I stand facing North.
It is the direction of snow and ice and winter and glistening beauty.
The North embraces the life that is left when all else has fallen away. It is the place of unseen growth in the inner life of soul and sparkle.
It is the direction of the old and the wise. The elders are found standing in silence together, facing away from the sun toward the beauty of the borealis. They know the transformative power of learning to walk in the dark.
I am a girl of the North. I know what it means to be humbled by the wind and shaped by the ice, to find nourishment in the evergreen and resilience in the stars.
I live my life walking in the direction of the elders.
There is much to learn by facing North.
These necklaces are now available in my Etsy shop: www.robinmcgauley.etsy.com
They feature an evocative agate stone called Merlinite.