“Those who love humanity have one main characteristic: they never give up their efforts to help humanity, to restore its hope and to inspire it towards a greater future.” Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society, by Torkom Saraydarian, p. 521

Hazel Henderson has been a bold, pioneering thinker in the world of economics and finance for over 40 years. As her website, hazelhenderson.com reads: “She is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and consultant on sustainable development.” As the website’s byline exclaims “40 years of foresight, insight and integrity.” That’s right. This remarkable new era woman has been championing a new, evolutionary view of economics that has ethics, human values, and caring for the planet at its core her entire life. She is in her eighties and still going strong.

She’s a member of Rising Women Rising World (see blog on 2/1/15, 2/28/16, 3/30/16, and 3/30/17)), where her brief biography reads:

“Hazel Henderson (UK/US. expertise: futurist, economist) at 72 she started Ethical Markets Media, to disseminate information on green investing. Two years later she started Ethical Markets TV, to showcase video of people around the world who are caring for the planet while making a profit. In her fifties she delved into the “value” of clean air and clean water, and this work led to the development of the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators.”

 From her website:

   

        She is the “author of The Axiom and Nautilus award-winning book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy (2006) and eight other books. She co-edited, with Harlan Cleveland and Inge Kaul, The UN: Policy and Financing Alternatives, Elsevier Scientific, UK 1995 (US edition, 1996), and co-authored with Japanese Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda, Planetary Citizenship (2004).

“Her editorials appear in 27 languages and in 200 newspapers syndicated by
InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington DC, and her book reviews appear on SeekingAlpha, a London-based market e-letter…

“In 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014, she has been honored as one of the ‘Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior’ by Trust Across America…

“In 2013, she was inducted into the International Society of Sustainability Professionals Hall of Fame.”

“She leads the Transforming Finance
<http://www.ethicalmarkets.com/category/transforming-finance/>  initiative

Transforming Economics Into True Wealth

November 2012

” The statement on TRANSFORMING ECONOMIES INTO TRUE WEALTH is an invitation to fully engage in the planetary whole-system shift now under way.  Many SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) investment professionals recognize our human responsibility for the many breakdowns in our societies and enfolding ecosystems resulting from our limited consciousness: climate change, hunger, poverty, conflicts, financial crises and ecological destruction. These systemic breakdowns are accelerating due to global interconnectedness and now driving the breakthroughs worldwide occurring below the radar of the mainstream mass media. The 193 country members of the United Nations have recognized human interdependence and that no nation acting alone can solve these global systemic crises.  Thus, they have pooled their sovereignty, however imperfectly, seeking solutions through treaties, agreements, protocols, institutions and agencies to promote the common good and all life on planet Earth.  Likewise, many public, private and civic sector organizations, professional and academic groups are also coalescing to take broader responsibility.

Full statement and see signatories

“She created the Green Transition Scoreboard
<http://www.ethicalmarkets.com/category/green-transition-scoreboard/

2017 Green Transition Scoreboard® Tracks Private Green Investments At $8.1 Trillion

“AUGUSTINE, FL., USA, April 24, 2017 Today, the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) found that, despite Trump’s anti-green policies, private green investments now total more than $8.1 trillion USD…

“Published annually since 2009, the GTS is a global measure of private green investment in five green sectors: 1) Renewable Energy, 2) Efficiency, 3) Life Systems (water, waste, recycling, community investing, e-learning and fintech), 4) Green Construction, and 5) Green Corporate R&D…

“The aggregated total is tracked by Ethical Markets Media Certified B Corporation’s team of experts and global advisory board, led by CEO Dr. Hazel Henderson, futurist/author and former US government science policy advisor.”

Here are 3 videos from youtube worth watching about her visionary, indeed  spiritual ideas about economics:

  • Here’s a link to the youtube “Hazel Henderson on Solutions” published on May 11, 2013 in Money and Life. 7 minutes in length. She talks about the new era we are in and how to be successful in it.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjv_82lg8zWAhVF1WMKHWd7CWsQuAIILDAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWpE61Q91DaA&usg=AFQjCNHFXvAT6qFIZTQh4zJ7Z9xW4IqkzQ

  • Here’s a video:VISION OF THE FUTURE – HAZEL HENDERSON

A broad view of the process of Human Evolution and our present day opportunities. Includes “slow motion good news,” “the love economy,” and a “new spirituality.”

