Five years ago I ran a Psychic Development Workshop. Two sisters came along, LJ and Anna. From the moment I met them I felt an instant kindred connection. My soul recognised them as it tends to when I meet students and clients where we will journey together over a number of years. I knew these two were incredibly special woman who I would be working with a lot. Drawn together in a synchronistic and pre-destined way the moment they came and sat in ritual circle with me, soul contracts were activated and our work began. I was honoured to have both them and their (equally amazing!) husbands in my weekly meditation classes for a number of years. Then Anna went on to do her Reiki Mastership with me and LJ has also begun her Reiki Journey with me last year. I have had the privilege and honour of watching these two woman blossom into their potential, truth and power. They are both creative powerhouses, phenomenal healers and together they run the business Love Is Your Compass where they share tools and talismans to support people to live a heart-centred life.
In 2016 the duo launched the most stunning series of crystal talisman necklaces called The Pathfinder Wolves. The Wolf has been a strong totem animal for me for many years and the moment I saw these exquisite pieces I knew I had to have one. Don’t be confused, while they are stunning pieces of jewellery they are not your standard necklace. Each piece is unique, hand-carved crystal, assigned a specific name and channelled message which acts as a healing activation to support the wearer to embody that energy into themselves. Wow! Amazing hey? I really have never come across anything like them. Whenever I wear my wolf I literally get stopped in the street by people asking me where I got it from. So I thought it was about time to share the magic that is Anna & LJ in the latest Soul Lover Interview.
Meet Anna and LJ…
Tell us about your business Love Is Your Compass. How did it come to be and what is the intention of the business?
Both: Love is Your Compass comes from an affirmation that LJ channeled back in 2011, “The World is Small when Love is Your Compass”, this was at a time when we were living on the other side of the world from one another, Anna in the UK and LJ in Australia. The affirmation is about how when you are connected to your heart space and tune in to it, you can move mountains and distance is no obstacle.
In 2013 Anna moved to Melbourne and we were finally in the same physical place to begin our soul work together, it seemed fitting to call ourselves “Love is Your Compass” as a way to honour that original affirmation.
Being together really sparks our soul growth, it’s a huge blessing and also incredibly hard at times because we can’t bury our heads in the sand, but we’re sure we have a soul contract to work together every life time. We’re both really passionate about living a life that resonates fully with our soul purposes, so we both embrace the inner work. It’s because of this that we started creating soul medicine tools to support ourselves.
Anna: In 2015, I started the beautiful experience that was my Reiki Mastership and the culmination of this amazing journey was powerful shifts and clarity about my soul purpose which was a huge catalyst in helping us to bring through the Pathfinder Wolves’ Soul Medicine.
Eventually we got a tap tap from the Universe that this soul medicine needed to be shared with others, so we officially launched Love is Your Compass in May 2016 with our first soul medicine tools, the Pathfinder Wolves.
The intention behind Love is Your Compass is to create soul medicine tools that remind us that we are creators of our own reality; tools that help guide us to go inwards and be less distracted by what we perceive to be outside of us so that we can reclaim our forgotten power as reality creators.
Describe yourself in 5 words
LJ: Starseed, Empath, Soulful Mama, Nurturing, Intuitive.
Anna: Starseed, Creative, Joyful, Expansive, Harmonics.
What is your definition of love and what is your top tip on how someone can make love their compass?
Both: Our definition of love is:
“Unconditional acceptance of all that we are (including our shadow selves), just as we are right now or in any given moment and understanding that we are perfect and miraculous.”
We make love our compass by embracing a heart centred life. For us, heart centred living means practicing self-love, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness and making sure we make time for creativity, fun, joy and laughter, here’s why:
Self-Love: Self-love can be synonymous with self-indulgence in our modern society, but being kind and loving to ourselves is the seed from which our love for others springs and is therefore crucially important. Giving to others without nurturing ourselves is a sure-fire way to end up feeling resentful. Loving yourself just as you are can be as simple as doing one small thing a day that nurtures yourself (a warm bath, a loving affirmation, a nourishing meal, a moment to sit and reflect).
Gratitude: We practice deep appreciation for all the love and joy and blessings in our lives because it’s the truest way to invite in more. The Universe (Source) responds to our energetic vibration so we try to be what we want more of in our lives.
Compassion: Kindness starts by being true to ourselves including those parts of ourselves we find the hardest to love. We practice compassion by speaking kindly to and about ourselves; we think of ourselves as our own most beloved friend. Doing this shifts us away from a vibration that requires validation from others. We find that this is a powerful way to cultivate healthy boundaries which enables us to share ourselves without losing our own sense of balance and harmony.
