Before and After the Universal Medicine Lennox Head Retreat

My name is Paul, I am 45 years old. I am a father and have been a postie for the last 11 years. I own my home in Northern NSW and currently I still like a beer, pizza, watching sport on TV, coffee etc. In the last 3 months I started dating an esoteric student who invited me to do the 2017 Universal Medicine Retreat in Lennox Head with her.

Prior to the retreat I was nervous, unsure what was ahead. I had been to a couple of Universal Medicine events and heard stories of people’s transformation – especially my girlfriend Rosie’s past to where she is at now – but wasn’t really sure what the retreat would be like.

On arrival I felt the love between the people that knew each other, big warm hugs going down everywhere I looked. I felt comfortable and I sat down and was open to learning more.

To be honest I struggled for the first two days . . . no caffeine, chocolate, dairy or gluten to keep me going. A bit of a challenge from my normal ways of living. Sitting in the seat my eyes kept closing on me. I definitely struggled but I loved what was presented: all related to why I was struggling in the first place!

I loved what Serge Benhayon shared, especially about the stars and the universe and energy. I became aware of how all of what I have been eating and drinking was suppressing me and making me check out from life and from being the true essence of who I really am.

On the third day I really didn’t want to get up. I needed that coffee hit. I just wanted to stay in bed and be comfortable but I didn’t give up. I started seeing chocolate on all the tables around me, even though there was no chocolate! My mind was playing tricks on me but during the day I managed a beach walk and sleep to recharge, and by the end of it I was feeling clearer and loved opening up more to what was on offer.

The Esoteric Yoga complemented the work so well. I could get back into my body; such a simple exercise but so powerful that anyone, any size can do it. I felt so connected and clear afterwards.

It was lovely to meet some new people, and be supported with the right foods to keep me on track for the week.

Serge Benhayon and Natalie Benhayon are truly inspirational people and I am glad I made the decision to do the Universal Medicine Retreat and I know that this is really just the beginning.

I realise this journey comes from within and feel grateful I have been given the proper tools to be the true divine person I was at birth.

By Paul

Further Reading:
Universal Medicine Retreat…. and Advance!
Before and After My Self Love Program – Forever Unfolding the Real Me
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521 thoughts on “Before and After the Universal Medicine Lennox Head Retreat

  1. Being open to living differently is a huge step in itself that takes courage and a lot of self-honesty. This step is one of many as we walk back to the truth of who we are but are not living.

    1. I agree Rachael. Taking a step like this is very courageous as it requires a willingness to be super honest about looking at the choices we have made in our everyday lives that have led us to a point where we realise that something has to change. I applaud anyone who makes such a committment to themselves as it is not simply for their own benefit, but for the benefit of everyone else as well.

  2. So real and so honest – this blog is a breath of fresh air. And your connection and dedication Paul shines through – the absolute knowing that you have that there is so much more to life than what has been socially and commonly accepted.

  3. Paul, I love to come back to this blog because what you have to say could be life changing for others.
    “I loved what Serge Benhayon shared, especially about the stars and the universe and energy. I became aware of how all of what I have been eating and drinking was suppressing me and making me check out from life and from being the true essence of who I really am.”
    How amazing would it be if we all came to this understanding that what we eat has such a huge effect on us to our detriment. That it was very easy for you to reconnect back to your body and in this awareness understand that what you were eating and drinking up to this point was having such a negative impact on your body by suppressing your natural way of being, imagine what the world would be like if we all came to this simple understanding of food and the vice like hold it has over us.

  4. A retreat offering healing on so many levels, thank you for sharing your experience Paul. I love how the space is held for people to explore what is possible.

  5. Beautiful to feel the effect of the retreat through such fresh eyes – it reminds me of how simple the offering of love is and also how strong the patterning is of all the normal, commonly accepted behaviours in regards of sugar, caffeine etc are. But most of all there is a confirmation that we all have that innate understanding and recognition of energy.

  6. Most of the time we do not consider the fact that we do know what we are doing! For example we know the exact foods to eat that will either dull our awareness, lose our divine connection, becomes hard as a way of coping in life or become racy so that we not have to be still enough to know all that we know. It is great to have an opportunity to do something like a retreat where we have the space to see exactly what we are doing and to make new choices.

  7. Love this, what is shared is the re-finding of our original ways, thought the teachings from universal Medicine and our own innate knowing of the way forward.

  8. Sometimes when you read about the Esoteric it might sound odd – a lot of people talking about ‘fire’ and their ‘inner heart’. But especially when you come to an event and feel it for yourself, as you did Paul it’s hard to deny how awesome it actually feels – like a beautiful bath! Because of the way we have grown up we can get lots of ideas about retreats and anything that is different. Universal Medicine simply present that perhaps not all of those beliefs are what they seem, and what about the possibility that there is more to life? I for one am so glad I came along, its totally changed my life.

  9. Thank you for sharing such an honest account of your experience Paul of a Universal Medicine retreat. And how you gave your self the space in those few days to feel what was actually going on with your body and how you dull it down so that you do not have to feel what is truly going on with your self and your interaction with life. It is quite something when we admit to ourselves that we can use all sorts of foods to take the edge of the tension we are constantly feeling and that tension is there to remind us that the life we are currently living is not it, that there is more to us than we presently want to admit too.

