Healing cardiovascular disease with medicine and love

By Mike Stevenson, Retired, Sandhurst UK,

In March 2015 I enjoyed attending the Universal Medicine Retreat in Vietnam, during which we were introduced to the concept of constellations with people and events in and throughout our lives. Little did I realise at the time how I would benefit from an important constellation that occurred towards the end of the event.

Midway through the celebration dinner I started to feel very ill, experienced severe vision problems and subsequently went into a state of collapse.

Attending the dinner were several students of Universal Medicine who were also Medical Doctors and they immediately came to my aid and sent for an ambulance.

In spite of my body going into shock, I felt no fear or anxiety, even though I heard them saying that my pulse was weak and my heart rate had dropped very low.

As I lay on the ground with my legs elevated, Serge Benhayon came and placed his fingertips on my head and shoulder and I felt a great sense of warmth permeating throughout my body and I was very much at ease with what was happening and felt no sense of panic or fear at all. I knew I was in safe hands. After a few moments, my pulse and heart rate picked up and apparently returned to normal.

I was taken to the hospital, where the local doctors could find no reason for my problem, and I was discharged the following morning feeling very well.

On returning home I underwent various medical tests, which were initially reported as normal, but a short time later, further investigation would show this was not exactly true!

A couple of weeks after returning home there were signs of another similar impending collapse and I found myself loaded into an ambulance once again. I was extensively examined by several doctors: after an ultrasound check, a large AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm) was discovered, which could have proved fatal at any time, without warning.

With no sign of any heart or brain damage found, surgery to repair the aneurysm took place a couple of days later.

My operation was performed after an epidural injection in my back to numb the lower part of my body. For five hours I watched the whole procedure on a screen . . .. the best TV show ever and totally fascinating to watch from start to finish!

Returning to the ward, it hit me that I needed to change my life around; that the onset of my illness was a kick in the backside, unmistakably letting me know that the time to change was now.  Aha! A realization came that this was the ‘love adjustment’ Serge had referred to as I was first taken off to hospital in Vietnam.

Over the next ten months I was in and out of the hospital for tests, scans, X-rays, seeing numerous consultants and having various procedures done that the surgeons had found necessary on reviewing my tests.   It was discovered there were problems with the electrical circuitry and blood supply to my heart and over the next year, several stents were inserted into various coronary arteries.

Throughout all this I felt supported and looked after by God, the Hierarchy and my wife!

Every day I could feel their presence when asking for them to be with me, especially during all operations and procedures, but I definitely ‘got the word’ that the time had come to return to being more loving and appreciative of myself and others.

By choice, I stopped drinking alcohol and eating high sugar products, and by doing so, my body began to re-adjust and shed excess weight. I feel so much calmer in my self with these changes – I have more energy, am no longer breathless, my sleep quality has improved and there is a feeling of a stronger inner foundation and joy in my life.

Being able to tune in with God and the Hierarchy was absolutely magical, as was the assistance of Serge’s books, affectionately known in our house as the Purple Books, or ‘Purple Paddington Bear’. These books are filled with love and feel so lovely that just holding one of these books helped me in my recovery to where I am today – feeling well and cleared for air travel again.

This has been a great opportunity to make more self-loving choices in my life and it has also deepened my relationships with others.

I have since returned to Vietnam in March 2017 and on this occasion I was able to enjoy both the Retreat and the amazing celebration dinner that I was unable to fully enjoy last time!

Read more:

  1. Heart disease: is it all about love? 
  2. Healing my heart arrhythmia – from atrial fibrillation to an open heart with Conventional Medicine and Universal Medicine. 


526 thoughts on “Healing cardiovascular disease with medicine and love

  1. Mike Stevenson, you were in the right place at the right time. Through so many lifetimes has your path, constellated to come to the point where you were able to experience what you experienced… Amazing.

  2. We have much to appreciate from the unseen support from being held in the body of God. The Hierarchy are always there – we simply have to request their support to walk with us without us holding any expectations or dictates of outcomes.

  3. Mike, your story reminds us all that when we choose to bring more love into our lives (as you did with your attendance at the UniMed Retreat) our bodies may respond with a readjustment (even if this involves something like heart disease) to clear the emotional energy stored in our body which blocked the higher vibration of our soul to enter more fully and thus allow more love in to express from there.

    1. Michael what you are touching on here is that sometimes our bodies do need a readjustment as we have probably not been living in a loving way with ourselves and others. As a society is it possible we have placed too much emphasis on the need for financial security and making money than we have on looking after ourselves? We live such stressful lives that we block out any attempt to reconnect back to our soul as we do not live in a way that our soul can access our bodies as they are too stressed.

  4. In my experience, I have seen many people recognise the change that is required after a severe medical episode. And, also, often I see that what is made available to support this new perspective is not always wholly sustaining as there are many exercises and routines or regimes available today, but little in the way of that which truly and sustainably addresses the root cause of our illnesses and diseases. This is one of the many many reasons why Universal Medicine and especially Serge Benhayon, are so fundamentally brilliant – because, together, they offer some very real and practical tools for turning our lives around, for supporting that turn, and for never going back to old patterns of behaviour that have been healed.

