Today’s world places intelligence in the hands of degrees and qualifications. Those that have degrees and qualifications are seen as being intelligent, and the unspoken implication is that if you do not have a degree or qualification then you are not deemed as intelligent, or perhaps even seen as being simple. This type of intelligence is based upon knowledge sourced from the outside and accumulated via degrees and qualifications, deemed through grades and calculations of your IQ etc. In this world, a person with a university qualification, or several qualifications, or having achieved in the higher echelons of degrees such as PhDs or post docs, is regarded in ‘higher esteem’ and seen as being ‘highly’ intelligent.
Furthermore, with the increasing dominance of evidence-based medicine, there is a strong push for all therapies that are not proven or backed with research and/or studies to be perceived as not being as ‘valid’ or even accepted as being effective until proven so: expensive and lengthy double-blind placebo trials are seen as being the ‘gold standard’ of intelligence and deliverers of so called evidence of effectiveness.
Professor John Dwyer from Friends of Science in Medicine (who takes a general stand against complementary therapies) has talked about the ‘dangerous effect’ of Universal Medicine and its complementary therapies in the media. He claims this is based upon the lack of scientific evidence via research and trials in order to prove the effectiveness of the Esoteric Healing therapies. Professor John Dwyer even goes so far as so say that “the benefits of Universal Medicine’s approach to treatments, which have no basis in science, couldn’t possibly be effective,”(1) but interestingly when research and studies are presented these are not accepted, as explained further below.
In this blog I share how in and with my personal experience of Universal Medicine and my University studies, there is simply not an ounce of ‘dangerous effects’ in the Universal Medicine therapies – as implied by John Dwyer and the media – and how ‘intelligence’ and effectiveness of therapies cannot just be conveniently boxed to mean what suits the agenda of a person, organisation or the media.
With the three University qualifications that I have (two Bachelors and one Masters of Applied Science), I stand in a position of experience and understanding to speak about University and academia. I learned early on in my University studies that I simply had to be very good at memorising and then regurgitating information.
I got great marks at Uni because I have a visual memory and could work out exactly what a teacher wanted as a reply or response to the question, and so it was often not about applying my understanding or experience or knowing, but simply resourcing from text books and giving the answers that fitted. You could say this was a form of plagiarism, even though material was quoted and referenced, and also with adjustments so as to present things in ‘my own words’ about someone else’s words. This approach teaches you to research, read and regurgitate.
However, this type of intelligence does not really prepare you for life and dealing with real situations that crop up. With my Uni experience, I can say with confidence that I developed fantastic skills and qualifications in being able to work out what another wanted me to say AND that I am capable of memorising information to spit out the next day (much to then be forgotten the day after). I cannot help but ask – is this really intelligence then?
Don’t get me wrong – I still learned so much in the degrees that I completed that allow me to work in our current world with the qualifications I have, but this University education was far from complete in terms of offering true life skills and how to connect with people – worldliness if you like.
It did not teach me to have a more loving relationship with myself, nor with my husband, nor with my son, nor to support me developing quality business relationships. To me, life and the world is about people – so should this not be an equally important part of our training/University education?
So how did I learn about loving relationships with myself and those around me? The ONLY true and valuable life skills in terms of accessing wisdom and understanding of life, energy, work, business, and working with people, have been inspired by Universal Medicine.
Prior to Universal Medicine in my life, I was tired most of the time, my relationship was on the rocks, I was not working much and I felt depressed and isolated using studying as a means to occupy my mind so I was not consumed by how down I felt about life. But after encountering Universal Medicine and gaining a deeper understanding of life, and with the support of the Esoteric healing modalities including Esoteric Breast Massage, I have turned my life around to the point where I now have a beautiful vitality, I work more than full time, I am head over heels in love with my husband and deeply appreciate how full and complete my life is in so many ways.
Universal Medicine and the Esoteric modalities, as taught by Serge Benhayon, have offered an amazing and beautiful change in my life and I would never go back to how I was in the past. I have so much to thank Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for in inspiring me with these changes. Despite all my years of University training, I do not feel the need to have a double-blind placebo trial that has been peer reviewed to show if the Esoteric therapies that I received over the years have been beneficial to me or not.
I am the living proof, and that suffices for me. I can live with these benefits each and every day, and I can assure you they are far from dangerous.
Meanwhile, in our society there are many practices such as drinking alcohol and taking drugs – not to mention the amount of junk food and sugar offered daily to people – that remain largely unaddressed, leading to and contributing hugely to the rising trend of illness and disease. The research mentioned earlier confirmed that what Universal Medicine offers is already addressing this global issue on a small scale: many students of Universal Medicine have not only realised and understood the damage that can come from such practices as drinking alcohol and taking drugs, but have also made supportive decisions that have changed their lives.
With the help of the Esoteric modalities they have been able to turn their lives around including: returning to their natural body weight, quitting drinking and taking drugs (and being able to maintain these changes), improving both their physical and mental health and vitality and outlook on life – to name but a few. All to the health benefit of each individual BUT also as a collective in terms of reducing the load on our medical system.
So I ask: how is this ‘dangerous,’ as Professor John Dwyer has declared?
Universal Medicine as founded by Serge Benhayon has been a key player in changing my world around – it is not that Universal Medicine taught me these skills, but I was supported to access the very intelligence that lies deep within each of us.
In my view, and the view of many who have benefitted from them, to disrespect and put down what is offered by the Universal Medicine Esoteric Healing Therapies is an utter abuse of modalities that hold a true and deep value for us all. When something true is put down or bad-mouthed, it leads to us as a society missing out on one of the key aspects of life that brings true and lasting change.
This tells me that we can have a very different understanding of intelligence based upon how we choose to look at things:
- There is the intelligence that our current world perceives as intelligence, based upon knowledge sourced from the outside and accumulated via degrees and qualifications, deemed through grades and calculations of your IQ etc.
- Then there is the intelligence that comes from a worldliness, a connection with people, a deep and true understanding of life that is more akin to wisdom – a lived knowing that lies within and is not sourced from the outside but unfolds naturally from deep within.
Our current world is lost without this second form of intelligence. It is the glue that holds everything together and helps it all make sense.
This form of intelligence is the one that really prepares us to handle life, people and relationships. We cannot see it as being any lesser in importance than the current view of intelligence. After all, we need degrees and qualifications in order to safely perform our jobs, but so too do we need to express our connection with each other and celebrate and grow the warmth and depth we can all share together.
By Henrietta Chang, Naturopath, BNat, BBio, MApplSci Ecol, ANTA, ATMS, EPA, Australia
- Robertson, Josh (2018). ‘’Cult’ Universal medicine practices promoted by researchers, UQ launches investigation. ABC News.
|Henrietta Chang’s love of Biochemistry and Natural Medicine allow her to combine her considerable knowledge and experience with an unwavering dedication and deep care for her clients and everyone she meets to support them with their health and wellbeing.
You can learn more about Henrietta Chang at her business website at: https://www.alchimiste.com.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|