Motherhood on our planet is as old as life. So it holds in it all that experience, all those patterns of behaviour, whether of the mother wolf with her cubs, or the eagle rearing its young. To touch such the experience of motherhood deeply gives an enormous wealth of experience, and is to be penetrated by the holy. Something so beyond the limitations of our own small personality enters us and leaves its imprint. The constant stream of visitors to the shrine of the Mother at Lourdes in France continues because people touch the mystery and power of motherhood there. See miracle

Certain things are holy, like motherhood, or fatherhood. They are holy because they are so fundamental to life as it expresses on our planet. Marriage is such a holy thing because it represents and is an expression of the wonder of reproduction and parenthood. This should not be confused with partnership, such as occurs in a homosexual relationship. Because things such as marriage, that manifest the most primordial aspects of life, are holy, we need to honour them, and perhaps kneel before them in some way. They transcend any one person’s life and experience. Because of this, things like motherhood develop into an immense archetype. In other words they become a focused collection of uncountable human experiences. All such huge areas of experience are patterns in the core awareness. They are immense patterns in the internal structure of human life. And although life itself honours them, although life itself largely flows through the patterns they are, life does not stop us making leaps right beyond the boundaries of those archetypes. In that way we make new connections new possibilities for life itself and for the environment. See Archetype of the Mother; Mosaic

If you plan to have a baby or are actually having it, you can cooperate with the great power that you have as a mother. Remember that you are not alone, for all mothers throughout nature are supporting you if you let them. Also there is a wonderful secret of motherhood. It is that if you drop all preconceptions and open to the power of Life that created you, your baby will be blessed and special. See woman’s creative power

 Example: When I was giving birth to my son the pain felt unbearable. So much so I gave up hope for surviving. Then I literally completely let go and suddenly the pain became an ecstasy as life flowed through me that had been blocked by my fear of pain and the birth became a wonder. M.B.

Example: And while a father can forget his children with equanimity, a mother never can. This too has been tried. The child’s death is hers, his fate is her fate. Hence the irrational shock and despair of miscarriage. Hence the inability to forget a child given up for adoption. Women patients have made every effort to down these ghosts, to no avail. One finally retraced a child she had last seen twenty-seven years before and for only a few hours after its birth. This bond, so intense and persistent on both sides of the relationship, is fortunate for humanity. Without it children are almost hopelessly wounded.

One psychiatrist treated two orphans in whom no mystic mother could be found. In infancy their mothers had not been with them to offer any of the selfless love and compassion they needed. After they grew up they remained isolated in their adult personalities, incapable of the magical fantasy of oneness and the love which is its fruit. For after the age of fusion is past, the psyche cannot any longer conceive of such a relationship. It is closed off from its dream by the partitions of reality.

Example: Was in a basement. My wife and a woman I loved was there as one person, and were  giving birth to a Baby, but I was somehow the one who gave birth to it, without a doctor being there. I remember my lover chewed through the cord. I looked at the baby, it was a lovely boy. Its lower face was covered by a tight caul, but I pulled this off and it began to breathe. It opened its eyes and looked about, fully conscious. Then said something about Jesus, and, “It is gone!”

I asked what had gone, and it replied, “The other ego; where has it gone?” I said that the other ego still existed within, but was now lost in the newborn one – meaning the cosmic self existed in the newborn individual self. The baby was then taken upstairs, and I felt it was a holy and wonderful baby. I was going to rest from the rigours of the birth, but on looking around saw how dusty and dirty the basement was. I began to clean it, and felt I would go upstairs and rest afterwards.

Example: Taken from a TV interview. “I felt a strange feeling up my spine, like rush up my spine right up to the top of my head. Then I was in a meadow and there were aliens there, not the grey ones but slight and slightly see through. A female alien was holding her baby in front of her, and if I were religious I would have felt it was Mary and her baby.”

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