by Danna Elmalah, The Netherlands
To the Courier Mail,
I am writing regarding the article New age ‘medicine’ of Serge Benhayon leaves trail of broken families written by Josh Robertson and Liam Walsh and published by you at 12am on 8 September, 2012.
I am a 19 year-old student who has known Serge Benhayon for more than a year. It really is sad to see the mistruths being spread in this article without any respect to Serge, Universal Medicine or us.
You have published an article that is portraying all sorts of lies about Serge, Universal Medicine and all its students and practitioners.
Firstly, to address one of the main accusations: Serge Benhayon and or Universal Medicine never, ever tell you what to do or not to do. Serge always mentions possibilities but never does he tell you what is good or wrong, or what you should or shouldn’t do. Like he always says, ‘I am just presenting’.
We all know that we are responsible for ourselves. This then simply means that it is not possible that either Serge, Universal Medicine or its practitioners can be blamed for someone else’s divorce/breaking up, relationships/family issues or fights, etc.
Another thing I noticed in the article is the way you have portrayed Serge like he is a money-maker whose only interest is money. This is an absolutely false and crazy thing to say if you met Serge and know Serge as I do. I know 100% that what Serge holds and presents is never, ever based on money – this counts the same for Universal Medicine.
Your newspaper has not been honest because if you were, you would see that you are forgetting to mention the male participants/students. You cannot write that Serge has 2000 followers who are mostly women and not include the men who are actually constantly attending courses and having sessions.
Does leaving the men out of the story help you to make the story better? Because you can’t just spread information without mentioning the real facts.
Secondly, you describe Universal Medicine as teaching followers to avoid ‘negative energy’. This is definitely the opposite of what Universal Medicine presents. We, as Universal Medicine students and practitioners, are not learning or getting preached at to avoid negative energy, but are making an effort to live in the most loving and honest ways we can.
I know that Serge Benhayon represents an amazing, loving way of living, by living it himself and telling us about it so that we all can live it equally so.
As a humanity, is it not already obvious that we are missing something?
Could it be that we are actually clearly seeing that the way the world is living is not really working?
I am writing this to say that there is a way to live lovingly, but the only way I became aware of this was through Serge. He inspired me, the same as many other men and women, so that we can live healthily and lovingly. And he let us feel this by him living it. This meant for me that the old ways of how I lived (that did not work) can now be lived lovingly, differently – how awesome is that?
For example, if you take a look at the world’s health, we can see in an instant that we are not getting healthier. So what is it that we are getting sick of?
Is there maybe a chance that what Serge is presenting is a loving and healthy way for us to live from? And that Serge Benhayon is someone who has simply been stepping up to the fact that the world is not doing so well?
This all makes much more sense to me than going into denial about what is so obviously going on.