Sarajevo Fairy Tale

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Last fall, I made this short film in my birth city of Sarajevo in Bosnia. I named it “Sarajevo Fairy Tale” because the city inspired me to trust myself, practice self-love, commit to my bliss, and express my creativity freely.

Here is the link to view it:

I used to have mixed feelings and confusion about my identity since I moved around and lived in different places all over the world. It used to drive me crazy when people asked me about my accent because it was so hard to get into all the details about my life story with a stranger. Sometimes I felt people tried to exoticize me or put me in a box based on my looks, my accent, and their idea of Bosnia without getting to know who I really am.

With life experience and a lot of heartbreak, I realized that I and all of us are very much unique individuals on our own journeys and that to know ourselves and others has nothing to do with where we were born or have lived (although exploring and enjoying these places is a part of our journey).

We are eternal cosmic spirits that got the opportunity to experience a 3D world so that we can explore all the universal possibilities. How amazing is that! Enjoy this incredible opportunity – live and love to the fullest! πŸ’–πŸŽΆπŸ˜‰πŸŽΆπŸ’–

In the Flow of Joy

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Whenever we put ourselves out there, be it by opening a new business, performing our music, posting a selfie, showing our artwork, telling our life story to others, or being vulnerable in a romantic relationship, we take big risks because we open ourselves up to the unknown, to something that may not always feel good or safe.

But, these risks are necessary in our expansion as human beings and co-creators with the universe. Not only do we open ourselves up to bliss but also to precious learning experiences that only make that bliss even more possible and more intense.

The trick is not to get consumed by the darker aspects of the contrast we can experience when we are open. Why give away our power to someone (most likely a small minority anyway) that judges and doesn’t appreciate what we have to offer? Compassion towards those who judge is crucial because, as we do sometimes, they are acting from their past wounds and this has nothing to do with the person that is their target.

By doing what we love and expressing fully who we are (this may change over time as we get to know ourselves better), we are living in our highest potential. That is all that matters! The more we hold this positive feeling and we focus on how good we feel, we will not be distracted from our path. No one has power over us, we are our own masters. Even if we were imprisoned or hurt, no one has power over our thoughts and happiness. We can chose to be happy in the harshest circumstances.

There is no need to “work hard” to please others or to be dependent on how they feel about us. If we go with the flow of our authenticity and joy, we will attract others who resonate with us and find value in what we have to offer. The love energy will flow freely, unconditionally, and without demands. Decide to create a beautiful life for yourself today! Nothing can stop you! πŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ™πŸŒΈπŸ’œ

Express Your Heart To Heal!

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What can we do with grief?
Break our hearts over it every day?
No, my heart belongs to me only
Love made me realize this

Our hearts have to be whole
To resonate with another

 

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Let Love In

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Every day, there is an opportunity to see things in a new light – to experience life from a place of gratitude and hope, where a roadblock feels like an opportunity to learn how to feel even better, no matter what the circumstances are.

Healing is a growing process whose depths are endless. Just as we think we have transformed and completely healed, there is more we can learn, more capacity for love, more room for creativity and innovation – more ways to co-create and for the universe to expand. So enjoy every step of the way, even the heartbreaks because those will lead you to more love that you will finally be ready to let in. πŸ’œπŸŒ»πŸŽΆπŸ˜ŠπŸŒΉπŸŒŸπŸ’œ

Life Through the Lens of Love

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Most people find romantic love to be the best channel for the feeling of universal oneness and for accessing the source of all creation. It is our glimpse into how it would feel to merge with the universe, or God. We first must experience life through duality, through the female and male perspective (yin and yang), know darkness and light, in order to merge with another. In romantic relationships, we are forced by the universe to deal with our unresolved issues, to explore our shadow, to get to know ourselves better – they are our best teachers and motivators for change.

There are many possible ideal romantic matches at any point in time depending on our state of self-knowledge and consciousness (our energetic vibration and awakedness). The universe is good at giving us signs and synchronistic moments to help us recognize these potential matches but we have to be aware of them. We might meet people that are potentially a good match but they might not be ready to deal with issues that come along and could be resistant to change. They might choose to go for what is safe, away from their expansion because expansion is scary and requires one to be willing to make a change.

Changing oneself is terrifying and can be very physically and emotionally painful. It is like shedding old skin…it is an abrasive process. It can involve grief from loss of the old self-image. Sometimes it feels like death and most of us are resistant to this feeling. We must be willing to go through the death of the ego, of a false and conditioned idea of who we are, to be reborn as new people, willing to be vulnerable to love and be loved. πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’œ

Get To Know Your Power

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Happy birthday season to all the Tauruses out there! If you are intrigued with astrology and would like to know how you can get to know yourself and feel more empowered through astrology, I’m your person!

