Healing from Cancer: Embracing Conventional Medicine and Universal Medicine

by Frances Taylor-Marshall, aged carer, nanny and counsellor, Sydney.

I am writing to express my heartfelt thanks to the Universal Medicine Practitioners who played a part in my healing processes. I am in deep appreciation for their super loving and professional care during the year I underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy for lymphoma.

I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in August 2013 and in late June 2014, was told that my body had had a complete metabolic response to treatment, therefore leaving me completely clear of any cancer. My haematologist said that given the stage and location of my cancer, he was in the beginning quite concerned for me, therefore, as he stated, he was “truly thrilled” that my body had responded as well as it did.

I feel this healing was in no small part thanks to Universal Medicine and its teachings and practitioners.

I first became interested in the Esoteric Teachings in the early 1990’s, when I read one of Alice A. Bailey’s books, and I felt I had found some of the missing links I’d been looking for on my quest to understand myself and the universe in which I live. I was so interested that I longed to have the opportunity to attend her college in either London or New York. I was a single mother of three children at the time, so the opportunity was not available to me, but my interest grew.

Then in the mid 2000’s, a friend left me a CD of a presentation by Serge Benhayon, and everything came together without having to travel too far and wide.

I had been an absolute workshop junkie during the 1980s, studied everything alternative from iridology, reflexology, natural therapies, reiki, transpersonal counselling, and attended retreats and talks and read a wide variety of self help books. But, for me it was the ‘Esoteric’ Teachings that helped me to join my dots!

I attended a Universal Medicine Retreat in Vietnam a few years ago with our eldest daughter, and it was a wonderful introduction to the esoteric teachings and Universal Medicine in the present day. During the past few years I have attended many of these workshops and have loved integrating the Esoteric Teachings and wisdom into my daily life.

When I got home from receiving the diagnosis of cancer I studied the photo I have beside my bed of me as an eight-year old girl walking along with my Mother holding my hand. I looked at this little girl and felt sad that I had brought her to this place today requiring cancer treatment, although on the other hand, I knew that she was in capable hands – mine, the medical profession’s and the practitioners of Universal Medicine.

I enjoyed engaging in the whole process of treatment – both medical and esoteric. I fully accepted and embraced all the medical treatments that were recommended, and received positive outcomes all along the way, and the medical staff would often comment on how well my body was accepting their treatments. I was able to embrace my situation and move through the numerous hospital appointments with a lightness of being.

The added esoteric treatments I chose were chemo wash/chakra puncture, nutritional guidance  to build healthy joyous cells, and loving esoteric healing sessions. The loving, deep and restorative on-line esoteric yoga sessions, remained ever present during my hospital treatments. They fully supported me to rest deeply; from home, no need to travel when unwell, therefore never needed to miss a class! A wholesome loving program that instilled in me confidence and reassurance that I was affording myself the best possible healing opportunities, allowing me to focus on the matters necessary for my body to do what it does best – heal itself!

There are no words to say how incredible it feels to learn you have a serious illness and to be able to accept such news as an opportunity for healing. And no words to describe the power and grace of knowing I am loved and am love, and that all I need to do is listen to and trust my body. My illness provided me with an opportunity to not only heal, but to evolve as a person. It has been an amazing grace in my life.

527 thoughts on “Healing from Cancer: Embracing Conventional Medicine and Universal Medicine

  1. Frances thank you for adding to the thousands of testaments to the Universal Medicine practitioners that support us to heal ourselves by integrating the modalities, teachings so that we are able to take responsibility for ourselves and that the past choices we made are not carved in stone and immovable but can be healed so that we can feel joy again in our bodies.

  2. This statement stood out for me, ‘ felt sad that I had brought her to this place today requiring cancer treatment’. How many people can honestly admit to this, they can see the younger self as being with life and then over the years due to this or that, they end up with a stop moment.

    I loved how turned your life around with the support of esoteric healing, and seeing your life from a different perspective following the support from conventional and universal medicine.

  3. “There are no words to say how incredible it feels to learn you have a serious illness and to be able to accept such news as an opportunity for healing. ” A beautiful sharing – thankyou Frances. The combination of Western and Universal Medicine provides a unique opportunity to be able to accept a serious diagnosis, learn from it, heal and move on. What a gift!

  4. “My illness provided me with an opportunity to not only heal, but to evolve as a person. It has been an amazing grace in my life.” A beautiful testimony to understanding the true nature of illness and the opportunity to heal.

  5. Realising that cancer is perhaps the way the body is having to heal itself is very freeing and disposes of the victim mentality. Cancer and other illness and disease offers us the opportunity to change the behaviours that led to it. Tying this in with understanding re-incarnation helps us to embrace the healing that it offers and take steps to not take this into our next life.

    1. Totally agree, ‘cancer and other illnesses’ IS an opportunity to change how we live in our everyday life, and in everything we do.

  6. “Allowing me to focus on the matters necessary for my body to do what it does best – heal itself” – this really changes how we look at healing, that our body is constantly being pulled toward its truth and we have to learn to get out of its way. This speaks to me very loud right now.

