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The Holy Hug
by Cheril L Goodrich   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, July 23, 2007
Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007

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Hugs are more than just human contact. They convey a message that is beyond time.


Hugs are a way of expressing love and healing the soul. Sometimes, when there are no words that will help a situation, a healing hug is the only thing that will. A physical hug doesn't necessarily resolve a situation, but it helps to know that there is someone else who cares enough and agrees, if just for an instant, to step out of the noise of the day and gather another in their arms and say, "I care."

In a true hug instant, all barriers fall away. Two hearts become one and the burden, if only for an instant, lifts. This is a holy instant for the instant has transcended the physical experience as the innocent wisdom found in the heart is exposed. The pain that is stripped away in that instant is a moment of reflection. The reflection should be on what just happened, for it is indeed possible to learn how to consistently communicate at this level and bring new meaning into this world. 

Where the holy communication of Love has arrived, no words are spoken because no words need be spoken. Holy communication occurs all of the time, but it is seldom recognized as such. The ability to communicate at this level can be observed when a mother cares for her baby. It can also be seen as a father loses himself in an instant of perfect love as he teaches a child.  In these instances, all time drops away and the only reality that is left is the one that is happening now. The peace that emanates from this kind of experience is even shared with those who are watching. Love communication is greater than words can ever reveal, and if we choose we can begin to learn that these moments have the ability to reach us beyond the boundaries of time and touch another reality. This is the communication of wholeness, and the reality of now.

Hug communication is the one we entered this world with; but do not use much anymore. The holy hug instances have become too far and few between because the internal noise and chatter that has been made in this world is an interference that  blocks out the messages that Love would have us hear.

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
  -- Bobby - age 7


Holy hugs are not chance encounters. The instance one occurs, the whole world changes by shifting towards a new reality. These instances are not planned by the ones who have he experience. If it were possible to plan experiences such as these, they would happen all of the time. Instead, these instances are planned by another reality. This reality looks for the right conditions to introduce holy hugs by waiting for just the right instant. When time ceases to hold reality, and the heart embraces peace and truth, a holy hug occurs.

Holy hugs are beyond the physical experience. They wait not on time for their reality to be shared. The interruption in time reminds us at a deeper level that we are greater than the experience we are having.  It reminds us that we are not at the mercy of outside circumstances; for if there is someone who can join with us, for just an instant, together it is possible for a crack to be revealed and for the pain to be gone forever. This is the whole solution we are seeking. The solution  reveals that it is our innocence that is lost, and it is this that needs a holy hug.

Intervention is the only way to remind us that there is another way of communicating. By showing that there is another way to communicate without the endless chatter that dictates our experience, we are reminded that there is a safe place to fall, and that place is found in someone else’s arms. How could we delay an instant longer? What we share in this holy instant does not offend us with uncertainty. Instead, holy hugs reveal real moments of inspiration and share with us the true value of giving and receiving. Nothing is left out as one heart goes out and touches another. Just for an instant, within a holy hug, it is forgotten that the body is separate and alone.

We have all had these instants, but have forgotten how to appreciate and value them as being a gift that is shared, heart to heart.

As the holy hug begins to fade with time, we forget the gift that has been left. We return once again to the drudgery of endless mind chatter that focuses our attention away from what really matters. What is really amazing is that the gift falls by the wayside and is forgotten in the shadow of endless drudgery. The unhappy gifts of time seem to have more value as a ‘bad day” is contemplated. Not once do we think…”today was bad, but I remember the instant when time stood still, as I fell into the safety of another’s embrace. I will take the memory of the gift that I shared with another and meditate on the peace of that instant; for within it is my solution. If there was a solution then, it must still offer a solution I seek now. I will ask the spirit of the hug to join with me and offer me peace, for within peace is everything I want.

It really is that simple.

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