I noticed that my hugs are getting longer, and it is becoming jarring when a hug ends before its completion. I’ve been told for years that humans need touch, but physical contact is something I have always taken for granted.
I am not overly demonstrative, letting people into my physical space has never been easy. Unless holding space for a Reiki session, I do not enter into another persons energetic field. As a teenager I was never the type to fling my arm around a friend or hug a girlfriend after a long separation. But something is shifting within me, as I become more open energetically I am allowing others into my physical space as well.
There was a study done that hugging for 20 seconds raises oxytocin levels in the brain, I think the study was done between partners but the benefits couldn’t be that far off between close friends and family.
It was easy to hug my husband and our children, it was easy to hug my family, but letting anyone else in was difficult. As I shift, my hugs are getting deeper, my willingness to share my energy is overpowering and I have to remember that others are not always going to shift with me.
It’s just something to notice, how willing am I to stay open?