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

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

  1. When we align to an ill energy, we are more likely to believe the lies we see in this world but when we are aligned to truth we are more likely to be drawn to more truth. Whatever we are aligned to, that is what will be our reality as in we live either in a life of illusion or truth.

  2. It is a real indictment on us as a society when we attack another for the way they choose to live, particularly when the chosen way is not only harmless but leads to a much deeper commitment to life, to love and to all that truly evolves us.

    1. It is Liane and it makes me wonder what is it about commitment to life, love, truth and embracing evolution that seems to frighten some people who would then want to attack this way of living? Is it because the people who are willing to live this are reflecting and pulling us all up to another level of responsibility and the attacks are a sign of resistance to evolution?

  3. A crumb of truth served up with more than a sprinkle of lies is not the truth at all but an aberration of it we accept in its place due to our hunger for all things that do not ask us to take responsibility for the choices we have made that have either led us back to truth or further away from it.

  4. You rock Katerina, and the world needs students like you and me to live this inner beauty in the world in full, not hiding but showing without preaching. This way of living is so much what the world is searching for. And yes the visible part of such a life, the career, the relationship, will very much take care of itself. Once we commit to ourselves, like you describe, we will start to commit to things like a career as well.

  5. One day all will be exposed and the life of a few shall inspirer the many. Then the True relationship we have with our essences will be understood so we can all be responsible for how respect and decency is a natural part of how we reflect and move in a way that shares our dedication to be in a true relationship with a political endeavours that shall give the power back to the people. Politics = movement or coming together to return to soul!

    1. The fact that globally we love gossip and thrive on sensationalist stories even when they are not true shows just how far from true purpose we actually are. The shocking thing is that until you are the one affected by malicious gossip it’s easy to let it go by without much thought, I know I have. How many people’s lives have been deeply hurt by this type of journalism only to be at best, brushed off by the masses and at worst enjoined, believed and acted upon?

  6. Poor credentials for a so called true journalist Kate McClymont or anyone else in fact. Gossiping is so demeaning of oneself and of others, fuelled by its own thirst for more of the same energy to put other people down under the guise of true investigative journalism. What happened to the integrity in journalism
    “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”.

  7. I have never been freer and more aware of what keeps me imprisoned than since I met Serge Benhayon. Before that time, I was trying everything that society said was the answer, but it kept me miserable and chasing a pipe dream. Living your life from the simple wisdom of the body is the only way to be free of the roles, ideals and expectations we are set up to chase and be disappointed by.

  8. There is something seemingly endearing about labelling yourself as an incorrigible gossip. It signals that you always have lots of interesting rumours and factoids so you are fun to be around and to listen to your stories. The only problem is if that gossip then appears in print and is stated as a fact, then the word incorrigible might be replaced by something more appropriate.

  9. I am getting a nose keener and keener to sniff out gossip and don’t like to have anything to do with it if I can possibly do so. Why celebrate being a gossip?

  10. Way to go Katerina! Loved reading this and the explosive JOY you are living and the absolute abundance you have in your life. Anyone would be inspired by reading this, unless they are too jealous and really attached to their mundaneness and lacklustre life that they are too bitter to feel the inspiration and would instead rather bring it down and label you a CULT member. Well, the offering is most certainly there and I have loved every second of you not holding back what you have worked so hard to achieve in life.

  11. Why don’t we see news like this of people who have turned their life around? Surely this is newsworthy and super rare in our world today? It seems to me that we don’t because it’s confronting to see that love, joy and true inner vitality can actually be accessed so easily. And yet so many of us don’t choose it. Awkward but important to know.

  12. It is so sad when there are people out there that have nothing better to do than hinder those who are actually bringing truth to the world. Serge tells it how it is because there is only one truth and it can’t be deviated from because truth is truth, it can’t be watered down or we can’t have our opinion of what it is because it is, there can be no interpretations of what it is. The trouble is so many of us can’t handle the truth or are too lazy or something to put in the work to know truth, therefore we leave room for the Kate McClymont’s of this world to spread her incorribiblegossipthatsellswithnobasisoftruth.

  13. The way we live will always trump any lie that is told – for our actions speak volumes. Words are not as powerful as we think them to be, next to the energy we choose to live. This reconfigures everything.

  14. If a journalist decided to truly investigate Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon and the Student Body, they would not be able to write a simple newspaper article. It would be a book. In fact it would be volumes. The fact that they may write one of two articles that involve a lot of name calling, means there is not one ounce of investigation taking place. It also shows their lack of commitment to writing truth and how little the community as a whole is cared for through the quality of their writing. No foundation of respect.

  15. When I look at those beautiful eyes in your photo here Katerina, I only see a woman engaged fully in life which is a true testament to the support you feel has been offered by Universal Medicine. The difference between Investigative journalism and gossip is that journalists discern the truth and validity of their information and sources and only publish what has veracity.

  16. “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.” Surely hundreds and hundreds of people stating such comments ought to offer such inspiration that people queue up to find out how.

    The fact that we don’t and in fact some raise an eye brow to hearing such a statement, and people like Kate McClymont actually circulate malicious fabrications about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine show how devastated and far from its truth humanity actually is. Articles such as these are so needed.

  17. Katerina, I love how you claim from the rooftops, your transformation of your life, thanks to your association with Universal Medicine. I too have so much to be thankful for. Without Universal Medicine I would either be in a care home or perhaps dead. Instead at 68 I am working harder than I have ever worked before having come out of retirement 11 years ago. What a mistake retiring was. No purpose, no life.

    1. I agree with you Doug, retirement is not the way to go. I also retired from work for four years and then started to attend the Universal Medicine presentations and realised that I had given up on life and myself. Now I am employed, volunteering and studying for a new career at the age of 57; an age when most people are winding down towards retirement.

    2. Doug the power that so many share about their experience with Universal Medicine shines a light on the truth of what is offered, something very different to the way the press present Serge. I deeply appreciate embracing Universal Medicines support and being inspired to change my life. I would never go back to the picture perfect turmoil I used to live my life by.

      1. Well said, nothing would ever induce me to go back to my life of before UM. It was a life filled with disregard for myself as well as for others and a life that was on a fast track to illness and disease.

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

    1. Yes, lies can be very stimulating as they can be anything and are infinitely adjustable to make them sound more interesting.

  19. 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.”

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

    2. Brilliant Joseph, very well said. I too have very much enjoyed Katerina’s blog. It sure is full of spunk, playfulness and expressed with absolute authority.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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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