Maria Michael in the early 1990s requested a healing ceremony in the Lakota tradition from me. In performing that ceremony, I witnessed the Thunder Beings come and reaffirm and bless her gifts as a healer. From that time, she has been a great source of help at the Hollow Horn Bear Sun Dance where we conduct many rituals of help and healing. Despite personal challenges in health, she has been very helpful to my family and many others. In honing her gifts and skills as a healer and medical intuitive, she is gaining great skill and experience. It is time for her to open her gifts to the world.