by Rod Harvey
Prior to my involvement with Universal Medicine I used to be an accomplished beer drinker, and played lots of different sports. Overall I was happy with my life, relationships, and work; yet behind it all there was something that didn’t feel quite right.
The sense of emptiness I felt over many years was because I believed there was an unfulfilled purpose missing from my life. I saw people around me who appeared to have it together because they had a strong sense of direction in their lives… whereas I was all over the place, and my purpose was so damned elusive and hard to find.
Religion didn’t resonate, and I dabbled with spirituality, but it wasn’t for me. I also became heavily involved with personal development material for many years – until I eventually got to the point where I realised that the motivational rhetoric was without substance and non-fulfilling.
Fast-forward to March 2007 when I ‘followed’ my partner (now wife) along to a presentation by Serge Benhayon. I found that a lot of what he said made sense, while on the other hand many of the concepts seemed weird. But it was also refreshing because Serge was unimposing, down to earth, accessible, and treated everyone equally.
I continued to attend because I found it interesting and revealing. Some of the concepts were very challenging, and there was much I was sceptical about as my analytical brain struggled to understand some of the material. Yet deep down, it resonated.
Gradually all the pieces came together and my uncertainty diminished. I also began to reacquaint myself with something I had been neglecting in my life… the ability to feel. I had it as a young child, but let it slip away.
Through Universal Medicine I began to realise that my purpose was not about external pursuits or what I do (that was a big one for me). It is simply about being who I am, and to reflect love to others to the best of my ability, without imposing. And when I began to live that way it was incredibly liberating.
As a result my life has changed substantially. I’m more settled without needing confirmation that I’m a ‘decent’ person (although it is pleasant when that happens). I also find that life is more consistent without the highs and lows of various emotions; that stuff has pretty much gone.
With this understanding I now have no need for alcohol, gluggy foods, or the many diversions I previously sought out to distract me from truly engaging with the world. Sure I slip up (hey… nobody’s perfect!), but I’m really enjoying this journey, and there’s an agreeable consistency to it all that I hadn’t previously experienced in my life.
Universal Medicine has helped me realise that I had been hiding behind, and avoiding, love. By releasing the blinkers that were clouding my vision I have been able to rediscover a world that is full of wonderful people in whom we can see the extraordinary in the ordinary. There’s so much to celebrate.
Perhaps I didn’t need Universal Medicine or Serge Benhayon for that… but boy it has helped, and I am most grateful.