Forgiveness: We’ve all experienced some sort of hurt or pain in our lives or have unintentionally hurt others. It’s so easy to hold on to these moments but when we do we re-inflict that pain on ourselves over and over. This is why we forgive ourselves and others because forgiveness melts away the cords that tie pain to us and what we really want is inner peace and harmony.
Creativity, Fun: Our beautiful inner children love to dream, explore, play and do things just for fun. It’s easy as adults to forget the importance of creating space to do things just for fun, but in those moments of pure fun we get to let our imaginations loose and imagination is the creative force which helps drive manifestation.
Joy & Laughter: Life can be full of beauty, joy and everyday treasures waiting to be discovered through presence in the now. Presence is like the gateway to joy and happiness because worry can only exist in thoughts of the future or memories of the past. By finding joy in the here and now, we are laying foundations of joy for all our tomorrows.
A good laugh is truly tonic for the soul, the energy of laughter is healing because it helps to open our heart space (heart chakra) and expands our energy shifting us into a beautiful, positive vibration. On a physical level, it boosts the immune system and reduces stress. Having a good belly laugh shifts our energy from heavy and serious to light-hearted allowing a more holistic perspective of life.
How did you come to create the PATHFINDER wolf range? Why Wolves in particular?
Anna: After I completed my Reiki Mastership journey in March 2016, I felt my consciousness expand exponentially and many gifts that I had forgotten from other lifetimes return. This was accompanied by a really strong calling to work with wolf energy, the wolves were popping up In my dreams, through images and symbols around me, in my waking thoughts, until I really couldn’t ignore them anymore. When I spoke to LJ, she had been tuning in to this energy too during meditation and we were both excited, so we agreed there was “something” there that we were being called to explore deeper. It’s interesting because I had never felt drawn to wolves before this.
Both: In terms of turning that wolf energy around us in to the Pathfinder wolf range, it’s been a really organic process of sitting down together and intuitively creating a recipe of sorts to support ourselves.
We only ever create tools that we need and use ourselves, so we always start from the foundation of:
“what do we want this tool to support us with?”
and the answer to that was:
“we want a tool to support us to work with our subconscious to manifest the reality that resonates with our soul’s calling”.
Then, it’s a matter of trusting and following our intuition to create what calls us and at that time that happened to be these amazing crystal wolves. Eventually, through a totally intuitive process, our recipe for the Pathfinder Wolves emerged:
Wolf energy +
Crystal energy +
Silver metal energy (peace, love and protection) +
Reiki (love) +
Handmade energy +
Channeled soul medicine.
Anna: Wolves are Pathfinders and teachers and they call us to journey inwards and embrace our soul’s calling, that’s why I feel it’s been wolves in particular that have come into our lives but hand on heart the wolves came to us, not the other way around!
The Pathfinder Wolves and Winged Horses are unique talismans and energy activators. Can you explain to us how that makes them different from other standard jewellery items?
Both: The Pathfinder Wolves and Winged Horses come with individual or shared channeled soul medicine messages. This combination of talisman + soul medicine is intended to help us consciously work with our subconscious minds to support us to let go of limiting beliefs and old patterns that no longer serve us for our highest good, clearing the way for our best possible futures to emerge.
As human beings, we tend to be creatures of habit. By the age of 35 many of our reactions and responses to people and situations have become habitual’ programs running in our subconscious minds on autopilot.
We wanted to create a wearable tool which would help us to remember that we don’t have to be slaves to our habitual reactions, responses and decisions and that we can take back our power to consciously create our lives.
Each time we wear or work with a talisman, our conscious minds are prompted to remember the soul medicine it carries (this doesn’t need to be word for word but the overall feeling). The channeled soul medicine messages all carry vibrations of unconditional love, truth and oneness, the intention of which is to bring forth the corresponding emotions in us.
After a while, the soul medicine becomes a part of our subconscious mind, also a habit but a good one! So, as we go about our daily lives making choices and decisions moment to moment, this soul medicine is residing in our subconscious supporting us to make positive choices for ourselves, thus supporting us to create a new more positive reality.
LJ: For example, my Pathfinder Wolf “Kei – Grace” carries the following soul medicine:
“I am the wolf of Grace and kindness, a reflection of your innate ability to glide through life if you so choose. I am a symbolic reminder that we all colour our lives by the filters we choose to put upon them. As your namesake, I support you to remember that, whilst you cannot always choose the circumstances in which you find yourself, you always have the power to choose the filter through which you experience those circumstances.”
