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by Joel Levin


Here is a collation of my writings that have been

published on a number of sites since 2012.

Part philosophy, part self reflection all of it my experience.

Some are straight blogs, some are more allegorical in nature,

all of them present a different way to look at life.

A Different Kind of Empowerment

When going through the many sites dedicated to Serge Benhayon, you will see hundreds, if not thousands of people from all walks of life, all around the world, sharing their experiences and appreciation for what he is presenting. When you view all of these testimonials through the traditional understanding of self-development styled organisations, it is possible to assume there is a group of people beholden to one man. 

The reality is very, very different.

The traditional view of self-development is you go along to a course or workshop to participate while the charismatic presenter at the front gives you the 5 keys, 6 secrets or 10 tips on whatever the given topics are. The address can be quite motivational and they are well presented and put a lot of effort into marketing. There is definitely learning and the presenter can develop quite a following. But Universal Medicine is not your traditional self-development styled organisation, in fact, the presentations are not ‘styled’ at all. There is no package that is ‘rolled out’ with the same content delivered each time. Each presentation might follow similar themes but is delivered live on the day. There is no marketing beyond those that have ‘opted in’ to be kept up-to-date, yet its reach is now across 21 countries.

The focus is less on how much the presenter knows (which is a lot) and more about how much the participants can learn. There seems to be no upper limit to this; if a group digs in deeper and is craving more understanding, the ‘next level’ is there and presented. There is no “you will have to come back next week, month, year”. And finally and most importantly, the information presented is delivered as a choice, without expectation, need or requirement. People have come, gone, returned, gone again without a follow up email, phone call or question. Not through a lack of care but a deep honouring of people’s free will. This means that those who make changes are doing so through their own choice…in this way self-development is truly SELF-development, and this is the appreciation you see expressed across these websites…the appreciation of true empowerment.


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