THE TRANSFORMATION OF TRANSFORMATIONS…
I often dreamed of creating a store showcasing beautiful home furnishings and goods. The store would combine mystical offerings such as incense and crystals, mertis (spiritual statues) and all kinds of mystical objects from traditions across the globe. There would be classes of many flavors. From Feng shui to painting; to yoga and meditation; people would come and see how changing just one thing in their life…perhaps a Quan Yin on their mantel or a rose quartz pendant dangling from a silver chain around their neck might create extraordinary change in their world. And after many years of dreaming it all came true in a store called Transformations. But like all of life, the only constant is change and after four years of sharing, learning and playing with all of you it became clear that we needed to take the next steps in our personal evolution. Unfortunately, that meant our beautiful little island of light also needed to recreate itself. Many of you came to our closing sale…it was amazing. We received so much love from all of you. Some of you waiting in line for up to three hours to purchase your little piece of magic…a small tidbit that might help you to continue being inspired; uplifting your home and life with spirit. It may feel like a death of sorts but the community that was created still lives on in our hearts. Sadly it’s time to say a final farewell. But know that it’s just to the storefront on Broadway. We haven’t lost anything. On the contrary. We have gained a full circle of light. Without you there would have been no Transformations. We have all been blessed by your enthusiasm and support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Say…perhaps it’s time for one of you to take up the mantel. Providing a place where people might once again gather to grow, learn and play.
Blessings and Love to You All,
Kristina Sanborn, Founder/Owner
I ended up getting a job at Transformations in a sort of roundabout way. Through a friend of a friend of a friend. Little did I know, over two years ago, that my whole life would change. I would soon come into contact with a huge array of kindred spirits, and like-minded individuals. Transformations, for me became a home away from home. It got me through three apartments, two relationships, one car accident, and a whole lot of life’s little miscellaneous unexpected moments. I never loved a place like a living person before I met Transformations, and all the majesty that it’s unique walls held. It was a place everyone wanted to be, and everyone wanted to take with them. It was a place for those of us who have spent our lives in search of something we couldn’t quite put our fingers on, and it help me realize that what I was searching for my whole life was an authentic, and personal relationship with the highest good that exists. That simple.
Since the transition of Transformations I’ve definitely felt a real loss, but that only shows me how truly real everything that Transformations held was. It was always so much bigger than a few people, some rocks, and some incense, and now that it’s gone, I see that more than ever. I will never forget the amazing lessons I learned in that place, and I carry a piece of it, and all the people I met with me, in my heart. Thank you to everyone, for everything.
I love you.
When I came to Transformations it was as an easy respite from my “real” work. Over the next six months I shifted from once a week to full time; due to the environment and welcoming energy. As I grew in the community, I learned personal truths about self-discovery and being true to self. So, I’d like to thank you all, for the opportunity to teach and learn. With strength and daring we move forward remembering that the past doesn’t dictate the future, but that we choose to shape our futures by how we respond to the lessons of the past. The lesson I learned from all of you, was that I can be me, truly me and that there is never a reason to not be; everybody say Love…Shout out to past teachers… Noelle, Payton, Candy, Megan & Tree; we learned from you and with you and our lives are richer for it.
With Love & Appreciation
Kayla Sashean Scott
Let me but live my life from year to year,
With forward face and unreluctant soul;
Not hurrying to, nor turning from the goal;
Not mourning for the things that disappear
In the dim past, nor holding back in fear
From what the future veils; but with a whole
And happy heart, that pays its toll
To Youth and Age, and travels on with cheer.
So let the way wind up the hill or down,
O’er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy:
Still seeking what I sought when but a boy,
New friendship, high adventure, and a crown,
My heart will keep the courage of the quest,
And hope the road’s last turn will be the best.
Henry Van Dyke