by Ingrid Langenbruch, Ocean Shores, Australia
I am a student, client and friend of Universal Medicine (UM) and Serge Benhayon. Hearing about some rumours about Serge and UM – which sound like outright lies and misinterpretations – I would like to share the following with you:
I have lived for about 10 years with breast cancer; my 4th recurrence was at the end of 2011. Over the first 5 years – until about 2007 – I tried each and every natural and alternative way to heal myself. Having experienced two severe medical mistakes in my family in Germany and having studied natural healing and nutrition for years, I had had no trust or confidence in conventional medicine at all since I was a teenager (I am now 59).
I was not successful in healing the cancer and chose to have a mastectomy in 2007. By then I had started going to Serge’s presentations, workshops and having esoteric healing sessions. Since I felt so ‘ right ‘ about being anti medicine, I was surprised to hear Serge saying in several presentations that he is pro conventional medicine. As my alternative efforts over five years to heal had failed, I needed to have a truthful look at my emotionally driven aversion to doctors and anything to do with conventional medicine, and esoteric counselling has been very helpful with this. Slowly my view of the medical world changed and I chose to trust it more. At the end of last year – having the 4th recurrence – I agreed for the first time to have radiation therapy whereas before I had rejected anything medical except the surgery itself.
The radiation oncologist was wonderful and so was the hospital staff. During the six weeks of daily radiation treatments I had the most amazing loving support from Serge and the practitioners at the UniMed clinic. I had regular sessions from Serge to support my body through radiation and was able to stay at UniMed House opposite the clinic as I live too far away from the hospital in Lismore to drive in every day. I was looked after with meals prepared for me while I was getting very tired and burnt from the radiation. And all this support was free of charge! I healed and recovered quickly and very well from the radiation.
Serge never tells me what to do. I sometimes wish he would when I find it very difficult to make a decision about a medical treatment or medication. But when I asked he always said that I have to feel for myself what’s right for me. He often stresses this in his presentations too, that he never tells us what to do and that we have to feel what’s true for ourselves.
I don’t know if or when the cancer will come back. I do my best and I am less and less worried about it. What I do know is that I have support in a way I never experienced before, that I often feel amazing and loving within and with myself and I trust that I can hold that state should I have another recurrence.
With the support of UM I rarely suffer or worry anymore but am learning to love myself and my fellow human beings. I feel this is a much better contribution to human life than being a victim, suffering, miserable, worried and depressed, all of which I used to be.
My studies with Universal Medicine and the esoteric healing sessions have enriched my life immensely.
273 thoughts on “My Experience with Conventional Medicine and Universal Medicine as a Breast Cancer Patient”
This is something I have heard of several times,
“The radiation oncologist was wonderful and so was the hospital staff. During the six weeks of daily radiation treatments I had the most amazing loving support from Serge and the practitioners at the UniMed clinic. I had regular sessions from Serge to support my body through radiation and was able to stay at UniMed House opposite the clinic as I live too far away from the hospital in Lismore to drive in every day. I was looked after with meals prepared for me while I was getting very tired and burnt from the radiation. And all this support was free of charge! I healed and recovered quickly and very well from the radiation.”
All this support was free of charge, how Grand is that! The support that was on offer and taken must have had such a positive effect at a time when you most needed to be shown the absolute kindness and genuine care, that is Serge Benhayon to a tee.
Ingrid this is super beautiful, I love love love the fact you feel so supported and rarely worry any more and that you are loving yourself. This is the best medicine one can receive.
I didn’t have breast cancer but suffered from mental illness and depression and the support I have received over the years has been phenomenal, and what you said Le caught my attention because I don’t worry any more either; the nervous tension that I was living with has gone and I can now say that I adore myself. That is huge because I used to have huge self-worth problems which have gone too, replaced with a quiet confidence in myself instead. Looking back over the 13 years since I have known Serge Benhayon I can appreciate just how much I have changed, I was living from a very dark place but now I have joy in my life.
‘He often stresses this in his presentations too, that he never tells us what to do and that we have to feel what’s true for ourselves.’ This certainly supports to take responsibility for our choices and feel empowered when we make them.
