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.


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


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.’”



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.


…”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.


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:



“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.



“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.



“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!









“Women must become leaders. But remember, leadership is not position, but an influence that leads people toward beauty, goodness, justice, joy and freedom.” Torkom Saraydarian, Sex Family and the Woman in Society, p, 504.

Mary Robinson, in her leadership in the promotion of climate justice is such an influence.  She was featured in past blogs (September 2015 and January 2016.) Here’s an update and her comments on Climate Justice Day and the UN climate change negotiations in Morocco in her op-ed for Devex:


Opinion: Climate action will not wait for 2020

By Mary Robinson 17 November 2016

“Marrakech is hosting the first Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change since the Paris agreement came into force — and the Moroccan hosts are making sure the focus is on “action.”

“Thousands of delegates representing 196 countries are at this “African COP,” slowly beginning to draft the rulebook that will guide climate action from 2020. But action will not wait for 2020; with climate impacts an everyday reality climate action has already begun.

“The Paris agreement is a symbol of success for multilateralism: never before has an international agreement been signed by so many countries and ratified so quickly. Climate change continues to be an issue that brings countries to the negotiating table; no country alone can protect its citizens from the impacts of climate change, just as no country alone will dismantle this agreement.

“But having secured not just the Paris agreement but also the Sustainable Development Goals, the imperative now is implementation — to reach the goals set in 2015. One way or another the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient development has begun.

“The benefits of a new way of doing business, of sharing the earth’s resources equitably and of ensuring a bright future for today’s young people and generations to come are within our grasp. Climate action is happening and there is a choice to to be made by all of us — to choose a transition with climate justice or a transition without climate justice.


“Marrakech plays host to the first ever Climate Justice Day at a COP. This reflects the commitment of the Moroccan presidency of the COP and Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of the climate change convention, to equitable and people-centred solutions to climate change.

“Climate Justice Day offers a time to celebrate the fact that the Paris agreement gives unprecedented attention to the social dimensions of climate change and the need to respect and protect the rights of all people, including women, indigenous people, workers and migrants, in climate action.

“Cities, communities, businesses and countries are already taking action to reduce emissions and to collectively achieve the goals set down in Paris to keep warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue 1.5 degrees Celsius. These actions are also delivering the SDGs as they embrace sustainable transport and food production, build resilient cities and low carbon infrastructure, and improve human well-being through enhanced access to education and health care. The choice is whether or not we put people at the center of these actions, making sure that the actions respect human rights and share the benefits equitably. Everyone needs to be involved if we are to take action on the scale required to mobilize a zero-carbon revolution.

“This transition from a fossil fuel dependent development is happening in an increasingly fractured world. It is worth reflecting on the time we find ourselves in and what it means for global development, justice and cooperative action.

“In this past year, as I traveled to Africa, the Middle East and Europe, to the United States and Latin America, I was struck by the moment of history we are in. Violence, injustice and natural disasters are all taking their toll. It is hard as observers of the news and social media not to be worried and afraid as this deluge of suffering, hate and intolerance undermines human dignity.

“It is no wonder that people are fearful when the messages they hear from some of their leaders and in certain media outlets seem to threaten their way of life or tell them there is something to be scared of.


“At times of change and anxiety such as people around the world are experiencing now, the challenge is to get people engaged, positively, for a better future, rather than to exclude them or let them withdraw. Being engaged is empowering. Being empowered to engage is critical. When people are empowered they can demand dignity and defend their rights. The right to participation is fundamental to an inclusive and healthy society — and indeed climate justice. And inclusive diverse and tolerant societies are what is needed to deliver the transformation we need to sustainable development and a zero-carbon, climate-resilient world. Governments cannot achieve the SDGs or implement the Paris agreement’s goals without the actions of their citizens.

“In recent years the narrative on climate change has changed, from one of doom and gloom to one of purpose and opportunity. For example, many business leaders have stopped seeing climate actions and the need to reduce carbon emissions as a threat to business. “Instead, they can see the benefits in terms of reduced risk and the potential for innovation, new technologies and greater efficiency through low-carbon alternatives.

“This change in narrative — as climate technologies have been developed and the benefits of sustainable development have been better understood — is one of the reasons why an ambitious agreement was possible in Paris last year.

“Recent world events could be interpreted as a demonstration of the fact that people are fearful of change. But this only applies to those who have something to lose and who have benefited from fossil fuel powered growth. For the millions who have not benefitted from the current way of doing things, change is good — a chance of something better.

