Monthly Archives: July 2011
Simple doesn’t mean easy or without value. It’s a simple thing to say “Love is all there is.” It’s not necessarily an easy thing to understand. It’s even harder to try to explain. Explanations have a tendency to muddy the beautiful and crystal clear truth of simple messages.
So, let me repeat, Love is all there is. Everything else is fear and all its deceptive disguises. The masks we wear are deceptive disguises. We all wear them. But sometimes we drop the masks long enough to see the love come shining through.
When we practice dropping our masks, magical things can happen. IF we keep practicing, over and over, eventually we become less dependent on our masks until we eliminate them altogether.
With practice comes perfection. With practice we no longer need to hide behind a false facade. If I love myself, I can love you too.
Practice, practice, practice. We all have to start somewhere. No one was born knowing how to dance, or even walk for that matter. But we all were born with the potential. We all had to learn and we all did. (Walking, I mean, not dancing. Some of us are still learning how to dance.)
With practice comes experience. With experience comes knowing. And let me tell you folks, what I know for sure, Love is all there is.
Enjoy always, T
Blog posts. For the most part, I prefer to keep them short and simple, unless I have something more to say. There are exceptions to every rule and every rule will be broken, it’s just a matter of time.
But short and simple doesn’t mean easy or without value. When Stevie Wonder sings, “I just called to say I love you…” it’s a short, sweet and simple message that carries a great deal of value.
I. Love. You. Three little words. Short, sweet, and simple, and yet they carry the greatest value of all, because folks, let me tell you – Love is all there is.
“And I mean it from the bottom of my heart.”
Enjoy always, T
I live a magical and charmed life. I believe that God is my Source and I am truly blessed.
First off, let me say, I believe in a logical God. I look around the universe and I see logic, things that make sense. I admit there are times when things don’t make sense to me, things that are over my head, and things I just don’t understand. But for the most part, I believe in logic. And the magic of logic.
It’s not my intent to promote any one religious teaching. Instead, I believe that all paths lead us home. You can call it heaven or whatever name you want to apply. To me it’s the place where I come from and the place I will return.
I have often wondered, why me? Why am I so blessed? Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. More like a leather boot strap in my tight little fist and I’ve been holding on tight my whole life. However, that boot strap isn’t tied to fame and fortune, it’s linked to love and life. I love life, and life has loved me back, and I thank God for it all.
Sure, I’ve had a few hiccups and missteps along the way. Some have been bigger than others. But each time I do the old brush myself off, take a look around and try real hard to understand my self-created pot-holes. Then I keep going.
It wasn’t until I hit the half-century mark that I began writing. Around the time the big five-oh was about to hit I felt a compelling need to put pen to paper, followed by fingers to keyboard, to create romance stories. Metaphysical spiritual romance stories. And the need – the desire – was driven by one of the oldest motivators in the library. I wanted to write the kind of stories I wanted to read. Now I’m hoping others will want to read them too.
I write about romance and spirituality. I believe, and it’s been my experience, that the two go together very well.
So here I am with my first book published, a sequel on the way, and many more works in progress. This blog isn’t just about writing. It’s about spirituality and life, and love, and romance, and magic. Because those are the things that feed my soul, fill my heart and put a big ole smile on my face. And hopefully along the way I can give you a smile or two, and maybe even make you laugh or cry.
So come, let’s go on a magic carpet ride.
Enjoy always, T
Let’s see who’s paying attention. It’s finally here. The long awaited release of Return In Time is good to go. (Long awaited by me, if no one else, but I tend to be impatient.) If you run, surf, or hop-skip and jump over to Amazon or Barnes and Noble you’ll find Return In Time by Tricia Linden available NOW.
Now is good.
I’m planning a book launch party in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more info on that spectacular, grand event. Now excuse me as I run out of the room screaming and waving my hands in the air as I do the happy dance.
Enjoy always, T
Why is this blog called the Alchemy of Intimacy? Because I like the way it sounds? Yes, but I could also call it the Alchemy of Romance, or the Alchemy of Relationships, because they all fit and would mean the same thing.
Alchemy refers to change, as in changing from a base state of being to a higher state of being.
Intimacy is a strong feeling of connection to another, not just to a lover, but to the world around us.
I’m talking about relationships and their power to transform us. Each encounter we have with another being is an intimate relationship by the nature of its immediacy. Whether it’s your most intimate relationship with your lover, or the relationship you experience for a fleeting moment with a sales clerk, they all have the power to transform the individuals involved. They shape our lives and give us countless opportunities to express and explore who we really are.
A sales clerk? Really? Yes, really. Recently I was standing in line at the grocery store with my darling daughter waiting for our turn to be checked out. I noticed that the sales clerk looked a little down and out, a bit tired and a tad on the down side from happy. I whispered to my daughter that it was going to be my goal to give the sales clerk a reason to smile. As she began checking out my groceries, I began chatting with her, the usual small talk. I made sure to make eye contact, keep a smile on my face and in my voice, and I asked her sincerely how she was doing. I commented that she must get tired checking out groceries all day and that I appreciated her assistance. She smiled, really smiled, and thanked me for noticing. In that moment we created an alchemy of intimacy. We each gave and received and choose to express our highest selves (highest self at that given moment).
With each new encounter you get to choose if you will act or react. Only in the scared moment of NOW can you choose who you want to be. You can’t decide to be nice and smile at the sales clerk after the moment has passed. It’s passed, done, no do overs. You can decide to be nicer and smile next time, but you can’t go back to the moment that has passed.
I’ve been a foreign exchange trader for many years. It’s common practice to confirm a trade by saying “Done.” And every foreign exchange trader knows, Done is Done. A true professional does not renege, does not ask for a do-over or claim she was “just kidding”, not if she wants to survive in the business.
And so it is with life and relationships. Done is Done. Don’t take anyone or any moment for granted. With each new encounter you get to think, choose and do. Go out and do your best, that’s all anyone can do. And with each new encounter, experience the alchemy of intimacy.
So, tell me, have you had any good intimate encounters lately??
Enjoy always, T