Lion-Headed Woman

lion head

It’s been a while since I’ve had a massage and I needed one badly.  My back, shoulders and neck were in constant pain that  I’d alleviate by doing yoga, only for the pain to come back the next day.

So I made an appointment with my friend and massage therapist Mandy and told her my woes.

Mandy released more than just my tight muscles.  Half way through the massage I started sobbing and couldn’t stop.  Mandy brought over the box of tissues and stood by patiently and reassuringly till I was done crying.

As she moved from my back to my arms,  I started to see a nose.    It was a cat’s nose, a big cat.   Then the rest of the face and the big bushy mane of a male lion appeared.  I was looking at the lion’s head  and also seeing it on my body as I lay on the massage table.  The lion was old and his body (which was my body) ached and he was truly thankful for the massage.

I left Mandy’s barely able to talk,  she called it “shrouded”.  Later that night, I drew this picture.  I’m not sure what it all means yet, but I have a feeling the Lion headed woman will be making an appearance in my work.

5 thoughts on “Lion-Headed Woman

  1. Hello Maria,
    When I first looked at this sketch, the word “Sekmet” came to mind. I didn’t remember exactly who she was beyond an Egyptian goddess, so I googled her this morning. Hmmmm, does this resonate?

    In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet /ˈsɛkˌmɛt/ or Sachmis was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt, when the kingdom of Egypt was divided. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare.

    Sekhmet – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Blessings, Marilyn

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