“For them, a new approach to development based on inclusiveness, equity and sustainability is the chance of a better life. It is up to us all to make sure that we achieve sustainable development for all and leave no one behind in the transition to a zero-carbon, zero-poverty world.”

Comments are welcome! What are we doing at this time of change? Are we engaged and empowered?

Letters Of Helena Roerich II, 17 May 1937. The first task which faces women is to insist in all countries upon full rights and equal education with men; to try with all their might to develop their thinking faculties, and, above all, to learn to stand on their own feet without leaning altogether upon men…I believe that woman should be even more educated and cultured than man, for indeed it is she who instills in her family the first concepts of knowledge, culture, and understanding of statesmanship.


Michelle Obama and her husband, President Barak Obama are a new era couple.  Michelle Obama, with the support of her husband, President Obama launched a new initiative “Let Girls Learn” to support girls’ education, especially adolescent girls’ education around the world. She wants to help girls break down the barriers to being able to learn. She is a powerful example herself of someone who broke down the barriers and she has the heart to connect with girls around the world and help them stand up to get educated despite the odds. Her initiative was documented by CNN Films’ “We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World,” on CNN International October 11, 2016 and CNN US October 12, 2016.


Why educate girls? Here’s a short video explaining the urgent need:


Here’s another short video  entitled “Every girl deserves an education” which includes snippets of President Obama and Michelle Obama launching Let Girls Learn:




Below is the longer version of the complete speeches of President Obama introducing his wife’s new initiative “Let Girls Learn” and Michelle Obama launching it.  It’s a significant example of leaders, men and women, working together to address and solve pressing problems such as the lack of girls’ education in the world.


As Michelle Obama states, both she and President Obama come from the grassroots level and believe in community-based solutions, where community members are empowered to make their own decisions and are given the tools to be successful.

In the CNN film, “We Will Rise” there is a particularly powerful and moving segment featuring Michelle Obama speaking honestly and passionately with African girls about their value and their courage. She connects with them and answered girls questions about how she got where she is and what are her strengths: She states she believed in herself and honored the struggles she’s had to endure, which have made her stronger. Each day, she brings her passion, confidence, and trust to whatever she is doing and “is herself.”  She encourages the girls to have pride and confidence in who they are – that they are unique to overcome their challenges.

In “Let Girls Learn”, the First Lady coordinated government programs such as The Peace Corps and US Aid, to strengthen the efforts to help adolescent girls, in particular, to get an education around the world. They are also partnering with private corporations and non-profits and building stronger coalitions all the time.

From the first lady’s written introduction to “We Will Rise” here’s an update:

“Now, as first lady, I have no budget of my own for programs, and I have no authority to make or pass laws. That’s why, when we first launched Let Girls Learn, many folks doubted that we could make a real impact on this global issue.

“But over the past year and a half, we’ve established partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies and organizations that are committing money, resources and expertise. We’re collaborating with countries like Canada, Mexico and the Nordic countries on girls’ education efforts. Countries like Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom have collectively pledged nearly $600 million.

“The United States is investing over a billion dollars through new and ongoing efforts and running Let Girls Learn programs in more than 50 countries. The World Bank Group will be investing $2.5 billion over the next five years. And through social media campaigns, Let Girls Learn has rallied people across America and across the globe to step up and be champions for girls worldwide.

“All this is happening because time and again, whether it’s a head of state, a corporate CEO, or a 15-year-old girl here in the United States, when people hear the stories of girls who aren’t in school, they want to help.

“That’s why CNN’s new film on global girls’ education, “We Will Rise,” airing for the first time this week, is so critically important — because it tells these girls’ stories.

“This powerful film chronicles the lives of some of the girls I visited this past summer in Liberia and Morocco, two countries in Africa where many girls struggle to get an education. I was joined in my travels by the actors and activists Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, who are also passionate about girls’ education, as well as CNN anchor Isha Sesay.


“Together, we sat down with girls in both countries to discuss the barriers they face and the dreams they hold for their futures. Like so many girls around the world, many of these girls come from families struggling with poverty. Some endure dangerous commutes to and from school each day. Others face cultural pressures to drop out, marry young and start having children of their own.

“But these girls have big plans for their lives. They want to attend college and become doctors, teachers, engineers, entrepreneurs; and day after day, they do whatever it takes to get the education they need to fulfill their dreams. They get up before dawn, and spend hours harvesting crops, cooking for their families and tending to their younger siblings before heading to class. After school, they work as maids and in factories, and they study for hours late into the night.


