By Jennifer Ellis, ND, Adv Dip Ac, Practitioner Universal Medicine Therapies, EPA & ANTA member, Brisbane Australia
I first came across Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine Therapies through my own illness – a case of recurring pneumonia nearly 17 years ago and only 2 years after the birth of my son. I was a well known and successful Naturopath and Acupuncturist who walked my talk, but nothing would budge the condition for longer than a couple of weeks.
Despite doing everything the medical profession offered and applying the best available of alternative medicine, my weight had dropped from 54 to 47kgs. I was at my wits end, feeling desperate and at a loss to know where to turn.
Through a timely meeting with a friend who shared with me her cousin’s recent visit to Serge Benhayon, I found myself instantly drawn to seek an appointment. That day, December 16th 2001, marked a change in my life I could never have predicted.
What struck me immediately was Serge’s unassuming professionalism. In a tiny and simply furnished room in Altsonville, northern New South Wales, I felt instantly met, seen in a way l’d not been seen before and before long I felt profoundly understood.
The simplicity of his ‘tools of the trade’ you might say were remarkable to me as a practitioner of some 15 years myself. We simply talked, for no more than 30 minutes initially but in that time we seemed to have encompassed my life in such a way that my situation made complete sense.
He helped me see the nature of deeper unresolved feelings I was often aware of but had never quite been able to understand their origins, deep feelings of sadness seemingly unrelated to my situation and circumstance.
As I listened to what was being said about the origins and nature of my condition, I registered that while my mind could say ‘yes that makes sense’, it was within my body that I was registering the truth of what I’d heard. This was a new and subtle experience but distinct enough to recall 17 years on.
For the first time I knew I understood the relationship of these feelings to the condition I was suffering.
The discussion was followed by hands-on-healing (Sacred Esoteric Healing) where I felt (energetic) shifts occurring within my lungs and body that I still remember as if it were yesterday.
It was unlike anything I had experienced before: deeply stilling and somehow reassuring – I felt connected to myself in a way that was on the one hand so familiar, I felt ‘home’ and yet I didn’t ever recall feeling that way before.
At one point I found myself sobbing uncontrollably but following it came a sense of release l’d sought for years, in fact every time I’d touched in on feelings of deep sadness that arose intermittently. The sense of release was quite distinct from the relief l was more familiar with, as on previous occasions I’d find myself crying from a depth that I knew was out of proportion to the situation at hand. The crying then never released the feelings, only relieved them… until the next time.
What followed the release was even more remarkable however, I was left with a profound sense of warmth radiating from my lungs and heart, a feeling of love that imbued my whole body and a sense that I was distinctly at home. A tension I realised I had lived with as long as I could remember was relieved in a way I can only liken to having the deepest itch scratched for the first time. And yet it was distinctly familiar too, I felt completely and utterly myself.
Unsurprisingly to me, the experience delivered an immediate and obvious flow-on effect with regards my health: the pneumonia resolved within days and my weight restored within a few weeks of that. But more than this, it began a period of healing that was all encompassing and transformative involving every aspect of my life.
It is easy to throw the word healing around but my experience on that day was nothing short of miraculous and changed not only the trajectory of my life in every way, but forever changed my understanding of what healing actually entails.
The change was not only personal but in a short time flowed very obviously into my professional life too.
I had come to understand that healing was something that goes much deeper than l had ever learnt through my own study and that my own healing was pivotal to what I was able to offer clients in their respective healing.
Healing was no longer about being clever enough to know the right remedy or modality. It was an exchange of sorts, whereby the depth of healing a client could choose through seeing me was entirely dependent on the depth that I had chosen to go to in my own healing.
l’d never put these things together, understanding ‘walk your talk’ as meaning simply that I ate well, took vitamins, exercised and went to bed at a decent time.
To understand and see the correlation between healing at this level and the flow on affect to the potential for clients to initiate healing for themselves, was both profound, fascinating and asked a level of responsibility l’d not understood before.
Life today bears no resemblance to life back then, with enormous healing evident in every aspect of my life. I jokingly refer to the distinction of the way life felt before that appointment as being of ‘my previous life’.
The period of healing instigated that day opened a new dimension for me and to life that I can liken to experiencing life in color suddenly after only ever experiencing it in black and white.
I have often reflected on the fact that without the severity of the condition I suffered and my inability to get relief from anything (and everything) else I knew, I doubt I would have been open to booking an appointment that day, let alone to what was offered by way of healing through Serge Benhayon from that point on.
It is also the case that we seldom seek this level of healing in our lives unless we are faced with serious illness or calamity of some sort.
This l’ve observed through my own practice ever since and more times than l’d care to count… it is human nature or so it would seem, to live our lives as mere physical beings without awareness of the greater dimensions of who we are, until life reminds us through the marker of our bodies and through healing that there is more to life than we are choosing to see and there is more to us than meets the eye…