Whenever another person touches us with love and respect energy flows through us. Hugs can have a strong healing effect.
On the other hand, contact without love and respect can steal our energy. With this we grant other people an extended access to our closest energy field. Therefore, pay close attention to your feelings, when you want to and should hug others. When it feels well do it. If not,don’t! The strongest energy field is generated by a group that is united in love and mutual respect towards a common goal. If the target of attention is a single man an enormous amount of energy will flow towards him. You can try this exercise by sitting in a circle putting one individual in the middle. Everybody else sends loving thoughts to the one in the middle. The effect is further enhanced when you stand up, still having one in the center and embrace. (The latter is the “Love Sandwich” by Edda Buresch)