My name is Zorica. I am 46 and I’m a Gemini – both my sign and Ascendant are in Gemini. This goes to say I’m really outgoing, talkative and breezy, right? Well, not really. Not always. Some other aspects of my natal chart account for my highly sensitive and somewhat introverted nature. I feel things deeply and I connect to all living things. And to inanimate ones, for that matter.
For the past 20 years or so, my career path has been winding through the realms of English – I have been a teacher and a translator/editor, translating mostly from Serbian into English. My choice when it comes to this profession definitely had to do with my Geminian fascination with language and communication.
And yet, English was actually my second love. Before that, or perhaps simultaneously, there was Psychology. This is what I turn to whenever I need to understand, encourage, support or motivate. And if your job involves helping people to start speaking English, you will find that being able to offer understanding, encouragement, support and motivation can be of great help. Another role in which I often find myself is assisting people in expressing their thoughts and ideas in English – in written form. In this case, empathy is required – and once again, my flair for Psychology comes into play.
About 10 years ago a third fascination emerged and it has been a steadily rising tide in my life. This is my fascination with the body and movement, and it seems to be revealing my true calling, slowly but surely.
First, there was dance – tango, kizomba, bachata, salsa – it was through these different dances that the body’s defenses started melting. Then, at the age of 44, I became a yoga instructor and a Reiki practitioner. And most recently, I have turned to capoeira and body-oriented psychotherapy, both helping me to establish a deeper connection with the body and to understand its language. It turns out that the language of the body is another language I am supposed to learn. Perhaps learning English was an introduction – demonstrating what it takes to truly master a language: time, patience, readiness to start over after you fail, determination and persistence, and above all – an unstoppable attitude.
I would like to share with you how I feel about where I am in my life at the moment. Having been split between the mind and the body for so long, I’m now beginning to find a way to employ them to work together. Or could it be the case of what Rumi calls ‘What you seek is seeking you’ and that something is finally finding its way to me? I am now making a transition from being a holistic English teacher towards being a more whole person. And I am curious and excited to hear this more whole and more wholesome new me offer her authentic voice to the world. I am eager to hear the sound of that voice confidently join in the sea of voices and sounds that make up this world.
I have often caught myself wondering how all my different interests and things I do will come together. Teaching English, translation, writing, Points of You workshops and counselling, storytelling, giving yoga sessions, Ayurvedic massage and Reiki – how could they possibly come together to become constituent parts of my career path?
For now, I understand that they are all elements of my calling, of what I came here for. I have also noticed that there are these uniting, core beliefs behind everything I do. I often feel the wonderful, supportive energy of these as I go about my days in this material world.
Everything is interconnected. All is one. Therefore, every little thing we do echoes throughout the Universe, creating ripples and making an impact.
Everything comes to us exactly when we need it, whether we understand this or not.
Life should be about joy and playfulness, about enjoying abundance and about togetherness – and I hope to be able to live this more fully, once I truly grow up.