Medicine for Humanity

By Cherise Holt, Nurse, Australia

A group of health professionals gather at a conference with the purpose of sharing through research and experience, so as to educate and support each other in their common specialities of health and medicine. Professors, Doctors, Scientists and Nurses have travelled from around the country with special guests from across the world to contribute, communicate and impart knowledge from their experiences or simply to ascertain further understanding of the health issues and complications that are presented with their patients each day. I appreciated being here, as I understand the importance of science and medicine to our health and our wellbeing.

For me, the most interesting portion of the conference was the presented case studies. A patient’s disease symptoms were discussed (in a confidential and professional manner) so that colleagues can share from their own expertise to reach diagnosis and treatment options with the patients’ best health interests as the aim. Offered alongside the symptoms is a brief outline of their medical history, including any other illnesses, medications, family history, age, sex, marital status, (children), religion if applicable and whether they smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. It was here that I couldn’t help but feel that something was missing, like I had a puzzle in front of me with many missing pieces. Although the ability to diagnose and manage the immediate symptoms could be made, the puzzle still felt incomplete.

Today conventional medicine and science is used to perform tests and diagnose the illnesses and diseases that present in our bodies. Our healthcare system works intensely to manage people’s symptoms, their treatment options and any subsequent side effects. It monitors the progression of disease and balances the involved risks and complications. A good outcome is a variable notion as the body’s response can be unpredictable and whilst symptoms can be managed for now the ideas of surgery, transplantation or mortality are undoubtedly fear-provoking in many patients. Statistics inform us that a number of diseases are on the rise, with increased complications and co-morbidities. How can this be, given that we live in an era with unprecedented knowledge of the human body? There must be more to our health and the way in which we see and practise medicine.

What if medicine was not just the solution to our ill health?

In the past few years I have been deeply inspired by the presentations of Serge Benhayon on the subject of medicine and have since begun to view the way that I live as my greatest form of medicine. This means that if I was to present to you my personal medical history it would not only state examples of current health as listed above but it must include everything and every way that I choose to live my whole life. With honesty and complete responsibility it would include the food that I eat but also the way in which I buy, prepare and eat such food, the way I connect to me and bring the quality that is naturally me to others, to work, the way I walk, speak, sleep, think, how I am with my body and any emotions that I hold on to …everything! Even as I write this I feel the enormity of what ‘everything’ actually means. I know I am by far not perfect with my way of living but there is no judgement on myself as this has been a grand revelation that has shown me just how far away I had chosen to become from my natural way of living.

What will be the future of our health in our humanity?

In the symposium I observed the support and discussion that my medical health colleagues shared. They have many years of training, knowledge and expertise behind them; but I also felt the sadness and overwhelm that was underlying and apparent to me. Our health profession is primarily run by people (members of our humanity) who seek to provide solutions and invent new medicines for the rest of our humanity; a solution to best support and heal another. But without the study of a human being as a whole – with the inclusion of one’s physical body, their way of living and the knowing of the quality that each human being naturally holds – the puzzle will remain incomplete. As a student of my own way of living I have gained much inspiration from studying Universal Medicine’s online audio presentations. Whilst it saddens me that conventional medicine and complementary medicine predominantly appear worlds apart, correspondingly I feel the grand opportunity and immense joy when I ponder on our future.

We as humanity deserve healthcare founded on the highest forms of integrity, where self-responsibility shapes an honest and deeply loving relationship with self and then with others. Humanity will gather in the field of medicine, not to heavily carry the responsibility of how other people live through their own choices, but by living in a way that inspires and reflects to our brothers our undeniable equality and the simplicity of true support.

385 thoughts on “Medicine for Humanity

  1. The thing is it is evident how someone is living by the quality of their health and the energy they move in. But we live and move as if no one can tell and we then pretend that we are doing better than we are – essentially lying to ourselves.

  2. “What if medicine was not just the solution to our ill health?” A great question Cherise. There is so much more for us to look at and take responsibility for when it comes to the state of our health.

  3. We must not forget that what we call medicine today has only been around a very short time compared to how long humanity exists. We are very fortunate to have what we have but at the same time it would be very unwise, ignorant and arrogant to throw overboard all that we had prior to this. We have for the longest time considered the body as a whole, the energetic aspect and the interconnectedness of all things as completely normal and part of what is true medicine.

