New Year

Feeling Our Essential Oneness 
during the Holiday Season


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Women in Charge—living and leading through womanhood in a masculine marketplace. 
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Prayer and Essential Oneness

Prayer is like a door that leads to union with the One Essence. It is a moment of communion, a moment of remembrance.      

When we pray for something, it often appears to be an experience that includes three: the caller, the object of the call, and the One that is called.   

But sometimes we do not pray for anything in particular... and then prayer is experienced as a state of being, a pure remembrance of the heart. It is a moment of rest out of time.  

Although Prayer sometimes is experienced as the cry from an aching heart feeling a deep pain of separation, that pain and that feeling of separation are part of the whole and are bathed by the Essential Oneness that underlies all. We would not feel separate if we did not know our intrinsic unity with the One.  

Prayer is a moment of embracing, enveloping and crying from That who lives in us to Itself. It is the One Essence recognizing Itself through us and in us, Its creation. Prayer is a flow where the Infinite Essence calls to Itself, listens to Itself and responds to Itself. It is a circle where we are the caller, the call, and the answer.  

Prayer is remembrance, and remembrance is a way of weaving the golden thread of spirit into our daily living, an interweaving that offers us an experience of essential oneness in everyday experience.  

-- Please listen and enjoy the beautiful 3-minute video (below) called, 
Prayer,”by Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee from the Working with Oneness Archives     

(*)“Madona at Prayer,” at Santa Maria della Salute, Venice; 17th c.; Work of Art by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato; Courtesy of Web Gallery of Art


Last Nov.16th 2011, I was invited to the “Feminine Light of the Middle East Conference.” It was a wonderful all-day event organized by the Institute for Women's Enlightenment founded by Stephany LaneYarbrough, Ph.D., author of The Feminine Light-The Power of Being. This is a list of the speakers and panelists invited. It was amazingly inspiring to be part of such wonderful group of people. 

There are websites next to some of the names of the panelists where to find them directly:
Annie Gersh - UN Foundation Girl Up -

Mrs. Hoori Sadler - Founding Chair PACI:
Nile El Wardani, MPH, PhD - public health, development & cultural diplomacy consultant & independent journalist:
Rudabeh Shahbazi - Eyewitness News Reporter: ABC 7 KABC
Mary Apick - Actress/Writer/Human Rights Activist: Beneath the Veil, A Fairy Tale in the Forest and Jewel of the Night -

Suzie Abdou - Director Global Programs:
Necar Zadegan - Actress: Unthinkable, The Event, 24, CSI: Miami-
Elham Gheytanchi - Educator: Santa Monica College

Malaak Hattab - Child Actress: Purple Sail, Murder 101-
Nonie Darwish - Author/ Human and Women's Rights Activist:
Samira Kazemeni - Miss Exotic Lady World and Miss Iran 2011
Suzi Khatami - Radio Host/Producer -
Amie Williams - Executive Director/Co-Founder:
Meena Nanji - International Programs/Co-Founder:
Tabby Biddle - Journalist Girl's Empowerment:
Sharon Jakubecy - M.AmSAT Alexander Tech:
Kirsten Giles - Development Coordinator:
Fariba Mansouri - Clinical Psychologist:
Dr. Shahrzad (Sherry) Sami -
Foojan Zeine - Psychotherapist:
Libby and Len Traubman - Co-founders, Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue:
Sheila Vosough Ommi - MC, Actress, Comedian -

Linda Higdon - Founder/Host:
Biija - Artist:
Wendy Arnold - Educator:
Max Amini - Comedian:
Stephanie Dawn - Sacred Birth Counselor:
Elan Frank - Women's Filmmaker:
Alex Warden - Sufi Mystic/Montessori Educator: 
Jalaledin Ebrahim - Ph.D. Candidate in Depth Psychotherapy:

Yaelle Shaphir - Wellness Healer:
Liyah Lapidot - Singer/Song Writer:
Dalit Argil - Singer/Song Writer
Maya Gabay - Sacred Dancer of the Middle East -

Banafsheh Sayyad - Sacred Dancer, Teacher, Acupuncturist,
Jodie Myers - Birthing Filmmaker:
Stephany Yarbrough - Founder IOWE:
Aleya Sher Coolidge - Amabassador IOWE
Lila Sadafi - Director of Corporate and Sponsor Relations IOWE
Juliette de Haas - Asst. Director of Corporate and Sponsor Relations IOWE
Shaeda Moghaddam - Inspiring Coordinator
Jacques Derosena - Inspiring Coordinator
David Rosenthal - Sound Engineer
Sepehr Khosravi- Filmmaker

(*) “Isztar Gate” fragment; Picture Courtesy of Radziem