Weekly Wisdom: Mother & Child (part 3)

If the mother-child experience is negative, the child will live with fear and suspicion, experiencing problems in forming future relationships throughout life. Because the consequences of the mother-child relationship are so critical, it is absolutely imperative that women understand their impending role before they become pregnant.  This also means it is essential that the future mother has some modicum of maturity.
The maturity required for motherhood has a spiritual inflection. Her IHood must be capable of unconditional love; she must be consciously inclined in giving to the child rather than the receiving of any self-gratification. She must have the ability to be patient, acknowledge and understand that she, mother alone, may have sole responsibility for this child; to have a demeanor of mental and emotional presence.