Published on Feb 18, 2013 by peaceglobalnet 24 minutes

https://youtu.be/1FGCr_9lxcE

  • The Money Fix – the first podcast is an interview with Hazel Henderson created on September 16, 2007. An evolutionary look at money. 9 minutes.  Interview for the documentary film The Money Fix.

The Money Fix podcast #1 Hazel Henderson – YouTube

 

And finally, I watched a recent, informal interview with Dr Henderson in which she reveals she doesn’t own a cell phone because she likes “to be quiet and think”. She shared her old bumper sticker “Technology is the answer. What is the question?” She wants technological advances to meet the real needs of humanity – such as creating the solar age. For example, she sees no purpose in driverless cars and pursuing it is a waste of resources. She champions being a whole person, of heart and mind and body and lives accordingly.

As always, comments are welcome. What do you think of these heart -felt, holistic ideas about an evolutionary economy?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is very important that girls and women always have a vision, and if one can create a system of reorientation, women can be guided into the right direction and eventually produce a higher level of humanity that we have today.” Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society by Torkom Saraydarian, p.137

The founder of Save the Children, Eglantyne Jebb’s vision was to Save the Children. She was an English woman fighting for children’s rights after World War I.  From Save the Children’s website, savethechildren.org:

“If Eglantyne was still alive, August 25, 2017, would be her 141st birthday. Eglantyne has been called one of the world’s most charismatic, fiercely intelligent and influential champions of human rights. And the results of her inspiring vision prove it. Last year alone, Save the Children touched the lives of more than 157 million children from 120 countries around the globe, including 683,000 children in the United States.”

She was a new era woman! Watch her story:

And here’s  a current example of a young girl from South Carolina touched by the Save the Children program. She has a sponsor from Save The Children which enables her to benefit from an after school literacy program. As the Save the Children website asserts: “Miracle has a name that reflects her shining spirit.”  She wrote the following inspiring poem and read it for the International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2016.  She is a new era girl!

Miracle

GIRLS OF THE WORLD

To the girls of the world, you matter
Every step you take matters.
You should shine from your heart all the way through.
Be the loving person you are.
Remember, together we can be an influence on our generation.
So let’s stand and follow through to the end.
We can make the world a better place, because we are the future.
We can be the change that impacts the world in a great way.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you are not special.
You have your own unique way.
Always know your sun will shine.
Go the extra mile to succeed, fight to the end.
Share your desire. Bring out your determination.
You have the will inside of you.
So again I say, girls of the world, you matter, always and forever.
By Miracle

From the website:“Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the U.S. and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.”

 

Below is an article about the International Day of the Girl and how Save the Children celebrated it from the website, savethechildren.org

Dakota Fanning and Save The Children Light Empire State Building in Honor of International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl is Observed Worldwide Annually on Oct. 11

“Save the Children Artist Ambassador Dakota Fanning lit the world-famous Empire State Building red on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in a special ceremony celebrating International Day of the Girl. Marked globally by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and policymakers to discuss how to end discrimination against girls and create opportunities for girls to reach their full potential. By lighting the Empire State Building red, Save the Children is raising awareness of these issues and illuminating the need to educate and empower girls around the world.

“Fanning was joined by Carolyn Miles, Save the Children’s president & CEO, a group of girls from the New York Tri-State area, who are Save the Children child sponsors, and a sponsored girl from South Carolina.

“ ‘Worldwide, girls are far more likely to miss out on school, marry too early and grow up too fast. People often talk about women’s empowerment, but that begins with girls. Together, we need to do more to ensure every last girl has a childhood, and a better and brighter future,’ said Carolyn Miles, president & CEO of Save the Children. ‘That’s why today, on International Day of the Girl, Save the Children is shining a light on girls.’

“ ‘Every girl deserves to follow her dreams no matter where she comes from or what her circumstances are,’ said Fanning…’The first step in doing that is bringing attention to the barriers girls face globally. The second step is empowering young girls to reach their full potential. This is why I am here today, honoring International Day of the Girl and lighting up the Empire State Building with Save the Children.’