Ingrid, I have just met you recently and you do not come across as a woman who has breast cancer.
My experience of you has been of a woman of tenderness, wisdom and such care towards yourself and others.
And you are correct in that Serge Benhayon, does not direct anyone to make decisions, he is pro-medicine and he supports whatever decision you make, it is that simple.
Ingrid you are the most amazing walking testament of someone who uses Western medicine and Esoteric medicine in combination to support yourself. You are the living proof that both modalities work very well together.
Healing an old hurt of not trusting conventional medicine can be part of the healing process.
‘With the support of UM I rarely suffer or worry anymore but am learning to love myself and my fellow human beings.’ This is a beautiful testimony to Universal Medicine and all it brings and you are a truly inspiring woman, Ingrid, we can feel the level of self care you are living with.
Such a beautiful partnership in your healing – when you are able to work with someone and for them to not tell you what to do but empower you to make your own decisions. That is so encouraging and really shows how we do actually know what our bodies are saying if we listen.
We are so used to being told what to do, and even though we often do not like what we get told to do, this way of being seems to be pretty much hard-wired in many of us. When we are left to our own devices, we often feel lost and not know what is true for us. Rebuilding that connection with our inner-most, the part that holds the truth, is such an amazing, empowering process. It changes the way we experience the world completely.
Learning to love yourself and human beings again is one of life’s greatest joys.
It’s an incredible life tool to know that worry and anxiety is a choice. If we focus on something to be worried about we can make the situation disproportionately large in our minds. If on the other hand we choose to simply remain very present in ourselves everything changes.
Serge Benhayon’s support and care and dedication to people is second to none. I’ve known many cases where he has supported people and helped them through enormously challenging periods of illness. His dedication to people is exemplary – with this amazing support and understanding and the amazing skills of doctors it’s like you have the opportunity to set out on a new way forward.
It’s great to put the truth out there about Serge, not just that he is pro-medicine but that he is a genuinely caring person supporting many people and at times free of charge. Serge has been so helpful in my own life as well, always providing support that is deeply caring, wise and understanding, helping me to understand myself and heal whatever was troubling me. He has also developed some extraordinary complementary to medicine modalities which have improved my health and well-being in so many remarkable ways that I am now studying these therapies myself. His whole life is dedicated to humanity, love and the truth – the media could learn a lot from Serge!
Melinda I could not agree with you more, Serge is genuinely caring. And hear hear to, ‘dedicated to humanity’.
I can attest not only for myself but all the other people I have met through knowing Serge Benhayon that he has sown a seed of encouragement for many people so that they feel they can empower themselves to make changes and so bring back the vitality to their lives which is so often lacking these days.
With true self love and honesty we transform the quality of our vibration. In this way we heal ourselves.
Thank you for this heartfelt testament to the loving support available from Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine to all who have challenging circumstances, medical or otherwise, in their lives and how the marriage of conventional medicine and the modalities offered by Universal Medicine truly complement each other rather than being in competition.
Universal Medicine modalities and conventional medicine, a match made in heaven.
Conventional medicine is essential for treating cancer, but that alone is not the path to healing. What is also important is the quality of support provided by those around us and in Ingrid’s case to have a cadre of people to visit, talk to and cook for her fundamentally helped her healing. This is true community and brotherhood.
It seems to me, that breast cancer can have a devastating effect on so many aspects of one’s life, and while it is difficult enough to deal with all of this, a person must also learn how to make important medical decisions about their treatments too. It does seem vitally important therefore to have the kind of support that is honouring and embracing of who you are in and amongst it all, so that decisions are made from your core and not from any ideal held in the mind that does not necessarily know what true love is.
This is true community – people coming together to support someone who is sick. A joy to read that this model is possible an can be reflected to the world. Often in illness people do not want to be a burden and they hide from the world. BUt this avoids the one thing we need at the time – support from others and the reflection of what is truly going on .
I feel that in our fast paced life what is missing is that community spirit that was felt especially during World War two. I was watching some old black and white films about the war to mark VE day here in Europe and the community spirit was very tangible in the footage of people coming together to support each other; it was quite beautiful to watch and feel how supportive people were.
