Surrounded, I stood in the darkness of Skull Valley. Ancient Junipers revealed strangely familiar ancestral faces. Each twisted Manzanita, not unlike a labyrinth, traced the story of my life’s journey. Out of the shadows created by the rising moon appeared the image of the weathered grandmother who would later come to weave her wisdom into my dream time.
Why? I questioned. Why, in everything surrounding, do I always find the depth of my soul revealed? The dark haired medicine woman spun around, grabbed me firmly by the shoulders, and said, “Don’t you know? You, my friend, are a Shadow Walker. That IS your gift.” In that moment, I knew no truer words had ever been gifted me.
The shamanic path is one of relentless initiation and self-examination. While we welcome the beauty of forging relationships with nature and the compassionate spirits who support her, we're also charged with excavating the depths of darkness within ourselves for illumination and transmutation. We shine in the light, soar on the wind, and dance through the fire. Yet, we also see through the eyes of the Shadow Walker – the one who's mission it is to explore what lies beneath the surface in order to identify and confront our deepest wounds and fears.
Those who choose the shamanic way understand this darkness is sacred space that holds the potential for deep healing. We commit to navigating this realm, and all those we enter, in cooperation with Spirit and always with permission and integrity. We do not manipulate at will or invade uninvited. We support the potential for healing to occur and honor each soul’s right to chose their path. The Shadow Walker is one who deeply explores in search healing and revelation while holding strong to a clear code of ethics and committing to never harm.
If you're now ready to stand in the footsteps of the Shadow Walker and confront fears that may be limiting your personal power, consider joining me, Gina Millard, for my upcoming workshop, "Journeying Through Fear for Change" on Sunday, March 18th. Completion of a beginning shamanic journeying workshop with an approved instructor is required for participation in this class.
3/21/2020 11:56:08 pm
Nervous but not afraid, ready to learn and know more.
5/17/2020 10:13:38 am
What about people who actually see the shadows and associate it with healing?
5/18/2020 10:38:07 am
Bianca, many people feel nervousness or surging anticipation when feeling the call to shamanism. On some level you may be sensing just how big the work can be.
11/11/2022 11:51:41 am
Yahweh Said I'm a shadow Walker I don't understand it all, but I'm reaching out to you because I want to know who I truly am I believe in the great spirit within who's all knowing and all powerful
3/7/2021 10:47:53 am
It seems I am a year late but in a lucid dream I had last night, I was called a shadow walker and was booted back into our reality and I had no idea what in the world this meant. Thank you for this post
10/24/2021 07:21:35 pm
when are you teaching this again?
12/27/2021 11:43:14 pm
I was given my Indian name ShadowWalker and I would love to learn more about it. Please help
12/28/2021 07:57:35 am
Lesley, please feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com to discuss this further.
Since age 2 ive seen Demon spirits and darkness, i have dreams and visions of being once evil in a past life i believe, hurting people and animals, children (eyes watering) was i really that evil!! I can travel into different worlds (light and dark) i dont serve god or satan even though i deal with both sides. I fight off demons for people who are in need for help only its just me, not taking orders from god just serving myself. One man warrior. Bottom line is the universe has made me experience all these terrible nasty evil things to make me learn how to spot others with these same issues then deal with it, look deep into their soul and bring it out like a splinter. I also have the ability to use Demons powers against them, since i once was evil i still have those abilities. I possessed a demon spirit once in the spirit realm during battle, hard to explain but i hacked into its energy then show time!! I cant be around pure light and darkness i must sit inbetween both of them. Yes, im Chakreau and im a Shadow walker
3/13/2022 09:45:14 am
Is this a good starting point for understanding and learning more? If so I'm in.
4/2/2022 08:26:44 am
In my dreams and meditations, I have not fear. A line of trees in black silhouette while the silhouette of a man walks beside me in that darkness. I have never been afraid, only curious to know more. When I asked his name it was given as Shadow Walker. Does this have any significance? What does it mean to me directly?
7/8/2022 10:43:03 am
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