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 require reassurance, we can’t help but long for a hug.

Since a hug requires two active participants, each individual takes 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 and they experience a tangible feeling of togetherness that lingers long after the 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, and loving, comforting energy flows between you to flood your souls with feelings of love, caring, and compassion.

A hug is a pleasurable way to share your feelings with someone 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 want to convey. A hug communicates to others that you are there for them positively. In an instant, a hug can re-establish a bond between long-lost friends and comfort those in pain. A lingering hug makes an open-hearted exchange of energy between two beings in the most beautiful way. The next time you hug someone, focus all of your energy on the embrace. You will create a profound connection that infuses your feelings and sentiments into a single beautiful gesture.


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