I read the above and see the glories of a heavenly rose blooming with inexpressible beauty in the heart of every new-born. Each child is named Savior, Bodhisattva, Avatar, and is one with all humankind. En-fleshed in separate bodies we are cradled inseparably with the loving, creative Source of the cosmos like an adored child nursing at its mother’s breast in perfect ease and trust. This is the comforting, empowering message of the metaphor in The Gospel of Thomas. Mother and babe know complete loving union. For Jesus, the harmonious interpenetration of infant and breast perfectly represented the essence of humanity as ‘The Beloved Image’, and, therefore, the essence of God. We come forth from the womb of Source and are nurtured with all good things by Creation, the very embodiment of Source. This is the great joy of physical existence, and, as the wise, divine, androgynous child of humankind grows in imagination, the loving exchange of unity between source and image spreads throughout a trustworthy universe as far as the “eye” can see. Fearless, everyone the Divine Child meets is unveiled as the Beloved Image, and the mother-child love is carried into the bridal chamber of Union that births a New Humanity brimming with the children of a new paradise. Exalted above the driven dichotomy of sexual gender and the predilections of division, The Divine Child lives life “in love” with the beauty of the entire creation, seeing reflected in it the loveliness of the mother’s face. Let us remember ourselves.
Watch what passes between a mother and her nursing child. She cradles the babe in protection and safety. The child drinks the pure sweetness of eternity, gazes upward and is met by the mother’s adoring eyes. Enraptured for hours, the child watches the face that is the source of its own being. The child, the image, emulates the expression of adoration and joy on the face of the Mother. The Word the Divine Child hears from the mouth of her sacred human is soothing, unconditional love. The child observes the movement of the lips as they send forth Words of endearment and assurance, then returns his gaze to the providing eyes. The Child learns The Word. The gift of the Word is endless, unlimited creativity.
The Gospel of Truth, written by Valentinus of Alexandria and Rome in the mid 100s CE, describes the boon of meditating on the Divine Word as showing us “the Jesus of infinite sweetness”. The Word speaks of the earthly world of light and sound and substance as Eden; we receive the innocent wisdom of uninterrupted paradise as the true nature of things. We are The Beloved, and are, ourselves, love. The truth is as sweet as mother’s milk.
The great mystic writer of the Gospel of John understood the primal creative unity of Love’s Word heard only by your immortal Divine Child:
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