Why do we pay for psychotherapy when massages cost half as much? Jason Love
We live in our bodies all of our lives and so few us are friends with our bodies. From the beginning of the recording of the human story, we seem to have difficulty relating to our bodies.
The biblical account of creation opens early on saying the original man and the original woman were naked and not ashamed. From the moment of the first notion of wrong doing the original man and the original woman are noted to have covered their genitals from wrong things they did with their mouths. We do not know what to do with our bodies.
How much more pleasant would life be if we loved and cared of our bodies like we assert ourselves to love and care for the human objects of our intimate affection? It is likely our bodies would love us more, be more functional and less likely to experience sickness and disease.
Our bodies from the moment we are born need loving touch. As children, we depend upon family, especially our mothers to provide the much needed loving touches that influence our sense of safety and security.
As we mature, we learn to negotiate getting our needs for touch met. We like the sensation of touch, our own and that of others. From the handshake to holding hands to the hug to the conjugal touch of intimate lovers, our bodies hunger for loving touch. We have been made this way and we like it.
Sherman Fort, the Pastor of the Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, leads multiple weekly huggings during services. He believes 10 good hugs are necessary to good mental and spiritual health.
Dr. Keith A. Troy, the Pastor of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church (The Church That Cares) in Columbus, Ohio has for years considered a ministry called the drive by hug. He is clear that the only human touch many who attend get are the ones they get at church.
To get love you got to give love. Hug yourself and others while you have life and time. Your body will love you for it!
Do you love your body?
How do you show your body love?
Had you rather hug or be hugged?
How many times will you share a hug today?
How many times have you been hugged in the last month?
When was the last time you got a massage?
Do you pay attention to your body talk?
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The Mission of 40 Days of Healing is to provide you information that will help you get well and stay well physically and emotionally.
KEEP UP THE LOVE!