by Julie G., United States
For many years I had what I felt was a strange and challenging relationship with alcohol. I first started drinking as a teenager, when I went to parties at friends’ houses. The first time I drank, the rush was so new to me and felt so ‘freeing’, that I overdid it and got sick. I have been thin all my life, and it never really took much to overdo it, no matter what I drank. One would think that would help me put a stop to drinking ever again, but it didn’t. The feeling I had of being ‘comfortable in my own skin’, to open up and not be shy, seemed to be worth enough that I came back to alcohol again and again all through college and beyond. I had a lot of fun, and I also overdid it a lot and got physically sick and hung over a lot. Continue reading “Getting Honest about Alcohol”
by Luke Yokota, High School Student, Gold Coast, Australia
I’ve been around the work (Universal Medicine) now for about 4 years. During that time I have seen many changes in myself and others. I might add that when I started I was only 14 years old. You might say that because of my age it was only natural that I was changing and developing as a young man… and whilst that may be true, I still find it interesting to reflect on the ways I have changed, and wonder how different it would be if I didn’t have the inspiration of Universal Medicine and my fellow students.
I would say that through attending the workshops and courses I have been given many opportunities to assess my choices in a much more responsible manner. For example, during my final year in schooling we had many guest speakers come into the school to give talks on how to be safe at ‘schoolies’ – such as the Red frogs (Christian aid organisation), St John’s ambulance service and Queensland Police. Continue reading “Alcohol, Schoolies & Universal Medicine: Something worth Talking About”
by Nicole Serafin, Age 40. Tintenbar, NSW
Most celebrations usually have you partake in the drinking of alcohol and eating way too much food that the body struggles to digest – and often in my past experience, there are drugs involved to boot.
As a society we have become so accustomed to and accepting of this way of life that it is generally considered to be out of the ordinary to not have alcohol involved. Continue reading “Celebrations”
by AG, BA LLB (Hons), LLM (Hons), Grad Dip Psych, Byron Shire
Something that I discovered long before I had any contact with Universal Medicine is that I and my fellow human beings have a very odd relationship with drugs and alcohol.
As a University student I ‘investigated’ lots of mind altering substances – and marijuana was my first choice as a drug of addiction. I would party and smoke as much of the year as I could get away with, and then settle down to do my end of year exams. I did quite well: I was born with a prodigious mind. As soon as exams were over I would be back to my habit. Along with that came a nicotine addiction – it followed on from the drugs. I drank a lot too, but preferred marijuana. Continue reading “There is a World of Choice out there, but you have to Know there is a Choice!”
by Nicole Mansfield, Dental Nurse, Goonellabah, Australia
I first heard about Universal Medicine through some colleagues at work a couple of years ago. I was curious, and so went along to a Livingness 1 workshop, started reading one of Serge Benhayon’s books, and I think I’ve attended everything I can since!
I live with my partner and our 2 ½ year old son. My partner and I have a “normal” relationship, I guess – we chat, watch movies, go on holidays, play with our son, and visit our families… Until recently however, we never really connected with each other. We were great at running the house and ourselves like a kind of “business”, if you like – we were good at organising everything and we knew a “good” relationship must involve “our” time and some sex. I made sure that myself and “all of it” was under control; everything ran smoothly and looked great. But was it really great? Continue reading “The Best Way I Know How To Thank Serge Benhayon”
by E.W., Police Officer, Australia
I have served in the Police Force for seventeen years within metropolitan, state and federal departments. In this time I have been exposed to many investigations. It is not without good reason that the one area in law where police are considered to be ‘experts’, is in providing evidence of opinion regarding drunken behaviour.
Dealing with alcohol-related incidents is now recognised as a major drain on resources for all emergency services. Continue reading “An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 1): Serge Benhayon ‘On the Money’ Regarding Alcohol”