Contact me at geraniumsmiles@gmail.com if you are interested in a personal birth chart reading with me. For a limited time, I am offering a free gift, a personalized black ink drawing based on your birth chart. For my rates, how to contact me, and where to pay, check out my Services section. You can find my astrology service under the Astrology/Birth Chart Reading heading. Thank you so much my dear friends – we all are meant to live to our highest potential!

Sweet Poetry Shop

sweet poetry logoDear friends! Happy Friday! Today is the Grand Opening of my Etsy shop, Sweet Poetry!Β You can choose from paintings, drawings, earrings, and necklaces – everything is hand-made, original, and one-of-a-kind. Enjoy! There is more to come!

Here is a quick preview of what you can find in the shop:

Thank you for stopping by!Β πŸŒΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

Goddess Rising

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It is of no surprise that the energy of Kundalini, a cosmic life force energy, often laying dormant in the form of a coiled serpent at the base of our spine, is thought of as a feminine energy, Sakti. This energy is revitalizing and forces us to see ourselves as we really are, to be able to truly love. When we are living in the mind, interwebbed in the drama of daily life, repressing feelings, unconscious of how our actions affect others, oblivious to nature – focused on competition, winning, and consuming instead of loving, nurturing, solving, creating – our energyΒ vortexesΒ (called chakras) become blocked. These blockages disturb the natural energetic balance in our body and make us look outwardly for stability through substance abuse, food, parasitic relationships, the need for praise and validation and other disempowering and numbing behaviors.

What does it mean to awaken the Kundalini, the feminine energy within us? Our body has an energetic grid system that is made when the life-force energy is flowing in and out of (at least) seven chakras, energy hubsΒ concentrated around specific organs (except the seventh chakra which lies on top of our head). Each chakra corresponds to certain human characteristics and it is associated with different colors, sounds, senses, animals, planets, astrological signs, elements, and organs. For example, the heart chakra is associated with the color green, serenity, creativity, the planet Venus, being unstuck, air, the signs of Taurus and Libra, touch, the sound Yam, and the black antelope (if you would like to learn more about chakras and the Kundalini, the book Kundalini: The Arousal of the Inner Energy by Ajit Mookerjee is a great resource).Β Once these chakras are unblocked, the Kundalini energy can now pass through them, activating and integrating them into our body’s energetic grid. The Kundalini energy also synchronizes the chakras so that each can communicate with the other freely and efficiently.

The Kundalini energy balances the twoΒ polarities by waking up and merging with the male energy so that the female and the male are expressed within us in their most divine balance.Β When the integration and synchronization processes are completed, we will intuitively know how to use each chakra as needed.Β Living from the heart will then become a new default way of living, love energy will flow freely.Β The heart chakra energyΒ is the energy of balance in which earthly existence is possible but only because we start treating the earth with respect that it deserves.Β Not only us but the whole world could shift into this new higher vibration through the Kundalini awakening.Β We would finally become whole and feel empowered, and we would gravitate toward joy rather than destruction. We would start doing what we love, have positive relationships, follow our bliss. We would be more intuitive and emotionally intelligent, clear-thinking and creative, and we would be able to manifest our desires very quickly. We would stop pursuing the things that don’t feel good to us.Β We would be able to accomplish anything we feel called to do and we would have healthy discernment about our outward actions – how we treat each other and the world.

A Pinch From the Universe

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We are constantly co-creating with the universe. Before we are born, we agree with the universe on what our purpose in life will be but we forget it when we are born so that our life has that crucial component of free will. The universe helps us remember our purpose by guiding us using signs and synchronicity. The trick is to listen to the universe by living consciously.

Interestingly, we are often resistant to our purpose and we don’t live consciously enough to notice the guidance. The universe reminds us in the form of unsettling events such as an illness or a heartbreak. Yes, we can be so oblivious to how we are treating ourselves that life itself has to reflect back to us the damage we are putting ourselves through. In these situations, it feels like there are higher forces looking out for our well-being – we are gently guided along until a time comes for the universe to give us a harder push.

It is not that the universe judges our actions as negative and does things to punish us, it is loving and compassionate in its essence. It merely pinches us so that we can wake up and realize what we are doing. This pinch is perhaps the best thing that can happen to us because we are often too slow in learning our lessons. The aversion to pain we associate with these experiences aids us in our expansion so we can remember our life’s purpose.