Article posted first, then my blog to follow.
Taken from the Daily Om
March 4, 2009
The Energy of an Embrace
(And my hesitance in being a follower of the norm)
and you, and me.
The need to touch and be touched is established early in our lives, as we develop and grow in the omnipresent embrace of our mother’s womb. Once we are born, separated from that sanctuary of connectivity, we begin to crave the physical embrace of our parents. As we age, we become more independent. Yet during times of triumph or trouble and during those moments when we are in need of reassurance, we can’t help but long for a hug.
Because a hug requires two active participants, each individual taking part in the embrace experiences the pleasure of being embraced and the joy that comes from hugging someone. As both individuals wrap their arms around one another, their energy blends together, and they experience a tangible feeling of togetherness that lingers long after physical contact has been broken. A heart hug is when you put your left arm over someone’s shoulder and your right arm around their waist. As they do the same to you, your hearts become aligned with one another other and loving, comforting energy flows between the two of you to flood your souls with feelings of love, caring, and compassion.
A hug is a pleasurable way to share your feelings with someone who is important to you. Depending on your relationship with the other person and the kind of message you wish to send to them, a hug can communicate love, friendship, romance, congratulations, support, greeting, and any other sentiment you wish to convey. A hug communicates to others that you are there for them in a positive way. In an instant, a hug can reestablish a bond between long lost friends and comfort those in pain. The next time you hug someone, focus all of your energy into the embrace. You will create a profound connection that infuses your feelings and sentiments into a single beautiful gesture.
I agree that the need to be touched is established early in our lives.
I was loved and hugged like a normal loved child with two parents. I had a large loving family. Every hug was appropriate, and just.
Somewhere around my teen years, I noticed something. I noticed my family and my
parent’s adult friends doing something that irritated the ever-being out of me. THEY GOSSIPPED! They trashed talked! They took bets on how long a couple would be together. And then once the person came over, everyone hugged and kissed like nothing was just said. I was, and still am disgusted with that concept. How can a human being speak so poorly about someone they claim to LOVE, or a friend they claim to trust, and yet “hug” like nothing was wrong?
I grew up after that, not having trust issues, but choosing whom I trust wisely. I might be about Kimmy Sharing Light, but if I have something to say, I BRING IT!
To the few that I love and trust, I appreciate and love a good hug.
But hugs to me truly mean something. And if you know me in person, and noticed I cringe when you hug me, that probably means that I know who you “really” are.
Sharing light from the hip!