This has some resemblance to the previous one, "Across the Universe" as for the colors and the textures. I really like this type of art from you as it suits your taste very well. I like the roots and how they flow out, as you said to "strengthen the upper half and survive". Very well said too.
I hope the hard times do get better for you, out of every painful experiance there will always and I mean always be a strict lesson from it, we may gain wisdom for the near future as it may hold something even greater for you Cain.