The feedback from the Universal Medicine group, its followers, some members of the public and even affected families can give one the impression that there is a question mark remaining over whether Universal Medicine is a cult. There is a general misunderstanding of the nature of cults in the public at large, however the implacable nature of UM as a cult is not in a shadow of doubt to the well-informed. The only question is, what trajectory is the group following as they tend to have an arc of development?
I’ve cut and pasted a commonly used cult evaluation chart (the FBI have used this for cult evaluation in the US). The higher the score the more potential danger the group poses. Of course, the rankings are subjective and dependent on your knowledge of the group’s machinations. I’ve put my score in bold next to each question. (Don’t let it influence you, which of course is now quite impossible- ah, the irony)
The commonly held misapprehension is that members are held against their will in a compound or tricked into slavish adherence to the group and its leaders after a honeymoon period. While groups do exist like this, the vast majority of contemporary groups are ‘open cults’. That is, the members more or less function as they would have done before being recruited by the cult. Many cult members ‘feel good’ and this takes precedence over logic and inconsistencies. In the case of Serge ( and like many narcissistic cult leaders) this means ignoring glaring integrity issues and questionable ethics. The accountability website has done an sensational job of highlighting many of those.
Members of these groups- UM included- are not aware that theirs is a cult and that their leader suffers from a personality disorder. If they did, then the group could and would not exist. It is in a sense, easier to believe the grandiose claims of the cult leader, than the far simpler truth that their leader has a personality malfunction. The payoff is a sense of purpose, community, and superiority ( poorly masked by love-speak).
At the limits, the metaphoric walls that keep members contained are sets of behviours that are dictated (or offered as choices) by the group ( for UM that is food, music, sport, relationships, sexual behaviour, feminine identity, art, information) and the ‘penalty’ for leaving which is usually a spiritual punishment; the thought of which is ineffable and subsumes the logic of making a rational choice based on the information at hand. In the case of UM this is bad karma, further bad incarnations, going down the imaginary initiation scale, not becoming an initiate or member of the ‘hierarchy’; and of course rejection by the group mind which is extremely powerful. There exist groups that hold a real gun to their heads of the members, but they are few. The metaphoric gun for modern groups is turning the mind of the follower against itself, by keeping them sufficiently simultaneously dumbly happy and confused therefore disabling their sense of mortal and spiritual danger.
The stakes have risen for Serge in the last year. Rather arrogantly (one of his favourite words) he predicted the ‘new era’ and imagined himself as it’s chief advocate. In his mind Universal Medicine was a growing force ready to take on the world. Instead, he has been met with a steady stream of right-minded criticism and the soured fruits of his efforts- a wall of distraught families and unhappy partners. His medicine has been exposed as a large scale scam and his business practices called into question. Whether he knows it or not, the relevant agencies are aware of his every move and the sins of his the past and present. Long forgotten ghosts no doubt will come back to haunt him. What we need to remain vigilant of now is Serge ratcheting up the rhetoric out of an understandable sense of paranoia and foreboding. He and the group are currently following the cult-under-pressure play book to a tee. And there’s more revelations to come.
For people with loved ones in the group, keep an eye on your family member and remember, arguments won’t get them out. Real love just might.
The Advanced Bonewits’ Cult Danger Evaluation Frame
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Internal Control: Amount of internal political and social power exercised by leader(s) over members; lack of clearly defined organizational rights for members. 10
2 External Control: Amount of external political and social influence desired or obtained; emphasis on directing members’ external political and social behavior. 8 – increasing steadily with RMRC, womens groups etc
3 Wisdom/Knowledge Claimed by leader(s); amount of infallibility declared or implied about decisions or doctrinal/scriptural interpretations; number and degree of unverified and/or unverifiable credentials claimed. 12- Serge is off the scale here.