“I hope you will be as moved by their stories as I was — and I hope you’ll visit LetGirlsLearn.gov to learn more about how you can take action to help girls like them worldwide go to school.

“Unlike so many girls around the world, we have a voice. That’s why, particularly on this year’s International Day of the Girl, I ask that you use yours to help these girls get the education they deserve. They’re counting on us, and I have no intention of letting them down. I plan to keep working on their behalf, not just for the rest of my time as first lady, but for the rest of my life. I hope you will join me.”



Here’s an inspiring example of Let Girls Learn programs: (Egyptian science whizzes – girls!)


And finally this is the Let Girls Learn PSA. Enjoy the celebrities!


As always comments are welcome!


Letters Of Helena Roerich II, 9 August 1937…  The tragedy of life touches woman more than man, and we know that suffering is a great teacher. Also, let us not belittle the abilities or talents of woman. Give to woman a proper education and a chance to participate directly in the building of life, and she will not be inferior in common sense to the stronger sex. According to the definition of a certain thinker, genius consists of one-third ability and two-thirds hard and systematic work. The miracles of a genius are always the miracles of work, but what in the eyes of ordinary people constitutes hard work is always a joy for a genius. Therefore, wherever the conditions were favorable for such labor, woman has not yielded any ground to the stronger sex in her achievements...

Here’s a short video about Women for Women International (WfWI):

Listen below to the conversation between those “in the trenches” and the US sponsors here at home. This is unity; this is bonding across the miles to help our fellow sisters. This creates the feeling of a “small world”  where we realize we are all in this together.

One of the most interesting new developments discussed below is the creation of the Men’s Engagement program in which men discover what the women are learning in the program, the challenges women have and how to support them at home. Men are encouraged to look at women’s rights from the Islamic point of view. WfWI starts by getting buy in from male community leaders; then the husbands and men in the women’s lives are open and have a positive response to the work.

Excerpted from a WfWI email:

Transcending Terror: The Strength of Syrian, Yezidi and Afghan Women


Since 2002, Women for Women International-Afghanistan has served more than 51,000 women through our yearlong program. Photo credit: Women for Women International, 2014

“Recently, WfWI held a supporter conference call featuring Mandana Hendessi, Country Director for Afghanistan and Iraq, and Pari Ibrahim, Executive Director of the Free Yezidi Foundation. Mandana and Pari shared insight on the plight of the Yezidi population and our collective work to best serve Yezidi, Syrian refugee and Afghan women in both Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Afghanistan.

“Thank you to everyone who participated, and for those who may have missed it you can still listen to a recording of the event here!

As always, comments are welcome!

Letters Of Helena Roerich I, 7 October 1930:

The idea of creating the unity of women the world over is more than timely.

In the difficult days of world upheavals, of human disunity, of the neglecting of all the higher principles of Being, which are the only true givers of life and which lead to the evolution of the world, there must be heard a voice calling for the resurrection of the spirit and for the bringing of the fire of achievement into all the actions of life. And, of course, this voice must be the voice of woman, who during millenniums has drunk the chalice of suffering and humiliation and has forged her spirit in the greatest patience.
Now, let woman-the Mother of the World-say, “Let there be Light,” and let her affirm her fiery achievements. What will this Light be like, and which of her achievements will be the great fiery ones? The banner of spirit will be raised, and upon it will be inscribed “Love, Knowledge and Beauty.” Yes, only the heart of the woman, the mother, may gather under this Banner the children of the whole world, without distinctions of sex, race, nationality and religion.

smaller vest pic


         The Nurture Project International (NPI) is an example of New Era Women gathering their forces of “love, knowledge, and beauty” to help mothers and children who are refugees in Europe and the Middle East to survive the current crisis. It is their hearts that move them and their hearts that heal. Below is the touching story of a woman who answered this call. It was sent to me by one of our co-workers and written by a La Leche leader in Mississippi,  posted as a blog:

Biance and baby

Why me? Why you?

July 1, 2016

“One month ago I was traveling to Polycastro, Greece a step into the unknown. I left my wonderful husband and two children at home in Mississippi to do something I had never done before. I was going to provide lactation support to Syrian refugees.

“That last sentence sounds so simple and straight forward. I am a mother who breastfed her own children. I am a volunteer lactation counselor with La Leche League. I have helped many mothers breastfeed. I knew the two weeks in Greece would be full of new experiences. What I did not know was the intensity with which my heart and spirit would change.

