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 in 2017. 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. Her Matrifocal ancestry of Larrabee/Pederson lineages reveal French Basque, Norwegian and Danish ancestry. Her Patrifocal ancestral lineage of Reed/Millisack reveals Scotch, Irish, English and German ancestry.
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 online and lectures and facilitates workshops, retreats and conference lecture presentations both nationally and internationally. She is currently working on a book based on her dreams, journeys, synchronicities and mystical experiences.
She offers Energy Healing, Collaborative Dreaming 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. She currently works as an AmeriCorps Vista Grant Writer for Texas Southmost College in the Rio Grande Valley assisting initiatives to abolish poverty through grant research and writing.
TWU - General Studies - Sociology and Multi-Cultural Woman's and Gender Studies
Richland Community College - Sociology
Certified Facilitator for La Cultura Cura - Circle Keeper Process with National Compadres Network
Indigenous Mind Studies Residency - Dr. Apela Colardo - Maui Hawaii
Active Dream Teacher Training with Robert Moss
Massage Institute, Dallas, Tx. - Graduate
Nine Fish Jumping - Contact Improv Dance Theater
Krassovska Ballet Jeunesse - Natalie Krassovska
SMU Dance Department - Tanju Tuzer
Dallas Ballet - George Skibine Artistic Director, Marjorie Tallchief - Assistant Artistic Director
Abilene Metropolitan Ballet Company - Marj Baucum
International Association for the Study of Dreams, conference presenter in Sonoma, California, Cincinnati Ohio, Boston, Mass, Montreal, CA. Chicago, Illinois, Ashville, North Carolina, and many online conferences.
Dance, Dream, Drum for Peace w/ World Dreams Peace Bridge - Ceremonial Leader for the Future of Children on Earth 2007 & 2011 Washington D.C. National Mall at the World Children's Festival
The IMage Project - Dream Scouts Playshop in Virginia Beach, VA. w/ Jean Campbell
Arabian Rescue Therapy - Women's Circle Facilitator
Kolo: Women's Cross Cultural Collaboration - Executive Director
International Women's Summit SMU Embrey Human Rights Program;
International Women's Traditions Leading the World - Taos, New Mexico
Kolo Trauma Informed Care - Train the Trainer Workshop Dallas, Texas
No More Stolen Sisters Event - MMIWTX in Dallas, Texas
Kolo International Women's Summit on Nonkilling Cultures in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Dallas Peace and Justice Center - Development and Communications Director
World Without Hate - Founding Board Member, Interim Director
Launched Empathy Ambassadors Leadership Training in Atlanta Georgia;
Launched Compassion in Action Youth Summer Filmmaking Program and World Premier Screening Event in Dallas, Tx.
Drums Not Guns - Board Member; Membership Chair.
Dallas Peace Center - Assistant Director, Board Member, Vice President, 2015 Peacemaker of the Year
Crawford Peace House - Founding Member
Consumers For Peace - March to Redeem the Soul of America - Chief Organizer
Humanitarian Forum on Gaza - MSA - SMU, Code Pink, KinderUSA, Dallas Peace Center