by Carmel Reid BEng, DMS, Cert Ed, MCMI, Somerset, UK
Ten years ago, at the age of 52, I was obese, breathless, and diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid. When I asked the Doctor if it was stress that caused the thyroid condition, he said yes, and we had a brief discussion about ways to reduce it (diet, exercise etc).
Since meeting with Serge Benhayon and many of the Universal Medicine practitioners, I have been learning a great deal more about what causes stress in my life, and have been amazed to find out just how much it is about me and not anything outside of myself.
Knowing that, I have been able to make better choices about how I live my life, for example, what I eat, how I sleep, how I think about life/issues and how I relate to others, particularly at work.
I am delighted to say that, at 62, my body has returned to its natural weight, my vitality has increased, my thyroid is back to normal, and I’m having a great deal of FUN.
I am grateful to everyone in the medical profession who has helped me along the way, and I will always seek a medical diagnosis if I am concerned about symptoms in my body.
Based on the health benefits I have experienced I can recommend the combination of Western Medicine and Esoteric Healing as practised with integrity by Serge Benhayon, his family, and the practitioners who have trained with him and who work under the same code of ethics.
250 thoughts on “Combining Conventional Medical Treatment and Esoteric Healing – A Client’s View”
This comment jumped out for me, ‘to find out just how much it is about me and not anything outside of myself’. I understand this more and more, and we are too busy blaming everyone around us, making others accountable for our choices.
It is only us, that allows the thoughts, puts things in our mouth and everything else we do to ourselves. There comes a point when those ill choices have to stop, however it looks like for that person.
In your case, it was 52 years for your body to become to the state of dis-ease and it took 10 years for it revert back to what was ‘normal’ for you. And most people want quick fixes and I wonder, if they question why things don’t work…There is much to ponder about your sharing Carmel.
I agree with you Shushila we ingest all sorts of foods, drinks, drugs recreational and pharmaceutical we abuse our bodies and treat them like dustbins and then wonder why we get sick. If we chose to treat our bodies in such a disrespectful way then is it any wonder it breaks down and we then seek the help of our local doctor.
Having conventional medicine and the esoteric healing sessions have been a Godsend in my life and will continue to be.
“I am delighted to say that, at 62, my body has returned to its natural weight, my vitality has increased, my thyroid is back to normal, and I’m having a great deal of FUN.” Just what the doctor dreams of for all their patients and confirmation that Esoteric medicine is a true and essential complement to western medicine.
It’s interesting to look at everything that may cause stress in our life, because as you beautifully said Carmel ‘it is about me and not anything outside of myself’.
Realizing how sensitive our body is. If we hear, the beat of our heart we may find a natural rhythm. But I’m noticing how this can change when I’m racy or worrying about the future. Every time I distract myself or over stimulate with food or internet I’m causing a distress in my body which has to function faster, harder and out of its natural way. The body is not designed to be like that, but just be, as gentle as it is. We are the one responsible for it and there is no such thing as bad luck when we are sick but it’s the result of our choices, so it’s in our hands.
Love how Conventional Medicine and Universal Medicine can work together. Carmel you are a living example of how we can heal ourselves by asking for support when it’s needed from the doctors, but also to look at how we are living, as the tiniest choice we make along our day may compromise, harm or honour and deeply care the precious body we live in. The choice is ours and never from anyone else.
Our wellbeing starts with taking responsibility for our own life and treating ourselves and our body with deep care and learning what our bodies need to be truly vital and strong.
On occasions, I’ve sat in the ER and had conversations with people who were disgruntled with the NHS and were not shy to voice their opinions but what I have come to realise is that we all have a relationship with our healthcare providers in whatever form that comes in, and it is for us to look at what our expectations are regarding these services. For instance, are we expecting the medical profession to fix us when we run our bodies to the ground and then complain when it doesn’t want to carry on in the same way? Wouldn’t we be wiser to acknowledge that the medical profession can only do so much for us and that we can also do a lot more for ourselves?
Julie I see this more and more in my work environment. I have been a health professional both in the UK and Australia and people blame the health system for failing to meet patients needs and demands. If people were responsible for the part they played, the system would not be at the breaking point that it is now.
‘Stress’ is a very convenient word that gets thrown about when it comes to talking about a cause of illnesses and diseases, but a lot of the time we have no idea what then to do. Looking at our life choices with honesty and willingness to change – many of us think that we are already doing this, and I did too, but really I was just circumnavigating. True, lasting change is not just about making ‘better’ choices, but involves connecting with something that is true to us, that comes from within us, and that is esoteric medicine.
