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.
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.