True Education and Healing Matters

I came from a family where education was prioritised and highly valued. In that sense I was ‘well educated’, graduating from a private school of high repute before going on to tertiary education. I was smart, capable and so, of course, it was assumed I would gain a degree of some sort. Without higher education, the potential of work was limited to the (unspoken, but implied) lesser jobs to which women without the piece of paper were relegated.

So I spent four quite enjoyable and fastidious years studying Natural Medicine, which covered all manner of aspects and approaches to health and wellbeing.

Straight out of college, I fell into work alongside some of Brisbane’s integrative GPs, where I began to gain a reputation as a practitioner who was dedicated, knowledgeable and very personable. Patients loved me, I got great results, and I made the GP’s work much easier with my knack for explaining whatever was going on and whatever was needed to support and motivate them.

In essence, I was very good at applying knowledge.

After a number of years however, I became restless, seeing that I only had half the answers I wanted to have. There were many shortfalls in both the medical world and Naturopathy; even combining the two (referred to as Integrative Medicine) didn’t feel like it was delivering what it could. So off I went to study Chinese Medicine. Another 3+ years of study, which I again threw myself into wholeheartedly, putting much of what I learnt into practice myself and becoming immersed in an understanding and an approach that seemed to fill so many of the gaps. Finally, I thought, I had all the answers.

Not long after came the birth of my son and some time off before heading back to work. But less than a year later I found myself burnt out, exhausted and experiencing a recurring case of pneumonia that seemed resistant to every intervention. The lack of resilience in my own health left me feeling disillusioned with my profession and all the knowledge I had accumulated, to the point that I essentially ‘retired’ myself from the profession. If I couldn’t even sort my own health out, what on earth was I doing with anyone else! The effort and drain of ‘helping people’ had become so acute that the mere thought of practising became abhorrent to me.

So, for all my ‘health’ education and my extensive knowledge and experience, I was not able to sustain a busy practice. My personal relationships were also struggling; then to top it off, I was at my wits end in trying to address what was a very debilitating illness.

It was at this point I met Serge Benhayon and began what has turned out to be the most profound educational and transformative experience of my life.

I can say that I learnt more about myself, life around me, my interactions and the patterns I engaged in with others in the next few years than I had ever come close to learning in nearly 8 years of tertiary study and 40+ years of life.

For example:

I learnt how to live in life without getting caught up in the drama of others around me; I learnt how to connect with myself and then foster and hold that connection. I learnt the difference between the love that comes from the connection and the emotional kind I had moulded my life around to that point.
I learnt how central this love was to my own healing and realised I had sought this from outside myself for so long.
I learnt how to restore my own sense of confidence and self-worth that was so unshakeable that I could no longer say yes to a relationship unless what was offered was equal to the love I felt for myself. Through this I learnt how to be in a relationship that was based on love and not on the dynamics that had been miserably played out previously.
I learnt what true responsibility was and that without it, I could never truly heal. I learnt that healing is to restore something that is already intact, and not a process of making us ‘better’ or different. I learnt that without my own healing, I had little to offer another that would support their healing.
I learnt about integrity, real integrity; an integrity that goes to our very core and is seen and felt in our every thought and movement – energetic integrity.
I learnt how to not give my power away – in fact, I learnt what my ‘power’ actually was.
I learnt what it means to be and feel like a woman, and not to live up to society’s ideals and beliefs. I learnt about my own delicateness; the tenderness and nurturing that are my most natural expression. I learnt to listen to my body and to connect to what is true for me. I learnt that my body’s communications are loud and broad, offering the most finely tuned navigation tool I could ever hope to find.
I learnt that I am connected to the Universe and hence I am part of something so much bigger and grander than I could ever have imagined. I learnt that I have a depth beyond the oceans and a wisdom I can access in the stillness of my breath.

Whilst this sounds like I have been given everything, the fact is I have.

What I learnt through Serge Benhayon enabled me to return to relationships with openness and real love. I experience a depth of relating to people that not only enriches my personal life, but every aspect of my professional life also.

I returned to work with renewed vitality and dedication, working well beyond any capacity I had before and with the ability to apply ALL that I live and know. So I have since worked some 8-10 years tirelessly in support of others and have yet to suffer an ill-health condition beyond the occasional common cold in that time.

Now THAT is testimony to a TRUE Education!

