Universal Medicine deceptively markets its healing services as complementary medicine when they are in truth body negative and life denying practices aimed at hastening death. Serge Benhayon’s puritanical magical thinking keeps followers in a state of paranoia and dread, where they believe minor emotional infractions are the cause of their illnesses and misfortunes. Writings on Universal Medicine’s propaganda sites on followers’ experience of cancer and their attitudes to death reveal existential confusion. The conflict instilled by Benhayon’s teachings sees them veering between self flagellation and grandiosity, consoling themselves with the belief they are being cleansed in preparation for an elevated rebirth.
Are we looking at illness in a false light?
I remarked to a friend that I would rather have had the cancer than be how I was before the illness.
As is often stated throughout the propaganda blogs, adherence to Universal Medicine’s Livingness saved followers from the degenerate life of sin and misery that preceded it. Born again UM’ers often say how well they thought they were doing until Serge told them, with the help of some trance inducing meditation, how polluted they really were, and persuaded them their whole being and life experience before UM was a pointless, dissolute waste.
Before the cancer I was to the outside world a positive bouncy person who looked after her health and seemed to have a fulfilling career and marriage.
The truth is that image was very superficial. Underneath I was a mess.I felt driven to achieve, to attend to everyone’s needs, to remove their pain, to make the world alright. My confidence was shallow and unsteady. I felt there was something I was missing as a woman. I worked so hard for others I had no quality time with my husband… the list could go on.
The development of cancer is portrayed as a consequence of errant behaviour, no matter how innocuous. The Livingness death drive allows for no middle ground.
Yes it would have been lovely to have learnt all that I have learnt without the cancer, but those beliefs and ideals were so entrenched I feel I had to be made to completely stop in order to begin to feel what I had been doing to myself.
I have never blamed God for this or felt anger towards him because how I now feel is so very beautiful and so real. I awake feeling love in my body and joy at another day.Things no-one can ever take away from me…
Yet, feeling beautiful and full of love came at a price – rejection of her previous life and previous self for a personality dictated by Benhayon’s life denying doctrine of judgemental self absorption, where emotional expression and critical thinking are considered toxic.
All I needed to do was see the false light I had allowed myself to be in and reconnect to the amazing light I naturally am…
For you it may not be cancer. It may be a cold or a spot which makes you stop and look at the rhythm you are in day to day. Does it confirm and support you to be all of you or is it one dictated by the outside?…
A cold, a spot or cancer – unremarkable symptoms become homogenized with terminal illness – resulting in oppressive paranoia. UM followers can never be free from moral judgements and the notion that living in any way contrary to Esoteric edicts is deserving of punishment.
At first I was ashamed of the illness. I wanted to deny it, keep it secret. I knew it would spoil everyone’s image of me as the healthy one, the one with the answers. I had allowed myself to be in an ill rhythm dictated and driven by others’ needs, ideals and beliefs.
I am no longer ashamed it has happened and I now know the answers lie within.
With some decent therapy F. could have overcome the unnecessary shame she felt, but instead it was replaced with an unhealthy life and body denying cult conversion, where the only options are to surrender to the indoctrination, or risk an eternity of suffering. As convinced as she was that the answers lie within, those ‘answers’ were told to her in detail by Serge Benhayon, via books, EDG messages and podcasts – hundreds of thousands of words, much of it repetitive, programming her and other followers with what they believe to be intuition.
F. perhaps wasn’t aware of the contradictions in her statements.
Illness is not a failure; it is a clearing of what we have allowed in that is toxic to the body. This clearing is part of the process that endeavours to return us to the love we are…
Could it be that if we have been looking at illness and disease in a false light, considering it to be due to bad luck, a virus, an accident, genetics, a punishment, an inconvenience etc instead of seeing it as the loving stop we needed to get back into a rhythm that supports us to be all that we are?…
According to Benhayon’s teachings, illness is a clearing or correction or cleansing – in other words, a punishment for failure to adhere to his impossibly austere rules. F. used the words ‘loving stop’ as a euphemism for a painful, debilitating, life threatening penance for ‘allowing toxic energy to enter’.
You cannot cure cancer if the Soul is saying: this is the way I will cleanse all of you – should we then not learn to see it as a blessing, or better still, as a lesson as to how we have lived in contra to who we truly are? (Benhayon, 2011, p.620)
Medicine & Serge Benhayon – a sinister marketing ploy for an anti-healing con
Followers assert that Esoteric medicine works with Western medicine, and his claim to work with conventional medicine gains endorsement from the cult’s entranced health care professionals, which gives clients a false sense of security. Yet, Benhayon undermines medicine and medical practitioners.
Do not let your doctor/physician/practitioner or the like, advise you on good health and or clean living if they do not look and feel the whole of what they espouse. (Benhayon, 2011, p.479)
Many of our readers know that followers have foregone professional healthcare out of fear that non Esoteric practitioners are working with ‘offending’ energy that will do them harm. At the same time, they’re covertly programmed to disregard health care which aims for any form of relief, focusing instead on death, and banking on the improved rebirth promised by the ‘World’s Teacher’.
Maybe healing isn’t always a cure, living to a ripe old age, getting rid of symptoms, managing an illness or disease, but a way back to our divineness? a beautiful cycle of evolution?
It certainly feels like that to me. So I will continue to smile and baffle those around me and perhaps one day they too will see illness/ disease and healing in a different light. F. Medicine and Serge Benhayon, How Cancer Has Changed My Life, July 7, 2013
The use of Esoteric Healing is not for one to live to a ‘ripe old age’, and nor is it about survival or getting better or curing diseases etc. It is an ongoing process of becoming more love until you are back to the full you = Soul. And hence the process of releasing all that which is not…that which we have chosen to lovelessly let in. (Benhayon, 2011, p.615)
Death is always a healing – and not part of the failure. (Benhayon, 2011, p.599)
Unfortunately the different light F. referred to is Benhayon’s dark glorification of death and the discarding of life.
I too have cancer and people find this confusing and confronting, in the face of my obvious wellness, lightness of being and vitality. It has been a grace for me too, a FULL STOP and an opportunity to truly feel the way I have been living and to make choices that are truly loving and supportive for me…p.s. Just for the record, everyone, I lost all that weight before the cancer appeared! Comments on How Cancer Changed My Life