As She Is: Film About A Personal And Collective Journey by Megan Mc Feely

“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious.
If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door.
If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door.
If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.” 
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Speaking about the impetus that lead her to make this film Megan writes on her website:

For years there was this deep sense of insecurity inside…or rather a wrongness
about my existence that I did not know how to describe.
I tried to live the values of the culture, follow the roadmap to success
imparted to me through community, family and school.
I was determined to be an “acceptable” kind of woman, even though I was obviously not.
So I got educated, went into business, wore suits, thought rationally,
competed against others and was successful for a time, but then my life fell apart.

I had been looking outside— in what I did, what I had, who I knew—for who I was,
but it didn’t work. The best way to say it was the outside was not connected to the inside
so I was living someone else’s idea of me (who I wonder?)
I was not free and did not know how to live what I valued.
I had no idea if there was a more natural way for me to be.

It became clear that the only way I could understand was to explore
from the inside…to renounce what the culture valued and reconnect to my inner knowing.
I now know this unknown inner dimension of myself as the feminine….
so I started with a simple question that guided my journey. What is the feminine?

I asked some remarkable people who embody these traits to find out how they would describe the feminine,
to get a sense of how being connected to this part of themselves informs their lives and
how it is lived in balance with their masculine aspect.

This is my personal inquiry, but I have a sense that this film is also
about our collective journey towards wholeness because I am simply a microcosm
of the macrocosm…and so are you’.

This film Includes conversations  with Anat and Llewellyn Vaughan- Lee, Hilary Hart, Larry Merculieff,
Maata Lynne Baron, Orland Bishop and Vandana Shiva amongst others.

Website and  Trailor Here:  As She Is 

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