Love is Your Compass acknowledges and pays our respects to the Dja Dja Wurrung peoples, who are the past, present and emerging traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
We are Anna + LJ, biracial Japanese and English sisters and best friends. Our pronouns are she/her.
Growing up biracial has been a journey of self-acceptance and learning to value ourselves just as we are, whilst bridging two vastly different cultures. This sometimes difficult journey of embracing all of ourselves is what has birthed Love is Your Compass.
Our work is influenced by our Japanese heritage and connection to a culture of ritual + mindfulness.
Love is Your Compass comes from an affirmation that LJ created back in 2011, “The World is Small when Love is Your Compass”. It reminds us to stay anchored to our core being and honour who we are, exactly as we are, whilst reminding us to keep doing the deep inner work + trust our inner compass.
Working and living together in community often accelerates the opportunity to do this inner work, because we each act as mirrors, bringing to light the areas within each other that require healing. We started creating talismans to support ourselves on this journey.
In 2016 we started to share the talismans we had created to support ourselves with you and we launched our first collection: The Pathfinder Wolves.
All the sacred talismans we create are intended to support you through this process to shift your inner world. They are physical tools to support your inward journey.