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! 💖🎶😉🎶💖
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! 💜🌸🙏🌸💜
I have been dreaming of herbs lately. Angelica, fennel, and mullein have appeared in name and shape. It seems that they want to be seen and heard by me, to guide me, to help me toward optimal health. I would love to plant them this spring! Which herbs have been your guiding spirits?
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.