630. Gleaning Wisdom from Many Worlds
When Milana arrived in the U.S. to go to grad school, she was instantly delighted with her new life. She decided to become 100 percent Western, leaving behind her Romani culture and spirituality. For years, it worked very well–until an accident thrust her onto a different path.
Four-time international bestselling author, healer, psychic, and spiritual guide, Milana Perepyolkina became a writer in order to share the ancient wisdom and magic of her Romani ancestry that she uses every day to make a difference in the lives of others. Having suffered through her life from countless physical and emotional ailments, Milana found that reconnecting with the energetic world allowed her to completely heal, transcend her troubles, and live a happy and more fulfilled life. In sharing that wisdom, she saw the powerful impact that the simplest techniques could make in transforming the lives of others. She wrote Gypsy Energy Secrets with the hope that her valuable knowledge could be spread to all those she could not personally reach.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“From the time I learned how to write, I was writing fairy tales. Even in first grade, I would write fairy tale after fairy tale, and I would read them during the class hour. Everyone loved them and would catch me before school and say, ‘Hey! Did you write another one? Can you read it to us before class?’ I absolutely enjoy writing. It gives me so much joy and satisfaction. It allows me to feel that glow state, of being in the zone.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Winning a writing contest after earning a journalism degree from St. Petersburg University in Russia, Milana won a trip to the United States and scholarship to the acclaimed University of Missouri School of Journalism. At first, she was absolutely amazed and delighted by life in the U.S. She decided to become “100 percent Western,” abandoning her Romani culture and spirituality. She racked up many accomplishments in journalism, and even excelled in a new pursuit as an Olympic-level ice-skating coach. But one day the blade of her skate slashed her other foot, and for months she could not walk. Her life began to change forever.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“I started writing my book about 10 years ago. I wrote it very slowly because I didn’t want it to be a dry manual of here’s what you do, do this and that. Instead, I wanted it to be filled with what I love most: fairy tales. So, my book tells about easy tools to use to heal physically, emotionally, spiritually. But, every chapter has a folk story or a fairytale, a legend or a myth, so, the reading is light and exciting. Some people told me that they didn’t even use the tools or do the exercises, but somehow got better just from reading the book!”
Steps to Success from Milana Perepyolkina
1. Stop expecting your job or your relationships to make you happy. Learn to bring joy and happiness to your job, your relationships and all of life.
2. Live more from your heart and less from your head. Open yourself up to the beauty and joy all around you, at every moment.
3. Practice living in the present to increase your capacity for joy. But understand that this practice is like the steady, incremental training of an athlete.
On Her Bookshelf
Gypsy Energy Secrets: Turning a Bad Day into a Good Day No Matter What Life Throws at You, by Milana Perepyolkina
Connecting With Milana Perepyolkina
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