Being True to Myself: Taking Responsibility for my own Choices

by Trish Mazur, Marine Charter Co-ordinator, Gold Coast, Australia

I would personally like to thank Serge Benhayon (and all the Universal Medicine practitioners).

Reading statements like Serge Benhayon is ‘anti-exercise’ or ‘anti-mainstream medicine’ just does not correspond with the experience I have had with Serge and Universal Medicine (UniMed) at all.

Firstly, Serge doesn’t tell me what to do or think (sometimes I wish he did – but that wouldn’t be me deciding what is right for me!): neither does he say Western medicine is bad – far from it. What he has made me aware of is that I have responsibility for my own health and way of living. Combine that with Western medicine, and the way I see it, I have the best of both worlds.

Yes, when I first attended a Universal Medicine workshop, I admit I thought “No way is this for me”. Why? Because I was presented the truth… and we all know that the truth isn’t always nice to hear.

I didn’t want to hear, for example, the possibility that the alcohol and drugs I used recreationally were to numb my feelings and take the edge off life. I wasn’t ready to ask myself why I needed to take the edge off life. It didn’t suit me, and I didn’t want to face that possibility, so I carried on living the way I was living until I could no longer pretend it was OK. I had to face what I knew deep down was true, and that what Serge had presented all along ­– without judgment, criticism or pressure – was true for me.

When I met my partner, he too drank and used recreational drugs. I had to decide for myself whether or not I was going to accept that in my life. When I realised I didn’t want that in my life, yes, our relationship nearly finished: but years later we are still together – not because of Serge Benhayon or Universal Medicine, but because of the choices my partner and I made for ourselves in our own lives.

After all, how can you blame anyone else for your own choices? If you do, isn’t that just being irresponsible, a way of reacting to the outcomes of choices that haven’t turned out to be in your favour?

It’s been claimed by some that Serge Benhayon is anti-exercise – another false accusation, which is far from the truth. My partner and I live, and have always lived active lives, including surfing, which my partner has in common with Serge and his amazing sons Michael Benhayon and Curtis Benhayon.

It’s been said also Serge Benhayon is anti-mainstream medicine. But recently my partner had knee surgery. Serge and all the other Universal Medicine practitioners he had been seeing for healing sessions were (and always have been) pro the surgery, and are now providing him with supportive treatments, which are helping the healing process.

Similarly, I have never, ever in my five years of going to Universal Medicine heard Serge Benhayon (or anyone else for that matter) claim that they can or will heal breast cancer, or any other illness.

Science is wonderful but doesn’t however provide the full picture. We have all read the newspapers, or listened to health professionals; and still I am sure that most, if not all of us have heard contradictory messages.

We need to take responsibility now for our own way of living, not wait for someone to rescue us. I have found there is a knowing inside us that we have disconnected from. For example, we get advised by one lot of health professionals on what to eat; then it seems like the next day we hear something different. Wouldn’t it be simpler if we just tuned into what was right for us?

In my experience Serge has always avoided telling people what to eat – all he presents is to listen to your body and feel what is right for you, and you’ll get to know what you need and what is right for you. I find this changes all the time according to what my body needs, and it will be different for everyone – hence my partner and I don’t eat the same things at all times. It’s really just common sense, isn’t it?

To me it is simple – how can taking responsibility for one’s own choices, health and way of living, be harmful to you or anyone else for that matter? Taking responsibility is about being truthful. Truth is one of the biggest things missing in society, and unfortunately in the recent media articles as well. To me, as the media has the power to touch and reach so, so many people, it has one of the biggest responsibilities to represent truth.  Maybe one day, truth in the media will be a consistent part of life.

Again, I am eternally grateful to Serge Benhayon and all his family for inspiring me and so many others to be true to ourselves, as well as having the courage and integrity to do what I couldn’t do until I heard Serge’s presentations – to be true to myself, no matter what.

264 thoughts on “Being True to Myself: Taking Responsibility for my own Choices

  1. No advice in the world can make the changes we need, it is self-honesty and how willing we are to admit that some if not many things in life are not working that open us up to true change.