  4. “How can this be, given that we live in an era with unprecedented knowledge of the human body? There must be more to our health and the way in which we see and practise medicine”. This is key Cherise as the way humanity’s health is right know should have us being seriously humbled and open to many more options than the narrow road we have gotten ourselves on to.

  5. Cherise a great reminder that all our choices have a reflection on our health, we either heal or harm ourselves through our everyday choices.

  6. We can no longer abdicate responsibility for how we are living our lives and expect those in healthcare to pick up the pieces. As you say we need to look at how we are living in every aspect of our lives and commit to bringing more transparency to the way we choose to live.

  7. How we choose to live our life is medicine – what food we eat, the exercise we do – or don’t do – and the how not just the what. Eating food if I’m angry will give me indigestion, but the same food eaten in loving company and with uplifting conversation has a completely different effect on the body.

    1. What you are offering sueq2012 is that everything we do and say matters, and that if we are in an ill behaviour, that has an affect on our bodies which if compounded over the years is going to have a greater effect. It has to, because the body has to discard what prevents it from being in harmony with itself. You use the example of eating foods when your angry will give you indigestion, well surely that is a great sign for anyone to stop and feel where that anger is coming from, but so often we over ride what we are feeling because we are in the rush of life and therefore not in tune with ourselves.

  8. It is obvious to me that the majority of the medical system is struggling to find quick-fix solutions to the ill-health of the world but these solutions, in the main, are simply bandaids that will only temporarily cover up the issues while they continue to fester underneath waiting to burst out again. I love how you have looked at the health of each one of us as not just how we are feeling but how we live, what we eat and drink and how we are in relationship to those around us. Maybe if the medical profession expanded their views of what is true health to incorporate what you have shared they will slowly come to discover long-term answers instead of quick-fix solutions.

  9. What if we started from the premise that we deserved amazing health? I think our standards of what we accept as healthy are dropping lower and lower, to the point that if we don’t have a serious illness or a terminal disease then we are classifying ourselves as healthy, when we might be tired, or have a sore back or bloating or whatever, it’s like we live with these things on a daily basis like they’re normal – but do we not deserve true vitality?

  10. There is a huge weight of expectation placed on the medical profession to be able to fix the person in front of them; to come up with the best drug, the best surgical technique and the best on-going care. But there is definitely something missing in this medical equation and that is the responsibility for the level of care each of us brings to our lives. We may have a medical condition that needs healing but it is the way we live in each moment of our lives that is the key to the health of the body we take to the doctor. Self-responsibility is, to me, the missing piece of the medical equation.

  11. “Statistics inform us that a number of diseases are on the rise, with increased complications and co-morbidities. How can this be, given that we live in an era with unprecedented knowledge of the human body? There must be more to our health and the way in which we see and practise medicine.” A great point Cherise. Despite ever more money being poured into drugs and treatments today even the expected life span is reducing for the first time in ages. Why isn’t true prevention – in the form of life-style medicine being championed? Oh of course, there’s no money in it. Am I being cynical or is there some truth here?

  12. Where I live in Europe there is at least one pharmacy on every second or third street. At least it feels that way because they are so common! With such numbers there must be so much demand for medications. It makes me wonder whether we are generally sicker as a race than we care to realise.

  13. Such a beautiful sharing Cherise, the more we take responsibility for our own health and healing the more we reflect to humanity the possibility that there is another way to live that can support our health and well being.

    1. And that way has to be worth exploring as our current systems are sinking under the demands that are increasingly being put on them as the majority get sicker.

    2. Yes Anna, and this ‘another way’, that is, the Universal Medicine approach, along with the increasing number of people confirming with their own lives that it works, should be considered at those medical conferences. Then, the missed part of the puzzle would be complete.

  14. It makes simple sense that if we have amazing medicine when it comes to the body and it’s physical and physiological aspects. Yet we keep getting sicker and increasingly so – then there is another aspect of the human being that needs medicine beyond what is currently offered. That other aspect I have found in Universal Medicine as it is medicine for the being while conventional supports the human.

