When I first came on a Shamanic Path, I was given a name that related to who I was at the time. I did not even know what it meant, it took me a decade or more of journeying with it in order to fully understand that it was about my Wheelkeeper. The Name was "She Who Magnetizes Truth", given to me by Grandmother Tywlah Nitsch of the Seneca Nation. It was my initiation onto the path, as well as into the Wolf Clan Tribe. Ironically, a year later when I found my Teacher Lisa, I learned that Grandmother and Lisa had a strong connection. And I learned about my Role as a Keeper of the wheel,
"She Who Magnetizes Truth" speaks of the Magnetic energy that a Wheelkeeper carries.
Since then, other names have surfaced, to be explored and then put to rest. Each one represented a part of my Inner Community, a Fragment. Some were my Medicine Roles, others were parts of me that needed to be brought to consciousness and healed or brought into balance. The Name "Wheelkeeper" was the one I used for the longest, two decades. It represented the work I was doing, a Dreamtime Role on my Personal Wheel. It is work that I am still doing, but in respect to other Wheelkeepers out there, I let the name go. It was not mine to own.
We all have many parts (Fragments) inside of us. No, It does not mean we are multiple personalities as defined in a Western Psychological way. It means that we are complex, multi-dimensional creatures with lots to learn and explore about ourselves.
Learning about my Natural Essence, my Medicine Roles, my Moons, Clan, and other parts has brought me a whole lot closer to WHOLENESS than I ever imagined possible. We are all fragmented, fractured by life, death and other traumas. By gathering up my Inner Community members together and discovering their stories, I am breathing life into them. I am giving them Spirit. I am walking towards ONENESS.
Now once again I find myself completing another major chapter in my life and after exploring my Polar Bear, I am letting her go with great sadness, joy and gratitude.
I have an idea where this will lead me next, but it is too soon to tell for sure. I just wish I could find one that was ongoing instead of changing my emails addresses all the time. Hopefully, this will be the last name change for me, as I am in the final chapter of my life.