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Flight of the Soul

I respect VICE News for embedding a reporter into the process and behind the scenes so we could have this insight. Please be aware – Charlottesville: Race and Terror on HBO. Watch. Please.

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Everyday in every neighborhood this talk takes place. It is absurd. Hateful and ridiculous. There is no one to hate. That is an illusion.

Jews are not in a conspiracy. That talk is an illusion.

Dr. William Barber spoke words that drill time through me in these conversations… “there is no right or left it is only right vs. wrong.” What you witness through this report is not right behavior, thinking, or action. It happens. People are out of their ‘right’ mind.

We have the ability to stand up with Love. Wrong minded behavior falls in the light of day. When we stand up to hate, where it is, in our neighborhoods, in our homes, in our media. We see it. We address it. We choose a course of action.

Move into it – dissipate.

Get Support to Deal with It – Community.

Change your thinking – inner power.

Turn on the light. Remain convicted in Love.

There are more of us who are loving than there are haters.

What is witnessed of hate and fear can be healed.  What is witnessed of love expands naturally.

This is not loving behavior. It is not right. There is no one to hate. To repeat. That is a false illusion.

Let me know your thoughts on this.

Let me know what you plan on doing.

God bless.

Love,

Mel

6 Mels Love Land #MiniMag Issue 11 | Adventure Melanie Lutz

The deliciousness of living gives birth to the ecstasy of each moment in the adventures of our heart, those moments that come forward in the quiet uncertainty of the unknown, that thrilling goosebump filled connection with all that is. Take this moment to ground into your soul’s code.
When you are in the soul filled adventure you are filled with courage and acceptance with each step. As Mels Love Land #MiniMag Issue 11 | Adventures joins the other loving issues. A few words of love. We are united in love. We are united in our sorrow. We are united in our humanity. We, together can work in our communities to extend love. Do not get side tracked with gobble de goob noise or what people ‘in power’ are doing, we are in charge of our powerful selves, we know how to act, to be, to love. We march forward, with our heads turned backward if necessary, and do the loving thing we came here to do, to be in service, to take an adventure into the testament of hope regardless if we see the impact. We must do what needs to be done. Let’s continue to discuss what matters, lets continue to act with kindness and love that speaks in the space of our collective heart loud enough for all to hear on a vibrational level.
Our inspiration for this issue 11 is the incomparable Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park on the upper west side in the glorious late Spring time in NYC.
Allow this issue to embrace your dreams, to nourish them with each step you take and allow it to remind you….
2 Mels Love Land #MiniMag Issue 11 | Adventure Melanie LutzTO TAKE ACTION.
find a way to do what needs to be done – to talk about things that matter
to live in the oneness of now – knowing all of us are one of us.
each of us is connected – one’s suffering is all of our suffering
right minded thinking blazes a trail – for all to see. Get out there and do good. Be kind. Live in the light of all that you can be. Enjoy the connection to the adventure of connection.
Love, Mel.
If you want to catch up on additional issues…
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Love.

Love is an action.

Love is a way of being.

Love is not found in words, it is found in the heart.

I stand with each of you today and everyday in our heart felt mission to be kinder. to be more loving. to be compassionate and to wake up from the dream.

Join me in prayer and thought and if you are having difficulty in deciphering any of it. Why not just take a read of the 10 commandments.

Love. Now.

Miracles. Always.

Mel

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If you are looking for inspiration – please check out more from Mels Love Land #MiniMag here. 

There are always people on the planet who respect blustering violent actions to resolve conflicts. I am not one of them. Sending love and peace and prayers to the planet in our growing state of inter-connectedness. Connection. Remembering and Love is one of our paths forward.

