Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Energy of an Embrace

I feel like I am living for hugs these days, that physical touch that reassures, expresses love and connection. I don't know about you, but I'll take all I can get.

from Daily Om


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.


  1. Hugs to you my dear, sweet sister. I love you so very much.

  2. Consider yourself hugged.


  3. Sallie, I am so sorry about the loss of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My dad passed away very quickly and I saw what my mom went thru. Your memories will help you. Debbie

  4. EarthHeart, I've been thinking of you, and caring, so I'm just checking in on you and giving you a huge warm hug.
    ♥ Barb
    (had troubles before getting to comment, so hopefully it works now)

  5. Sallie,
    I wish I could be there to hug you but I know you know how much I care. {{{{{HUG}}}}}}
    Can you feel it?

  6. I know a cyber hug isn't quite the same, but hope that the sentiment behind it comes a close second. Thinking of you today.

  7. I'm thinking of you and sending you a virtual hug everytime I open up my computer and go to the blogs - you're the first thing I think about. Cash in those hugs! I'm sure you've banked plenty.

  8. Being a first time user I have had a hard time getting my comment to go through. Always remember to cry is to heal and to also not be afraid to do it in public,people to understand. I have been there and love every hug I received and appreciate them more than ever. I am there with you every step of the way. lilly

  9. I do not know if you are able to connect to my blog or not as I may not be set up right but yur Eloise Cole insperation is a very meaningful thought for me. Pain may not come often but we always know it is not far away. so to be strong and offer love ,hugs and caring thoughts for others is always within myself to give to others. Hugs to you. Lilly


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