No ideal or belief can withstand truth. Every person has their story, their experiences and their lessons. We cannot apply a “one size fits all” bandage on people and call it that – for some illness, herbs and nutritional changes may support, for other we may need surgery and for third we may simply need a pill. But, if we don’t address the energetic cause then nothing in our lives can truly change.
Ingrid you are a true inspiration, the more we honour ourselves and deeply feel from within our body we can use that feeling as a guide to what supports us in different situations, it is very loving how Serge supports people through their medical treatment, often without payment, providing support which allows you to feel deeply into what is going on, and an opportunity to deeply heal what caused the illness.
I agree with you Sally, to me Ingrid is an inspiration showing us all how to deeply care for one self while undergoing such treatment, to be held by everyone while all this was happening has to be a deeply nurturing experience. To know that people do genuinely care for each other and will support through the difficult times and the great times. It is a much needed imprint which shows the world what is possible when we come together as a community to support each other.
Feeling for ourselves with regard to what treatment feels right for us as individuals is so important , as there is no one right way to do anything.
Ingrid, you are a shining example to this day of everything that The Way of The Livingness is about and represents. The undeniable truth is evident in how you live, and your living imprints mark the way of truth and love for those who are willing to see. This can never be denied, thank you for the inspiration that you are and will be for us all many years to come.
I love how you were able to define your preference of alternative medicine as “my emotionally driven aversion to doctors and anything to do with conventional medicine” to have a truthful look at it – sometimes what we think is good for us only comes as a result of our past hurt but we like to justify it as being ‘right’ stubbornly.
I agree, being anti-medicine is not the way to be healthy. In 2002 I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and a hyperactive thyroid and was advised to take aspirin to thin my blood and avoid a stroke. I didn’t take anything. I was fine for a couple of years but in 2004 I had an arterial clot in my right leg and could have lost it. That was a big wake up call for me – now I take whatever medicine is prescribed – I always chat with my Doctor first and he doesn’t prescribe any medicine unless it is really necessary, but I no longer shy away from seeking medical help, and then will often see a naturopath to support my body in dealing with any side effects.
You make a very important point here Ingrid that we need to allow others the space to make their own decisions, as we all have an innate wisdom to be reconnected with when we live from our innermost.
Ingrid what if we all embraced life and healing in the way you have shown is possible? What if we looked at Cancer not as something to fight but something to reflect on and adjust how we live life so we don’t repeat the same patterns that got us sick.
Yes I agree, fighting energy takes a lot out of us and gives us a rather hard stance on life. It actually produces tension in the body when our body is asking for care and love and the space to heal. Looking at ourselves and our behaviours gives us clues as to how come the cancer started and how it developed as it did.
Yes Elaine, there is a maturity and steadiness about Ingrid’s approach to her own healing, very different to one that sees it as a fight. There is also acceptance and an absence of drama and emotion in the way she writes about her experience,
The truth when spoken will crush a thousand lies.
Ingrid thank you for sharing your experience, it is very important that we make our own decisions when we are ill, once we have all the facts because it means we are still taking responsibility for ourselves, the moment we stop taking that responsibility we give up on ourselves.
When we give up on ourselves we are saying no to our soul which allows another energy to enter and this is the withdrawing from life that occurs. The energy wants everyone to withdraw from life because then it can control the outcome. When we step forward and say yes to life this is a different energy and one that is self loving and our bodies respond to this energy as it is the true energy of our soul.
This ‘anti medicine’ stance is so easy to pick up when looking for alternatives. It’s only when I stopped being so critical that I realised that western medicine has a HUGE amount to offer, its just that it does not cover everything. That is where complementary medicine, and in particular esoteric medicine help to complete the picture.
” Serge never tells me what to do. I sometimes wish he would when I find it very difficult to make a decision about a medical treatment or medication. But when I asked he always said that I have to feel for myself what’s right for me. ”
This is so important, for a person’s choices are based on their free will which is the basis for living one’s own life and way of being.