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.”