I have written a new book! It’s not just any book – this is my soul project – based on my own spiritual journey! It flows with the energy of a novel, but it’s more of a memoir to be precise. It’s by far my most personal project to date, and I am so immensely grateful for being in a place where I feel comfortable talking about my inner self, sharing personal stories, and most of all accepting who I am.
Writing my first book, Dream Guidance, was a very different experience from this one. Dream Guidance is more of a summary of the psychology of dreaming, whereas my new book is built around my inner spiritual journey.
Even though I didn’t share many personal revelations at all in Dream Guidance, I must admit it still is a truly miraculous book. All authors probably say this, but it feels good just holding it, and knowing it’s in the room! Furthermore, this book opened up some amazing doors in my life, with appearances on big national TV shows, including Fox News and the Steve Harvey TV Show, and incredible interviews with major magazines.
As miraculous and fun as it is though, I feel even more excited about my latest book. Whereas I loved organizing my thoughts around dreams in Dream Guidance, I must admit sharing my own life story, including my struggles with anxiety and a path of unhealthy relationships, activated a transformational process of alchemical healing within my soul.
I lived in truth writing the book – maybe for the first time in my life, reaching new insights as I was writing. I feel so honored to be able to share my soul journey, and most of all reaching a consciousness where I was able to see what I was doing. Once we are able to observe our emotional patterns and habits, see our hidden personalities, and understand the parts of us that are crying out for help and attention – this is when healing takes place!
I was stuck in emotional patterns of giving away my power, and I was controlled by my anxiety, constantly seeking freedom – from what I thought was outer situations, but it really was from myself – my own emotional habits, including my anxiety – which represented an inner fear of not belonging!
Today, whenever I find myself in a situation of feeling nervous, I embrace my anxiety, instead of punishing myself for it. Because I know there is a part of me that is experiencing an inner fear of not being accepted.
By loving ourselves with compassion, we heal.
Love & Gratitude,
Anna-Karin Bjorklund is a writer and dream expert based in Newport Beach, California. An intrepid world traveler, she has lived in five countries and loves exploring different cultures and connecting with people. Her latest book: a memoir based on a spiritual journey to India and the philosophical remnants of stepping into her power and finding the path of self-love, comes out in November, 2017. She is also the author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire! Anna-Karin loves sharing her passion for dreams and personal growth with audiences near and far, and has made media expert appearances on Fox & Friends, and the Steve Harvey TV Show on NBC, and been interviewed by Women’s Running Magazine, Money Magazine, Daily Worth, Marie Claire UK and other media outlets.