by Jenny Ellis, Brisbane, Australia.
I speak from the perspective of a practitioner of 25 years experience, well regarded and successful in my practice in Brisbane and from a base of having always worked closely with members of the medical profession, for many years working directly alongside them in integrative health practices.
As a Naturopath, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, I had access to an enormous bank of information about what was needed to be healthy and I was a dedicated student and practitioner who practised what I preached. So I lived the sort of lifestyle that was considered super healthy.
But I still personally woke each morning with hay fever that lasted a couple of hours (every day from age 9 or 10), I got a bad headache every month before a period, suffered eczema in patches on my arms and legs (from age 3), I still had lower back soreness regularly and occasional episodes where I felt down or sad for no good reason. I was better off than the majority of clients that I saw though and I accepted that constantly taking things and getting treatment for these ailments was normal. And what’s more relevant, that this had nothing to do with my ability to help another.
After ten years of practice and living this way I knew something was missing in my understanding of health and healing – despite using the treatments for myself and seeing the very best of these worlds being utilised for clients. My own health issues continued to a point where I contracted pneumonia one winter and by November of that same year, was struggling with a third relapse, had lost several kilos in weight and felt gaunt and unwell. I was using antibiotics along with herbs, supplements and acupuncture – nothing was working.
Then I heard about Serge Benhayon and booked a session.
In the session he presented to me why he felt I had a lung condition and did some hands on healing work with me. As he worked I felt the release of a feeling I had lived with for most of my life – a deep sadness, and afterwards was left with a profound sense of contentment and warmth that was centred around my heart – unlike anything I’d felt before.
Since that day (10 ½ years ago) I have never had a single condition involving my lungs, not even a common cold induced cough! My lungs have been and remain completely and utterly healthy.
Over the next couple of years I continued having sessions at intervals and felt a deeper sense of that contentment and warmth inside developing. This, I grew to understand, was my essence and most importantly, the part of me that did all the healing… so, in fact, I was healing myself.
That was a pretty huge revelation for someone who’d spent 8 years of tertiary training learning about how to heal another – I was not the healer after all!
Finally I could see the possibility of a way to work with people and not burn out (as I had before) because I wasn’t the one responsible for making them well. I was only responsible for being well myself in a way I had now come to understand was something way beyond anything I previously considered this to be.
Today I experience none of those ailments, not one of them – ever. That’s pretty amazing! I now have a level of vitality and health that redefines everything that I once understood and is the basis upon which all of what I now practise is based. I now work 5 days a week from 7am till 6pm and on several of those days help run a large health care centre, run development programs in women’s health, need only 6-7 hours of sleep and am frequently told I look 10 years younger than I am. I live with a deep joy and contentment with life that has nothing to do with anything outside of me.
I work even more closely with the medical profession these days as I find their practices are more complementary to the way I now understand healing than most of the alternative therapies I have training in and experience with.
My experience with clients is now one of deep satisfaction as I am rarely without understanding of what might be the next step forward for them in assisting their path back to true health. I know I am deeply appreciated for what I bring as many express this as their health changes and they feel what is possible from within them.
So I have all of this (and there is so much more) which I can say I owe to Serge Benhayon, his family and the amazing practitioners working at Universal Medicine because they showed me how it was possible. But I also know that I got myself to where I am through my choices and it is only through my continuing choices that I will retain it.
Universal Medicine provided the living examples of what is possible, but they have not preached nor ever asked me to believe something or do something because they said so or because they did. I have felt deeply respected and appreciated for who I am and what I do and have been supported at every turn to make my own choices and find out what was true for me. They have displayed a level of integrity, transparency and dedication to what they know is true from their own experience that has never once faltered in ten years of my involvement. And that is also pretty amazing!
None of this I ever thought was really possible in life but now I have it, I realise that somewhere in me I always knew that it should be like this.