Sunday, May 10, 2015

Nurturing and Nourishing

I love, honor and respect all those who nurture and nourish anyone anywhere.
I bless the care-givers for our children, elderly and disabled.
I appreciate all the ways I nurture and nourish my family and those around me.
I am grateful for the unconditional love and modeling of my Mother.

Happy Mother’s Day
For all the women, men and children who “mother” others.

My Dad always said, “The most important job in the world is to be a mother!”

The primary role of Mothers is to nourish and nurture.
Whoever nurtures you can be felt offering mothering energy.
Whatever nourishes you can be received as coming from motherly Love.
When we are nurtured and nourished by a mothering presence, we are blessed.

Mothers often need to learn how to mother.
When you have not been nurtured, it may be unfamiliar to “mother” others.
When you have not bee well nourished as a child, you may not know how to nourish yourself and others.
Being a Mother may come naturally to some, but feel awkward and uncomfortable to others.

To nurture is to provide what is needed as a person grows.
Nurturing may be comfort and safety.
Nurturing can be freedom and responsibility
Nurturing will take the form of what is appropriate for the beneficial development of the individual.

Successful Nurturing requires knowledge, skill, confidence and connection.
Nurturing at its best is conscious, committed and consistent.
Nurturing comes from a deep inner connection with inspiration, wisdom and love.
Nurturing is a gift to be given and received.

Nourishing is offering both inner and outer sustenance to bring growth and life energy itself.
Nourishment can be received in food, education, wisdom, communication and affirmation.
To nourish offers a sense of fulfillment and wholeness, prosperity and peace.
When we are well nourished, we feel no lack, littleness or limitation.

While it may be difficult to describe, the nurturing and nourishing of  “mothering” is essential.
Mothers build self esteem and confidence,.
Mothers model self-image and reputation.
Mothers demonstrate self-care and domestic skills of cooking, cleaning and home-making.
Mothers show how to love, nurture and encourage children, partners, friends and more.
Mothers teach ways to balance all the duties of parenting, partnership, working and friendship.
Mothers teach loyalty, fidelity, authenticity, being healthy and happy.
Mothers care for the sick, comfort the grieving, encourage the fearful and give peace to the angry.

A Jewish Proverb says it well.
God could not be everywhere and so He/She made Mothers.

Be sure to appreciate your own Mother and all those who have mothered you.
And most of all, encourage your own motherly energy.
LOVE is what Nurturing and Nourishing Mothers are and do and give.
Loving you, 
Betty Lue

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough love will not heal;
No door that enough love will not open;
No gulf that enough love will not bridge;
No wall that enough love will not throw down;
No sin that enough love will not redeem.

 It makes no difference
  how deeply seated may be the trouble,
How hopeless the outlook,
How muddled the tangle,
How great the mistake.
A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.

 If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest
and most powerful being in the world.

Emmet Fox