The overlapping, numinous roles of child therapist and mother demand focused compassion, connection and humility. Spiritual dimensions of Intention, Balance, and Integrity are examined as vehicles for “riding the currents” of energy available for nurturing and healing tasks. Archetypal and religious sources of passion and perspective are explored and applied to anecdotal family, dream and case materials. The psychoanalytic concept of a mother’s reverie is extended to address a mother’s role in supporting growth by mediating between the personal and the Universal. Multiple roles of offering and receiving personal and 76professional nurturance suggest approaches to replacing depletion with replenishment. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <[email protected] com> Website: < https://www.HaworthPress . com> © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.]