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.

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

  1. “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.” So true. Students of the Way of the Livingness have an amazing ability to accept with grace and dignity a serious diagnosis and use it as an opportunity for healing and evolution. Universal Medicine therapies are an amazing complement to western medicine, offering true healing not just a cure.

  2. for most people illness is seen as an inconvenience at the least, or a source of great concern… Here we have the perspective that we can actually learn from our illnesses, and even evolve our awareness.

  3. A beautiful example of the healing potential by pairing the Universal Medicine Therapies with conventional medicine. Taking responsibility for why you found yourself with this condition and them embracing all you did to support yourself in healing is very inspiring Frances, thanks for sharing your story.

  4. Thank you Frances, this is a beautiful testimony to the combined work of Universal Medicine, the high integrity of their practitioners and the thoroughly allied relationship with conventional medicine and all it offers.

  5. How great that you have this knowing Frances, ‘I am loved and am love, and that all I need to do is listen to and trust my body.’ Lovely, and true.

  6. How amazing is it to be able to embrace something as scary as cancer and to be able to see it as a necessary healing for us. Even if the cancer takes us out, it is giving us a massive clearing. Of course if one is convinced that we only have the one life, it makes it harder to see it from this perspective. But as the saying goes, just because you don’t believe in reincarnation doesn’t mean you will not be coming back!

  7. I’ve read quite a few testimonials from people with serious illnesses and diseases and the one thing they all have in common is how with the support of Universal Medicine modalities, they’ve been able to view their illness as an absolute blessing that has actually helped them to renounce unloving patterns and behaviours and change their lives around. Pretty amazing – and this is offered to us all, at any time. We don’t need to wait for a disease or illness to stop us in our tracks and start to live differently.

  8. Understanding that even serious surgery is most definitely an opportunity for energetic clearing is a revelation that could really change our relationships to hospitals in general

  9. The modalities of the spiritual new ages give us fragments of truth that serve as bait as we desperately search for a truth we have departed from. This truth lives deep within us, it is absolute and untarnished yet we blemish our perception of it when we choose to live counter to the way it impulses us to live. No wanting to re-turn and live it in full, we eagerly swallow such bait that affords us an excuse to delay the return until such a time that the aching emptiness of living a lie becomes too much to bear. Once we re-connect to the esoteric way of living (living from our inner-most) the blind spots disappear so that the exquisite Whole from which those fragments of truth came from, can be seen and thus lived once again. Frances, you are living proof of such a joyous return and show us how simple it can be to make great changes in our lives, thank you.

    1. I feel we followed the spiritual new age modalities as they allowed us to ignore our responsibilities; we felt free for a short while whilst we were being blissfully distracted. The great beauty that Frances illustrates is her complete trust in her own body and in her own love. To turn our backs on something that is so clinging; is awesome! To face up to cancer with no fear; just love and appreciation for yourself is very profound and very beautiful.

  10. It is indeed wonderful to feel the love and healing offered when we get a condition such as cancer or have an accident instead of going into why me or feeling that it is some kind of punishment etc and rejecting what is on offer. It is beautiful to hear how you embraced your offering and healed and evolved. Thank you for sharing and supporting others too.

  11. ‘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.’ A very powerful statement. I sometimes ignore what I know is true for the body but there is always a consequence. As I appreciate the miraculous workings of my body and the way it continually works towards homeostasis I can see that honouring my body contributes a continual healing, not just in the present but for past misdemeanours also.

  12. How beautiful to read that you ‘enjoyed’ the whole process and how great the way you combined the support on conventional medicine with Universal Medicine therapies as well as eating nourishing foods. Yes any illness is not pleasant, but when we view it as the opportunity to learn that it presents, and we look after our health as best we can, then the healing process becomes simpler.

  13. Awesome Frances, your story is testimony to the power of surrender to the beauty our bodies hold, in sickness and in health. And I’m glad you referred to Universal Medicine offering present day teachings of work previously carried out by others. Yes, the medicine Universal Medicine offers is universal and it is timeless… hence it is also referred to as the Ageless Wisdom. We’ve known it for eons, and have simply chosen to forget. Its modern-day face, Universal Medicine, is simply helping so many of us to re-connect to that which is universal and timeless in us. Thank you Universal Medicine, and all who came before.

  14. As you share in your great blog Frances, a powerful key in our own healing is honesty with ourselves, the acceptance of how things truly are and embracing everything that is there to support us with an openness and lightheartedness.
    “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”,

  15. ‘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.’ You have truly surrendered to what was on offer for you and even enjoyed the whole process, amazing read Frances, thank you!

  16. The appreciation for the whole experience of having cancer and the process you went through really comes through in your words Frances, and is inspiring. It must have been a joy for the nurses and doctors to see someone embracing everything they had to offer with total acceptance.

  17. Conventional medicine is truly extraordinary in what it can do, but there is so much , when it is all stripped back, that it does not know, and then we simply must return to the ancient wisdom that presents eternally that we are all one, that every aspect of us is a part of the big picture of our health, and that with this wisdom true healing can take place.

  18. Thank you Francis, what a beautifully honest account and appreciation for the healing offered through both the medical fraternity and the accompanying Universal Medicine therapies and support. The integration of both these offers true healing I agree, and you are a perfect example of exactly that.

  19. Our body is always giving us incredibly clear messages on where we are and what we need to do to live a life that is rich fulfilled connected… We really do need to listen to our bodies

  20. Do you feel like a good read? Go no further than the Esoteric Practitioners Association guidelines on ethics… The absolute and leading guidebook of its kind in the world.

  21. I too have found it difficult to have a smear test done, and while speaking with the doctor, we made a plan which was to come back when the doctor was not feeling overwhelmed and pressured by the next appointment and there was plenty of time to prepare without feeling any rush to get it done.

  22. I remember around 50 years ago losing two very young friends to Hodgkin’s disease. I may be wrong but my memory is that it was considered a terminal diagnosis to have contracted it in those days. It is marvellous that medicine has improved but also very wonderful that we now have esoteric healing restored to mankind for us to be able to understand this and other diseases and appreciate the healing that they offer us.

  23. Esoteric modalities and practitioners offer an incredible support for people and their bodies that undergo severe treatments. They provide a point of truth any body feels when it feels and returns to it. It is like a beautiful oasis in the dessert. Its healing capacities are simply enormous. That is why, it helps so much the person to thrive in what they are going through.

  24. A beautiful understanding that illness and disease are not fate or just bad luck and that we have had a part to play in the underlying cause of the problem but also we have a part to play in the healing of the illness and disease. Conventional medicine and esoteric medicine are powerful partners.

  25. Inspirational Frances. You have shown us how powerful healing can be when we surrender to being guided by love, and allow ourselves to be supported by the practices of both conventional medicine and esoteric healing giving way for your body and being to fully heal and evolve.

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