My Desire for Love and Approval from my Mother
May 12, 2013
Excerpt from True North – The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours”, Chapter 28 – Mom’s Health Breakdown
For most of us, our mothers occupy a special place in our hearts, sometimes whether we like it or not. The mother role, or “archetype” as Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung identified it, is a powerful one, beyond our understanding. She is the creative channel through whom we came into this world, and as such, she is our primal connection to the universe itself. In spite of the worst a mother can dole out to her offspring, we crave the contact and that connection. Most of us will overlook major abuse and excuse almost anything to stay connected.
My desire for love and approval from my mother kept me going back to her to try to make that connection, always, one more time.