By Jennifer Ellis, ND, Adv Dip Ac, Practitioner Universal Medicine Therapies, EPA & ANTA member, Brisbane, Australia 

Further Reading
How much has education really advanced us?
What would our Education be like if we Truly Supported our Kids to Connect to their Body?
The true foundations of education – our future

390 thoughts on “True Education and Healing Matters

  1. A testimony to what true health is offering us when we allow ourselves to be honest with ourselves including our body. To start building a relationship with what is rising as subjects or disease in our lives to work on – and not see it as a coincidence as everything comes with symbolism. The symbolism of what our body is telling us to become aware of and change..

  2. Love what you have written Jenny, a true appreciation of the most amazing teacher and philosopher Serge Benhayon. And also love your list of learnings which of these this one really is a great reminder for me – “I learnt what true responsibility was and that without it I could never truly heal. I learnt that healing is to restore something that is already intact, and not a process of making us ‘better’ or different. I learnt that without my own healing, I had little to offer another that would support their healing.

  3. We champion education and all we think education brings, yet what about true wisdom that comes from a true knowing inside, would we not all benefit from learning how to expand our clairsentience and our wisdom, rather than how to recall education.

    1. Yes, when we connect with our inner wisdom, there’s no recall needed, as everything is at our hands everytime. This is endless wisdom that can’t be boxed in any degree, but experienced and unfolded within our Livingness.

  4. Your commitment and purpose is palpable Jennifer, to yourself first with all the seeking of true education and then gaining the wisdom through the Universal Medicine teachings. It is a huge service for yourself and your own development, but also for us all.

  5. We give an enormous amount of importance to education and to the containment and recall of knowledge, imagine if we put that amount of importance of an education that supported a truthful, solid and evolving way of living – now that would be magnificent.

  6. Jennifer this is a great blog, bringing it back to the true understanding our health, starting with self and being the living example and reflection for others. Bringing a lived depth of experience to share in your practice.

  7. Exploring what true love feels like and how different this feels to emotional love is a great path to walk. I am finding that, on this path, true love is a quality, or a beholding light that embraces everyone, including myself. And with this there is endless understanding that goes to a depths I have yet to fully experience but know is there, waiting, with open arms.

  8. True education never comes at the expense of our body, as the current ideal of good education is that our minds are the only focus and the academic results being the only achievement. But if we get amazing results in education but a very poor health body and mind, are these results truly true?

    1. Well-said Adele, true education is never at the expense of our bodies, it is always in the honouring of the true nature within us, knowing that it is from this place that we have the capability to access the infinite level of wisdom from the universe.

  9. Jennifer, this is amazing to read. What Universal Medicine presents is life changing and offers the keys to true health and well being. Since attending the Universal Medicine presentations I have been taking much more care of myself and find that because of this my confidence, understanding and care for myself and others keeps growing.

  10. Reading this blows me away and makes me really appreciate the fact that we have such an amazing philosopher in our time and how much is there to learn if we are open to it.

    1. Absolutely. Let’s not waste this ‘time’, let’s employ all those tools that we have been given to reconnect to the glory that we truly are.

  11. The education system in our society today lacks the fundamental principle that we are all-knowing beings and that it is through our connection to our bodies that we get access to infinite wisdom that is available to all of us, so true intelligence is a whole body experience and not just something that is attributed to the mind.

    1. Well expressed Francisco. If we were to accept this fundamental truth as a whole, as the scientific fact that it is, our education system would be vastly different – as would our world for that matter!

    2. Well said Francisco, true intelligence is a whole body experience. We are all knowing beings and we access the infinite wisdom through the connection of our bodies.

  12. It is so interesting how the state of illness and disease continually rises and yet we have more ‘therapies’ than ever, including advancements in conventional medicine. It is imperative that we look at the way we are living – eating, moving, relating – and bring True medicine into every aspect of our lives. Universal Medicine is all about taking our health and well-being into our hands by being responsible in the way we live. This makes perfect sense and has brought me to feel so very much more vital and healthy in my body…even as I grow into my elder years.

    1. When I was at University studying Naturopathy I had many meetings with the Dean pointing out many students in fourth year that were working in the teaching clinic were suffering from chronic issues that arise from exhaustion. This was not a concern the school thought worth any real consideration, in other words they didn’t feel people needed to walk their talk to educate. I then found Serge Benhayon who honoured and respected that without walking our talk there could be no true change for ourselves or others. So I chose studying with The School of The Way of The Livingness over my near complete University Degree…..

