How do you hug someone’s soul?

hugging_kittens1Everyone likes to be hugged.

All kinds of human physical contact and touching, like hugging, symbolizes a non-verbal form of communication. Hugging represents the soul of one person trying to confirm a deep connection and sharing with another soul.

However, scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg suggests that the spiritual element behind hugging can be greatly amplified. For instance, one individual can intensify the caressing of another’s soul by sharing valuable spiritual knowledge. This allows the hugging to transition to a deeper level of communication and intimacy from a principle of genuine concern (love).

(We often say, “we have been touched deeply” by a rousing speech—even though the speaker didn’t physically touch us.)

On an even deeper level of hugging, one individual can offer another insights on how to purify the human heart. This deepest level of hugging takes place when one individual cares for the spiritual evolution and salvation of another. Things can get tricky here because sometimes this means telling the person you care for things he or she doesn’t want to hear.

Communicating spiritual and sometimes discomforting knowledge is the aim of all my posts. So if any of my readers feel I do not love them, please consider that my hugs are being given on deeper levels.


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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6 Responses to How do you hug someone’s soul?

  1. Rick Stassi says:

    I whole-heartedly agree! I can attest that the power of prayer even with people even over social media will heal, show love, bring tears, and show God is active among His children. He cares. I do this every day. Praise God for His strength and love.


  2. Kenny Rumrill says:

    Thanks for the Spiritual hugs. They are most appreciated!

    • thegodguy says:

      Dear Kenny,

      You are most welcome. Hadn’t heard from you in a while so I am glad you are still following this blog. FYI – in about two weeks I will begin promoting a new book!

      Spiritually yours,

  3. beebeesworld says:

    Deep and thought provoking-I often feel my “soul” or whats left of it could use a hug1 beebeesworld

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