A crystal changed my life

A pink tourmaline changed my life…

About 11 years ago I was on a date with a man in Laguna Beach. My date was a very wealthy man, he had just sold his company for hundreds of millions of dollars, but he was not radiating with love and joy. Rather, he was dozing off throughout our lunch and seemed depressed. It turned out he was taking sleeping pills as he had a hard time sleeping. He told me he was bored, restless and felt lost. His life as he knew it had ended, and it didn’t seem like he was connected with himself. His heart, spirit, and soul were out of balance.

After lunch at the beautiful Montage Resort, we decided to take a stroll through Laguna Beach, which is an adorable seaside town with picturesque shops, cafes and art galleries. I was mesmerized, I couldn’t understand how he could feel so down, with so much money in the bank. He could finally embark on fun, loving projects, create anything he wanted – maybe open a yoga studio, study something new, build a charitable organization, or go on cultural travels around the world and connect with people, but his energy was so low.

We walked into a magnificent art gallery, filled with treasures from around the world, and there were radiant crystals displayed throughout the store. One of the staff members approached us, and he gave us such a warm smile I couldn’t help feeling joy throughout. I glanced over at my date, but he still seemed distant to me. I asked the attendant what his favorite piece was in whole store, and he surprised me by reaching for a small pink crystal in his pocket. “This one”, he said, “Definitely this one.” He placed it in my hand, and there and then I knew my life had changed. It was like electricity flowing through my body. I felt the crystal vibration.

I exclaimed, “I love crystals!”. I was blown away by the words that came out of my mouth. Truth be told, up until to that moment, I had never before been even slightly interested in crystals, other than perhaps the notion of having a sparkling diamond on my finger one day. I just knew something had shifted. There was a profound change in the energy around me, and inside me. I quickly suggested to my date it was time to go home, and as soon as he dropped me off, I was back in my own car – heading down to Laguna Beach. I purchased two precious crystals. One tourmaline, and one moldavite, and then headed straight to the bookstore. I began studying crystals, living with crystals, and working with crystals to learn all there was to know. I visited crystal stores near and far, and dedicated my life to my own spiritual growth.

I started offering chakra balancing sessions with crystals, and fell in love with my own spirituality. This turned out to be the beginning of embarking on the path I’m on today, a journey of consciousness, of aligning my heart, mind and soul – honoring myself and where I am, living in compassion and gratitude. I began helping people clear out old energies, find inner peace and connect with their higher selves, and it was also around this time that I felt called to head to India. Shortly thereafter I went back to graduate school to further deepen my  spiritual exploration – with studies in dream psychology, and I am forever blessed for that little pink tourmaline.

Thank you. You changed my life!

PS. Coincidentally I ran into my “date” almost 10 years later at a party, and he told me he was now traveling the world, and loved cultural exploration!!! I smiled with my whole heart and soul when I heard this!!!

Do you remember the moment your life shifted? Please share your comments below!

With Love & Gratitude,

Anna-Karin, xo

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.


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