If I ask myself when it all started, I feel that my head cannot come up with that answer because the path of the soul is completely incomprehensible to our mind. In this life, my soul chose a difficult beginning that had the function of awakening.
So my life experience, curiosity and listening to inner guidance made me share all this with others today because I fully believe that everything happens FOR us.
Childhood was seemingly gentle, but it was bathed in the consequences of war, which is enough for one small eyes and small ears to mark an emotional body. I won’t go into depth here, but I’ll go to the part when I willingly set out to discover myself. Right after high school, I left my home and looked for safety in places that seemed to give it to me. I had no idea what I wanted to do in life, because everything I had ever imagined seemed completely unattainable at that moment. And so I wandered, graduated from college that attracted me to art and teaching because I had an inner knowing that something was hidden there. I listened to the last lectures pregnant and quite scared because there was a spontaneous one before. I can say that looking back, I can see how it was the beginning of the awakening of the soul. Initiation into a new role in life, identity shaking, relationship with a long-term partner shaken, friendships gone, deep pain mixed with joy because I became a mother. I always knew I would be a mom.
What gave me security then and to this day is practicing yoga. I felt that call back in high school and would always return to that practice, and with motherhood the practice deepened because I felt that I really needed it to function. Through a yogic perspective, I took the path of depth and began to realize what the weight of the journey is for, and my faith in the process grew stronger. My second baby arrived, and my creativity was springing up more and more, in that small town, in a small room, between changing diapers and taking deep breaths, I began to open myself to the world with my self-portraits that were created in moments of pain and were created exclusively as part of self-knowledge. It was the camera that looked at my pain and gave me comfort with a look at an expressive photograph.
I believe that nothing comes by chance, so I am crying out to the universe that I want more, that I know there is something more, some greater reason why I was born, crying out that I want to connect with people, open my heart…
Well, that’s where essential oils came in, which were my refuge – that’s me. Barefoot Zorka, who grew up by the river Sava, who whispered to me as a child that nature is the peace that every being strives for. I talked to Sava when I had no one to talk to, nature hugged little Zorka and big Zorka.
I connected oils with my practice, followed the daily ritual of writing, applying oils, doing yoga, taking photos, and the children only pushed me deeper into the depths of acceptance and true trust in the universe. It is very difficult to write everything from that period, but I followed the path of the soul, I listened to everything, studied spirituality and practiced Zen through everyday situations. And I always shared the road with my online community. I had the feeling while I was writing there that I was writing to myself, I knew how connected we all are. The diploma remained in the drawer, and Zorka completely surrendered to inner guidance.
The next moment that I will single out as a turning point is the birth of the third baby, which invited me to an even greater opening, so along with the third baby, my podcast was born and the realization of how much I enjoy serving others, so it pulled me to open the work 1:1 with the name Whispers of the soul. I connected everything into one and everything makes sense to me. I believe that this is the most important thing – that it makes sense to us.
My experience was given to me so that it could serve other souls on their journey. Spiritual awakening through motherhood, through relationships, are topics I deal with, and I use essential oils as one of the tools in the process of self-discovery because they help us connect with the soul and discover our purpose in this life.
I can describe the process of spiritual awakening in the most difficult and wonderful words, the beauty of duality is that. The beauty of pain, the hopelessness of a situation that is a turning point in the life of anyone whose soul chooses that path. My call is to be with souls in that process, because as much as it is necessary for us to know our own being, I also know how priceless is the balm of a soul next to you who understands and feels the process you are going through. I didn’t have such a balm, but today I know that it is because I realized that I can be a balm for others, of course, with the gifts of nature.