4 Wisdom/Knowledge Credited to leader(s) by members; amount of trust in decisions or doctrinal/scriptural interpretations made by leader(s); amount of hostility by members towards internal or external critics and/or towards verification efforts. 12- Serge is off the scale here also
5 Dogma: Rigidity of reality concepts taught; amount of doctrinal inflexibility or “fundamentalism;” hostility towards relativism and situationalism. 12- Serge is also off the scale here ( surprised?)
6 Recruiting: Emphasis put on attracting new members; amount of proselytizing; requirement for all members to bring in new ones. 10- UM has a very clever model of focusing on women health issues and word of mouth, plus satellite agencies of ‘practitioners’ that have paid for the privilege to recruit for UM/Serge
7 Front Groups: Number of subsidiary groups using different names from that of main group, especially when connections are hidden. 10- Oops like Serge hits the mark here too.
8 Wealth: Amount of money and/or property desired or obtained by group; emphasis on members’ donations; economic lifestyle of leader(s) compared to ordinary members. 10- And again… surprising? Not really.
9 Sexual Manipulation of members by leader(s) of non-tantric groups; amount of control exercised over sexuality of members in terms of sexual orientation, behavior, and/or choice of partners. 12- Yes. He’s a royal flush. His mass scale manipulation of the sexuality of his members is monumental. What he does more privately is yet to be examined.
10 Sexual Favoritism: Advancement or preferential treatment dependent upon sexual activity with the leader(s) of non-tantric groups. 10- Based purely on the pretty girls that stay with the Benhayons sent from overseas and interstate, and the known activity of match-making for his own children, ex-wife and favoured inner members.
11 Censorship: Amount of control over members’ access to outside opinions on group, its doctrines or leader(s). 10- Members are told which books to read, to avoid newspapers, dissenting sites, and to clear books they have to read of bad energy.
12 Isolation: Amount of effort to keep members from communicating with non-members, including family, friends and lovers. 8- They havent perfected this yet. But they make an effort when they know someone is dissenting.
13 Dropout Control: Intensity of efforts directed at preventing or returning dropouts. 7- Not sure of this internal mechanism.
14 Violence: Amount of approval when used by or for the group, its doctrines or leader(s). 2- That is giving Serge the benefit of the doubt.
15 Paranoia: Amount of fear concerning real or imagined enemies; exaggeration of perceived power of opponents; prevalence of conspiracy theories. 10- Large scale paranoia of imaginary enemies and persecution from past life times.
16 Grimness: Amount of disapproval concerning jokes about the group, its doctrines or its leader(s). 10- They don’t like a joke at all.
17 Surrender of Will: Amount of emphasis on members not having to be responsible for personal decisions; degree of individual disempowerment created by the group, its doctrines or its leader(s). 10- While its alleged it is a choice, that is false. The members are totally dis-empowered from differing opinions to Serge and other members.
18 Hypocrisy: amount of approval for actions which the group officially considers immoral or unethical, when done by or for the group, its doctrines or leader(s); willingness to violate the group’s declared principles for political, psychological, social, economic, military, or other gain. 15- Serge’s assertions are completely at odds with his own behaviour past and present.
We have endless hours of recordings and notes from Serge’s meetings over the years. There are some common themes that play out over and over, and I’ve picked these to highlight a few. First, Serge is interested in unwavering commitment from his flock. He constantly warns them of the negative consequences of not doing ‘the work’. In fact, we tend to find more negatives than positives on analysis. While the members speak about love, much of it is about fear of prana, dampness, lords of form, bad karma, bad energetic choices and their ramifications and so on.
Secondly, he is very interested in the members money. A lot of time is spent creating negatives around money and extolling the virtues of handing money to Universal Medicine- better incarnations, cleared Karma and other hogwash.
When you read this stuff, it is hard to imagine how the members can say they are not in a cult with a straight face. Enjoy.
5)The Sphere of Grace also builds a Divine wall between you and your karma.
