Serena Devi is a heaven's nightingale, a poem of the Beloved, unfolding in the sacredness of the present. Wild, magical and spontaneous, she weaves beauty and mystery through words and movement. Her presence is a joy of silent worship, of totality in full transparency and naked voice, inclusively emerging into moments of bliss. The most intimate desire of humanity is to return to the river of love and the ultimate devotion to the source is allowing this transformation to fluently and lightly take place.
Silence is a flower of Love.
Serena was born in 1965 in Manchester/England and raised in conventional Persian family in Tehran, until 1994 when she returned to west.
Her first encounter with Divine took place in early childhood and the experience was intense and with no one to share with or ask for support. At age of 7, she spent most of her time alone and in isolation, writing and communicating with God. Gradually art and poetry became her sanctuary, and dance was a foreplay to give wings to her unspoken blocked emotions. She always felt unfit to Iran society and her family.
The aloneness continued along with Iran revolution at her teen’s time while both of her parents also were suffered from depression. Her search into invisible world became the focal point and she realized unless she fully trust and commit to this imagery God and find a source of inner power (at the time, anger) to break free from suffocating Iranian tradition and religion she has no chance to find some sort of happiness and peace. The temptation of death and unworthiness was strong and her entire life was over shadow by loneliness and anger. Writing dark poetry and giving voice to agony of her daily life through prayers became the sole refuge of her hungry soul for truth.
Later on she was drawn to art and studied textile design. She took many jobs to survive and most of them were against her self values and nature. In mid- twenties she moved to USA and later back to England, still leading a double life, one feet in the world of matter, make a living and the other feet, hidden behind closed doors, in deep pain and yet so deeply intimate with God and mystical world. Along the way she tapped into self-development courses, life coaching, art therapy, attended retreats of masters and spiritual teachers. The heart was burning and no water could calm the soul's inferno. Following Masters was another layer of avoidance and not meeting herself fully, in 2008, she finally surrendered to her Divine destiny.
The inner changes came and surfaced as a tornado, broke up and destroyed whatever at the time were meant her security and safety. In a period of 6 months, she got bankrupt, redundant and homeless. Loss of her earthy possessions, human relations were beyond her mind and logical understanding. She left the normal/mental world and completely entered into mystical world of heart and divine calling.
The coming 5 -6 years, her endlessly expanding and ascending consciousness kept her in daily flow of trance, bodily burning and physical pain, rewiring and re-structuring her blue print and Soul DNA. There were periods bodily movement was impossible. She spent months/years in solitude of her heart, in prayers, meditation and silence. As she was passing these inner landscapes, through deadly forests and impossible trails, gate after gate, something new began merging and offering clarity of seeing life as it is. The sharp experiential reality as Universal Consciousness, and knowing Self as Love, as Breath of Divine. A new space, receptive, vast and mysterious,non judgmental, inviting her soul more and more into light and transparency of present.
She gradually returned to the physical world as an artist and Poet. Published her first poetry book, Eternal Love in Feb 2013. A new vibration and theme began in her paintings as well. During this time, her path introduced her to key people who collaborated as an active catalyze in her mystical experiences and spiritual transformation and education. New dimensions appeared and she began to tune into new frequency, felt fully awake, connected and an ease with life happening. Over the following years her soul dance continued between solitude, creativity and fast track movement into world of matter. Her voice and offering comes from deep silence, where alchemy is a daily meeting with Divine and surrendering to Truth.
A place of nakedness and detachment, that only burnt seekers and mystics could enter and become a witness in disappearance of mind and ego, meeting death eye to eye and make a friendship with void and darkness. The path of Truth has no map and nothing is promised, along the way, fragrance of love leads the blinded lovers, into beauty of the unseen and from there all questions are answered, all desires are fulfilled.
Serena is passionate about living creative and transparent and offer the vastness of her heart through embodiment of silence, spontaneous flow of consciousness and channel divine creation force into poetry, movement, art and raw beauty of moments. She recently opened up to a new way of divine’s love flowing through her, the work is presently unfolding in her intimate dance and words in form of dialogue, performance and silence.
Her heart is committed to Divine beauty and wisdom, in mirroring and offering safe space for Truth seekers and people whom wish to rediscover their sense of play, adventure and purpose in life.