In childbirth, the mother and child begin the adventure as partners in a grand transition. At times the trauma becomes so great that one or the other disconnects from the joint mission in order to focus all their resources on their own survival.
This breach has significant implications over time. A skilled midwife will reconnect mother and child after birth. Otherwise the scar of abandonment cripples all subsequent relational constructs.
The same is true for a book. Many an author has drifted from love and passion to anger and frustration over the “baby” being stuck in the birth canal.
Conversely, an elegant birth exponentially enriches an already strong relationship between mother and child. As spirit engaged with spirit through the physical transition, there is a deep sense of the dependability of community that is imprinted deeply into the spirit and body of the new inhabitant of our world.
I invite the mothers, midwives and doulas in our tribe to pray into the bonding of Megan and the book, so that it goes forth with a spiritual imprint that is robustly positive.
It baffles me how material things can have such an imprint, but I can walk into a bookstore or library and pick out the books that were the product of a heartless sausage factory, those that were loved and abandoned, and those that were loved all the way to the bookshelf just by handling them.
So a new adventure for us. A new color of God’s wisdom to be displayed. And we have a robust number of women in our tribe who have strong feelings about childbirth. If yours were tough, this is a chance to redeem the experience. And if yours were great, you can share from your treasures.
Copyright July 2016 by Arthur Burk
In yet another Admiral’s Club by gate A10