A Transformational Experience

note: originally posted Jan 12, 2018 in The Emerging Feminine, FB Group

“What are some of the most transformational experiences in your life?”

Although most of mine have been rooted in trauma, I do have one that is rooted in HOPE, and yes, it’s still unfolding!

It’s my vision of climbing out of hell, through a transformative fire to reach artistic freedom. No, I’m not there yet, but I’m on my way. I created this vision of the path to integration and wholeness with a female artist/friend. Together we conceived a story-tattoo that covers the entire right side of my body, from ankle to shoulder. 13 tattoos total.

I’ll probably speak more of my tattoos during this course, but for now I’ll just say that I was compelled to create them, and much of the inspiration was unconscious, and is still being revealed to me. My tattoo story begins with a re-invention of the story of Eurydice, and in my version she succeeds in making her way out of hell. She is my anchor for personal transformation.


“Eurydice, Rising from Hades” by Blaze Schwaller with Shaler Wright.