“Save the Children believes that reaching girls is a critical component of ending early marriage, preventable maternal and child deaths and ensuring our collective future. The Save the Children sponsorship program, in particular, helps provide girls and boys with the necessities for a healthy and successful start to their life – nutrition, early childhood and adolescent development, education and school health. To join Fanning as a child sponsor and learn more, please visit https://sponsor.savethechildren.org/.

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Women must be advisers and inspirers of men in all departments of work. Men then can physically construct forms of life according to the ideals, dreams, visions, standards and inspirations given by women. The mind constructs according to the need and inspiration of the intuition. The body acts according to the desires of the emotions. That is the polar balance within an individual, and also the balance between the male and female polarities.” Sex, Family and the Woman in Society, by Torkom Saraydarian, p. 503

Men and women must work together to usher in the New Era of Women. One initiative that promotes cooperation between men and women in fostering gender equality around the world is HeForShe of UN Women. (featured in blog January 16, 2015). Here’s an update from their website heforshe.org:

HeForShe

Our Mission

“The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. And when these powerful voices are heard, they will change the world. The time for that change is now.

“HeForShe is inviting people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality. And it starts by taking action right now to create a gender equal world”

  Impact

1,303,210,529  GENDER EQUALITY ACTIONS AND COUNTING

  • 3B  CONVERSATIONS
  • 4M  COMMITMENTS
  • 1K  EVENTS

 

 

Delivering Results

“As Head of HeForShe, Elizabeth Nyamayaro leads the strategic vision and daily execution of the initiative.”

Watch Elizabeth’s Ted Talk given on May 2015 at TEDWomen 2015 about HeForShe:

https://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_nyamayaro_an_invitation_to_men_who_want_a_better_world_for_women?language=en

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Our Program

“The HeForShe solidarity movement was created by UN Women to provide a systematic approach and targeted platform where a global audience can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime. This requires an innovative, inclusive approach that mobilizes people of every gender identity and expression as advocates, and acknowledges the ways that we all benefit from this equality. HeForShe invites people everywhere to come together as equal partners to craft a shared vision of a gender equal world and implement specific, locally relevant solutions for the good of all of humanity.”

What is IMPACT 10x10x10?

“Getting to a world where women and men are equal is not just a matter of bringing men to the cause. The goals of HeForShe are much bigger: systematic, structural change that will equalize the economic, social and political realities for women and men. IMPACT 10x10x10 is a three-to-five year pilot effort to advance and ultimately achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment through top-down change, engaging global leaders across three sectors: government, the private sector, and academia. These thirty leaders are at the forefront of gender equality, serving as public champions for change, and committing to concrete progress within their own institutions. By demonstrating progress in a select group of companies, countries, and universities committed to equality, the program aims to identify and scale successful approaches to institutions across the world, accelerating the pace of change to make equality a reality within our lifetime.”

You can read more about the 10 IMPACT champions in the three sectors of government, corporations and universities and the commitments they have made at HeForShe.org/impact.

Here’s an example:

The University of Leicester – A HeForShe IMPACT champion

Paul Boyle

President & Vice Chancellor

University of Leicester, UK

https://youtu.be/mJImqIAYxIk

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And for the most recent initiative:

“Press Release: UN Women announces four new HeForShe Thematic Champions to accelerate progress towards gender equality

“Male global leaders representing international financial institutions, global companies and police forces join the HeForShe movement.

“New York, NY (March 7, 2017) –  On International Women’s Day, UN Women will announce four male global leaders as the newest Thematic Champions to be part of its latest initiative. These Thematic Champions, representing both the public and private sectors, have committed to implement game-changing policies and concrete actions towards gender parity in these critical key areas: senior leadership, paid parental leave and tackling domestic violence.”

 

ABOUT HeForShe THEMATIC INITIATIVE

“Launched by His Excellency Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada in September 2016, the HeForShe Thematic Champions Initiative is a growing cohort of select world leaders who stand out as true visionaries on gender equality and who are lending their influence and conviction to UN Women’s efforts. They are spurring concrete action and centrally positioning gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment.” For more information, visit: http://www.HeForShe.org/en/thematic

Do you see men promoting the cause of gender equality? Comments are always welcome.

