A Letter to Kate McClymont, Sydney Morning Herald Journalist – By a Client of Universal Medicine

Dear Kate McClymont,

When I read the Sydney Morning Herald article recently penned by you about Serge Benhayon being a so-called ‘cult’ leader – ordered to open the books amongst a number of other accusatory insinuations – I was inspired. As I read on and grappled with the fact that you call yourself an ‘investigative journalist’ as well as an “incorrigible gossip” (1), I was inspired even more.

Headshot of woman with glasses with head turned slightly to the side mid way in speech, looking annoyed
Kate McClymont, Investigative Journalist, Sydney Morning Herald

You see, Ms McClymont, I have been a client and student of Universal Medicine for a number of years. I have received countless Esoteric Healing sessions, including Esoteric Ovary Massages (which is a very gentle massage of the abdomen performed over clothes) and countless Esoteric Breast Massages (which are by the way always practised only by women, should you wish to set the record straight).

And the long and the short of it is, that as a result of my being the recipient of these many sessions – because I keep going back for more and will continue to do so – I am all the better for it. In fact ‘better’ doesn’t actually cut it – for the most part, I feel totally and utterly fabulous.

So after reading the sheer lies also known as #incorribiblegossipthatsellswithnobasisoftruth, I was inspired to share my own two cents worth. The good old Internet… on the one hand, abused to oblivion with trolling behaviour aplenty and on the other, the opportunity for all of us to be the ‘investigative’ journalist you have referred to yourself as.

My story goes something like this. Back in 2010 I came across Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. I was back then on the verge of becoming a complete social recluse, and was considering running off to an ashram in Bali to shut the door on the harshness of life. I had given up full-time work – it was all too tough – and I had run away from the corporate treadmill a few years before. I had squandered all my savings and was working just a couple of days in a bookshop – that was just about as much as I could handle. I had a partner who earned a full-time income and I skimmed off that. Needless to say, my unwillingness to step out there and earn my fair share put a strain on our relationship. And on my self-confidence, which was, well, non-existent.

Headshot of Serge Benhayon leaning against a brick wall
Serge Benhayon | Founder of Universal Medicine

That was me in 2010. Then came Universal Medicine. Very quickly I got to see the mess I had created for myself, and that I could if I wanted to, take steady steps to unravel this contraction I had steeped myself in and rise above my self-created gallows. And that’s what I did – and the support of the Esoteric Healing modalities offered by Universal Medicine was instrumental in this. You might want to visit the blog page on my website to cover a bit more about my experience with the modalities and how they transformed my life beyond measure.

So where am I now? Well, I’m back in the city… thriving in full-time employment and ‘killing it’ as the saying goes. There is an abundance and flow in my life I could never have dreamed of. I’ve gone from being a scared ashram-wannabe with nothing to my name, to owning a smashing 4 bedroom townhouse in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, running an Esoteric Healing practice on the side (because I just love sharing these modalities) and earning a bucket-load in the corporate world, which I now embrace with open arms instead of baulking at and running away. Oh, and I just bought my first Audi – yep, I’ve also joined the Audi club – because I can.

Headshot of Katerina Nikolaidis with open blue eyes and beaming smile
Katerina Nikolaidis, Fervent Student & Client of Universal Medicine

But this is the thing Ms McClymont. The success I’m now enjoying in all things material is a mere fraction of the glory I feel inside of me – the glory of me re-connecting back to the real me. It is this that Universal Medicine and everything it stands for, everything it offers, is about. Returning back to the stupendousness we are, the stupendousness that is within every human being that en masse we walked away from. This glory, because that is what it is, is now my normal, and my commitment in everything that I do.

And the most amazing thing is, my story is one of many. There’s an opportunity here Kate McClymont, for a so-called investigative journalist to delve into a global community of people from all sorts of different cultures and all sorts of different backgrounds to find one common thread. A way of living that blows everything – the mundaneness and lacklustre ordinariness of life we’ve succumbed to as being ‘our lot’ – out of the park. A way of living that is all about brotherhood and intimacy, joy to the rooftops and beyond, expansion that never ceases and a life that is rich beyond compare. That’s the students of Universal Medicine. That’s what you will find if you are interested in the real story.

Yours truly,

Katerina Nikolaidis –a fervent student and client of Universal Medicine, with boots, heels aplenty and all.

By Katerina Nikolaidis, Melbourne, Australia


  1. Kate McClymont – Journalist and ‘incorrigible gossip’ quote sourced from: SMH Subscribers. (2018).SMH Live: When Gossip Becomes News – SMH Subscribers. [online] Available at: https://subscribers.smh.com.au/events-offers/smh-live-gossip-becomes-news/ [Accessed 08 July. 2018].
Head shot of Katerina Nikolaidis smiling Katerina Nikolaidis works in organisational change, supporting people to embrace what can be very rapid and intense change in their organisations. She is dedicated to writing, working and connecting with people – with a life inspired by the Ageless Wisdom teachings.

