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How Women are Healing the World in ‘FEMME’

How Women are Healing the World in ‘FEMME’

I recently had the privilege of being part of a new documentary film entitled FEMME: Women Healing the World. I’m so pleased to see that the award-winning film has sparked home viewing parties all over the world, sacred circles and workshops where people get together and offer ideas on activating FEMME‘s call to action.

The movie features over 100 women around the world, including myself, who share views on how aspects of nurturing, nourishing and healing are becoming the primal force to bring into balance the yin/yang principle that has been missing in a world dominated predominantly by the patriarchy for over 5000 years.

My personal path in life has led me in many directions as a maverick feminist, including acting, owning and operating a commercial real estate brokerage, writing and lecturing in the field of holistic health care, all for the most part as a single mom and finally, happily marrying the love of my life, my wonderful husband Nazim. But the most important thing I have ever done was to become a mother and later a grandmother. In FEMME, I got to share my feelings about how mothering is one of the most important things we humans can do. I’d also like to add that I don’t think mothering is the exclusive terrain of women only. And by that I mean it takes more than a female body to embody the aspects of true nurturing.  You can see more of my interview for FEMME with the film’s director Emmanuel Itier by clicking here.

As an author, holistic activist, FEMME producer and Ambassador to the Global Prenatal Initiative (GPI), I have learned much about a new science called epigenetics. I discovered through epigenetics that it is not the genes we possess, but rather how our genes are expressed, that really matters. Our experiences alter the expression of genes, without necessarily changing our DNA; i.e. a Mother’s every thought and action, programs her own baby’s genes in utero. Everything she does and experiences is downloaded into her unborn child’s fetal tissue and cellular memory. For nine months, a mother and child exist in absolute unity and the mothers role, and ours as well, is crucial during this period.

Why do I include everyone in that equation? This cause and effect principle has been referred to as a type of chaos theory known as, The Butterfly Effect. The quote embodying this theory goes like this: “It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” It got me thinking that not only would it be wonderful to share this idea with mothers and fathers to be, but also with everyone else all over the world so that, through FEMME, we raise the idea that we just might all be able to become the conscious, epigenetic engineers of our future and thereby take part in the global healing of our world.

FEMME is honored to have over 100 global female leaders in this film, who empower us with their ideas about a partnership at long last being formed between men and women all over the world.

From left, FEMME spokeswomen, Carole Wells, Miriam Dexter, Celeste Yarnall, Marianne Williamson with Emmanuel Itier

We invite you all to help us spread the word about FEMME: Women Healing the World. We can all act in some way for the changes we wish to have take place. The journey simply begins with a single step.

FEMME can be downloaded and streamed by clicking the Art of Wellness Collection link, here. (You can also access it from my Celestial Musings Facebook blog page.)

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Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall, PhD shares musings on myriad of topics at her Celestial Musings Blog. She is the author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care with Jean Hofve, DVM and Paleo Dog. Celeste is an actress/producer/activist/writer and keynote speaker. She and her husband Nazim Artist created the Art of Wellness Collection and are the producers of Femme: Women Healing the World. They live in Los Angeles, California with their beloved Tonkinese cats. Join Celeste at her website or on Facebook.


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1:18PM PDT on Jun 13, 2015

And don't you find it interesting that as women assert the right and need to have feminine values allowed to heal the planet, even more ugly paternalistic values, attitudes and actions keep beating these same women down?

8:33PM PST on Feb 24, 2015

Great article, thanks for sharing.

8:30PM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

Thank you!

4:33AM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

Thank you :)

4:59AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Thank you for this information.

11:10PM PST on Jan 6, 2014

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2:23PM PST on Dec 31, 2013

Let's plant a beautiful tree on this precious planet we love and cherish...

11:55AM PST on Dec 28, 2013

These twenty points will help plant a tree!

11:54AM PST on Dec 28, 2013

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