|INTRO: In this article on Universal Medicine and Scientology Liane Mandalis brings her usual power and grace to call to account the latest round of cyberbullying by Esther Rockett and Lance Martin. This is a breath of fresh air amidst another round of lies that in recent days has seen Esther Rockett attempt to exploit the plight of ex-Scientologists and capitalise on their current publicity by inventing false parallels between Universal Medicine and the Church of Scientology.|
Truth has a gorgeous transparency to it, a quality that is reflected by all those who choose to walk with it. As it has done nothing wrong, it has nothing to hide. Truth moves on a steady course and is absolute in its every step. In stark contrast, lies need to move often to give the illusion of covering more ground. They also lack a solid foundation on which to stand, and so much like losing your footing in an earth tremor, shaky ground is a clear indication of something ‘big’ coming your way.
When you can’t find a hole in the truth, your next move is to attempt an ambush whereby you gather as many lies as you can in an effort to bury the truth beneath them. Of course, you will never bury what is true but what you can do is affect people’s perceptions of the truth by making your lies so outrageous and shocking that those who hear, without first having discerned for themselves what is true and what is not, will become so lost in reaction – outrage, indignation, horror, disgust etc. – that the truth will appear to be lost.
However, the truth can never be lost, nor can it be tainted by such a trick and so the real target here is the innocent bystander – the person who unwittingly swallows the lies for the bait that they are and falls for them hook, line and sinker.
The truth remains untouched but people become blind to it.
Why am I telling you all this?
This is one of the strategic moves utilised by Esther Rockett and Lance Martin, a pair of cyber bullies dedicated to their self-professed cause to “bring down Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.”
For nearly three years they have been in relentless pursuit of Serge Benhayon and trying with all their might to find a hole in the fabric of truth that this man lives and breathes. As they can find no hole and are fast exhausting every avenue of prosecution – their twenty+ official complaints have all been dismissed by government authorities – and with the accusations wearing incredibly thin, in order to find a lie that might stick they have reverted to making up their own evidence.
One method they use is by way of drawing alarming parallels between Serge Benhayon and various cult leaders where there are none. The latest attempt to jump on the bandwagon of the media hype over the Church of Scientology is another move in this vein and gives them more fodder to once again attempt to lace what is true with what is not.
I do not have firsthand experience of Scientology, I have only heard the rumours and the hype, but I have heard enough to know and feel for myself that what may or may not be true in that organisation is in no way a parallel to what I have firsthand experience of with Universal Medicine.
I have been regularly attending Universal Medicine presentations and events for the last three years. I have done so despite the damning allegations and sheer volume of lies that Esther Rockett and Lance Martin are responsible for disseminating amongst my local community during this period. I choose to attend because I know what is true and I am not one that can be coerced and seduced by what is not.
It is from this foundation of absolute truth, integrity and love that I can state without hesitation what I know to be true:
- There is no leader here to worship. Serge Benhayon is a presenter with a deep love for humanity. He is inspiring for his ability to hold all equal to himself and never does he pretend to be greater or lesser than anyone else.
- We are not ‘followers’. It is very difficult to follow someone who walks beside you and you would look pretty funny trying.
- There is not an ounce of exploitation that I have garnered from the manner in which Serge Benhayon or Universal Medicine conducts its affairs. The integrity, care, love and respect that I have felt from Serge and other Universal Medicine esoteric practitioners is second to none.
- There are NO imaginary thought reform/brainwashing measures in place. These theories have been discredited. I have only ever heard Serge Benhayon repeatedly advise not to take what he says as the truth without discerning first for yourself. He is a presenter, not a dictator.
- I have never heard Serge Benhayon ‘demonise sex’. I have only understood from what he has presented that lovemaking is the end product of an intimacy that has been honoured and built in the multitude of small daily interactions between partners who are choosing to express openly from their hearts.
- I have never had what I have shared in an esoteric healing session or a Universal Medicine course used against me, but I have had Esther Rockett attempt to use personal information regarding vaccination that I shared in a newspaper article as proof that Serge Benhayon advocates irresponsible healthcare choices, when clearly he does not.
