Universal Medicine is a complementary health provider based in Goonellabah, NSW Australia, founded by Serge Benhayon. It presents health and wellness services by way of workshops, presentations and one-to-one sessions. This work is based on the premise that self-responsibility and the development of self-love are essential practices for joyful and vital living. Universal Medicine, unlike many complementary health providers, is strongly pro-medicine. It advocates the benefits of Western Medicine and how lifestyle and related diseases can be approached by a harmonious partnership between self-care and conventional medicine.
In addition to the teachings on self-care and responsibility, Serge Benhayon with Universal Medicine presents on the ‘Way of the Livingness’, which essentially supports energetic awareness, responsibility and integrity in our daily lives. This is a religious way of life because of our understanding that the word ‘religion’ means to ‘return’ or ‘rebind’ to that which is within. These presentations find their foundation in ancient religious and philosophical teachings, which were referred to as the ‘Ancient Wisdom’ and currently known as the ‘Way of the Livingness’.
Universal Medicine by its very nature promotes full engagement and responsibility in all aspects of life, be it at work, home or in the community in which we live. As Serge says – ‘true relationships with all and not just those we choose founds a true society’.
A broad cross-section of the public engages Universal Medicine services in the form of clinic sessions, workshops and retreats each year. Three hundred plus people regularly participate in the ‘The Way of the Livingness’ congregations as presented by Serge Benhayon in both Australia and the UK.
With monthly events and activities, and yearly celebrations and Retreats a community of people has naturally emerged around the popular healing and wellbeing business over the past 15 years. This is known as the ‘Student Body’. The ‘Student Body’ is an open group that is available to anyone with a commitment to building love in their lives and re-connecting to their Soul and God.
As well as enjoying a high volume of returning clientele, Universal Medicine also provides services to many people on a casual basis in the form of presentations, entry-level workshops and one-to-one sessions. Many people who study with Universal Medicine also apply to be officially accredited and insured to practice the Esoteric Healing Modalities that are offered by Serge Benhayon and accredited by the Esoteric Practitioners Association*.
Universal Medicine’s courses and Serge Benhayon’s teachings are not everyone’s cup of tea since they are not result driven or outcome based; and they make no promises of medical cures or transformation of any kind. What then do such courses offer, if not the promise of immediate symptomatic relief, and why the use of the term Universal Medicine?
In recent times, society has come to associate the term medicine in isolated reference to our traditional medical system, hospitals, and doctors (be they western, traditional, or alternative). We have learnt to place responsibility for the emphasis on health solely at their feet. As such we have placed inordinate pressure on the medical system to be the sole custodian for finding solutions to our ill health. As early as 1999, Serge Benhayon presented on the wide encompassing virtues of the need to self-love, self-care and self-nurture to help heal and or off-set the coming intensification of illness, disease and the general dis-contentment that would also greatly increase mental health issues.
Serge Benhayon is a huge supporter of western medicine and all that it offers, always advocating that his work is truly complementary to western medicine, never an alternative. However, for all that western medicine does, human society continues to be plagued by a multitude of chronic health disorders that are progressively getting worse. Our medical system is struggling to keep up. Could it be that we have our own part to play? Could it be that as individuals we need to learn to be equal custodians for our own health, to work in tandem with our medical system? These are the questions that Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine ask us to consider.
The self loving principles presented by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine are easy enough to understand, yet living such a life can seem difficult in today’s society. Self-loving choices do not come easily. But why? Why is it so hard to say no to the chocolate cake or a glass of wine, when in truth we know that they are not good for the body? It is this understanding that Serge Benhayon offers via the philosophy known as The Way of the Livingness.
The Way of the Livingness is not a set of rules, or dogmatic principles that need to be applied. Rather it is the presentation of a way of living that empowers us to come to our own understanding and wisdom (in our own time) as to the true nature of life, health and healing.
What Serge Benhayon’s courses with Universal Medicine offer is a chance for us to reconnect to the physicality of our body, to reconnect to a living stillness that is inherent in us all. In effect, Serge presents that there is a known quality the body is self-intelligent about. All we need to do is re-connect to it. From such a connection, we start to understand that we are indeed worth looking after, that we are indeed born from love. At the same time we start to gain the understanding that part of the bridge to such true connection is self-love. For whilst self-love (or self care) has amazing benefits in terms of ones own mental and physical health, it is only the portal to a much greater understanding about the true spherical nature of life and healing.
If we are open to what is presented here, then the term Universal Medicine is easily understood. Taking care of one’s self not only has benefits for one’s self, but has added benefits for our relationships, our ability to work and contribute to society, and to naturally relieve the burden on our hospitals and other governmental systems of support.
In looking at life and self-love in such a way, we begin to understand that self-love is actually not selfish. Even though it has true and amazing benefits for the self, it is in fact a responsibility that we carry for all of society. And thus, not just self, all benefit equally.
‘A better you is a better for all
A richer more vital you is a richness of vitality for all’ — SB
Serge teaches and lives in a way that clearly demonstrates that ‘self-responsibility’ is not a responsibility that needs to be carried as a burden or sacrifice, as we have been lead to believe by the use of such a word. ‘Self-responsibility’ is a responsibility that treasures self and all of humanity in equal measure. It is actually part of the expression of love; the essence of who and what we truly are. Such is the spherical nature of the life philosophy that is Universal Medicine.
The Way of the Livingness presented by Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine is not imposing or judgmental upon those who choose not to follow its simple loving principles. It is up to each of us as to whether we want that level of responsibility in our lives. For some, it is a definite no, and they are happy with life as it is. This is absolutely respected. For many, many others, the opportunity to be honest and bring a degree of integrity and self-accountability to life, is welcomed in-full, and they have experienced amazing changes in their quality of life as a result.
When these simple principles are practically lived great change is naturally inevitable. And this is not exclusive to any group of people because the words Universal Medicine are exactly ‘what they say on the packet’. Love is a universally available medicine for anyone to embrace and live wherever they may be in the world.
Serge Benhayon never set out to have a ‘student body’, but has found that many people now walk beside him, to be students of their own selves just as he is of his inner-most self. Their unfoldments, developments and insights about ‘making life about love’ are shared on the pages of this site. We have approached those who have attacked this way of life through cyber-bullying, trolling, and making up outright lies, with this same understanding.
*The Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA) is a branch of Universal Medicine. It was instigated by Universal Medicine to monitor and accredit the modalities that were founded by Universal Medicine.