I woke up this morning with the desire to write a love letter to all my readers. Then I got a memory on Facebook from a blog post I wrote years ago on a blog I had on BeliefNet. There was my love letter.
Love realty changes us and sadly so does the lack of love. The news lately is full of women coming forward and saying ‘me two’ I accepted the unacceptable from a man. Love is never about pain or hurt or lack or limitations. Love may take work but it is NEVER hard. Love is expansive while fear contracts.
To me, this story is about the transformation that occurs when we climb above need, embrace love and allow it to transform us.
Are you ready for love to walk into your life?
Do you long for love?
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Water Bugs and Dragonflies
Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were
very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in awhile one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going about. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more.
“Look!” said one of the water bugs to another. “One of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?” Up, up, up she slowly went….Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. Her friends waited and waited but she didn’t return…
“That’s funny!” said one water bug to another. “Wasn’t she happy here?” asked a second…
“Where do you suppose she went?” wondered a third.
No one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled.
Finally one of the water bugs, a leader in the colony, gathered its friends together. “I have an idea”. The next one
of us who climbs up the lily stalk must promise to come back and tell us where he or she went and why.”
“We promise”, they said solemnly.
One spring day, not long after, the very water bug who had suggested the plan found himself climbing up the lily stalk. Up, up, up, he went. Before he knew what was happening, he had broke through the surface of the water and fallen onto the broad, green lily pad above.
When he awoke, he looked about with surprise. He couldn’t believe what he saw. A startling change had come to his old body. His movement revealed four silver wings and a long tail. Even as he struggled, he felt an impulse to move his wings…The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from the new body. He moved his wings again and suddenly found himself up above the water. He had become a dragonfly!!
Swooping and dipping in great curves, he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the new atmosphere. By and by the new dragonfly lighted happily on a lily pad to rest. Then it was that he chanced to look below to the bottom of the pond.
Why, he was right above his old friends, the water bugs! There they were scurrying around, just as he had been doing some time before.
The dragonfly remembered the promise: “The next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk will come back and tell where he or she went and why.” Without thinking, the dragonfly darted down. Suddenly he hit the surface of the water and bounced away. Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the water…
“I can’t return!” he said in dismay.
“At least, I tried. But I can’t keep my promise. Even if I could go back, not one of the water bugs would know me in my new
body. I guess I’ll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too. Then they’ll understand what has happened to me, and where I went.”
And the dragonfly winged off happily into its wonderful new world of sun and air…….
Love does the same thing
Love changes us and it can change the world. I remember longing for love, having a number of questionable relationships and at times accepting the unacceptable. But then I climbed out of that sense of lack and found true love. My life, my choices were transformed. Once I became ready for love I found THE ONE. Bea and I have been together for over 21 years.
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With love and aloha,
The story is from: “Waterbugs and Dragonflies by Doris Stickney