“Last year, my dad died unexpectedly and a few weeks later I miscarried a baby girl at 15 weeks gestation. Both came with such a shock, my happy world was changed. As I emerged from those devastating events, I found myself with a feeling that is difficult to describe. I was restless. I didn’t trust what I had previously believed to be true. I wanted more from life. I had discovered emotions deeper than I knew existed. I wanted to put the depth of my heart to good use.

smaller pic of NPI ad

“While mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, the ad shown above appeared. It was speaking to me. Someone, somewhere needed the skills I had. Someone needed my raw heart. Someone was in a deep unexpected pain and I knew what that felt like.

“I didn’t know anything about Syria, Greece, refugees or the entire Middle East. I stopped watching the news years ago. I quickly discovered that Syria was in ongoing, complicated war. After years of fighting and hoping for a resolution, thousands upon thousands of Syrians were leaving. They packed a bag, picked up their kids and walked out their door in search of a safer place. I know if I had to do that, I would want a friendly face on the other end of that journey. I decided to go to Greece to offer an empathetic smile and a hug to the mothers who made that journey.

“I am happy that Nurture Project International found me. As an organization, we share the same values. We respect mothers and recognize that through supporting mothers we can make the world a better place for generations to come. We know that breastfeeding not only saves lives though better health, but has the power to build strong mothers. While working in refugee camps, I met with mothers one on one. I offered technical assistance and breastfeeding support.  But more often, I showed that I cared. The refugees are in terrible circumstances and the kindness of a Nurture Project International volunteer can give them hope to keep going – to keep hugging their children – to keep waking up – to keep hoping for a bright future. Nurture Project International volunteers save lives.

“When I told people about my trip to Greece, they wanted to send things. Baby carriers, diapers, clothes, formula, bottles. There are all kinds of important reasons not to send stuff. More importantly, I can tell you what the refugees in Greece need: They need YOU.

NPI Tent

“I know you have reasons why you can’t go. I had reasons too. You don’t have money. You have family to take care of. You have school. You have work. You don’t have a passport. You don’t speak Greek or Arabic or Farsi. You are scared to travel overseas. You have people at home that need you. You feel panicky when you think about walking into a refugee camp. You don’t know about refugees. You don’t know about Muslims. You are scared.

“Take a breath. Breathe in Peace. Breathe out fear, pain, anything that is not love and peace. The families in refugee camps escaped a terrible war. They ran away from terrorists. The world is stuck. Tens of thousands of people are looking for a peaceful home and the world was not ready for that. World leaders don’t know what to do. But, you can do something. You can save a life. You can spread love and peace simply by your presence.

“I am asking you to go to raise your hand. Be brave. Be part of the change. I will help you.”


Here’s a video describing Nurture Project International (NPI)

You may need to copy and paste it in your browser. It can also be found under the Blog tab of the Nurture Project International website nurtureprojectinternational.org


From the Nurture Project International website:

NPI with baby

“Nurture Project International is run by a small group of people from around the globe who are dedicated to health and human rights.”

The Core Team

“Our core team is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers who work around the clock to support our teams on the ground, engage supporters, develop the organisation, fundraise, and create projects that will allow NPI to provide the most support possible. All of our core team is unpaid, all have young children at home, and most work a second job in addition to their work at NPI.

“Without this team of women NPI would not exist and the critical care that the in-field teams provide would not be possible. They are the core of the entire organisation who give their heart and soul to making the world a better place.”

The volunteers

“The women who volunteer for NPI are an amazing and inspirational group of women who don’t run from change; they run toward it. They carry all the power they need inside themselves already: they have the power to imagine better.

“They are midwives, breastfeeding consultants, IBCLCs, nutritionists, translators, and lay volunteers. They come from all cultures and all corners of the globe.

“To the dream team, to all the amazing women that have come from all over to stand up for our fellow woman. To hold a sacred space for our sisters.

“A cheer to our global NPI sisterhood”

As always, comments are welcome! Thank you Bonnie for this inspirational story!



Letters Of Helena Roerich II, 9 August 1937. According to the Sacred Teaching, the fall of humanity began from the time of the abasement of the Feminine Principle. Therefore, with the beginning of the Epoch of the Mother of the World woman should realize that she herself contains all forces, and the moment she shakes off the age-old hypnosis of her seemingly lawful subjugation and mental inferiority and occupies herself with a manifold education, she will create in collaboration with man a new and better worldTherefore, may all women realize the grandeur of their origin, and may they strive for knowledge. Where there is knowledge, there is power…

…Let us develop primarily  a sense of our own dignity and learn to lean courageously on our own strength and knowledge, in order to join in, as well as accept, responsibility for the great structure of General Good.


