Ah! Valentine’s Day. One of my favorite days of the year! Isn’t it just so wonderful to have a whole day where we’re encouraged and reminded to share our love, compassion and gratitude for each other – and of course ourselves.
If you are in a relationship, this is an absolutely amazing time to honor the divine connection you share with your partner, and the light you create together. True love is seeing and feeling our partner’s divine essence, and resonating on a higher frequency together, living from our hearts, feeling connected to everything.
It’s a complete, amazing experience, and here comes the best part… We can actually feel that same wholesome connection, even if we’re not with a partner! That ultimate feeling of inner joy and a radiant open heart is something we create ourselves when we connect to our higher selves, our inner divine, and open up our hearts to the world, shining bright and living in trust, love, and gratitude.
Last night I went to bed watching a beautiful documentary called Innsaei. The film portrayed an interview with Marina Abramović, and offered glimpses from her silent peace performance “The Artist is Present” at the Museum for Modern Art in 2010. It reminded me of the beautiful energy that is found when we truly surrender to the present moment, and just breathe. This is how real connection is found. This is love.
I fell asleep breathing peacefully, feeling so loved and connected. A little while later, I awoke, or was I perhaps dreaming, by a beautiful elephant in the ceiling of my bedroom. I only saw the right side of his face, but his eye sparkled like the brightest diamond ever seen. I love elephants! What an amazing blessing to see such a radiant presence in my home. Life is full of miracles.
Our paths may not always go the way we thought we wanted, but our happiness comes from feeling connected in our hearts.
I invite everyone to breathe a little slower today, feel the present moment, and connect with one another.
Love to all radiant, vibrant, grateful souls!
In this present moment, I send you my love.
Anna-Karin Bjorklund, M.A.
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, The Dream Alchemist: A woman’s search for love, bliss and freedom across India, time and dreams, is 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. 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 expert appearances on Fox & Friends, and the Steve Harvey TV Show on NBC, and been interviewed by Orange Coast Magazine, Women’s Running Magazine, Money Magazine, Daily Worth, Marie Claire UK and other media outlets.