When you cannot give someone a hug in person, when you wanna add extra oomph to your hug, or when you want to add a little sumpin sumpin to your prayer, try these two practices ….
You might want to Ground and Protect first.
Send Out Your Heartlight: I snagged this from a tip Cynthia Slon was giving my daughter for something else. Hehe. When I am separated from family or pets and want to give them a hug, or if I want to add extra comfort to a hug I’m giving to someone who is distraught, I virtualize my hug. I imagine a golden light emanating from my heart like a beacon toward the other person’s heart then enveloping them like a hug or even an orb.
Try it first on someone in the room with you. I just told my husband I was going to try something and wanted to know how he felt. He sat there, I sent him a heartlight hug, and he said it felt relaxing. Nothing wrong with that!
[By the way, I suspect that it is really just sending out God’s light of love that exists in all of us and connects all of us ….]
Blessing Sprinkles: When I see someone who clearly needs help, I pray that the needed help is provided and that the person opens up to receive it. I also visualize blessings sprinkling on them like golden light sprinkles of Holy Water. [This is a variation on a gratitude sprinkle from Rhonda Byrnes’ book, The Magic, a 28-day introduction to gratitude practices.]
Try it on someone in the room with you first–my husband said it felt tingly the first time I tried it, and the second time he said he felt the same kind of relaxing feeling as the Heartlight Hug.