Ymani_01Ymani Simmons is a peacemaker, spiritual mentor and  teacher, writer, ceremonialist, and conservationist.

She assists women globally in healing their hearts,  embracing loving empowerment, and remembering who they are.  Through her voice of experience and wisdom, conscious awareness, and positive spirit, she provides a safe and sacred  container for individuals to experience inner growth. Women’s Circles, Ceremony and Ritual, Rites of Passage, and Mentoring are some of the tools available.

She traveled  to the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2007 as a civilian diplomat with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the oldest multi-faith peace organization in the United States.

In 2011 she went to Srinagar, Kashmir to co-facilitate non-violence training workshops for youth and continues to be involved as an International Consultant for the Kashmir Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, KCPR, a non-political organization focused on building the skills of leadership through nonviolence.

Ymani is a volunteer with A Safe World for Women, an award-winning advocacy organization and multicultural movement for social justice and equality. They highlight abuse and oppression, and promote grassroots initiatives for women’s empowerment.

“Because we are members of the same human family, we are connected, and I feel we have responsibility and accountability to and for one another. We have been indoctrinated with fear-based belief systems through the ages and taught separation and division, judgment and hatred. My journey has taught another way of viewing life…another way of thinking…another way of ‘being’ on this earth. It is a way of living together, in harmony, and with respect for all life. It is the indigenous way of living with Mother Earth.

Humanity stands at a critical crossroads and the outcome will be determined by the choices we make as individuals and as a human collective.  We each hold an important piece of this grand puzzle of life. In order to evolve into a higher state of consciousness and claim our seat in the sacred circle, we must face the emotional wounds we carry and heal them.”

The pain of one is the pain of all and the honor of one is the honor of all,

because We Are All Related.

Mitakuye Oyasin.



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