Join me today, wherever you are in active, loving prayers for our Earth family. All beings in love and support and peace, disconnecting from external broadcasts, harmonizing into the deep reserve of co-creative expression that nourishes our eco-systems, that promotes general well being and full of compassion for all our life cycles and passions and processes. May we be called to take action to support and uplift the worlds we inhabit. May we come into soul full alignment, may we experience a new understanding of any circumstances and may we enter into new right relationships with all our beloved community. #Earthwellness #Now Espérance #Justice #Love

#Temperance

Love, Mel

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Pictured: Courtyard of the Church of Saint-Pierre de Montmartre (one of the oldest surviving churches in Paris) Among other things it holds a relic of Saint Therese de Lisieux (known as the little flower) with these words — “remember your promise to do good on earth, sprinkle your abundance, your shower of roses on those who invoke you, and get us from God the graces we expect in his infinte goodnessm. Amen.”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Independence Day is one of my favorite days of the year.

We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights and such there is nothing to be taken for  granted.  Unalienable rights endowed by our creator cannot be taken from us.  Our founders intended to break away from taxation without representation and create something new.

We don’t want to be held captive by any force whether it be a King that represents taxation, news channels that have no objectivity, a loved one who blames us for their heart closing, or our egos that perpetuate any personal imprisonment.  It is time to declare the freedom of this time in this moment.

Open up to the possibilities of the unknown.  Nobody who signed the Declaration of Independence knew that Democracy would work (and some could argue quite strongly that it doesn’t) but the ideals of Freedom and Justice and Happiness and the pursuit of working each day to get it right are worth dying for.

The Declaration of Independence represents a testament to the idea that while all of us have different viewpoints, don’t always get along, get so mad we disagree that we can come together when the cause is dear enough and important enough to hold hands and walk forward into the truth.

Growing up in Pennsylvania had a huge influence over my development and ideas often without my knowing it.  William Penn founded Pennsylvania on the Quaker principles of divine equality of all men, women and children directly influencing the eventual home and spirit of the Congressional Congress telling the King of England to go F – himself.  The principles of freedom from tyranny, the principles of a new order for the ages live and breathe in my heart.

This is a special time in the course of human events and we are blessed to be members of these United States of America and when it is time to speak the truth and remember we are endowed with unalienable rights built into our DNA that all men are created equal and it is time.

Hold the truth and have it be self – evident!  Live from that place in your heart and let’s watch a new day unfold.

Some Loving thoughts to open the heart and stay the course to eternal freedom.

Don’t stop a minute before the miracle.

Resurrection is when your eyes are open and you see what is already there

Enlightenment isn’t a change but it’s recognition

Fiery passion emerges out of broken heart

It is Grief support not grief denial

Faith gives assurance that this too shall pass (enslavement turned to promised land)

Sometimes we can’t see. Faith gives us the absolute knowledge that

Crucifixion turns into a resurrection

Experience tears & pain but keep in mind Blessed are those who have faith and they can’t see. There is a plan that I don’t need to see it is there. God lifts above the battlefield.

Get out there and by happy and make our creator proud.

It is an honor to have been born and raised in Pennsylvania and to embody and promote the principles that these countries based on, its origins and the divinely sacred space of my birthplace and all it represents till I take my last breath.

God Bless America and God Bless us All!!

 

Love, Mel

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Dance from the HeartAt The Souther California Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association Summer meeting at the Art of Living near USC I danced with my sisters and ancestors and community sparking a soul filled remembering of the heart of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Whispers of Eternity.

 

The words entered the flight of the soul so completely as to remain connected to all movement of all time, to the broadcast of harmonies greatest triumph, that of the heart beating, the soul speaking and the body moving.

This complete expression of the heart in movement and comfort and complexity with the simple turns of the body in motion full of love was a revelation.Melanie Lutz Behin Behrozi Gabriela Garcia Dance from the Heart American Association of Dance Therapy

With gratitude for all our ancestors, all that came before and all that would follow we danced.

We danced for each other, for our joy, for our sorrow, for our friendship and for our community.

We danced to heal ourselves and all those who we are inter-connected with.

We danced to forgive oursleves and those who transgressed against us

We danced for love. Now and forever.

We showed up to celebrate our collective hearts.

We grateful for all the gifts we recieve today and always. In the many ways and traditions of Dance it is an honor to expand this practice to grow and participate in a movement healing energy storytelling practice.

