by Sheila Colwell (Shu) and Jack Ellis
Jack and I want to share some observations about a member of our family, Jenny Ellis, who is a practitioner working at Universal Medicine Brisbane.
Jen is Jack’s daughter and my dear friend, and we have been witness to the changes in her life and in our relationship since 2006 when we moved here to Brisbane from the US. Contrary to the ridiculous and malicious nonsense spread about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine by some people out there, our experience is of a wonderful and growing closeness with Jen, this lovely member of our family, and increased love and truth in all our relationships.
A bit of history: Jack felt drawn to return to Australia in 2006 and he felt strongly that we should come to Brisbane. This was the perfect choice for both of us although I did not have the clarity to know it then!
Jack had a stroke soon after we moved here and our life together changed overnight. Jen was there for us the whole journey post-stroke, and she remains supportive without any judgment or preaching or prodding for either of us to make different choices.
Jack had always been very proud of his lovely daughter, and he loved her independence and her courage in exploring the healing modalities. Since Jen began to work within Universal Medicine, I have seen how their father-daughter relationship has changed from ‘at arms length’ to such a close, gentle, funny and kind closeness. When they are together Jack smiles and laughs and (to be honest) clowns around like a little boy. His speech may not be fluent anymore, but BOY can he communicate his love these days!
I am now a beginning student of the livingness (Jack is not) so I have read and listened to podcasts, attended events and had sessions with a number of Universal Medicine practitioners. My experience is that these people have all gently and kindly helped me to bring myself (my real innermost Self) back into life.
As a result, Jack’s and my relationship is stronger than ever in the 18 years we have been a couple. Our romantic dream was to be “in love” forever, but instead I sense that we are living in love together for the first time (without any aspirations to perfection – he still messes up the sink when he shaves!).
One other family relationship has been transformed since I have started on my student path: the relationship with my mother was troubled and (for me) anguished all my life. For 50 years it seemed that we could not speak to each other without me coming away angry, hurt and distressed.
Now, we speak for an hour every Sunday via Facetime and I cannot express how happy and kind and silly and joyous our chats have become. I feel closer to my large family than ever before, and this is despite nine thousand miles of distance physically between us.
So, again, our experience as family members of a Universal Medicine practitioner runs completely contrary to the lies being spread by what are in my opinion, a morally bankrupt media and some very unhappy people.
Jack and I feel grateful, lucky and happy to be part of Jenny Ellis’s life, family and by extension, the Universal Medicine community.