Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue #5: September, 2017 - Page 6
Hence, a life long, relationship was formed with Great Spirit and other forces (namely
Ancestral Spirits and Power Animals) that would remain with them for the duration of their
Earth walk. In some cultures, their adult name was also given.
For the indigenous people, though life was seen
as one long, mystical sojourn in which the
Creator spoke to through every sunrise and every
evening breeze, taking the time alone in nature
allowed the Questor to hear and “become one”
with these messages in a deeper way.
People in native cultures knew these messages
and signs from the spiritual realms were
constantly surrounded them, and the Vision
Quest granted them deeper and more profound,
personal access to the Great Mystery and added
to their sense of wonder that existed at the core
of their life.
Chief Crazy Horse said in 1850, “A very good
vision is needed for life, and the man who has it
must follow it—as the eagle seeks the deepest
blue of the sky.”