Watching this video posted below from the One World Summit evoked a fire in my Madwoman to write.
I once wrote humankind is Neanderthals dressed up in tuxedos. The movie, Planet of the Apes, proves my point. I am not being an “apeist,” prejudiced towards an ape’s intelligence. I only want to point out what is rated a four star movie. In fact, apes are a more peaceful species than humans. Maybe they should rule the world
Global violence is a fact. Violence against women is a fact. Sexism and racism are facts. Yet, it goes on and on and on and on from the beginning of time. Dictators, who dominate at least half of the world’s population, are murderers, psychotics and sociopaths. Anyone can run for President, including a narcissistic, histrionic, vengeful, Oedipal father, emotionally incestuous with his daughter, borderline, paranoid, sexist and racist white male. Psychiatric evaluations aren’t mandatory to run for political office. Lying, criminal behavior, and psychological, sexual and spiritual depravity exists throughout our political representation and exists in mostly every political arena. Heads of state can lie, murder, rape and commit financial extortion. News people, journalists, and political commentators report, narrate, investigate, reveal and highlight these historic and current events. Yet, most of the world is powered by psychological unbalance, masochistic, sadistic greed and punitive revenge.
What is even more disgusting and fucked up is how “insanity” is being normalized in the news, in the White House and in everyday conversations.
When I was a child I didn’t understand that airspace and land were owned by certain power individuals who believed they ruled over others. (Like Egyptian Kings who thought they were Gods) To me. the air, land, sea and earth were given to us to share and be the caretakers of. I didn’t understand prejudice against homosexuality, women or religious beliefs. I didn’t understand that the Bible preached sin. I didn’t understand that women didn’t have a voice in the writing of the Bible, that Abraham, Moses and Jacob were the prophets and leaders and not Sarah, Rebecca or Leah. That Lilith was labeled a kidnapper of children, seducer and vicious siren because she refused to lie beneath Adam. I didn’t understand that when I went to synagogue with my father that women were not allowed to stand on the pulpit. As much as we think times have changed, they remain painfully the same. Urban violence, illiteracy, and drug addiction are on the rise.
When I was nine or ten, attending Hebrew school, I questioned the teacher, “How did Adam pull Eve out from his rib? Why is being naked a sin? I didn’t understand that when Eve crunched down on the apple she became ashamed of her body. Why did Adam and Eve get kicked out of the Garden? Why would G-d do that? It didn’t make sense to me. I was asked to leave the class for asking so many questions. The teacher reported to my parents that I was disruptive and unruly. My parents didn’t think it was important to support me. After all, girls didn’t really have to go to Hebrew school.
I watch the news and I am horrified. The sixties, love and peace, are a distant fantasy. What happened? Money, greed and political conspiracies murdered our souls. We are living in the most dangerous time since the Holocaust, slavery, McCarthyism, and the discovery of the hydrogen bomb.
Genocide, annihilation and murder are acceptable aggression’s of war, ie. Syria, Aleppo, Africa, N. Korea, Russia etc. The patriarchal warriors are the eyes, ears and minds of the men and women who lead the world. Visionaries, peacemakers, prophetic artists and wise women and men are assassinated. The modern world has not learned from history. 911, Russia’s power hungry aggression, North Korea’s fatalistic need to drop a nuclear bomb, and the continued abuse, rape and victimization of women around the world are more horrifying then ever.
I am not a politician nor do I want to be. The facts are there, the story is there and the history is there. Anyone, if they are awake and alive, knows we were headed for disaster. Most political agendas only serve the ego, which is always inspired by fear.
Some might accuse me of being naive, a liberal, ignorant, not knowing the facts or alternative facts. Who cares!! There are those who have died and been imprisoned for peace, love and justice. They are heroes and heroines who are wanting to change this god-forsaken hell. I am not that courageous. But today, I am courageous enough to speak the truth of what I see through my writing.
Mother Earth is hungry, thirsty, polluted and cracking at the ends of its icebergs. The angels are heartbroken and their grief is endless.
My grief is endless. My fear is endless. I am sad and aching for healing and unity, personally and universally.
My granddaughter Bella is the ray of life, love and hope for the future. I believe all the children and grandchildren are. What are they inheriting? How do we heal the trauma that seems to repeat itself over and over? How do we save the planet, when money and power are more important to corporations, pharmaceuticals and other patriarchal institutions? When human life, a medical system that cares for everyone, clean air and oceans, and freedom are in competition with elitism, nepotism, and power mongers? How do we face the darkness when we are still getting high, are obese, misogynistic, and in denial and delusion?
Wake up, America! We were given the choice of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. How have our ancestors who came to America to escape intolerance, been robbed of the dream of equality for all hearts and souls? How have we become so blind? How have we become soulless, misusing God’s will as an excuse for abuse and destruction? I know there are those fighting and the good fight to hold to our integrity and pureness of intention. But, we need to question what have we overlooked and forgotten that we are where we are at this time in history?
I am bursting with madness and anger. Searching for my innocence, wonder and awe. But,this is what I can do today. My words come from my fierce love and desire to see this planet live for millions, billions and trillions of years. For humankind to heal its aching woundedness, spilled blood and generations of tears. I know it is not in my power to save the world. Today, I have the power to share this video and plea and pray for all of us, one by one, to transform our minds and hearts. To somehow, find a way to change the tide and replenish life with wisdom and tolerance.
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Posted by The people on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
I have studied with master teachers of depth and Jungian psychology, Kabbalah, mythology, and mysticism. I am a Next Level Practitioner as a member of NICABM, studying with experts in the field of trauma. I am certified as a Kaizen creative coach, Metaphysician through Lao Russell's Science of the Cosmos training, somatic body worker, emotional intuitive, breath worker, and intimacy trainer under the guidance of Doug and Naomi Moseley.
Maureen Murdock’s Heroine’s Journey, Linda Leonard’s Meeting the Madwoman, Clarissa Estes’ Women Who Run with the Wolves, Savina Teubal’s Sarah the Priestess and Lost Civilizations of the Matriarchs, and Charlotte Kasl’s Women, Sex and Addiction have had major influences on my work with women.
I am an expert in women’s issues, family issues, trauma, abuse, addiction, and recovery. As an artist, writer, and healer I advocate/pioneer work with feminine spiritual and creative processes to evoke women’s voices, visions, and healing. As a teacher, I taught children right hemispheric and creative processes to bring passion, heart, and soul into the learning process.
My signature process, Writing Like A Madwoman™, is a life changing, creative, and emotionally charged healing program. I use story, memoir, and truth telling as the container to evoke your voice, explore trauma and healing through deep, dark and daring writing.
I have written five books: The Calling, Heart of a Woman, Little Book of Consciousness, Conscious Companion, and Cry Kali, Voices From My Soul. I had two staged productions, Breathing Under Water in 2000 and Vows of Love in 2004. In addition, I produced a docudrama Primal Urgency. I've published articles on woman's issues and creativity. I am President and founder of Give Her A Voice, Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit producing multi-media plays called The Telling, showcasing woman’s gutty, gritty stories of recovery from abuse. www.giveheravoice.org Visit her website at www.writinglikeamadwoman.com.
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