Dare we admit that we are not so well?

Dare we admit that we are not so well?

We have access to the best healthcare we have ever had and know more about our physical body than ever before, yet the Holy Grail of true good health is something that appears to be out of the grasp of so many as the rates of diabetes, heart disease and cancers continue to soar.

Despite the best that conventional medicine can offer we continue to get sick, die prematurely or live with chronic, often debilitating, illnesses. What’s more, no longer do we present with one ailment but several, as we are now seeing a rise in multi-symptomatic conditions that need not one specialist but a whole team of them, simply to manage and medicate us to keep us functional and alive.


Yet even now when the level of our health has reached such a low ebb, we champion that we are able to cure people of their ills. We can use pharmacology to prolong life or develop a new surgical technique that is able to get us back on track again. However, what is most telling (or should that be alarming), is that although it is obvious that we are not doing so well, we continue to claim that we are.

True health isn't the lack of a debilitating illness, but the presence of true vitality and wellbeing and anything less than that means we are in fact unwell: is that perhaps too much for us to accept and deal with?

How can we say we are well when our bodies are clearly showing that we are not? And why is it we can so easily ignore the health statistics and not wonder why we, as a species, are not doing so great?


If we were to take away all that conventional medicine offers us, would we collapse in a heap and come to a stark realisation of how not well we truly are? The answer would be a most definite and resounding YES. Is this what it would take before we are willing to stop . . . to take a good long hard look at ourselves and admit that something is not right?


Sadly it might be.

How much sicker do we need to be before we say, as great as medicine is, something seems to be missing and begin to wonder or want to know what is that missing ingredient?

It seems that we are overlooking not one, but two big elephants in the room when it comes to our health –

  • Number one is the way we live and treat our body, as so many of our health conditions are now lifestyle related

  • And Number two, which is perhaps the least if ever considered and certainly more controversial of the two – is the fact that, “Everything is energy, and therefore, everything happens because of energy.” (Serge Benhayon)

The first elephant in the room is easy to consider and understand. However, if it is so obvious that our health is so easily affected by lifestyle, then why aren’t more of us doing something about it?

"The quality of your energy field is founded upon your lifestyle, that is, all the choices that you make, will make, and all those you have made."

Serge Benhayon The Way of Initiation, p 248
  • Why is it so difficult to make lifestyle choices that are good for us?
  • Is it just that fish and chips taste so good?
  • Is it just the convenience of fast food options?
  • Is it just the pressures of modern life that prevent us from getting good quality sleep?

Or is there more to it?

After, all, if it’s just a matter of what we are used to, how is it that we first grew to acquire a taste for coffee in the first place, when it is naturally has an extremely bitter taste that is quite off-putting? If it is just a matter of joining the crowd, or doing what your parents did, then we have to ask – what inspired the first person to ferment rotting grapes and wheat and turn it into a beverage? After all, it could not have tasted that great in the first instance. And how on earth did they market it to a crowd of people as a palatable drink? Even today, most people will say that drinking beer and wine is an acquired taste.

The point is that we need to start asking why, and not just how and what . . . and this is where modern medicine is failing us.

In recent years, there have been a plethora of healthy lifestyle alternatives touted on the internet – from Paleo diets to the sugar-free movement. We have naturopaths and dieticians, health pills, and vitamins. And yet . . . we still seem unable as a society to stem the flow of the trend towards ill health.


Modern science has come a long way to understanding the linkage between lifestyle and health. However, when it comes to understanding the psychology behind why a doctor with all the knowledge of the functioning body at his disposal will still smoke a cigarette, it still has a long way to go.

This is where the second elephant in the room is revelatory in what it has to offer, suggesting that there is more at play behind what motivates us to make lifestyle choices that are clearly reducing our ability to live a life full of health and vitality.

And given that we have never been more educated or better looked after by modern medicine, and yet cannot reverse the tide of lifestyle related disease, it is a hypothesis well worthy of consideration. We simply cannot afford to leave any philosophical stone unturned.

Illness and disease are not random facts that happen to us overnight, but are the culmination of everything that we have lived and experienced and can offer us a means to be able to look back and ask, “How have I really been caring for myself?” – if at all.

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Ill-health is accepted as health

Why do so many people happily accept ill health as health and have we lost connection to our natural true health and vitality?

"We are not truly well until we are totally vital and not needing sugar, caffeine or alcohol or any form of stimulant to get through the day. Otherwise, you are just functional – and conventional medicine for example, is based on function without actually looking at the true quality of life."

Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings and Revelations, p 579

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