"Child of Light" (Drawing #1 from the "Mother & Child Series")

Illustration, infant smiling on mother's shoulder, Naomi Rose.jpg
Illustration, infant smiling on mother's shoulder, Naomi Rose.jpg

"Child of Light" (Drawing #1 from the "Mother & Child Series")

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The way the child completely leans on the mother — the way the mother supports the child — brings joy to them both. This is the “holding condition” for safety, belonging, and the exquisite, mutual love that marks our early experience of life. And if such was not actually our experience, we can recondition our felt expectations to bring forth this holding quality in our inner mother and child.

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The “Mother-and-Child” series of drawings draw from my observations of certain “postures of intimacy” that touch and inspire me. The bond in early childhood is a primal and sacred one, and I believe that it heals (and warms) the heart to see such images. Even if we may not remember receiving such tender, supportive love from our own childhoods, perhaps we knew it as parents — or, if not, perhaps the longing for this kind of exquisite love, even adoration, is indicative not of a deficiency in our makeup or experience but rather of the soul-call to open to this ever-present aspect of the divine. Sometimes, a picture is not only worth 10,000 words, but it can stimulate our inner being to embrace what is depicted. These drawings can, then function as a kind of visual mantra: when concentrated on, they impress our imaginations and our souls, and make this love real inside us.