 

 

In the Ageless Wisdom Teachings, we read about the difference between the masculine and feminine approach:

“The masculine approach is competitive:

  • Competition has losers and winners.
  • Competition divides and erects separative walls.
  • Competition makes other groups or individuals do their utmost – pretend or cheat.
  • Competition is totalitarian and militaristic, and uses force.
  • Competition defeats itself in letting others make utmost efforts to beat the competitor.

The feminine approach, the mother approach, is cooperative:

  • Cooperation encourages sharing.
  • Cooperation lets all parties advance, achieve and enjoy life.
  • Cooperation arranges labor for common goals.
  • Cooperation mutually strengthens.

The masculine approach is exclusive; the feminine approach is inclusive. A mother cannot understand winners and losers among her children. She wants all her children to be winners.” Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society by Torkom Saraydarian, p. 516

Devex , whose motto is “Do good. Do it well.,”  cosponsors a Power with Purpose initiative, honoring female leaders in global development. It pays tribute to 5 powerful women who demonstrate this feminine approach. From the Devex FB post:

POWER
with
PURPOSE

FIVE POWERFUL WOMEN

FIVE STORIES OF PURPOSE

FIVE LEADERS CHANGING THE WORLD

ABOUT POWER WITH PURPOSE

“TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE WORLD’S MOST PRESSING PROBLEMS AND YOU’LL FIND WOMEN TACKLING THEM. IT’S THIS REALITY THAT HAS LED DEVEX — THE MEDIA PLATFORM FOR THE $200 BILLION GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY — TO LAUNCH A LEADERSHIP RECOGNITION FOR THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY.

“THINK SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS, HEADS OF FOUNDATIONS AND AID AGENCIES, CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY PIONEERS, PUBLIC FIGURES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS. THE WOMEN ON OUR LIST ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CREATING THE CHANGE OUR WORLD DESPERATELY NEEDS.”

   Here the 5 New Era women talk about power and purpose and what it means to them. Take a l0ok:

https://youtu.be/Tx_lh-SewxY

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Below are short videos and excerpts from the Power with Purpose initiative highlighting three of the women selected. They are inspiring African Women demonstrating the feminine principle in action. To see all 5 of the women selected simply scroll down the right side of the video.

ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF

THE ECONOMIC NAVIGATOR

PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA

“FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY ARE VALUES ELLEN STRIVES FOR WHILE REBUILDING LIBERIA FOLLOWING TWO CIVIL WARS. ELLEN HAS NAVIGATED HER WAY THROUGH SOME OF THE BIGGEST ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS, STARTING OFF IN LIBERIA’S TREASURY IN 1965 BEFORE BECOMING MINISTER OF FINANCE AND LATER PRESIDENT OF THE LIBERIAN BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT. IN 2006, ELLEN BECAME PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA AFTER HOLDING SEVERAL OTHER SENIOR POSITIONS AT THE WORLD BANK, UNDP AND REGIONAL BUREAU OF AFRICA. THIS NOBEL PRIZE WINNER CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS, WHILE PUSHING FORWARD THE 2030 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA.”

https://pages.devex.com/power-with-purpose.html#ellen-sirleaf/1

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AMINA J. MOHAMMED

GLOBAL GOALS ARCHITECT

DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS

“KEY DRIVER OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, NIGERIAN BORN AMINA HAS DEDICATED 35 YEARS TO CREATING A SUSTAINABLE WORLD. SHE BEGAN WORKING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, DEVELOPING HEALTH, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SECTOR BUILDINGS, BEFORE FOUNDING THE AFRI-PROJECTS CONSORTIUM FOR ENGINEERS AND QUANTITY SURVEYORS IN 1991. SHE THEN BECAME AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR IN DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AND FROM 2015 JUGGLED HER ROLE AS NIGERIA’S MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT WITH THAT OF SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL ON POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT PLANNING. DESPITE HER PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AMINA SAYS HER SIX CHILDREN ARE HER GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT.”

