“…I began to think that when the umbilical cord, like any other appendage, is severed from the body, the spiritual essence of it might still be there. If you don’t believe that spiritual appendages remain, try telling an amputee he can no longer feel his missing body part.”
—Bill Wilson in his essay, “Consider Your Navel.”
What if there is a spiritual connection between a mother and child that remains after the umbilical cord is cut? What if, on some level, we still feel that connection much like an amputee still senses his missing arm or leg (what doctors explain as neurological phenomena)?
And if so, what kind of priviledge/responsibility does that spiritual connection place upon a mother?
What are your experiences with the connection to your birth mother? Have you felt the cord? If so, how does it manifest itself? If not, why? What can replace this connection, if anything?