When a person rapes another and then feels sorry because they understand what harm they have done they draw towards them an energy of recognition and they do not have to suffer the same energy being imposed on them. If the person does not understand the extent of the harm they have imposed on another or are in denial that they hurt the other in any way, then more of that same energy (an example was used of “pack energy” say if you were involved in a pack rape ),comes in to fill the vacancy after the act…this energy pushes through you so that karma comes to you by attracting the same act to be done to you giving the physical experience of it in your body , and the memory of it is in your cells. The energy has come back to give you the full experience and thus is registered in your body and then you know and feel that you could not do that to another .
The entity can come and go and you are left with the karma ,the imprint of your physical ill.
Even if you have a terrible karma and you are in service ,not looking for recognition and identification ,your karma is cleared. Even if you look for recognition much later – you are not Atmic and all the good is undone
If you do something outside your heart – you are harming. If you choose to stay outside your heart – you embrace evil . Evil is a magnification of the separation from the heart .It is a magnification of an expression that keeps you out of your centre – anything that enhances your spirit . You can improve your body in the pranic sense- evil is a constant emanation of prana Staying in evil accumulates karma .
Fire deals with what is true, not what is good. Healing is not giving or sending love , it is being love.
Healing is not about being good it is about being true.
When you go into grace you wipe out beds of prana to get back to your soul. When you are emanating from there, from grace ,your energetic space enables your own healing.
Simply put -a person goes into their heart -the activity leaves behind a Grace -you are healing your own Karma.
(EDG notes September 2007)
If you keep your receipts in a shoe box you are hiding everything away.
A manila folder -is open and easy to add to every day.
Spiking your receipts/ invoices – can’t see the numbers clearly if a spike is through them.
A lot to learn about how we are – if there is harmony in relationship money flows, if communication is open money flows. If not, aspects where a person is using money in a position of power over another- contraction.
Money shows how you live- is reflected in life. If the way you are earning your money is coming from contraction- no self worth but up for recognition, every time you are paid magnifying self worthlessness.
You are responsible for the energy you are giving money in – if in anger the anger gets circulated through the money.
Intention – why you do something , the truth of why you do something may be contraction.
Money is about life-force, about how you live with your life-force. Saving – all about the intention why and how. Intention – money saved in bank gets lent out 45x… if saved in the energy of fear and someone borrows it to buy a car- your karma as the car gets bought in your fear imprinted in the money.
Money spent on Unimed courses etc.- choosing to spend money on self love.
Money issues around it exposed as not being loving.
Serge worked the price out so that you are only paying for the healing sessions – value the energetic imprint -never charges for accessed information from the Masters.
With a loan from the bank once you get the letter put it on the symbol.
All the money Unimed is creating is going into the clinic- an ongoing thing. The clinic is for everyone.
Serge talked about Wills
If you leave a child $10,000 dollars and the kids spend that money to keep them in recognition and identification – excess – that holds you in contraction in your next life.
If you invest wisely in your will this gives you fire in your next life.
If not you leave behind a constant drain on kidney energy and an imprint of a pranic emanation stopping others from being in their centre.
If you give in sympathy no matter how much you give esoterically you are drained.
Do you clear it from other past lives?
5points of fire everyday, left behind 10points prana, end of the day 5 points of prana.
If you leave a Will to Unimed and you put a lineal condition that it be used to fund those who can’t afford the courses then that is pranic- putting a lineal condition on a spherical nature, not trusting people will know how to best use it.
Cathars – create a livingness to reincarnate into – that momentum lasted 900years.
We are now starting a new movement and it will not finish like the Cathars as this time nothing will stop the work. As soon as someone really gets and lives the work they become focalisers and will re-incarnate in to other countries becoming a Shamballic point of light on earth spreading all over the world. The student unfolding will keep coming back into the larger group until you become a developer and then focaliser.
EDG Message 7 – 2010
‘If one places their life-force towards the work of the Hierarchy on Earth, in every way, sensibly so, all of one’s personal needs get taken care of in the appropriate Soul-full manner. This is natural as it is magical under the Law of Magnetic Pull and the Law of Constellation’ – SIB.
