by Rachel Murtagh, Somerset, UK
Universal Medicine’s ethics, integrity and teachings are very much needed in society today. This can be clearly seen by looking at the shocking statistics on illness and disease trends. The World Cancer Research Fund states that, “There are an estimated 12.7 million new cancer cases around the world every year, with this number expected to increase to 26 million by 2030”.
How many of the children in my classroom will remain unaffected by serious illness in their lifetime? In the UK the National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer. If I apply that to my class of 30 children, 10 to 15 of them will contract a form of this disease, not to mention the likelihood of them contracting other conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or Alzheimer’s.
These statistics are appalling, and other than Universal Medicine, who else has taken notice? How about a new subject on the curriculum called, “Looking after Yourself”! Are we not taking notice of the above facts because it is just too scary to admit that something about the way we live is not right? Is Universal Medicine being attacked because it is pointing out the obvious? Are those that complain just too comfortable with the way things are, and lack the courage to make self-loving changes to their lives? With self-awareness comes responsibility – this is, understandably, a challenging road to take.
However, is illness and disease random, or do we create it through our own choices and emotions? If it is the latter, then surely we need to listen to the ‘listen to your body’, commonsense approach to self-care that Serge Benhayon advocates.
I’m listening. Are you?