Calling the directions

For many years the classic universal way to call the directions has relied on Hindu tradition. Documents show that the only place in the world where the traditional directions harmonize with reality is located in the Indian or the Pakistani Punjab. Today’s set of directions is appropriate to where we are in West Virginia. We encourage you to use directions appropriate to where you find yourself on Mother Earth.

Below
Think of growing plants and the fact that the earth supports us all, both physically and with the food we eat. Brown. Female.
East
The rising sun. New beginnings. Green shoots. Youth and babies. Green.
South
The heat of the noonday sun. Emotions. Passion. Early adulthood. Red.
West
The setting sun. Dark blue as the night comes on. Death.
North
The white of snow. Wisdom.
Above
Pure white and palest yellow. The sky. Rain clouds: the rain that nurtures the earth. Male.
Everywhere
Clear spirit. The thing that motivates every living creature. Unknown and unimaginable, but pervading all the directions.

Don’t be afraid to change the calling of your directions. Use whatever feels right to you for the place you are in.
Blessed Be