Nurturing Yourself – by inviting Love
In March, I posted a Nurturing Yourself post about Love. If you missed it here is the link.
I had this parable a friend had sent me about Love I wanted to add to those thoughts. It has an insightful and touching ending with a profound lesson. I’ve decided to write about Love again for those who grew up without it and are seekers of fulfilling those nurturing years. Copyright 2014©written by Isadora
Soothing meditative music for you to listen to while reading this parable …. Namaste Isadora
I gift myself with the power to Love myself ….
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard.
She did not recognize them.
She said, “I do not know you. Are you hungry? Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?”
“No,” she replied. “He’s out”.
“Then we cannot come in,” they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
“Go tell them I am home and invite them to come in!”
The woman went out and invited them in.
“We do not go into a HOUSE together,” they replied.
“Why is that?” she asked.
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing another, “His name is Success,” and “I am Love.”
Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you would like to come in.”
The woman went in and told the husband what was said.
Her husband was overjoyed.
“How nice!” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth!”
His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the room.
She jumped in with her suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with Love!”
Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to the wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.”
Love got up and started walking to the house. The other 2 got up and followed him.
Surprised, the woman asked Wealth and Success, “Why are you coming in? I only invited Love.”
The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but you invited Love. Wherever he goes we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is Wealth and Success!!!!”
Nurture Yourself with these Wishes …
Where there is pain, I wish you peace and mercy
Where there is self-doubting, I wish you a renewed
confidence in your ability to work through it.
Where there is tiredness or exhaustion, I wish you
understanding, patience and renewed strength.
Where there is fear, I wish you courage and Love.
***** photography by Dreamtime – http://www.dreamstime.com/ and Google images
April 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm
Beautiful inspiring story I am blessed to be rich in love too Isadora.
April 23, 2014 at 11:05 am
Love can carry us through whatever difficulties come our way.
Blessed are we who have been entrusted to its’ care.
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April 7, 2014 at 7:39 pm
Lovely parable and music, Issy. Love does conquer all. 🙂
April 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm
I thought you might enjoy the music, Sylvia, since it’s soothing piano playing.
Thank you for listening and leaving a comment.
April 7, 2014 at 4:19 am
Such a lovely post, Issy … love is the nurturing essential for each of us. xoxo
April 8, 2014 at 6:50 pm
Thank you, Becca. I always have space in my heart for love. xo
April 6, 2014 at 10:38 am
Wonderful images and what a lovely story that is so true but so many people don’t recognise the importance of love. Jenni
April 8, 2014 at 6:52 pm
Yes, love is at times ignored or thought to be unnecessary.
We all need that type of nurturing no matter how old we get.
Thank your for your comment and visit.
April 5, 2014 at 11:01 am
a beautiful post and knowing that love is always truly the answer.
April 5, 2014 at 1:37 pm
It would be a better world if we could love each other
despite our differences. ❤ hugs ❤
April 5, 2014 at 5:11 am
Such a beautiful and love-filled post Issy. Just like you. Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 ♥ Big Hugs ♥
April 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm
You’ve uplifted my spirits. Your positive visits are a boost for the heart
and soul. ❤ hugs ❤
April 6, 2014 at 4:42 am
You are very welcome my sweet friend and I am glad to hear that. 😀 ♥ Big Hugs ♥
April 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm
That’s a beautiful parable, Isadora and a post …full of love!
Thank you for those loving wishes, my dear.
Have a joyful weekend ahead. 🙂
April 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm
Merci … gracias … Marina!!!!
A blessed and Happy weekend to you as well. ❤ hugs ❤
April 5, 2014 at 9:54 pm
To you too!!! 🙂
April 4, 2014 at 9:25 pm
How wonderful Issy ♡
April 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm
Happy love Weekend !!!! ❤
April 4, 2014 at 5:57 pm
made note of the vid and will have it playing in my earphones late at night when on my own.. 😉
April 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm
You will enjoy listening when you are reading anything as it is soothing
and does not distract. Hope you’re feeling well, Gerry ???
April 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm
…..love is the binding force in our lives
April 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm
It’s the one thing we all need for nurturing. ❤