After Bible studies or other spiritual meetings, I often get hugs from other people and it feels great! But why?
I know this: they found out the hard way that babies in orphanages that are not held and touched will die. It's the truth. They literally just die from lack of being touched. I wonder if we carry this deep body memory all our lives, and that a hug is a nice way to be held, even if for just a little bit of a moment. I wonder if people in "retirement" homes (nursing homes) get deeply depressed because they are seldom touched in a loving way.
I worked long ago as a CNA in a nursing home, and it was a horror of a job. Nurses are absolute angels- especially those who work in nursing homes. I got to the point that I felt like I was working in a warehouse for the unwanted dying people of the world. I tried very hard to pat them, hold their hands, even kiss their cheek if they were long-time patients.
I was feeling really down yesterday, and Wade did something new- he just stroked my pain and stress away with touch. It was loving- not sexual, and it felt so great that all the tension in my body just melted away into oblivion. Unfortunately for him, he now has created a Monster! LOL...I want more. :)
Americans are not really as touchy-feely as are people in some other cultures (I may be wrong about this, but I was told by from my French teacher in High School, who had been around the world).
And getting a hug from Wade is like love heroin...he is 6'3" and can really hug me super great!
But why do we need hugs? Why does it feel so good?
With a twinkle in my eye,
asked 10 Jan '14, 03:12
Sometimes I reflect on the thought that hugs and other body sensations are things that we should really be thankful for .... as I understand things those sensations are only available to us while we are in 'the body'.
answered 17 Jan '14, 16:40
Maybe because hugging is "Good Medicine."
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answered 23 Jan '14, 14:49
Hugging is a sharing and integration of Positive Life Force Energy. Negative energy runs through us all, but when we hug another person or object with the intention to share and release positive energy, we will receive such energy in return, regardless of our egotistical interpretations to the contrary, or to the frequency we place upon those that we hug. All exchange is a positive exchange if the heart is pure in its intention.
answered 30 Jan '14, 01:51
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