Saturday, February 9, 2013



by Mary Elizabeth Leach (Raines)

The heart is always trustworthy.

It is when we fill ourselves with expectations of some return, or demand that our love be demonstrated in some physical or emotional way, or when the hormones get mixed in, that we can feel deceived by the heart.

Longing, neediness, sexual frustration: these are all indicators of something other than love.

Pure love does not require reciprocity. If you are called upon to love, let love flow. Ask nothing in return. Trust the heart.
© 2017, M. E. Leach

About Me

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Mary Elizabeth (Leach) Raines is the author of a collection of quirky short stories ("The Man in the GPS and Other Stories"), novels ("UNA" and "The Secret of Eating Raspberries"), and nonfiction ("How to Help and Heal with Hypnosis: An Advanced Guide to Hypnotism" and "The Laughing Cherub Guide to Past-Life Regression: A Handbook for Real People.") In addition to writing, Mary Elizabeth teaches hypnosis as the director of the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training. She is a columnist for an international hypnosis magazine, and in the past she was a newspaper reporter and features writer. She has won a number of awards for her writing. Mary Elizabeth attended New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in the 1960s as a piano performance major. Later she pursued independent film studies at UW-Oshkosh. In her free time, Mary Elizabeth plays the piano, creates fractal art, cooks, paints, dabbles with computers, acts, gardens organically, and keeps bees.