An Unparalleled Commitment to Truth

When I first attended a lecture given by Serge Benhayon in London 7 years ago, I sat there as a University educated, self-confessed logical thinker, sensibly questioning and intelligent person, who had been pursuing a lifelong interest in the improvement of people’s well-being through education, employment opportunities, along with emotional and physical healing practices. I had worked for public and private enterprise, for government, companies and for myself. I subsequently reacted to the limitations in conventional medicine by establishing a 13 year career in Shiatsu and healing practices steeped in Asian philosophy, Buddhism, Yoga and meditation, that encompassed training and practice in Australia, Japan and finally the UK.

Along the way I used my considerable drive and willpower on my body to explore a large number of the ‘alternative’ health practices on offer, so that by the time I sat at this lecture, I sat proudly with my toned personal trainer type body, fresh off my bicycle, feeling somewhat ‘holier than thou’ on my raw food diet and alienated stance against conventional medical practices and pharmaceuticals. I also sat there with more than a healthy scepticism, as I was acutely cautious of anyone masquerading as a teacher but who was in truth a hidden guru, for I had sat at the foot of such a one for 5 years in Japan and was not about to be fooled again.

So why was I interested in this lecture, given I clearly had a certain arrogance about what I thought I knew to be true? Well, there were still too many unexplained conditions in clients I treated and limitations in the healing modalities I practiced. I had reached a state of physical health and fitness that many admired but never satiated the need for betterment, in fact its pursuit seemed to feed it. But most of all, of all the presenters, teachers and false gurus I had listened to, followed, sat with and even taught under, I had yet to meet one that walked their talk; not one who truly lived ‘consistently’ what they presented and this eventually exposed the holes in their presentations and the limitations in their ‘teachings’.

It was not human perfection I was looking for but the integrity of truth in living. And for the next 7 years, as I diligently observed for my own peace of mind, this is all I ever witnessed in Serge Benhayon: an unwavering commitment to truth both in public and private life, in the clinic room and with his family, he lives the truth of what he presents, nothing more and nothing less. An area of Universal Medicine that bears the representation of this so masterfully is the Esoteric Practitioners Association’s (EPA)* Code of Ethics for all Universal Medicine accredited practitioners, a document that reflects the living integrity of its practitioners to a level of integrity none of my previous educational institutions, both conventional and alternative have ever come close to in their written codes, let alone their living commitment to uphold. It is testament to the integrity of Serge and Universal Medicine that such a code is not something enforced upon the general student body, it is something chosen by the few who choose to practice esoteric healing as a vocation and as a voluntary support guide for those in whom it inspires a call to take more responsibility for their actions in life generally.

It was only after attending Serge’s presentations that I for the first time began to even consider that the rare recreational drugs I took when nightclubbing, the occasional alcohol, or emotional disagreement with my partner may have an impact on my clinical work and beyond. That an unresolved issue that I carried the thoughts of outside the clinic room door, did not disappear once I entered the clinic room and closed the door behind me, no matter how white and neatly pressed my uniform was, nor how professional the setting and congenial my smile.

I have some understanding for those that react and sometimes bolt and lash back at Serge or Universal Medicine, because it can be hard to face the realisations that some of the things we do that we believe are harmless or even socially encouraged as good for us, may in fact be hurting us. I struggled too, I kicked backed too and I bolted too. But I returned, of my own volition, not to ‘join’ a club, a clique, a cult, but to face the truth and deal with that which I had buried, that which I could feel stood in the way of me living something that felt extra-ordinary when compared to what was on offer around me. It is a life of love and joy that arises from the commitment to living in truth, that I have now come to make my ‘normal’.

It is ironic, given the unsubstantiated accusations towards Serge Benhayon and the certified practitioners of Universal Medicine as being anti-conventional medicine, that I stand as a practitioner of Esoteric Healing modalities today, after 7 years of association with Universal Medicine, with a deeper appreciation of what conventional medicine today can offer. Today, numerous clients arrive at the clinic disillusioned, scared and reacting at times to the disease arising in their body and I encourage them to overcome their often vehement rejection of medical care and see it as a necessary part of their healing, an important step in their taking responsibility for their healing choices, given the stage of the condition.

We now have a medicine that extends a person’s responsibility beyond just taking medicine, beyond what food we eat and fluid we drink, to now consider the consequences of every choice we make and how this affects not just our mood, our physical health, or even our motivation for living, but that of everyone around us. For a society that is only just accepting as normal the legislation on non-smoking in public places, it is not surprising there is a backlash against taking responsibility for many more of our tangible and not so tangible choices in support of an honouring of ourselves and our fellow human race. Whether humanity as a whole is ready for this is not the point, some are and Universal Medicine represents the heeding of support for the call from those that are and never imposes on those that call not.

by Sara Williams, UK

* The EPA (Esoteric Practitioners Association) is the internal accreditation arm of Universal Medicine. It was instigated by Universal Medicine to monitor and accredit the modalities that were founded by Universal Medicine. 

