While talking to my friend, Liz, at our favorite restaurant, she mentioned that her back was tight, so I asked her if she wanted a ten-minute chair massage. She certainly did! Later that day, she e-mailed me this:
I noticed a strange sensation while you gave me a massage today… I just felt so loved and comforted… and I remembered the time you told me about practicing sending love to a person for 5 minutes at a time. I wondered if you do that during a massage… Do you intentionally ‘project love’ into your massage-ees while you work on them?
Liz is a perceptive young woman! That’s exactly what I do. As I start to massage someone, I ask God to guide my soul to meet the other person’s soul on a bridge of light between our hearts. I visualize the two of us meeting halfway on that bridge and embracing in divine friendship. I also pray, “God, let your hands be my hands, let your healing touch be my healing touch, let your love be my love.”
As Liz mentioned, I wrote an earlier post about sending love to a person for five minutes at a time. Her e-mail inspired me to add that exercise to my massage practice as well. I’ve always maintained that it’s not the technique that makes a massage memorable, it’s the attitude behind it. Click here to read a post I wrote about the metaphysics of massage.
Of course, what I do during a massage is something that anyone can do during any interaction with another human being. Try it sometime. Silently offer some loving affirmations, visualize meeting the other person on a bridge of light between your hearts, and bathe them in loving energy while you’re in their presence. You can do these exercises remotely as well, but I find it especially gratifying to do them in person.
Of course, use whatever words and techniques that resonate with you. The examples I offered are what work for me. But ultimately, it’s the intention behind what you do that counts, not the actual words or images you use.
Even if the other person gives no indication that they feel anything, you are connecting with them on a deep level in a way that heals and energizes you both. And the best part is, when you bathe people in love, you walk away with more peace in your heart and a skip in your step. What’s not to love about that!
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
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