You can learn more about Katerina Nikolaidis by visiting her website www.katerina.net.au
Serge Benhayon is an author and presenter and the founder of Universal Medicine. You can learn more about Serge Benhayon at his personal website www.sergebenhayon.com

Follow Serge Benhayon on Twitter @SergeBenhayon or on Google+ +SergeBenhayon

Further Reading:
~ Kate McClymont cries ‘Cult’ in a Case of Journalism without Investigation
~ Universal Medicine in the News: The True Story
~ Irresponsible Journalists
~ The Facts about Universal Medicine: Addressing the Lies and Distortions of Cyber-bullies, Cyber-stalkers and Internet Trolls

384 thoughts on “A Letter to Kate McClymont, Sydney Morning Herald Journalist – By a Client of Universal Medicine

  1. If we do not speak out to lies we feed the demand for more “gossip” and lies, even in the guise of investigative journalism.

  2. This is true success, one to be shared far and wide and never kept to oneself, “The success I’m now enjoying in all things material is a mere fraction of the glory I feel inside of me – the glory of me re-connecting back to the real me.”

  3. It is an indictment of how low humanity has let itself stoop, when we do not acknowledge great harm perpetrated if there is no physical battering or blood. Any act that willfully incites animosity and hatred, and in fact even to the minutest extent sows the seed of doubt and suspicion ought to be seen as the insidious poison that it is spreading. And the person ought to be made accountable for their choice of action regardless of the industry or role they happen to be occupying.

  4. I appreciate the spunk of your response Katerina. It’s appropriate I feel – as you should be playful and firm when addressing someone who’s proceeding about proclaiming the sky to be red and the sea green.

    1. Exactly this Joseph, and this is why I have enjoyed Katerina’s response so much, playful, firm and sassy.

  5. Gossip has always felt to me very ugly and disrespectful of all concerned. Basically, it’s telling lies or half-truths (who cares if it’s juicy) behind people’s backs where they don’t know something is going on but they’ll feel it. Perhaps people will judge them and treat them differently but not given a person a chance to express themselves. If ever I have got involved in gossip or not said I feel uncomfortable talking like that I’ve felt yucky, though there were times it felt exciting and a lift out of the boredom I was in. If ever I feel the urge to join in with any gossip I know I have put my guard up in some way and can come back to being open and caring with people.

  6. The way we express is a great indicator of the quality of the content we share. If there is reaction, frustration or jealousy that’s there – what’s said has no chance of being clear.

  7. I am much more interested in first hand experience any day, than the fabrications of a journalist just seeking to make money, and it feels completely different too.

  8. Oxford English Dictionary definition of “gossip”: idle talk; trifling or groundless rumour; tittle-tattle. Also, in a more favourable sense: Easy, unrestrained talk or writing, esp. about persons or social incidents.

    Interesting that the word has two meanings.

  9. How can anyone be proud of networking people in a manner that encourages a lack of care, integrity and civility and promotes suspicion, hate and abuse?

  10. There seems to be a massive re-interpretation of the words “in the public interest” today. It doesn’t mean “is anyone interested in reading these lies and gossip?” It is something steeped in integrity for just for starters.

  11. Gossip can entertain people for a moment or two. Yet when you stop and realise there are real people at the brunt of any such story, it becomes clear that the activity lacks love, care and integrity and is deeply abusive, and its poison lingers for a long time.

  12. I sometimes wonder if two articles were placed side by side, one full of gossip and sensationalise stories and one is full of truth and inspiring stories, which one would people choose? At the moment, what is predominately available in our current media articles shows me that people are not presented with a real choice.

    1. If you are a great cook, you can prepare healthy food which tastes great and people enjoy eating. It would be cheap and irresponsible to quote the fact that “many people tend to buy junk food” as evidence for not taking the care to provide a quality which you know is supportive and honouring of people, and jumping on the junk food bandwagon. The parallel is the case for the media. If you are a great writer, instead of finding gossip to spread, why not write true accounts of what is going on that you know inspire greater reflection, responsibility and care for the all. A great website as an example is http://www.unimedliving.com which is incidentally run by volunteers who have other day jobs.

  13. We say ‘oh the media it’s not what it used to be’ or chortle inside at the ridiculous stories that clearly push the bounds. But when it touches on your life you quickly realise that a large amount of what is published is twisted, tainted and untrue.

    1. True, Joseph. Until you are touched personally by it and feel the devastation of being lied about then a quick reality check is given on what we have allowed to run. How caught up are we in our own stuff that we don’t stop to literally stop the lies for others because we feel we are not affected. We do live very selfishly ‘centric’… and herein lies our problem.

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