Touch Is Social Glue #spiritualgrowth #poweroftouch #spiritualadvice
March 7, 2016
I listened to a blogcast yesterday about the importance of touch. (Berkeley University, 2015) Most of us have heard about the studies of orphaned babies who had been barely touched during their formative years. As a result, they struggled bonding their entire adult lives, even with therapy and medication. This article amplifies this message and suggests that no touch can seep through to all other aspects of human nature as well—communication, general health, and the ability to do functional problem solving. In other words, without touch, humans simply do poorly in all areas of life.
What opened my eyes in this article was the discussion with a reporter about the need for social touch. For instance, if a football player does well, the coach pats him on the back. His teammates may hug him. Overall, this kind of behavior creates bonding and community that will produce better team results. Whereas, a coach with little touch, and a team that is not encouraged to bond physically will ultimately not work as well together, nor trust each other.
These studies shift my focus to the difference between my spiritual self and my physical self. In Spirit, I am often led to the desert or the mountaintop for connection with the Divine in meditation. Let’s call this Spiritual Touch. This communication, though it separates me from other humans, connects me greatly to the Divine within. I begin to understand and trust myself and Spirit working through me more, every time I sit, poised to receive from Spirit.
However, if I were to take what I know about Spirit and my connection with Spirit and keep it only for myself, I would be doing a great injustice to the world. Love is meant to be spread. Love is integral in all relationships and even in our work experience.
You will notice that, even if you have a great spiritual connection, if you do not enjoy what you do for work in life, or the people you are surrounded by, your life will not produce the best behavior. You will not be able to encourage yourself to be better and do better without the importance of that loving touch and care that is needed in every aspect of your life.
I used to think, and often was told, that I was just too needy. But, the truth is, what I need is people who are like me to surround me. The reason is that these types of generous souls will easily and authentically offer what is innate to them—love—beautiful love, expressed in so many wonderful ways: a kind handshake, a pat on the back, an authentic smile, encouraging words, the truth when you need it, and the feeling of security (having your back) whenever you take a step forward into an insecure place.
Today, think about all the ways you can reach out and touch people in your life, not just physically, but mentally. We must connect, because we are really all of one Mind and one Spirit. That Spirit is God.
This year, if you desire to commit to a change for a New Year’s Resolution, do it with your MIND first. Remember, as in the title of my new book coming out just in time to help you with this (in March)… lol… that all change happens in your mind, first. You must change your Old Story, to make a consistent and long lasting change in Your Life.
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