  15. We are not there yet but we will get there, we will discover that missing piece of the puzzle. It is funny because in some areas, we already acknowledge that quality of energy affects matter…an example of this is…You can say to someone that baking a cake when you are angry destroys the taste of the cake and many people will agree. Or maybe you can talk about how a really sweet family at the farmers’ market grows apples and I swear they taste so good because the family is so loving and most people will agree with you. These examples, even in their simplest form, are demonstrating that quality of energy affects matter.

    Taking this and applying it to medicine, will be more challenging, for it is removing our outlet to blame our environment, genetics or our circumstance for our illness and disease. What we are missing and what you are presenting in this blog, is that it is not about shifting blame from external to internal, we should not ever blame ourselves for our illness. What is being offered is the chance to lovingly review our choices and see if any of our choices may have been obstructing our natural order and flow of energy in the body, we were all born very beautiful and loving at our core, but the way we live must match this love or eventually the difference will be pushed out to heal.

  16. How empowering it is to actually start taking responsibility for our life, and the way we live, when I chose to take responsibility for myself, I started to understand how society and humanity is set up to destroy itself, if we keep eating the amount of sugar that is in food, and continue to indulge in what we know is not good for us, we will be needing more doctors, and more hospitals.

  17. You’ve raised some really great points Cherise, about sharing our ideas and resources but also recognising the ‘behind the scenes’ of why these were created, and whether there is an underlying overwhelm, agenda or concern that is playing out through the work. We can support each other massively with this.

  18. I so love what you say in the last paragraph, Cherise – a very powerful and deeply inspiring invitation for all to consider self-responsibility as the main ingredient for the future of healthcare.

  19. I would agree Cherise that there is a lot of overwhelm in the medical/health professionals at the moment and the outlook is not getting any brighter. I recently visited an ED and several times it was mentioned that if one patient requires urgent attention, then 20-30 more keep coming through the doors as they work on that patient. As this was shared, I had images of the vast battles in Lord of the Rings, where the ‘good guys’ are completely outnumbered and the opposing armies just keep coming. I think everyone agrees that this state cannot continue but vast reform and responsibility from all parties is required.

  20. Now and again we see a report of a potential medical breakthrough and then we never hear of it again, as if it is being used as a carrot on a stick. Everyone knows within them that the population is getting sicker (hard to miss as those around us are also getting sicker) and that there is nothing more we would want than a cure for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, but what if the answer is not in finding a solution, and that a solution will only work as a bandaid for a short while. What if by getting to the root cause by looking at the quality of our movements in our everyday interactions with life, could prevent these diseases from occurring, and that maybe it is our current way of living in dis-ease and dis-harmony that is escalating the rate of illness in the first place.

  21. The quality of how we live our everyday from what and how we eat, to how we sleep, move, exercise, work and interact with others collectively forms the most basic form of daily medicine we are blessed with and thus in turn forms the foundations and quality of our very own health and wellbeing.

  22. Humanity doesn’t see medicine as a whole body experience, in other words it is not about looking at the symptoms and curing the illness but it is about looking at everything in our life, our sleep, the food we eat, our behaviours, how we speak and interact with each other, how we move, do we live with exhaustion or low grade anxiousness, the list is extensive, but these are some of the not so obvious factors that over time if not looked at contribute to our illnesses. This is where Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine comes in, they bring a deeper understanding of the body and how healing the whole body is very different to curing or managing our illnesses and diseases.

  23. The medical industry if rife with solutions but it seems to want to know very little about quality and how the detail of our choices affects our health. Esoteric medicine will one day just be normal mainstream view, everyone will have to pull up their socks if we want to keep the whole system from busting.

  24. It is inspirational to be able to ponder over the future of medicine should the marvels of modern medicine be combined with the wisdom and self responsibility that complementary medicine brings. The current paradigm sadly only supports humanity and the illness and disease that abounds to a degree, for it only addresses part of the puzzle and not the whole, ignoring the responsibility we have and the part we play in our own health based on the choices we make in our lives.

  25. WE absolutely do deserve better health care. The EPA ( Esoteric Practitioners Association) has the highest standard of requirements for health practitioners of any organisation I know. If we could all follow such protocol we would raise the bar on our general state of health and the energy in which we can be of service to whomever is in need. It would re define “health” altogether.

