“I will always strive to embody more of my Heart’s Truth in each moment of existence”– Raven.
Some of you may know me as “Alison” but that name just no longer feels like me. Raven is the name I am choosing to fly with because its a special force that holds deep meaning to me and my own personal Faerytale. My former first name now feels more Heart aligned as my last name. So Hi there! I’m Raven, Raven Alison.
I am a being no different than you. I’m a Mother, a Witch, a Creator, a Visionary and a Faerie Creature. One thing that has remained constant on my entire life Quest is that I consciously choose to walk the Shamanic Path.
Now, I have very mixed feelings surrounding the term “Shaman” and I feel that it is both misused and misunderstood. Most Native American Indigenous Clans did not call their Medicine Men and Women “Shamans” as one illustration. Also many individuals partake in Neo Shamanism and Shamanic Practices (which I do as well) but they are far from embodying that Path in Truth.
I feel that instead of paraphrasing an Indigenous Person’s words I will add this quote by Jamie Sams when referring to her learnings from the Mexican Indigenous Teachings from her Mentor. I have a lot of respect for her Sovereign Heart Path and all she has given to us with more privilege than our BIPOC brothers and sisters.
Many people in today’s society are calling themselves Shaman without any knowledge of exactly what this means. If the would-be shaman does not have the ability to look at his or her own shadow side, this person is not meant to follow the Path of the Shaman. This person would never be able to confront or handle the results and/or intentions of black shamanism. […] True Medicine People do not have to announce or brag that they are Shamans or Medicine People at all. They work quietly with humility because they know their worth in the eyes of Great Mystery. The opinions of others do not change the sense of Self held by a True Healer or Shaman. A Shaman has walked up to the gates of his or her personal hell and then walked in. The quality that always shines in a True Shaman is compassion for the paths that others must walk. This comes from the fact that the Shaman has also walked through the Underworld of the shadow and knows firsthand the pain involved in breaking the stranglehold of inner darkness.“– Jamie Sam’s – Hancoka Olowampi (Midnight Song)
So I feel like the Shaman is something I will always be engaging with and integrating to deeper Heart Truths on my own Sacred Quest because it is a Path I am choosing to walk consciously. I feel deep humility and gratitude to have these gifts available to me. It is my connection to the Land and Earth and Faeries that keeps me going. I will always keep going because the Sacred Path is straight; like an Arrow of Truth. Your Heart Truth is your protection! It keeps you on path with the Inner Drum beat of your own Heart…
….there is no other gift one could give themselves and others than that! The gift of simply BEing, just existing as you are, in each moment. So yes I do hold Shamanic experience and wisdom, I just won’t ever identify as a Shaman.
Most people know me as my birth name, Alison but Raven is a preferred alias I go by that feels more “me”. I have always felt like two souls inside one body and our Indigenous People’s would’ve referred to this as being a “two-spirit” or “ma-ho” and considered it a gift of being a third gender; I call it being a Fae!
I openly identify as a Fae Soul; which is a Faerie Creature Embodied in a Sacred Human Vessel here to ground into the Earth in their deepest Heart Truth. I also identify as a Shapeshifter; which is another gift I have been fine-tuning in direct alignment with the path of the Shaman. I feel strong in devoting my Self to the bigger picture, surrendering my gifts to best align with my service to the Earth in alignment with the Indigenous Lands I currently Quest upon (Haudenosaunee & Anishnaabeg) and the Healing of the Faery Accord [Agreement between Humans & Faeries working in Partnership].
I am a Certified Reiki Master, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Certified Executive Business Leadership Coach and I have been studying Jungian Psychology, Joseph Campbells’ works on the Hero’s Journey, Dream therapy, psychodrama and I am deeply connected to my own unique stream of Tree Medicine and Magick.
So though I do have some of the fancier “certifications” and I continue to immerse myself in Core Mythological and Esoteric Studies, the Trees, Animals, Faeries & Plants are my biggest Guides and Elders on my personal path. I study what pertains to what is being requested of the Bigger Universal Family and don’t find the need to highlight my skills and capabilities; as whatever is being called forth from Great Spirit is what will happen when it’s needed, in Divine Alignment and Time.
Overall, I am a Dreamer & Visionary who believes that if more of us took to the Sacred Inner Quest to reveal the Truth of their Heart we would all be WALKING OUR DREAMS instead of packaging them to sell to others. I will always remain rooted in my surrender to The Enchanted Earth and what it needs from me to become Reality.
Right now that’s helping others explore their Shadows with my creative artistic expression in “The Raven Haven” and holding safe space for other Fae Souls to express their Heart Truths through the Fae Soul Podcast, while remaining receptive to the Faeries and whatever they need from me to ensure our Earth is Healing so we can all live and embody The New Earth Heaven Walk this life experience.
I am simply a Divine Earthly Creature and I intend to remain that as I Shape-shift through Life Experienced bringing Light to the Shadows as I honour that Earth is my Home & my body is the Sacred Vessel.
Until next time,