  13. “If I couldn’t even sort my own health out, what on earth was I doing with anyone else!” Thanks goodness, Jennifer, that you had the integrity to stop and question your working practise like this, as this was when you became more open to the truth. There are many unhealthy practitioners out there who do not live what they preach.

    1. Agreed and have no clue that they are not well until they crash and burn. We should not wait for burn out to know we have things to address in our own practice that are not loving.

  14. “It was at this point I met Serge Benhayon and began what has turned out to be the most profound educational and transformative experience of my life.” There are many people, including myself who are able to say they too have had a simialr experience since meeting Serge Benhayon, and it comes down to the fact that all he presents and shares is true and divine wisdom which comes from his own lived experience and the constant commitment he has to staying in connection with himself and his body.

  15. As you say Jennifer, there are many shortfalls with what is conventionally on offer for true health in the medical world. What Universal Medicine offers is true education for us to observe the difference and it is huge, to learn how we can empower ourselves and others to facilitate healing.

  16. How we live with it’s quality, responsibility and integrity is fundamental. One day this simple but earth moving information will be known everywhere.

  17. We live in a society that values knowledge and intelligence more than the quality of our health and innate knowing. Your example here Jennifer proves beyond doubt that valuing our health and our feelings is the greater intelligent because we are tapping into the enormous wisdom that naturally resides in our bodies and underpins everything we do in life.

  18. An inspiring sharing Jennifer! What you show us is that we can all heal by accepting it is us that is either open to it or not. The Practitioner is a facilitator and a real person with similar experiences as ourselves that we can learn from.

  19. A school of living so much more interesting than any subject I learnt at school,. One day we will have an education system that offers all the points you learnt Jenny, an education that supports us for the rest of our life and not just our school years.

  20. I like this point you make about self worth and your choice of relationships. This feels dearly simple and sweet and essential for any woman living today.

  21. …. I also wanted to add today on the radio they were discussing debt and education and should it cost our younger generation so much to go to university. And while I think we need to bring self-care at the very least into education from young all the way through and present .. this being from a way of livingness instead of preaching something we are not living ourselves. It seems currently we are making it harder and harder for the next generation to live including learning something they are interested in. Okay I have said it and finished … for now! 🙃

  22. Now this is really saying something ‘I learnt more about myself, life around me, my interactions and the patterns I engaged in with others in the next few years than I had ever come close to learning in nearly 8 years of tertiary study and 40+ years of life.’ And I can vouch exactly the same with me regarding Universal Medicine and the years of study I did beforehand, including doing a Naturopath course which as much as I wanted to I literally could not get my head or body around the whole Earth, Fire, Water, Metal thing! So all I can say is Universal Medicine …. now that is TRUE Education. With all the education, learning, courses and intention in the world (including trying to ‘fix’ people which we can never do as this is for them to do through their choices and willingness to truly heal … we can support them though) for me the most important is truly understanding the difference between Soul and Spirit, once we know this, with thanks to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, the rest can become easier to understand and easier to heal.

  23. I like the way you talk about returning to relationships with this new awareness, commitment and honesty and how this makes me realise that every relationship can be refreshed however long certain patterns may have been in place.

  24. Serge Benhayon and universal Medicine has shown me true education and healing from the moment I met him and always has ever evolving and deepening in understanding wisdom and truth with the importance and commitment to this in life.

  25. The things you listed above are essential to be able to live a joyful life, without knowing those things we are just at the mercy of the world, what is going on around us, and can only rely on textbooks to find our way out of it – which never truly works.

  26. True Education is certainly the missing key in life, when you read of your transformation Jennifer it is absolutely clear that Universal Medicine offers a way for the body to truly heal and to understand life in a way that makes perfect sense.

  27. Learning the truth of who we are brings a great world of opportunity and a completely different experience of life.

  28. All of us hold access to a wisdom within that if we were just to allow it, it would unfold for all to benefit from. This is part of our education in life – to allow the unfoldment of this inherent wisdom.

    1. Agreed, Henrietta, and the current education system does the exact opposite of this. Thank goodness for Universal Medicine, in revealing the truth of education once and for all.

  29. “Without higher education, the potential of work was limited to the (unspoken, but implied) lesser jobs to which women without the piece of paper were relegated.” – it is sad to see that we do not value the so called menial tasks that are the foundation of society and equally important as the so called ‘higher’ positions. Without some of these so called ‘lesser’ jobs our society would be a mess (for example with no cleaners, no dustbin drivers, no gardeners, no child care centers, no restaurants or cafes…) where would we be? And like wise we need our doctors, lawyers, teachers etc just as much. Really there should be an equal valuing of each and every profession for what they are here to bring, and an appreciation of it all.

