I just read Vanessa McComb’s article – Kate McClymont cries ‘Cult’ in a Case of Journalism without Investigation – in response to what seemed to be a copy and paste article by Sydney Morning Herald investigative journalist Kate McClymont. This was the first I had heard of this article as I tend to avoid the corruption and sensationalism that typifies the media these days. When I read that the headline ‘Sleazy, millionaire, cult leader” had been tagged in a newsfeed to Serge Benhayon, founder of Universal Medicine and complementary Esoteric practitioner, my first and only thought was that they really had the wrong guy!
‘Sleazy’– now there’s a word that sets fear into anyone, especially women who are considering going to see a health practitioner. I remember when it was first recommended I see Serge Benhayon to address the underlying energetic/emotional aspects of my physical condition, which had become very obvious to me.
At this time I held a mistrust of male practitioners, as I had had some ‘sleazy’ experiences with a medical doctor as a young child. On those occasions everything appeared ‘above board’ but energetically I knew (and much later I discovered my parents did too), that something was not right. So you could say my radar for ‘sleazy’ being disguised as ‘professional’ was fairly well tuned!
At my first session, it was clear that Serge Benhayon lives with more understanding, integrity and respect for people than most men or women ‘have in their little finger.’ I felt safe, cared for and deeply respected in a way I had not experienced before, even by those who ‘love’ me. This care was the ‘real deal.’ The best way to describe Serge Benhayon’s manner and quality is to say it felt ‘clean’ and pure, and left me feeling the space to just be myself – something that we all miss from our childhood. Ironically, this purity of intention over time was a powerful reflection for me and a catalyst to change areas of my life that lacked this same integrity.
‘Millionaire’ – I have no idea how much money Serge Benhayon has or earns, so he may well be a millionaire, along with the other 1.16 million millionaires in Australia alone (1). Accusing someone of being a millionaire thesedays is like the scene in one of the Austin Powers movies where Dr. Evil’s ransom of 1 million dollars – which would have been huge in the 1960’s – is laughable in our current times.
That aside, what I have observed over the last 2 decades is a man who is dedicated to humanity like no other, works insanely long hours by normal standards but with a joy, purpose and ease like no other and has touched myself and countless others with unconditional generosity that I have never experienced before.
Things like providing healing sessions and accommodating cancer patients for free before his working day as a practitioner commences says a lot about this man. And unlike many charities, Hollywood celebrities and philanthropists, there is not an ounce of sympathy or ‘do-gooder’ energy to be felt! Again, the purity of Serge Benhayon’s intent is rare and refreshing in this day and age.
From my own experience, I can say that before Universal Medicine I was part of the biggest, most bullying cult around. It’s the one that tells you what is normal and acceptable. It tells you from a young age that what you feel is wrong, making you doubt and question the loveliness and inner knowing you naturally have as a child. And as with all cults, the backlash when you try to leave is ferocious. No tactic or action is too vile for this cult.
One thing that stands out from my early sessions with Serge Benhayon is that he very simply supported me to re-awaken my ability to feel the energetic quality of an object, event, word, or action. He simply asked me to close my eyes and feel two objects placed in front of me, one at a time. With one object I felt hardness in my chest and head, like I was being imprisoned in my own body. With the other, a feeling of ease, openness and lightness returned.
From that moment on I have used my body as a barometer of what is true, loving and healing for me, and what is false (even though it may be dressed up as the truth).
This ability to feel is what allowed me as a young child to know who I could trust and who did not have pure intentions. Restoring this natural ability that we all have is one of the greatest gifts I have received in this life.
It is this ability and trust in my body, along with the unwavering consistency I have observed from Serge Benhayon and his family, that has actually freed me from the societal ‘norms’ and allowed me to feel for myself what I align to. I have never heard of any cult leaders who remind you that you know how to discern energetic truth from everything else on offer.
There is no need to defend Serge Benhayon, as he has nothing to hide and those who have peddled or entertained lies will be exposed in time. Because of his utmost integrity and dedication to serving people, I know I will never see Serge Benhayon being chased by ‘A Current Affair’ on behalf of outraged, ‘ripped-off’ clients, as has recently happened in the example of Lance Martin (one of the main pedlars of these sensationalised lies). The media’s copy and paste stories written by so-called investigative journalists such as Kate McClymont could not be further away from the truth. What Serge Benhayon lives and represents is precious and if I had my way, this would be what makes the headlines – and a story worth reading.
Are there any journalists out there willing to present the true story?
By Fiona Lotherington, Team Leader and Complementary Health Practitioner
- Pash, (2018). Australia now has 1.16m millionaires, according to Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report. [online] The Sydney Morning Herald. Available at: https://www.smh.com.au/business/australia-now-has-116m-millionaires-according-to-credit-suisses-global-wealth-report-20171127-gztc7u.html [Accessed 6 Jul. 2018].
|Fiona Lotherington has a passion for healthcare and education, and working with people to reclaim their natural stillness and freedom of movement.
You can find out more about Fiona Lotherington at her personal website: www.fionalotherington.com
|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|