  2. “Wouldn’t it be simpler if we just tuned into what was right for us?” I agree Trish, this makes sense to me, who better than ourselves knows how we are feeling inside. When we are willing to take responsibility for our lifestyle choices we are able to initiate great change through coming back to and feeling our truth which is also deeply empowering.

  3. Practically all the statements and articles reported by media are an outright lie, completely contradicting and misrepresenting the truth of what is being presented by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. It is interesting to note that it seems that the truth is not really what we want to hear, as there are a countless number of living and written testimonials that evidently present the truth of The Way of The Livingness. Yet as you have shared, the truth is not always met with open arms, as with truth comes responsibility. And for us to accept responsibility we must embrace honesty. If we are willing to be honest with the way we are living, how we are really feeling in our bodies it is then we can welcome the truth, as at the end of the day it is only truth that will free us to be who we really are.

  4. “We need to take responsibility now for our own way of living, not wait for someone to rescue us.” The media feeds on the disasters of human living and the occasional ‘hero to the rescue’ but avoids wherever possible the truth that we are all responsible for the choices we make as this would include the media taking responsibility for what and how they report on events.

  5. ‘We need to take responsibility now for our own way of living, not wait for someone to rescue us.’ We are the only ones who can rescue us. We are the ones that have made and make choices every second of the day, how in earth could someone else be responsible for how and what we live.

  6. So many lies about Serge Benhayon have been perpetrated and spread by the media who irresponsibly have taken lies from a hate based website without checking whether there is any truth in them which of course there is not. For my part my response to such a media is I will not purchase your products because I am not interested in a media that isn’t interested in truth.

  7. We all know universal truth, and we all know that we can choose it or not. If you want to see truth love responsibility and commitment breathed and lived in every step then Serge Benhayon reflects that consistently.

  8. I agree Trish ‘taking responsibility is about being truthful’, in being more willing to be honest with ourselves we are able to start to discern with a deepening awareness how our choices affect us and everyone around us.

  9. So beautifully said Trish. Serge has always placed an emphasis on the fact that Universal Medicine therapies are complementary to conventional medicine and his presentations have helped me to understand that I know my body better than anyone else and I am responsible for the state it is in.

  10. I love that you were able to be so honest about your reaction to UM presentations in the early days. We have all had our own version of this at some stage, getting pissed off that someone was saying the truth.
    It is a real shame that most Media outlets are unwilling to report anything of truth when it comes to Universal Medicine. It has however been an eye opener to make sure that I do not believe anything that I hear in the paper or on cheap TV for that matter.

  11. You bring it back to what we all dearly have to come to and do, to take responsibility over our own life and every action and moment in it. We need to stop blaming others or circumstances as that will keep us stuck and repeating things, that we so clearly can see don’t work, over and over again.

  12. I love what you say here about Serge Benhayon, and I fully agree,”Serge doesn’t tell me what to do or think (sometimes I wish he did – but that wouldn’t be me deciding what is right for me!): neither does he say Western medicine is bad – far from it. What he has made me aware of is that I have responsibility for my own health and way of living. Combine that with Western medicine, and the way I see it, I have the best of both worlds.”

  13. This is great. I love that you have completely shattered every lie that has been written about Serge through your own experience. Just goes to show how much rubbish is made up for the sake of stirring up drama. It’s so simple when we take responsibility for ourselves, everything becomes so much simpler and allows us to work together as opposed to against each other.

  14. So many things have been said about Serge Benhayon that are far from truth. I have observed when we don’t want to hear what we are hearing, we conveniently bend it to suit our own agenda and at times even start to believe that that is what was said.

  15. ‘We need to take responsibility now for our own way of living, not wait for someone to rescue us.’ I agree that we all need to take responsibility for the way we are living, not only does it support us, it is a great reflection for others too.

  16. I agree Trish, taking responsibility is about being truthful, firstly with ourselves, recognising that when something does not feel right in changing our lifestyle choices we change the outcome.

  17. ‘Taking responsibility is about being truthful’ – yes.. nothing changes in our lives until we start getting more honest about the way we’re living, and whether the choices we’re making every day – from how we eat to how we work and when we sleep, how we are in relationship with ourselves and others.. it’s pretty endless when you start to consider all the millions of choices we make in each day – are really supporting us to be all of who we are, or not.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s