ‘..I didn’t feel the joy, contentment and purpose inside that I sensed life could be.’ We all know deep inside we are not living what we feel inside, it may seem far away sometimes but it is equally there in everyone and it will never leave us no matter how much we try, by nature we are love.

  7. ‘In meeting the Benhayon family I felt truly held in love from day one and know this will never change’. Nailed it David, as you speak for all who meet the Benhayon family.

  8. Scratch the surface of many picture-perfect lives and underneath you will find that even if all the proverbial boxes have been ticked the success is a facade driven by the insatiable emptiness from within that can never be appeased.

  9. To bring true change into our lives we have to come to the point within ourselves where we recognise that the way that we are living is not true. Without recognising this truth it is very difficult to bring lasting change.

  10. ‘My experience with Universal Medicine has been nothing less than life changing. Everything has changed: from the way I take care of myself to my enjoyment of work, the willingness I now have to be open about how I feel, to the care I take with the food I eat and the fact that I now listen to my body.’ Same here David. My entire life has changed, and thank heavens I am not going around and around with the same cracked record of hurt, judgement, contraction . . . and the list could go on. Truth prevails, and the loveliness of this cannot be bought – it is beyond price.

  11. A beautiful and inspiring story to read David. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences and your wisdom. What you have shared is showing us a new way to live and the folly of old past patterns.

  12. Thank you David. This confirms to me today that we have a responsibility in how we live, choosing what we know to be true and not following what we have always done, falling back on behaviours that don’t support us, and to not hold back in our commitment to true love.

  13. Knowing what is true and not identifying with what is not, is the doorway to come back to love. This is the only thing that remains after all.

  14. This shows the absolute love the Benhayon family lives with, most ex-partners are ignored by the family of the other person and especially as you shared the relationship how the relationship ended. They love you for who you are and not for what you do. Not that they would allow abuse but they don’t judge and that is something very special we can all learn to do again.

  15. A beautiful sharing David, it is so true, the love that this family holds people with allows you to get to know who you truly are and from there you are able to start to let go of all that you are not.

  16. We think it’s hard and difficult to live with this integrity and clarity you describe David. But the truth is, when we finally understand the way our choices effect everything and everybody in life, then it becomes simple to live this and choose it as our way. Serge Benhayon and his family exemplify what it’s like to live life with eyes open wide, to move and speak, act and think with absolute integrity. Yet this is not down to obligation or rules but an acceptance of the natural laws of life. Pretending they don’t exist is simply hiding our head in the sand.

  17. There are no bells or whistles when it come to universal medicine. Every step and movement that is taken is by our own choice. We are offered many reflections from the Benhayon’s and every reflection offers a choice that we either resist or embrace.

  18. This is a amazing testament, not only to the man you are but to a family that loves unconditionally. A family that never walks away from offering truth, which innately is what we are all calling out for.

  19. That’s so awesome David. I loved reading this. So refreshing to read such an honest account of what love is all about.

  20. “I was supported to re-connect back to a very familiar yet distant feeling – the feeling of inner contentment and natural ease that I had as a child yet had forgotten was there.” This feeling we all have inside, for some it lasts longer than others. The inspiration the Benhayon family offer in their living way is profound and amazing, yet entirely natural. No bells and whistles, no judgement just pure understanding and unconditional love.

  21. Thank you for sharing your intimate experience of the consistent love and support that is so freely given by all the Benhayon family. It can be confronting to be shown this level of deep loving when we are still caught in self-abusive cycles but it is super inspiring to have the depth of what it possible if we reconnect to the love within us reflected in such an awesomely steady way that calls us all to be true to ourselves and live that in a world where this is not the norm.

  22. I deeply appreciate the honesty here of the definable differences between family life as most of us have experienced it and the harmony of the Benhayon family. If one family can live it, every family can.

  23. A deeply honest sharing David, and a learning for all of us that the love and consistency offered by Serge Benhayon and his family is there for all no matter what. And it’s up to us to embrace the love on offer for as you so beautifully put it ‘I would not allow myself to deepen the love I held for myself and therefore, allow another to hold me in.’ … we need to deeply love ourselves to allow ourselves to be held in ever deeper love.

  24. This is so true ‘There is no doubt that Serge Benhayon, his family and Universal Medicine have the deepest care and love for humanity that I know. And from my own personal and lived experience I know them to be benchmarks when it comes to a commitment to love, true purpose to life and endless support for everyone.’

  25. ‘This meant that everything was looked at, no issue left to fester and no games or carrying on – what was not loving was called out and everyone was honored and supported to deepen in love: this was true family.’ The Benhayon family is a beautiful example of true family and what it means to truly love and support each other to constantly evolve and to deepen our love always.

  26. How wonderful it is to let go of the drama in life and how much energy we have from doing so, allowing an equilibrium that supports us in everything we do.

  27. It is a great offering when we get to feel what true friendship is. It becomes a fork in the road for any future relationships, for we then have a choice to either say yes to more and re-imprint, or stay in the same cycle of old.

  28. I cannot imagine where I would be without the inspiration and healing of Universal Medicine and its founder Serge Benhayon. My life has blossomed and taken off in a way I would never have dreamed, but most important of all, the way is being made clear so that I may bring my particular gifts to the world in service.

  29. It was so beautiful to re-read this blog and the level of honesty and transparency that is in it. The more transparent we are the more we realise that we are all the same and if we just dropped our guard we would all be so much better off.

  30. We are love, each of us to the very core of our being, without exception. But if we do not live true to this love and allow it to be in our every expression, we will instead express all that is not of this love which is simply the force we call upon to hold it all back. When the latter has become our lived way and we are suddenly presented with the one and same love through another but that we ourselves are not living, it can be very confronting, so that instead of being able to receive that which we already are, we reject it instead.

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