In all various manners of “Change Work” that Neelam and I teach and apply, the gift of Touch is not mentioned very often. Granted our work may touch the Heart and the Soul and often the Mind, however physical touch is not at the center of our work.
Recently when I was in California, I spent time with my favorite Uncle. There were some health concerns for him and I wanted to spend some quality time with my Uncle, acknowledging him for the gift of his BEing that he had given, and shared, with me over my lifetime.
I sat beside him and as his roommate spoke about my Uncle and his health, I simply reached over with my right and placed it on my Uncles shoulder. Through my touch, I sent my Love and my appreciation and Blessings to my dear Uncle.
I kept my hand there for a short while—about two or three minutes.
When I removed my hand, my Uncle said looked at me and smiled; “I felt that. Thank you. That felt wonderful. Thank you.”
He knew nothing of my intention. He knows very little about the work that I do. However, he understood, in the gentle manner of my touch, what was conveyed. In other words, my hands spoke..
As some of you know, I had studied Japanese Healing Arts many years ago. This was 100% “hands on” and I drew to me people who needed to let go of fears and anxiety. Since this had been in my personal background and had been overcome through inner work and gentleness, I understood the power of a gentle touch that conveyed sensitive understanding, love and safety. I would see with my hands those places on a client's body that needed my attention and kindness.
Learn to touch gently with your hands. Also, do so with your eyes, your words and your thoughts.
Bless with your touch. Touch those around you. Let them know that you care.
And wake each other up with a hug—it is such a wonderful way to start the day!
And by the way, when was the last time you hugged yourself?
With Blessings and the Serenity of both my Touch and the Touch of my Words,