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

404 thoughts on “True Education and Healing Matters

  1. We are not encouraged at all to love ourselves, quite the opposite, in fact we are taught that we are incomplete until we find our soul mate. This is one of the biggest lies we fall for every time. The Ancient Wisdom on the other hand starts by telling everyone they are already complete in every way, no need to look any further then ourselves.

  2. I have re-entered the educational system at the tender age of 58 and what a shock to the system it is. I’m finding the whole process very cold and impersonal with no room for those of us who do not grasp things quickly, any sort of personal issue or sickness is discouraged. There is not one ounce of love or care for the participants of the course.

    1. Wow! Julie that’s amazing that you are still willing to study at the age of 58 when most people are on the count down to their retirement or have already retired!

  3. Healing comes about when we allow ourselves to educate ourselves truly – these eight pointers you have given us Jenny are pure gold.

  4. Isn’t it interesting how we have to come back to and remember how to be women again, even though we can be so successful, so busy and even so beautiful. Our womanliness often gets left behind to be re-discovered once again, thankfully though this does happen and it is possible.

  5. I loved your sharing of true education and healing, I absolutely relate to it. We can spend years thinking we are doing a good job in whatever we are doing and somehow we all have a knowing that something just doesn’t feel “right” in what we are doing.

    When we look at ourselves first and truly explore what is going on with ourselves, then true healing can occur. When we begin to look at our own issues and heal them, then we can support others in their healing too, then there is no burnout or exhaustion because it is coming from true service.

  6. What we learn about ourselves, life and our relationship with others is truly transformational when we choose to commit to connecting to ourselves and our inner knowing, guiding us to refine our choices by honouring our delicate nature and expressing the truth from what we feel in our body that is deeply healing on levels far beyond our physicality.

  7. Tertiary education gives us skills and focuses mostly on that skill or recalled information and little else. The education from Universal Medicine applies those skills with an energetically true quality.

  8. Such a powerful blog and beautiful testimony Jennifer. One only needs to look at the current statistics on illness and disease to see something is not working, with the market being saturated with alternative therapies and new discoveries from the medical professions, we need to being to look at the energetic cause of disease or underlying causes to start to bring healing to the body. This is why Serge Benhayon has been such an inspiration and support for countless people turning their health conditions around and bringing true healing to the body.

    1. Anna I feel there has to be something more going on here that we are not yet willing to see or admit to. Here is a man who has supported thousands of people to reconnect back to themselves and re-engage in life again. Here is a man who can look at the root problem of any illness and dis-ease, give a clear understanding of what is occurring, and why it is occurring. I would have thought that given the current state of our health in the world that the scientist and medical professions would be beating down the door to his house to get an understanding of the underlying causes of illness and dis-ease. Is there such a level of arrogance among these professions that they look down on someone who does not have the qualifications that they may have gained, but none the less knows the answers. To me it shows that there is a greater intelligence than our so called ‘educated intelligence’ that Serge Benhayon easily taps into because he lives in a way that allows easy access to such Universal knowledge, and now there are others who are also tapping into this grander Universal intelligence so that it is not just one person that is able to do this but many people. The resistance to accessing this Universal knowledge is very strong, so who or what doesn’t want this access to be become common knowledge that we are all able to access should we chose to do so?

  9. “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” What greater testimony does one need than an example such as this. Living the The Way of the Livingness has endless and miraculous benefits to every aspect of our life and health, and clearly works. Thank you Jennifer.

  10. True health and vitality can never just come from our mind it is something we have to know from our whole body.

  11. It seems laughable that we consider we have ‘all the answers’ after a course or a few years of dedicated study. All too often we are humbled by our bodies getting sick at which point all our ‘knowledge’ counts for nothing and we find ourselves having to listen to the honesty of the body and studying that to get better. The best education we can have is the dedication to the relationship with our own bodies and its communication. From there we can discern and learn so many other aspects of what health means.

    1. The wisdom in what is expressed in this comment Eduardo can not be overstated.
      It has me reflect on how intelligence has for a long while been reduced to a process of cramming lots of information and regurgitating it at relevant moments. Yet the answers are never in words. We can only share what is truly meaningful and supportive of another when it is already a truth in our own lives.

