Received this by email today and was deeply touched while smiling at the ‘coincidence’ in the timing of its arrival. LOL, a direct message from the Universe to me building on the remarkable messages I was blessed with last evening. And so I share …
A hug offers one so much, from a simple gesture of ‘hi, I’ve missed you’, to a message and acknowledgement that someone cares, that someone has actually looked deeply enough to know that another being may be in need desperate need of a hug … or that being held in the loving embrace of another offers solace and healing.
I was comforted by the offer of hug yesterday … interesting this offer came from a person I would have least expected it to come from. This person ‘saw’ me in a way that recognized I was in significant turmoil. I was feeling emotionally devastated, shocked almost beyond belief, yet I knew my ‘feelings’ were my own reaction to something that I received and perceived as shocking and extremely hurtful. My responsibility and lesson to learn of course, hah, the Universe continually provides one with these opportunities. Yet this person ‘saw’ that I was in distress though I’d said nothing to indicate this, they looked at me in a way that realized something was wrong. So this story is both timely for me and bittersweet. Never discount the power of a hug.
One of my favorite examples of the healing power of love
comes from a true story in a newspaper article called the
A photo of premature newborn twins shows one twin with
a yellow dot on her diaper, being hugged by her sister with
a red dot on her diaper.
Hospital policy had been for the twins to be in separate
incubators. Three months premature, the younger twin
Her heart rate would not regulate and her temperature
refused to rise to normal.
On intuition, a nurse placed the older twin in her sister’s
incubator. The older twin immediately, at three months
premature, wrapped her arms around her sister in care.
Within minutes, the younger twin’s heart rate regulated.
Her temperature rose to normal and both twins lived.
“Two hearts that beat as one” is not just a poetic
song title . . . it’s a scientific fact with implications far
beyond what we have yet to manifest in our world.
Care counts. Love saves lives. What could it do for our
world? And if a premature baby is capable of this, what
could we who are reading these words accomplish?
I encourage everyone to reach out and share a hug right now. You may never know how this one hug made someone’s day and changed the energetics and outcome for them.
Namaste and blessings, Mary