https://youtu.be/dEPm86yWD1U

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WINNIE BYANYIMA

CIVIL SOCIETY CHAMPION

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OXFAM INTERNATIONAL

“FROM UGANDA’S FIRST FEMALE AERONAUTICS ENGINEER TO OXFAM’S FIRST AFRICAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WINNIE HAS LONG HELPED TO OPEN DOORS FOR AFRICAN WOMEN. SHE IS A RELENTLESS ADVOCATE FOR PEACE, EQUALITY AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE. AT 18 YEARS OF AGE, WINNIE ESCAPED IDI AMIN’S REGIME IN 1977, BUT LATER RETURNED TO UGANDA TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT WHERE SHE WAS A SIGNATORY TO THE 1985 PEACE AGREEMENT. SHE WENT ON TO SERVE AT THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION AND AS DIRECTOR OF GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT AT UNDP. AMONG HER MANY ACHIEVEMENTS, SHE HAS FOUNDED FOWODE, A NATIONAL WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZATION IN UGANDA, AND CO-FOUNDED THE GLOBAL GENDER AND CLIMATE ALLIANCE.”

https://pages.devex.com/power-with-purpose.html#winnie-byanyima/1

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Comments? How do you see the feminine approach gaining power today?

 

“ It is not necessary for a woman to have a child to be or feel as a mother. MOTHERHOOD IS NOT A BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION. MOTHERHOOD IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL , SPIRITUAL FUNCTION. Motherhood is the power to present right conditions to make virtues grow, to cause great works to be accomplished, to make creativity bloom and to make the race of man survive in progressive unfoldment and beauty.

“In the heart of each woman, one can see a mother. She may be a woman who gave birth to a mighty movement, or inspired great men to perform heroic deeds; or she herself performed heroic acts, or conceived visions for the advancement of all humanity; or she became a mother of art and beauty.     Woman, Torch of the Future, by Torkom Saraydarian, p. 183

In honor of Mother’s Day this month, here’s an example of a New Era Women’s group  harnessing the power of motherhood:

Mom’s Clean Air Force

Don’t Mess with Moms

“Moms have passion and power – an unbeatable combination. We are harnessing the strength of motherly love to fight back against polluters. Our goal is to be a visible and organized force in every state and every Congressional District. We not only bring forward the voice of moms, but also the voices of those who cannot be heard on their own: children.” ~ Dominique Browning, co-founder and senior director. 

 Dominique Browning

From a press release on the website www.MomsCleanAirForce.org.:

“FIGHTING AIR POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE, MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE REACHES 1-MILLION-MEMBER MILESTONE

“Largest Parent-Focused Activism Group in US Attracts Members in All 50 States and Every Political Persuasion; Major July 13th “Play-In” Event Planned on Capitol Hill.

“WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 24, 2017 – The nonprofit Moms Clean Air Force, a community of moms and dads united against air pollution and the urgent climate change crisis, announced today that it had topped the one-million-member milestone. Moms Clean Air Force is available on the Web at www.MomsCleanAirForce.org.

“Since its founding in 2011, Moms Clean Air Force has emerged as a major national voice making the case for strong clean air standards and meaningful progress on climate change. As of today, the nonprofit organization has 1,019,218 members. For a video overview of Moms Clean Air Force, go to

http://www.momscleanairforce.org/one-million-moms-video/.

or

https://youtu.be/CqHNC8xB4XI

“What’s next for Moms Clean Air Force? On July 13, 2017, parents and kids from across the country organized by Moms Clean Air Force will rally at Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC to call for climate action. This family-friendly “play-in” protest against the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change will feature Congressional speakers, music, and Capitol Hill office visits. This is the fourth annual Capitol Hill “play-in” protest promoted by Moms Clean Air Force.

“Moms Clean Air Force is organizing parents on the ground in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

“Moms Clean Air Force is a project of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).”

Any comments? What have you seen Mom’s do?

 

We are told that since 1924 the Mother of the World has been inspiring the world with various goals for improvement. Since that time we have seen, throughout the world, movements to encourage women to assume leadership of the world in cooperation with men on an equal basis. With the development of women’s movements, we see the real core of the World Mother expanding and becoming more powerful, leading humanity toward its ultimate destination. ” Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society by Torkom Saraydarian,  p. 535

WECAN is a women’s movement that is working to save our planet, Mother Earth, and the devastation of her people from climate change. It is bringing together women from the northern and southern hemispheres to inspire solutions that work for all.