- There are no lofty ideals of perfection or purity in the esoteric teachings or in the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom or The Way of The Livingness. Such teachings have made it very clear to me that there is nothing to be gained in striving for perfection and such an attempt can only lead to despair for what cannot be achieved. It is a lesson in expectations.
- Serge Benhayon has no supernatural powers that I am aware of, unless you call his ability to hold love for himself and all others despite the fear, anger and hatred hurled against him, as one.
- Serge Benhayon never dictates, coerces, blames, judges or imposes. This is what makes him remarkable, while many of us are still struggling to be free of such unflattering character traits because we know that they do not reflect the essence of who we really are.
- I have never signed a contract with Universal Medicine. I am free to come and go as I choose, the door is always open for traffic either way.
- I have never been pressured in attending workshops, purchasing products or enlisting the services of Universal Medicine and its practitioners. I decide exactly what, where and when I spend my money and I choose only products and services of the highest quality. I am not one for cheap imitations.
- I have never heard Serge Benhayon make a misleading medical claim or say that he could cure cancer. I have understood from what he has shared that our illnesses are a result of our lifestyle choices, something we are becoming more aware of on a daily basis as a society and something our local GP’s are willing to discuss with us also, but to a lesser degree.
- I have never had to divulge personal information – certainly not in the way that Esther Rockett suggests where I disclosed personal information that I would not ordinarily be asked to disclose in a healthcare setting anywhere else. The medical information I have shared is relevant and in any case goes in no way to the depth of what I have shared previously with naturopaths and homeopaths outside of Universal Medicine. This information has always been handled with the utmost care and confidentiality by Universal Medicine and never has it been used against me.
- There is a difference between a critic and an abusive heckler/cyberbully. A true critic has something relevant to say that is of benefit for all and they are able to say it in a way that is respectful of their subject. They never say: “I’ve quipped before that Benhayon could bottle his farts and followers would buy them at a premium.” (Esther Rockett)
- I have never been encouraged to attack ‘critics’ but I do stand up for what is true. I have a great love for my fellow people, the world and myself: far too much to stand by and condone abuse on any level.
- I have never been encouraged to ‘disconnect from loved ones’ as alleged by Esther Rockett in her latest blog, but I have been supported to learn to trust once more – to allow myself to love and be loved without the layers of protection used to shield the myriad of hurts I had previously not dealt with and for which I am solely responsible.
Esther Rockett and Lance Martin are well aware of the cyberbully game that they continue to play.
Their method is akin to the schoolyard bully but with shades of the ‘serial killer’ persona: they are seen as regular, perhaps even respectable members of their community, but something sinister lurks beneath their ‘normal’ and in Lance Martin’s case, ‘charming’ veneer.
They hurl their lies like sticks and stones with every intention to ‘break the bones’ of their targets. Their words are carefully, deceitfully and cunningly crafted to achieve maximum impact much in the same way a nuclear weapon obliterates not only its chosen target but also all who surround it.
After nearly three years of observing these bullies in action, I feel it is fair to say that in order to achieve their dream “to bring Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine down,” they have no care nor concern which innocent bystanders they take out in the process. In other words, so deep is their commitment to disseminating lies and so palpable is their thirst for revenge, that they will stop at nothing to throw all that they can towards Universal Medicine and its supporters in a relentless effort to poison the public’s perception of what is true.
Evil is and always was, the absence of love/truth. Turning our back on this evil does not make it go away, it invites it to stay at twice the dose… the evil we refuse to see and the evil required to blind us to it.
Nevertheless, the truth remains as it always has, steady and true, needing only our choice to see it and live it for it to be ‘revealed’ once more.
In this way, evil has no sway over those who choose to walk the truth with their every step and in doing so help light the path for those who walk alongside them.
By Liane Mandalis
|Liane Mandalis has a love of writing and philosophy with a deep interest in community wellbeing.
You can follow Liane Mandalis on Twitter @lianemandalis
|Serge Benhayon is an author and presenter and the founder of Universal Medicine. You can learn more about Serge Benhayon at his personal website www.sergebenhayon.com|
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