Fadumo Dayib

This is exactly what Fadumo Dayib is aiming to do in Somalia. In the patriarchal system of Somalia, which routinely oppresses women, she is running to be President. She was a refugee from Somalia and didn’t learn to read and write until she was 14 years old. She now holds 3 masters degrees, including one from Harvard in public administration and is currently working on a PhD on governmental participation and empowerment in post conflict regions. She believes in herself and her skills and is fiercely devoted to serving her country.  At the same time she is humble and selfless, responding to a higher calling. She has the daring to take the risks associated with running for President in Somalia. Read more about this extraordinary new era woman:

Here are excerpts from an NPR interview on July 10, 2016

“MARTIN: You’ve got a family. You’re a mother. How do you talk about all of this to them? How do you explain what you’re doing, the risks that you face, and why you think it’s worth it?

“DAYIB: My children know who I am. They know the kind of mother they’ve had. I see myself as a servant of my people, and I take my life as a vocation of calling. My mother lost 11 children. I am the first of her children to survive. And that means to me there is something much bigger than me being on this earth and doing other things. And so my children accept that. And when I was going to Mogadishu in January, I sat them down and I told them that I’m leaving you, but I’m not sure I might come back. And if I don’t, then you have to know that you are also expected to do this. When the day comes and you have the capability to do so, you must fight for democracy. We must not let evil overcome goodness. And they understand why we need to do this for Somalia because they share the love that I have for Somalia.”

Move Somalia Forward

From the How Africa website on her journey to running for President:

“In 2005, Dayib made her return to Somalia and started working for the United Nations in Puntland, Somalia. Only then did she know what it meant to be home. Dayib was moved to Nairobi, Kenya and later went to Fiji and then Liberia. The Harvard Gazette says “she helped set up HIV prevention offices and trained health care providers for the United Nations over the next several years”. It is here that her desire to lead her country was born.

“Liberia was recovering from its internal turmoil and this inspired Dayib to hope for the same for her own country. She says she thought to herself, ‘Why can’t Somalia be like this? I want to be in an environment like this where you don’t hear gunfire, girls are going to school, women are working, people feel happy.’

“With a really sensational sense of service, Fadumo Dayib wants to be at the fore-front of change in her motherland. The very troubled motherland which she admits to have 1.2 million people internally displaced and a further 1.5 million in the diaspora. She admits to 68% of the Somali population being unemployed yet she wants to meet these problems head-on. When asked by NPR’s Rachel Martin, host of the Weekend Edition Sunday why she wanted to be President, she responded, ‘Because I see what I’m doing as a moral obligation and a civic duty towards my country. I’ve watched for almost 26 years, hoping for a competent leadership to come that can bring us all back.’

“She is motivated by the need to prevent further bloodshed. ‘We have watched on the sidelines for more than 25 years and it is imperative that we step forward and take up this responsibility. The current and previous leaderships have failed us; we must take matters in to our own hands and that is why I’m running for presidency because I have capabilities, skills and motivation,’ she says.

“…There is much work to be done but Dayib has already started conversations about leadership in Africa. The younger generations are finally standing up. Women are finally taking their place in the pilot seat. Africa will never be the same.”

From the Agni Yoga Book, Infinity I, 1930
Infinity I, 156. … I attest that the Power adorning Our Universe is confirmed as Our Mother of the World-the Feminine Origin! Indeed, one may cite many scientific examples indicative of the creative destiny of woman. Those who deny the evidence of woman’s creativeness should reflect that woman gives voluntarily. It does not mean that those who possess the rights are the ones who affirm them. Hence is the woman’s path termed one of voluntary giving. Certainly in Cosmos everything is interwoven, but humanity transgresses the laws of the Higher Reason. Truly, the Feminine Origin is most beautiful! Verily, the pinnacle of Be-ness cannot exist without the Feminine Origin. How badly people have mutilated the great cosmic laws! How far people have departed from Truth!
The one who possesses the full Chalice We call a voluntary giver.

