We are pretty slick creatures us 3D Earth humans. I mean just look around at this amazing game
we've put together for ourselves. Musta put some very serious thought into the human body itself
when we were drawing up our game plan. We included some pretty amazing senses to experience this
world with. Our eyes and ears and noses are constantly busy bringing in all the sensations and
experiences the physical world has to offer. There is a constant symphony of sensations out there
just waiting to be enjoyed, to the point where we sometimes forget how magical the whole business
of senses actually is. I spose, given a broad perspective, each of our physical senses is equally
valuable with all the others, but I think maybe the most special sense of all is touch.
Touch is the 'great connecter' I think. It is through touch that we are able to experience the
sensation of becoming one with...even if fleetingly. Take a rose for example. Ya go out there
and admire a beautiful flowering rose. First your eyes 'look', then you sorta automatically
take a sniff...pure enjoyment and pleasure. But, for me at least, it's when you touch that rose
that you actually make that 'one on one connection'. The velvety smoothness of the rose petal,
the sharpness of its thorns, the textures...the LIFE of the rose. It is within the touching that
you and the rose can BE together. I hope that makes sense to somebody besides me.
It seems to me there are various levels of being together. You can be together with a whole buncha
folks in a shopping mall. That kinda together is mostly sharing space. You know, you just happen to
be located in a place where lottsa other folks happen to be located. You're physically together yet
everyone is running around feeling separated. Then there's REAL being together. BEING together.
The conscious awareness that I am a spark of the Divine and you are a spark of the Divine, so let's
touch and share that divinity. I guess my first real experience of this 'joint being' came from
interactions with my animal companions. They are so easy to BE with. They don't have programming
and baggage and egos and alla that sorta stuff 'in between'. Your animal companion is perfectly
happy to just BE love for you and with you. You get into this kinda joint groove and it's pure
magic. Love. Just the energy of love, the ISness of love, flowing between two beings with nothing
coming between. Of course we can share this with other humans, but mostly humans are always kinda
busy to actually stop and experience stuff...we just move along our day without thinking about touch.
There are two people in my life who are completely touchy feely. I've noticed this for quite awhile
but never really gave it much thought...that's just how they are kinda stuff. But yesterday something
else came up for me. These folks have touch hunger. HA! The exact second I typed the words touch
hunger OC, the cat, crawled up into my lap for a cuddle. Musta been giving off that sorta energy I
guess. Anyway, these touchy feely folks both live alone, neither has a life partner, they probably
simply don't GET a whole buncha hugs and cuddles on a daily basis. By the time they get to me they
are STARVED for the warmth of human touch. Thank goodness I never thoughtlessly rejected their
hugs and touches.
Stop and think a moment about how many times in a day we humans touch each other. A hug or cuddle
here or there, a pat on the shoulder, a kiss good bye...just standing close enough for our bodies
to touch...holding hands...all that sorta stuff we do totally automatically without even realizing
consciously that we ARE doing it. Think again how sad it would be NOT to have those little touches.
Or the smiles, or the affectionate names you give each other. Whatta blank that must leave in a
life. Folks used to talk alot about having personal space. Imagine if your personal space didn't
have anyone else in it. How touch hungry would ya get? Imagine not even having animal companions
to 'BE with'.
Now that I have had this realization, I'm gonna give these folks some added 'touch energy' from now
on. Bigger cuddles, longer hugs. Doesn't require much on my part, but I think that the gift of
touch might make a HUGE difference in the day of folks who don't get touched much. Sometimes I get
reminded of how truly blessed I am in this incarnation. Makes me wanna share it around to those
who haven't someone to BE with. Open myself to them the way my animal companions open themselves
to me. Unconditionally. Give off the frequency, the energy, of love...pure and simple asking
nothing for myself. I know how wonderful I feel when that happens, with the companions, or my
life partner, or anyone or anything I touch in full awareness. I want those I love to share those
Everyone goes around talking about hugging a tree to 'feel better'. I betcha hugging a touch
hungry human being would give ya pretty much the same result.