What I have discovered for myself is the consequences of the choices we make that play a huge part in who we will end up becoming. By reconnecting to this essence you refer to Fumiyo I can now feel I am allowing myself different choices ones that are so self appreciating that it is becoming impossible to be hard and abusive towards myself which was common place for me before the reconnection to this essence that in truth is my soul.
Having the understanding that my choices are the single biggest factor to my health has dramatically supported my health and well-being. And I know this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Universal Medicine AND my GP and conventional medicine.
I love how most people as they get older are letting go more and more of their body and getting sicker and bigger – but you have done the opposite. It’s great proof that the way we choose to live not only determines our bodies shape and size and health but can also reverse life-long trends.
I’ve seen that with other Universal Medicine students including my parents. As people are getting older they are regaining vitality levels that they never even had in their early adult years!
It’s amazing, and it proves that the notion that we get more tired and less vital as we get older is not actually necessary and could be a result of many years of not really taking care of ourselves rather than a natural attribute of getting older.
Western medicine is here to support us in any way possible and although it does not have all the answers it does amazing work which I appreciate and am grateful for. I have come to accept the enormous love I give to myself every time I embrace western medicine and what it has to offer.
The esoteric way views all as having a loving essence and once we can reconnect to our essence living in a more loving and self caring way is a natural progression. We are human beings and with a well being we are more likely to make healthy choices for our body.
Thanks Carmel, I agree from my own experience also that the combination of esoteric medicine and western medicine is very beneficial for health and wellbeing. Like yourself with the support of Universal Medicine I have been able to identify many stressors which were having a significant impact on my health and wellbeing, things that were not related to diet and exercise or other common lifestyle areas, but more to do with expression, relationships, life in general, and clearing past hurts. Even more importantly the esoteric views all as having an essence within that’s truly amazing, it’s the natural part of us that’s connected to our soul and living from that source brings a true sense of well-being, and I have found also very beneficial for physical health.
Melinda, great how you have included expression in your comment because how many of us hold back from expressing what we truly feel for fear of upsetting the other person/s or family, work colleagues etc. To be able to express in a way that is non-harming but conveys all that there is to be said is incredibly freeing for our bodies as it stops all the thoughts and stories we run in our minds.
This is extraordinary. When there is a large proportion of the population who are struggling with higher BMI and larger body weights we have to consider what is influencing the behaviour and how we can support change at a personal, family and community level.
It does make complete sense… do we live in a way that is reactive to life and trying to cope or do we live in a way that supports us? To thrive or survive are very different ways of life.
I agree that there is an acknowledgement in medicine that stress and emotions can contribute to illness but often we don’t know how to deal fully with this aspect but this is where the ageless wisdom comes in as presented by Universal Medicine. It has provided many with a simple, practical, real and genuine way of living that supports dealing with life and all its stresses and strains.
Love the simplicity of your blog Carmel here and the living evidence of how you have turned your life around by combining conventional medical advice and treatment with the philosophy and wisdom of your own body supported and inspired to empower yourself by Universal Medicine.
Your transformation is truly remarkable Carmel and is a combination of not only conventional medicine and esoteric healing but also your willingness to take responsibility for your own health. It is empowering to feel how the key to our healing lies within us and we can unlock a revitalised way of living with our choices.
Realising that we can make different choices is so liberating and this happens when we reconnect to our soul as rejoining that missing part of ourselves gives us the grace to naturally support ourselves just by making loving choices, it’s like duh! why wasn’t I doing this before? Well I wasn’t connected to my soul only by reconnecting can I truly make loving choices.
We so often see stress as pressure from outside influences yet we never clearly see that it is actually our own relationship within ourselves that is the cause, I have found when I have been confronted with what could be a stressful situation, to remain very steady within myself and not to allow my head to go into the different scenarios but to stay with whatever needs to be done at the time. Making it about the moment and not the what if.
That’s very true Sally, our relationship with ourselves and the loving foundations we live from are vital, otherwise we are always at the mercy of life.
Gosh Melinda I am so appreciative that I do not live at the mercy of life anymore, taking back mastership of my life has been such a trial but so worth embarking on as coming out the other end so to say is so worthwhile. The joy in my life is immense.
Interesting how we often perceive stress as being something outside of us, that we get affected by. Yes, there are stressful situations and people who are hyper stressed, and sometimes getting stressed feels like an uncontrollable, automatic response, especially if it’s our ‘go-to’ way of responding. But when we look at it, it really is a choice to get – and stay – stressed or not. It’s not our body’s natural way of being, so we must be having to react in a certain way, to certain triggers, for our body to go into that stress.