Please enjoy the little sharing on Soundcould below:

 

Here’s a moment of contemplation from the Yogananda’s book Whispers of the Heart – consider it a cry for freedom.

Make Me a Lion of Thy All-Conquering Wisdom

A lion-cub of the Divine Mother, I was somehow thrown into life in the sheep-fold of human frailties. Living long with the sheep of fear, failure and disease, I bleated with weakness. I forgot my roars which had frightened away all wicked, pestering sorrows. O Lion of Realization, Thou didst drag me away from the sheep-fold unto the waters of meditation. And Thou didst say: “Open thine eyes and roar!” But I kept my eyes tightly closed and bleated with fear. The roar of Thy wisdom reverberated through me, and Thy hard shakings of spiritual urge made me open my eyes. Lo! there in the crystal pool of peace, Thou didst show me my face to be like Thine!

Now, I know I am the Lion of cosmic power. I will no more bleat in fear of weakness and suffering: I will roar with the vibrant power of the Almighty! Bounding in the forest of experiences, I will seize the little creatures of vexing worries, the timid fears, and wild hyenas of disbelief, and devour them ruthlessly.

O Lion of Immortality, roar through me Thine all-conquering power of wisdom! (Whispers, No. 43.)

May wisdom reign. May love be abundant and may all your dreams continue to come true.

Love, Mel

melnaie lutz Vanessa by the Sea roadwayEmanual Swedenborg connected the other side and heaven in the concepts of divine love and wisdom leaving a rich soul full experience.

The spiritual world is distinct from the natural world but connected via an energy present in all things. When Ghandi years later discussed that the ends are inherent in the means he picked up this thread of the eternal truth.  Therefore there are angels and spirits in the world.

As Swendborg wrote ‘As these things have not been known it has also been unknown that the light and heat that angels and spirits have is different from the light and heat that men have; also that light and heat in the spiritual world derive their essence from the sun there, as our light and heat derive their essence from our sun; therefore the essence of light and heat from their sun is spiritual, while the essence of light and heat from our sun is natural, to which, however, a spiritual from their sun has been joined, which enlightens man’s understanding when the natural enlightens his eye.’ He speaks to the holiness of all things. We stand in the spirit of all the means in our things in each moment we remain present to the now within each encounter.

Continue to see beyond what your human eyes and ears are taking in. Continue to allow love to lead the way. Continue to connect to the heart of the matter. Take action. Be loving. Enjoy yourself.

Love, Mel

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Mels Love Land Docu-Series Coming Soon.

 

We are grateful for those who protect and serve. Who risk there lives in service to a principle of freedom.

War is a complicated part of our humanity. Our projection into this part of the psyche ‘the horrors of war’ and its impact, long after the event of trauma and upset.

Universal and a group of acclaimed filmmakers bring you Thank You for Your Service, opening in October. A powerful work of understanding all sides of the story that explores the deep level of damage that conflict, war, battle zones and what it means to return home.

Check out the Trailor here.

 

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For your courage

For your Love

For your sacrafice

Thank you for your service. In Theaters October.

Enjoy the music video of the compassionate outcry HUMAN by Rag n’Bone.

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#MelsLoveLand #Peace

Her cry is all of our cry. “Enough.”

Her pain and heartbreak is all of our our pain and heartbreak.

“the system continues to fail black people. it will continue to fall you…”

No more.

We will reconnect with our neighbors. We will get out into our communities, away from the telvison and phones and celebrate our unity. We will not allow  our hearts have this moment to reset and bend toward love.

We hear this cry. We hear this cry. We hear this cry. We will reach out with understanding. We will connect to our humanity. We will stand together and take action and be united.

First we grieve. We grieve for all senseless loss we are witnessing. We grieve for this woman and for all of us.  Heart broken.

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May all energies transform and may someway a miracle befall this situation. May we all be guided to peace filled action and love and nourishment for justice moving forward in all of our communities.

All Systems Love.

