Transformation of the Shaman
I have written of this statue,
and I have posted about her.
She is a bronze statue in the garden
at the Phoenix, Arizona, Mayo Clinic.
When I see her, I am inspired.
She moves me, and gives me hope.
She embodies a spiritual transformation...
the natural Native American beliefs.
It is following their faith and beliefs,
traditions, elders, and spirits...
that guides the transformation.
They are ever striving
to connect with their spirituality,
reaching beyond what they are
to become all they are meant to be.
They go through many trials
leaving behind their
former selves, in order
to survive and transform
into a stronger being.
This is what I am doing.
This is why she speaks to me
...and I am listening.
My friend, Julie Nielsen Adriansen,
a talented artist in Lake Villa, IL.,
painted this beautiful and
inspirational portrait on my cast.
I cannot thank her enough;
this means so much to me.
I am working on healing,
inside and out.
I am working on being
a better "me".
I am healing.
I am transforming.