About Michelei am AN EDGEWALKER AND bridge
Who I am…
My name is Michele Bridget Walters, I hold an Honours Degree in Anthropology and am passionate about exploring the mystery that is life. I have the absolute privilege to be a mother and grandmother. I am a qualified researcher, shamanic practitioner and astrologer.
You could say, that I am a bridge between cultures, between the spiritual and physical worlds and between the cosmos and psyche. My purpose is to dive deeply into what is hidden and to shine a light in the darkness to bring greater awareness and a holistic sense of self into Being.
Diving deep into the mystery of life has required me to delve deeply into the shadow and defences within myself, to feel the fear and resistance that is present while at the same time allow for growth and change. This often takes faith and courage and the ability to challenge the status quo so that transformation can occur. The journey of individuation involves alchemy, a process which is described as a creative process involving the physical, psychological and spiritual levels of a person.
The mythologist Joseph Campbell describes this journey as “The Heroes Journey” and my hero’s journey has ultimately led me to my gift as a spiritual healer and teacher.
My passion is to guide and hold a safe space for others that they may have the faith and courage to enter their own transformational journey in order to remember and know who they are in The Great Mystery and hence be restored to wholeness.
Wholeness = the state of forming a complete and harmonious whole; unity. To be One with All that Is.
Many of us will experience varying degrees of fear around the edges of change and the unknown. Although some may try to avoid these new and unfamiliar edges – the changes are already in motion and new edges – like new frontiers – are emerging.
Edges are dividing lines between things or where one thing leaves off and another begins, the liminal space between and betwixt being on certain ground. There are edges between cultures, races, belief systems, paradigms, and people. There are edges to our homes, our relationships, our work, our communities, to our differences, and to our choices. Everything has an edge and indeed everyone walks an edge of some kind. So why not choose to explore these edges with openness, curiosity, and awareness?
Conscious Edgewalking occurs when we seek out the edges of contemporary beliefs and existing paradigms, choosing to move beyond them, exploring and expanding into new passionately alive territory. Conscious Edgewalking requires a willingness to walk the edges of old and new ways, bridging what has been with what is emerging, allowing death to embrace what is ready to die, creating space for a rebirth of new ideas, new ways, and new experiences.
The Shamanic experience and journey explores the edges of what is known and unknown, with the assistance of our healing helping spirits. The shamanic journey is specific to the individual so the practitioner cannot simply or directly tell you the way. They can only use their own experiences and broad knowledge of myths and their relationship to spirit to point you to a doorway in consciousness however it is up to you to walk through it and to trust the experience to transform, heal and renew you.
Walking the Edge in Trust…
When we feel out of the flow of life it is important to find a safe, effective, and healthy way to explore and challenge our thoughts and feelings and our conscious and our unconscious beliefs. This allows us to experience and discover our divine life force energy.
Changing your narrative by clearing your inner and outer space and your internal and external ‘home’, of all the emotional trauma that you have been holding on to is often overwhelming. It is helpful to be held by a skilled practitioner to support and guide you into these dark places within yourself.
Any process that provides a safe space for getting in touch with your deeper feelings such as shamanic journeying, meditation or breathing techniques are powerfully supportive during times of change. Delving into the blueprint of your natal chart can also be an effective way to begin the conversation.
Bob Dylan once said :”He who is not busy being born is busy dying.” What he meant by this is that someone who is not constantly transforming and restoring will soon find themselves trapped in a story where there is no room for growth and when we cease to grow we cease to truly live.