If I refer to 'the being' (as a noun) do I have to use he / she / it, or something else?
To add to my confusion: I am talking about a painting, where 'the being' is a woman. So the body has the shape of an anchor that arises from the depths. The whiteness represents purity. The vast sea represents the subconscious mind, which is integrated into the conscious awareness, (manifested by the position above water’s surface). The being has swum through all the stages of... etc.
Holding her (its?) attention to the greatest source of love, within her heart, she (it?) has relinquished the unnecessary things of the past (the dark colours on both sides of the painting) and affirms her (its?) whole presence. Just like a pendulum her (its/the?) body is held by the renewable power of life... etc.