Medicine Wheels have been a part of many ancient cultures dating as far back as 5,500 years. It was a time-honoured ceremonial space to honor the gifts of growth, rites of passage, seasonal changes of Mother Earth and the interconnectedness of all life. They represent the 4 direction:
The east is the direction for seeking illumination and clarity regarding your life path.
The south teaches the qualities of faith, trust and humility.
The power of the west asks us to go within and perhaps hibernate for a while, to be introspective and review our goals.
The north is the place of wisdom and gratitude, giving thanks for our blessings and sharing what we have learned with others.
The jewel was created to remind us that all directions are indeed the correct way, there are no wrong turns.