  5. ‘Love adjustment’ – it totally makes sense that when we say yes to more love, it’s not just the mind saying that, it’s a body thing and we have to work with it to make sure that it is in a state that can house the love that we are saying yes to.

    1. Fumiyo I agree with you that when we say yes to more love with our bodies and not with our minds, then adjustments do occur. I am going through a phase of adjustment myself. After years of being in self-protection my body is releasing the nervous tension which is an uncomfortable feeling, but it is allowing me to connect to the grandness of the universe which is magical. What is even more magical is that we all have this ability to reconnect to the universe we have just lost, like me the connection, but it’s there in each and every one of us.

  6. A great example of medicine working harmoniously together with being loving and caring with oneself.

  7. Beautiful to read how you knew you had to change your life choices, choosing not to drink alcohol is a big step and re-establishing a life filled with more loving choices has definitely seen your body change shape and feel lighter too.

  8. Amazing to hear Mike, that you were able to see this as an opportunity to deepening your understanding of illness and disease, and that there is a different way to live your life that deeply embraces you as the wonderful, lovely man that you truly are.

  9. What a beautiful transformation and testimony to the fact that our bodies are always calling us to live with greater love and harmony, and the less we listen the more intense the call, and when we do listen and honor this call we live with an enrichment and vitality that supersedes any resistance we indulge in.

  10. It is deeply inspiring simply to be around others who are living the truth of what they know for themselves highlighting that it is not what we do that matters but how we do it.

  11. “Throughout all this I felt supported and looked after by God, the Hierarchy and my wife!” Experiencing something such as this really does open up the possibility there is so much more at play in life than we care to realise. When we feel the depth of support and true love on offer in such a situation, there simply is no denying that there is more available to us than we could ever imagine.

  12. WOW it is incredible what we can achieve with medicine now ‘For five hours I watched the whole procedure on a screen . . .. the best TV show ever and totally fascinating to watch from start to finish!’ I don’t think I would want to watch a 5 hour procedure being done on me!!! Amazing how you have turned your life around ✨

  13. Our wonderful body offers us messages day in, day out, and if not listened to and acted on the messages just get louder and louder. But it seems we have become deaf to them, that is until we get stopped in our tracks and forced to listen. What a valuable lesson it would be for all children to learn to decipher these messages so that as they grow into adulthood these valuable messages from our body are not ignored but absolutely appreciated for the gift they are.

    1. The coincidence idea is just that, an idea that doesn’t allow us a moment to truly read that there is a lesson offered to us in every moment and the choice to say yes or no each time.

  14. Our good health really does come down to the nitty gritty of how much we are willing to take care of ourselves. When we start to neglect one area, then another and another gets affected, and so it begins to snowball unitl it is out of our control and we end up in a situation just as you did Mike. But what you are showing us here is that we can equally turn our health and vitality around if we are willing to bring that loving attention to the smallest detail of our own self care.

    1. Yes, it is amazing how much we can turn our life around even after developing major illnesses. No need to give up or to fight.

  15. It is like that, isn’t it – we keep pushing and think we are getting away with it and then there comes a point where we have to stop and listen, and how that stop moment gets brought about is just genius. We are so well looked after. Support is always given when asked for.

  16. ” I definitely ‘got the word’ that the time had come to return to being more loving and appreciative of myself and others.” It seems we are always being given opportunities to return to being more loving and appreciative of ourself and others and the situations that we find ourselves in. It is whether we take those or not that makes all the difference. Thank you for sharing Mike how you were able to truly make a difference when you ‘got the word”.

    1. Humanity has become so ‘off track’ that I would say that we’ve become derailed! We’re the living body of God, which in actual fact is love, living in a completely loveless way. Our current way of life is dedicated to lovelessness, even the bits where we think we’re actually being loving and the problem is that our reality has become so distorted that most people would scoff at what I’m saying as being total and utter rubbish, which is ok, it really is because believing in the truth is neither here nor there in so far as it doesn’t alter the truth, nothing does, truth remains truth regardless of whether it’s believed in, which is why I love it so much, it’s so totally and utterly absolute and resolute.

  17. “By choice, I stopped drinking alcohol and eating high sugar products, and by doing so, my body began to re-adjust and shed excess weight. I feel so much calmer in my self with these changes – I have more energy, am no longer breathless, my sleep quality has improved and there is a feeling of a stronger inner foundation and joy in my life.” The changes in you from just cutting out sugar and alcohol from your diet are striking Mike. Imagine if we all paid such detailed attention to what really supported our bodies with regard to what we put into them, and what did not. How much better would we feel, and no doubt our physical health would be vastly improved, potentially reducing enormously the need for medication and medical intervention.

  18. Sometimes we need a real stop in our lives to bring us to the realisation that the choices we are making are not supporting us, and it offers us space to reflect on those choices and an opportunity to change our choices for more loving ones, and as we notice the difference they bring we realise that our lives have changed forever.

  19. What Serge Benhayon presents is always a ‘love upgrade’ and I’ve experienced many times that for that upgrade to take place in my life, an illness or event occurs that rattles and wakes me up to my unloving ways. Once awake to it, it grates on me until I choose to make more loving choices.