  30. Just learning what true power is is big in itself! Another big one is learning integrity, . . . ” real integrity; an integrity that goes to our very core and is seen and felt in our every thought and movement – energetic integrity.” . . as this brings home to us the responsibility we have in the world.

  31. Education on the way life actually works is what is missing from our society. Universal Medicine is a school that is dedicated to true education, one that is universally understood and that can be practically used in every arena of life. Now that is a degree that builds you, instead of draining you.

  32. What I have learned from Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine is priceless, and revolves around living in a way that makes complete sense on all levels. And brings a love that shines so true and bright, that sparks every cell our body and inspires and restores us to our true grandness.

  33. ‘I learnt how central this love was to my own healing and realised I had sought this from outside myself for so long.’ – I too have learnt what you describe here Jennifer, that love is who we truly are, innately so, coming from a place where I time and time again felt the need to be confirmed from the outside to feel ‘loved’ and ‘good enough’.

  34. This is huge and I so appreciate all that you have listed as you have learnt because each one I can relate to. I can feel with each I am on the path of returning to who I truly am.; and also where I the steps to deepen an aspect is very clearly being called for.

  35. The responsibility and integrity that you have demonstrated here Jenny is the proof of the lived way that is from living in connection with the body as the only way to seek healing ourselves.

  36. Jennifer what a beautiful testimonial to Universal Medicine and true life lived from within in connection with the all. ” I met Serge Benhayon and began what has turned out to be the most profound educational and transformative experience of my life.” True education and true healing really does matter.

  37. “In essence, I was very good at applying knowledge.” that sums up the trap I feel so many of us fall into, we move from what we feel and deep down know is true to trying to apply knowledge to resolve and fix things. I’ve been noticing how I can do this in so many different ways each day, yet when I surrender to the truth of what I feel then things become simple and its not me having to fix everything.

  38. I love reading through the summary list of your true education, Jennifer. Meeting Serge Benhayon was a turning point for me also, bringing truth and love back into my life and relationships.

  39. Jenny I agree that the teachings Serge Benhayon shares are life changing. With the support of the therapies Universal Medicine offers I got to connect to the body and feel it and then I had something tangible that I could connect with in my body. The presentations each time are full of so much practical subjects and it all seems to make so much sense. When I was at school I struggled a lot with connecting to what was being presented but with Serge’s Presentations and workshops I find them so engaging and my whole body is totally focused on what is being shared.

  40. A fabulous testimony here showing the discovery of Self Worth, Confidence, Love, Responsibility, Integrity, Connection, Relationships, not giving power away, Essence of Woman…. and more… What true foundations for life are discovered through Universal Medicine.

  41. “I returned to work with renewed vitality and dedication, working well beyond any capacity I had before and with the ability to apply ALL that I live and know” – that’s the thing with love or peeling back the layers and living more truly… we get to enjoy vitality.

  42. It is strange how we have to add ‘true’ to words like love, religion and even truth in order to distinguish true expression from the way these words are expressed at the moment.

  43. Re-learning how to move in a way that honours our delicateness and divine sweetness is something for all of us to commit to, as we all know what it feels like from when we were young and can in truth feel when we treat our bodies harshly or in disregard.

    1. Very true, when we let go of the toughness we have taken on in life, we can actually feel the impact of every choice that is not of a loving and harmonious quality.

  44. We stump our ability to offer true healthcare support whether we are in a medical/practitioner profession or otherwise by not looking after our own body. This comes with enormous self doubt, and it’s common for someone to give advice and follow up with, ‘I should listen to my own advice!’, or ‘not that I couldn’t lose a few pounds too!’, go to sleep earlier, argue less, rest more etc. There is a way of living where we don’t feel the need to justify or undermine what we say, and this comes from living responsibly and seeing the ripples of our choices on ourselves and others.

  45. This is yet another remarkable example of how powerful our relationship with our essence is. Universal Medicine has been a support to people all around the world in this way, a support that empowers people to know they are exquisite and encourages them to shed all the layers that may be impairing them from living this in full. Thank you for sharing your story, your patients and colleges are now blessed with a professional that is not only well learned but speaks from a full body knowing.

    1. Yes I agree Sarah. Jennifer is a great example of what a true practitioner is, by living with the highest level of love and integrity for herself and others.

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