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! 💖🎶😉🎶💖
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. 💗💛💚💜
To love the uniqueness of oneself and to express it wholeheartedly and with joy is such a divine vision to behold. We write our own unique life stories; no one is preventing us from doing anything, it is only our desire to feel accepted and safe that makes us stop in our tracks when we just want to expand past the speed of light. We have to break our limiting beliefs in order to reveal what lies beneath the hard shell.
We don’t have to proscribe to any specific beliefs…we can be guided by our inner intuition of what is right for us, what is our truth, what makes us passionate about living. This way, we can be a unique individual contributing to the beauty of the universe in our own special way. Listening to the judgments of others or trying to fit in could be comforting in the short run but in the long run, can contribute to illness and other crises if we aren’t living in our authenticity. The world is also robbed of somebody who could change it for the better.