"I cured with the power that came through me. Of course, it was not I who cured, it was the power from the Outer World, the visions and the ceremonies had only made me like a hole through which the power could come to the two-leggeds."
~Black Elk, Oglala
" If I thought that I was doing it myself, the hole would close up and no power could come through. Then everything I could do would be foolish."
~Black Elk, Oglala
"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in
~George Washington Carver
What is a spiritwalker?
Spiritwalkers, usually from indigenous cultures, are people who have the ability to consciously leave their physical body and move around in spirit form. Spiritwalking is an important part of Native cultures and allow interaction between the physical and spiritual world. Such uses include gaining information of various kinds, religious practices, and specific uses such as the Healing Arts.
Spiritwalkers can leave their bodies in several kinds of ways and can see destinations on the physical world and the spirit realms they walk in. The consciousness of the walker opens spiritual portals or can see through dimensional barriers to other physical people or locations. Sometimes, a spiritwalk is intended with a target destination or objective and sometimes the walker's consciousness is controlled by the spirit world, such as the case in visions. Spiritwalks can take any amount of time, from a flash of a vision to elongated walks outside the physical body's consciousness.
Besides giving a spiritwalker spiritual instructions, direction, or other information to be used in life, other benefits can include checking up on loved ones or verifying tribal applicants for membership. Spiritwalkers can be of any age old or young, and special training is not always necessary depending on the walker.
For the purpose of clarity it needs to be said that, I am not of Native decent by geneology records that can be traced ,nor have I been adopted by any Tribal Nations. I have however carried the spirit in my heart for as long as this memory can recall.
I have walked a long road of learning and spent time in ceremonial situations among friends and teachers, which is where I aquired the name of SpiritWalker given me by a dear Lakota friend. Walking the spirit path has been a life long journey and I am personally blessed to work with others who are seeking to walk a path towards the greater good.