"The Soul in Darkness Is Very Close to Light" (1989)
This painting mirrors my own experience...more than once, actually. I painted it in 1989. I don't know what became of the original. Two days ago, I found a tiny photo of it, and spent a couple hours digitally restoring it this morning, and feel very happy about that! I consider this, for me, a "major work". It grew on me over the years in its absence, as I came to really how very much it (at least I feel) says. 
PS: See also the brief note below the picture.

Anyone who wants to read the stories from my life that inspired this painting may do so here ("Coming to Meher Baba" story) or here (Help from Ram Dass 5 years later in getting through a BIG impasse of shame). Both articles from THE MINDFUL WORD.