  12. We are so blessed to have come across Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon. The transformations in our lives cannot be explained in simple words, they are felt. They are felt by the people we meet on the street, our family members, our friends. We know exactly what occurs in healing sessions, in presentations by Serge and nothing or nobody can change that regardless of the lies they spill.

  13. There is a teacher within that we need to learn to trust and consult; before we can do it to the full extent we need to have teachers or an education that helps us to get everything out of the way of having that innate relationship with our innermost as our number one and forever source of wisdom.

  14. Learning the essentials of life, what it means to live a life fully lived as who one is, activating and maximizing one´s potential and everything that comes with that should be the number one education for everyone, well before we focus on knowledge required for the practicalities of life. Both are needed in the right priority, proportion and interaction.

    1. Alexander what you share with us is very profound because how many of us actually maximise our potential and everything that comes with that? Our current education system crushes our potential so that by the time we are set free of the system, we are not set free but instead have been programmed to live by a set of rules and regulations that keep us in a zombie like state, we become talking heads disconnected to the true intelligence that can be accessed through our bodies, all this occurs so that we do not ever reconnect back to the multi-dimensional beings we are. We are purposefully kept from knowing our true origins.

  15. Wow this is really saying something ‘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.’ and I would say the same. Meeting Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine you are truly met, no imposition, which gave me space just to be and to be honest and feel all I had lived that wasn’t me. Along with this and the teaching of Universal Medicine and Sacred Esoteric Healing modalities, my body was supported to let go of all the hurts and ill habits and patterns etc that I had accrued over time. Now I feel more steady and settled within myself than ever before, this is never about perfection and I am still continuing learning and re-imprinting.

    1. Agreed, it has been the education I feel was so lacking and am embracing now that I have realised I am the person who needs to fully engage with it. It is not for another to give it to me, but I can so appreciate the constant reflections that remind me of how much more there is to me than I have been living.

  16. This blog beautifully and honestly reveals that all the health education in the world is not enough to live a truly healthy life. Without understanding that we have a reckless spirit often making our choices, it is hard to fathom the unhealthy or self-abusive things we do to ourselves, despite knowing better. True education comes from our soul through the intelligence of our body. This leads us back to connection, integrity, self-worth and inner confidence, from which we will naturally find true, sustainable health.

    1. Yes this little bit of our behaviours that we don’t want to understand – the part that keeps going back to old destructive behaviour, it really is worth considering just where those decisions come from.

  17. Interesting that we can have a “good life”, but that it may not be consistent across the board in life. Should this not make us stop and ask why? Its not about a perfect life but is just inviting us to be much more honest about why we may be all over work for example and neglect what goes on at home. We are not meant to live our life in parts, we are also not meant to be on and then off in life – both are myths and are actually not good for our wellbeing.

  18. Education: What is in that word? Originally, education designated the activity of raising (educare or bringing up) other fellow humans in a nourishing way so these could also live in a way that honour and reflect to others (educere or bring out, bring forth, draw out) the innate wisdom and qualities we all share equally. Thus, education was essentially educare and educere. Nowadays, however, what we understand by education differs greatly from it. That is why we can be highly educated but live miserably.

  19. “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” – that really is the forerunner to everything in life isn’t it Jennifer. Energy reveals everything about the quality of our actions and whether they are from the truth of fire, the light of the soul and therefore harmless, or the opposite and harmful but dressed up as being good such that we fall for it. Now that I understand the difference between fiery energy, soul, and pranic energy, my life, way of living and relating has been irrevocably transformed.

  20. ‘I learnt how to connect with myself and then foster and hold that connection.’ And this is something missing in most of the education offered today, the understanding that we bring us, and how to stay us and not become the ‘profession’ or ‘job’, but to bring the quality of who we are to it.

  21. Esoteric Medicine as presented by Serge Benhayon truly does offer the missing link to healing and medicine as a whole. It offers a true support to unfold how we live our life in every area and every relationship to deepen the quality and connection we bring, and that is something that can only benefit us all.

