As I was preparing for the birth of my second son I had this image show up as a strong visualization during one of the relaxation periods in my yoga class. The image was powerful, serene and very vivid, so much that I had to paint it. The text comes from a dream that marked the transition from me being anxious about labor to being completely confident that I could do it. In this dream a beautiful, stocky, very earthy looking woman was about to give birth and uttered those words. I woke up not fearing any more, knowing that I could very much go through labor as my foremothers did.It took me almost a year to complete, the work was slow but loving, and I am showing it almost at the conclusion of my hard first year of being a mother of two. I hope you all enjoy it!