My book Never Without Love will be published by Innana Publications in 2019.
My original story recounts how I learned to overcome a lifetime of self-imposed repression. It is about the nature of beauty and the determination of our humanness, to find our essence and learn to live happily regardless of where we live or what obstacles we face. To ultimately find our personal mantra to live happily while despair lurks nearby.
The tale is about an Iranian born woman – formed by flame, tradition, war, and revolution-whose beauty and romantic spirit could not be suppressed.
Each chapter of the book is a memory and an experience.
It has aspects of fun; growing up with Baba; my sensitive, and artistic father and a large family of characters that span a century. There is Persian passion, food, Sufi poetry and my love of dance. There is drama around my fearless mother who fought for women and social change in the face of two very different but equally repressive political regimes.
And it has elements of sorrow; my struggle with being burned as a child, being effectively forced from Iran when I married and dealing with a sexual assault that my family wanted to hide, but I did not.
It is not a horrifying story, but one that contains both vivid life and profound anguish. It is about hiding our imperfections. And about lifting the veil; delving into taboo topics of sexual, religious and cultural conflicts that colored Iran dark in the seventies and eighties.
I take my readers through a labyrinth of being guided by many spiritual teachers including my Sufi great aunt and the Sufi love poets, Hafiz and Rumi. At the centre of the labyrinth, I find the peace I have sought. As I make my way back to the beginning, I hope my story inspires readers to rise again and again. I know that it is only in the darkness that we can see bright stars!
Join me on this journey to manifest Love, & Compassion…
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- Learn techniques to relief chronic pain so you can put your energy towards the things you want to do in life.
- Create space for letting the light in by removing energetic obstacles from within your body and your energetic field.
- Manifest your Dreams.
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“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”