 

From the WECAN website:

“Women Leading Solutions on the Frontline of Climate Change – D.C. April 29th, 2017 Washington, DC following the People’s Climate March Presented by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International. A dynamic gathering with worldwide women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world.”

Here’s an interview with women of WECAN after their World Summit in 2013:

From the WECAN website:

“The International Women’s Earth & Climate Summit was held on September 20 – 23, 2013 in New York. The Summit brought together 100 global women leaders including grassroots activists, economists, scientists, businesswomen, Indigenous leaders, policy-makers, faith leaders, culture shapers for 3.5 days to help further a women’s climate action agenda.

“The IWECI Summit was not a one-time event but rather is the beginning of long-term campaigns and projects to embrace climate solutions and build resilient communities.  We plan to work in alliance with many other organizations and projects that are already underway as well as create new projects and campaigns when and where appropriate.

“From promoting local and ecological food and energy models to advocating for a rights based approach to sustainability, WECAN is dedicated to a future where communities thrive and women are empowered.

“In our work, we recognize common but differentiated responsibilities for solving the crisis of global climate change.  We intend to build upon models of other movements that were successful in changing the course of history. Most importantly, we need to build this movement together with you!”

Any comments about climate change and the empowerment of women?

 

Letters Of Helena Roerich I, 1 March 1929…The woman who strives to knowledge and beauty, who realizes her lofty responsibility, will greatly uplift the whole level of life. …But in her striving toward education, woman must remember that all educational systems are only the means for the development of a higher knowledge and culture. The true culture of thought is developed by the culture of spirit and heart. Only such a combination gives that great synthesis without which it is impossible to realize the real grandeur, diversity, and complexity of human life in its cosmic evolution…

Rising Women, Rising World (RWRW) (featured March 2016) is a beautiful example of women today sourcing the deep feminine, the feminine intelligence, the intelligence of the heart. It’s an inspiring example of a petal of the Mother of the World (last month’s blog) in action on our planet. Five extraordinary women co-created a video in celebration of International Women’s Day, in which they talk about their journey with RWRW; they speak from their hearts in a very authentic, deep manner. They represent women with a higher consciousness that are working together to be part of the evolutionary change that is happening on our planet. Watch this video – it is a mind expanding and heart expanding experience. Feel the joy!

http://risingwomenrisingworld.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9fc58ef3ba36beb89bcd9939e&id=6649d1a685&e=c4405d1326

Some core ideas that were expressed during the 40 minute video are:

“RWRW is a circle of strong women from all around the world with different areas of expertise working towards one whole…a greater intelligence… a holistic and integrated view of the world and a vision of a world that worked in a more integrated way… we created a sacred space for sacred activists to gain support and co-create together. At its core is listening with an open heart, being inclusive of every being and finding ones’ inner feminine strength and power to transform the world.

“Women that care about the awakening of consciousness. What breaks my heart…and I want to bring a salve for is the feminine has been minimized in the masculine world view: this deep encoded sense in women that ‘I am not enough,’ ‘I have to do to have value,’ ‘my being doesn’t really have value,’ that ‘I don’t belong and am not free to express my full self,’ that ‘I don’t have the power to make a difference’ in a world that is driven by the masculine world view. This is the evolutionary moment that is pressing us, inviting us to harvest all of our deep feminine wisdom and all of our healthy masculine strengths and bring them together in a way that has never been seen before..

“We are needed right now. We were born for these times. We need each other for sure. We are shifting a fragile evolutionary moment towards the positive. We download the future through a relational field…We need to open to our wholeness, to return Home within ourselves and from that place to do what we are specifically charged to do,  to make the world better for all.”

Watch the above video to be part of the change that is occurring on our planet right now.

All comments welcome – what struck your heart as you listened to this video?

 

 

               In an earlier blog (November 21, 2014) the World Mother was described as a Group Soul:

“…The World Mother collected these women around Her and created a many-petaled flower in which the women formed the petals and She stood at the core. A beautiful lotus of many petals now stands in space from which the petals, age after age, incarnate and later give birth to all heroes, world leaders, and Great Ones.

