My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker aims to share how through outward action and inward exploration, life can unfold in mysterious ways far beyond cultural and family expectations. I believe spiritual memoir is consciousness raising for the new millennium—taking what is true and connecting the dots in a personal, even political way, so that others can feel validated, offer new anchors and ideas grounded in reality, showing new vistas for others, especially for women to find.
In the process of writing a spiritual memoir I encountered resistance from Muggles (like in the Harry Potter series) who could not relate to reality based direct experiences of oneness, intuition and awareness. My circle of friends and family understood perfectly what I was describing. None of these experiences were unusual for them. The Muggles could not fathom these descriptions. They wanted me to explain what was going on in psychological terms, but I argued that spiritual encounters were beyond emotional reasoning.
I forged ahead and wrote what happened to me, similar descriptions are in many Eastern and gnostic texts but often not in memoirs except for biographies written by Saints (for example, Yoganada’s Autobiography of a Yogi, and Saint Therese of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul). I became more and more excited as I laid out the stepping stones for any woman to open herself by going beyond boundaries into the unknown, to find the Divine connection and make a quantum growth.
This genre gave me the perfect vehicle to take ideas and wisdom learned out to the public so I can expand my tribe of seekers and evolve together as we recognize, find each other, leave the Muggles behind. I know my audience is out there and will know what I’m talking about…
Please join me in sharing the inward journey, the outward adventures and the synthesizing of both our individual and collective evolution.