Chimalus meets with the elder in the forest. On her families reserve. The elder is preparing Chimalus to embark on her vision quest where she will finally be accepted as an adult in her community.
Chimalus, it is time for you to embark on your vision quest.
Chimalus spends time in the sweat lodge to prepare for her vision quest. The sweat lodge helps to purify her mind, body and spirit. She also sings, prays and meditates.
Chimalus found her sacred place, called God's Lake. It was during this moment she felt the tranquillity of God's lake and felt the presence of the Great Spirit. She saw the sunset a sign of his presence.
I have been here for a few hours, praying and fasting. When will I see my spiritual healer?
On Chimalus' journey home she had a vision, she heard the chirps of a beautiful blue bird that landed on a tree branch. She knew this was her spiritual healer.
Chimalus was so confused about her vision but has now found a sense of comfort and closeness to her mother and grandmother after hearing the elder's interpretation.
Well my child, your mother and mother before her, experienced the same vision. Which is why they named you Chimalus, meaning blue bird. This vision means you are destined for an organized future.