A warning … ‘If one measures their commitment and applies that measure to ‘the work’ and thus to the Hierarchy — as in – 1: as my life gets better and ‘the work’ proves itself to me, so too will I commit more to it, and or – 2: when my life has reached that point my spirit set-out to achieve — as in — a better-life, relief, reprieve, improvement of any kind, higher initiation and or any other personal gain etc etc — I will sit back and cruise with it. TAKE CAREFUL AND ASTUTE NOTE THAT — such students, as those in points 1 and 2 above, will fall into one of the greatest hidden long-term traps where one’s re-development/initiation will be stunted for many, many lifetimes by the slow and stealth-like manner the astral forces will regress them back into the damp pranic abyss they once fought hard to arise from. Measuring your life and commitment to ‘the work’ against whatever personal needs one may have as the leading key or point of drive for and towards ‘the work’ attracts the highest forces that are assigned to undermine and attack the work of the Hierarchy … through you, much high astral energy is wielded, for when you wobble, you will, in one way or another, blame ‘the work’ for your woes … and through that blame you will get a large dose of the highest levels of the astral plane.
Measuring your life with ‘the work’ as in – doing enough to feel better, but not enough to upset your partner, your suitable life, or your family, friends, colleagues etc, will have you feeling ‘better’ by the numbness the astral will bring to you. And whilst you may think you are doing ok or progressing esoterically, you are in fact receding back into the damp body the fire once showed you to be in. It pays not to dance alongside the true fiery esoteric work. It is a very harming illusion to do so and one that will take many lifetimes to heal………………………end.
Dear students, Take special note of the above warning. My words will make themselves be known more and more as we head closer to 2012 and beyond. Embracing the fire is the only true healing way forward … all else will merely get you by whilst it builds the new dampness the lords of form have released to counter the greater light of fire/Christ that now so abounds. This new level of dampness is not one to get wrong about if you are in the illusion that you are not part of it. The new ‘damp’ pranic energy is in accordance to my prediction some years ago about the coming new lung ill conditions on Earth. Not only will ill lung conditions increase, they will develop more severely in addition to the coming new forms of them that the specialists are not trained for. The solution – Choose fire — whole-heartedly and never in part Choose fire all the way and do not measure how much it can be in you, but embrace it in full and let it serve as it must to help those who know little of the imprisonment they are in.
From the endless reservoir of Atma and thus with Atmic love, Serge Benhayon
Deconstructing Serge- Part 1.
|A lovely waterhole located on Serge’s Alstonville Property|
Having opened with the absolute assertion Evil does not exist, Serge goes on to explain the ‘quality and origins’ of evil. He also parlays evil, or the act thereof, such as murder or rape (both curious examples which occur repeatedly in Serge’s works) into nothing other than a ‘rebalancing’. In typical ‘new age’ backwards logic, the victim takes a unequal share of the blame, and the perpetrator is simply expressing an act that ‘balances’ karma in an endless timeline of lives in the past and/ or future of which is being redressed. Total nonsense. But very dangerous nonsense that can mess with the psyche of the unaware.
Of course, it is impossible to “get it’ because like everything Serge says or writes, the meaning does not exist. His modus operandi is this: Present a problem; real, imagined or exaggerated, propose a question: “what if it was some other way” to illicit agreement ( okay, perhaps…) and then confuse with a circular argument ( it should come with a warning like you get in Microsoft excel when your arguments are within each other!) and then propose a solution that is ridiculous, but unprovable- ‘ the reason men are hard is because they are not as connected to their clairsentients as women have the advantage of menstruation” and voila! You have completed a classic thought reform tactic of: De-anchor – confuse- re-anchor- The poor listener is left “pondering” the improvable argument which actually acts to suspend their critical thinking. Eventually, most people will cease trying to tease the argument out in their heads, and give in to the arguments as if they have meaning. This is not speculation my friends, but the known basis of thought reform technology of which Mr Serge Benhayon is unfortunately, a master either by design or accident. Ponder that.
