Through my whole life, since I was a little girl I have witnessed this enormous emptiness or silence as a part of me. It has felt like an open black hole that is dark, invisible and limitless. I have tried to avoid and escape this experience in all ways possible. I’ve kept busy, retreated into […]

Meditation has been in my life around five years on and off. I’ve tried many different techniques, had several teachers and I’ve done group meditations as well as my own daily practice. For the past year and a half I’ve meditated daily. Many people say that meditation helps them, that they feel different after sitting […]

  About nine years ago, I made an interesting experiment. For a long time I had been thinking about our society’s enormous need for consumption and the amount of clothes and stuff I had at home.. More than enough of everything. My closet was full of nice clothes and I didn’t even use them all. […]

The year 2018 was a hard one, forcing me back to my center on every turn and twist. Feels like the phenomenon still continues. Life is not allowing me to leave myself, even for a moment. This of course is a wonderful thing and is gradually rooting me more deeply into my true self as […]

Year ago in December a lovely astrologist Kirsi Halla-Seppälä told me that the year 2018 will be a year of receiving and surrendering for me. Great! Finally an easy year, I thought. Life will give me abundantly and all I will do is receive the goods. Well it hasn’t been quite like that. By September […]

This summer right after my partner and I had split up, my friend Stephen asked me: “So what went wrong Amira?”. I replied “nothing went wrong”, even though at that moment the deeper meaning of our break up had not yet revealed itself to me. I replied “nothing went wrong”, because I have realised that […]

This spring has been quite a ride emotionally, not to say that my life isn’t like that pretty much always. I have always felt everything strongly. There have been a lot of joyous occasions, especially my wonderful new acting job – a stage production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in the Suomenlinna summer […]

Few months ago life started to bombard me with the sentence “The Universe has your back”. It came from everywhere. This sentence popped up in conversations, in social media, as a flower decoration on the stairs in a restaurant, and then I bumped into Gabriella Bernstein’s book The Universe Has Your Back. The icing on […]

I spent the month of April 2016 in Bali. Many of my friends had travelled there and they all had experienced massive internal changes. They told me how the energies in Bali had put them in deep empowering, cleansing and transformative processes. It apparently has its own saying, called the Bali Magic. One friend of […]

Wow, what a year 2017 was, probably the most unexpected so far. The year started with a break up from a relationship that didn’t feel good. The whole thing was really challenging because it had very similar elements to my relationship with my mother. It also had a lot of the same problems that I […]