  26. Realising that when we see illness or dis-ease presented in our bodies, it is in fact the end result of a repetition of ill momentum, patterns or behaviours that are running us, will lead us to begin to understand how powerful healing can be when we address and arrest what ill momentums, pattern and behaviours are at play and why the being is making such choices. Otherwise what we are generally working towards managing or reducing are the symptoms alone, rather than addressing or understanding the cause. Through developing a loving and honoring relationship with our bodies and being we begin to understand the effects our choices have on our lives. As such we also begin to understand that we are the ones responsible for the state of our well-being and that the way we live our lives in fact ‘medicine’ in itself.

  27. Our whole approach and experience of the medical system would be immensely enriched if what is taught by Universal Medicine is embraced, and conventional medicine and esoteric medicine worked together.

    This morning I have woke up with a painful back, so a painkiller or maybe gentle movements to ease it off would be rightly prescribed. But also through the support of Universal Medicine I know it is wise to consider my own choices that have led me here, and reflected back I can see how I pushed myself when I was exhausted at the end of the day to complete something I had decided was more important than taking care of myself, and also the lack of care in the days leading up knowing that yesterday was going to be a long day.

    Armed with this insight not only am i in a more empowered place to resolve my pain, but also it is a learning of how to not get into the same predicament in the future.

  28. We all understand that many of our lifestyle choices reflect on what disease or illness we may get, how amazing would it be if we all realised that it’s every choice we make that has a bearing on illness and disease, from how we take ourselves to bed at night, to how we talk whenever we open our mouth.

  29. Once you have opened up to see life in a more spherical way, it is easy to feel the pain and to appreciate the shortcomings of the world trying hard to keep linear and not being able to go deep. This is not just a philosophical statement but one that has a lot of implications for a field like medicine.

  30. This is so inspiring and has to be the way forward ‘We as humanity deserve healthcare founded on the highest forms of integrity, where self-responsibility shapes an honest and deeply loving relationship with self and then with others.’ Only when we are all willing to look at how we are living and how this affects our health and wellbeing will the medical profession be free to support our healing relieved of the burden they are currently sinking under of trying to work miracles on patients who are unwilling to take responsibility for the life choices that have led to them needing medical intervention.

  31. Seeking a solution without understanding all the underlying causes is only part of the diagnosis. Conventional medicine complemented by Esoteric Medicine and Universal Medicine offer the full diagnosis and health care plan.

  32. ‘We as humanity deserve healthcare founded on the highest forms of integrity, where self-responsibility shapes an honest and deeply loving relationship with self and then with others. Humanity will gather in the field of medicine, not to heavily carry the responsibility of how other people live through their own choices, but by living in a way that inspires and reflects to our brothers our undeniable equality and the simplicity of true support.’ I couldn’t agree more and this is where Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine come in as they show us the way to live that very life.

  33. Medicine is doing a great job and it will be even greater when it gets reunited with its origins, the treatment of the person as a whole and addressing the way we live, think and conduct ourselves. At present it can feel as though we are stubbornly making unhealthy choices, then feign ignorance and disbelief, possibly throw a tantrum when we are told we have a diagnosable condition, demand to be fixed and then go back for more of the same deleterious lifestyle choices.

  34. The day humanity accepts that the way we live can be our “greatest form of medicine”, is the day that the endless surge in the numbers of illnesses and diseases will slowly begin to slow down and eventually start to decrease. How we live, including what we eat, has been proven to be the root cause of so many of these ‘lifestyle illnesses’, so then it follows that by making changes to the way we live will eventually experience changes in our health.

  35. I have a huge respect for science, research and our medical systems. Yet at times I wonder how amazing it would be if we stopped limiting our sight. Often how we approach things seems like having an anxious dog that bites and we choose to muzzle it. Ok so the biting situation is sorted for the time being, but how come the dog is biting in the first place and what aspects of the dog’s life need healing and re-imprinting? Including a broader understanding of the patient’s life and considering self-responsibility makes absolute sense.

  36. ‘What if medicine was not just the solution to our ill health?’ This is a great question because the medical profession pride themselves on finding solutions, where if you look deeper there has to be a root cause to the illness which is not part of their diagnosis. If we looked into the root cause of illness and disease we would find that many of them are a by-product of the choices we make and the way we live, if we started making different choices and living differently we might avoid getting the illness or disease in the first place.