  22. What a great testament , thank you Jenny, to the truth and power of what we have been given in the Way of the Livingness. This is true education which brings us all the wisdom we need to live with harmony, love and joy within ourselves and with each other.

  23. What you share here is gold, because true life is not based on how much knowledge we can attain, and the more we educate ourselves and realise that self-care and self-love plays a huge part in our ability to connect to ourselves, which in turn supports us to live a quality of life, that means we can build a foundation of love for ourselves first.

  24. 2. I agree that you can learn more about life, health, love relationships in one hour, sometimes even one sentence from Serge Benhayon than I have learned from all the education and qualifications I have achieved. What Serge presents is alive and whole whereas knowledge in the educational system is very linear and only has a part of the story. We need well rounded human beings in society not just people who are knowledgeable and skilful at their jobs.

  25. What a wonderful ‘lesson plan’. What I love about Serge Benhayon’s presentation, lessons and The School of the Livingness is that all that is offered and shared is so with the truth that we are all equal and have access to absolutely everything to live our lives in the fullness of the qualities here described.

  26. “If I couldn’t even sort my own health out, what on earth was I doing with anyone else!” When practising an alternative therapy for over twenty years I met many practitioners who didn’t live what they taught their clients, who lived unhealthy lifestyles, and often smoked and drank alcohol. I felt something was wrong but it was ‘normal’. Meeting Serge Benhayon enabled me to turn my life around and perceive my former existence as being not at all normal. Here was a man who walked his talk and made absolute sense. The Esoteric health practitioners also do this, with the EPA – their professional organisation – having the highest code of ethics I have ever witnessed.

  27. Such a wonderful foundation shared by Serge Benhayon and then your living way with this Jenny. Thanks for shinning a beautiful reflection to us All, it’s absolutely appreciated and essential so all women can feel the difference between the impost of general society expectations and our innate unique essence – which we all discover one way or another in truth that we can’t live the fullness, joy and vitality of who we are without our connection to this.

  28. That really is true education and saying something, that you learnt more in a short time with Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, than you did in 40+ years of life and 8 years in education!!!! I can say exactly the same. In fact I so wish I had these teachings and this education when I was young and growing up. I know my life would have had far less struggle in it if I did.

  29. So often we are taught that healing is about getting better and attaining something, rather than, as you put it – ‘healing is to restore something that is already intact’. The moment we start with the fact that we are love, and use this as our basis, we see all the steps we have taken away from love and so can ‘heal’ them, let go of the hurts etc.. Otherwise we are trying to get to some picture we have of love rather than surrendering to what is already within.

  30. Education has a high social esteem because it is widely seen as the only way to reach our potential and that as the only way to earn security. Yet, the potential we tap into is not truly THE POTENTIAL. It is an ad-hoc version that relates only to security earning.

  31. As I become more aware of my connection to the universe via the connection to within the elimination of individualisation, living from self has to become less but it is not something that I am setting out to do but is a continuous unfolding of what is next.

  32. Very well written I love the way that you are kind person and in your bad days you enhance your kindness more and most important you groom your self confidence.when we start loving ourself than we can love all around us.peace

  33. I can feel the truth, livingness and vastness of the following point, which I find immensely beautiful and inspiring “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.”

  34. True education where we learn about energy and living life far exceeds any knowledge that we can possibly accumulate. Study and training can come later and will then greatly support to find our place in society and be of service to others.

  35. I take my hat off to anyone that was able to complete school, let alone a University degree! I was raised in a family that believed that the school system, although necessary to a certain age, was not supportive. My mother felt it was a breeding ground for competition and saw it was something that inadvertently seemed to shut down children’s natural light. Eventually I came to realise she was spot on and at 16 years of age I decided that school was not for me. I have, however been studying for over 10 years now as a student of Universal Medicine and I have learned more about myself, reading, writing, the human condition, nature, the stars, relationships, science, the true meaning of god and religion in that time. This livingness that I have seen and experienced is more than I could have imagined possible for one person to experience in a lifetime! I’m with you, this is true education! I also have my mother to thank for introducing me to Serge Benhayon and in turn, this amazing way of living.

  36. 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..

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

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