The drive and passion that has led me to foster this expression of life is rooted in two worlds. The first is the old world of the Middle East where roles for woman are still very defined. The second is supplanted on western culture which encourages women to cultivate their minds and aspire to the goals of modern feminism. The fusion of Old World ideals and the expansion of awareness beyond them have led me to admire and reconsider the ideals of both cultural influences. I have found wisdom and well-reasoned experience in the Old World ways that have fostered the cultivation of great civilizations and generations of cultured people. I have also observed the dark side of roles for roles’ sake when pointed out by my feminist sisters. However, it is in the light of a very strong spiritual practice that I have seen how both of my worlds have led me here to the next step of my journey and how they have both missed the mark of true feminine expression. As with the nature of the feminine being within each of us, I neither reject nor discard the expressions of life that have lead me to this moment. Rather I choose to find peace between the Old World traditions and the western model of alleged empowerment. Such a fusion of two models requires the development of a third way that moves beyond traditional roles and feminist experiences. This fusion requires women to access the feminine spirit within and to be filled with the light of God that arises from above.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not an airy, fairy earth mother (even though I have a great curiosity about them). Rather I am a very successful corporate litigator who has followed the post-feminist traditional, linear masculine career path. I have worked with some of the largest law firms in the United States and have even experienced the world behind the bench. I have practiced law long enough to say that I am far better at emulating and executing my masculine energy than most of my male counterparts. However, this has not squelched or hindered my yearning to embody my feminine essence. While I have a strongly developed masculine mind that I use in my day-to-day law practice, I have an even stronger, more emotive feminine heart that is the compass of my life. It is my hope that all women can follow the compass of their hearts.