This blog has been set up by some of the doctors and a variety of healthcare practitioners associated with Universal Medicine. It will be used to discuss articles pertaining to health along with practitioner and client experiences with respect to the understandings of esoteric healing and whatever else we feel to discuss.
Articles in the news have made claims concerning Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and esoteric healing that are simply false and misrepresentative. This is not about defending Serge and Universal Medicine but about letting the truth be known. We all work at some level in healthcare and we all care deeply about the health of humanity. Despite all the advances in the understanding of the human body, physiology, illness, disease, nutrition, pharmacology etc and the amazing technology available to us today, we are aware that there remain unanswered questions regarding the health status of humanity that Western Medicine at this time does not appear to have full answers for. The rising levels of obesity and diabetes (diabesity), mental ill health and a cancer rate of 1 in 3 are just a few examples that concern us greatly. Thus, we have been prepared to look outside mainstream medicine, to explore areas that we recognise might be considered unconventional, or a bit weird by some but which we have come to know and experience for ourselves as resulting in health benefits in our own lives. So no, we don’t have ‘evidence-based’ research to support the esoteric healing modalities but we do have the evidence of our own lives and countless others. We know that will not wash in the scientific community but for those who need it we feel confident that the scientific support will come, the evidence will come and in many ways some of it is here already. The fields of psychoneuroimmunology, psychosomatic medicine, epigenetics, neuroscience and neurocardiology are some areas that do have ongoing research that lend support to the esoteric understandings and these may be explored in more detail through this and other blogs The Soulful Doctor. However, that is for a later date.
We endeavour to work and live with a deep level of integrity and we take a stand for what is true and truth. In that vein, some of us contacted the journalists involved in writing these stories, Byron Kaye for the Medical Observer and Heath Aston for the SunHerald with details of our experience of Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and esoteric healing but the information we provided has not been utilised in articles to date. We would like therefore to state clearly the following regarding the allegations with respect to Serge Benhayon, Universal Medicine and esoteric healing based on many years experience of all three:
- Universal Medicine clinics and practitioners do not make nor claim to make medical diagnoses.
- Serge Benhayon is definitely pro-medicine.
- Serge Benhayon is supportive of Doctors and Nurses and other healthcare practitioners.
- The esoteric healing modalities/Universal Medicine Therapies are not claimed to cure cancer or necessarily prevent it, be that breast, ovarian or other cancer, as there is a much bigger picture to consider. The emphasis in esoteric healing is about the quality of our daily living, not just having sessions and there is much more to consider. Esoteric students are aware that having sessions contributes to and forms part of the overall healing (that includes Western medicine) but they are by no means the whole picture.
- Esoteric Breast Massage is ONLY performed by women for women. Serge and his sons Michael and Curtis have NEVER performed Esoteric Breast Massage.
- Serge Benhayon supports the medical approach to the management of breast cancer that includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. A number of his clients are patients who have received standard medical and surgical treatment for such conditions including chemotherapy.
- Craniosacral pulse readings are not a test for cancer and are not used to diagnose cancer.
We will endeavour to dispel the myths, lies and mistruths that have been or will be written about esoteric healing and to further expand the understanding of what esoteric healing is in-truth through this and other blogs. We do so in the awareness of the words of Arthur Schopenhauer:
“All truth passes through three stages.
First it is ridiculed.
Second it is violently opposed.
Third it is accepted as being self-evident.”
For us, the truth of the esoteric teachings has become self-evident, although we appreciate that for many people including the medical profession it is at the first stage. However, it is worth noting that this is only if the esoteric aspect is looked at in a cursory or sensationalist way as has recently been witnessed in the one-sided headline grabbing ‘cult’ press of late.
As healthcare workers the most useful insight we have introduced since attending Universal Medicine courses is greater self-responsibility for our lifestyle choices which in turn has resulted in greater health and well-being for us. These are simple changes that most people know make sense but which we often struggle to implement – like eating a healthy diet, going to bed early, not drinking alcohol, in fact taking care of the body in every way. The esoteric understandings helped us to realise why we previously struggled with making these common-sense changes and helped us to implement them in our lives.
We understand that some of these choices may seem extreme, like cutting out dairy, gluten, caffeine and excess sugar, but we do so based not on a belief, or an instruction by Serge, but on how these substances affect and feel in our bodies, as something that can be felt and known. The medical profession and people at large could now say it is self-evident that smoking is bad for you … yet it wasn’t that long ago that doctors were being used in advertisements promoting cigarettes – something that today would be unthinkable. So perhaps it is worth pondering what in 50-100 years will be self-evidently harming to the body, supported by medical research, which today is considered ‘normal’, ‘ok’ or even healthy? Could it be alcohol? Gluten? Dairy? Excess sugar?
Whilst we support the use of medical research and evidence based medicine, we are also aware that for us personally, these understandings do not require research to know the harm they cause in our bodies, for example, bloating with gluten or sinus issues with dairy. One of the core esoteric teachings is that ‘the body is the marker of truth’, in other words, it is through listening to the body and its responses to what we eat or other choices that we can be guided to a more self-caring way of living and we have found through lived experience that this is so.