God Hugs

God Hugs copied with permission from Carl Hildebrand

You might not have heard about God hugs , but they have been around for thousands of years . It’s simply allowing your hands and arms to turn into angel wings , open to receiving God’s unconditional love and then hugging someone with the intent of sending God’s love to that person for whatever they need. This sounds like it’s so easy and sending unconditional love from God has to feel really good. So ,what do I need to do? First you need to accept that there is a God , which for most people reading this is not a problem. Next you need to believe that this God you believe in is a loving God . This may be a little more of a challenge for some who try to hide from God. I was one of those people that would spend my day hiding from God, how silly . Now I just spend part of my day hiding.
Now we are ready for the third part; you need to be open to receiving God’s love. This is where the surrender to God comes in ( this is the good surrender, not the losing the battle surrender). I open my body to God to receive the warm soothing grace that fills my body until it overflows and at this point I’m ready to hug with the intent of sending that loving grace. My arms reach around with one hand between the shoulder blades. This is the back of the heart opening and is a perfect place to send love in .You may also take a breath and as you exhale focus on sending the love. Be at peace and relaxed when you send unconditional love .
This may be a little hard to accept , but we send different intents or feelings anytime we hug. There’s the non-feeling half hug with a little pat on the back which is little more than a hand shake. You send care and support when you hug someone who has just lost a loved one. We all have seen athletes jumping around hugging each other after a big win and think nothing of this. They are so full of joy that they have to hug someone to release that joy. The big difference in a God hug is that you are not sending your feelings; it’s God’s love you are sending. This love has the power to heal both physical and emotional illness.
There is a gifted healer in India by the name of Amma who hugs thousands of people in one day . They come to her from around the world to receive the same healing unconditional love that anyone can be open to receive. We find it hard to accept that we are worthy of such a gift, so we never ask to receive. Accept that God loves you and is ready to send unconditional love anytime you ask. How long does it take to receive this unconditional love and where does it come from? You can receive in the blink of an eye once you are open to it. In the beginning you will need to take your time and visualize .You always begin by asking God to send you unconditional love for the intent of giving this to someone else. For me I see a beautiful sunbeam of many colors from above shining on me . I feel the warm soothing love that hits me like a whoosh. My fingers begin to tingle and I feel full of grace….so full that I need to hug someone to release this love sent to me from God.
God’s unconditional love for you may come from above, below or inside. Where it comes from is not important. That you are open to receive and send is all you need. Ask a friend who is also open to receiving and sending God’s love to practice with you. While standing next to your friend, close your eyes and ask God to send you unconditional love that you may send this love to your friend for the intent of healing or giving peace. After a few minutes ( in the beginning this will take longer) turn to your friend and imagine your arms are now angel wings as you wrap them around placing one hand in the middle of the upper back . Open your heart and breath the overflowing love God is sending you to the heart of your friend. God hugs will generally last a little longer than your normal hug; you will know when to stop. Keep the focus on receiving and sending, remembering these are not your feelings . This is 100% pure unconditional love.
Don’t be surprised how much better you feel also! After all I did say you have to fill yourself up first in order to send the overflow.

Carl Hildebrand

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