Personally, I find it very interesting that these passages are even in this book. How many self enlightenment books or great philosophical works spend so much time labouring over the nature of rape and murder? How many end up laying the blame on the darned gall bladder and a few conspiring entities and the victim? I’d say none, with the exception of Serge’s dark little self published book which I read somewhere is called “far reaching philosophy”
|Where it all began… Serge’s residence in the 90’s.
‘Elite’ Tennis coaching anyone?
2012- The New Era that wasn’t.
|That’s right sucker, I’m the Lord of Form. Get over it Mudda|
For the last 4 or 5 years Serge has been prophesying the new-era commencing this year. It would be the year when the world changed significantly as the forces of Prana met the forces of Fire. The Lords of Form would work feverishly to thwart the “Fiery Plan” coming true, with Serge, the awakened Messiah, leading the world into a Renaissance of Ancient Wisdom and Livingness shaming the arrogance of modern thought, science, intellectuals and all other religions into a collective stunned acquiescence as the world transformed before our very eyes. The world financial system would collapse, nations would fall, and a new world-religion would emerge in the form of Universal Medicine- “One Unified Truth”.
UniMed clinics and churches would mushroom in cities and towns across the globe as the Ancient truth exploded forth, vanquishing all that lay before it. Humans, arrogant in their enjoyment of the lives they had created for themselves- spellbound in the glamour of their wealth and comfort- would fall on bended knee and hang their heads in shame at the sheer arrogance of the illusion of their minds and emotions foisted on them by the hand of entities mischievously imprisoning their souls in wicked spirits and mortal coils.
An Army of Eso-Practitioners, newly deputized and bearing the certificate of Level 4 healing achievement, bestowed on them by the Hierarchy and SB via the world’s best practice EPA, would work feverishly but lovingly; careful not to take on the energy of their charge lest they drain their own kidneys and harden their livers- to release people from their enslavement via careful anti-clockwise massage and a diet of dreary pea soups, handfuls of cashews, and bland lamb curry.
But alas, it seems the timetable may have been slightly ambitious. Instead the nasty world rolls on as before, oblivious to Serge and the 2000 or less faithful. It will roll on no doubt right through the end of the Mayan calendar, whence Serge undoubtedly borrowed his millenarian notion, and into 2013, 14, 15 and 2020 …. The Astral Planes will remain firmly where they were before- in Serge’s imagination; and Shamballah will steadfastly refuse to descend despite Serge’s best invocations.
Yes, 2012 is nearing its end, and the world remains the same. Yet, Serge and his crew fight on valiantly despite an avalanche of revelations. Rather than lighting the world with the Truth of Unimed, meetings are now conducted in halls with blackened windows. Love blogs are carefully edited and exclusive to members. Media is eschewed because it is biased. Experts are flawed unless they agree with UM. Men are abusive. Critics are hateful. Bloggers are trolls.
The Hierarchy Speaks and Serge Benefits.
There’s more than a touch of millenarian notions surrounding Serge’s doctrines. He has been predicting an increase in calamities such as, seismic activity, tornado’s and even diseases gone mad such as ‘contagious cancer’. He was predicting world financial market collapse in 2012 as the ‘new era’ commenced. Like hundreds of other such groups before his and those that proliferate elswhere in the world, apocalyptic visions subsumes the real nature and activities of the group which concerns types of power and wealth based on false premise that this is to the benefit of the movement.
Serge uses the ‘hierarchy’ as his source of authority, much like preachers use the bible and their interpretation of it. He claims to be impressed with their knowledge, which he alone interprets. Following is a series of messages from the hierarchy to his students which plot a particular set of behaviours that are desirable for the student to be ‘soulful’ and worthy of joining the fiery realms. In his version of the cosmic drama, the traditional devil is replaced by the nebulous “Lords of Form”, the apocolypse and judgement is resistance increasing ‘prana’ producing subsequent calamity; and the student is implored to remain mindful ‘in every moment’ in order to acheive souflness and fusion with God.