  37. Everything we think say or do impacts on our body, the trillions of cells that make up this vehicle that we drive or cruise around in. I have noticed that in general it seems that it is not cool to take care unless it is one’s children or partner and even sometimes that comes in to question, but delving more deeply we usually find that that is exactly what we want for ourselves, more care, more loving and tender care. By giving this to ourselves first and allowing ourselves to feel how supportive it is we can let go of what everyone else is doing and begin to feel ourselves more connected and more self confident in a different kind of way. A way that does not rely on recognition or acceptance from others but builds a relationship with ourselves that we can count on and that brings support when needed.

  38. “Humanity will gather in the field of medicine, not to heavily carry the responsibility of how other people live through their own choices, but by living in a way that inspires and reflects to our brothers our undeniable equality and the simplicity of true support.” For it is with inspiration and reflection that we will reconnect to our natural responsible way of being.

  39. This makes perfect sense Cherise, ‘Humanity will gather in the field of medicine, not to heavily carry the responsibility of how other people live through their own choices, but by living in a way that inspires and reflects to our brothers our undeniable equality and the simplicity of true support.’ It is our responsibility to show there is a different way to live, a way that is responsible and loving.

  40. It is enormously beneficial to find the best and most supportive intervention for a patient and there is also more than the intervention to consider. A framework for medicine to consider this ‘more’ would be very beneficial.

  41. It is so glaringly obvious that we must, as a species, take individual responsibility for our well-being … The overloading of the health systems of the world is simply reflecting back to us that this is, at the moment, most definitely not the case.

  42. Serge Benhayon presents a true physician’s understanding of the underlying causes of illness and disease and invites us all to consider the way we live and the choices we make as our responsibility for our part in the prevention of illness and disease and thus relieve the increasing burden on the conventional medical teams.

  43. “What if medicine was not just the solution to our ill health?” without a doubt in my mind, medicine can cannot continue down this path, allowing people to rely on ‘ the system’ without taking responsibility for their own health. It is a blessing that Universal Medicine is presenting the way forward out of this dilemma simply available to everyone.

  44. True health and well being is ‘everything’. Every thought and movement. It is huge Cherise because we are bigger than our ‘average’ thought. We are not who we think we are.

  45. Most of humanity go about their lives in ignorant ‘bliss’ and do not make the connection that they play a key role regarding their health – that how they live every moment of every day makes an impact not just in their own bodies but also spreads far and wide ‘silently’ affecting everything and everyone without exception. We all have a huge responsibility in the way we choose to live, as health and medicine are Universal.

  46. This is exactly what is needed to “view the way that I live as my greatest form of medicine”, I had not considered this before Universal Medicine but without this being both known and lived we are fighting a losing battle, one where we seek medicine but choose to hurt ourselves everyday. Would we keep our hand on a hot stove whilst seeking medical treatment for the burn, or would we remove our hand and take care of ourselves? Obvious in this case but how many of us walk around angry, frustrated and in doing so affect everything about our life.

  47. Just including an understanding of self care in the medical world would change the trajectory for doctors, nurses and their patients. It is terrible to realise how many doctors suicide. How much are we ready to ask if our caring system needs some care for themselves too?

  48. As the ever increasing rates of illness are evident, it’s obvious conventional medicine can’t solve the problem on its own, thus the partnership with esoteric medicine along with responsible lifestyle choices is essential in reducing rates of illness and disease.

  49. The opportunity to use the best of both worlds – in the combination of western medicine with esoteric healing – is something I have been taking advantage of – for which I am forever grateful. We do need to start taking responsibility for our own health, as the way disease is going, health services worldwide are becoming over-burdened. We need to start making different choices, as many students of Universal Medicine are doing – with some amazing results to the benefit of their health.

  50. The medical system is overburdened and ?failing, with the ever increasing rate of illness and disease and now multi symptomatic illnesses which don’t follow the common pathway. Is it possible that we need look at healthcare from a different perspective – perhaps preventative and making each person accountable and responsible for their dis-ease, looking at lifestyle choices and selfcare as an important factor.

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