name is Sarah and I’m writing from Vancouver, Canada.
I wanted to share a little about how I first met Her
in the 1990s, I was first introduced to Her Holiness through
an Iranian lady by the name of Parvin.
Parvin was a most lovely, warm lady who always had a
smile and kind words for everyone.
She was generous of spirit and was there for others
in need of help. Parvin explained to me that she was Zarathustrian but that
her spiritual beliefs had to be hidden in Iran for there was
persecution from the Muslims.
Even in Canada she was cautious of who she spoke with
about her true beliefs for lingering fear of reprisal from
religious zealots within the community. I had the pleasure
of meeting Parvin’s family too.
her family, and also the Persian men who had accompanied her
in visiting Her Holiness, recognized that she was a holy
woman – their long-awaited Saoshyant.
Her Holiness queried them as to why they would not
have searched for a man in this respect and they responded
that Ahura Mazda did not say that the Saoshyant was a man or
woman and that since women in Iran were having a very hard
time under Muslim rule, that Ahura Mazda had sent a woman in
order to help empower women during the difficult times that
lay ahead. They
spoke of the ancient writings that talked about the one who
would come. To them it did not matter that Her Holiness was
born in Europe and was living in Canada.
Nor did it matter that Her Holiness did not speak
their language. As
they said, the one sent to bring light would bring it not
only to the Persian people but to the world, transcending
all perceived misconceptions and giving them hope.
Parvin said that Zarathustrians knew that the Saoshyant was
upon the earth but many did not know that it was a woman.
knew of how much good Her Holiness had done for so many and
of the clarity and empowerment she brought in her spiritual
message and teachings. She also knew that having a
woman as Saoshyant would open the doors to free women out of
condemnation, servitude, suppression and oppression and from
the great lie spread by those who say women have no soul.
Interestingly, those who were there for the “birth” and
youth of Her Holiness in Holland had long proclaimed her the
holy prophet here to help mankind through times ahead.
pleaded with Her Holiness to accept the designation, to
represent those from Persia and from the ancient Valley of
the Goats and all who live in danger by practising their
Zarathustrian beliefs and peaceful way of life. Sadly,
it was not too long after that Parvin succumbed to cancer.
She had spoken of Zarathustrians in Iran who lived in the
area where the Shah had resided and who had mysteriously
died prematurely. She herself was from that area as
were her family. Her son and family members left Canada soon
after her passing and returned to Iran. Unfortunately
I heard that they too have passed away. Perhaps they
knew their destiny and wanted to return to their homeland
would take Her Holiness until 2004 to decide to accept the
designation and the responsibility it brought with it.
She wanted to ensure that the Persian people and others from
around the world of Zarathustrian heritage would know that
it was with great honour for all that she would bring the
message of peaceful intent, and good thoughts, good words
and good deeds to the world and that she would do her best
to ensure respect be held for all those of Zarathustrian
who have known Her Holiness understand why Parvin and those
with her would consider her the Saoshyant. We have
witnessed the miracles, the profound information she has
given and the tremendous love and compassion she has for
all. We have also witnessed the hatred from those who
have much to hide for her light is one that attracts other
light and darkness as well. The light ones rejoice,
the dark ones rebel and attack. There is yin and yang in
everything, but Her Holiness says that peace and balance
must come about.