237 thoughts on “An Unparalleled Commitment to Truth

  1. The presentations by Serge Benhayon have inspired many practitioners to provide a deeper care for their patients. To dig underneath the surface and truly support healing in their clients. Now, there are thousands of people around the world benefiting from these practices all because of the ripples of Serge Benhayon.

  2. To consider the consequences of our everyday choices is a huge step forward, because it means we have to take responsibility for our very choice.

  3. For me it has always been Serge Benhayon’s “unwavering commitment to truth both in public and private life, in the clinic room and with his family,” that has inspired me deeply. When you observe a man who lives with such integrity, who accepts all as his equal and who does not hold back the truth humanity is desperately looking for, you cannot help but want to know more, even though at times the answers can leave you squirming. But I have found that once the squirming has subsided the truth I have been looking for is right there in front of me along with the choice to say yes to it, or not.

  4. Great observations personally and of humanity. We have many of ways of reacting to what we feel is not true in life, whether it is withdrawal or betterment, but to heal is always about our willingness to be honest with ourselves and be open to what feels true and although this will at times be exposing and raw, it gently sets us back on the true path.

  5. “It was not human perfection I was looking for but the integrity of truth in living.” Integrity of truth in living is exactly what we see and experience with Serge Benhayon.

  6. Having worked in complementary health and in nursing and never quite being able to see how they would work together, even though I knew that they could, I can see very clearly the magnificence of the partnership between Esoteric & Conventional Medicine.

  7. Sara, I love your approach of observing whoever might be presenting in front of you to feel if they walk their talk. This is the only true way of checking who is authentic and who is not.

  8. ‘We now have a medicine that extends a person’s responsibility beyond just taking medicine, beyond what food we eat and fluid we drink, to now consider the consequences of every choice we make and how this affects not just our mood, our physical health, or even our motivation for living, but that of everyone around us. ‘ A living Medicine that is accessible and empowering for all.

  9. There are so many so called false ‘Guru’s out there in the world that when a true master comes along and exposes the way that we have been living is actually unloving to ourselves and all others it takes a level of honesty within ourselves to accept this as the truth. Some people can feel the truth in their bodies and slowly make the changes to their lives and reap the benefits of the vitality and joy that this brings to them naturally so. And some people do not feel the truth of what is presented and I personally feel it is the ones that don’t want to feel the truth go into resistance because they feel uncomfortable in the exposure of not wanting to take responsibility for their lives. And they will defend their way of life because they see it as under threat. It seems to be part of human nature that when we feel threatened we attack in defense.

  10. I remember you then, fresh off your bicycle and strongly challenging a lot of what Serge Benhayon had to say. Awesome it is, several years later, to see you present and role model to us a way of energetic integrity that comes from a purity of love and compassion and, with the strength, a tenderness and delicateness that was so hidden in the strong hard woman of years ago,

  11. When we encounter something the body feels to the last bone it is true, the foundations of our seeming ‘solidness’ get exposed for what they are. Not a sweet moment and what a sweet moment!

  12. There is a bit of a way between focusing on oneself only to realising every move we make affects the all. The irony is that whilst we focus on our own lives and security without regard to the all we constantly affect we may still in fact be living in disregard and neglect of ourselves. As we build self care and self love into our lives it’s a natural progressive step to then become more aware of and care for the all we are a part of. Taking care of number one and truly taking loving care of ourselves are two very different things, each though having a strong impact on the whole of humanity.

  13. Stunning testimony Sara and this is not the first testimony that I have read from an experienced practitioner that despite the continual training and studying they have done they still felt unable to support their clients completely and that something was missing and through meeting Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine they found the missing link. Personally I too have found the same thing, not from a practitioner side but from someone who knew and could feel we are all missing something very big with regards to general health and wellbeing and well, life. And you are right it is not easy to ‘face the truth and deal with that which we bury’ but it is essential for true healing for how can we be all that we are when we carry or have buried hurts, anger, blame, resentment, frustration, anxiety, misery … the list goes on. It is impossible. Only when we start to truly address this can it then start to clear from the body. Not only this, Serge Benhayon is completely transparent in all he does and absolutely walks his talk, nothing is hidden as there is nothing to hide.

  14. When we realise that everything we choose in our life affects everything around us, we understand the responsibility we carry with our choices. We can embrace this fact or react to it, but nothing changes. What is Truth remains untouched, no matter who speaks or negates it, but living consequently from that truth, bringing integrty to our life, really empowers us and makes the difference. Thanks to Serge Benhayon and everyone who lives in this way for being a living example of that.

  15. I’m glad that you got off your bike that day and had the openess to listen as you have been an inspiration to many with the choices you have made to bring out and live more of you.

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