Don't take this literally. It's not speaking to your biological
Mother. It is talking about Nature, the Divine Essence. What I call
Sophia-Marie, which in our currently dead English language is
translated as Wisdom-Ocean. The process mimics Man's relationship to
Woman. Men emerge from women head first and return head first. Of
course the latter head is the penis and not the upper head (unless
one considers oral sex with the tongue mimicking the penis). This is
why ancients considered and worshiped the Goddess as Mother,
Sustainer and Fate. This function of the Female is also evident in
considering the notion that "womb" and "tomb" are just one
consonant apart. The breasts are the upper points of a downward
pointing triangle which reaches its point in the vagina. (The
fallopian tubes from the ovaries and into the womb are also a
downward triangle, see diagram).
Many Christians became upset by this process because they don't want to die. They want their ego self to just keep going. This is why intercourse is oftentimes discounted or deemed "sinful." It is evil because it takes us into more inclusive states of consciousness, meaning we surrender our ego to something greater. Thus intercourse reflects the upper pointing triangle for it is a movement upward and inward. Birth moves us down and out, while intercourse moves us up and in. Sexuality needs to be re-sacralized and understood in the context of all of life. The movement of upward and inward is the transcendence of the conventional mind. This is the Mind that the Powers That Be want to deny you. Yet, we surrender to the conventional, conditioned mind at great cost. Instead, we must voluntarily surrender to the Universal Mind. The sense of surrender/death and abandonment of self must be heightened so that we can evolve. We must let go of our conditioning.
Listen to most television evangelists and notice how much into themselves, their ideas, and their theologies they are. "Follow ME!" they say. "I have the Way!" It's precisely this same hold onto our ego, what we think we are, that has us stuck in this corporatized nightmare. Dare we slay the dragon in our dream? Scary thought to face this dragon, especially since the dragon is what we falsely identify as our self. Within the womb of this false self, we are stuck in a pattern of behavior that is driven by a egocentric, reductionistic, growth gone wild mentality that is destroying our planet.....our homeland. And what's worse is that we think this surface layer of reality is what is real. It is not, it is what the Hindus call Maya, or illusion.
Our conditioning, for instance, tells us that labor and birthing are beyond a woman's power and must be turned over to the controlling hands of the medical establishment who will, so kindly, anesthetize the pain. This is a lie; but it is a rare woman in our culture who enters powerfully into her own experience, riding the waves of pain and surrendering to become one with the visceral wisdom of her body. Like intercourse, the miraculous moment when two become one, birth, the miraculous moment when one becomes two, and finally death, the miraculous moment when we return to the One, are prohibited from us unless we reclaim our native power as alchemists.
For change to occur, the ego must die and be reborn. Transformation requires this. There is no change without death. There is no way around it. We have to die. Yes, the Earth will die along with us, but like us, She will arise from the ashes and will nurture us along, in whatever form we take, just as She always has done. And, yes, She will continue to utilize us as Her milk for other creatures such as lions and tigers and bears.