by Johanne Brown, Perth, Australia
I had always felt that there was more to life than what I was seeing – there just had to be. This ‘merry-go-round just can’t be it.
You live… work… retire… die… There had to be more than that, a purpose for being here, being a human being… this planet… the universe… The questions just got bigger and bigger and I didn’t know where to begin to start addressing them. All the while I would just get on with the day to day running of things; being mum to small children, working part time, wife, friend, etc.
I explored a few paths, read books and at times thought I had come to some understanding; but with time, these pursuits just fell short of something – yet I didn’t know exactly what that something was. I had a feeling that something else was yet to come along.
One day I was handed a leaflet about a Universal Medicine course. I remember, very carefully, studying the leaflet. To be honest, even some of the wording made me cautious, e.g. ‘Sacred’, ‘Truth,’ ‘Love’ – as these words are regularly thrown around, and we have all developed our own interpretations of their meaning.
However, stronger than this caution was the feeling to attend.
I remember, as vividly as if it were yesterday, at that first Universal Medicine course, the sense that I had ‘come home’. ‘I know this… but what is it I know?’, my brain was asking.
One can let the mind struggle with the terminology, concepts, the wanting to know precisely, to work it out, but nothing… nothing will ever override the feeling or sense of knowing that I felt. I could have denied it, doubted and rejected it, but that impression was palpable, a marker that could not be ignored, and I could not pretend it didn’t happen.
I now understand that the sense or feeling that I had ‘come home’ was the connection that I had made to myself and my body, to the love that was inside me – a union between body and soul.
I was unconscious of the fact that this connection had really always been there, it was the connection to myself (love/soul) that was giving me the feeling that there was more to life than what I was seeing. What I innately knew on the inside was not being confirmed by the world we live in. Hence the disillusion of living ‘on the merry-go-round’ set in.
All the other books and the few courses I had attended had kept me in the search for something, but Universal Medicine just presented Me back to me. I had come home.
Imagine if you are making a cake: you have a mixing bowl and put all the ingredients into the bowl and mix. That’s what I was doing in life, mixing the ingredients but feeling that there was just one ingredient missing. Now I realise that the missing ingredient was my love in the mix.
Seven years later, I have attended many of Universal Medicine’s workshops. The understanding I have of myself, relationships and love continues to unfold: now life, with all of me in it, teaches me back.
Serge Benhayon never ever stands there and tells anyone what to do, eat or how to live. He presents and shares simple techniques, such as the Gentle Breath Meditation. You can take it or leave it, that’s the reality. It’s an insult to suggest that people who have been attending any Universal Medicine workshops are followers of some kind, because at the end of the day it is up to you.