Thomas Muntlewit – A Natural Spark
NAME: Thomas Muntlewit
LOCATION: Brisbane Australia
My name is Thomas, I am 20 years old and I work as an Electrician.
As a young boy I was very bright, I was very mathematically minded, very great on the sporting field and at any other sport I tried. I am sure my parents could see this within me, but being one of six children, it did not always seem like there was that true quality building time within the family.
Don't get me wrong, my parents did an amazing job with how they managed to raise us six kids, I could not even begin to understand the extent of what was on their plates as we grew up. With all that being said, at times I felt a bit lost and unsure of myself as I had so many amazing qualities in me that were not necessarily being nurtured and brought out.
Slowly as I grew a little older, I used my brightness to do anything I could to be seen or recognised for. From being a great student in the classroom, to thriving out on the sporting field in whatever I seemed to try.
This continued on into high school, not so much with the academic stuff, I had now transferred my focus over to skateboarding, which I would do nearly every afternoon after school and about 8 hours each day of the weekend, anything to become the best and to have something to be recognised for.
After I turned 14 years old, and just about to go through those so called ‘troublesome teenage years’, I had had enough of always striving for something that never lasted as I was always left empty and looking for more, it was at this age that I first tried smoking dope.
At first, like it is for everyone, it was just a ‘one off thing’. This ‘one off thing’ then became an ‘every second weekend thing’, but it kept spiralling until by the end of that year I was smoking dope nearly everyday and also going to school high. I had started to become the opposite of what I always said I would be.
This continued on for about 3 years, drinking, experimenting with a few other drugs and smoking dope nearly everyday, yet
My story is not uncommon either, this happens a huge amount of the time, and I am sure it has happened in all generations too. I had wanted to quit doing this to myself because I knew it was not working, but I just could not seem to be able to let it go.
So how do you go from having an amazingly bright young boy who had every opportunity before him to a young man of 14 or 15 who needed to medicate with dope most days and alcohol nearly every weekend? And how does that teenage boy ever get his life back on track again?
When I was 17 and a half years old I, along with most of my family attended a workshop hosted by Universal Medicine with Serge Benhayon as the presenter. This workshop was a huge turn around for me. What Serge Benhayon presented and work-shopped was the very thing I had been missing; true expression, and being allowed the space to express how we felt with no judgment. It is not often you get an opportunity like that.
It is amazing that I could completely turn my life around, from something I did not want to be involved with in the first place but felt trapped in, to then live an amazing life that did not have to incorporate drugs and alcohol to get by. It has been a true blessing to be able to come across Serge Benhayon, and Universal Medicine’s path. I have since been able to attend more courses and workshops hosted by this amazing man, and company, and always come out with a deeper understanding about myself and life. What Serge offers always blows me away, from the integrity he holds as a person, to the care he has for everyone around him.
Now, at the ripe old age of 20, I have never been more settled because I have incorporated the teachings offered by Serge into my life as they support me in everything that I do. Reflecting on it now my life is absolutely amazing. I am engaged to be married to my beautiful partner, I have an amazing job having completed an apprenticeship to become a qualified electrician and what’s more
I cannot thank Serge and Universal Medicine enough for the love they have happily offered to me, and everyone around me, they have empowered me to empower myself to chose a life of love.