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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579 thoughts on “Before and After the Universal Medicine Lennox Head Retreat

  1. I love that you have done this blog Paul, it’s real and honest. It’s not so easy to chose the path of fiery truth, the temptation of comfort is forever on our tails. So good to read the ups and down and the gold that comes from it.

  2. I loved your blog Paul and look forward to a following one. It is impossible to relay to anyone just how amazing a Universal Medicine Retreat is but it is challenging as is anything that asks us to be more in a world that wants us to be less.

  3. I love how you describe it as just the start, I’ve done a number of Universal Medicine retreats and they’ve been INCREDIBLE, but then you get to take what you’ve experienced into the world and explore that – and you are right – it’s very much just the start – but the start of something amazing.

  4. Connecting with the body and being in the moment presents lots of new info and questioning regarding how this experience had gone un-noticed for so long. We are amazing and divine beings and your experience of claiming this Paul sounds like an unfolding you have not had before. I really appreciate your honesty and sharing.

  5. New attendees at the Universal Medicine retreats are not the only ones to feel they are struggling for the first day or two. Serge Benhayon delivers the truth to us, something we know irrefutably but live in denial of this truth. This has to cause an initial tension when the two meet.

  6. That’s all there is, to be attentive to the body each and every step—not judging whatever it wants—foods, drinks, sleep, just respect what it is telling us and give it the care it needs.

  7. Paul thank you for sharing your first experience of a Universal Medicine Retreat, it is a great reminder that when we connect to our essence we are aware of so much more.

  8. I understand this, it is surprising when we take some of our habitual ways of keeping us going away….”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. ” I have felt like this, and first I felt exhausted and then I began to feel a new vitality I did not know I could feel.

  9. A gorgeous sharing Paul, thank you, your openness to understand and experience at the retreat, that there is a different way to live is so simply expressed because when we get ourselves out of the way it is so simple connecting to the divine you.

  10. This is so wonderful Paul ” I sat down and was open to learning more. ” Sounds a bit like what the Buddha did.

  11. Wow it sounds amazing your experience at the retreat. I remember my first retreat/courses I attended, it felt like a hard slog at the time and quite often at that, so well done for giving yourself/the retreat five days to play out and reveal if there was anything that resonated with you. I feel it’s super important that you have made the decision to honour what feels right for you rather than something you hear or see, you are an inspiration, thanks Paul

  12. What strikes me about your honest sharing Paul is how you felt and discerned what was true for you. Demonstrating that something can be presented and felt for truth or not and that it is not about adopting rules as a way of being because someone else does it.

  13. Finding our way back to our True Religious roots as is presented at the Universal Medicine Retreats is life changing. This is because these Retreats are sharing how we can simply reconnect so it is like we find our own way through our pile of chocolate!

  14. What I love about what Paul has captured here is that there is never any perfection being a student of yourself and the ageless wisdom. You are constantly seeing the metaphorical ‘chocolate bars’ in your life, and being asked by your body to let go of them, so you can be clearer, more open, loving and true to who you are.

  15. It is a powerful realization for a man to understand that true healing is from within and it’s got nothing to do with what we do in any way, shape or form. For it is our willingness to let go of the hardness and protection that allows us to embrace the beauty of the tenderness within once again.

    1. Hear hear, Francisco, well said and so true. Thanks to Paul, you and many other men that are willing to embrace and show their tenderness I am learning to trust men again.

  16. What you have shared with us all Paul is very revealing that you became aware that what you ate and drank actually was suppressing you and dulling your awareness of your body and life. And so you don’t get to feel who you really are in essence.
    So it is possible to say that is how the majority of us live by the very food and drink we consume, completely unaware of ourselves and checked out on how life could be if we stopped consuming ‘junk food’ There has been enough research on this topic to know that a lot of the food we eat is detrimental to our bodies but we continue to consume it? I wonder why we do this in spite of all the evidence stacked up against such a way of life.

  17. Paul I so appreciate your honesty thank you, what Serge Benhayon offers to the world is priceless, he knows all about the universe and how everything is a cycle within a cycle. And this makes sense as we can see here on Earth that we are constantly living in cycles, We go round and round the sun going nowhere. That’s a huge cycle in itself 24/7/365, so it makes sense to me there are even more cycles to be aware of. My question is why isn’t this information taught as part of our education? We are so missing out on the truth of life.

  18. “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.” The Esoteric Yoga sessions offered during the retreats are so powerful. We can gift this stillness to ourselves every day.

  19. “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.” Beautiful Paul. Universal Medicine events feel very different to any other gathering of people I have ever been to.

  20. “I felt so connected and clear afterwards.”…it’s quite amazing when you take a stop to something, even if for a few days, to see what the effects are in your body, to see how you feel. When we do this, we become our own scientists of our own body, experimenting, see what effects what. It is a pretty amazing process. We know ourselves better than anyone else around, but we need to spend time with ourselves to realise that.

  21. It is a great gift to have a friend who knows us to the core and when we lose it, there they are with just the reminders and encouragement to support us to find ourself once again. Everything about Universal Medicine is based on deeply confirming and supporting us remembering and living at the deepest most glorious level of our essence. A most precious steady, inspiring and loyal friend indeed.

  22. ‘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.’ WOW! Amazing says it all really and I agree that is exactly what I feel with regards to Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and The Ageless Wisdom teaching. Every person on earth has the right to this and to know this. When I was younger if I knew now what I know then I know my life would have been sooo different and so much easier as you have found too.

  23. Thank you, Paul. Your sharing makes me really appreciate how the Universal Medicine retreats are set up to support us from every angle – the food, the programme, the breaks, yoga etc. We start very early and the days are very full, but spacious. Those 24 hours I experience during the retreat feel completely different from my everyday life, but everything I experience there is to be taken back home to be lived. There’s so much on offer at the retreat and I wouldn’t want to miss that, but the truth is even without the retreat we are never without opportunities to evolve, it is in the way I live my every day that truly heals and evolves me to what is available and I am ready for next.

  24. This is beautiful testament to the fact the what Universal Medicine offers are tools for what is ultimately our own self-initiated journey of exploring, discovering and realising who we truly are in essence, guided only by our connection to our bodies and truth within.

  25. Hi Paul, thanks for sharing your blog is inspiring to read as there is so much that we have hidden from ourselves about who we truly are. We do know everything we have just chosen not to be aware and have dulled ourselves down to such an extent we have accepted a comfortable life even though actually it is not comfortable at all because our bodies know the truth and is always in the unrest until it reunites back to truth. That is why when we meet people like Serge Benhayon our bodies resonate to the truth that is lived in their bodies, even though the mind is protesting at times our bodies have a inbuilt sensor for truth because we come from absolute truth.

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