 

Dance and Activism as a loving movement. No artist of the 20th century bridged so many of the arts like Martha Graham. She was and remains a trendsetter, an inspiration to the psyche of performance and artistry and connection. She created pathways of understanding that transcended her main vocation – that of a dancer and choreographer.

Everytime I see and hear Martha Graham these words rise in my heart.

No compromise. Do not give way. Move forward. Express. Connect.

Her own words “Do what you know. experiment with movement. until you find with some secret language that speaks to your body, your heart” to me is the fullest epression of the soul’s desire to express itself in harmony with the world. Martha Graham choreographed and danced for 7 decades. She had many firsts, the first dancer to dance at the white house, and it goes on and on.

 

Nobody broke through the ground of their being like Martha Graham. She shared her story through movement, through expression, through psychology. Hers was majesty in action that never failed to enlighten.

As choreographer Alonzo King shared “When I see a great dance, I see fearlessness and selflessness. I see Ghandi, Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, I see sacrifice and unfailing generosity. I see intelligence and intuition. I see humor and joy. I hear a voice guiding me ‘when you fall down, get up. You are able to do more than you think. When you feel you’ve given all you’ve got – give more.’ I see how life can be lived.”

Martha Graham would describe her work that came out of a contraction, that impulse of a life blood of movement “the plunging force of God that strikes through me.”

As a tribute to all of us who continue to pursue our passions, living in our light and expressing our being-ness with a divinely sacred sense of belonging and connection. I share ie. ‘reprint’ an article written by Martha Graham.

I am a Dancer
By Martha Graham

I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.

To practice means to perform, in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.

I think the reason dance has held such an ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living. Even as I write, time has begun to make today yesterday-the past. The most brilliant scientific discoveries will in time change and perhaps grow obsolete, as new scientific manifestations emerge. But art is eternal, for it reveals the inner landscape, which is the soul of man.

Many times I hear the phrase “the dance of life.” It is an expression that touches me deeply, for the instrument through which the dance speaks is also the instrument through which life is lived-the human body. It is the instrument by which all the primaries of life are made manifest. It holds in its memory all matters of life and death and love. Dancing appears glamorous, easy, delightful. But the path to the paradise of the achievement is not easier than any other. There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. There are times of complete frustration, there are daily small deaths. Then I need all the comfort that practice has stored in my memory, a tenacity of faith.

It takes about ten years to make a mature dancer. The training is twofold. First comes the study and practice of the craft which is the school where you are working in order to strengthen the muscular structure of the body. The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted. The movement becomes clean, precise, eloquent, truthful. Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it. This might be called the law of the dancer’s life-the law which governs its outer aspects.

Then comes the cultivation of the being from which whatever you have to say comes. It doesn’t just come out of nowhere, it comes out of a great curiosity. The main thing, of course, always is the fact that there is only one of you in the world, just one, and if that is not fulfilled then something has been lost. Ambition is not enough; necessity is everything. It is through this that the legends of the soul’s journey are retold with all their tragedy and their bitterness and sweetness of living. It is at this point that the weep of life catches up with the mere personality of the performer, and while the individual becomes greater, the personal becomes less personal. And there is grace. I mean the grace resulting from faith — faith in life, in love, in people, in the act of dancing. All this is necessary to any performance in life which is magnetic, powerful, rich in meaning.

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength. In a thinker, there is a reverence for the beauty of the alert and directed and lucid mind. In all of us who perform there is an awareness of the smile which is part of the equipment, or gift, of the acrobat. We have all walked the high wire of circumstance at times. We recognize the gravity pull of the earth as he does. The smile is there because he is practicing living at that instant of danger. He does not choose to fall.

At times I fear walking that tightrope. I fear the venture into the unknown. But that is part of the act of creating and the act of performing. That is what a dancer does.”

Quotes from Martha Graham In Performance

Check out her legacy at http://marthagraham.org/company/

“It is through this that the legends of the soul’s journey are retold with all their tragedy and their bitterness and sweetness of living.”