Hi Mac, its a great stage to be at, its a real adventure to be finding and creating your way in the shamanic world. That was a real nice dream of the wolf.
When I was first starting off I would have lots of shapeshifting dreams too. I got taught mostly in the dream space. I found it very useful to paint or draw the experiences, it kind of anchored them here in ordinary reality. I also would collect objects, feathers, bones or stones that would reflect back to me those animals I met in the dream space and I started a little altar space to honor them and as a focus of connection. Perhaps you would find this useful too.
Thank you so much for replying, it brought a smile to my face. A couple months ago when I was visiting my deceased step fathers father, I drew this picture of this man "Who I believe looked native" shape shifting into a bear.
When I have these sort of dream dreams it's always about shape shifting, I have no idea why. I'm guessing it's trying to tell me that I am trying to change myself? I don't know....
I was wondering how I could journey....
What I usually do is, go to my room when it's night time and put on a shamanic drum beat. I close my eyes and try to picture myself going into a hole in the earth. The first time I did it I heard someone say something in a deep voice I got really scared and opened my eyes.
I want to try it again but every time I do so all I see is black, why is this? I've been researching my hardest and trying to find answers yet I feel like I can't do anything.