by Victoria Lister
It’s interesting to read the words ‘cult‘ and ‘cult leader’ in relation to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. Until recent blog postings by a few detractors, I have not once in my 5+ year association with Serge and Universal Medicine considered myself a ‘cult member’. I have been free to come and go from events and workshops as I please, and free to make up my own mind as to whether I take what Serge presents on board or not. He has neither been the cause of any relationship breakdown (in fact, I have since re-married, and very happily so, in that time) nor separated from my family of origin, whom I love very much.
I am also quite puzzled as to the suggestions some have made regarding the Esoteric Breast Massage (EBM) – that it is promoted as a ‘cure for cancer’ or is somehow suspect in terms of the integrity in which it is offered. I have been having regular EBMs for a number of years now and can attest to both their effectiveness and the integrity of the women who provide this service.
To clarify, the Esoteric Breast Massage is only offered for women, by women. Serge himself has neither taught nor demonstrated the technique on anyone – it was, to my understanding, relayed by verbal instruction only in the first instance, and thereafter by female esoteric practitioners of exceptionally high integrity, carefully assessed as to their suitability for the task.
The EBM is not designed or offered as a cure for breast cancer but as a means to re-connect women with a part of themselves they have often ignored or seen as purely functional – a part which in fact holds the key to our loveliness and delicateness as women.
The Esoteric Breast Massage path is one I have joyfully trodden, each session being a step along the road to being a true woman rather than a woman trying to outdo a man – and other women – in a man’s world. As a result, I live very differently now and my breasts, once prone to lumpiness, soreness and hardness have softened and are now pain-free. Yes, in trying to live like a man prior to this I know I was so out of step with myself I was on a fast-track to developing breast cancer – this is something I felt deep inside long before the EBM evolved. Deep down, I knew if something didn’t change about the way I was living, my driven-ness, the harshness in the way I treated my body, my focus on how I did at work and as a socially acceptable ‘attractive’ woman, was a disaster waiting to happen. Through the specific and gentle touch of the Esoteric Breast Massage I have learnt and changed much about myself – changes which my husband and friends and colleagues have also witnessed and celebrated.
Additionally, I have since added Natalie Benhayon’s Esoteric Ovary Massage to my self-care routine – another way in which I have deepened my connection to myself, learning what my body has stored and held on to that might lead me to live in a way that hinders rather than helps myself and others. In this very gentle technique, Natalie simply places her hands on the ovaries (with my clothes on) and feels what is there to be felt from the body. This healing comes with the understanding and intention that I will be able to do this for myself one day. The information that is shared is enormously helpful, and the premise is, as with all modalities taught and offered by Universal Medicine, that the answers to our health and healing are within us, not somewhere outside of us.
Never, ever have I heard Serge Benhayon or Natalie Benhayon or any other accredited esoteric practitioner encourage clients not to seek medical help – in fact, there are numerous recordings of presentations where Serge has praised the virtues of modern medicine. The esoteric healing modalities are always presented as complementary to medicine – I think of them as the ‘missing link’ – and feel such is their efficacy that one day they will become commonplace, with esoteric practitioners working hand-in-hand with mainstream medicos. In fact, we are seeing that future already at the Universal Medicine clinic in Goonellabah, where several practitioners with mainstream qualifications, including a prominent Lung Surgeon and a Doctor of Exercise Physiology, have rooms.