  10. We have just had a 3 day Sacred Esoteric Healing level 4 in the UK and the difference in me is huge – life changing really. I walked into the course with nothing especially wrong, in fact my life was and still is amazing – and yet over the weekend I began to see how much I have held back all that I am from the world and I walk away from it far more claimed in myself, so everything feels different – there are not words to describe how amazing it feels.

  11. I have done several Universal Medicine Retreats and just like you did Paul I usually struggle in the first few days as the comfortable status quo I usually live according to is rocked at its foundations and I am challenged to grow and evolve – so don’t ever think that you are alone in that as there would of been loads of us in that stadium feeling just like us. But as you say it is so worth it – the wisdom and clarity and practical learnings we are graced by at every Universal Medicine Retreat (and presentation/workshop for that matter) are worth absolute gold.

  12. After the retreats I usually feel like I can’t wait to be back in my life putting into practice the expanded awareness that I have gained during the time spent there. Its like my world has more pixels in it, a richer quality.

  13. …I also have to add I just love the humbleness and honesty in what you have shared here Paul, and in a world that sometimes feels anything but humble and honest, it is very refreshing.

  14. Paul isn’t it amazing that what we eat can really support us or not. We tend to just go for the quick and easy or the foods that taste so great but we ignore how they actually make us feel and the quality of our beings. Awesome you got to experience the whole retreat down to the food because everything does matter.

  15. We attended the Universal Medicine Retreat in Vietnam this year and everything was amazing as usual but this time I really connected to the Esoteric Yoga, and could feel how solidly in our bodies we can walk as the Son of God if we choose. In my very first retreat in Vietnam we would lay on the floor to do the Esoteric Yoga and I hated every minute of it because my whole body was so painful, now I love it.

  16. ‘The Esoteric Yoga complemented the work so well. I could get back into my body; such a simple exercise but so powerful that anyone, any size can do it. I felt so connected and clear afterwards.’ Absolutely Paul – this yoga is so powerful. IT is amazing how such simplicity is so restorative and regenerative. Well worth spending a little time on, instead of ending up totally stressed out and ill, unable to cope with life.

  17. This is great Paul, and I am still pondering on when are we ever going to be completely free of issues around food. The Livingness is forever expanding, as is the way of eating is constantly evolving, then feeling into the requirements of the body so it can be of service to humanity and this will never stop.

  18. The truth is we are one and equal. There is no distinguishing of esoteric student and not. We are all people. We have everything the same within us. So there is no difference in us, except for our choices to be aware or not. There are tools which would support this awareness, but ultimately it is up to us to reclaim what is truth and when. We support each other by our livingness of this equality.

  19. On Day 3, you said you didn’t want to get up and you didn’t want to go. But you still did. Someone once said to me that even though I didn’t want to go to a particular event but did, it was my soul that packed me up and got me there. I love it when the soul does that

  20. I agree that, Esoteric Yoga really is simple and it so brings you back into your body. This has been my experience, the simple movements and the quality I feel when practicing it, is something that I have begun to bring into everyday life, feels very supportive.

  21. I have days like that where I really don’t want to get up – sometimes I find it hard I think what’s the point – that’s when I know, sometimes it can take a while, these aren’t my thoughts.

  22. I think sometimes that we can get so familiar or used to using certain foods and drinks to keep us going that we forget how regenerating it can be to take ourselves for a walk, even just move a bit and stretch or to have a nap…

    1. Yes Fiona, a walk that has a sense of purpose can be equally as regenerating as a 15 minute power nap that has the same purpose. The more focused I become, the more I am finding how restorative both these practices are.

  23. Wow this is just awesome Paul , your first retreat and you nailed the life story of all humans ” I realise the journey comes from within ”
    And also to be aware of what was presented ” and feel grateful I have been given the proper tools to be the true divine person I was at birth ”
    It’s just lovely to hear a man , express like this thank you,

  24. When we re-discover that the love we have been seeking for so long is within us, we do realise it is just the beginning of a stupendous journey back to our soul, and life does transform amazingly so right before our eyes.

  25. I applaud your honesty Paul when you say:
    “To be honest I struggled for the first two days . . . no caffeine, chocolate, dairy or gluten to keep me going. A bit of a challenge from my normal ways of living. Sitting in the seat my eyes kept closing on me. I definitely struggled but I loved what was presented: all related to why I was struggling in the first place!”
    For most of us we don’t want to be honest enough to admit that the food and drink we consume affects us so much. I have a friend who is a sports/life coach and has been for at least 25 + years and back when she was a top world class competing athlete she knew that pasta dulled her body even if it was wheat free etc. And she has been advising her clients for many years to not eat dairy or gluten because it has such an adverse effect on their bodies. We do know this fact however for most of us we choose to eat what we like because we can, and we think we can get away with it until we are faced with an illness or disease.

  26. The Universal Medicine Retreats really are life changing the depth of wisdom and love that comes from them can be felt. We may try to resist or dismiss but when truth is spoken it is felt with every cell of our body

  27. Quite an intense experience to go cold turkey, but wow what a opportunity to feel something so different to your normal. Of course it can be harder to make that change on an ongoing basis, but great to have the marker.

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