Over the last 13 years I have attended Universal Medicine events and workshops, and I have attended courses and trained in Esoteric Massage®, Esoteric Chakra-puncture® and Sacred Esoteric Healing®. I’ve also undertaken the required practice hours, studied anatomy and physiology and nutrition, and gained accreditation from the Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA)* for these modalities.
This may seem quite reasonable, and it is. Except that I work as a leader, manager, and coach in the public sector in the UK running my own management consultancy company, and I am also an Associate of two UK universities. So why would I use the time and resource to study these modalities? After all, it would be very unlikely that I’d be undertaking esoteric massage at a corporate board workshop, or during a University Lecture. And for the field of work I am in, I have studied extensively including a PhD, as well as a number of vocational qualifications and two other degrees.
What I didn’t realise until I started studying with Universal Medicine was that my focus in work and in life was one dimensional; it was practical, well organised, and in my field of work I am highly regarded, but to me my work and life lacked something. It lacked balance, roundedness, and worldliness – a lived way that did not take the whole picture into consideration. This was highlighted by the fact that I was championing health and wellbeing at work, yet my own physical body was suffering from exhaustion, anxiety and a number of long-term medical conditions, to the extent that at one stage I experienced burnout.
Through studying with Universal Medicine I have become my own esoteric healing practitioner in learning to live life in a new way, discerning from my body each daily choice I make, learning to deeply care for myself in every way and understanding that I am not the one dimensional unit of life I thought I was, but that I am multidimensional. Yes I am in a physical human body, but I also have an energetic body as I am a Son of God, a spark of light, with a spirit and a soul, and there’s a universality to life. I belong to something far grander than what can be seen only by the human eye.
More so, through studying the esoteric healing modalities, not only am I taking care of myself so that I live with a deeper integrity and authenticity, I am also taking a greater responsibility for everything in life, including the way I work and run a business. This means attention to every detail: the finances, the quality of work, the quality of emails, ensuring I deliver what I commit to deliver, learning to not react to or judge others with whom I work, learning to work as a team wherever I am, and seeing all others as equal.
Studying the esoteric healing modalities has impacted greatly on the way I work; it has opened me up to the bigger picture, to being more worldly in choosing to understand what is going on around me in life, worldwide: the atrocities, the issues we face, the intensity and pressures people are under, and to understand to a far greater degree the root of societal and workplace issues.
Every time I lay my hands on another while learning during an esoteric healing course, I realise I have my hands on the pulse of humanity, and in understanding the physical body and how emotions affect us, I am offered great wisdom as regards working in any walk of life. And you also learn from the get go an immense amount of integrity in the way you treat another, as the energetic code of practice you learn while on the courses takes responsibility to another level when dealing with others in work and in life.
I used to think I was ‘top of my game’ before I met Serge Benhayon and started studying esoteric healing modalities. Fourteen years on I am only now beginning to realise what it is to be a true leader and manager. Every single workshop and course I have attended with Universal Medicine has impacted greatly on the quality I am in life and in my work with boards, leaders, managers and all the people I work with. So whilst I may not be a practitioner in esoteric modalities, I am a practitioner of life, and attending the esoteric modality courses is pure gold. So much so, that for me personally, part of my annual CPD (continued professional development) is based on attending esoteric healing modality courses twice yearly, and ensuring I have monthly sessions with a Universal Medicine practitioner because of the worldliness and integrity they support me to bring to others in my everyday.
By Jane Keep, Phd, MPhil, MSc, FCIPD, MIC, CMgr, FCMI, London, UK
* The EPA (Esoteric Practitioners Association) is the internal accreditation arm of Universal Medicine. It was instigated by Universal Medicine to monitor and accredit the modalities that were founded by Universal Medicine.