Thank you for your comment too, it is sometimes a good reminder to know we choose to be stressed or not and that just calling a stop to consider that contributes to more positive health outcomes.
What I can feel is the power of in-between. A pill, medical procedure, a session with a practitioner – they can all assist us in our healing, but what really matters is between those moments of highlights – how we live our every day. It is so obvious, yet this is something I totally overlooked until I came upon Universal Medicine.
Yes, we have to be honest with ourselves and that is the part we do not like because if we are honest then we feel the truth about the way we have been treating ourselves and we can feel the responsibility that comes when we make different choices.
There is absolutely nothing I have come across that has even come close to supporting me to care for myself and my body the way The Ageless Wisdom has. I too fully endorse the combination of esoteric healing with conventional healing because I have immeasurable improvements in my health, well being and vitality. Yesterday when I arrived at a regular business meeting I go to, I walked in and the waiter who hadn’t seen me for a couple of months said to me, wow you look amazing, you are looking younger and as a young women in her 40’s that’s not what we expect to hear.
It is common to hear symptoms getting fixed but rarely do you hear about someone’s entire quality of well-being being turned around back to a vital and rich life from a complete opposite one. Cases like this ought to be studied and not brushed aside as “outliers” or random cases.
Universal Medicine is the future healthcare today. It allows us to feel what is not supportive of our body and presents us things we can change and obliterate things that if left to run their course will require medical intervention.
Medicine is about how we support the body both in the conventional sense and considering how we live, our lives, the lived medicine of our day to day adds another dimension to how we can be with our health and well being, and that’s esoteric medicine, the missing link.
Through combining Conventional Medicine and Esoteric Medicine the body is very well supported, I have found on the occasions that I have combined the two I have healed much more deeply and quickly too.
I have seen your before and after photos Carmel and it is without a doubt you now glow with health and vitality, you are a living miracle and proof that how we live and the choices we make can transform or support any medical condition to improve or completely heal.
A great point Carmel, stress is about how we choose to live our lives (and therefore entirely in our control) and is not imposed – often cited as imposition from outside that is all too easy to blame.
Yes it is true Carmel that mainstream modern medicine is accepting more and more the links between are emotional state e.g. stress and our physical health. Universal Medicine in my view has provided a great deal of insight and understanding to this link and therefore is a great complement to what conventional medicine already knows and can do for us.
Carmel, you share so simply a miracle. How many people can say their body has reversed a thyroid condition? Many doctors will tell you that it is s life long illness that will require medication, constantly. So the very fact miracles can happen, you have proved.
In learning to live in connection to our bodies we discover there is a whole other way of living that is far more loving and honoring, allowing our true well-being and vitality to naturally come to life
Understanding our bodies from the inside out is super important, we can all feel what stresses us and why, we know the effect our particular stresses have on our physical bodies and we also know what calms us and brings steadiness and stillness back you our beingness. The only thing we don’t support each other enough to do, is to choose our stillness.
I know this is a short and sweet article but that is a pretty massive change in your life and from their a huge change in how the body responded. So often we hear that we are ‘victims of society’ and yet here we have living and walking proof that that isn’t the case. Not only that we have the steps we can all take to move out of the world impacting on you. Even with this point alone would make a huge difference, “I have been learning a great deal more about what causes stress in my life, and have been amazed to find out just how much it is about me and not anything outside of myself.”
I also have discovered a great deal about the connection between my health and well-being and choices that can either exacerbate stress or support myself to feel and have vitality through attending Universal Medicine presentations.
One of the biggest things I have learnt from Universal Medicine when it comes to what causes stress is disconnection to myself – if I am thinking about work while in the shower or running over my to do list in my head while trying to get to sleep, these all cause stress. The more I am connected to my body and how it feels in and with the moment I do not feel stressed, not a dot.
I have a much better understanding of why when things come up in my body they are not there to be annoying or stop me from doing things but are an indication of how I am living an what areas I need to look at. It is amazing how much we can learn about ourselves from listening to our body, and you have shown Carmel how much we can change once we understand and embrace what is really going on in the body. Combining conventional Medicine with the understanding of the body that Universal Medicine offers is the way forward and one that is very much needed as we see our health services struggling to meet the demands of the many illnesses we have today.
An inspiring blog Carmel – as you highlight from your own experience – everything is down to living responsibly in connection with our body and listening to the wisdom it imparts constantly.
What I love about Universal Medicine is how the responsibility of our health is always brought back to us and has us look at how we ended up with a specific illness and disease, and that within the healing process we also have the support of the Universal Medicine practitioners and conventional medicine – who could ask for more.