Welcome to the WISE WOMEN SERIES. I created this interview and photo series to share my vision and mission through the stories of various women wearing SIRENA while giving voice to the inner-working of their soul essence.
The first installment of the WISE WOMEN SERIES is with Iris Krstanovich of New Earth in Manasquan, NJ. Iris is an intuitive, flower essence consultant, as well as Beyond Quantum Healing Practioner with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in social work. She resides on the Eastern Seaboard with her sweet feline companion, Belle.
Wow, where do I begin. Iris is so very special to me. In 2014, immediately upon my return to the East Coast from Hawaii I found myself sitting across from Iris asking quintessential questions about my ever-changing love life. I laugh now in hindsight at my naivety. Over 4 years later and countless sessions, Iris and I have far surpassed that initial meeting. We’ve time-traveled, tranced, laughed, cried, and have broken it all down to only build it up again.
In fact, I find myself becoming increasingly emotional typing each word of this. It is hard for me at this particular moment to begin to put into words what I wish to convey. In truth, there are tears pouring down my face as I write this — tears that have been unable to release themselves until this moment. A block, if you will. Oh Iris, I laugh out loud. You’ve done it again. She always helps me remember the metaphysical and the magic no matter how hard my human resists.
Iris is my sacred council. There are very very very few places where I can go seeking the reflection of my soul signature that doesn’t leave me disappointed, discouraged, and disoriented. As I continually find myself becoming rapidly removed from the 3D paradigm and Old Earth realities — it is a gift to turn to her to mirror my lens. I know I will be safely guided as I steadily transition out of the old and into the new, as I begin to recover and uncover the answers from within.
Although, my relationship with Iris was formed upon her providing a service — I am blessed to call her my friend. She asked me yesterday what it is that she and this interview symbolized for me. I responded with EVERYTHING WONDERFUL. And she wrote back, “Well, then let’s intend that everything that’s wonderful about you will be released into the world.”
She is an extraordinary, marvelous, and phenomenally beautiful being. She is witty, straight-forward, unknowningly endearing, and wise. Her level of intelligence astounds me everytime. She has never even batted an eye at a thing I’ve said, there isn’t a topic or concept under the sun that she can’t attempt to engage with. She isn’t embarrassed or shy, and I think it would be impossible for you to leave feeling judged. She is a library of infinite information, she is exactly what we need to awaken, and her gifts and abilities are a true treasure and must be experienced. I know every single being that is able to sit with her will never be the same upon exiting the room and the world will be better for it. Iris, I love you. Thank you for being on the planet at the same time as me. I once said to her while leaving the center, “Where would I be without you Iris?” And, before she could respond I excitedly exclaimed, “THE OLD EARTH!” She smiled and replied, “Oh that’s good.”
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My friends, it is time to be graced with pure source energy and love. I now hand it over to Iris...
What does it mean to you to be a wise woman?
Being as present as possible for those with whom I am in contact. And, the effort to be self-compassionate is an ongoing choice toward wisdom.
And do you always feel like one?
I lose communion with Her as the awakening process often requires me to dip into shadow terrain. When I come back from there, a treasure rises up with me. Wise woman is an ongoing birth.
What makes you feel most liberated?
Awakening as Divine Human. Growing the New Earth Matrix.
What makes you feel most vulnerable?
Awakening on the human stage. I can't hide anymore, and it is a messy process to be so public.
How do you transcend fear and ego and come back to source?
Permitting a few people to see me as is, and permitting my 'as is' to exist in the field of Self-Compassion. This requires a vulnerability that is liberating, in a moment by moment way. The vulnerability connects me with earth and a loving humanity, helping me to return to belonging. I am challenged with feeling as if I belong, even to myself. When I am in Belonging's embrace, it feeds me so intensely that I drop ego to experience that toroidal field.
What is your best coping mechanism?
I attempt to discover who within me is out of alignment. I acknowledge, validate and affirm. It is almost always a child, so I do my best to love her and meet the need that has her being in disharmony. I also am in a long learning process of reclaiming the lost Feminine. Once she is free, we won't be coping anymore.
If you were given 3 minutes on a world stage to share your view on what you believe humans need to hear most what would you say to the people?
I would share what might come from deep listening. I have found that miracles come when we permit the spiritual field to support, engage and embrace the dance of one human's willingness to listen to another. It seems as if the very time/space continuum itself softens and mutates to permit whatever is most needed. And, the universe rejoices.
What is God to you?
God to me is All That Is. To me this earth plane and dimension is a more densely vibrating version of light, God exploring It's light in matter. I hear soul's are lined up to come here. Depending on my day, I almost grasp that.
When did you first realize and claim your intuitive gifts?
I probably experienced my opening to the intuitive world in 2000, communicating with sentient life in a remote West Virginia area where I was blessed to live. Around 2011, my mentor walked me down a mountain in a national forest, sat me on a stone and asked of us to find her beloved companion in the heavens. Since I am not a medium in this life, I resisted and feared and worried. But ultimately I can't deny my mentor. That gorge experience permitted my sacred longing and prayer for communion to find a channel.
How does it feel to hold space for other people's pain bodies on a daily basis?
My experience of holding space is a lifestyle, a sacred trust. In that way, when I am in synch, it is no longer Iris holding space, but Iris in the fabric of the Universe holding space. Compassion flows, and a trust that the sometimes-long processes of others and myself are acknowledged and upheld by Source at all necessary levels. And, when 'Iris' is not in synch, I still remember the need to serve, so that we don't have to feel as alone.
What frustrates you the most about being human?
The suffering of animals and other forms of life.
What do you love the most about being a human?
The privilege of spending time in wilderness areas. The amazing journey of awakening as a universal citizen. Awakening to and exploring our galactic and universal memories as an earth inhabitant. Loving. Serving. Remembering.
Can you explain in simplified terms why you believe we are here?
I hope we are here to return to Love.
Can you tell us about some of the difficulties you’ve had to face being a transitional 5th dimensional being and not resonating with current 3D mass societal belief systems?
Humanly falling down the rabbit hole of comparing myself to the Old Earth experience and never coming up good enough, or attractive enough or financially stable enough. Sometimes that rabbit hole can be a prolonged painful experience. Equally painful is watching the suffering of others under the trance state of Old Earth control. Even worse for me is not knowing how to live in the midst of animal slaughter for profit.
What do you believe the most important thing is that a human can do for earth, its sentient beings, and the ascension of their own soul?
Ask Gaia how best to serve Her, and then contemplate saying yes to Her request. For sentient life? Listen to our heart's wisdom, let the heart inform our choices. Soul's ascension? Connect with others and Gaia to deepen our roots for the soul's embodiment. My sense is that Ascension is a mass awakening of God in Form.
Can you give me one word that embodies your innate spirit?
Can you give me one word that embodies the spirit of sirena + the sea to you?
Thank you Iris. I too am in a long learning process of recovering the lost Feminine. This is sirena + the sea.