The true effect is to turn the adherents mind inward and self focused and to move the locus of control outside of themselves. By forcing the use of their concious energy on every movement and action, they become incapable of energy-expensive reflective thought. By attempting to suppress their emotions, they become monochromatic and unresponsive. By putting their needs always above others, they become exclusive and self absorbed. Most significantly, being charged with ‘energetic integrity’ the student has the onerous and darkly ominous task of taking responsbility for every utterance and movement least it send shock waves of negative prana through the universe or into themselves….
Serge cleverly explains how those around will either be drawn or repelled by their changes, and subverts the truth of those reactions into another part of his cosmic drama thus further ensnaring the minds of his follower.
Message from the ‘Masters’ 2008.
The very devious nature of the Lords of Form (l of f) must be recognised. As man has fallen further and further from his true inner being the l of f have created around him a world of Illusionary imperative. Most people feel really trapped with this world. They have so many things that are “real” that mustbe done. They have to pay off their mortgages, their children’s schooling etc., etc. On the other hand they can be totally caught up in an indulgence which also seems imperative. It is rather like the mouse on the treadmill – they simply cannot see a way out.
However, man’s true energetic configuration is that of his higher nature, of his inner truth, and thus living in the energetic configuration of the separation created by the l of f causes illness and disease within the bodies of men and women.
The choice is there; to return to your true energetic configuration and be healthy, in Harmony and Joy or suffer at the whims of the treadmill.
Ponder on this.
~ The Ascended Masters
The integration of self with soul is of prime imperative at this stage of the development of man and the state of Earthly life. The integration of soul with self means that the individual becomes part of the Plan on Earth. Once integrated with Soul the individual responds in a soulful way to life on Earth and in this way can do nothing that is not inspiring to others. There will, of course, be wobbles in this integration as the bodies of the individual adjust to this state. But once fully integrated there are no wobbles for the soul does not waver. Then the individual can live in the Joy and Harmony of God’s Consciousness and be a beacon of Light for all other life on Earth. Ponder on this Truth.
~ The Ascended Masters
For there to be a substantial force of Fiery energy on Earth there is a great need for you all to take stock of yourselves and to truly dedicate yourselves to this work.
This means to not do anything other than be truly in your inner most energy – but now all the time – or as near to that as you possibly can.
You can live your lives in this energy and, by so doing, help many to change their entrenched ways of being.
This is an exciting time to be on Earth because much is happening in regards to changing energies.
The fiery energy of God is taking over and the separative energy of the l of f will dwindle – however this “change over” period will not be without its pitfalls and its’ upheavals for you all.
Simply watch and be aware of your gentle breath at all times – this is your key to your ability to remain in your innermost energy and your inner heart.
~ The Ascended Masters
Every simple, tiny action, from now on, must be done with love.
If you concentrate on “being love” in all you do – and by this We truly mean allyou do – you will not leave any opening for the false-light to enter into our lives. Think on this.
If all your concentration is on ‘being” love, (for at first you need to concentrate) in all you do or say, you will have no space for negative thoughts, which is the way the l of f will try to trip you up right now.
When and if you find yourself tripping up occasionally – forgetting and slamming a door or flopping into a chair etc – don’t give yourself a hard time, simply resolve to be more careful in future and just “get on with it”!
As you live like this you will find that there is no room in your lives for anything other than Love.
~ The Ascended Masters
This day turn your vigilance onto your own body and watch yourself in everythingyou do. Arise from your bed gently and with love, prepare your breakfast – with love – eat with love. Observe your body.
Shower and dress with love in every physical action.