  7. It shows the power healing can offer when we are not looking for a solution but to understand more deeply why we have the symptoms in the first place.

  8. Our ability to embrace life no matter what occurs and face it knowing that everything is an opportunity no matter how challenging it may be is so important – not only does it make life much more enjoyable but I wonder if it also helps determine the outcome.

  9. I have a far deeper appreciation of the wisdom of our body and how it naturally knows how to heal itself. When we lovingly accept and surrender to the healing process that is offered combining both conventional and esoteric medicine it is possible to deepen the depth in which we are able to clear and evolve from past choices that have suppressed our full and true expression.

  10. It is far more rich and deepening to have an understanding of where you are truly at. To understand this from a medical point of view (during illness and disease but also without) but equally from an energetic point of view. The second is why Esoteric Medicine comes in handy. As this testimonial and many more reveal. For it is something we always come back to, and already know, this must be taken seriously. Hence, no power to another or instance can be given away.

  11. During my radiotherapy I chose to have a chemo wash/chakra puncture session after each radiotherapy session, it supported me greatly and especially helped me rest and heal, I am forever grateful for these Esoteric modalities and for the practitioners too.

  12. This is another evident fact that proves the flourishing of the marriage between traditional medicine and esoteric medicine.

  13. You have shown here Frances the healing power of the combination of ‘conventional medicine and universal medicine’ as well as your choice to surrender to the process. There feels like there was no need to fight it as you hear voiced so often by those who have had a cancer diagnosis, but simply an acknowledgement of the healing that you were being offered and the allowing of all the support that was available.

    1. Ingrid, your words, “as well as your choice to surrender to the process” really struck home with me. Serge is currently supporting me whilst I undergo a full dental reconstruction. The dentist’s chair is very definitely not my favourite place; and yet I have survived one 5-hour and several 3-hour sessions.

      Throughout most of them, my Fitbit has recorded that I had slept for well over 2 hours on each occasion. I hadn’t of course, but I do remember just allowing my shoulders to drop and feeling my body sinking down into the chair as I just allowed what was to be, happen. Surrendering was just the obvious thing to do!

  14. “I knew that she was in capable hands – mine, the medical profession’s and the practitioners of Universal Medicine.”- this is a pretty powerful combination.

  15. Beautiful to feel your surrender to the illness and full embracing of it as an opportunity to clear and heal old patterns and ways of living that created it in the first place. This is the total opposite to how we generally, in society, tend to think of illness and disease, as something to be taken on and fought: waging a war against our own body when actually what would support it most of all, is acceptance and embracing our body and what the illness is reflecting to us, and lovingly committing to all the support we can offer to ourselves.

  16. ‘When I got home from receiving the diagnosis of cancer I studied the photo I have beside my bed of me as an eight-year old girl walking along with my Mother holding my hand. I looked at this little girl and felt sad that I had brought her to this place today requiring cancer treatment, although on the other hand, I knew that she was in capable hands – mine, the medical profession’s and the practitioners of Universal Medicine’ – how amazing to be able to trust and feel so confident in the support offered and in ourselves. Knowing well that we are enough to handle what is in front of us is such a confirming feeling.

  17. And that is it – the body does know precisely how to heal itself and our responsibility is to allow and support it to do so. This is why it is so efficacious to work in union with western and esoteric medicine in order to bring about true healing for the body and being by giving equal importance to addressing the ill-momentum behind the disease. Thank you Frances your testimony is an inspiration.

  18. Stunning, this approach to life and to illness and disease needs to replicated world-wide – after all we all have then opportunity to have an amazingly graceful life, it’s simply whether we grasp it with both hands or not.

  19. To experience illness as an opportunity for evolution plus the quality of grace, completely changes the old paradigm of ‘getting over’ it to get life back to how it was (even though it did not work anyway) as fast as possible.
    “My illness provided me with an opportunity to not only heal, but to evolve as a person. It has been an amazing grace in my life”.

  20. I agree the esoteric presentations have helped me to join the dots together for me to see that for all my choices there is a consequence one way or the other. I too chose to be supported with chemo wash/chakra puncture, during radiotherapy and found that I was not so tired and my skin was not so sore either.

  21. “There are no words to say how incredible it feels to learn you have a serious illness and to be able to accept such news as an opportunity for healing. And no words to describe the power and grace of knowing I am loved and am love, and that all I need to do is listen to and trust my body. ”

    I was moved to tears reading this today, you are a living miracle Frances to be open to this and to be living it.

  22. “There are no words to say how incredible it feels to learn you have a serious illness and to be able to accept such news as an opportunity for healing. And no words to describe the power and grace of knowing I am loved and am love, and that all I need to do is listen to and trust my body. ” Thankyou for sharing Frances. How beautiful that you could see your illness as an opportunity for healing – and to share this to support others going through a similar situation.

  23. It is beautiful to read the level of surrender and support you offered yourself during this period Frances. It is a way of living that can support us through our whole lives to reconnect and live from our innermost essence.

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