I had an awareness of how transformation really works, recently. The example I always think of is the transformation of the caterpillar into a butterfly. There seems to be no relationship between the two, just an extraordinary miracle that changes a wiggly ,eating everything creature ,into the transcendent brilliance of a butterfly. If you look really hard, you will see links between the two , maybe some markings or a pattern, but its there.
When human beings transform spiritually, the process is one where the person can look back and see a gradual change. There is a process where instead of hating one's life and being judgmental about everything, there is a softening and it all slots into place. You can look back over everything that led to this point and be extremely grateful and appreciative ,of every single thing that happened along the way. What changes is the way you look at your life, your life doesn't do anything different.
The awareness I had, related to my work. I realize I create a transformational process in my drawings. I start off with marks, images etc.. and over time I try different strategies and apply different layers. Along the way I say "I hate this bit of the drawing", "I love this part". When I get to the point where I love and appreciate every part, as necessary ,then the drawing is done, the transformation is complete, a piece of the drawing I may have previously hated now fits in and is in balance. This in a nutshell, is the process of transformation, the real how of transformation remains a mystery to me , its magical. I show one of my sketchbook drawing below.