Then start your day – whatever it entails – with love in everythingyou do. Watch your body at all times. Check it constantly to see if it is gentle in every part of it. You will find there is tightness in your shoulders or neck or wherever – release this and when it returns release it again and again until your body responds to gentleness and becomesgentle. This will take time; but persevere assiduously because this is the way your body and your life must be if you are to defeat the l of f. This is the ‘livingness” of Love on Earth that We have been speaking of for so long. This is the Plan in Action. This is your foundation building each day.
~ The Ascended masters
Having the Love of God in your own hearts gives you a real tool to use in the turmoil that the l of f will try to bring into your lives.
This love when simply “lived in action” (by this We mean the simple everyday actions of life on Earth) will counteract all that the l of f can hurl at you. However, it has to be worked at and you cannot afford to let yourself slip even for a second. Think on it a little – brushing your teeth – eating your food – writing your e-mails – putting on clothes etc., etc., everyaction taken with love as its focus.
This is the way you must live from now on. You will find that your life, rather than being a chore, will become a joy for you, and gradually, for those around you, even if, at first, they are resistant.
~ The Ascended Masters
There are many now who will be drawn to this work but they will not have any prior knowledge of it. By this We mean, there will be many who have not done this work for many, many lifetimes – if ever. They will be responding to the inner prompting to return to their real home. It will be hard for them to grasp at first and they will mainly be coming for healing.
So you can see, to help these others, you will all need to be very strong, very focussed; but above all you will need to be “living” this work all the time in gentleness and Love.
It need not necessarily be a hard time for any of you really. You simply need to be aware of it and deal with each issue as it arises. Don’t let anything get on top of you that does not serve; do not be overwhelmed.
Simply be Love in all that you do.
~ The Ascended Masters
Remember to be gentle in everything you do and everything you say or, most importantly, even think. Remember to dress yourself gently – wash your self gently and eat gently.
It really is simply a matter of being alert all the time. As Serge has presented, we need to develop a conscious-presence that is truly gentle and eventually, it will be – truly loving. Gradually, as you consciously do this each day, all day, you will become familiar with the “feel” of it and your body will become accustomed to gentleness and anything else will feel foreign to it. You will pick yourself up when you lapse and thus you will, gradually, “live” in the gentleness of Love.
This is what the “livingness” is truly about. It is no good simply “knowing” this in your head – of being able to use the right words and sound as if you are living in gentleness – you actually have to DO it!
But as you felt great freedom when you stopped living in your emotions – to “live” in the gentleness and Love of Shamballa is so much more rewarding than anything you have ever done before. We assure you it is well, well worth the initial effort!
~ The Ascended Masters
As you progress in your minute by minute, day by day monitoring of your “living in loving motion” you will find that, slowly your lives will change.
You will notice differing reactions from those around you. Some will be drawn to you and others will feel uncomfortable and move away either physically or mentally and emotionally. Allow those others to be and respect where they are. Some will come to you and be inspired and others will not. It is their choice to make and their life to lead. All you can do is belove and by that you are doing all that is needed.
Eventually all will be affected by the grounding of this Love on Earth – but it will not happen overnight so do not expect it to do so! The world will not change quite so quickly! However, you can change and your lives can change. It is simply your choice to live in Love; with that being your central focus at all times.
Ponder on this.
~ The Master Saint-Germain
The seemingly simple everyday actions and expressions must now be seen for the important implanting and expressions that they are.
As you walk you either bless or negatively impact the Earth. As you speak you either bless or negatively impact that person you speak to. Think on this.
In this way you can understand how very conscious you need to be all the time. The first person you must nurture is always yourself. This is because you must not have any “lack” within you that the l of f can use against you and thus against those you impact. You see how Brotherhood works? We are all linked together by energy and each expression of energy has to be in the energy of God otherwise it impacts negatively on the whole.
Try to watch your emotions – do not let things annoy you – this is not Harmonious and thus dis-harmony and thus not the Energy of God.
~ The Ascended Masters
Self-Indoctrination- the subtle nature of thought reform.
