In 1986, Valley had a precognitive dream that saved her life. A dream awakening that has spurred a lifelong conscious journey into realms of dreaming and shamanism. She has been on the path of the healer for over 30 years.
Her studies have taken her deeper into cross cultural shamanic and dreaming practices from story tellers, spiritual elders and shamans from around the world.
Her own ancestral research reveals connections with the Spiritualists Movement in the 19th century with her Scotch German Ancestors, Jacob and Sarah Millisak, who practiced Spiritualism as spiritual mediums. They were also abolitionists and their home was part of the Underground Railroad in Leesville, Ohio. This potent ancestral history resonates deeply with her own path, having strong connections with the spirit world since childhood, and also her commitment to take action toward social justice throughout her adult life. Her dear friend and colleague, Baba Ifayomi was an activist for Civil Rights and a Yoruba priest, who was tragically murdered several years ago. In a dream, after his "Home Going" celebration, he visited in a spontaneous conscious night dream, and took from her hands a contract which read, "Civil Rights" and then gave instead, a contract reading, "Healer".
Her focus since that dream, has been to fully commit to the path of the healer, and offering her gifts in service, to fulfill her sacred contract, and assisting others in discovering their soul purpose. She also discovered in dreaming, a Native ancestor, introduced to her by her departed father, who visited in a spontaneous night dream and presented a photo of an indigenous grandfather, who carried a sacred pipe. In the dream, her ancestral grandfather showed her that she also carried the same medicine as him, that of the Ancestors. Since this dream, she has focused on learning more about her ancestral gifts and honoring them with loving prayers on this Earth walk. She continues to open forgotten ancestral pathways for others, which can be found in dreams and conscious shamanic dream journeys, for the purpose of discovering the deep roots of soul healing and collective soul recovery, which may come through our ancestral pathways.
Dreams are her biggest teacher and her dream journal, her most fascinating book. She has written a number of published articles on dreams. You can see more details here, or visit her blog at Awaken the Sacred Dream to read more. She teaches and lectures both nationally and internationally, but she is most often found teaching at many places in North Texas or weekend Women's retreats in Southern Oklahoma & The Turquoise Trail in New Mexico, and the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland.
She offers Energy Healing, Active Dream Consultations and Guided Shamanic Journeys, by individual appointments online through Skype or Zoom. Book Now. Chrysalis Healing Arts is a Social Good focused business, and intentionally reaches out to include communities of color, and support women owned businesses, in our collaboration and business to business transactions.
She has been deeply involved in dreaming up a better world, by taking action and working on behalf of Human Rights, Women's Rights, the Rights of Mother Earth and Environmental Justice. In 2015, she was involved as part of the leadership with the Kolo: Women's Cross Cultural Collaboration and organized The International Women's Summit at SMU with the Kolo:WCCC and the SMU Embrey Human Rights Program and the International Women's Wisdom Leadership Conference in Taos, New Mexico. In 2015, she was awarded Peacemaker of the Year by the Dallas Peace and Justice Center for her efforts. In June of 2019 she organized, and presented at the Kolo International Women's Summit on Nonkilling Cultures in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
TWU - General Studies - Sociology and Multi-Cultural Women's and Gender Studies
Certified Facilitator for La Cultura Cura - Circle Keeper Process with National Compadres Network - 2017
Certified Teacher of Active Dreaming with Robert Moss - Level 1 - 2009, Level 2 - 2011, Level 3 - 2013
Indigenous Mind Studies Residency - Dr. Apela Colardo - Maui Hawaii - January, 2009
Massage Institute - Graduate 1999
Nine Fish Jumping - Contact Improv Dance Theater - 1987 - 1990
Mahogany Dance Theater - Assistant Director and Lead Soloist 1985 - 1988
Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse - Natalie Krassovska - Russian Ballet Mistress 1984 -1987
SMU Dance Department - Tanju Tuzer - 1979 -1980
Dallas Ballet - George Skibine Artistic Director, Marjorie Tallchief - Assistant Artistic Director 1977 -1979
Abilene Metropolitan Ballet Company - Marj Baucum - 1974 -1978
Marj Baucum School of Dance - 1966 - 1972
Memberships with the International Association for the Study of Dreams, the Society for Shamanic Practice, and the Kolo: Women's Cross Cultural Collaboration.