Mother-Love:The Healing Power of a Gentle Voice and a Tender Embrace
December 11, 2013 by KitabuRoshi
The divine nature of love may seem to be a feminine power but the expression of it must transcend gender.
In our youth we have witnessed cool detachment, diminished respect for elders and authorities, and a studied interest in violence, often played out as fantasy but too often expressed in real blood. While this is not an indictment of all youth, even a few of them who fall prey to violent behavior and find themselves wards of the state, are too many. Admittedly youth are a force of nature, hard to control when they reach the psychological equivalent of a hurricane but it does not have to be this way.
The sunshine and the gentle rain, the stream and the breeze are all aspects of nature, yet they are benevolent. All are expressions of the same source, children of the same Creator. Our children are in many ways, expressions of us. If we are going to save them from a possibly dark future we need to recognize that we must begin guiding them in the cradle. This is serious business. When a mother lays her child upon her bosom, a powerful connection begins. That connection penetrates the body, mind and spirit of the child. The future of that child turns on that moment.
When a mother lays her child upon her bosom, a powerful connection begins. That connection penetrates the body, mind and spirit of the child. The future of that child turns on that moment.There is something far more important than the material. It is even more vital than food, in a sense, because, it is , itself, food, though of a different sort. The wealthy do not hold an advantage over poorer citizens in parenting, even though they may produce well-dressed and good-mannered off-springs. Money can buy fashions and social demands can shape the personality of children. They learn to emulate the behavior of their parents because it is the price they must pay for being in a privileged environment. Children are very good at adapting when they sense their well-being depends on it. However, appearance is most often deceiving. We learn of privileged children drinking alcohol at an early age, and experimenting with drugs. Sometimes these children demonstrate reckless behavior in other ways. Why does this happen, and what can be done to change the situation?
When a baby is laid upon the breast of his mother it is not long before that child finds both comfort and nourishment. He partakes of this gift with full abandon, without inhibitions. In like manner, his mother receives him. Hers is a genuine act of giving. There is more than the flow of nourishment from her. There is love. Love flows from her spirit to her soul through her heart. As the child lies cradled in the arms of heaven there is security and peace. The child can rest in such arms. There is no hint of stress in this little one so long as his mother embraces him in love. He experience life through the goodwill of his mother. There is also a need for the father to practice compassion, even as the child ages. When a youth feels secure or protected at home he will share his experiences. Be open and loving like the classical mother.
My god-son, Dorian Vernon Ankude, Togo, West Africa, son of Master Leopold Ankude. Tai Chi Togo