“This organized group in its totality is called the World Mother. But at the same time, each of the petals is called the Mother of the World because each petal represents the totality of the World Mother.” Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society by Torkom Saraydarian,  p. 532-533

           “The Law of Unity stands as the foundation of the World Mother. Every thought, emotion, or action that leads humanity towards greater unity is inspired by the World Mother. Every inspiration that comes to us which is related to beauty, goodness, right human relations, freedom, joy, gratitude, independence, and unity, comes from the World Mother….

           “When we listen to our own heartbeat, we must think that the heartbeat of the Cosmic Heart is also within us. We are part of the Cosmic Heart from which are projected all forces, energies and creative forms. This is the meaning of the Law of Unity…

           “The only power in the universe is the power of unity. In all aspects of humanity, unity is power. When humanity is united, we will make a great breakthrough into space…

            “There is no other path but the path towards unity and humanity must realize this. This is why Christ emphasized, ‘I am in you; you are in Me, and we are One in the Father. I am the tree and you are the branches.’ In these words He explained the mystery and glory of unity.

            “Women stand as a symbol of unification. The greatest mission of women is to bridge, unite, orchestrate, and symphonize.

“When integration and unity are finally achieved within humanity, The World Mother will have fulfilled Her responsibility….Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society p. 534

              “There are five techniques which women can practice to develop sensitivity towards the World Mother in their hearts.

  1. Retreat and find solitude. Women sometimes must escape to the mountains and live in solitude for a few days, with no reading, no television, and no radio. They must stay there in silence. When you are engaged twenty-four hours daily with the family and with business, you cannot pick up the higher inspiration of the World Mother. Solitude and retreat are needed.
  2. Observe periodic celibacy.
  3. Keep silent daily for one hour and weekly for six hours, if possible. In very tempting occasions keep your mouth zipped shut. Much psychic energy is wasted through idle speech.
  4. Try to be joyful every day for at least 10 minutes. Try to be really joyful and forget all your problems. Joyfulness starts the creative energies moving in your body.
  5. Try to bless someone every day, especially someone you do not like. Blessing means to send thoughts of beauty, goodness, health, happiness and joy to someone. Hold that person in a beautiful white light.

“These are the steps women can take to eventually become a petal in the flower of other World Mother.” Sex, Family, and Woman in Society, p. 536-537

Any comments? Any women you see that are petals of the Mother of the World? That stand for Unity?

 

What does the Ageless Wisdom have to say about the new era of women?

In the chapter, “Foundations for a New Women’s Movement,” we read:

“The higher values and qualities of women must be regenerated because from women come the foundations of nations, indeed the foundation of humanity itself. It is women who create. It is women who bring transformation to individuals and to the quality of life. It is women who inspire great heroic deeds. If we concentrate on the source, on women, making them really beautiful, then life as a whole will improve.

“When women of a nation hold themselves in dignity, in purity, beauty, and solemnity, that nation will progress. When the women degenerate, their nation will fail.” p.482 Sex, Family and Women in Society by Torkom Saraydarian

And how can we, as women (and men) prepare ourselves to help bring in the new era of women?

From a chapter entitled “The Mother of the World” we read:

“The first inspiration projected to humanity by the World Mother is to inspire women to stand for their rights….

“There are nine steps a woman can take in order to come closer to the World Mother and eventually become part of the World Mother, a messenger of the World Mother, and an interpreter of the wisdom that the World Mother has. These steps are to:

  1. Continuously develop within herself compassion. Compassion means universal, inclusive, endless love, not only for her friends and children, but also for the children of her enemies.
  2. Protect three things: Life, Beauty, and Unity.
  3. Develop direction. Direction leads to steady improvement-physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. As you improve, you have greater direction. Direction takes you toward perfection. Perfection is ever-progressive unfoldment.
  4. Develop intuition. Intuition is understanding and knowing without logic and reasoning. Intuition is direct understanding.
  5. Develop forgiveness.
  6. Develop love. To develop love means to expand your heart center so that it really receives the pure radiation of the World Mother. The qualities of the heart center are inclusiveness, dedication, sacrifice, and givingness.
  7. Develop tolerance. Tolerance is the ability to see beauty in others and leave people free to strive in the way they want.
  8. Develop creativity. Creativity means the ability to contact higher archetypes and prototypes and to bring them into manifestation. It means that your mind is now in rapport with the wisdom of the World Mother and you are able to give manifestation to Her wisdom through your poetry, paintings, music, dancing and different art forms.
  9. Express beauty as much as possible.” P. 535-536

On January 21, 2017  the Mother of the World smiled.