    1. I love this … ‘a love upgrade!’ and it just keeps upgrading ✨ … question is are we upgrading with it!

      1. Yes.. when we’re offered a stop moment to change our lives around, do we fully make the most of it, or revert back to our old ways as soon as the danger moment is over? In my experience, the more I’ve made choices to deeply care for myself, the easier it has become to keep making those choices, because they become a new standard, a new ‘normal’. It’s so obvious (now, but wasn’t before) but the more I care for myself, the more everyone else is taken care of within that, because I’m less of a burden across the board, and more able to contribute more fully, to everything and every relationship that I’m part of.

  20. “This has been a great opportunity to make more self-loving choices in my life and it has also deepened my relationships with others.” – Beautiful how you describe this and the opportunity that you took to open up to a different way of being and living – a return to being more truly loving as you describe.

  21. It feels like the first Vietnam retreat you wrote about was a point were your body celebrated the love that was you and was knocking saying let me back in and your body responded with let me just make room, which you did over the next while as you changed and welcomed the love you are to radiate again, I loved reading of your miracle.

  22. Re-reading this blog I felt how beautiful it is to feel the support and care of God and the Hierarchy, and in your case also from your lovely wife. I love the process you’ve described how their presence has made you aware that you needed to do your bit to return to being more loving and appreciative of yourself and the ones around you. And you did!

  23. “I stopped drinking alcohol and eating high sugar products, and by doing so, my body began to re-adjust and shed excess weight.” The changes that occurred for you Mike when you gave up high sugar products is striking. I know for myself having given it up some years ago now, when I do I have something sweet, and it can even just be a piece of fruit these day, that my body immediately starts to feel racey and on edge and I am not able to concentrate in the same focussed way. Our bodies really are remarkable at showing us the impact of something that does not support them.

  24. As I revisit this blog I am aware of how much better I feel in my body having reduced my sugar intake significantly. These days I notice when I have had sugar – not when I haven’t had it – if that makes sense. When I have eaten sugar my body loses some of its innate equilibrium and harmony and I find that I feel much more in balance when I have not had it. This leads me to conclude that sugar is not a natural thing to put in to our bodies – because they feel more harmonious without it.

  25. Healing should always be ‘with love’; it’s not designed to be a fighting exercise, which is what we’ve made it in today’s society where we have to ‘struggle through’ a tough time with an illness rather than look at why and what that illness means, allowing ourselves space to reflect and get support.

    1. True Susie, this is what is ‘normal’ nowadays, to fight and struggle with the body, instead of a surrender to what our body is communicating and the opportunity to let go of ill patterns and behaviours and choose a different, loving way to be with our body.

  26. Wow Mike, what a very different perspective and real life example you have given us on how to approach the healing process – go you.

  27. I love reading stories like this as they bring so much sense to illness and disease. There must be a reason why we get ill and it is deeper than just our genetic make up or lifestyle choices.

  28. Amazing Mike – what Love can do! And it make sense… our physiology changes with our emotions. And true Love which has no emotion in it, is the Truth that the body naturally lives in.

  29. All of our bodies are constantly giving us ‘love adjustments’, not just those who have heart attacks or other major incidences. It’s a matter of whether or not we choose to listen and work with them.

  30. When we make the choice to let more love ‘in’ we are also making the choice to let more love ‘out’. Our lungs ignite with this breath and every cell in our body knows what to do in order to make the necessary adjustments to accommodate this breath in our body once again. Full bodied breathing at its finest.

  31. Isn’t it amazing how making a few changes to what we eat, drink or do can have such a huge impact on the body. The effects you’ve described of giving up alcohol are miraculous – could love and true self care be a perfect prescription for both physical and mental health conditions, in addition to medical treatment?

  32. When we allow the healing that comes to us, the adjustment needed is done. Our body always responds to love.

  33. When the body speaks loud, by way of an illness or disease symptoms, it is offers a great opportunity to make some ‘U-turn’ changes in our life. Nothing seems to get our attention as much as our body talking loudly.

  34. I love the way you appreciate the reflections offered and let the wisdom of your body lead the way. Thank you Mike.

  35. We often hear of stories where people have had a serious heart condition and come out the other side with a renewed vigour for life, and especially with the aim to change their ways – it is a shame that we let it get to this point before we are willing to change, but at the same time, what a gift.

  36. What is so inspiring here is the readiness to change your lifestyle and a willingness to engage with medicine and address your health issues.

  37. I find it deeply inspiring to read of you embracing a near death experience and your serious ill health as an opportunity to make more self loving choices and deepen your relationship with yourself and others and ultimately transform your life for the better. The power of our choices is undeniable.

  38. There is so much more to true healing other than ridding ourselves of physical ailments and symptoms. The rates of re-occurring disease attest to this.

  39. I really enjoy reading this blog, there is a humble surrender to what is there to learn in life and opening up to the potential support available that is a joy to share in – Thank you.

  40. I love how you described your fuller engagement, vitality and appreciation of life Michael, when you tended more lovingly to your own body and lifestyle choices.

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