Zahrina Robertson had never picked up a paintbrush. Before the pandemic hit, Zahrina lost her mojo, when she was discovered by a New York art gallery on Instagram. Since then, she has also created art for Tony Robbins.

Zahrina says: “I remember waking up feeling drained, unmotivated, and uninspired.” She is also a multi-award-winning photographer, videographer, and author, and has photographed Arnold Schwarzenegger, Richard Branson, Simon Sinek, Tony Shieh, Aviva Drescher and Carla Zampatti. But her soul was crying out for much more.

“I was so embarrassed that I didn’t turn to anyone for help, and instead, I went inward, which only made matters worse. I was in a deep state of loss and didn’t know how to climb out of it. One day, when I was accidentally scrolling on YouTube, I stumbled upon a video of a painter talking about colors. I had never painted in my life, but something about the colours drew me in – instantly, like a magnet force!” she said.

Zahrina picked up a brush, some paint, and started painting. She felt alive and free and started to share her paintings on social media. A New York art gallery discovered her work and offered her the opportunity to exhibit. Her art collection, Meditative Lightscapes, is a place where light and nature melt into each other and colourful meditative oil paintings emerge from deep within her soul to tell a story.

She concludes: “Losing my mojo was one of the toughest times of my life, but it led me to discover a part of myself that I never knew existed – courage to believe in myself. I now understand that sometimes, when we feel lost, it’s just the universe literally nudging us in a different direction, guiding us to where we are meant to be.”

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