Wow! The Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 was an uprising of love, courage, and determination by women (and men) all over the nation and the world to stand up for the values of the new era: inclusiveness, unity, compassion and strength. It was a milestone in the inauguration of the new era of women.

Excerpts from AZ NOW (National Organization of Women) blog post on January 24, 2017:

“A Million Thanks to Organizers and Marchers – Women Made History!

“The Washington March attendance was estimated at over half million and a rough total for all marchers in the U.S. ran as high as upwards of three million – declared the largest gathering of protest marchers in U.S. history…

“Amazing Response from Around the World – What was immensely gratifying was the response around the world: 673 cities in 70 countries, including a gathering of 30 people in Antarctica!. From London, to Tel Aviv, Moscow, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney – all declared their sisterhood with U.S. women in their advocacy for women’s equal rights…

“In sum, it is an amazing uprising of a global women’s consciousness that can be pivotal for change to bring about women’s equal rights, full reproductive health…, access to education and economic opportunities.”

Here’s Sophie Cruz,  a child immigrant activist at the Women’s March. She represents the hope for the future!

If you don’t see the video, copy and paste this in your browser to watch her speech:

Transcript of her speech:

“We are here together making a chain of love to protect our families. Let us fight with love, faith and courage, so that our families will not be destroyed. I also want to tell the children not to be afraid, because we are not alone. There are still many people that have their hearts filled with love and tenderness to snuggle in this path of life. Let’s keep together and fight for the rights. God is with us!”

As always, comments are welcome!

In Sex, Family, and the Woman in Society, Torkom Saraydarian writes:

“We are told that the New Age is the age of woman. What does that mean? It means that in the New Age woman must awaken and free herself from the slavery that man imposed on her.

“Woman in the Twentieth Century thinks that she is free. People deceive her, telling her that she is free; but because  psychologically, subconsciously, hypnotically man controls her life and uses her for his interest, she is not really free.” ” p. 464-465.

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There is a Women’s March on Washington occurring January 21, 2017 to champion women’s rights, human rights and inclusiveness.

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From the internet:

“While the march will occur right after the inauguration, the organization emphasized that the main target is not Trump himself. A Women’s March spokesman clarified to The Guardian: ‘We’re not targeting Trump specifically. It’s much more about being proactive about women’s rights.’”

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From the website, Women’s March on Washington:

“We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

OUR MISSION

…”In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

“We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

“HEAR OUR VOICE.”

The National Co-chairs are three remarkable new era women who are joining together to coordinate a strong message from women all over the country and world:

From NPR:

Organizers Hope Women’s March On Washington Inspires, Evolves

December 21, 2016

“’This effort is not anti-Trump,’ Tamika Mallory (co-founder of the march) said. ‘This is pro-women. This is a continuation of a struggle women have been dealing with for a very long time. In this moment, we are connecting and being as loud as possible.’”

National Co-Chairs biographies from the Women’s March on Washington website include:

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TAMIKA D. MALLORY

“Tamika D. Mallory is nationally recognized as a fiery and outspoken champion for social justice who has worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence, and police misconduct. Tamika has been publicly applauded as “a leader of tomorrow” by Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie B. Jarrett and was selected to serve on the transition committee of New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio.

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CARMEN PEREZ

“Carmen Perez has dedicated 20 years to advocating for many of today’s important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equality, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. As the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by Harry Belafonte, Carmen has crossed the globe promoting peace through civil and human rights, building alternatives to incarceration and violence, and providing commentary and guidance for state and federal policy creation.

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LINDA SARSOUR

“Linda Sarsour is an award-winning, Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American-Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist, community organizer, social media maverick, and mother of three. Linda has been at the forefront of major social justice campaigns both locally in New York City and nationally.”

There are sister marches occurring all over the country and world for women’s rights and human rights.

Comments are always welcome!