Jensine Larsen



            Jensine Larsen is a New Era woman who believes passionately in the creative destiny of women. She states in the video below: “ With every cell of my body I believe that the creative human potential of women and girls is the greatest untapped resource on earth. ..We have the potential  right now to use the power of media and digital communication to truly connect and truly unleash this potential….I’m often asked what does the pulse of World Pulse stand for? It symbolizes  the electric pulse of women’s voices  rising across the earth.”

girl with phone

            Jensine Larsen traveled to the Amazon and the Burmese- Thai border as a young international journalist and met amazing, wise women who wanted her to share their stories with the world. She felt impassioned to find a way to share these and other women’s stories; she worked relentlessly for years to create the technology to do so. The result is World Pulse, an online communication network aimed at creating a safe place for  women’s voices to be heard and to foster women’s empowerment. It is a place for women to share their stories with other women and encourage each other in their pursuits for positive transformation of our world.

Group for world pulse

     Currently World Pulse  has tens of thousands of people in the communication network from 190 countries. It is a powerful force for change that is impacting millions of lives.

Watch Jensine Larsen give the following speech to the Bioneers conference in November 2015.
Towards the beginning of the speech there is a short video about World Pulse. It is remarkable!

Copy and paste the following URL  into your browser, if needed:


Jensine Larsen with Sister Zeph – Crowdsourcing the Feminine Intelligence of the Planet | Bioneers

Excerpts from the video above:

Jensine believes that women are the world’s greatest hope. She believes  there is a “greater collective feminine intelligence that is waiting to be born on this planet…There are three things we need to do right now:

  1. “Turn on the lights: build online accessible resources
  2. Link the transmitters: those that have access with women offline,  with men too
  3. Respond with a massive infusion of resources and skills… to create a massive redistribution of power and resources towards these global solutions

“What can you do now?

“You can join us on World Pulse. You can listen, connect to other women. You can become a mentor.  Ask her, ‘What is her vision?’ Tell her you believe in her, you support her…As her light starts to turn on, your light will as well.

“When we make these connections on a massive scale , we will create a vocal uprising. Women’s voices will come out  of the shadows and drive their own destinies. As a collective force women will have the power that global decision makers will no longer be able to ignore. We will be able to overthrow dictators , shift whole economies, lead new innovations and restore the earth.”

Comments are always welcome!

The only power in the universe is the power of unity.” …”Women stand as a symbol of unification. The greatest mission of women is to bridge, unite, orchestrate, and symphonize.” Torkom Saraydarian, Sex Family and the Woman in Society, p, 534.

Can't Do Nothing

Milana Vayntrub

Here is a young woman exemplifying the sense of unity with others and the feeling of responsibility that comes with it. She is an actress from LA who was on vacation in Greece and felt the moral imperative to Do Something, to “be a force of good” in the plight of the refugees. She didn’t know what to do, but she knew she couldn’t “do nothing.” She flew to the island off Greece (Lesbos) where refugees were coming in by boat and started helping out. After her visit, she created an organization called “Can’t Do Nothing” aimed at using social media to increase awareness and get people involved; she encourages everyone to lend their voice, their time, their money to “Do Something.” At the end of her video she says, I really believe that together, we could do a lot of good.

Watch the video of her experience on U-tube. This is the way of the future. Using technology and joining forces to help others, to do good. Making a difference.


From her website CantDoNothing.org:

“It is important for us to emphasize not just the problem, but all the things we can do to end it,” says founder Milana Vayntrub. “We hope everyone will post about #CantDoNothing on their social media, and challenge three friends to participate by tagging them. I really believe we all have to power to be influencers, to use our voice and create a ripple effect of Good.”

“… On January 26,2016, #CantDoNothing launched both the start of their organization and Global Refugee Crisis social campaign, designed to help everyday individuals have a real positive impact and assist refugees worldwide.

“Founded by actress Milana Vayntrub and entrepreneur Eron Zehavi, #CantDoNothing is focused on helping each and every person effect real change. #Can’tDoNothing is supporting new and thriving organizations like The Syria Fund, Boat Refugee Foundation, and Off Track Health to help everyone spread their voice, time, and money to help thousands of refugees.

She is Nadia

She is Neda from Off Track Health and Refugee Aid

“#CantDoNothing, hosted at www.CantDoNothing.org and on social media outlets at @CDNGeneration, focuses on helping refugees by having its supporters use their voice in posting on social media, their time in volunteering, or their money in donating to select organizations working directly with refugees. The organization concentrates on the real positive impact participants can have in helping refugees immediately.

“… To participate, simply film a video or take a photo with your #CantDoNothing sign and post to your social outlets explaining how you are taking action and why you know in your heart you #CantDoNothing. To help the movement grow, tag 3 more people to participate! For more information on both the organization and the social campaign visit Can’t Do Nothing at CantDoNothing.org.”

The heading of the website reads:

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

Comments welcome!