Each time I am in a situation where my subconscious mind wants to run a habitual reaction, the soul medicine reminds me that I always have the power to choose what filter I put over the experience. In this way, I can work with putting positive filters on experiences rather than negative ones and by doing so attract positive experiences into my reality.
How do the wolves get their names and messages?
Both: To channel the wolves’ names and messages, we sit with them, feel into their energies and ask them their names. It isn’t necessarily an immediate process and we spend a lot of time just hanging out with the wolves.
Sometimes the names will just come into our consciousness like a whisper on the wind when they are ready and at others times a wolf’s message will come through first, landing as a totally complete message in to our consciousness (this is how we know it’s channeled and not something we made up) and we will give the wolf the name in Japanese which matches its message.
The wolves’ names are all Japanese because of our half-Japanese ancestry and this is one way in which we connect with their matrix and they connect with our energies. We find that this connection helps to set the energetic foundation for their individual messages to come through.
The most important thing we have found in channeling the wolves is not to minimise or disregard subtle signs. We’re all about trusting our intuition and we receive signs, little tap taps from our guides, messages via our dreams or through symbols or animals in our environment ALL the time.
It’s very easy, particularly in the cynical society we live in, to disregard these messages, so we make the conscious choice to trust that the subtle signs we receive are meaningful. We feel it’s part of our shared soul journey to take notice, trust and if appropriate share the messages we receive with others…we think of it as remembering things we all already know but have forgotten for a while.
If someone wants to purchase one of your wolves, horses or crystal necklaces how should they go about choosing the one that is right for them?
The best way to choose what is right for you is to read the soul medicine/affirmation and go with your instincts, your gut feeling, your heart’s first response before your mind gets involved. There’s usually one or two messages or crystals (visually) that you are drawn to more than the rest and those always turns out to be exactly the tools needed.
Choosing your talisman is an exercise in trusting your inner compass/wisdom, we love that! Also, in the choosing, you are already tuning inwards which sets a fantastic foundation for working with the soul medicine.
How can people work with their individual talisman to support them?
The Pathfinder Wolves, Winged Horses and Attune (crystal) collection all come with soul medicine messages and/or affirmations to work with daily.
When you first start working with your talisman (by wearing it or using it in a daily spiritual practice) it’s great to read the soul medicine or say the affirmation each time you put the talisman on or decide to work with it. You can continue to do this until you know the soul medicine or affirmation without needing to read it anymore, although knowing the wording by heart isn’t essential as long as you remember the feeling the soul medicine inspires in your heart-space.
After a while, you won’t need to read the message or say the affirmation for your subconscious mind to associate the wearing of the talisman or working with the talisman with the feeling the medicine/affirmation creates.
In this way, you are using your consciousness to embrace the soul medicine into your subconscious mind which we believe communicates with the quantum field in which all potential exists. Our intention is that this then supports you to consciously create your best possible reality e.g. one where you are unconditionally loved and treasured, trusting in a benevolent Universe and feel a sense of oneness so much so that all feels possible.
What’s your favourite story so far from a customer who has noticed a change in their life since wearing their talisman and/or have you had people buy them for a specific reason you love?
This has to be our favourite story so far; it makes us feel so incredibly honoured and humbled because it truly embodies trusting our inner compass and embracing the fact that we are powerful beyond measure.
A truly beautiful soul, Mrs Ehrbar, was drawn to Pathfinder Wolf “Ren” – 蓮 – Lotus:
“I am the Lotus wolf, a nature messenger from Mother Earth. My presence with you is a symbolic reminder that, like my namesake, the most beautiful and purest of souls sometimes grow from the muddiest of roots. I support you to know that you hold the power to blossom into your purest most authentic self by tuning out of the frenetic energy of the outside world and tuning into your inner space to connect with your own divine vibration.”
She was pregnant with her gorgeous baby boy at the time and worked with Ren’s soul medicine during her pregnancy. When she went into labour, it transpired that her husband was busy setting up the birthing space so she ended up delivering her baby boy on her own “en-caul” (inside the unbroken amniotic sac).
When she shared her birth story with us she said:
Needless to say, we both balled our eyes out when we heard and were and still are SO overwhelmed with gratitude, love and joy.
Where can people find you and purchase your powerful talismans from? (social media links and website)
Our soul medicine tools/talismans are available from our online shop:
You can read more about the tools/talismans over on our website:
If you’d like to connect with us and follow our journey, visit our Instagram and facebook pages: