First of all I would like to thank you personally for ‘following’ my new CelestialMusingsblog here at Word Press and welcome you to a little corner of my world where I muse about a subject that is a passion of both my husband Nazim Artist and me! We call it, ‘The Art of Wellness,’ and that spirit is all about honoring the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine in all life..the yin and yang of it all!
The Three Graces by Nazim Artist
I will be musing here at this blog on myriad of subjects but returning to this theme often. I also plan to feature guest bloggers with their artistic offerings and images, including my husband, Nazim Artist who painted this image of the three very modern Graces, …also please feel free to suggest topics of interest to you for me to share here. Both Nazim and I sincerely wish to be of value to you in some way, so please stop by for a ‘muse’ often!
I was ‘musing’ this morning over a beautiful cup of tea in my garden, watching the squirrels eat our newly planted lettuce, (they have to eat too I guess), about a couple of news item’s that I posted on my Facebook page that seemed to provoke some comments, the first being:
NaturalNews.com is a publication that as a writer/blogger, I contribute to often. The subject of raw milk really gets me going because I love it and have drunk it all my life!
I am a very vocal advocate of a natural holistic lifestyle and I find these raids on our personal food choices and what we put into our own bodies especially upsetting, don’t you? We who have the honor of living in a so called free country should have the right to put into our bodies what we want in order to nourish ourselves according to our own health philosophies. For heavens sake if people want to eat Big Macs and Drink Diet Cokes and/or Beer, we don’t see anyone raiding them and yet we pay for all their medical problems in one or another, don’t we?
Why on Earth can’t we all be allowed to eat organic foods and drink natural organic beverages, so long as we don’t harm others. If we like the friendly bacteria in raw milk how does it become their place to interfere. Bottom line, what we put into our own body and choose to drink should be our own business. I’ve seen spinach recalled more than raw milk! Just let those of us who wish to drink raw milk alone we certainly should not have to stand by and watch innocent farmers being raided for trying to supply real milk to those of us who want it. It’s all about having a choice. The raw milk organic farmers are known to to be respected because their cows graze on grass and they care for them with love..rather than factory farms full of torture and pasteurization machines! Again, it’s about choice, choice to be vegan, vegetarian, conscious omnivore or whatever you like.
But this post isn’t specifically about the pro’s and con’s of drinking raw milk. I’ll do something on that topic another time..this particular news item merely sent me off on my morning musings!
However in the spirit of a return of the sacred feminine, after all raw milk flows from our breasts after childbirth so it is something to be honored and something that means a lot to most women who have given birth and then nursed their babies, I shared the following news item:
After perusing this I couldn’t help further musing about just what is happening with regard to personal freedom. I must say right here that I am fiercely independent politically, and I refuse to be ‘pigeon holed’ into a right or left position, but I wondered why it is today that we see women rights being trampled everywhere. Will more women in power help the situation? Are the women in public positions truly acting like real women today or are they acting like men in their struggle to break the glass ceiling? Are they leaving their sisters behind for their own power grab?
One of my friends on FB pointed out that the women in politics today seem to be selling us out! Now this is indeed a subject worth musing about it, don’t you think?
Here is what I would like to offer and please keep in mind or remember if you saw what I posted here recently (you can find it in my archives) and that is that my husband Nazim and I are both co-producers for Emmanuel Itier on his delicious new documentary film project entitled, FEMME: WOMEN HEALING THE WORLD (we have a last push going on to find more wonderful investors to help us complete this film project in the $500 to $1000 range, right now. This investment opportunity includes an associate producer credit and percentage of the profits. Please put your feelers out in your own networks in case you might connect to people who’d like to join us as investors and see that this message gets out there globally. I like to envision it doing for female empowerment, what ‘The Secret ‘did for the law of attraction. Email Emmanuel Itier directly at WL1@cox.net if you’d like more information).
I also appear in the film Femme (I have been an actress all my life) and Nazim and I so believe in the films message that we have invested in it, as well. We want to see it get completed in time for Oscar contention next year.
I feel that there has been a powerful shift since the early 1960’s from women being honored to be women and even a shift away from women being encouraged to honor themselves as women, as the nurturer, the giver of life, to a hybrid kind of woman who has been manipulated to think that she ‘needs’ to be more like men in order to play the game and succeed in business or politics, the so-called ‘mans world.’
Most women have had to work at one time or another in order to be heads of households for various reasons..but instead of being welcomed into the business world with all of our feminine attributes, and being supported with childcare options and some job flexibility to do our other full time job ‘part time,’ we end up right in the middle of the patriarchy. Women are often made to feel guilty for taking time off to care for family matters….hence my voice in Femme: Women Healing the World where I make the point that we are critical importance to healing the world. If you watched it at the link above you will see where I am going with this statement.
I am not saying by any means in my interview with Emmanuel for Femme, that we can’t or shouldn’t be in business, heck I raised a daughter as a single mom and ran a business, too. But I think we need to not forget who and what we are and what we really have to offer, in the home, in the business world, and in the political arena and in the global consciousness of it all. I think men are slowly coming around to agreeing with us! I have a t-shirt that proclaims, ‘make art ~ not war!’
What is so cool is that I have found thus far, 3 men to invest financially in Femme (I thought only women would write checks for this effort, but one of my male friends stepped up first). Men now see the danger of this patriarchy that they built for themselves in order to dominate and control. Generations of this way of life has caused the rape and plunder of our planet and its resources (including its women) in an effort to dominate and control it and they now know the need for the balance in life. We have educated them and they are hearing the message. It’s important to learn from men as well not forget what most men learn (and women too) in martial arts and that is that, the way of ‘zen’ which works much more effectively..like Lao Tzu stressed, ‘knowing others is intelligence but knowing yourself is wisdom..mastering others is strength but mastering yourself is true power!’ It starts within each of us on a very deep level as we become the change we wish to see around us.
Being sacredly feminine might also be thought of as a ‘knowing’ that the real strength we have to offer comes from our ability to love unconditionally…the mother/goddess spirit comes from love first and this is where the power center is located… it means we need to release wanting to control everything and everyone and dominate all life. In martial arts, the true way of the warrior teaches not to grab onto power and push back..but works with the power so that it can flow through its natural channels and be harnessed effectively.
When we discover for ourselves how to create a ‘win win’ scenario on all levels and how it important it is to begin with what we can all agree upon and then rationally and respectfully find where we disagree. It’s ok to respectfully disagree and leave it at that or rationally present your case then allowing others to do the same thing..no one needs all the marbles…this is what leads to peace, and non violence.. we then harm nothing and achieve balance, yin/yang or what ever harmonious adjectives you wish to insert to create a balance of power..Now is certainly a perfect time to honor the goddess in all things and put her back where she belongs, as an equal partner.
If you had the chance to be part of this film and be interviewed for it, what would you say to a global audience to help empower women? Here is the trailer for Femme which offers a few other points of view which have been expressed thus far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u3HOxsbUMU
Any one want to offer their own musings about how we women can heal the world?