I met Anne Baring about a year ago when Sheila Cash and I co-hosted our Creatrix Convergence on-line summit. Anne was one of an amazing line-up of women. As we were preparing for her interview, Anne and I had a number of conversations around topics about which we both felt passionately.

This past March, I picked up Anne’s book, The Dream of the Cosmos, and began reading where I had left off – chapter 13 (note that 13 is the number of the Goddess) – titled “War as a Rape of the Soul”.

If you’ve read any of Anne’s books, you know how compelling they are – and I was drawn in by her description of the addiction to war on the planet, the military industrial complex, and the urgent need to address the insanity.

Reading these chapters reminded me of a conversation Anne and I had. She shared that it is her belief that if the mothers of the world would just say “no more” to war – we could end it once and for all. I was so moved by the thought of this actually happening that I reached out to her to inquire as to whether she was aware of any such attempts being made.

Anne responded right away. She told me she thinks about this night and day because she believes it is the only way to break the compulsion to endlessly repeat the pattern of war. But to do so women and men would have to challenge their unconscious obedience to the call of war. She also told me about her mother’s channeled messages that she was in the process of publishing which warn of the dangers of war, and she noted the synchronistic timing of my inquiry.

We agreed that it is time to embark on an initiative to try to awaken the hearts of women to put an end to this “barbarous sacrificial ritual” as she calls it. And it must be shared with as many women as possible. So together, with Dr. Scilla Elworthy, we drafted the “Urgent Call to Mothers and Grandmothers”, which I’ll share in an upcoming email.

It was only later that I realized I had reached out to Anne on March 19th – Mother’s Day in the UK – where she resides. This was the first in a series of synchronicities that have assured us we are being guided to initiate this movement at this time.

As I think about my experience of war and that of most of my peers – we know very little of the horrors. Other than what we see on our news threads – the realities seem very far away. Yet it occurs to me that in truth the war isn’t just happening in Ukraine, or Sudan, or the Middle East.

We’ve all been indoctrinated into a culture of violence that seeps in through our phones, computers, and TV’s. Our children ingest it to the point of becoming de-sensitized through endless hours spent staring at a screen or playing video games. It is in our schools, our workplaces, and our communities. And because the ramifications are so devastating – we either ignore them – or numb ourselves by overeating, drinking alcohol, shopping, or watching Netflix.

The war I’m referring to is the war for the hearts and minds of our children and grandchildren. The war for our very souls.

It’s a war that is intensifying through increased violence in our cities, censorship in media, unchecked development of technology; in the breakdown of the foundational systems that used to provide us security including education, healthcare, government, and religion; and in the degradation of the ground we walk on, the air we breathe, the food and water we consume – not to mention all non-human forms of life – and our precious Mother Gaia.

I was recently on a Zoom call with a dear Soul Sister whose son is graduating from high school. She was telling me about the montage she was creating including photos of his upbringing. She was saddened as she noticed that the joyful smiles of his youth were replaced by a more somber countenance as he moved into his teen years. She said she felt like she had given him away to the world. Can you relate to this?

I do! Having raised two boys, who are now in their twenties, I lived the challenges of attempting to raise decent human beings in a world that seems determined to ensure it doesn’t happen. And both she and I had the time and resources to dedicate to parenting. Imagine how many parents around the globe struggle just to survive, much less provide the support and guidance their children need to thrive.

As proof that we are not imagining the consequences, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, released an advisory this past week warning of the impacts of social media on young people saying…”Nearly every teenager in America uses social media, and yet, we do not have enough evidence to conclude that it is sufficiently safe for them, especially at such a vulnerable stage of brain, emotional, and social development. Much of the evidence we do have indicates that there is enough reason to be deeply concerned about the risk of harm social media poses.” Murthy added that “children have become unknowing participants in a decades-long experiment.”

Unknown participants in a decades-long experiment! Our children are guinea pigs!!


So why have we allowed this to happen? Why have we given over our parenting responsibilities to individuals who seem hell bent on doing everything they can to subvert our role and indoctrinate our children into a culture that has little to no understanding of the Sacredness of life? Why is the culture of violence and war still so prevalent?

“If there ever comes a time when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known.” – Matthew Arnold

If you’d like to learn more and be part of the conversation, join Anne and myself along with Jude Currivan, Anneloes Smitsman, and David Lorimer on Monday, May 29th, at 8:00 PDT/4:00 BST on Humanity Rising hosted by Jim Garrison. You can register here…



Women’s voices are needed now more than ever. Your voice!

Be bold. Be Daring. Be AWE-dacious!