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

1,309 thoughts on “Universal Medicine – The Facts of My Experience

  1. It is beautiful to acknowledge the people that inspire us and the Benhayon family certainly have inspired so many people.

  2. “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” – I can very much relate to this and even though my life didn’t even look remotely successful or tick any box, I still resisted accepting what I had been living was a lie.

  3. If we seek the high point as an elevated state, not only will we become very disappointed when we ‘get there’, we miss out on the very path that leads us back to the truth of who we are – our very real and very normal self.

  4. It is so gorgeous to read the level of love that is shared here – how we can deeply love all relatopships and all people in our lives equally so, and how we can look at everything that is there to be looked at.

  5. David this is an absolute testament to how far you have come and what you have been able to let go of as a consequence of your now depth of understanding and love for all concerned. It is rare to come across a past relationship where both partners hold such deep respect and love for each other, but you have shown us what is entirely possible when we are willing to look at and take responsibility for our own choices. Thank you.

  6. It is utterly unique and somehow becomes normal how the Benhayon’s have supported those within their family and those outside of those traditional ties. Just knowing what is possibly changed everything.

  7. The love from the Benhayon family is absolute, it is deeply healing and inspiring to watch this family move through life with their enormous capacity to express love equally to everyone.

  8. We can all sense a put on when we see one, you know the arrogant CEO who is actually so deeply hurt and therefore driven to show the world that he’s worth it? Yep, that’s a put on. And we so easily see the humility and transparency of another human being. It’s crazy that we have disconnected so much that when somebody like Serge Benhayon stands in front of us we cannot recognise the purity that is there.

  9. Every part of my life has changed since I came across Universal Medicine too, it’s a bit like I had the bare bones of life but miss the actual fleshy, real, deep, loving, caring part of life, or you could say the purpose of life – this has been the biggest change, life has stopped being functional and aimless and starting to have real meaning.

  10. “Here was someone who was living a full, vibrant and deeply loving life.” – there is huge power in the reflection this offers us, as a true role model and reminder of what we are all capable of and that is practically possible and truly being lived with consistency.

  11. If every single person from the student body sat down to write about their experience with universal medicine, we would have over 1,000 books for the world to read. Books full of real life experiences, things which are so common in our society, so harmful, yet the majority of us are not willing to look underneath the surface. How powerful would that be, how many lives will be touched and what else can unfold from that…

  12. Universal Medicine does not offer to bring you anywhere, but to help you to reconnect to a place where you have been already and where you have felt what it truly means to be naturally you. Once you get there, you realize the tremendous and constant effort that it is not to be there.

  13. Quoting Liane Mandalis from a few comments ago because it is simply brilliant – “Love never asks you to be anything you are not, it simply calls you to be more of all that you already are, by virtue of its emanation.” Love just knows what is what.

  14. Thank you for sharing so openly your experiences David. A testimony to how being held in absolute love, from a foundation of steadiness and consistency, can be transformational if we allow ourselves to receive and live what is being offered.

  15. True love is simply unconditional, Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have definitely lifted the veil of what I thought love was and the Benhayon family demonstrate how true love is lived, with no expectations and not an ounce of judgment or criticism.

  16. Being held in love so I can feel I am love and return to love is so simple and makes so much sense. It’s a way of being we can all choose to be with each other.

  17. This is an incredible testimony to the power of true relationships. No relationship ever truly ends, we simply change the way we express with each other and when we hold others in love great healing can take place.

  18. “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.” It is beautiful to come into a family where patterns of your own family are non-existent. It offers the space to choose differently for yourself if you choose to.

  19. ‘In meeting the Benhayon family I felt truly held in love from day one and know this will never change.’ Very beautifully said, and so true David.

  20. You blog is truly a mind blower. Where else would you hear someone declare that their marriage is all the more loving thanks to an ex partner and their family??? Goes to show that what is lived by the Benhayons has no boundaries of where the love is offered.

  21. Lovely to re-read your blog David and it is great to see how no matter what love always holds us in the truth of who we are no less. It is simply us who choose to be less and play out acting less.

    1. ‘ no matter what love always holds us in the truth of who we are no less’. Yes, so true and so inspired to live this both for myself and with others – especially those whose reflections and choices I may find a challenge. I am starting to really appreciate the relationship I consider the most difficult to be love in is the one that sets the benchmark for all others. If it is not based on love then none are based on love. Building a foundation of self-love is a start.

  22. Reconnecting back to that place of contentment and natural ease, highlights how we actually separated from that natural way of being in the first place.

  23. When true love is presented without all the emotional ties and dramas it can be almost too simple, for all it is doing is asking us to love ourselves too.

  24. Love never asks you to be anything you are not, it simply calls you to be more of all that you already are, by virtue of its emanation.

  25. ‘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.’ These three things, seemingly inconsequential. are in truth huge if we take them seriously. When we develop a relationship with ourselves that is more honest than the one we already have, when we choose to tune into or body and find out what it needs rather than what we think we need, and we also make food and drink choices based on the feeling of and wisdom of our bodies. Then we are on the way to a continually deepening honesty and a journey that brings us closer to who we are, letting go of all the opinions and beliefs and ideals that we have taken on along the way.

  26. “Here was someone who was living a full, vibrant and deeply loving life.” Serge Benhayon is an inspiration to us all and he imbues in each of us a responsibility to reflect a full, vibrant and deeply loving life in every move we make.

  27. Permanent change usually looks simple and uneventful. I met a teenager who stopped smoking after years of inhaling. She said she just stopped and there was no drama. She simply outgrew that need.

    1. That’s a great point Christoph and brings me to question why would I celebrate not doing something I know is damaging or harming me or others? So to celebrate stopping smoking makes no sense, but appreciating and celebrating the choice to embrace more of the love that I am definitely does!

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