Yuli is one of those magical creatures you can only meet while traveling to exciting places in the world. From Russia to Costa Rica, to Bali, she’s always somewhere spreading her gifts and sharing her amazing vibe. We first met in Ibiza and hopefully will again soon. Here she shares about her journey to self discovery during her travels, and her love superpowers.
Name: Yulianna Savelyeva
Your sign: aries / cancer
Where are you from?
I was born in the gorgeous city St Petersburg in Russia, and raised in a magical forest on a border with Finland, but I’m not exactly sure where I came from before that 😉 I feel that the whole planet is my home and playground but my heart never felt so at peace as the first time I arrived in Ibiza about 7 years ago. Ibiza is soo special and I feel a very strong connection to this island; I can never stop being amazed by all the nature and energy there. It’s a blessing.
Where are you going?
I feel like I’m always exactly where I have to be in every moment. I go with a flow and listen to my heart as it has always guided me towards magical experiences and beautiful lessons. The most incredible journey that never stops to surprise me is the journey inside myself.
You are always traveling all over the world. What are your favorite places?
I adore this planet and the more I travel, the more I fall in love with it and my favorite spots are those that combine the four elements in perfect balance. From the smallest village to the big city, there’s always something special to see, you just have to feel it. There’s nothing like raw nature bringing me into to the present and taking my senses to the next level! Wild beaches, beautiful mountains, lakes, volcanoes, deserts… here I come! I’m so deeply touched by all cultures and people all around the world.
What are your main passions? Is there one that stands out the most?
Oh, that’s a tricky question as I love to do so many things, but what first came up is to help people who are in need of support. I never feel more alive than to know that I’ve been there for someone through a difficult situation. So my passion is to spread the love all over the globe, space and time. As well I like photography, making art, writing, dancing, drawing, dreaming, dreaming and DREAMING… Creating my own world full of all things that are bringing joy in my life <3 And the other day I woke up and had this feeling that I need to get and study tarot cards, the next day my Grandmother is giving me the present – guess what – of course The Tarot and a book, it was so magical and I felt so much connection throughout, and as I made my first reading it blew my mind away. Since then I made a couple of readings that were so powerful and the universe was talking to me directly through the cards.
How did you discover your passions?
Since I was young it all was calling me, as I was feeling the need to create something, or my heart were leading me and taking me to the place where my help was needed. But one of the most interesting things happen as now I’m working on a book of which the story came to me in my dream. So as I woke up I believed that I have to bring it to life and tell this beautiful story. Since then a lot of magical things started to happen to me, people started to come to me on the street and tell me things that were answering and supporting my beliefs; sharing their stories and making it all grow together. There is nothing more magical than to be directly connected and follow the corridors of Universe; wandering around and recreating all of your feelings and letting this love out.
Is there any new hobbies you would like to start?
I would first of all like to finish my book as I feel it could help many people to find strength and believe in love, see no limits and be inspired to open their hearts, living the life they always dreamed of. I want be able to guide people through a beautiful journey that they can relate to and find encouragement to take this leap of faith. But personally for me I would love to try it all and there are so many interesting things that you can learn and support yourself to grow that will bring joy to your life!
What makes you feel the happiest?
LOVE in any shape or form. My heart always smiles when I feel or see any act of love coming from someone. It’s the most incredible feeling, isn’t it? As we say the word love everyone right away gets an image in their mind of what is the most scared and closest to them. Even if we aren’t experiencing the most happiest moment, when we think about something we love – pure happiness come as a blast to the heart.
What do you do to stay feeling grounded and connected?
I just close my eyes and I’m in this perfect place that took me some years to create and understand with support of meditation and medicine ceremonies. You can create your own personal channel with the main source (of which we all can have different interpretations and beliefs). And by closing your eyes you can connect and basically recharge yourself and clean your aura and heal. Anything that makes you lose the connection is simply challenging us to practice and learn about ourselves, teaching us how to overcome and rise above things. Maybe some don’t even need to close the eyes; but me yes – I still have to close them to be able to fully open and feel with my third eye. Possibly not one day, but who knows.
What are your superpowers?
Well, I would name just one that fulfills the use of it the most. The ability to see beauty and love anywhere I go, in any creature I meet, from a small bug running to his little home in the forest to the infinities of universe. I open my heart and feel all the energy and letting it all in and out, become one with it, vibrate on the same frequency, learn from it.
What makes you feel the healthiest in your body?
A healthy dose of beautiful emotions, sand between my toes, salty water on my skin, golden sunshine from above and starting the day with a fresh coconut and a Kundalini yoga session. But the healthiest thing that makes my body glow? Of course only one answer and it is LOVE!
What do you do to treat yourself?
I try to treat myself as much as I can! How could you not, who else would love you as much as your own self. Self love and being able to be in peace with your mind, body and soul is so important. I love treating myself to a beautiful day in some magical spa where I can just get disconnect from all things and connect to my inner self while feeling all the love that your body receives. There is no better treat for me!
What is your best advice for loving yourself?
Treat yourself as much as you can, look at yourself in the mirror and look deeply into your eyes to see a universe of magic in there. Fall in love with yourself everyday, your unique spark. You are the only one who holds the key to this door. Shine bright and strong firstly not for others but FOR YOUR OWN SELF! Love is the best medicine and if doesn’t work, then you have to use LOVE more!
Has learning to accept yourself been a journey for you or has it come naturally?
For quite some time I couldn’t figure out things about myself like most of us probably experience. I tried many things and the process of truly accepting myself I think it has only started recently. At this time I’m still working on it, learning about myself everyday, making an effort to love and adore all of me. I can be hard on myself and sometimes can lose track by questioning myself. But as I’m having this human experience I guess it is a part of it all. I think it is the ultimate state to achieve full acceptance of self, experiencing unconditional love for yourself. A love so pure that it changes everything around you and erases all your old non-serving beliefs. I take off my hat for people who have achieved that state and I hope I’m on a right way to it with this journey that of course has up and downs, but is a beautiful process of growth, that can’t be compared to anything else.
What are you most grateful for learning?
Everywhere I go I see magic and it’s so beautiful that we have the opportunity to learn something new every day, every second. All we have to do is be open and let the knowledge come to us. For me, everyone that crosses my path is a teacher and I get to choose which lesson I learn from them. I’m very grateful for everything.
What would you tell your younger self?
Hey there beautiful creature 🙂 just keep on living, keep on smiling and never ever stop dreaming… no matter what! And I definitely would give myself a long lasting hug.