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