One may wonder how people fall under the spell of thought reform techniques, and indeed how they work. Many families of cult members, and members themselves cannot grasp the subtle forces that lead to someone coming under the influence of a cult and its doctrine. What’s more many people misunderstand what constitutes a cult. That’s been spelled out here before, but to recapitulate it is NOT a compound with chanting zombies. A cult can simply be a group that idealizes a certain belief to the exclusion of others whereby it leads to diminished critical thought and the erosion of key relationships, and is often, but not always, centered around one individual who claims to have special knowledge. The members function in society, albeit with an altered worldview. Universal Medicine has offered a rather limp defense that they are not a cult on their own site, albeit without either understanding cult criteria, or necessarily being completely forthright.
A feature of cult doctrines is the presentation of the world in absolute terms. In the case of Universal Medicine the world is simply “Fiery” or “Pranic” and the student is asked to choose between them on a moment by moment basis. Serge uses everyday personal dilemma’s that are common to all (problems, lack of fulfillment, self-esteem, relationship, financial issues, and so forth) and world problems, real and imagined, as the justifying rationale behind his choice; describing those things as resulting from “prana’ and “pranic choices”
He simply needs to set this idea in motion for the student to commence a process of auto-indoctrination. Once introduced to the concept, the idea insinuates itself into the consciousness informing every decision in light of this new ‘paradigm’. Furthermore, by introducing the key idea that thought and emotion is ‘wrong’ he creates a distrust within the would be student in their own ability to make that decision. They soon come to see their own reactions as flawed and ‘pranic’. To reinforce this process Serge offers healings, workshops, meetings and group support aiding the student in letting go of their own critical faculty.
The Student blogs are bursting with descriptions of self-indoctrination and details of how critical thought has been abandoned. It is also very interesting to note how many of the students mythologize their childhood and how Serge uses children as ‘proofs’ that society and the world at large corrupt people with ‘pranic’ thought. In the Universal Medicine doctrine, children are ‘claire sentient’ which is later suppressed (often blamed on parenting, schooling etc) and a goal is to return to that state of ‘innocence’.
However, it is well known that children before the age of 6 or 7 view the world in a non-critcal way, since they lack the high functioning critical faculty that develops as the brain does. It has been covered in another post here how Stage 1 thinking is replaced by Stage 2 which is ‘reflective’ and ‘high functioning cognizant states’ that have allowed humans to self-reflect, excel, advance, and have a sense of the future, past and consequences of choices. Faculties clearly lacking in children.
So in actual fact, Serge’s doctrine of ‘soulfullness’ is really about switching off the critical faculties and returning to a child-like state. This rings true because it is in that state we absorb much like children, who fail to grasp inter-relatedness, reason, meaning, consequence and experience the world ‘as is’. In this state we are more prone to re-programming as the critical mind is not testing the probity of the information or its source. Remember, we have gained our understanding of the world- our key values and personality traits- from the influence of that period. Many base assumptions, values and predispositions are formed in that time. That is why this period is deemed so critical in a child’s development. (Consider children in varying cultures and subcultures, their development and subsequent worldview. Consider also how some children manage to carve out their own sense of self despite their milieu and what faculty might been at play to have allowed that to occur)
Therefore, when a ‘student’ is asked to do ‘the work’ they are being asked to turn off their adult minds and to absorb a new paradigm- a sort of an over-writing of base programming*. All Serge needs to do is to introduce those ideas and much of the so-called ‘work’ is done by the student- self-indoctrination.
Below is an exchange between a student and Serge describing that process. It is interesting to note that Serge has no problem sharing this with the followers at large.
*Exit counselors inform me that many ex-member display symptoms of low emotional empathy and poor critical functioning well after leaving cults (and Universal Medicine) as a result of this base reprogramming.
EDG MESSAGE 29
ONE STUDENT’S HONESTY LEADS TO A COLLECTIVE REVELATION:
With Love, Kylie” Kylie has put it into the very simple it really is. Not much more needs to be said.
Except that —
is worth the daily custom.
it is all designed for you to know the grand you truly are.